DECEMBER 11, 2017
Does the words of your mouth match the intent of your heart? God says we will all be held accountable for every word we speak. But God also says He judges us by whats in our heart. Our heart is that part of our soul and spirit that lives on forever. It is our spirit man where God Himself lives. Although our words are important and we will be held accountable for them what happens when the words of our mouth is in opposition to our heart?
Matthew 12:36-37, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
1 Samuel 16:7, “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
God hears our heart always and if our words do not line up with our heart, we are speaking lies. God continues to reveal TRUTH to us until we speak the truth thats in our heart. If whats in our heart is not good and pure we need to fix it. We are the ones who have power over what we store in our hearts.
John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
It’s not just the truth we know that sets us free. Even Satan knows TRUTH. It’s the truth you know, believe and obey that sets us free from the bondages of sin and Satan. Satan loves secrets. I don’t mind a good surprise but once someone tells me to keep a secret indefinitely, it makes me feel real uncomfortable. Secrets are pockets of darkness that hides in your heart, mind and soul. Once we become born again God immediately starts unveiling the layers of darkness and secrets that we harbor inside because of shame or fear. Secrets hold us back from experiencing the fullness of God and the fullness of His spirit. The spirit of God in you as a Christian is TRUTH. So if you are rejecting truth and not obeying it then you are rebelling against the Spirit of God.
Even Christians have secrets they don’t want anyone to know about. I hate to hear Christians lie and then they say well I didn’t tell them the truth cause I knew it would hurt their feelings. Or people will lie and say It was easier to just lie because the truth would have caused a big argument. You are not doing yourself or anyone else a favor when you lie no matter how much drama it may cause. If the truth hurts then you have the power to change things. Lies and secrets are Satans dark playground
John 8:43-45, “Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you are prevented from doing so! For you are the children of your father the devil and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and a hater of truth—there is not an iota of truth in him. When he lies, it is perfectly normal; for he is the father of liars. And so when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe it!”
If you are not experiencing the closeness and power of God that you need then you should examine your heart and see if there is some sin or secrets that you need to confront and expose. Even if it may seem innocent, if you feel you can’t talk about it openly then its a secret.
Psalm 25:5, “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”