Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, “How can I get the air out of this glass?”
One man shouted, “Suck it out with a pump!” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.” After numerous other suggestions Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he said, “all the air is now removed.”
He then went on to explain that victory in the Christian life is not accomplished by “sucking out a sin here and there,” but by being filled with the Holy Spirit.
I believe that illustration must be preached today as fervently as Moody preached it then… we must gain a revelation of the importance of Holy Spirit!
Are you filled with the spirit of God?
The baptism of Holy Spirit is the key to success in a Christian life today! Have you been filled with Holy Spirit? Are you allowing the infilling of his spirit to replace your vain attempts to remove the “sin” in your life?
You can have victory in this life – if you will simply allow Holy Spirit to transform you instead of attempting to “transform yourself”.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18