Monday, December 28, 2009

Temple of The Holy Spirit

When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior and became born again, our bodies became the Temple of the Holy Spirit. There, in the inmost chamber of our hearts, is the seat of the Holy Spirit indwelling in our lives. That is why we must keep our bodies clean and free from all filth- physical, moral and spiritual. Strong emotions like anger grieve the Holy Spirit. Remember, He is a Person, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity and is not just a force or an energy bereft of any feelings or emotions. In fact all of the sublime and ecstatic feelings and emotions we receive from God comes from Him. He is God's direct contact to us, doing everything so that we will reflect the glory of God in our lives. What He earnestly desires is to transform us from glory to glory until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ so that we will glorify God in our lives.

We must be very careful that we do not use our bodies to sin against God. We must never be involved physically with prostitutes because we become one with them if we have sexual relationship with them. We must be aware at all times of the nature of our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. We must be pure in spirit, mind and body. We must keep our bodies physically fit and must avoid indulging in fatty and starchy foods lest we make our bodies sick. We no longer own our bodies. They have been dedicated to the Lord when we became born again and the Holy Spirit made our spirits alive again. When the Lord returns, He will transform our mortal and fragile physical bodies to glorified bodies very much like the body of Jesus Christ when He resurrected from the dead. Let us learn from Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Temple of The Holy Spirit, Lord and Savior, Born Again, Innermost Chamber of Our Hearts, Indwelling, Strong Emotions, Grieves the Holy Spirit, Physically Fit, Avoid Fatty and Starchy Foods, Sick, Mortal and Fragile Physical Bodies, Transformed to Glorified Bodies, Resurrection From The Dead, Galatians 2:20, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Mama Ko said...

Another nice post you have here Sir Mel, a reminders to all of to take care of our body as we only borrowed it. Sana mabasa ito ng lahat lalo na yong mga gumagamit ng mga prosti.

Natamaan ako sa part na avoid indulging fatty food kasi minsas kain lng ng kain talent ko, pag pagkain kasi hini ko inuurungan lalo na ug masarap hehehe. lalo na pag upset, ayay, kain kaharap ni sheila lol.

Thanks for sharing this Sir mel. great post.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shiela,
Hindi naman kasalanan yung mag overeat. Reminder lang yun na kapag hindi tayo magingat sa pagkain ay baka magkasakit tayo at hindi na natin magampanan properly yung dapat gawin para sa kaluwalhatian nang Panginoon. If we are reminded that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit ay makakatulong ito para iwasan nating magkasala at i grieve ang Holy Spirit. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Homeless Blogger said...

Hey, I have not seen you on my blog for ages! Don't you need 300 credits???

Sam said...

hi! Mel, how are you? sorry for my late reply. I haven't been around much here lately still so busy because of the holiday seasons and then I went to my physician etc. Anyway, thank you so much for keeping in touch. Enjoy the rest of the week. Saan ka diyan Philippines? Kumusta na lang sa lahat. Keep in touch. I am learning a lot of things here in your great blog. :)

teJan said...

Amen to that Mel.. Thanks for the message... Galatians 2:20 is one of my life verse!

Keep up the good work and as we knew that God's word will not go in vain! Many will be bless by this! Happy New Year!

Dhemz said...

Amen din ako kuyaMel....:)sarap pa naman kumain ng fatty ako ng ham para sa new year...ayay!

daan lang me dito....Have a prosperous New Year!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Homeless Blogger,
Thanks for your visit and comments. Happy New Year. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sam,
I am residing now in Bocaue, Bulacan.
You don't have to say sorry. Everything's alright. Thank you so much for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi TeJan,
Galatians 2:20 is also my favorite. Happy New Year too. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Ang ganda ng picture mo sa comment profile mo, very smart. Salamat sa palagiang dalaw mo. Happy New Year to you all. God bless you all always.

kathy said...

Hello Kuya Mel! Salamat po sa concern kung bakit nawala ako dito.. ehhehe.. Ang temple of the holy spirit ko po kay ngka-flu... hehehehe...

Hanggang ngayon sakit pa rin po ng katawan ko and my head is pounding big time. Kaya hindi ako mkapag-blogwalk but I got all ur msgs...

Happy New year po kuya and May God bless you and your entire family with good health, prosperity, safety for your wife here in the US and happiness...

Baka hindi na naman ako mkabalik dito for a cuple of days kuya but I know you will understand...

Salamat po sa bisita. Makakabawi rin po ako pag gumaling na ang aking trangkaso.. eheheh

Happy New Year!!!!

krystyna said...

It is alwas good for me to come here and
feed my soul.
Thank you Mel
for wonderful post and photos!

I wish you a lot of blessings in your life!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
Magpagaling ka kaibigan para hindi lumala ang trangkaso mo. Kaya lang kita kinalampag eh namimiss ka na namin. The cold weather is not conducive for a flu sufferer like you. Drink a lot of juices and just rest for a while so that you can regain your strength. You can always go back to active blogging and blog hopping when you are already well enough. I hope everything's fine with your family. Just kiss Fifi for me, I really miss her, ang cute cute kasi nang batang iyan. Thanks for your visit and concern and good wishes for me and my family. I really appreciate all of that. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Thank you so much for your visit and very inspiring comments. Your visit is always highly appreciated. God bless you always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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