Peace be unto you in Yeshua’s name.
Every year round about January time, I decide to flush my body of all harmful toxins by going on a detox diet. One must try and look their best for the coming summer, besides after indulging in a lot of rubbish during the holidays. I’m left with no choice but to detox! My point is during the first few weeks of a detox diet the affects it has on your body is quite visible. Your skin starts to break out with spots and you might develop a cold, this is your body expelling all the toxins out of your body through your pores. When this starts to happen you can become so dismayed by the whole process and decide to stop. Thus not completing the detox, resulting in you body returning to its toxin filled state. What we don’t realise is the appearance on the outside of our bodies might look ok but internally our organs, muscles tissue etc. are suffering slowly wasting away with time. But if we where to complete the detox process at first our outward appearance might not look good but inwardly our bodies are becoming strong and very healthy. Moreover we are laying down the foundations for a much healthier and longer life.
So you’re wondering what has this got to do with the Lord and His Will in your lives. Well Everything!!
We have to always be on a spiritual detox in our lives in order to stay on the path to the Kingdom of God, laying a foundation for eternal life.
So how do we do this?
We rid ourselves of all those unclean and potentially harmful spirits that pollute our lives causing our internal spirit to slowly waste away, thus leading to a spiritual death.
How do we identify we need to go on a spiritual detox?
What does the scripture say?
2Corinthians 4:16-17 ‘So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being re-newed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure.’
Romans 8:5-10 ‘For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law- indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is Life because of righteousness.’
My belief is that God knows we sin daily he knows we are not perfect, but through the Holy Spirit given unto us by Jesus Christ we can try to live a life according to His will. In saying this we must be willing to perform a daily detox on ourselves. Ridding our bodies of unclean spirits that will try and pollute our inner souls thus making it hard for the Spirit of God to dwell within us.
Knowing our souls/spiritual life is in danger is hard, satan will not attack us in a obvious way. He will try and beguile us with plain and simple ‘human nature’. Lust for the finer things in life, being too proud, self pity, arrogance, judgemental attitude and the list goes on. These things sneak up on us unawares.
We look at our christian walk with the Lord and become boastful, proud and arrogant. We start to judge our fellow brother or sister, our prayer life becomes one of, ‘I want this and I need that!’ Or its my throne right to have all things I want because the Lord has promised it to me.
Our lives on the surface might seem ok, but inwardly we could experience a spiritual slump if we don’t identify with the natures above that can bring us down.
How do we spiritually detox ourselves?
This can only be done one way and that is through the Word of God, reading our bibles daily will restore our spiritual life, strengthening our body and soul. We also know through scripture that the Word of God is Yeshua (Jesus), only through him we obtain eternal life and thus detoxing our souls of all condemnation through the sins of the flesh.
Proverbs 4:20-27 ‘My child, be attentive to my Words; incline your ears to my sayings. Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forwards and your gaze be straight before you. Keep straight your path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.’
Therefore I leave you with the wise words of YHWH (God), may they strengthen you and keep you all on that path to His glorious Kingdom.
‘In YHWH we Pray, In YHWH we Trust’