Saturday, November 8, 2014



        We have learned how the old heart is conceived and developed, and that it forms the basis of who we are. Now we will take a look at it from another angle. We all have a natural heart, but not many have new hearts that they have received from God. In the natural realm, when a surgeon says that a heart transplant is necessary, it is a matter of life and death.

 The new heart brings new warfare 
because the enemy wants to keep you 
bound and ineffective.
      This the same in the spiritual realm. God has already said that the heart " is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? " (Jeremiah 17:9). We desperately need a spiritual heart transplant!

       God has already provided a Donor for all who desire to under go this vital procedure. The heart that rested inside of JESUS is available for transplant into your life. It is a heart of power. Jesus' heart came with an eternal assignment --- and when we receive His heart, we receive our part of that mission. But just as the person who receives a transplanted natural heart must engage in a fight to keep his or her body from rejecting  
 that transplanted heart, so too the enemy fights us tooth-and -nail to try to make us reject our new heart. He knows that the only way he can delay or cause us to abort our divine assignment is to cause us to reject our new heart. The new heart brings new warfare because the enemy wants to keep you bound and ineffective.

 The new heart sets us free,
dresses us for battle and puts us
right back into active duty.
      Whether you realized it or not, there has always been a battle for your soul. Sadly, many of us have functioned like prisoners of war (POW). Stripped of our weapons and uniforms, the enemy has chained us and thrown us into a pit of bondage. There is little to no food (Word) there, and there is definitely no rest. The enemy's cruel forced labor drains every ounce of your strength. The new heart sets us free, dresses us for battle and puts us right back into active duty.
       Some spiritual POWs never overcome the trauma of war. Even after they have been rescued and brought back home, their minds torment them with refuns of what used to be. Though they have been set free, they are spiritually paralyzed. Through torment and deception, the enemy has disabled them. They do not even try to walk in their new found freedom. They need a new heart -- just like the generation of Israelites who died in the wilderness because they were afraid to obey God's voice ( Num. 32:13).
Derived from
"Matters of the HEART"
Writer : Juanita Bynum, Ph.D.

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