For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Lord God is Israel’s shield and His glory their rearguard. Thank you God that more than the Iron Dome, King Jesus will raise up His canopy over the land, that they would be blessed with the quenching of the fiery darts, and provide shelter and refuge from the storm of Islamic hatred and lies. May His saints join with Him in heavenly places to see the Tabernacle of His presence bring peace and…
My wife Leanne and I attended a new parent class at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware 23 years ago. This month long class took place shortly before the birth of our oldest son, James. Besides knowing what to expect along the way, these sessions helped us develop a plan as first time parents. Setting goals is a good place to start, but once your child comes home for the hospital and your…
The Holy Spirit has consecrated us as temples of God. We, therefore, must let the glory of God shine through us, and we must not pollute ourselves with sin. – John Calvin.
Can you guess what is the number one culprit of illnesses and diseases in this generation? Unfortunately, those who said that Covid-19 is the number one, are wrong. The answer is stress, whether it is physical, mental or emotional. Stress has been one major factor in the downfall of the human body.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Letter of Paul to the Romans 12:1. Please, read our recent devotional from the 1st Letter of Paul to Timothy 2:5: The Perfect Bridge Between The Father And You
Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit
People forget to take care of their bodies. We do not eat right, exercise enough or rest adequately. Moreover, we get caught up with the busyness of the world. Paul appeals to the Romans to offer their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Our body is a gift from God and is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We loan them while we are on earth. And when Jesus comes again, those who have followed Him will be rewarded with new bodies, one that does not decay.
Your body, your choice
My body, my choice. Is this familiar to you? This phrase is the chant of the pro-choice movement. How does it relate to keeping the body holy and acceptable to God? Well, for starters, these women shout their so-called right to decide for their bodies with a wrong motive. Abortion, fornication and the like are not an expression of how you take care of your body.
Moreover, they even cause more stress to themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. The fetuses (Latin word for BABIES) are stripped off from their chance to have bodies that can be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Further, their rights to live are taken from them. All because of the wrong notion on how we take care of our bodies. Therefore, take care of your bodies, keep them holy and grounded in the Words of God. Likewise, remind each other to treasure the gift that God has given us.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
How do you take care of your body?
What are the things you do to help others take care of their bodies?
Do you consider your body as the temple of the Holy Spirit?
Have you asked the Holy Spirit to dwell in you? Accept Jesus Now.
Reflect on the verse and cite differences between the slogan my body my choice.
We Are The Living Temple Of The Lord Jesus Christ
The Temple of God
Worshipping According To One's Eyes
The First Census Of Israel And The Twelve Disciples
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
“One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God, I'm healed!" He fell face down on the ground at Jesus' feet, thanking Him for what He had done. This man was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:15-16NLT
Our text centers around the story of ten men quarantined from all society and social functions permanently. They suffered from a disease called leprosy, which still pops up in third world nations around the world. Leprosy causes sores, followed with rotting flesh on fingers, toes, ears, nose. Progressive leprosy will eat the foot, the hand, etc. off of the body. Worse by far, then COVID, because of the permanent social stigmas attached.
Not once have I read this scripture and remotely understood the impact of the Samaritan’s action. You see, he wasn’t a Jew, (Christian.) He had no right to this healing, (healing or salvation); only rights to the death which accompanied the illness. If we consider for a moment the weight of sin and death brought to our souls and bodies by our sins, we might comprehend just a little bit, this man’s thankfulness.
Nine other Jews, (church members) were perfectly content, thankful only enough to go to church and display what the Lord had done. If they bore the scars of this illness, (sin), it was fine with them. Luke 7:47KJV “Wherefore, I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to who little is forgiven, the same liveth little.”
Ah, but the Samaritan. Totally different. Absolutely thankful. Without hope. Then given hope, wow. If you’re on my Facebook page, you’ll find a video of a miracle healing in one of Joshua Lindquist’s services. The girl had to be carried to the baptistry for her baptism. Under the water she went. When she came out, she was speaking in tongues, the language of Holy Spirit. Suddenly she grabs her throat— ‘I’m not nauseated. I’m not nauseated. Give me water,’ she cried out. Before the Crohn’s Disease was so bad she fought nausea to even drink water or eat. Grabbing the water, she gulped it down. — No nausea! — Suddenly she looks down. Realizing she’s standing on her feet and legs, squeals erupt. ‘My legs! My legs!’ Crumbling face to the floor in adoration, she sobbed out…… “He loves me! He loves me!” …..as she worshipped King Jesus.
My heart sobbed, rejoicing with her. Then I realized. ‘Lord forgive me for not worshipping You as she is worshipping. You deserve such worship for all You’ve done for me.’ God’s lavished love over me, enough for me to put me crumble at His feet, face down to the floor for eternity. He’s saved, healed, liberated, financed, delivered, carried, sustained. I should join her squealing— He loves me. He loves me. And you?
I can only image the lost, dying, hopelessly unsaved, around me— what their reaction would be to healing and salvation. Is it possible I’ve not, you’ve not believed in the works of the cross enough to share Christ with others? Have I been keeping them from finding out the wonders of His love? Have you?
The challenge I bring to you— crumble at the feet of our King, Lord, Savior truly thankful for forgiveness, and healing. Let us start there, on our faces, asking God to anoint us for the ministry of healing and reconciliation; go out into our neighborhoods looking for the hurting, maimed, ill, and lost. bring them healing. Perhaps they’ll receive wholeness, the restoration which came to the Samaritan leper as he crumbled to his face in worship of the Christ. It’s your choice. You choose.
PRAYER: Lord God forgive us for our lack of worship, lack of response, lack of desire. Birth fire inside of us, a fire demanding to be spread to everyone around us, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
by Debbie Veilleux
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