Why you should fiercely guard the avenue of your heart.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. When we awake from a bad dream, whatever that dream might entail, many believe that demons have influenced their thoughts at night or forced them to dream horrible things. Yeshua himself, however, tells us:
21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.
—Mark 7:21 – 23
Our own hearts produce evil desires and inappropriate dreams. The emissary James tells us that:
14 Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
So, when thoughts, feelings, and dreams of an evil nature flow from our hearts, we must sincerely repent of them and bring these things to Yah in prayer. He wants us to cast all our anxieties on him because he cares for us, as stated in 1 Peter 5:7. Whether we are awake or asleep, our hearts are at work producing whatever we have fed them over the years. David writes:
7 In the night also my heart instructs me.
Since this is the case, it is important that we fill our hearts with good things, guarding against evils that will come back to haunt us in our sleep and tempt us to sin through unwanted desires and dreams. This is exactly why Solomon counsels you to:
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
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