Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child of God!
“Out of your heart flow the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23. Your life is a reflection of what is going on in your heart. Your heart determines the course and quality of your life. All of your attitudes and beliefs are formed and begin in your heart. Whether you are happy or sad, loving or selfish, wealthy or poor, healthy or sick….., for the most part, are all issues that have come out of your heart! Ever since the “fall” of man, darkness and evil have come into mankind’s heart when the sinful nature entered in.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9. “For from within, out of man’s heart’s, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.’” Mark 7:21-23. All of those behaviors and attitudes already existed and started in the heart. The heart of a man is a very deep and complex thing. Much of what is in the heart is hidden from the conscious mind, kind of like an iceberg. Only a small part of an iceberg is in actual view or above water, most of the iceberg is hidden from the surface. “As heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.” Proverbs 25:3.
This paints a pretty bleak view for mankind, but the story does not end there. “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you Good News of Great Joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord.”!!!!! Luke 2:10. Jesus saved us by taking out and removing the old heart of stone that was incurable. So many people today want to go back and heal the old heart. Jesus didn’t try to fix what was wrong with us; He crucified, killed, took away and buried the old heart of stone! The only remedy for the old stony heart is to remove it and give each and every person a new heart, a perfect heart, the heart of Jesus!
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put my Spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in you…” Ezekiel 36:25-27. If all the issues of Life come from your heart, then you have “Good News of Great Joy” because you have been given the perfect heart of Jesus with all of His issues!
This gift of the new heart is in the Spirit and can only be activated by faith. If a person does not a faith, they will not be able to activate and live from this new heart. The gift of the forgiveness of sins, a new heart and a new Spirit is available to all people, but they are activated by faith! Learning to walk in the Spirit can be difficult at times because the attack of the enemy can be almost devastating. The Spirit realities are, by in large, unseen to the natural mind, which is true of the new heart! You have to keep looking into your heart by faith to see the new, perfect heart of Jesus inside of you!
People have been so conditioned to live by their feelings that the transition to living by faith in the Spirit can be difficult and painful at times! The new heart, it is largely unseen at the beginning to the natural mind. The more you live in the Spirit and walk by the Spirit, regardless of what circumstances may be screaming at you, the more Spirit realm opens up to you so you can experience the power of this realm! The Spirit realm is infinitely more powerful than the natural realm. So you can experience the power of the Spirit as you continue to live by faith, even when everything outside may be screaming contrary things at you!
So keep looking to your new heart by faith into the Spirit realm and the issues coming out of your new will change!!! Keep looking to your new heart which is the heart of Jesus! You cannot live the Christian life by your own abilities apart from Christ, but with Jesus and His new heart inside of you flowing like a mighty river, you can do it as More than a Conqueror!
Received by Jerry Brown from the Father on 2-8-2013.