In 1Cor 3:9, "For we are God's fellow workers; You are God's field, you are God's building." In 1Cor 3:16, "Do you know that you are the Temple of God and the spirit of God dwells in you?" In talking about God's church and every elect Christian himself or herself, Paul points out that we are the house of God collectibly and individually. In the scripture it says, 'do you know?'. Well do I know that I'm the temple? Let's look at this from another direction. In Jeremiah 7:2, it says," Stand in the gate of the Lord's house and make this word known...'...make this word known...', continues, Change your ways and your works for the better and I will live in this place...Do not trust in these lies that say, 'This is the house of the Lord, this is the house of the Lord, this is the house of the Lord...See you are trusting in lies that cannot help you...will you steal, do sex sins, make false promises, give gifts to the false god Baal...Then come and stand in this place before me, in this house that is called by my name and say, "We are safe and free!". Is my temple safe and free?So the Lord makes an admonition in Jude to the temple about what kind of dissimulation can develop. "For certain men have crep in unnoticed, who long ago were marked for this condemantion, ungodly men, who turn the grace of God into licentiousness and deny the only Lord God." Jesus, tempeted by the Devil is told to turn stones into bread. Why not "we got the power!" lyric. Jesus said, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that spoke by God. Maybe we have a dream or a vision. Then the temptation comes to give a message that was not spoke by the word of God.Is my temple safe and free? Is my temple safe and free from errornous thoughts. Perhaps we have the word of God and then the devil takes you to a high pinnacle and say drop to the bottom, God will protect you from harm if you act presumsiously that you will be safe and free without living by every word that proceed from the mouth of God. Who needs protection aren't we safe and free!? The the Devil takes you to a high mountain and says, forget everything, I'll give you what you want if you trust me?Have you ever taken a shorcut in a hike and it spelled trouble. The Devil says, focus on what you want. What is in it for you in this matter? You can have it your way, now! We can get into a lot of trouble if we get off the beaten path. So be wary of what can develop where we meet to feed our souls. What we take in and drink can only be protected with diligent prayer that God will keep us from evil and help us stand holy before him and cater to please man. That can be a snare.It is my earnest and humble prayer that God will help me stand and truly worship him. And I hope everyone else does the same. May God have all the praise and all the glory. Amen
AMEN! This is one of the best blogs I have read in a long time. When we let sins run free in our body we are serving ourselves instead of God, and we are defiling our body which is God.
[quote]What we take in and drink can only be protected with diligent prayer that God will keep us from evil and help us stand holy before him and cater to please man. That can be a snare.It is my earnest and humble prayer that God will help me stand and truly worship him. And I hope everyone else does the same. May God have all the praise and all the glory. Amen[/quote]
AMEN! I couldn't have said it better.