1 Corinthians 6:15 CJB: Don’t you realize that your bodies are parts of the Messiah? So am I to take parts of the Messiah and make them parts of a prostitute? Heaven Forbid!

Did I mention to you that I got myself a Jewish Study Bible and truth be told it has opened my eyes to the Bible in a whole different dimension. There’s something about reading the Bible from its source, written by the people who it was originally meant for, before it traveled across seas to reach us here. I am enjoying my bible studies and like a hungry archaeologist, I keep making so many finds that are blessing my understanding of scripture and the mind of God.

In this verse, Paul cautions the people of Corinth about sexual immorality. To bring it home, Paul gives a perfect analogy of our connection to Jesus Christ, who now dwells in us since we have become saved and are now part of His body. Since we are spirit beings manifesting in a flesh, if the Spirit of God is in us, then He manifests through our flesh(body) as well. That said, we cannot compromise the body(flesh) which is hosting the Spirit of God. The bible declares the holiness of God, His spirit then cannot dwell in a broken body or sinful body. Holiness is an unbendable requirement to be able to walk with God and walk in His power and presence. Once you come to this realization, you are moved to cherish your body and keep it holy for the Lord. Every time we engage our bodies in anything we do, we have to be aware that we are engaging parts of the Messiah’s body. That’s enough reminder to engage our bodies in the right things that will not dispel the Spirit of God.

I pray that this week, you will make a conscious effort to purge anything in your body that makes it impossible for the Holy Spirit to manifest in you.


Lady Abena.