Consider the picture of Jesus cleaning out the temple. He did it twice; Once at the very beginning of his ministry (John 2: 15-17) and again at the end. (Mark 11: 15-17) Both times he showed anger, spoke with authority, and single-handedly drove out everyone who used the house of God for personal gain.

These were the only times Jesus showed anger. He wasn't retaliating to a personal offense. He was totally consumed about keeping the temple of God holy and a house of prayer. He performed the prophetic Word spoken through David:

"For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me." (Ps. 69: 9)

In answer to the Jews' query why He had done this, Jesus referred to His own body as the temple of God. How about you? Paul asks the following question:

"What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost 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." (1 Cor. 6: 19-20)

What are you doing to drive out those unholy squatters in your temple? Those intruders come in many forms. They can be addictions, wrong attitudes that keep producing problems, disease, to name but a few. Yes, disease is ungodly. It's not placed there by God. You are living in an imperfect world where the devil will reign, especially in those who don't know their God-given rights.

Remember: you were bought with a price. Your aches and pains were borne by Jesus Christ and have been nailed to the cross.

Just as Jesus did, don't hesitate to use rightful indignation towards anything that has taken root in your body that is not holy! Go on the war path and order it out with the Word of God, proclaiming that your body is holy!

Maybe you're still wondering why and how you have the authority to do this. First of all, you are all subject to all the influences of the world, from ungodly thoughts to germs and catastrophes beyond your control.

The good news is that God is always in control. He knows the beginning from the end of your life's journey. He turns what Satan has meant for evil into something good.

"All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." (Rom. 8:28)

He hath chosen you before the foundation of the world. (Eph.1: 4) His task is not to miraculously take you out of your predicaments. He wants you to effectively use the weapons He has put at your disposal to ward off your enemies!

You don't wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the devil. God's armor consists of His Truth, recognizing that you are His righteousness, living and sharing the Gospel, salvation, faith, and speaking the Word of God. (Eph. 6: 12-13) Jesus explained that it was not He, the physical man, that performed the miracles, "but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."

Likewise, thanks to His resurrection, you have received the Holy Spirit, who dwells in you and He performs the miracles. All you need to do is take authority and speak God's Words in faith over your situations! That's how you will glorify Him:

"He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." (John 14: 12-13)

Faith coupled with the life giving, life altering Word of God will bring about miracles! Believe me. I know!

Author's Bio: 

In her book: "With Wings As Eagles." Ann Stewart walks you through her own trials, demonstrating how indeed God will bring you to a place where you find yourself rejoicing despite the turmoil around you. With Wings As Eagles You can subscribe to her inspirational newsletter here: Embracing All the Promises of God