MFM Daily Devotional 27 July 2023
TOPIC: Defile Not Your Body
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Cor. 3:17
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: God delights in vessels of honour and not of dishonour. Therefore, keep your body pure and undefiled.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
Agenda of darkness to turn you against your Maker shall not stand nor prosper, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Cor.6:15-20
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 136 – 137; Hebrews 1 – 2
MFM Daily Devotional 27 July 2023 MESSAGE
God, in Genesis chapter 2, having formed man out of the dust of the ground, breathed upon him the Breath of life, which made him a living soul. Note here that the making of man is entirely a divine initiative. God, all by Himself, the Potter who He is, carefully and perfectly moulded this clay to make man. This vessel called body was not enough to be called man. It was just the container.
God needed to breathe upon it, and this breath made man a living soul. Every man is in three parts: the body, soul and spirit. The three are important to God and shouldn’t be tampered with. The body is the carrier of the soul and spirit. 3 John verse 2 tells us that God wants us to prosper in our body, soul and spirit. This is all round wellness and prosperity.
Just as our wellness is important, the same goes for the purity of the body, soul and spirit. Can one be well in a polluted and defiled body? No! Can we continue in sin and say grace should abound? No! To enjoy this total wellness includes the sanctity of the three. Our body is the temple of God, where His Spirit resides. The Bible tells us in the New Testament that God no longer lives in tabernacles.
As He has promised in the book of Ezekiel, He has decided to live within us and make our hearts His dwelling place. Do you now see why the human body? especially for a Christian, should be kept holy and pure, away from every filthiness, so that God can make it His Tabernacle? God cannot behold iniquity. He abhors every detestable thing. A polluted vessel, a filthy body are all abominations to Him. The Holy Spirit would depart from such.
Learn from the story of Samson. So powerful, yet lusted after a Philistine woman who eventually sold him to his enemies. Although he cried to God in repentance and killed more at his death than in his lifetime, yet he died with his enemies. They mocked and ridiculed him with his eyes gorged out, all because he failed to honour God with his body. He defiled the sanctuary of God to satisfy his lust. He wanted to move in God’s power as usual but did not know that the Spirit of God had left him. If you continue to engage in these filthy practices, you will experience unanswered prayers, closed heaven, and you will become an enemy of God.
Today’s memory verse is expressly clear about the divine sanction for anyone that defiles God’s temple: God will destroy him! I am sure you don’t want to be destroyed. In case you are still in that kind of business where your body cannot be kept for God as a living sacrifice, I beg you to repent today and seek God’s face for forgiveness and mercy. He will clean you up and make peace with you. He will dwell in you and you in Him. You will become a living sanctuary for God. However, the decision is yours! God is ready if you are too.
MFM Daily Devotional 27 July 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. Polluter of destiny, my life is not your candidate, jump out and die. in the name of Jesus.
2. Blood of Jesus, purge me and make me clean in the name of Jesus.
3. Spirit of lustful desires in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Agent of iniquity, my body is not your dwelling place, jump out, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. O God, arise and evacuate agents of defilement in my body with Your fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Fire of God, purify my life, in the name of Jesus.