There are a great number of people over time have hardened and express their blows of life and lots of other justifications. They do not realize that a hardened heart has spiritual and natural consequences. I would like to share some of them. A harden heart does not feel the presence of God. It is dangerous because it rejects the move of God and the manifestations of Him in His Church, criticizing and resisting it. A hardened heart does not allow for faith to flow:
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confesses is saved. So faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
Why? Because faith is generated in the heart and by listening to the Word of God. But when we allow faith to flow from our heart it is unshakable. When the heart is hardened it rebels against God and develops a spirit of indifference and being critical are signs of rebellion.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Also a hardened heart justifies its mistakes and blames others.
“I’m not a good mother, because I had a mother who taught me how to be and you can not expect me to do my job as a mother right”
A hardened heart resists, opposes and rejects correction. A harden heart does not submit to authority. A hardened heart seeks its own interests and too many Christians have been transformed as religious individuals who just judge others. We forget that the Pharisees loved themselves and served themselves. Also a hardened heart is emotionally cold and hurts others. Cultivating a heart pain and letting it grow will inevitably harden. Also with that attitude it helps others to be contaminated with him or her. A hardened heart is glad or rejoices in sin (2 Peter 2: 18-19). A hardened heart, does not tithe nor gives an offering (John 12: 6). A hardened heart does not worship God. The consequences of a hardened heart is dangerous because:
- One falls into calamity or misfortune. (Proverbs 28:14)
- The rupture will come for the majority, but there will be no remedy. (Proverbs 29:1)
- They will be removed from the presence and power of God. (Judges 16:20)
- A seared conscience. (1 Timothy 4: 1-2)
A genuine repentance and surrendering of the heart to God is the only way that will gives us access to the transformation of the heart through the work of the Holy Spirit for our lives. The hearts become hardened because of various circumstances. But it is up for us decides to continue in the same state or change. Yet we need Jesus to come into our hearts and we need to surrender to Him in order to gain eternal salvation, healing and deliverance.