1 Corinthians 6:17-20 

But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

The Lord Jesus prays that we would be one even as he and the Father are one. John 17:11 It never really soaked in. Paul brings illumination to this portion of Jesus' High Priestly Prayer.

I've read this quartet of verses many times but never linking the two underlined sentences. This thought that I am a unique being with my Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus'n'John, incredible. He and I are a Us. And that the resultant being is the Temple of the LORD, God, the Almighty through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I am shaking with the implications of this revelation.

I, long ago, accepted the notion that my body is the temple of God, but not at this level of understanding. I AM ONE IN THE SPIRIT WITH MY LORD JESUS, THE CHRIST! ONE! Just as John'n'Betty is one unique being (cf Gen 2:24) so am I with my Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 140

Mid-day: 119:17-24

Evening: Psalm 65

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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