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My Heart--God's Home | Part 1

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August 7, 2020 8:00 am

My Heart--God's Home | Part 1

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August 7, 2020 8:00 am

Where does God live? As we study the Bible, it seems God doesn’t seem to stay put; until recently. In this message, Adrian Rogers shares God’s four houses, and how we can make our hearts, God’s home.


It is God, reside listen to Adrian Rogers you know where God lives as well.

If you want to write him a letter. You have your address very apposite where is God's house we come to church. We say were going to God's house was as beautiful building.

Is this God's house where God welcome to love buying as you study the Bible close from Genesis to Revelation, it seems God doesn't want to stay put until recent first Corinthians 619 to 20 says what know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which you have of God, and ye are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. Today, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers shares God's journey through three distinct houses designed, desecrated, destroyed and desolated to get to his final home, which is our hearts.

If you have your Bible turn to first Corinthians chapter 6 will begin in verse 19. As Adrian Rogers reveals how to make our hearts.

God's home is chapter 6 first night they find it in your Bibles and I'm asking this question. Where God lives. Well, if you want to write him a letter. You have your address very apposite where is God's house how we come to church. We say were going to God's house was as beautiful building. Is this God's house where does God live what is his address when you know the truth of the matter is that as you study the Bible, God has been living in a series of houses. God is been moving into moving out and moving in a movie. He doesn't seem to stay put until recently.

In 1 Particular Pl. He moves from house to house, and what happens is they got moves into a house. The house gets defiled and dirty and got moves out because God will not live in a dirty house that you may live in an area where God won't live in a dirty house are about some of college boys said that wanted to keep the team mascot happened to be a go in the college nor and they said you can do that.

What about the smell. They said the goat can get used to that smell waited for the limited dirty house but God will not where does God well first Corinthians chapter 6, verse 19. What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God and you're not your own for your bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God.

Where does God live God lives in us. In the Old Testament, God had a temple for speaking in the New Testament God has a people forced him. God lives in us. Our hearts are a royal residence I want you to notice various houses that God has lived in and moved out of. For example, God's primary house was a man named God's primary house was Adam Bible says in Genesis chapter 2 and verse seven and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul that you want to know what man is man is body soul and spirit, God made man's body from the dust of the ground.

God gave man a spirit by the breath of life. God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. That's the spirit of God and man became a living soul. Now, the Scripture that corresponds to that is first Thessalonians chapter 5 in verse 23 key Scripture to go and understand the Bible so jotted down first vessel is chapter 5 verse 23 and the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God that your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ thankless ate a call if you who also will do it, so sitting in your chair this morning a spirit soul and body. Let's put them in reverse order so to be more easily understood personal your body. You have a bottle your high deerskin euro bonus and you that extra flesh. I want to fly that your body with your body. You have physical life, and you know the physical world. Roughly speaking the world beneath you and the Bible says that you have a soul.

What is your soul report for Solis award suitcase word we Anglicized get psyche from psychology from psychiatric your soul is the emotional part of you. The cognitive part of you that lives in your body it's your mind, your motion, you will all of those things that make you the wonderful person that you are in your personality, your intelligence, your sense of humor your proclivities. You idiosyncrasies all of those things that make you the person you are my motion will that is your so now with your body. You have physical life annual world anything with your soul, your psychological life you know the world with him around. What about your spirit.

I used to think, soul and spirit were about the same six one half a dozen another. But I did what I Scripture says our Scripture says I pray God your own spirit and soul and body, God makes a differentiation between spirit and soul doesn't was Hebrews 412 say for the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two edge sword dividing asunder between soul and spirit, so God divides between soul and spirit. What is your spirit, your spirit is that part of your nature that enables you to know God, for God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. And when we get saved. God spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. Now plants have a body but they don't have a soul animals.

It may surprise you but I have a soul soul Lord soul means conscious life.

In the book of Genesis.

The Bible speaks of living creatures having net cash are soul good doll has my motion and will, but what makes a man more than a clever animal is he is a spirit, dogs never pray. Some may been the most. I had what I thought might have known for a don't think of eternity.

You see, plans have inanimate life animals have inanimate life, but humans have spiritual life. God put into you a spirit God breathed into your nostrils the breath of life became a living soul because God's spirit is in you is the spirit that is the organ of spiritual knowledge. And so God made man to live in. Adam was a house of three rooms. Do you know God like stories because God is trying God father son and Holy Spirit. Everything God made reflexes prior spaces one-within that night as I with with is not death in depth is not high. They're all different, but they're all the same as they are distinguishable but inseparable like Wallace on the Holy Ghost not time times past present future. The past, another present in the presence of the future. The future is not the past. They all distinguishable all inseparable. You can have one without the other parent in God is created is time and space in the natural realm. It reflects the tri-unity of God. And when God made a man like Randy here God baby body soul and spirit. I pray God your spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, when God made Adam when Adam came off the assembly line. Adam was to be a royal residence job was to live in Adamson's spirit.

When the Bible says that God walk with Adam dealing God in physical form to gadabout and walk within God is not an outside guy was on the incident God was in Adam's.

Adam walked in fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden. Adam was God's primary house, but only give you four words that start with a B because the whole message going be built around these four letters and I want you to see the first word is designed. The second word is desecration. The third word is desolation in the fourth word is destruction by US a pattern is going to go through all of these houses.

First of all, God made Adam and Adam was to be a house of three rooms that innermost room. The spirit was where God dwelt with Adam. The Bible says God will walk with Hamlet with him that is of a humble and a contrite spirit. And so here was a house design. God designed his house of three rooms, a primary house that was Adam but not what was that house design that house was secondly desecrated Adam's sin a sin against God. And when he sinned against God, he defiled, he heard a deep desecrated the house. Genesis chapter 3 verse six and when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes of a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and any and gave also to her husband with her, and heat any plain English base in they transgress the law of God and sin is a transgression of the law. They disobeyed God and so here was a beautiful house that God made and now they have desecrated. They had dirty the house what and when they did that once.

The next day the house is desolated. God moves out God said in Genesis 319 in the sweat of thy face. Thou shall be bred to allow returning to the ground, for out of it.

That was was now taken for dust thou art, and under dust thou shalt return know what happened is this that when Adam sin. God moved out and now Adam is minus God in his spirit and his spirit is dead, but his soul and his body are still alive. Adam now has a house that is destined is minus God now rather than being God centered. He self-centered and rather than the spirit having domicile the soul. The soul has dominance the mind, emotion and the will and here's a house design is a house desecrated and then it is a house desolated God moves Adam is now minus God in his spirit, and rather than being a spiritual manager so wish me and then what happens is the house design the house desecrated the house desolated is a house destroyed. God says in verse 19 you go to return to dust you going to be destroyed now again I want to think with men getting technical now, but will all come together.

How did Adam die.

God had warned Adam and Eve in the day that you eat, you will die well did they die that day. Bilateral went on to live for 900 years and children and God set Adam in the day actually knew the wood that he desired in the limitation how he died. He died immediately in the spirit he died progressively in his soul. He died ultimately in his body that's very important.

I'll bring it back to you little bit. So don't forget it.

If you do forget it your bedroom are now listening.

He died immediately in the spirit. What is it mean to be lost yet and a bank robber, a rapist, Max murder to be lost as we minus God, sin does it take to be minus God one half of one sin God in the Limited house. God just moved out of Adam. He just minus God. Now he is godly without God. God is on the outside and no longer is Adam or a royal residence and so God moves out the minute. Adam Cindy died immediately in his. Best reason Bob says he that hath the son has life and he that had not the son of God have not line your heart is pumping your mind is working but your day. Bible says she deliver them pleasures did Washington's Adam died immediately in the spirit Adam God progressively in his soul. What's your soul line motion will is mine meant to be cynical. God becomes a garden weeds theaters in neuroses and disappointments and sorrows come into his heart into his mind into his soul. He dies progressively in his soul and he died ultimately in his body. Now the seeds of death were in him the minute he sin many of us at Christmas time by what we call a living tree is not you go down there where they almost re-stacked up is not a living tree that's a dead tree when he did die the minute that man cut it down instead that I may look alive, but Winkle about New Year's it again all right now. People come to church like a three-year-old decorated to look so good so fresh which is separated from the life of God and is given enough time. What happened when you save against God which we have all done is separated from God.

So he died immediately in the spirit progressively in the soul and ultimately in the body. Your body is winding down to grade, I walked the house design a house desecrated house desolated God moved out, and a house destroyed. That's God's primary house that was Adam. Now, second house, God moved into this.

What I will call God's pattern house which was the temple God built a temple for his people in the Old Testament. First of all, it was a tabernacle which was just a 10 later became a more stable structure but is the same idea. The same principle of the tabernacle of the temple again was a house of three rooms if you know anything about the tabernacle or temple three basic rooms. That was the outer court. That's a place of sacrifice. There was the inner core. That's where people met together in fellowship together. And then there was the animals court call the holy of holies that's where the Shekinah glory of God was now what was that tempted friend that temple was nothing more nothing less than a gigantic pattern to medevac the book of Hebrews calls it a pattern just a pattern is an object lesson if correspondence to the human body. The outer court was a place of sacrifice with the brazen altar was we present our bodies while a living sacrifice, the inner court was a place where the people met and worshiped and had fellowship you like grabbing Mr. and that represents the soul. We fellowship with one another on a solution. Plain.

But then, that most plays represents the human spirit that holy of holies.

Well, this was God's pattern house God use the temple to teach a colossal lesson and I don't want us to miss lesson. First of all I house design. God designed the temple of three rooms and God says see that you do it according to the pattern that I gave you because it's a lesson I house design house desecrated notice if you will, in Matthew 21 verse 13 why Jesus said about the temple and he said under them, it is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer, but you made it a den of things now house design I house desecrated and then what happens.

I house desolated God will live in a dirty house looking Matthew 23 verse 38 behold, your house is left unto you desolate BC that night as he caught my father's house and walk before said my father's house of the house of brick longer is it my father's house now house. The strange thing is that after they taken the holy temple made a den of thieves.

They continue to worship minute. But God was a thousand light-years away is no longer God's house is your house by house design a house desecrated up in the face house desolated house is left unto you desolate, and what makes house destroyed looking. Matthew 24 verses one two a and Jesus went out and departed from the temple and his disciples came in import to show him the buildings of the template. Jesus said of them, see ye not all these things, verily, I sent you there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Design desecrated desolated distraught. God moved out and God moves him and you can go where that beautiful temple was once and you will find not one stone upon another, other temples that have been preserved, but not this, not this one.

Jesus word is fulfilled now are you catching a pattern as a primary house.

There is a pattern house that God is moving own. Here's the third house that I want you to see to God moved into and is what I will call God's perfect tense and I got the perfect house was was Jesus Christ himself.

Now notice what Jesus said about himself. John chapter 2 verses 19 through 21 Jesus answered and said under them, destroy this tempted is important himself destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up then said the Jews six years this temple was this template building and without reared up in three days, but I notice this buddy Spain of the temple of his body. Jesus knew that his body was attempting of God and was a perfect app. First of all house design Jesus anybody that has compared the house design.

He was the second body soul and spirit.

He was totally I house design. He could point in what is it which of you convinces me of sin. This is why he was one of the Virgin to be perfect enough so that in Adam all die came as he did, born of a virgin to be what he was sinless. He was what he was sentenced to do what he did die five sin only perfect sacrifice could be acceptable before God fall with me now house design.

But now house desecrated is a that house that house. Jesus was his temple desecrated absolutely read in Isaiah chapter 53 verse six all we like sheep have gone astray, returned everyone to his own way and the Lord hath laid on him one who on Jesus, the iniquity of us all. First Peter two verse 24 who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness by whose stripes you were here you him Uno sin. But Jesus God has made to be sin for us. All we like sheep have gone astray. But God took my sinuous and I sent all the rotten filthy dirty perverted sin of this world and that sin upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus never said, but my same to us and our sand there Sam all sin was laid upon Jesus Christ. That's an incredible thought to ponder, though Jesus never sinned all our sin was laid upon him. What great love we been shown through the sacrifice of Jesus. If you have questions about who Jesus is about what he means to you. Where discovered Jesus to find encouragement there and resources materials that can answer any questions you might have about your faith. Go to and click discovered Jesus if you'd like to order a copy of today's message. You can request one by the title my heart. God's home when you call 1877 love God.

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