Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in YHVH. Psalms 104:34
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!
We are created as a tri-part being in the Image and Likeness of the Creator. Our Manufacturer has put His Divine Attributes in us! When we operate our lives according to the instruction Manual (The Holy Scriptures- The Entire Bible) we will live fulfilled and powerful lives!
God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27 TLV
Attribute# 1– Creative Thought and imagination
Location- Heart and Mind
Attribute#2- Sound and Speech
Location- Vocal Chords, Tongue and Mouth
Attribute#3– Breath and Movement
Location- Lungs, Innermost Being (Soul) and Body
When we take a look at the list above we can clearly see some things:
- We are created a tri-part being of spirit -soul-body.
- All our three parts interact and affect one another.
- If one of the parts malfunction it causes a dis-ease or a mal-function in the others as well.
- Nevertheless each part can function separate from the other.
We are such an exquisite Work of Creation that we are designed to keep going, to keep functioning even when some capabilities are broken down. Of course, it will not be ideal, but some of the parts will compensate for the handicap of another.
A paralyzed person cannot move freely (Attribute #3) but can still think freely (Attribute# 1) and speak freely (Attribute# 3).
One very enlightening fact is that though our movement capabilities or voice capabilities, which are more mechanical, can be impaired and non-functional, our Thought Life can never be paralyzed!
People can be sick in their minds, but they still THINK.
People can have down Syndrome but they still THINK.
People can be in coma, but they still THINK and FEEL and even MAKE DECISIONS!
This sheds light on the following Scripture:
As he thinks in his heart so is he! Proverbs 23;7a
Our Thought Life determines who we are and what we become in life! Our thoughts and imaginations are the rudder of our entire Being. This charts the course of our lives!
Then Adonai saw that the wickedness of humankind was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of their heart was only evil all the time. Genesis 6:5 TLV
There was a time when the Creator, Elohim destroyed ALL of His Creation except one family and a selected quantity of animals. But why did He choose to take such a radical step? What had become so PERVERTED that it was beyond repair?
Their THOUGHTS and IMAGINATIONS had become evil.
So Adonai said, ” I will wipe out humankind whom I have created from the face of the ground, from humankind to livestock, crawling things and the flying creatures of the sky, because I regret that I made them.”Genesis 6:7 TLV
We can see this situation in all suicide cases. People self-destroy because their Though Life is is evil and sick.
We can see this in all murder cases. People destroy others because their thoughts are evil. We can see this in all rape cases, in all theft cases, in all adultery cases, in all deceptions, in all depression and so on. People do terrible things to themselves, to other humans, to animals, to plants and even to things, because their THOUGHT LIFE IS PERVERTED!
Attribute# 1- Thought and creative imagination will affect the way we speak (Attribute # 2) and the way we act (Attribute #3).
If we FIX our Thought Life, our lives can be blessed, positive, fulfilled and a blessing to others even if we are impaired in our bodily functions!
Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; If there any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things (centre your mind on them and implant them in your heart). Philippians 4:8 AMP
What we think will determine who we are and how we function!
Out of the abundance of what we think in our heart, our mouth speaks!
The (intrinsically) good man produces what is good and honourable and moral out of the good treasure (stored) in his heart; and the (intrinsically) evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil (in his heart); for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart. Luke 6:45 AMP
Notice that speech does not come from our vocal chords, but from the HEART (the seat of thought and imagination). Even if you had no sound your mouth can still utter word! Whatever is in your heart, your Thought Life will direct those words!
Out thoughts will also direct our movement. When you think that you can only jump up and down 50 times, you will not attempt to jump 51 times.
Try this exercise: Write on a piece of paper how many times you THINK you can jump up and down in 30 seconds. Then put a time for 30 seconds, start jumping and compare your results counting every jump. Once the time beeps stop jumping and compare your results with what you THOUGHT they would be. Undoubtedly, they will not match. In most of the cases people think TOO LITTLE and thus all of their lives they aim for too little.
Moses, who became the Great Deliverer of Israel from Egypt, was such a person. When ELOHIM called Him, his answer was:
” I cannot speak.” That made YHVH very angry!
”Who created the mouth in man,” He said?
So Adonai said to him, ”Who made man’s mouth? Or who makes a man mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Adonai? Now go! I will be with your mouth and teach you what to say.” Exodus 4:11
In other words, He was telling Moses, your limiting thinking is PERVERTED and rooted in UNBELIEF!
Ten of the twelve spies came back with an evil report about the Promised Land. This evil report was rooted in the evil thoughts of INFERIORITY and UNBELIEF.
We also saw there the Nephilim. (The sons of Anak are from the Nephilim.) We seemed like grasshoppers in our eyes as well as theirs!” Numbers 13:33 TLV
Only two thought straight. Joshua and Caleb saw themselves as People of the Covenant with a Great God behind them!
Only don’t rebel against Adonai and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They will be food for us. The protection over them is gone. Adonai is with us! Do not fear them. ” Numbers 14:9 TLV
They were the only ones that survived in their generation after 40 years of punishment in the desert! And even at the advanced age of 85 they were strong enough to lead the People of Israel to war and possession of the Promised Land!
Fix your thinking and you will fix your LIFE!
Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem (and all His people). That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts lodge within you? Jeremiah 4:14 NASB
DO NO LET WICKED, UNBELIEVING, BITTER, HATEFUL, DEFEATING, SELF PITYING, VICTIM THOUGHTS DWELL IN YOU!
Wash your mind thoroughly with the Water of the Word! Ephesians 5:25,26
This book of the Torah should not depart from your mouth. You are to meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. For then you will make your ways prosperous and then you will be successful. Joshua 1:8 TLV