I have been laid back with a nasty cold or flu virus and last night I remembered what I had read somewhere in the New Testament about our BODY a HOLY temple created by GOD!
I just now found the actual verse and here it is in my Backpack Bible in the New International Readers Version which actually was intended for ages 6-10! It is highly accurate and readable:
“Don’t you know that your BODIES (my emphasis) are TEMPLES (my emphasis) of the HOLY SPIRIT (my emphasis)?…You do not belong to yourselves…use your BODIES (my emphasis) in a way that HONORS GOD (my emphasis).”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I think that is pretty clear as to what Paul was saying. Paul was mostl likely an athletic individual as he was always using phrases related to athletics i.e. running the race.
I would imagine he was in excellent shape and saw many of the new Christians being overweight and even obese. He knew that in order to spread the word about Jesus the new followers had to travel long distances and suffer innumerable hardships.
Today we in the United States don’t have to do that. We travel quickly long distances in either own vehicles or other forms of transportation besides our feet! Yes many do suffer the hardships of malnutrition still but the majority I see have the opposite problem! They are complacent overweight to obese out of shape from youngsters to seniors!
Yes they also are suffering from a devastating form of malnutrition pushed on us by the numerous fast food restaurants and even grocery stores by these BOGO (Buy One Get One) campaigns as seen in our media.
As a Preparedness and Survival consultant and author of three books on the niche and ISSA personal fitness trainer for over 20 years (starting at age 50) I will tell you that 98% of today’s Americans could NOT SURVIVE a national disaster either man-made or natural! That includes a HUGE number of first responders!
For instance if terrorists were to use a biological weapon such as deadly SARS or Avian flu 98% would be WIPED OUT! These terrorists would not even need to fire their weapons!
I am going to start a national campaign starting with President Trump to get America PHYSICALLY FIT again! I have a direct contact through a business associate to him. I am going to invite former US Navy Seal Commander Mark Divine and former US Army Ranger Captain Greg Amundson to join me when we meet with President Trump to convince him this is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY that must be dealt with ASAP! I am going to suggest that either Mark or Greg be appointed as the Czar of Physical Fitness as both have this priority as a TOP one in their current missions.
We can NOT allow this to continue as sooner than later we could see the above mentioned scenario occur on US soil!
This is MY new mission as I asked GOD to let me be the John the Baptist for this mission!