FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, Leviticus 20:10-13, 1 Samuel 2:22-24
1 Corinthians 6:15-20 says, “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual sin sins against his own body. 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? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Sexual sin carried a death penalty in the Old Testament and this is why. Leviticus 20: 10-13 says, “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” Sexual sin is different because it violates the sanctity of the temple! We are the temple of the Holy Spirit! Committing sexual sin in the New Testament is like what Hopni and Phinehas, Eli’s sons, did by having sex with worshippers at the temple as described in 1 Samuel 2:22-24. They could not hear correction because God desired to kill them! How long will church leaders continue to defend and champion sexual sin when the penalty is termination? Judgment begins in God’s house! Look for the sudden departure of apostate ministers and vile judges who legislate from the bench! Judgment begins in the house of God-ministers first! God’s fireworks celebration may start soon in the church as He removes defiling tares! Watching God remove the tares should be quite a show!