In my previous post I stated that you won’t find the topic of The Law of Attraction in the bible, but you will definitely find the principle. I want to look at a couple of scriptures that support it. But before we look at the scriptural foundation for this principle, I would like to debunk what the Law of Attraction is not.
The Law of Attraction is not the same as the Law of Sowing and Reaping.
I’ve heard Christians say that the Law of Attraction is the same as the Law of Sowing and Reaping. Not quite. Sowing and reaping requires a physical action as a seed before you can receive or expect to receive a harvest. The Law of Attraction is activated purely from the thoughts in your mind and the meditations of your heart. It requires no physical activity, however it can be enhanced by it.
The Law of Attraction is not part of the Gnostic Gospel doctrine.
I’m not sure how this one got started. Anyway the Gnosticism is part of the teaching that Peter warns against in 2 Peter 2:1. The premise of Gnosticism is that salvation is obtained through knowledge not Christ. This false doctrine teaches us revelation liberates us from this material world to be in sync with the spirit. This “enlightenment” is primarily what the New Age religion is all about, but it’s not New Age at all. It’s the same old lie. You see this promoted in the popular movie The Davinchi Code.
Biblical scriptures that support the Law of Attraction
Proverbs 4:23 it states: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” This scripture provides the most support. Solomon was telling us that literally everything we have or will have comes from our heart. The heart has several Hebrew translations, but the word used here is best described as the souls desire and imagination. This infers that the thoughts that occupy the majority of our thinking gets manifested in our lives. It doesn’t matter whether you intended for it to be that way or not. What you think about the most will show up in your life.
Proverbs 23:7 “As a he thinks in his heart, so is he…..” Although this scripture was referring to the miser’s heart continually thinking about what it is costing him, it establishes the principle that what you think about most often you become. We were designed to gravitate to our most dominant thought. In other words, there is a pull, an attraction, to the things that occupy our mental real estate.
Mathew 12:35 Jesus states: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” Jesus was scolding the Pharisees in reference to their words. He basically said they will speak from the abundance of the heart. Then He states a man’s heart’s will bring forth either good or bad, depending on what’s in it. The Greek word for heart used here is psuche’ which is also used for the soul. We also get the English word psyche from this word. Again it refers to our mind and the dominant thoughts harbored in them.
Genesis 15:1-6, God uses the visualization principle and then in Genesis 17:5 the verbalization principle to bring Abraham to the point where He and Sarah could believe they could have a child in their old age. God told Abram to look at the stars and that’s how many descendants he will have (15:1-6) Then God changed Abrams name from Abram, which means fatherless; to Abraham which means father of many. From that moment on every time he saw the stars or he heard his name, all he could think about were his descendants. Nine months later at the ripe old age of 100, he had Isaac.
The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool for faith and success in life. I will share more in future post.
I’m Andrew Freed and you are an Overcomer In Christ.
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