OK so you take a being. We will call him being “A” He only has good thoughts. Never anything evil. This being can believe things into existence. If he believes something is, it will soon be, if he says things are, they are going to be. For instance if he said “let there be light” there is light. Well whatever thoughts run through his head, if believed, would come into being. He calls those things that are not as though they were. He has authority over everything.
Now Hes thinking all the time. Since he thinks good thoughts, good stuff happens. Now, you have another source of thoughts come in. We will call this source of thoughts source “X”. This source of thoughts is bad. Never does this source of thoughts ever think good. This new source starts talking to him. Now being “A” has always thought good, but other bad thoughts are coming to him. However he doesn’t know these are not his thoughts. He thinks all thoughts come from him. He really can’t tell the difference which thoughts are his and which come the external bad source that is not him. Some of the bad thoughts make sense. He starts to believe them. Well since whatever being “A” believes comes into existence then when he believes bad things bad things are happening.
He once believed “let there be light” but now hes believing “its kinda dark”. Maybe its not so light. So that is happening to him. Now it IS kinda dim. Not bright like before. He doesn’t know that he is getting fed thoughts from somewhere else so hes confused. He thinks it all himself. His life is quickly becoming a mixture of both good and bad things because everything he believes is coming to pass and he thinks and believes both good and bad things. The more he believes the bad, the more bad things happen to him. The more bad things happen to him the more he is likely to believe bad things will happen. The more he believes bad things will, err well you get the picture, a vicious downward cycle.
Where have we seen this kind of thing before? Genesis 2:17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
Does this sound familiar? Since he creates what he believes the knowledge of good, or good thoughts was great for him. When you introduce the bad thoughts (the knowledge of evil) it was bad for him. This being is now in a lot of trouble. Especially since he thinks this all his thoughts are his own. He has heard there is a God, he was told God caused everything to happen. He was told God is in control. That God is the ultimate authority. So he thinks why is God doing all this bad stuff to me. Why? oh ya its cause I’m bad, or maybe God is just mean.
If only there was a source of thoughts that was untainted by evil. Something he could compare and contrast each thought to, something he knew was good and true so that he would be able to ferret out which was good and which was evil and believe only the good stuff.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
2 Peter 1:4 King James Bible Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature (God’s output), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (its own wants). But were not like being “A” you might say. What we believe or don’t believe doesn’t come to pass.
Matthew 12:35 (Amplified Bible)35The good man from his inner good treasure [a]flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse [b]flings forth evil things.
But I’m not like being “A”, being “A” is like God. I’m not in control of what happens, I don’t have that kind of athority. God is in control!
Genesis 1:26-28 26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.(A) 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.(B)
But belief is not important. It doesn’t matter what I believe.
“Why did God let this happen to me”becomes one of the stupidest things anyone has ever said.
So we are being “A”. Our authority is still working and not all thoughts are our own. We can make them ours by believing or reject them by disbelieving. And we have this nifty book will truth in it that will help us ferret out both good and evil. Maybe we should pay close attention to the word of God. Oh but wait, there’s episode number 432 of the Brady bunch on TV. I really like this episode! I’ll read the bible later…. And then a month later when something goes wrong you say “why did God let this happen to me”. LOL (this kind of thing happens to all of us) Luke 10:42 and yet only one thing is really necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion and she shall not be deprived of it.” so the word of God is the good thing that is necessary.