Your Body: The Temple of God Part 1

I Corinthians 3: 16 – 17 (KJV) “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

Even though we are spirit, our spirits dwell within our physical bodies.

In terms of the personal handling of my body as the temple of God and dealing with the attacks against my body:
  1. I must be resolved to obey the physical laws of health. Our physical, emotional and spiritual lives are intertwined.  They each affect the others.
  2. I must be resolved to use my health to bless others.
  3. I must be resolved to give God all the glory for my health and my healings.
  4. Don’t voluntarily adopt stress: being a busy body or watching and listening to stressful things such as TV, the internet or any form of social media that produces stress.
  5. Learn to laugh a lot, especially at yourself.
  6. Remember you don’t control the world and you can’t do anything about most of what happens anyway.

We all get attacked by sickness and disease, whether physical or mental.   However we don’t have to open the door by stress or disobeying natural laws for health.

It is so important to understand that our physical status does have an effect on our spiritual status.  I was bought by the incredible sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who was tortured, mutilated and crucified for our sakes.

Our salvation was purchased by that incredible sacrifice.  Salvation isn’t just life after death.  It is also life in this life which includes provision, protection and health and healing.

Just like we need to care for the health of our faith by following the truths written in the Bible, we also need to follow the physical laws of health concerning our physical bodies.

The Word of God tells us things that pollute our bodies.

I Corinthians 6: 9 – 10 mentions such things that pollute our body which is the temple of God.

(amplified) “Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, not adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers, and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.”

These are just some things that prevent us from having any share in the kingdom of God.  This is not talking about just not being able to go to heaven, but the kingdom of God is the now in this life.

Living as a kingdom of God resident on this earth is living in the blessings, privileges and rights and privileges as a child of God.

We need to care for this wonderful miraculous body that we live in so we can enjoy that abundant life that Jesus promised us in John 10: 10.

- Pastor Jim

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