Ⅰ Samuel 13:14

“But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.”

King Saul was a man who obviously had some issues deep down. He was an angry man, he was prideful, and he was a jealous man. Although God had given Israel what they asked for, a king, Saul allowed himself to get in front of what God was leading Israel to do. God rejected Saul as king and searched out a different man. The Lord wanted someone after His own heart.

God has a heart. He is not only a God of wrath and judgement. We so often might think that because we are so inadequate to live up to the Word and what it tells us we should do that God rejects us out of wrath; but God is not willing that any should perish. The Lord’s heart is with His Bride, His elected people, which He purposed to be a perfect people before the foundation of the World. They are not made spotless by their own effort. Christ paid the debt we could not owe.

The blood of Calvary was the love of God extending to us. Christ is God’s heart. The very heart of God died on that cross to pay for the perfection of His Bride out of His deep love for His people. It is not something that you achieve or can impersonate. It is God’s love, His heart pouring out to you, and you accepting it.

Seek to be a person after His own heart. Someone who isn’t so concerned about their desires alone, but who seeks the mind of God to do His will. Become a person after God’s own heart. You can’t impersonate it, you have to have it.

54-0724 - “A Personal Experience With God”

I used to think that God was angry with me, but Christ loved me. And I come to find out, that Christ is the very heart of God. He is God's heart. Jesus Christ is God's heart. Now, love overcome. Love hides sin, or gets rid of sin. "God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son. Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life." Now, love hides sin, or love heals the sick. Now, you can act like you love people. You say, "Well, I—I, Miss Jones, I—I don't get along with her good, but I love her." Miss Jones knows better than that. Sure she does. You just don't do it. No matter how much you try to act like you do, you don't. And that's the way it is with—with Divine healing, with anything else. You can't impersonate it; you've got to have it. You've got to…

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