We call Him Abba Father, hallow be thy Name, Hallow be thy Name, hallow be thy Name. Call Him Abba Father, Hallow be Thy Name, Hallow be Thy Name, hallow be Thy Name.2x // Covenant keeping God, there is no one like You, Alpha Omega, there is no one like Him.2x.

Father, we thank You, we bless Your Name, we adore You, we Worship You, we adore You for You are great. And there is no one like You. Thank You for being our Father, thank You for guiding and lead us in the way of righteousness, glory be to Your Name in the highest.

Merciful Father, have Your way again and again as we go into this week, with hope and grace, give us the needed faith to run the race set before us and at the end Your Name alone will be glorify. Thank You Jesus; thank You Lord.

Beloved, good morning from the Throne of grace. How was your weekend? Hope great? Glory be to God in the highest Who it pleases to make us partakers of the blessings of this day, we are grateful. Thank You and thank You again and again, praise God!

Beloveth, how is the condition of your heart? Can you give the answer out rightly or after going through the ministration of the day?

Like soils are prepared to receive seed; so is our heart is expected to be prepared to receive the Word of God. If a farmer fail to add manure to the soil, till and weed it, the chances of having a poor harvest is high. So to ensure a bountiful harvest, the farmer takes time to prepare the soil before sowing a seed.

Beloved, how well do we prepare our heart to receiving God’s Word. How well are we dispose to His instruction and counseling’s. Are you ready to stop doing what the Spirit of God is bearing witness in your heart that is wrong? Are you prepare to stop going your own way but choose to do God’s will.

Is so important that we pay attention to the condition of our heart least we have spiritual cardiac arrest which will result in backsliding. Beloved, we must work hard at ensuring that God’s Word is daily inputted in our heart and we watch over it with praying and fasting.

Jesus while here on earth gave us vivid illustration of how a good ground produces hundred folds. Are you ready to replicate same in your life? Are you ready to be among those whom it will said that they love God with all their heart, their soul and their mind?

Beloved come with me to discover more as we go through the message that will convey these. Praise the Lord!

But the seed in the good ground—these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.—Luke 8:15

At any time, the receptiveness of your heart will determine your response to God’s word (Luke 8:5–18). If your heart is like the trampled ground, hardened by the sin of bitterness and unforgiveness, you will be unable to accept a message from God. Though you hear the words of the message, you will remain unchanged.

If your heart is like the shallow soil on top of a rock, you will accept God’s word in your mind, but the truth will not penetrate your heart to make a difference in your actions. A heart like thorny soil is a life that is distracted by the cares of the world; the pursuit of earthly pleasures prevents God’s word from taking hold and producing righteousness. The heart that is like good soil receives a word from God, applies it, and brings forth fruit in due time. This is the heart that Jesus desires in us, for the fruit will be a Christlike life.

Any time you hear a word from God, whether through Bible reading, prayer, or worship, the way you respond will depend on how you have cultivated your heart (Hos. 10:12). How do you develop a heart that is like good soil?

Repent of any bitterness, anger, or unforgiveness that is hardening your heart. Meditate on God’s word until it enters deep into your heart and not just your mind. When you read or hear a word from God, apply it to your life and let God bring His word into reality in your life (Gal. 6:9).

Protect your lifestyle. See that you don’t devote all of your energy to worldly concerns, rather than to pursuing your relationship with God. The condition of your heart will vary, depending on how you cultivate it. If it was receptive to a word from God yesterday, this does not guarantee it is receptive today. Daily prepare your heart for the word God has for you!

And that is the only way you will perceive when devil is roaming around you and sin is crouching at your door to be able to resist sin and command Satan to get Thee behind thee. Let’s continue:

“Thou hatest wickedness.” Psalm 45:7

 

“Be ye angry, and sin not.” There can hardly be goodness in a man if he be not angry at sin; he who loves truth must hate every false way. How our Lord Jesus hated it when the temptation came! Thrice it assailed Him in different forms, but ever He met it with, “Get thee behind me, Satan.”

He hated it in others; none the less fervently because He showed His hate oftener in tears of pity than in words of rebuke; yet what language could be more stern, more Elijah-like, than the words, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer.”

He hated wickedness, so much that He bled to wound it to the heart; He died that it might die; He was buried that He might bury it in His tomb; and He rose that He might for ever trample it beneath His feet. Christ is in the Gospel, and that Gospel is opposed to wickedness in every shape.

Wickedness arrays itself in fair garments, and imitates the language of holiness; but the precepts of Jesus, like His famous scourge of small cords, chase it out of the temple, and will not tolerate it in the Church. So, too, in the heart where Jesus reigns, what war there is between Christ and Belial!

And when our Redeemer shall come to be our Judge, those thundering words, “Depart, ye cursed” which are, indeed, but a prolongation of His life-teaching concerning sin, shall manifest His abhorrence of iniquity. As warm as is His love to sinners, so hot is His hatred of sin; as perfect as is His righteousness, so complete shall be the destruction of every form of wickedness. O thou glorious champion of right, and destroyer of wrong, for this cause hath God, even Thy God, anointed thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.

Yes! Christ destroyed the power of sin over our life and anointed us with oil of gladness. Glory be to God in the highest.

Beloved, we will be glad and rejoice in Lord our Saviour, our Greater Glory is double sure, praise God!

Are you ready now to give the answer to the condition of your heart? Will it produce 30%; 60%; 100%? Anything below 100% need more attention. Also remember we must keep at it as yesterday grace may not be sufficient for today’s.  So you must continual work on the condition of your heart. praise the lord!

This week is declared blessed in Jesus Name. Go into the week and return with testimonies come Friday in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.