Adam had added a comment to my previous post regarding Darin Hufford's blog "John the Baptist in context." I tried several times to respond but kept drawing a blank so I asked Darin for his input. I thought Darin's comment were great and shared them in my response to Adam.
After reading Adam's comment, Darin felt that further clarification was needed so he added his response to his original blog post. The addition reads as follows:
"The indwelling Spirit is not something that is supposed to drain us of ourselves but rather to magnify the authentic self that God created in us. The flesh is not the essence of who we are. It's just the stuff that is attached to us. We can get rid of all "flesh (sinful nature)" and still have "ME or US" left. That's the part that God wants to INCREASE. Many of us have been convinced by a religious system that we are supposed to get rid of the "Me" part as well; as though that somehow glorifies God or makes him happy."
To read Darin's blog with the additional paragraph, follow this link.