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