Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant

Have you received your heart transplant from YHWH?

The reason I ask is that many people claim they have, but I would like to examine in more detail what happens when we received our “new heart” from YHWH.  Let’s begin by looking at a few verses in Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 24:6-7
‘And I shall set My eyes on them for good, and shall bring them back to this land. And I shall build them and not pull them down, and shall plant them and not pluck them up. ‘And I shall give them a heart to know Me, that I am YHWH. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their Elohim, for they shall turn back to Me with all their heart.

To start off, we see in these verses that the new heart will be given so that we will know YHWH, and “they shall turn “back” to Him with all their heart.”   Now let’s look at Jeremiah 31 which contains the most used verses to claim we are in or under the new covenant.

Jeremiah 31:31-33
“See, the days are coming,” declares YHWH, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yehuḏah, not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares YHWH. “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares YHWH: I shall put My Torah (Law) in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

Here in Jer 31,  we see that YHWH will write His Torah on our hearts and then He will be our God, and we shall be His people.  Let’s continue by looking at two other verses with very similar language that are often overlooked.

Ezekiel 11:17-21
“Therefore say, ‘Thus said the Master YHWH, “And I shall gather you from the peoples, and I shall assemble you from the lands where you have been scattered, and I shall give you the land of Yisra’ĕl.” ’ “And they shall go there, and shall take away all its disgusting matters and all its abominations from there. “And I shall give them one heart, and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, so that they walk in My laws, and guard My right-rulings, and shall do them. And they shall be My people, and I shall be their Elohim. “But to those whose hearts walk after the heart of their disgusting matters and their abominations, I shall recompense their deeds on their own heads,” declares the Master YHWH. 

Ezekiel 36:24-27
“And I shall take you from among the Gentiles, and I shall gather you out of all lands, and I shall bring you into your own land. “And I shall sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean – from all your filthiness and from all your idols I cleanse you. “And I shall give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I shall give you a heart of flesh, and put My Spirit within you. And I shall cause you to walk in My laws and guard My right-rulings and shall do them.

Now we see a new spirit being given to go with the Torah being written on our hearts.  This transplant of the new heart of flesh along with His Spirit allows us to know Him, return to Him with all our hearts, walk in His laws/statutes (Torah), and guard (keep) His right-rulings (judgments) so that we will do them.

Did you catch that?

So that we will do them!

What is them?  YHWH’s statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments!

All of them!  Not just the ones we want to pick and choose.

So is this a new concept or has YHWH always had this desire for His children?

Deuteronomy 5:29
‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard (keep) all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! 

Deuteronomy 6:5-6
“And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart.

Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a new concept, and His Spirit doesn’t contradict His instructions, which we refer to as Torah.  It gives us the will to be more in tune with what the Father wants for His children.  It makes all the sense in the world that this will happen because it has always been His desire for us to have these things in our hearts!

On the flip side of all this, if we choose to follow after our own hearts doing what we choose instead then YHWH also has a declaration for us.

Ezekiel 11:21
“But to those whose hearts walk after the heart of their disgusting matters and their abominations, I shall recompense (bring) their deeds on their own heads,” declares the Master YHWH.

We believe that at some point in the future, after the final judgment and before we enter the Kingdom for eternity, that we will be given a new heart that the Torah will be written on. The Torah will be part of our DNA and just like other involuntary actions like our heartbeat, blinking our eyes, and breathing, we will keep the Torah because it will be a part of who we are. In the meantime, Y’shua promised that YHWH would send us His Spirit (The Holy Spirit) to us as a helper. To help us keep the Torah until we receive our heart transplant. If we allow the true spirit of YHWH into our hearts, it will guide us and lead us towards following the instructions (Torah) of our Heavenly Father.

So if we say we have been given a new heart or a heart transplant we will also be able to say we know Him, have returned to Him with all our heart, walk in His laws/statutes (Torah), guard (keep) His right-rulings (judgments) and that we do them because they are part of our DNA, and we love Him with all of our heart!!

So, once again, are you sure you have received your heart transplant from YHWH?

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Posted on October 16, 2015 in Covenants, Foundational Teachings

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Jeremy lives in North Louisiana with his wife and three children. He grew up in Methodist and Baptist churches most of his life. His pastor, who also happened to be his Uncle, started realizing that Torah was still an important part of our relationship with God and began to incorporate Torah into his messages. Jeremy set out on a mission to prove his Uncle wrong and dove head first into the Word. He failed in his quest to disprove his Uncle and came to realize that the whole Word still applies to believers today.

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