“A Heart Full of Iniquity”
“The heart is deceitful above all things. And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
INIQUITY: Wickedness, twisted, distorted, depraved
Our verse of Scripture, from the Book of Jeremiah, tells us that mankind’s HEART is DECEITFUL above ALL things. The HEART of mankind tries to DECEIVE mankind into BELIEVING that EVIL is GOOD and GOOD is EVIL. And it shines a FALSE LIGHT on the very existence of GOD, making some BELIEVE that God does NOT exist. It tries to lead one to BELIEVE that even if GOD did exist, He does NOT see nor does He REQUIRE anything from them. It will LEAD them to their OWN SELF-DESTRUCTION.
The HEART of mankind is also DESPERATELY WICKED, meaning it is FULL of INIQUITY. The term DESPERATELY means it has an URGENT DESIRE to carry out its WICKED acts of DEPRAVITY. The HUMAN HEART is HOPELESSLY DANGEROUS, in its NATURAL, DEPRAVED state. Meaning that, without the CLEANSING BLOOD of God’s PERFECT LAMB, the Lord Jesus Christ, there is NO HOPE for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS, but ONLY an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, after you are there.
There MUST BE a CHANGE in the HUMAN HEART, SPIRITUALLY speaking. This CHANGE is known as the act of REGENERATION or SPIRITUAL REBIRTH. This SPIRITUAL REBIRTH is when a person dies to their OLD SINFUL lifestyle, by TURNING AWAY FROM their OLD, PAST sins and TURNING TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESSING their SINS to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART, that JESUS died for them, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession, for them, before God. And then they MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION, and be “BORN AGAIN” (Spiritually speaking), and POSSESS a CLEAN and CONTRITE HEART, and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!