Jesus rewrites the heart to make all things new. This procedure does not happen overnight; faith, refinement, and character-building take time.
Jesus must explore the hidden injuries of the heart to surgically (spiritually) remove the infection so that the “blood” flows throughout the body, creating in our core health, wealth, and all things good and godly.
Old Testament scriptures tell us about the softening of the heart. In Psalm 51:10, we read the plea to God for a clean heart: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
The written word is God-breathed and utilized during the removal of heart disease, Spiritual infection, and mental and emotional disorders—the Lord, the Chief Surgeon.
This process is complex, lengthy, and without a human timeline, but Christ’s will and design.
Similarly to the heart of leadership.
Like Ezekiel’s second vision, the Prophet witnesses Israel’s flagrant idolatry and hypocrisy, and insincerity in Jerusalem. As a specific consequence of that sin, he has also glimpsed the glory of God departing from the Temple. This dramatic vision confronts religious complacency in all its forms.
The Jews in exile with Ezekiel needed this warning: sin’s result is judgment. The same judgment that is currently in our midst. Today’s leadership is in the middle of a make-over. “The New thing”
Christ has made for himself people, a blameless bunch tried and tested wholly healed of the heart surgery and sold-out for the King. Christ will send these out to the nations to teach and shift things. To counsel the remaining body of the harrowing outcomes of sin and how to submit to Christ to be saved, healed, and delivered through the finished work of Christ on the cross.
“Clean is to purity as unclean is to unfit.”
Proverbs 11:14-24 MSG
14 Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances. 15 Whoever makes deals with strangers is sure to get burned; if you keep a cool head, you’ll avoid rash bargains. 16 A woman of gentle grace gets respect, but men of rough violence grab for loot. A God-Shaped Life 17 When you’re kind to others, you help yourself; when you’re cruel to others, you hurt yourself.
18 Bad work gets paid with a bad check; good work gets solid pay. 19 Take your stand with God’s loyal community and live, or chase after phantoms of evil and die. 20 God can’t stand deceivers, but oh how he relishes integrity. 21 Count on this: The wicked won’t get off scot-free, and God’s loyal people will triumph. 22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful face on an empty head. 23The desires of good people lead straight to the best, but wicked ambition ends in angry frustration. 24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller
Praise God for His workmanship in the body of Christ. Oh, how He loves us.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Let all proclaim the name of Jesus.
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