Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue
The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about secret sodomites, imperfect Christians, Christian dating, what the Bible says about hating the government or its authorities, common misinterpreted scriptures in the new devotional series called “Wrong Verses Right,” healthy scalp maintenance for headcovering wearers, and more!full course
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #5
- Wrong Verses Right: Romans 7:25 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Phillippians 3:4 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:4 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Romans 3:23 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: 1 John 1:8 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Colossians 2:20-22 KJV
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #6
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #7
- Wrong Verses Right: Philippians 1:10 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:21 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 5:1 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:16 KJV
- 3 Top Tips for Christian Headcovering Healthy Scalp Maintenance
- Learn How to Labor to Enter into the Lord’s Rest
- Modesty Minute: Yes, the Bible Says You Can Date If…
- How to Bring Glory to God Through a Christian Head Covering
- Lip Sync to Your Heart -by Rhonda Howard
- The Path of Sovereign Citizens, Government Haters, and Law Breakers
- Running to Feel God’s Pleasure -by Pat Jeanne Davis
- Share These 15 Perfection Scriptures with Imperfect Christians
- How John Squashed the Imperfect Christian
- Secret Sodomites: Committing Sins Against Your Own Body
There is a secret that has been hidden for over 2000 years. And that is, what you speak from the depth of your heart will come to pass in your life!
“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” ~ Mark 11:23 KJV
Our gracious and loving Heavenly Father has given us a fail-proof means whereby we may get our needs met. Jesus is teaching us that we can demonstrate great power if only we will follow his principles.
According to Vine’s Old Testament Dictionary; “The Hebrew word Lebab (3824) rendered [that the] “heart” is the seat of the emotions. The “heart” could be rendered as the seat of knowledge and wisdom.” The heart is the innermost part of who we are.
Believing comes from the heart. The mouth is the words that we speak. Therefore, we can bring forth good and bad circumstances into our lives by this godly method.
We have all heard the expression, “with all my heart.” This phrase emphasizes speaking the deepest desire and longing of the heart.
One can become born again and receive God’s spirit by the synchronizing of your heart and words.
9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” 10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with thy mouth confession is made unto salvation.” ~Romans 10:9-10 KJV
God has made it simple for us to access his promises. But, we must be careful how we use the power God has given us.
“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” ~ Matthew 15:13 KJV
From this verse, we see that we are corrupting our lives by the negative words [deriving from ungodly beliefs] that we speak from our heart.
“Out of the same mouth proceeded blessing and cursing. My brethren, those things ought not to be so.” ~ James 3:10 KJV
Zacharias in the bible was prevented from speaking negative words of unbelief about Elizabeth giving birth in her old age.
19 “And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stands in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.” 20 “And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.” ~Luke 1:19 KJV
From this, we can see how powerful our heartfelt words are. It illustrates that by speaking negative words, we can hinder God’s plan for our lives.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it comes the issues of life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23 KJV
The heart, the innermost part of man, is so powerful that one can utter what lies in it and reap the results thereof.
According to Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology: the word “heart” has the following meanings: [1)]“Jesus says that a man’s secrets are betrayed by his mouth, even as a tree’s fruit discloses its nature. (Matthew 12:33-34). [2)] “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth,” says Solomon (Proverbs 16:23). Most importantly, the mouth confesses what the heart trusts (Romans 10:9 cf Deuteronomy 30:14).
Our heartfelt words can produce poverty, “poor mouth.” They can be used to deceive others or even break bondages off of ourselves and others. We often describe people by their heart and words: blackheart; brokenhearted; downhearted; lighthearted; hardhearted; kindhearted; coldhearted; stonyhearted, and tenderhearted, to name a few.
The good news is, when we use [the word of God] and believe those words in our heart, we will have the victory.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” ~ Proverbs 17:22 KJV
From this verse, we see that even our health is deeply affected by the state of our heart.
We build our heart by putting on godly thoughts. Then when our heart is full it will overflow into the words that we speak.
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” ~ Matthew 12:24 KJV
The synchronization of the heart and mouth is the secret to an abundant life [in Christ]. Heartfelt, faith-filled words can produce a course change in our lives.
2 “For in many things we offend all. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.” ~ James 3:2-3 KJV
I think that most [Christian] people will agree that they need a positive shift in their lives. The results are not always instantaneous. It takes perseverance to keep putting on God’s word in your mind until it gets into your heart. Then, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” ~ Luke 6:45 KJV
In a crisis many times we have to be very aggressive in our faith and the words we speak. I can think of a time many years ago when I was a young Christian and in a hard place. I decided to apply God’s word to my precarious situation.
It was 1985 and I was flat broke. I was three months behind on my rent and owed everyone it seemed. There was no way I was going to earn all of the money that I needed. So, I decided I was going to put God’s word to work. I spent one entire day studying the bible on prosperity. I wrote out a title deed from Hebrews 11: 1 Amplified Bible: “Now believing is the title deed to things prayed for, the proof they are yours before they are seen.” My title deed had the dollar amount I was believing for written on it. Then I started to speak this promise all day long. But the real boost to my faith was having an elder agree with me. He said,
“God does not care how you got into this mess, He just wants you delivered.”
That totally set me free from all condemnation. Over the next couple of weeks, I could feel faith rising up in my heart. Then, one Saturday night, I got a thought to call an uncle I had not spoken to in almost two years. My other uncle Joe answered the phone and said that Uncle Ronnie had passed. Then he told me,
“We have been trying to get your number. Ronnie left you a bank account and we only had four days left to contact you about it.”
I waited eagerly until Monday and then called the bank. The manager said there was an IRA account that was in my name. Then she told me that Ronnie had changed his mind and had sent in paperwork to change it out of my name. But when she got the form back, he had forgotten to sign it. He never did have a chance to sign it. Therefore, the money was still legally mine. She would not tell me how much was in the account, but said she would get the paperwork out right away. I got the form and filled it out and sent it back immediately. Within a week, I had a check for $4779.73. It was about $700 more than I was believing and confessing for.
All of my debts got paid and I had money left over. I did not get kicked out into the streets and I was not ashamed. God truly is faithful to His word. All we need to do is believe and take action. From that time on, I always follow this formula to get my needs met. God’s word works all of the time.
By getting [God’s] words “in sync” with your heart, you can have whatsoever you desire. This process creates a momentum that increases potency over time. It is the spark that lights the fire to propel one in the direction they desire to go.
It seems simple, but God’s word is not complicated. He has chosen us to be His children. He has given us a beautiful earth to inhabit. He has graced us with eternal life. So, why would He leave you broke and sick and miserable? He has not left us alone. Let’s put our [righteous] heart into our mouth and see mountains move.
Also, it is important to speak encouraging words to one another.
29 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of our mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace to the hearers.” 32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:29-32 KJV
As children of the most High God, it is our duty to walk as children of light. By synchronizing our [righteous] heart and our words, we will have deliverance in our lives and help others come to the light.
Each person has an essential part to play in the earth. God has given us the tools to do the job.
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Thank you for reading!
Rhonda has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Theology. She has been a christian for over 35 years. She has worked in ministry outreach and administration. Rhonda has published articles relating to children and mental health.