|But he answered and said, it is not meet to take THE CHILDREN’S BREAD, and to cast it to dogs. Matt 15:26
The world is full of children and dogs. Some of us are children, all the others are dogs. That’s how God sees things.
Imagine preparing a wonderful delicacy for dinner. Your children are up stairs playing with their toys to pacify their hunger a little bit. Then just as soon as you get through cooking, you set the table real nice and then go call all the dogs in the neighborhood to come and have a treat. There are at last 3 issues that will arise.
First, your sanity will be seriously put to questions.
Second, your children will go hungry for the night.
Third, those dogs would never appreciate your gesture because they cannot value it as much as your kids would.
Now you can see why Jesus said it is not meet (proper or fitting) to take the children’s bread and to cast it to dogs.
When Jesus made this statement, he was referring to healing because he made this statement to a syrophoenician woman who had a sick daughter and wanted Jesus to heal her daughter. Jesus called her a dog because she wasn’t a daughter of Abraham and then said that the bread of healing only belonged to the children. This is the point I want to emphasize here. According to Jesus, if you are a child of Abraham (and you are if you are born again – Gal3:6-7), then healing is your daily bread. It belongs to you!
It is the responsibility of every responsible father to provide daily bread for his children and Jesus said if we asked our Father for bread, he won’t give us a stone instead (Matt 7:9-11). Do you believe the scriptures? Then, if you do, rise up and take your bread today. BE HEALED IN JESUS NAME!
Dr deji oyebamiji
And ought not this woman, BEING A DAUGHTER OF ABRAHAM, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? Luke13:16
Healing for a child of God is not a privilege, IT IS A RIGHT!Privileges are products of preference but Rights are based on position. The most dangerous men on the face of the earth today are the men who know their rights.
Privileges may be pleaded for but Rights are taken advantages of. You don’t beg for a Right, you exercise a Right. But one very important point is: you cannot exercise a right that you do not know you have. Until you realize that you are a Son and not a Servant, you will keep begging in your father’s house.
Jesus was teaching in the synagogue one day when a woman walked in bent over with a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. For eighteen years she couldn’t lift herself up. For eighteen years she was a slave of sickness and disease until the day she was told by Jesus that it was HER RIGHT to be healed.
She walked into the synagogue when Christ was teaching and Christ halted his message to make one point clear: ‘Ought not this woman being a daughter of Abraham be loosed from this infirmity?’ In other words, Jesus was saying: ‘If you are a daughter (or son) of Abraham, you have THE RIGHT to be loosed from your infirmity.’
That was a revelation to all that were in the synagogue that day because they didn’t know that before. If that woman had known that earlier at any time within that eighteen year period in which she suffered her infirmity she would have been healed. Why? What is your right is YOURS; it’s not about to be given to you. So when you know it’s your right, you simply TAKE IT. Like that woman, we are sons and daughters of Abraham (Gal3:6-7). It therefore follows that healing is our right. We don’t beg for it, WE TAKE IT.
– Dr deji oyebamiji
My Son, pay attention to what I say, listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart, for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.
Every medical prescription goes along with specific instructions. As a medical doctor, if a patient complains to me of any particular symptom, I don’t just get a sheet of paper, write the name of a drug and then say: ‘hey, just use that and you’ll be fine.’ That will pass for very bad practice. I would rather conduct a through evaluation of the situation, arrive at least at a working diagnosis and give my prescription in such a way that the patient doesn’t just know what drug to use but also when to use it, how to use it, why he/she needs to use it and how much to use.God isn’t less careful in prescribing to us his own unique medicine for healing and health which is HIS WORD.
God’s Word is medicine to the flesh of man. We may not understand fully how it works but we know it works. It is the one medicine that can heal all sicknesses and cure all diseases. But like every other prescription, we must give attention to the instructions in other to reap maximum benefit from it. In the above quoted portion of scriptures, a 3-fold instruction is given in connection with the prescription of God’s Word. Here it is:
- Pay attention and listen closely to the Word.
- Don’t let the Word depart out of your sight
- Keep the Word in the midst of your heart.
The way to pay close attention to the word of God is to keep HEARING it. The way to not letting it depart out of your sight is to keep READING it. And the way to keep the word in the midst of your heart is to keep MEDITATING on it.Continual HEARING, READING and MEDITATING. These are the instructions by which the prescription of God’s Word will begin to work as medicine in your flesh. Engage them today!
– Dr deji oyebamiji
“He said, ‘if you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes … I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 (NIV)
God is not the Lord who kills us; he is the Lord who heals us. And he has promised in the above scripture that he will not permit any of the diseases of the Egyptians to come upon us.
The promises of the Lord are yea and amen (II Cor. 1:20). Sometimes believers pray to God about their healing and wonder if God may give them a YES, a NO or a WAIT response because they have been taught by some that these are the three kinds of answers God could give whenever we ask for something.
But have you ever stopped to ask if it is possible for God to say NO to his own promise? Indeed God may say NO or WAIT when you come up with your own plans but not when you come up with his own word. When you come up with his word, he has only one answer for you. YES! YES!! YES!!!
God has promised not to permit any sickness or disease to have its way in you. Receive the ‘YES’ of God today. Say AMEN and walk into the reality of your health in Christ.
– Dr deji oyebamiji
“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies THROUGH HIS SPIRIT, who lives in you”. Romans 8:11 (NIV)
How can we bring the life of God within our spirits to bear upon our mortal bodies which have been made subject to death because of sin? In preceding articles, we have mentioned that there are two keys: (i) Righteousness (ii) The Holy Spirit.
The above quoted portion of scripture tells us that the way in which God gave life to the dead body of Jesus Christ while he was lying in the tomb on Easter Sunday so that three-days decomposed tissues were recomposed and he came out of the tomb, in that same way God ministers that same life to our mortal bodies through his Holy Spirit. Halleluyah!
We have said that righteousness is the password of the New Creature, but the Holy Spirit is the environment in which he functions. Both must be in place for there to be a life-flow.
To activate the power of righteousness, you need to walk in the consciousness of it. To activate the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, you need to be in fellowship with him.
These are the keys to the treasuries of eternal life within you; the life that brings health and healing. Engage these keys today and let the life flow.
– Dr. deji oyebamiji
“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life BECAUSE OF RITHEOUSNESS”. Romans 8:10 (KJV)
‘Righteousness’ is the password of recreated human spirit. It is the password of the new creature. Like a computer system, without this password you simply cannot log in.
The life that can swallow up the mortality in your flesh is within your spirit but righteousness is the key that unlocks that storehouse.
What is righteousness? It is the embodiment of our rights in Christ based on the new birth. It includes a lot among which are:
- Our right to stand before God without a sense of shame, guilt or inferiority.
- Our right to stand before Satan with a sense of authority.
- Our right to stand before the whole of life with a sense of dominion.
But righteousness will only do us good when we walk in the consciousness of it. What does that mean? It means living a life un-haunted by sin consciousness.
The spirit is the life of the body ‘because of righteousness’. And righteousness operates through our consciousness of it. Therefore, embrace the truth of righteousness today and unlock that fountain of life with your spirit to reform your mind and restore your body.
– Dr. deji oyebamiji
“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you”. Romans 8:11 (NIV)
Christianity is supernatural! I could say that a thousand times and still not have said it enough. As believers, one of the many things that mark us out from the pack is our ability to live above the blood level.
Leviticus 17:11 tells us that ‘the life of the flesh is in the blood’. But as we have seen in the previous article, for a believer, the life of his flesh is not in his blood but in his spirit as expressed in Romans 8:10.
How is this possible? When you got born again, you received eternal life into your spirit. That ‘eternal life’ is the life of God. The very essence of divinity coming to tabernacle in your spirit. It is the life by which God walks and talks, creates and heals.
Now when you received that life, it was never meant to be locked up within your spirit. It was God’s full intention that through certain means that life will flow out from your spirit to transform your mind and heal your body.
Those means are revealed to us in Romans 8:10-11 as (i) Righteousness (ii) The Holy Spirit. In the next two articles, I will be talking about how to use these means to bring the supernatural life of God in your spirit to bear upon your mortal body.
– Dr deji oyebamiji
“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but THE SPIRIT IS LIFE (or ‘the spirit is the life of the flesh’) because of righteousness”.
(Brackets Mine) Romans 8:10 – KJV
Christianity is supernatural! This is not an overstatement; it is a statement of fact. To be a Christian is to be an extraordinary man or woman. One out of the many things that mark us out as extraordinary is our ability to live above the blood level.
In the portion of scripture quoted above, we are told of the extraordinary make-up of the believer. We are told that because of the presence of sin in his flesh, his body is dead (or subject to death) like the body of any unbeliever. But through the gift of righteousness we are told that his spirit becomes the life of the body.
So what’s the meaning of all this? When you are born again, the righteousness of God in you enables the life in your spirit to overrule the death in your body so that you begin to live in your mortal body as though it were not mortal.
The Bible tells us in Leviticus 17:11 that the life of the flesh is in the blood and medical science confirms that the majority of infections and diseases are carried by the blood. But when a man becomes born again, he has gone beyond the blood level. The life of his flesh is not in the blood. The life of his flesh is in his spirit.
Acknowledgement is the button of operation. Embrace this truth and put an end to the rule of sickness and death in your body. Today!
– Dr. deji oyebamiji
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:24 (NIV)
Your reality is created by your perspective. The position from which you look determines what you see. If you’re looking down from the mountain top, everything looks so small. But if you are looking at things from the ground, everything looks so big.
You many have been diagnosed by medical science as having an incurable disease. What matters is not what the doctor said. What matter is what you see. What do you see?
Do you see yourself as a sorry case marked for death? If you do, you’re looking from the ground. If you will, you may follow me down the Via Dolorosa, up the mount ofGolgotha to the place of the skull where the savior was crucified. Then look down at your sickness from that mountain and you will find out that you are not ‘the sick’ but ‘the healed’.
Jesus bore forty stripes minus one on his back and bled on that mountain to secure your healing. By his wounds, you were healed. Walk into that healing by faith today. It is yours NOW!
– Dr deji Oyebamiji
“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, EVEN AS THE LORD THE CHURCH”. Ephesians 5:29 (KJV)
I am the flesh of Jesus’ flesh and bone of his bones. When God created man in the garden, he made him alone. Then, we are told that God caused him to fall into a deep sleep, took a rib out and formed a woman out of it. He brought the woman to the man and the man said: ‘This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh’. When he said that, he meant that the bones and flesh of the woman came out of his own bones and flesh. But more than that, he also meant that he was obligated to nourish and cherish the bones and flesh of the woman as he would his own bones and flesh.
Now, Ephesians 5:30 tells us that just as through the deep sleep and awakening of Adam, Eve was made flesh of his flesh and bone of his bones, so also, through the death and resurrection of Christ, we have been made flesh of his flesh and bones of his bones.
Therefore, in the same way in which Adam was committed to nourish the flesh of Eve as his own flesh, Christ also is committed to nourish and cherish this mortal body of ours as his own glorified body.
Do you now see why sickness and disease can’t just come and drop it’s baggage on you? Your body is hooked up to the body of Christ. He is committed to nourish and cherish your body as his own.
A body nourished and cherished by Christ should not have cancer, skin disease, HIV or any such thing. Why? Because Jesus’ body simply doesn’t have any of these. Heed the call of victory today and walk into your dominion. You are bone of Jesus’ bones and flesh of his flesh!
– Dr. deji Oyebamiji