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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Topic: MAINTAIN GOD’S TEMPLE 2
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
📖19….”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?
📖20….For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
🔥Spiritually speaking, to maintain the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is the body of the believer, is to serve God with a determined faith. The maintenance became inevitable because of leakages caused by the infiltration of the devil’s influences as a result of man’s day to day unguarded relationship with worldliness. When Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob decided to relate with the Canaanite world in Gen 34:1 as soon as they arrived from Syria, she was violated in verse 5, because she went out without any protection.
🔥🔥Even today, believers are often violated and God’s house subject to ridicule, being bruised in business circles, politics, and in the quest for money and fame. In 2 Tim 4:10, Demas, as God’s house, was bruised by the world. With all these and many other avenues through which our bodies are often defiled, we need to be rebranded for our God, like the burnt wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah 1:1-20, 2:18, because we have been bought by God with Jesus’ blood; so, we are no longer our own (1 6:19-20).
🔥🔥🔥But before the house of God can be maintained, the soul carrying that house must acknowledge that his body is no more conducive for God to indwell as a result of sins and unholy alliance with the devil and his cohorts. He must cultivate the mindset of rebuilding it, such as mourning over the damages incurred. The maintenance mindset includes prayers of repentance with fasting, in addition to a changed attitude towards sins. Beloveth, because Nehemiah did all these before rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, when the enemies tried to stop him, they failed (Neh 4:7-9). Our enemies will also fail, as we face the light, to get our shadows behind us according to Psalm 56:9.
🙏Heavenly Father, guide my steps with your rod and staff against every form of worldly influence in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, rebrand my body with your word, to make it a home for your Spirit to dwell, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Precious Saviour, as I maintain my body with sanctification, repentance, separation from sins and total rededication to you, deny all my enemies entry into my life, in Jesus’ name.
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