But let it be the hidden man of the heart in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price I Peter 3:4.
More then ever, it seems that “subliminal” messages, are the norm. But what it reveals, is what is in the heart of the messenger. The giver of the thought….
They are every where. We are inundated with messages, thoughts, inspiration, advertising, and agendas….
Our hearts, are like opened, or closed doors.
And so as a Christian, you want to keep yourself holy in the sight of God. Hard to do in this world we live in. Some things just desensitize us and so you become immune, to many things that may come your way.
Yet, you need to protect your spirit.
I have not heard a message on this, but being led by the Holy Spirit, I agree, and see the importance of this as I write.
Scripture tells us, we worship God in spirit and truth.
God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24.
So what spirits, or spirit, are you led by? For God sees this in truth.
How do we get to that place in holiness, in obedience to what Christ has done for us, as we are cleansed in our spirits, to now be a vessel, an instrument of Christ?
We have to see, we must protect our spirits. By that which we allow. By either reading, watching television, friends that we choose, and yes even in the spiritual entities of the church we attend.
For this very reason, I long for a pure and holy word, so this is why I use a King James bible. But what about the church you attend? Or the voices you listen to? Even in the counsel you ask for?
These “subliminal” messages, you receive, will shape you, will build you, or destroy you. So you need discernment. To know. This is wisdom. To know and see through the intent, and agenda, of the messenger, what is right. What is wrong.
A subliminal message, will hint at the agenda. It will not come to the point, specifically, yet you get the drift of it. You can see, either something is left out, or denied, quietly. Yet it will make you think. It will make you wonder, it will entice you, if you let it. The dictionary, tells us, that it will “influence your mind in such a way that you do not notice.”
It is as if it is a seed, and if you water it, nourish it, it will grow. This can be sin. This can be holiness. You see, it just depends what seed you allow to grow in your spirit. To determine the “fruit” of your tree.
The holy word of God, my King James bible, tells us what Christ said. And He said, do not let any man steal your crown. He said, beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. He said, beware the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy. He told us the enemy is a deceiver. He has paid the price, for our holiness, but are we so naive, like sheep, that we can be led away by a “subliminal” thought?
They are there these thoughts. That come to us.
I just saw one, on a paid commercial on television, where a couple was having a discussion, and it was over a piece of candy. But the difference was she was in bed, with the candy. And I just thought, the subliminal message to any child, would be to think its o.k. to be in bed with candy.
And where are the strong moral, messages? That teach integrity, and honor, and that which is right in the sight of God? They may be gone, in society, but if you are a Christian you have a responsibility to be a message, that does give honor to God.
That is someone, who must live life in honor of God, for what Christ did. So what subliminal message, do people see in you? I do believe we do have to ask that.
Because we already know God does see the intentions of our hearts….
Is your heart open to the messages, that can deceive? Or do you guard your heart….
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shew thee: for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: delcare all that thou seest to the house of Israel. Ezekiel 40:4.
This message, was paid for in full, by the sacrifice of Christ.
Blessings, my friends, as our hearts ponder on this.