Thursday, February 4, 2021

The TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT

 


Have we any idea how sacred our bodies are?

And how precious we are in the eyes of God?

Scripture compared our bodies to the following:


As "temple of God", and "holy".

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 

King James Version

16 Know ye not 

that ye are the temple of God, 

and that the Spirit of God 

dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, 

him shall God destroy

for the temple of God is holy, 

which temple ye are.


As "temple of the Holy Ghost".

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost 

which is in you

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


And because we were "bought with a price" -- the precious blood of JESUS CHRIST -- we are to be "holy, acceptable unto God":

Romans 12:1-2 

King James Version

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, 

by the mercies of God, 

that ye present your bodies 

a living sacrifice, 

holy, 

acceptable unto God

which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world

but be ye transformed 

by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.


Because our body is the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT, God wants us to treat it with respect.

Leviticus 19:28 

King James Version

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh 

for the dead, 

nor print any marks upon you

I am the Lord.


We are not to sin against our own body.

1 Corinthians 6:18 

King James Version 

18 Flee fornication

Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; 

but he that committeth fornication 

sinneth against his own body.


And yet, the world is steeped in sin, and we are all guilty to many degrees.

The world belongs to the enemy, who aims to constantly defile our minds, bodies, and spirits.

He aims to destroy our souls, and to mock God.

Now that we know our bodies were ransomed by Jesus, at the cost of His own blood, and that it is the temple of the Holy Spirit, we must not grieve the HOLY SPIRIT any longer.

Ephesians 4:30 

King James Version

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, 

whereby ye are sealed 

unto the day of redemption.


We must ask for forgiveness, and sin no more.

Acts 3:19 

King James Version

19 Repent ye therefore, 

and be converted, 

that your sins may be blotted out, 

when the times of refreshing shall come 

from the presence of the Lord.


Jesus said:

Matthew 5:48 

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father 

which is in heaven 

is perfect.


In perfect obedience to the desire of His FATHER:

Leviticus 19:1-2

King James Version

19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, 

and say unto them, 

Ye shall be holy: 

for I the Lord your God am holy.


When you serve the Lord, there can be no alibis.

Only a desire to know His Truth.

To love Him.

And to do the Father's will.

That's why you have to be born again.

After which, the HOLY SPIRIT will guide us to JESUS, who will bring us back to GOD.


Related material:

CITIZENSHIP in HEAVEN

MEDITATING upon a VERSE

FAULTS of the flesh

Our VILE bodies

We Shall ALL Be CHANGED

SPIRIT of GOD

WORD of GOD

AWARENESS of sin

HOLINESS


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Updated 28 March 2022


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