Wednesday, 15 November 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 43

INGREDIENTS OF A PERFECT DAY: EMBRACING THE DAY WITH JOY

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24 KJV

In this capsule we would look at the second Ingredient of a perfect day: Embracing the day with JOY ( for newcomers please checkout capsules 41 and 42). As previously stated this series requires a level of spiritual maturity, in reality the different ingredients are interwoven, I have broken them down only for the purpose of this format (ingredients still need to be blended together). The first ingredient we discussed, is Getting to grips with the day. In simple terms, it is getting to understand the day as a spiritual entity. Remember this, days make weeks, months and years, years make a life time, so the clue is in learning the ingredients to handle each day with its peculiarities. Again, no day ever comes as a perfect package, perfection is as a result of what you do. The lemon that sets the teeth of one person on edge, can also provide lemonade for another, wisdom is the difference (Ephesians 5:16-17, Psalms 90:12).

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 KJV

To understand the essence of the next ingredient, I need to show you something. Contrary to human convention, God counts the day by nights, or to put it another way, every day starts the night before. Genesis chapter one (verses 5,8,13,19,23,31), documents the creation of the first six days. For each, 'the evening and the morning', made the day (not the other way round), for example under the Old Covenant, the sabbath was from sundown Friday to before sundown Saturday. This is God's pattern and there are good reasons for this, but a detailed explanation is for another day. Note this however, that in real essence God has designed it so that you are resting or asleep for the first half of the day (at least that is true for the majority).

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24 KJV

Psalm 118:24, explains the second ingredient. It is in two parts, firstly God is the Maker and Author of the day, (Genesis 1:5). The significance of this, is that, He is your Father, it is His nature to be good (James 1:17, Genesis 1:31). The devil only tries to hijack the day if you allow him, he has not made the day and he is not capable . The devil's only interest is to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10a), if you allow him, so don't. When you understand this, your corresponding conscious reaction should be to embrace the day with Joy. It is a gift from God, it is His nature to give good gifts (Luke 11:11-13, Psalms 84:11).

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 KJV

Wake up expecting Joy, that is what the word has promised (Psalm 30:5), even if you went to bed with the most discouraging situation. Daylight will expose the work of darkness. Don't be afraid to get out of your bed and tackle the day, you have already gotten to grips with it. Joy is not dependent on what you see or hear, it is dependent on the truth, the word of God that endures and abides forever (Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:16-18). Even those who don't know God would tell you 'it will be better in the morning'. Joy gives you the strength to walk through the day, it is the evidence that you have the victory already no matter what.

In the New Covenant, every day is of equal spiritual importance and significance, don't waste any or wait for any (Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:16). There is no Blue Monday or TGIF, these are subtle lies that has crept into our lexicon, designed to dent and modulate your Joy, resist and declare that everyday is a gift from God and you have the right to rejoice and be glad in it.

CONCLUSION
EVERYDAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD, SO EMBRACE IT WITH JOY

PS
We recently published a compilation of God's Pill (inception to late 2016), this would be handy for those without internet access. My guarantee is that you will find a PILL or CAPSULE for whatever ails you within the pages. Together, like the saying goes 'we ain't seen nothing yet'.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 9 November 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 42

INGREDIENTS OF A PERFECT DAY: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE DAY

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil..” Ephesians 5:14-16 KJV


Welcome back, in capsule 41. I gave some introduction for this series: INGREDIENTS OF PERFECT DAY, using Proverbs 4:18 as the index scripture. Essentially it is my belief (based on scriptures) that no day ever comes as a perfect package, it is the way we handle each day that matters (John 16:33). Ephesians 5:14-16 is an admonition to handle every day with conscious awareness, maximising every opportunity because the days 
are evil. Psalms 90:12, says if we realise how brief life is, we would apply wisdom to every day. This series requires some level of spiritual maturity otherwise it will be 'like water off the back of a duck'. Secondly, I am not proposing it as a formula, neither am I saying it is a must to succeed or get on in life. These are things that I have come to find out over a period of time and they work.

Everyone is aware that we have a limited time in this side of eternity, so there is that urge to add quality and leave a legacy. In reality we all have three days in symbolic terms: Yesterday, that is gone and is no longer under your influence or control. Tomorrow, that is still in your imagination, it requires preparation based on today, Lastly, Today, which is the only day you have direct access to, it requires your attention otherwise it will revert to the default, and slip away.


“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:16-17 KJV

The first ingredient is what I call, for want of a better description 'Getting to grips with the day'. Every day is a new day birth from the womb of eternity. It is also a spiritual entity that needs to be understood. No two days are identical, each day comes with its own peculiarities. Ephesians 5:17 says the wise thing is to understand the will of God for that day. God is not given to meaningless routine, He has called us to interact with Him in newness of spirit, He loves a two way communication (Romans 7:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14c). Note this, God is a Spirit and so are you, also as previously stated every day is a spiritual entity that needs to me tamed.

“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 KJV

(This process is difficult to explain, but the results would be self evident as you put it to practice). This is the very first thing I do in the morning, even while still lying down with eyes shut and definitely before communicating with anybody, You are making a demand on the day to speak to you and meditating on the things that come through, speaking in other tongues softly. As you do this, relevant scriptures may drop into your consciousness, even spiritual songs, on occasions you might have visual 'glimpses' of events, you might even recall dreams and they take new meaning. Somehow you become more spiritually alert and switched on. As you go through the day you will get the impression of certain familiarity and almost instinctively you will know what to do. You will get an impression as you have walked through before.

I encourage you to go through the process before your personal devotion or joining a prayer line. It sets you up for the day, your actions become more meaningful, your appetite for the day is whet, at least that is my experience. This for me is the first ingredient of a perfect day, comparing Spiritual with spiritual.

CONCLUSION
DON'T RUSH INTO THE DAY, GET TO GRIPS WITH IT FIRST


PS
Most of the things we would be discussing and sharing in this series come from years of personal study and practice. I am still learning, green and growing. In the next capsule we would check out another ingredient. Please help spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites.



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 2 November 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 41

INGREDIENTS OF A PERFECT DAY

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18 KJV


Let me start by appreciating everyone for your feedback and support over the these years, I am grateful. A long time ago, I discovered that men might give award (which is temporary), but God rewards (which is permanent) Hebrews 6:10. Gradually, I see individuals now applying thoughts to their Christian life, in what they say, the way they pray and even the songs they sing.. This excites me, the message is getting through, we are raising Thinking Christians. Sometime in the future we will revisit some of the past titles and teach them with new insight, confidence and vigour, but not yet.


Introduction to Ingredients of a Perfect Day
For sometime now I had thought of teaching on this topic but felt we needed to build up to it. I have preached on this same topic in the past on a different platform but this is the time to teach and present it in capsule form. Our index scripture is Proverbs 4:18

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

The traditional interpretation of this scripture is that there is gradual progression to a point or a day when everything will be perfect or devoid of hassles or problems, a day that everything will just be 100% perfect . I believe this interpretation is inherently faulty, froth with danger and would invariably lead to frustration. We live in a fallen world and until Christ comes we will contend with one form of evil or the other everyday (Ephesians 5:16). Christ gave an insight into what to expect in John 16:33. There are other scriptures that talk of the same thing, 1 Peter 5:8-9. What makes a day perfect is the way you handle the day, no day ever comes perfect. This is a progressive thing in our Christian walk, with experiential revealed knowledge of the word and fellowship of the Holy Spirit!, we handle adversities of every day better, so that they don't break us, in fact they turn out for our good (Romans 8:26-28). Knowing this, on the flip side, despite all our successes we should remain humble and connected to God. So no matter the shade or shape of the day we can turn the imperfection to perfection progressively. We remain stable and established (1 Corinthians 15:58).

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
 Psalms 90:12 KJV

The way you handle each day has a cumulative effect, and perfection does no come in a day. But as revealed knowledge of the word of God shines on your path, spiritual skill to handle every day with whatever it has to offer, allows you to walk in the Liberty of the sons of God (Psalms 119:105). Your mind is renewed by this same word that shines more and more, which enables you to transform on the inside from a helpless, vulnerable caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly with wings, bringing into manifestation (prove) the perfect will of God in Health, Freedom from the condemnation of sin and its effects, Material wealth and Freedom from demonic oppression (Romans 12:2). In other words like a true New Creation.

I personally believe that there are certain INGREDIENTS which if we understand and are able to deploy every day will end in Joy or end perfectly. Not that we have not been challenged or face obstacles but that we remain inseparable from the love of God. These crucial ingredients are those that we would consider starting from capsule 42. This would be great fun, it would nourish and lead to your edification, get ready for Ingredients of a perfect day!


CONCLUSION
LEARN THE INGREDIENTS AND YOU WILL END WITH A PERFECT DAY


PS
This is new series that would challenge your belief and thought process. I would encourage you to check out the scriptural references. As always I would encourage to spread the word, somebody needs to hear and know the truth. Link MinDGyM to your social media sites.



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Friday, 27 October 2017

GOD'S PILL: TEMPERATURE AND PULSE CHECK (6th Recording)🌡


TEMPERATURE AND PULSE CHECK (6th Recording) (BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES)
“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.”Psalms 103:7 KJV


Preamble
I am eternally grateful for the continued support and encouragement I get from different quarters. It is always refreshing to hear how lives have been touched by the weekly God's Pill. I am forever looking for ways to make the content available to a wider audience without 'dumping down' on the effectiveness.

Last series was particularly fulfilling, it was a shock to the system of quite a few of my partners. Most have not considered that there is a huge difference between Blessings and Miracles, and few still, knew that Blessings are God's preferred and original intention towards us. I would not be surprised if you do not agree with me in all things. I appreciate that most of the things we discuss in God's Pill are counter culture, although that it is not the intention. My foremost desire is to get you thinking, have a reason for what you believe, don't just go with the flow, (even a dead  fish can float down stream, it takes a live fish to swim up stream). Be a 'Thinking Christian', challenge the norm.

The purpose of Temperature and Pulse check is to monitor the individual's vital signs with respect to what we have learned in the series.

As always the questions look at the key points and serves as reminders, they even encourage you to take a second look at the capsules.

Blessings and Miracles: Definition and Difference 

1. Give a working definition of Blessings and Miracles? (Capsule 25) 
2. Which of the two came first? (Capsules 25, 26) 
3. What is the interplay between natural laws and Blessings? (Capsule 25) 
4. Give four differences between Blessings and Miracles? (Capsule 25-31) 
5. Explain Psalms 103:7 

Blessings and Miracles: The application 
1. With respect to Blessings, What are the basic difference between the Old and New Covenant? (Capsule 32)
2. Are Blessings spiritual or physical? (Capsule 32)
3. Discuss some of the things required to bring to manifestation our Blessings (Capsules 32-40)
4. Which is greater, Blessings or Curses?
5. How does bitterness stop the flow or manifestation of Blessings? (Capsules 38-39)
6. How does Luke 16:10, apply to our discussion?

Ps
We would start a new series from the next capsule. There are four areas that pertain to our salvation here on earth: Forgiveness of sin and freedom from its condemnation, Divine health and Healing, Freedom from demonic oppression and lastly, Material wealth or prosperity . Always keep these four areas in mind, they are the pillars that describes the Earthly aspect of our salvation.

Thank you for helping to spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 19 October 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 40

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : BE FAITHFUL IN LITTLE THINGS


“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”
Luke 16:10 KJV

This is the last capsule in this series, not that we do not have more to say, however it is important to keep your concentration and not drag things. In this capsule we would discuss the underpinning step to the previous ones. Because this step is often ignored, most people never really enjoy the benefits of all we have discussed so far. A quick recap of the series: Blessings and Miracles. Blessings form God's original and preferred option of dealing with us (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalms 103:7). Blessing is the spoken favour of God that makes the natural laws yield exponentially to our benefit. For the New Creation, we are not waiting to be blessed, we are already blessed. They are already encoded into our spiritual DNA, from 'ab iniitio', right from the second birth like it was for the first Adam (Genesis 1:26-28, 2 Corinthians 5:16-17, Ephesians 1:3). Blessings are spiritual, but we live in a physical world. So of necessity, that which is spiritual needs to be brought into the physical for it to benefit us. That is where the practical application comes into play (Ephesians 1:3, John 3:6)

The first step, is to be Committed to the truth that we are already blessed, and that the blessings are within you (1 Corinthians 3:21-22). The next step is to be able to draw them out into the physical by Faith (Philemon 1:6, Hebrews 4:2). Faith only takes hold of what you already know and believe is in you, that is why you must be committed to the truth that you are a New Creation, not a mere man. From healing to material prosperity or deliverance from demonic oppression, anything and everything that you will need is already in you as a 'seed blessing', faith will draw it out (Romans 8:11, Romans 10:6-10, 2 Peter 1:3-5). With all these been said, Bitterness, that comes from unforgiveness will defile you and rob you of the confidence based on love. Bitterness will scramble your spiritual antennae. God is faithful, when you ask He gives (2Corinthians 1:20, Matthew 7:7-8, 1John 5:14-15), but bitterness will stop you from receiving (Mark 11:24-25). Even though God loves unconditionally, where there is bitterness you will not have the tenderness of heart to love Him back (Galatians 5:6b).

The next step is aptly codified in a saying I came across several years ago, 'yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch, it's a cinch'. Meaning you need to develop the spiritual habit of faithfulness in little things. Take healing for example, learn to bring your healing against headaches, flu, sore throats and any other common illness, so that when you are challenged by more dangerous diseases it would not take you by surprise. Nobody goes into the gym for the first time and tackle the fifty kilogram weight, we usually start with lesser weights. It is amazing how some live all their lives popping pills for every minor illness, then wake up one day to challenge diabetes, hypertension or even cancer. If you are are going to kill your Goliath, you must form the habit of defeating the bear and the lion (1 Samuel 17:34-36). Spiritual habits are not instinctive, they need to be learned. In Luke 16:10, Christ established this law. Learn to challenge the little things with what you've learned, don't go for the easy carnal option just because they are easily available, don't wait for something major before you put things into motion . Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh's baker and butler in the prison, when he had nothing at stake.(Genesis 40:12-19). This prepared him for Pharaoh's dream that would save the then known world. 1 Peter 2:24 is more than sufficient for common cold and cancer alike, the problem is never with the veracity of the word, the question is whether your heart is established in the truth by reason of use (Hebrew 5:12-14, Ephesians 3:20). Make a demand on the Blessings in you, your first instinct should not be to take a loan just because you can. Remember that God is able to make all grace abound towards you so that you have more than enough for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8, Philippians4:19).

I am sure you now get the general picture. As previously discussed , every capsule is designed to be a pointer for what is possible and available. Nobody knows it all, certainly not me, I am still green and growing, I hope the same applies to you too. We are BLESSED beyond imagination and the possibilities are endless.


CONCLUSION
BE FAITHFUL IN THE LITTLE THINGS, IT QUALIFIES YOU FOR THE BIG THINGS


Ps
We would consider the Temperature and Pulse check next. Till then keep shining and don't forget to spread the word through every means available to you, social media sites included.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 39

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION, DON'T HOLD GRUDGES

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled”
Hebrews 12:15 KJV

For those joining us for the first time, this series is divided broadly into two sections. Capsules 25 to 31 focused on the difference between Blessings and Miracles. The purpose of this is to emphasis God's best for us as New Creations (2 Corinthians 5:16-21). From Capsule 32 we have been looking at the practical application. I honestly believe that if things discussed here are properly understood, it will take care of a lot of the 'Hocus, Pocus' introduced into Christianity by charlatans and exploiters.

Before we go any further in this capsule I would like to re-emphasis two points on Forgiveness/Bitterness. The first is that you benefit more when you forgive than the person being forgiven. It keeps your heart tender, free of the poison of bitterness that defiles. The second point is difficult for most people to grasp, 'Unforgiveness stops you from receiving what God has already given by grace', or putting it another way, 'Even though God has given by grace, unforgiveness/bitterness will not allow you to make the spiritual connection to receive (Hebrews 12:15, 2Corinthians 1:20). I pray God gives you understanding. I would like to end this capsule with two testimonies to show you what we have been discussing.

Every bible student knows the story of Joseph, how he was sold to slavery by his own brothers, thrown into the prison for doing the right thing and eventually ended up in the palace. In Genesis 45:1-5, we can see him comforting and expressing his forgiveness to his brothers. But the truth is that he had never been bitter towards them, in fact he had forgiven them long before then, there was no bitterness in him. He was not at any time praying the 'judgement of God' over them like some would teach. For example, in Genesis 40:6-7, Joseph was shocked that Pharaoh's Baker and Wine carrier were sad (remember they were in prison). For Joseph there was no reason to be sad or bitter even in prison. He lived without bitterness, so it was just a matter of time before the blessings manifested in his life.

As a young Christian, a great man of God who was also into manufacturing taught me a lesson along this line. There was a time his business was experiencing great difficulties. At this same time, there was a rift between a long time friend and himself. All his attempts at reconciliation failed. For sometime he felt bitter by the whole affair, however the Lord impressed on him to go and see this guy one more time and let go of any bitterness. To cut a long story short, despite this attempt his friend remained recalcitrant. But as he was about to leave, he met somebody who had been looking for him for some time to sign a contract that would rescue his failing business. As he was putting pen to paper that same day, and collecting the first cheque, the man across the table said he had planned to give the contact to an alternative provider at the end of that day. All of a sudden, it all made sense. All the while God had answered his prayer, he just did not receive because of the bitterness. This is true for every aspect of our Christian life, it does not matter whether it's healing, material wealth or freedom from demonic oppression. The blessings are already in you, all we need to do is release them (Ephesians chapter one)


CONCLUSION
A BLESSED MAN HAS GOT NO REASONS TO BE BITTER

PS
We are almost at the end of this series, I am particularly encouraged by the testimonies of changed lives and answered prayers that I have received, I am grateful to God.
Don't stop shinning, spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites, together we would heal the world, in Jesus name


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 38

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION, DON'T HOLD GRUDGES

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32 KJV

In the last capsule we started the discussion on the place of genuine Forgiveness and reconciliation in manifestation of the Blessings that are already in us. It does not matter whether you are the offender or the offended (Romans 12:18). In Matthew 15:23-24 and Mark 11:25 we also found out that it has an impact on our ability to receive what we ask in prayer or it could act as a hindrance to our ability to receive (It is important that we know why this is so). In reality, I do not believe that it stops God from giving as it is often taught (remember 'all the promises of God in Christ, are yes and amen', 2 Corinthians 1:20). The problem is that, it stops you from receiving, even when the answer to your prayer has been released! This difference is confusing to most people, and I will confess it took me a long time to grasp this dynamics.

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;”
Hebrews 12:15 KJV

The positive effect of forgiveness is actually more beneficial to you than to the person being forgiven, that is why it has to be genuine, otherwise the impact is lost. Unforgiveness if allowed to stand, becomes deep seated and then leads to bitterness, that is the real problem. Hebrews 12:15, (my paraphrase), 'you should watch out, so that none fail to receive the provisions of grace (blessings). How? By allowing bitterness to take root and defile you'. To defile means to pollute or make unfit for purpose or damage.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV (context Philippians 4:4-8)

Bitterness makes you spiritually dull, it pollutes your spiritual antenna. It clogs your mind with distraction making it difficult for you to concentrate on the divine. It is a demonstration of tenderness of the heart (Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13). Philippians 4:4-8, is a scriptural guide to receiving answers to your prayer. Verses 4-7 is anchored on verse 8, that is keeping your thoughts pure and positive. Bitterness will defile your thoughts, making sure it negates the articles listed in verse 8. The resultant effect is that even though God has released, you are not able to receive because, Galatians 5:6b, '......Faith works through Love'.

Once you understand this dynamics it gives you a positive reason to forgive even when it is undeserved (Ephesians 4:32). Your motivation is to keep your heart tender, and remain spiritually sensitive, and be able to manifest these blessings. In the next capsule I will wrap up this discussion on forgiveness and show you how to set it in motion.


CONCLUSION
KEEP YOUR SPIRITUAL ANTENNAE CLEAN AND SENSITIVE< HOLD NO GRUDGES

PS
Remember to link MinDGyM to your social media sites.,

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk