Does our spirit need cleansing?

From the standpoint of this sanctification issue, Paul says in 2 Corinthians 7:1… Now this is a real tough scripture on this subject. It says — Having therefore these promises dearly beloved, (that’s obviously addressed to believers) let us cleanse ourselves therefore from all filthiness of the flesh, and the spirit.

1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV

Now that’s addressed by a New Testament apostle to a New Testament church and it talks about a cleansing of the human spirit.

In Proverbs, there’s another scripture that says — A man who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city with its walls broken down, and all manner of beasts just come in and out.

28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 25:28 KJV

I don’t think that we realize there’s a kingdom found in Ephesians 6 — of principalities and powers, spiritual wickedness in high places, the rulers of the darkness of this world, that answers to Satan.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:12 KJV

Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright: 2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.