January 26, 2020
This message is the continuation of yesterday’s message.
2. Man susceptible to be influenced, their lives are so easily ‘remolded’ by various negative spiritual dimensions because most of them have ‘been passive’ or have not understood the ‘law’ that is applicable in the spirit.
Proverbs 4:23 (TLB) Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life.
Proverbs 4:23 (ERV) Above all, be careful what you think because your thoughts control your life.
From studying various Bible translations, we get an explanation that human heart is a ‘connecting portal’ between human and the spirit world. And the condition of the human heart is a combination of a person’s emotional state and mind (imagination). For us to know the condition of the spirit realm in our lives, it is enough to pay attention to the emotional state and mind or imagination that we have.
If we find our emotion is unstable (full of negative turmoil) and at the same time there are a variety of imaginations or negative thoughts that are passing by in our mind, realize that it means we are in the middle of spiritual warfare! On the contrary, when we enjoy a stable emotional state, full of peace and our mind or imagination is also peaceful, it means we are in the covering of God’s presence.
The problem that has been happening, there are many believers who are experiencing various negative emotions – and there are various negative thoughts that are constantly passing by in their minds, they do not take an action at all to ‘drive out’ all negative emotions and thoughts that exist by constantly speaking, declaring the word or other various positive words but letting the negative emotion that actually dictate their decision, so they often take a wrong decision! It results in believers’ lives that are being constantly influenced or remolded by various influences from the spirit!
Basically, God gives the ability or authority to all new creation to function as a ‘living spirit’ – I can explain, it just like an air conditioner or thermostat – when our moods are being miserable (hot), all we have to do is keep speaking to change the condition of our emotions or mind to become pleasant (AC or thermostat will change the temperature from a hot room to be cool according to the degree of the temperature that we have set).
Don’t act like a thermometer that can only express heat or cold to room temperature. If we keep on speaking, saying negative things that we are experiencing or feeling, then we are actually just ‘sealing’ what is the intention or effort of the evil to mold our lives with the pattern of this world!
Learn to discipline and re-train ourselves to constantly speaking positive things, speak His words so that our lives, our spiritual man keep carrying the pattern of Christ in our everyday lives.
It is time for every new creation to learn to take responsibility for himself and to ensure that his life keeps manifesting a divine life in God!
Philippians 4:8 (TLB) And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Ps. Steven Agustinus