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How to Train Your
Brent Engelman
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TheProphe( 9 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  LESSON:
•  Our imagination is another word for using our mind.
Our imagination is like an organ created by God so we
could communicate with an unseen realm. Our
imagination is our “spiritual eyes” or as the following
verse refers to as the “eyes of our heart”.
•  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,
so that you will know what is the hope of His calling,
what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in
the saints, (Eph 1:18)
TheProphe( 10 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Whether we realize it or not, we use our
imagination every day. Our imagination has
been bombarded by the world and clouded
with unholy images and by our experiences.
Because of these thoughts we often are
afraid to use or exercise our imagination. We
can shut down our imagination and hinder
our ability from hearing God rightly.
TheProphe( 11 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  God created our imagination to communicate
his specific plans and definite purposes in our
lives. His will is made known to us because
the imagination is the place where God most
often speaks to us by dreams and visions.
Actually our imagination is a powerful path to
prophetic revelation and destiny.
TheProphe( 12 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  God wants us to develop a child-like faith. Bill
Johnson wrote a book called, “Dreaming with
–  It takes a child-like faith to allow ourselves to dream
his dreams and see those dreams in our imagination.
•  Truly I say to you, unless you are converted
and become like children, you will not enter the
kingdom of heaven. (Matt 18:3-4)
TheProphe( 13 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Examples of the Use of a Sanctified
Building of the Tabernacle (2 Sam. 7:2,3)
Tabernacle (1Chron. 29:18)
Prophetic Word for a Nation (Jer. 1:11-12)
Direction for the Church(Acts 11:5-10)
Direction for Evangelism(Acts 16:9)
Seeing in Heavenly Realms(Rev 4:1)
TheProphe( 14 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  How do we posture ourselves to see visions
and operate in the seer realm? Ask God to
baptize you with a fire of Holiness and remove
the uncleanness of this world from you. Then
press in, contend for a greater anointing in
the seer realm. Finally when the visions begin,
trust (with the Biblical Safeguards) they are
from God and receive them like a child.
TheProphe( 15 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  3 Steps into the Seer Realm
•  1. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall
see God. Matt 5:8
•  2. From the days of John the Baptist until now
the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and
violent men take it by force. Matt 11:12
•  3. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive
the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it
at all.” Mark 10:15
TheProphe( 16 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  While in prayer, the Lord gave me a vivid
word and vision. “Train up your son,” said
the Lord. I replied, “what should I train him
for Lord?” My own thoughts began to see
training Lance to be a good son. “Should I
train him to read the word”, I thought.
TheProphe( 17 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  In my mind I saw darkness. And in the
darkness came the letter “I”. It hovered in
the air and was like neon red light. It was afire. Then a few feet from the letter “I ”, I
saw the word “MAGI ”. I recalled the wise
men that traveled to Jesus upon seeing the
bright star. The thought came to me, “Do I
train Lance to be wise.” I thought, “how can
I train him to be wise.”
TheProphe( 18 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Next I saw the word “NATION ”. The reality
of the vision became known to me when I
thought in my mind, “Do you want me to
train him to be wise and go to the nations
•  BOOM! An explosion!
•  The words burst into flame and motion as
the slammed together. I saw the word…
TheProphe( 19 How to Train Your IMAGINATION IMAGINATION
TheProphe( 20 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  My son, Lance, was 28 months old at the
time I began to train his imagination.
•  This was a three-night process that has
changed my life, my family, and those who
know me, Lance and the Lord. What
transpired over the next three nights is
described below:
TheProphe( 21 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  FIRST NIGHT:
•  We began our routine to get Lance to bed
with as little variance from the routine as
possible. He had his bath. He had a sippycup full of 2% milk and his favorite Buzz
LightYear pajamas with the cloth wings sown
in. We both jumped into his twin bed. Our
prayers that night were for the Lord to guide
us through a special time with Him.
TheProphe( 22 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  I began by telling him that I was ready to
begin training him up. He said, “ok daddy.”
Normally we would read a book or two at this
point. Something from Dr. Suess usually fit
the bill. However, he was very attentive and I
could see the anticipation in his eyes that first
TheProphe( 23 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  “Lance, I want to train your imagination. Do you
know what that is?” I asked. He nodded, yes and
we began. “Ok, I want you to close your eyes,
and I’m going to say a word. You picture what I
say in your imagination.” He agreed and I began.
“I want you to picture a bus. Can you see it?” I
asked. His eyes where closed as he laid upon his
back. The night light dimly light the room with
the focus of it’s light on the bed to help illuminate
books and our faces.
TheProphe( 24 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  “I see the bus,” he said. I replied, “Ok good
job. Now picture a house. Do you see it.” He
gave the same reply as with the bus and we
moved on to several more inatimate objects.
He was able to see them all, in his
TheProphe( 25 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  SECOND NIGHT:
•  The second night I felt lead by the Spirit to practice
seeing living or animate objects. We progressed the
same way. Laying on the bed with the night light on.
Lance closed his eyes and we began… bird, elephant,
dog and then Gran-daddy. He was able to see all of
them in detail. I asked him with each object to
describe it briefly. With the bird, he would say “I see
the wings and beak.” The elephant was simple. He
said, “the elephant is big and has a big nose.”
TheProphe( 26 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  THIRD NIGHT:
•  Knowing that what we see in our sanctified
imagination is from the Lord, I wanted to train Lance
to look into the vision of his imagination. We prayed
for the Lord to lead us and guide us. Lance at this
time was very peaceful in his anticipation of the
training. He already had his eyes closed, and was
awaiting what we would envision tonight. We went
back to see the living things. This time the Lord had
me ask Lance to see these living things in motion
doing things.
TheProphe( 27 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  “Can you see the bird?” I asked.
•  “I see it,” said Lance. “What is the bird doing?” I
prompted. His reply was, “the bird is flying, he
going high.” The elephant was probably his
favorite. “he’s walking and moving,” said Lance.
When we got to Gran-daddy, I was curious as to
how he would picture him. “Can you see Grandaddy?” “Yes,” He replied. “What is he doing”, I
asked. “He’s on his chair watching tv right now”,
was Lance’s reply.
TheProphe( 28 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  When Lance said, “right now” I immediately saw
the same vision as my eyes were closed as well
during this training time. I was amazed. I could
see what he was seeing.
•  This night will forever bring me to laughter and
tears. Even as I recall it now, my heart is moved
to a place of faith and fullness that I can’t
describe. What I can recall, I will…
TheProphe( 29 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Lance was getting ready for bed and it was
nearing eight p.m. My wife and I were in the
living room on the couch having a rare quite
moment to talk. Lance came from his room in
his pajamas.
•  I asked him, “how was your day today?” The
reply took over four hours and changed my
views on Jesus, God, the church, visions,
imagination, dreams, life, the Bible and my son.
TheProphe( 30 How to Train Your IMAGINATION • 
Lance: “I went to work today”
Me: “oh really, where do you work.”
L: “I work in heaven”
Me: “You do? What did you do there today?”
L: “I work in heaven. I went in my fast car”
It was at this time the tone of Lance’s language
began to shift. I could feel the words he was
saying and the air in the room became like light.
TheProphe( 31 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  L: “I saw a man in heaven. He was very, very
big daddy.”
•  M: “What was he doing?”
•  L: “He was playing this huge guitar like this…”
and he spread his legs wide, as he stood and
moved both of his arms in a sweeping motion
back and forth, to and from his body, like one
would do if they played a harp. “And daddy, it
was loud!”
TheProphe( 32 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  My wife and I looked at each other with
amazement and a grin. We had never taught
him theses things. The scripture was coming
alive before us and we both knew it.
•  Me: “What else did you do?”
•  L: “I was in a little boat, and the water was
hard (I think he meant rough). So I got out of
the boat and walked to the shore.”
•  Me: “you walked on the water?”
TheProphe( 33 How to Train Your IMAGINATION • 
L: “Yeah, we all did.”
Me: “wow, then what?”
L: “Daddy…”
Me: “yeah Lance.” This is when he stopped
playing around and jumped on the couch next to
my wife and I. His voice became very serious
and he looked into my eyes.
•  L: “In heaven there is a big house and you
have a room. You have to fill it now.”
TheProphe( 34 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  My eyes, even now, fill with tears. The truth
that is beyond knowledge hits me. Lance was
never taught these scripture that he lived and
encountered as worked in heaven. He was
telling us something that he had lived.
•  With the same transition from play to
seriousness, he jumped off the couch and
began to dance.
TheProphe( 35 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  L: “They all dance like this”
•  He began to twirl and leap and jump and
laugh and sway. His hands and voice began
to praise the Lord. My wife was full of tears
that were mixed with laughter as Lance would
do something unexpected and funny. We
were caught between laughing and crying.
Joy swept into our hearts.
TheProphe( 36 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  I joined him in the dancing and rejoicing. We laughed
uncontrollably and spun around in joy.
•  Me: “Lance, did you see Jesus in heaven today?”
•  L: “Oh yes daddy.”
•  Me: “ What did he say?”
•  He stopped dancing and once again the tone in his
voice shifted from a child to an authority that only a
few men that I’ve ever know speak with. He said,
TheProphe( 37 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  L: “He’s angry.”
•  Me: “Why is he angry?” I said with genuine
•  L: “He wants his wife back NOW.”
•  I fell to me knees and looked my son eye to
eye. The trembling in my voice and heart
uttered, “did you see God Lance?”
TheProphe( 38 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  L: “Jesus’ daddy (God) is angry too. He
wants Jesus’ wife back now.”
•  Natalie and I wept aloud. Time stood still as
that word washed over us and pierced our
hearts. Lance had already shifted back to
pure joy and dancing while we wept.
TheProphe( 39 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  L: “And Jesus is doing this”
•  Lance took his hands and put them out in
front of him with palms extended to me. He
was trying to touch his pointer fingers
together and his two thumbs together while
attempting to do some sort of Spok (from
Star Trek) thing with both hands. Lance kept
TheProphe( 40 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  saying… “like this… or no like this…” and he
would move his hands trying to make a shape
with them.
•  I’ve edited this time down to what I can recall
very well. Much of the 3 and ½ hours where
filled with laughter and tears and dancing.
However, the most amazing part was yet to
TheProphe( 41 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Lance was definitely moving back from explaining
all he had seen in heaven, at work. As he
fumbled with his hands some more, we all stood
up and embraced each other.
•  Lance insisted that what he was showing me
with his hands was significant. In his own way,
Lance kept trying to show me. About 10
minutes later he had given up on trying to explain
it to me and he grabbed the remote to the tv.
TheProphe( 42 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  When the picture came on the tv, it was tuned a
show called “The Jewish Jesus”. The rabbi
begins the show with a prayer and lifts his
hands, palms facing forward. His pointer fingers
on each hand touching as are the thumbs of
each hand. The ring finger and the middle finger
both are spread apart, just like SPOK from Star
Trek. The rabbi lifted his hands high and gave
thanks to God.
TheProphe( 43 How to Train Your IMAGINATION TheProphe( 44 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Lance turned toward the tv and exclaimed,
“that’s it daddy, that’s what Jesus was
•  I felt like a shot had rang out in the
atmosphere. I was in awe of Jesus, God, the
church, visions, imagination, dreams, life, the
Bible and my son.
TheProphe( 45 How to Train Your IMAGINATION •  Activation
•  The Bible is met to be experienced, not just read as history.
Choose a scene in the Bible and within your mind and insert
yourself into it. Ask Jesus to speak to you though that encounter.
•  Homework
•  Practice activations daily that will allow God to restore your
visionary capacity. Quite your mind and ask the Lord to show you
visions. A vision can come very faint, but focus and “keep looking”
like Daniel did. Like Lance did…
•  ...Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. (Ps 4:4)
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