From my experience and personal viewpoint, those who are desperate to have a heart like Jesus must be willing to be broken over and over and over again.
As our heart is remolded, changed, and made willing and obedient to allow His compassion come out of our mouths and through our hands totally unhindered by the treatment of others.
Yes, unstoppable compassion that takes away the desire of ‘pointing of the finger’ or justification of revenge. Your hunger seems never to be satisfied but always wanting more, more, and more of Him with each beat of your heart.
Beloved ones, these are sobering times and awakening and quaking and undermining times as never before. They are times of assignment, confinement, definement, refinement, as well as reassignment and realignment.
As I sought the true definition of undermining, I read this statement used as an example of undermining.
” “The greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution” My, what a way to release this Prophetic Word today.”
Dictionary : Undermining : noun The action or process of lessening the effectiveness, power, or ability of someone or something, especially gradually or insidiously.
“The greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution”
As The LORD began speaking to me about refinement, I thought about the massive move of evil attempting to redefine our Nations, our identity as well as our culture.
So off to the dictionary I went and this is a statement I read.
Dictionary re·de·fine : Verb past tense: redefined; past participle: redefined define again or differently.
“her attempt to redefine postmodernism along more political and socio-cultural lines”
Under “Definitions.net” I read this as explanation of definement: noun The act of defining. Wiktionary.
As I have meditated on these words ending in the suffix “_ment” which actually means to define the condition of, I thought how many of these ‘conditions’ have brought our hearts out of alignment with the truth.
Many can hear Truth — and yet not receive Revelation. It is all about the heart.
Jesus did not approach His Disciples on a list of “how-tos” — but rather He focused on developing hearts of Compassion and Power and Love, setting the example for them to carry His Heart as they ministered.
And so it is today. He addressed issues of the heart, like unbelief, pride, perseverance, prejudice, and the spirit of the world.
The deceitfulness of the heart continues to wreck the true character of the disciples of Jesus right along with the world. Deep misery seems to be the prime contributor to rapid spiritual rebellion and great compromise.
In a counseling class on prayer counseling, I wrote down this statement of truth made by the instructor and it still serves as a reminder.
“We must remember ‘that once we become critical of the ‘design’, we become critical of the ‘designer’
The LORD began to speak to me regarding these words: Assignment, Confinement, Definement, Refinement, as well as Reassignment and Realignment, which all are simply works that define the conditions of “who we are”.
He said, ‘My daughter, guard you heart against Idolatry which is rampant in the world today, which is a self-serving unregenerate form of love.
It always insists on it’s own way and manifests as arrogant, rude, resentful, and extremely manipulative.
This is a twisted picture of love that has driven it’s victims into destructive cycles of witchcraft and control,’ says The LORD.
“My Children of Light have an assignment to demonstrate My Love which operates in wise discipline of their flesh and living a life of sacrificial love and affirmation.
This has been a season of allowing patience to have it’s perfect work that you may be perfect and complete and be the definement of My Love.
I have been refining your spirit and removing any impurities that would keep you from standing in the Holy place,” says the Holy One of Israel.
For The Holy Place is the very seat of My Glory and I AM calling My Chosen Remnant not only to ascend to the hill of The LORD with clean hands and a pure heart, but to stand in The Holy Place, constant and consistent in worship in wisdom and truth.”
The King of Glory Entering Zion. A Psalm of David.
“Who may ascend onto the hill of The LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? One who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to deceit And has not sworn deceitfully.” Psalm 24:3-4 NASB.
“Yahweh claims the world as his. Everything and everyone belong to him!
He’s the one who pushed back oceans to let the dry ground appear, planting firm foundations for the earth.
Who Comes before the King? Who, then, is allowed to ascend the mountain of Yahweh?
And who has the privilege of entering into God’s Holy Place? Those who are clean — whose works and ways are pure, whose hearts are true and sealed by the truth, those who never deceive, whose words are sure.
They will receive Yahweh’s blessing and righteousness given by the Savior-God. They will stand before God, for they seek the pleasure of God’s face, the God of Jacob. Pause in his presence.” Psalm 24:1-6 TPT.
“I AM come to set some things straight today,” says The LORD of Glory.
“Anyone whom I have called to be My Ambassador and represent My Heart must be careful to present My true Character if they are to carry my heart,” says The LORD.
“The first requirement is humility. Humility truly results in a hungry heart desperate to be set free from judgmental attitudes and religious viewpoints for my word instructs in Mark 8:31-37 (see below) that you must lay aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross ad follow Me.
“If you give up your life for My sake and The Gospel, you will find true life. Be careful how you present My Heart of Judgement for I AM The Just Judge.
Have I not told you many times, “Daughter, you love them and I will judge them. So take care to leave the Judgement to Me. I AM just in all My Ways, dear one and you do not know your own heart — so take care how you present My Heart,” says the one whose LOVE never fails.
“You shall experience great devastation in this new era along with greater Revelation that will result in Restoration. I always bring balance to evil with good,” says The LORD.
“The Angels of The LORD will become your constant companions as you stay in the position of mounting up.
The harsh winds of destruction shall blow with greater frequently and the weather patterns will no longer follow your expected patterns,” says The LORD of all.
“So keep on the garments of Preparation and Worship as you press through the Storms will The Spirit of Counsel and Wisdom taking down the spirits of heaviness and despair,” says the Father.
“Remember as you look at the world,” says The LORD, “that they are totally self absorbed so what more can you expect from selfish ambition and self-justification?
I AM out to save the world from self-destruction and I AM calling my disciples to examine the condition of their heart as they set the example and represent my heart to a lost and dying world,” says the Savior.
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
“And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:31-37.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and it 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 AMPCE.
“This is what The LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from The LORD. For he will be like a bush in the desert, and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt that is not inhabited. Blessed is the man who trusts in The LORD, and whose trust is The LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream, and does not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit. The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? I, The LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, to give to each person according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds. As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, so is a person who makes a fortune, but unjustly; in the middle of his days it will abandon him, and in the end he will be a fool.” Jeremiah 17:5-11 NASB.
So beloved, as a carrier of God’s heart, check yourself before speaking that your discernment is seeing through The Father’s Eye and hearing from His Heart.
False discernment often comes forth first as criticism, while true discernment is deeply rooted in Love.
Righteous judgement is a direct result of love. (John 7:24). False discernment sees on the outside of a person and pretends to know the inside heart motive.
God’s heart is Love. Allow The Spirit of Truth to speak and fine turn your discernment so that you are enabled to recognize and distinguish His Voice even when He speaks unexpectantly or in unusual ways.
“The LORD GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” Isaiah 50:4 NKJV.
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24.
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Amen! This is the heart condition I so desire and thank the Lord he is doing the refining work in me to get me there.