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Your Body Belongs To God

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. – Romans 12:1-2 Our bodies belongs to God, God gave His Son, Jesus in order for us to live a life that would be pleasing to God. Jesus didn’t die for us to continue in sin, Grace is given to us so that we will not receive what we deserve. God wants our spirit, soul and body to be holy to Him. Holiness is separating yourselves from the things of the world that causes us to sin against the Word of God.

Suffering

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his suffering, being made conformable unto his death – Philippians 3:10  This could also be paraphrased as “In order that I may personally know him, that I might both experience His resurrection power and share in His sufferings, that I may be more conformed to his death”. If we  have given our flesh the death penalty; sin should have no more power over us, but we should have power over it.

Sin

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield  (present) ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield (present) yourselves unto God and those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God – Romans 6:12-13 As Christians we should have a new nature, conversion requires the commitment of the total personality, intellect, emotion and will. We should not be doing the same things we were doing before we except and confessed Jesus as our Savior. Jesus died so that we cold be free from sin, He didn’t die so that we could continue to live our sinful lifestyles. When the Spirit of God embodies our physical being, He makes a change if you desire and allow Him to make a change in your desires. We cannot serve God and Satan, too many Christians are trying to serve God and Satan, you cannot serve the two; you’re going to either serve God or Satan. Whoever you’re yielding yourself  to, that’s who you’re serving.