Spiritual House


(oikos pneumatikos, "house spiritual"):

A body of Christians (a church), as pervaded by the Spirit and power of God (1 Peter 2:5); a term applicable to God's house: "house of prayer," the temple (Matthew 21:13); to heaven: "my Father's house" (John 14:2); to the tabernacle: "Moses .... faithful in all his house" (Hebrews 3:2); to saints: as "the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19), and "the temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:19); hence, any "habitation of God in the spirit" (Ephesians 2:22) in which His glory dwells and His power and grace are manifest.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SPIRITUAL HOUSE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.