Light in the Darkness: May 22, 2013

by Pastor David Grey

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Today, I want to focus on three things that will help every believer to know a deeper walk in the Holy Spirit. Three things that cultivate a closer walk with the Spirit in your life.

The first thing to do is to clean out your house. These may be things in your literal house (your home), or things in your earthly tent (your mind and body).

Take time to identify those things that clutter your mind with things that are counterproductive to the powerful work of the Holy Spirit in your life.

Things that feed your flesh rather than the Spirit of God within you. They include what you watch or read and sometimes even things that you do that are not wrong in and of themselves.

You might be surprised what the Holy Spirit reveals about such things.

Years ago, for instance, I realized that my motorcycle appealed far too much to my flesh and had to go. I never regretted it.

Everything that appeals to the flesh rather than the Spirit needs to be cleansed  just as Hezekiah of old rid the Temple of those things that defiled it and were offensive to  the living God.

These are things that hinder what the Spirit has for our lives and nothing short of a thorough cleansing is acceptable. Partial measures simply will not work.

It does little good to wipe the dust cloth here and there while tracking mud into the house faster than it can be cleaned up

The second thing to do is to get into the Word. It is the washing of the water of the word that cleanses our lives.

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