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Our body is a Holy Temple!

Scripture reading for September 1st: Isaiah 33-35, 1st Corinthians 6

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 6:15,18-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!” , , ,”Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? Your are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Corinth was a city known for it’s gross sexual immorality. Many church members had been saved out of that culture. Paul patiently explained that as believers, they were now part of Christ’s Body which was holy. By taking their bodies and joining them sexually with another person that was not their spouse, they were sinning against their own body and the Holy Spirit Who lived in them. God purchased us with the price of His own Son’s blood! Let His Glory shine through us in holiness! This is everlasting joy!

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I welcome the Holy Spirit to my body! Thank You for redeeming me with the precious blood of Your body. Shine the light of Your holiness through me bringing glory to Your Name and everlasting joy!

Isaiah 35:10 “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads’ they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

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Bought with a price!

Scripture reading for July 13th:  1st Corinthians 6

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Corinthians 6:18-20  Flee from sexual immorality.  All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own, you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.”  

Sexual immorality is a favorite temptation of Satan to snare God’s people.  King David, a man after God’s heart, was trapped by this sin and Joseph of more ancient times was tempted sexually by Potiphar’s wife but used his feet to escape the trap.  Paul warned the Corinthians, living in a very immoral sexual culture, of the danger of sexual sins of all types.  When believers sin sexually, they sin against their own body.  Each believer has been purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ from Satan’s domain and now belong to God.  We must flee all sexual immorality to avoid reproach in our own lives as well as Christ’s church.

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers must flee all sexual immorality and keep themselves only for the Lord, who has bought them!  “One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.  She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.”  (Genesis 39:11-12) (Joseph with Potiphar’s wife)

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