27 And he [Jesus] who searches the hearts,7 knows what is the mind of the Spirit because he [Jesus] makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?1 [Since the fall of Adam out of fellowship with God and out of paradise, every man's heart from his youth is filled with selfishness, with sin, with evil: covetousness, (wanting more, which is idolatry); sexual immorality; lust; pride; anger; envy; etc. We are a fallen race with defiled hearts, disqualified for heaven. Only by denying ourselves, waiting on the Lord, and obeying Him, (which is to follow Jesus), do we have any hope of reconciliation with God and entering heaven when we die.]
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the mind,2 to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings [works].
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am he who searches the minds and the hearts; and I will give to each of you according to your works.6 [Notice again! Jesus is referencing their works, which are works of loving obedience to the commands you hear spoken from God in your heart.]
35 (Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." [The sword is the words from the Spirit of Christ that He speaks to a man, which words reveal that man's evil ways and thoughts. From the Word of the Lord within: "The Lord is gentle and kind to those whom He corrects, and even more than usual to those in suffering circumstances."]
|Hebrews 4:12 |
12 For the word of God is quick [living], and powerful [active], and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner and judge of the thoughts and intents of the heart.4 [Paul is describing the power that works in a man to bring him to the rest; which power is the Word of God, Jesus, the power of God. In the beginning was the word, and the word was god. John 1:1. And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God...And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev 19:13,16. I am he who searches the minds and the hearts. Jer 17:10, Rev 2:23. And he had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shines in his strength. Rev 1:16. Jesus, the word of God is alive and lasts forever. 1 Peter 1:23]