Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"The Temple of the Holy Spirit"

“The Temple of the Holy Spirit”


Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your bodies.         1 Corinthians 6:19-20


The Apostle Paul was dealing with the sins that were prevalent within the Church of Corinth.  At this time he was dealing with the problems of sexual sins.  Sins which brought great harm to the human body.  He told them that whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.   Then He asks them this question:  “Do you no know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you?”  


Jesus, before His return to His Heavenly Father, told His disciples, that He would send them a Helper, Comforter, Teacher, all in the form of the Holy Spirit of God, to INDWELL them and ALWAYS be with them wherever they went.  He would be CONTINUOUSLY at their beckon call.  And so He did. 


But that’s NOT the end of the story, the fact is that the HOLY SPIRIT of God INDWELLS the body of EVERY TRUE BELIEVER.  He comes to them at the time of their CONVERSION, making the body of the TRUE BELIEVER the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit.  And WHEREVER they go or WHATEVER they DO, HEAR or SEE, they are exposing it upon the Holy Spirit, whom they received from God. 


Paul tells the church that they are NOT their own, they were bought at a price, and they should HONOR God with their bodies.   When a person comes to God for the SALVATION of their souls, they have been PURCHASED by the SHED BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, who died for their sins.  He paid the ULTIMATE PRICE for the REDEMPTION of MANKIND.  And it is our part to HONOR GOD with our bodies, because they are the TEMPLE of God’s Holy Spirit, which INDWELLS EVERY TRUE BELIEVER. 


If you have GIVEN your HEART and LIFE to God, but you’re taking His Spirit places where He don’t want to go and doing, seeing and hearing things that He doesn’t want you to do, see, or hear.  You are GRIEVING God’s Spirit, and are in danger of SPIRITUAL CONSEQUENCES.  You need, first, to SEEK God’s FORGIVENESS, and TURN AWAY from those sinful deeds and CLEAN-UP the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are NOT the TEMPLE of His Holy Spirit, but you are allowing Satan to make you a slave to your sins, and face an ETERNITY in HELL, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain, heartache, agony and despair, with NO WAY of ESCAPE, unless you TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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