Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:

Your inner conversations that no one else hears, I hear. There is no difference to Me on the clarity whether it is in your mind, in your heart, in your mouth, or on your tongue, or even whether it is said under your breath or into a microphone. I knit you in your mother’s womb, I formed all your inward parts, I know you through and through.

But that is not negative or judgmental, it is My loving providence and care. It is the loving, watchful eye of a mother upon her little one, it is the strength and protection of the father towards his child, and it is the discerning eye of the artist upon his artistic creation to keep it from flaw or harm, to keep putting the finishing touches that make it into his masterpiece.

You can always know without a doubt that I am right there with you ready to be your helper, your deliverer, your healer, your provider, your redeemer, in other words, your Salvation in every situation.

I hear the cries and desires of your heart, even before you have discerned them enough to put them into words. I know all  you need and I am here to give you everything. In fact, I already have in Christ Jesus. I have blessed you in Him with every blessing in Heaven and given you who are in Him the Kingdom now. Your part is to ask and receive, My part is to give and to save.

O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O LORD, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high; I cannot attain to it. Psalm 139:1-6.

Many people, however, carry on inner conversations about others, about themselves, about everything and anything, that are harmful to them rather than edifying. They torment themselves with worry and fear about situations in their lives or even just the conditions in the world in general, or make themselves angry, bitter, and resentful towards the people they live or work with. These conversations are sometimes very derogatory about a person you are serving who is behaving in ways that offend you but you do not speak them out to that person. Instead you think and talk about them to yourself, even imagining you are saying these negative words to the person or to other people about them.

It is not enough if you want a fruitful, joyous, and peaceful life to just monitor what you say outwardly. You must also monitor what you are saying inwardly. And this is all the time, not just when you are having a good day.

Within you, deep in your innermost being, is your spirit. Your spirit is not your soul (mind, will, and emotions), your spirit communicates with you through your soul but they are not the same. Both your spirit and your soul are housed in your body for living upon the earth. Your spirit communicates to your body through your soul and your body inputs into your soul as well. And when you are born again from above by confessing Jesus as your Lord with your mouth and believing in your heart that I raised Him from the dead with all your sins gone to your justification and redemption by His blood, your spirit becomes alive to Me and dead to sin as it was when I first formed mankind in My image and according to My likeness.

Adam corrupted the imperishable seed of My Word by which he had been formed by submitting to the corrupted seed of the lies of the devil, which made his spirit dead to Me but alive to sin. And you are all born biologically of that corrupted seed as his descendants.

Lying dormant, deep within those who have not yet received Jesus as their Lord, is their spirit, which cannot see or enter the Kingdom unless it is born again, but the spark of the light of life is still there for I have put eternity in every person’s heart, that is, in the spirit of man.

The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being. Proverbs 20:27.

I think now you can understand the parable of the ten bridesmaids, some with oil for their lamps and the others with none. The Holy Spirit baptizes you into Christ and the anointing lights up the lamp of your spirit so it is not sleeping when the bridegroom comes but is awake to Him and fully lit with the oil of the anointing of your High Priest. How? You have become a temple of the Holy Spirit, for He has lit your lamp with the eternal light of life. Jesus. The Messiah. The Christ. The anointed one. And He now dwells in you by His Spirit. And I have made you My dwelling place as well.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.

You are holy and you are lovely. Jesus, by the blood of His Cross has made you holy and blameless, beyond reproach in My sight. Your thoughts and inner conversations should be heavenly, they should reflect who you are in Him. You should be filled with heavenly conversation.

How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts! . . . My King and my God, how blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Psalm 84:1, 3-4.

And there is the key, you are My sanctuary on earth, you are a house of God and gate of Heaven, in you is the access straight into the Holy of Holies by the Spirit and through Jesus, the new and living way. Praise should be the melody in your heart for in your spirit you have entered the heavenly Zion. Hebrews 12:22-24; Isaiah 35:8-10.

The atmosphere of Heaven should permeate you within and spread the fragrance everywhere you go, for I am not only with you, I am in you by My Spirit and thus the Kingdom of Heaven is in you. Your presence should make it easy for people to enter into My flow of healing, new life, abundance and blessing for when you walk in, the Kingdom comes in with you.

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your Name is like purified oil poured from one vessel to another; therefore the virgins love you. Draw me after You and let us run together! The King has brought me into His chambers. We will rejoice in You and be glad; we will extol Your love more than wine. Rightly do they love You. Song of Songs 1:2-4.

You are My temple, My sanctuary on earth, each one of you who is in covenant with Me in Jesus, is My holy and lovely dwelling place. And I instructed Moses to anoint everything in the tabernacle with the anointing oil.

Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furnishings; and it shall be holy. Exodus 40:9.

And what is going on around My throne in Heaven? Worship. Glorious, joyful, fulfilling, amazing, awesome, empowering, freeing, united worship as all gaze upon Me and reign with Me in holy splendor in My vast and glorious Kingdom. For My Kingdom is a place of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” Revelation 5:11-13.

And they are singing and praising the blood of the Lamb that released them from their sins and made a new and living way right into My throne room, where they are reigning with Me as kings and priests.

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the scroll and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood from every tribe and tongue and people and nation and You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10.

And they are singing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, victory and salvation.

And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; for all the nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:3-4.

And the wondrous voices of the four living creatures with the faces of the four gospels saying:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” Revelation 4:8.

And, of course, the cries of majesty of the seraphim that Isaiah heard when he beheld the glory of Jesus upon the throne as Adonai.

In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord (Adonai not LORD, Yahweh) sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.” Isaiah 6:1-3.

And as you join in the heavenly flow on earth in the inner man of your heart, as you praise and pray upon the earth as a temple of My Spirit, your prayers ascend as incense before Me, place upon My golden altar of incense and held in golden bowls before Me by the saints.

When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8.

Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the believers on earth on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the believers, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Revelation 8:3-5.

Your prayers of faith in the Spirit have wonder working, earth shaking, mountain moving power.

And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31.

And what happened after all this praise and worship? Things are moving forward to victory for My Kingdom on earth.

“The kingdom of the world has become of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign!” Revelation 11:15-17.

And then what happened in Heaven after all this praise and worship?

And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm. Revelation 11:19.

Do you see? The tabernacle opened and there you are in the Holy of holies before the very ark of the covenant. The tabernacle of praise is being raised again, the fallen sukkah (סֻכַּ֥ת) of David (דָּוִ֖יד). Amos 9:11; Acts 15:15-18. The ingathering, the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles.

David looked forward to the day of Jesus and how he longed for what you have!

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty and delightfulness of the LORD and to inquire of Him in His temple. Psalm 27:4.

But he was not to be left out of raising a tabernacle of praise. He brought My Ark of the Covenant up to Jerusalem to the City of David, his stronghold on Mt. Zion, and pitched a tent by his palace before the great temple was built by his son, Solomon, while he left the tabernacle, the tent of the meeting constructed by Moses, in Gibeon. 1 Chronicles 15:1-2; 1 Chronicles 16:2. And he instituted praise and worship before My ark night and day, 24/7, so that there was never a moment that the songs of Heaven were not being raised in the tabernacle upon the earth.

David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service to minister in songs before Me some of the sons of Asaph (Asaph means “gather”) and of Heman (Heman means “the faithful”) and of Jeduthun (Jeduthun means “in praise”), who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; under the direction of their father to sing in My house, with cymbals, harps and lyres in My service. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the direction of David, the king. Their number who were trained in singing to Me, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288. And they drew lots as groups of 12, twenty-four lots, so each group sang one hour in the holy tent before the very mercy seat, the cover on the ark of the covenant. 1 Chronicles 25:1-31. A whole tent that contained the Holy of holies.

And David would go and sit there before Me. And he composed the songs and fashioned the stringed instruments. And during his reign, Israel was never defeated in battle and no army could invade and take their territory.

What are you doing in your tabernacle each day? You have access to a glorious day and night, 24/7, worship within you. You should never be bored. You should turn within and begin conducting all of your inner parts in to join in the service to Me of songs of prophecy, praise, worship. Calling in those things that be not until they are. Deep calls unto deep, your spirit to Mine and My Spirit to yours in songs of deliverance.

David valued worship and taught others to do so, to exalt and magnify and bless Me with him, and become more than conquerors. And soon the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun and their descendants were also writing prophetic songs of praise. And you still have 150 of them in the book of psalms, those of David and those who also were inspired with My songs to sing upon the earth. Songs of Heaven, songs of Zion, upon the earth. Why not add your own to the heavenly hymnal?

I am Spirit and you worship Me in spirit and truth. Do not waste moments, just “killing time.” Redeem the time, make the most of every moment, turn away from your inner conversations that are tormenting you and instead raise the tabernacle of glorious songs of praise!

It was a great privilege and honor for those that were chosen to sing before Me at the time of David. Only those of the priestly tribe of the Levites who were trained and skilled could participate in so great a vocation. But now you are that tabernacle of praise that has 24/7 access to sing before Me and make unceasing melody in your heart. And you are on the heavenly Zion before the heavenly mercy seat where the blood of Jesus eternally speaks before Me on your behalf.

And how did you get there? By the blood of the Lamb. And that is why they sing about the blood of the Lamb and of the Lamb in Heaven. He is in the center of the throne for by His blood alone can you enter in. He is the only way to Me, to the Holy of holies.

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:19-25.

Assembling together, the assemblies of Zion, gather (Asaph), the faithful (Heman) in praise (Jeduthun), and as you sing things will shake as your praise goes up on the golden altar of incense in Heaven.

And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:26-29.

I love you. Turn your mourning into dancing by raising up your fallen hut to be a glorious tabernacle of praise. Say goodbye to your old conversations with yourself that cause you to eat the dirt of the devil and instead join in the glorious worship of Heaven, for you are My temple, a temple of the Holy Spirit. Live for the praise of My glory and you will find that I clothe you in glory and fill your whole life, inside and out, with My glory, that is, My goodness, My presence, and My POWER. And the more you flow with Heaven the more Heaven flows through you. And the more Heaven flows, the more the anointing flows and lights your lamp so that when Jesus returns you will be ready to enter the wedding feast with your lamp burning brightly to welcome Him. Blessed is the servant the Master finds busy about His affairs when He returns.