Mark 7:14-23 (NASB) reads:
14 After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
15 there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.
16 [“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”]
17 When he had left the crowd and en
tered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
18 And He *said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,
19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus He declared all foods clean.)
20 And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.
21 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
22 deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.
23 “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”
Jeremiah 17:9 (NASB) reads: < “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds. >
YHWH’s solution for the human heart flows from Ezekiel 36:25-27 (NASB) which declares a solution through a new birth involving a new heart and a new spirit:
25 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
26 “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
27 “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”
From a new birth, YHWH’s solution is structured out of a construct of His Covenant in our inward parts.
Jeremiah 31:33-34 (KJV) reads:
33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34 “They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
YHWH’s Covenant is structured through the Epistle of CHRIST formed in a heart of flesh that is the work of the HOLY SPIRIT.
YHWH has predestined the solution. And, we enter into YHWH’s solution by setting our hope on MASHIAH YESHUA (Heb 6;19; 1 John 3:3). In this manner our faith will be of the substance of JESUS CHRIST.
In a faith that is Authored and Perfected by JESUS CHRIST we have awesome potentials.
Romans 8:1-2 (NKJV) reads:
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Ephesians 4:23-24 (NASB) reads:
23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Tongues are an effective and powerful tool that we can use in prayer to develop our faith realities (1 Tim 3:9; 2 Cor 5:7-8).
Tongues are activated from our mouth and arise from our new born spirit/heart interface (in the area of our belly – see John 7:37-39, KJV) in the power that works within us (Eph 3:20).
Tongues operate in the Witness of JESUS CHRIST in Spirit, Water and Blood, by the HOLY SPIRIT (John 16:14).
In prayer using tongues: we can energize propositions in Scripture, in the Spirit and Life of YESHUA, by the HOLY SPIRIT.
In prayer using tongues: we can actualize realities that are of the substance and witness of YESHUA, by the HOLY SPIRIT.
In this manner we appropriate through prayer, the fullness of MASHIAH YESHUA predestined (John 1:16-17) to fill all in all (Eph 1:23) and to fill all things (Eph 4:10)!
In this manner, through prayer, we objectively pursue the reality of being created in the fullness of MASHIAH YESHUA (Eph 2:10; John 1:16-17).
The end product of prayer by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, is a growing Shabbat-Shalom in our inward parts (Heb 4:9-10, NASB).
This Shabbat-Shalom stands as a witness in the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets (Matt 5:17-18; John 14:26-27); a witness to being free from the Law of Sin and Death (Rom 8:2).
The Shabbat-Shalom gives expression to a state of being in our inward parts – reconciled with GOD.
This Shabbat-Shalom is the spiritual atmosphere in our inward parts, in which we actualize the Mystery of CHRIST and develop the capacity to function by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, in the reality of being set free from the Law of Sin and Death (see Rom 8:2).
This Shabbat-Shalom points to us operating by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, in a clean heart (Matt 5:8) set free from the Law of Sin and Death. Amen! GBU.