A Word Filled Heart
Proverbs 4:23-25 (KJV) 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Beloved, you and I are to keep (guard) our hearts with all diligence because eternal and physical life flow out of the heart.
We are told in verse 24 that we should watch what comes out of our mouths. This is due to the power of the spoken word.
Matthew 12:34 (KJV) O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Luke 6:45 (KJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
The words that issue from our hearts (our inner soul) are critical to our well being. They are containers of spirit empowered life.
John 6:63 (KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The words Jesus spoke were the Father’s words. He said that the words of the Father did the works that He did while on earth.
John 14:10 (KJV) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
You and I are to learn to hear the Father just as Jesus did so that we can do what Jesus did, and more. His Spirit words will direct and empower us to fulfill His good pleasure.
John 14:12 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
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