For the March Challenge, we will be reading the book “Steps to Personal Revival, Being filled with the Holy Spirit” by Halmut Haubeil. While this may not seem like much of a health challenge to you, here’s why this was chosen.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” 1 Corinthians 3: 16,17
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19,20
“People filled with the Holy Spirit are God’s temple. Have you ever stopped to think what implications this has for your life? A temple is God’s dwelling place. God said to Moses: “And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” Exodus 25:8
“If we take this statement seriously, then taking care of our health and our lifestyle will become a deliberate part of our discipleship. Our body belongs to God. Do you want to treat God’s property carefully? Yes, we want to treat our bodies carefully and according to God’s instructions! This demands a certain amount of discipline. Someone who is filled with the Holy Spirit, can and will usually implement this discipline with joy. Someone who isn’t filled with the Holy Spirit will struggle and suffer disadvantages. God expects that we maintain the best possible health in body and spirit for His glory, for His service and for our own joy. In this area there is also no replacement for being filled with the Holy Spirit. When Jesus lives in us through the Holy Spirit, the He is also “the Lord who heals you”.
“A life with the Holy Spirit will greatly promote health reform. It is a matter of health information liked with the power to change.” Steps to Person Revival pages 85-86
The next question then is, How can I be filled by the Holy Spirit so that I can implement health changes with joy? I can promise you that if you will prayerfully read this book, you will have the answer. This book has been the subject of a small study group that I have been meeting with, and we are learning more each week about how to be connected to the Holy Spirit, and how that connection changes our lives. I pray that this challenge will be a special blessing to you, and that nothing will get in the way of you reading this book.
If you want a hard copy of the book, you can purchase it from Remnant Publications. https://remnantpublications.com/ You can also download a free copy of the book from here. https://www.revivalandreformation.org/resources/all/steps-to-personal-revival