What do I mean by "full sway"? The Holy Spirit can govern your thoughts and actions. Yes, every thought in your mind, your complete will, and all your actions. Yes, the Holy Spirit can possess your total being...body, soul, and spirit. Glory!
You might ask, "How can I get to this state preacher" ? First you have to be born of the Spirit and second you must "die completely" to the Devil's nature in your life. Indwelling sin must be dealt with in order for the the Holy Spirit to have full sway of your complete being. In order for God's Spirit to "destroy" the Devil's nature (Indwelling Sin) in your life..."death" to the Old Man must occur. Someone would ask, "How do I die to the Old Adam" ?
Here's how! In the new birth the Holy Spirit convicts and regenerates the the heart of man and gives him the power to do right...in the eyes of God. The believer is made right by God. Now, God can minister truth to the heart of a believer! What is truth? The Spirit of Truth is revealed to the believer by the Spirit of God ...and thus shows this believer that he or she must get rid of the Devils nature that still tries to rule the heart and life. The Spirit of Truth wants to possess the believer completely. The Holy Spirit in light of Calvary reveals "death" to the Old man in the heart of a believer. The Holy Spirit wants to have full sway and wants to possess the believer's entire being.
The only way the Indwelling Spirit can possess the believer's entire being is for man to get out of the way. This includes selfish interests, selfish ambitions, personal plans, and personal things that interfere with the Holy Spirit's work of having full sway of the believer's entire being. Take note...the crucifixion of Christ "reveals" the crucifixion of self in the life of a believer. Death's crucifixion of self cannot occur until the believer "dies" completely to the old Adam. It's not the process of death to the old man that we look for...it's the "actual experience" of death to the Old man. This allows God to operate! Glory!
What happens when a believer "dies completely" to self? The Indwelling Spirit takes over...The Indwelling Spirit has full sway, and the Devils nature is destroyed by the refining power of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. This is new Testament Truth! It was prophesied in the Old Testament! Glory!
Ezek 36:26-27...A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you,
Mal 3:3...And he shall sit as a refiner and purifer of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver