NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!

BRING FORTH THE SONS OF GOD

BY:  PASTOR AUDREY DRUMMONDS

DECEMBER 21, 2006

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regarded not persons, nor takes reward. (Deuteronomy 10:12-17)

This was wisdom given to God’s children to grow up which speaks to the body of Christ today! They knew about the physical act of circumcision which was necessary out of obedience to being a family member, but to circumcise the foreskin of the heart was a different issue. What is this foreskin? Foreskin is symbolic of carnal thinking which places a hindrance for the life of Christ in us to flow through the body. The cleansing blood of Jesus Christ is suppose to be flowing through all who have entered into the redemption of God’s grace and mercy cleansing us from ALL unrighteousness. We have been given the opportunity to come boldly to our Father’s throne since Calvary and sit with Him in heavenly places; yet many of us who call ourselves Christian are living our life with “clogged arteries,” which is why there is so much sickness and disease in the body of Christ today. We are not discerning the Lord’s body as Christ whom we are the many members with Jesus as the head. We have been given the “mind of Christ” to be kings and priests on this earth for His glory, yet many of us are still filling our hearts with judgment and condemnation that is not permissible to enter into the throne room of our Father.

“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:27-31)

As we approach the time of a new beginning with the year 2007 I would like to challenge you to analyze your heart to see if the foreskin has truly been removed so that the WORD in you can be a river of LIFE for all past, present, and future. “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Col. 3:15-16)

SPIRITUAL HEART STRESS TEST

1.  Defiling Heart (make dirty, pollute) – Mark 7:14:23

2.  Whorish Heart (practicing random sexual activities) – Ezekiel 6:9

3.  Broken Heart (hurt) – Psalms 34:18

4.  Heart of Strife (quarreling, discord, conflict) – James 3:14

5.  Heart of Envy (jealous, lust after, covet) – Proverbs 23:17

6.  Deceitful Heart (misleading, false) – Jeremiah 17:9

7.  Hateful Heart (dislike intensely) – Leviticus 19:17

8.  Proud Heart (vain, conceited, arrogant, haughty) – Ezekiel 28:17, Obadiah 1:3, Deuteronomy 8:14

9.  Wicked Heart (sinful) – Jeremiah 4:14, 18; Deuteronomy 15:9

10. Stony Heart (inflexible, cruel) – Ezekiel 36:26

11. Grieved heart (deep sorrow) – Genesis 6:6, Psalms 73:21

12. Unbelieving Heart – Hebrews 3:12

13. Naught Heart (disobedient) – Proverbs 6:12

14. Heavy Heart (weighed down, burdensome) – Matthew 11:28

15. Sorrowful Heart (sad) – Proverbs 14:13; 15:13

16. Discouraged Heart – Numbers 32:9

17. Fainting Heart (weak) – Genesis 45:26

18. Impenitent Heart (unrepentant) – Romans 2:5

19. Evil Heart – Jeremiah 3:17; 7:24; 11:8

20. Hard Heart (unyielding) – Deuteronomy 15:7; Psalm 95:8

21. Obstinate Heart (stubborn) – Deuteronomy 2:30

22. Overcharged Heart (weighed down, overburdened, depressed) – Luke 21:34

23. Foolish Heart – Romans 1:21

24. Troubled Heart – John 14:1

25. Fearful Heart – John 14:27

26. Condemning Heart (blame, find guilty) – 1 John 3:19-21

27. Separated Heart – Jeremiah 15:1

28. Fretful Heart (worry) – Proverbs 24:19

29. Un-pure Heart – James 4:8

30. Covetous Heart – Jeremiah 22:17; 2 Peter 2:14

31. Diabolical Heart (devilish) – John 13:2; Acts 5:3

32. Subtle Heart (crafty, cunning, sly) – Proverbs 7:10

33. Perverse Heart (unreasonable) – Proverbs 12:8

34. Froward Heart (ungovernable, willful, contrary) – Proverbs 6:14; 11:20

35. Un-searchable Heart – Proverbs 25:3

36. Trembling Heart (shaking) – Deuteronomy 28:65

37. Despiteful Heart (scornful, malicious) – Ezekiel 25:15

38. Failing Heart – Genesis 42:28

39. Not allowing the blood of Jesus to cleanse you from ALL unrighteousness which tells God that the cross wasn’t enough making yourself greater than the Father:

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 30:17)

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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