Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child of God!
Ever asked yourself, “If God is pouring His Love into my heart through the Holy Spirit and His Love for me is high as the heavens are above the earth, then why am I not feeling much of this Love? “If In his presence is the fullness of Joy and Pleasures forevermore, why don’t I feel this sense of the fullness of His Joy all the time?” Especially since Love, Joy and pleasures are usually associated with powerful emotions.
The enemy is trying to dull the minds and hearts of all people and he is trying to make them feel the negative emotions like fear, anxiety, despair, depression, oppression, condemnation….. Jesus fulfilled the law for all of mankind so that man does not have to live under the law of sin, death, and condemnation. Jesus ushered in the new covenant whereas He completely dealt the death-blow to sin and set us all free from the law!
“But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses (the Law) is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord (with their heart), the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (freedom from the law, freedom from a dull mind and heart).” 2 Corinthians 3:14-17.
The more a person lives under the law, and still lives from the past defining who they are, rather the Spirit, there will be dullness of mind and heart! If there is still dullness of mind and heart inside of you, where you are not experiencing the fullness of the Father’s Love and Joy on a consistent basis, this is just an indication of what is in your heart. The good news is that there is never any condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, so we just continue to be filled with the Spirit, and the Spirit contains the fullness of The Father’s Love and Joy!
In the law, the focus of your heart is always on you and how obedient or disobedient you have been. This person is always looking for his/her sins because they really don’t believe that they have all been forgiven by Jesus at the Cross. We are supposed to examine ourselves to find faith, not sin!!!! Jesus died so that we would be Jesus or Spirit conscious, not sin conscious!!! Some people are always examining themselves, this self focus, this flesh focus, and all of their sin. This sin, law, self and flesh consciousness is what dulls the heart and mind.
As you look to Jesus and not to yourself, and look to the Spirit with an unveiled face (free of the law and sin) you are being transformed into Jesus’ likeness. The Spirit of Christ wakes up your new heart! The Spirit breathes Life into the Love and Joy that is continually being poured into your heart, so you can experience the fullness of the power! Do you want to experience more of the Love and Joy in your Life, then fellowship with the Holy Spirit and ask Him to breathe Life into this Love and Joy that is in your new heart!!! The new heart needs to be awakened by the Holy Spirit!
Many people are content with reading and studying the Bible, but are not hungering to experience the power of the Father’s Love, Joy, Peace, Pleasures by the Holy Spirit. If here is this sense of dullness, dryness, powerlessness, lifelessness, if you are not experiencing the power of His Love by the Holy Spirit, ask Holy Spirit to breathe Life into your heart!
How about you, do want to be just read about the Father’s Love, or do you want to “taste and see that the Lord is good”? If you want to experience the power of this Love and Joy, then press into Holy Spirit to breathe Life into your new heart, so that your new heart is awakened and you will no longer live from the sin-consciousness of your past! You will see yourself inside of the Lord’s Glory with an unveiled face, where sin, the past, and the flesh do not even exist!!! Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom to experience the power of the Father’s Love and Joy for which you were created!
Jerry Brown 2-20-2013.