Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Your body is a spiritual temple, do you keep it clean? Is it tidy and well kept? Are you practicing proper personal hygiene? Are you possibly causing an offense due to a lack of personal.
Would you feel comfortable having the Lord walk through your home and yard or sit in your vehicle?
If Jesus look into your temple this morning, would He find it polluted with sin and corruption? Would He find blatant sin polluting and ruining God’s temple?
If the Lord should do an inspection of your heart this morning, would He find: Anger, bitterness and hatred hidden down in your most holy of holies?
Would He find your sanctuary full of lust and sexual morality? Would He find your temple full of sin or would He find it white as snow?
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7
If you want to be useful to the Lord you must be a clean vessel. Why? Well think of it this way. Tomorrow morning when you get up and go into the kitchen to get a cup of tea, are you going to choose a dirty cup that has been sitting in the sink from the night before, or are you going to get a clean cup out of the cupboard? The unclean cup is not hygienic. It is harmful to your health.
The cup must be clean and have to be empty. It cannot be used if it is full of things. Can you use a cup filled with something when you want to drink water? If it is filled with any other substance, you will not use it. You will either, empty the cup and clean it before using it; or, you will simply reach for an empty cup.
Well if you will only use a clean cup to drink from, do you think God is going to use dirty cups to do His will? Absolutely not. The cup must be clean. God is holy. He cannot use unclean, filthy vessels. Impurity, sinfulness is against his holy nature. If we desire to be used of God, we must pursue holiness…our hearts must be clean. God cannot use an unclean vessel. The vessel have to be washed and clean before used. The essential criteria for the vessel to be used is not whether the vessel is made of valuable material such as gold and silver, but how clean the vessel is. The vessel can only be used when it is clean and empty.
It is time for us to clean our vessels and our hearts and stop trying to hide our sins. We need to sweep the sins out of our lives so that the Holy Spirit will continue to dwell and live within us.
Your body is the temple of God. Be careful where it goes. Be careful what it does. Be careful what it ponders. Be careful what it sees and be careful how it reacts. WE ARE the temple of the Holy Ghost. Let us behave accordingly, individually and collectively. I pray that we become the vessel described in 2 Timothy 2:21 “. . . a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”