May 4: The Heart That Is Pure Sees God’s Face without Hindrances of Any Kind

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

Without purity of the heart you are never going to be trusted with the secrets of God. It is only to those who have a pure heart that the Pure (Holy) Spirit will reveal the mysteries of the ages.

Psalm 24:3 clearly reveals this truth when it says, “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in His Holy Place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart. Who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity nor sworn deceitfully.”

Anyone who acts and does things in a deceitful way does it because he has something to hide from those who are My spiritual leaders. If they did not go behind the back and stab those whom I set in authority over them, but instead would let Me break them, I could do something great with them. But those who have hardened their hearts, through constantly grieving the Holy Spirit are reprobates (II Corinthians 13:5, Titus 1:16); and you can do nothing with a reprobate because they do not have a pure heart. My Spirit deals with them, but past griefs and grievances keep them from ascending to My Hill and standing in My Holy Place.

Mark the one who is of an angry spirit, who cannot forgive those who have hurt him in the past; that one is not able to come into My Holy Presence and see My face because his sin lies as a wall between us.

Many seek to show “love” and “sympathy” by taking up the offenses of those whom I am training and breaking and molding. They “feel sorry for” and sympathize with the one whom the Holy Spirit is chiding and dealing with, thus making it more difficult for that one to be made into the vessel of honour — which My Spirit is attempting to do. They interfere with the discipline of the Holy Spirit. This is very grievous to the Holy Spirit, for the Word of God says clearly, “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a PURE heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (I Timothy 1:5)

False sympathy for those who are in the wrong is false love. Satan uses it to divide the house of God, to cause division and strife, and to keep back the one who is being trained for a higher calling from ever entering into his perfection or fulfilling God’s call. Never allow the devil to load on you someone else’s offenses and grievances and complaints.

Peter warns us, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart, fervently.” (I Peter 1:22)

Unless your love is pure, it is not love. It is only a false emotion for the purpose of making alliances with controversial people who will feed your ego and help to hide your insecurities. You must not allow yourself to be duped or used by Satan with this kind of “love”.

Remember, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful “ (Proverbs 27:6). Anyone who “loves” you with an impure heart could easily be your enemy tomorrow. BEWARE! Do not allow your soul to come into a “soul—tie” with such a person.



From the Heart of Jesus by Gwen Shaw
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