Hearts Anew – Part 1

I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.

Ezekiel 36:25 (MSG)
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Listen to this, “God will not accept a divided heart. He must be absolute monarch. There is no room in your heart for two thrones. You cannot mix the worship of the true God with the worship of any other god more than you can mix oil and water. It cannot be done. There is no room for any other throne in the heart if Christ is there. If worldliness should come in, godliness would go out.” Dwight L. Moody.

The soul of man is the driver of everything he does. Therefore, if the soul is corrupt, then, everything which flows from it will be corrupted. Listen to this, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murdersacts of adulteryother immoral sexual acts, thefts, false testimonies, and slanderous statements.” Read Matthew 15:19 (NASB). Watch this, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.” Read Genesis 6:5 (NASB). Beloved, we should not be surprised at the moral corruption we see in ourselves or society. Listen to the Apostle Paul, “For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not wantBut if I do the very thing I do not wantI am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.” Read Romans 7:18-20 (NASB).

Beloved, listen to this “Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need first-hand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. I hope the test won’t show that we have failed. But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise.” Read 2 Corinthians 13:5-9 (MSG). Can you locate yourself in the text? Paul cries out in despair, “O wretched man that I am! who will deliver me from this body of deathI thank Godthrough Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” Read Romans 7:24-25 (NIV). Paul admitted his struggles! Beloved, we must like Paul, cry out in agony, asking God to help and to save us.

Lord, I cry out to you, save me, wash me, cleanse me, and make me whole. I am helpless and hopeless without your mercy and grace. Thank you, Father, for Your loving kindness, and thank you because your providence is always at work.

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Cœurs à nouveau – Partie 1

Je vais vous donner un cœur nouveau, mettre un nouvel esprit en vous. Je vais enlever le cœur de pierre de votre corps et le remplacer par un cœur qui est voulu par Dieu, pas volontaire. Je mettrai mon Esprit en vous et vous permettrai de faire ce que je vous dis et de vivre selon mes commandements.

Ézéchiel 36:25 (MSG)
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