the LORD does as He breathes into the hearts of His people. It is prophetic is thetruest sense of the word. "Prophecy" is the wind, breath, word of God thatcreates, brings light, brings life, and fulfills God's Will. Ours is a prophetic faith because it is rooted in the creative breath (Word) of God.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them whenyou sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down,and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001(Dt 6:5–9). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.)
From the very beginning, His WORD was given to shape us into His image in ourhearts. Circumcision pointed ultimately to the heart being shaped for love andlife,
the LORD your God will circumcise your heart
and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Dt 30:5–6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.)
Just as the Spirit hovers over the waters of the deep at Creation, He hovers overthe heart of man, blowing, speaking, convicting, shaping us into being as theImage of God. But the heart of man turns away of this Living Word.
17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away toworship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. (The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Dt 30:17–18).Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.)
Simply having the Commandments carved in stone gave Israel no magic power.The stone was not a talisman that protected them from enemies. The stone wassimply a reminder of the Living, Breathing Word of God sent forth to transformtheir hearts. But in turning toward idols, they turn away from Life and toward
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