Your body is not your own. Therefore what you do with it is not solely up to you. You’ve been bought with a price. You’ve been paid for by the sacrifice of the Son of God. Your body belongs to God. It is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). The Amplified Bible says it is the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. God gave us this gift of the Holy Spirit to help us live separated unto Him—to walk in holiness. It is the Holy Spirit within you who prompts you to do the will of God. What would you expect if you received a spirit of unbelief? What would you expect that spirit to promote? Unbelief. If you received a spirit of lust, what would you expect that spirit to promote? Lust. You haven’t been given the spirit of unbelief or lust. You have been given the Holy Spirit of God Himself. God’s own holiness. His own Spirit came into us when we were born again. To do what? To promote holiness and separation of our lives, our hearts, our very lifestyles and every action unto God. Some people say not doing certain things will make you holy...like you can’t wear certain clothes, you can’t wear your hairstyle a certain way, or you can’t wear makeup, and so on. None of those things will make you holy. They all only affect the outer man. Those kinds of things are of the Law, and the Law won’t make you holy. Only God’s Spirit will make you holy. Our being united to the Lord in such a way that the Holy Spirit of God is leading us, guiding us and directing us in life is holiness. God loves you. He paid a high price for you. So glorify Him in your body. Honor Him with your lifestyle. Obey the promptings of the Spirit of God within you. Choose to live a holy life.
: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
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