As many of you know, I have been writing about ‘The Heart’ for many years now.
That seems to be my assignment from The LORD. I first got hold of this when I endeavored to teach on Intercessory Prayer, and how we must have clean hands and a pure heart.
I would begin every day with, “LORD, show me my heart!” and follow up with “LORD, I repent — and please change my heart!”, until one day I realized that some days, it has become a ritual and I had a couple of issues in my heart that I was hauling to the cross on a regular basis.
Even though I repented, I still would ask Him the same questions that bothered or angered me.
So, I ask you, “How about you? What have you been struggling with in this time when many are looking back with great regret and asking themselves, where do I go from here?”
The LORD spoke clearly to me, “Daughter, I AM bringing balance to My People in this late hour.
I AM bringing balance to your Spirit, Soul and Body. Tell My People that I AM not just balancing the scales of justice, but I AM bringing balance to My People in every area where they are out of order and out of sync with one another.
I desire that My People be in one accord. I AM opening up their eyes to see their purpose and identity through my eyes, so that they can embrace My Promise, and their Authority, to carry out their Purpose.
You must be content with My Timing, and realize that much of what I spoke to you in the past in coming to pass now.
My People must begin to understand that a Prophetic Word has a timeline, and it shall be carried out in My Time.
When you spoke a Prophetic Word in 2019, many times it was for the purpose of warring with it in Prayer, allowing me to bring understanding and break down any walls or hindrances that the enemy would use to kill, steal or destroy.
Going forward in 2023, I AM revealing prophecy and giving understanding that all can prophesy. There are many misunderstandings about prophesy that shall be brought to the light,” says The LORD.
God created us to have balance in all things: Spirit, Soul, and Body. Never let success go to your head — and by all means — never let failure go to your heart.
When we do, we are “Out of balance, out of sync, out of order!”
Around Christmas time and on to New Years day, The LORD began to speak to me about Spirit, Soul, and Body, and the scripture Proverbs 4:23 and what that really means.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23
I would like to share some of that with you today some of the important issues The LORD has been pointing out to me that we must take a hard look at, as we move forward into this new year that shall unfold in a very unprecedented way, truly like no other time.
God is separating, sanctifying, and delegating as He divinely connects those who are set apart as special agents to bring supply and multiply in areas of their calling.
He is carrying out His Word to make us meet for The Master’s Use.
We truly are His masterpiece, and He is perfecting every piece of our spirit and soul to demonstrate His workmanship.
He is making us a sanctified vessel of honor. We are truly as they say ‘a piece of work’. But we are His Masterpiece!
We are being prepared for The Master’s Plan, for this very hour of deception, turmoil brought about by sinful hearts.
“If anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21 AMP
“If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you.” 2 Timothy 2:21 NLT
So I stopped again and asked myself, “What is The LORD showing you about the heart in Proverbs 4:23? And when I looked up the word keep, in this scripture, it simply implies to maintain, support and care. Some translations say guard and others keep.
Solomon was simply telling his son how to live regarding the attitude of the heart.
We are to keep our spiritual heart with all diligence. So heart means it is the command center of the soul: the mind, the will and the emotions.
I am now beginning to look at some of the issues that flow out of our heart. We must nurture our spirit through God’s Word, and hide the word in our heart that we might not sin against Him.
In Psalm 119:11, God is letting us know when we break it down in the Hebrew that the Word should be considered a treasure and we must recognize their value by hiding them away deep in our hearts. His word is our Armor.
“”Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
As I have meditated on this, The LORD took me back to when I was saved at the age of nine.
My Sunday school teacher had us memorize scripture. It was that Word — hidden in my heart — that led me back to The LORD when my heart was broken and I left the Church.
Many times I have quoted that scripture found in Proverbs 22:6,
“Train a child up in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Yes, beloved, I firmly believe, “children learn what they live.”
As I continue to learn and write about the heart, and allow The Holy Spirit to enlighten me about putting a guard at the gate of my heart, I am so humbled that He is drawing us closer, moment by moment, that we may understand the Goodness of His heart and the Purity of His love and His desire for heart to heart intimacy with His chosen ones.
What is He waiting on you to do, that He created you to do, that no one else can do?
We are His unique design. Each one is different. That is why we celebrate our differences.
We were not intended to compete and compare. We were created to embrace and understand our need for each other.
I find myself, as I arise singing, “Lord, prepare me to be your sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true,” as I challenge myself to “give thanks with a grateful heart” every moment of that day.
I hear The LORD encouraging His people, “Beloved! Understand this one thing as you begin to see the many changes that are coming forth all across the world, your soul is UNIQUE and you have a gift and call to fulfill.
Your soul is your personality that must allow your spirit to ARISE and SHINE for your light is growing brighter and brighter as you accept your true identity in Me,” says the Christ who is in you.
“You shall suddenly recognize that you are the vessel that carries what I created you to be as your represent Me.
You must come to Me for special instructions and direction and timing. Remember this one thing: Your heart is your life because your life is directed by what is in your heart.
I came to heal the brokenhearted,” says The LORD Jesus.
“It is My Desire for you to enjoy the fullness of life with JOY!” assures The LORD.
“My healing virtue is flowing to everyone who is bruised and suffering from a wounded heart. The oil of The Holy Spirit is flowing freely for healing and awakening to a fresh new day.
I AM in you and for you, and I AM your hope for this new day!
The fear of man is being driven out by The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD, and those whose spirits have been crushed and crippled with the spirit of compromise shall wake up to healing in their wings.
The crushing and squeezing that silenced your voice and shut down the movement of your gifts, shall receive new life and boldness to speak and stand firm.
The desire for true holiness in the body of Christ shall arise as The Fear of The LORD grips every heart in 2023 and going forward.”
“If anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable — disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21 AMP
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If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared to every good work.
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