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
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 14

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : CHRIST THE PERFECT IMAGE OF THE FATHER

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person,........
Hebrews 1:1-3 KJV

I concluded the last capsule by saying Christ is the only perfect reference point for the Father, hence it is important to have an uncompromising image of Him and then communicate this to our heart. If we are able to this then we are half way there. Remember I said the first part of the ministry of Christ is to show us what we lost in the first Adam (Romans 5:15-21)

Hebrews chapter one, the first three verses summarise what we have discussed so far. It contrast the ministry of the prophets and the patriarchs with that of Christ. The conclusion is that, what they gave was inferior to that of Christ. Four reasons were given for the superiority of Christ's message. The first is that Christ is the custodian (heir) of all things. Secondly, the Father made the worlds through Him (the Word). Thirdly, He radiates the glory of Father. More importantly He Christ is the express Image of the Father. The word express means without adulteration, the exact replica or of exactly the same kind! In fact this is the focus of the whole of the book of Hebrews.

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV
2 Corinthians chapter four, verse three to four is rich in meaning when interpreted in the light of Hebrews 1:2-3, It is the practical application. The only way the devil maintains his hold on the lost, is to prevent them coming into the knowledge of who Christ is. Once you know Christ, He shines light into your heart so that you begin to comprehend who God, the Father is. Remember, Christ is the brightness of His glory (shine) and express image of His person . Have you noticed that the main focus of the other ‘religions’ is always an attempt to either diminish, demean or malign the image and person of Christ. The reason is simple, it is to stop the lost from seen the perfect reflection and image of God the Father.

“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
Colossians chapter one is what I call a crossover scripture, in that it links two truths. However we would concentrate on the first, 'Christ, the image of the invisible God'. If you have followed our discussion, then this should be obvious. One of the greatest hindrance to understanding the nature of God comes from the five sense, sight in particular because God is a Spirit and that means He is invisible to the naked sight. God solved this apparent problem by giving us a perfect image in Christ (John 4:24, Hebrews 12:9, Colossians1:14).

From the next capsule we would start on the concluding part of this series, all we have discussed so far is to prepare you for this . Often you hear it commonly stated that we are made in the image of God, this general comment would become a personal reality which you live by if you are a NEW CREATION.

CONCLUSION
TO KNOW CHRIST, IS TO KNOW THE FATHER

Ps
Please spread word and gain the world, somebody you know needs to know

'Femi Idowu
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 13

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : GOD WITH US, THE INCARNATE CHRIST (Part 2)

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” John 1:15-16 KJV

Welcome back, this is a series to reveal the true image of the New Creation. Christianity is not a religion, it is God Almighty living and expressing Himself through us. We are replicas of Christ, that is why we are called Christians. We have access to the same anointing that Christ had, the differences are, He had a sinless body and perfect knowledge, “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” John 1:16 KJV

From capsule 8 to 11 we saw the perfect creation of God Almighty, the first Adam and how he allowed himself to be deceived. The entrance of the original Sin, the Fall and the image of God in him was lost. In capsule 12 the plan for our restoration move from prophesy to reality (Matthew 11:13). The stage was set, but it has been four thousand years since the Fall, God needed to reveal to man what was lost, before redemption and restoration could take place. All through the Old Covenant there had been Types and Shadows of Christ, now the one talked about is here in bodily form (Colossians 2:16-7)

“He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.”
Matthew 19:8 KJV


The Word, that was in the beginning, who came as the incarnate Christ needed to reveal the true nature of God, hence the phrase 'in the beginning it was not so' (Matthew 19:8b). Man had completely forgotten what the image and likeness of God looked and felt like, in that interval between the Fall and the coming of Christ. The Old Testament prophesied of the coming, sufferings, death and resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Luke 24:25-27). This was however not enough, because God is a Spirit, He needed to reveal Himself bodily. Now we can see in Christ, what we lost through the first Adam .

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” John 14:6-7 KJV

So with Christ we have a perfect reference point for the father, He (Christ) is the only one who has ever seen God, He was there from the beginning (John 1:1, 18) and He did only what the Father would do. In the next capsule we would consider further the implication of this, why it is paramount to have an uncompromising image of Christ, then communicate this to your heart and be fully persuaded, before the image and likeness of God in you can be revealed.


CONCLUSION
TYPES, SHADOWS, NOW THE REALITY IS CHRIST


PS
As always please take time to consider and meditate on the scriptural reference so that you can get a better picture of what we are discussing. God will give you understanding . Please don't forget to spread the word, through your social media. We are always happy to take comments and questions.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 12

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : GOD WITH US, THE INCARNATE CHRIST

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
John 1:18KJV

In capsule 11 we deconstructed the original Sin into its component parts, HIGH TREASON, REBELLION and CONTAGION. For those joining us for the first time please go through the previous capsules in this series. From Genesis chapter three after the Fall, God set in motion His plan to redeem man, to restore the original IMAGE and LIKENESS (Genesis 3:15). It took a sinless man, the first Adam to surrender that God's Image, it will have to take another sinless Man, the incarnate Christ to pay the price and redeem the image and restore it back to the original owners, the New Creation. The First acts was the Fall, the Last act is Redemption.

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
John 1:16-18 KJV

John 1:16-18, contrast the ministries of Moses and Christ. Moses brought the Law, with its harshness and punitive measures, whilst Christ brought Grace and Truth. In case you are wondering which is superior, verse 18 makes it clear by saying Christ brought the perfect representation of God the Father because no man has ever seen God except Christ and He (Christ) has revealed Him(God the Father)!

The implication of this revelation is far reaching, it is humongous . Up to the coming of Christ, Moses and the Law were the ultimate representation of the person and nature of God. But, John 1:16-18 says Grace and Truth gives a much more accurate representation because Jesus Christ is the only one who has ever seen God . To the Jews this is as radical as it gets, we now have a New and more accurate image, thoughts, intents and nature of God the Father. If you understand this it will settle a lot of the confusion about tithe, healing, curses, demonic control etc

The concept that only Christ had ever seen God needs to be re-emphasised because the impression from some of the Old Testament scriptures is that several of the prophets saw God. The truth is that they only saw an impression or a 'shadow' of God. 1 John 4:12, John 5:37, 1 Tim. 6:16

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, .....
Matthew 5:21-22 KJV


Moses brought the letter of the law, however the thoughts and intents or the spirit behind the law was not known until Christ came. In the first major public teaching of Christ, Matthew chapter five , verses 21, 27, 31, 33 and 38 we see Christ explaining things more accurately.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 KJV
John 1:1, tells us that Christ, the Word was present at the very beginning, in Genesis 1:26-28, when the decision was made to make man in the Image and Likeness of The Godhead. He came down to Earth to restore that image back to perfection. What a glorious concept, that which was lost is about to be restored.


CONCLUSION
NO MAN HAS EVER SEEN GOD, BECAUSE GOD IS A SPIRIT.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 22 March 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 :CAPSULE 11

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : NATURE OF THE ORIGINAL SIN

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17 KJV

In this series we are on a journey to unveil the true image of the New Creation. All through Genesis chapters one and two we see everything working perfectly, until sin enter the world in chapter three. With the entrance of Sin, Death started reigning through the operation of the curse (Genesis 2:17). The image of God in man changed completely to that of his new master, Satan (Ephesians 2:2-3). Man lost his dominion, in fact the whole of Creation fell (Romans 8:19-22). In other words, man acquired Sin Nature and became enemies with God.

It is important to take a close look at this Original sin in so as to understand the price God paid to reverse its effect and restore us back to Himself. This is the whole essence of redemption. Although the Fall of man was by deception, it was however legal and voluntary, hence completely enforceable. There are three key elements to this Sin

High Treason

The first element is that it was an act of high treason, a betrayal of the kingdom of Heaven. The first Adam was an Ambassador of God on a Earth, he was supposed to rule in the stead of God. He sold out the image of God to Satan, God's masterpiece, His image was given to Satan, the same way a traitor will give up a valuable secret of his country to another. Like all traitors he defected from his country, from spiritual to carnal, from light to darkness, from life to death, from righteousness to unrighteousness (Colossians 1:13-14). He became a bonafide offspring and servant of Satan instead of being an offspring and Ambassador of God.

Rebellion
This Sin brought in rebellion, resistance to established authority, to act contrary to instructions. In other words man became a rebel at heart, instead of being spiritual, he became carnal. His five carnal senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing) became dominant instead of his spiritual sense, faith (Genesis 3:7). 1Samuel 15:23, equates this to the sin of witchcraft, that is being controlled by a spell.

Contagion
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12 KJV

This Sin was a contagion passing down the generation bringing with it spiritual death, separation from the life of God. Everyone after Adam was born guilty of High treason and rebellion by reason of descent from Adam. This is probably the worst of the three elements, this is the reason why Christ told Nicodemus, "Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 KJV.

Pollution of Creation
The aspect that is often ignored is that this Sin polluted the whole of Creation from plant to animal life, brought in sickness and disease both physical and psychological.
Everything became rebellious and needed taming.

This is the picture after the Fall, to really appreciate how bad things were, within a thousand years from Adam, perversion was so rife that God had to wipeout almost all of the then known world except for eight humans. This polluted image remained until the coming of the saviour, Christ the anointed one, God in human flesh. The first Adam sold out the image of God, it took the last Adam in sinless flesh to pay the price and redeem man, and restore that image.

Additional reading: Romans chapter five

CONCLUSION
HIGH TREASON. REBELLION AND CONTAGION

PS
As always please take time to consider and meditate on the scriptural reference so that you can get a better picture of what we are discussing. God will give you understanding . Please don't forget to spread the word, through your social media. We are always happy to take comments and questions.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 10

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : THE FALL, NATURE OF THE ORIGINAL SIN

“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Genesis 2:16-17 KJV


In the previous capsule we discussed the creation of God's masterpiece, the first Adam, made in the image and likeness of God. The offspring and Ambassador of God on Earth with the power and authority of heaven. This man was not just a servant, God was the blueprint, the pattern for the design. This image remained so, till Genesis chapter three when it all changed. Always remember that it is the spirit of man that was made in the image and likeness of God because God is a Spirit (Genesis 2:7, John 4:24)

"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis2:17 KJV

Genesis chapter three verses one to six describes the most disastrous act in human history. It ushered in the Original sin and its consequence; spiritual death (remember that man is a Spirit). This Sin was not just an act, but it also changed the nature or the very essence of man which is the image and likeness of God. Consequently, man lost his position as ambassador for God on earth. Not only man but the whole of Creation fell with man, every form of perversion and pollution came in, sickness, disease and much more (Romans 8:19-22)

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Romans 6:16 KJV

Romans chapter six verse sixteen gives an explanation of the consequence of Genesis 3:1-6. You will find a perfect description of the fallen man and his new image in Ephesians 2:1-3, 12 (please take time to study these references). To put it bluntly, the image and likeness of man changed to that of satan according to Romans 6:16. It is often taught that God cursed man in Genesis 3 verses 14-19, this is not so. The curse was already in operation the moment they contravened Genesis 2:17. You will notice that they experienced 'shame' immediately (Genesis 3:7). The curse was already in effect. What God did was to explain their change in status, the law in Genesis 2:17 was already in operation, cause and effect.

A crude analogy would be a Doctor warning a patient that if you drink polluted water it with give you gastroenteritis. If the patient goes ahead and drinks the water and as a result, develops diarrhoea and vomiting, the job of the Doctor is to explain the consequence and then administer treatment .

Before we end this capsule, it is important to understand this original Sin, why it is so far reaching in consequence to change the very nature of God's best. This is what we would do in the next capsule . We will deconstruct the nature of the Original Sin.


CONCLUSION
THE FALL LED TO SPIRITUAL DEATH AND PERVERSION IN CREATION


PS
As always please take time to consider and meditate on the scriptural reference so that you can get a better picture of what we are discussing. God will give you understanding . Please don't forget to spread the word, through your social media. We are always happy to take comments and questions.



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

GOD'S PILL 2018 : CAPSULE 9

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS : IN THE BEGINNING

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 KJV


In this series we are on a quest to reveal the true identity of the New Creation, in other to properly do this we need to go to the very beginning. It is my conviction that the Bible runs a commentary on itself, if only we are patient and rigorous enough, we would not fall prey to charlatans. The word of God has nothing to do with the excessive emotional display of the Pentecostal or the lifeless intellectual approach of the Orthodox Church. It is not meant to conform to the current norm or acceptable standards, it is alive, immutable and effective (Psalms 119:89, Hebrews 13:8, Roman 12:2, Hebrews 4:12).

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion .........(KJV 1:26)

The intention and pattern
Let's consider things from the beginning. Genesis chapter one, verses twenty six to twenty eight deserve special attention. In verse twenty six the Intention to create man was declared by the Godhead. The blueprint for this man was to be the Godhead. Man was to be in the image of God, and in His likeness. In other words Offspring of the Godhead. This narrative is so simple and straightforward, but staggering! Until you accept this as an eternal truth, you will struggle. Prior to creating man, God created every other living thing 'after its kind', (Genesis 1:24-25), meaning God followed a laid down pattern. For man the pattern and design was God!
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 KJV

The Creation
In verse twenty seven, He (The Godhead) went ahead and executed the intention in verse twenty six. Man was made in the image and likeness of God. Remember God was not under any compulsion to do this. Man was a direct expression and result of the desire of God. The New Creation is beloved of God, not tolerated (Psalms 8, Ephesians 1:6).

The scope of Power and Authority
In verse twenty eight, the scope and dominion of man was established, he was to have dominion on Earth. In other words, he was to represent God on Earth or be God's Ambassador here on earth (2 Corinthians 5:20). This puts everything in proper perspective . The earth was created with man in mind, prior to this God had no need for the earth.

It is important to conceptually understand that the spirit is that part of man created in the image and likeness of God. Always keep in mind that God is a Spirit and so are you (John 4:24). The flesh was added to man so that he can inhabit the Earth as a living soul, just like the astronaut will require an astronaut suit in space (Genesis 2:7).

Man maintained this image and likeness from Genesis Chapter one verse twenty eight through chapter two, until the Fall in chapter three. Exactly what happened to that image? What is the nature of the original Sin? What did it do to the Image and likeness of God in man? We would consider the answers to these questions in the next capsules.


CONCLUSION
CREATED PURE AND HOLY, IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF HIM.

Additional reading: Genesis chapters 1-2, Psalms 8



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk