Tuesday, March 15, 2011

RSMI's Believers Bible Fellowship Notes

Whats Happening In Your Heart Part 2

Isaiah 53:3-5  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.   Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Jesus felt Despised, Rejected, Grief, Sorrows and Devalued.
Where did this happen? 

IN HIS HEART!

Rejection is the feeling of being unwanted, excluded, worthless, or not belonging to a group or to anyone

It’s like the feeling of a fist in your chest (pressure)

Rejections is the #1 cause of wounding in a persons heart

You are not responsible for the wounding

You are responsible for your reaction to the wounding

Thoughts produce feelings.
Thoughts + Feelings = Behavior

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Transgressions produce wounds in our heart.
Iniquities produce bruising.

Heart Boundaries and Needs
Feel Unconditional Love
Feel Safe and Secure
Feel Valuable, and validated.
Feel a sense of destiny or purpose.

When one of the four basic Heart needs is not met or felt a wound takes place.

Wounds take place through transgressions; The transgression has to filter through your thoughts in order to form a wound.

If Gods Word is has not formed your thoughts you will not be protected from a transgression, thus you will receive a wound in your heart.

Genesis 16:12 “And he( Ishmael) will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

Ishmael was a Wild man and he fought against everyman, and every man was against him.

Why?

Hagar was pregnant with Abrams child. Sarai persecuted and rejected Hagar.

Hagar felt so rejected that she fled into the wilderness. Ishmael felt that rejection while still in his mother’s womb.

When Hagar returned and gave birth to Ishmael.  Ishmael lived in Abrahams house and received Abrahams blessing.

But when Isaac was born, everything changed for Ishmael.
Instead of receiving healing, and accepting of Gods Word and His promise in Isaac, Ishmael acted out of his rejection and wound by mocking and persecuting Isaac. (Gen 21:9)

As a result he and Hagar were told to leave. Abraham had to send them away.

This added more wounding to his heart. Ishmael entered into a Cycle of Pain in which he lived out the rest of his life, and passed that on to his children and their children.

Psalm 107:20 “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

Gods Word will heal the wounds of our heart.

If Ishmael would have received Gods Word, his heart would have been healed. He and Hagar could have stayed with Abraham.

Instead he received other interpretive thoughts as a result of his wounding. These thoughts created destructive barriers, and produced wrong behavior.

That’s what strongholds do in a person’s heart. They imprison us and hinder Gods life giving Spirit to be at work in our lives.

Faith, believing Gods Word, opens a door in our hearts, for the life giving Spirit of God to heal and to bless us.

HURTING PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE while HEALED PEOPLE HEAL PEOPLE

Which one will you be?