Thursday, 25 December 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 51

HE DWELLS IN YOU

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭11‬ KJV)

The above scripture is central to my christian walk and understanding of who I am and what I have in Christ. In fact the first part is almost a challenge to your thinking. To be successful in anything you do when it comes to the challenges we face you must believe that the Spirit of Christ 'dwells' in you, that is, He is resident in you, lives there permanently, He does not come and go like in the Old Testament. This is a pivotal difference between the old and the New Testament (Romans 8:9.1John 2:27, Hebrews 8:8-13). In fact our spirit is identical to Christ, yes let me repeat that, identical .' Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.' (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭17‬ KJV)

The level to which you believe, this is the level to which you are bold enough to move in its fullness. The second part of Romans 8:11 says if you believe the first part, then expect that Spirit to quicken or give life to your mortal body. That is, if you are sick, expect life to flow from the immortal part of you which is the Spirit (spirit of Christ) to the mortal part, the body. This is so simple but unfortunately we have a knack of complicating the simple things of God. That is what religion does. Don't get me wrong I still struggle personally to fully conceptualise this too. It's so mind blowing that you must continually remind yourself. The reason why we are continually searching for power is because we don't know that we already have it. This is the same trick satan used for Adam and Eve, he promised them what they already have, this is the recipe for frustration and disaster. What we need is an understanding of what we already have (Isaiah 5:13), instead of engaging in all sorts of gimmickry. You will hear all sorts of slogan like 'power must change hand'. In New Testament terms this already happened 2000 years ago. Christ already spoilt powers and principalities, making an open show of them, what we need to know is how to walk in it (Colossians 2:15). If you are not aware of this you will be looking for what you already have and that will make you vulnerable to deception (Psalms 16:4)

In practical terms what we need to do is draw on the Spirit of Him that rose up Christ, dwelling on the inside of us and cause a flow of that healing power to come out. That is the basic principle of laying of hands. It's like conducting electricity, it's the same when we speak 'the word', we are conducting life that is in the spirit out, that is why Christ said 'it is the spirit that quickens (or gives life), the flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life (John 6:63). So when you know what you have already by the Grace of God, what you need is to draw on it by speaking the word and if necessary laying of hands, believe, expecting a manifestation. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. (‭Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭45‬ KJV)

CONCLUSION
ITS FROM INSIDE OUT, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 50

BREAK BREAD

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (‭Luke‬ 22‬:‭19-20‬ KJV)

Praise God! In this capsule we will discuss the significance and power released in breaking bread. When this is done properly it releases the power and authority in the name of Jesus and affects any aspect of your life where you are struggling (Philippians 2:9-11).

Christ instituted the Breaking of Bread the very night He release Himself to be taken for crucifixion and this was probably the last fellowship and instruction He gave to the disciples as a collective before His resurrection. In fact He had alluded to this in the passage John 6:53-57. He commanded them to do it in REMEMBRANCE of Him. This is the point that is often missed, He was not asking them to do it as a mere religious observance, definitely not. Look at the passage in Luke 22:19-20 again, As the bread was broken, so was His body broken for us and if His body has been broken for you, then yours does not need to be broken again. You need to remember this each time you break bread . The wine was like His blood which atoned for our sin and ushered in the New Testament, so when you drink the wine you need to remind yourself that sin and the effect of its power does not have a hold on you any more, you are free.

So what is the practical application of this? Let's take sickness for example, if you've done all you know to do and you are still struggling (which happens to all of us), then Break bread, and as you do, remember and remind yourself of the substitutionary work of Christ. His body had already been broken, so yours should not, and when satan points at sin in your life, you point at the blood of Christ that was shed to atone for your sin or sins in the past, present and future. As you do this faith will rise within you and things will begin to shift in your favour. It does not matter how many times you need to do this in a day, keep doing it.
Christ realised the disciples might not appreciate the significance of what was about to happen to Him on the cross, hence He instituted breaking of bread and commanded them to do it as a reminder. We don't need any new sacrifice all we need to do is remind ourselves of the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-12).

Breaking bread is such a potent spiritual tool that if not appropriated properly it could have the reverse effect. The Apostle Paul revealed to the church at Corinth that the reason why some of them were sickly and some even died prematurely was because they failed to appreciate the purpose and potency of breaking bread (Where purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable). 1Corinthians 11:23-34. So when you have done all you know to do and it seems your back is against the wall, take the bread and wine, bless it and break bread and remember!!!

CONCLUSION

BREAK THE BACK OF BAD BY BREAKING BREAD

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 11 December 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 49

SOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. (‭Matthew‬ ‭10‬:‭41‬ KJV)

The above scripture gives another dimension to the law of sowing and reaping. It talks about partnership. This is probably one of the smartest application of this law. When you sow into a work or a ministry and you do it continually you become a partaker of the dominant anointing in that ministry. That anointing as a matter of course flows through your life producing the same effect and replicating itself.

It's like standing at the edge of stream and creating a diversion that goes through your property, the stronger the current through the stream the more irrigated your land is, because the source that feeds the stream feeds your land too. That is why that scripture in Matthew 10:41 says if you give to a prophet you get a prophets reward, and if you give to a righteous man you get a righteous man's reward. That is, sow where you want to go!

For instance if you want to flow in healing anointing find somebody or a ministry that operates in that anointing and partner with it, support the minister and the ministry with your substance, pray over your gift and do it continuously and expect that same anointing to manifest in your life and ministry. People often quote Philippians 4;19 inappropriately, Paul was commanding a special blessing on his partners in Philippi. This group were committed to his ministry, in fact the whole of the epistle to the Philippians is a 'THANK YOU' note from Paul to this people. Notice that he said MY God will supply your needs, this implies that the same anointing and grace of God over his life will also manifest in their lives. He could have said God will supply their needs, but the 'My' shows the intimacy he shared with them. If you are struggling with your health, this is one sure fire way of kicking disease out of your body. It works whichever way you slice it, if it's prosperity or teaching or evangelism it does not matter connect with a minister or ministry strong in this area and watch how things will change for you.

Still on Philippians chapter 4, in verse 16 Paul said because they have given so much to his ministry, verse 17, he expects fruits of their giving to abound in their accounts .These fruits will manifest in form of all their needs been supplied according to God's riches. The word according means in proportion to. What this means is that their needs will be supplied in proportion to God's riches. This is mind blowing if you truly understand what it means. It is one thing to have your needs met, but it a completely different level when your needs are met to the proportion of God's riches....that is what you get when you activate the power of partnership. Things happen extraordinarily and supernaturally for you because you are sowing where you want to go.

CONCLUSION
SOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO AND SEE THE ANOINTING FLOW , GROW AND FLOWER.







'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 48

THE ANOINTING YOU RESPECT 

And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. (‭Matthew‬ ‭10‬:‭12-14‬ KJV)

One of the things that baffled me in the early days, is why is it easy to minister healing to some people and with others its like hitting a brick wall? I eventually found out that the problem may not be with healing anointing or virtue, some of the time the problem is with the recipient. Think about it, nobody ministers by their own strength if they are doing it properly and the Holy Spirit does not fluctuate (1John 2:27). In the scripture above the disciples were sent out to do great works that included healing the sick. However, they were given specific instructions not to force themselves on anyone. You see faith is a two way street, it takes two to tango, one to minister the other to receive. There are several reasons for this, but probably the most important is the fact that it is wrong to violate anybody's will either passively or actively. You cannot force healing on anyone. Let's put it this way, 'the anointing you respect will flow towards you, the one you disrespect will move away from you'. If you don't understand this you will struggle. Christ warned His disciples not to waste their time or energy. You cannot help everybody, no matter how passionate you feel about it. This is seen over and over in the scriptures, the people that Apostle Paul found most difficult to minister to were the Jews because they had no respect for his ministry.

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (‭Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭58‬ KJV)

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. (‭Mark‬ ‭6‬:‭3-5‬ KJV)

It is important that we don't get too familiar with the anointing such that we trivialise it. Even Christ experienced this, the people in the village where He grew up just could not accord Him the respect He deserved. They could not separate the man from the anointing. Mark 6:5 says 'He could not do mighty work' not that 'He did not want to'. Can you see the difference? Even Christ could not circumvent this! This might just be the reason why some 'mature' Christians have difficulty in receiving healing.

We must always be humble enough to receive from the ministry of others. Most times it's about the message not the messenger, and you need wisdom on some occasions to separate the two. In 2kings 5, Naaman was smart enough to separate the two. This reminds me of something I once heard. When the wife of a General Overseer of a particular denomination is given an instruction by the husband on certain occasions, especially when there is a spiritual edge to it, she will look at the husband straight in eyes and would ask 'Is this Yemi or the GO speaking ?' If the answer is 'it's the GO' , because she has learned to separate the two, she obeys without argument knowing that 'the anointing you respect will flow towards you'. This sounds extreme but it works for her.

CONCLUSION

THE ANOINTING YOU RESPECT WILL FLOW EFFORTLESSLY TOWARDS AND THROUGH YOU.
 
PS
For confidentiality, I have changed the first name of the GO.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk