When Jesus comes back and opens your "jar of clay", will He find a sweet jar of life "preserved" by the Holy Spirit or a rotten life decayed and destroyed by trying to live it without God??
"May your spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless...." (1st Thessalonians 5:23).
Who does the "preserving" in this scripture?? The Holy Spirit is the only one who can reach into the deepest recesses of our being. There are motives and subconscious places that we cannot possibly reach on our own. Only the Holy Spirit of God Almighty can reach into those places and actually change them to be pleasing to Him. This is the way our spirit, soul, and body is "preserved" in pure uprightness and no longer condemned by God!! "Preserved" for how long?? For as long as it takes for Jesus to come back!!! Be ready and be Blessed, ~Pastor Lynn