SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2003
(II Chronicles 33:7, 36:14, Jeremiah 7:30, Ezekiel 8:16, 44:7, Zephaniah
***GOD INVADES YBOR CITY! Ybor City is the nightclub district in Tampa,
Florida. It is equivalent to the French Quarter in New Orleans or Rush
Street in Chicago. Saturday night, September 27th, Liveprayer will bring
God to Ybor City in a bold and visible way. We have secured a vacant lot
right on the main drag where we will have a stage erected. At 11 p.m., we
will have over 2 hours of great Gospel music by a variety of artists and
choirs. At 1:30 a.m., I will share a special message geared to the app.
thirty thousand people that come to Ybor City every Saturday night searching
for alcohol, drugs, and illicit sex. I ask you to be praying for me and
that God will use this event to bring many people that come looking for a
party, to find an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ.
Polluting the Temple of God...and OUR Temple of God. During the recent
memorials for 9/11, I was saddened to see so many churches, houses of GOD,
being used for multi-faith memorial services. There is NO EXCUSE
for allowing the house of God to be used to give credibility and a visible
public platform to the false gods of this world.
There is but ONE GOD! The God of the Bible! The God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob! THERE ARE NO OTHER GODS! Please take a few moments and read the
anchor verses that I supplied today. This will tell you that it is not MY
indignation that the house of God is used to honor false gods, it is GOD'S
Of course, the "church" is NOT a building, but it is the people of God.
However, the structure the people choose to use as a place of worship is a
holy place, and NOT to be polluted with the false gods and religions of the
world. How would you feel if your church or any other house of God was used
to film a pornographic movie? You would be outraged! Tell me what is the
difference between pornography and worshipping a false god? They are BOTH
an abomination to God!
The key point is that polluting the Temple of God is not acceptable. But
never forget, when you accept Jesus Christ as your savior, YOUR BODY become
the Temple of the Holy Spirit. You actually become a living tabernacle of
the Lord Jesus Christ! To pollute ANY Temple is an abomination to God,
INCLUDING polluting YOUR Temple....YOUR body.
THAT is why I speak so strong on sex outside of marriage. That is why I
speak so strong on watching what you see and hear. THAT is why I speak so
strong on keeping YOUR Temple pure from sin. When you sin, you pollute the
Temple of God (your body), just as much as if a pornographic movie was being
filmed in a local church!!!!!
I love you and care about you so much. We all make mistakes in our life, we
all sin. That is why God in His grace and mercy gave us 1 John 1:9. READ
IT!!!! But it is up to us to keep our Temples pure and holy. Just as we
must guard against what is allowed in our churches, the physical Temples
that we go to, we also must watch what we allow in our physical Temples, our
God loves you so much, and only wants the best for your life. The
Bible calls us to be "holy, as He is holy." That is our goal. That is what
we must strive for in our life. To live a holy and pure life before a holy
and pure God. Yes, we live in a sin-filled and evil world. That is all the
more reason why we must guard against sin and allowing anything impure into
the Temple of God, whether it is the physical Temple (the church) or our
personal Temple (our body).
In His love and service, Your
friend and brother in Christ,
If I can help you in any way you
can contact me through my personal email
ęCopyright 2003, Bill Keller
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