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HOW TO RENDER........ ........Acceptable Spiritual Sacrifices unto God!

As royal priests, our sacrifices should go up to God daily!

His blood cleanses us of all unrighteousness.

We are the Temple of the Holy Ghost and Christ lives in us, so doing His will should be easy.

Believers today are Royal priests unto God.

We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, chosen that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.  This means we should be offering spiritual sacrifices unto God on daily basis.

We were once not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy...to do what?.  

We have obtained mercy to live differently from the world and to always praise the Lord.  To live as strangers and pilgrims, and to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.  To always have our conversation honest among the people of all classes, so that, whereas they speak against us as evildoers, they may by our good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

We have also obtained mercy through His sacrifice at the cross to be good citizens of our respective countries, to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme, or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

For so is the will of God, that with well doing, we may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.  As children of God, never using our liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God, honouring all men, the King, loving the brethren and reverencing (Fear) God.

As a royal Priesthood, we are priests of the Most High God, believers in Christ, and the Tabernacle of God.  Jesus Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit and as such we have no need to go to Jerusalem in search of Solomon's temple to pray.

We are the temple of the Holy Ghost, separated unto His praise and worship and to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable unto God.

Briefly, what are spiritual sacrifices?

Any of the following offered to God in faith and love can be a spiritual sacrifice made to God.

1. Prayer - We are to pray without season - daily.  When all is well with us and when we are facing challenges.  However, we must remember some of the rules as follows:
  • Whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them - Mark 11:22-24.  This is the rule 1.  Believe first and then you will receive.
  • When you stand praying - Forgive those that have offended you and those having any ought against you, quickly go and make peace with them, so that your heart is free from offense, which hinders your answers without you knowing.  That is Rule 2.
  • Pray according to His will and promises.  This means that we should know the will of God concerning many issues we are praying about, so we can order our prayers right. It also means that we should be familiar with His promises to us, so that when we begin to pray, we ask Him to bless us according to His promises - Rule 3. 

2. Fasting - Especially Intercessory fasting - As Temples of God, our body is a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.  We are in the best position to pray and fast for ourselves and others, including the church because the scriptures say the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

When we wait on the Lord for the Church of God and its activities, when we intercede for souls, when we pray for the saved souls to be firmly established in Christ, we are offering spiritual sacrifices.

3. Praising God Regularly - When we praise Him for His goodness, help and generosity over our lives and others, we are offering sacrifices unto God

4. Worship - This is another aspect of spiritual sacrifices unto Him.  When we worship the Lord and adore Him openly for who He is to us and the Church and the world, when we give special seed offering for kingdom advancement works, when we worship Him with our substance, especially when God directs us to sow seeds even to people or the church, it could be money or property or even our talent and time, if we obey and do the assignment quickly, it is a spiritual sacrifice.

5. Others - There are many other actions we take that constitute spiritual sacrifices unto God like supporting the saints, raising other peoples children etc.  May the Lord expand this in your heart in Jesus Christ name.

Friends, The time of our sojourn here on earth is very short.  One day death will come and the question is "Where will you spent eternity - in heaven or hell". This is the time to work out your salvation...Now is the acceptable time.

All you need to do is to Repent of your sins and sinful ways, believe the word of God and His Son Jesus Christ.  Will you accept Him today?


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