OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : MONDAY 25th MAY 2015
THEME : YOU ARE GOD’S SANCTUARY
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? 1 Corinthians 6:19
Read : 1 Corinthians 6:15-20
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
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.
The most pleasurable sin to flesh is sexual immorality. Incidentally, this particular type of sin is the most deadly because it’s consequences are not only spiritually unpleasant but also physically humiliating. In our Bible reading, Apostle Paul warned the church at Corinth against sexual immorality. He explained that we are the temple of God. The implication of this is that your body does not belong to you, but rather, it belongs to God. He futher revealed to us the judgment that would follow if we defile the temple of God – our body. In 1 Corinthians 3:17 he wrote :
‘ If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.’
Are you currently involved in planing to go into any form of sexual immorality? God is warning you today. You better desist before it is too late. If sickness has turned your body into its permanent place of abode, and you have claimed all the promises of God concerning healing to no avail, it would be wise of you to examine yourself. Is there any sexual sin you have committed and you have not confessed? I am afraid to tell you that you may be under God’s judgment, and there is nothing any anointed man of God can do about it unless you repent. You have defile God’s temple; you therefore need to make amends through genuine repentance that involves confessing and forsaking this sin entirely. I know of a man of God who appeared fervent, but suddenly he was stricken with a strange sickness. This sickness persisted for so long a time that I began to wonder what was actually responsible for his affliction. One day, the Lord decided to satisfy my curiosity. Someone came to tell me some secret things about this man of God without knowing how close I was to him. He was flirting around women, including widows! The Bible in Proverbs 9:17 says a whore sits at the door of his or house calling customers who lack understanding to come and patronise him or her, saying :
‘ stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.’
This is the deceit of the devil. There is nothing in that strange woman or man you are going out with that is not present in your spouse. The same scripture in Proverbs 9:18 says :
‘But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.’
I pray that you will not go to Hell as a result of either pre-marital or extra-marital sexual adventures.
Prayer Point :
Dear Holy Spirit, please prepare me as a pure and holy dwelling place for You in Jesus’ Name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 SAMUEL 16-17 and MARK 14:10-31
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL…