Walking in the Light
It is what’s in the heart of a man that establishes who and what he actually is. Walk in a life that pleasing to God is to get the darkness out of our hearts, so His light can shine through. Matthew 15:16-20 16 So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies. 20 These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”
As we walk this Christian life, we will certainly see cracks appear through the words that come out of our mouths. God already knows this; this is why He saved us.
Now the real issue and who we really are presents itself, what do we do with the cracks? We can ignore them and even learn to disguise them so they are less noticeable or we can go to God and ask Him to fix the cracks in our foundation. If you don’t fix the cracks in the foundation of your house that you live in eventually it will fall down.
Matthew 15:21-28 21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” 24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” 27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Deliverance, which is actually the repairing of the cracks in our hearts, is for the saved. In Matthew 15, because of this woman’s great faith, Jesus set her daughter free. She had understanding of spiritual things or she wouldn’t of called Jesus “Son of David." She knew He was something great. Her daughter being underage was under her mother’s authority which gave her the authority to speak on her daughters behalf.
Matthew 12:43-45 43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
When you get set free from something you must place yourself in a position to stay free. You must protect yourself from re-infestation from those same spirits, they have nowhere else to go and the only way to shield yourself from them is to stay close to Jesus and the Word of God.