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