Journaling from Colin Tucker:
Lord, when is “priming the pump” acceptable and unacceptable?
Colin, I love you. I look at the heart and the motive. It is not a matter of whether priming the pump is acceptable or not, but it is a matter of the heart. Is your motive and desire to truly spend time with me or is your motive or desire for personal or selfish gain? It is on that level that “priming the pump” is acceptable or not acceptable. Not on the level in which you think. Every time you read the Bible or sing a worship song to Me, are you not ‘priming the pump?’ Are you not doing something that will enable you to hear My voice?
Lord, how is what we are doing different than Eastern Mysticism or the New Age Movement?
Foundation. Upon this rock I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. Flesh and blood did not reveal the revelation of who I was to Peter, but it was My Father as the Scripture says. Compare this with Paul’s encounter with the girl who had a spirit of divination. Was what she was saying true? Indeed, Paul was proclaiming the way of salvation, but Paul discerned that that proclamation (of the girl) wasn’t coming from a right foundation. It is about foundation, Colin. Your foundation is in Me. I am your rock. Even when two people say the same thing, you’ll be able to discern the difference because of the foundation. You’ll be able to discern whether something is coming from My Holy Spirit. Do not fear, Colin – I am with you. If I have led you in the wilderness, it means that I too am with you in the wilderness. Receive the promise afresh that I will never leave you nor forsake you. And rest in that promise.
Additional Resources Which Relate to Using the Eyes of Your Heart as You Approach God
- What Does the Bible Teach about Visualization?
- You Can See Visions! They Are a Pathway to God
- Poised Before Almighty God
- Lord, When Is “Priming The Pump” Acceptable and Unacceptable?
- Initiative - Should I Take It? by Charity Kayembe
- Help! I Have Trouble Seeing Vision!
- Training Your Child to Encounter Jesus - Godly Imagination & Visions
- Training Package - 4 Keys To Hearing God's Voice (One key is to use vision)
- Training Package - Hear God Through Your Dreams (Dreams utilize imagery)
- Book - Am I Being Deceived? (Difference between New Agers and Christians)
- Book - Secret Place (Examples of God painting beautiful scenes during prayer times)
- Divine Healing Toolbox CD/DVD Set (using vision while praying for healing)
- Protestantism's 500-Year-Old Bitter Root Judgment and Inner Vow (a chance to repent)
- Training Package - Prayers That Heal the Heart (Inner healing prayer utilizes vision)
- Western Study Verses Biblical Meditation
- Also related to this topic: How to Receive Revelation Knowledge
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