Does the temple glorify God?
Everything you do with your body either honors God or dishonors Him; do not let the norms of the society determine your lifestyle. You are different, 1Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;”
This is where many Christians get it wrong; comparing yourselves with the world is an error. What does light have to do with darkness? Are you called mocked because you chose to follow God’s standard? Rejoice because your Maker who is your husband will eliminate all hurts in your life (Isaiah 54:5). You are an ambassador here on earth, you do not need to
1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
You cannot serve two masters at the same time; you have to choose between the things of the world and the things of God.
The Benefit of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 21:12-13 “12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
One of the benefits of allowing God to dwell in you is to cast out whatsoever He has not planted in you. In verse thirteen of the Matthew 21, Jesus said “but ye have made it a den of thieves” who is the thief? John 10: 10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The devil is the thief; he is the reason for your unhappiness, sicknesses and diseases, disunity in the family etc. But Jesus has come to restore all the devil has stolen from you.
Light and darkness cannot dwell in the same body; God’s temple cannot be filled with sicknesses, diseases and all signs of the devil when God is there. Never! John 1:5 “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
When you allow the Holy Spirit to richly dwell in you, your body will be full of light.
Mathew 6:22-23 “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
As you allow the Holy Ghost to dwell in you, may your light never goes out in Jesus Name, Amen.