1 Peter 2:5, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, and precious.
We the believers in Christ , are living stones, like Christ through regeneration and transformation, we were created of clay but at regeneration we received the seed of the divine life. Which by its growing in us transforms us into living stones. Seripture say this stone, which I have set for a pillar shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shall give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. In Matthew 16:18, tell us and I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Feeding on Christ by taking in the nourishing milk in the word of God is not only for growing in life, but also for building up growing is for the building up. Although the nourishing milk of the word is for the soul through the mind, it eventually , nourishing our spirit, making us not splash but spiritual suitable for being built up as a spiritual house of God.
God’s goal in the believers is to have a house built up with living stones not separated and scattered stones, not even stones merely gathered and piled up together but stones built one with another. His holy priesthood is the spiritual house and the new testament, tell us for the priesthood being change, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. He want a spiritual house for his dwelling a priestly body, a priesthood, for his service. He did use the terms spiritual house and holy priesthood to indcate the Church life. It is not the spiritual life lived in an individualistic way, but the spiritual life lived in a corporate way, that can fulfill God purpose and satisfy his desire. And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin