By Babatope Babalobi
Matthew 15:19: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander”
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jer 17:9).
The heart is restless and works throughout our life, whether when we are awake or sleeping. When the heart is not pumping blood through the arteries and veins for our life sustenance, it is processing information and data. Our heart is our life. Death occurs simply when our heart stops working, and it is common to hear about Heart failures as being the primary cause of a person’s death. As long as your heart is working, you are alive, when it stops working, you are worst that a living ant
The Heart is the engine room of the soul. It is the seat of all thoughts and emotions. Your heart can be any mood or can be in any state. It can be heavy, meek, good, evil, troubled, tender, feeble, pure, upright, honest, wicked, grieved, forthright, sorrowful, joyful, merry, proud, hardened, deceitful, foolish, or wise. How best can we describe your heart? Which of the adjectives above can best describe your heart?
Luke 6:45: “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks”
Our hearts will either take us to heaven or hell.
Genesis 6:5: “ And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”
Whether you are going to make heaven or hell depends on what goes on in your heart and what actions you eventually take based on that. The Heart is our conscience. Every evil thought and imagination starts from the heart. Name it…… murder, assassinations, violence, sexual orgies, wickedness and many more of such. It normally starts when the enemy drops an evil idea in our hearts. And unless we reject this immediately, we start to process this and magnify it.
The Heart knows good and evil and can distinguished between the two. No one can be deceived into committing evil by his heart. When you are committing a good act, you heart is there approving you, and when your are about to commit an evil act, your heart will also disapprove of it, but in most cases because of our stubbornness, we ignore the counsel of our heart.
The heart is the seat of deep secrets but all the secrets of a man’s heart are open and know to God
1 Samuel 16:7: “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of hisstature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart”
Psalm 44:21: “Would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?”
The spirit of God knows every thought that is going on in our heart. Our hearts must be seared with the word of God always. We must never think of anything that is contrary to the plans of God in our hearts. Our hearts are in His hands, and we cannot hide it from Him.
God knew through the heart of Esau that he was plotting evil against his brother Jacob. God hardened the heart of Pharaoh so that he could bring him and the Egyptians into destruction and gain glory and deliverance for His people the Israelites, and Delilah was able to betray Samson her lover, because Samson poured all his heart secrets to her.
Part of the things God will use to judge us is the thoughts of our heart. We must therefore be extremely careful what we process in our hearts. The Spirit of God records every thought of our heart.
Proverbs 21:2: “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart”
Matthew 5:28: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”
Jeremiah 17:10:“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”
Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living 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”
The heart is the cemetery of several unanswered prayers. Our hearts must match what our mouth says. If we confess Jesus is Lord, and we think contrary in our hearts, then the spirit of God will take us as unbeliever.
God takes serous what is in our heart more than what we say with our mouths, a lot of faithlessness takes place in our hearts. The contrary thoughts of our hearts have turned our heart into the burial ground of most our prayers. If you pray with all your might but you do not believe in your heart that the prayers have been answered, then the prayers will remain unanswered.
Mark 11:23: “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him”
Our heart is the seat of our relationship with God our creator. Hannah prayed to the Lord at Shiloh with her heart and her voice was not heard.
Deuteronomy 4:29: “But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul”
The heart is the seat of our integrity ? We must jealously guide what goes on in our hearts; we must not open our hearts to be influenced by negative thoughts or ideas. We must shut our hearts from the devil.. We can commit evils with our hearts. We can be dammed by the thoughts of our hearts,
Proverbs 6:18: “a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil”
Proverbs 6:25: “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes
Genesis 20:6: “And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her”
Our heart is the seat of intense battle between the forces of light and darkness.
There is an intense battle going on every moment, every second, every minute, every hour, very day, every week, every month, every year, every decade, every generation, and in fact throughout our life over our hearts.
The forces of light are battling over your heat to win it for the kingdom of God and enjoy eternity in heaven, while the powers of darkness are struggling to gain control of your heart for the Kingdom of Hell.
Every moment the forces of darkness are attempting to influence you to imagine evil and commit sin, and at the same time the forces of God is reminding you of the wages of sin and urging you to remain righteous.
This is the battle of the heart and you have to overcome it and live a victorious Christian life in holiness. But you cannot win the battle by your own power, you need the Holy spirit to give you a new heart that is pure towards Christ to enable you win the battles of your heart. Jesus is willing to give you anew heart today if you wish.
Romans 10:9: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”
Romans 10:8-10 “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
If you want Jesus to help you win the battle of over your heart, then say this simple prayer.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and have fallen short of your glory. I genuinely repent from all my sins and pledge to go and sin no more. I accept that by my strength I cannot win the battle over my heart. I therefore surrender my heart to you form this moment, Take over my Heart and give me a new spirit. Sanctify meet heart with your blood and clean away every filthy thought. I commit my life to you henceforth and I believe my future is secure in your hands in Jesus name.
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