Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
(1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV)
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV)
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. (Acts 17:24-25 ESV)
The Holy Spirit dwells in every true believer. God no longer dwells in temples made with hands, but instead he dwells in the hearts and manifests himself in the lives of his followers. We (God’s church) are made up of living stones built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, and Jesus is the chief cornerstone in this spiritual temple. (Eph. 2:20)
Our goal is not to see a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, but to experience life in the Spirit, as the dwelling place of God, here and now. God has chosen a people for himself through his Son to be heirs of his promises and to experience his divine presence. In Christ we are partakers of the divine nature which allows us to access the mind of Christ.
We are the clay vessels that God has chosen to pour his life into, so that we can share his life with others. All of the fullness of God dwells in Jesus and we (his people) are spiritually located in Christ. As God’s workmanship we were created for good works in Christ Jesus, that can only be accomplished through His indwelling Spirit.