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   Here’s Looking at you Kid      By Jean Rae

                      Ever heard Christians say, “God looks on the heart?”  That is very true but He sees everything about you…your soul, mind, will and emotions and your body and what you do with it and to the “temple of the Holy Spirit.”

v     God sees you; yes, He sees your heart. He sees and is aware of everything about you. If you are “born again” and baptized into the body of Christ, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked for redemption, and your spirit has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. However, God also sees your motives, intentions, desires and actions.

v     So many Christians love to quote that saying like it is all that the Father sees “the heart.”  Of course, it is obvious that they are in denial because they do not want to take responsibility for their disobedient actions!  Where do they think God goes when He does not see the sin they commit?  Is God blind all of a sudden?  Can’t see or hear like the 3 deaf, dumb, and blind monkeys!  Heaven forbid!  On the contrary, our God is very much aware of what is going on,...with you and everyone else.  He just is unable to do anything about it unless He is invited or asked by the guidelines He has set out by faith.

v     It took more than a good heart to get you saved and redeemed; it took action!  Did Father look at the heart of Jesus and say, “I see His heart, I see the willingness of Jesus to go to the cross and die,…I guess he doesn’t actually need to go,…all is forgiven for the world.” No, Father God did not say that.  He did that with Abraham and Isaac when He demanded that Abraham give up/kill his only promised son, but that was a whole different issue.  Isaac was a “type” of sacrificial lamb of God like Jesus, and helped sow the seed for God to legally sow Jesus into the world.  Jesus, the true lamb of God had to, not only be willing with his Heart to die for us, but had to physically go through it…suffer and die.  

v     Our actions are the fruit of the thoughts and intents of our heart.  It is not true that the heart can be pure and undefiled at the same time that the soul and the body are disobedient and rebellious to God’s laws and commandments.  If you think you can keep your heart really full of gushy, sloppy-goppy sentiment...and call it agape love, while you disobey God’s laws and commandments, and expect to be in right standing with God? You are dead wrong and foolish; maybe even a fool!

v     Do you really think agape love is just hugging and saying “God bless you?”  No, it goes much deeper than that.  Pure brotherly love wants God’s goodness for others.

v     Obedience comes from the heart. 

v    Romans 6:17-23 (King James Version) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh; for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed?  For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

v     Do you think you can go one way with your body and another with your heart?  How stupid is that!  I once knew a woman (not me) who would sit on the toilet and read her Bible sometimes; she thought God only saw her heart!  How insulting to God!  Have you ever had someone talk to you when they are on the potty in the bathroom?  I have; when I asked what they were doing and they said they were in the bathroom, how fast do you think I hung up!  Who wants to share in a potty experience with someone? NO ONE. Neither would I stand in the bathroom and talk to someone doing their potty thing; why would someone think God would???  Well, it’s probably that way about a lot of things we do.  Do you think God is only in the church and sees you when you are only at your best behavior?? Ha! How foolish!   On the other hand, you don’t want to talk to God (pray and commune) unless you have washed your hands and feet (hands symbolic of actions; feet washed of the world's dirt) and cleansed your soul.  Show respect and reverence to God Almighty.

v        v     In 1982, when I was believing God to be equipped and praying to be used by God, I cried, and... cried... tears begging God to use me to help others and begged for power and a special gift to make an impact.  It was not until I submitted myself to act on three things the Holy Spirit was telling me to do, that I actually got the response from God for which I had been praying. Here they are: The Holy Spirit spoke the scripture in Mark 10:29-31 about giving up relationships that hinder your walk in the Spirit and going on with God.  So I gave up the relationship that was like a bondage on me and a wedge between me and God. v     The second thing was a habit I needed to put down.  I put it down.  The third thing,…was to ask someone for forgiveness, even though the person I was to ask was as guilty as me, but not as enlightened... So, I think God expected more of me; I humbled myself and went to the person and asked them to "forgive me."

·         My point is this...It was not enough for my heart to be yearning to be used of God; I had to put action to my believing to bring God on the scene.  Jesus did; and so do you need to have more than a "form of love" in your heart to please God or be acceptable in the Kingdom of God.

       v      Obedience also needs testing…God knows what you will do but you need to know yourself, and act on obedience, “play it out.”  We are aided by the Holy Spirit in our quest to obey the Word of God; most of all to purify our hearts and minds and not sin against our bodies.  So, gird up your loins, set your face like flint and walk worthy of the Lord who pulled us up out of the miry muck.  The more we walk free from sin with a heart toward God, the more wisdom we will attain, from glory to glory, to glory.

Eph 5:6-9  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light…

God sees your heart and everything else!

                        I love you,

                                 Jean R  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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