The Levites and the Brook Kidron (5 of 5) by Ken Trivette
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Series: Bible Brooks
2 Chronicles 29:16
1. THE CONTAMINATION OF THE HOUSE OF GOD
A) A Story of Departure
B) A Scene of Defilement
2. THE CLEANSING OF THE HOUSE OF GOD
A) Cleansing that was Commanded
B) Cleansing that was Complete
3. THE CONSECRATION OF THE HOUSE OF GOD
A) A New Attitude about Holy Things
B) A New Activity in Holy Things
As you look in the Bible you find that God has lived in three houses on earth. First, there is what I call His picture house. I refer to the tabernacle and the temple. When God gave Moses the instructions to build the Tabernacle, He said to Moses in Exodus 25:8, "And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them." When Solomon built the Temple, on the day of its dedication, he prayed in 1 Kings 8:13, "I have surely built thee an house to dwell in." I call it God's picture house because every detail of these buildings reflected something about the person of God. Both the Tabernacle and the Temple were a type or a picture of the Lord Jesus.
Secondly, there was God's perfect house. We read in John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." We then read in John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." The Lord Jesus was God's perfect house on earth. Peter said of the Lord Jesus, "Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth" (1 Peter 2:22).
Thirdly, there is God's present house on earth. The Bible says in 1 John 4:12, "God dwelleth in us." God's present earthly dwelling place is the body of the believer. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:16, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" We often refer to the Church building as the house of God. I understand what is meant, but the truth is that the Church building is not the house ...
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