The Heart of Man, Part 5
Lion of Judah Worship Center Ministries, Pastor E. C. Dowdy
The Scriptural text for this Message is Genesis 6:5; as we come to an understanding that God also has a heart—the seat of His soul—feelings, love, anger, wisdom, intellect…. The heart of man is designed to stay in constant contact with the heart of God to be filled and energized.
We started this series January 30, 2022, examining the intangible part of humanity that we cannot see, hear, feel or smell, but they are major contributors to defining who we are.
Just as no two snowflakes are the exact same, so the composition of humanity though shared is unique, and each one of us has unique qualities embedded within by our creator.
The above named scripture looks at what caused pain and angst in the heart of God as he witnessed the wickedness of mankind on the earth. The word translated heart is leb, (with an accent over the E). The meaning conveyed is “inner man;” our true self. When God created man in His image, or as His image, it was far more than clay and moisture. Mankind is a unique being sculpted and formed in the image of God (his spirit). We are spirit, we have souls, and we live in an earth suit called a body that enables us to operate on this planet, but this physical life as we know it is temporal. As the life escapes from us, the soul and heart/mind prepare to face their final destination, while the body and all body parts return to the dust. Yes that includes the brain, though there is mental, emotional, and other soulish functions that occur in the natural through the brain, it is not a part of the soul of man. The spirit of man will return to God, from whence it came.
This unique inner man would receive data from the Spirit of God, the soul-mind, eye gates, ear gates, his/her own beliefs and the chosen path we choose to walk. When the data from the soul is greater that what we feed our spirits, our actions are tilted towards the world and its thought system. If we feast on the Word of the living God, now that our spirits has been re-born, we can change the data from being toxic to becoming pure, holding the love of God, guiding our thoughts, actions, beliefs, and every other function of our being. Remember David was a man after God’s own heart, not because he was pure, but he unlocked the storehouse of God’s goodness when he stated in Ps. 51: “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me” (verse 10.) Then he wrote Psalms 32. Our hearts are transformed by the washing of water of the Word to purify them. Those days and nights of sheep watching enabled him to draw nigh to God, and God to him, read the account of his battle with Goliath in I Samuel 17. Then fast forward to Matt. 5:8, “Only the pure in heart shall see God.”
Let us listen with open ears. God is waiting for us to set aside time to spend with Him, not as background noise, but He must have the pre-eminence in all things and that includes hiding His Word in our hearts.
Listen and grow!
Healing and Deliverance
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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