The Holy Spirit is the deadly antagonist of, and all-sufficient antidote to the self-life. When He dwells in blessed fullness within the surrendered heart, He sets it free from the law of sin and death. He annihilates the power of the self-life, as an antiseptic cancels the death-dealing germs which proceed from the body of a patient who is stricken with an infectious disease...
"Be Filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18)
"Be not content to have the Holy Spirit within thee; see that He fills thee, and thou wilt experience that blessed condition in which the sparks of temptation shall seem to be quenched in an ocean of water as they shall touch thy heart." See Ephesians 6:16.
Our Motives in Working for Christ Must Be Pure
We must get rid of the constant thought of self. We must become oblivious to the praise or the blame of men. We must let the sun of Divine Love burn out the fires of selfish ambition and personal aims.
We must bring our weak and weary hearts to Jesus, the heart physician, asking Him to cleanse them by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit, disentwining the clinging evil of self, and filling us with His own sweet guileless and perfect love. See Luke 4:14-19.