LET’S LOOK AT THE FRUITS OF THE MELTED HEART.
Number 1 Your possibilities become impossibilities within your mind.
Number 2 You think the obtaining of the promise of God is conditional upon the removal of external conditions or circumstances. Isn’t it interesting that Israel, before they knew there were walled cities and giants in the land, were ready to go in and possess the land. It’s our land. The Lord has given it to us. It’s going to be glorious over there. THEN they heard of the walled cities, and they heard of the giants, and their hearts melted. They felt these things needed to be removed before they could obtain the promise of God. The present conditions and circumstances does not dictate whether the promises of God are obtainable. The only way the circumstances can stop the promises is if you let them stop your faith. If giants need to be removed they will be as we step into the promise. God can deliver any promise in any circumstance that stands in the land. He can supply your needs even in a bad economy.
[ I heard a testimony of a young lady. She said it was dark and her car was not in a well lighted area. It was in an alley. She came out to her car and it didn’t start. It didn’t even make a sound when she turned the key. She prayed Lord help my car start. As she turned the key again it fired right up and she drove off. When she got home and told her dad the car didn’t want to start till she prayed. He went out to check the battery cable connection and to his surprise there was no battery just the cables laying there. Later they found out that a gang had taken the battery and was waiting in the bushes to attack and rob who ever came to the car. It freaked them out to see the car drive away while the battery was on the ground beside them in the bushes. ] God doesn’t need a battery to make a car run, and he doesn’t need the giants to be gone before you step into the land. He only needs you to believe..
Number 3. Another fruit of the melted heart is that YOU DRAW BACK. When Israel’s heart was melted the one thing they wanted to do was go back, back to Egypt. You start pulling backwards. You draw back.
2 Tim. 1:7 KJV.
7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
FEAR: timidity, cowardliness, or to pull back.
Could be that if you are showing signs of pulling back, showing signs of surrender, turning your back on the possibility of ever experiencing the life (promise) of God in an area of your life, if could just be that you are experiencing a melted heart.
Proverbs 4:23 KJV.
23. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 New Living
23. Guard your heart above all else,for it determines the course of your life.
We must keep our hearts full of the Word and full of faith and hope, for out of the heart will come the answers to the problems of life or the defeat of a melted heart.
Number 4. Another fruit of a melted heart is You will not go where God says go. You won’t step out with a melted heart. You will cower in fear.
Number 5. You won’t do what God says do. People with a melted heart won’t go and they won’t do what God asks them ... WHY? Their heart is melted, they have lost their courage, they have fainted, lost their strength, their passion, and their drive is gone. They have become so distracted by their problems and focused on the enormity of it, that they have become depleted, and their heart has melted.
They look at the problem and think nothing can save my marriage, nothing can turn my job around, or whatever the problem is they see it so big it can’t be fixed. They just give up and drown in a melted heart thinking they are alone and no one cares.
Number 6. Another fruit of a melted heart is they cry or weep a lot. If you have spent hours, days and into weeks weeping over your marriage, or the lack of a spouse, your job, your health, your children, or the future, it may be a sign that you are experiencing a melted heart in the area that brings you to tears.
Numbers 14:1-4 KJV.
1. And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
2. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
3. And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
4. And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt
After the evil report of the spies was heard the people lost hope and gave way to a melted heart. We see some of the signs in Numbers 14 :1-4. We see weeping, and murmuring against those who did not have a melted heart, and fear for themselves and their wives and children, and they wanted to turn back.