A Heart Issue

This year has been indescribable from the start of the year until now, from Kobe Bryant’s unexpected death, the COVID 19 pandemic to the uncovering and exposure of law enforcement executing black people. I remember speaking with Curt (my husband) and him sharing with me that he felt a shift in his spirit when the new year came in and said we have stepped into something new. I had a dream in December that I was in my apartment, and there was a storm with powerful winds that came. The wind was so strong that it blew the blinds off my windows. The strange thing was that the blind are usually inside of the apartment, but in this dream, the blinds were outside and blew off. However, once the blinds were removed, I was able to see clearly out of the window. I believe that God was showing that the winds of adversity and a turbulent time was approaching but that this adversity would allow for clearer vision and exposure.

The body of Christ knows or should know that we are in a spiritual battle. We know that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV. “For we wrestle not against Flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 KJV. While we know this is the TRUTH, the body of Christ is called to stand up for injustices, to be the voice for those who have no voice. What does God say about injustice, you ask? We know that God is just! In Isaiah 1:17, the word says, “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” Proverbs 31:8-9, AMP. “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are unfortunate and defenseless; open your mouth, judge righteously, and administer justice for the afflicted and needy.” Proverbs 6:16 AMP: “These six things the Lord hates; indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: a proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that creates wicked plans, feet that run swiftly to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], and one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers.” When Jesus walked this earth, He exposed and dealt with inequality and injustices.

In John 4:7-26, Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink of water. The Samaritan woman was shocked that a Jew would talk with her because, during that time, it wasn’t customary for the Jews to interact with whom they considered “ half breed.” Jesus is the great example. He defied the religious precepts that were set in place and displayed equality. God exposed Peter’s heart and his racist mindset when He directed Him in a vision to go to the house of a gentile (non-Jew). Peter had a lofty mindset. He believed that the Jews, being the chosen people, could not associate with the likes of those people. When he decided to obey God and go to the house of Cornelius (gentile), he had a revelation that God was no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that feareth Him and worketh righteousness is accepted with Him. Acts10:34-35.Now we know that if anyone prayed (communed with God), we know that Jesus prayed. Jesus also put action behind his prayers. We know that faith without works is dead. James 2: 26, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” Church rise up! Deal with the enemy in the Spirit but also use your voice, your resources in the natural to call out racism, discrimination, and inequality as Jesus would. We must address police brutality as the police are the biggest gang in the world. Elected officials must be held accountable!

Why is all of this turmoil in the world? Why are people murdered? Why are people hated without a cause? Are you ready for the answer-you may not be! It’s a sin issue! A heart issue! “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is extremely sick; who can understand it fully and know it’s secret motives? I, the Lord, search and examine the mind, I test the heart, to give each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.” Jeremiah 17:9-10, AMP. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings for evil. For out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 NJKV. The only hope for this world is GOD. Seek Him while He may be found. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17 NJKV. I implore you today cry out for salvation, for now, is the time. He is knocking at the door of your heart, will you open? Allow God to replace the stony heart with one of flesh. We continue to pray for repentance for this world! Rest assured, God is just, and while we may not understand all that is happening. God is still on the throne! Judgment day is coming, and justice will be served in accordance with their deeds. My prayer for you is that you be spared from the wrath to come. It’s a heart issue, a sin issue.

Let’s pray- Father, it’s in the name of Jesus that we come before you. Father people are tired, confused, scared, and hopeless. I ask that you restore hope to the body of Christ and the world as a whole. Father, we ask that those in positions of leadership in the “church” will continue to speak out against the injustices of this world, letting it be known Your heart concerning the matter. Father, help us to love as you love, empower us to rise up and to carry out the mandate and calling that you have placed on our lives. Father, we are not ignorant of the enemy’s devices. We know that he is sowing discord and chaos as he is the author of confusion. We take our place and fight in the Spirit. We ask you to cover and protect us, Lord. We thank you that you will continue to expose the corruption and wickedness and that people will be held accountable for their deeds. I cry out for repentance! Father, I pray that you deal with the hearts of people. We know that as a man sows that shall he also reap. We thank you for justice. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!

7 thoughts on “A Heart Issue

  1. Well, Baby Mine, your sermon is timely! I also pray the seeds sowned will fall on the good ground of receptive hearts, and God’s Will, be done!!!

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  2. What we need to Remember when we feel like quitting!! My Lord,The Heart, The term God knows My Heart used to Loosley from some Christians! You can rest assure You/I may not know the Heart OH My God surely does! Our Faith & not by Sight is the only way we gonna overcome as Christians. PROVERBS 3.5-7 He is teaching us during this Dark Days to let go TRUST HIM. HEART, SOUL & Our LIVES. Vs.6 In all ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Vs.7 Be not wise in your own eyes. Love you Proud of you!

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  3. Sis, A Heart Issue is confirmation of my Pastor’s sermon today.
    we have stepped into something new, 2020 has changed what we once deemed as normal. Things are going to changed however; I Lord has never and will never change. We must continue to ” seek his face ” through it all God is still in control. I pray God continues to use your share his word through the power of your pen.

    Darlene

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