Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We Carry His Presence

There's a new Indiana Jones movie coming out soon and it got me thinking about the first movie where Indy and his friends go out and search for the lost Ark of the Covenant.

If you remember your Bible, the ark carried the presence of God. The Children of Israel would carry the ark in front of them as they traveled to the Promised Land. The Ark was also a "weapon" of sorts that protected the Israelites from their enemies.

At the time of the first movie there were so many books coming out about the the lost ark and the historical significance of the contents and what it was really all about, and caused a lot of people to begin asking the, "Where is the Ark of the Covenant?" What would happen if we found the lost ark? How would that affect the Christian church and the Jewish religion? You know something - YOU are the Ark. You carry the presence of God (if you have accepted Him).

According to 1 Cor. 6:19, Paul tells the church of Corinth that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Go back to your years of Sunday school - how was the Ark treated? It was an object of holiness. IT carried the presence of God. Should we not do the same. Just something to think about.

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