Getting to the heart of the matter.

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; And My Father will love him, And We will come and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23)

It’s a personal thing. And it’s spiritual. “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

Now some would reason these truths away: “We will come and make our abode with him.”  “I will put My Spirit within you.”  Words have meaning. Although some may be misunderstood, to question the meaning of “with” and “within” reveals an uneasiness with truth.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2) We do not need to understand “how” in order for something to be true. To be born-again is to have been given a new heart. Our old heart, being flesh, was called a “heart of stone.” Our new heart, called flesh, is our “new spirit.”  

God the Father and God the Son and the Holy Spirit dwell in and with those who believe. Before his crucifixion Jesus prayed for His disciples and we who would believe. “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that he world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:20-21) 

Yes, Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, but in ways we do not comprehend they and the Holy Spirit truly dwell in our heart. It’s personal and spiritual to those who are one with Them.

Cardio (heart) is from the Greek word “kardia” meaning “combining form”  “The Word was with God and the Word was God.”