We are a temple for the presence of God to dwell and for the Holy Spirit to inhabit to be used for the establishment of the kingdom of God. We are not perfect but we allow the Holy Spirit to live through us and we remain connected to God for his purpose to be fulfilled in us.
Paul encourages a daily sanctification and asking God to forgive and cleanse us from our sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8) Yet we are not sinners but we are the righteousness of God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
So we are no longer slaves to sin because through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we live in him and our bodies are under the blood of Jesus. His grace covers us and keeps us from falling into sin. We are not able to keep ourselves pure and sinless but when we remain close to God and submit our spirits to him then the Holy Spirit does the work to keep us pure.
Daily prayer, worship and reading the word keeps us in the presence of God so that he can continue to refine us. We need fasting to help us to overcome some strongholds and the habitual sins that we struggle to get rid of. God is coming back for a Holy church without spot or wrinkle so we are holy because God is holy.
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.