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A LIVING SACRIFICE! Part 2

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Romans 12:1-2 |
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,which is your reasonable service. |
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. |
NIV says; |
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. |
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will. |
Friend, as earlier mentioned in part one of this series, it is only a dead christian can see God after death, a christian who have already dead to sins before physical death. For instance, A physically dead man can’t steal! Put a note of one thousand naira beside a physically dead man, he can’t take it. Let a sexy woman or man lay by a dead man or woman, a dead person can’t notice it! He or she can’t touch him or her! Why? Because he is dead. |
That is what happen when a christian is dead to sin too! All the things that you took pleasure to do before you are genuinely come to Jesus will become nuisance, you will abhorred or hate them. If you were a drunkard before you surrendered to Jesus, when you become dead to sin, merely passing through a beer parlour or drinking joint will be offensive to you! Why because you are dead to sin! | Also, if you are an addicted smoker, that before one cigarette’s fire quenches you light another one, and you genuinely surrender your life to Jesus, the odour of cigarette smokes when merely passing through where they smokes will irritate you to the extent that you want to vomit! Why? Because, you are now dead to sins! | A Christian that is dead to sin can’t fornicate, nor commit adultery, he can’t steal, nor tell lies! He can’t indulges in homosexual, masturbation, or fight or keep grudges, he can’t live in hatred nor living in un forgiveness. Etc. |
A christian that is dead to sin will always of the mind that he is the temple of the most high God. Every genuine christian will always have this mind that, he is the real house of God, a container that carries God. Because the bible says in ICorinthians 3:16-17 that; | Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? KJV |
17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. NIV. | Also, ICorinthians 6:19 also establish this point by saying; | What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? |
But friend, to occupy your position as the temple of the living God, you must present your bodies to God on the altar of divine sacrifice to die to sins. |
It is when you die to sins on the altar of divine sacrifice that you can live holy and that is when you can be acceptable to God. That is why, it is not every one call pastor, evangelist, teachers, prophet, apostle, bishop, elder, deacon or any one called christian, that is acceptable to God! Because what qualify you to be a christian, not to talk of service to God is holiness! | The bible says in IThessalonians 4:7. | For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. NIV. | KJV says; For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. |
Romans 12:1 says; I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,which is your reasonable service. |
Dear friend, your service to God is not a reasonable ones if you failed to live a holy life! In fact, God didn’t even know you as a christian if you love sins, until you take your body to the altar of divine sacrifice, and say, I surrender all, I surrender all, unto Jesus my blessed saviour, I surrender all! |
Finally, the bible says, those who continue to commits sins, and un righteousness with their bodies after confessing that Jesus is Lord over their lives shall be destroyed. And what does that means? It means, agony, pains, etc is waiting for who so ever fails to sacrifice their bodies to God on the altar of divine sacrifice, and be dead to sin! |
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? KJV | 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. NIV. |
Have a wonderful day.

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