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​​Four Chambers

Two above and two below beating as one. Hi everyone. There are four chambers in the human heart, and to say it is a “complicated, bio-mechanical, electrical pump” is a true understatement.

It “beats 100,000 times per day, pumping 5 or 6 quarts of blood per minute, or about 2,000 gallons per day”. (1)

It slows down when we rest at night and speeds up when we exercise. It’s on the job 24/7 and if for whatever reason it stops, the results are typically not good.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, another definition of the heart is “the center of a person’s emotions, or the general character of someone”: e.g. He has a kind heart. (2)

Valentine’s Day is when lots of heart-covered cards, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and other tokens of affection are given in an expression of love. In the King James Version of the Bible there are 598 references to the word heart, and it’s typically used in the context of the general ‘character of someone’.

The word heart is first mentioned in the book of

Genesis 6:5: “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”. (3)

So, we see based on this definition, thoughts and intentions are in our hearts. If we dive a little deeper in the symbolic representation of the word heart, there is still greater understanding to be found. In the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible (AHLB), a pictographic representation of the Bible, which is what the ancient Hebrews (Moses) had, the heart expands:

bl Heart, Think: The pictograph lemed is a picture of the shepherd staff representing authority, the bet is a picture of a tent representing what is inside. Combined these mean “authority inside”. The consciousness of man is seen as coming from deep inside the chest, the heart. (4)

Another bible dictionary (Brown Dryers Briggs) lists yet other nuances of the word heart:  

BDB Definition:

1) inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding

1a) inner part, midst

1a1) midst (of things)

1a2) heart (of man)

1a3) soul, heart (of man)

1a4) mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory

1a5) inclination, resolution, determination (of will)

1a6) conscience

1a7) heart (of moral character)

1a8) as seat of appetites

1a9) as seat of emotions and passions

1a10) as seat of courage (5)

There is still more that can be extracted from the WordStudy dictionary and others. Why is there so much in one word? There are many reasons. One answer is that words are seeds (Gen 3:15; Matt 13:19,20,22,23; Luke 8:11) and the Apostle Paul says to let the “word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Col 3:16).  Where is that seed or word to dwell or, in other words, live in you and me? “In my heart” David said (Psalms 119:11).

Jesus puts it this way,

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks,”

(Luke 6:45).

The Bible is a figurative, parabolic, symbolic book concealed in parallelisms. There are four levels of interpretation, (Pshat, Ramez, Drash and Sod), four letters to the name of the LORD (Yud Hay Vav Hay-YHVH or Jehovah), four rivers in the garden east of Eden, four seasons, four gospels, four faces of cherubim and other mystical things in the book of the Revelation of Christ and so much more. Where are these four chambers? The Apostle Paul puts it this way, “Christ in you, the hope of glory”.  So, when gene therapy (so called vaccines) for COVID-19 causes blood clots, thrombocytopenia (low platelets which can lead to bleeding), myocarditis (an inflammation of the heart) which has led to heart failure in otherwise healthy, young people and many other adverse responses (see the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System-VAERS-on the Centers for Disease Control-CDC-website); over 700,000 vaccine related injuries and 17,000 vaccine related deaths which experts say may be underreported by a factor of five, what is the message from the heart? Where is the heart in all of this?

Jesus said at this time in history that

“men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken,”

(Luke 21:26).

‘Heavens’ refers to how we think; our minds, and spiritually our hearts. Jesus wants us to have His mind (Phil 2:5). The Bible teaches it is the natural which comes first, then the spiritual understanding (1 Cor 15:46). So, everything we see, hear, touch, taste, smell and even understand has deeper layers of meaning. It is how the Early Church Fathers (the apostles of Christ and their students) interpreted the scriptures. Those are the traditions that we study and understand guided by Apostle Michael Petro here at the Voice of Healing Ministries.

A student asked Jesus one day,

“which is the first commandment of all?” and He answered, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ This is the first commandment,”

(Luke 12:29 &30). 

So, until next time, I invite you to have all your heart chambers filled with Christ. 

Shalom.

References:

  1. WebMd.com
  2. Cambridge Dictionary.org 
  3. New King James Version of the Bible (all Scripture references)
  4. Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible
  5. Brown Drivers Briggs bible dictionary

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