“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God:” (Matthew 5:8).
How can we be made pure in heart? Only by being in the presence of God; that is the only place where we can be pure in heart. When we are in the presence of God we naturally and automatically follow Paul’s instruction; “As for the rest brethren, as much as is true, as much as is serious, as much as is righteous, as much as is pure, as much as is pleasing, as much as is praiseworthy, whatever is good and whatever is approved, think (imperative) on these things” (Philippians 4:8).
Our soul must be saturated with Him – Godly thoughts, remembrances of Him and His word – not on the things of this world. We must allow the Holy Spirit to lead us gently into that holy place; He won’t knee drop us and skull drag us into the holy presence of God against our will; we need to come there, as did the Jews, by the altar of sacrifice; and what we sacrifice is ourselves; our self life, our self management and direction. We need to come by the brazen laver, as did the Jews, and wash our garments, our soul, in the Blood of the Lamb of God, to be cleansed from the stains of the world and the flesh. We must do it; no-one else can.
No-one has any authority unless it is given to them by the word of prophecy; Christ had no authority except that given to Him by the word of prophecy; He did the things that were prophesied of the Christ and whatever else He did was under the direction of the Father speaking from heaven. The Holy Spirit has no authority except that given to Him by the Word of prophecy; His role is clearly delineated in the scriptures; He is not going to go outside that Word because the Word and the Spirit are indivisible, just as the Father and the Son are indivisible.