A Healed and United Heart
Excerpt from “A Prosperous Soul” by Greg Mohr
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8).
What He did when He walked the earth, He is still doing today. Jesus IS the Healer of the brokenhearted. He also still sets at liberty those who have been bruised. Bruises are hurts beneath the surface.
There are many hurt and wounded people carrying much emotional baggage in the church among the list of born-again Christians today. Have you ever met one of them? Have you ever been one of them? I certainly have, but praise God for Jesus’ healing power to remove the inward hurts and pain from our hearts.
How is it possible for a Christian to be wounded, hurt, offended, or full of pain, unforgiveness, and judgment in light of the following verse of scripture?
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” —2 Corinthians 5:17
This verse is speaking of the condition of our spirit man at the new birth. When we are born again, our spirit man is brand new and old things are passed away. All things in our spirit man have become new. We have a brand new nature—the nature of Jesus!
But this is not automatically true of our souls. Our souls can still become wounded, hurt, and offended while our spirits are sealed and remain just like Jesus all the time. The following verse is very revealing about the makeup of the heart.
“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” —I Peter 3:4
Our heart is comprised of our spirit and our soul. Our spirit man is the “hidden man” of the heart this verse in I Peter 3 speaks of. Our spirit man possesses the nature of God, is just like Jesus, and is sealed at the new birth.
Our soul (mind, will, and emotions) must be renewed and conformed to the image and knowledge of Christ in us in order to prosper. Negative life experiences can wound our souls.
We must allow the revelation of the Word and Jesus’ healing touch to bring healing and wholeness to our souls so our heart is one.