The Implanted Word
James 1:21 says that it is the implanted word that saves our soul. Ephesians 1:13 illustrates this. “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
The seed of the word that you heard was received into your heart. It was planted in fertile soil. James 1:25 helps us understand how that seed of salvation grows. It says, “…and is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
Memorizing and meditating in God’s word is spiritual looping that increases our brain connections. The neuroscientists say that the things that wire together stay together.
As a child I filled my heart reservoir with lots of verses. I learned whole chapters, and many of the Psalms. They are still there. When I would teach Bible studies, they bubbled up as I was speaking. They were my ready-reference that the Holy Spirit drew from to form my thoughts. They are there when I am writing this post, and in my books. Why? They were implanted.
That is why we must take every thought captive. A fiery-dart negative thought can easily become implanted IF we receive it, rehearse and replay it over and over. Negative looping or replaying is satan’s counterfeit. He will do anything to capture our mind. He wants to grove it with destructive thoughts that will affect every aspect of our lives. If he can get us to believe a lie, he will use it to control our lives.