BEHOLD The Living Temple!
75,000,000,000,000 Cells & 10 Systems!
Psalm 139 : 14 I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
During my long hours and many days spent in prayerful physical activity in The Wilderness of Canada, during my year of recovery and spiritual training, I envisioned a book one day entitled: BEHOLD The Living Temple! How I long for the time and means to prepare it! Its purpose would succeeded in making the human body come alive in the mind and heart of The Health Seeker, creating a longing to care for it every day with an awe and love seldom seen in common day! We have been told in Scripture that the body is The Temple of The Holy Spirit and not to defile it. But I believe that these words have never come alive in the minds and hearts of the body of Christian Health Seekers not alive enough! Today, we need a quickening! A grasping of the miracle of The "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" Body! We are not static, stagnant, unchanging, solid, sedentary statues! We are electric, dynamic, always changing, fluid works of art, made for motion and service! And each of us comes with "An Owner's Manual" built into us. The Manual is summed up by "The Laws of Life." These Laws are summed up in "The 10 Energy Enhancers." And all of them must be attended to for Superlative Health and Superlative Service!
THINK ON THESE SYSTEMS Living, Breathing, Moving, Serving Systems!
#1 The Skeletal System: that provides the framework of The Living Temple: The 206 bones & the cartilage, joints & tendons
#2 The Musculatory System: that provides the mobility for The Living Temple: Over 600 muscles attached to the bones & the ligaments
#3 The Circulatory System: that powers The Living Temple: The heart &that brings nutrition to & carries waste away from every cell of The Living Temple: Via the blood which circulates through a vast network of arteries, veins & capillary beds
#4 The Lymphatic System: that serves as the sewage and waste removal route of The Living Temple, while it also nourishes & protects cells from infection: The lymph glands and nodes where lymph fluid is manufactured and a network of lymphatic vessels throughout the body
#5 The Respiratory System: that supplies oxygen and removes carbon dioxide for the breath of The Living Temple: The nasal passages, windpipe, lungs, and tiny air sacs
#6 The Nervous System: that electrifies The Living Temple! The brain and spinal cord, the nerve connections to all parts of the body (peripheral) & the autonomous nervous system (centers along the spine)
#7 The Digestive System: that processes the food and water that fuel The Living Temple and then discards fuel waste for The Living Temple: The mouth, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, liver, intestines & anus
#8 The Urinary System: that discards wastes and fluids for The Living Temple: The pair of kidneys, the ureters, the bladder & the urethra
#9 The Endocrine System: that secretes specialized biochemical products for the various operations of The Living Temple: The glands pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, thymus, pancreas, adrenals, etc.
#10 The Reproductive System: that reproduces The Living Temple: The male & female genitals & organs
Of these 10 Systems, the first 6 are immediately & dramatically revved up by exercise!
Know ye not that ye are The Temple of God
and that The Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
If any man (or woman) defile The Temple of God,
him (or her) shall God destroy;
for The Temple of God is holy,
which Temple ye are. I Corinthians 3:16
WHAT? Know ye not that your body
is The Temple of The Holy Spirit,
which is in you, which ye have of God,
and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price. Therefore, glorify
God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God's. I Corinthians 6: 19 - 20
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