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The New Testament analogy of the Old Testament Fish Gate. Filling of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit.Part 2.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nehemiah’s illustration of the OT Fish Gate = a double manifestation of the spiritual life of the New Testament from the filling of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit indwells the body of every believer at the moment of salvation for the distinct purpose of making the body of every believer a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, your physical body is made a temple of the Holy Spirit for the indwelling of Jesus Christ as a representative of the Shekinah Glory.

This is necessary because we all have the old sin nature resident in the cell structure of our bodies, with a predilection to sin in certain areas.

Indwelling of Christ as the Shekinah glory is one of the two major guarantees that God has provided for you your very own predesigned plan from eternity past.

“Shekinah” is derived from the Hebrew noun SHAKAN meaning to dwell. It refers to the fact that Jesus Christ indwelt certain sacred buildings in Israel.

It was used to express the invisible presence of God with Israel.

On the other hand, Glory” is the Hebrew Biblical word KABODH, used for the visible manifestations of Jesus Christ as a theophany.

He indwelt the Tabernacle, Solomon’s Temple, and Zerubbabel’s Temple.

Glory represents the visible manifestation in Theophanic form which is an Old Testament manifestation of TLJC.

1. There are certain biblical prophecies of the indwelling of Christ as the Shekinah Glory found in passages likeJOH 14:19-20 teach.

GAL 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the {life} which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.

2. There is also the verification of the indwelling of Christ in our Lord’s prayer for the Church in three verses,JOH 17:22-26.

Union within the body of Christ comes from understanding the presence of the Shekinah glory manifested in each one of us as the filling of the Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit as found in GAL 5:22-23.

The filling of the Spirit also produces as a demonstration of the fruit of the Spirit the indwelling of Christ as related to the PPOG for the Church-age; COL 1:24-29.

COL 1:24-29, Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body (which is the church) in filling up that which is lacking in Christ’s afflictions. of this church I was made a minister according to the dispensation from God bestowed on me for your benefit that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to his saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the confidence of the glory. And we proclaim Him, inculcating every believer and teaching every believer with all wisdom in order that we may present every person complete or mature in Christ. And for this purpose also I labor to the point of exhaustion, constantly striving according to his power which mightily works within me.

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