The Imagination Trap

How Powerful Is the Imagination?

The imagination is the only place in the world I can go anywhere, do anything, at anytime...


How Could Such A Beautiful Gift Become A Problem?

The problem is the widely held belief that "whatever takes place in the private chambers of our own imagination" is our own personal business and pleasure...nobody else's!

We are under the false belief that we are not accountable for what we allow to go on in our private thought-life...some people have played the "I am so angry at you" movie clip every hour, every day for years - and wonder why they are of ill-health and mean on the outside.

It is the deception that what takes place in our "thought-life" does not count, and therefore doesn't matter.

Our imagination allows us to desire after whatever we want, and bury ourselves in "our own little isolated world" without letting anyone else in!

This tremendous "gift" causes us to think and do things in the movie theater of our mind we do not want others to know, or find out.

The Imagination Trap tricks us into believing that we can successfully live in two different worlds - that neither influences the other. It allows us the opportunity to lust, cheat, hate, lie in the privacy of our own inner world where nobody cares or needs to know... As long as we do not do any of our "imaginations" openly and keep our desires private - then we are deemed innocent and without sin.

Big mistake!

The naked truth, in fact, is that thoughts do count, and we are ultimately held accountable for every thought and imagination that we allow to be established in our "spiritual heart!"

The "imagination" in fact, becomes the driving force behind all of our decisions, actions, and ultimately our thoughts and imaginations pave the road to our individual destiny!

The dirty little secret that Satan has kept from us is the sobering truth that GOD sees every thought, every imagination, and movie we play in our head!

This, we shall find out, is the "spiritual heart"...the movie theater of the mind - the imagination - is actually where we develop and screen each one of our private thought-movies...getting them ready for acting out in real life!

Genesis 6.5 should sober us up -

"The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually"...




Let's Get Started...

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he"

Proverbs 23.7


Do you know everyone has two hearts?

We all have two hearts...

Heart #1

Blood

flows through the "physical heart" to keep the body alive!


Heart #2

Information

flows through the "spiritual heart" to help us make decisions!




Heart #1

Our Blood Engine

Heart #1 is the "physical" heart.

Yep. That's the one in the picture...

And thankfully, doctors and surgeons have the knowledge and expertise to keep us healthy.

Leviticus 7.11 tells us "the life of the flesh is in the blood."

The physical heart is the "engine" of the body. It pumps the blood through the body. If the engine quits - we die...

Image of the physical heart


Heart #2

Our Information Engine

The movie-theater in our head plays the movies that we choose.

Heart #2 is the "spiritual heart."

This "heart" is the engine of our thought-life. The engine of our soul. It pumps "information" into our thought-life from which decisions are made...

It's where we learn how to live, how to make decisions, how to handle our emotions, attitudes.

The life that flows through this heart is called  "information" - the epi center or control room of our imagination, our private movie theater of the mind -

And, it's all located between our ears - in our head...

Thought-movies dictate all we do and say and the spiritual heart is where all our actions are considered, accepted, prepared, and released...


The interesting thing is that the physical heart is looked after by pros who have studied many years to understand how the physical heart works...

Yet the "spiritual" heart is seldom mentioned, never studied as its own entity, and yet it alone, drives all the decisions we make in life...

2 Timothy 2.15 "For yourself, concentrate on winning God’s approval, on being a workman with nothing to be ashamed of, and who knows how to use the word of truth to the best advantage."   Phillips Translation

1 Chronicles 28.9 "For the LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts..."

The spiritual heart is the greatest information "exchange" system the world has ever known, or offers! Pre-existing conditions welcomed, and transformed...



What then is the driving force of this website?

Thought-Movies are changed one truth at a time.
  • to clearly study and explain the "spiritual heart"
  • to show where the spiritual heart is located, so there are no doubts
  • to teach relevant "information" that will transform the spiritual heart and make it healthy, vibrant, distributing power and joy into our lives

What information will we use as teaching and training material?

  1. Parables - which hold unbelievable secrets of how to handle issues in life
  2. Proverbs - through which we find life's answers
  • Can you imagine knowing exactly how to deal with an "angry" person?
  • Do you know what unforgiveness will do in your head, and in your body?
  • Can you discern a false friend - a person who will take advantage of you?
  • Do you understand why the "elder son" got miffed at his brother?
  • Why did Cain kill Abel when he was the son of Adam?
  • Why are we not allowed to judge someone else?
  • Why were the foolish virgins foolish, and we can be as well?
  • How do we get rid of jealousy?
  • What happens when we hold a grudge against someone?
  • How do we discipline our children wisely?
  • Do you know that adultery can be committed "between our ears"?

This website seeks to reveal explosive "word-pictures" that create new and powerful images that will destroy and eliminate all the bad stuff we think about every day...


Here's where it all started for me...


Where Is My Spiritual Heart?


The phone rang one morning. On the line was a pastor friend of mine from Brockport, New York.

The pastor shared with me a situation in his church and asked for my advice. John, a man in his mid-fifties, was to receive a new heart as his was worn out and a donor was being sought for him. 

The pastor said that John, who was a strong believer in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, had a concern. "What if the person whose heart he was about to receive was a very evil person with bad habits and poor choices and had no belief in God at all. What would happen to him in receiving a wicked heart?"

John's reasoning was based on Proverbs 23:7 "For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

I laughed.

"Don, we are talking about the wrong heart here. John will be getting a physical heart, not a spiritual one!"

"That may be true" the pastor continued,"but Ken, where is the spiritual heart?

If we are to guard our heart, how can we do so if we do not know where it is located?"

Doctor, Where is my spiritual heart?

In studying the imagination, the questions are...

Where is the biblical or spiritual heart?

What connects to this biblical heart?

What influences this heart?

How can I have access to my spiritual "heart"?

 Let's get started!

Next step -

Finding the Spiritual Heart

Making Better Thought-Movies One Truth At A Time

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Bible Study Lessons

Parables by Jesus


The Law of Life

There are certain laws which govern life. These "laws" differ depending on who makes them.

Man-made Laws


Many man-made laws  differ from city to city. For instance - when I go through a School Zone in upstate New York, it could be posted 30 mph in Honeoye, 45 mph in Phelps, or in Penn Yan - it's just 15 mph!

But, man-made laws do not punish transgressors unless the power of enforcement is present.

A driver may exceed the speed limit without penalty because no police officer is present.

Let's go next to...

Natural Laws

These are laws that govern life in the moral, spiritual and natural sense.

Natural laws are the same everywhere. The laws of music, physics, health, engineering,  and chemistry are the same in England, China, Fiji, Japan - just as the "law of gravity" is the same everywhere, at all heights...

And, the laws of GOD are always the same as well. They do not change, and cannot be changed as the "man-made" laws change from time to time.

In a "man-made" law a man may steal and not get caught, escaping the punishment - if no-one sees him commit the crime. But...if that same man takes poison - it will kill him, even if no-one else is present to see him do it. If any man breaks the natural law of gravity...

depending on where he falls from... he could fall and injure himself or fall to his death.

When a person breaks natural laws - unlike man-made laws - the "consequences" are residual or "built-in" - they are certain to happen.

Drink poison, fall off a building or cliff - and the results are "automatic" - and they work every time. Age, or social status makes no difference...

Natural laws always have residual or built-in consequences  - they automatically "release" the seeds of their own retribution.

GOD's Laws

GOD's laws also are always absolute.

Here's the problem we face...when the Bible says..."The wages of sin is death"...

We can no more "sin" and escape - than to take poison and escape!

The "good news" is that there exists a higher law

Let me explain how it works...

Remember the law of "gravity"? - when we  jump off a cliff or building  - what happens? We fall to our hurt or destruction.

But men discovered there is a "law of aerodynamics"...

The laws of power, lift, and other factors - will allow aircraft to fly and, in so doing, legally, legitimately, & reliably overcome the laws of gravity. You may count on it at anytime to work!

But the strict laws of aerodynamics must be submitted to, obeyed and never violated to allow aircraft to fly...

Neglect one of the laws of aerodynamics like shutting the engine off demands the "law of gravity" to reassert it's authority and the plane will have to submit to the laws of gravity - and will drop out of the sky...and crash!

It's the same with the law of sin and death - the wages of sin and death can be overcome by a higher spiritual law - it's called the "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus".

If any man discovers and obeys this higher law - he is set free from the law of "sin and death".

The higher spiritual law is through the Cross of Jesus Christ, His Blood and Resurrection - that releases man from the penalty of "the law of sin and death" - and it successfully wipes out the wages and penalty of sin. 

This is the only answer to the sin problem.

Just as the law of sin is death- the overcoming and higher law of forgiveness is also available, immutable, enforceable, and cannot be changed or overcome! This is the good news of the Bible!


Romans 6.23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."