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The Desire Of Your Heart (2)
“Lessons From the Broken”
Group Members Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:15; John 14:27; 2 Peter 2:19; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 61:3.
Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
The heart is who you are!
It is the Seat of your E__________!
It is the Seat of your F__________!
It is the Seat of your Fe_________!
It is the Seat of your P__________!
It is the Seat of your Ins_________!
It is the Seat of your Int_________!
It is the Seat of your W__________!
When the heart is sick, due to a hope not yet realized, then it effects your whole person - body, soul and spirit! The heart, like soil, cannot produce anything by weeds and thorns on it’s own! Only when the Word of God is planted in the heart will it experience healing and become productive. When delay comes, you need to keep the Word in your heart and like a seed it will begin to grow life again - the Tree of Life”!
Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Conditions of brokenness Jesus came to heal:
All of these are heart conditions!
1. The “poor” are the ________________ ______________!
This would include everyone that has ever lived - ever! The poor comes from the Greek to “crouch or beg”, meaning everyone needs salvation, but only those who humble themselves as a beggar will receive salvation! The prideful and rebellious will not bend or bow to Jesus Christ!
Salvation comes when the Word of God pierces the heart, which cannot find God by itself!
1 Thessalonians 1:15
2. The “brokenhearted” are the _______________! (Troubled, Anxious, Agitated, Distracted, Worried, etc...)
The heart is the seat of our emotions and brokenness in the heart affects us mentally, physically and spiritually! The Greek emphasis is that of a complete crushing a breaking to pieces!
The enemy thrives on attacking believers in their heart until they are crushed to pieces!
3. The “captives” are those in _________________ to Problems or Sin!
The Greek means to be a “prisoner of war”! Life in the flesh is a challenge, often unfair and cruel, and it directs its attack at the heart. We are threatened daily by being chained to these situations, preventing God to work in our lives!
Sin is a bondage and restricts us from the freedom of living a life of a strong believer!
2 Peter 2:19
4. The “blind” are those whose __________ the enemy has covered with lies!
The Greek means “to envelop in smoke”! The enemy uses the corruption of this world to deceive mankind! If we are not careful and prayerful, we can fall prey to these devices! The enemy loves to make believers doubt God and His Word!
2 Corinthians 4:4
5. The “bruised” are those who have been deeply _____________ in the heart!
The Greek here means to strike until bruised or crushed! Jesus came to pardon and deliver those who have been bruised by the enemy! People are deeply bruised and crushed by other people’s words and actions; they are disappointed by life’s let-downs; by discouragement and anything they have allowed to enter the heart.
Mark 5:21-43 Read and discuss the two stories of brokenness and the results when Jesus is sought out for help!
Andrew Murray, “Seek for seed according to your need”!
wanted to hear it from him!
God knows what you need, but He wants to hear it from you! Be specific when you pray!
(Psalm 37:4; 1 Peter 5:7)
“Lord that I might receive...” was Bartimaeus’ request and it should be ours in 2018! Lord that I might receive_______________________!
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