Intent of the Heart

Many years ago a father would inquire of a young man who was dating his daughter “what is your intent towards my daughter”?. The father wanted to know what is the true intent? Why are you courting my daughter? From the position of father he felt obligated to protect his daughter against a wrong intent. The daughter’s eyes sometimes was in the wrong place and could not see the faults lodged deep down in the young man and sometimes even the young men who are dating women are unaware of their true intent. The word of our God states in Hebrews that God knows the intents of our heart. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Only God can look deep inside our hearts and uncover our true intent. Sometimes like the father we need someone that is obligated to protect us even when that protection is from ourselves. What if you would be transparent enough to ask God ” what are you seeing?” What is really in my heart. What is my true intent for wanting the promotion? What is the true intent for wanting the new car? An intent is a plan of action that will be performed if all the conditions are right. We need to inquire of The Lord like the father inquired of the young man to check our hearts and align our hearts to his plan and away from our plan.

Apostle Larry Robinson

The Redeemed

Deuteronomy 15:12-15
And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. 15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

This scripture deals primarily with the release of a debt that someone who does not have the ability to pay. A slave or a servant was not to be released empty handed. Part of redeeming is not only removing the person from under the bondage of slavery but to establish them with wealth or an inheritance as they start their new life as a free man. We see this pattern with the children of Israel who was under bondage to Pharaoh for 430 years but when the blood was applied on the two side post of their homes it was an act of redemption. Now, as they prepared to leave God instructed the women to collect from the Egyptians as they moved from under bondage to their new life as a free man. They received a type of inheritance which is the by product of a son of God. This occurred also when God saved you; he moved you from a slave to a son and included you into his will. The redeemed of The Lord are told to “say they are redeemed” because it is an acknowledgement of being moved from slave to son, cursed to the blessing, sickness to healed, lost to found, poverty to prosperity. The redeemed person know that they are entitled to the inheritance by virtue of sonship. A slave does not respond because he knows he has no right nor inheritance but a son responds because he understands that inheritance is part of the adoption process. I am hearing a sound in the background but I am unable to clarify the sound but as the sound gets closer to me I hear a distinction in the sound. Oh! now I know what I am hearing; it is the voices of the Sons of God praising him for redeeming them and presenting them with their inheritance.

Jesus Is The Christ

What is a Legacy?

What is a legacy? A legacy is something handed down by a predecessor. A legacy assist in establishing the next generation. Some legacies are negative but for the most part they carry a positive connotation. One of the most powerful thing that Jesus did was the establishing of legacies. When he gave his life at Calvary he handed down unconditional love, amazing grace, and unending mercy. He established a legacy called “come see” when he changed the life of the woman at the well of Samaria. He established a legacy called ” I can see clearly now” when he healed the blind man. He established a legacy called ” he is risen” to women that came to the empty tomb. What is the mark of his legacy in your life? Will you tell someone to come see or he is risen or even share with someone how you can see clearly now? If it has been handed down to you at no cost the least we can do is share it with someone that have not experienced the power of the legacy and life of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray you have a “Kingdom Fruitful” week in The Lord.

Jesus Is The Christ

What is a Soul Attack?

What is a heart attack?  A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.  The heart works hard to carry blood through the body to the major organs.  A heart attack can shut down the entire body. The signs of a heart attack are: shortness of breathe, discomfort in the upper body, and chest pains. The soul is called the heart in the bible because of the thoughts that run through the mind, will, and emotions. Like the arteries in the body the soul can be blocked up by sin and sin shuts down the reservoir of revelation which flows from the Holy Spirit.  The signs of a blocked soul are: jealousy,hatred, bitterness, and a critical spirit.  Allow God to do surgery on your soul as a preventive measure to a possible soul attack.  Please take time ask God to give you his diagnosis of your heart(soul)in prayer this week to determine your potential for a soul attack.

Jesus Is The Christ

 


Vision Problems

Vision is something we do not miss until we can not see things as clearly as we once did.  We are unable to read road signs at the distance that we once comfortably read them and it takes longer to focus on things up close.  These are the early signs of vision change.  Jesus linked vision with understanding in this parable in Mark’s gospel. “Mark 4:12-13 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?”  A parable is a Kingdom of God view of things using something from our natural world.  The purpose of a parable is to correct the perception of a person because perception often times frames our reality. What is real to you is often based on how you perceive it.  Therefore, if you have poor spiritual vision you miss read many of the road signs of life and sometimes because of poor spiritual vision you are not even sure of the distance needed to get to your destination . The corrective lenses for this vision problem is seeking God through the word and revelation of the Holy Spirit. These two spiritual forces will correct your vision problem and will have you seeing like a son of the Kingdom.

Jesus Is The Christ

How Well Is Your Hearing?

How well is your hearing?  Many people get into trouble because they have a lapse in judgement and through this lapse in judgement they make bad decisions. I have discussed with people over the years that acknowledge that they knew they were wrong but performed the error anyway. God aways speaks prior to our decision. We must be responsible enough to repeat it to ourselves. True wealth is in our hearing the word of God on every life decision.  We should consider that since God gave me life; should not I value his opinion on that life decision.  It is imperative that we maintain healthy hearing as we approach each day.  Ask God to order your steps and then listen with healthy ears to his cadence.

Jesus Is The Christ

Patience

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
We should study the importance of patience. Patience is a fruit of the spirit and by understanding this virtue you then can gain assess to the things that God have preserved just for you.  The eagle has very strong eyesight and can see a rabbit moving on the ground a mile away and can see a fellow eagle up to 50 miles away. The eagle strong eyesight allows him to exercise patience because he sees his target or objective miles away. The spiritual eyesight we possess through faith allows us to observe what God has preserved for us before we actually experience it.
Like the eagle patiently waits as he soars over his target ,we should wait on what God is showing us because we know it is within our range.

Jesus Is The Christ


Feeling Deprived

I remember feeling deprived when my parents would not allow me to go to a club, a ballgame, or a friend’s  home. I felt as though I would be missing an opportunity to have fun and I resented their decision,   It has taken time and God to reveal to me that the feeling of being deprived came through my flesh which is contacting this present world.  A deprived feeling is a thought of entitlement . Adam and Eve felt entitled to the one tree which was off limit; they felt not eating from that particular tree would caused them to feel deprived. The next time that you feel deprived measure it by the benefit it will bring. My parents were really protecting me through discipline, but through my flesh I was being told I was being deprived.  God was protecting Adam and Eve through discipline but the serpent suggested that they were being deprived and we see the feeling of being deprived really set them up for failure. Their pursuit of the feeling of being deprived caused them to overlook the other delicious, healthy, and available trees in the Garden of Eden. Allow the discipline of the word keep you on track and realize your feeling of being deprived is the effort of the enemy to derail you because whatever God have for you either being overlooked or it is on the delivery truck and your house is the next stop.

Jesus Is The Christ

 


Strength Building!

We eat the right kind of food in order to give strength to the body. Some people show a pure emotion of joy when it is time to eat.  They understand that the food will taste real good as it goes into their bellies and quench their hunger and release strength to their bodies. Now, shift with me to the meaning of this scripture found in Nehemiah .

Nehemiah 8:9-10 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. 10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. 

The Israelites had not heard the word for years because it was covered up while they were in exile.  But when the word was read and someone explained  the word it became substance that filled their empty hearts and released the fruit of Spirit called joy.  Joy is spiritual strength received when there is unveiling of the meaning of scripture.  Do not just read the word, ask the Holy Spirit to impart revelation and watch your strength increase by food called joy.

Jesus Is The Christ


Prayer Requests

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:19-22)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy (compassion), and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Do not worry about anything; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.(Philippians 4:6-7)

When you pray remember to tell God the things that you are thankful for this will take you into His presence where you can experience His peace.

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