"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." - Genesis 11:6
God is always communicating with us, whether we are aware of it or not. God speaks in the parables of Jesus and the epistles of Paul so that we can come into the knowledge of God (the New Covenant) through the Spirit of Understanding, in order to gain wisdom to move in His counsel and in His might.
"For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it." - Job 33:14
Being born of the Spirit, the Word becomes alive to us. God can now speak to us through the Word, symbols, visions and dreams (see Job 33:14). He finds different and distinctive ways to speak to each one of us, and He does not speak the same way every time. God is very diverse (the multi-faceted wisdom of God).
UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH THE IMAGINATION
"For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ." - 1 Corinthians 2:16
Understanding God's symbolic language is possible through the expansive capacity of the imagination. The creative ability of the imagination is the conduit, so to speak. God wants us to engage the imagination (the greater platform), so He can enter into it and express Himself in a much grander way to us than just by knowledge or by intellect. The imagination brings in the creative dimension God wants to use so that He can express Himself to each person individually and meet our specific needs.
The sanctified imagination empowers us to live and experience life in a much grander way. When we learn to live by our imagination, we will live life in abundance, in the best and the worst of times. The creative use of our imagination causes us to aspire to reach our full potential in Christ. By accessing God's supreme power, knowledge and wisdom through scripture and the Holy Spirit, we have the ability to operate as God designed us through our Christ calling.
The ingenious, creative Spirit of Christ Jesus dwells within the imagination of every born-again Believer. We know God as our Creator by becoming an heir of Jesus' divine nature. God's divine nature gives us the power to create things (in and through the imagination) not currently seen or known to exist. Resting in the divine nature of God causes us to imitate God by electing and agreeing with a Kingdom-advancing future that takes us out of the limitations and confines of the passionless and feckless living that we have experienced in the past.
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