By: ALBINUS CHIEDU
?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?? (1st?Corinthians?6:19?KJV).
Your body has to be presented as a living sacrifice in a way that is acceptable unto God. If you are involved in masturbation, you are desecrating the temple of the holy ghost by defiling your body. Yes, nobody may know that you engage in such iniquity before going to church to lead choruses in the choir or dance to praise music or do some church activity. But your sacrifice is not acceptable unto God.
Are you cheating on your spouse or spouse-to-be? Meanwhile, you engage in all sorts of church activity that suggest you are a dedicated christian. Sorry! Your sacrifice is not acceptable unto God. Men may applaud you. You might even be a pastor. Your sacrifice is not acceptable unto God. He is very angry with you. ?…God is angry with the wicked every day (Psalm?7:11?KJV). Stop offering God a dead and unacceptable sacrifice.
Offering a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God implies your personal consecration. The level of your consecration is determined by the extent of your yieldedness to the ways and commandments of God.
Consecration means presenting your body for the worship or service of God, for the purpose of pleasing him. It means presenting your body and your entire being as a sacrifice to God in appreciation of his love in sending Jesus Christ to die at the cross of Calvary for your redemption.
A man or woman that is a living sacrifice sets all his or her affections on things above. A living sacrifice is always interested in pleasing God. A living sacrifice exhibits the nine fruits of the holy spirit in Galatians?5:23-24 on a daily basis.
Brother, Sister, sacrifice your body to God acceptably like Abel and God will fight your life battles for you like he did for him.
Your pre-marital or marital relationship can improve if only you will present your body to God as a living and acceptable sacrifice. Your marital crisis and challenges can reduce if you offer your body, a living and acceptable sacrifice to God.
MEMORY VERSE:??I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your BODIES, a LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, which is your REASONABLE SERVICE??(Romans 12:1 KJV)
PRAYER POINT:?1. Oh Lord! In any way I have presented dead sacrifices to you as a Christian, forgive me in Jesus name. Amen.
2. Oh Lord! I surrender my body as a living sacrifice unto you in Jesus name. Amen.
…TO BE CONTINUED