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What Is A Pure Heart,
And How Can I Have One?

The ultimate goal for believers is to have a pure heart. But what is a "pure" heart, and how do I get a heart that is pure in the sight of GOD.

Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

Psalms 24: 3-4 "Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."

If this is the goal - how is this accomplished?

Can I do it by myself? It seems not, based on these verses...

Proverbs 20:9 "Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?"

Self-effort obviously won't do it. We have to access a solution outside of ourselves, a power source that we do not have by natural means.

The first step is a strong desire and commitment to be transformed in my thoughts, imaginations...

Proverbs 22:11 "He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend."

But how?

2 Timothy 2:22 "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

What Mental Junk Must We Get Rid Of
and Bad Habits Destroyed?

Having a "pure heart" is not a dream. Identifying bad and corrupt information and thoughts is the first step. Then correct information replaces the old. The 40 new standards go a long way to transform thought patterns, behavior, and attitudes...

Each of these 40 old ways of thinking are replaced by GOD's wisdom - the way GOD thinks, and expects us to think and act the same way.

It all takes place in our imagination, in the thought-life, in the "movie-theater" of our mind...

NOW is the time for "thought surgery" - to identify and replace all the bad information and attitudes, getting the powerful, GOD-pleasing alternatives:

1. Lack of Love

2. Judging Others      

3. Bitterness    

4. Unforgiveness

5. Pride    

6. Selfishness    

7. Boasting    

8. Stubbornness    

9. Disobedience

10. Ungratefulness    

11. Impatience    

12. Discontent    

13. Covetousness

14. Murmuring    

15. Complaining    

16. Irritation to Others                       

17. Jealousy   

18. Strife    

19. Losing temper    

20. Bodily harm    

21. Anger

22. Hatred    

23. Murder    

24. Gossip    

25. Lying    

26. Swearing

27. Idle words    

28. Evil thoughts    

29. Worry    

30. Doubt, Unbelief

31. Unfaithfulness    

32. Neglect of Prayer    

33. Burying of talents

34. Procrastination    

35. Robbing GOD    

36. Temporal values    

37. Adultery   

38. Stumbling block  

39. Preferential treatment  

40. Presumption on the future

GET RID OF :

1. Lack of Love

1 John 4:7-8, 20 " Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"

What is the problem?

"I have convinced myself that I need all the love for myself, that I am the most worthy."  When I show hate to any individual, it reveals deep insecurity and dislike for myself. How can I give what I do not have?

REPLACE WITH :

Love

John 15:12 "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."

This is not a natural instinct. It can only happen as it flows through you and I from the Holy Spirit of GOD

Romans 5.5 "And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."


GET RID OF :

2. Judging Others

Matthew 7:1-2 " Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

We are not created to judge wisely, as we are only limited to outward appearances. Our judgment of others can only be faulty and flawed.

Judging others takes the spotlight away from our own failures.

Judging others can open the door for the same sin. Be careful whom you criticize. It can come back to bite and haunt... judging others is dangerous. Don't do it!

I'll say it again - we were not made to have the capacity to accurately judge someone else, because we do not have access to their thoughts, motives, or imagination. Therefore, we are totally unqualified!


REPLACE WITH :

2. Judge My Own Sin

John 8:9, 15:22


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