1 Peter 2:5 (KJV)Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
In the old covenant, the temple was built as a place where sacrifices were to be offered to God. It was to be the place where God dwelt. It was Holy.
Today, we are the temple of God (1 Cor 3:16). The church is His temple and His embassy on the earth. He dwells in us individually and dwells [mightily] in us corporately (see Zephaniah 3:17, Matthew 18:20).
Think about it this way: every stick of wood in a campfire has its own individual fire. But all of them together would produce a great fire that will light up the environment and drive away the wild animals.
When the church in a territory is united, we produce territorial illumination and push away the darkness and demons from that territory.
Whenever one stick of wood is separated from the burning bunch for too long, it begins to die out. But if the stick of wood is added back to the burning bunch, it regains its fire again.
As believers worship God together and fellowship with His word, we fan our corporate flame and become more effectual corporately and individually. Our fire burns bigger and our lights shine brighter.
As you go to church today, remember that by worshiping God with your brethren, it is an opportunity for you to recharge your spirit with the fire of the Holy Ghost. Let this be your expectation, for the expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off (Prov 23:18).
Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you ever burn for Him and bring glory to his name. (Read Matthew 5:16).
Yearly Plan: Psalms 93-95 (In Devotional Audio)