- TOPIC: Holy Body (Part 1)
INTRODUCTION: Man’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and must be holy. The house of God must be clean.
Romans 12:1 “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.”
The body of man is as old as the earth because God created man after creating the earth. The body of man is sacred and exists by the breath of God. Genesis 2:7. In fact, we can say the body of man is also spiritual. The body of man transfers anointing. If God dwells in a body such body becomes spiritual. Man’s body though turns to dust after the departure of the spirit but in as much as the body is still housing the spirit, the body is spiritual.
God expects us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice that will be holy and acceptable unto Him. If it is not holy, it is not acceptable unto Him. Many of us claim to have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit yet we do not honour Him in our bodies. As a matter of fact, the bodies of man is not man’s but God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:20 “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Jesus Christ bought you with His precious blood from Satan. You are not of your own but God’s. He owns you spirit, soul and body. Hence, the need for the the tripartite man to be holy. In other words, holy body, holy heart and holy mind or soul.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As we continue in this series, I believe the Holy Spirit is going to teach us deep things about our bodies. I pray the Holy Spirit will reveal the truth we need to honour God in our bodies in Jesus name!
NOTE: Your body is not a dustbin, it is a palace of the King of kings.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION: I keep my body pure in Jesus name!
1) Father I thank you for today
2) Father please have mercy on me
3) Father please enable me to always submit myself to you