You are the Temple of God
Lev 3:6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
Anything brought into the temple was to be free of all sickness, disease and without blemish. These things were not acceptable to the Lord.
Believers often say that we are born again, our spirits are made new but our bodies are not redeemed yet. They accept sickness and disease because bodies just get sick and we don't get healed until we get to heaven.
I hate to break it to them, but there is no healing going on in Heaven because nobody is going to show up sick. There would have to be sickness in Heaven for someone to be healed of it.
Now what about hereditary diseases? I hear believers talk about how they might have diabetes or they talk about how everyone in their family died of Cancer so they might get cancer.
As believers we are told to walk by faith, not by sight. We need to look at what the Word says, and no longer be part of what the World wants for us.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Scripture tells us that we are now that sacrifice, a living sacrifice. God did not accept animals with sickness and disease so there would be no reason God would be happy with us presenting our bodies to him full of sickness and disease. In fact we are the ones to present our bodies to the Lord free of defects which is our reasonable service.
Well, you might say it's not my fault I have disease or I am sick. People just get sick Mike, and that is just how it is.
I understand that, but what did Paul say? He said present your body as a sacrifice, Holy and acceptable. He said YOUR BODY!!! Not your personality, not your new born again spirit, but your flesh body that you have to wash from time to time because it gets stinky. That body! And that body full of sickness was not acceptable in the Old Testament and it's not acceptable now.
Well, I don't sin, and I obey God. That is fine, that is fruit of the spirit but that has nothing to do with your flesh. Your flesh just houses your spirit. It's just a body to move around in, the nature of man is inside the body. It's the Body we are to present to the Lord without spot or blemish.
Well, you might say how is that possible, we just get sick and sometimes we get disease. Paul told us, he went on to say. Be not conformed to this World, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
The Word will tell you that you have to have heart disease because it's in your family. They will tell you that some things are just not curable. The World wants us to accept what they have to accept because they are without hope and without God in the World.
My body is not redeemed yet!!! We have to have sickness right?
No, No and 100 times NO.
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
Your body belongs to a club called the Members of Christ. That is the best club to be in as you are now part of the Lord's body.
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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
bought is also the same word as Redeemed, redeemed just means to purchase. Your body and spirit were both purchased with a price. Your body is redeemed and it's your reasonable service to keep it free from sinning and full of sickness.
God would not have a sacrifice full of sickness, or a sacrifice that is mentally ill. All that belongs to the world and we are not suppose to be conformed to any sickness or things that come on this world.
What to do:
If God wants a body not full of spot or blemish, then God would have had to make a way for us to present our bodies clean and sickness free. We don't want weakness and disease in our bodies anymore than we should want to join our bodies with a harlot and mistreat our bodies with drugs. Our body belongs to God!!!
2Ch 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
Now don't misread what I just said. Some will, but that is their issue. Have ears to hear, and get faith to be healed. King Asa had disease in his feet. Now being sick, having a disease happens. We do live in a cursed world and we have bodies that can be acceptable to getting sick.
The Lord is not bent out of shape because we got sick or hurt. What did the Lord mention about King Asa? It was not that His feet were diseased, that is not what the Lord mentioned as the issue. The issue was that King Asa never went to the Lord about his feet, but trusted in his own doctors.
Believers do that today, they believe the doctor report more than the Word. In fact believers can list every single thing about their Bi-Polar disorder and can only give 1 scripture that might help them. That is sad, They are more Bi-Polar minded than they are Word minded.
We need to be transformed with the renewing of our mind. When sickness comes we just don't accept it and we can go to God and show him that in order to obey scripture we need to stay healed. We are to present our bodies as Good stewards free of sickness to the Lord. Paul said it was our reasonable service and if it's that reasonable then Healing must be on the way or God is unjust.
When hurt comes, when sickness comes we have to tell the devil it's not acceptable for our bodies to be hurt. We are living sacrifices to God and the devil has no right to touch what is Gods.
I have used this revelation more than once to get healed. I used these same scriptures when I laid my hands on a girl that needed serious stomach surgery and told the devil to get his hands off God's property, her body belongs to God. She was healed instantly right on the spot, no surgery.
Once we get a good solid root in the fact that we are the Healed and can be healed, the devil will have a hard time to convince us otherwise.