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Spiritual Fitness

Treadmill exercising at gym. Are you both spiritually fit & physically fit? By Pastor Luis Yosefus.

Are you both spiritually fit and physically fit?

Do you try to exercise every day? Perhaps you walk or ride a bike to keep your heart and body in good health. I go to the local gym in the morning and walk for half an hour on the treadmill while I watch the news on large TV screens and listen on my portable earphones that plug right into the treadmill machine. I also workout on a variety of machines that keep my other muscles fit. One of these machines is called “The Reformer.” It’s an exercise machine that has a seat that slides sideways. As you grab the handle and twist your sides, it helps keep your belly fat to a minimum.

However, before I go to the gym, I make sure that I spend quality time with God each morning in Bible study and prayer. This is the most important type of fitness I need – exercises to keep me “spiritually fit.”

This exercise machine called “The Reformer” reminded me that spiritually speaking, the Bible is a “reforming” machine. But just like the machine in the gym, it’s not much good if all you do is stare at it. The Spiritual Reformer, Scripture, is effective only when used. In fact that’s the only way it’s effective. According to the instructions for the exercise equipment, “The Reformer” is designed to:


Scripture has these same goals. Scripture will strengthen us in every aspect of our lives. Scripture will also stretch our understanding of God and our faith. Scripture will also articulate the core truths of God’s will for our lives. Scripture also reduces so many unnecessary and harmful things in our lives, such as fear, anxiety, bitterness. Used properly, this equipment can keep us from doing what is wrong, and help us to do what is right.

The Bible is a reforming machine!

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. “ -2 Timothy 2:15

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus


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comment_smComment from Cygnet: “You’re right. We need to keep physical and spiritual exercise in the right perspective. Although physical exercise has been known for centuries to create strong healthy bodies, it cannot compare to spiritual exercise. As it says in I Timothy 4:8: Bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of life that now is, and of that which is yet to come.”

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How well are you treating God’s temple?

Body_Soul_SpiritIf you are a disciple of Jesus Christ the Messiah, your physical body is the temple and habitation of God.  If the living God is living inside your earthly body, how well are you taking care of His temple? Are you feeding your body the right foods and nutrients? Are you exercising regularly and keeping your heart, muscles, and other important parts in good working condition? Most importantly, are you keeping your mind spiritually clean and guarding your tongue and body from carnal sins?

“…for we are the house [temple] of the living God; even as God has said, ‘I will live within them, and walk with them; and I will be their God, and they will be my [special] people.” – 2 Corinthians 6:16 (JCV)

I realize that these are tough questions since most of us could be doing much better in a lot of these areas. But if we are not doing what we should be doing, why not pray and ask God’s forgiveness right now, and ask Him to help you be a better steward of His temple?

The apostle Paul wrote that some of us Christians are weak and sick, and even die earlier than we should because we treat God’s temple in an unworthy manner. When we don’t eat right or exercise, or we habitually sin against our bodies, we are abusing God’s temple.

“So the person who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the LORD in a ways that is unworthy of it will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord…that is why many of you are sick and weak, and have died.” – 1 Corinthians 11:27, 30.

When we partake of communion, the Lord’s body and blood while living in sin, or being abusive of His temple, we’re eating and drinking  judgment upon ourselves. Beloved, look into your hearts each day before you pray and have communion with God. Ask Him to show you how to take better care of His temple.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus


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Natural Cures – Honor God with Your Body

Alternative CuresThe Bible teaches us that our bodies are the temple of God; therefore, we have a responsibility to take good care of it. Good nutrition, exercise, and natural foods are several ways we can do so. Utilizing natural cures is also preferable to synthetic drugs and surgery whenever possible. Although the medical profession is often skeptical of alternative natural cures, the truth is that God created herbs and natural healing methods to help us. They have been in use long before the modern medical profession existed.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthian 6:19-20

I recently developed a large cyst on my neck. When I had my doctor examine it, he scheduled me for surgery to have it removed. In the meantime, I read of a natural cure utilizing Vitamin E oil in a book. I started to pray for healing and apply the Vitamin E oil everyday. In a matter of a couple of weeks, the cyst disappeared without the need for invasive and expensive surgery. Praise be to God for guiding me to a natural form of healing! I recommend that you too explore alternative natural cures, as well as prayer, for whatever health problems you might be experiencing.

–         Luis Josephus

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–Elson M. Haas, M.D., author of The False Fat Diet

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More than 1,000 of the Most Effective Natural Home Remedies.
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