What’s Your Heart Condition? – A Word by Abbey Duplaga
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What’s Your Heart Condition?
A Word by Abbey Duplaga
The Lord has been speaking to me lately about “heart condition”. In order to release the power of the Holy Spirit within us for God’s glory to help the hurting world around us, we must allow God’s Word to penetrate our hearts and renew our minds so we come into alignment with the truth and understanding of God’s character to grow and transform into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
We have Christ IN US, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27), when we receive salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and are “born again”. We are beings comprised of a spirit, soul (mind, will, & emotions), and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The Holy Spirit resides with our spirit when we are “born again” and our spirits are perfected; however, our soul and body are not (these are the fleshly components of ourselves that we have to continue to deny so that we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the leading of God). We need to allow God to heal our hearts by revealing what is blocking us from walking in true freedom and power in Christ. The kingdom of God is not just in words, but in power (1 Corinthians 4:20).
Our souls have been tainted with everything we have experienced in our lives or from how we lived our lives before we were saved. Until we’ve engaged the life of walking in obedience to God by the leading of the Holy Spirit, our soul is a shell that suffocates or blocks our spirit, our innermost being. The more we walk in obedience and are not conforming to the patterns, mindsets, and ways of the world (Romans 12:2), and are reading and studying the Bible and hiding it in our hearts (Psalm 119:11), the more healing and freedom begins to occur and the impurity of our souls are cracked and the Spirit can move and abundant life can flow! Our souls must be put under the submission to God’s will. We should aim to live life from the inside out (spirit, soul, body), not the outside in (body, soul, spirit).
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We must watch what we feed our soul (our mind, will, & emotions) because everything that we take in, if it’s not aligned with the truth in the Bible, will create blocks and suppress the release of Holy Spirit within us. Our effectiveness and ability for God to transform and work in our lives is severely stifled and diminished by what we feed through our ears and eyes to our souls. This is why we need to feed on the Word of God! It’s spiritual food that builds our spirit and begins to crack through the other two layers of our being to renew and heal (Hebrews 4:12). It starts with feeding and building our spirit.
The heart is wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) and everything flows from it, which is why we are to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23). Jesus teaches us that sin is a condition of the heart and the outward deed is actually the fruit of sin. We can assess the condition of our heart by evaluating what we do or our actions/behaviors. The enemy loves to keep us in our flesh where we are stuck and powerless. Denying our flesh, bringing our will under the submission of God and His ways, brings forth a life of ABUNDANCE and VICTORY!
The Lord has so heavily has laid this on my heart: If you feel as if you’re stuck or there’s been a block, pray that He would reveal to you what it is that is keeping you from victory and forward movement so you can surrender it to God and allow Him to release and heal you, enabling you to walk in the freedom for which Christ died to give you.
Are you entertaining the wrong things, are you harboring bitterness, un-forgiveness, resentment, anger, jealousy, pride, etc.? “For as he thinks within in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7a). “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45b). Our actions and behaviors flow from the condition of our heart. “Blessed are the PURE in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).
Jesus taught us to love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-40) and the apostle Paul teaches us the greatest gift is love (1 Corinthians 13:13). If we operate from our flesh and anything but love/pure hearts mended and renewed by God, we will suffocate the release of the power of the Holy Spirit within us.
Let us be encouraged to check our hearts’ conditions so we can walk forth into this new season in freedom!
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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