It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

Archive for January, 2018

God’s Thoughts and Our Vision

God knows the thought that He think toward us, thought of Peace and not evil, to give us hope in our latter end and that we will call upon God and pray to Him and He will listen. The truth of God’s word is the light that dispels darkness and the lies we have been told. Jesus came and His first public message was repent-change the way you think! We no longer have to live in bondage to the lies of this world system because Jesus brought a new way of living; the kingdom of God is now on earth.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

The strategy of this fallen world system has not changed from the beginning when mankind believed a lie rather and the truth of God their creator. When we hear the story of Adam and Eve it is puzzling that they would listen, believe and eventually act on the lies they were told. They had been walking with God, seeing the majestic world and all God had created in its unaltered state. How could they listen to the lies of a stranger and not obey God? Easy, if we listen to a lie long enough we will began to believe it and our hearts will turn from the truth.

The tongue is a pen of a ready writer that writes on the hearts of mankind. The whole world and all that ***exist was made with words, God’s words. The whole world fell with words, the words of Satan. Jesus came and redeems the lives of all mankind. We can now live by the power of the Holy Spirit which is given through the word of God. We write on our hearts and the hearts of our children with words and the stories of our lives. We speak of who we are and what we will accomplish all through the power of the words we speak and believe in our hearts.

Psalm 45:1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. NIV

We all have a choice, to believe God’s word or the words of this fallen world system. Jesus said the kingdom of God is here, He came that we might have life abundantly and that we are more than conquerors because we are kings and priests before God. But there is another word that comes from the father of lies and Jesus tells us he has come to kill, steal and destroy the people created in the image of God. There are two systems operating in the world, the kingdom of God and the lies of a fallen world system which is under the influence of sin.

Words are important, what we say about ourselves and others affect the way we think and influence our actions toward others. We must consider our thoughts and who we allow to speak into our lives and influence our belief system. This fallen world system has been rooted into the very fiber of all mankind. We are all born into it naturally and we are schooled in the culture and the belief that every person is for themselves. That self-preservation is man’s first principle and everything else is secondary. From the time we are born into this world we are set on the track of getting and doing for self and for some people at the expense of others no matter the cost. Unless we are born again into the kingdom of God, we will stay in the rat race of this fallen world system and if we die without Christ we will spend eternity without God.

The truth and the saving Grace of Jesus starts with God’s word, God so loved His people that God Himself came to save us. God came to seek and to save the lost, all mankind. We all have sinned, we all have gone astray from the truth of God and yet, God did not leave us to ourselves. Jesus came and exchanged His life for ours and brought with Him a new world system. The kingdom of God has come to earth is the foundation of our hope, belief and faith in God’s unfailing love for us.

We must choose to believe in a love that sacrifices all so that we would be saved. All our lives we were told we were worthless and insignificant and now the God of all creation shows His love at the cross of Jesus. God purchased those whom the world says are nothing and have no value, because He loves. Faith comes by hearing the word of God it appears to be odd and different because we had not heard it before. But God’s word is spirit and truth, it grows in the heart and soul of those who receive and believe it.

Not everyone who hears God’s word receives it as truth. This is the choice every person has as an act of their “will” to accept or reject the truth of God’s word. The seed of God’s word may be sown but it is the decision of that person as to whether they will receive the word of truth by faith.

When we saturate our mind with God’s thoughts we can begin to see the vision God has for us. When we see ourselves as God sees us we can have visions of a better future and our plans will assist us in accomplishing the things God has placed in our hearts. The fight is won or lost in the mind and battle is for our thoughts to line up with the word of God. God has planted in every person a chance to win because we all were created in His image and our spirit comes from God. But the choice and the act of the will is the privilege of all mankind given by God.

We are to use our God given mind to think on the things of God and use our tongue to be the pen of a ready writer to write the love, hope and grace of God in our hearts. Only with the truth of God’s word can we dispel the lies the world says to us and about us. In faith of God’s unfailing love for us are we able to stand in the midst of adversity in hope and we realizing we have a future, because of the thoughts and plans God has for us.

Dreams, Visions and Imagination – God Given Tools of the Soul

Dreams, visions and imagination are God given tools of the soul that transcend us from the drudgery of our present reality and our everyday monotony, to having peace in our present situation and hope for our future. God has made us in three parts; body, soul and spirit. Most people tend to pay so much attention to the body, ensuring it has all it needs and wants that they sometimes lose sight of the needs of the soul and spirit. We become so engrossed in obtaining the basics, food, clothing and shelter for the body that we lose sight of and are remiss in the things of the soul and spirit.

Our soul is motivated by hope and the expectations we have in God’s purpose and plans for our lives. God’s purpose has never changed. We were created to have dominion over our circumstances and to replenish the earth with God’s glory. God’s glory is Who He is, God’s glory is love, and therefore our purpose is to reflect the love of God in all we do. With hope in God’s word we can change what we have been taught by this world system about who we are and how we live our lives. God’s word changes our thoughts and our expectations that we are no longer tethered to the shackles this world has placed on us. With hope we dare to believe we can live a different life than the one society, our families and this fallen world has assigned to us.

Romans 5: 1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

This fallen world system has sought to entrap all mankind; their body, through slavery and addictions, their soul through the lack of knowledge and the oppression of truth. Their spirit is dead and in darkness and ignorance to the light of Christ and His Salvation. When we allow our God given dreams and visions to inspire us and give us hope of a future, our imagination can take us to a place of belief that there is more, we can do more, we can be more, and this belief leads to faith. Faith believes that God can and He will do what He has promised in our lives.

Belief says God has done it before and He can do it again and faith says He will do it again, for me! Faith believes in the love God has for us. A love so strong that nothing we do can ever stop His love. A love so faithful He would never leave us alone. Though we may go through difficulties and hardships, we will survive because God is making a way. We may go through some troubles and struggles and yet, we will flourish if we do not faint, because He will never leave us nor forsake us.

We see the visible trials and look at the struggles but they are only temporary and God instructs us to look at the things that are not seen. Use your imagination to see what He says about us, to see what He has promised so that your hope will help you endure these temporary trials, which will only display your true beliefs. God has planted in us dreams and visions of the eternal life and His love for us.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We are to use our God given imagination to see past the natural situation and with hope expect to see the undying, endless, never ceasing love that God has for us. Though we may sit in darkness and our life appears to have gone up in flames and ashes, our Hope is in the Almighty God. God is able to raise the dead and breathe life into what was once lost. Our Hope must be in God. He is faithful even when we are not.

We can dream and imagine our future with Hope and great expectation of what God is doing on our behalf based on His word and not in some vain folktale that was designed to keep people trapped. Though we may not understand it, our faith rises in knowing God is The Master Engineer, The Orchestrator. He is in every detail, situation and circumstance and He is working all things for our good and His glory.

We must keep our eyes on the hope of His calling and His love for us. Knowing the truth of His love for us enables us to stand in the time of trials and hardships. For example it is in the testing of a metal that proves its authenticity and worth. So it is in the testing of our faith, through trials and adversity that displays our true convictions and beliefs. We should understand the testing of our faith is imperative and necessary. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith is only displayed in this process of testing

Remember it is our God given hopes, dreams and visions of our future that we determine and create for ourselves that allows us to stand in faith and trust the love of God for us.

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