Saturday, June 22, 2013

Divine Healing ... our body is the Lords

by Dale Shumaker
Spirit Savvy Network
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Divine Healing by Andrew Murray has much to say about the Holy Spirit’s place in our lives. In all aspects of our lives, the position, habitation, being a Temple for the Holy Spirit, is emphasized greatly by Andrew Murray. To walk in all of God’s Power is so important to live to the level of life God wants us to live in Spirit. Here are some excerpts from Divine Healing and a link to the book online. The excerpts are from chapters 8 and 9.

Faith puts us in possession of all that the death of Christ and His resurrection have procured for us, and it is not only in our spirit and our soul that the life of the risen Jesus manifests its presence here below; it is in the body also that it would act according to the measure of our faith,

"Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?" 

When the body is fully subjected to Christ, crucified with Him, renouncing all self-will and independence, desiring nothing but to be the Lord's temple, it is then that the Holy Spirit manifests the power of the risen Savior in the body. Then only can we glorify God in our body, leaving Him full freedom to manifest therein His power, to show that He knows how to set His temple free from the domination of sickness, sin, and Satan. 

Many believers fail to watch over their bodies fail to observe a holy sobriety so as to avoid rendering their bodies unfit for the service of God. Eating and drinking should never impede communion with God; their purpose is, rather, to facilitate communion by maintaining the body in its normal condition. 

He would make us understand that we have regarded our body as our own property, while it belonged to the Lord; and that the Holy Spirit seeks to sanctify all its actions. He leads us to understand that if we yield our body unreservedly to the influence of the Holy Spirit, we shall experience His power in us, and He will heal us by bringing into our body the very life of Jesus; He leads us, in short, to say with full conviction, "The body is... for the Lord."

The complete book on Divine Healing is online. 
This link takes you directly to chapter 8.
It is well worth taking time to read this book. It has such a presence of His Holy Spirit all through it.