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“I See Wonderful Things”

Text: “And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).

The following is a partial account of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb: The next day Cater started to drill a hole into the plaster door. In the foreground, Carter, Carnarvon, Lady Evelyn, and Callender waited anxiously. Carter made the hole in the upper left-hand corner and started to chip away at the opening. As the hole became larger, it allowed him to peer inside. Carter held the candle into the darkness and permitted his eyes to adjust to the warm ancient air that exited the tomb. This air made the candle flicker. The gold furniture became illuminated by the small candle. Carter stood frozen and looked with amazement. Lord Carnarvon who waited anxiously for any news quickly exclaimed, “Can you see anything?” Carter replied with, “Yes, wonderful things.”


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Temple Of The Heart

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Cor. 6:19)

In 1 Corinthians 6 Paul asks, as if astonished, why the Lord’s people don’t know of the Holy Spirit, that He dwelt and was a driving force in them. It was slow in Christ’s followers to understand that God had the Temple for His people before Christ came, but He now had His people as a temple, or dwelling place.


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Who’s Your Master?

“Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?” (Rom 6:16 NASU).

In the ancient world one could become a slave in a number of ways. He could become a slave as spoils of war, be sold like Joseph by someone more powerful, be born into it, or sell himself to his creditor to pay off his debts. The latter is commonly known as a bondservant.


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