THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 1, No. 21 – Monday, 28th November, 2016
(Prov.4:23, 23:7, 2 Cor.10:4-5, Isaiah.55:8)
WATCH IT! WHAT YOU THINK WILL DETERMINE THE ANSWER AND THE TIME OF ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS
If our words are the audible, sound-productions emanating from and projected by our voice-box and the dialectic movement of our tongue and our lips, then our thoughts are the fruits and sound of our minds expressing our truest and most innate viewpoints and personality.
Unsurprisingly, these fruits/sound of our minds are inaudible to other men but are not only audible to God, much more are they louder in the ears of the Almighty than our words. Shocking (and indeed very shocking) is the fact that satan too can access and/or programme human thoughts.
This is the case because thoughts are spiritual and he, satan is a spirit. As such, the conditions of our thoughts will determine whether victory at any given time will be attainable or not (see Gal.5:16-17). Why? There is what is known as accumulation of thoughts.
The accumulation of the thoughts of every man more often than not attains appoint of saturation. At saturation point, that fruit of the mind graduates to one and only one result called reality.
Put simply, every man alive today with ill or positive experiences is a function of the accumulated thoughts of yesteryears. No wonder the Bible explicitly cries out: ‘as a man thinketh in his heart; so is he’.
Of course, centrifugal, centripetal and dark forces do exist. Indeed, the operative interplay among (and by) these forces determine a number of outcomes and near-outcomes in socio-economic, market reactions and human relations. But to what extent did your thoughts occasioned by your permission assist those forces to make a negative reality out of you and your situations?
As British-born American essayist, James Allen reminds: ‘All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts’. The point here is in precision. Whatever task which proved eventually impossible or possible is your making as an outcome predetermined by your thought.
Luke 1:37 gives us a perfect picture of the true character of the Most High as One who knows no impossibility. Psalm 82:6 instructively states: ‘I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.
If then we are the children of God (and being His ‘image’ and ‘likeness’), why then are we different from God our father? The difference is in our way of thinking (see Isaiah 55:8). No wonder, He that is called Eternal Reality lamented in verse 7 of the same Psalm 82: ‘but ye shall die like men and fall like one of the princes’.
Hmmm! Will great thinkers die unsung like ordinary men? NO!!! Only small minded ones will. Large minded, positive thinkers reason complex and deep. The end of their positive but sometimes complex thoughts are not easily discernable from the outset. Their descriptive character is by miles in distinction from small, shallow thinkers.
In espousing the character of small minded thinkers, American author and poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes sharply notes: ‘Little-minded people’s thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve’.
I conclude therefore that no task is unachievable except by the thought of him who thinks it is impossible because of the littleness of his mind, thought and vision. Pablo Picasso captured it aptly in this simple lines: ‘he can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law’.
Thoughts are the fountains of imaginations. Imaginations beget creation and creativity. Creativity, daunting or otherwise brought the world to its present glory or ruin.
The point being subtly underscored is twofold. First, whilst man rules and exercises control over creation and his creative works and imaginations rule the man, thoughts (small or great) rule the imaginations which rule the man. Alarming! Isn’t it? Second, what an awesome power inherent and in the control of man’s thoughts.
The thought of man is the true spiritual image of the man. Generally, man communicates with the material/physical realm through the use of words. The innate personality and the intentions of man are expressed by his thoughts essentially in and through the immaterial/spiritual realm. Thus thoughts are the medium of communication and indeed the only acceptable legal tender for all transactions in the spiritual realm.
Since the spiritual oftentimes dictates the physical as intelligent minds assert and agree, in the primacy contest therefore, the thought transcends the word. I conclude further therefore that:
(1) never underestimate or underrate the power of positive or negative thoughts.
(2) To underestimate, underrate or equate the potency of thoughts with anything is to doubt your own existence.
(3) The ignorance or the outright refusal to accept the reality of the effects of either positive or negative thoughts will not halt the manifestation of the products of either positive or negative thoughts.
(4) A man enslaved or given to negative thoughts at any given time is far away from the path of destiny.
The very great concern is that our thoughts from time to time are subject to the influence of light and dark forces. Unknown to the Christian, dark arrows are very often fired into the thoughts of the Christian by dark forces. The raison d’etre being so that the Christian can create that evil thoughts which are then hatched into reality by these dark forces.
I espouse to you today by the grace of God a mystery that: (a) more often than not, dark arrows are responsible for your moments of discouragement. (b) That thoughts and imaginations can be satanically anointed in dark personalities to such an extent that by means of transcendental meditation, such dark personalities can negatively influence events and lives which are near or which are hundreds and thousands of miles away.
In summation, hear what the wisest man, king Solomon said in Proverbs 4:23: ‘Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life’. Dearly beloved, instantly rebuke and reject all negative thoughts. Never allow evil thoughts to settle in your heart.
Think good and think big; be like your heavenly father in thinking. Life is a spiritual condiment of trains of thought with spiritual magnets attached to each end.
Whether they be good thoughts or bad ones, there is always a point of connection by reason of these spiritual magnets. So the chain of trains of thought keeps running until saturation point also known as peak of accumulation. It is at this saturation point that graduation of trains of thoughts to reality becomes inevitable.
MAKE YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHTS GOOD AT ALL TIMES AND YOU WILL BE MOST FULFILLED IN LIFE AND IN DESTINY.
Hymn: Keep On Believing God Still Answers Prayer
O Lord, purify my thoughts and sanctify me anew.
O God, give me a new spirit and a new heart.
O God, help me to think like you my father always.
O God, season my thoughts with grace to think always in the direction of my destiny.
O God, cause every arrow of failure and rejection fired into my thoughts and innermost being to die by Holy Ghost fire and be flushed away by the blood of the Lamb.
It is written: ‘every plant that my heavenly father hath not planted shall be rooted out’ therefore, every evil plantation in me, be uprooted, in the name of Jesus.