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I recently received an email from a friend who told me his friend had problems with her kidneys and was on dialysis.  I was pondering this when I remembered some Scriptures from the Bible that I had previously studied about kidneys.

These are the Scriptures: Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins (Psalm 7:9, KJV). The word reins here in Hebrew is kilyah and means – kidneys, of physical organ. Of seat of emotion and affection. 

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people (Jeremiah 31:33, KJV). The word inward parts here in Greek is qereb and means midst, among, inner part, middle. Physical sense. As seat of thought and emotion. Entrails (of sacrificial animals).

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them (Hebrews 10:16, KJV). The word in Greek here for minds is dianoia and means understanding, imagination. The mind as a faculty of understanding, feeling, desiring, i.e. spirit, way of thinking and feeling. Thoughts, either good or bad. 

The word for heart here in Greek is Kardia meaning the soul or mind, fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours.

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works (Revelation 2:23, KJV). The word reins in Greek is nephros and means kidneys. Used of the inmost thoughts, feelings, purposes, of the soul. 

I was pondering the Scriptures and wondering why God would judge the kidneys hoping to find keys so I could help the lady who had problems with her kidneys.  I understood why He judged the heart as this is where our thoughts and feelings came from. I couldn’t however understand how the kidneys were a part of this or even how kidneys or loins were linked to the mind and heart. The Lord spoke through my thoughts and said “What do the physical kidneys do?”  “Filter the blood of impurities” I answered. The Lord spoke “The heart mentioned in the Scripture represents your spiritual heart which is your mind, will and emotions.  The kidneys (loins) represent your spiritual kidneys.  What do you think this is in reference too?  “I don’t know” I replied.  He said “Your conscience. You need to be cleansed from an evil conscience. In the physical the kidneys clean the blood.  In the spiritual the blood (of Christ) cleanses the kidneys.” Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10:22, KJV).

Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another (Romans 2:15, KJV).

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14, KJV).

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:21, KJV).

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost (Romans 9:1, KJV). The word conscience in these Scriptures in Greek is suneidesis and means the consciousness of anything. The soul as distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, prompting to do the former and shun the latter, commending one, condemning the other. The dictionary defines conscience ‘as a person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behaviour’. Your conscience helps you to make a decision. The conscience directly impacts your will.

The word ‘will’ in Greek is Thelema and means desire, what one wishes or has determined shall be done. The dictionary defines will as ‘the mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action’. Your will is your decision while conscience is the tool in which you use to make that decision.  

Cleansing Your Evil Conscience - The Word of God tells us that God likes to trieth our hearts and reins.  The word trieth in Hebrew is bachan and means to examine, try, test, prove.  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:23-24, KJV). Our minds and thoughts can sometimes prompt us to do wrong things. Many times we try and reason within ourselves convincing ourselves that it is okay when our good conscience is telling us it is not. Our God conscience (which is good) comes directly from our spirit.  Our evil conscience comes directly from our soul (heart). There is a battle going on between our born-again spirit (good) and our soul (evil).  The apostle Paul knows only too well of this battle within himself as he describes himself in Romans as a wretched man ‘not doing the good that he wants but instead practicing the very evil he does not want to’. The desire to do this comes from our evil conscience. We need to repent for listening to and operating out of an evil conscience. We need the blood of Christ to sprinkle our hearts from an evil conscience, and to also purge our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. 

(PRAYER) - : “Dear God in Jesus name I repent for sinful thoughts and intents that come from my heart and reins. I repent for having an evil conscience. I repent for the thoughts, wrong decisions and actions that came from an evil conscience. I repent for listening to an evil conscience and practicing the very evil I did not want to do. I repent for the dead works in which I have served you. I hand over to you Lord Jesus my heart and reins and ask that the Blood of Christ would sprinkle my heart clean from an evil conscience, and that the Blood of Christ would purge my conscience from dead works to serve the living God. I pray for wholeness and healing within my heart and reins in Jesus name. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Amen.”

By Tania Francis

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:47