TITLE: Seated on the Throne 11-28-2016
By Tuesday Devin
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Seated on the throne of YourSelf is your heart. Your heart is your Head of State; the sum total of every decision, resolve, and determination you have ever made. Even though it's not visible to the naked eye, people can feel its energy, force, and strength. Your aura radiates from the inside out and can be felt by those around you. Your invisible force is your heart.
Your heart reflects the condition of your inward life. Just as your physical body has an organ of flesh in its chest, your incorporeal soul has a heart at its breast. The seat of man’s emotions and intimate feelings rests in his bosom. Our bosom is the place of love and security; it also holds our secret thoughts and feelings.
Psalm 44:21 - “For He knows the secrets of the heart.”
Have you ever heard a person say, “I saw her heart?” What did he see? He saw a presence, attitude, or feeling acting upon someone’s expressions, gestures, utterances, and actions.
Why care about the heart? Because we need to discern a person’s motive behind their action, and God does too. "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." (Jeremiah 17:10)
Intangibles, such as, your motives and intentions, form the core of your being. Your mind ponders an idea, a spoken discourse, a path of action. Your heart, occupying the post of authority in your judgement seat, determines whether to send forth the plans devised in your mind; it rules, then executes its judgement. For this reason, God judges the heart; He discerns the purpose and intentions of your thoughts (Hebrews 12:4).
Elohim holds your heart accountable for the actions of your soul, because it is the place of self-counsel where you establish or settle the matter. Your heart determines the fate of all issues brought before you. As such, your heart is the seat of your will, your decision-making faculty. It is your determined purpose and disposition of mind.
Proverb 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. It determines the course of your life, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Your decisions are the issues that flow from your heart in response to people around you. These heart edicts reflect the moral laws governing your state of being. Your rulings spur reactions from others resulting in the consequences you face.
So keep your heart in all diligence, for the heart can be: willing, honest, pure, and good. However, it can also be: evil with unbelief, sorrowful, heavy, hard, or proud. Jesus said:
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
God knows all of our affections and passions and advises us not to trust the heart. Because of sin “the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) God understands the heart; He reaches into the recesses of our mind, to those hidden places only known by the spirit of the man. Nothing is hidden from Him.
Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is . . a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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