Sins of the Heart, Part 1
How can we be free from sins of the heart? The problem of sin is in human thinking. In Matthew 15, Jesus spoke to the disciples, telling them that what comes up out of the person is what makes people unclean. Ephesians 5:27 shows that the problem of sin is in people’s thinking, which is why God says the problem is in the heart-mind. Human’s are limited to thinking what is in the mind. However, when we have God’s Word in our mind, along with the Holy Spirit, then our minds will begin to change. The heart of sin is found in the verses in Isaiah 14, “I will ascend.” Not only did Satan attempt to rise above God, to be his own god, he tempted Eve to be the same as God. That is the core of sin. It takes us out from under the protection of God. Satan appealed to Eve’s intellect. When she did her own thing, she took God off the throne of her heart. Satan didn’t tell Eve the whole truth. He didn’t tell her that the act was an act of rebellion. Rather, he suggested that there was something better out there. It is the initial sin in the heart—when we think to do our own thing, to be like the Most High—where rebellion, aka sin, against God begins. Sin is rebellion against God. The heart is the data center where both good and evil are stored. We cannot love God with our whole heart until it’s cleansed. This is the importance of the heart. The heart of sin must be replaced with the heart of God, the heart of love. How do we get from a heart of debris to a pure heart? For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on October 25, 2020.
Genesis 6:5 NKJV
5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
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Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
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We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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