YOU ARE GOD’S SANCTUARY
Memorise: 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? 1st Corinthians 6:19
Read 1st Corinthians 6:15-20, Bible in One year: 2nd Samuel 16:17, Mark 14:10-31
The most pleasurable sin to the flesh is sexual immorality. Incidentally, this particular type of sin is the most deadly because its consequences are not only spiritually unpleasant but also physically humiliating. In our Bible reading, Apostle Paul warned the Church at
sexual immorality. He explained that we the Corinth .
The implication of this is that your body does not belong to you, but rather,
it belongs to God. He further revealed to us the judgement that would follow if
we defile the temple of God – our body. In 1st
Corinthians 3:17 he wrote: temple
“If any man defile the
temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the
is holy, which temple ye are.” temple of God
Are you currently involved or planning 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 permanent place of abode, and you have claimed all the promises of God concerning healing to no avail, it would be wise to you to examine yourself. Is there any sexual sin you have committed and you have not confesses? I am afraid to tell you that you may be under God’s judgement, and there is nothing any anointed man of God can do about it unless you repent. You have defiled 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 with women, including widows! The Bible in Proverbs 9:17 says a whore sits at the door of his or her 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 you 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.
Dear Holy Spirit, please prepare me as a pure and holy dwelling place for You in Jesus’ Name.