While I love to read, to watch movies, and to listen to music, I have always believed that what you read, what you watch, and what you listen to will be stored in that ultimate of computers: your brain. Eventually it will make its way through the processing and will come out of your mouth.
I’ve also believe that people will live up to or down to other people’s expectations of them. So, what comes out of your mouth has the power to encourage and uplift people to their highest self, or drag people down into despair.
The following article was taken from “Watch Over Your Heart” by Geri McGhee
“Many people are distressed and perplexed by the influx of trash and perversion that continually fills their minds, bringing defeat and failure to their lives. Some relish the thoughts, while the godly are tormented, never realizing just how they got there. Even though the Bible explicitly says in Psalms 101:3 ‘I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me,’ it is no wonder why there is no victory or holiness in the lives of believers. They continue to violate (sear) their conscious and defile their lives by listening to ungodly music, viewing perverted and polluted movies and television (even news/radio talk shows…etc.), subjecting themselves to ungodly influences, all resulting in seeds of fear, terror, hysteria, torment, adultery, bitterness, lust, greed, sexual perversion, mockery, depression, despair, hopelessness, murder, torment, anger, rage, rebellion, spirit of antichrist, witchcraft, sorcery, strife, violence, profanity, blasphemy, defeat, and failure planted down in the spiritual garden of the heart. You may say ‘Not me, I only watch G-rated programs.’ It is sad to say that most everything out there is laced with the occult, witchcraft, blasphemy, and doctrines of demons, unfit for a believer who wants to live an ‘overcoming’, holy life.
Over the years, I have had many people come to me for prayer because they were being traumatized by terrorizing dreams—only to find out that the source was from watching horror movies. We have all heard, ‘Garbage in, garbage out’. It is a true statement!”
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, if you are planting seeds of destruction in the garden of your heart, please consider replacing them with seeds from the Word of God.
“The seed planted can be discerned by the kind of fruit it produces. James 3:14-18 says, ‘But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, and demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.’
The Bible tells us to ‘Watch over our hearts with all diligence for from the heart flow the issues of life.’” Matthew 12:33-37