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Isa 40: 18-20 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him? 19 The workman molds an image, The goldsmith overspreads it with gold, And the silversmith casts silver chains. 20 Whoever is too impoverished for such a contribution Chooses a tree that will not rot; He seeks for himself a skillful workman To prepare a carved image that will not totter.
2 Cor 10:4-5 (KJV) 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;
2 Cor 4:6-7
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
Elijah a man of God who was fed everyday during the famine by miraculous ways was now standing alone in the Mount Carmel. He called upon the prophets of Baal and challenged them to prove their idol’s power. The prophets of Baal did not see the power of their idol because the idol is nothing but an imagination of their own heart to mimic the true God in their life. When their heart’s imagination failed, they do not know what to do; they hurt themselves to give life to their own imagination by their own blood. Many Christians keep ‘Jesus’ as their imagination of their own heart. This is due to traditions and false hope and visions that they were forced to accept by their way of traditions or by parents. Imagination is like a formation of image in their mind about God through their perceived working of God or by a set of rules that needs to be followed for God to be formed inside of their heart. This is like how a workman molds the material (wood, metal or anything that could be molded or formed) to form an idol by his own imagination of how its hand should be, how its face should be and all these are the imagination of the molder. The same thing happens if we imagine Jesus in our heart with some set of predefined instructions or false imaginations from the visions or dreams. When we have ‘Jesus’ like this in our imagination, we can not stand alone for the truth. We would not see the power of God manifested in our life like prophets of Baal. Do not compromise your precocious life with your imagination of the traditions or rules, but cast down all imaginations in the feet of Jesus Christ our Lord and stand for the truth (Knowledge of Christ Jesus) that is revealed through the word of God. When you stand alone for truth, you will see the power of God manifested in your life in both miraculous and in ordinary way of life. Elijah stood alone; God sent His fire to consume the imaginations of the people around to look at the True Almighty God. Would you stand for truth and be a fire for others who will see the True God and our Lord Jesus Christ through you?