Wednesday, 24 May 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 20

THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION: THE LOVE GOD


“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19 KJV

Amen! Thank you for joining us, we are discussing the all important subject of The Apostolic Benediction, popularly referred to as The Grace. I have received so many encouraging feedbacks. One of my partners said this teaching, just after two capsules switched on a light in him. I am eternally grateful to God for the inspiration. Remember that the Apostolic Benediction is suppose to be an anchor to keep your mind focused and steady on the functional presence of God in your life at all times. In the last capsule we looked at 'The Grace' (The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ). The UNEARNED. UNMERITED favour of God, which you must and can only receive as a gift (Romans 11:6). Understanding Grace gives you the assurance that what you are believing for already exist (Romans 5:1). Unlike what most believe, Grace set you free from sin, it does not set you free to sin (Romans 6:1-3). In this capsule, we would start on the second functional expression of the God head, the LOVE of God the Father. Again we cannot do an exhaustive study, the intention is to show you some practical applications.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- John 3:16 KJV

The Greek word Agape is translated 'The Love of God' or 'God's kind of Love'. This word was introduced into the Greek lexicon to describe this unique concept. It is virtually impossible to adequately describe it. Grace comes first in the three functional expression for a good reason. It gives you the practical demonstration of what Love, (Agape) is all about . The best way to study or understand God's kind of Love, is to pay attention to its product... Grace. From John 3:16, you can see that it is UNCONDITIONAL, ABSOLUTE, LAVISHED, ACTIVE and a DONE DEAL . Ephesians 3:18, says it is MULTIDIMENSIONAL and much more. For me it is probably one of the most difficult concept to teach or explain . To start with, 1 John 4:18 says 'God is Love'. My question is, how does one explain God? Secondly, because it is often mentioned in the church settings, a lot of people assume they know what it means . But the horrible things they ignorantly attribute to God is diametrically opposite to what Love is. Thirdly, it does not have an appropriate or comparable analogy, virtually every other human response is conditional and reciprocal. This concept of unconditional Love exceeds the ordinary human imagination. So again I say to understand the Love of God, look at Grace, His unearned, unmerited favour!

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5 KJV

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
- Galatians 5:16 KJV

With all these been said, if you are born again, the Love of God is already in you. What you need is the knowledge to help you understand and give it expression in and through you. Romans 5:5 says it has already been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, that is, poured into us in immeasurable quantity. Galatians 5:22, describes it as the fruit of your regenerated spirit. Plants produce their fruit as they mature, it is not something they acquire, (Praying that God should give you love is a waste of time, because He already did). This is the reason why the Apostolic Benediction is an affirmative statement. This Love is not an 'act' that you put on, it is the nature of God in you and it should be allowed to flow through you. It is the spiritual instinct of the New Creation. As you make God your focus it will express itself, stop struggling (Galatians 5:16)

In this first capsule on the LOVE OF GOD, what we have done is to dispel some myths and give necessary insight. In the next capsule we would consider the practical applications. Keep in focus the original intention of Paul, the Apostolic Benediction was a seal of Authority to the church at Corinth. Something to take their focus away from the sin and behavioural problem they had. Something to keep them walking in the Spirit, so that sin would not dominate them (Galatians 5:16). We need to constantly remind ourselves that we have access by faith to the UNEARNED, UNMERITED FAVOUR and LOVE that gave birth to it.


CONCLUSION
WITH CHRIST WE HAVE GRACE, BUT LOVE GAVE BIRTH TO IT

Ps
In the next capsule we would look at the practical applications of God's kind of LOVE.
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 19

THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION: GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

“And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:16-17 KJV

For those joining us for the first time, we started on the subject of The Apostolic Benediction from capsule 18. This is commonly quoted but the significance is not commonly understood. The feedback I have received, confirms that this teaching is timely and appropriate. In the introduction we shared a few foundational thoughts. Paul, in his second letter to the church at Corinth meant this to be an affirmation, a statement of certainty. The addition of 'MAY' at the beginning as is often the practice in the modern church, removes the Authority necessary to enforce compliance in the spiritual. Secondly, if we live in constant awareness of this declaration, 'even when we are alone physically, spiritually, we are not really alone'. Lastly, unlike in the Old Covenant where the revelation of the divine is limited to God the Father. The Apostolic Benediction, gives a perfect functional expression of the Godhead in the life of a New Covenant saint.
Starting from this capsule, we would consider these functional expressions individually. We cannot do an exhaustive study, what I intend to do is show practical applications.



Part One

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 KJV

John 1:17, says it all. Moses brought the law with all its harshness and punitive measures. Christ brought the UNMERITED, UNEARNED FAVOUR and TRUE NATURE of God. What a startling contrast! Starting from the very first step of salvation, everything we enjoy is the product of the sacrifice of Christ. This is the true definition of grace, to make you cease from toiling, stop you from trying to 'EARN' God's favour but receive it as a GIFT (Romans 11:6). The concept of grace was scarce before Christ, it was not freely available, with trickles here and there (Genesis 6:7-8). But see John 1:16 'and of the fullness of Christ we have received grace upon grace, meaning, Christ came to lavish grace on us (my paraphrase). The result of redemption is, Grace in abundance like the world has never known: Freedom from the condemnation of sin, freedom from demonic oppression, freedom from poverty with divine health and healing on top. This is what it means to have a savior.

Paul wanted The Corinthians to focus on such magnificent resources. Can you imagine the peace of mind if we only believe this? It would not matter whether you are in the crowd or alone. Faith will no longer be a struggle, because you know what you have access to. Grace gives you the assurance that what you are believing for already exist.
 


 Part 2

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” Titus 2:11-12KJV

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
Romans 6:1-2 KJV

An in depth study of the two epistles to the church at Corinth would show you that they struggled with sinful and unruly behaviour. The cure for sin is; understanding what Grace truly means.

Grace sets you free from sin, (not to sin) because it teaches holy living, it makes sin distasteful (Titus 2:11-12). This is the flip side of grace, it creates such contentment when you know the depth of what you have in Christ. When you truly appreciate what you have, sin loses it's attraction because you are secure. The reason why Eve fell for the subtlety of the serpent was because she did not have a perfect understanding of her status, (none of us do perfectly, that is why we still sin to different degrees). Compare that with the three temptations of Christ and His responses. People sin because they think they are missing out, but if we truly appreciate the abundant provision of grace, you will go through 'the lean, mean times to reach the fat, rich times' (Philippians 4:12-13). This is something I constantly remind myself, because that is the purpose of the Apostolic Benediction. I hope you can see why there must not be any hesitancy if you are to maintain focus. Grace is the antidote to sin which leads to holy living (this requires a bit more explanation which we don't have space for here) Romans 6:1-2.

In the next capsule we would look at the second functional expression, LOVE. The two fits in very snugly. You cannot comprehend the unconditional LOVE of God in a practical way, until you taste the unmerited, unearned favour called Grace. No wonder it comes first in the Apostolic Benediction.


CONCLUSION
REMEMBER, IT IS 'THE GRACE........'!, AND NOT 'MAY THE GRACE......'


Ps
The feed backs I have are really encouraging, lets keep doing what we are doing, link your social medial sites to
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'Femi Idowuwww.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 18

THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION: GRACE, LOVE, AND FELLOWSHIP

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”
2 Corinthians 13:14 KJV


INTRODUCTION
For quite sometime I have felt the need to teach on this important subject, but only recently felt the release to do so. In this series we would look at what is commonly referred to as 'The Grace' in Christian gatherings. A more appropriate description is THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION. Virtually every Christian I know can quote this by heart, and tradition dictates that the service is not complete without it. Unfortunately, like most things we do, because we have not taken time to meditate on its significance, it has lost its meaning and potency, it has become another ritual. Even the embellishment that is often added is unhelpful. Honestly, it is not my intention to ruffle any feathers but there really is no easy way to kill a sacred cow. To most people this is just some set of words put together. I pray and believe that by the end of this series, you will gain a better understanding such that you will walk in the reality of these life giving words called 'The Apostolic Benediction', Amen.




Affirmation
In this introduction, the first thing I would like to observe is that this is a statement of affirmation, an emphatic declaration, and it is intended to be so. Paul ended his second letter to the Corinthians with this benediction as a seal to all he has said to them before. By adding the word 'may' as we commonly do, it removes the emphatic tone and intent, it becomes a suggestion. It introduces an unnecessary hesitance or contingency (lack of certainty) to what should be an audacious pronunciation. This sounds like something innocuous (innocent), but in the spiritual, words mean everything. Paul was not suggesting, no not at all.

The second point is that although this pronouncement is made at the end of the service and rightly so. The intention is for it to be food for thought when we are not together. To remind you and help you walk in the consciousness of who you are in Christ when there is nobody around to encourage you. A confession to keep you steady, 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is with me'. It tells you what you have available even when you are alone. The reason why some might be filled with trepidation when they visit their 'village' or some other place is because they feel alone and exposed. When you have the revelation of the Apostolic Benediction, you will realise you are never alone. It gives you a peep into the spiritual atmosphere surrounding you, like Elisha asking God to open the eyes of his servant (2 Kings 6:17)


“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 2:9-10 KJV


The third point to note, (which we would go into details in the rest of the series) is that, it confirms the completeness of who we are in Christ. Often we struggle to explain the reality of the Godhead (Trinity). I believe that we see the perfect functional expression of the Triune God in the Apostolic Benediction. We understand and appreciate the person of the risen Christ through the grace He made available to us by His death and resurrection (Romans 5:15). The perfect expression of the Father is the Love that He has bestowed on us because that is who He is (1 John 4:8, John 3:16). The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to comfort and help through fellowship, He is in us and with us (John 14:16-17). Can you now see what Paul was alluding to? The Apostolic Benediction is not just something you tag to the end of a service, it is a reminder of what you should walk in the consciousness of after the service.

As we close this introduction, I hope we have laid the foundation to get you thinking. There is good reason why Paul brought this three elements together in closing his letter to the Corinthians. David declared that even when he walked in the 'valley of the shadow of death' he will fear NO EVIL, because God's rod and staff gives him comfort. (Psalms 23:4). If David who had an inferior covenant could say that. Imagine the victory we have when we are in constant awareness that we have GRACE, LOVE and FELLOWSHIP, the functional presence of the God Head with us always. The problem is most don't know and those of us that know easily forget. In the next few capsules, we will take a closer look and remind ourselves, let's release those life giving words.


CONCLUSION
THERE IS NO HESITATION, IT IS A CONSTANT REALITY: WE HAVE GRACE, LOVE AND FELLOWSHIP

Ps
I say thank you for you faithfulness, encouragement and support, it means a lot to me. Thankfully one of my partners have dragged me into the 21st century, expect some twits, it will be good.
As always link MindGyM to your social media sites, lets spread the word, make sure your contacts get in on the act from the beginning of this series. Something wonderful is about to happen.



Femi Idowu
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

GOD'S PILL: TEMPERATURE AND PULSE CHECK (Fourth Recording) 🌡💊

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV


Preamble
You will recall we introduced the concept of TEMPERATURE and PULSE check sometime ago as a means of checking that the salient points in the immediate past series are recognised and digested. In my experience most Christians find the Teaching Ministry as the least attractive. We are in a microwave age, we want it fast and now! Unfortunately, this trait has led to stunted growth in most, making them prone to deception. Things just don't happen by accident, there is always a spiritual law that guides everything. We know that about the physical world, but somehow we just assume it is different for the spiritual world , not so. If anything, there is more order in the spiritual world

Our index scripture, 2 Timothy 2:15 says it all. We need to be patient, we need to be taught, and we need to be ready to be taught so that we can have a firm basis for everything we do. Again, I say the spiritual can be taught, and it should be, welcome to the Fourth Temperature and Pulse Check. We would be looking at the last three series:

The Word, The Name and Traditions of Men
Healing under three different dispensations
In His Image, after His Likeness and Divine Nature

As you might recall, I suggested that these three should be taken together for maximum impact, I hope you did. In fact they form a continuum.

Questions
Concerning 'The Word, The Name and Tradition of Men
Can you remember our key scripture for the series? Can you give two or more other examples?
Did you learn something new or gain insight into something you already know?
What does the Word and the Name signify? Any scriptures to back these up.
Which scripture describes us as Ambassadors for Christ. What does it mean?
Do you remember the significance of Mark 7:13, Colossians 2:8

Concerning 'Healing under three different dispensations '
What are the key differences between healing under the Old and New Covenants?
Of what use is the Old Covenant to the Church?
How is the New Creation different from the Homo Sapien ?
What are the other synonyms for the New Creation?
Is 3 John1:2 describing healing or divine health?

Concerning 'In His Image, after His Likeness and Divine Nature
What is the difference between Divinity and Deity?
How is the Incarnate Christ different from the Resurrected Christ
Why is Christ referred to as the Last Adam and not the second Adam?
Give your thoughts on the terms 'Only Begotten ', First Begotten ', First born'
Is it true that the New Creation is made in the image of the Father, after His Likeness and have His Divine Nature?


I hope you find these questions stimulating enough to get you to go back through the series once again. God bless you and don't forget to spread the word and link to your social media sites




'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 17

 IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Genesis 1:27 KJV

We would bring this series to a close with this capsule. I know that we have discussed quite a few things that might have challenged mainstream theology. But I have no doubt that on balance of the evidence, they are settled truths (Psalms 119:89). My core desire is to help individuals come to the place of spiritual security through knowledge (Ephesians 4:11-14). The Christian life is finding out who we are, what we have and then walking in it (Matthew 11:28-30, Ephesians 1:17-23, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 3:16-20). 

Our main focus of discussion in this series, is to show that, we are made in HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS AND HAVE HIS DIVINE NATURE. Imagine for a moment the possibilities, if we truly believe that! (Mark 9:23).

I cannot do a comprehensive recap so to understand and flow in what we have been discussing, you need to start from capsule 10 at the very least (as a matter of fact you will recall that I said at the beginning that this and the preceding two series should be taken together). Nevertheless, we now know that Christ, the Resurrected Lord is the exact image and representation of God the Father (Hebrews 1:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Colossians 1:15). 

Secondly, Christ is the firstborn or first begotten, meaning in our born again spirit (the New Creation) we are in the image of Christ (Romans 8:29, 1John 4:17, Hebrews 2:11). With these two planks, I hope you can now connect the dots? The greatest hindrance we have is that this is not visible to the naked eye. The word of God however paints a perfect picture, if you will allow it. 
The disciples walked with Christ in human form for three and half years, but on one occasion in Matthew Chapter 17 on the Mount of Transfiguration, three of them saw Him with the veil of the flesh pulled aside (John had a similar experience in Revelation Chapter 1:12-16, on the Isle of Patmos. They saw the Image of the Father in Him. 

Now consider this, if all what we have been discussing is true, (and indeed they are), and if we can somehow look inside us and see our spirit, I am persuaded that we would see something similar, (after all we bare the same image and likeness) , this is the narrative of 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (please study this in many versions). We need to see beyond the veil of our flesh. Knowing this changes everything, the emphasis is no longer on what we can see outside, but on what is on the inside of us. A lifetime is not enough to discover what we have, in fact (in my personal opinion) no one has ever come close, but just imagine what it would be like to release a fraction of what is on the inside, we would lack nothing (Ephesians 1:17-21, Ephesians 2:17-20, Romans 8:11). 

As we round up, remember that the plan right from the foundation of creation was for us to be in God's Image and after His Likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). That has always been the design and intention of God but the fall polluted the Image of God in us, so of necessity the whole of redemption is to restore us back to the original state, but better. I say better because we now have knowledge and authority over the adversary. We know who we are, we are the Image of God, created after God's Likeness and have God's Divine Nature. 
Eve had an identity crisis, she was chasing after what she had already. Think about it, if you truly know and believe that through His Divine Nature that is already in you, you have everything that pertains to life and godliness, you will never feel inadequate. 

Lastly, this knowledge will keep you anchored to God almost effortlessly, because He is your source, and not just your source but your only source (Capsule 15, 2016). After all, what else do you need outside of this? You are already made in the Image of the Father, in His Likeness, and have His Divine Nature, just like the First Begotten, heir and joint-heirs! The only thing left is the knowledge to bring this to bare (2 Peter 1:2-4)


CONCLUSION : FATHER, FIRST BEGOTTEN AND THE JOINT HEIRS: SAME IMAGE, LIKENESS AND DIVINE NATURE 


Ps
I want to thank each and everyone for your patience. I challenge you to put these truths to test and prove them, break away from the mould of mediocrity and live the life. Like I have said several times, I can sense a change in tone, these truths will become common place very soon let us give things a push together. Spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites


'Femi Idowu 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

GOD'S PILLS 2017 : CAPSULE 16

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE: RESURRECTED CHRIST IS THE FIRST BORN IN THE FAMILY

“And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” Hebrews 1:6 KJV

Reading and studying this series, I hope your faith is quickened? These things are settled truths. They are not just aspirations, God already made them available, all you and I need to do, is walk in them, simple. Colossians 3:10, 'Put on the NEW MAN, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him'. The popular concept that is often taught, is that by confessing these truths they will become so. This line of thought is wrong in every sense and the source of a huge hindrance to many. The reason we confess these truths is because they already exist, we are just appropriating what has already been provided (Hebrews 11:3). Let me put it another way, and this might shock you. Faith does not create anything, what faith does is to bring what already exist in the spirit realm into physical manifestation (there is huge difference between the two) . If you ever grasp this, it will remove struggle from your faith walk, your prayer life will become more meaningful and interesting. From the preceding capsules, we know Christ is the exact image of the Father, and we are made in the image of Christ the Resurrected Lord who is the firstborn (Romans 8:29, Colossians 1:18).

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:49 KJV (1 Corinthians 15:47-49 in context)

In the last capsule, I showed you the difference between the incarnate Christ who is the only begotten Son, and the Last Adam or the Resurrected Christ who became First among many brethren. This is pivotal to your understanding of who we are. In Hebrews 1:6, you will notice that the writer refers to Christ as the FIRST-BEGOTTEN, meaning He is no longer the only begotten, but first of many 'begotten'! This is the whole essence of redemption (to return to the original ownership following full payment). God did not redeem us from slavery to the Devil, to make us slaves again, no not at all (Galatians 5:1). 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (my paraphrase), the Holy Spirit provides an atmosphere of liberty, removes the veil from our eyes so that we can see properly who we really are, like in a mirror and be transformed into His Image, from glory to glory.

“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

Look at this wonderful passage. When you understand that Christ is the first among many, one of which you are. This is evidence that God's love for us is perfect love, it gives us confidence or boldness even in the day of judgement. The reason for this is simple, even right now, in this present time, as Christ is, so are we. We are New Creations, Children of the Kingdom. I cannot overemphasise this, these are not metaphors or cliches, these are completed work. You don't need to beg, scratch or plead for them, they already belong to us. Identity Crisis born out of ignorance is what is keeping most from enjoying these benefits. Imagine the confidence you will have in prayer, if you truly believe that Christ is the firstborn, but you also have a number in the family? Faith then becomes spontaneous, not something you wind yourself up for.

Remember, that our focus of discussion is that we are MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, AND HAVE HIS DIVINE NATURE. For those of you who have followed the discussion from the beginning, hopefully there is a parallax shift in your thinking. We would conclude this series in the next capsule, there is just one more thing to show you before we conclude.

CONCLUSION
WE HAVE BOLDNESS, BECAUSE AS CHRIST IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD

Ps
I feel a quickening in the spirit, these truths that we are sharing are about to become common place. I can hear a change in tone of many, the message is gradually getting through. Help spread the word, be part of the move, link God's Pill to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

GOD'S PILLS 2017 : CAPSULE 15

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE: CHRIST IS THE FIRST BORN

“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified". Romans 8:30 KJV

I will urge those joining us for the first time, to at the very least, start from the beginning of this series. What we have been discussing requires sequential and logical reasoning. Not that it is difficult to understand, but it is counter culture.
The sole aim of the discussion is to verify beyond the shadow of a doubt to the open minded that, we are, 'Made in the Image and after the Likeness of God, and have His Divine nature'. This is not a feel good cliche, it is a settled eternal truth. The question then is ‘whether you will embrace it and live the life’?

The first point we discussed is to show that the whole of the scriptures primarily paints the image of Christ, even the work of the Holy Spirit is to point towards Christ (John 15:26). The reason for this is simple, nobody has ever seen or can see God because He is a Spirit. (John1:18, John 4:24, 1Timothy 6:16).
The exception to this is Christ, not only is Christ the exception, He is the exact image and perfect representation of the Father (Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3). So the clearer you see Christ, the better you see the image of the Father, His person and true nature. The reason why a lot of prayer is misdirected is because we do not know the person and true nature of God.

A
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV

B
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:29 KJV

To the casual scholar of the word, reconciling John 3:16 and Romans 8:29 will be problematic. The first (John 3:16) says Christ is the only begotten Son, whilst Romans 8:29 says Christ is the firstborn among many brethren. Both are absolute truths that compliment each other.

The incarnate Christ as seen in the gospels is the original Seed or pattern after which we are formed. The incarnate Christ, as the only begotten, was crucified and buried but He rose as the Resurrected Lord or last Adam to give birth to the NEW CREATION. This was what the incarnate Christ was referencing in John 12:24. This explains 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Resurrected Christ became the first among many brethren. Colossians 1:18 describes Him as the Firstborn from the dead, because when He rose from the dead we rose with Him in the new birth. A seed of corn when planted (buried), brings forth multiple corn that are exact replica and of the same quality! (John 12:24).

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,” Hebrews 2:10-11 KJV

Look at Hebrews 2:10-11, verse 11 says Christ that sanctifies and those that are sanctified (that is the New Creations) are one and the same, that is the reason why Christ is not ashamed to call us brothers because we now have the same Father. The only begotten has now made all of us begotten of God! The inferiority complex suffered by the church is self imposed. The Captain of our salvation says we are one, He gave birth to us. Ephesians 1:6 says we have been accepted in the beloved. God sees us in Christ. When you come to understand this, John 14:12 will make sense to you. It is important you grasp this, because your success or failure depends on it. This legitimises your approach to God as a son. This is the reason why we are called HEIRS of God, JOINT-HEIRS with Christ (Romans 8:17).
The reason why we struggle with the concept of faith is because we have not believed what we are and what we have!

As we close, I hope the picture is becoming clearer? The scriptures paint the image of Christ, so we can see the Father, His Image, likeness and Divine Nature. Christ, the risen Lord is the first of many brethren (the New Creation) and we are made in His image and joint-heirs with Him. I will pursue this point further in the next capsule and completely clear the cobweb.

CONCLUSION
CHRIST IS THE FIRST BORN AND WE ARE JOINT HEIRS WITH HIM

PS
I am persuaded that these truths will become commonplace in the near future, they cannot remain hidden, the whole creation is waiting for our unveiling. Be part of the move, link God's Pill to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 6 April 2017

GOD'S PILLS 2017 : CAPSULE 14

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE: GOD IS A SPIRIT, CHRIST IS THE PERFECT IMAGE OF THE FATHER.

“God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” (Hebrews 1:1-3 KJV)

To make a success out of your Christian life, you must learn to believe what you know. Belief means you have taken ownership and it is now a concept that drives you, you live by it. Until you are able to do this, you will be double minded at decision points, your prayers would be loud but not ring true, you will say one thing but mean something else. A quick recap, we are 'Made in the image of God, after His likeness and have His Divine Nature'. You might find this difficult to conceptualise, it is true in its entirety, not because I say so, but because that is what God says (Genesis 1:26-28, 2Peter 1-4). To really understand this, everything hinges on being able to see Christ clearly in the scriptures. You cannot skip this step, not only should you see His image in prophecy, it must dawn in your heart like day star in the the Gospels and Epistles. The reason is simple, no man has seen God at any time or can see Him, the exception to the rule is Christ (John 1:18, 1Timothy 6:16). The good news is that Christ and the Father are one and the same. So the clearer you see Christ, the better you grasp the Image of God, His likeness and Divine nature.

'Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person....' Hebrews 1:2-3a

Hebrews 1:1-3, the passage above is like no other passage. In paraphrase: 'it says, in the past, God communicated His person through the Old Testament prophets using different methods. However, in these last days, He has spoken directly to us through Christ'.

Now see the qualifications for Christ, 'brightness of God's glory', 'express image of God's person'. These two expressions taken together means Christ is the perfect representation of God the Father, down to the molecular level. What this means is that Christ is the only person that can communicate God, His person and true nature perfectly. The singular desire of any properly schooled Christian should be to know Christ, period! Everything else is secondary at best, or redundant (Philippians 3:10). This cannot be over emphasised.

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV

2 Corinthians 4:3-4, says the strategy of the devil to keep people from knowing God (salvation), is to ensure that Christ remains hidden to them. Why? Because Christ is the image of God, this is central point. This is so straightforward, I honestly don't know how we miss it? I hope you are making the connection between our topic of discussion? The modern church has developed all sorts of unnecessary gimmicks that serves no useful long term purpose. 

In the next capsule, we would start considering the third link. The whole purpose of these teachings is to move you from just knowledge to believing what you know, that is called revealed knowledge or revelation. We are not like everyone else, we are made in the Image of God, after His likeness and have His Divine nature. We are New Creations, God possessed. Stop belittling what you have, don't be afraid to acknowledge it.


CONCLUSION
THE IMAGE OF CHRIST IS THE PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF THE FATHER
Ps
I am persuaded that these truths will gain ground and become commonplace soon. We would see the end of wishy-washy, bamby-pamby christianity, Truth always prevails. Let's hasten the process, link MinDGyM to your social media sites. Somebody is waiting to hear this.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

GOD'S PILLS 2017 : CAPSULE 13

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE : GOD IS A SPIRIT 

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
John 1:18 KJV

In the last two capsules we established the truth that the scriptures from Genesis to Malachi paints the Image of the Messiah, the redemption and the second coming. You might wonder why this is so important to  the subject matter, 'that we are made in the Image of God, created after His likeness and have His Divine Nature?' Have patience, in this capsule, we would look at the second step in the link and connect the dots further. It is important to always  have a sound scriptural grounding in whatever we believe. There is so much proliferation of fluff in the modern day Church, take time to interrogate what you are taught

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18 KJV

John 1:18, the passage above makes two fundamental assertions that a serious scholar of the word should not ignore. The first part, says NOBODY at ANYTIME has ever seen God! Consider that for a moment, all the prophets both major and minor, ALL inclusive of Abraham who was the only person described as the friend of God in the Old Testament, Moses who mediated the Law, David the King and psalmist, not even Isaiah that said he saw the Lord (Isaiah 6:1), none of them ever saw God. What they had were  impressions of Him or at best, encounter with angels (Exodus 33:20, Galatians 3:19).

“Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:16 KJV

Paul, repeats this same assertion in 1Timothy 6:16.  Not only has no man seen God, he went further to say 'nor can see'. Meaning the same thing still applies. The reason for this is simple, 'God is a Spirit' (John 4:24a), He cannot be perceived by the five senses, He is a Spirit.

The second assertion in John 1:18, is that Christ is the exception to the rule. He is the only one who has seen the Father, hence the only Person that can communicate the image and person of God  flawlessly. Until Christ came  the image and impression of God was not perfectly understood. The implication of this is pivotal. God as a Father desires to reveal Himself to us, not through impressions or shadows or patterns (John 17:3). 

To avoid mixed messages, He does it only through Christ who is the only person who has seen Him. If you grasp this, then John 14:6,  makes a lot of sense. This is so important because if we are are to know exactly what we have in His Image, after His Likeness and Divine Nature we need to be able to see Him beyond mere impressions, because impressions are not perfect

“If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” John 14:7 KJV

So that we might have a perfect image and understanding of God, He presents Himself through Christ (the only person who has seen Him). Let me put it another way, the clearer you see Christ, the better you see the Father (His Image, His Likeness and Divine Nature). Because they are one and the same......John 14:7, John 10:38, John 14:10-11. Just to be clear we are not talking about the physical form, because God is a Spirit. Now you see why it is paramount to be able to see the image of Christ through the scriptures and His very essence including the manifestation of His person in the Gospels/ Epistles. There is no way you can get to understand who the Father is outside of Christ. This was the central problem the Pharisees had (Romans 9:33, 1 Corinthians 1:23). I hope you are are beginning to see the connection? In the next capsule we will verify this further, my intention is to make each of my partner think, not just go with the flow. When you understand these things you will give up the low life, your actions will not be based on the latest Christian vogue or fashion. You will be secure, your actions will be based on knowledge and not on fickle emotions. 

CONCLUSION 
CHRIST IS THE PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF THE FATHER

PS
I will encourage you to take this capsule in conjunction with the previous three to make sure you are current with the discussion. These things are really not difficult to understand for those ready to exert themselves. I pray your eyes of understanding will be enlighten

Please remember to send a link to your social media sites

'Femi Idowu 
 www.mindgym.org.uk
                 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 12

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE : THE SCRIPTURES PAINT THE IMAGE OF CHRIST (PART 2)

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4 KJV

Please always keep in mind that this series is one of three that must be taken together to have the maximum effect. In this series, my focus is to show you that as New Creation, we are in the IMAGE OF GOD, AFTER HIS LIKENESS and have HIS DIVINE NATURE. This statement is true in its entirety. It is not an allegory or a metaphor.
I agree that the whole concept is staggering, only God could have come up with this wonderful provision. There are fundamental reasons for this, which we would see at the end of the series. Remember that in Genesis 3, the only way Satan (the serpent) got to Adam and Eve was to make them doubt that they were already in God's Image and after His likeness. In other words, in doing so they suffered identity crisis, and the end result was catastrophic. Until you fully understand and embrace this concept, you will chase after what you already have, it is a diversionary tactic of the evil one. Unfortunately, this is the state of many today. The way they pray is always a give away, always begging, always asking but never believe that they have received.

“In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”
Hebrews 10:6-7 KJV

Starting from Capsule 11, 2017, I showed you that the primary purpose of the the scriptures (Genesis to Malachi) is to paint the image of Christ, the redemption and second coming. It is only when you can recognise His image in prophecy, that you can see and identify Him in fulfilment (John 1:26-36, Isaiah 53:5 and 1Peter 2:24). Luke 24:25, shows that the inability to see Christ in the scriptures is an indication of poor spiritual understanding and foolishness. Hebrews 10:6-7 is reference to what we have been discussing, the whole of the scriptures (volume of books) is describing and painting the Image of Christ.

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul said, Christ died, was buried, and rose again exactly the way the scriptures said He would. (His reference to the scriptures is Genesis to Malachi, the New Testament was not written yet). Through the scriptures he saw the image of Christ better than those who had physical contact with Him. No wonder he had the greatest revelation of the risen Lord. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, with Luke 24:26-27, can you see the similarity? This is the very first step; to be able to see the image of Christ , the redemption and second coming in the scriptures. Christ described the two disciples on the way to Emmaus as fools, Paul commended his protege Timothy as wise because he knew and identified Christ in the scriptures (2Timothy 3:15)

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15 KJV (The whole of 2 Timothy for context)

We have spent valuable time and space in these two capsules to validate the primary purpose of the scriptures. This is the link, the first step to understanding that we are made in the IMAGE of God, after His LIKENESS and have His DIVINE NATURE. In the next capsule we would connect the dots further and you will see why it is important. These things are really not difficult to understand, nothing scholarly about it. Please check out the scriptural references, be open minded to consider and have enough flexibility to change. Before we end let me leave you with two passages to ponder on in readiness for next capsule. John 1:18, 1 Timothy 6:16

CONCLUSION
WHEN YOU SEE HIS IMAGE IN PROPHECY, THE GOSPELS WILL CONFIRM THE FULFILMENT

Ps
Please take time to go through the two preceding series, build yourself a firm foundation. Consider and meditate on the scriptural references.

A few of my partners have said they do not know how to link the capsule to their social media sites. Quick Guide: Go to
www.MinDGyM.org.uk, under each capsule you see the icons for a list of social media sites, click on the appropriate one, then publish.

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 11

IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE : THE SCRIPTURES PAINT THE IMAGE OF CHRIST

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:25-27 KJV

As previously stated this is the last of a set of three series. The three series should be taken together just like the doctor would prescribe a course of medication. What we are about to discuss is so counterculture and for this reason I am asking you to have the patience to consider with a degree of open-mindedness to accept these truths and flexibility needed to change. Matthew 17:2, Revelation 1:3-6 describe the person of Christ without the hindrance of the flesh. What is more glorious is that, that is actually what the NEW CREATION looks like if we could somehow pull the veil of our flesh away and see the Hidden Man of the heart. I know that this is a staggering statement, but I firmly believe it is true and I intend to verify and validate it in this series. This goes to the very core of who we are, in fact it explains the unconditional love the Father has for us (not only sometimes, but all the time). We are in His Image, after His Likeness and have His Divine Nature in the truest sense, it is not metaphorical or allegorical. It is my desire to do my best with this pivotal concept, so we would consider things in a step-wise manner.

The first crucial point is that the whole of the Old Testament serves one primary purpose, to prepare the earth for the coming of Christ. In other words the Birth, Earthly ministry, Death, Resurrection and Second coming became the focus following first mention in Genesis 3:15. 

That is why there are so many prophecies, types, patterns and shadows to explain the different facets of the redemption plan of God throughout the Old Testament. Every minute detail of the person of Christ and His ministry here on earth is covered in scripture. Some of these are so specific and dumbfounding that the Prophets themselves wonder whether people of their time would accept it as the word of God (Isaiah 53:1). One of the things I learned very early as a young Christian is that every book of the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi depicted and prophesied different aspects of Christ. It was not uncommon for some of our leaders in those days to display their knowledge of the bible using each book to picture Christ (Exodus:the deliverer, Leviticus: the Law Giver, Amos: the Burden bearer etc). Meaning that instinctively we can hear every book of the Old Testament screaming His Name, painting a picture and describing the IMAGE of Christ.

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? Luke 24:25-26

The image of Christ is so vivid in the Old Testament, those that fail to see this were described spiritually as FOOLS and people of slow understanding (strong words), but that is what Christ called two of His disciples, when He met them on the way to Emmaus after His resurrection (Luke 24:25). He described them as clueless, because despite their familiarity with the scriptures and acquaintance with Him, they still could not connect the dots! until you are are able to see the image of Christ in the Old Testament, you will continually miss the point. This is the same problem the Pharisees had, they just could not see the IMAGE and person of Christ in the scriptures, even though they claim to hold it dear and see it as source of eternal life. In John 5:39, He challenged them to search the scriptures, because they testify of Him.

Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:26-27 KJV

When you are able to see the image of Christ in prophecy as in the scriptures, it then helps you to identify it clearly in its fulfilment as in the Gospels and Epistles (Colossians 2:17). You will be able to transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant because you can identify that which you saw as types, shadows and pattern in it's real manifestation. See what Christ said to those two disciples who were still stuck in their expectations, not knowing that it had already been fulfilled. Christ had to drag their imagination through and from the Old Testament ('Moses' refers to the first five books of the Old Testament) to the present, showing them what ought to have been obvious (Luke 24:26-27). I believe that one of the reasons John the Baptist was declared as the greatest of all the Old Covenant people was the fact that he could identify Christ from the scriptures (Matthew 11:11, John 1:29, 36). The image of Christ in the scriptures was etched into his consciousness, so that he could identify the manifestation. As we close let me give you a practical example.

Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) says: (Prophecy)
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 KJV says: (Fulfilment)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

Can you see the difference? 'we are healed' and 'ye were healed'. There is still more to show you and we would continue in the next capsule. It is important you get this point because everything hinges on it.

CONCLUSION
THE SCRIPTURES DESCRIBE THE IMAGE OF CHRIST AND REDEMPTION PLAN OF GOD

Ps
A few of my partners have said they do not know how to link the capsule to their social media sites. Quick Guide: Go to www.MinDGyM.org.uk, under each capsule you see the icons for a list of social media sites, click on the appropriate one, then publish.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 10


IN HIS IMAGE, AFTER HIS LIKENESS

This is the third series in a set of three. For those who have been following God's Pill for some time you will notice that we have not had what we call Temperature and Pulse Check after the last two series as is the pattern. The reason for this is that I want these three series coupled together. My passion and drive is to see lives transformed. These three series taken together is so dear to my heart, you can even say they form a signature of MinDGyM. My greatest joy is to see individuals apply what they have learned and get results without any fancy, sweat or drama . I have been profoundly touched by people who all I had was a glancing contact with them, but got life changing results (particularly in the area of healing) by applying the truths discussed in these Capsules. These truths took me twenty years or more to string together, (maybe I am a slow learner), but it does not have to take you that long. If you grasp what we are discussing in these three series, everything will change, guaranteed (the way you pray, your understanding of scriptures, your relationship with God, everything).

 Introduction

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4 KJV

2 Peter 1:4, is a repetition or summary of the preceding two verses. It says we have escaped the corruption that is in the world through carnal desires (lust). How? God gave us exceeding great and precious promises so that we might partake of His Divine Nature . Please note that the tense is in the past. All you really need to do is connect the dots. 1. We have escaped the corruption in the world driven by the five senses. 2. We have God given right to His Divine nature. 3. What releases or makes this divine nature effective or accessible despite the fact that it is already resident in us is the Knowledge of the promises. Understanding this removes struggle from the concept of faith, because how can you doubt that you are going to get what you already have? What this means is that you can access Health, wealth, freedom from demonic oppression and freedom from condemnation of sin by partaking of the divine nature of God that is already available in you, through knowledge. The question is not whether God will give you access to His Divine Nature. He already did, and He also provided the knowledge (exceeding great and precious promises) to enjoy it.

In the first of these three series, 'The Name, The Word and Doctrine of Men', we saw that we are AMBASSADORS for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), with access to all the power in the Word, and the Authority in the Name of Jesus Christ to deploy it (Philippians 2:9-11). We are not beggars, in fact we did nothing to deserve it, that is why it is called Grace (Romans 11:6). But you must know that you have it before you can deploy it (Ephesians 1:17-21). An Ambassador is an accredited representative of a nation in a foreign land, he carries the full weight of his sovereign . He does not need to beg or plead (Matthew 16:19).

In the series we just completed we found out that we have a perfect relationship called New Covenant with the Father. Despite all similarities in outward appearance with the people around us, we are completely different, we are indeed NEW CREATION (a species of being that never existed before, we are born from above). 2 Corinthians 5:17 says we are in Christ, that must tell you that at the very least the substance that makes up the New Creation must be compliant to that of Christ. Meaning the parent substance for the New Creation is Christ (Romans 8:9). We are not outside of Christ looking in, We are inside of Christ looking out. Life flows from within our spirit outward, that is why you are able to lay hands on the sick and expect recovery (Mark 16:18, John 7:38-39). and you should walk in divine health.

In this series, our index scripture says we are partakers of God's Divine Nature. That is, the part of us that is Divine is from God, so of necessity it must be the same. A lot of Christians find this concept problematic because at first glance, it could be misinterpreted as equality with God. Let me say it categorically and unequivocally that this is not so. For one thing there needs to be continuous flow from God to sustain this divine nature in you, so the receiver is not equal to the source. However, 2 Peter 1:3, says God by His divine power gave us access to His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). The life in the root and stem is the same life in the branches. Secondly, God is not just divine He is Deity, meaning He is supreme, the Creator with all the attributes that this entails, whilst we are partakers of the aspect of Him that is Divine (Ephesians 1:6), we are not deity. I hope this clarify things, settles your mind, so that you don't trip. We would be examining the practicalities of this in this series, what it means to be His Image, after His Likeness and partake of His Divine nature.

CONCLUSION : HIS IMAGE, HIS LIKENESS, HIS DIVINE NATURE

PS
This one will cure you of all inferiority complex, it will light your fire even if your wood is wet, it will reveal your true identity. The choice whether you walk in it or not will then be yours.

As always I thank you in advance for spreading the word through the links to your social media sites and word of mouth. We are labourers together with HIM


Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk


Thursday, 2 March 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 9

HEALING UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS: NOW THE SONS, PROVISION IN THE NEW COVENANT (Part 5)

“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight)”
2 Corinthians 5:6-7 KJV

Walking in the CONSCIOUSNESS of this reality: The New Creation
There is more to say, but I intend to make this the last capsule in this wonderful series . I hope this has blessed you as much as it has blessed me (1Corinthians 9:13-14). Gauging the impact of these teachings on the lives of individuals is not always easy, but I trust Him who has called me. The thrust of our discussion from capsule 2 to 7 was to present the reality of the New Creation, to bring the Hidden man of the heart out, make him real, to show that despite all the outward similarities with the Old Creation, at core they are two completely different Beings. One is spiritually alive, the other is spiritually dead. The New Creation is a child of God, the Old Creation at best is a servant. The New Creation is called to walk in Divine health, based on a perfect relationship called New Covenant , (no longer under condemnation, free from demonic oppression and lack), the Old Creation can only receive Healing. Understanding this difference is the first step, and to some degree many in the church have a notion of this. But unfortunately this remains at the subconscious level, it is not a living concept . It is something they refer to now and again, it is not their 'bread and butter', they spend the vast majority of their day walking as mere men, Homo Sapien. From capsule 8, my intention is to bring him, that is, the New Creation into your CONSCIOUSNESS! The way you pray, talk, interpret the scriptures, interact with others, in fact your approach to all things must be driven through the eyes of who you are as a NEW CREATION (James 1:25), anything less is defective (None of us apart from Christ has done this perfectly, but this must be your goal). Before we go ahead, I will like to share these two stories with you to illustrate my thoughts.

About two weeks ago, at a conference I met someone who had a significant chronic illness. The medication this person was on, also has some unpleasant side effects. After chatting and sharing some of the things we have discussed so far, I challenged this individual to go through capsule 1-7, 2017 (capsule 8 was not available yet), and comeback to me with questions. A week after, he/she called me very excited, every trace of the disease had disappeared. Long story short, for the first seven days it was as if all hell had broken loose (Hebrews 10:32), but the concept of the NEW MAN was so real to this individual that all the symptoms and signs fell off one after the other within eight days! The reality of being a New Creation was no longer at the subconscious level, it had become their CONSCIOUS reality. Something happened that pushed the healing from the inside out, 'out of this person's belly flow rivers of living water' (John 7:38-39). I intend to share this testimony in full in the future, it is very instructive.

That same day I met up with somebody who had followed God's Pill, for sometime, and actually appreciated the truth. We had a meal together, after a short while he became worried that he had forgotten to take his medication (he had been diagnosed with Diabetes some years back). Despite the fact that at the subconscious level he knew all that we have discussed, he kept asking me whether he would be ok. He was very anxious, not knowing what to do. He could not walk in the reality of what he knew in his subconscious; a New Creation, no, not a the level of his CONSCIOUSNESS! Can you see the difference between the two? I see this contrast all the time.

“Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.” II Corinthians 5:16 NKJV

To really begin to walk in the Consciousness of the New Creation, you need to understand what Paul is saying in 2 Corinthians 5:16. He said he had previously regarded Christ from purely a human viewpoint, but with knowledge he no longer did that. The same way he does not regard people from just the human (flesh) point of view! Why? (He gave reason in 2 Corinthians 5:17-21). The same way you must not see yourself from the human (flesh, Homo Sapien) point of view, you are God possessed, stop regarding yourself according to flesh, that is a poor measuring stick. The flesh is just your earth suit, just like the Astronaut needs the space suit. Twice in the scripture Christ was described with the veil of the flesh pulled aside, to show us a glimpse of what Paul was talking about. The first is in Matthew 17:2, Luke 9:29, the second is Revelation 1:3-16 . I hesitate to say this, but I firmly believe in my heart that if we could see the New Creation (without the hindrance of the flesh) it would be similar, because 1John 4:17b says '.......as He is, so are we in this world '. I know this is mind blowing, beyond what most can conceptualise, but it is absolutely true. Everything we have discussed is to bring you to the place where you realise that you are not just human, the real you, the New Creation is wall to wall Holy Ghost. Until you can see this and embrace it, you will walk like mere man. For those who still have difficulty accepting this, stay with me, I will verify and validate this beyond any reasonable doubt in the next series.

As we end this series I really hope and pray that what we have discussed so far will not be like water on the back of a duck. If you are in Christ, you are a New Creation, relating to God the Father as a Son under a New Covenant, what you have is Divine Health, far better than divine healing, so begin to walk in the
CONSCIOUSNESS .

CONCLUSION
IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST, YOU ARE A NEW SPECIES OF BEING THAT NEVER EXISTED BEFORE.

Ps
If you have to take capsules every day, why not add or make it God's Pill? Smooth and small enough to swallow. Easily digestible to cure all you ailments and strictly no side effects. As always, don't forget to link this with you social media sites, spread it by word of mouth . You don't want to miss the next series.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 23 February 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 8

HEALING UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS: NOW THE SONS, PROVISION IN THE NEW COVENANT (Part 4)

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 KJV

The picture of the reality of the New Creation that I see in my heart is difficult to put into words. When you truly grasp what we have been discussing, EVERYTHING changes; the way you think, your understanding of the scriptures, the way you pray and your relationship with God is forever changed. I really don't know how to put it into words. I try my hardest to explain these truths in the simplest possible way and pray it impacts you the way it has impacted and it is impacting me. In the last capsule we found out that the spirit in the New Creation is continually producing life from within, Romans 8:11, John John 7:38-39, Romans 8:2 (unlike that of the Old Creation aka Outcast and Servants). We are designed to walk in DIVINE HEALTH primarily, without struggle, healing is just the back up (also to live a life free from lack, demonic oppression, and condemnation of sin). As promised, in this capsule we would start the discussion on those things that would help you give expression to this wonderful provision as a New Creation. We would concentrate on Divine Health and Healing, but in reality it has a global application. These ought to be obvious, but somehow they are not. For the purpose of discussion I have classified these into two categories

1. Faith
2. Singlemindedness, (under this are subheadings).

Faith
“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 5:1-2KJV

Remember that the New Creation is actually the spirit within you, what you desire is for the life in your spirit to flow outward and manifest in the physical (John 7:38-39). To access your spirit you will need to learn to 'walk in the spirit' or be 'spiritually minded', (both refer to the same thing, Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:6-7). The only way you can access what is already in the New Creation is by faith. Simply put, you have to place premium on what the word says about you as a New Creation. Until you acknowledge it and make it your focus it will not be real to you. The reality of the New Creation expresses itself when you acknowledge it by faith. Philemon 1:6 (my paraphrase) says, 'you become strong in faith as you acknowledge the existence of what is already in you, that is the New Creation! It is not a head thing but a heart thing. You see, faith is the currency that transfers the reality of the New Creation from the inside to the outside.

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Hebrews 4:2 KJV

This reality of the New Creation needs to be mixed with faith by using your tongue. Words until they are spoken remain as thoughts, faith needs to be confessed or faith is voice activated. Until you confess it, it remains dormant. The spiritual responds to faith filled words. Hebrews 4:2, describes two groups of people who heard the same thing, but the group that profited mixed what they heard with faith.

Singlemindedness- Under this we will consider a few subheadings

- Renewing your mind:
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2 KJV

Romans 12:2, describes an attitude you will have to adopt. You cannot be strong in faith if you don't renew your mind with the word of God that gives a perfect description of the New Creation. By renewing your mind it gives you the tools to think like God intended for the New Creation. As you do this a picture of who you really are forms on the inside of you, (free from sickness or disease, free from lack or demonic oppression or condemnation of sin). You transform or metamorphosize or the change on the inside pushes itself out to confirm what is already on the inside. The Word PROVE in the above scripture means to make manifest to the physical senses! It is like unlocking the life inside of you. The same process is described in 2 Corinthians 3:18. You must have a clear picture of who you are on the inside if you are going to manifest the New Creation on the outside.

- Use the word as your plumb line
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 
2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV

This is the other side of renewing your mind, whilst Romans 12:2, admonishes you not to conform to the world, 2 Corinthians 10:12,  talks about the danger of using other Christians as a yardstick. There are many who are happy to coast along or for whatever reasons are living below the provision for the New Creation, somehow they will like to pull you down to their level. You must resist and use the word of God as your yardstick. Don't look to anybody to motivate or inspire you, that is job of word and the Holy Spirit. This is probably the most difficult, it challenges your self resolve, this is why you must not be an echo (refer capsule 1, 2017). It is not your business what anyone else does, not your husband, wife, friend or even your pastor.

As we close, let me encourage you that these things are actually not difficult, it just takes a determined heart, you are not trying to be what you are, you are already a New Creation, a different species that never existed before. Stop using Homo Sapiens (Outcasts and Servants) as reference point. In the next capsule we would look at a few more things and be ready for the unveiling of the real you, New Creation, New Covenant, walking in Divine Health.

CONCLUSION
NEW CREATION, NEW COVENANT, WALKING IN DIVINE HEALTH

PS
I am persuaded that, this series has the potential to radically impact lives for good like no other, if you will partner with me and spread the word through word of mouth and social media. Thank you.

'Femi Idowu 
www.mindgym.org.uk

Thursday, 16 February 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 7

HEALING UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS: NOW THE SONS, PROVISION IN THE NEW COVENANT (Part 3)

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 KJV

As promised in the last capsule I intend to show you that despite the outward similarities between the Old Creations (that is Outcasts and Servants) and the New Creations, they are completely different at the core. Understanding this core difference is what will unlock your understanding of the relationship with the Father which is the New Covenant; the reality that the Old Covenant was a sign posting for, using types, shadows and patterns. The example we used in the last capsule is healing. Whilst the Outcasts and Servants had Healing as a covenant promise, the New Creation have Divine Health (freedom from sickness and disease), and healing if needed. But to really understand the root of the difference we need to first examine the origin of the Old Creation. Man is made of three parts , spirit, soul and body or man is a spirit, he has soul and lives in a body. In summary the real you is your spirit (Genesis 2:7, James 2:7) and this is where the fundamental difference is, 1 Corinthians 15:45-48 ( For a more detailed study on spirit, soul and body refer to capsules 24-31, 2015)

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.” Romans 5:12-14 KJV

The fundamental difference between the Old Creation and the New Creation is the spirit within. Romans 5:12-15 is a wonderful passage. In summary it says when Adam fell, he became SPIRITUALLY DEAD, his nature became SIN NATURE (there are 4 implications to this but we will only discuss one here). Spiritual death will eventually produce physical death, (sickness/disease is death in SLOW MOTION). From Romans 5:12, we see that this SIN NATURE is a contagion, passing down seamlessly through generations (both Outcast and Servants) and bringing with it sickness and disease.

'Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses' Romans 5:14a (Moses here represents the Old Covenant).

This is why the Old Creation must of necessity have healing ministered from OUTSIDE because his spirit is continually producing death from the inside (remember that lack, sickness/disease, demonic oppression and condemnation of sin are all expressions of death). I hope you are getting the picture?

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 KJV (Romans 8:1-4 for context)

Now consider the New Creation. Whilst the Old Creation has in its spirit , the law of sin that produces death, the New Creation has in his spirit a Law that is producing LIFE in Christ Jesus. The Old Creation (both Outcasts and Servants) is at core child of the devil! strong words but true (John 8:44). The New Creation is cut from the same spiritual fabric with Christ, the whole of Romans chapter 8 concentrates on validating this truth, over and over. The Old Creation is Spiritual dead, so his spirit can only produce death, it's a law. The New Creation is spiritual alive (life in Christ Jesus), so his spirit continually produces life, that is a law.

“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

Romans 8:11, is saying the same thing, because the spirit of God dwells in the New Creation, there is a continuous quickening. It is like a dynamo generating life. The New Creation already have the spirit of Christ in him (Romans 8:9-10), it is no longer a prayer or desire, that is who he is, its a done deal (Psalm 51:10).

“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 7:38-39 KJV

John 7:38-39, also speaks of the truth that the spirit of the New Creation flows outward like a living water, referring to the continuous life supply within . I can show you this over and over throughout the scriptures. I hope you can see the startling and fundamental difference between the Old Creation (Homo Sapiens) and the New Creation, it is not just cosmetic. Why is the modern church not teaching this, why have we completely forgotten who we are when scripture after scripture screams this difference? Most just gloss over this truth as if it does not matter. Until you understand and embrace this truth you will suffer identity crisis, and struggle with a lot of things. With all these in mind, in the next capsule we would look at some 'simple' things we must do to remove this rust, so that you can walk in the reality of who you are as a New Creation. It is time you begin to walk in Health, not just healing, you will not need to struggle with lack, you will be free of demonic influences and condemnation of sin.

CONCLUSION

NEW CREATION, NEW COVENANT, NOTHING LESS!

Ps
I believe even the best of us is barely scratching the surface of who we are as New Creation. For too long we have scratched and begged for scraps, it is time to live like New Creations that we are.

Somebody needs to know that there is much more, please link this to your social media sites.

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 6

HEALING UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS: NOW THE SONS, PROVISION IN THE NEW COVENANT (Part 2)

“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3:7-8KJV

In the last capsule, we started on the New Covenant provision for Sons (aka New Creations) with particular reference to Healing. However, to really understand this, you must take the time to read through from capsule 2 of this year. I say this because most of the things we share are counter culture and the tendency is for the reader to quickly forget. Do not gloss over them, they are not for cursory consumption . The reason why I am so excited about this approach, is that it produces a fundamental and permanent change when properly understood.

In capsule 5, we looked at the four cardinal statements (assertions) and in actual fact they are all summarised in the fourth 'We are New Creations, not Homo Sapiens'.

As I continue to study the word of God, the more I see that 'All things have of necessity become New' (2 Corinthians 5:17b). Sadly though, for some reasons this is just a cliche in the modern church. We need to know what it means so that we can give it the fullest expression in our lives.

Outwardly, the Old Creation (Homo Sapien) and the New Creation look similar and that can be confusing. This is the same dilemma Nicodemus had in John chapter 3, he could see that Christ was like any other man outwardly, but he realised that there was something completely different about Him, it was not physical but it was real (John 3:2) and what Christ told him was mind blowing, a completely new concept. He had to be born again or born from above (Read the whole of John chapter 3 for this wonderful discussion). Paul calls it 'New Creation or a brand new species that never existed before'. Jesus Christ was the prototype, the first among many to follow (Romans 8:29). This New Creation has a son/father relationship with God based on a New Covenant

“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Matthew 11:11 KJV

Again, look at Matthew 11:11, in this passage Christ was contrasting the Old Creation with the New Creation. Of everyone (with the exception of Adam and Eve before the fall) that ever existed, John the Baptist was the greatest. Let me rephrase that, 'John the Baptist was the greatest of all Homo Sapiens or Old Creations, but the least of the New Creations is greater than John. Which then begs the question, How? Remember that the 'Old Creations' were either outcasts that had no covenant or servants that operated the Old Covenant. Surely, the New Creature must then have something much better?

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2KJV

If the Outcast could tap into the Covenant and be healed (Matthew 15:21-27), and the Servant had healing as part of the Old Covenant (Luke 13:10-16), and these are types and shadows of the real deal. What is it then that the New Creation have in the New Covenant that is far better which is the reality and original intention of God? (Let's consider healing for example), take a closer look at 3 John 1:2. This scripture is not talking about healing per se, it is referring to absence of SICKNESS AND DISEASE, that is DIVINE HEALTH. The New Covenant provision is for the New Creation to walk in perfect health constantly, to be in a vibrant state of health, (and in the off chance that he falls sick, then Healing), that is the perfect provision and that is what we should aim for. Even in the Old Covenant there was a shadow of this ((Deuteronomy 34:7). This is a concept that is so strange and so far removed from the thoughts of many, because we have not really considered what it is to be a New Creation. We might appear outwardly like everyone else around us but we are not the same, we are born from above, New Creations, we are born of the Spirit (John 3:5, 8b). When you fully understand this, things will just begin to fall into place, you will stop struggling with sickness or disease, lack will depart, you will be free from demonic control and condemnation of sin. The only reason these appear far fetched, is because the modern church for some reasons don't teach this often enough and what you don't know, you cannot give expression to.

To avoid any misunderstandings, I am not claiming to be expressing this perfectly, far from it, but that is what I am shooting for, it is on my radar! I am certain that nobody has ever plundered the full depth of what it means to be a New Creation. Secondly, you might be wondering how is this supposed to happen? I am glad you asked, that is what we would consider in the next capsule, please be patient with me, this is strong meat.

CONCLUSION

FOR THE NEW CREATURE. ITS DIVINE HEALTH FIRST, THEN HEALING IF AND WHEN NEEDED

Ps
I have restrained myself to the bare essentials, in presenting these truths to simplify things so that you can be nourished and edified. This might be strong meat but it is definitely not complex. I pray the Holy Spirit would expand your capacity and give you understanding.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 5

HEALING UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS: NOW THE SONS, PROVISION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17KJV

Let me start by saying thank you for being partners with MinDGyM, every week I am encouraged to see that you have taken the time to spread the word. God will reward you. Three capsules ago we started this series. At the beginning, I noted that I will be taking an approach that I have not come across anywhere else. My intention always is to simplify and demystify the spiritual (Matthew 11:30). Fear is born out of lack of understanding and this leads to confusion. Everything we have discussed in the previous 3 capsules is to buildup and form a foundation to what we are about to start discussing. Please be patient with me, this is strong meat, it would take a few capsules. We have considered healing when there is no covenant and healing under the Old Covenant, and under the New Covenant (please take time and refresh your memory).

In the last three capsules I have made some assertions which should provoke some reactions on a personal level. The question you should always ask is, what is the implication of this to me, how does it affect me? I would like to examine each assertion as an opener to PROVISIONS (HEALING) IN THE NEW COVENANT. The first of these assertions is that in God's dealing with man, you are either an Outcast to the Covenant, a Servant operating the Old Covenant or Son in the New Covenant. In Luke 15:11-32, the younger son despite the fact that he was living far away from home realised he was a Son. The older brother despite the fact that he lived in the household, he saw himself as a servant. So the question is how do you see yourself, which covenant are you operating? It is not enough to know these things at the head level, you must know it at the heart level.

The second assertion is that, everything in the Old Covenant is a type, shadow or pattern of the New Covenant. So where there is a type it is pointing at the ANTETYPE, for every shadow there is a BODY or REALITY, and a pattern is cut from an ORIGINAL (Colossians 2:17, Hebrews 8:5). This means that unlike the Old Covenant, the New Covenant is filled with the Antetype, Realities and Original intentions of God. It is now important to pursue these instead of the former, no matter how good the types, shadows and patterns are, they have become redundant (Hebrews 8:5-6). So when you see Healing or any divine provision for that matter in the Old Covenant, look at the New Covenant for the perfect expression.

“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Matthew 11:11KJV

The third assertion derives from the first two above, 'the way we see and receive from God is entirely dependent on our relationship with Him'. This is simple but profound, in fact if you have been following the discussion, this needs no further explanation. Hebrews 12:19-24 gives a graphic imagery of this. Paul was contrasting what happened in Exodus 19 with the reality we now have in Christ.

“As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:48KJV

The fourth assertion is the fact that we are not Homo Sapiens. We are New Creatures (a new species that never existed before). Think about this for a minute. I personally believe we would never fully understand what this means until we get to Heaven. Paul says , Old things have passed away, (including the servant relationship in the Old Covenant), and for emphasis he says 'behold', that is 'see'!, All things, (not somethings) have become New.

Now this is my conclusion; if the Old was Homo Sapien, then the New cannot be Homo Sapien otherwise nothing has changed! We need to stop allowing the world or circumstances to describe us because it can only describe the Old, not the New Creature. The New Creature is born from above and is revealed by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament, particularly the Epistles.
This is what we will do from the next capsule, so that we can BEHOLD! ALL THINGS THAT HAS BECOME NEW.

CONCLUSION
NEW CREATION, NEW COVENANT. BEHOLD ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

Ps
This would change your life FOREVER, that is a promise. You would not need to struggle with sickness or disease again.

Thank you for spreading the word through you social media sites


Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk