Stand therefore, … and having on the breastplate of righteousness; Eph. 6:14b

The heart is such a vital organ. It is the wellspring of life for out of it flows the blood and the issues of life. Whatever is in the heart, just as the blood is circulated out to every cell of the body, so in the same way is every intent of the heart communicated to every member of the body. As the ocular organ is the eye of the physical body so the heart is the eye of the soul. It either can receive and interpret Light or, God forbid, it cannot. It is either good and singular or it is bad and complex. A singular eye has one desire, God’s will. A complex eye has many things it desires and seeks.

The heart is a sanctuary wherein God can find rest. If you have Christ in your heart then he has a resting place. Make sure your temple is clean and swept. There must not be anything that would spoil God’s visit. He is particular about the heart. It must be pure and clean, not holding to the things of this world. It must be right with Him and before Him. This is righteousness – a right standing before God.

Do not think that you can stand before God and be unrighteous? If your eye is dark then how great is that darkness. You must walk in the Light as He is in the Light. This knowledge of righteousness is the source of our right standing before Him. It too, like Truth will transform your mind so that you will not fall prey to the accusations of the Evil One.

He, the Evil One, wants to scare you. He wants you to scare you into taking cover from the thoughts he gives you concerning your unrighteousness. Once he has you on the run you are looking for shelter. And where is the place we like to hide? It is behind our own righteousness. If once he can get you to go there he has all but won this war. He needs you to run from God and to Self. He needs you to start pointing out what you have done that can be counted as righteousness. Don’t go there, it isn’t safe. You haven’t done enough and this exercise robs God of the glory for what He has done for us in Christ.

This breastplate of righteousness is not the cover of our own righteousness but His. He is the only one who’s heart is pure and perfect toward God. That is where you need to run – to Christ. Hide behind His rigthteousness. That is the safe-place. That is the place to make your stand.

God dwells in the heart of Christ. You must give over your heart to this single desire – Christ, and dwell there in His heart. He is the single eye that you must have. He is the sanctuary where you can find rest for your soul. Go to him there and meet with God. The heart is the meeting place.

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. John 14:10. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. John 14:20.

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