We are not our own

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 KJV
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 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.

It hits different when one truly sees through the eyes of God and realizes this fact: We are not our own. We belong to God. We are His living, walking sanctuary in which He seeks to dwell. He wants to write His law in our heart (in our mind).

When one sees this fact through the eyes of God, we realize it does matter to God what His children put in and on His holy temple. It does matter to God what we behold with our eyes and hear with our ears. Both are entrances to our mind. It does matter to God what and when we eat or drink, because He created the human body. He created within us everything operating, functioning in order, on schedule, in circadian rhythm. He created the human machinery to function and be maintained by eating and drinking that which He created best for us to assimilate.

God did not create mankind to be used for fornication, nor for self-abuse, nor to be abused, nor over-worked, nor for the habitation for devils, unclean spirits. God did not create mankind to be the storage bin for flesh foods, nor foods and drinks that will break the body down, cause the mind to be insane, cause the mind to forget.

God did not create the human body to be a jewelry box or cushion for pins and needles, or jewels to be stuck in holes upon His masterpieces; nor for makeup, and permanent makeup (tattoos). These defaces God’s masterpieces. These basically draw attention to self, and deceptively glorify self.

When we understand that we are to be the very dwelling place of the holy God through the power of the Holy Spirit, it changes every aspect of how we live.

Go through the Word. Study the materials used to build the pattern of the true sanctuary in Heaven. It hits different when the soul realizes that we are to be holy vessels in which God is to dwell in through the Holy Spirit! That very thought is breathtaking.

When you realize that the life (the breath) God gave us was never meant to leave us, it should jolt us from consistently rejecting God, rejecting His written Word, from rejecting His Living Word, from rejecting His Son Jesus, and from rejecting, grieving the Holy Spirit.

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