UPDATE Jan 2020
HOW TO GUARD YOUR HEART
against THIS WORLD?
Have we ever heard someone says, 'follow your heart' or 'let the heart guide you' nor “believe in yourself, you alone are stronger than fear”? What about “Do not measure the fear, otherwise you will be overpowered” or “Meditate your mind, heart, body, and spirit which will overcome pain”? I'm sure some of these statements you have. Well brother and sister, that advisement often can be dangerous suggestions. Every day we are subconsciously influenced by what people say or what things we're dealing with within this world. Completely unaware and dangerous we may face against the dark side. The surrounding people or how the advertisements throughout the media are trying to grab our attention; we may not know what the outcome of the influence or temptation could lead us into this world. If we fall in for it without being diligence to our heart and mind properly, what would happen to us?
The world we live in is not just the darkness, there is light also. Between light and darkness, there are good and evil in this world. We need to recognize which side do we want to be in. We don't want to be or get caught on the dark side. I, Bro. Pouliot doesn’t need to explains why is that. You as a reader here already know why. However, there are some of the issues we may face against something we’re not sure of, we want to be able to proper our wisdom mind and heart to choose the right way. The right way which leads to the light.
For example, life isn’t easy for us to live on right now, because we are dealing with good and evil among us. Life is hard and it can be struggling. We also can end up making a hard decision as well. Because we want to make sure our life is on the right path. Dealing with the limit of time and death are the two things I realize the most challenge things that are in our life. Since we can’t beat the time or avoid death.
It is not surprising how we end up making the wrong or bad choice, this is because we are a born sinner. We will end up making a mistake. Sometimes there is time we thought we made the right choice, but it turns out to be the wrong or bad choice? The question here, how can we be sure we’re picking the right decision of choice? This is the reason why I want to share these words here because I’ve noticed more and more people facing the mistake or loss. Why are so many people struggling with their life so badly that they end up get out of control?
We see people harming or killing one another because they are so upset with something in their life that seems to bother them. This is one of the most things we the people don’t want to end up harming or killing someone's life. Because we will end up fully on the dark side of the world where eternal death is.
We really gonna be very careful how we make a choice in our life. Whether the subject matter we may face the biggest challenge, we have to direct make the right correct choice of decision. We often don't think twice before we take action. Most people don't realize how much danger or damage we can get into without having the right mastermind to help us think and solve the problem. The next question here, if we are not able to master our minds to the problem, is there someone who can help us? The answer is YES, there is ONLY ONE person who can help master our mind and heart to solve the problem. This one person is the ONLY master in the whole universe who can help and guide us the right choice in life. This person is the Creator ONE who made heaven and earth. HIS name is YAHUAH.
You as the reader may say “GOD”??? You mean the inviable GOD is the one you’re talking about? My answer is yes and no. The reason why I say NO, is because YAHUAH is NOT called GOD. Since it’s a pagan title name which was invented by man. I am not going to detail on this one but yes…. this inviable ONE is the ONE who can help us solve the troubling of our life out of the dark world. YAH brought us a manual book where we called is today the Bible. This ONE kind of book is the only one can answer all of our questions. In our modern-day, the Bible isn’t the only one, there is a book called Tanakh (Torah, Nevi'lm and Ketuvim) and the Natsarism writings (the New Testament books) which are also called The Messianic Writings.
Before I explain here how we can guard our mind and heart against the darkness of this world, we first need to understand a little bit about the first man on earth, who he was created by YAH. How this man’s wife was tempted by Satan who took in the form of a serpent. Satan, who was once a good angel, named Lucifer, is kind of responsible for bringing sin in this world. Lucifer sinned against our Creator ONE, YAHUAH. YAH cast him down from the high position Lucifer once had on earth.
According to Isaiah 14:12-14, further describes that Satan's sin and was cut down to the ground because of sin was found in his heart. He put an act to be above YAH. He was determined to set up his own throne that men might worship him. When this human wife gave his husband the forbidden fruit and he ate it too, both end up sin against YAH's command because they were told not to eat this forbidden tree of fruit before Satan appeared and tricked the wife. Life on earth was added to death because of sin. The paradise of only life on earth was no longer good and perfect. Now we have two masters over this earthly world, the light and darkness which is YAHUAH and Satan.
Since sins have been around this world for many thousands of year, we are dealing with good and evil spiritual works for a long time now. We cannot see this spiritual work on us or how this world works with us. We have a limit of knowledge, but we are able to have the knowledge of good and evil. Since our heavenly Father, YAHUAH still visits his creation of people and taught HIS people how to survive on earth from sins. YAH had been delivery and reminding HIS people the right way and the good news salvation as well.
YAH’s first word was spoken way before it was first written on stones. Then one day it was written on a scroll of paper. Because YAH wants HIS people to remember what HE had taught us how to live right apart from wrong. He commandments HIS people about the law of life apart from death. He had been addressed His people many times since before it was first written on stone. He has also written the law in our hearts and mind (Hebrews 10:16) because Satan had been infusing our heart and mind the wrong way. YAHUAH knew in time we will keep sinning even people do not realize it a mistake.
Because people have often forgotten or ignore HIS commandments law. This is the reason why we have been struggling with sin when we do not deal with the scriptural books by checking what wrong we made mistake. Satan with his evil spiritual work has been influenced our mind and heart in the wrong way for a long time now. Satan's goal is to destroy Yah's creative people. “Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” (Romans 5:12) All people die because of they all sin (Romans 3:23).
Therefore, the wages of sin is death, we have to deal with it temporarily (Romans 6:23). Satan has taken the rulership of this world temporary and he is running out of time because human salve already made salvation by YahuSha who came in this world to save us from enteral death. One day there will be no more sins in this world (or anywhere in the universe as well). We will live without sin and won't die but live forever in Paradise.
Since we were born on earth to live, we have been struggling to live for the good and perfect in life along with the sin of death. We often do forget that it is impossible to have a 100% perfect good life because we cannot remove sin in us (or in the world).
“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not. And do you open your eyes on such a one and bring me into judgment with you? Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one” - Job 14:1-4
“Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins” -Ecclesiastes 7:20
Since Yahuah has brought this law of life for us to recognize the sin and do what is right-rulings - Galatians 3:19 “Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions...”
Since our fallen humanity, we cannot act apart from our nature. We can see the sin nature at work even in a child who is not trained to behave, often disobeys and being selfish naturally. Yet, we do have the responsibility to teach the children how to behave and how to live correctly from wrong. The scriptures book can help us to teaches that in our natural life. The Psalmist says in chapter 58:3 “the wicked go astray from the womb, they err from their birth speaking lies”. Job 15:14 "What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous?” Job 25:4. How then can a man be righteous before YAHUAH?
"Through one man's trespass, judgment came to all men, for by one man's disobedience all were made sinners." - Romans 5:18-19
Now we should be able to understand that there is a sin of evil in this world, all that is done under the sun. The hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that, they go to the dead - Ecclesiastes 9:3. We also must understand that our heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it - Jeremiah 17:9? This is why we should not fall in people's own wisdom advisement to “follow your heart” or “Meditate your mind, heart, body, and spirit where you can overcome the pain”. That is why we must be careful how we took the suggestions by man own word without checking the scriptural books. So, the question is, how to guard our hearts against all this troubling of this world? So that we may not be tempted to do wrong or make the mistake?
To understand how to live properly at best we can even if we still fall to sin? According to the book of Proverbs 23:19, we should listen and read YAH's words. To be wise and correct our mind in the course of our heart properly. We also must trust in our heavenly Father with all our heart, lean not on our own understanding heart; Know Him in all HIS ways. He will still help us and lead us to the paths straight where the light is. Plus, it also said that we should not be wise in our OWN understanding from what we see or do. We are to fear HIM and to turn away from the evil darkness way. Because Proverbs 28:26 says that whoever trusts in his or her own mind (even the hearts) is foolish, but whoever walks in the wisdom of YAH's teaching will be delivered for the good life. This is why YAHUAH gives us the good spirit in us and HE shall take the heart of stone out of our flesh and HE will give us a heart of flesh. He can cause those who walk in HIS laws and guard HIS right-rulings and shall do them - Ezekiel 36:26-27.
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of YAH, what is good and acceptable and perfect... Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" - Romans 12:2. 23
"Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Because all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away and the lust of it, but the one doing the desire of Almighty ONE remains forever" - 1st John 15-17
Above all, we need to watch over our hearts and mind against the work of evil with all diligence work. Whatever we may face upon the earth, we have to be careful. We should also turn away from our crooked mouth and put perverse lips far from ourselves. Plus, we should be careful how we look at but keep straight forward as Proverbs similarly teaches this in chapter 4:23-27. Proverbs also tell us that we are to guard our hearts; then it also speaks of us not hardening our hearts, and we need to know this difference as well. So, we should see why we can't not only rely on our own heart but be careful judgment with the words of YAH's teaching law with our mindset work and hearts. Which why Proverbs 3:5-7 said “Trust in YAHUAH with all your heart, Lean not on your own understanding; Know Him in all your ways, And He makes all your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear YAHUAH and turn away from evil”. Let the WORD of the ONE from heaven dwell in us about the truth and the way of life that isn't we see into this world.
"Focus your mind on things above, not on things on the earth... Let the Word of MessiYah dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing with pleasure in your hearts to the Master in psalms and songs of praise and spiritual songs" - Colossians 3:2, 16
"Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life" - Revelation 2:10
Sometimes we do get anxious or fear of such thing which we feel like drowning into major trouble or dealing with such pain or near death. We often forget not to let the sinful nature control our mind of the feeling and let YAH take care of our troubling.
"Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to YAH. And the shalom of YAH, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah, YahuSha." - Philippians 4:6-7
"Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and ‘you will find rest for your souls.’ [a] 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30
" Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. 32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you." - Ephesians 4:31-32
According to Revelation book 2:10, the message tells us that we do not need to fear what we may about to deal with, whether we suffer or not. But to be aware of what evil we may face, he or she will throw some of us into prison, this could be tested during the tribulation time. Just as how Job was being tested. This scripture also wants us to be reminded, to stay faithful and strong we can at best until death. Yah will reward us a crown of life. So once again, brother and sister, remember what the scriptural said in 1st John 2:15-17 that we should not live by the world but the heavenly way. This way we will be strong and have faith with YAH's help.
“YAH is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” - Psalm 46:1-2
“I (YAH) have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…and the YAH of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
“So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your Master ONE, I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10