Did God give you your human body to use as much as you like, or does He expect more? How does He expect you to view and care for the marvelous body He designed?
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Your body is the temple of God, His physical dwelling place in you and how you take care of your body proves how you believe in this scripture.
Let’s put an emphasis on the word ‘temple’. God can just call it a house, home, or residence but He calls it a temple. It conveys the impression that your body is a place of worship, a sacred dwelling place of God’s glory and honor.
This knowledge alone affects the way you treat your body and how you live your everyday life. When you treat your body as a temple of God, you become conscious about the things you should or shouldn’t do with it. But you can’t deny the fact that truths are sometimes forgotten and perceptible feelings are easier to follow – like your cravings for worldly pleasures. Because of that, you sometimes fail to take care of your body and, unknowingly, you take it for granted. This causes your body to be mad at you. Yes, they can be mad at times!
Many people believe, “It’s my body, and I can treat it any way I like.” But God is clear in His Word that you are not your own for you are brought at a price – a price that no one else can manage to pay except Him. You’re not just bought with silver or gold, or any other perishable things; it was with the precious, unblemished blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19).
So if you feel like your body is mad at you, watch the video below by Dawna De Silva of Bethel Church Redding and get on good terms with it. This is powerfully effective in freeing yourself from anything that your body has been holding back!
Dawna De Silva and her husband, Stephen, have ministered out of Bethel Church in Redding, CA for over 20 years preaching, speaking internationally, and authoring books. Whether training Sozo, preaching, shifting atmospheres, or ministering prophetically, Dawna releases people, churches, and cities into new vision and freedom. No matter how traumatic the wounding, Dawna ministers with authority and gentleness, imparting hope and healing.
Learn how to be healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit through this ‘Healthy and Free’ E-COURSE! from Beni Johnson of Bethel Church.