Monday, March 14, 2016
Use your imagination to view the Scriptures
Both books and the radio’s message are designed to cause the reader and hearer to create images of what is being communicated. The Bible is adept at doing that.
Open your Bible to the first three chapters and you will see the entire creation in your mind’s eye. As you read see God create Adam and Eve in the garden. Your creation may differ from mine in some details. Those with greater imagination will see things I haven’t.
Picture the three million Hebrews leaving
Egypt in Exodus crossing the Red
Can you picture Sisera fleeing Debora and coming to the tent of Jael? After feeding him while he lay asleep Jael crept stealthily up to him, holding a tent peg and a mallet. She drove it through his temples with such force that it entered into the ground below. And at her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, now dead. See her as she swung the mallet and the moment it took for him to die.
As we go through the scripture it is alive with word pictures. Unless you are capable of translating the written into pictures of reality you are missing the full force of what is being revealed.
Movies and other media now fill in the scenes for us so we don’t have to do it for ourselves to the point of becoming lazy thinkers.
The scriptures give us many different pictures of Jesus Christ and our perception of what is written forms what we think about Christ at any point in his existence. Starting with the prophecies, his birth, life until his anointing with the Holy Spirit and ministry began.
Each recorded event has a special revelation we need to flesh out as it were and project ourselves into the scene before us. When he came to the well and met the woman. Each step was an opportunity for you to become involved in from his asking for water till the conversion of her city.
Can you feel the thirst and the water cooling his tongue and throat? It is all there for us if we only apply our imagination to what is written.
Let the Jesus of today become real to you. There is the Jesus of yesterday and tomorrow but the Jesus of today is where your focus should major. Till he comes again with the holy angels he remains the seated Jesus at the right of the father. Our advocate when we approach the Father with our petitions.