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Emanna for 01/06/2020

God's Habitation is Not Made by Hands

Bible Verses

Acts 7:48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in that which is made by hands, even as the prophet says, (49) "Heaven is My throne, and the earth is a footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest? John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness. Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit. Words of Ministry

God could not be satisfied with anything made by human hands. He needed something better. In verses 48 through 50 Stephen went on to say, "But the Most High does not dwell in that which is made by hands, even as the prophet says, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is a footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest? Has not My hand made all these things?" In verse 48 Stephen says that the Most High does not dwell in that which is made by hands. This implies that God would abandon the material temple of the Old Testament and initiate a new dispensation for His people to worship Him in the spirit (John 4:24), in which is God's spiritual habitation, the church (Eph. 2:22). The word in 7:49 indicates that the Lord was seeking a spiritual habitation in man's spirit. This is proved by the following part of the quotation from Isaiah 66:1-2, which says, "But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, pp. 173-174. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.