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1A KING’S HEART: FALLING

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In this transition in where we are at right now - we have been talking about third dimensional warriors and how God is raising this end time army and if you haven’t gotten any of the tapes, there are some tapes about third dimensional warriors and we are not done. And one of the things we have been talking about is even about the heart and I was just led to go back into this today so that not only can we get it on tape for people to learn from it but also to get more of a deeper understanding with some scriptures behind this. And one of the things we don’t want to do because – how many of you all know we are in a war? Amen. And in a war there is a military commander who is Jesus and then he has commanders and so forth. You know just like ranks in a war. And in this war we are in, one of the most important things of all is to always stay in your rank - in your position. And we have teachings on divine positioning. In this position where God has placed us there is another level in the spirit realm where God puts us. Does everybody understand that? In fact God will test your heart. Amen. Now the enemy will challenge it. God will allow this testing to see really where you are at and to see what you have exchanged your heart with and what you have opened your heart to. Now we know that the heart is the character of your spirit, isn’t it. And one of the things we want to constantly walk in is the character of Christ. In fact, if you think about it you remember Abraham was tested by God when he was told to take – who was he told to take? Isaac, right? Amen. And that was the one that he loved, he was the promised seed of God, wasn’t he. He was told to take Isaac to the alter and kill him. Amen? I mean we aren’t accustomed to those things, you know -- and Abraham was being tested by God because God was fulfilling the promises of Abraham and he obeyed God, didn’t he. And he tied up his son, Isaac - who was the promised seed, and he knew he was the promised seed! You know he didn’t try and figure it all out, did he. I am sure carnally he was probably going - man, you know – wait a minute, oh – wait a minute - you promised me this son that would be your seed. This was the son that was going to be the promised seed, wasn’t it. See it was a promise from God and God doesn’t take back his promises, does he. Amen. So here Abraham ties up his son, gets the wood. I mean even his son said -hey, where’s the sacrifice. Well son, it’s you today! [Laughter.] But Abraham said the Lord will provide. Amen. The Lord will provide. See God was testing Abraham’s heart. Even though he loved his son. Abraham loved his son! Are you hearing? He never lost his heart from the Lord. He was willing to sacrifice his son because he never took back his heart from God. This is what we are talking about where people are exposing their hearts and giving their hearts to individuals and to things and to material. They are actually turning their heart away from God, aren’t they. You see Abraham did not turn his heart away from God – he was willing – in fact he pulled out the knife and was ready to kill his son before he lit the fire! And an angel showed up and said man you’ve been found faithful, don’t do that! Right. Don’t do that, don’t kill your son. And he took his son and then God began to pour out blessings - why? Because when you know you please God that’s the blessing, isn’t it. So his obedience pleased the Lord. But he knew he pleased God because even the angels said to him you found favor. So there are things that are going to come in your life where God is going to test you. Are you hearing me. He is going to test your heart and where your heart is really focused. Why don’t you go with me to Luke 10. Is everybody alright? Praise God. Hallelujah. And I know we’ve been talking a little bit about this and like I said the Lord just impressed in me about really laying this down so we can really grasp this and not only carry it but that this is what we are going to need to make it through. We are going to need these revelations and these fresh nuggets and fresh manna from the Lord to make it through. Are you hearing me. In Luke 10:17 if you will go there for a moment. Hallelujah. How many of you know that lucifer was in the army of God. Amen. He was in the army of God and he was a high ranking individual. In fact, he was the highest. He was the praise and worship leader of the universe. You mean he was above archangel

Michael? Yes. lucifer was God’s right hand man. He was the praise and worship leader of the universe - God breathed through him! Do you understand this. He was in God’s army. And there was something that Jesus said that was very powerful - in verse 17 - are you there? Then the 70 returned with joy saying Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name. And he said to them I saw satan fall like lightening from heaven. What happened to satan? He got moved out of rank, didn’t he. Do you all understand this. You see there is a place spiritually where God has – the bible says that you and I are blessed with every spiritual blessing, right? And seated where? In heavenly places. Well because we are seated in heavenly places there is a realm God puts you in so you can learn and grow. In other words, there is a realm where we learn and I can only share with you that its almost like we begin to learn naturally almost – where the mind is beginning to be renewed and then there is another realm where the mind is now submitting to the mind of Christ. And now you are learning things from spirit to spirit instead of the mind. Do you understand this? Where it is spirit to spirit - now there is a place where God has placed you that you know you are seated in heavenly places and there is a realm where now there is a communion with you and the Father, and you know the teacher and you understand the things of the throne room and there is a place where this communion is and he begins to show you and teach you – remember Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light and he said what? Come and learn from me, right. He was even offering the woman - the Samaritan woman, he said come on drink of this! What was he giving her? He was offering her something spiritually, not something physically. Does everybody understand that? So in this realm where God has placed us spiritually, is a place where we are learning things - because we are to learn the deeper things of God now. Amen. There is a place where we get milk and there is a place where we get meat! Amen. And when we begin to eat more and more meat we begin to change more. It doesn’t have anything to do with you - except for your cooperation. Because you can’t change you anyway. Amen. I don’t care how many locations you have, how many relationships, I don’t care where you go, what you do -- you can’t change yourself. Only God can change you. But what he does is he draws you and he puts you in a place where there is now a desire. You see you can’t change unless you have a desire. Amen. I don’t care if go to miracle healing services every day, if you don’t want change, ain’t nothing going to happen to you. You can see miracles happening on both sides of your seat. You can see people getting slain in the Spirit, filled, delivered, praying in tongues and all kinds of stuff and nothing is going to happen to you because you don’t have the desire. Do you all get this? Amen. So we are seated in heavenly places and in this heavenly place is a dimensional place where God has placed you as one of his warriors. Amen. Now lucifer was removed from that place, wasn’t he. The bible says that Jesus said I saw him fall like lightening. Amen. And we know that he was cast to the earth and in this arena where he talks about the earth he meant the earth’s atmosphere in this dimension. Is everybody alright? Are you all getting this? Okay, good. We are going to go somewhere here. Now why did lucifer fall? He turned his heart away from God, didn’t he. Does everybody get this? You see, we are going to talk about falling out of the ranks. Amen. You do not want to fall out of rank in the army of God. And the reason we fall out is because we are giving away our heart. Does everybody understand that. We are giving away our heart. Go to Romans 12. You know when this was poured in me - it was so overwhelming to me. Did you ever pour water into a vase that had a bunch of holes in it? You keep trying to grab all the holes - and say wait a minute! – it was just so overwhelming to me and in this period of time where we are at, you know God is raising up a generation. An army generation. One that is really going to begin to take territories, one that is really going to begin – not only be on fire for God, but to be willing to do whatever it takes. No matter what. Hallelujah. Romans 12:1, 2 will you read it with me. Is everybody there? I beseech you therefor brethren, by the mercies of God, that you what? Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God which is your responsibility or

your reasonable service. In other words, every day we are to take this heart, every day you are to take the heart, your mind, your will, your desires, your emotions, and offer it to God. Your spirit, soul and body. Does everybody understand? You are to empty yourself and give it to God every day. Every morning. And that is a part of your duty. And he says and do not be conformed to this world – how would you be conformed to the world again? By giving your heart to the world again. Do you understand that? By opening your heart to something of the world. But be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is the good, and acceptable and perfect will of God. We are to be transformed by renewing our mind and surrendering our spirit, soul and body and heart and so forth. Why? Every day I make an exchange. Lord let the mind, will, heart and desires of Christ be manifested in me. Every day I have to surrender who – the devil always tries to say “I am” -- so that I can go about what God says I am. There’s a difference, isn’t there. In Proverbs 23, would you turn there. Oh Hallelujah. Praise you Lord! When you begin to reflect on all the things you have given your heart or opened your heart to - those are also open doors. Open doors to what? Demonic activity. Because there is an area where we become soul tied, idol tied. Hello. We become tied and entangled and the bible says a soldier should not be entangled in the affairs of the world. And one of the things God wants to do is bring us revelation and discernment. Discernment so that we are more sensitive to these areas so that when they happen we begin to cut them quickly. Did you ever touch something that you knew was unclean and go “whooah!” Amen. I remember I went into a store one time and I picked up this thing - it had a neat picture. And all of a sudden I was almost sick and I dropped it. And the Lord said that’s an accursed item. It was a new age thing. Man, I didn’t even want to pick it up and put it back on the counter, you know. I said ugh!! And I washed myself with the blood! But it almost gagged me because it was so cursed but didn’t know that. And God wants to make us so sensitive to these areas that when you touch something or come into agreement or when you turn your heart to it, that you are sensitive to it. We have been learning the area of coming into agreement with thoughts. Amen. But see in this we don’t realize the effects of when we turn our heart to something - we open our heart - and it takes place and precedence in our heart and sometimes we don’t even realize it and then we struggle later. Now your soul is made of your emotions, your mind and your will. Amen. And every time you make a choice, it’s a door to your heart. And when you make the wrong choice, you are either opening – every time you make a choice you open your heart, your spirit, to whatever it is. Does everybody understand that? So when the enemy or somebody comes along or whatever, and you say yes to it - what you are doing is you are opening the door to your spirit. So you are either strengthening your spirit or contaminating your spirit. On every choice that you make. And you know there is only one perfect choice, isn’t there. Because there is only one perfect will. Hello. Okay, in Proverbs 23:6 it says do not eat the bread of a miser nor desire his delicacies for as he thinks in his – what? Heart. – so he is. Eat and drink he says to you, but his heart is not with you. Wow! The morsel you have eaten you will vomit up and waste your pleasant words. So we see here, as a man thinks in his heart - in other words, what his heart is expressing. He has opened his heart. He said don’t eat with a miser. Why? Because you have come in agreement with that person. That miser. You have opened your heart to him. Do you understand that? The word “eat” means you have come in agreement with. Yes I have eaten it - I have come in agreement. That’s why the bible says we are to eat on the faithfulness of the Lord. Amen. Is everybody okay? Everyone lift your hands to heaven! Praise God! Get a drink! Glory to God! Hallelujah! That’s why the bible even says a merry heart is good medicine, isn’t it. Amen. A merry heart is good medicine!! Praise God. So where your heart is focusing – is whether you are coming into agreement or giving your heart or you are allowing something to come in. Amen. Proverbs 27:19 - while we are here. As in water, face reflects face. So a man’s heart reveals the man. Wow. In other words, the heart reveals the spirit, doesn’t it. In other words, what you have opened

yourself to is going to be expressed. Where your spirit is, is going to be expressed through your heart, isn’t it. You know - go to Revelation 1 and this is where we have to understand what our call is. In Revelation 1:5 and it says from what? From Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. So you and I have been called to be priests and kings, haven’t we. Amen. And in this we are going to be talking about a king’s anointing later, but what we want to be able to do is – if we have been called to be kings and priests then we need to start walking like a king. A king is a representation of a third dimensional warrior. Amen. A king is a warrior. And of course we have that list about what a third dimensional warrior is. And in this area, by being placed in a position spiritually we are continuing - learning the deeper things of God to continue to fulfill our kingship. Does everybody got this? If you look at Jesus as the King, right -- because he was the King – it says that he grew, didn’t he. He grew in stature and so forth. He grew in favor with God. Why? Because God had placed him in a place to learn, didn’t he. Amen. And as he was obedient to learning, we see that when he was baptized in the Jordan and the heavens were opened, and the Father said this is my son in whom I am well pleased. Right. So he was walking in his kingship, but he was a king that was on earth. He laid down his robe as King, but he was still King. Does everybody get it? That’s just like when David danced before the ark. He was king, right? But he still gave honor to God. In other words he laid down his robe and danced in his underwear - he didn’t give a hoot. Amen. He became undignified that day. That was undignified to the world but honored by God. Hallelujah. So there is a place spiritually positioned where we are constantly being trained to fulfill our kingship or I guess I could say queenship, you know. We utilize the word “king” as a position. It has nothing to do with gender. Does everybody understand that? We are not going to leave the women out. Right because they are made in God’s image and likeness also. So we are still fulfilling kingship. Alright, let’s go to Revelation 21:1. Would you read it with me please. Now I saw a new heaven and new earth for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, a saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. For her who? For her who? Husband. Wow. Do you know that God is preparing us for him - we are the bride, right? So if there is a place that he is preparing us, right now - to go into this arena in the spirit realm he is preparing us to get into this place, isn’t he. Does everybody got it? And this is the area we cannot lose sight of - that he is preparing us, to cause us. In some areas in our life he is even causing us, isn’t he. You know you have to have a desire to say Lord cause me to do this. Cause me! Because so many times we become weary, we become weak, we become carnal. We get caught up in the world. Does everybody understand that? And we want to come out of it and there is a time where you are not only crying to God but you are saying Lord cause me to do this. No matter what it takes, cause me to do this! Amen? Praise God. And that is where that desire is so important. One of the things we don’t want to be is moved out of that spiritual realm where we become carnal. We don’t want to lose our position spiritually. We want to maintain being kings over our territories (and princesses), okay. Does everybody got it? Good. Go to Proverbs 21:1. Would you read it with me please. The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord. Like the rivers of water he turns it wherever he wishes. So your heart has got to be in the hands of the Lord. Do you understand that. If your heart is truly in the area and you are really desiring to fulfill your position in kingship, your heart will be in the hand of the Lord and he is going to direct you. It is when we begin to move our heart out of the hand of the Lord, it’s when we begin to direct our heart into certain areas and begin to focus in on other areas – which begins to cause us to go into other areas and falter away and sometimes get removed right out of that spiritual position. You know there are many people that you talk to when they backslide or whatever and they say man, I can’t wait

to get to where I was. No, you can’t. You can’t get to where you were. You have to get beyond that. Why? Because where you were was not sustaining you. So you must get beyond that area. Amen? You must go beyond that. And this is where the king’s heart now, who is the king? Christ. Amen. The king’s heart. He directs your life, wont’ he. Everyone say: the king’s heart – will be directed – by the hand of God. Our heart – is the king’s heart – I’m a king – of all territories – that God has ordained for me – in Jesus’ name. Glory! Once you begin to share your heart and not the king’s heart, you begin to fall out of rank. Does everybody understand that? In other words, when you and I come to the Lord, we give our heart to the Lord, don’t we. Amen. And now what we have done is taken the heart of Christ, which is the king’s heart. Now we take the king’s heart and put it into the hand of the Lord, don’t we. And he directs our path. Now listen, when we begin to share our heart with things that are not of God, things that are not of his will - when we begin to share our heart, it causes us to move out of that spiritual position. It causes us to fall out of that rank, doesn’t it. The bible tells us - now listen to this – it says pride goes before a fall, right? Well in this area, where is pride established - it is associated with a spirit. Pride is a spirit. So what has happened is that a person who has come into agreement with, opened his heart to that spirit and now pride is now beginning to reject the will of God, isn’t it. That person is already falling out of that spiritual position. Does everybody understand that? Okay good. Praise God. Go to 2 Timothy 3:1, would you start it with me please. But know this, that in the last days, perilous times will come, for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God -- Hello. What have they turned their heart to? Things of the world. – having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into – ministries and so forth and make captives of gullible people loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. In other words, they are constantly learning, learning, learning, learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth and get set free and why is that? Because they have sold or taken a part or shared their heart with something they should not have. Does everybody get this? So they can never get set free – they are always learning, learning but it never takes precedence, it never takes place. It doesn’t allow that individual to really be set free from what has been binding them because they are always turning their heart. I am going to use this example - married couples - people get married – sometimes you can be counseling with married people and they wonder two years later why they got married. Well first of all they shared their heart with one another instead of the heart of Christ - when their heart should have been stayed with the Lord. People fornicate before – okay, yea we’re getting married next year - in four months - so let’s fornicate now. You know what they did? They gave their heart to one another instead of giving their heart to the Lord and then they backslide. Did anybody ever hear of a - what’s it called - co-dependent. You now why? Because those people have given their heart to each other and not to the Lord. Oh yes, I love the Lord! No you haven’t given your whole heart to the Lord then. You see, you have to give your heart to the Lord and the only heart you are to share is the heart of Christ. You are not to share your heart with anybody! Amen. Your heart is to be shared totally and given to the Lord. Now that the heart of Christ is in you, that’s the one you share! That’s the one you share. That’s the one that’s joyful. That’s the one you want to share - that’s the one! See the problem is that too many people are opening their hearts up. Listen when I was a drug addict I opened my heart up to every kind of dope there was. Of course the fruit was stupid. That’s why they call it dope [laughter]. So what we did was open our heart. Think about all the things we have opened our heart up to in the world. Things we came into agreement with. We opened our hearts to these things. Somebody said something and we said oh yes, yes. [Laughter.] And then you

contaminated your spirit, right. Let me tell you God is breaking hearts - he is opening them. So that we can pour these things out - so that the fullness and the heart of Christ can be manifested in us. Amen. Has everybody got it? Always learning. Listen, there is an area also that in this spiritual position where we are not only learning but we are grabbing truth and it is setting us free. Where God is saying okay it’s time to step up or step out. And many people are willing to step out instead of step up. Let me share something with you, and this is very important - God is always asking more of you. I never heard my dad say - okay I don’t want any more from you. I always hear I need more from you. But Lord ..... but ...... Die! You know even Jesus struggled with that. You remember when he was in the garden he said Father if it is possible let this cup pass me by. And the Lord said – and he said okay not my will but your will. Right? Why? Because he wanted more from him. God is always asking more from you. Now he won’t give you any more than you can handle, but he is always asking for more. And the ones who are not stepping up are the ones stepping out. Do you all get this? That’s why people backslide and fall. You know why because they are not willing to surrender their whole heart to the Lord and willing to – they can say it all day long “oh, yes I am willing to do whatever it takes.” And the Lord says I need more and they say “see ya.” They ain’t nothing but a liar. And the problem is because they have never closed all the doors that have had access to their heart in their life. Because they have never really cleaned up that heart. Look at all the men and women of God in the old testament and things that had happened. Look at Samson and I am just going to share a few things with you. Samson and Delilah. Does everybody know the story? Would you like to hear it? I’ll tell you in a minute. First go to James 4. Hallelujah. Glory. Thank you Lord. James 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Wow! So if you are opening your heart up to the things of the world you become God’s enemy. God is not your enemy. Why? Because you are a danger to his kingdom. Does everybody get that? You are a danger to his kingdom. So when we become a friend to the world, we become an enemy of God. Does everybody get that? Hallelujah. Okay let’s go to Judges 16. We’ll go see brother Samson. Judges 16:13. Now Samson was called by God to deliver Israel. Amen. In verse 13 - Now Delilah said to Samson, “Until now you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me what you may be bound with.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head into the web of the loom.” So she wove it tightly with the batten of the loom, and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he awoke from his sleep, and pulled out the batten and the web from the loom. Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ - Now listen, every time she tried to test Samson because they offered her money, right. And because they offered her money she wanted to cause Samson to fall. But Samson had covenant with God. And the Lord said the strength of the Lord will be upon you all of your days except the day you shave your head, you will lose your strength. No that is not why I have a ponytail [laughter]. But anyway .... so Delilah was being paid by the Philistines to get the secret of it. So she had tried to get Samson and one day he said well he lied to her and said bind all the stuff around me with these ropes and she would call the Philistines in and he would pop out of them and kick their butt and it happened three times and she said “man, why are you lying to me? And you say you love me?” Sound familiar? Remember when you were a liar out there and you would tell your partner “yea, I’m going to stop doing what I’m doing! I love you!” Yea right. It was because your heart was open somewhere else, wasn’t it. You could not stop what you were doing until God delivered you. Or until you repented so God had an opportunity to deliver you. Hallelujah. Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? When your what? Will you read 15 with me. This is powerful. Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? But it was with her, wasn’t it. She was using this to manipulate him. You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your

great strength lies.” And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, that he told her - what? He told her what? – ALL his heart! All his heart, right? He told her everything that was in his heart! He sold out his total heart to her. – and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” How did that happen? He gave his heart away. Do you all see that? He gave his heart away. Amen. Now Go to verse 20 -And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” [But he allowed her to shave his head.] But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. Does everybody see that? He became a what? Grinder in a prison. The first thing that happened was what? He became blind, didn’t he. So did he get moved out of his spiritual position? Oh yes, he did. Samson gave his heart. You know who else gave his heart? King David. Do you remember when King David gave his heart to Bathsheba? Do you know what happened there? Not only did they no longer get rest. Hello. He said your sword will never rest. There was no peace there anymore. But also the first child died and a curse came down the family line where all of his sons fell into fornication, didn’t they. Does everybody understand that? This is so important that we begin to understand about where we are sharing this heart. You no longer share your heart. You share the heart of Christ. Does everybody got it. Hallelujah. Let’s go to a couple of other places. I Samuel 10. Hallelujah. Praise God. Is everybody there? I Samuel 10:8. The Lord was telling Saul about becoming king and he said - You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and surely I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and make sacrifices of peace offerings. Seven days you shall wait, till I come to you and show you what you should do.” So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him - a what? another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day. So what had happened was that Saul, who was called to be king - he was anointed king, the Lord told him to go and hang around with the prophets and that the Spirit of the Lord would come upon him and he would prophesy with them. And it was after that when he was obeying Samuel that when he turned away that God gave him another heart. Why? He gave him a king’s heart. Do you all understand that? What did he give him? A king’s heart. Because God could not use him in that position unless he had a king’s heart. Amen. And that is what God is doing with me and you. He is cleaning our hearts up. He is severing certain things and he is maintaining this area where we have a king’s heart. Why? Because if we don’t maintain it we will fall out of rank. And one of the things we don’t want to do is fall out of rank. In Ezekiel 11, would you go there with me. Verse 17 - say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ And they will go there, and they will take away all its detestable things and all its abominations from there. Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD. So we see here that God was even prophesying this, that we would get a new heart and a new spirit. He said but when you turn your heart somewhere else and you share your heart with what you are not supposed to share it with instead of sharing the king’s heart - because when you get a new heart, that’s the king’s heart! Everyone say I have a king’s heart now. That’s the heart you share. Not your heart. You know sometimes people will come up to me and say I’ve got an opinion. I say hold on. Because it is not always about an opinion. Opinion’s sometimes come out of the carnal heart. Amen? Sometimes they

come out of where? The carnal heart. So you have to be careful of what is going to come out. Amen. You want it to come out of the king’s heart. Does everybody understand that? There are people who prophesy out of their own heart instead of the king’s heart. We call them granolas! They are nutty and fruity! [Laughter.] Hello. Go to Ezekiel 14 while we are there. I got a word for you. Good, I got a word for you. It’s amazing how so many people because somebody comes up and says “I got a word for you” - they take it. They take it, they run with it and then they realize it wasn’t God. See you can’t open your heart. Does everybody understand that. Even when I get a prophesy I go okay, thanks Lord and I lay it give it back to him. He knows what it is. I don’t chase prophesies. I chase the Lord. Too many people chase – they go to every place trying to get a word. “I need a word.....!!” No, you need deliverance. The reason they are chasing a word is because they are not trusting God. Does everybody get that. Believe me, God knows exactly what you need. If you wait on him you will know. Oh...Hallelujah! Where did I say to go? Ezekiel 14:2 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, these men have set up - what? Hey listen, everyone read this with me would you please. “Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and put before them that which causes them to stumble into iniquity. Should I let Myself be inquired of at all by them? In other words, should I listen to them? They have put idols in their hearts. You know you can’t allow anything to be between you and God. I love my wife!! But I have not given her my heart, I have given her the heart of Christ! Do you all understand that? Why? Because I can never lose my relationship with the father. That’s how people backslide and do goofy things. Because they have given, opened, accepted – parts of their heart with someone instead of the heart of Christ. It is so important. Amen. Like I said I love my wife. The bible said we are to love our wives as Christ loves the Church. As who? Christ loves the church! Not as your carnal heart loves another person because most of the time that’s lust anyways. That’s why there is jealousy. That’s not of the heart of Christ. Amen. Does everybody get that? That’s why there is vengeance. That’s why there is all of this stuff because it’s not of the heart of Christ. It’s out of the heart of man, his carnal heart. That’s why there is that co-dependent spirit. That’s why men and women submit to one another in ungodliness. And people! People become soul-tied with friends. Man, we’ve – people cut themselves - blood brother, sister, brother. You know. I did that when I was a kid. We were making covenant. Blood brothers and all of those vows that we made - what did we do? We opened our hearts to those things, didn’t we. And here in Ezekiel the Lord was expressing - he said listen they’ve got idols in their hearts. Idols in their hearts. You know there are so many things that we have gathered together and you will find that even when you are praying and you can’t shake something from you that you are constantly – David said something he said I always see my sin before me. If you can’t shake something from you it’s because you have opened your heart to it and you need to get it out. Amen? Now the enemy comes and knocks at your heart, doesn’t he. He says come on, let me have access to your heart. The bible says the devil comes to what? Kill, steal and destroy. The one thing he wants to do is take a part of your heart! If he can get your heart if he can activate your heart to want a desire – that is something to become a friend to the world, then you have problems. And what happens is that moves you out of your spiritual position, doesn’t it. Amen? Hallelujah! Everyone say: I’ve got a king’s heart! Hallelujah. You know, think about King Herod. Remember King Herod that killed John the Baptist. You remember his step-daughter who danced before him? What did he say? He said “man, I’ll give you half the kingdom sister! Just dance before me!” Well he did not realize what he had said. And so she danced before him and what happened? John the Baptist lost his head. Do you understand that? Why? Because he opened his heart up, didn’t he. He made a vow. He made a confession. He made a vow, a covenant and he opened his heart up. And of course it was his wife who wanted John’s head anyway. So the daughter goes to the wife and says what do we ask for. And she said the head of John the Baptist. Herod did not want to kill

John because in one aspect he feared him. He knew he was of God. Amen. He didn’t want to kill him – but because he opened his heart to it. And Herod was supposed to be a king but he was one of the worst kings – he was a terrible king. Does everybody get this? Hallelujah. Go to Joel 2. I’m going to talk about somebody else. Ahab and Jezebel. Oh Hallelujah. I am talking about these areas because most people give their hearts to another person. Does everybody understand that. Whether it be – that’s why we break soul ties. Soul ties from friends and soul ties with relationships. Think about a prostitute and how many times she has given her heart to somebody. Relationships. They have given their hearts to somebody. Amen. And then they struggle later. Hallelujah. Joel 2. Is everybody there? Good, I’ll be right there. Hallelujah. Thank you Lord. In verse 12, everybody read it with me. “Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “Turn to Me with – with what? --all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments. In other words, tear open your heart, man! Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a – a what? Blessing behind Him— A grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God? Now why would he leave a blessing? Because you did what? You pleased him. Does everybody got it? You did what? You pleased him - Praise God! The bible tells us that where your heart is, your treasures are. Amen. Or where your treasures are, your heart is. Does everybody get that? So if our heart is constantly focused towards the Lord and we are always willing to make that exchange – you know that when your carnal heart begins to activate and you take out that Holy Ghost baseball bat and beat it down and let the heart of Christ take prominence – so you’ve got to exchange it constantly. Constantly. And even during the day sometimes you will find – because the bible says that out of your heart wicked things will come. Out of the what? The hearts of a man. The carnal heart wicked things will come. So we have to constantly exchange that. You will sense that. What about offense? Think about how many times people are offended. You know when they get offended, their first response is to protect oneself. The problem is that they are protecting the carnal heart instead of surrendering it and getting the heart of Christ. And the only reason that people are most likely offended is because they are still too alive. Amen? Way too alive. So we see that in relationships, in materialism – that’s why the bible says the love of money is the root of all evil. Why? Because they set this in their heart, they are actually living and working to obtain money instead of the heart focusing on expanding the kingdom of God. You know sometimes people go into a drug program at first to please the husband or the wife or whatever. Well their heart is not right yet, is it. And once that relationship comes between them and the Lord and they begin to surrender their heart to God then they realize they are doing it for God and nobody else. Amen. Now there is a change and God begins to bless. Why? Because he is pleased. The greatest blessing you can get is to know that you are pleasing God. Oh Hallelujah. Does everybody see this? Let’s go to Philippians 4 and then we’ll do one more scripture. Praise God. Philippians 4:6, would you read it with me. Be anxious for everything [laughter]. Be anxious for two things [laughter]. Be anxious for nothing. Wow! See when you are anxious for nothing, there isn’t anything before you. Does everybody get that? When you are not anxious, you are trusting. You are waiting. The moment you become anxious it is because of something you want. It is because of something you want that you have already opened to in your heart. You shared – you have already given your heart to it. That’s why people make plans before they should. That’s why people do things they shouldn’t. Hello. I get people that come to me for counsel and they really don’t come for counsel but to tell me what they already did. Yea well I already made all these arrangements. Okay cool. That’s not counsel, is it. Does everybody get it? People go and try to buy a car and get in debt and never even check to see what is in their account! They try and do all kinds of things and why? They have allowed - they have shared their heart with

it, right. And they have accepted it and now it’s before them. Now here it is - that’s what I’m going to do. And you know what they do? They become anxious because it is something they want - because they have opened their heart to it. A king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, not in the hand of a man. A king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and not in the hand of a man! Does everybody get this? It is so important! So we are to be anxious for nothing. When you become anxious for something, you have opened your heart to it. But in everything by what? Prayer and supplication. By what? Prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Hello. He didn’t say he was going to answer you that day, did he. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your what? Hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. In other words, you didn’t get an answer yet but you’ve got peace because you surrendered it. Okay. Lord if that’s you Praise God! If not - Hallelujah! Thank you for rescuing me. But then you walk in peace. See, it’s when we begin to grab these things because we have not released them from our heart. And we have not exchanged our heart or given our heart back to the Lord. That’s why people struggle the day after for what they opened their heart to the day before. And then the enemy starts watering it. And he starts enlarging it. This is where we have to constantly surrender it. We have to take our little paws off of it. Okay Lord this is your heart - I give you my heart that I may have the heart of Christ. Amen. That I may have the what? The king’s heart. Why? Because the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and he will direct your paths and he will turn you where you need to go. And there are times when you won’t even know what’s up, you’re just there. I don’t even know how I got here! Praise God!! It’s because you constantly surrendered. Amen. I want to close at Ephesians 3. Is everybody okay? Did you get it? Are you getting it? So what do you need to do? You need to repent!! Right. You need to repent! You repent of whatever it is that you have opened your heart up to. Whatever it is, you sever it! And you command it to go! And you constantly surrender your heart to the Lord that you are requesting the king’s heart, the heart of Christ. Man you will notice that as you begin to do these things and surrender, God begins to bless you. Now let me share with you how he will bless you. Number one you will begin to hear his voice clearer. Hello. You will begin to see your thoughts manifest because they are not your thoughts anymore, they are the king’s thoughts. He is expressing them through you. You won’t have a want. Everything will be provided. These are things that begin to happen when you constantly exchange your heart for the king’s heart. Relationships, especially in marriages, will grow. There won’t be any division there. There won’t be any mistrust there. Does everybody get this? There won’t be any fear of losing one another. There won’t be fear in that area of losing your children because you have the king’s heart. Does everybody got it? Why? Because the king’s heart - hallelujah - is in the hand of the Lord. Amen. There won’t be any fear there. You know that you know that you know because you know the King! You are one heart with him. I am going to use one other example. Lot’s wife. Remember when they left Sodom and Gomorrah, right. Where was her heart? It was still there, wasn’t it. And what happened? She turned to stone. When she turned around and looked – why? Because her heart was still in her past. And let me share something with you. If your heart is still in your past, it needs to come out of there. It needs to be in the present and in the king’s hand - in the Lord’s hand. Amen. And that’s the ploy of the enemy. He always wants you to open your heart up to something from your past. If he can do that – oh, I remember how things were .... and I remember when – you begin to look at the good things from your past and then the devil begins to show you the bad things of your past because even some of the good things from your past were bad. Because if you weren’t serving the Lord with a full heart – that’s why he says come to me. He says if you will seek me with all of your heart, you will find me! Amen. So we know that if I seek the Lord with all of my heart I will find him. Not just half heart, quarter heart or three-quarters heart – ALL of my heart!! Every day we must constantly surrender our heart to him. And he will expose your heart to you and those

are the areas you need to sever. Because these are open doors. Does everybody get it? Okay, let’s close here at Ephesians 3:14. Praise God. Let’s start at verse 14. For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;– say that again – that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. And to God be the glory! Make the exchange. Don’t hesitate. And prepare your hearts now for communion. Amen. Whatever it is that God is showing you - whatever it may be – that you have opened your heart to. Whether it be past or present. Whatever is before you that you see, sever it. Repent. Amen. You know lying is nothing but a protector of self. Where you have lied, cheated, whatever it may be. Any area where there have been open doors in your life in this realm - from the demonic realm - that has touched your heart. Or any soul tie or any idol whatsoever. Even promises. We have opened our hearts up to making vows and covenants with things. All of those areas that are still attached there – must be severed. Amen. Father we just take this opportunity and we ask for your forgiveness. Lord we repent for opening our hearts in any way whatsoever to things that were not of you. For the things that displeased you, we repent. And we ask father right now that you would wash us with the blood of Christ and sever every entanglement that has been attached to our heart, that we may surrender it to you. And we give you our whole heart, right now Lord and we ask that there be an exchange for the heart of Christ. The King’s heart. And that the flow of the anointing would flow through your vessels in every area. Bring healing to their bodies. Free them from the torments and memories of their past. Free them. In the mighty name of Jesus! From any entanglement with the world. Free them. Free them. And let that anointing break every yoke of bondage that the heart of Christ may have its full pre-eminence in these vessels. In Jesus name! And everybody said? AMEN!! ****