Thursday, 26 May 2016

GOD'S PILL 2016: CAPSULE 20

WALKING IN THE SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY OF GOD:
'FAITH GIVES ACCESS TO WHAT GOD PROVIDED BY GRACE IN MY SPIRIT'.


“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2 KJV

Last week we had the Booster dose capsule! My prayer is that it will light your fire. One of the biggest hindrance with the present day Christian is inability to see the Big picture in creation. By this I mean people fail to understand how things relate with each other, there is so much compartmentalisation in our understanding and thought process, such that we fail to connect the dots. We fail to see the way truths relate to each other and don't have a contextual view of the bible. Unfortunately, this has allowed zealots with little knowledge but copious passion to use fear as a tool.

We are on the fifth principle, the first four have been 1. God is my source, God is my only source 2. God anticipated all my needs and made provision before the need arose 3. The supply is always more abundant than the need 4. I have all that I need or I am complete in my born again spirit ". In presenting most of these truths I try my very best to reduce the shock impact because I do not want it to be like water on the back of a duck, doing this can be a real struggle for me at times. 
The next and fifth principle is 'FAITH GIVES ACCESS TO WHAT GOD PROVIDED BY GRACE IN MY SPIRIT'. Everything we have discussed so far is logical and interrelated, but this fifth principle is pivotal to all, it's like the linchpin. Faith is what creates the current of flow from the inside to the outside. Faith is what converts the spiritual realities already in your spirit into the physical realities that you need in this world (Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV). Everything that you will ever need is already provided far abundantly in your born again spirit by grace, but the only way to ACCESS it is by faith, that in essence is what our index scripture Romans 5:1 is saying. In other words Grace is what God has done or His divine nature that is already available in our spirit, and Faith is your positive response to this provision or the process by which we draw them out.

The purpose of this capsule is not to do an exhaustive study on Faith ( there is neither the space or time). However, I would like to correct 3 misconceptions that I believe is necessary in the context of this capsule. The first is that Faith can only appropriate what has already been provided by grace. Faith is not confessing something to make it so, Faith is actually confessing what already exists in the spiritual, or Faith is confessing something because it is already so. This is the confidence of Faith, saying what you know already exist, It might not be visible to the naked eye, but is available (Hebrews 11:3). The second point, is that your faith will only be active by acknowledging that the finished work of grace is already in you, this is the strength of Faith (Philemon 1:6). In other words you have to switch it on so to say. Electric current will only flow when you switch it on, in the same way Faith is voice activated and demands action otherwise it remains dormant and latent (James 2:26). This is so simple you will need somebody to help you misunderstand it. “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philemon‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭KJV.‬‬ In other words, the demonstration or release of your faith will be effective when you place premium on your identity in Christ. Unfortunately most don't have a clear knowledge of their identity in Christ, instead they would prefer to be like one of the OT prophets (Matthew 11:11, Romans 8:29), that is what I call spiritual regression.

In the context of this capsule the last misconception I would like to correct is the popular belief that 'Faith moves God! Unfortunately, this is wrong, the truth is that FAITH MOVES YOU, NOT GOD'. I know this one is hard to swallow, but it is absolutely true. The mantra 'Faith moves God' has been repeated so many times such that most Christians have not bordered to examine its veracity. God is not the one that is stuck, you are. God moved more than 2000 years ago, He has provided everything by grace, you are the one that needed to respond positively (Romans 5:6-10, Romans 10:6-10). Until you grasp this you will struggle, this is an important reason for some prayer failure. Yes, Faith pleases God because it is an acknowledgment of who He is and a positive response to His provisions (Capsules 15-18, 2016). It is not God that needs convincing, He has already executed the plan of redemption 2000 years ago, so you are the one that need to appropriate it by Faith.

As we close on this capsule, Romans 10:6-8 summaries everything :“But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach "

CONCLUSION
FAITH WILL ACCESS THE GRACE OF GOD IN YOUR SPIRIT


PS
This capsule is pivotal to your Christian walk, I pray that your eyes of understanding be enlightened in Jesus name' Amen.
Thank you for sending the link to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu

Thursday, 19 May 2016

GOD'D PILLS 2016: CAPSULE19

WALKING IN THE SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY OF GOD:
THE BOOSTER DOSE OR BONUS CAPSULE

“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We are dealing with the series that I have for want of a better title called 'Walking in the supernatural supply of God'. Which in reality, is just me trying to codify and answer some questions in a structured way. The first four of these we have dealt with in capsules 15-18 (2016) 1. God is my source, God is my only source 2. God anticipated my needs, and made provision before the need arose 3. The supply is always more abundant than the need or requirement 4. I am complete in my born again spirit or I have all that I require in my spirit.

All of these principles run counter to normal reasoning and seem virtually impossible to the natural man and natural way of thinking. I feel pressed and compelled in my spirit to interject with this capsule which I have titled the booster dose or bonus capsule before we go on to the fifth principle. This I strongly believe will unlock and correct your thinking and help you appreciate that these principles are not just man made or clever thinking, they are real, true and scriptural. If we can grasp and make them functional, the possibilities are endless.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9. KJV)
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Isaiah 55:8-9, is a commonly quoted scripture and because it is interpreted out of context, the meaning is lost. The common application is that God's ways and thoughts are too high for us to aspire to and by inference it is okay for us to continue with our low level subsistence, this in a way endorse and place premium on mediocrity. This has been repeated so many times that it has become a mantra that keeps even born again Christians in the bondage of ignorance (John 8:30-32). This scripture if taken in context is an admonition or a rebuke ( even for the OT saints, not to talk of the NT saints) to forsake the human or natural ways and thoughts, but reach up and aspire to God's. (Isaiah chapters 52-55 talks specifically about the redemptive work of Christ and the resultant effect). Not to bore you, look at Isaiah 55:5-7 which describes the born again experience in prophetic terms, the preceding verse 7 makes it clear. It says

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
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The 'wicked' here refers to people outside the covenant, don't forget that we are now the 'righteousness of God in Christ Jesus' (1 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 54:17). This is an admonition for the born again Christians to renew their mind, so that their thoughts and ways can align with that of God (Romans 12:2). Until you do this you will be a miserable Christian, the things of God would appear too lofty for you to aspire to. The reason why the children of Israel behaved so badly despite all the great miracles (acts) God wrought and they saw, was because they never understood the ways of God compared to Moses (Psalm 103:7). The purpose of the word of God, the Holy Spirit, your born again spirit is for you to begin to think like God and walk in His ways (1Corinthians 2:16, John 14:26, John 16:13). This in turn allows the transformation on the inside to come out. God wants to be understood just like any good father or parent, so that our walk with Him can be harmonious (Amos 3:3). There is no benefit in quoting Isaiah 55:8-9 out of context, in fact it dulls your senses to spiritual truths and keeps you retarded because that is what you are confessing (Proverbs 18:21). This is the key that unlocks the principles we are discussing, until you appreciate this they will remain mysterious, conflicting, confusing and unprofitable to your mind, this ought not to be so.

As we end this capsule, I hope you see what I mean when I call it the booster dose capsule? God is intensely keen for His ways to be our ways and His thoughts to be our thought because that is the basis of a productive fellowship.

CONCLUSION
SO SAY IT LOUD, "GOD'S WAYS ARE MY WAYS AND HIS THOUGHTS ARE MY THOUGHTS'. THAT IS THE BOOSTER CAPSULE

PS
We would continue with the fifth principle in the next capsule, it's going to be fun, don't miss it. Please continue to publicise the capsule and link to your social media sites, let us fill this 'JERUSALEM ' with the doctrine of Christ (Acts 5:28).



'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 12 May 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016 : CAPSULE 18

WALKING IN THE SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY OF GOD:
I AM COMPLETE IN MY SPIRIT OR I HAVE ALL THAT I REQUIRE IN MY SPIRIT

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:9-10KJV
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We are now on the 4th Principle. A quick recap of the first 3 principles of 'Walking in the supernatural supply of God' 1. God is my source, God is my only source' 2. God anticipated all my needs, and made provision before the need arose' 3. The provision is always more abundant than the need'. These principles guide and help give stability to my Christian walk and I hope they do the same for you. There is no way I can articulate these truths better than the bible, hence you need to go back to the word of God and assure your own heart, no man can do that for you. As long as we are in this world, we would all have things to contend with, I am constantly being challenged by my own teachings, it's a marathon.

The fourth principle is a logical response to the first 3, and it is very crucial that we get it right. If you accept all that has been said and written, then a logical question is 'where is this abundant supply'?. All that you will ever need is already in your born again spirit, let me repeat it, your born again spirit is more than a match for any demand or challenge in life (1 John 4:4). If you understand and accept the first 3 principles, you should then realise that our Christian walk should not be that of asking God to do something, but finding out what He has already done! Our index scripture says it like many others, 'In Christ is the fullness of the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) given human expression, and because we are in Christ, that makes us complete'. The word complete means nothing is left out, that is, we have full access to the divine nature of the Godhead through our union with Christ. This is the commentary of 2 Peter 1:2-4, like most Christians I struggled with this for a long time. God who is my source, Who has anticipated all my needs, made provision for them abundantly is in my spirit? That is mind bending, but it's the truth, the absolute truth. Adam had his Garden of Eden, I have the divine nature of God on the inside of me.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12 KJV (Context 1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
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Apostle Paul is expressing this same truth, God has FREELY GIVEN TO US, but we need to know, this is why I have repeated it over and over that the primary purpose of prayer is to fellowship with God. It is when we fellowship with God through His Spirit that is in us, that these things become revealed. The desire to fill our prayer with demands is so strong because that is what has been drilled into us by tradition but scripturally this makes us stunted (1Corinthians 3:21-23). Until you become established in this truth you will be searching for what is already yours and this leads to tragedy. A typical example was what happened to Eve in Genesis 3, the reason she became a prey to the devil, was because she did not know what she had already (Genesis 1:26-28, versus Genesis 3:5).

As we end this capsule, I am persuaded that none of us will fully deploy the possibilities and potentials of our born again spirit,( who we really are). Imagine the truth that the same power that rose Christ from the dead is already available to us (Ephesians 1:18-20) or that in our born again spirit we know all things (1 John 2:20,27). How does one begin to explain or comprehend that 'as Christ is so are we in this present world right this very minute' ?(1 John 4:17).

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)” John 7:37-38 KJV

Look at John 7:37, then consider the commentary in verse 38 (in brackets).
The more we grasp this truth, the more we appreciate that God is our source, He has provided for every situation or circumstance in excess of the requirement in our born again spirit by giving us His divine nature.

CONCLUSION
ALL THAT YOU NEED OR WILL EVER NEED IS ON THE INSIDE OF YOU

PS
Thanks to everyone who has agreed to partner with us and send the link to your social media site, God will not forget your labour of love....You are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God unto salvation . Somebody you know somewhere needs to hear this, send the link.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

GOD'S PILL 2016: CAPSULE 17

THE PROVISION IS ALWAYS MORE ABUNDANT THAN THE NEED

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 KJV

We are now on the third guiding principle, the first two are 1. 'God is my source, God is my only source 2. God has anticipated all my needs and made provision before the need arose'. All the principles as you will find out are interdependent and interactive for each to be effective. They are not steps or formulas, these are spiritual habits and lifestyle. Don't feel condemned if initially you falter, remember I told you in capsule 14 that they are supposed to be internal compass, none of us do anything perfectly. What is key is that you must not explain your lapse away or come up with excuses like some do. As you walk in them, with time they become habits (Proverbs 4:18, Galatians 5:16). I really would like to express my gratitude to everyone that sent a link to their social media site, thank you, our labour is not in vain.

Now to the third principle (which in actual fact is contingent on your understanding the previous two), 'THE PROVISION OR SUPPLY, IS ALWAYS MORE ABUNDANT THAN THE NEED'. God wants to meet your need, such that the supply surpass and is in excess of the requirement. Unfortunately we limit Him with our small thinking (myself included), that is the commentary of Ephesians 3:20. Look at our index scripture John 10:10 KJV

''The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

It would have been just fine if Christ had said 'I am come that they might have life'. No! Just enough, is never enough with God, He is El Shaddai, not El-Cheapo! When God supplies your need, He does not want there to be any doubt about the source. I know this is mind blowing, and I will explain further. The crucial thing is to find His purpose for your life and walk in it, don't be a follow, follow (2 Corinthians 10:12).

The concept of the pill does not allow for too much space but I will give you two great examples to cement this principle. If you consider Adam, the first man, can you imagine what it was like in garden of Eden? He had all his needs met well before he showed up, and everything was well beyond what he could ever exhaust. For instance, the oxygen supply that was created for Adam is what the current 7 billion human population of today is still using. Look at all the precious stones and metals that were already available (Genesis 2:8-15), What was he going to do with them? Yet God made all these available, it beats the imagination.

The second example, the greatest challenge or need that ever face the human race is the payment for Sin of the fall. Adam the first man fell and we became a lawful captive of Satan. For God to redeem us, an equal price had to be paid. Remember, before the fall, Adam was sinless, not only that he had dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:26-28). Now consider the payment, Christ. Not only did He have a sinless body, His dominion is in three spheres, the Heaven, Earth and underneath the earth (Philippians 2:9-11). The payment so overwhelmed the price, that it has silenced the devil forever! We lost one thing in Adam, but gained three in Jesus Christ.

There is no need that you have that God has not anticipated, and provided in excess of requirement. Job got back twice what he lost, Naaman's skin changed from leprosy to that of a baby, the Israelites moved from captivity and slavery to occupy land and houses built by Giants! The question is whether you and I dare believe and are confident enough to stretch and reach-out. This is not the exception , it is actually the norm, it is the perfect design of God, that is His way of doing things. This applies to every aspect of your life, freedom from sin, and demonic oppression, vibrant health and material prosperity........after all He is El-Shaddai. When you understand that the supply from God always far outstrips the need, then we will understand why Christ said

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

CONCLUSION
WITH GOD THE SUPPLY IS ALWAYS EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE THE NEED, SO DON'T LIMIT HIM.

Ps
I am looking for at least 50 partners that would commit to link the blog to their social media site every week so that we get the word out there.

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk