Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
To understand how we are the “New Temple” you must first understand the Old Temple. Before Christ, the Temple was the only place where Gods presence was on Earth. If you wanted to be in the presence of God you needed to come to The Temple.
The Temple was were the High Priests lived and were anointed to make intercession for you. The Temple was the only place where you could make atonement for your sins, which the sacrifice had to be performed by the High Priest
So now fast forward to the New Covenant. When Christ became your High Priest and became the final atonement for your sins. The veil was torn in the Temple and now the presence of God lives inside every Born Again believer in Christ.
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:19
When Jesus made this statement, the religious leaders thought he was talking about the physical Temple. However Jesus was talking about his physical body, the New Temple of God. Jesus was talking about his crucifixion and resurrection, being raised up in 3 days!
Now when you accept Christ into your heart, repent of your sins, you become Born Again. The Holy Spirit lives inside of you and your body becomes the New Temple of God.
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 3:17
The New Temple of God is a Holy Temple! Meaning keep your body free from sin, sexual immorality, drugs, and alcohol. Keep your Temple Holy because God is Holy, don’t allow your Temple to become desecrated by evil.
God the Holy Spirit lives inside of you, to empower you to flee from sin in Jesus name Amen!