FIVE IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS
Your thought is the door that leads to the spiritual realm; it can touch the spiritual realm positively or negatively. When you begin to think; you are ascending to the spiritual plane: if your thought is positive, i.e. good thought concerning your life, finances, health, family and so on; then you are invoking the angels of goodness and mercy to begin to work on your behalf. If you make those good thoughts the dominant thoughts of your heart day in day out, you will begin to see success unlimited in all situations and circumstances. When situations occur that tends to limit you, your thought will take you far above those limitations and as you persist to raise your thoughts above those limitations, they will soon vanish.
Most of the time your thoughts are the moving pictures that you see in your dream. Anytime you have a dream, it is a revelation of your thought, there are three sources from where the dream can come to your thought, these are
(a) From God
(b) From your own spirit
(c) From the devil
Let’s consider the dream of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2: 29,30
As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and He that revealeth secrets maketh known unto thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed unto me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
We reliably gathered from the above scriptures that our dreams are the thoughts of our hearts.
Your thought is empowered by positive imagination. Imagination is creating your desired future or result; faith thrives in the realm of imagination. With the power of your imagination, you see very clearly the type of car you will use in future, your home, and you want to live your life. You know through your imagination, what you will have, the type of life styles that suites you and so on. If you hold this imagination steadfastly in your heart, you shall soon have or be what you constantly see in your mind’s eye. For example, if you believe God to bless you with a car, your faith is strong, and through faith you are sure that you now have a specific car, the power of imaginative thinking is needed to actualize what your faith knows is yours.
The relationship between your faith and your thought: - In the Bible, the book of Hebrews 11: 1 we read,
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
Another translation puts it this way, “Now faith is the substantiating of things hoped for…” I like that translation. To substantiate mean to make real or prove that what is actually true is really true. There are many things that are real but we cannot substantiate (or prove), for instance, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on planet earth, but I’ve never seen it, I’ve never been there to see it face to face. Going there to see it physically is a way of substantiating that Everest is really a big mountain. Some have seen it only in pictures and many have not seen it in any way. The one that actually went there; that has actually seen all other mountains: is the one that can substantiate this fact more than any other. Your thought and imagination is the power given to you by God whereby you can really substantiate the things that you really hoped for by faith. Let’s assume you believe God for a car, you prayed, you believed God’s word that says, “If we pray according to His will, He hears us.” You even quote 1John 5: 15 that says, “and if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petition that we desired of Him.” So by faith in the word of God, you know that God has given you a car. Note that when you know that you have the car you no longer believe for the car, you know you have it, and you don’t need to believe for what you already have again. This is the message of Mark 11: 23. When you operate at this level, your thought fixes on what God has done though you have not seen it physically. You see it clearly in your mind, you allow your thought to convince your subconscious mind that you already have it. And the result of such faith has never failed anyone, the result is having whatsoever you believe for. It is so simple but it is the absolute truth.
Know how to destroy every other contrary thought. The Bible says in 11Corinthians 10: 3-5 that
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not canal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of stronghold: 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.
Every thought that you allow in your heart must be in captivity to the obedience of Christ. You must test every thought and imagination; you must rebuke and correct every contrary thought. It is very important, try and understand this truth that you are about to read: No matter how much you try, the devil will flash some evil thoughts to you every ones in a while. Some enemies (or even some friends) may also think and project bad thoughts against you and your spiritual antenna may receive it, if you are very sensitive you can quickly throw it away and cast down every imagination and high thing that exalts itself against your progress. Please note this also, when you wake up from a deep sleep and remember a bad dream, it is a bad thought from the devil, and you must bind its power and effect against your life and family. One’s you bind the bad dream in prayers, believe God heard you and never allow the devil to prolong such bad thought in your mind