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