Temple of God – Our Bodies

Sexual Immorality

Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!
Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!

1 Corinthians 6:12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The society has degenerated to the lowest level of perversion so much that children as young as 3,4 years old are going to be / already taught the intricacy of sex. A whole nation eradicating the first institution ordained by God on the basis of individual rights! What will become of the natural state of being? Where is the world headed?

Destruction! if we all do not repent and forsake every form of ungodliness. Righteousness exalt a nation and sin is a reproach. Let me bring this home. We that are named by God as His own, are we living by example? Are we secretly living in sin and probably doing worst?  Repent today!

We need to seek for forgiveness now for every atrocities in our society and stand guard against every devices of the crafty to infiltrate the body of Christ. It’s seeping in gradually. The Church is in the world but not of the world. It is high time we take our rightful place by preparing ourselves to be filled to overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit. The world has been deceived by immorality,materialism and much more. Will we still be standing when our Lord comes? Will I? Will you?

Please friends, watch and pray! We get tempted here and there, sex is all around us beckoning us to take just a sip of its poison, that’s what it is. Its a temporary satisfaction and afterwards, dissatisfaction, which out weighs satisfaction and causes lingering regret.

Lord please help my friends and I to never forget that you live in our bodies and so therefore keep it clean of all filthiness in our thoughts and actions. Lord, may we be smart enough to know what triggers the inherent sinfulness in all humans and avoid it. May your Holy Spirit guide and guard us that we might not sin against you. For if any man thinks he stand, let him watch less he falls. We want to live holy Lord, please help us to be sensitive to your spirit so we might not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. We pray and receive grace in Christ Jesus name. Amen

Loving God, Loving others.

1 John 2 New International Version (NIV)

Genuine love of God does not hate anyone no matter what!
Genuine love of God does not hate anyone no matter what!

1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light,and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

Friends, If our deeds are pure, why are we afraid of the Light? Why are you afraid of the light – the light of the word of God shining and guiding our paths. Evil deeds hide in darkness! In the inward place of the heart, battleground of the mind, oozing out from words and actions are the fruit of either hatred or love. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Meditating on things that are pure, kind, peaceful, loving, of good report and praying in the Holy Ghost will ensure all filth and evil is kept at bay.  The Lord is present to help us by His Holy Spirit to keep the field of our hearts pure and holy unto Him. Call on Jesus today to help you as I am. If you do not have the assurance of salvation, by the inward witness of the heart, reach out today. Jesus is right there within your reach.

Father, we humbly come before your throne through the blood of Jesus. Cleanse us today from all unrighteousness and create in us a new heart, that trust you and embraces you – love your creation. We ask Lord, that your light will shine on us and lead us on the right path of glory in Christ Jesus name we pray. Amen

Faith – Calling and Election

2 Peter 1 New International Version

“1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”.

Self-control in relation to sex on my mind friends.

Yes sex! The forbidden word, softly spoken, blatantly displayed and erroneously labelled on another.  You see friends, we often and always condemn others for that thing which we ourselves most fear in ourselves. If tables are turned will you be standing still? Will I? Am I? It takes a lot of grace, praise God!

Beautiful Gift of Utmost Satisfaction
Beautiful Gift of Utmost Satisfaction!

Sex sells and will always sell. We all need, crave, imagine if you will and demand it. We’ve all been there ( for those who have retired?) and are still there as long as we are in this part of eternity. It is a natural, physiological experience like eating. Every human eat and crave for food. Sex is in that category, however like food too much and indiscipline has consequence. Sex is also a spiritual experience, its a union of two souls, it is sacred. Outside of the context of marriage it is a sin, short lived pleasure, feeling of regret and a defilement of God’s temple. Within the context of marriage, it is a very beautiful experience. Hmm reminiscing!!!!! It’s pleasing, whole and complete. All said and done there is need to exercise self-control as stipulated in the word of God in 2 Peter 1- end. We have been redeemed and translated to the Kingdom of God with all fleshly lust in complete remission. Shouldn’t it be left there?  Matthew 4:4 Jesus having fasted for 40 days and night the tempter came and asked him to turn stone into bread and Jesus answered, “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Friends, don’t allow sex to dominate your thinking, ‘cos it will ruin it. Avoid sexual triggers – we all have it and are different from one another. Avoid situation that places you in a compromising state, most of all flee from all appearances of evil. For my very young adult, stop sex testing – it pollute your mind and ultimately lead to “It”.

Sex appeal sells in the world we live in now, but should it be in the Kingdom? Look out for more on this topic.