Build the Walls
Build the Walls
1 Corinthians 6:15
15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
Ephesians 6:10-17 (New International Version)
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.
16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah 17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, 18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.
Let’s just get to the quick of it, your bodies are a living temple of God’s. You were bought with a price through Jesus Christ and you are now a child of the Living God. Do you want to live the rest of your days on this earth as status quo or do you want more out of life? Do you want to be the Spiritual leader that God wants you to be? Follow his word and just don’t read it, but listen to it, eat it daily and grow in stature by becoming a disciple of Christ. I embedded an image from the movie, Lord of the Rings. I think the symbolism is very appropriate in that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood…we need to equip ourselves daily and be prepared for war. We need to read the Bible, pray continuously and obey God’s precepts. We are a holy people and we cannot serve two masters: God and Sin. The two do not go together and God is not mocked. Imagine the walls in the video clip are actually the walls of our heart and if we give in to the ways of this world and do not allow God to be Lord over our lives. We are at war with an enemy who is taking no prisoners. What fruit is your walk bearing? The fruit of the Spirit or of the sinful nature? (Galatians 5) The choice is yours…are you ready? Let's get serious about discipleship and your call to Spiritual Leadership.