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Feeding Your Imagination

As we discussed in our last issue, for thirty-eight years the infirmed man thought he’d have to be the first in the pool in order to be healed.But why did he think that?Because he imagined it. So what’s imagination? Imagination is defined as ‘the power or faculty of the mind by which it conceives and forms ideas of things communicated to it by the organs of sense1. Therefore, your mind will come up with all types of ideas it hears, sees, feels, says, or touches. It’ll gather ideas from other people, social media, television and even the devil. And because it can sense it – it’ll believe that what it’s sensing is true.

Take this man for instance. For thirty-eight years, he saw with his very own eyes, other ‘sick…blind, lame, and paralyzed’ people ‘made well of whatever disease’ they had when they got into the pool. (John 5:3, 4) So year after year, because that’s what he heard and saw, his mind began to form ideas and images that convinced him that he had to be healed the very same way. But was he? Nope! John 5:8, 9 says, “Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your