Pastor Ron Baker

Hebrews 12:1 KJV Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

In The spiritual courtroom of eternity, the Spirit is the Judge and Jesus is your attorney. 

And our accusers are the devil, the world, and people.   

We go through life holding on to things: an old suit, an old dress, stacks of old books and magazines, what-nots and trinkets ten years old, pictures of people we want to forget, boxes of old movies, tapes, cd’s, old pots and pans that we have not used in years, old socks with holes in them, worn out old shoes, etc. People who do this are called “hoarders.” 

Likewise in the spiritual world, it’s easy to go through life holding onto things that are weighing us down such as guilt, resentment, doubt, worry, bitterness, anger, hatred, fear, and frustration.

The problem is that when you allow these things to come into your spirit, or your mind, they’re taking up space for the good things that should be there. Your life is like a container. You were created to be filled with good things like joy, peace, righteousness, and confidence. If you allow worry in your life, your worry pushes out the PEACE of God.  There’s not room for both. 

Your mind, your spirit, your heart, and your soul, have a limited amount of room. 

If you allow guilt to take up space, that is space you do not have for the confidence you need. The reason that some people don’t enjoy their lives is because their container, their heart, their mind, and their spirit is contaminated with so many things. 

Ephesians 4:27  (DRA) “Give not place to the devil.”

It’s not just talking about the forces of darkness; the verse actually says, “give no place….”  That means, give no place to guilt, worry, anger, bitterness. etc. Things can’t come in and automatically take over your life. YOU control what’s in your container.  What you think about, is what you choose to allow in. 

If you think about sins, here they come.  You must purpose, “I’m not going to give in and fill this valuable space in my heart and mind with jealousy, bitterness, anger, etc. It will poison my life. I’m going to protect what I allow in my heart and mind.”

Every night before we sleep, and every morning, when we awake, we need to empty out anything negative from the day. If someone offended you, let it go.  If someone didn’t treat you right, let it go. It’s easy to let that offense remain, it feels good to the carnal man to carry around a grudge, but, you have to be disciplined, and say, “No, I am not giving this offense any room. I am not going to let it sour my day.” 

Only allow the positive to fill your space…it’s a valuable space given to you from the Almighty God.  Letting go of the negative and filling your mind and heart with the positive Word of God, will allow you to have a joyful and peaceful life.