Thursday, 28 January 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016 : CAPSULE 4

THE BLESSING OF THE LORD: TRULY BLESSED (Part 4)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭KJV

I hope you have been thoroughly fired up by the discussion so far, I know I will never be the same again. We are considering The blessing of the Lord under three equally important topics, Truly Blessed, Blessed and Highly Favoured and Blessed beyond a Curse. This is the 4th Capsule under Truly Blessed, please spend time on the previous capsules to get the full gist. These teachings need to become a living concept for you to benefit. In 2014, when we started the Mindgym/God's Pill there was a lot of resistance to the teachings because they go against the grain of tradition beliefs, but thank God I can feel a gradual turn of the tide, some of the things we discussed as far back then, that appear strange are gradually becoming mainstream and fashionable (check them out and you will be surprised). We are all equal at the foot of the Cross, it's Christ in us that makes the difference (Colossians 1:27). In the last capsule we found out that the first step to walking in the blessing is to put premium on it, acknowledged it and protect it, that is the trigger. In Luke chapter 1 verse 38, Mary said ''be it unto me according to thy word'. In verse 45 of the same chapter, her cousin Elisabeth validated it “And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

In this capsule we would look at the purpose behind the blessing to avoid abuse and misuse. However, I would like to show you some distinction between Blessings and Miracles, just to give some perspective. A miracle comes in times of crisis, whereas blessing is meant to prevent crisis, miracle is for a season and specific situation, blessing is constant and you can walk in it. A miracle in the real sense is never as abundant compared to the workings of a blessing. A constant need for miracle would stifle spiritual growth and maturity, whereas the converse is true with walking in blessing (Psalms 103:7). Usually miracles involve suspension of natural laws, whereas blessing harness and optimise them, these are just a few of the differences. Don't get me wrong which ever way your deliverance comes from God is 100% desirable. There are times you need the two to live a triumphant life.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28 KJV

The first and most important reason God blessed us with all spiritual blessings is because God qualifies the called, He does not call the qualified so that no flesh will take the glory (1Corinthians 1:26). Every other reason derives from this. In Genesis chapter 1, the first thing God did after each creation is to bless it, in other words, He set them on a course of perpetuity by putting the seed in them. For Man, not only did He put a physical seed, He also imparted Man with His divine nature (Genesis 1:27-28, 2 Peter 1:2-4). The Christian life is not a changed, but an exchanged life (Galatians 2:20-21). God is our only source and because He wants you to succeed, He gives you ALL the tools you need to reflect and represent Him properly (2 Corinthians 5:20, 1 Peter 2:9). Living and walking in the blessings of the Lord keeps you connected and grounded to God, you constantly have to draw on the supply in you by faith (Hebrews 11:6, Deuteronomy 8:12-18, Genesis 14:22-23). Faith draws on what has already ready been provided spiritually bringing them to the physical.

The second reason, is that God would only accept a service or offering that comes out of what He has given you. I pray you understand this! that is why when He needed the perfect sacrifice for Sin, He provided Christ (John 1:29). This has implications for your offerings and tithes. In the Old Testament, the fire on the brazen altar came from heaven and it was from this all sacrifices and incense were burnt, this was meant to be the only source of fire for everything offered to God. In Leviticus chapter 10, Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron got fire from another source to burn incense, of course it was unacceptable to God .

The Blessing is like a combination of job description, qualification and tools to implement. We are blessed to succeed in every aspect of every day life but we are also blessed for specifics. This is why the church is described as a body, every part of the body should be vibrant, but have separate functions (Ephesians 4:16). Don't do something and ask God to bless it, rather find what He has blessed you to do, then do it. When you understand this, it creates confidence and stability, you are not a copy of somebody else, but an original. God is a creator not a 'rank xerox'!

The implication of the above three is that, God has blessed you so that you can be a BLESSING, first to the body then the world(Galatians 6:10) It takes the BLESSED to bless, you can only give what you have and know that you have (Genesis 12:2, Genesis 30:30). The blessings of the Lord are in you and form an unending source of supply and provision. The blessings comes from within and transform your surroundings and make it lush. Adam had his physical garden around him, the blessings of the LORD is the spiritual seed of your garden, if you release it, it will change what is around you. One of the reasons for greed is the fear of reversal of fortune. Fear dulls and confuses your spiritual antenna, an understanding that your blessings is within you, stimulates and liberates your faith, it makes you walk in freedom, knowing that no matter the situation you find yourself, it's a matter of time, things will turn around. The Jews have live this reality, even the very existence of the nation of Israel is based on this.

CONCLUSION
KNOW THIS, GOD IS YOUR SOURCE AND HE IS YOUR ONLY SOURCE

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'Femi Idowu
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