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YOU’RE THE PRIEST IN YOUR TEMPLE

YOU’RE THE PRIEST IN YOUR TEMPLE
And hath made us kings and priests unto 
God and his Father; to him be glory 
and dominion for ever and ever. Amen 
(Revelation 1:6).
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As a child of God, you belong in the royal 
priesthood; our opening text says we’ve been 
made kings and priests unto God, and every priest 
has to offer sacrifices (Hebrews 8:3). Your temple is 
your body; that’s the temple of the Holy Ghost. And 
as long as you’re in your physical temple —the living 
tabernacle that God has given to you, you have a 
job to do: to offer sacrifices. That’s the sole purpose 
for the temple as revealed in the Old Testament (2 
Chronicles 7:12).
God is looking to have His sacrifices in your 
temple (your body), and you’re the priest over your 
temple. I can’t be the priest in your body, because it’s a 
private temple, exclusive to you. No wonder the Spirit, 
through Paul, writes in Romans 12:1,  “I beseech you 
therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye 
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God, which is your reasonable service.” 
1 Peter 2:5 says,  “Ye also, as lively stones, are 
built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer 
up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus 
Christ.” We’re living stones, and are to offer spiritual 
sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. That let’s 
us know that not every sacrifice is acceptable; it has 
to be by the rules. 
Remember, Cain offered to God sacrifices that 
weren’t acceptable, whereas Abel’s sacrifice was 
acceptable to God (Genesis 4:3-7). Cain brought to 
God what he chose to bring to God, and Abel brought 
to God what God asked for. Doing it by the rules is 
doing it according to the revealed pattern; doing it 
according to the Word. 
The Apostle Paul says,  “By him therefore let us 
offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that 
is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” 
(Hebrews 13:15). The fruit of our lips in praise, 
worship, and confessions of His Name in testimony, 
are spiritual sacrifices we offer as priests in His temple 
(1 Corinthians 3:16).
PRAYER
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the privilege to 
offer sacrifices as a priest, and honour you with my 
life. You’re the great God of glory, and in you alone 
lie strength and greatness. I worship you now and 
forever, for you’re gracious and kind, marvellous in 
all your ways. Thank you for making my life glorious, 
in Jesus’ Name.  Amen. 
FURTHER S TUDY:
Hosea 14:2; 2 Corinthians 6:15-16; Revelation 5:10

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