Great Searchings of Heart

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In these last days before the Lord’s coming,
  before the Lord’s coming,
We must be those who have great resolutions in heart,
We must be those who have
  Great resolutions in heart and great searchings of heart,
Who have great resolutions in heart,
  and great searchings of heart,
  searchings of heart,
  searchings of heart.
  (Bridge)
We must be absolutely consecrated to God,
Having one heart to love Him, seek Him, live Him,
And be constituted with Him to be His expression.
We must be those who have
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In these last days before the Lord’s coming,
  before the Lord’s coming,
We must be those who have great resolutions in heart,
We must be those who have
  Great resolutions in heart and great searchings of heart,
Who have great resolutions in heart,
  and great searchings of heart,
  searchings of heart,
  searchings of heart.
(Verse 2 and chorus can be sung together)
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Armand Tongo

Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Judges 5:15-16 speaks of “great resolutions in heart” and “great searchings of heart. ” In Israel’s miserable situation, no one was searching his heart. But the people needed a great searching of their hearts, and they needed to make great resolutions in their hearts to rise up and follow the others to fight for God’s kingdom.

We may apply this to our practice of the vital groups today. For the vital groups we need much prayer with repentance. In our prayer spontaneously the searching of the heart comes to us. This issues in a resolve to live for the Lord and to fight for the Lord according to the present need in His recovery. In particular, we need to make a resolution before the Lord concerning gaining persons for His increase. This is “great resolutions in heart. ”

Judges 3:12-13 says that Jehovah strengthened Israel’s enemies, but 4:6-16 reveals that Jehovah was fighting for Israel. This shows that God is a God of incarnation. God wants man to match Him so that He can move. If Israel had not fought, God would not have fought for them. However, because Israel did fight under Deborah in a proper order, God fought for them. The principle is the same with us today. If we do not go out to gain sinners, God will not go, but if we go, God also will go. However, this kind of going out needs a searching of our heart and a resolution in our heart. God will not work until we become active in this searching of our heart and making resolutions in our heart. This is the way to fight the battle; this is the way to preach the gospel; and this is the way to gain sinners to become members of Christ.

Judges 5:31b says, “May those who love Him be like the sun / When it rises in its might. ” For the sun to rise in its might means that it shines brightly, brilliantly, and gloriously. We need the searchings, the resolutions, and the rising up to shine like the sun. If all the churches would be like this, they surely would enjoy the victory. May all the dear saints in the Lord’s recovery have great searchings and make great resolutions, and may they all, by loving the Lord, rise up like the sun to shine brightly.

- Excerpts from Life-Study of Judges Message 4


Nelson Liu

Cambridge, MA, United States

One heart to love Him!


Henry Bambousé

Bujumbura, Bujumbura Maire Province, Burundi

Amen! Praise the Lord!


Noel Francisco

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A timely and encourage to continue in serving, loving the Lord with 'great searching of heart' that will bring in new and refreshing time with the Lord everyday. That our heart will always be true and all unwanted be remove except to occupy by the Lord himself.


Jubilee

Round Lake, IL, United States

LOVE both the melody and the lyric! Thank you very much for your portion and sharing your beautiful composition with us.


Miles

Los Angeles, CA, United States

"I will give them one heart and one way, to fear Me all the days, for their own good and for the God of their children after them" (v. 39).

"We, the chosen people of God, should all have one heart and one way. We should have one heart to love God, to seek God, to live God, and to be constituted with God. This means that we love to be the expression of God. The one way is just the Triune God. The Lord Jesus said, "I am the way" (John 14:6a).

- LS of Jeremiah, Msg. 27


Paola

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

In these last days, we need to be impressed, in these last days. We must be absolutely consecrated to God, having one heart to love Him, live Him, seek Him!

Lord make is those who have great searchings of heart and consecrate ourselves to You, yes now even more in these last days. These days were made for You! We love You Lord Jesus!


Maria L

Fremont, CA, United States

Praise The Lord !!!

"The ones who fought for God were like the stars" . Judges 5:20

He will secretly give Himself as the morning star to those who love Him and who watch and wait for Him. May we be those who give the Lord in the first place, rising up early and have a sweet fellowship with Him, praising, praying and enjoy our time to meet the Lord. He will appear to us as the morning star.

"Come and let us walk in the light of Jehovah" Isa. 2:5

Oh Lord Jesus WE LOVE YOU !!!


Cosette

Gainesville, Florida, United States

I've really been enjoying this hymn recently, as it calms my anxious soul during the current situation of the world and reminds me of my consecration of my life to the Lord.

"Judges 5:15-16 speaks of “great resolutions in heart” and “great searchings of heart. ” In Israel’s miserable situation, no one was searching his heart. But the people needed a great searching of their hearts, and they needed to make great resolutions in their hearts to rise up and follow the others to fight for God’s kingdom."

"In our prayer spontaneously the searching of the heart comes to us. This issues in a resolve to live for the Lord and to fight for the Lord according to the present need in His recovery."

"If we do not go out to gain sinners, God will not go, but if we go, God also will go. However, this kind of going out needs a searching of our heart and a resolution in our heart. God will not work until we become active in this searching of our heart and making resolutions in our heart."

-Life Study of Judges, Message 4


Victor Solomon

London, Hackney

Amen Lord blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God Matthew 5v8.

Footnote: For the kingdom of the heavens we need to be poor in spirit, empty in our spirit that we may receive Christ. Also we need to be pure, single, in our heart that Christ may grow in us without frustration.

If we are pure in heart in seeking God we will see God. Seeing God is a reward to the pure in heart. This blessing is both for today and for the coming age.