Wednesday, 14 May 2014



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!!


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