The other day I was asked to pray for someone to be set free from sexual sin. As I prayed I asked the Holy Spirit to direct me, and He revealed to me this person greatly needed to know the love of a father. So I prayed for this and that he be set free from the entire trauma brought on by the lose of his father’s love.
However; I sensed God wanted to teach me more. So this morning as I lay before God, He reminded me that in the Old Testament He instructed the priest to cleanse the temple with the blood. (2 Chronicles 30)
Also, I was reminded that immorality is sin against the
. temple of God
I Corinthians instructs us to “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually, sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
Anything we do that destroys this temple is a sin against the dwelling place of the Almighty. It is restored to purity by the blood.
When we are involved in over eating, drugs, sexual sin, pornography, been molested, raped, or in any other way not taking care of this body we cause our temple, the temple of God, to become defiled.
Taking Communion cleanses this temple with the Blood of Jesus. Most of the time I need a daily cleansing, because I desire the Lord's presence and want Him to feel welcomed in this place.
When we repent, the Lord takes away the sin. And when we receive the Blood, it restores our temple as the Holy dwelling place of God.
Today I ate of the destroying of the things that have defiled my temple and its restoration by the stripes of Jesus.
I drank of the cleansing blood of Jesus in preparing of this temple anew for worshiping of the Lord, and to invite Him to come in and live.
We are not defeated or condemned. It is a time of new beginnings. His mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Blessings on your day!