Thursday, December 07, 2006

Your Body Is the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Why is Satan so interested these days in getting people to fornicate?

First of all it's disobedience, it's sin. Even more than that it's desecration of God's temple. If that was'nt enough, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit to be ready at all times for the rapture and or salvation at death, whichever comes first. No Holy Spirit within means no salvation, simple as that. It is also a snare to men's souls, getting them to turn to the world for fulfillment instead of to the Lord. It cripples prayer and understanding of the Word of God. It severely limits a person's capacity to interact with the Lord. There are just so many reasons why this one area of disobedience really SERIOUSLY destroys a man's life. It's also one of the fastest ways to destroy a man. Look at King Soloman in the Bible. Look at King David. It's the same recurring theme over and over again. Satan uses the same tricks over and over again.

John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?21 But he spake of the temple of his body.22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.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 [NKJV: Holy Spirit] 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.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.