Tuesday, 25 November 2008

"God Does Not Owe You Anything..."

I was in a church service on sunday when the pastor made the above statement. A seemingly controversial but thought provoking and instructive statement, I would say. He told the congregation that, "God does not owe you anything, what has He not done for you?"

Although he failed to really expantiate on that statement, as I meditated on it, I soon realise the profound message it carried. We all know the first commision God gave to man when He created him. How He commanded man to be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over it (Genesis 1: 28). Before this commision, in the same verse, the scriptures recorded that God blessed man (and woman). In other words, He empowered tham to be able to fulfil the commision that was to follow. So when man was eventually formed and placed in the garden of eden, God owed man virtually nothing as he (man) has already been empowered and positioned to carry out this divine mandate. In like manner, you have been empowered and positioned to prosper unless you are not in your garden. Every man has his God given garden: his purpose, calling and destiny. Locate you garden and function therein.

Both within and aroung Adam, was everything he needed to be fulfiled in life. Every resources he would need was there, if not within him, it was around him including that from which Eve, an help meet, was formed.

God owes you nothing but has carefully packaged within and around you every resources you would need to be succesful in life.
We often hear statements like "there are no enough resources to go round". But is this true? I don't think so!
People say there is no money in the country, but I tell you, there is more than enough to make evry citizen live comfortably.
The truth is, there is enough resources within and around you to be whatever you want to be.
However, the problem is that most of us are seeking opportunities instead of accessing and maximising the resources at our disposal. Example is how we scramble for paid jobs...lol. Harness and maximise them, they in turnn will attract opportunities to you. A man's gift maketh way for him, and bringeth him before great men (proverbs 18:16).
Resources are not scarce, it is opportunities that are.

The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 captures this truth vividly. The master gave every one of his servants talents some five, some two and some one according to thier several abilities. He gave them talents ( resources) according to thier individual abilities. As long as thier master was concerned, he owed them nothing. Whatever life they chose to live, was a function of what they do with the talents. Notice that the opportunities (or privileges) available to them at the return of thier master was contigent on thier usage of the talents (rescources) he gave to them.

Who told you that there is nothing in your hands? When that widow whose late husband's creditor came to take her two sons met Elisha, in II Kings 4:1-3, the prophet said unto her, "tell me, what hast thou in the house?" Thank God she realised that she had something and it was from what she had that what she needed came from.
When the disciples of Jesus met him to complain about how to feed the multitude, it was from what they had amongst them that what they needed to feed the thousands came from.
Adam didn't have a wife but he had a rib from which a wife was formed for him. Blind Bartimeaus didn't have sight, but he used what he had, a voice, to get what he needed, sight.
Identify and maximise what you have today and watch God use it (or them) to make you the man or woman He created you to be.

Folk! What do you have? Do you know God owes you nothing? He has packaged everything you need within and around you.
The english alphabet are twenty six in number but through permutation and combination, the words we can create with them are innumerable. The same with numbers, we have natural numbers ranging from 0 to 9 (hope am correct?) from which every pther number imaginable is derived from.
All truth are parallel and the above is true even in life. The message is that you can with the resources you have within and around you, recreate your world. Do you have potentials, talents, gifts, money, or people? Which ever you have can be utilized and harnessed to attract (or create) that which you lack but need to be successfu in life.

God owes you nothing! What has He not done for you ? He has given you resources and a brain to put them to good use and above all, He gave you His son, Jesus, His word and the Holy Spirit. What you make out of all these is soley your responsibility and not God's

Go in this might and prosper!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Power of Simulation

Hello there! I am glad to be back writing and more especially with the part 3 of "How Big is your God?" I would strongly recommend that you peruse through part 1 and part 2, to really get a full grasp of the series thus far.

I have entitled this part "the power of simulation" to give us some variety and also to really capture the main thrust of this part. Remember, we will be looking at the dynamics of the God Mind (or the Master Mind). Please read parts 1 and 2 again, if you haven't done so, to see where we are coming from.
I don't know your defination of the term "simulation" but let me define it as reproduction, replication, or recreation. It means the act of reproducing, replicating or recreating something.

I told us that the next step in tapping into the power that lieth within us by which God is able to do above what we say or think is to think, speak and act like God. In other words to simulate (reproduce, replicate or if u like, imitate) His thoughts, words and nature.
A story was told of a cub (a young or baby lion) who found itself growing in the midst of sheep and each time they go feeding or drinking at the stream and sight a lion, they take to thier heels while the unlucky ones fall preys.

As this continued and the cub grows, the similarity between it and the predatory lions became more and more obvious to it. It could see itself in the lions. So one day as the lion approached, while the sheep fled , the cub decided to hang on and infact it ran towards the lion. To cut the story short, it soon starts replicating what it sees the lion do and was surprised to discover it has the same inherent ability to do just that. As it watches, so it tries to simulate- it roars and even prey on other animals.
The cub carries the same gene (DNA) as the lion. This ability was within but was not yet discovered and so not tapped into because it has been in the wrong environment. This cub would have remained in the midst of the sheep and probably perish like a sheep even though it was born a lion. No wonder the scriptures says in Psalms 82, that "i have said ye are gods and all of you are the children of the most High but ye shall die like men".

As born again children of God, we are to look up to and simulate the thoughts, words and nature of our heavenly father for we have His "DNA" (the inherent ability) deposited in us by the Holy Ghost on our inside. Aligning oneself with His thoughts, words and nature as revealed in scriptures and trying to replicate them puts one in union with the Holy Spirit such that He (the Spirit) acts in partnership with such one to bring such thoughts or words to pass as He would were they coming directly from the father. Is this too hard to believe? It shouldn't be. Didn't Jesus say that He can of himself do nothing but that what He sees the father do that he does also-that is simulation. And He has assured us in scriptures that greater wokrs than He did shall we do. Take Him by His words!

As you master the art of simulation, situations, circumstance and even devils become increasingly unable to decipher where such thoughts, and words are coming from- whether from the Almighty or you- and hence they obey and bow to them as they would were they directly from God himself. Even if they seem to know, they can't act otherwise because you are already acting in partnership with the Holy Spirit, a member of the godhead.
Have you acted on the sound of someone else's voice that sounds very much like that of your dad or boss only to discover that it was neither of them? That is how it works and i call it the power of simulation.

If you think His thoughts and speak His words, you are bound to get His results.

Tap into this power via the art of simulation and become a master of over circumstances, situations and devils.
Remember that true and effective simulation begins with possessing/exhibiting the God- or Master mind.


Monday, 3 November 2008

How Big is Your God?-(2)

Welcome to part 2 of "how big is your God?" and like I said, we will be examining the second part of our text to see how God operates to do above what we ask or think.

"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesian 3;20

The scripture clearly states that He does this according to the power that worketh in us. Has it occured to you that there was no reference to physical or material possession or stuffs like that in this verse? Let me rephrase this verse to give you a better understanding of what i mean. Lets use the verb "provide". Now unto Him that is able to provide above what we ask or think, not according to the nature of business we do, the size of our account (or salary), caliber of persons we know or the nature/state of the economy. No! not according to any of these channels, but according to the power that worketh in us. This means that, knowing how to harness this power puts us in the driving seat because the power resides within and is independent of any of these external channels.

Hope you know it is God's orignal plan and design to have man dominate and rule over the earth? And to be able to carry out this responsibility, God endowed man with this power. However, when man fell from grace, he lost virtually all this power to the devil and since then, the natural man has been depending on physical/material things (i.e. external sources) in his attempt to carry out this responsibility. Time and space will fail me to expantiate on the consequencies of this but one of it is that man became limited in his ability- He more or less became a one dimensional being instead of a two (or three) dimensional being.

But thanks to God! With the victory of Jesus over satan, this power was reclaimed and is now made available to mankind albeit, to the believers in Christ. Now get me right, everybody whether a believer or a non-believer, has a measure of this power within being made in the image and likeness of God. But for the non-believers, this image and likeness has been battered and corrupted by the devil thus making the natural access to and release of this power difficult if not impossible. That is how far I can go on this for now.

Back to our text. To be able to access and unleash this power, you must develop the God Mind and be able to act like Him. Before we look at the dynamics of the God Mind, lets see what I mean by the God mind. Let me say that although I have known and even discuss this verse of scripture before, most of what I have put down and will yet put down were expounded unto me in the course of these posts (
part 1 and part 2) . And many atimes to expound on such insights the Spirit of God brings to your remembrance segments of relevant materials or scriptures you have read to butress and drive home the message.

The God Mind is a state of mind or feeling that you are in charge of the situation- a feeling of dominion over circumstances. It is that inner assurance and confidence that you have the key(s) to that situation or problem. A mind that is never troubled, frightened, worried or anxious no matter the circumstance, challenge or situation confronting it-a never panic mind. The resultant effect of this is a MIND that is at PEACE-The Master Mind. This is the first thing you must get right before you can put this power to work. This is one of the signs of an answered prayers no wonder the scriptures, after admonishing us to be anxious about nothing but in all things we should thru prayers make our requests known to God, went ahead to say "and the peace of God that passess all understanding will keep your hearts and minds...." Jesus showed and demonstrated the master mind on several occassions while He walked the face of the earth.
For instance, when He came to the room where that damsel lay dead, He didn't panic but told the mourners to give way that she wasn't death but sleepeth. Wao!! When He got news that Lazarus was dead, He showed the same attitude. Mind you the "Jesus wept" we know in John 11:35 was an act of compassion and not perplexity or helplessness. In the midst of the storm while the disciples panicked the master was right in there sleeping becuase He knew He was always in charge and had the key.
Dipo puts it perfectly right when he wrote on power flow in his post,
small money part 2, about Jesus feeding 5,000 that "The sitting down position also represents peace and calmness as oppose the usual rowdiness of the 5 thousand individuals. You need to generate power at the position of peace because inspiration occurs when you relax".
Praise God! the scripture says we have the mind of Christ but the truth is, we need to develop it to this level and achieving this, is no mean task.

The next step is to act like God. Learn to think, speak and act like God. And if I should borrow Adeolu's phrase, "be like God". Yes! be like Him and before you accuse me of speaking blasphemy see what Psalms 82:6 says, "I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are the children of the most High". It is just natural that we be like our father. More of this in part (3) as we analyse the dynamics of the God mind.
I will sign off here to continue in part 3. Actually, I never knew that I would need a part 3 to conclude this write up, believe me. But I think I have written enough to provoke your thoughts and would delve into the dynamics of the God mind in my next post.

Luv U!