God Changes Hearts

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God Changes Hearts

Inläggav defogmick » 12 dec 2018, 13:33

Jesus said that many are called but few are chosen. The believers are referred to as God's elect (those elected to the status of believer by God). I believe that God changes hearts. It is God that puts the desire in a person's heart that causes them to want to follow Him. He is the author (authorizer or originator) and finisher (the completer or finalizer) of our faith. This can be very encouraging to those who are praying desperately for loved ones. They can have assurance that God does change hearts.

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Re: God Changes Hearts

Inläggav rowedge » 12 dec 2018, 13:33

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12 dec 2018, 13:33
Jesus said that many are called but few are chosen. The believers are referred to as God's elect (those elected to the status of believer by God). I believe that God changes hearts. It is God that puts the desire in a person's heart that causes them to want to follow Him. He is the author (authorizer or originator) and finisher (the completer or finalizer) of our faith. This can be very encouraging to those who are praying desperately for loved ones. They can have assurance that God does change hearts.


Yes, I believe in free will. Each of us has a free will. You can decide right now to follow Jesus or not. But what is missing is the desire to follow God. The desires of the flesh are very powerful, and those desires are opposed to God (Romans 8:5-8) I believe that if God didn't plant the desire in people's hearts, no one would choose to follow Him (Psalm 14:1-3). Fortunately, God does plant that desire in hearts and we can ask Him to plant it in the hearts of our loved ones.

rowedge
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Re: God Changes Hearts

Inläggav rowedge » 12 dec 2018, 13:34

Jeremiah 32:36 "You are saying about this city, 'By the sword, famine and plague it will be handed over to the king of Babylon'; but this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 37 I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. 38 They will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.

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Re: God Changes Hearts

Inläggav defogmick » 12 dec 2018, 13:34

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12 dec 2018, 13:34
Jeremiah 32:36 "You are saying about this city, 'By the sword, famine and plague it will be handed over to the king of Babylon'; but this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 37 I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. 38 They will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.



Ezekiel 11:17 “Therefore say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from among the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’ 18 They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. 19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people and I will be their God.

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Re: God Changes Hearts

Inläggav defogmick » 12 dec 2018, 13:35

1 Samuel 10:9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul's heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 10 When they arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying. 11 When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, "What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?" 12 A man who lived there answered, "And who is their father?" So it became a saying: "Is Saul also among the prophets?" 13 After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place.


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