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You are God’s House!

“In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”

– Ephesians 2:21,22

Have you ever bought a house? If so, you understand the time, effort, stress, money, and energy that go into the process. In the same way, your body was chosen and bought with a price in order that the Holy Spirit could live in it. In other words, you are God’s house! You see, when Jesus went to the cross, he died not only to redeem your spirit but also your flesh; this is why the Apostle Paul says that you should honor God with your body. 

At the point in which you surrendered your life to Jesus, His Spirit took up residence in your physical being. He paid a huge price so that you could be set free from slavery to sin, and then He moved right on into your midst to make you more like Him. Now He makes Himself at home in your earthly tent, having unpacked and settled in, and He abides there to do good works through you.

Friend, you are an ambassador for Jesus, and when you received Him into your life, He became a permanent dweller in your physical body. This means that the miracles, power, comfort and character of Jesus are manifest and experienced through you, to others. This is why honoring God with your flesh requires that you keep your house clean. By not allowing the mess of habitual sin to live there, you are free to shine and be a beacon of Jesus’ light from the inside out. 

Prayer


I am honored and humbled, Jesus, that you choose to live in my body. Help me as I seek to honor you in my choices, habits, and behaviors.

Reflection


How does it impact you to know that God chose your body to live in and that He paid such a high price?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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