Thursday, 25 December 2014



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)


'Femi Idowu