MODULE 6: GOD’S REWARD SYSTEM – Evangelist Ikponmwosa Oghogho

SEED OF OUR THOUGHTS

In the previous module, we looked at the seed of diligence or work we can sow.

In today’s module, we shall look at the seed of our thoughts.

There is a strong connection or correlation between our life’s experiences and our thinking pattern.

Prov. 4: 23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Our heart is a womb capable of giving birth to a harvest of the seed of thought we feed it with.

Matthew 15:18-19

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

All sin is born from the heart!

ALL SIN especially fear is born from the wrong information which is not in alignment with the truth of God’s word.

This wrong information is fed into the womb of our hearts through our senses of hearing, touching, seeing, smelling, feeling or perceiving.

Our secular media today is inclined to feed us with information that breeds fear in our hearts.

Good news doesn’t sell fast!

Bad news does!

More people die of fear or it’s complications than the actual situation they were afraid of.

Many people including believers accept wrong information fed to us by the media and other sources without filtering them through the lens of God’s word.

If we take these ‘fear and sin breeding’ information which is ‘faith killing’ into the womb of our hearts (thinking or brooding on them), they will produce a harvest of experiences contrary to what God’s word provides for us.

We can’t blame God for this.

Its our responsibility to fight the good fight of faith!

1Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

It is also our responsibility to keep our hearts or protect it with all diligence from these fear and sin breeding information because they will determine or produce the issues or direction of our lives.

Proverbs 4: 23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

We can’t keep our hearts by the energy of the flesh.

God’s word provides us with instruction on how to do this.

Proverbs 4:20-23

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

God’s word needs to be found in meditation and after we find it, it becomes life and medicine to us.

True success in life is rooted in the instructions of God’s word.

Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Our profiting or harvest of good things is dependent on how we obey the instruction to guard our hearts and feed it with the truth of God’s word.

1Timothy 4:13,15

13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

We can’t be watching and reading seductive materials thereby prone to thinking lustful thoughts and expect not to produce a harvest of a perverse sexual lifestyle.

It is impossible!

Our hearts give birth to a multiplied harvest of what we feed into it.

In contrast to fear, Faith is born from the information which is in alignment with the truth of God’s word.

This information that produces faith is fed into the womb of our hearts by hearing and giving attention to God’s word.

Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Our spiritual warfare is not primarily binding and casting out devils.

Spiritual warfare primarily involves pulling down strongholds and casting down imaginations and every high thing that opposes the truth of God’s word

2Cor 10:4-5

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)

5 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;

This is why the devil is a master of showing people bad dreams.

He is trying to build a negative thinking pattern which becomes a strong hold to keep the person in bondage.

Certain wrong information fed into the womb of our hearts have grown to put us into the strong holds of ignorance and bondage.

We have a fight to fight which is to pull down our wrong and perverted thinking pattern and replace them with another one which aligns with God’s word.

This is why we must make reading, studying and meditating on God’s word a priority in our lives.

God’s word produces in us the right education which moulds our thinking pattern such that we will reap a harvest correlated with God’s plans for us.

God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6, Psalms 82:4-6)

Notice that the destruction comes because they lack God’s right knowledge but accepted the wrong knowledge.

Pay attention to what you allow into your heart.

Your life depends on it!

Guard your heart with all diligence because it will determine how your life ends.

Your thought is a seed!

Ensure you are planting the right seed for the kind of harvest you desire.

To be continued.

Shalom Greetings!

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