TOPIC: The Power Of Imagination – By David Ibiyeomie
Prov. 4:23 – Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.
When a definite strong idea is held consistently in the imagination, it can actually change the biochemistry of the brain so that it is no longer programmed for failure or defeat but programmed for success. When the brain is programmed by the power of thought and imagination, it can achieve unprecedented things. The power of thought is the only thing we have control of. The truth is, no one can stop you from thinking. You have the power of thinking. Your thoughts become your words; and if you change what you think or imagine, your conditions will change.
Proverbs 23:7 –As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he
You are a product of your thoughts. Scientists have seen that thoughts and mental images can initiate psychological changes, and the physical and chemistry parts of our bodies. But no matter the field of your endeavour, when you think with the law of faith and the free use of your imagination, you will exceed more than everyone’s expectations, even yours, and the world will change into success for you.
A great scientist said, ‘The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds’.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
You renew your mind by getting new information. You will always think the way you think unless you get new information. New information makes you renew the way you have always seen things or thought. If you programme your mind consistently with great emotion and dedication, you will see God’s promises fulfilled in your life.
Imagination means forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses. It is a conception of mental creation. Imagination also means to think, believe and assume. God gives you imagination because imagination keeps you going on in life.
Heb.11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
Every time you have faith, you are imagining what you hope will happen. Faith is what you hope for; though not physical to your five senses but you believe will be. When God poured out His Spirit upon us, He wants us to prophesy about what we want to happen, dream about what we want to see, and have visions about what He has laid upon our hearts.
Philippians 4:8 –Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things
The words ‘imagination’ and ‘meditate’ are the same word in Greek. Both words are ‘melatao’ in Greek. The word ‘melatao’ means imagination and to meditate.
Joshua 1:8- This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success
From the above scripture, God wants you to make your ways prosperous by the power of your meditation and imagination. When you imagine something and follow it through, it becomes a reality.
2Cor. 10:5 -Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Therefore, don’t expect or imagine anything that is contrary to the word of God. Unknowingly, people expect evil. They imagine all sorts of evil that are not scriptural befalling them. Some will imagine that their children will not come back from school. Through negative imagination, they dream that someone close to them died. They imagine failure, poverty and even family crisis. Some imagine divorcing when they are not even married yet. I have seen women imagining being barren before they even get married. Satan capitalizes on negative imaginations of believers to attack them. I decree that no evil imagination will stand in your mind anymore in Jesus name!
If you imagine any evil, it will come to pass; therefore, expect only good thing. Expect to see yourself alive and fruitful because only the expectation of the righteous that will be granted. Don’t expect anything contrary to the word of God.
I pray for you today, whatever is evil will not see you! You are touch-not to evil; even poverty will be far from you! All arrows of the wicked will not see you. The aircraft, car or boat you board shall arrive safely. Evil will clear from your path henceforth! You will end this year well in Jesus name –Amen!!!