Summary: Christians are more than earth bound creatures; we are called to dwell with Him, in the secret place of the Most High, in the heavenlies far above all principality, mights and dominion and every name that is named, in this world and the world to come!
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. John 1:29-39
Andrew and his friend were drawn to Jesus, after John the Baptist pointed Jesus out to them. They followed after Him and Jesus asked them what they were seeking. Their response was "Rabbi, Where dwellest Thou? In this post resurrection period we are faced with the same desire, but with greater scope and compass. Andrew and his friend wanted to know the particular earthly address of Jesus as in a house built by man, but we are aware today that God does not dwell in a building made with hands!
THE HIGH AND LOFTY ONE INHABITS ETERNITY BUT HE TABERNACLED AMONG US AS A MAN!
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isa 57:15
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Psa 113:5
The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. Isa 33:5
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psa 22:3
With the children of Israel, The Almighty condescended to dwell in their midst in a Tabernacle, rich with typological and prophetic significance!
So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. 1Sa 4:4
And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. 2Sa 6:2
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. Psa 9:11
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Mat 23:16-22
Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things? Act 7:44-50