1 Chronicles 29:16,18 – “O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build Thee a house for Thine holy name cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own….keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Thy people, and prepare their heart unto Thee.”
The Hebrew word that was translated “imagination” in the Old Testament literally means “conception.” Imagination is how we conceive new ideas. Without it, we become spiritually and creatively sterile.
SEEING THE WORD OF GOD ON THE INSIDE
Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword……..”
The Word of God comes alive when you can picture what it’s talking about. If we can let the Word of God control our imagination as we think about scriptures, we will see things in Scripture that can’t be seen with the physical eyes. We see it on the inside…..in our imagination.
Psalm 103:2,3 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth, all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;”
When the Bible says you’re healed, you’ve got to meditate on that truth until you see yourself healed. Most people allow their imaginations to become vain and agree with the image the doctors have painted rather than the Word of God. They’re told what is going to happen, and they imagine it as truth.
THANKSGIVING HEIGHTENS OUR IMAGINATION
Psalm 78:41,42 – “Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: the day when He redeemed them from the enemy.”
When we fail to be thankful and glorify God, our imagination automatically becomes vain. That doesn’t mean it isn’t working; it just means it begins to work against us. A person with a vain imagination is a pessimist, imagining failure instead of success. We need to use our imagination to agree with God’s Word and see ourselves the way God sees us: full of joy, healthy, and prosperous.
1 Corinthians 2:12,16 – “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
DETACHING FROM OUR PRESENT STATE
Colossians 1:27 – “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
When the believer has the sense of Christ as his imagination, he sees why Christ died and rose again from the dead to save man–why he must detach his imagination from his present state (ie. he must die to his present state) and match it to a higher concept of himself if he would rise above his present limitations.
Romans 4:17 – “God calls things that are not seen as though they were, and the unseen becomes seen.”
I HAVE THE GOD KIND OF FAITH.
I USE MY SANCTIFIED IMAGINATION AND THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DISCOVER THE DESTINY GOD HAS FOR ME.
I IMAGINE THE THINGS GOD WANTS ME TO DO. I CALL THESE THINGS INTO MY LIFE–BELIEVING THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY COME TO PASS.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY