Wednesday, 30 May 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 19

SEASONS OF OUR LIVES

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

This is a break from our usual pattern. I would like to use this opportunity before we start the next series to do a bit of tidying up and create a break from the routine. I have called it SEASONS OF OUR LIVES. So much has happened in the last four years and as we enter into the next chapter we need to take time and exhale. We are on a journey, and we need to learn to enjoy it, it not all about the destination.

To start with we thank God Almighty who has made all things possible. He has given me this platform to share with you all my partners some of the things He has shown me over the years. From the various testimonies and feedbacks, I know we have touched lives, and lives have changed. If nothing, the truths we have shared have caused you to pause and think, and that is the whole purpose of MinDGyM, to raise thinking Christians. But wait, more is about to happen.

In the next few weeks we would be posting video capsules on YouTube. They will come in ten minutes clips on a weekly basis to companion the your usual capsule. The plan is to run a different series in tandem, to create variety and add to the options . There will be a link from this site.

“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.”
Isaiah 60:22 KJV



Birth of NCC StrongNation
For those of you who follow us on twitter and facebook, you would have noticed some unusual rumblings called NCC StrongNation. I believe this is another chapter, a significant one at that. We have the opportunity to come together to walk the unusual path, with some extraordinary people, to Connect, Live and Grow as a body, to bring to bare a synergy as a church. As you can see I am excited.No it isn't a new denomination, StrongNation is within the New Covenant Church family (NCC). The whole concept is to give Church a universal appeal without compromising on the word of God. We believe this possible, we intend to punch above our weight. If you are within the Stevenage-Welwyn Garden City area in Hertfordshire Uk, and you are curious, come and see what we are all about. For those who distance is an issue key in through the various platforms. StrongNation, a little shall become a thousand. Please pray along with us.

Our website nccstrongnation.org.uk is work in progress, but it's worth the peep.

Like Ecclesiastes chapter three admonishes, there are different seasons in our lives and every season has a purpose. We all need to understand the seasons of our lives to optimise the gift and calling of God. This is not the time to slow down, there is much more in God, we need to redeem the times, things are about to get more interesting invite more partners we need to spread the Word, so that we can gain the world.

“For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
Hebrews 13:14-16 KJV


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

GOD'S PILL: TEMPERATURE AND PULSE CHECK (Eighth Recording)

GOD'S PILL: TEMPERATURE AND PULSE CHECK (Eighth Recording)IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS 


Introduction 

In the last series we touched on some essentials of the New Creation. I believe one of the deep seated problem we face in Christendom is that of identity crisis. Most times emotions that has no basis in scripture are confused with the reality. In time, this becomes tradition that God never intended it to be (Mark 7:13). We need to know who we are, so that we can take our rightful place. 

In the last ten capsules we have gone back to beginning so we can understand the original intention of God (Genesis 1:26-28). The New Creation is created in the image and likeness of Christ, the Last Adam (Romans 8:29), and Christ is in the image and likeness of God (Hebrews 1:3). This is so straightforward, such that you will need someone to confuse you. Unfortunately that is what tradition and doctrine of men have caused. Instead of seeing ourselves the way God created us, we see ourselves through the eyes of mere men. There is such an abundance of scripture describing who we are.

“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
Ephesians 4:24 KJV


What we need to do is to constantly remind ourselves who we are and like Ephesians 4:24 says, to actively walk in it. We are spirit beings, so we cannot depend on emotions, we cannot 'feel' who we are, we have to know.

We would consider a few questions to check our vital signs, I call it Temperature and Pulse check.

Questions 

1. Describe the nature of the Original. What are the significant elements?

2. What is the difference between the Incarnate and resurrected Christ ?

3. Why is the resurrected Christ called the last and not the second Adam?

4. Adam before the Fall and the New Creation, compare and contrast?

5. Why is the Incarnate Christ the only begotten of God the Father, and the       resurrected Christ the first begotten?

6. Explain the term joint heirs with Christ?

7. Which part of you is the New Creation ?

8. Which one of the greatest : Abraham. Moses, David, Elijah. John the Baptist  
and you?


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 18

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS: A GLIMPSE OF THE NEW CREATION BEYOND THE VEIL OF THE FLESH

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
2 Corinthians 4:7 KJV


For partners who have followed from the beginning of the series my hope and prayer is that you have gained new insight into who you really are. The term New Creation is not just a fanciful theological cliche, the New Creation is a New Specie created in the image and likeness of the Resurrected Christ who Is created in the image and likeness of God the Father (Romans 8:29, Hebrews 1:3)

The New Creation is not like the first Adam, but better. This ls a bonus capsule, but be ready to have your spiritual sinew stretched. I would like to share some thoughts about what it would look like if we could see our recreated spirit without the encumbrance of the flesh. For students of the bible I believe there are scriptures that give us insight and glimpses . The reason why most people are focused on outward adornment is because they have no idea what they have on the inside. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says the real treasure is on the inside, the outside is just like a perishable container.

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16 KJV


2 Corinthians 4:16, says unlike the flesh that grows old , the New Creation, that is the spirit (on the inside) is being renewed everyday, it never grows old, it is full of life, remains vibrant. This is contrary to what is commonly taught . You need to understand that spirits are ageless, they are neither old nor young. Another thought, In Genesis 2:25, Adam and Eve were both naked, but were not ashamed, in Genesis 3:7, (after the Fall) the bible says their eyes were opened and they saw their nakedness , the subsequent action suggested shame. The question is 'What happened'? (Extremely short answer) I believe previously their focus was on the spirit, but when they fell, they became carnal and the focus shifted to the flesh. When you focus on the spiritual it gives you strength, in fact you are immune to physical situations and circumstances.


A glimpse of the Inner man, the New Creation
Understanding what I am about to share is based on the premise that you have tracked and agreed with what we have discussed so far, that is the New Creation is identical to the Resurrected Christ (1 John 4:17). Now let's take a look.

Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2-3, Luke 9:29 gave a peep into the real Christ without the hindrance of the flesh. The disciples saw the real Christ behind the flesh, for a brief moment the flesh was translucent and the Spirit became visible to the naked eye.

Again in Revelation 1:12-15, while on Isle of Patmos, we see Christ without the hindrance of the flesh. The description is similar but more detailed to what we saw on the mount of transfiguration. This I truly believe is what our recreated, born again spirit, the New Creation looks like, if only we could see. That is why 2 Corinthians 4:7 calls it a treasure, excellence and power of God. If our focus is on what we have on the inside, with knowledge,understanding and wisdom we could release it and influence what we have on the outside (Romans 8:11). Imagine what will happen to any disease or sickness, demonic control will give way, there will not be room for poverty of any description and no condemnation of sin will hold you bound (Romans 8:1-2).




My desire is that I will be able to give more attention to the man on the inside and draw on the treasure, excellence and power of God so that I can influence things on the outside better. We are always asking God to do for us, when in actual fact He has already done so much for us (Ephesians 1:18-23, 2 Peter 1:3-4). He created us in His Image and after His Likenesses, let us learn to release what we already have




CONCLUSION

NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD, CREATED IN HIS IMAGE AND AFTER HIS LIKENESS


Ps
Spread the Word and gain the world. We would consider the Temperature and Pulse check for this series next.




'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 3 May 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 17

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS: ANCHORED IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION .

“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.”
Hebrews 8:6 KJV

This has been a wonderful series, I have shared just a fraction of what I believe we are. In the last capsule I ended by asserting that what we have in the New Creation is far better than what we lost in the first Adam. This should not surprise a 'thinking Christian'. Consider this, do you for a moment think that God Almighty, who is omniscient, would not take steps to prevent a reoccurrence of what happened to the first Adam? God, the Father took what I call a multilayered 'insurance policy' to prevent the Fall of the New Creation as race and I will be touching on some in this capsule.


Sacred scriptures
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV


Unlike the New Creation, the first Adam did not have the advantage of exposure to the scriptures (Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:6). The New Creation have an abundance to draw from, 2 Timothy 3:16 says the scriptures provides profitability in area of learning, it is the only evidence that is worth relying on, it will correct when you are wrong and instruct you so that you don't go wrong. The end result is that, we become equipped and perfected for every (not some) good work (2 Timothy 2:17). The default for the New Creation is success (Ephesians 2:10). You need to look at yourself in the mirror and say it loud, 'I cannot fail'!

Authority in three spheres

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 KJV


Adam's authority was restricted to the Earth (Genesis 1:26-28). He had no authority over the Satan or demons, when you combine this with the fact that he was not exposed to the scriptures, it is a huge disadvantage. Granted that there were no demonic operations before the Fall. The New Creation, the one created in the image of the Resurrected Christ, have access to the Name above all names with operational authority (in the name of Jesus) in the three spheres, both spiritual and physical. Can you see the huge advantage? I wish I could elaborate on this. We have the knowledge through the scriptures to detect the wiles of the devil and we have the authority in the name of Jesus to stop his operations!

Joint-Heirs
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Romans 8:16-17 KJV


The first Adam was a sole heir, meaning he had a total legal entitlement to the Earth, so when he surrendered his authority to the devil in Genesis chapter three there was no safeguard to this action. This is not so with New Creation we are joint-heirs with Christ, no single individual can compromise what God did in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:16-20). 2 Timothy 2:13 says, 'even when we believe not, Christ remains faithful and cannot deny Himself '. One signature on the cheque is not good enough it is joint signature account. An individual can only at best compromise himself, no single individual can compromise us all like Adam did, never, not any more, we are Joint-Heirs with faithful Christ. The implication of this is humongous, it is an unbreakable safeguard, all that we have and are is now secured in Christ.

I have only looked at three elements in this capsule, but I can assure you there are a few more that I can show you, even more powerful than what we have shared so far, but they will to wait till another day. The New Creation has something far better than what Adam lost. I intend to end this series in the next capsule by showing you a glimpse of what I think we look like in the spirit, if only we can pull back the veil of our flesh, it is extraordinary.


CONCLUSION
WHAT WE GAINED BACK IS FAR BETTER THAN WHAT WE LOST IN THE FIRST ADAM


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 16

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : CHRIST, FIRST AMONG MANY BRETHREN
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
Romans 8:29 KJV

I ended the last capsule by saying whilst the Incarnate Christ is the only begotten Son of God, following His death and resurrection He became first among many brethren. Meaning through Him, God the Father, has many more children now, He is no longer the only begotten, we are all begotten of God, that is why we now have the right to call God, Abba Father (Galatians 4:6, John 1:12). This truth is not figurative, it is not an allegory, it is as real as real can be. This is one of those truths that you have to receive by revelation, I cannot argue you into it. Understanding this truth will make you humble and at the same time make you bold in spiritual things.

Until you grasp this truth you will struggle with some other realities of the New Creation because it is foundational. In fact if you fail to catch this revelation, there will always be some form of spiritual inferiority complex, when you come across passages like John 14:12, 1John 3:9). You remember that in the previous two capsules I said you need to have a clear understanding of the truth that Christ is the perfect image of the Father and then assure your heart. The reason is that He, the Resurrected Christ is the first of who we are, the New Creations (Romans 8:29, Colossians 1:15,18)

The first Adam before the Fall was the blueprint for the original creation. The Last Adam, the Resurrected Christ is the blueprint for the New Creation, '......that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”(Romans 8:29b). I know every orthodox teaching goes against this, in fact some might call it blasphemy, but please show me a New Covenant scripture that contradicts it, none! The singular attack on the image of Christ by all other religions is a subtle or covert attempt to devalue God's awesome work in the New Creation. According to Ephesians 2:10, we are God's masterpiece designed in Christ for good works which He had pre-planned well before we showed up.

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,” 
Hebrews 2:10-11 KJV

Hebrews 2:11, says Christ, who sanctifies and those of us that are sanctified are one, that is one of the same kind. The reason why He died and Resurrected is to make us like Himself, He is our captain, but He is also our brother. Spiritually speaking we share the exact same DNA (1John 4:17). This is a truth that should be commonplace, so that it can provoke us out of mediocrity. The highest form of humility is to agree with the word of God despite your physical senses or secular training. The most important person you need to convince is yourself. You and I, the New Creation, we are replicas of Christ, we share His divine nature (2Peter 1:4), and Christ is the express image of God the Father, I will let you do the mathematics.
As we end this capsule I would like to leave you with this thought, what we have in the New Creation is far better than what we lost in the first Adam. Yes like the first Adam, we are made in the image and likeness of God, but I believe that God the Father has taken certain steps (insurance) to ensure that the New Creation endures.

CONCLUSION
THE NEW CREATION IS GOD'S MASTERPIECE.

Ps
In the next capsule we would look at the insurance policy God the Father took to ensure the New Creation is not compromised, I pray that God will give you understanding.
Use your social media sites to spread the word and gain the world

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 15

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : CHRIST THE PERFECT IMAGE OF THE FATHER (THE INVISIBLE GOD)

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature
Colossians 1:14-15 KJV

In this series we have touched on a lot of truths not commonly understood, and I say that with all humility. My desire always is to use the word of God to set people free, not gimmickry or fancy words that cannot be verified. What we have discussed so far is to prepare you for what we are about to unveil. The purpose of this series is to reveal the true identity of the New Creation beyond what is visible to the naked eye. I am the first to concede that whilst this truth is simple and straightforward, it is nevertheless difficult to grasp....my prayer is that God will open our eyes of understanding truly, amen. This has got to come by revelation.

Christ is the perfect image of the Invisible God


In capsule 14, I asserted that the primary weapon of every other 'religion' is to either directly or indirectly distort, demean, diminish or devalue the image of Christ. The purpose is to stop you seeing God the Father truly and as a result keep you in bondage to all these false religions (Galatians 3:1, Galatians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 4:4). On the other hand the focus of true Christianity is Christ, from the Types and Shadows of the Old Covenant to the clear reality of the New Covenant. Once you can see this, believe me you are free (John 8:32,36; Luke 4:18-19). By this, I mean you are free to exercise your authority on sickness and disease, free to break any demonic hold, free from condemnation of Sin, and free to walk away from any lack, that is what free indeed means.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature”
Colossians 1:14-15 KJV


In the final part of this series I would like to start by showing you the concluding TRUTH, and then spend the rest of the series verifying and validating this. In capsule 14, I described Colossians 1:14-15 as a crossover scripture, meaning it links one established truth to another. The first part is what we have discussed so far, the inferred or joined truth is 'first born of every creature'. When this is taken in context with Colossians 1:18, it implies that the Resurrected Christ is the first of the New Creations. This is actually mind blowing and as simple as it is, outside of the bible, it is hard to conceptualise. This truth is actually the central theme of the New Covenant, and you will find it all throughout the New Testament particularly the epistles.

Let me end this capsule with this, the Incarnate Christ described as the only begotten of the Father is the perfect image and reflection of God. But through His death and resurrection, The New Creations (Christians) are the image of the Resurrected Christ, because He is the first of the New Creations and no longer the only begotten of the Father (2 Corinthians 5:16-17). Please stay with me your life is about to shift into the next gear.


CONCLUSION
NO LONGER THE ONLY BEGOTTEN, BUT FIRST OF THE NEW CREATIONS



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk