For a spiritual breakthrough in your life: Break up the fallow ground of your heart…

Psalm 51:17, Sacrifices…broken spirit…contrite heart. Broken is the Hebrew word shobar meaning “to burst, break (down, off, in pieces, up), bring to birth, breach” and refers to a one’s personal spirit that YHVH has broken into or breached. This is necessary if there is to be a breakthrough in one’s spiritual life. 

The fallow ground of one’s heart must be broken up or tilled for righteousness to occur as one seeks YHVH (Hos 10:12). 

The hard and carnal heart of each person must be circumcised (Deut 10:16; 30:6; Jer 4:4; Col 2:11). This occurs through repentance from sin as this psalm explains. 

It is then that not only one receives salvation, but joy comes with that salvation (v. 12) along with gladness (v. 8). Why? Because YHVH has lovingly purged and cleansed us of our sins and blotted our past sins out (vv. 1, 2, 9) and the guilt therefrom (v. 14) and has us whiter than snow (v. 7). 

When does this happen? Only when we acknowledge our sins (v. 3), and not until then. This freedom from sin and spiritual heart, mind, and emotional cleansing only occurs when we humble ourselves, allow the light of YHVH’s truth (v. 6) to shine into deep and dark areas of our lives, and to expose the sin that lies therein (v. 3b). 

This process all starts when we allow YHVH to break open the fallow ground of our hard, stoney and sinful hearts (v. 17). When this happens, the good seed of his Word can fall onto the fertile soil of our lives like rain on parched ground resulting in a rich harvest (Matt 13:23) of spiritual fruit (Gal 5:22–25). So repent of sin!


5 thoughts on “For a spiritual breakthrough in your life: Break up the fallow ground of your heart…

  1. Hi Natan! I love this…short, to the point. You posted the other day about evangelism and some helpful tools, one of which was use of tracts….I’ve never seen any that were as heavy on repentance as they need to be…mostly “give your heart to Jesus” stuff that is more of a way out than a way in! Do you know of any good source or…perhaps you might design your own that really tell the whole story…repent and actually change….rather than just give your heart or invite in, etc…? I would 8magine many people would be interested in a good source to use…. Just a thought have a lovely day…Thanks, drb.

    • I have never heard of a Messianic tract except maybe our lives! but good point. I would concede that Natan’s blog is a good tract!

    • I have designed and published two of my own tracts that I regularly pass out. If you email me, I’ll send you a pdf of it and you can then print them out and use them. There’s even room to put your name and number on the back page at the bottom.

  2. You can’t use a tree till you cut it down,
    you can only stand in it’s shadow-
    the unbroken heart will always be shallow.
    The deeper the cut, the better the healing,
    it’s not in the cards, it depends on who’s dealing!

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