Wednesday, 20 September 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 36

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION, THE REALITY OF FAITH (conclusion)

“......Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” Acts 10:34b KJV

From capsule 33 in the series we started on the reality of Faith in the process of bringing Blessings into manifestation. Again I would like to reiterate that, this is not an exhaustive discussion on faith. I have focused on its application with respect to this discussion. Secondly, I am concentrating on some of the areas that I feel are poorly taught and understood. There is much to say, but not enough space. The first overriding point I would like to make is that the spiritual is governed by laws. It is amazing how so many do not consider this. The Physical world is governed by physical laws, similarly the Spiritual world is governed by spiritual laws, it is that simple. This ought to be obvious, but somehow (especially in Pentecostal and charismatic setting) we have substituted emotional display for spiritual. The point I am trying to make, is that faith is governed by Laws. Laws are constant, they promote order and make outcomes predictable. The beauty of this, is that once you understand these laws, your faith will always produce the desired result, because God is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11, Acts 10:34). There are many laws that govern faith, I do not claim to know all, otherwise I would get better results (but that is a topic for another day). My intention here is to share two principal Laws of faith that are well known but poorly understood and wrongly applied.

“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
Philemon 1:6 KJV

Confession
Your faith rises or falls based on your confession, in fact that is the way you became born again (Romans 10:9-10), Faith is voice activated. The common perception in Christian circles is that, your confession 'makes things so, even when it is not'. For instance in healing, it is commonly taught that, if you confess 'by His stripe I was healed' several times, eventually you will become healed even though you are sick. Similarly for material prosperity (2 Corinthians 8:9), freedom from demonic oppression (1 John 4:4) etc. This line of thought is faulty and does not have a firm scriptural foundation, in fact it is the reason why confession has acquired a bad name. You do not confess to make it so, rather you are confessing what is already so. Huge difference! the first approach is presumption, the second is faith. You are confessing what you know already exists in the spiritual. Abraham's confession did not make him father of many nations, his confession acknowledged the fact that God had already made him father of many nations (Genesis 17:5).This is what is described as mixing the word with faith in Hebrews 11:4.

Philemon 1:6 captures the essence, your confession makes your faith effective, when you are acknowledging all the good things that already exist in you (New Creation) in Christ. You are not making up story, you are telling the truth. All the healing that you need already exist in you (Romans 8:11). So when you say 'by His stripe I was healed' (1 Peter 2:24), you are not wishing it is so, you are acknowledging what is already so in the spiritual and making a draw on that deposit to manifest in the physical. This is the reason why commitment is the first step we dealt with in the application. It is futile confessing what you don't believe exist! It is a law of faith. God imparted every blessing the day you accepted Christ, they already exist in you and by faith (knowledge) you draw them out (2 Peter 1:3-5).

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17 KJV

Your faith is fuelled by what you hear. I wish I had the right words to explain this. Romans 10:16, is a direct quote from Isaiah 53:1a, 'Who has believed our report?' Isaiah was saying things that did not have precedence in human experience, so the question arose, 'How would anybody believe this?'. Romans 10:17 gives the solution, 'Faith is activated by hearing the word of God continuously, or faith is energised by one thing and one thing only....the Word of God' (my paraphrase). The reason for this is simple, faith sees into the spiritual and the only reference for the spiritual is the Word of God (capsules 33,34). Note the phrasing, 'hearing, and hearing by the word of God'. Meaning for you to operate continuously in faith, you must give your ears constantly to the word of God. It is not a one time deal, and it has to be the word of God (Romans 1:17, Romans 14:23, 2 Corinthians 5:7). Interestingly, the reverse is true, doubt/unbelief comes through hearing the voice of the world (2Corinthians 4:4).

Every born again child of God has faith, the difference is in the level of operation (Romans 2:11, Acts 10:34, Romans 12:3). There are many more Laws of faith, the concept of a capsule, limits the volume of the discussion. These two laws are basic, understanding them would reveal more. I pray that your eyes of understanding will be enlightened. In the next capsule we would consider something else in the application of Blessings.


CONCLUSION
SET YOUR FAITH LOOSE BY HEARING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORD OF GOD

Ps
The world has hijacked the social media, it is time to take it back. Let's raise an army of giants, link God's Pill to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 35

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION , THE REALITY OF FAITH (contd.)


“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 KJV

A lot has been discussed in this series, starting from capsule 25. The initial point was to compare and contrast Blessings and Miracles with the view of showing that Blessings provide God's best. But knowing that Blessings are spiritual and we live in a physical world we need to know how to bring God's best into manifestation. The first step is the absolute and total commitment to the truth that we are already blessed (Ephesians chapter 1, 2 Peter 1:3-5). The next step is understanding the concept that we are faith beings (Romans 1:17, 2Corinthians 5:7). In this capsule, as promised we would consider that nagging question 'How does one look at the things that are not seen or how do you see the invisible?' (2 Corinthians 4:18). (Remember the different descriptions of faith in capsule 33 and 34).

'........the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63b KJV

The word of God gives you the window into the spiritual, it gives a perfect description of the spiritual world, the source of life. This is the commentary of what Christ said in John 6:63. We have allowed religion to over complicate things. Walking in the spirit means the ability to base your life on the revealed word of God which is the 'window or mirror' of the spirit. The Word of God coveys spiritual truths and with the help of the Holy Spirit it becomes revealed to your spirit, The New Creation (John 14:26, 16:13). You can see the spiritual World with your heart (that is your spirit ) through the word of God (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
James 1:25 KJV (Context James 1:23-25).

James 1:25, is describing the whole process. It says 'whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty' this suggest two things, that it is a continuous process and there is a dimension that is not superficial, in fact it's a whole world. This is simply describing walking in the spirit, the Word describes the spiritual, you see it with your heart and when you follow through , the spiritual blessings will manifest in your actions. The Natural Laws will yield exponentially for you (capsule 25).

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations), before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Romans 4:17-21 KJV

Romans 4:17-21 is the application of James 1:23-25. God by His Word showed Abram what was already done in the spiritual (The stars in the sky and The sands at his feet representing the numerous children, the cutting of the covenant, sealed with a name change from Abram to Abraham confirming his status in the spiritual). This spiritual picture was so real to Abraham, such that he walked in it and within 12 months from the change of name, Sarah had the promised child, Genesis 17:1-5 and Genesis 21:1-5. Once you get this application you can put it into motion in any area of your Christian life, bringing into manifestation any provision from the spirit to the physical. Whether it's Healing (1 Peter 2:24), Freedom from demonic oppression (1 John 4:4), Material prosperity (2 Corinthian 8:9). Whatever it is you need, as long as there is provision for it in the New Covenant.

As we close, remember we have a great edge over Abraham, because the Creator of All, lives on the inside of us by His Spirit, painting a better picture much more than Abraham could have (1 Corinthians 2:10,13).


CONCLUSION
WITH FAITH WE SEE AND WALK IN THE SPIRIT


Ps
In the next capsule we would discuss what to do to be strong in faith. We are all faith beings as long as you are born again! No one can experience the new birth except through faith. I will like to encourage you to keep spreading the word, it's the most power weapon in existence. Link your social media site to God's Pill.



'Femi Idowu
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 34

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION, THE REALITY OF FAITH (contd.)


While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

From capsule 32 we started on the practical application aspect of this series, the first step is commitment. In the last capsule we started on the reality of Faith in bringing to the physical the Blessings that are already made available by grace in the spiritual. Always remember that God is a Spirit, so Blessings are spiritual, you then need faith to bring them into the physical. That is the whole thrust of 2 Corinthians 4:18, the ability to see the spiritual or the intangible and then 'walk it' into the physical. The logical question then is, 'How do you look at the things that are not seen or how do you see the spiritual?' My intention is to demystify this question, I do believe it is not mysterious as most have made it. But before we do that I need to convince you beyond the shadow of a doubt that everything is ALREADY available in the spiritual world.

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Hebrews 11:3 KJV

Hebrews 11:3, is another scripture that shows we have two worlds , spiritual and physical. It says Faith gives us the understanding that the worlds were framed or made by the word of God. It is the word of God that made the worlds, what faith does is to give you the understanding of what has already been made. Part of the understanding is that everything physical comes from the spiritual (Hebrews 11:3b). Faith creates the currency that translates the spiritual things that are already in existence into the physical, tangible world.

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17KJV

Romans 4:17a (I have made thee a father of many nations) is a direct quotation from Genesis 17:5. Please follow me carefully as I use it to illustrate my point. In Genesis 17 when God appeared to Abram, He said, 'I have MADE you a father of many nations', (not that He will make him). God had already made him, that is Abram, father of many nations even when the physical child of promise, Isaac was yet to be born. It was already a done deal in the spiritual, waiting for the faith of Abram/Abraham to see that what is already available in the spiritual (Romans 4:18-21). As far back as Genesis 12 when God pronounced the Blessings over him, the spiritual provision had been made (we would come back to this later). Likewise for the New Creation, at birth (Romans 10:9-10, 2Corinthians 17-21) we have been blessed with ALL spiritual blessings, the spiritual provisions have already been made and like Abraham we need to bring them to this physical by faith. So, Faith is the positive response to what God has provided by grace or Faith gives us access to what God has provided by grace (Romans 5:1). Once you understand this, the influence of doubt to a significant extent is broken. If what you are after already exist and has been given to you (albeit in the spiritual), how can you doubt that you will get it?

As we close, I know that still leaves us with that all important question 'How do you see the spiritual or how can you look at the things that are not seen? We would devote the next capsule to that, and demystify the concept, it will be fun as we connect the dots.


CONCLUSION
FAITH SEES THE INTANGIBLE AND CONVERTS IT INTO THE TANGIBLE

Ps
I pray that these teachings are impacting you the way they should. Please spend quality time considering and meditating on these truths until they become revealed. Spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites. Till next week don't stop shinning



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 33

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION


“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

From capsule 32, we started on the second part of this series BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES: THE APPLICATION. To get the best out of the series you will need to start from capsule 25. In capsule 32, we discussed the first step in the Application. It is one thing to appreciate the difference between Blessings and Miracles, the actual benefit is in the application, how to get this truth to manifest in your life. The first step as discussed in capsule 32, is Commitment, meaning you believe and place premium on the truth that you are already blessed (Genesis 14:22-23, 30:28).

Most of the examples I have used come from the Old Covenant (Old Testament), however it is important for you to realise that things are completely different in the New Covenant. The two Covenants cannot be mixed, examples cannot just be juxtaposed from one to the other without making the necessary adjustments, otherwise it leads to confusion (Luke 5:36-39). In our discussions, I have tried to emphasise this, my prayer is that I would have the opportunity to do a systematic teaching some day, showing the marked difference between the two. They are like chalk and cheese, the Old Covenant was temporary, imperfect and was completely annulled, whereas the New Covenant is permanent, perfect and currently relevant, in fact there is a constant reminder on the right hand of God the Father (Galatians 3:22-25, Hebrews 7:11-18, 25 Hebrews 8:13). The New Creation was birth from the New Covenant, there is no comparison. Just like the operations of the Old Covenant is different from the New, so it is for the New Creation. Always bear this in mind even when we are discussing BLESSINGS.

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

The reality of Faith

It is not sufficient to know that we are blessed, we need to understand how to bring to physical manifestation these blessings. You will recall that in capsule 25, I explained that Blessings are spiritual, not physical (Ephesians 1:3). The dilemma is that we live in a physical world, hence we need to know the process and dynamics that get the spiritual to the physical realm, that is where faith comes in. In my personal opinion the concept of FAITH is poorly understood and taught in the modern church. (I would not be able to do any in-depth discussion here, please refer to some of the earlier capsules)

The most commonly made mistake is the belief that faith is what you do to make God respond to you. You will commonly hear statements like, 'faith is what moves God' or 'faith create things'. (There are different versions of this statement). Unfortunately this thought process is not scriptural, it is wrong and often leads to frustration. It completely destroys the notion of Grace.

In 2 Corinthians 4:18 (my paraphrase), Paul says we do not look at the things that are visible (or physical), but at the things that are invisible (or spiritual). The visible (physical) is temporary but the invisible (spiritual) is permanent. Simply put, everything is already in existence, they are either physical or spiritual. The physical is temporary but the spiritual is permanent. But the intriguing thing is the ability to see the spiritual since they are not visible to the naked eyes. 2 Corinthians 5:7, says (my paraphrase) FAITH is the ability to see the things that are 'not seen, or the spiritual things'.

As we close this capsule, remember Blessings are spiritual, they already exist by grace. Faith is then the ability to see and bring them into the physical manifestation. This is completely different from what is popularly taught. Understanding this , takes the pressure away from you. You are not making God do anything, He has already done everything by grace, everything you will ever need is already available (2 Peter 1:3-4, 1 Peter 2:24). They exist in the spiritual because God is a Spirit and the real you, the New Creation is a spirit. The physical eye sees physical things, Faith sees the spiritual things (for example Blessings). To be continued.....


CONCLUSION
WE NEED TO SEE THE INTANGIBLE AND BRING IT INTO TANGIBILITY


Ps
I know that this is a parallax shift for many, but I plead with you to stick with me and give it some deep thought, it'll change everything for you forever.
As always I am grateful for the commitment, the comments and your help in spreading the word via your social media sites . Follow on MinDGyM, twitter @FBIMindgym.



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 32

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3 KJV

From Capsule 25 to 31, in this wonderful series we have considered the basic differences between BLESSINGS and MIRACLES. I would suggest you refresh your memory by going through them again. This foundational teaching is necessary to give perspective to what we are about to focus on for the rest of the series (Psalms 11:3). Now that we are clear on the definitions, differences and know God's preferred method, it is important we consider the APPLICATION. Ephesians 1:3 that has served us so well, tells us that unlike in the Old Covenant, the New Creation is already blessed. One of my partners describes it as being 'genetically and spiritually designed for success in all things'. 


Commitment

To a certain extent, each one of us agree with Ephesians 1:3, but the difference is that few consider it a concept to live by. There is a disconnect between what we know is true and the way we conduct ourselves. It is not enough to pay lip service to, you must drill it into your consciousness and be committed to it and believe in its potency.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 KJV

Numbers 23:19, affirms God's commitment to the Blessings over the children of Israel, not that they deserve it. Three times Balaam tried to get God to change His mind without succeeding. He (Balaam) concluded, “Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” (Numbers 23: 20).

If this was true for people of an inferior covenant, Ephesians 1:3, promises something far better, sealed externally in the precious blood of Christ. It seems to me, this is the same commitment and awareness displayed by anyone who has ever brought the working of blessings into manifestation. Abram was so sure that he had all he needed in the Blessings, such that he didn't want any confusion about it (Genesis 14:22-23). Contrary to natural wisdom, Isaac's commitment to the blessings over his life was total, he stayed in a land with raging famine while others embarked on economic migration and within a year he became spectacularly rich (Genesis 26).

“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 KJV

In Genesis 30:28, Laban asked Jacob to name his price, he was desperate to keep him. The reason is simple, see what he said in verse 27, '.....for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.” Laban was ready to pay any price to bootleg of Jacob's blessings. Of course, Jacob knew he was blessed, he knew what happened when his father pronounced those solemn words over him in Genesis 27:27-29. He rejected the temporary offer, knowing that 'the blessings of the Lord will produce much more', it was just a matter of time (Proverbs 10:22). I can give you examples from bible times to this present day, every one that has ever walked in the manifestation of the blessings, did so because they were aware that they are blessed and put a premium on it. Not only that, they had a complete commitment to the veracity of the blessing. They refused to be intimidated by anything external because they have come to realise that the Blessings from the inside, will cause the natural laws to work in their favour, and yield exponentially.

“And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:29 KJV

Paul in his epistle to the Romans, chapter 15 verse 29, said he was SURE, that when he comes to visit them it will be in the FULLNESS of the blessing. He had no doubt that he was blessed to the fullest. That should be the testimony of every New Creation, that we are blessed to the full. This is the first step we need if we are going to manifest the blessings that is already in us. Knowing that the Physical and Natural laws will respond to the spoken favour of God in us (because we are in Christ) yielding exponentially. Like most of my partners, I might not be experiencing it the way I ought, but I am determined and committed to this goal and nothing will stop me. The same is available for everyone that is born again! In the next capsule we would look at the next step.


CONCLUSION
BE COMMITTED, IT'S TIME TO START WALKING IN THE FULLNESS OF THE BLESSINGS!

Ps
In writing the capsules for this series, there is a wellspring building on the inside of me, like a tidal wave. It has touched me more than I can put into words, watch out something spectacular is about to happen. I would encourage you to partner with me in this glorious journey....spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017: CAPSULE 31

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE DIFFERENCE

“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.”
Psalms 103:7 KJV


For those who are just joining us, we are discussing the difference between Blessings and Miracles, with the intention of identifying God's preferred pattern. Understanding this will help mature you in your Christian walk and make life more productive and rewarding. For a full explanation, I would suggest you start from capsule 25, paying particular attention to our working definitions for Blessings and Miracles. In summary, those who are stuck on miracles remain immature, whereas the dynamics of blessings take you into deeper dimensions in the things of God. Crisis give birth to Miracles, whilst Blessings to a large extent will prevent crisis. Every Miracle is temporary, with an inbuilt expiry date, Blessings on the other hand are permanent, unending, producing more and more and can be passed from one generation to another .

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3 KJV

In all our discussions, never lose sight of the truth that you are a New Creation, operating under a better covenant. We are not waiting to be Blessed, based on the complete work of redemption by Christ, we have the spoken favour of God that covers every aspect of life (Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:2-4). What we need is knowledge of how to put things in motion and get the best out of what is already ours. Unfortunately a lot of slogans, and gimmicks in the modern church have diluted this and led to muddled thinking. We would consider this in depth when we come to the application, for now let's take a look at a few more of the differences in this capsule.

“Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” Numbers 23:20 KJV

Blessing when properly understood will prevent and even reverse a curse. Let me repeat that, Blessings are designed to prevent or reverse curses. In fact there is great danger for those who try to curse you. For some reason most Christians find this difficult to accept. However a quick study of Genesis 12:3, 27:29, and the curious story of Balaam and Balak in Numbers 22-24 should help correct your theology. A Blessed person would have to reject the operation of the blessing either intentionally or through ignorance for any curse to have a chance (Ecclesiastes 10:8). This truth is even more so for the New Creation, those who are in Christ. There is an impenetrable double shield around you (Colossians 3:3, Galatians 3:13). What you need to do is maintain a conscious awareness of your place in Christ, in your thought life, actions and words. This is the reason why a New Creation cannot afford to coast, continuously we must labour to enter into the rest of God (Hebrews 4:11).

This might surprise you, to a large extent, even in crisis the occurrence of Miracle is not guaranteed. There is a bit of unpredictability about miracles, there is danger staking everything on miracles. If you have been following the series this should be obvious, whereas the opposite is true for blessings. Blessings are spiritual seeds that are guaranteed to produce when activated based on divine knowledge. Imagine the confidence Jacob displayed in Genesis 30:27-34 or Abram in Genesis 13:9-11, and again in Genesis 14:21-23. There is that audacity, that quiet confidence that comes when you are blessed and you know it. This is where every New Creation should be, we have something far superior than these Old Covenant saints (Matthew 11:11, Hebrews 8:6-7). Lastly, there is a continuous abundance and variety that comes with Blessings that Miracles cannot match. God told the first Adam to be fruitful, multiply, subdue and have dominion! (Genesis 1:28). How do you match such variety? The New Creation is Blessed with ALL spiritual blessings in Christ! That is how you do it. Talk about matchless variety and abundance, yet the modern church has failed to capitalise on what we have. 

As we close this capsule let me leave you with this thought. By common observation it seems to me that people that have learnt to walk in the Blessings also enjoy the best of Miracles (I believe there is a valid scriptural reason for this). Take a close look, from Bible times to this present day . Learn to walk in the Blessings and Miracles will show up to fill the gaps when needed .


CONCLUSION
LEARN TO WALK IN THE BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES WILL WILL FILL THE GAPS

PS
It is my earnest desire to hear from you, comments are always welcome. My intention as always is to cause a stirring and get my partners thinking. It is of utmost importance that you go through the scriptural references and find more. We would start looking at the application from next capsule.

Don't forget to spread the word, link your social media sites with MinDGyM.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 30

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE DIFFERENCE, TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT

“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.”
Psalms 103:7 KJV



We are discussing one of the basic fundamentals of sound Christian living: Blessings and Miracle, The difference and Application. This is one of the things the Lord showed me early in my walk with Him and has completely changed my thinking for the better. Once you understand this basic truth, it will affect virtually every aspect of your life. For example in the last capsule we saw that Crisis is the precursor for a Miracle, whilst Blessings would prevent Crisis. If you apply this to Health for instance, 'Would you rather be sick, then receive healing or Walk in Divine Health and not be sick?' It's that simple. I could apply this to prayer, material prosperity and much more, I am sure you get the gist.

As you walk in and work the blessings, you become mature and stable with roots that go deep. Whereas those who live on Miracles, move from one crusade to another, one prayer ground to the other, moving from crisis to crisis looking for the dramatic. They remain immature, self focused and end up frustrated. They make themselves prey to charlatans and impostors.

“And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.” Joshua 5:12KJV

Miracles are always TEMPORARY, but Blessings are PERMANENT! This should be obvious, especially if you consider the definitions of miracles and blessings (Capsule 25, 2017). God will not suspend the natural/physical laws permanently. Every miracle has an expiry date. The longest lasting miracle in history was the provision of manna. Even this was temporary. Firstly, it was a daily provision except for the day before sabbath when it lasted 48 hours. Any attempt to keep manna, beyond this stipulated time, bred worms (Exodus 16). Secondly, as soon as the children of Israel got to the Promised Land, manna ceased completely. Why? Because God expected them to plant and harvest (Joshua 5:12). A Miracle will only come to neutralise a specific crisis and no more. This is the nature of miracles from bible times to this present day.

“And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.” Genesis 27:33 KJV

Blessings by design are permanent. In Genesis 27 we see the story of how Isaac blessed Jacob thinking he was Esau. The reaction of Isaac when he found out his mistake is instructive. Genesis 27:33, he trembled exceedingly, this showed the significance of his mistake. But look at his conclusion 'have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed'. In other words once a blessing has been released, it cannot be taken back, it is in perpetuity or permanent. The workings of a blessing lead to continuous production, unending. In Genesis 12:1-3, Abram started with nothing except the blessing (the spoken favour of God), in Genesis 13:1-2, he was rich in cattle, silver and gold, in Genesis 24:1 he had everything. But do you know that the blessing of Abraham is still in operation up to this present day? (Genesis 12:3, 15:5, Galatians 3:29). Similarly with Isaac in Genesis 26:13-14.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3 KJV

The New Creation has something far better than the examples I have given so far. Ephesians 1:3 says we are already blessed with ALL spiritual blessings secured in Christ. We have a better covenant based on better promises. God's spoken favour that makes the natural laws yield exponentially is already available to us. The question then is why are we not seeing the manifestation? Good question, that is the purpose of our discussion, to show you what is God's preferred and original pattern. In the next capsule we would look at a few more of the differences between Miracles and Blessings, then go into the applications and how to set things in motion.


CONCLUSION

DON'T GET HOOKED ON THE TEMPORARY , THERE IS SOMETHING
PERMANENT

PS
My sincere prayer is that you will gain understanding. We need to spread the word, knowledge is the antidote for mediocrity. Thank you for partnering with MinDGyM.
Please link it with your social media sites.



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk