THOUGHTS AND IMAGINATIONS

BY:  E. E. BROOKS

HIGH PLACES = YOUR MIND

OUTWARD ENEMIES AND INWARD ENEMIES

CHAMBER OF IMAGERY = YOUR MIND

LUST WHICH IS NOT CONCEIVED…IS NOT SIN!!

THOUGHTS OF THE HEART

EVIL HEART PRODUCES EVIL THOUGHTS

WE RECEIVE GOD’S THOUGHTS

THOUGHTS PERISH UPON DEATH

FORSAKE UNRIGHTEOUS THOUGHTS

JESUS READS OUR THOUGHTS

ONE MIND

THE HEART IS SYMBOLIC OF THE MALE ORGAN

HEART AND REINS

LOINS AND REINS

SECRET OF THE LORD

REINS GIVE INSTRUCTIONS

EXERCISE THOUGHT CONTROL

The word of God is true. It matters not what we believe or what we were taught. God’s word is true even if our circumstances say contrary. When we replace God’s thoughts with our thoughts, there will be real changes in our life. It’s impossible to remain unchanged when God’s thoughts begin to flood our mind.

You think defeated thoughts, then you are defeated. If you think about weakness, then you are made weak. You think overcoming thoughts, then you overcome. You think strength, then you become strong. If you think about God’s glory filling your physical body, then immortality will work within you. Thoughts of death breed death. Thoughts of Life only bring life. 

Repeat what God’s word says. Replace all negative and unwanted thoughts, with thoughts from the word like these:

     I am blessed with all spiritual blessings! (Eph 1:3)

     By His stripes I am healed! (Isa 53:5)

     I have power, love and a sound mind! (2 Tim 1:7)

     I am complete in Him! (Col 2:10)

     I am more than a conqueror through Him! (Rom 8:37)

     I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! (Phil 4:13) 

Continually place scriptural thoughts like these in your mind all throughout the day and night. The key is to be persistent and repetitive. Repetition is how we train our minds. There is a war taking place within your mind. You are being sent a barrage of thoughts daily. Some of these are carnal thoughts and some are spiritual. You choose which thoughts to dwell on. Those who overcome will have the mind of Christ and choose only the thoughts of the Father. This study will look at the origin of thoughts and the importance of controlling them

HIGH PLACES = YOUR MIND

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in High Places. (KJV)

We do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but with thoughts and imaginations. Read that scripture again, but this time when you get to the words “High Places,” point to your own head. That’s where this wrestling match takes place. We wrestle with spiritual wickedness within our minds, in our heads, the highest place on our body. We must wrestle with those thoughts which have had a “strong hold” on our minds.

High Places = Your Mind

High Things = Your Thoughts

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 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; (KJV)

Every thought must be dealt with for those who Overcome and sit in God’s throne (Rev 3:21). The manifested Sons will win this war, which is fought on the battlefield of the mind.

OUTWARD ENEMIES AND INWARD ENEMIES

Jesus plainly said to Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you and spitefully use you. Those enemies are people! We do not wrestle with those enemies, we are to love them. The enemies that we must overcome and destroy, are all within us. Those thoughts which bring death are our real enemies.

The last enemy to be overcome is Death. Overcomers will have defeated every enemy within and they will not die. The manifested Sons will defeat their inward enemies and love their outward enemies. God’s ways will be their ways, and God’s Thoughts will be their Thoughts! They will have the very mind of Christ.

Philippians 2:5 Let this Mind be in You, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Psalm 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy Thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the Thoughts of His Heart to all generations. (KJV)

The ability to select and control our thoughts is inherited from God. We can decide what is placed in our minds. The body grows old through negative thinking. Make a conscious effort to fight the lethargic feeling that can lull you back into your old thought patterns and habits.

Letting go of old thought habits is as important as seeing new revelation and truth. By letting go of the old thoughts and putting on the mind of Christ, we bring immortality and transfiguration into the realm of reality. In overcoming the old way of thinking, we realize the vibrant abundant life, and at the same time reverse the death processes.

Every invention was first a thought. Every building was first constructed in the mind’s eye. Within man’s spirit is the seed of God. Within man’s mind is the perfect womb, able to fully conceive God’s seed. Our goal is to bring forth the 100 fold fruit of our Father’s seed.

In the parable of the Sower not all the seed brought forth 100 fold. Some seed brought forth 30 fold, some 60 fold and some 100 fold. It was all the same exact seed but the only difference was the soil.  Some soil was rocky and weedy. The soil is where the seed is planted, and that soil is your Mind.

Thoughts are seeds. Every thought we cultivate will flourish and grow. We have the ability to produce or create thoughts and it’s called our imagination. There are good imaginations and vain imaginations. We think in images and pictures and express them in words. God created our imagination as a tool. We can choose to use it for good or for evil.

God is reproducing himself in his Sons and we are made in His image or imagination. Every other religion carved images of their gods out of wood and stone. Why were we forbidden to make any graven images of our God? Because WE are the image of our God. We are made in His likeness. When planted in perfect soil, can God’s seed produce anything less than Himself? No.

CHAMBER OF IMAGERY = YOUR MIND

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the Chambers of his Imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not;

Thoughts are images. The mind is a chamber of imagery. The Lord sees every image and thought we dwell upon. The Lord looks at us inwardly! If we hate our brother then we are guilty of murder.  Thoughts of hatred equal murder in God’s eyes.

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abidingin him. (KJV)

We may not commit the physical act of adultery, murder etc., yet still be guilty of it in our mind. To sum it up, it’s possible to keep the 10 commandments outwardly and still be guilty of them all inwardly! God is interested in what we do and think.

Some day God’s very thoughts will become ours The Sons will have complete control of their minds. Thought control is mind control. We can and must control our every thought. We’re not subject to them, but rather they are subject to us. Thoughts of Life will always create Life in our body.

Question:  Where do Thoughts come from?

Answer:     Within the Spirit/Heart!

Thoughts are like children in that both are conceived. The spirit is the father of thoughts/ seeds and the soul is the mother. The Heart/Spirit is where the thought originates. The Soul/Mind is where thoughts are processed or conceived.

Spirit = Father of Thoughts

Soul = Mother of Thoughts

A thought is only yours when you dwell upon it. The Greek word for seed is “sperma.” The perfect husband (spirit) produces the seed, and the willing wife (soul) must receive and conceive it.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect Heart and with a willing Mind: for the LORD searcheth all Hearts, and understandeth all the Imaginations of the Thoughts… (KJV)

A circumcised heart produces good thoughts. An evil, uncircumcised heart produces bad thoughts. A carnal mind dwells on evil thoughts. A spiritual mind (the mind of Christ) dwells on good thoughts. Both these minds are wrestling within Christians.

Negative thoughts can easily be analyzed and then rejected. A thought which is Not conceived, is Not sin! Lust that is Not conceived, is Not sin. When you receive a thought of lust, you make a decision to conceive it or not.

James 1:15 Then when Lust hath Conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (KJV)

LUST WHICH IS NOT CONCEIVED…IS NOT SIN!!!

Many people get condemned simply because they get bad thoughts. These evil thoughts are mere temptations, and are not sin in themselves. Jesus was tempted but he did not let lust “conceive” in his mind. One must “entertain” or “dwell on” these thoughts/ temptations before they will “conceive.” First the Spirit fathers a thought and then the Soul mothers it.

Every time a negative thought comes to you, it is tempting you to dwell on it. By rejecting it you overcome it. That thought may return many times in one day, but you endure temptation by rejecting it each time. Keep those thoughts out of your mind so they do not conceive! That’s called enduring temptation.

James 1:12-15  Blessed is the man that Endureth Temptation: for when he is tried, He shall receive the Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (KJV)                                                        

THOUGHTS OF THE HEART

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my Heart: try me, and know my Thoughts: (KJV)

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the Thoughts and intents of the Heart. (KJV)

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have Entered Into the Heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

EVIL HEART PRODUCES EVIL THOUGHTS

Matthew 15:19 For out of the Heart proceed Evil Thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (KJV)

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. (KJV)

Psalm 94:11 The LORD knoweth the Thoughts of man, that they are vanity. (KJV)

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine Heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy Vain Thoughts Lodge (Dwell) Within Thee? (KJV)

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their Imaginations, and their foolish Heart was darkened. (KJV)

Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people Imagine a vain thing? (KJV)

Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people Imagine vain things? (KJV)

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and Imagine deceits all the day long. (KJV)

Psalm 140:1-2 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; 2 Which Imagine mischiefs in their Heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the Heart of them that Imagine evil: but to the Counselors of Peace Is Joy. (KJV)

WE RECEIVE GOD’S THOUGHTS!

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy Thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. (KJV)

Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my Thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. (KJV)

Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy Thoughts shall be established. (KJV)

THOUGHTS PERISH UPON DEATH

Psalm 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. (KJV)

Proverbs 12:5 The Thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. (KJV)

Proverbs 15:26 The Thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. (KJV)

FORSAKE UNRIGHTEOUS THOUGHTS

Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his Thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my Thoughts are not your Thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my Thoughts than your Thoughts. (KJV)

Micah 4:12 But they know not the Thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. (KJV)

JESUS READ THEIR THOUGHTS!

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their Thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your Hearts?

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their Thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your Hearts? (KJV)

Double Minded = Divided Kingdom

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their Thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (KJV)

James 1:8 A Double Minded man is unstable in all his ways. (KJV)

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you… and purify your Hearts, ye Double Minded. (KJV)

Romans 8:6-7 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (KJV)                                    

ONE MIND

Romans 15:6 That ye may with One Mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)

Philippians 1:27 …that ye stand fast in One Spirit, with One Mind…(KJV)

1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the Mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the Mind of Christ. (KJV)

THE HEART IS SYMBOLIC OF THE MALE ORGAN

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and Circumcision is that of the Heart, in the Spirit, and not in the letter; (KJV)

The blood is what brings uprightness to the male organ and likewise it is the blood of Jesus, which brings righteousness or uprightness to our hearts. When the foreskin of unrighteousness is removed, then the blood of Jesus can make the heart upright.

1 Chronicles 29:17-18 I know also, my God, that thou triest the Heart, and hast pleasure in Uprightness. As for me, in the Uprightness of mine Heart I have willingly offered all these things…18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the Imagination of the Thoughts of the Heart of thy people, and prepare their Heart unto thee: (KJV)

Psalm 111:1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole Heart, in the Assembly of the Upright,and in the congregation.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean Heart, O God; and renew a Right (Upright) Spirit within me. (KJV)

Technically speaking, the circumcised upright heart unites with the mind of Christ (Godconscious mind). The pure seed of God resides in the spirit and passes through the upright heart, to be planted in the loins of the mind. This union of the spirit and soul results in the birth of a manchild.

HEART & REINS!

There is a connection between the heart and the reins. The Hebrew word for “reins” means “kidneys!” There are many scriptures, which refer to the heart and kidneys. We know that the heart is symbolic of the male organ, but what is the symbolic meaning of the kidneys or reins?

Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my Reins and my Heart.

Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the Hearts and Reins. (KJV)

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the Reins and the Heart… (KJV)

Jeremiah 20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the Reins and the Heart… (KJV)

Psalm 73:21 Thus my Heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my Reins.

Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my Reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. (KJV)

Proverbs 23:16 Yea, my Reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. (KJV)

There is good seed and bad seed. An evil heart produces evil seed. There are evil hearts and righteous (upright) hearts. The evil heart unites with the carnal mind to produce sin and death. The righteous heart unites with the spiritual mind to produce Life.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the Heart, I try the Reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. (KJV)

 Revelation 2:23 …I am he which searcheth the Reins and Hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (KJV)

The Lord searches the Heart and Reins. The Reins are the Kidneys. The kidneys (not to be confused with the bladder) produce pure water for the body. We have one heart and two kidneys. Spiritually speaking the heart is symbolic of the male organ because it receives circumcision. Exactly what are the reins/kidneys symbolic of?

Arrows = Ben = Son = Seed

Lamentations 3:13 He hath caused the Arrows <01121 Ben> of his quiver to enter into my Reins. (KJV)

The Arrows that enter the Reins are not literal arrows, but rather the Hebrew word “Ben” or “Son.” The seed of the Father produces the Sons. God places these seeds or arrows in our kidneys! The Seed which produces the Sons dwells within the Two Reins (symbolic of two testes).

Spiritually speaking the reins are symbolic of the testes, the place where the seed/sperma/ thoughts are produced and reside. The reins/kidneys produce rivers of living water (thoughts of life).

God chooses to “Circumcise the Heart,” therefore the heart is symbolic of a male organ. Likewise the two reins are symbolic of the male testes (where the seed/ben resides). Yes, even women can have the circumcision of the heart and are Sons of God. Yes, even men have a womb or “loins” of their mind.

1 Peter 1:13  Wherefore gird up the Loins of your Mind…(KJV)

Thoughts/seeds are produced in the reins and pass through the heart to be deposited into the soul/mind. Once we accept a thought into our minds, and begin to dwell on it, then it begins to grow. Thus the spirit/heart is the father of the thought and the soul/mind is the mother. We “conceive” thoughts and imaginations. What a “concept!” Do you have spiritual eyes to see these hidden truths?

LOINS AND REINS

Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his Loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his Reins. (KJV)

The purpose of all this is to show us what God is doing within his Sons. God has placed his seed within you and it must bring forth. God is faithful to show us what he is doing. He is going to bring forth the Mind of Christ in his manifested Sons.

Those who are mature will be shown the secrets of God. You only reveal the secret facts of Life to those who are mature and ready to conceive.

SECRET OF THE LORD

 Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his Secret unto his servants the prophets.  (KJV)

Psalm 25:14 The Secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (KJV)

Proverbs 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his Secret is with the righteous. (KJV)

Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept Secret from the foundation of the world. (KJV)

REINS GIVE INSTRUCTIONS!

Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my Reins also Instruct me in the Night Seasons. (KJV)

Our conscious mind is sleeping at night, but our subconscious is always alert. God’s seed contains His instructions, just as the natural sperm contains genetic instructions for New Life called DNA. It is important to have your subconscious meditating on God’s word while you sleep.

Job 4:13 In Thoughts from the visions of the Night, when Deep Sleep falleth on men... (KJV)

Let the last thoughts, which go through your mind each night be on God’s word. Your last thoughts will continue to repeat all night and they will instruct you. The Lord often speaks to us in our dreams during the night time. Those who keep their mind stayed on God will have perfect peace.

EXERCISE THOUGHT CONTROL

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you Imagine evil against his brother in your Heart. (KJV)

Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you Imagine evil in your Hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD. (KJV)

Frisk every Thought at the door of your Mind with this verse:

Philippians 4:7-8 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your Hearts and Minds through Christ Jesus. 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. (KJV)

God Bless You Forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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