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The instructions of the Lord are perfect reviving the soul.
~ Psalm 19:7(NLB)

 

The Heart is the Matter

 

Greetings, To my beloved brothers and sisters who look only to Jesus as Our Deliverer. He alone is worthy of praise, power, glory, and dominion, forever. Soulshaker Ministries is asking you this day to base your faith solely on what Jesus did for you through His death on the cross.
 
The cross dealt with our fleshly nature. Paul states this as historical fact: “Our old man/woman was crucified with Jesus” Romans 6:6. We need to apply this remedy personally. Many men are trying to cast our demons when the spiritual problem is the “fleshly nature.” It is not possible to crucify a demon. Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” We must apply the cross to our fleshly nature that the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit may … “complete us unto the day of redemption” Ephesians 4:30.
 
The Heart is the Matter. That is what I entitled this sermon. The requirement for salvation comes from the heart. “It is with the heart that the mouth confesses by faith that God raised Jesus from death …” Romans 10:9 Also, the requirement again for receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit essentially is a heart that seeks the Lord, via faith. Faith is what secrets our commitments. What you are committed to, that is what you act upon. Proverbs 4:23 states, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

 

 

 

 
What happens when our hearts are contaminated? We cannot live by faith. A contaminated wellspring is murky waters, not the washing of the water of the Word, which is always crystal clear. The word is Jesus, He is the light, and the word is pure, then peaceable. It is truth, and it divides between the spirit and the mind. Our receptors become clogged when we allow our spirit’s to become desensitized by the prince of the power of the air. He controls radio waves, satellites, T.V., communications. Conforming to the world is always foolishness and fruitless for the believer. 1rst John 2:15 says that the “love of the father is not in the man who lives by lust and pride.” “
 
It is not what goes into a man which defiles man; for from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things came from within and defile a man.” Mark 7:15, 18-23.
 
It is what comes out of man’s mouth, and his actions that reveal his heart of hearts. None of us wants to think that we are evil in God’s sight. But sin is deceiving. Do you want to change it? What if all this can change, that which keeps you from the Holy and Divine life? Are you brave enough to admit that you want a better relationship with God, the Father? Jesus did not die so that we could continue to serve Him out of ability from ourselves. He chose us just the way we were, defiled, soiled, and wretched. But He is not going to stay in the pig pen right? A change of heart is all that He is requiring of us.

 

 
 

A change of mind

 
     

Surrender to Him

 
 
 
 
“Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand” Matthew 3:2. Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38.
 
Receive His love, and He will do the changing. It is His job to change us from the inside out. Amen?
 
A light is calling out, a voice on the top of an ancient hill patiently waits daily calling for the simple and destitute to come home. Daddy is here.
 
Brother James P.
 
If this touched you, please contact: www.soulshakerministries.org or P.O. Box 6593, San Antonio, Tx 78209
 
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