Wednesday, 23 August 2017

GOD'S PILL 2017 : CAPSULE 32

BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES : THE APPLICATION.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3 KJV

From Capsule 25 to 31, in this wonderful series we have considered the basic differences between BLESSINGS and MIRACLES. I would suggest you refresh your memory by going through them again. This foundational teaching is necessary to give perspective to what we are about to focus on for the rest of the series (Psalms 11:3). Now that we are clear on the definitions, differences and know God's preferred method, it is important we consider the APPLICATION. Ephesians 1:3 that has served us so well, tells us that unlike in the Old Covenant, the New Creation is already blessed. One of my partners describes it as being 'genetically and spiritually designed for success in all things'. 


Commitment

To a certain extent, each one of us agree with Ephesians 1:3, but the difference is that few consider it a concept to live by. There is a disconnect between what we know is true and the way we conduct ourselves. It is not enough to pay lip service to, you must drill it into your consciousness and be committed to it and believe in its potency.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 KJV

Numbers 23:19, affirms God's commitment to the Blessings over the children of Israel, not that they deserve it. Three times Balaam tried to get God to change His mind without succeeding. He (Balaam) concluded, “Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” (Numbers 23: 20).

If this was true for people of an inferior covenant, Ephesians 1:3, promises something far better, sealed externally in the precious blood of Christ. It seems to me, this is the same commitment and awareness displayed by anyone who has ever brought the working of blessings into manifestation. Abram was so sure that he had all he needed in the Blessings, such that he didn't want any confusion about it (Genesis 14:22-23). Contrary to natural wisdom, Isaac's commitment to the blessings over his life was total, he stayed in a land with raging famine while others embarked on economic migration and within a year he became spectacularly rich (Genesis 26).

“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 KJV

In Genesis 30:28, Laban asked Jacob to name his price, he was desperate to keep him. The reason is simple, see what he said in verse 27, '.....for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.” Laban was ready to pay any price to bootleg of Jacob's blessings. Of course, Jacob knew he was blessed, he knew what happened when his father pronounced those solemn words over him in Genesis 27:27-29. He rejected the temporary offer, knowing that 'the blessings of the Lord will produce much more', it was just a matter of time (Proverbs 10:22). I can give you examples from bible times to this present day, every one that has ever walked in the manifestation of the blessings, did so because they were aware that they are blessed and put a premium on it. Not only that, they had a complete commitment to the veracity of the blessing. They refused to be intimidated by anything external because they have come to realise that the Blessings from the inside, will cause the natural laws to work in their favour, and yield exponentially.

“And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:29 KJV

Paul in his epistle to the Romans, chapter 15 verse 29, said he was SURE, that when he comes to visit them it will be in the FULLNESS of the blessing. He had no doubt that he was blessed to the fullest. That should be the testimony of every New Creation, that we are blessed to the full. This is the first step we need if we are going to manifest the blessings that is already in us. Knowing that the Physical and Natural laws will respond to the spoken favour of God in us (because we are in Christ) yielding exponentially. Like most of my partners, I might not be experiencing it the way I ought, but I am determined and committed to this goal and nothing will stop me. The same is available for everyone that is born again! In the next capsule we would look at the next step.


CONCLUSION
BE COMMITTED, IT'S TIME TO START WALKING IN THE FULLNESS OF THE BLESSINGS!

Ps
In writing the capsules for this series, there is a wellspring building on the inside of me, like a tidal wave. It has touched me more than I can put into words, watch out something spectacular is about to happen. I would encourage you to partner with me in this glorious journey....spread the word, link MinDGyM to your social media sites.


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk