“13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
Brothers and Sisters have you Hardened Your Heart against The Holy Spirit and The Word Of God? Is your Heart Waxed Gross? If there is Not Change, if there is No Repentance, if there is No Asking Of Forgiveness Of Wrong Doings then You Have Hardened Your Heart!
A Hardened Heart looks not at the Inward Man, Their Own Soul, but is Quick in Judgment Against others with only Their Own Beliefs, not being weighed by The Word, nor are they Following The Spirit Of God! They have become Deaf to The Word and Deaf to The Holy Spirit, not having Compassion except for themselves.
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:”
Hardening Of The Heart is a Choice, you are not Born With It, but YOU have Chosen It. By doing so, you have Separate Yourselves from God, from Jesus, Not to be able to Work In Your Life, to bring Him Glory! Being at this stage is not good, but they will count what they Do and Say as Godliness, Deceiving themselves.
A Hardened Heart will Pick and Choose what they will Accept or Not Accept, Dividing The Word until they are Pleased With Themselves, ignoring such things that would bring Conviction Of The Holy Spirit, to the Changing In Their Lives!
A person, Man, Woman and Child that Chooses to Rebel Against The Word, Against The Holy Spirit will not Mature In God, there will be No Change in Their Lives to Become as Jesus would have them be. But convincing themselves that there is nothing in them that needs to change.
“1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
2 Timothy 3:1-7
For we Live in this time now, where those who Claim Jesus as Lord, have Hardened Their Hearts to His Lordship. To make sure there is Understanding here, to make someone Lord it means they have Every Say about Your Life and What is in Your Life.
Now, Understand the Hardening Of The Heart. If The Word says Not To or To Do and YOU Refuse to do so, then you are Hardening Your Heart Against Jesus AS LORD! If The Holy Spirit Convicts YOU Not To or To Do and YOU Refuse to do so, then you are Hardening Your Heart Against Jesus AS LORD!
The Word, that is, The Bible may show me where I need to change, it can speak to a number of characteristics of myself that are Ungodly to need to change to make me Godly. A person that is Willing to Change, Willing to Examine their Lives to become as Jesus would have them be, does Not Have A Hard Heart. The person who looks at themselves, confessing they are Not Perfect, that there are areas that they Need To Change and are Willing to Change For Jesus, then Jesus Is Lord over their Lives, being able to make them Vessels Of Honor.
Brothers and Sisters you must stay vigilant in Your Walk, You Must Examine Yourselves to The Word by The Holy Spirit and be Willing to Understand that Change in your Life is one of Necessity
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”
Brothers and Sisters the very Word that is set before us will be our Judge Against Us, that is, if The Word says and you do not, then that very Word will be held against you in the Day Of Judgment before Jesus. Understand this, it is God The Fathers Will that all men, women and children be saved, it has been given to everyone young or old to Choose. But it is those of us who Choose to be Obedient To The Word and The Holy Spirit that will be Saved.
Too many of you have Hardened Your Heats against The Holy Spirit, that when He Convicts, YOU Ignore and have done it for so long that the Convictions Of The Holy Spirit affect you no more!
“29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Every time that The Acts Of The Word are Present, meaning this, that when The Word has an Opportunity To Be Manifested and is not, Jesus Is NOT Lord of Your Life! If I have an Opportunity to Minister The Word through My Words or My Deeds and I do not, then it Becomes SIN!!
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.”
Let me rephrase this, not to change the meaning, if The Word or The Holy Spirit tells me To Do or Not To Do and I do the Opposite or Nothing , then I am Disobedient to that, then IT IS SIN!!!
The Hardening Of The Heart carries a Great Weight and that Weight is SIN! There is Hope for those who have fallen into this trap, but it is going to take hard work. It is going to take someone else to Mentor you and for you to Listen and Obey them. Not having a Hard Heart means that you are Pliable, willing to Change, willing to Obey Direction no matter if you like or not.
We must be Transformed from our Old Ways into God’s New Ways to us. The way that Jesus wants us to be is Foreign to us, it goes against the grain of our Hearts, our Souls.
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
2 Corinthians 13:5
A Hard Heart hates to be Corrected, hates to be Wrong and Rises Up in Self Righteousness Against The Word, Against The Holy Spirit, but, a person who has Surrendered Their Lives Completely To Jesus, will welcome Reproof, will welcome Correction, knowing that in doing so, they become more like Jesus.
“Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.”
I Hope and Pray that Your Hearts are Not Hard, that the Receiving Of God’s Holy Word brings Life and Not Death. Brothers and Sisters; Examine your Hearts and whether they are Hard or Soft, but in either answer…It Is Your Choice!
A Hard Heart has an
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!