…as I prayed for God to give me new revelation through His word. I was burdened with a question as to why is it so hard for us to turn to Christ and be saved and I was, also, saddened at the fact that many of us will die and go to hell because of our unbelief. This scripture, spoken convincingly by God to His people in Jeremiah, quickened my spirit: “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” Immediately, I thought of the heart. Those who refuse to turn to God is said to have a heart of stone, in which God said He will remove and give a heart of flesh.
To believe that some people are so far gone that God can’t possibly change them, is a filthy lie from the father of lies. I stand, firmly and unmovable, as proof to this truth.
Therefore, then…Don’t give up on that family member who’s on drugs and just won’t do right. Don’t turn your back on that person you love who’s always in a drunken stupor. Don’t stop praying for that one friend who mocks your faith and denies that Jesus Christ is Lord. Don’t stop telling that bitter-hearted heretic you live across the street from, who has harden their heart towards this Jesus you know, that He can heal their brokenness.
Because…It is not God’s will that anyone should perish, but come into the full knowledge of Truth. HIS WORD IS TRUTH!!!
So, as The Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness.” ~Hebrews 3:7-8
God can, undoubtedly, change their hardened hearts—just don’t give up on them.