VISIONS OF THE WORD
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:17
One very obvious fact about being human is that there is a whole process of communication going on within you than will ever be expressed. There are thoughts, images, emotions all coursing through the heart and very little of what goes on inside us is ever revealed. What’s more interesting to note is that the end result of what goes on within eventually becomes our actions and behaviours, now that whole process of communication is called “the inner picture.”
So, chances are that you’d come across people who you’d expect to have attained to some level of result because of their environment or disposition, but against your assumptions or calculations they haven’t. It can even be the reverse. The denominator there is their inner picture. You can only produce from what you can see! This is a very deep spiritual law.
“Now Jacob took for himself rods of green poplar and of the almond and chestnut trees, peeled white strips in them, and exposed the white which was in the rods. And the rods which he had peeled, he set before the flocks in the gutters, in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink, so that they should conceive when they came to drink. So, the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.”
Genesis 30: 37-39
We find in this passage of scripture a clear description of this law, Jacob was put in a situation where he had to produce sheep that where stripped, speckled or spotted and way before genetic science existed, he devised a method by applying this spiritual law of sight to alter the genes of sheep. This is very profound, because all he did was set stripped rods before their eyes whenever they went to drink water and as they constantly gazed upon it and mated their offspring came out with stripes, spots or specks. This is no different from us. God can only do for you to the extent that you see, and what we truly see isn’t external but the inner picture.
What do you see?
Do you see defeat, lack, inadequacies? And how has this produced in your life what you currently are? Have we sabotaged our blessings, relationships and opportunities because of what we see? The children of Israel almost missed their inheritance as a result of this.
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” Number 13: 33
“and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers”, these are the words from the top selected spies in the land trained in the art of espionage and battle. Yet they had conceded defeat with their words way before the battle had started. There is nothing as heart-rending as a defeated mind.
All through the scriptures we find that God’s primary means of transforming lives was by attempting to change the inner picture and His instrument of choice is His word. God’s word is the most effective tool for a total over haul in any life.
“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.”
Nothing else has the power to permeate through the boundaries of the soul to reach the spirit of a man save the word of God, and that work of the word is able to change the inner picture of a man into the what God sees, into the visions of word.
Dear Father, I thank you for giving me the ability to see the glorious realities in your Word, thus, seeing who I am and what you’ve called and made me. I declare that by your Spirit that, limitations, troubles, diseases and pains, are passed away, and all things are new. I now see clearly, all that you want me to be through the word of God and i act accordingly. I begin to conform to the image of the word of God. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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