Word For Today: Monday, September 19 Do you not know that you are the temple of God?

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

DAILY DEVOTIONAL * WWW.JESUSFIGUEROA.ORG

Monday, September 19

Do you not know that you are the temple of God?

Topic: The Importance Of Being Conscious Of The Holy Spirit

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16

Daily Reading Plan

Hosea 9-14

Bible Versions:

1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV) — 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

1 Corinthians 3:16 (NLT) — 16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16 (MSG) — 16 You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you?

Thoughts Of Devotion:

This morning, what would be of us without the help of the Holy Spirit? Our life would be deficient in many things, missing out on the abundant life promised in the Word! But if we are honest there are believers who don’t give priority to the Holy Spirit in their lives. Ignorance or lack of knowledge of the Holy Spirit is very common in the church today. In the same way as the disciples in Ephesus where the Apostle Paul asks them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? And they said: We have not even hear whether the Holy Spirit “(Acts 19: 2)

These men were not even aware of his presence, they didn’t know that it had already been poured out! Paul  immediately after hearing this made sure that these men received the fullness of the Spirit, The baptism of the Holy Spirit! In Acts 19:5 it tells us, “When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands, came upon them the Holy Spirit; and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.” By reading this we can see the importance, the urgency of giving priority and dedication to learn more about the person of the Holy Spirit. It is such an important foundation of our development and spiritual growth.

I think sometimes we can also fall into the same mistake of ignoring or underestimating the importance of the person of the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministries. If we are not careful our lack of knowledge can reach the point of grieving the Holy Spirit and quenching his work in us. As his Word tells us:

  • Ephesians 4:30 (NKJV) — 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NKJV) — 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

At times we may find that we can engage and spend our time in so many things, even to invest time in our friendships and leaving the Holy Spirit out of our daily lives. We worry continuously to achieve healthy relationships with the people around us and we forget our communion with the Holy Spirit, this should be more important than any other relationship! In this day it is very important to know, study, and experience the reality of the Holy Spirit who dwells and remains with us.

But remember that knowing the Holy Spirit is more than the information or data of the person, it’s knowing Him intimately, personal and practical! It is a complete surrender to Him and to His Person, One has to give, and give oneself completely to intimacy with Him! Becoming exclusively to Him and for Him. I have come to understand that if indeed the believer will live the abundant life, then he needs the fullness of the Holy Spirit. For those who know the Holy Spirit their lives will always be different, they are temples filled with the glory of his presence! Walking different from the world in a supernatural dimension, going from glory to glory every day.

Foundational Scriptures:

Acts 8:16 (NKJV) — 16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

1 Samuel 3:7 (NKJV) — 7 (Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.)

1 Corinthians 6:19 (NKJV) — 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

1 Corinthians 12:1 (NKJV) — 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:

Ephesians 4:30 (NKJV) — 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NKJV) — 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

Genesis 6:3 (NKJV) — 3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

Isaiah 63:10 (NKJV) — 10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them.

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One response to “Word For Today: Monday, September 19 Do you not know that you are the temple of God?

  1. Amen, I long to always have a close relationship with God!! He’s not impossible to grasp, we just need to seek him and he will come to us!!

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