Be silent all flesh before the Lord, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling.” –Zechariah 2:13
You are not your own.
As Paul reminds us numerous times throughout the New Testament, we are the temple of the Most High and host of the very Spirit of God. So why do we take it upon ourselves to defend God’s address when it’s under attack, especially in our moments of weakness? You are His abode, let Him defend His dwelling place.
Feel free to call audibly on the name of the Lord when temptations or lust come knocking at the front door (or any other entrance). Ignoring stirred fleshly desires or hoping they will stop knocking is not smart or helpful. Acknowledge their presence but remember that greater is He that is inside the house (your temple) than he that is on the doorstep (the world). These are not the times to play hero, for spiritual battles will not be won by might nor by power, but by the Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).
I challenge you to embrace the title of holiness that has been given to you in Christ Jesus, even when you don’t feel like it. And like a crown placed upon your head, you will begin to feel the weight to walk worthy of the gift someone else has purchased for you. Don’t settle for the ruin of sin, call on your King!
Lord, I recognize that it is by grace that I have been saved, through faith. I have been justified with Christ, so it is no longer I who lives, but You who lives in me. Therefore, wage war against every unclean spirit that seeks to be exalted in my mind and body. Rouse yourself Lord, silence all flesh & protect your dwelling place – for your Name sake. Amen.
6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. – Zechariah 4:6-7
18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[a] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. – 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. –1 John 4:4