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Jeremiah 17:9

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 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?1 [Since the fall of Adam out of fellowship with God and out of paradise, every man's heart from his youth is filled with selfishness, with sin, with evil: covetousness, (wanting more, which is idolatry); sexual immorality; lust; pride; anger; envy; etc. We are a fallen race with defiled hearts, disqualified for heaven. Only by denying ourselves, waiting on the Lord, and obeying Him, (which is to follow Jesus), do we have any hope of reconciliation with God and entering heaven when we die.]

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1 The heart is desperately wicked. From the Word of the Lord within: "your thoughts are at best a vain hiss." Today, man does not understand how radically evil he is. We don't know how different God is from us. We have no idea that in our current selfish nature, we are an abomination — totally unfit to be in the company of heaven. Understand, our minds are the offspring of Satan; and until our mind is destroyed by the Spirit of God, we will never be allowed in heaven. Remember, the Lord told Peter: Get behind me Satan because Peter was speaking from the Spirit of Satan that all men have. That is why the Lord told us to let our yes be yes and no, no because anything else [other words] comes from the evil one — Satan. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man [forsake] his thoughts... For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:7-9

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