“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I
will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my
spirit within you …” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
In the above verse
of Scripture the word “heart” is used figuratively. It means that God
wants to remove your old, evil “desires, motives and affections.”
wants to replace them with desires, motives and affections that will not
only Glorify Him but will bring you into a place of great provision and protection!
How He is able to
do something so supernatural is also contained in the above verses of
Scripture. He said, “I’ll place a new spirit within you.”
That’s the key.
Here’s how it
Man was created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26)
God is a Spirit Being. (John
4:24) This means that man is a spirit being
as well. Man is not a “body.” Your body is simply your
“earth-suit.” You need it to live here. Something happens to
that earth-suit and your spirit is released and goes off into another
So keep in mind that
man IS a spirit. He HAS a soul, comprised of a mind, will, intellect
and emotions, and he LIVES in a body. Got it?
God created man,
Adam, and “womb-man,” Eve, placing them in the center of His creation as
guardians and keepers. He told them, in essence, “Obey Me and you’ll always be powerful like
Me. Disobey Me and you’ll lose your power. You’ll also
disconnect from Me. This will result in you connecting with Lucifer, the evil one and taking on his nature.” (Genesis
To make a very long
story short, Adam and Eve disobeyed. They lost their world dominion
and ceased to be good, like God.
God’s Justice now
said, “That sin’s got to be punished.” God’s Mercy said, “That sin’s
got to be forgiven.” God’s Love said, “The punishment for their sin
is death and I don’t want to lose them. I’m Divine. I have
power over death. I’ll become a man and pay fallen man’s
penalty. Once it’s paid, I’ll rise again and we can be
re-united.” Of course, God did this through His Son, Jesus Christ!
“For he hath made
him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.” (2Corinthians )
Now, all one needs
to do to be restored to God is to accept Jesus’ sacrifice on
their behalf. When an individual does this, they actually become a
brand new spirit, on the inside -- a spirit that never existed
before. A spirit with all new and Holy desires, motives and
affections. Ones that Glorify God and qualify for great blessing and reward.
“Therefore if any
man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2Corinthians )
The “New Creation” comes into existence the
moment one says, “Jesus, You’re my choice.” (Romans
10:13) It’s at that same moment that God Himself places “a new
spirit” within you. It’s supernatural Holy Spirit surgery!
Have you been
living in union with Satan, following evil desires, motives and affections?
(Ephesians 2:1-3) CUT IT OUT!
Cut out that old
spirit and its wrong desires by saying, “Jesus, I see it. I need a
new spirit. I want to be rid of my old nature. I want to cut it
out and live under Your blessings!”