What He Sees…
We have no problem hearing what the enemy says and then internalizing and accepting it. We do it all day long. Some do it better than others but most, if not all, of us do it. The enemy loves it, the enemy knows it and the enemy uses it to our great peril. We “hear it” then it moves into our heart and the next thing you know we are acting as if what the enemy said carries weight – it doesn’t.
It’s simple to turn it around and “hear” what He says and see what He sees. Our imagination is a tool from God. Since God is incapable of doing evil, the images He shows us in our imagination of good are the images we should expand, glorify and race towards. The images of lust, decadence and evil we should turn to the Holy Spirit, seek guidance and ask Him to remove / rebuke them immediately.
The enemy loves to tell us things and what’s really effective is using an image or word that shows or states – “you’re not worthy” “you’re a bad person” “you’re a “this or that”” – none of it is true.
When God says to us or shows us an image of beauty we should grab it, expand it and act upon it as quickly as possible. We should share with others as to glorify His living, breathing Word in us. When our Lord and Master Christ Jesus speaks we should not hesitate – but we do. We don’t act, we don’t expand and we don’t share with another person. Why? Because we don’t believe it.
Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. II Thessalonians 1:11-12 NKJV
Seems to be pretty clear – Jesus is in us and we are in Him – our faith combined with His power sounds pretty unstoppable, as long as we “fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness“.
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, a road map of how to live and how to act, or it’s a historical account of events.