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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Spiritual House

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( οἶκος πνευματικός , oı́kos pneumatikós , "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.

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