June 19, 2016
Genesis 6:5 “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every Imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”. Imagination has a lot of influence on man’s life. The imagination can be by the SPIRIT OF GOD or by the thought of man. The Imagination through the SPIRIT cannot be compared with the imagination through the heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says; “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?.
For the heart of man is desperately wicked. It is hell in nature, full of all manner of cruelty. The heart of man is evil, therefore, the imagination of man will be evil. That is why the ways of man are evil. Man is evil in nature because they have lost the nature of GOD. Everything that exist will yield after it’s nature. The imagination of man, cannot but be evil because the heart of man’s evil. Except for a man whose heart is made whole, he cannot imagine good things (the things in the mind of GOD).
A heart that is not renewed cannot walk with GOD, because such one will continue to walk in the imagination of his heart which is evil. And that kind of heart cannot dwell in the presence of GOD. But a heart that is renewed by GOD, will think rightly before GOD and will imagine the things in the mind of GOD.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says; “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old thongs are passed away; behold, all things are become new”
That is the old nature of a man’s heart ought to change into a new nature of CHRIST. And as a result of this, there is supposed to be a change of nature or form of imagination (from evil, bad, vain, etc. to what is in the mind of GOD which is good, holy and acceptable by GOD).
A man’s life is characterized by the kind of imagination that operates in him. Evil imagination attracts the anger of GOD. Jeremiah 11:8 says; “Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked everyone in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not”. The evil imagination of a man can make him to walk against GOD and against the covenant of GOD; thereby, breaking the covenant of GOD. And this has a negative consequence.
When man walk in the imagination of his heart and not by the leading of SPIRIT, he will fall out of the Grace into the wrath of GOD. And not only that, he will also fall into the hand of the devil. All his ways will be full of sin.
Imagination is a mirror through which man can see and move in the direction of that seeing. The imagination of a man is the stirring of his life. The imagination of a man dictates how his life goes. Therefore, the imagination of man is a big issue in the life of man. When the imagination is wrong, the life of man will be wrong. But when the imagination is right by the influence of the SPIRIT OF GOD, the life of the man will be right.
Therefore, yield yourself to the SPIRIT of GOD, be transformed by the renewing of your mind through the word of GOD, and your imagination will be right by the influence of the HOLY SPIRIT and not from vain thoughts.