I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, -“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”-Acts 4vs12.
The topic of “Guard Your Heart” holds the secret to Life, Love, Hope, Joy, Peace, Faith, Healing, Spiritual Blessings,Safety,Prosperity and Everything GOOD God has planned for mankind, from the beginning!.
The only reason we are lacking any of the above, it relates directly to what we allow in our HEARTS!
The Word of God tells us the following:
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Once you realise how poweful your HEART is, you will know that guarding your HEART is the SINGLE most important factor in your life!
Understand this - Perception, Assumption, Expectation, Disappointment, Judgement and Fear, is fully/100% owned by the Perceiver. Has got nothing to do with anyone else!
Each person, experiences Life in a different way and each person has a different viewpoint about Life, no matter where they come from, where they live, no matter their race, sex or status is in Life, if you ask any person how they experience Life you will get Billions of responses.(….As many as there are people on earth!)
The reality is that every person, no matter what they think, feel, perceive, assume, or expect from Life, have this very DAY been given the exact same DAY as every other person living on earth & it is called TODAY! – It is cleary stated TODAY, NOT Yesterday, NOT Tomorrow!
Today each one of us who are alive have received a brand new day from God our Father, which in itself shows His Great Love and Grace for mankind!.
Today each one of us has been given 24hrs as a Gift from God whether we think we deserve it or not, we’ve been given a brand new day!
Through the Grace of God He resets, our day’s everyday by giving us a brand new day! If we put this in human terms, when you have a problem with a computer , sometimes by pressing the reboot button sorts the problems out!, we are given a new day everyday, which means - As long as we have Life in us, we are able to Live TODAY! Yesterday is GONE! & None of us know what Tomorrow will bring!
This is why God tells us in His Word “ TODAY when you hear My voice do not harden you heart!” For God knows exactly what TODAY is worth to the believer who has FAITH in his or her HEART! Heb 4v7
We tend to forget about Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Shadrack, Mischack and Abednego in the Firey furnnace
The Red Sea Crossing
The Shadow moving back a few steps
The Sun Standing still when Elijah prayed
David & Goliath,etc
These are all proof of people who believed in God and expected a miracle on a specific day, thus when they called on that day which GOD calls TODAY (Heb4v7), GOD heard them and saved them as all was done in FAITH! As previously mentioned in my blog dated 17 Nov 2016 , FAITH is to believe in that which does not exist “AS IF” it ALREADY exists or has taken place! So it boils down to “Believing is Seeing” and not “Seeing is believing”
Now, what we do not know is that EVERYTHING that does not come from FAITH is SIN!! Don’t believe me?, read Rom 14vs23.!
Let’s put this into perspective, when the Word of GOD tells us EVERYTHING, it means EVERYTHING !!
It does not relate to one specific thing, it does not mean in context, it does not mean the way we interpret it, it means EVERYTHING in the physical and Spiritual realms!
This means, that when we do things in FAITH, it covers EVERYTHING!, it applies to our Lives, our Relationships, our Blessings, our Safety, our Health, our Life of Abundance, in actual fact EVERYTHING we need in Life on Earth and our Everlasting Life in Christ Jesus!
ANYTHING ELSE, which is “EVERYTHING ELSE” which is not done in FAITH is SIN!
How powerful are these Words!?, for when we look at the PAST and what has transpired in our lives, what we have gone through, How we have been abused, How we have been hurt, How people have disappointed us, How we have been robbed, mugged, Hi-Jacked,etc, all of this which is “EVERYTHING” from the past or anything negative in the here and now,, none of these things are done in FAITH, as FAITH only works into the FUTURE, and trusts that GOD is in control and that He has ALREADY supplied all your needs!!, thus everything not done in FAITH is SIN!, so everytime you live in the past or are entangled in the here and now, all the worries of life, you are living a life of SIN!
Why?, for now your HEART is Downcast, full of Unforgiveness, Hatred, Revenge, Judgement, Envy, Jealousy, Pride, Selfishness, Arrogance, Self-Righteousness, Resentment,etc of which everything is the fruit of the devil, who is the father of all lies and has come only to Steal, Kill and Destroy from the beginning!
DO YOU SEE KNOW WHY, THE WORD OF GOD TEACHES US THAT EVERYTHING NOT DONE IN FAITH IS A SIN!!
Philippians 4:6-8Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].
John 4:23-24Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Part 2 to follow soon…………….