Welcome to everyone, hoping all is ok with you and yours, as best as it can be. Another subject rarely addressed.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20--''What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of The Almighty Father, and ye are not your own? 20--For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify The Heavenly Father in your body, and in your spirit, which are The Heavenly Father's.
This chapter in 1 Corinthians 6, is centered on the sin of fornication, but these verses also pertain to many other things. When we finally realize that truly we are no longer'our own', because Messiah has ''purchased'' us; given His Life, and shed His blood to redeem us from sin and slavery to sin, - He has a 'right' to hold us to a life that HE approves of.
DO PEOPLE REALIZE THE REAL COST OF OUR REDEMPTION? It is doubful most ever consider the awful weight of the Brutality He endured, for the "likes of us" the Sinners who "put Him there on that stake" You say, ""Oh but I did not put Him there" OH YES we did; every last one of us, Because ""We have all sinned and come short of the Glory of YAHVAH"". Romans 3:23. Does anyone ever take a moment to realize the weight of Isaiah 53:5__""5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace ( Strong's #7965= our completeness-soundness-welfare) was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed".
Everyone is quick to talk about and accept, ""By His stripes we are healed'''', yet NOT look into the ""Wounds, the Stripes and that word "Bruised". Wounded_Greek #2490='defiled-polluted-violated=pierced-bore.....Bruised Greek #1792=crushed-shattered-BROKEN......Stripes Greek #2250=blows wounds (beatings).
HE said in PSALM 22:17..Imaytellallmybones: they look and stare upon me. Psalms 22:14 --'' I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.''______Isaiah 52:14 ''As many were astonied at thee; HIS visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: MATTHEW 27:29-""And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!"" 30""And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head."" (THE BEREAN STUDY BIBLE SAYS HE WAS HIT ON THE HEAD REPEATEDLY =(DRIVING THOSE THORNS INTO HIS SKULL)
ISAIAH 50:6 -''“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” WOULD SOMEONE Please remember being hung on a stake is not like being hung ""on a 'fashioned' Cross'' On a Stake, The arms are tied behind the back: with the hands nailed;__and the feet nailed directly in front at the bottom of the stake. The Cost that HE paid, was VILE -Hateful -vicious.
NKJV"" ""And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS YAHVAH-SHA ..''THE KING OF THE JEWS."" ==written on a board__ This is where the ''idea'' of a Cross (beam) came from He was not hung on a fashioned "Cross" (Another gross error of Roman Creation)
Todays careless and selfist lifestyle, has become a high fence barrier to many people trying to walk a Spirit filled life. We are told, "We are in the world, but not of it" and to "Come out from among them, and be ye separate''. John 15:19---James 4:4-- Whoever is a friend of the world, is an enemy of the Almighty Father-(G-D)
1John 2:15-“Love not the world, neither the thingsthat arein the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
2 Corinthians 6--''14-Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?-- 15-And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16-And what agreement hath the temple of YAH (G-D) with idols? for ye are the temple of the living YAHVAH (G-d_; as YAHVAH (G-d) hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk inthem; and I will be their Alohim (G-d), and they shall be my people.17-Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith YAHVAH, and touch not the uncleanthing; and I will receive you,18-And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Almighty Father.
It is amazing how quickly association of believers with non-believing folks, can pull even the strongest profession of faith downward. Connections do not have to be anything immoral or unclean; but the simplest things, like too much jesting, talking, excessive laughing and sharing of life stories ; is all it takes to work worldly things back into ones mind; and at the same time distort the connection between the Holy Spirit and our heart of Praise and worship. By Using good judgement, it truly is better to cut the connection times short, we must be 'separate from the world". We are not to ''strive to fit in'' We are to look and act different from those in the world around us, not to copy any of their habits or lifestyles.
-Being able to see old classmates, friends, relatives is always great, but the chances of disruption to your faith is also likely, unless you are really on guard. Our Spiritual enemies are crafty, underhanded and at the same time intelligent. They can make everything look so innocent and acceptable. Lots of "light shining" but the cold darkness lay just beneath. The deception of Satan is of great magnitude. Don't be deceived, he is a LIAR of the worst kind.The less you connect with ''unbelievers'', the better.