TO THE BIBLE: Luke 10:19 CEV
“I have given you the power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to defeat the power of your enemy Satan. Nothing can harm you.”
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. This means your body isn’t yours; it’s owned by God. However, you’re the one to exercise authority over your body, keeping it free of sickness, disease, and infirmity. The words of Jesus in the opening verse should let you know you’re not ordinary; you have the right to tell your body how it should feel. Tell your body what to do, and it’ll respond. Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that you shall have what you say.
If you’ve been struggling with an addiction, declare with boldness, “I’m not going to let anything dominate me. I keep my body in subjection to the Word of God!” When you perceive the symptoms of sickness in your body, reject them, for they only become real when you say they are. Your words aren’t empty; what you say comes to pass; therefore, talk to your body always, and keep it in health. Don’t say, “I have a growth in my stomach and it’s hurting so bad. Tell the pain to cease, and tell your body to function rightly in line with the life of Christ that’s in your spirit.
Christ lives in you! He dwells in your spirit and expresses Himself through your physical body. Your consciousness of this reality makes it easier for you to exercise dominion over your body against sickness, disease, and infirmity.
Go Deeper: Romans 8:10-13
The Spirit of God vitalises every fibre of my being! The God-life in me destroys sickness, disease, and infirmity! I’m healthy and strong! Only the life of God is manifested in my physical body. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 7:36-50, Joshua 1-2
Matthew 26:26-35, Exodus 37
Write down 3 scriptures that speak God’s mind about your body and your health. Study and meditate on them throughout the course of the day.