33 "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days," says the Lord, "I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God for they shall return to me with their whole heart.
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me forever, for the good of them, and of their children after them.
19 And I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh,
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed; and get a new heart, a new mind, and a new spirit. For why will you die1, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies," says the Lord GOD. "Therefore turn [from your evil ways] and live!"
26 I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.1 [The stony heart symbolizes the stubborn, evil heart in all men; the fleshly heart symbolizes the heart that is submissive and obedient to God.]
2 And do not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may recognize what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.2
29 But he is a Jew, who is one inwardly; and the circumcision is that of the heart, by the Spirit,5 and not by the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God. [The Spirit circumcises your heart, cutting away the sins as you wait on God to receive his grace that both charges sin and then removes sin, purifying a peculiar people zealous for good works. Reading about sin in the Bible does not remove the desire for sin from your heart; only the Spirit does that.]
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts;2 and I will be to them a God, and they will be to me a people. [Christ, the light given to every man to believe what he shows them and commands them, is the new covenant of God. He is the truth; he is the grace; he is the grace and truth who comes, having tasted death for every man, to allow every man who believes in the light to become a child of the light, a son of God, who is light.]
22 Strip yourselves of your former nature that controlled your conduct, which corrupts itself through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
|2 Corinthians 10:5|
5 Casting down all our own decisions, and every barrier that is raised up against the wisdom from God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;1 [in order to not do your will, but do the will of God, as you are ordered by the Spirit, the Word of God you hear in your heart. From the Word of the Lord within: "It is many thoughts that make the mortal man. At best your thoughts are a vain hiss. All thoughts must be rejected. There is a blessing to make the cessation of the mind permanent. Grow up into the mind of Christ, from which all good thoughts proceed."]
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; [From the Word of the Lord within: "Grow up into the mind of Christ, from which all good thoughts proceed. Your thoughts are not my thoughts. At best your thoughts are a vain hiss. Those who follow their own brain will weep and mourn; there will be great pain. The mind is a terrible thing. We labor with a cursed mind for the carnal mind is neither subject to the law of God, nor can it be; that which is in the enmity must die. You must go on waiting, watching, and listening; then our hearts will be quiet by grace. Keep seeking peace. Great will be your peace if you continue faithfully. You will receive a new heart and mind."]
|1 Corinthians 2:1 |
1 And when I came to you brothers, I did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.