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.”

Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted.

What does that mean? This must be important, for it is in the first declaration that Jesus made concerning the purpose of His ministry!

To answer this we must answer the question of what does brokenhearted mean?

Broken; A Greek word meaning; To crush completely, to shatter, to break in pieces, to bruise

Heart; A Greek word meaning; Heart, Thoughts, feelings, (mind) the middle.

Heart is not referring to our spirit.

Jesus came to heal our crushed, shattered, broken, and bruised heart .

Why was it so important for Jesus to heal our heart?

Because out of the heart flows the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23 (Amplified ) “ Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life,”

John 7:38 “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

Belly: A Greek word meaning; A cavity, the matrix or the heart. Cavity means hollow space. Matrix means surrounding substance, environment, or mold.

Belly here does not mean your spirit, But it can be translated as a hollow mold or it can be describe as something that holds something or is a container of a substance!

Our heart is literally the container of our spirit! Our spirit is one spirit with the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17) and is the living water or springs of life that the scripture is referring too!

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

The word of God separates the soul from the spirit.

Soul; is your mind will and emotions.

Heart; (mind or the middle) This is where your thoughts feelings and intentions are.

Our heart is where you and I believe (Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth ….) and it is at the core or middle of our soul.

Your spirit is different than your heart. If they were one and the same Hebrews 4:12 would have said “….thoughts and intents of the spirit.”

I Peter 3:4 “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

Hidden man? What is the hidden man. Is it the heart? No!

The hidden man is not corruptible, he is a meek and quiet spirit, and in the sight of God a great price!

The hidden man is the spirit, which is residing in the heart!

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created He them.”

Jesus said in John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

If God is a Spirit, and He made us in His image, and in His likeness than we are a spirit!

Our spirit is made in the image and likeness of God.

God is not corruptible. He is eternal!

You, that is your spirit, is not corruptible and you are eternal!

Question from group:  If our Spirit cannot be corrupted, why are so many going to HELL?

Is their Spirit alive when they go?

Answer: Our Spirit is eternal it will live forever whether in Heaven or in Hell.

With or without God, we will live forever

Not even hell can destroy our spirit.

That’s another reason why hell is so devastating, because we will be forever separated from Love, from His Life, from our family the body of Christ, from God our Father!

So our spirit made in the image and likeness of God cannot be corrupted. It is eternal, but our heart can be corrupted, defiled, and deceived.

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it.”

The problem lies within our hearts, not our spirit. Our heart can be deceived, defiled, and become wicked.

Ephesians 4:18 “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart."

This is why Jesus came to heal our hearts.. If our heart is broken, it separates us from the life of God. When our hearts are healed and whole then our spirit, which is one with Gods Spirit, begins manifesting the Glory of God and His springs of life!

The Good news is our heart can be cleansed!

Jeremiah 4:14 “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved, How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?”

We need to allow the Word of God to separate our heart from our spirit, so that Gods Word can begin cleansing and healing our hearts

That’s what His word does, it cleanses and heals.

Ephesians 5:26 “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.”

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

That’s why Jesus saves, because Jesus is the answer for our hearts, for He is the Word made flesh.

John 1:12,14 “But as many as received him , to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”