By Mike Caven

Proverbs 6:32 ESV

Proverbs 11:6 ESV


The Secrets in my heart of hearts

Scripture tells me in Jeremiah 17:9

I know the answer to this question is my Triune God

Who is my all seeing – all knowing God – for He is

My Creator, Father God.

My Savior and Redeemer, Jesus.

My Precious Holy Spirit, who dwells within me.

How do I find victory over this perverted darkness within me?

I know Light dispels Darkness

Dying to all Unbelief, Pride and Shame and Unforgiveness

What Jeremiah 17:9 calls in that scripture

a heart that is

It is these four

(Pride, Unbelief, Shame, and Unforgiveness)

that are some of the main components of a desperately sick heart

I need help from outside myself for I have proven to myself

time and again

that I am unable to conquer this evil that I am aware of on my own

Confessing these SINs within my deep and cold heart, to another (James 5:16)

I am in need of this “Great Power” to destroy this perversion deep inside of my heart

Bringing it into the “Light” 

Confessing it to at least one brother who loves our King and Savior Jesus

For what power does this brother have who also is a temple of the Holy Spirit

As it says in John 20:23

This is the “Great Power,” this brother has as I humble myself and openly confess my sins to him.

He has the power to proclaim forgiveness to me concerning these sins I confess to him.

Yet, I understand, this brother is only flesh like me

Nevertheless, he has our Holy Spirit dwelling within him

It is He our precious Holy Spirit within my brother,

who is this “Great Power,” to destroy the darkness I battle

Yet this, Opium is so easily available

always just a milli-second away 

Therefore, I am always in need of my precious Holy Spirit within me also

So, yes, when I submit, when I surrender, when I humble myself to the Holy Spirit within me

and when necessary walk in the light, and when necessary opening up and shining the light within my deep heart to a brother I trust (meaning a brother I feel safe with)

what is transpiring? What is going on when I humble myself in this way?

The best and purest picture I have is that of seeing a child being washed and cleaned by their mother

(Matthew 18:3)

Like this, our Holy Spirit is taking me to the Cross of my brother Jesus

And there, washing me, cleansing me, and setting me apart.

1 Corinthians 6:11

The reality is I must continually be going to the Holy Spirit

and humbling myself

Calling this sickness within my heart

Calling it what it is – 


And leaving it at the Cross of Jesus

This is how my precious Holy Spirit

is working within me, washing and cleansing me with the blood and water that is coming out of

my Lords side.

This is the Reality, the TRUTH, of Luke 9:23

I need to deny myself, daily of this Opuim within my heart of stone and

allow my Holy Spirit to transform it into a heart of flesh.

I must walk in this truth; daily, hourly, minute by minute

until this deception is totally destroyed within me.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart,

O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:17