Monday, February 1, 2010

Billboards for Christ

Deuteronomy 22:5

Our bodies are the temple of God, but to “defile” the body is not a matter of what we eat, or how we let ourselves go, as much as it is that we use the body against which it was created for. In other words, “defilement” is a moral term, not a physical one. “Defilement” refers more to fornication and abuse of the body for purposes against God’s commands, than it does as to what we eat that is not “good for us”. Our bodies then, become a “billboard” for Christ. We are a living, moving, breathing advertisement for the Lord, or for the devil! You see, we can also defile the body by allowing it to advertise satanic messages, and “anti-Christ” things. For example, when we write all over our bodies, and promote witchcraft or violence, we advertise for the devil. We advertise for him when we defile ourselves with jewelry that promotes the world and witchcraft of some sort. For men to wear earrings is of the devil, because it promotes that which God gave to women for beauty and adornment. It confuses the distinction that He made between the sexes. That goes for necklaces, and any “wearing of that which pertaineth to a woman.” As seen in Deuteronomy 22:5. It is abomination to God. It promotes homosexuality, and defies the very core of creation in distinguishing between the genders. The same is true, by the way for the ladies; they are not to wear that which pertains to a man, and cut their hair like a man, or anything that is contrary to the normality that God intended. In so doing they become billboards for Satan. We need to be careful to advertise that which is right and proper, and not criticize the flesh for obesity, eating right, and other ways we interpret defilement of the body. Christ Himself said: “Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.” The defilement then comes from motive and not from what we eat or drink (although, in some cases, that too could reflect motive).

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