THE BROKEN HEART

THE BROKEN HEART

John 8:10-11 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” ¶ She said, “No one, Lord.” ¶ And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

This past Sunday was Easter Sunday. Just before I went to the platform to minister the Word, we showed a short excerpt from the Passion of the Christ. This portion was about the woman caught in adultery. The film portrayed her sin in the light of Christ’s suffering under the Roman whips and His death on the cross. You were given visual pictures of the woman watching The Lord die, and flashing back to her forgiveness when she first met Christ. As she crawled towards Jesus, stretching out her hand to touch His feet, I thought I was going to explode. Suddenly I saw me, I saw us, I saw sinners coming in repentance to the feet of Jesus. Anyone who comes with a broken and contrite heart will be received. Not only will they be received, they will be healed and loved by the Lover of our souls. Jonathan Edwards described this contrition in relation to us pouring out true worship back to our Lord.

“Believers don’t only pour forth the exercises of grace out of a pure heart. True Christian grace and divine love always flows out of a broken heart, an heart broken with a sense of sin. And the heart of a saint never sends forth such a sweet savor as when it is most broken and contrite, as is evidenced by Psalms 34:18, “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit”; and Psalms 51:17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Isaiah 57:15, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones”; Isaiah 66:1-02, “Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.” And grace never gives as sweet a savor to the believer himself.”

As I began to preach that morning, I felt the oil of His forgiveness pouring all over me. This is where our worship and our ministry come from. As He ministers to us, we pour our oil back on Him and whoever will listen to our words.

2 Replies to “THE BROKEN HEART”

  1. Good Morning Pastor Frank, thank you Lord for your rain this morning. Hallelujah.. 🙂 Thank you Lord for your Grace and Mercy. You, Lord are the Heart fixerupper, I don’t know where that word came from but I like the,way it sounds. Glory and more Glory to our King. A little testimony this morning,
    My wife, Linda and I were heart broken last Saturday when we walked outside in our yard to go and feed our blue and gold Macaw bird. Someone came in the yard in the middle of the night and stole him out of his cage. We had him since he was a baby, looked like a little piece of chicken naked. It was awesome raising him up. That morning my wife was so upset that I ran inside and fell on my knees and cried out to Jesus about the situation because I know he knew where he was. Well my wife is not all the way where she is suppose to be with the LORD, but He is getting her there. I remember her coming to me and asking me to go pray to the LORD for her to get him back and I told her I already did. She said to me if He brings him back she will start going to Church. I told her shes not suppose to demand the LORD anything, that He wants her Heart for Him, not a bird. He can do anything. Well guess what? The Lord is so awesome, Horace did not return back home yet, but still believeing he will, I have that much Faith in my Jesus. The other day she gets an email from some lady we don’t even know and her name is Mrs. Vivian. She emailed Linda from the lost post on Craig’s list and told Linda she is just so heart broken to call her. The next thing you know she said I have this bird that I have and I want to give you, I want you to have it. Very expensive bird, but that doesnt matter, GOD has no limit or cost. We go this Saturday to pick the new family member up, and its all because the Glory of God. He made It happen, I did my part because I know He can move mountains and do amazing things, got down on my knees and prayed to Him. It’s amazing what prayer and getting on your knees can do. I’m not scared to do that anymore. Just call me NEHEMIAH=KNEE-HIGH-MIAH, HA. If you really believe with all your Heart all your Soul, Mind and strength there is no limit in our Lord. Thank you Lord, Blessings Pastor Frank, have a great day in Our LORD. 😉 thank you Holy Spirit….

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