“What you See is What you Get”
In the previous lesson, I showed you that the Bible instructs us to visualize. “Where there is no vision, the people perish”.
Now let me give you another verse of scripture. It has to do with visualization as well as affirmation.
In one place one of the prophets speaks of Almighty God and how Almighty God creates situations, circumstances, and conditions, and says,
“He calls those things which are not as though they were.”
This is what visualization and affirmation does.
Affirmation: Speaking Your Visualization!
You may not have a nickel in your pocket, but in your mind when you see yourself with the money that you need and want and desire, you are actually calling those things which are not as though they were.
When the Lord God Almighty created this world, the Bible says that the Earth was void. But the divine mind visualized the world that it wanted to create, and then spoke it into existence.
You must do the same thing. You have that same creative power of God within your own being, within your very mind. You are a creator in the one created power.
At 17 years of age I walked down Fifth Avenue in New York City, a poor, Black, country boy. I didn’t know what a Rolls Royce was, but I saw them and I knew that’s what I wanted. That was decision.
And I saw those elegant rich ladies and gentlemen going in and out of those elegant hotels and restaurants, getting in and out of their elegant Rolls Royces and I decided that’s what I wanted, standing there, poor country boy.
My world was void and without form. My pockets were e-m-p-t-y. But I went into the theater of my mind and looked upon the stage of my imagination. I formed the vision.
This is what you have to do.
The first thing that you do is form a vision. Creation is forever taking place. Don’t think that creation begins and ends in the first chapter of Genesis. It does not.
You Are Creating Day and Night,
and What you See is What you Get.
Back to the curb of Fifth Avenue, that poor country boy. I saw myself in those elegant people and as those elegant people. I loved them; I blessed them; I was delighted to see them enjoying themselves and their riches and their wealth.
I did not curse the rich. For again, the Bible tells us, “Curse not the rich.” And as Rev. Ike says, if you do curse the rich, you will never become one of them.
I formed a vision of myself as a wealthy person, when in fact I had nothing. The world was void, without form.
In my mind, with my visualization, I called those things which were not as though they were by seeing them, by feeling them.
Most of the time nowadays when I go down Fifth Avenue, the only Rolls Royce I see is the one I happen to be riding in that day.
So don’t tell me this stuff doesn’t work, and don’t give me a hard luck story. I can tell you what it’s all about because I’ve been there, and I’m glad I’m out, and I’m trying to help you to get out so that where I am, there you may be also.
I am not teaching you something I simply read in all these wonderful books we have at the bookstand, and those are wonderful books.
I’m not telling you something that I simply heard somebody else say. And God knows I’ve heard a lot of wonderful people say a lot of wonderful things, and I still go to hear a lot of wonderful people say a lot of wonderful things.
But everything that I tell you and share with you is stuff that I am working and is working.
“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” (Rom. 4:17)
The only way you are ever going to become that which you are not is by calling yourself that which you are not.
Again, and I quote this time and time again, the mystic words of the prophet, “Let the weak say I am strong.”
You have to call those qualities forth which are not yet expressing in your world, and they will express. You call them by so many different techniques, but the chief technique is visualization.
(to be continued in Lesson 3…look for my email)
In the next 5 lessons, you’ll learn more about how and why
visualization works and specific techniques for using your Mind Power to get what you want!
Love, Peace & Prosperity,
Dr. Frederick Eikerenkoetter,
better known as Rev. Ike
January 31, 2009