Did you know that you have two hearts?
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10 KJV).
Your natural physical heart is important, but it can’t believe anything. That heart is the organ which pumps blood throughout the body that you dwell within. Your body is your earth suit. It’s not the real you.
The real you, which is spirit, also has a heart. When we receive Jesus as our Savior, God gives us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26). Faster than a nano-second we’re born-again and alive with a new heart and nature. In an instant we became God’s child. Spiritually speaking, we were relocated so that we could access Kingdom of God living.
Receiving Jesus takes us out from being under Satan’s dominion. God delivers us from the power of darkness and translates us into the kingdom of His Son, Jesus (Colossians 1:13).
NEW SPIRITUAL STRENGTH HEARTS
The old heart that was after the likeness of the devil, is destroyed. We don’t want it anyway. In the Garden of Eden, after Adam delivered man into the hands of the devil, the Bible tells us man’s hearts became bent toward evil (Matthew 15:18-20).
Man is a spiritual being and was originally created in the likeness of God. Jesus bought us back, out from the devil’s kingdom so that we could have the choice of returning to God.
It’s with our new heart that we’re able to believe what God says—and with our mouth what we confess is made unto salvation. That’s how we’re born-again. It’s also how we receive God’s salvation for every area of our lives.
There’s a divine connection between the words we speak and what we experience in life. The Epistles are full of revelation about our new nature. When we believe and confess what the Bible says about us, the Word becomes our salvation.
For example, Philippians 4:13 declares, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (KJV).
That doesn’t mean you should do all things that present themselves to you. But those things which you’re called to do. With the strength received from Christ through believing and confessing this spiritual reality, you can do all things.
Romans 8:1 declares, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.”
Isn’t it wonderful to know that in Christ you won’t be condemned for sin! You’re forgiven. God doesn’t hold sin against any who are in Christ.
Hebrews 9:12 states, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in ONCE into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
Jesus paid for all sin once and for all time. He did this before you were ever born. All you have to do is believe in your heart and confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior and you’ll be saved. Believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth brings salvation.
“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:8-10).
If you’ve never received Jesus as your Salvation, there’s no better time than now. Just chose to believe in your heart and confess: Jesus I believe you’re the Son of God and that He raised You from the dead. You paid the price for my salvation. Come into my heart, make me new and do something with my life.
MAKING GOD’S PROMISES YOUR REALITY
There are many “in Christ,” “in Him,” “through Christ” and “in whom” scriptures about Jesus. Begin to confess them and choose to believe what God says in your heart. As you do, they’ll become real to you. God’s Word is alive and powerful.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
In the spirit realm God’s Word is forever settled. You have to settle it in your heart and mind and keep His promises in your mouth. The connection between believing in the heart and confessing what the Bible says brings that spiritual reality into our lives. That’s supernatural. That’s God giving us spiritual guidance.
During this Valentine’s season, remember that when Jesus gave His life for us, He gave us His heart.
Faith Confession: I am who God says I am and I have what God says I have.
Legend: Unless otherwise noted all scripture is from the New Kings James Version.