Can You Trust Your Heart?

In this special excerpt, Ray Leight shares pivotal information about the new heart and our identity in Christ.

Below are some notes from our Partners-only Monthly Mentoring Session. These sessions have been recorded and you can access them by becoming a Partner today! Find out more at

Ray started the session by asking us this question: “Can you trust your heart?” He urged us to be honest with ourselves. He also asked us to write down our answers.

Ray has been ministering at a deep level for over twenty years and he sees common issues in the Church related to this question.  For many people, what they believe about themselves stems from Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?” This, for many people, is their “gospel” message. Even if they are a believer in Christ, this is their opinion of themselves … and that is very damaging.

To find out what Jesus did about that wicked heart, you don’t even have to go to the New Testament; you can go to the Old Testament. In Jeremiah 31:33, the Lord says that He would make a new covenant and put His law within us and write it on our hearts …

Also, Ray pointed out these verses:

For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:24–27 NIV

The Lord says He will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land … sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. He will cleanse you and give you a new heart and a new spirit! He will remove the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. He will put His Spirit within you and cause you to walk in His statutes …

So, there’s a shift! It’s like we didn’t even have to get to the New Testament to find out what He did with that old, wicked heart. He actually removed that wicked heart! It was beyond a cure—it wasn’t fixable—He had to actually take it out of you. We were crucified on the cross with Jesus.

Ray said that he doesn’t remember that happening (being crucified on the cross with Jesus) and he’s sure you don’t either. It’s a spiritual truth. We were co-mingled together on the cross with Jesus. We died with Him! And we didn’t just die with Him, we were buried with Him, and we were raised again into new life! That’s the gospel. We’re a new creation! And part of receiving that transformation on the cross is that He removed our old, wicked hearts. He took it from you.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn.
Isaiah 61:1–2 NIV

As believers, we’ve got a new heart! That old broken heart was bound up. He removed that wicked heart of stone and gave us a heart of flesh. He wrote the law on it and gave us a new spirit.

Ray said that he still remembers when he got this revelation. He was drunk in the Spirit for weeks after!

Ray also mentioned reading John chapter 17 to get an idea of what Jesus did for us.

For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3–4 NIV

God has done what the law weakened by the flesh could not do … by sending His own Son in the likeness of flesh. Jesus glorified the Father by removing that heart of stone—binding it up and removing it—giving us a new heart and writing the law on it. Jesus fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law in that new heart.

Prayer: Jesus, I just ask right now that You would comfort, protect, reveal truth, open people’s minds … and that their hearts would be able to receive this truth.
Jesus cleaned you of all your uncleanness! He wrote the law on your heart and fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law in that new heart.
Ray reminded us that Jesus said He would send Holy Spirit. And Holy Spirit is going to glorify Jesus by taking what belongs to Him and revealing it to you! So, Holy Spirit revealing to you the truth of who you are in Christ glorifies Him.
Jesus glorified the Father by accomplishing what was needed for you to be the righteousness of Christ. We glorify God by believing this truth and manifesting this truth … to accomplish the work that He gave us to do.

InLight Connection thanks Ray Leight for sharing his heart with us.

P.S. Thank you to all of those who partner with InLight Connection and give on a regular basis. You are holding their arms up in the spirit right now, and they are truly grateful. For those who have not yet given or it’s been a while, please consider giving now (or partnering monthly) … to help, just click HERE. Becoming a Partner will give you access to the upcoming guest speaker events. These meetings are going to be POWERFUL!

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

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