Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The fire: it cleanses and purifies

re"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire." Luke 3:16

The Holy Spirit is the one that sanctifies and cleanses us, to help make us more holy in our daily life.

One of the most important jobs that the Holy Spirit does is the initial cleaning and purifying. To help break those patterns of sin that was in one's life before.

"You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God." I Corinthians 6:11

Christ is the one who gives us His Spirit to cleanse and purify our hearts.

The fire is going to cleanse on the inside just as if you were to take a bath. Image if you can being as dirty as you have even been, maybe not having a bath for a while as you were stranded and have not been able to find enough water, only that to drink. When you finally get to a pool of water you just want to dive in and get all that dirt, that stickiness off. This is what the fire does it will bring to the surface all the dross, or impurities, or the scum, then we are molded into His image the image of Christ.

The best way to describe dross, is something that happens as the metal get real hot and it starts to melt down, the all the bad stuff the impurities, scum, waste material will surface and then is taken off and made into a new mould.

The fire works in the same way it brings out the old and we then get ready for the new.

The fire is a agent that purifies and sanctifies us, and will get us ready for that growth within us, a Godly growth.

We are being changed into His likeness from one degree to another; one glory to another on a continual basis.

The fire will help to replace those old habits that do not line up with God's Word.

We must come to that point in our walk that we don't want to learn unless we can experience reality.

We must draw close to that fire of God, this is where His light will come into full view.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Amazing post. Thanks

     

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