BELIEVE WITH THE HEART

What it means to believe with the heart – Part 1-7

The Lord begin to deal with me about teaching on this subject and the great importance of it to the church. 

Romans 10:10

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

As I began to meditate and think on this verse, He took me back to my own experience early on before I became a christian.  I had so many questions but no one to ask them to.  And if I did ask a preacher or minister it seems they gave me their own opinion of it. No one took me back to the Bible and showed me with mine own eyes and teach me what it meant.  Not one.

When you are talking to someone who does not know any correct bible truths it can be easy to be deceived.  

I thought in the begin of only the physical pump a man must believe.

But that is not at all what Paul meant when he wrote this.  The Jews know that man is a spirit being and that the heart is the spirit.  All through the Old Testament the scriptures refer to the heart as being the spirit.

A man asked Jesus what is the greatest commandment,..

Matthew 22:37

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

I knew that meat something different, what? I did not know.  I had at one time during my paramedic training observed a post mortem examination in detail.  I saw the body and that was obvious and I saw the brain which I assumed contained what is described as part of the mind.  But there was no physical spirit to be found.?  I even saw the physical pump the heart. 

I thought and thought about what a spirit would look like?. 

In my limited church teaching knowledge I could not reason in my mind how a person would believe with the heart? anymore than you would believe with a kidney or liver.   I know its seems funny but, it is true.   I really needed bible knowledge of what this meant to “believe with the heart.”

Somehow I knew there was a spirit world but, could not picture what it all entailed.

But as I said earlier we must look to the Bible for Bible answers. 

In the beginning God made,….

Genesis 1:26

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

I knew that God was a Spirit from watching the movie “the Ten Commandments”.   God spoke to Moses from the burning bush but, he was not the burning bush. 

John 4:24

So when I began to look to God for my answers He took me to the Bible.

I was lead to look and sure enough I found. 

Matthew 7:7

To me at that time I could not figure out how every time I needed an answer to a question,  when I looked in the Bible the answer was there.  Now that astounded me so much.  I though how did he know that?  And on top of that it seemed before I finished asking and the words were still in my mouth he answered me.  Do you know that is exactly in the Bible.

You should admit that God is smarter than you are. Go to 

1 Thessalonians 5:23

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Many times I would think incorrectly because when I would look at a body lying there all I see is the physical  shape and size and assume thats all there is.   You know many people around the world think the same thing and we again assume if you die your gone and thats all there is.  That’s not in the Bible.

Peter writes ,…

1 Peter 3:4

4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

But according to

1 Thessalonians 5:23

man is a Spirit and soul and body.

Notice that order,  Spirit first – no wonder the autopsy could not find the Spirit because he cannot be seen. 

This knowledge of this subject will answer many questions if it were correctly taught in churches today.

He is hidden, the Spirit of man is hidden to the human eye.  Just like God is hidden to the human eye. We are made in His image are also hidden.  Where are we hidden?  in our bodies.  

Man is a spirit being who possesses a soul and lives in a body. There is an inward man and an outward man. 

The heart or spirit of man is the inward man, that is what we are to believe with our spirit or our heart.  The heart or center of a tree is the core, the inside of there tree. 

When man believes with his heart it is believing with the spirit.  Notice our main text,…. With the heart man believers unto,……

We will have to continue,….