Q & A: What Does Reverend Deal Say?
‘Our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Ghost’
As the month of November comes to an end, I would be remised not to mention that Diabetes Awareness Month is November. Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians mentions that your body should be used for God’s glory. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says’ don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God; He bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God’s glory’. My glory. God even knows how many hairs are on your head.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose is too high. When I was growing up folks called it sugar. When your pancreas is not producing enough insulin to get glucose from the foods we eat causes health problems. Blacks are much more susceptible than whites to be stricken with diabetes. What you eat, lack of exercise, heredity, and a lack of information are some of the causes. I am a type two diabetic. My body does not make or use insulin well. I rely on a pill every day for control. The other type of diabetes is called type 1. Type 1 diabetic does not make insulin at all. Type 1 diabetics must take insulin daily to maintain control or to stay alive. Listed are some facts from Diabetes.org: (1) in 2015, 30.3 million Americans had diabetes. Approximately 1.25 American children and adults have type 1 diabetes. (2) Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed. (3) Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
God is very much interested in the human body. God does not want us to be sick. One of the great doctrines of God is the Doctrine of Divine Healing. Healing and the will of God are synonymous. The greatest setback for God’s elect is not to understand or have a clear knowledge of God’s will on this subject. Enroll in a good Bible study group on the subject of healing. Ask your pastor and explore your spiritual gifts. Let us use what God has given us. What a blessing it is to walk in the fullness of the goodness of God.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian’s Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.email@example.com
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