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Chapter 27: Your Body Is the Temple of the Holy Spirit
Look at 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. It says, “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?” Your body is not
your own? That’s right. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and
in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Does God care what we do with this body? Does He care what’s going on with this body? Yes.
We are not just to glorify God in our spirit, but in our
and our spirit.
Reason number 27 we are sure that it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed is because my
body, your body, is the temple of the Holy Spirit, a house of the Holy Spirit.
Does God want sickness in His house? In what kind of house do you want to live—a good,
sound, strong, clean house? Or do you want to live in a rat-infested, roach-infested, termite-
infested, mildew-filled house? You don’t want to live in a house where you can’t touch anything,
where you have to tip-toe around and wear a mask and gloves because your house is full of filth.
The Holy Spirit lives in this house—our body. He’s clean, He’s pure, He’s whole, and He’s
holy. I wonder in what kind of house He’d prefer to live. It’s already mortal, which would be
enough to deal with, without it being filled with other kinds of corruptions of sin and disease and
putrefaction. What kind of house pleases Him?
First Corinthians 3:9 says, “For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye
are God’s building.”
Verses 16 and 17 say, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God
is holy, which temple ye are.” Does God take kindly to the defilement and the corruption of His
We know that all of us, put together, also make up the temple of God. People say, “Now, Brother
Keith, that’s just talking about a spiritual house.” Well, it is, but it includes the body. Let me
prove it to you.
You may be thinking, “I was convinced on reason number one.” Or, “I was convinced before
you gave number one.” Well, okay, but do you feel stronger about it now, after reasons number
one, two, three, four, five, down to reason twenty seven?
Faith is not of the head. Faith is not of the intellect. “For with the heart, man believes,” Romans
10:10 says. It’s not enough to just have these thoughts and these principles logged into your
memory bank; that’s not good enough. They have to get in your spirit. It’s got to become alive to
you. When the Word just keeps coming into you, it pushes out the questions. It pushes out the
reasoning and rationalization, and you just get to the place where you are unmovable. Nobody
can talk you out of this. You are unshakable, and you have to be that way when symptoms come,
because symptoms will try to shake you. People will try to shake you. People will try to talk you
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