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Journey In The
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Heart of Man
the Heart which
is spirit and which has within it the capacity to know and love God.
Because it is in the spirit realm that we interact with God and do our
ministry, it is this part of us that is critical to our preparation for
ministry. By being prepared, we are transformed on the spirit level so
we can fully surrender to the Holy Spirit and overcome the Old Nature.
This is fundamental to Christianity, but, as God prepares us, this is
the point at which we “live” or die in the Wilderness.
Being set aside fully for the Lord is the foundation, not only for our
ministry, but for personal peace, joy, provision, authority, and the
love which needs to be the motive for ministry. Without these
qualities, we cannot be fruitful in ministry. There may well be a great
deal of activity, but changing a Heart is a spiritual matter which can
only be done Spirit to spirit. If love is not the motive, then the
Spirit of God is not in the ministry, and it will not bear fruit.
Fruitful ministry will last forever and can endure the test of
God’s consuming fire.
human Heart is the
window through which God can reach this world. He is Spirit and it is
through our spirit He is manifested. The condition of our Heart,
therefore, influences the purity of our ministry. Preparation for
ministry is for the most part, the purging and preparation of the Heart.