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"Undefiled Ears"

The church that prolongs the proclaiming of the gospel of Jesus Christ has Christians who long to have undefiled ears. Isaiah 50:4-5 says, "The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He awakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious, I have not drawn back."

The Holy Spirit of Christ wants you to grasp this truth, "He wakens me morning by morning, awakens my ear to listen like one being taught" or "to listen as a disciple" (NAS) "The Lord God has opened my ear." Many have convinced themselves that defiled ears are ears that listen to all that is displeasing to God. The real problem is that those who let their ears listen to the flesh, the world view and the lies of the devil are those who have no desire of heart to have spiritual ears tuned to the Holy Spirit of Christ.

Isaiah 50:4-5 is a passage about Jesus Christ and His relationship with God His Father. Christians who are used of God live as the Apostle Paul who proclaimed, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me..." (Galatians 2:20) With Jesus Christ dwelling in the spiritual hearts of born again Christians they can enjoy God wakening their spiritual ears with an attitude of listening.

Every one of us falls into a mode of spiritual sleepiness and needs to be wakened daily so we can have a desire to meditate upon God's commands and precepts. We all need the Lord God to waken us with a desire to be in the Word of God and meditate upon it as we make daily choices in this world. In...

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