LIBERTY SCRIBES SERIES 2018 #16 (11/11/18)
Having a Change of Heart!
The scripture says, from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Usually the contents of your heart can be heard from your mouth (Luke 6:45). The Psalms are filled with positive expressions that can tell you of all the goodness of God. When your heart is filled with the good things, there is usually no room for the bad things to creep in. When you start talking truth, lies begin to fly. If you are speaking anything except the good things of the Lord, you definitely need a change of heart. When your heart is changed, then it will also affect your decision making.
There was the story of the centurion (Matt. 8:5-6) in the Bible, who had a good heart to come solicit for healing for his servant – from Jesus. He persevered and waited on Jesus to heal his servant. He understood authority. He honored the one man who had authority over his situation and he got a healing visitation for his servant.
Respect and honor also conditions your heart to trigger the release of grace through humility. Jesus chose to come
down to the earth as the son of man to reconcile us to the Father. He came to renew our hearts and bring us back on track and in sync with God.
We need to learn authority and respect in obedience to God before we can access a “dose of the ghost” (Holy Spirit). Whatever you believe for today, you need a belief in the authority and power of God. Respecting authority will also bring you to a place of authority.
God is getting His Bride ready, and He has engraved in us a destiny and a purpose to fulfill. He needs us to have a change of heart; He needs our respect level reconditioned rightly – under the authority of Christ on us as the head of the church.
We need to get back to the spiritual order of respect and authority under God. It is time to have a change of heart!
…excerpts from Pastor Dawn’s last sermon as penned by the stylus of a ready scribe! (Ps. 45:1)