Heart Condition

08/27/16 (6/23) Video Broadcast

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so and so, oh this is so smug, so prideful. Psalm 32:1-4 Hebrew roots, we're getting back to Hebraic roots of our faith understanding the context in which things were given and we praise Yahweh for that. But you know, all the Hebrew roots is worthless unless the Hebrew roots bear good fruits.
And that's what were gonna talk about today.
We're going to examine the heart condition, the heart
condition.
We are anticipating a new year coming up here in less than a week, about 6 days and we are anticipating 10 days later of the day of
the Atonements
or Yom Kippurim and so we are looking forward to both of those festivals and of course the feast of Tabernacles and the fall Feasts season and we praise Yahweh for the opportunity to do the festivals. They are a wonderful blessing and we praise Yahweh for them. And part of what these festivals do particularly as we come up on the Day of Atonement is they cause us to examine ourselves and prepare ourselves for the upcoming return of the
Messiah.
And so, do we have the kind of heart condition that Messiah himself would require of us to be in His
kingdom?
There are many who are going to say, "Master, Master" and He's going to say, "Who are you?" And Yom Teruah of the day of trumpets is a time where we are giving thanks to Yahweh and heralding this time when Messiah will come at the last trump. So if He were to come this week or today, not saying
He will but if He was, we have to question whether
our heart is in the right condition because actually 100% of those who are judged with everlasting shame and contempt and cast into the leg of fire will be there because of their heart condition. That's what Yahweh is judging. It's not so much the external that He's looking at. It is the thing that He sees, the condition of our hearts. He wants us to love Him with our heart, soul and all of our mind, all of our might, all of our muchness as scripture says. So very important question for us is what is our heart condition? I'm not talking about the physical heart the beats on your chest although one may affect the other. I'm talking about Hebraically speaking the heart is the inner man. The heart is the place from which everything flows. It first may look a certain way on the outside and it may a certain way on the outside but there's something within called the heart, the inner man we need to examine in preparation for the Day of Atonement and Yom Teruah. We need to examine ourselves. Scripture says in Hebrews 4:12-13, For the word of Elohim is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the soul, division of soul, spirit of joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart. The scriptures were given to us so that we could properly discern the condition of our hearts.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight but
all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Are we ready to give account?
The word of Yahweh is a gift and a blessing to us
so that it will help us to discern because the word of Yahweh will discern the thoughts and the intents of the heart. The thoughts and the reason why we're thinking them. What's the intent behind our thoughts? We must be willing to listen to what the word of Elohim says. If we are not receiving or listening to what the word of Elohim says, we may deceive ourselves and the thinking, "Whoa, I'm doing just fine, I'm doing ok." We think we're doing ok because we're not listening to the word of Elohim that have might divide asunder, the soul and spirit and discern the thoughts and the intents of the heart and we think we're doing just fine. And so the heart is the important thing, the innermian, a very serious thing. And sometimes there's a tendency to use our perceptions of the condition of our heart as the basis for judging our heart and sometimes as an excuse to continue an error or commit some kind of wrong. But what we need to do is not use our own
perceptions and think what is, what do we think, what
does the word of Yahweh say about our heart? That is the most important thing.
It has to do with whether we are walking in
salvation and what kind of rewards and blessings we can expect to see in the age to come. And so in light of our tendency to use our own perceptions of what we've told ourselves our heart is we need to make sure the word of Yahweh has fully eliminated the things in our hearts that He wants us to see. Say an example, sometimes when I share the truth about the blessing of Yahweh's name, as some Jehovah witnesses joined me for the first time and, since I've lived in Missouri. I've lived in Missouri 19 since 1999. They came to my home the other day and I said, you all talk about the name and how important it is. Why don't you use it? You use what you know is an error and continuing that. And Yahweh knows why they do what they do. Why would you once you realized Jehovah is not correct, why would you continue using it? What's the motive? What's the heart condition? Scripture says, Praise His name, exalt His name, lift up His name. He tells us to glorify His name, bless His name, proclaim His name from the rising of the sun until the time it goes down.
And I got the, the response that I hear
almost all the time when I talk to traditional Christians, "Oh He knows my heart." "He knows who I'm talking to." You know or if I share with somebody that Yahweh
does not want us to keep Christmas pagan holidays,
Easter pagan holidays. Or things they have their roots in idolatry. People often say, "Well He knows my heart. I'm not worshiping an idol."
I say they're right.
He does know our hearts but we have to be careful that we're not falling into the idea of making an excuse that He knows our heart as the basis for continuing an error. He knows whether we are in our hearts seeking to please Him or please one another. He knows if we're seeking to please Him more than men or if we're seeking to please men more than Yahweh. And I often wonder, why would we continue an error if everybody in the world called our Heavenly Father Yahweh, if everybody in the world call to Him, our, the Messiah Yeshua. Would you still insist on calling Him, Lord, God and Jesus? Do you see how I can, just with that thought because
right to the
chase who you really following? Who are you really following? If everybody on the earth observe the Sabbath on the 7th day of the week, would you still insist on on establishing a congregation on the 1st day of the week? Who are we following? What is the word, our own hardness of heart, our own desire for acceptance among men, the word of Yahweh comes in and tests.
Now the word heart is actually found in
scripture over a thousand times. It's not possible for me to share all the scriptures on what Yahweh has to say about it but it goes to show how important that is to Him. So sometimes, there is something deep, deep down.
In our hearts going on that our conscious mind
doesn't even realized. The deepest part of our innermost thoughts, those are the areas Yahweh is most concerned about because that's where everything flows out of. When the days of Noah, during His days of Noah,
in those days, Genesis 6:5 says, Then Yahweh saw the
wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil. The intent of the thought, oh my thought might be that's ok to do this because everybody else is doing it. That's the intent of your thought. You have an intent. It's just ok and here's why.
You have the thought it's ok to do it.
Here's the reason why you think it, everybody else is doing it.
So Yahweh was sorry He was grieved, He made man on
the earth, He was grieved in His heart. He was grieved. Yahweh is in hot pursuit of our hearts. And Yahweh can grieve over the condition of our
hearts and He destroyed the entire planet with the
exception of its souls.
The word grieve has to do with hurt, has to do with
hurt. Yahweh sees the heart and He's hurt. He's grieved. He has pained by the things He sees. You know what, I, I look around the world today and say wow what a total mess. Imagine what He sees when He sees the heart of every man, woman and child on the planet. Imagine that. He sees everything, nothing escapes His attention. What restraint, and patience and long suffering He is showing, that's all I got to say about that. Well, scripture says Noah built an altar to Yahweh and took of every clean animal, every clean bird offered, burnt offerings on the altar. Not yeah clean and uncleaning on those days see? And Yahweh smelled a soothing aroma and Yahweh said in His heart, in His heart, I will never again curse the ground for man's sake although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. Nor will I again destroy every living thing as I've done. Instead he shortened man's lives, keep things at bay. But even from the very beginning, Yahweh knew the imagination of man's heart was evil even from the youth. He said, one scripture says, foolishness is bound up on a heart of a child. He said He would not again curse the ground as on the flood because He notices something, it was a childhood problem. It started in childhood and it's a nature we inherited from Adam. Scripture says, The wicked are estranged from the womb, they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Psalm 58:3. Did you ever notice that you never have to teach your child to lie. They just somehow figure it out, some point in their childhood they figured out that the benefit is there and so they do it. We have that heart condition, we're sort of ingrained in us that's we're we are instructed to be you know we're kind of built selfish. And we need parents to drive the foolishness out of us. And the self-centeredness out of us. Proverbs 4:23 says, Keep your heart with all diligence. Keep your heart with all diligence. For out of it spring the issues of life. That's where it's all at. That's where everything matters. The word, keep is Samar, it means to guard. Because the imagination of our heart would otherwise direct us toward evil. Everything that flows out comes from the heart and so we need to get to the source. We need to get to the root of the problem. [silence] So how can we come against the evil that our hearts are inclined to do? Well how we do it? How can we root it out?
Psalm 119:11
-12 says, Your word, Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You. Isn't that a beautiful scripture? Your word, I put my word in Your heart and guess what it keeps me from sin. Blessed are you, our Yahweh, teach me your statutes.
In order to keep our hearts from going astray,
in order to keep ourselves from sin, we need to place the word of Yahweh in our hearts. And that's what happens when when Yahweh writes His Torah, He writes His word on our hearts, in our minds. That solves the problem. That's the blessing of a new covenant. It solves the problem.
And so with the wisdom of Yahweh's
worthiness, the heart can be purified. Some people like to say with the law of Yahweh is in their heart but then they'll use it to as an excuse to disobey the law. All I have the law of Yahweh in my heart, therefore, I don't have to wear the tassels or tzitzit, I don't have to wear these, you know, I've got the law of Yahweh in my heart to remind me, you know, spirit is there and what's the law of Yahweh say? It says to wear the tassels.
Where do you get this idea, you don't
mean it. It's right there in the Torah, it's where our laws. "The laws in my heart now, I don't need the Sabbath day." Does that make any sense when the law itself says keep the Sabbath day? If the law is in our heart then obedience to that word is going to reflect on the outer layer. The new covenant is not about doing a way with certain commandments because everything is in the heart now. The new covenant is about putting the word in our heart so that we might no longer sin against Yahweh.
Because, 1 John 3:4, Whoever commits sin
transgresses also the law, for sin is, it is, that's what it is, it's a transgression of the law. That's how you would define sin is by transgressing the law. So the law tells you, remember the Sabbath to keep it holy or wear the tzitzit, how can you say, Well since I have a law in my heart, I can transgress the law? That doesn't make any sense.
So you can't say the law is in your heart and now
you can disobey it. The laws in your heart as a new covenant says, you won't sin anymore, you will not transgress the law anymore. It all ties in together. Every thought and intent of man's heart, that's all it boils down to. We have this thought and this intent, we don't wanna have to do these extra things that, you know, will not that change our life over it. Yahweh knows the intent of the thought, of the heart, why you don't wanna do this? Why you don't wanna do that? The law of Yahweh is going to expose your intent. But when see when the word of Yahweh sharp, sharper than any two-edged sword comes in discerner of the thoughts and intent of the heart and pierces to the joints and marrow and the vision of soul and spirit roots out the evil. It roots out the wrong doing because the Torah comes in and takes takes residence there. And that make, it's no difference between that and the Messiah Himself taking residence there. Because He is the living word of Elohim that was made flesh and dwelt among us. When you asked Yeshua into your heart, you're asking at the word of Yahweh, the Torah, the law of Yahweh would come right here. Because he is the living word that became flesh and dwelt among us. And He's just, He's not just the law and the the word and the book of Matthew or book of Corinthians. He's the word and the book of Deuteronomy, He's the word and the book of Exodus.
When His presence is here, it should be directing us
toward observance of those things in the scriptures and lead us to righteousness. If the Torah, if the law is there, in our heart we won't sin against Him. Our hearts are not yielded to it, our hearts now have been exposed and because we have a repentant heart, we turn away from those wrong things. We confess them and we turn away from them and we do not practice them. Yeshua said this, He said, Matthew 15:18, The things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. Notice this. What comes out of the mouth come from the heart. You have a hard time controlling your tongue, it's because the tongue can't be tamed. You gotta deal with the heart first. That's what you gotta deal with. The heart. Because out of the heart, the mouth speaks. The heart is the center part of the body. And it's the center of attention of Yahweh's throne. Our hearts. Yeshua says, where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Is the word of Yahweh your treasure? Are we laying up for ourselves treasures in this age? Riches in this age. Or are we laying up for ourselves treasures in the age to come. to say that, where your time is, there your heart is also.
Where do you willingly spend your time?
Where you spend your free time? Yeshua said the following regarding certain men's
hearts.
Brood of vipers, how can you be evils speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth. Evil things I say to you for every idle word that man may speak, they would give an account of it in a day of judgment. Every idle word, every thoughtless word, it's pretty serious statement by our Saviour. He had a high standard. Talk a lot about how we really need to control our tongue and what a poison it is and a fire that consumes. Like a forest and all. Two ounce piece of muscle on our mouth causes all these trouble. Actually, it's not the tongue that's the problem, it's the heart. Tongue does not speak idle words if we guard our hearts. Let that be your meditation for a while. Let pure things actually be, lovely things that have good report, praise worthy things be the things that enter your heart. Coz otherwise, garbage in, garbage out. And if we let all kinds of evil things pour into our hearts and minds through a television set, through an internet connection, through a movie, through a book, through a magazine, it's gonna be a harder to control that in a righteous way. You see both the the words of Yahweh, the words of life and the words of the enemy, the words of death, and the images associated with those thoughts and those words can't enter and take residence in the heart. So we want to surround our hearts with the wall, with the guard and watchman. That we forbid what is evil from entering and in taking residence. Because we're surrounded by an evil world, we're surrounded by wickedness, these the righteous things are not the world's meditation. Those are the things that should get our attention. We didn't pay attention. That is an evil thing. We can't left that take residence here. We need to respond to it and think about it in biblical terms and recognize the evil for what it is. We're not entertained by evil.
We don't find it interesting or
entertaining. We find it repulsive. And we live in a world that's very contrary to the world of Elohim, the culture is fundamentally at war with Elohim.
Scripture says, There are
prevails and spirit of forces on high places which are seeking through unclean thoughts to influence the hearts of men. That the thoughts of the evil one may take residence in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 10:3, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in Elohim for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim. Bringing every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Messiah.
So, thought energy your head, the word of Elohim which is in your heart, you've been studying it, you've been meditating on it, it's your meditation day and night, you're gonna discern and recognize this thought entering my head is a lie from the pit of where Satan belongs. Right? And you're gonna say, No, I bring that thought in the captivity now. I'm gonna grab it and I'm gonna say, thought, I want
no part of your evil ways.

I bring you under subjection to the
obedience of the Messiah.
Picture it.
Thought comes in, grab it. "What are you doing? What are you doing here? Evil thought, get out of here.
You're not accorded to the word of Yahweh.
I don't want you taking residence in my heart.
Lustful thought, prideful thought, unclean though,
evil thought, I want no part of you. I reject you in the name of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, you are trying to tempt me to evil, I don't want you."
Because the day is going to come, I gotta be ready

to punish all disobedience.
First my own obedience, I need to fulfill.
So, I cast down arguments against the knowledge of
Elohim. Every high thing exalting itself against the knowledge of Elohim, we want no part of these things. It is the words of thoughts that influence the hearts. Whether the words are evil or whether the words are good. Images are forms of communication. Pictures are forms of communication.
They speak to you, right?
And so the things that enter the eyes, is this something I want to take residence in my heart? These images, these pictures. So we look at things in terms of the spiritual and we nip evil in the bud by casting down those thoughts before they ever take residence because the day is going to come and we're gonna have to punish those evil things. Because we would judge, we'll be kings on the earth reigning with Messiah and we need to realize that there is a battle going on in the world today and our hearts are to spoil. Yahweh is after it, Satan is after it and we realize
there's a battle going on and everybody is in it.
It's a battle not of the flesh but it's a battle in the mind going on everyday in the hearts of every man, woman and child. No carnal sword will defeat the enemy. We have to make the decision which side we're going to be on because we're not bystanders. You're not a spectator, you're not in the crowd like a football game, everybody watching 2 sides battled out. You're in the game. Whether you're a believer, or you're unbeliever, you're in it. You just chosen sides, that's all. You, you know we're actually born end of the battle. The adversary and his servants have already chosen their side. They wanna come against us and advance the kingdom of darkness. Yahweh wants us to advance His kingdom. His kingdom of light, His kingdom of love, His kingdom of Messiah. And the battle ground is within our heart because that's where the issues of life flow out of. The enemy seeks to take ground away from Yahweh and we have a choice whether we're gonna give Him that. Every minute of every day, we have that choice. And so will our decisions advance the kingdom of Yahweh or will our decisions advance the kingdom of darkness? Which side are we on? Every time we choose sin, we're choosing to advance the kingdom of darkness and the enemy comes right after you sin well that wasn't no big deal. That is an evil thought. That is an evil or sense no big deal. That wasn't all that bad. You forgotten those thoughts after you have done something you know you should not done? Well , at least I'm not like Compare yourselves with yourselves and you're not wise. Scripture says, yourselves with others and you're not wise. He says comparing themselves with themselves, they're not wise. Compare yourself to Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, that's wise. Is that Yeshua-like what I just did? Is that Messiah-like what I just did? It wasn't.
Yahweh forgive me I confess it is sin and I
gave crown to the enemy. We don't wanna give them any crown. We don't wanna give them any even a smidgen of space. So ask yourself a question next time you're facing temptation. Do you wanna give the enemy ground today? You're interested in giving them some land to take up residence in? Give him some more room to work against you? And you choose to overcome and conquer that sin in your hearts by the power of Yahweh spirit, you're choosing to advance the kingdom of light. You're like an Israelite taking over the land of Canaan that your heart naturally is. And He who is with you is far greater than He is in the world. We show Yahweh, we're gonna fight His enemies, we're not gonna, you know, put them hang around become thorns on our sides and. So we wanna choose to join Yahweh's army and not be
on the side of the enemy.
What side are you going to be on? Will we destroy the enemy before he even gets the chance to cross the line or we give them a little place there take residence and then have to really have a fight on our hands later to get him out? You don't have to let him in your house, in your camp, in your mind. You do that you know he gets his foot in the door then you gotta kick his foot out of there. But you see, if we take captive every thought and bring it under subjection to Messiah and treat any simple thought with the proper gravity that it really is and treat it as an enemy in the camp. Well that's likely to be deceived in the thinking, oh it's no big deal. Or be deceived in the thinking we're right when we're not. Deceived in the justifying ourselves and that's why we need to let the word take residence. To expose the evil to be that living powerful force piercing and dividing and exposing the intents of the heart.
Yahweh is 100% after our hearts.
That's what He's looking at. Scripture says, If we have forgotten the name of our Elohim or stretched out our hands to a foreign Elohim, would not Elohim search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart, He knows.
Actually, that's what happened today.
People forgotten His name, your, knows that? Forgot the name of our Elohim. It's not even in the bible. Most Christian bibles don't have it. Imagine that. How crazy that is.
They took Yahweh's name out of His own book.

Even though He says, call on My name, praise My
name, exalt His name forever. He knows your name. Do you know His name? We want you to call upon His name because He knows
you by name, He wants you to know Him by name.
So don't forget about it. That's in the bible 7,000 times. Just man took itout 7,000 times. They thought it was ok, they thought it was no big deal.
They probably thought well, we didn't know.
But it's not He who weighs the heart consider it? He who keeps your soul does He not know it? Will He not render to its man according to his deeds. Because there's a way, all the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh. He, Yahweh ponders our thoughts. Can't hide anything from Him. You might be able to hide from your conscience and your mind, it seems like every way of a man's right on his own eyes. But Yahweh weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:2.
That's a scary one. Yahweh help us. Many times we think we're doing the right thing, we think we're ok. Yahweh help us. I failed many times, more times that I can count.
When Yahweh was choosing a king of Israel for Samuel
16:7, Yahweh said to Samuel, do not look at his appearance or the height of his stature because I have refused him. For Yahweh does not see as man sees for a man look at the outward appearance but Yahweh looks where? Where does He look? At the heart. Jeremiah 20:12, Oh Yahweh of hosts, You who tests the righteous and see the mind and heart. Let me see your vengeance on them, I pleaded my cause before You. Deuteronomy 8:2, You should remember that Yahweh your Elohim led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness to humble and test you, to know, to know, what was in your
heart.
He's doing the same thing for us. Whether we will keep His commandments or not. So He humbled to you, allows you to hunger, fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of
Yahweh.
So the purpose of the trials and the testing and the difficulties is that Yahweh is doing an investigation. He wants to know what's in our heart. He knows already but He's proving it through His investigations. And so here we are, we are in this wilderness, brothers, sisters. We're in a strange land where Yahweh humbles us, tests us, wants to know what's in our hearts, whether we'll keep His commandments or not. Will we trust in Yahweh or will we trust in ourselves, or will we trust in man? Scripture says Jeremiah 17:5, does says, Yahweh cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns departs from Yahweh. Cursed.
Do not trust in man or you'll be like a shrub in
a desert and not see when good comes. You inhabit parched places in the wilderness in a salt land which is not inhabited.
You put your confidence in man, you're in for a
disappointment. cause man will fail you every time, I mean. And you don't wanna be cursed, do you? Not trying to be cynical here but scripture says what it says. So we need to put our trust and our hope in
Yahweh because man will fail us.
Don't put all your hope and dreams and desires and
all your things into your spouse even.
Who all one day die then what do you got?
It will fail you at some point.

There are husband-wife relationships and the real
danger is putting confidence and faith in what our spouse will do or won't do. And so we have this high expectations and when they fail those expectation we get upset, make it angry.
You might choose to say words that are unkind
because we put our trust in them and when the frailty of man was realized when our spouse failed us or when man fails us we look at them say, "Well huh, I you know I I trusted this you wouldn't do this." Well, I'm not trying to be too cynical.
But there's a danger because we are all frail

apart from Yahweh, we're all frail.
And we can fail one another, so what I've taken is myself, I try to, you know, trust man to a point but my hope is not in man. May we trust man to put my car together properly so I don't fall [? ] as it fall apart on me when I'm driving down the road and I die in accident. There's a certain amount of trust in that regard but if it happens I'm not gonna be too surprised, things fall apart. To where I am caused to stumble if things fall apart. I show you what I'm talking about, Yeshua in John 2 says now when He was in Jerusalem at Passover during the feast. Many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. So always people kinda believed in Him. But Yeshua did not commit Himself to them because He knew all men. It had no need that anyone should testify of man for He knew what was in man. He knew people a are fickle, they love Him now and be shouting crucify Him later. And so He guarded His heart making it He put His trust in Yahweh. Yahweh was the source of His strength. If we knew what was in man like Yeshua does, which is the propensity to make mistakes into fail into make and to sin against us we wouldn't get so upset and so angry when they do. Because our hopes not in man anyway. And actually we'll be more apt to forgive them when they do because our hope and trust isn't really in man to begin with. We're refusing the curse and embracing the blessing
of trusting in Yahweh.

Like scripture says, blessed is the man who
trusts in Yahweh and whose hope is Yahweh. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters which spreads out its roots by the river and will not fear when heat comes but its leaf will be green. And will not be anxious in the year of drought nor will cease from yielding fruit because it's planted by the waters in the midst of a dry and thirsty land.
Yahweh is, spirit is, that living water.

Otherwise, we're
in a heap of trouble. You put your trust in man because the days are coming brothers and sisters. When those who kill us will think they're doing themselves and Yahweh a service. So where are we genuinely down deep in the deepest recesses of our heart? Putting our hope in, our trust in. Can you trust yourself really? Where are you putting your trust? Very important question is so overlooked today, Yahweh wants to know where were putting our trust? Who is the one we're trusting? Which one is it? And Yahweh goes on to say, this isn't a context of curses he or trust the man, blessed he who trusts in Yahweh. The context of that whole thing is this. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it? And the answer to that question is this, I, Yahweh search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. He wants to know where your trust is.
He wants to know.
Even when you're in the hands of man, what did Yeshua say to pilate [inaudible 46:58] Don't you realize I have the power to crucify you? What Yeshua say? He had no power over me unless it was given to you from above. And many people today, they fear what man will
do.
They're not putting their trust in Yahweh.
And many people today are putting their trust in man
to give them the truth that they need for salvation. They get on their face and they repent and they receive Messiah Yeshua and then as soon as they meet some knowledgeable guy that knows about all about the bible, they put their bible up on their shelf and sit back and just see what man has to say, He seems to know the bible. Big mistake. Where putting your trust? People attend services and pay big money, you know. The pastor do all the studying for them, tell them what it means. Make it, the trusting in man. Don't trust them. Don't trust me either. Trust Yahweh. Don't listen to me unless what I'm doing is bringing to you the word of Yahweh. But unless you have your own relationship with Yahweh in the word and you study for yourself, you'll never know the difference.
Seek it out.
See if Yahweh approves. We need to look to Him. Man will fail us, Yahweh will not. Yahweh will use man to teach us and He has set man and the body of Messiah, some to be teachers, that's fine. But we have to know ourselves.
What are the things they're saying are
according to the word? How long where you gonna know is if you do it look for yourself? It's foolish.
Beyond foolish.
The trust that what man saying to you is true and you don't really know the bible yourself. You're trusting somebody else to tell you what the bible says. Very foolish. So, man is imperfect, Yahweh is perfect.
Yahweh you have searched me, you know me, you know
my sitting down, my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.
He knows.
He knows what's going on in the heart.
And the word is a blessing.
Scripture says, The law of Yahweh is perfect converting a soul. Who is really number 1 in your eyes? Yahweh? Your spouse? Your children? The car that you got in garage? The money in your bank? So Yahweh has to be in the number 1 position. We have to live our lives as though we believe it. And so we need to have Him in the first position in every decision that we make.
Let's have that pure heart in the eyes of Yahweh.
That's the only thing that matters. If you, Yeshua says if you love anyone more than Me, you're not worthy of Me. He has to be first.
It's good thing coz we put Him first, we're gonna
live like He did. We're gonna love one another. We'll set aside our personal goals and establish our personal relationship with Him and when Yahweh searches the heart, when
Yahweh searches the heart, He finds good things.
Beware of excuses. So many husbands won't love their wives because their wives are not respectful toward them. So many wives will not respect their husbands because their husbands do not love them. They're putting man ahead of Yahweh. That what, that's what's happening.
"Oh well, because they did this, I don't do this.
Yahweh says to me, do this. Oh but because they do that I don't do it." Don't work on the day of judgment. Did it work in the garden? When Adam says, "Well you know this woman you gave me didn't work, did it? Didn't work. Well she gave me the fruit." Didn't matter.
What I read in scripture is this, Messiah loved us
before we respected Him.
And man, we have to stop blaming our wives for our
sin. We live in a society of blame. Everybody wants to blame everybody else. People blame their parents. Well because my dad, therefore, I. Because my mom, therefore, I.
You're putting man ahead of Yahweh.
People blame companies. They blame governments.
We cannot fall onto that pattern because on the
final day, the only thing that's going to matter is what Yahweh says. If somebody wrongs you, don't do wrong in return. You love in return. That's what Messiah did. If they do wrong to you, you have no excuse. You have a commandment to overcome their evil with good. But if you always have somebody to blame, you'll never get anywhere. If you're quick to blame, your heart deceives itself. Well someone over there they made me mad. Nope. Nobody made you angry. It's impossible for them to make you angry.
The reality is someone did something wrong and you
chose to respond in anger.
They did something and it became a stumbling block
to where you tripped and you were tempted to become angry. You yielded to the temptation and you personally chose anger.
Everybody chooses around path and nobody can blame
anybody for anything. Even if someone put a gun to your head and said, "Be angry and sin against Yahweh." We have to be able to say, I will not sin against Yahweh. I will not choose anger. And they shoot us and we die, hallelujah. You know what? I died being obedient to my Father in heaven. Well someone says, "Well that person knows I have
an anger problem."
They squeezed a toothpaste, toothpaste come out.
Yeah they squeezed the toothpaste and they know
if they squeezed the toothpaste, toothpaste would come out. They know you had sin in your heart and they pushed your buttons and a sin came out. Fact remains though you got the sin in your heart. It needs to be rooted out by the word of Yahweh. It needs to go. These are not being any toothpaste to squeeze.
So they can squeeze the toothpaste and nothing
comes out what they squeeze the toothpaste and what came out was love.
How about they squeeze the toothpaste and nothing
comes out except Yeshua Ha-Mashiach?
Wouldn't
that be grand. Well anger comes out of hurt, it's a response to being hurt and while the anger maybe or the hurt maybe very real, we cannot let, let the hurt to be in control of us. We need to let Yeshua being control recognize these wounds, our wounds on Him and let Him bear those. Sometimes it's not really ourselves being hurt as much as our pride getting hurt. What is in even deeper issue what we shared last week but we see how deep we can dig ourselves into a hole. Little things like that go on all the time. And pride is very evasive. But the word of Yahweh is there to keep us humble not to not at the task master to constantly feel like we'll never measure up and be worth anything in Yahweh's eyes but as a correcting tool. So when the toothpaste is squeezed, what comes out is a Messiah-like reaction. And if He's not dwelt on there on the throne, you got man on the throne, you gotta problem. The word of Yahweh, Messiah needs to be there deep within so that no matter what happens is gonna be Him coming out of there. Yahweh wants to bring Messiah into every part of our heart so that we can learn how to love.
So when Yahweh searches us and He knows were sitting
down, He understands our thought. You pray, Yahweh I've got this terrible habit, this terrible thought. You know what's there. You sought me already, You know who I am. Reveal to me my own wicked habits and help me to love the person who's not loving me right now. Coz I wanna be perfect like You are.
I know if I only love those who love me I'm no
different than a tax collector. If I only greet my brethren, I'm no different than anybody else. I wanna be perfect like You are perfect.
Someone someone wrongs me, I don't wanna be like a
tax collector in a public and in a hidden, in the centers. By only loving those who love me, I wanna love those who don't love me, then I'll be perfect as Yahweh, you are perfect.
Coz we know Yahweh loved us long before we loved
Him. Very definition of what Yahweh is, is love. It can't be anything different.
Any sin in our life we think only we know about.
We haven't told anybody. We think nobody else knows about. Wrong. Yahweh knows about it. Might as well be open with Him about it.
Sometimes we, we tended to be afraid to come to
Yahweh with confession. Afraid to say I've done this thing. Either coz we wanna keep doing it and pretend like He doesn't notice or we're ashamed. But maybe we've even will stop our prayer life will suffer, we're not praying so much. But listen, He already knows, talk to Him about it. Tell Him more it's so hard. Tell Him about the struggles you have like you, like you're talking to a compassionate understanding friend. He already knows. Confess it. He wants to help you. He wants to help you overcome. He wants to be your Saviour from these things. He wants to be your strength when you are weak
and He wants to cleanse you from it.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity, in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent my bones grew old through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me. My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Why? You wouldn't confess a sin.
His body suffered as a result, He has health
problems from it. What happened?


He said: I acknowledge my sin to You, my iniquity I have
not hidden. I said I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh and You forgave my iniquity. Iniquity of my sin and that's what we need to do. We don't need Yahweh's heavy hands on us just be honest, straight forward with Him. Confess and acknowledge the problem coz He who covers our sins will not prosper. But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13. 1 John 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from
all unrighteousness. What an amazing promise that is. We have a compassionate Father who's willing to work with us to root the things that are not pleasing to Him out of our hearts. Confession. You don't have to tell the whole world what your wrongs are but you do need to tell Him. Admit it, acknowledge it, seek His forgiveness. He is faithful and just to forgive you. He says He will. Sometimes though we feel guilty that don't feel like we can really approach Him. Try to run away like He doesn't exist. Yahweh's hands heavy on us but then we confess it. We believe what He says He will forgive us. We feel like the whole weight is now off your So just be humble and rather make excuses, just shoulders.
confess it.
Excuses come out of pride and hardness of heart. Proverbs 16:5, Everyone proud on heart is abomination to Yahweh though they joined forces none will go unpunished. Pride keeps us from accepting Yeshua, acknowledging our wrong doings. Pride keeps Yahweh from accepting us as well. But He's willing to give more grace. Scripture says, I will Him resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. If we'll humble ourselves, last thing we need is for Yahweh to resist us. Right?
Flee also youthful lusts but pursue
righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on Yahweh out of a pure heart.
So, it's not enough to flee from the lusts of
this age. And our efforts to flee from the lusts of the flesh, we must pursue righteousness. Are you in hot pursuit of righteousness?
Only you can answer the question.

Isn't it much better to pursue righteousness,
faith, love, peace than youthful lusts?
Isn't it much better?
We are approaching a Sodom and Gomorrah-like level of perversion in our age.
In the internet, a big partner in that.
Years ago adult bookshops used to be in the wranchy corner of town and people would go and with their faces covered up. But now, the world's largest source is a click away. David was tempted when he was on a roof of the house having advantage point to see a young woman getting bathe and he fell.
For us to be an over-comer, we're going to
have to be stronger than he was. So don't open the door, don't even open it.
If we youthful lusts pursue righteousness.
Another source is movies, television, majority of
them involved sin.
The sin level is rated according to G, PG, R, it's just lay rated. How much sin is in it? By how young a child needs to be ignored. All our child needs to be before he can watch it. That's ridiculous. And actually they don't regard Yahweh, they only regard the other things.
Video games.
Do you think we should be participating in things in video games we would not do in real life?
Then Yeshua said something about that we
done it in your heart you're pretty much doing it already. Kill somebody, ending their opportunity to serve Yahweh. Even the wars and the battles we've gone through, World War II. You know how many Americans soldiers came upon and enemy shot him? Look in the shirt pocket and there was a new testament in the shirt pocket. Even America's war against Germany. You know, we don't wanna to do these things. Don't wanna imitate these things. War is not something we would enjoy. We're ambassadors of Yahweh's kingdom. We have a spiritual battle we're concerned about. It's not a battle of killing each other. It's an effort to bring life to each other.
So, does I say therefore in testifying Yahweh that
you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk in futility of their mind. Having their understanding dark and being alienated from the life of Elohim. Because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart, who being past feeling have given themselves over to lewdness to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you've not so learned Messiah. If indeed you've heard Him, you've been tapped by Him as the truth is in Yeshua. We don't want these ways, we walk in the light of Messiah. We walk in the light of Yahweh's word to shine in our hearts. He's the living word that was made flesh and dwelt among us. Let Him in, let Him or walk around our heart and uncover every dark place there is.
Sometimes when you confront somebody with
their things that they're doing that are wrong, they say, "Oh well I'll follow my heart." But you need to let Messiah uncover what's in the heart. And rather listening to your heart, listen to the spirit of Yahweh. Rather than following your heart, follow the leading of Yahweh's spirit which leads us to the obedience
to the word.

And let Him write the word of Elohim in your heart.
It's the covenant I will make with Israel most days as Yahweh I will put my laws in their mind write them on their hearts and I will be their Elohim and they shall be my people. Powerful, beautiful words there. Scripture says, It is the spirit who gives life, the
flesh profits nothing.
The words I speak to you are spirit and they are life.
Just talking to a young man this week actually
about this very scripture. Pay attention to the spirits that are out there. There are some words that are spirits and they are death and there are some words that are spirits and they are life. The word Hebrew word of ruach can mean breath or wind. And with our wind, we produce words and with our words we give life or death. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
And so what kind of spirits are you listening
to? Words of life? Unclean spirits of death?
Do not say, "Ah He knows my heart, I'll just follow
my heart." No, do not do that. Don't. Reality is Yahweh knows your heart all right.
And some of you
gotta be shaking in your shoes because He knows your heart. Don't take any confidence on that. Let the word of Yahweh come in. And don't despise, you despises the word will be destroyed. He who fears the commandment will be rewarded. So the, let's invite the entirety of Yahweh's word into our hearts. Old testament, New testament, all of it and allow it to willingly expose and chase a way every dark thing. That's what it means. To put let the word of the Elohim dwell in our hearts. That's the new covenant promise. Yeshua Ha-Maschiach is dwelling in our heart, He is the word. Don't despise the commandments.
Rejoice in them.
Let there exposing any area in you that's not like the Messiah.
Does says Yahweh, "Heaven is my
throne and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you will build me and where is the place of my rest? For all those things, my hand has made, all those things exist as Yahweh but on this one will I look on him who has have a poor and contrite spirit and who trembles at my word. I think there's not enough people trembling at Yahweh's word today. They look at the commandments as multiple choice. Rather than direct us from the most powerful being in the universe, of how we are to live. They look at this as a sigh of what that matters to me according to my heart. No He word, He wrote those so they would be placed in our heart so that we would do them. So we say, search me Elohim, know my heart, try me and know my anxieties and see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.
Brothers, not anything in this world worth hanging
onto. Sisters, there's nothing in this world hanging onto. Just open your heart to Yahweh, let Him reveal what He needs to reveal. And when Yahweh shows you something, you can cry out like David did. Create in me a clean heart. Create in me a clean heart oh Elohim and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence.
Do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, uphold me with your generous spirit. He long for a clean heart. He had a lots of problem. He long for a clean heart. He asked Yahweh create in me, I want it, I desire, I always desire a right spirit. He knew the foolishness bound up in his heart. It need to be driven out. You can't do it on your own. You can't. You need Him to do it. Proverbs 20:9 says, Who can say I have made my heart clean? Nobody. Only Yahweh can make your heart clean. So don't look to the world I think, we think we can purify ourselves, we think we can cleanse ourselves through worldly advice, through self-help books
and self-help this and self-help that.
What you need is Yahweh. Yahweh help-books. And the one He gave you is the scriptures.
The prediction and the prophets says is, I will
sprinkle clean water on you, you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness, from all your idols. I will give you a new heart. Hallelujah for that and put a new spirit in you. I would take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh something that's pliable. I will put My spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes and you will keep My judgments and do them. HalleluYah.
I'm
signing up, how about you brothers, sisters? Signing up for that one? I'm game. I raise my hand. I want Yahweh's spirit in me, I want that new heart. I want the same thing David cried out for, a clean heart.
It comes from Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, it comes
through yielding ourselves completely and sovereignty to Him. 2 Corinthians 4:6, Elohim who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shown on our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
Elohim and the face of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
The one who said, let there be light can say to

you in your heart, let there be light.

We always say, Yahweh, bless You and keep You,
Yahweh, make us face to shine upon You and be gracious to You and give You peace. To purify our hearts.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see
Elohim. The more pure we are, the more we're able to see who He is. The more we all reflect His image and therefore, the more we all recognize the things that are up Him.
You shall love Yahweh, your Elohim with all your
heart, all your soul, all your strength and these words I command you today shall be in your heart. How about that for a promise? You should love for Yahweh, Yahwell will put
the commands in your heart.
You give it to Him, I mean your heart belongs to Him anyway actually. He created it, He's the owner of it. You might as well give it to Him what He is.
And these commands will be placed in your heart, will
enable you to love Him how He defines love not how you might define love but how He defines love in the scriptures.
So teach us to number our days that we may gain our
heart of wisdom. Because our days are not forever. We only have a certain number of days on the earth. We only have a certain number of days we're gonna be alive. We don't know if we're gonna die a heart disease, or cancer, or something gonna happen any minute. an anurisn in your brain clot up and we're done. We're finished. Be 5 minutes from now, 5 weeks, 5 days, 5 years, we don't know. I just know we have an appointment with death. We don't know what date that will be. You got that appointment and I can assure you, you won't be late. So we need to realize number our days. Realize how short our lives are and take the time and make sure we've chosen to apply our hearts, the wisdom, so we might gain wisdom from Yahweh. The only way we're gonna get it from Yahweh is if we've given Him our heart and loved Him with all of our hearts. He will make wise as simple when the law of Yahweh takes residence there. Psalm 19. Wisdom and humility will teach us, we must have that tender heart. Scripture says, Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another. This is Elohim and Messiah forgave you. Our hearts need to be tender, not a heart of stone. Need to be tender toward the others who are also on the walk with you. They're trying to overcome sin just like you are. Some said, I might see in somebody else they may not see. Someone might see sin in me I don't see.
This is walk in mercy.
The goal is not to focus on who's right. The goal is to focus on what's right.
So my brothers and sisters, my prayer for you
is that Yahweh would direct your hearts into the love of Elohim and the patience of Messiah.
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion as
they did in the day of trial the wilderness.
Don't even regard iniquity in your heart and Yahweh
will hear your prayers.
There are many idols in this age.
Scripture says, Take heed to yourself lest your heart be deceived and you turn aside and serve deities, worshiping them. The gods of this age are jobs, people's own will, their own desires, their objects that they own, their entertainments, and many cases their own
reproductive parts are their gods.

So take heed to yourselves and don't even trust in
your own heart. Trust in Yahweh because He who trusts his own heart is a fool.
I didn't say it, scripture said it.

But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.

Let's walk in wisdom.
Let's walk in love. Let's surround ourselves with the word of Yahweh, writing it on the door post of our house, on our gates.
Let's surround ourselves with positive examples.
Let's surround ourselves with things that will lead
us to our righteousness and root the sin out of

our hearts.
Let's enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate
and broad is the way that leads to destruction and
there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way
which leads to life and there are few who find it. Are we willing to completely, fully give our
heart to Yahweh?
Very few are. Yahweh is looking for a feel humble men, humble women. Let's be among the few Yeshua's disciples. Let's not allow the things that never satisfy to be our guide.
Let's not allow there to be a breach in the wall
that guards our hearts. Let's be on guard. Let's continually seek to keep our hearts purified. Keep all sin on a shortlist with Yahweh. Immediately going to Him in confession. That He might cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let's keep our hearts clean, refusing and rejecting any evil thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim so very, very proudly. Let's all our hearts be full of love for Yahweh and for fellowmen, full of light, full of truth, full
of Yahweh's spirit.
Trusting in Yahweh with all of our hearts.
Being aware of the danger of trusting in man.

Let's keep our eyes focused on Messiah.

Let's keep our eyes focused on Yahweh, our
Redeemer and our Rock. And as you do that brothers and sisters, I
say may Yahweh bless you and may Yahweh truly have
mercy on us all.

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