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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Your Paternity

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” – Leviticus 17:11

At birth we all inherited the nature of Adam; the nature of sin, failure and sickness. The nature of Adam means the life of Adam. As the life of the being is in the blood, the sinful nature of Adam was given to us through the blood of our fathers. We were bound; held captives by the blood.
On the Cross, the blood of Jesus was made available to us, to as many as shall both receive Him and believe on His Name, to become the sons of God.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” – John 1:12
We have become new creatures. The old blood we inherited at birth, with all its limitations and death, is taken away.
“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 5:17

Henceforth, the blood of Jesus speaks better things for us than the blood of bulls, breaking the limitations of the old blood and making us overcomers! Hallelujah!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” – Revelation 12:11

We overcame: crossed the limitation, came out from under the Taskmasters, broke the barrier of impossibility placed on us by the blood of Adam, only by the power of the, uncontaminated and pure blood of Jesus Christ. Carrying the natural blood, the Adamic blood and its limitations in our flesh, the blood of Jesus is stirred up only by thought!
If our natural DNA with all its limitations would be bypassed, it is only through our thought! The cells’ membrane can read our thought and bypass the natural DNA with all its limitations: sickness, failures, curses, etc.
The power in the blood of Jesus is exhibited through us when we think in a certain way; the Way of Truth. The ability of sonship given to us can only manifest in us as we learn to think in this certain way or manner. In other words, until we begin to think in this certain way, we cannot maximize the power of sonship that we have received.
When you think in this certain way, you empower your cells to bypass your natural DNA, read the alternate DNA (in the blood of Jesus presented through your thought), and produce in you, to you and through you the life in the blood of Jesus: divine health, success, boldness, authority, etc.
This is a big challenge! It is difficult to think that Way! It is easier to think along the line of things that are visible; things that do appear than to think along the line of things we cannot see; things that do not appear!
We have the power to think what we want to think.
But it is easier to think according to appearances than it is to think according to something not seen. Hear how Jesus addressed this.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” – John 20:29

But it is difficult! How can we think on or believe something we have not seen? But this is what the life of Faith is all about, thinking, imagining and  seeing by the eyes of the spirit! There is no work on earth more difficult than a sustained and consecutive thought based on what you cannot see! This is the hardest work in the world; to think along the line of something not seen!
It becomes even more difficult if you have to think contrary to appearances: to think health and continue in that thought when sickness is starring you in the face? To think life and sustain that thought when death is visible? To think strength and maintain it when weakness is all over your body? Or to think abundance and riches and sustain it when in poverty?
It is the most difficult thing to do! It will make you look like a fool, and like someone that might need a psychiatrist!
Yet it is the key to Faith, to think in line of things that do not appear and to sustain the thought!
Peter (Matthew 14:29), began to sink when he could not sustain his thought on the words of Jesus to walk on the water. He “saw the wind”, breaking the God-based thought.
“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” – Matthew 14:29
Peter achieved a feat which he lost when he could not sustain the thought of walking on water.
Man, as sons of the Creator, can create through thought and maintaining his thought and “seeing” his thought often. This is how he calls things that are not as though they were!
“As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” – Romans 4:17
Made in His image and likeness, and doing what we see our Father do, we are to call things into physical manifestation; things that were not previously visible.
We must learn to put aside every other thought, and dwell upon the thought of what we want to create, until it is fixed in our minds, and has become our habitual thought.
Do not break the flow or pattern of that thought like Peter did; let it consume you, become a rich store, and move you to overflowing!

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Stupid Drug!

Friday  stirred  painfully  one  more  time.  His  face  disfigured  and  distorted  with the new attack of pain in his stomach, which felt like a rumbling- boiling cauldron.
Bisi stood  helplessly  confused.  Tears  of  hopelessness  were  clearly  flowing down  her  cheeks.  Her  mind  was  a  whirl  of  fear  and  discouragement  as  she watched her husband, curled up on the floor, writhing in agony.
They  had  seen  a  Doctor,  who  gave  a  prescription  and  assured  them  that  the pain would  subside  and  eventually  stop,  even  before  the  full  dose  of  the medication.  Though  the  content  of  the  bottle  was  almost  exhausted,  the  pain instead of easing up had become more intense. Diligently,  he  had  followed  the  doctor’s  instructions,  not  skipping  any,  she thought, having  monitored  him.  Why  wasn’t  the  efficacy  of  the  drug  manifest? Could  it  have  been  an  expired  drug  that  they  bought?  Was  it a wrong  prescription due to a wrong diagnosis? She  had  concluded  that  the  drug  was  not  having  any  positive  effect  on  him. 
She  stared  at  the  bottle  with  its  remaining  content.  The  frustration  and  helplessness built  up  to  anger  for  the  doctor  and  his  prescription.  She  took  hold  of  the  bottle, walked outside and dashed it against a stone.
Now, was  it  truly  the  Doctor’s  fault?  Or  was  it  the  drug  that  had  no  healing property?  When  the  prescription  was  made,  the  doctor  gave  them  instructions  which included  shaking  the  bottle  and  content  before  use. 
But  Friday  neglected  shaking the  bottle,  only  taking  the  medication  at  the  times  appointed.  The  healing  property of  the  drug  remained  thickly  settled  at  the  bottom  of  the  bottle,  while  he  ended  up drinking  the  watery  top  with  little  or  no  healing  property!  The  thick  dreg  that  had the healing property was the one that Bisi threw away in anger!
The  fault  was  not  the  Doctor’s  nor  was  the  drug  expired.  Friday  did  not  fully adhere  to  the  instruction  so  he  did  not  get  the  benefit  of  using  the  drug!
God  desires  those  that  will  “fully”  or  “wholly”  follow  him.  After  He  gave  the instruction  that  the  children  of  Israel  should  go  and  possess  Jericho,  they  did  not wholly  comply  with  the  instruction  and  God  swore  that  no  one  of  that  generation shall  see  that  good  land.
“Save  Caleb  the  son  of  Jephunneh;  he  shall see  it,  and  to  him  will  I  give  the  land  that  he hath   trodden   upon,   and   to   his   children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.”-  Deut  1:36  (KJV)
“But  Joshua  the  son  of  Nun,  which  standeth before  thee,  he  shall  go  in  thither:  encourage him:  for  he  shall  cause  Israel  to  inherit  it.”- Deut 1:38 (KJV)
Many  want  to  operate  in  the  power  of  the  Holy  Spirit;  to  be  spiritually mature and articulate,  but  like  Friday,  they  are  not  fully  complying  with  the  instruction  given by  Doctor  Jesus.  The  doctor  had  done  his  part  by  having  diagnosed  the  sickness and  given  instruction  for  cure.  It  is  now  up  to the patient  to  do  his  own  part  before health can be fully attained.
It is a covenant based on obedience to the Word.
Culled from “Divine Apostleship”
Author: Jonathan Ike
ISBN-10: 1515391094
BISAC: Philosophy / Religious
We have been given a mandate: THE GREAT COMISSION. Divine Apostleship looks at how well we have done this and gives a deeper insight on how to do it the Master’s way.
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After Their Kind.
Like begets like. The seed of the being is in the being.
And so, a dog begets a dog, a pig begets a pig. Trees produce after their kind. And man gives birth to Man.
Everything in Creation is upheld by the Word of God, which can never be broken.
“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 1:3(Emphasis added)
God put the nature of everything in its source: whatever gives birth to a thing passes to the thing its nature.
This is the first principle of Life.
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.” – Genesis 1:11

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” – Genesis 1:24
Whatever you are today is passed down to you from your father or Source. Locked in your DNA, your Yesterday is read by your cells and interpreted into the reality that you are today.
At New-birth, this principle also applies. You are what you came from!
However, your New-birth status gives you the opportunity to choose your paternity; Divine or Natural; Jesus or Adam. The nature you carry depends on your choice! Who is your father, your source; God or Man?

If you are from God, the Creator of the Heavens and Earth, what does that make you? A CREATOR!
The power of God is in you to re-create your world!
Remember Jabez? He was not satisfied with the world he inherited from his natural source, a world of sorrow.
“And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.” – 1 Chronicles 4:9
Not only was he born in sorrow, his name was Sorrow! And as we know, destinies are enveloped in names. Jabez carried a destiny of sorrow! But he cried out to God to be truly blessed.

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” – 1 Chronicles 4:10

This process of crying to God filled his consciousness with the thought of God.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” – Romans 1:28
Jabez so “retained God in his knowledge” that his cells’ membrane by-passed his natural DNA, read the “God-filled” thought and gave him a new nature: God’s nature; the truly blessed nature! A nature that can neither be bought with silver nor with gold!
To manifest God in your life and be god in your world, you need to develop three key areas as contained in Revelation 12:11.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” – Revelation 12:11
(1) Your blood relationship (your paternity)
(2) Your Word (power of confession)
(3) Your ability to bear risks. (living on the edge)