Day 26 Devo - The Temple Of The Holy Spirit

Our Point to Ponder yesterday left us with this thought:     Do not put out the Spirit's fire...  (1 Thess. 5:19)

It is not within our power to purify ourselves - the Spirit does it.  But we must cooperate with Him, and let Him do His work.  Sometimes we resist the Holy Spirit, and actually try to put out His fire.  When any sinful impurity in our lives is so precious to us that we will not let the Spirit remove it, we are grieving Him!

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.             (Ephesians 4:30)

We cannot be filled with our own sinful ways and also be filled with the Spirit at the same time.  When we insist on willfully continuing a sinful practice, this blessing will not come.  We cannot be filled with the Spirit if we will not let Him make room to fill us.

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.  Therefore honor God with your body.        ( 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.  He can not cohabitate with the wickedness in His dwelling place.  Your temple must be dedicated to God alone, to honor Him.  You must be willing to deny sin and let the Spirit reign.

• Read Romans 6: 12-13, and thing about it.  Remember, it's only by the Spirit's power that we deny sin and offer ourselves to God.  We need to be willing to fully submit to Him.  Then we can truly be filled with the Holy Spirit.