From Daniel's Desk on 2/11/20
My Title: Let Jesus REIGN in Your Heart and Life
My Verse: 11
"11 And such (sexually immoral, idolaters, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy, drunkards, revilers, swindlers, all who will not inherit the kingdom of God if they don't believe in Jesus) were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
Just like everything else, don't get it twisted! You need to HAVE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE. God DIDN'T CREATE THE BODY for sexual immorality! Your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit! You were created SO THE SPIRIT COULD DWELL IN YOU. - Flee all sin but ESPECIALLY sexual sin because it affects the body! Mind. Body. Soul. Do not join your flesh with anyone other than your spouse.
Set an example for the world. Do NOT rely on it to set the standard in judgement. (Today's emotional state would demand that truth be silenced!) We should be so far better than the law, not just in judgement but in love and forgiveness that the law seems trivial. It is not that way.
SO, NOW APPLY IT: Set a higher standard for your family. Keep short accounts and treat each other with more love and respect than what is necessary. Set and keep an even HIGHER standard for yourself. Lead by example. Daniel, the only way to lead is to lead by the way that you live. Let Jesus REIGN in your heart and life.
When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? (You mean the church will struggle to get along!? lol)
Do you know that we are to judge angels? (I think this is probably talking about the fallen angels. Not sure though. Angels that haven't fallen are sinless. Which means I think we will stand trial with Christ when the fallen angels are judged.)
Regardless - We should remember WHO the perfect judge is. Jesus is. We should represent Him well, not only with our actions but with our love and forgiveness as well. We should be setting the example for judgement not needing the world to teach us HOW to do it well!!!
Do NOT be dominated by ANYTHING. The body is NOT meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. (You are a temple to carry the LIVING GOD ... oh snap ... I can smell my brain melting rn.)
The SAME power that rose Christ from the dead LIVES in you!
FLEE SEXUAL IMMORALITY. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit!
The sexually immoral person sins against his OWN body!
Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit! Don't forget that!!! - You are not your own, you were bought at a price!