The Temple of God
When we see the words, "temple of God", what do we see in our mind? We are accustomed to seeing a man-made structure or building in which men assemble from time to time for organized worship and praise. They go by various names depending upon the culture or nation where they exist. We know about Christian church-buildings, mosques, temples, and cathedrals that men call, "the house of God". Men reverence these places as "holy places" where God is presumed to have His presence. This is what blind men do, because they do not know God. The outward building is symbolic to impress other blind men like themselves. Look at what Jesus showed the Jews about the temple of God.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus was saying these things to the Jewish people, because they did not know God. And they had a blind man's vision of who God is. He cannot live in a structure of timbers, bricks and mortar made by men. Neither can He dwell in a space designated by men on earth for Him. Consider what Solomon wrote:
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
The point of this text is "GOD IS TOO BIG" to dwell on earth, because "the Heaven of Heavens cannot contain thee". The planet Earth in God’s footstool and it orbits the sun in the bottomless pit. We live in the lower portion of Father’s Body, namely His foot. So we know the pit-prison of devils is down in God’s foot area. Man's church building, which may be found on the corner of any and every street in any city, cannot be the true "house of God". The Jewish people were in shock when Roman General Titus sacked Jerusalem and destroyed what they presumed to be "the HolyCity and Temple of God". That is one of the reasons why God allowed the destruction to happen, because the Jews could not see beyond bricks and mortar to see Him in the Highest. What men assumed was "holy to God" was not holy at all, so God burst their false bubble. Therefore Jesus told the woman at the well, "You worship you know not what", when she implied that they must worship God in the holy mountain (Sinai) and in the City of Jerusalem. Jesus did not go on to elaborate why he answered that way. But the reasons "Why" are written in the Biblical record.
God is SOOOO BIIGGG that what we know and call "the universe", space, star systems and galaxies are HIS INNER SPIRIT-BODY CONTENTS. SPACE IS GOD'S INSIDES. In Jesus' day man was not mentally advanced enough and had no foundation in knowledge enough to begin to understand this. But the TRUTH is written. In addition to Solomon, we can go back to Enoch's writings to see God reveal Himself to the generations of mankind. In Secrets of Enoch 25, He reveals that all the children He and Mother Zion wanted for a Family were brought forth on the Great 4th Creation Day. "I bent up and said to the Light (Adoil or Mother Zion), Go up higher and become the foundation for highest things. This is where we get the concept of the City of Zion surrounded by a high wall. We were the “ paired infant-citizens” (spirit children) under construction in Her pregnant belly. As you can see the Creator is BIGGER than Zion and the HolyCity, if He can send them up higher and then "bend up" to inspect His work.
He told John at Jesus’ crucifixion “men cannot fathom Him”, because man lacked the capacity understand the physics of spirit (invisible) world reality. Look at this:
Acts of John, New Testament Apocrypha by Hennecke- Schneemelcher, Vol. II, Westminster Press.
99. This Cross then (is that) which has united all things by the word and which has separated off what is transitory and inferior, which has also *compacted* all things into one. But this is not that wooden Cross which you shall see when you go down from here; nor am I the (man) who is on the Cross, (I) whom now you do not see but only hear (my) voice. I was taken to be what I am not, I who am not what for many others I was; but what they will say of me is mean and unworthy of me. Since then the place of (my?) rest is neither (to be) seen nor told, much more shall I, the Lord of this (place), be neither seen nor told.
100. The multitude around the Cross that is not of one form is the inferior nature. And those whom you saw in the Cross, even if they have not (yet) one form -not every member of him who has come down has yet been gathered together. But when *human* nature is taken up, and the race that comes to me and obeys my voice, then *he who* now *hears* me shall be united *with this* (race) and shall no longer be what he now is, but (shall be) above them as I am now. For so long as you do not call yourself mine, I am not what I am; but if you hear me, you also as hearer *shall be* as I am, and I shall be what I was, when you* (are) as I am with myself; for from *me* you are what I am.(?) Therefore ignore the many and despise those who are outside the mystery; for you must know that I am wholly with the Father, and the Father with me.
Human knowledge and understanding has advanced since John's time, and men have enough of a foundation in science and physics to imagine the GGRREEAATTNEESS of God. Paul had sufficient knowledge to accept the fact that "in Him (God) we live and move and have our being".
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Paul was given that superior portrait of our Father in his days.
Today we have learned that God is the life each man claims as "me, myself, and I". We are sentient beings because He shares part of His conscious awareness with each child. This is because God said, "I will dwell in them and walk in them". So the "cellular temple of God" is a collective comprised of all men dwelling on the planet at any given time. God walks on planet as the collective population of mankind on earth. We comprise the BODY OF GOD in clay-form. So God has never abandoned man on earth. He can't do that because we collectively are His Body-cells. He devised a TWO-STEP education protocol for the perfection of His products (children). STEP-ONE occurs in the prison-house of devils called “hell” to expose the flaws and short-comings in each child for the FIX-UP and correction in STEP-TWO, II Esdras 7:1-15. So now we know that we (mankind) are "the temple of God", and we (our bodies of clay) are the places of His rest.
Ode of Solomon 7:14 He hath given Him to be seen of them that are His, in order that they may recognize Him that made them: and that they might not suppose that they came of themselves: 15 For knowledge He hath appointed as its way, hath widened it and extended it; and brought to all perfection; 16 And set over it the traces of His light, and I walked therein from the beginning even to the end. 17 For by Him it was wrought, and He was resting in the Son, and for its salvation He will take hold of everything.
So if you want to know what a SUPER-BIG God looks like, take a look in your mirror. We are His IMAGE AND LIKNESS. He has a head. The Heaven of Heavens where He dwells physically with the chosen form we can see, and where His Throne is found, is called God's Headquarters. He has a torso with arms and hands and legs with feet. If you could fix your mind to visualize mentally the universe, space, and spread it out with the constellations laid out to such a vast extent, you would see Father-Creator-God that way. You would see that He did indeed create us "after His likeness". But it would all be LIGHT, because that is WHO He is. We are the children of light, but our glory is TURNED OFF right now because of the pit-prison testing we undergo disguised in clay costumes.
When you consider this portrait of God described in this document, you can see how we dwell inside of God just as human body cells form the tissues that compose our human bodies. God cannot be who He is, if some of His parts are missing. The PLAN never made possible a loss of His cells during STEP-ONE. The same number of children He plants in the pit of hell is the same number He recovers in the REDEMPTION process. Devils have lied to men telling men that they have the power to destroy God's children. That is impossible and no convict evil spirit can do that when God never gave them such power. Losing one sheep is contrary to God's will! As you know ONLY GOD'S WILL is done on earth as it is in Heaven! The hope of devils to be able to destroy God’s children is VAIN DEMONIC WISHFUL THINKING. Preachers SOOTHESAY devils with such false doctrines that damn men with devils. “Hellfire and damnation doctrines for mankind” comforts demons about their plight in their warfare against God.
Enoch 61:3 And the angel who went with me said unto me: 'These shall bring the measures of the righteous, And the ropes of the righteous to the righteous, That they may stay themselves on the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever. 4 The elect shall begin to dwell with the elect, And those are the measures which shall be given to faith And which shall strengthen righteousness. 5 And these measures shall reveal all the secrets of the depths of the earth, And those who have been destroyed by the desert, And those who have been devoured by the beasts, And those who have been devoured by the fish of the sea, That they may return and stay themselves On the day of the Elect One; For none shall be destroyed before the Lord of Spirits, And none can be destroyed.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
Secrets of Enoch 23: And Pravuil told me: 'All the things 4 that I have told thee, we have written. Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them 5 to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world.' And all 6 double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:23 But God created man for immortality, and made him 24 the image of his own eternal self; it was the devil's spite that brought death into the world, and the experience of it is reserved for those who take his side.
Enoch 68:2 And on that day Michael answered Raphael and said: 'The power of the spirit transports and makes me to tremble because of the severity of the judgement of the secrets, the judgement of the angels: who can endure the severe judgement which has been executed, and before 3 which they melt away? 'And Michael answered again, and said to Raphael: 'Who is he whose heart is not softened concerning it, and whose reins are not troubled by this word of judgement 4 (that) has gone forth upon them because of those who have thus led them out? 'And it came to pass when he stood before the Lord of Spirits, Michael said thus to Raphael: 'I will not take their part under the eye of the Lord; for the Lord of Spirits has been angry with them because they do 5 as if they were the Lord. Therefore all that is hidden shall come upon them for ever and ever; for neither angel nor man shall have his portion (in it), but alone they have received their judgement for ever and ever.'
So the next time you see the words, "temple of God", see the BIG PICTURE OF GOD described in this document and see yourself and all men as "cells containing His spirit-life".