As I was finishing a part of my book on The Heart, The LORD said to me, “It is time to give understanding to some of the issues that flow out of an unguarded heart for My Word says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)
“There are many whose hearts are full of anger and their hearts have grown callous. They have closed their ears to truth.
I desire to heal their hearts that they may have understanding and be delivered from the deception that has crept into their unguarded hearts” says The Father.
“I desire to do abundantly more than you can think or even imagine and My Love covers a multitude of sins. The world is starving for My Love that never fails.”
“For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.” Matthew 13:15.
“For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.” Mark 7:21-22.
One of the first things The LORD showed me was the scripture that says:
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath…” Ephesians 4:26 KJV.
I believe Paul is reminding us not to give place or act on it when we feel angry, or don’t allow it to motivate us or lead us to other sins that would give the enemy a place in our life.
As a counselor and former leader in SOZO Ministry, we were taught that much anger is a result of a perceived injustice and that suppressed anger always degrades into bitterness which is, in reality, unfulfilled revenge.
It is so easy to allow our anger at injustice and grief over horrible experiences to bring our raw emotions to such a mixture that we get a little out of control.
I just read Dutch Sheets’ excellent post of Give Him 15 about this very thing today. Check it out and pray with him at the end. It is very powerful.
Righteous anger is biblical when we become angry about the millions of babies aborted or the injustice we see all over the world and it is a response to the enemy’s devastating influence and it is truly righteous indignation.
But when we lose our temper and seek to carry out revenge toward others in uncontrollable outbursts and feelings of rage when you think someone has wronged you and you spew out the bottled up internal feelings of anger, that is sinful anger and calls for repentance.
We are in a time when we must surrender all to the one who is ABOVE ALL and love one another as HE has loved us.
Above all, clothe ourselves with love for it is a robe of righteousness. When we love deeply and walk in Calvary forgiveness, we are demonstrating the LOVE that never fails for all the world to see.
“Remember this,” says The LORD, ””Father forgive them for they know not what they do….” were My last Words on The Cross.”
Always forgive, as an act of your will, and do not allow unforgiveness to lodge in your heart.
You will finally reach the place of The Cross when you see the one who hurt you, you will see JESUS and be able to say those same words for your willing obedience changed your heart to carry His heart in truth.
So I began to look at the Name ABOVE ALL names and many of His promises and instructions in the Word of God, and being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross. Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name ABOVE ALL other names. (Philippians 2:8-9)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 ESV.
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14 NRSV.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly ABOVE ALL that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20-21.
I leave you with this thought today, as there is a current demonic progression that we must guard our hearts and stand against.
A lying spirit tempts with the thought (lies) that things will never get better and those thoughts are the result of the spirit of fear.
It has come to destroy your sound mind and paralyze you in every way that you will not walk in the power of The LORD.
We must be the Watchmen on The Wall and continue to develop greater discernment as we come to full maturity and discern quickly between good and evil.
We are being trained by The Holy Spirit to discern our own spirit, other human spirits as well, demonic spirits and attacks, angelic activity and divine protection, and the tangible presence of The LORD.
He is ever presence but not always tangible to us.
Another Word of Caution as we submit all things to The LORD, we must discern prophecy to know if it is from the heart of man or if it is truly a “Word” from The LORD.
Beloved, The LORD says, “Above all, Worship Me in Spirit and in Truth. The well of hearing the Voice of The LORD will become uncapped quickly as you sit in My Presence and seek My Face with Faith, believing.
Then you will experience the bursting forth of the Well of Worship as you lift your voice. The High Praises of Adoration will cause you to break out of your passivity and breakthrough into My Provision of Overflow and Abundance,” says the Heavenly Father.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.