MONTHLY PARTNER LETTER
Dear Family and Friends,
I greet you with Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord and soon coming King. I thank Jesus for making us all part of His body. I thank Him for the opportunity to speak into your life. I also want to thank you for your continued support through your prayer and financial giving to Covenant of Faith. You receive the same credit that we do for the all work that we do including traveling to diverse nations.
I am going to share what I have been ministering on for the last few weeks. I have been talking about our self-fulfilling prophecy on the inside of us. It’s called our imagination and the Bible has a lot to say about it. It has made sense of what years ago I heard Jesse Duplantis say. “If you can see it, and can say it, you can have it.” I understood what he was saying, but I just didn’t realize that our Imagination is our spiritual womb, it’s where we conceive the Word of God in. Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) says, “as a man thinketh so is he.” The more we can’t see it on the inside we will never see it on the outside. This is one reason some people never get their healing. They think sick, they talk sick and sometimes even dream sick. Then wonder why they are still sick.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) tells us to cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and that means any thought that is contrary to the Word of God. Then that Scripture goes on to tell us what to do with these negative thoughts. Bring them into the obedience of Christ, the Word. We are to let the Word of God paint the pictures in our mind, not the adversary. When it tells us to cast those thoughts down, it is telling us to demolish and destroy things with the Word. If you have been a believer for any length of time, you are very aware of what a negative thought is. Brother Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. used to say you can’t keep a bird from flying overhead but you can keep him from making a nest in your hair. We can’t stop those thoughts, but we can keep them from staying.
The devil has a domain. It’s called the world system. 1 John 5:4 (NLT) says, “for every child of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” Every believer has been given a measure of God’s own faith and we are world conquerors. When we use our faith, it gets God’s attention. All through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, we see Jesus stopping and ministering to those who stepped out in faith, like the woman with the issue of blood. Jesus was headed to Jairus’s house and when she touched him, even though crowds were bumping into him, he knew when faith grabbed him, and power went out of Him.
The definition for imagination is the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not currently present to the senses; the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful, the part of the mind that imagines things. Our imagination is hugely beneficial to our lives, we can imagine far beyond our human capabilities, and when it is the Word of God painting the pictures, the exceedingly abundantly takes place!
Albert Einstein is one of history’s greatest thinkers. His name is synonymous with genius. He was quoted saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Meaning our imaginations take us far beyond the knowledge acquired. He used his imagination to take him beyond the here and now, to envision possibilities that don’t yet exist. Have you taken time to imagine yourself walking in what Jesus has asked you to do for the kingdom?
In these days of new technology coming out every day, the enemy’s agenda is everywhere. That is why if we are going to prove what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God, it is going to take a constant renewing of our minds. Otherwise according to Romans 12 we can conform to this evil world’s system. Living in fear is a good sign a mind renewing is needed. In Ephesian 1:18 Paul says to pray that God would open the eyes of our imagination so that we will know what we are called to and what is God’s glorious inheritance that He finds in us. I challenge you today to take some time and see yourself walking with Jesus and doing what He has asked you to do.
You are loved,
Dr. Debra Bennett