Day 42 John 4:19-24

“Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet.  So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?” Jesus replied, “Believe me; the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father here or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know so little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
“Spirit and Truth!”
“So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship…” I remember having several people tell me that they were having issues with finding God in Church. That they had went to Church all their life and never able to have that relationship that he saw with most. All I could say that they were exactly right and I understood why they weren’t God in Church building, because that isn’t were dwells! I used to believe that it was enough to just go to church every Sunday and attend youth meetings, but I soon found that my life wasn’t changing. I would read the Bible and think how incredible how God would use these men and women of Faith, never understanding that the Lord wanted to use me in the same way. Jesus replied, “Believe me, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father here or in Jerusalem .” John 4:19-24
Now why would Jesus state that it wouldn’t matter where we worshiped the Father? To look at this closely, he said a time is coming. Do we as Christians believe that this time is here? For Salvation isn’t found in the Church, it is found within the Father. Jesus goes on to say, “For salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.” True worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. We are called not to look at our worshiping in the natural, but how we are in the supernatural and not only that, we are called to worship in truth. Jesus is the way, the Light and the Truth who came to deliver the promise of the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Truth. Meditate and Pray for revelation on the Word of the Lord. God is seeking those who will pray unto in your heaven language in the Spirit. Jesus came to be the Living Truth and we should seek to live or Life after his example. Don’t let Sunday or being within the Church walls be the only time you worship in Spirit and in Truth. We are the People and now is the Time.
 “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” The Lord your God is a Spirit. And as we receive discernment on these things, we must understand that any other king of worship falls short of Gods Standard. He has created us to worship him. A mighty God and us as mortal humans; shall we seek to be consumed in the Spirit! If you want to receive supernatural blessing in your life, you have to be prepared to serve you God in a supernatural way. My Prayer today is that we not limit our worship of him in Jerusalem, but we come and worship him in Spirit and in Truth.

Day 36 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

“Temple of The Holy Spirit!”

“Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

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“Run away from sexual sin!” I remember I once received an email from a young man asking me to pray. He said that he was going through some hard times in his life and was currently battling with lust. Now, I have spoken to many people who have gone through this same situation, but this time when I heard it, the Spirit of the Lord told me that he should not be battling, he should be fleeing! Time and time again, you will hear people say that they are battling with lust and rather they admit it or not, it is a losing battle they fight. “No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” Now, the bible states that no other sin so clearly affects the body. With AIDS and so many other STD’s in the world, it is not hard to understand the reasoning behind why we should be fleeing and not battling. If you talk to someone and they say they are battling cancer, it means they are consumed by this disease and seeking and believing they will be healed in Jesus Name. But I find when you battle lust, in the same respects; it has consumed you and your thoughts. Run! Do not deceive yourself in believing this is a fight you will by your own strength.
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“Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?” We were made to worship. We were design for the Spirit of the Lord to live within and not to be consumed by lust and other sinful acts. We must understand that when we do not flee from these things, we are favoring them over the Spirit of the Lord. Our bodies are called to host the Holy Spirit. “You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” We are all called to a high standard living. When you Honor God with your body, you are putting into action your Faith in His Word. Righteousness not only comes through believing, but acting on what you believe. Favor The Lord with your everything and flee from those things that would bring sin into your life. Always remember, many are called, but few are chosen. Live the Life of righteousness the Lord has called you to live.