1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
The opening Scripture is such an awesome one! It speaks of the messianic prophecy of Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, fulfilling His ministry as the Christ. Verse 4 of that Scripture is very remarkable, it says, “And they shall build the old waste…” speaking of infrastructure. Now, just as there is physical infrastructure, there is mental infrastructure. Sadly, the mental infrastructures of many have broken down and are in need of renovation and a complete overhaul. Why? They have over time given themselves to vain imaginations, and by such have developed a poor habit or attitude of the mind that repels great things; thoughts inconsistent with success and with the Word. Such thoughts cannot make for progress and development. We ought to build or develop the right mental infrastructure for the heights and depths the Lord is taking us. Mental infrastructure is important for success in life. Successful people think differently; they have a massive mental infrastructure. They have developed and worked on their minds, they have broadened its scope.
If you look at any economy, what makes for success is the level of the development of the infrastructure. Infrastructure is a factor of production, a factor of success; and that’s why you must build mental infrastructure. What does that mean? It means that you must imbibe a mental culture of excellence and productivity. You must frame your thinking for success. The right mental infrastructure will enable you think the right thoughts and allow thoughts of possibilities to rule and reign in your heart, that you might fulfil your God-given destiny. In Genesis 11:6, the Word tells us, “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do”. Nothing was withheld from them which they have imagined to do. Beloved, give attention to building your mind. You want to succeed so greatly? Work on your mind. You have to renovate or build the old waste in your mind by meditating on the Word and living by it. With a massive mental infrastructure, you will be able to see possibilities with the eyes of your spirit through your mind, and you will receive the Word of God the way you ought to. Give attention to the Word and let the Spirit of God breathe upon your mind through the Word of God, as you build new infrastructure in your mind.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I give room to the Holy Spirit to build new infrastructure in my mind, as I give attention to the Word in careful meditation, and as I pray in other tongues. I guard my heart with all diligence, refusing to allow the wrong thoughts any room in me; therefore, I boldly say that success is mine in Jesus’ Name. Amen.