A temple means a dwelling place of God or the house of God. See what is a church and what is a temple.
God does not dwell in non-living things without destiny but He uses them for a purpose. God dwells in humans with destiny.
The building or the place we call as the ‘church’ is not God’s temple.
The Body is the Temple of God
In the three different relationships the holy spirit has with man, I revealed how the Holy spirit dwells with or in a person.
Man is a trial (trinity) being, the image and likeness of God. S/he has the body, the soul and the spirit. See the moving hand not attached to a body touching me.
Both the soul and the spirit are in a vessel; the body.
When a person connects his/her spirit with the spirit of God i.e accepts Jesus, the spirit of God moves and dwells in the body of that person.
The spirit dwells in the material vessel, the body, thus the body is the dwelling place of the spirit of God; The body is the temple of God. And when the Holy Spirit dwells in the body, the person becomes a church, the body of Christ.
1 Cor 6:19: Do you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?
Paul asked the Corinthians’, (1 Cor 3:16) Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that God’s spirit dwells in you?
When the Holy Spirit dwells in the body, He brings the soul and the spirit in His control.
Taking care of the temple of God
If you take care of the building or the place we call the church without taking care of the real temple of God, the body, you are committing the highest degree of hypocrisy.
First take care of your body before going to take care of the building or place which God does not dwell in but using it for a purpose.
Human body is God’s dwelling place and we must take care of our bodies which are God’s temple.
Taking care means that our bodies must be very clean as said, ‘cleanliness is second to Godliness’.
We must also make sure that we keep the body away from things which destroy, harm and defile it, like fights, wars, killings, immoralities, adultery, prostitution, fornication and all evil.
Paul said this, ‘If any man destroys the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are’ (1 Cor 3:17).
Ask yourself why our bodies have no spare parts?
We are made with God’s image and God has no spare part; there is no spare God. It is Him and Him alone.
All harmful things are brought by the devil to lower God, destroy His creation and the temple, the body. The devil knows that destroying the church, the body, is destroying and removing God from earth.
Also the devil is fighting to destroy the roots of Christianity, the chosen people Israel, because he knows that when you destroy the roots of a tree, the whole tree dies. Always pray for the nation Israel.
God is in you
Since our bodies are the temple of God and God is dwelling with us we can praise and worship Him anyplace anytime.
Some people think that we have to go to church to worship God. We do not have to.
God is in you and you do not need a building or a place to worship and praise Him. You are the church; wherever you are anytime, God is in you just talk to Him.
‘You God’ is a personal statement. God is in you; personally yours.
You do not need someone else to talk to ‘your God’ on your behalf. This is why Jesus Christ was hanged on the cross for us to have a one on one personal connection with God without a mediator (Jesus is God).
But we must go to church to get spiritual nourishment and imparting from God’s chosen men, The five fold ministry. See Church leadership structure