A More Excellent Way, Part I
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. I Corinthians 12:31
As we have seen in the previous messages: the gifts of the Spirit and the appointments of God we begin to receive revelation of the the reality of the body of Christ, a supernatural Person made up of human counterparts. Called to walk as Jesus walked, gifted with all the gifts of His Spirit, power and anointing, we are the expression of Him in the earth.
No longer a place to go, this new supernatural being is the temple and dwelling place of God's Holy Spirit. Jesus never intended to put a church building on every corner with a pastor leading them in a weekly, ritualistic form of worship and that is why His first appointments were apostles. Jesus began a new work with a divine blueprint that is out of this world and the apostle holds the key to the new and living way for man to become a temple of living stone.
Satan on the other hand, seduced man to come under the bondage of the old priesthood in which the pastor represents the priest, and the building represents the temple and it becomes a dead and lifeless religious structure that looks good on the outside, but inwardly is like what Jesus said the Pharisees were: whitewashed tombs, full of dead man's bones! When Jesus died on the cross the angels tore the veil of separation in two from top to bottom signifying the way into the presence and very throne of God that allowed man to enter without the aid of a priest.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness (confidence) to enter the Holiest (the throne of grace, Hebrews 4:16) by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us through the veil that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22
Your servant in Christ Tim Laughlin