THE HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART
By David P. Ward
We have the management of our own hearts.
As a man thinketh (you have an opening, & you have a doorkeeper) in his heart, so is he.
How do you SEE yourself?
Conscious thoughts become the DOOR KEEPER in my heart. The Bible talks about writing Godís truth in your heart. (Proverbs 4:20 - 23)
The doorkeeper in my heart is those things that I believe that coaches me, that I rely on. Those thoughts that I think about to the level of receiving emotions with the thought. Thoughts effect emotions and my emotions effect my thoughts. Usually, we trust everything else above and beyond what the Word of God says. FAITH experiences Godís promises.
The GOD KIND OF FATIH is something we need to learn to walk in. Believe in your HEART and confessing with your mouth. God always sees the end from the beginning. I can quote the Word, and I FEEL like something else is going to happen, I am just in MENTAL ASSENT. We might THINK about the Word of God and can quote a Scripture doesnít mean we HAVE IT if the FEELING isnít there.
WE need to create the EMOTIONS as if what we are saying is true. (Mark 11:13-24) What I THINK, what I SEE, and what I FEEL. Our thoughts and emotions need to become HARMONIZED. I need to SEE THE END FROM THE BEGINNING. Just like God does when He speaks. This is how we learn to write upon our hearts.
Biblical meditation is becoming ONE with the Word of God. I prosper to the degree that my SOUL prospers. (3 John 2) We are writing on our hearts. We are having the END/REALITY of what we believe right now.
Heart, understanding, the hidden man of the heart (Ephesians 1:18) Kardia occupies the most important place in the human system, yet, in the greek it stands for manís entire mental and moral activity, including rational and emotional elements.
a) kardia is used for describing ďthe hidden springs of the personal life.Ē (W.E. VINE)
b) kardia is described in scripture as the sphere of Divine influence. (Romans 2:15, Acts 15:9)
c) The hidden man of the heart considered to be the real man. (1 Peter 3:4)
12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword (machira),
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (kardia)
23For 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
18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life (zoe) of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heartL kardia)
d) kardia is used in the following scriptures:
1. Desires - Matthew 5:28, 2 Peter 2:14
2. Affections - Luke 24:32, Acts 21:13
3. Perceptions - John 12:40, Ephesians 4:18
4. Understanding - Matthew 13:15, Romans 1:21
5. Conscience - Acts 2:37, 1 John 3:20
6. Intentions - Hebrews 14:12. 1 Peter 4:1
7. Purpose - Acts 11:23, 2 Corinthians 9:7
8. The human will - Romans 6:17, Colossians 3:15
9. Heart - Mark 11:23, Romans 10:10, Hebrews 3:12
e) kardia is a supernatural blending of the soul, mind will emotions, intellect, and reasoning, and the spirit of man that is the real man. The part of man that is instantly transformed into the very Divine nature when he receives the lordship of Jesus Christ. Only the Word of God has the actual power to separate the soul from the spirit. (Hebrews 4:12)
f) we get our English word, cardio from this Greek word. Although cardio and cardiovascular has to do with the human heart or pump organ, the koine has a deeper meaning. Kardia refers also to the human emotions and will of a person.
g) There is a definite connection between the pump organ known as the heart, and the consciences of a man. Jesus told His disciples that in the Last Days, ďmenís hearts would fail them for fear.Ē It is a proven medical fact that the strong emotions of rage and anger affect the human heart.
h) God has made provision for man to walk in a wholeness that only He can provide. We know that it is Satan that kills, steals, and destroys. (John 10:10) Only through the blood of Jesus Christ can a man receive wholeness by becoming born again. Manís kardia, his will, his conscience, and his intentions can only be made whole by accepting Jesus Christ and allowing His blood to cleanse him from all sin.