Disallow “Illegal Transactions”
In Your Body
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live (Romans 8:13).
In 1Corinthians 6:19, the Bible 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?” This means your body belongs to the Lord, and you’re the custodian of it. You’re to care for and nurture your physical body. You’re a spirit, but God gave you a body to function with here on earth.
It’s true that the Holy Spirit dwells in you, but it’s your sole responsibility, not His’, to forbid sickness, pains or disease from lording it over you. Our opening scripture admonishes you to put a stop to such “illegal transactions” in your body. That’s what it means when it says “mortify the deeds of the body.” It means to make extinct, put to death or disallow the deeds prompted by the body; letting you know you have the right to decide what happens in your body.
We will all give account to the Lord for whatever we allow in our body (2 Corinthians 5:10). Satan may launch an attack on your physical body, but it’s your responsibility to disallow such illegal transaction. You may suddenly wake up to a terrible discomfort in your body, don’t fret. Instead, grab that part of your body and say “I refuse to accommodate any trouble in my body; I demand a restoration in the Name of Jesus”; and it’s got to go.
Remember, Jesus said“…Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18AMP). The word “bind” also means “forbid” or “disallow.” In other words, Jesus is saying“…Whatsoever thou shalt forbid or disallow on earth shall be forbidden or disallowed in heaven….” So if you forbid sickness from your body, as an illegal transaction, it will stay forbidden.
Your body is like your world, and you’re in charge of it. What you endorse concerning it is what God accepts. Therefore, don’t neglect to speak health to your body and give yourself enough rest when it’s necessary. Your body was made to function in such a way as to bring glory to God; not for “illegal transactions.”
Dear Father, my body is your temple and your dwelling-place. I yield every fibre of my body to Your Word, as a living sacrifice, so that I might bring glory to your Name. No sickness shall reign in my body and sin shall not lord it over me, because I belong to you. Thank you for this great privilege, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 6:13
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 1Corinthians 8; Psalm 120-127
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 18:28-34;1 Samuel 10