“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!
“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” – Philippians 2:4 (NLT)
Everyone wants to make it big. But we should not forget to carry people along. You need people on your way to success and how you relate to them will come back to you. What you give out comes back, be it hand shakes, smile, politeness and likeability, even anger and bitterness! They all come back! Improve on your people relationship.
You do this by:
(1) Getting out of yourself! There is a world out there outside yourself. Think and talk less of yourself. Outdoor has a lot of fascinations; you can love and know about outdoor life, yet be an inside person who still makes time for family.
(2) Take interest, genuine interest in people. Not just for what you can get from them. Remember names, birthdays, etc. Be courteous; thank people for gift or help rendered, congratulate others on their achievement, rejoice with those who rejoice.
(3) Learn to tolerate or endure people knowing that everyone will not be like you!
(4) Be ready to sacrifice for people. Remembering that what you give is what you’ll get. Never be tired of doing good. On this however, I add, mark those who are not serious, who take generosity for granted and stay away!
Adversities are myriads of hard and unpleasant situations that come unexpectedly, threatening to stop, kill or destroy not just what we build but even our very lives.
They are not accidents, but part of God’s plan! (John 16:33a)
They are opportunities in disguise for growth, increase and promotion. (Jas 1:12).
However if not properly approached they can leave you bitter rather than better!
First, we must realize that satan cannot afflict or inflict us except God allows him. God is sovereign and no single hair falls without His permission. All things report to Him. If He allows a thing or a situation to befall us, then there must be good in it for us, that is why we have to “count it all joy” when we fall into trials and temptations!
The attitude of victory is not in knowing “why” things happen as we often say, but “on whom” we have believed. Our power lies in “looking unto Jesus”, no matter the distraction, no matter the instrument used.
And so, no matter how fierce or hard the fight may be, keep holding on! At the end of the tunnel there would be a light! It may be a long, dark and scary tunnel, yet it has an end, and a new session of light shall come flooding in!
“Though weeping may endure for the night, joy comes in the morning”, haleluya!
So lift up your head, square up your shoulders and walk with the confidence of the Just! God has justified you and no man can condemn you! You are god on earth!
Welcome to Victory!