“They veil their heads and not their hearts”.

“They veil their heads and not their hearts”.
Recently I was awakened by the Holy Spirit and heard the above words from God in my spirit. As I begin to listen to the Father, I realized that He was releasing His heart concerning some members of His Body.  God's word and knowledge of it has become so available to the body of Christ. We live in a world that makes information available to us instantly. We have the word of God on our televisions, on our telephones, on our computers, and in the 6 to 10 different versions of the Bibles we own. We have been given knowledge of the word of God in abundance.
 Sometimes the knowledge that we have causes us to be on a knowledge overload. We learn principle after principle, we gain truth after truth and yet our lives sometimes do not change. We do not constantly and consistently conform to the image of Christ. Fenelon (writer in the 1600s) once said,” We can gain more knowledge than we can live up to in a lifetime”.
The saints of old missed out on all of our technological advances that give us God's word at our fingertips. Yet the saints of old found Him in His word, prayer, meditation, and pure worship. I believe that they missed out on nothing concerning relationship with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Their heads were veiled with knowledge and experience with God. Their hearts were veiled with obedience in the presence of Almighty God.
God once said to his people," Rend your hearts and not your garments (Joel 2:13)“. God was simply saying their outward appearance did not match what was in their heart. He alone sees and knows the depths of our hearts and is alone the interpreter of who and where we really are in Him. Our heads and hearts can be veiled in the presence of our heavenly Father.
A “Veiled head” represents the presence of knowledge and an awareness of what God's word says. Our knowledge is often reflected in our ability to speak and say what is found in Scripture. This gives a false sense of having attained to the execution of scriptural principles in our lives. However, it does not really guarantee our execution or “living out” of the word of God in our lives. We can have the word, know the word, speak the word, and still not execute it in our lives. Man truly looks on the outward appearance and not the heart (1st Samuel 16:7). Therefore, it is easy to appear having reached a goal when nothing is further from that truth.
A “Veiled Heart” is first submitted to God's will. Obedience is the key to being veiled in presence of God. A veiled heart is secondly sinless (dying daily to wrong choices according to God’s word). A veiled heart is a seeking heart.  A veiled heart seeks God's will constantly. It is possible to say we are in God's will and not be there. It is possible to say that we're sinless and yet practice sinning.  It is possible to say we have a seeking heart and not to have one. God's desire is that every heart in the body of Christ be veiled before him in purity and obedience. When we come into worship before God Who knows all our of hearts desires, Who knows all of the ponderings of our hearts and Who knows the very intent of our hearts, we must be pure.

So put on those worship veils and worship. Cover your heads and most of all cover your hearts with obedience to the knowledge that has been so freely given to Believers.

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.