David saw this about you and declared it joyfully. He longed to have this reality. Yet we who have it, have left it and are chasing for what we already have. We think David’s prayer for what wasn’t a reality in the Old Testament is the best for us.
It ought not to be so. In Christ, we have what David and the other Old Testaments Saints didn’t have. We have the blotting away of sins in Christ. Hallelujah!
- Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.
This is another desire of David. He wanted God to create in him a clean heart. Heart here refers to the inner man. David desired to be clean within. He desired a right Spirit. In essence, what David was asking for was a new heart and new spirit devoid of sin.
Ezekiel prophesied about God giving us a new heart and spirit when he spoke concerning the New Testament.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
This prophecy has been made a reality in the New Testament. We have received a new spirit, the very spirit of God. We have thus received a new heart. Our inward man has been made new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We are new creatures in Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:17
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
We are one spirit with the Lord.
It is wrong to pray for God to create a clean heart and a new spirit within you. You are already made new in Christ. You are one with the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God in you cannot be defiled, your inner man cannot be defiled. So you don’t need a new spirit or heart after you sin. You already have them in Christ eternally….
BY: SANDY AMPONSAH
To be continued…