Posted by: Nito | November 22, 2015

Infographic: As you think in your heart so are you (Proverbs 23:7)

This post is inspired by the book written by Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark entitled: Releasing the Divine Healer Within – The Biology of Belief and Healing.

I got inspired reading how “the brain has seven cognitive operators that allow us to interpret the world around us as mental perceptions. They control how sensory, thought, or memory inputs are related to each other and are translated into adaptive behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. However, the driving force behind our survival as a species is our emotional evaluation… The emotional operator ‘exists to assign an emotional valence to all the elements of perception and cognition… Without the emotional value function , we would move through the world like very intelligent robots…'” (page 39,40).

In an earlier episode of Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural (see the embedded video below) the authors talk about the ease of being emotionally healed when we yield to Jesus the Forgiver and Jesus the Healer. They mention how all of our wrong thought constructions (i.e. strongholds) build upon toxic emotions that we burry in our hearts. And because the emotional value operator (which is located in the limbic center in the brain) is the one that gives importance to thoughts (causing the will to initiate actions), those emotions we have in our hearts will drive our behaviour. Hence, Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates]” (Amplified version).

But because Jesus the Healer, when yielded to, heals quickly, those toxic emotions are really easy to get rid of, when you know and receive His love and forgiveness. Therefore, a personal revelation hit me: if your emotions are healed in an instant it practically means that you’ve renewed your mind in an instant. Technically, this is not true, but because emotional value operator is the most important in the human decision-making process, and because your heart is healed, bad thought patterns and memory will not get passed through the emotional value operator as no emotional value would be given to them. Therefore, your will and actions will reflect the healing you’ve received and the strongholds built upon the toxic emotions that Jesus just healed would disappear completely from your consciousness. As Christians we hear about renewing the mind and I always thought of it as a long process, but here is the fresh, new and easy way to achieve the same – let Jesus heal your emotions. To illustrate this point I’ve made the attached infographic.

As he thinks in his hearth so is he

 

Infographic notes (top – down):
– Omnipresent God is written with transparent “ink” to highlight how Father God in not imposing His will upon us. He has “faded” into the background in order to hide Himself and allow us to exercise our own free will. He mainly influences us through our conscience and that still small voice is coming from our innermost being – our spirit (i.e. our spiritual nature).
– Man is a triune being having three parts – a body, a soul and a spirit. This infographic doesn’t show the physical (body) part, but if it would, it would be placed somewhere between the world (shown as a grey cloud) and the “input from the senses” function in the brain.
– Man’s soul consists of the mind, will and emotions (i.e. heart). Mind is shown to contain mentioned seven cognitive value operators, emotional value operator, thoughts, memory and input from the senses.
– The feedback loop is shown between the world and man. Part of the feedback is created by man’s own actions spawned through his own free will.
– There is another input coming directly into man’s mind masquerading as his own thoughts – a demonic influence. Refer to the story in 1 Chronicles 21. It starts with, “Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the people of Israel” (NLT version). Now, think of it. Did Satan appear to David to tell him about this idea. No, he just placed it in his mind and David, thinking of the benefits of such action, could not be persuaded otherwise (see 1 Chronicles 21:4). Don’t think that all thoughts you think are yours. Examine them and cast “down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Friend, if you want to receive the emotional healing described above, you would need to yield to Jesus the Savior, Forgiver and Healer. If so, simply say the following words and mean them:

Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Come into my heart, I make you my Lord and Savior.

Then close your eyes and put your hand on your belly. This is where Bible describes your emotional center is – this is the heart Bible talks about (not your physical heart organ). Notice that your focus has shifted from your head into your heart. Open your heart to the Divine Healer, who is now in you (i.e. after you’ve said the above prayer, God has adopted you into His family, He has given you a new spirit, you are born again, and His Spirit lives inside you). Relax, don’t try. Welcome healing power into every cell of your body.

More practical healing “exercises” could be found in the book mentioned above.

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