1Cor 3:10-11,16 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ... Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Apostle Paul has help us to build our foundation based on Christ Jesus. It is our job to build the temple of God in accordance to His design. So far we do manage to understand from the temple of God, a few important truth to help us walk along His path to holiness.
2Cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
1. Bronze Altar - Salvation, sins cleansed and forgiven.
2. Bronze Laver - Water baptism to His death (cleansing, deny self)
Rom 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
3. Golden Table of Showbread and Golden Lampstand - Baptism of the Holy Spirit of truth, where His truth will enlighten us into all wisdom and understanding.
The Golden Altar of Incense
Rev 8:3-4 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.
At the golden Altar the Priesthood burned incense to Him. When you are a living sacrifice (love as Jesus had loved us), then you are the incense offered at the golden Altar.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
Heb 10:5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.
When you live only for Him, then you are the perfect body (sacrifice) for Him.
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Ark of the Covenant
The Mercy Seat sits on the Ark as its foundation, which consists of the ten commandments tablets, the budded branch of Aaron (heresy) and the book of the Law.
Brethren, keep away from wrong doctrines, distorted truth and heresies. In the new Covenant with Jesus, we keep only the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ and the words of our Lord and the Epistles of the Apostles. Do not keep the Law or Prophets.
The Mercy Seat
Luke 6:36 "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful."
Brethren, we must always be merciful to the poor, needy, destitutes and brethren. But when our love is perfected, we will be merciful even to our enemies, then the Mercy Seat is within us.
1John 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
Brethren, when we have completed His Temple, the Father and our Lord Jesus will dwell on His throne within us because we keep His word.