A Heart Transplant

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).

God told Ezekiel to prophesy concerning the restoration of Isreal. “But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they will soon come home” (Ezekiel 36:8). Ezekiel shared that God was for his people and would turn towards them. God would multiply the people and restore their waste places. He had scattered the people because of their disobedience, but had a plan for their restoration. This was in order to honour his name as the God of heaven.

“And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes” (Ezekiel 36:23). God’s plan was to gather his people from all the countries where they were and bring them into their own land. He would sprinkle water on them and cleanse them from all their uncleanliness. The major thing that God would do, was to put a new heart within them.

God would remove their hard and stony hearts and replace it with a heart of flesh. He would also place a new spirit within his people and this would cause them to obey his laws. God would cause his people to dwell in the land that he gave to their fathers. “I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations” (Ezekiel 36:30). God’s people would remember the evil works that they had done and turn from their iniquities. The waste and desolate cities would become like that of the garden of Eden.

Hardness of heart causes people to live in sin. Jeremiah once said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it” (Jeremiah 17:9)? People require a heart transplant in order to live for God and to do the things of God. Many people struggle to build and maintain healthy relationships, due to the hardness of their hearts. When we allow God into our hearts and minds, he does a transformative work which renews the heart and transforms the mind. Ezekiel actually said that God would remove the cold, callous and stony heart and replace it with a heart of flesh. A heart of flesh is righteous, loving, caring, compassionate and full of hope. A healthy heart makes good relationships possible as God lives in a heart of flesh.

A.P.-Y.

126 thoughts on “A Heart Transplant

  1. This is powerful Anneta.
    I am always praying for a new heart(the new man)created after God to activated in my life.
    Meekness,Kindness,Humily,mercy and love etc.
    With these sinful life will be a foreign thing!.
    Great word

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  2. It is important to see scripture in its context. Especially when we want to claim the promise, it helps us to identify with the way it was when it was spoken.
    Judah, and Israel were a long way from home, but the reasons amount to a harness of heart. It was the for restoration, so a new heart was needed, asking with a new vision.
    Great word, God bless you

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    1. Amen 🙏🏾. Bless you. I also understood from the scripture reading seasons of restoration also included transformation. Transformation for the change and renewal to take place and God himself will soften people’s hearts so that they can receive his words.

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    1. Never mind Pedro. I understood exactly what you meant. It’s Tam who is the naughty one who will point it out and make fun of you. ☺️She is busy today, so perhaps she won’t see it in order to make jokes. 😁

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      1. Pedro! Do you know about Chalvonia’s(ChallEnger) Weekly Splash Poetry Quiz? I am the teacher’s pet and the trophy winner over there!😇
        Some of the class members are disturbed by this…they tried to ban me…but I won’t name names…like Frank and Anneta, and the teacher!! They have been eating my dust for a couple of weeks now, and they are quite thirsty🥤. Even Evidence cheated off of my paper…he copied my answer!🤭I need your help, Pedro!!

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      2. It’s a long story, So i study Space Physics (think NASA). I specialise on how the Sun can impact the Earth through radiation and charged particles. The title is “Influence of moderate geomagnetic storm on the post-sunset Ionosphere over South America during deep solar minimum “. SEE

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      3. Engineering is more of application ” aeronautical engineering is “the branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, testing and production of aircraft and related systems.”

        Me on the other hand

        “Space physics is the study of the natural phenomenon that occur in our solar system. Specifically, the sun, the particles and radiation it creates and how these affect the planets.”

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  3. That stony-hearted condition that plagued the people of the Old Testament was the reason Moses permitted divorce…oh Boy do we need the Holy Spirit to come in and shed some fruit on our situation!!🙏🏾

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      1. That’s right Pedro!! …Anneta knows that nothing harsh or heated would ever come out of my mouth. 😇
        My dad used to say that sarcastically when somebody got caught playing innocent, after having said and done too much🙊

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      2. Ah, I see, it’s more about your response, being calm, cool, collected, and not rash, and instantly irate.
        That’s good. I try to always have a proper response, mostly because I don’t want to have to apologize for it later.
        Thanks for the tip.

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