I Will Put My Word In Their Hearts

Pastor Richard Owen




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As we study the New Testament and especially the book of Hebrews, it seems to cry out to us “better! better!” We have it a lot better than the Old Testament saints had it. The book of Hebrews speaks about what we have now as being better than the angels! It speaks of a better hope, a better testament, a better covenant, better promises, better sacrifices, and a better resurrection! We are told that God has “provided some better thing for us,” and that the blood of sprinkling “speaketh better things than that of Abel.” The message is clear that what Jesus did for us improved everything so that it is easier to understand and live for him here and now.

New Testament salvation is a full salvation. It is for the whole man – not just part of him. Man is body, soul, and spirit and salvation affects all three parts of man. It not only affects the soul and spirit, but it affects the body also. Many people seem to think the body is the problem, and they try to set the body against the soul and divide man into two parts that are against each other. But this isn’t right thinking and the Bible teaches no such thing. The heart is the problem, and Jesus said so:

And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Mark 7:20-23

When man’s heart is right with God his soul, his spirit, and his body are straightened out. Salvation cannot affect only part of the man. The body affects the soul and spirit. For example, when you are physically sick or hurting it is harder to be spiritual. Your mind is not clear because it is so occupied with the pain and discomfort of the body. It is also detrimental to our spiritual state when we are too taken up with pleasure, because it has the same effect in distracting our mind. Likewise, the soul and spirit cannot be sick and not affect the body. Sin shows on the countenance of a sinner. Their body suffers because of the sin of their soul. When the soul is well and satisfied the body is also affected. You cannot be right on inside without showing it on the outside. Some folks say that “what is on inside is what matters,” but what is on the inside will affect what is on the outside. It seems that a lot of folks want us to believe that your soul can be right and healthy while your body is wretched and sinful. This is just not true, and it certainly doesn’t fit with the teaching of the New Testament of the better covenant.

God promised to put his law in our hearts.

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; Heb. 10:16

This same verse is repeated in Heb. 8:10 and Jer. 31:33 This is a promise of God in the Old Testament of something He was going to do to make us better able to serve him – He would put his law in our hearts.

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Rom. 10:8

God also promised to send the Holy Ghost to dwell in our very bodies.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16-17

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. John 16:7-13

So how can we claim to be so weak and helpless against the enemies of our soul? Where did this modern religion come from that is nothing more than a pity party where we all get together and cry on each other’s shoulders because of our weaknesses and defeats?

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Rom. 8:37

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Am I saying that we will not have trials, temptations, and troubles? No, of course not! As long as we are on this earth we are subject to temptation and all the troubles and trials that are common to man. BUT there is victory for the true Christian because of the better covenant provided for us!

If we are truly saved we have the Word of God and the Spirit of God dwelling in us. Help always comes to the true believer by way of the Spirit of God, using the Word of God that is in us, to speak peace to our hearts and give strength to our soul. ALWAYS! God doesn’t fail us. There are many Scriptures that testify to this fact. Here are only a few:

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Cor. 10:13

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. Psa. 112:4

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Pet. 1:5

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Jude 1:24

So when a person says that they are saved, but they just can’t help sinning they are contradicting the Word of God. If they truly can’t help it, it is because they do not have the Word of God or Spirit of God dwelling in them.

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