In our understanding of the spiritual heart being the subconscious mind, we want to continue explaining point number five, ‘That your conscious mind commands and your subconscious mind (your heart) obeys.’
Before we knew what the word of God said concerning life, our conscious minds were mostly controlled by the thoughts and emotions of our spiritual heart, influenced by the circumstances of life and the sin principle in our flesh. EPHESIANS 2:1-3
But now our minds have been renewed to agape love, the narrow gate, the straight way, the new birth, the divine nature within us and many other glorious truths from the Word of God. So now we do not live our lives by these old ways that lead to spiritual death. We now command our hearts to live by these new principles of life, by faith in God.
This of course can only be done by meditation in the Word of God. PHILIPPIANS 2:13
Your subconscious mind (spiritual heart) is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behaviour fit a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes and desires. Your subconscious mind (spiritual heart) grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create.
He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground, night and day, the seed sprouts and grows though he does not know how. All by it self the soil produces grain – first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.MARK 4:26-29
Jesus, in this parable told us that this is how the Kingdom of God grows in our hearts.
Now, as Christians we must continually put the Word of God into our hearts and be obedient to live it because we love Jesus, which is going through the narrow gate. If we cease to do this, our hearts will still work day and night to get what we desire. The problem is that they will resort to the old way and use the emotional programs of rejection, rebellion, pride, unforgiveness, manipulation, intimidation, flattery, control etc. to get what we want. (This is the easy and the broad way which does not require sacrifice.)
For the new man to become larger in us, the old man must become smaller by going through the narrow gate of life.
Another way Jesus said it was to take up our cross daily. He also said that many go the way of the wide gate and only a few the way of the narrow gate.
We never stay the same, we are always changing to some degree, depending on which gate we go through every time a situation comes our way, which could be numerous times each day.
The Apostle Paul, in Philippians chapter three exhorts us to keep pressing into Jesus. But also let us keep living up to what we have already attained to, if we don’t, we will lose it.