Turn you to Me with all your lebab
Joel 2:12,13 -
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
The word translated as heart is the Hebrew word 'lebab', lebab does not mean physical heart nor does it mean just emotions or feeling, but means 'inner man' also referred to as soul (not our spirit). Turning to the Lord with all our hearts therefore does not mean with all emotions or feeling. Many people do this, they repent, feel sad, thirst love but yet some latter time in their walk with the Lord they crash. All start well in the Lord but very, very few end well; all because they do not work their lebab (inner man) well.
Our inner man has many parts, with distinct functions, working with each other like our physical body having different parts / organs does.
Our inner man has mainly 5 parts:-
I have written 3 books (teachings) to explain this but will try to put this in this very short mail so that you may be guided to be one among the few who finish well.
Conscience connects between our spirit and inner man.
Mind is divided into 3 sections knowledge, wisdom and thoughts. To simplify this in computer terminology - knowledge can be considered as data, wisdom the software (programs) and thoughts the instructions (keys) by which they both are activated and used. Our mind (main part) thus becomes like the RAM (memory) where these 3 work and process in.
Throne is the priority place which we give to an individual, desire or object in our life. Simplified this there are 3 kingdoms can possession of this place; God's Kingdom, worldly kingdom and Satan's kingdom. To understand how things work here imagine this place as two chairs, one top chair and a second chair.
If the Kingdom of God sits on the top chair the worldly kingdom gets seated on the second chair.
If the worldly kingdom sits on the top chair then Satan's kingdom automatically gets seated on the second chair.
If Satan's kingdom sits on the top chair then the second chair nor Kingdom of God, nor worldly kingdom can sit.
This is something one needs to understand clearly.
Nature is our character, our habits, our blessings, our curses, etc. and are to our inner man like the skeleton structure which gives shape and strength to our physical body.
Pump is the part of our inner man which connects the physical body to our inner man via the senses. This is the place where the processing of good and bad feelings is processed.
Just working on only one or even ignoring just one can cause failure to the whole anytime.
How did I get all this and where in the Bible is this?
It will surprise you that almost one third of the Bible is all about this. The five books of Moses and the book of Psalms give us all about the inner man. The book of Psalms even during the time of Jesus was divided into 5 books according to the books of Moses and these both in turn are according to the parts of our inner man.
1) Conscience - The Book of Genesis - Psalms (1-41) The Genesis Book
2) The Mind - The Book of Exodus - Psalms (42-72) The Exodus Book
3) The Throne - The Book of Leviticus - Psalms (73-89) The Leviticus Book
4) The Nature - The Book of Numbers - Psalms (90-106) The Numbers Book
5) The Pump - The Book of Deuteronomy - Psalms (107-150) The Deuteronomy Book
(I will try if I can put these 3 part teachings together into one and upload it for you on the SavedByFaith website)
Thus when a person needs to turn to the Lord with all our heart, it means all these 5 areas need to be taken full control of, things reorganized and redirected according to the Kingdom of God. Fasting, repentance and morning is like the whip which redirects our inner man like it does to a horse going haywire onto the right path. Whip is important, but also concentrate on feeding the horse with the right food and with proper intervals.
This is not something you will find in any book (I know of) because this was revealed to me by the Lord and it did not happen in one day. It took almost one and a half year with practicals (which I doubt anyone would like to experience).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, it was our inner man which got corrupted due to sin and it is in our inner man where all the work is going on to change it back to the way You created it. Lord, help us by your Spirit and Truth to give our total heart unto You removing the corruption out so that we can enter your Kingdom with your Son when He comes back...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Corinthians 15:42-44
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
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