#43 Growth of the Divine Seed of the Kingdom in the Human Heart for God’s Building (5)


#43 Growth of the Divine Seed of the Kingdom in the Human Heart for God’s Building (5)

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Scripture Reading: Heb. 2:10-11; Psa. 139:23-24

IV. In order to be those “who are being sanctified” in living a holy life for the church life, the kingdom life, we must cooperate with the inner operating of the One “who sanctifies” by dealing with our heart—Heb. 2:10-11; Psa. 139:23-24:

A. God wants our heart to be soft:

1. When God deals with our heart, He takes away the heart of stone out of our flesh and gives us a heart of flesh, a soft heart—Ezek. 36:26.

2. To be soft means that our heart is submissive and yielding toward the Lord, not stiff-necked and rebellious—cf. Exo. 32:9.

3. A soft heart is a heart that is not hardened by worldly traffic—Matt. 13:4.

4. God softens our heart by using His love to move us; if love cannot move us, He uses His
hand through the environment to discipline us until our heart is softened—2 Cor. 5:14; 4:16-
18; Heb. 12:6-7; cf. Jer. 48:11.

B. God wants our heart to be pure:

1. A pure heart is a heart that loves God and wants God; besides God, it has no other love, inclination, or desire—Psa. 73:25; cf. Jer. 32:39.

2. Our heart should be single for God so that we are fearful of nothing except offending Him and losing His presence—Psa. 86:11; Isa. 11:1-2.

3. Our goal and our aim should be God Himself, and we should not have any other motive— Matt. 5:8.

4. We must pursue Christ “with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart”—2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Tim. 1:5; Psa. 73:1.

“That which we have seen and heard we report also to you that you also may have fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”

-1 John 1:3

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