Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional ; Tuesday 23rd July 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
BRING GOOD THINGS TO PASS
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment (Matthew 12:35-36).
In Proverbs 16:29-30, the Bible says, “A violent man…shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.” Think about that! It says the evil man shuts his eyes and devises evil; moving his lips, he brings them to pass. In other words, he uses his imagination to devise wickedness and establishes them with his mouth. It’s talking about the principle of meditation; it works both in the positive and in the negative.
God is showing us how the evil mind works, and therefore, how good works. Just as an evil man can work this principle and produce results, a good man can also put the principle to work and produce good results. That means you can use your imagination; shut your eyes and devise wonderful and glorious things.
Practice this. Your imaginative power is your creative ability. Every so often, shut your eyes, and meditate; contrive pictures of great things; possibilities from the Word of God, and begin to speak them forth. Use this principle to create a beautiful life for yourself and those around you.
It’s one of the many reasons and benefits of prayer because when you pray, you see visions of the Spirit. When you see those visions, write them down, and bring them to pass with your faith-filled proclamations.
We read in our opening verse that a good man, out of the abundance of his heart, brings forth good things. All the good things you desire in life are already inside you. See, and bring them forth with your words. They already exist in the realm of the spirit, but your words give them tangibility.
My imaginative power is my creative ability. Therefore, as I pray in the spirit, the pictures of my glorious life in Christ flood my mind, and as I speak, they become real. There’re no impossibilities with me; I live the glorious and triumphant life in Christ. Hallelujah!
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Acts 28:1-16 & Psalms 26-29
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 10:25-37 & Joshua 20-21