June 27th, 2016
What Streams Out from Your Heart?
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. (Mark 7:20-23 KJV)
The world has it backward. Evil does not come from outside factors at work in the environment.
Evil naturally spurns outwardly from the ill health condition at work inside the heart of man. Mankind is naturally born with a sin-sick heart which naturally spews forth darkness and evil.
Only inviting in the indwelling spiritual presence of God can permanently change the health condition inside the heart of man.
That is why changing the surroundings does little to affect man’s heart. Outward changes may alter a man’s lifestyle for a short time but does not last in the long term.
The Spirit of God must come to live inside a man’s heart bringing about a new robust spiritual life. God works on man from the inside out. When God is invited to dwell inside a man’s heart He ushers in spiritual health, lasting peace, and change. These changes always work their way outward incorporating whatever environment is found outwardly to positively affect the person along with others in close proximity.