"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)


Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Color Of My Temple

I am not a white Christian. I am a Christian whose temple happens to be painted white. 

If I behave as a white Christian, my faith would be established first by an allegiance to my culture and country (James 4:4) and I would certainly have to manipulate God's word in order to persuade others that my efforts are righteous and godly. (2 Timothy 3:5) In reality, though, I am acting out of my own human nature. 
(Philippians 2:21) 

But if I submit my temple to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), I should then deal with everyone and everything in the Spiritual realm. (Galatians 5:24-25) I will regard no one in the flesh, as I don't even regard my former self. (2 Corinthians 5:16-17) 
I have this treasure in a jar of clay so that everyone will know, including myself, that this surpassing power belongs to God and not to me. 
(2 Corinthians 4:7)
"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all." 

(Colossians 3:9-11)

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