Open Heaven Daily Devotional 25 May 2023 

TOPIC: The Internal Enemy

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 3:17


READ: Judges 14:1-3 
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now, therefore, get her for me to wife.

Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.

Open Heaven Daily Devotional 25 May 2023 MESSAGE

It is true that we wrestle with many external powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). THE INTERNAL ENEMY people however, fight against themselves thereby constituting an internal enemy to themselves. For example, there are many people who believe they are free to do anything they wish with their body; they, therefore, would not deny themselves anything their heart desires.

This mindset often leads to sinful practices like indecent dressing, drunkenness, sexual He that is slow to immorality, gluttony, lasciviousness, idolatry, anger, anger is better than selfishness, drug addiction and the likes. Such the mighty; and he practices often produce results that are detrimental to that ruleth his spirit the body, sometimes generating life-threatening than he that taketh repercussions.

These sinful practices should therefore a city. be correctly identified as internal enemies of all Proverbs 16:32 human beings.  This is an important statement with a very serious implication. The Almighty God, our Creator, wants us to know that He created us as His own dwelling place. He went on to say that if anyone defiles the temple of God, he or she shall be destroyed.

This is probably the source of the increase in strange ailments and reduction in life expectancy across the world. Those who defile or abuse their bodies with alcohol, hard drugs, sexual immorality, unhygienic food and unhealthy exposure to dangerous, substances often become sick and end up dying left for prematurely.

Many incidents of youths all over the world dying from drug addiction, mental illness, hypertension, suicide, liver-related problems and so on are traceable to these internal enemies. Mark 7:23 tells us that all these evil things come from within and defile the man (the temple of God), while Galatians 5:21 says without exception that everyone who practices such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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