Wednesday, 28 May 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 21

SATAN DOES NOT HAVE UNLIMITED POWER

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (1 Peter 5:8, 9 KJV)

Don't be fooled, the devil does not have unlimited power. He has been around for a long time wreaking havoc any way he can, through sickness and disease etc (John 10:10a) however there is a limit to what he can do. For instance he is not omnipresent or omniscient , what he has in abundance are lies , trickery and cunningness (John 8:44, Ephesians 6:11, 2 Corinthians 11:3)

He can only make you sick or put disease on you if you allow him or consent to it (most times he does it by default ). You might think this is not true but I will show you.

The scripture in 1Peter 5:8-9 explains it. If you've ever watched one of those wildlife documentaries you will notice that the lion only goes for the weak prey out of the herd. That is the picture Peter is painting. If the devil is all powerful he would not 'walk about, seeking', he would just attack all and devour all, but because he doesn't have the capacity to do that he waits for his opportunity to attack the ignorant.

The second part of that scripture says you should resist steadfastly in the faith. To resist means to stand against, but do it in faith not in fear. The same thing is repeated in James 4:7. When you resist in the faith , it means you are standing against it based on the word or promises of God. 1John 4:4 says the one on the inside of you is greater, but He needs you to express Himself.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10, 11 KJV)

When you resist in the faith you become 'strong in the Lord and the power of His might'. If you do this you will be able to look at the disease or sickness in the face and say not today, not tomorrow or ever and kick it out!


CONCLUSION
WHAT YOU FAIL TO CONQUER WILL CONQUER YOU.

PS
In Capsule 22 we will explore this further, don't miss it. Together we are staring the healing revolution.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 20

AVOID THE EXTREMES

(Please read Capsules 16, 17, 18,19)
In Capsules 16 to 19, we discussed the place of faith and patience in obtaining the promise. I defined patience as the endurance of faith and also explained how to work patience and shorten the time in certain instances when the manifestation to your answer is being hindered by demonic forces. This is particularly important when you are ministering healing. However in other instances the delay might be due to you and in some cases patience might need to run its course. I would not be able to give an exhaustive narration here, but it is important to give balance so as to avoid the extremes 

1. It is important for you to realise that faith works by love, hence if you live a life of strife it will be difficult to manifest answers to your prayer especially healing. The reason is simple, you become spiritually dull when you operate in strife. In such instances you only have yourself to blame (Galatians 5:6, James 3:14 and 16)
2. Seed time, and Harvest. It is useless (in fact less than useless) to expect a harvest where a seed has not been sown. This law is universal (spiritual and natural) there is always seed followed by time before the harvest. Also every seed brings forth its kind. This has far reaching implications that we are not able to go into here (Genesis 8:22)

3. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: (Hebrews 11:39 KJV)

On the face of it, this scripture appears to contradict all that we discussed in capsule 16-19, however a closer scrutiny will reveal that it is referring to the coming of Christ. The principle here is that some promise are time specific . Knowing this will prevent unnecessary frustration. Abraham was promised that he would be the father of many nations but the manifestation could not have been in his lifetime. There are some things you just cannot microwave .

4. You can only pray and expect an answer for what God has promised in the New Covenant, or faith only appropriates what God has promised. Again people pray for all sorts of strange things and wonder why they don't get an answer.

The good news is that when it comes to healing you don't have to wait, you can always do something about shortening the time from 'receiving it' and 'having it'.

CONCLUSION
AVOID THE EXTREMES, LIVE A LIFE OF BALANCE


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 19

PUT PATIENCE TO WORK

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 KJV)

Quick recap
In the three previous capsules, I explained that when we pray it is important to believe we receive, however answers are given in spiritual forms. Patience is however the bridge between the spiritual and the physical so we need to know how to put it to work. (Hebrews 10:35-36). This patience is not lazy or sluggish, it's watchful and active.

In this capsule I will show you how it works. Please follow me attentively.

Daniel Chapters 9 and 10.  In chapter 9 Daniel got the physical manifestation to his prayer the same day, in chapter 10 it took twenty one days (by the way both prayers included fasting). A close review will show that in both instances God answered immediately (Daniel 9:23, Daniel 10:12) .
In Chapter 10 despite the fact that God answered immediately it took 21 days because there was a demonic force resisting it in the spiritual (remember I told you that the answers are given in their spiritual form). The practical implication is that when you pray for healing, it is released from your spirit but there might be hindrances withstanding the manifestation.

In Chapter 10 Daniel could not do anything about it other than grit his teeth and wait. Spiritual reinforcement was sent to break the hindrance . Whilst this is okay for Daniel (old covenant ) it should not be the same way for us in the New Covenant .

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 KJV)

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19 KJV)
(1 Peter 5:8-9, Mark 16:17, Matthew 10:8, Luke 9:1; 10:19, Phil 2:9-10, and many more)

Daniel could not rebuke or resist the spiritual hindrance but we can because we have the power and authority in the name of Jesus. So when you are ministering healing and it is not manifesting, the question you should ask is whether there is a spiritual force hindering you. If that is the case, because you know 'you have received it' take a stand against whatever it is and rebuke it in the name of Jesus and 'you shall have it'. If Daniel had the authority and power he could have rebuked the prince of Persia and instead of waiting for 21 days the answer could have come earlier. It is important to be aware of this truth otherwise you will wait when you ought to take the initiative.

Before we conclude, it is important for you to know that you are the one to rebuke the hindrance. God will not do it for you. He has given you the power and authority needed to do it, so use it.

This is how you put patience to work and shorten the interval!!

CONCLUSION
IT IS ACTIVE , WATCHFUL AND DYNAMIC


PS
For the purpose of the blog I have simplified things especially for healing. I know this has raised a lot of nagging questions eg The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, and a few other instances. Rest assure I will deal with these in Capsule 20


Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 18

PATIENCE IS THE BRIDGE

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (Matthew 7:7 KJV)

(Please refer to capsules 16 and 17 before reading this).

In the previous two Capsules I endeavoured to show from the scriptures that we need patience to actualise or manifest the promises, I also indicated that it does not mean passiveness or doing nothing. I intend to go further in this capsule, and I will implore you to give consideration to the things I will be showing you because at first bite they are counter culture .

Matthew 7:7 above is a popular scripture. It's says if you ask it shall be given, if you seek you shall find and if you knock it shall be opened. Again notice the 'shall' that follows each action connoting future tense, validating the sense of interval that we have been stressing (aka Patience).

But let me say this, virtually everyone that I know including myself can point at sometime when we asked, sought or knocked and yet the answer did not manifest. Especially when we know that the request was scriptural and not based on lust (James 4:3). So the question arises, which is true? Our experience or Matthew 7:7. Because of this confusion we then look for explanations, like maybe God is saying no or maybe He wants us to wait or He wants us to pray and fast more etc,etc. All these explanation might have stood a chance but for Matthew 7:8

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:8 KJV)

Verse 8 puts paid to any alternative explanation and in fact verses 9,10 and 11 go on to validate this.The word everyone (i.e. every born again child of God) is pretty conclusive with no room to manoeuvre. There is a universal law (spiritual and natural): Any time there is a clash between your experience and the word of God, then the WORD must stand superior (Romans 3:4). This law makes simple a lot of apparently complex or conflicting situations.

Explanation
The truth is that when we ask, seek or knock according to His promises, God answers!! Whether it then manifest has a lot to do with what we do subsequently. John 4:24 in part says 'God is a Spirit.....' So when we ask He gives, but the answer is in it's 'spiritual form'(Ephesians 1:3.KJV). But don't forget that the spiritual always comes before the physical (Hebrews 11:3, 2Cor.4:18). We need faith and patience to manifest it. If you are not aware of this, each time you pray and you've not seen the manifestation you will reach a wrong conclusion that God has not answered! There lies the conundrum , you need to know 'How to let patience have its perfect work, so that you can be entire and lack nothing' James 1:4


CONCLUSION
PATIENCE IS THE BRIDGE SO CROSS IT


PS
Don't miss the conclusion in Capsule 19. I will show you how to shorten the interval (aka Patience) or put patience to work.


'Femi Idowu
http://www.mindgym.org.uk/


Thursday, 1 May 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 17

IF FAITH PLEASES GOD.......

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.(James 1:2-4)
 
As promised in the next 3 capsules we would look at what patience means and it's place when we deploy our faith for healing. Don't forget that this blog is a capsule, so it is small and smooth enough to swallow, and easily digestible to release it's healing power.
 
The above passage is one of the boldest scripture in the word of God. It says you should rejoice no matter the situation (sickness or disease inclusive), why? Because the challenge to your faith (or your belief in the veracity of the promises of God) is an opportunity to put patience to work. Verse 4 says if you allow patience to do what its meant to do, YOU WILL BE PERFECT, ENTIRE and LACK NOTHING. This is a blank cheque, in fact it doesn't get better than this. So if you are struggling to effect healing in yourself, then you've got the mix of faith and patience wrong.
 
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises (Hebrews 6:12)
 
In case you are still in doubt, look at the scripture above saying exactly the same thing. With the right mix of faith and patience you will inherit the promises, including those concerning healing. Or look at it the other way, if you are not inheriting the promises, it's because you are slothful ( or sluggish: NKJV or spiritually dull and indifferent according to the NLT bible version).
 
So if PATIENCE is this powerful and needful what is it? Can I suggest that patience as described in the scriptures is not passive, in fact it does not mean doing nothing or hanging about helplessly waiting for something to happen.
 
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them (Mark 11:24)
 
I refer you to capsule 16, PATIENCE is the spiritual quality that stands as a bridge between 'believe that ye receive them' and 'ye shall have them'. Except you know this, a lot of prayer power will be wasted. You will think nothing happened when a lot has.

I define PATIENCE as the endurance of faith. Most people can start in faith, but without patience only few people last in faith. Patience supplies the energy that keeps faith going. Once 'you believe you receive', patience should kick in until 'you have it'. Again I stress it doesn't mean loitering and doing nothing, and it does not necessarily have to be long.
 
The question is how do you obtain this patience? Look at the scripture below.
 
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope (Roman 15:4)
 
Patience only comes through the knowledge of the scripture, I am not talking about some casual acquantance with the scripture. I mean revealed intimate knowledge, (To be continued)
 

 CONCLUSION 
.......THEN TURBO CHARGE IT WITH PATIENCE

Ps 
In capsule 18, we would go further and discuss how to work patience