Feb 5, 23

Charting the Course part 4

IMAGINE THAT

2/5/23

Part 1: Using His Word to chart our course

Part 2: Using our words to chart our course

Part 3: Using our imagination to chart our course (mediation of His Word)

 

2 Cor 10:3 combination of versions: For though we walk in the flesh, although we live in the natural realm, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. We don’t wage this military campaign using mere human weapons, but these weapons are mighty through God, energized with divine power to effectively pull down, overthrow, dismantle and destroy any strongholds. Casting down, refuting, and demolishing every deceptive fantasy, theory or mental argument that exalts itself against, opposes and defies the knowledge of God, and we bring into captivity, like prisoners of war, every thought. We lead every thought and purpose away captive and insist that it bow in obedience to Christ the Anointed One.

His Word is TRYING to paint a new IMAGE in you

Rom 8:29-NIV  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

1 Cor 15:49 NIV  And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.

2 Cor 3:17-NIV  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Col 3:2-amp  And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. 3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory. Verse 9…you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

WE need to make sure the mirror we are standing in front of is truth

James 1:21-AMP So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. 23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; 24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. 25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

 

Gen 6:5-kjv  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.6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

IMAGINATION: intellectual framework, INFRASTRUCTURE

WE are building the road ahead of us.

Gen 13:14-niv  “Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” 18 So Abram moved his tents and went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the Lord.

 

Gen 15:2-kjv  And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.            IMAGINE THAT

 


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