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Pastor Lian

Guard what will come into my house

More important is to guide what enters into our hearts

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There are many things we need to guard

Parents guard a lot of things for their children.

Before guarding, have peace in your heart

ABOVE ALL, guard your heart

Matthew 12:35

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Treasure in the greek is thésauros – a deposit, ie wealth

Out of deposits it comes out

What you deposit in your heart, it comes forth

We know the heart is more than just organ that pump out blood to your body.

Your heart is many things

The heart being a place where your feeling and emotions sit

Genesis 6:5

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually

What is critical is the imagination of the thoughts of the heart

Imagination: yetser (Strong’s


Frame, thing framed, imagination, mind, work.

Root word: yatsar

To mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution), fashion, form, frame.

Imagination: yetser

Frame, things formed

Root word:


To mould into a form

Pictures of the 10 spies had of themselves

Numbers 13:31

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

The imagination of the hearts of the 10 people determined the course of 2 millions people

10 men had evil imagination in their heart

It caused the people to wander for 40 years

The Lord wanted to give them the land. It is not what people give you or what you possessed. It is what you have inside.

See it and perceive it

Picture the 10 spies had of themselves

Numbers 13:33

There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Picture the 20 spies had of their enemies

Numbers 13:32

And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying,

“The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

Picture the 20 spies had of themselves

Numbers 13:32

But the men who had gone up with him said,

“We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

Picture the 20 spies had of their enemies

Numbers 35:32

But the men who had gong up with him said,

*We are not able to go up against the people, for they are

Picture Joshua and Caleb

had of themselves

Numbers 14:9

Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us…

Note: The Lord is with us

Numbers 14:9

Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD. is with us…

Note: they are our bread; their protection has departed from them

What determined the cause of their lives?

They entered the promised lands. The 10 spies never did.

Start SEEING how God sees

Gidon was the guy who was in great fear

God called out to him as valor champion

Judges 6:14-15

Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”

So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

God saw Gidon has might

God saw Gidon can save Israel

Gidon did not see that

How do you see yourself?

You are His beloved. In you He is so well-pleased

He will cause all grace to abounds to you

Today the Lord is painting pictures in our hearts.

Those pictures will determine the course in our lives

Gidon felt he could not

See yourself win!

What do we see?

When you make a mistake what do you do?

See He never leave me nor forsake me

Thank you Lord! You will turn my mistakes around for my good and everyone’s good.

It will determine the course of our lives

The Lord wanted to change the inner picture of our heart

The Lord wanted to frame the picture right

The Lord wanted to show Gidon something so powerful

He reduced his army from 3000 to 300

Judges 7:13-14

And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, “I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed.”

Then his companion answered and said, “This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp.”

Barley was food for poor people

Gidon sees the barley loave represented him and the children of Israel

It is not about the barley loaves but about the Lord

God will be our sword

Judges 7:20-21

Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers—they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing—and they cried, “The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!” And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled.

The work is finished

Jesus paid the price of all our sins

Depend on My work. Finished and paid for. Depend on the Holy Spirit

In his heart he fashioned for and frame who the Lord is

How do we guard our hearts?

Listen to the Word and practice His presence

Only when we guard our hearts and let His words frame our circumstances

Ephesians 2:4-8

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

God is rich in mercy. we can depend on Him

God has not just loved but GREAT LOVE for us

He put us in the place of reigning over every problem

He raised up together with Him

He made us sit together

He made us reign and also make us rest

Raised up together

Everything that is earthly

Your problems and challenges are earthly they become very small

We are raised up together with Christ

We will reign above every single problems

We will conquer every sin and pain

We will reign in life!

When i think of resting i think of eagles

When the chicks are down, what at the pictures we see?

Look up! Hope in the Lord and we shall see the eagles soar!

The Lord did not call us to flap away 70 beats per second

They that hope in the Lord shall mount up like eagles

The wind of the holy spirit. The holy spirit will cause us to soar every single storm

When the chicks are down, what is your inner pictures?

Soar above every storm

Run and not be weary

Walk and not faint

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