“And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.”
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
“At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.”
”Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”
Often when we fall in love, we say “I have given him or her my heart.”. I often wondered if there was any depth to that statement, the Lord impressed it upon me that it was deeper than I thought and though reflective of the love between a man and a woman, it was divine and equally reflective of the love between the Man (church) and God.
He explained that when a man and woman fall in love, we exchange hearts:
1 Corinthians 7:4
”The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.”
This exchange of hearts means that one can hurts the other if they fail to guard the other’s heart through their actions; love is the only way to truly guard each other’s hearts. Love as explained in 1 Corinthians 13 gives us a standard by which to truly guard each other hearts, suffice to say if not guarded the consequences are painful.
In the exchange of hearts God gives us His Heart, the Holy Spirit (His Will) and we give Him our Heart which is our Spirit (our will) to be in Christ at the right hand of the Father.
Well, for us saints, it is the same when we fall in love with Jesus, it is said “and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” and it is also said “LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.”.
There is a heart to heart exchange between us and God, God guards our hearts as we as sitted in Christ Jesus in heavenly places, while on earth Holy Spirit lives in the circumcised heart of every saint; what a love affair with our creator.
Jesus is faithful and true, Jesus is love and we are anchored in Love in Heaven places which can not be moved or shaken; the Rock of Ages. This is precisely why we grieve the Holy Spirit when we do not abide in Love; the blood of the Lamb was made available that may always abide in Love that we may live in heavenly places forever. Amen
“In seeking a personal relationship with God the Father in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit we find the greatest and purest love affair ever; Marriage was constituted that man and woman may share of Christ’s love giving a glimpse of our love with God.”
May the Lord Jesus bless your marriages with His Love, Amen