Wednesday, 5 October 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016 : CAPSULE 39



ANSWERS TO SOME NAGGING QUESTIONS: ALLOW PATIENCE TO PERFECT THE WORK (Part 3), THE APPLICATION

“No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.” ‭‭Mark‬ 2:21-22 ‭KJV‬‬

We are considering the third reason in answering that question 'Why am I not getting the results as promised in Matthew 7:7-8 and Luke 11:8-9'. The first two are 'Making the main thing, the main thing' and 'Don't ask for anything outside the New Covenant provisions'. We would conclude the third reason 'Allow Patience to perfect the work' in this capsule by making a practical application of some of the things we learnt about the work of PATIENCE, (This is a fairly long capsule, but it is worth it). Before we do, I would like to share a recent experience. I visited one of our MinDGyM partners who has had repeated health problems. Using the same principles that we have shared in God's Pills I prayed with him on the first two previous occasions and the health problems were resolved almost immediately. But this time around I decided to take a passive role. I wanted to find out why he couldn't get the same result on his own, so I asked him to pray while I listened. After listening to him pray, I could see immediately what the problem was. He was mixing the Old and New Covenant, he could not see the difference, he was confusing his own mind, in other words he was double minded (Unfortunately I see this very often, a very common problem). You cannot mix the two, the New Covenant does not compliment the Old Covenant, It is a more perfect replacement , the Old Covenant was temporary and no longer operative, it is dead and buried (Galatians 3:23-25, Hebrews 8:13.) I showed him this and he redirected his prayer. That same day the symptoms disappeared, the result of ultrasound done the next day came back clear (the results might not be as instantaneous as this all the time , but the principle is the same). He was thrilled, but the lessons here are:

1. God is no respecter of man.

2.The spiritual is governed by laws which can be taught.

3. You must transition from the Old to the NEW COVENANT, this must become a living concept. He did not need to fast, or use anointing oil, it was not a long prayer, probably lasted less than five minutes. What took time was the teaching and the willingness to learn. With all these being said, I was baffled how somebody who had followed all the capsules still had this distorted mindset. There is always a great attraction to revert to the Old Covenant. It is emotional satisfying but unproductive, it must be resisted, and nobody can do it for you (Luke 5:36-39). Now as promised let's consider the practical applications using a story from the Old Testament. I have chosen this story to demonstrate Matthew 7:7-8, and the difference between the Old and New Covenant saints

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” - ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In Daniel Chapter 9, starting from verse one, he decided to ask God why the captivity in Babylon was lasting longer than seventy years as prophesied by Jeremiah . While he was still praying in verse 23, Angel Gabriel showed up with the answer. The Angel confirmed that God gave the answers IMMEDIATELY Daniel asked, but the answer manifested that evening. This demonstrates 'Ask, God Gives, you Receive and then you Have', all within the same day! PATIENCE was hardly noticeable in this instance, just one day. In chapter 10, The same Daniel prayed again and fasted. On this occasion it took twenty one days before the manifestation of the answer, however in chapter 10 verse 12, the Angel confirmed that God gave the answer from the first day, just like He did in chapter 9. On this occasion from RECEIVING to HAVING lasted twenty one days (On this occasion WORK OF PATIENCE lasted 21 days). God was not the variable, He gave from the first day just like in chapter 9, and it was not NO or WAIT or MAYBE. So what happened? You will recall that I said most answers are lost between RECEIVING and HAVING. In other words the fact that you did not have the answer is no proof that God did not give, He is faithful (2 Corinthians1:20). In the case of Daniel, the delay was as a result of demonic hindrance which he was not aware of and even if he knew the reason for the delay, he could not do anything about it other than wait.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” - ‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There are a lot of things we could learn from this story, however let us focus on three important points from the perspective of New Covenant. The first is that God has already GIVEN. This is of crucial importance because it removes the element of doubt. Yes, you could still ask but in reality He has released everything that we need for life and godliness through the death, burial, resurrection and atonement of Christ. 

The second point is that, unlike Daniel, you have the advantage of finding out what is causing the delay when the answer is not forthcoming. Christ said the Holy Spirit will guide us into ALL truths and show us things to come. James 1:5, says if you lack wisdom, ask God, you don't need to be passive (Capsules 47-49, 2015 goes into greater detail of what to do). In the case of Daniel, he could do nothing but wait it out, but not so for us. Lastly, unlike Daniel we have power and authority over demonic influences in the name of Jesus. Here is a great truth, in fact it is a spiritual law 'Don't ask God to do for you, what He has given you power and authority to do'. This is so important, but often missed. It is so important that you understand these differences between the old and NEW COVENANT otherwise you will struggle. If God reveals to you demonic hindrance as the cause of delay, it is your responsibility to break it in the name of Jesus. This is particularly important when others are involved in the process (Satan will always look for the weakest link). We have tremendous privileges in Christ but they come with great responsibilities. You are the one to RESIST the devil, by commanding him to take his hand off, you do this based on the Authority and Power in the name of Jesus (Mark 11:22, James 4:7). I cannot over emphasise this. In closing this teaching, I have seen people take authority over 'Prince of Persia', the demonic influence in Daniel Chapter 10. Think about it for a moment, It was called Prince of Persia because of the geographical location, It is not of universal application, this ought to be obvious! 

My prayer is that I have been able to communicate these truths with the intended simplicity. As we close on the third reason, if you would put to practice what we have learnt so far, I can guarantee you that increasingly, when you ask you will receive, if you seek you will find, when you knock, it will be opened in Jesus name, amen.


CONCLUSION 
DON'T ASK GOD TO DO WHAT HE HAS GIVEN POWER AND AUTHORITY TO DO

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Again I would like to encourage you to link this with your social media sites, creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Together we are more effective.


We would consider a few more reasons.

'Femi Idowu