Philippians 4:8 (KJV) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Do you know why the Lord asks us to be mindful of things like this? It’s not because He wants us to think positively to make us feel better. He asks us to be mindful of these things because these are actual characteristics of the country you have inside of you. The Lord simply wants you to acknowledge every good thing that is in you (Philemon 1:6).
All of the good things of heaven are put inside of you, by the Spirit, when you first receive the Lord (Colossians 1:5, 27). You’ve got a beautiful country inside of you that is unlike this present world. Words like: Lovely, just, pure, virtuous are simply characteristics of this place that you are of — this place that you carry within you. This is a land where the supernatural is just natural. It’s a country where wonders and miracles are common and routine. This is the country that God has placed right inside of you. You could say, you’ve got a wonderland inside of you. It’s buried beneath your flesh, and it’s ready to manifest.
Luke 17:21 (NKJV) …For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Every good thing about heaven is inside of you right now — everything good, everything lovely, everything full, everything beautiful — a place where there is no tears, no pain, no hurt, and nothing to be afraid of. It’s a beautiful country. And it’s yours right now for you to walk in.
Spend your time daydreaming about this place — not because it is a beautiful fiction that you wish you had, but so you can start becoming familiar with the country that you are in possession of right now! And when you become accustomed to heaven within you, you will begin entering it and experiencing it in your life.
The Lord wants to teach you and lead you into this beautiful wonderland that’s buried right beneath your earthen flesh. That is, if you’re willing to take the dive.
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