12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,13 and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double‑edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:12-18
Ever have that question posed to you, what would you do if Jesus walked in the room? Jesus here is described by John as basically a brilliant light. Now the answer is we would hit the deck. If we even could survive the encounter. Jesus is in all His glory right now at this very moment. He has been glorified to sit next to the Father on His right hand. A few blogs ago we saw Jesus taken up into the clouds, that was His ascension into glory. This will happen to us one day, our bodies will be glorified. Right now these jars of clay we live in are the body temple for the Holy Spirit. Just as the temple of Jerusalem had the Holy Spirit within it until Jesus died, our bodies have the Holy Spirit within them. When we became Jesus’ sons and daughters we also have become the temple to the Holy Spirit. We have to take care of our temples, they are not perfect. Our temples can breakdown and fall apart if we don’t pay attention to them. Just like the temple in Jerusalem we will slowly become a ruin. What we put in them counts a lot of how the body will sustain itself over time. If we are to do the good works God has planned for us we need to keep in good health. Don’t take your body temple for granted, it’s the only one you have, don’t allow it to be glorified too quickly. God has good plans for you.