(Exodus 25: 8) “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them”.
This sanctuary that God was talking to Moses about in the Old Testament was a sanctuary which was made and fashioned after the hands of man. A place where God could dwell among them; however, God desires for the New Testament Christian to build a sanctuary unto him as well, but it is not fashioned after the hands of man. This sanctuary, otherwise known as our heart is created by God, but this heart is birthed in sin and shaped in iniquity. Thus, this heart must be prepared by us through the power of the Holy Spirit if we are to be a sanctuary for God to dwell in. This heart must be pure and holy; this heart must be submitted to the power of God if we are to become a sanctuary, even a dwelling place for God to reside. Saints when we become a sanctuary for God it changes the way we think, the way we act, and even the way we speak. Instead of being a pessimist we begin to think optimistically. Instead of thinking on an earthly level we begin to think on a spiritual level; instead of living our lives with a spirit of ungratefulness, we begin to walk with an attitude of gratitude. Instead of complaining about what we don’t have we become content and thankful for what God has provided. If there is any doubt that we have been called to be a sanctuary for God the Apostle Paul tells us “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1Cor 3:16-17).
God Bless You