DCLM Higher Everyday 2 December 2022 — Personal Purging

DCLM Higher Everyday 2 December 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Personal Purging



1This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

2I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:

3Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

4For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

5Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

MEMORY VERSE: “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5).


When you go to see a doctor, he determines your ailment or disease based on the medical history and a physical examination. The doctor then selects appropriate procedures that can help to confirm the diagnosis, determine the magnitude and severity of the disease, and the right treatment.

As you examine your body for good health regularly, so does your spiritual life require regular examination to be sure you are still in the faith. Personal purging means repentance. And Billy Graham says, “True repentance means, ‘to go in a new direction.’ To be sorry is not enough in repentance. Judas was remorseful and sorry, but he never repented. Even reformation is not enough.”

So, admit the sin problem, confess and forsake them, then you will be forgiven. If you are still in the faith, you will know by your thoughts, actions, affections and attitude. Are they godly? Do you maintain holy practice in all things? Do you pray and read the Bible?

Examine yourself frequently with a view to being restored and perfected if you have fallen. Self-examination and purging will help us to re-align with God’s Word.

QUOTE: Personal purging means repentance.

CHALLENGE: Are you still in the faith?

PRAYER: O God, help me to purge myself to be free from every sin.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)