Here in this verse, the Jews ask Jesus to give them a
sign that would justify His authority for overturning the tables of the
money changers (John 2:15). Jesus said to them, "If you destroy this
temple, then in three days I will raise it up again," signifying to them His
death and resurrection (Luke 24:46). The Jews did not understand what
Jesus meant. They thought He was talking about the temple building in
Jerusalem. The building that Jesus referred to is the many-member body of
believers which made up the New Testament Temple of His resurrection
1 Corinthians 6:19-20-What? Know ye not that your body
is the Temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify
God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Godís.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17-Know ye not that ye are the
Temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile
the Temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the Temple of God is holy,
which temple ye are.
Here, Paul asked the question, "Know ye not that ye are
the Temple of God." I ask you an equally probing question: Know ye not that
your body is the mansion for Godís Spirit? In this study I have tried to
methodically document scripturally, the true mansions of God from the false
expectation of a physical building, I pray that I have done that. I thank
you for study with Men as Trees Teaching Ministry and encourage you to view
some of the other Bible studies on this website.
Study References Are Listed Below
The Companion Bible: The Authorized Version of 1611
(KJV). Kregel Publications. Grand Rapids, MI.
The Strongís Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible: By
James Strong. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody, MA.