Some people think if you fast to the extent that you subject the body to the worst kind of distress and punishment, you will become spiritual. No, the Bible says that kind of religion gives us only a special way of being body conscious: taste not, touch not. Those kinds of things are a carnal way of behaving; they are not holiness. It is because of sin consciousness in people who are trying to be holy. Holiness, on the other hand, is a natural outflow of a man that understands righteousness.
Holiness is a physical thing and righteousness is a spiritual thing. The body is an information-collecting vessel through the senses. All the information-collecting points are what God says you should submit. Without a body, no one can be a legal human being. The body was originally designed by God to cooperate with the spirit of man. Sin came in and twisted all the things that God put inside the body to help the spirit man function properly to work against man. That is why the Bible says in Romans 6 that we should yield our body unto the Lord.
We are stewards of our body. Demons are looking for bodies to inhabit because they need a vehicle to manifest their worst characteristics. That is why the Holy Spirit needs your body. The demonstration of the power of God can only be seen in a body.
PRAYER: Lord, I yield the members of my body unto you. I consecrate my body to doing the will of God in Jesus name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81, Acts 26:1-32, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 18:20-21
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