Thursday, 9 June 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016: CAPSULE 22

WALKING IN THE SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY OF GOD: YOU ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING

“I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.” Romans 1:14 KJV

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” Genesis 12:2KJV
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We would look at the sixth principle in this capsule. A quick recap of the series so far "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, 4. All I need is in my born again spirit, 5. Faith gives access to all that God has provided in my spirit by grace" . In between these we had a booster dose capsule to show that we have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of God. Unlike the OT Saints, we have relationship and fellowship with Him through His Spirit that is in us, so we understand the things of God, the mysteries are unveiled in Christ (1 Peter 1:10-12). In discussing these principles it is important to note that they don't just form a wish list or things that are desirable but not compulsory, otherwise they are of no effect. Christianity is not a way of life, IT IS LIFE ITSELF (John 10:10b).

The sixth principle is "YOU ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING ". The first five principles show you what you have in Christ, the sixth principle help you to communicate this grace and love of God to others. The worth of a person is not in what he is capable of doing, it is actually in what he does. This is the reason why 'The supply is always much more abundant than what you need, so that you have more than enough and overflow to others'. You need to be blessed to be a blessing, otherwise you are a liability. God has designed it this way to express His love to the world. John 3:16, says the reason why God gave the sacrifice of Christ is because He loved.

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. Luke 6:38a

There is never a short supply in the spiritual, the short supply is in the availability of conduits for distribution and expression . Luke 6:38 is a classic scripture that demonstrates this. The blessings of God find greater expression where the flow is not restricted. A free flowing river is full of life, fresh and productive. The only way that spiritual abundance can be made available in this physical world is through you and I. Probably the most significant hindrance is the lack of knowledge of what we have been given, grace and have access to by Faith . You can only truly give when you are sure of what you have and confident that the source will not run dry (refer to capsules 15-20, 2016). Stingy people suffer from 'spiritual poverty'. The lady in Luke 7:47 could express the generosity towards Christ because she had a realisation of the much she had been forgiven. Whereas the servant in Matthew 18:23-35, had no appreciation of what he had been given hence his reaction to his fellow servant that owed him little comparable .

“For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?” 1 Corinthians 4:7 KJV

The above scripture is very instructive, and humbling, no man in his right senses should ever call himself 'A SELF MADE MAN'. He is either arrogant or ignorant, we all have received from somebody at one time or the other and appreciation of this will keep you humble and a constant reminder that we are blessed to be a blessing.

“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 KJV

Lastly, you must know that life is not 'Get all you can, can all you get, and sit on your can', this makes you small, insignificant and it shrinks you spiritually. Your blessings flourish and find greater expression when your life touch others for good.

CONCLUSION
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Ps
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'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk