The Heart

By Roy Waldrom The word HEART is mentioned 726 times in the K.J.V. of the Bible Ezekiel 14:1 - 7 Idols in the heart Psalm 135:15 - 18 Man's idols Jeremiah 31:31 New covenant Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart Mark 12:30 You shall LOVE the Lord with all your HEART, SOUL, MIND, and STRENGTH. 1 Samuel. 16:6 & 7 Man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the HEART. Jeremiah 17:9 & 10 The HEART is deceitful above all things, I the Lord search the HEART. Matthew. 15:8 Draw near the mouth, honor with lips, but their HEART is far from me. Mark 7:21 From out of the HEART proceed all these. Galatians. 5:19 - 21.The same list recorded. THE WORD FLESH IN THE BIBLE DOES NOT MEAN THE PHYSICAL BODY It is nothing to do with overweight or lust. Those things only result from walking according to the flesh. The flesh is a kingdom in which we live, a materialistic realm which puts wax in our ears and prevents us from hearing the voice of God, because, in that kingdom we rule. THE FLESH GETS IT'S POWER FROM WHAT IS IN THE HEART WHAT IS THE HEART ? Proverbs 4:23 Keep your HEART with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Living Bible, paraphrase. Above all else guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life. The word DILIGENCE = Persistent effort, continue firmly, don't be put off. THE HEART IS THE CENTER OF MAN'S BEING, CONTROLLING THE EMOTIONS AND THE AFFECTIONS A gauge inside that registers a response in all relationships. Either forgiving, or not forgiving, setting free or binding. Reacting or responding. To keep the HEART it is a moment, by moment, walk, keeping in tune with Jesus. He is the only one who knows the truth of what is going on in the HEART. Philippians 4:6 & 7 tells how to guard the heart. 1 Peter 3:11 Seek peace. WE MUST FIRST GIVE OUR HEARTS TO JESUS Proverbs. 23:26 My son give me your HEART. Ephesians. 3:17 That Jesus may dwell there. CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART Romans 2:29 Deuteronomy 30:6 Circumcision is that of the HEART in the Spirit. 1 Corinthians. 9:12 .Circumcision of the HEART is death to rights. Philippians. 2:5 on. This is what Jesus did, He gave up His rights. Romans 7:13 - 25. While we live in a fallen nature body, the HEART and the flesh are at war with the spirit. Proverbs 26:11. Unless the HEART is changed there will be no lasting victory. As a dog returns to his vomit so a fool returns to his folly. The true prayer needs to be Psalm 51:10. Create in me a clean HEART O God and renew a right spirit within me. A simple clue to where the HEART is at, in any situation. If I experience negative feelings and my mind will not let rest a situation, I need to ask, "Lord Jesus, have I taken that into my HEART?" (expect to hear a yes or no in your mind) If the answer is yes, agree with the witness of the Spirit and repent, forgive yourself and anyone else involved. Then renounce all control out of your heart, and cut the soul tie. (For what a soul tie is, see DVD that has teaching on the subject or request notes from royw@ihug.co.nz) A simple question, Lord Jesus, what was my HEART response to that situation will reveal the truth. Genesis 17:9 & 11 CIRCUMCISION WAS GOD'S COVENANT. No. 1 A cutting off. 1 John 2:15 No. 2 No darkness John 3:19. Evil grows in darkness. No. 3 No secrets Proverbs 26:20 and 22 ( tale bearer = gossip ). Exodus 4:24 - 26. Moses had not obeyed God and circumcised his son. DISOBEDIENCE, unless it was put right he had no power to destroy the enemy. Ephesians 4:27. Told to give no place to the Devil. CIRCUMCISION is a dividing line, you either have or have not. UNCIRCUMCISED, Open for temptation, hidden, disease, Hebrews 12:15 Open to a root of bitterness EUNUCHS, No threat, self dead Esther 2 looked after the women. CRITICISM = Discernment with unforgiveness in the HEART. The heart and torment. Matthew 18. The fallen angels live in the ever-present state of torment, they are the tormenters. When we judge wrongly we are handed over to them till we repent, (Pay the last penny) 1 John 4:18 What drives torment is fear. It is not the wrong that is the issue, it is getting free of the tormentors who had free reign in our lives before being born of the Spirit and after, if we judge. The tormentors control the mind and the emotions, locking it all up in the heart. To deal with the heart it is a matter of repentance for the response and commanding the heart to let go of the emotions the tormentors have had a right to. The heart must come in line with the Will, the Will must be surrendered to the will of Father God which is what He requires by forgiving and dealing with our judgments, because He has forgiven us. Hebrews 4:12b The Word (Of God) is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The heart needs to be check against the Father God's Word. Under the Law they had to do certain things. Didn't matter what was in their hearts. They were called to make their hearts obey. Now under grace the heart is to obey the law of the Spirit, that law is to forgive and deal with all personal judgments. Deuteronomy 30:14. "But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it." The Word is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. We are then required to deal with what is discerned by an act of the will. Deuteronomy 30:14 is very clear, To treat our heart differently is to give it control. What stops the heart from releasing control is PRIDE. Contact Roy Waldrom