Category: Faithful

Recovery Is Always Guaranteed

Keep on keeping on!

Nothing that belongs to the children of Yahweh can be permanently possessed, stolen or retained by the enemy!

There shall always be a time of restitution. You only need to partner with God and you shall see His hand manifest gloriously.

The Israelites were at war with the Philistines (1 Sam 4-6) and the Ark of the Covenant was captured, however the Philistines had no rest until they returned the Ark. This is because Yahweh struck down their god who they disrespectfully put next to the Ark and unleashed a plague of mice and deadly tumours upon them.

I decree and declare today that likewise your natural and spiritual enemies, shall have no rest until they let go off your life and possessions. The power of the Almighty God and His unadulterated word shall work on your behalf in Yeshua’s mighty name.

Lo and behold! as the people of Beth Shemesh were harvesting and they lifted upon their eyes and saw the Ark come towards them and were filled with joy (1 Sam 6), so it shall always be the case for you.

As you keep on keeping on; tending to the “land” of your heart and being a labourer and harvester for the sake of Yahweh’s purposes, you will not fail to experience the Most High God’s presence nor see all that He has predestined for you coming to you.

Those who trust the LORD will never be disappointed. Do you trust Him?

Even in the final hour He will manifest and answer your prayers. In the midnight hour of your distress, the light of His countenance shall brighten your life giving you hope and filling you with joy.

What you are hoping for may not happen instantly nor overnight, but His timing is perfect. While He is working at it, our LORD says He will never leave you nor forsake you.

As long as the King (Yeshua) is in the field of your life, there is always reason to always lift up your eyes in anticipation. He is faithful and a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Keep on keeping on!

©️1-Nov.2018 DENyamekye

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📸Snapshots of Glory -Word Focus 2 Day: Man & Woman of Faith, Though it May Tarry, Wait For It!

In likeness to Abraham of Old Testament times, you are a man or woman of faith who believes in a God you cannot see. In this New Covenant era, you believe in God through Christ Jesus. You are not perfect by any means, but you have surrendered your life wholeheartedly to God at the altar of sacrifice; in the place of prayer and daily worship or devotion.

You live in obedience to Romans 12:1-2:

“1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (KJV).

Like Abraham, you have not just presented yourself to God wholeheartedly but everything you own and those you love, your “Isaacs” as it were.

In this place you have faith that God will fulfill all His promises to you and your family including your children’s children. This faith that you have is the same faith that Abraham had in God and is only possible because of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.

“13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. ” (Gal 3:13-14 KJV)

“29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal 3:29 KJV).

When we study the life of the patriarchs of Israel, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, there was a similar pattern in that testing and waiting on God for his promises took what is humanly perceived to be a long time.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Gen. 12:2 KJV).

Abraham and Sarah waited for years before they conceived the child of promise, Isaac. Abraham was 75 years old when God promised him that He would be the father of many nations, then fifteen years later, at the age of 90 God renewed his promise. When he was 100 years, they finally conceived Isaac. This is a total of 25 years for God’s promise to be made manifest (Genesis 12, 15-17). Isaac was the son through whom the promise of the nation of Israel would be born and through Israel (the tribe of Judah, one of the 12 sons of Jacob who together are the nation of Israel) Jesus Christ the incarnate Christ who is God in human form, would be born as the Saviour of the world, to reconcile man to God (2 Corinthian 5:19/John 3:16).

Waiting for a long time to give birth to twins, one of whom would have God’s covenant promise to Abraham, the blessings of the first born, was Isaac and his wife Rebecca’s fate. It was only in the 20th year of their marriage that they conceived their twins. Jacob had to labour for seven years for Rachel’s father before he could get married, not to the love of his life Rachel, but her sister as their father had deceived him. He obediently worked for her father for another seven years before he would allow Jacob to wed Rachel.

Despite it taking 14 years before he married Rachel, his choice of a bride, it is just as well Jacob persevered, otherwise there would not have been 12 tribes! The “four square” prophetic number chosen by God to represent God’s people. If you are a child of God, know that nothing you do with the conviction that God is the source is in vain.

Even waiting on God for children (Abraham and Isaac) and wives (Jacob) were in themselves tests because of the length of time it took. God was testing them as follows: Will they wait on God and not attempt to bring what God has promised to pass prematurely? In Abraham and Sarah’s case, they were impatient and Sarah gave her maid Hagar to Abraham so as to conceive a child with him. Abraham agreed and Ishmael was conceived (Gen.16).

If we take matters into our own hands and scheme something that looks like what God promised us, God will not accept that thing as a replacement of His promise. This is because the product of our works birthed out of our impatience with God is a mere counterfeit of the real and will cause problems. They are a means for Satan to afflict, accuse or condemn us. When Hagar was pregnant with Ishmael, Sarah had no peace and she was jealous of Hagar and complained of her to Abraham and sent her away. Hagar returned only to be sent away again after Ishmael’s birth.

Anything that is not birthed by God is contrary to God and His plans for us. Praise be to God that despite their disobedience, God brought to pass his promise of a son, Isaac to Abraham and Sarah. This promise was upheld because Abraham to whom God spoke this promise to first, as we ascertain from scripture believed God. God caused him to visualise his descendants as being as the sand on the seashore and stars in the sky (Gen 22:17). Sarah was the one who activated her doubt not only by laughter but when she was told but by offering Hagar to have a child with Abraham.

Brethren do not allow anyone to talk you out of what God has promised you by way of a prophetic promise or a vision or revelatory dream. If you believe what God is saying to you, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and refuse to do anything that will bring you heartache in the process and interfere negatively with the outworking of the promises of God in your life.

We must refuse destruction or enticement by those who offer alternative schemes or plans however well meaning they may be as we wait on God for what He has for us. Even those who are close to us can be instruments of the enemy to attempt to abort our God given vision.

Brethren, an “Ishmael” may happen along the way, or we may gain a “Leah” due to being deceived or through our own character weaknesses, but as long as we remain steadfast and dependant on God however long it takes, we will attain the promises of God, not partially but completely for God says “my word ..that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).

© Feb.2017 Deborah E. Nyamekye

Our God

Our God, Elohim is faithful, compassionate and long suffering: 

PSALM 106:43-46

43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

44Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

45And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

46He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

PSALM 103:6-18 
6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9He will not always chide: neither will he keep [his anger] for ever.

10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.

15[As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”(Psalm 24:1 KJV)
God has the whole world in this hands. Pause for a moment and think about that! He is in absolute control of everything, and protects our coming and going today, tomorrow and forever more (Psalm 121:8).
God knows what we do, think and say (Psalm 139:1-5), and He guides and holds us in the palm of His hands, contemplating this so blessed David that he said “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psalm 139:6). God never takes his eyes off us, this is how precious we are to Him (Isaiah 62). 
David acknowledged this by saying “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well… 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (Psalm 139:14-18KJV).

God’s Word says that if He is concerned with sparrows, how much more us? As He knows the number of hairs on our head so He knows and cares about every single thing that concerns us for we are more valuable than sparrows (Luke 12:6-7).

As we place the concerns (our agenda, worries etc…) of each day into His hands through prayer, we confirm to Abba Father that we trust Him as the one who has the whole world in His hands. The result? He will ensure each day unfolds according to His perfect will, so that we play our part in His World.

Blessings Deborah x

God’s Faithfulness to the Fully Committed

When your heart is fully committed to God, every step you take will inevitably be guided and guarded by Him.
“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…” (2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV)
These are two points to remind you of God’s faithfulness to the fully committed, not just by their words but their deeds as well:
1. “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. Narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.” (Matt. 7:13-14 KJV).
The LORD will make sure that you are steered back onto his “narrow” pathway if you should stray away from it at any point due to affliction.
The Lord will be your help in times of trouble to make this possible.
The Psalmist (46:1-3) says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah”.

As one who is in fellowship with His Holy Spirit, He will also give you the ability to discern what is of Him and what is not so that you know when you are on a path He has not led you on.

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” (Gal. 5:16-17 NLT).

God’s will is that you live and walk guided by the Holy Spirit not by your own carnal longings and desires which is under the control of Satan who entices the flesh to take the “wide gate” or “broad way”. This pathway is pleasing to the flesh or carnal nature because they offer what appear to be easy and quick benefits, in the long term however one realises that the so called benefits were short lived, resulted in affliction or heartache and discouragement.

2. The Lord will ensure that you part with those you are in alliance with who

a)do not have the same call of God as you do.

b)are likely to be a hindrance to you one way or another. This is because they could be agents of conflict or contention directly or through others associated with them.

Abraham (then called Abram) had left Haran (Gen 12) with his nephew Lot, travelled with him to Egypt where Abraham’s riches including livestock had increased. Together Abraham and Lot had a large amount of livestock and there came a time that living together and grazing their animals proved difficult as the land was crowded as other communities lived there as well. In addition their herdsmen had began to quarrel among themselves. Abraham took the wise decision to separate from Lot saying

“..Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left…” (Gen. 13:9 KJV).

When we study scriptures closely, it is evident that Abraham’s call by God out of his country, Haran (Gen. 12) did not include his relatives. He was married at the time so his wife was included. It was therefore not surprising that a time came for him and Lot to part and what better time than when the land they occupied could not hold their combined possessions.

Today let us pray, asking the LORD to reveal to us if we are aligned to the wrong person, people or group and the wise steps we should take to dissociate ourselves from those He exposes. We need to take care that when God tells us to do something or go a particular way we are not involving anyone He has not told us to partner with.

Brothers and sisters, when we are fully committed to the LORD, we must partner with Him as He guides and guards our lives and this means we are to walk in obedience and refused to compromise with evil. As long as we know what the truth is according to God’s Word, we should refuse at all costs to live by half truths and lies.

” said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 KJV).

Today, let us resolve to continue living as dedicated soldiers of Christ marching on fully committed to our commander in chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, helping others to stay in line or line up with us as is the will of God.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
Deborah Esther x

©Deborah Nyamekye 28/11/2015

The Power of God’s Ideas Whose Time Has Come!

💥There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come!”💥 Victor Hugo
I see this quote as having more depth and meaning in a Christian context. 

In the fullness of time God sent His son Jesus Christ.

This was God’s great and powerful idea at His perfect timing, to come to earth as the all powerful God in the person of Jesus Christ. This is how God took back His possession, Yes you and I !

A Man of War, Jehovah Gibbor through this idea came to fight a battle on our behalf and took us from the clutches of Satan by redeeming us from our sins. 

How awesome,

How touching 

Oh how loving is that !

Yes, God came as man in the flesh!

to reconcile the world back to Himself.

What a genius is our God, the greatest of all! His ideas are incomparable in greatest to those of humans, the created. Yes those He created!

God has many powerful ideas that manifest as plans for you and I attainable through Christ and in the fullness of time.

Yes, at different times during our life He brings them to fruition, they germinate from seed, emerge as stems with leaves, flowers and fruit ready for the picking and fragranced with heavenly scents that bring healing and restoration to us and those we encounter. God’s ideas are no small thing for they are simultaneously for individual, family, community, national and world transformation.

So you see God’s ideas are powerful and indeed exert unmatchable power when their time of unraveling comes!

He has multitudes for you. Are you seeking Him daily and fervently to know what they are ? 

It is never too late to be a diligent seeker of His ideas. God is patient and a redeemer of time lost as other things. He is a God of second, third, fourth and more chances for He loves us with an everlasting, unconditional and unrelenting love.

While you partner with Him to outwork His ideas for you, you manifest His powerful creativity and you declare Him as the all powerful God of all!

So what are you waiting for?

Have an exciting day of discovery and recovery of His powerful ideas for you, indeed the set time is now!

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.

Deborah x 

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 23/05/2016

Eagle’s Wings

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As you wait on our precious LORD remember this: 

Those that wait upon The LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary and walk and not grow faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)

The LORD is saying to you that He will respond when you wait upon Him and you will be

1.Energises by His Holy Spirit able to soar into greater heights and deeper depths in God!
I saw written somewhere the following “an eagle uses the storms to reach unimaginable heights..Let us also use the storms of our lives to reach greater heights spiritually”

Therefore whether we are in a time of peace and just needing some encouragement or refreshing (i.e from tiredness) or in serious problems “storms”, as long as we wait on the LORD or remain abiding in Him, our inner man will be strengthened and uplifted. Waiting on the LORD is therefore abiding in Him.

This means that we do not focus on the greatness of the problem or how low we might be feel, but on God who can change the situation and how we feel. We abide by engaging in bible study and praise to encourage ourselves in the Lord.
Personally I deliberately listen to testimonies of how God has changed people’s lives or circumstances. This has gone a long way to taking my eyes of my worries or problems and fixed them on Jesus.

When King David was going through all his struggles, one thing noteworthy is that he was his own great encourager in the LORD and that is what I say to myself “I have to be my own greatest encourager in the LORD”

2.Blessed exceedingly abundantly more than you can ever ask or think! Blessed in your personal lives and even more blessed because you are a source of blessing for others.

As you wait upon Him through bible meditation and worship what you receive from Him will cause you to be as a permanently TURNED ON TAP with an unending flow of the river of His anointing “life” blessing and healing individuals, communities and nations.

This is because, sisters and brothers, the power of the Word of God and praise within you, which served to encourage and so uplift you cannot be contained!

Jesus said “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38 KJV)

Many people say they believe in Jesus and some might well do and so be filled with the Holy Spirit but they are still in a spiritual desert, why ? Because that belief is not being exercised to the point of transforming them by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit only responds when we call on God through Jesus Christ or when we seek hIm for fellowship. If Christians are not in fellowship with the Holy Spirit and so not “soaring” for their own sakes, how can they be God’s lifeline for others?

I say:
1Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.2For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.4Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side.
5Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.(Isaiah 60:1-5)

“Arise & Shine, Blessed one”!

“Then spake Jesus ..saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”(John 8:12)

As you wait upon the LORD also be reminded the powers of darkness tremble and flee because they cannot withstand the Light of God within and around you.

Therefore soar to greater heights and deeper depths in Him.

Deborah Esther 🌹

Mended & Raised Up for God’s Glory

imageI woke up this morning thinking “Jesus mends nets”. I remembered that Jesus called James and John at the time when they were with their father in their fishing boat mending their nets (Math.4:21).

Jesus’ purpose was to “mend” their lives by making them his disciples so that they would in turn “mend” other people’s lives, by becoming fishers of men. He is continuing God the Father’s “Mending Nets” business today through the power of the Holy Spirit in all the earth and at work within born again believers.

What do “nets” symbolically mean here? Our capabilities, mindsets, attitudes and emotions that have been afflicted or tattered by the enemy, whether before we become Christians or even during our Christian walk.
This could have been either at home, school, church or work.
Some of these afflictions are from childhood through to adulthood because of what people did to us, also how we responded as well as what we were taught which has influenced our way of thinking, attitudes and understanding.

Jesus came to do what he saw the Father doing or what God gave him the authority to do. His “mending nets” business is clearly expressed and summarised in Isaiah 61:1-3:

1The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. 2He has sent me to tell those who mourn
that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. 3To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. (NLT).

Such people, having been “mended” will be called in service as “menders” or rebuilders. As Jesus, their destinies are also expressed as follows: Isaiah 61:4
4They will rebuild the ancient ruins,
repairing cities destroyed long ago.
They will revive them,
though they have been deserted for many generations. (NLT).

Another scripture that comes to mind is Acts 10:38
“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (NLT).

In addition to healing the sick, the “Good” is all that Father God told Jesus to do in order to “mend” lives such as teachings (i.e perfecting the Law of Moses, how to pray), deliverance of the demon possessed and spending time with society’s rejects so that they know they are loved and valued.

Jesus’ “mending” (restoring or rebuilding) business as we know is necessary for us to be saved and then grow to maturity as children of God, thus capable of fulfilling our God given identities and destinies. We each have a part to play in the Body of Christ and the world at large.

Some people have found their God given purpose in life, some are on the way to doing so and others don’t have a clue. There are also those who think they do one day, but then they are not sure the next day!

Whatever category you fall into, know that God is at work in you however it may feel like or appear, to take you to even greater depths in your relationship with Him than you are experiencing right now.

I sense God wants you to know that as long as you stay in His Word through study and obedience daily, you will receive all that He has for you and will fulfil your God given purpose. He will abide with you as you abide with Him (John 14:21,23). The heavenly portals of revelation knowledge, wisdom and understanding will be open to you because of your obedience and faithfulness.

This is my encouragement to you as I do to myself, that you would live a life of worship, singing praises unto God in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Pray fervently for all things at all times, always be determined to trust God giving thanks regardless of the circumstance and do all you can to live at peace with others, loving them as God loves you.

From experience, I know forgiveness is difficult, but if you are struggling be honest before God about the pain you have suffered and tell Him how you are finding it difficult to forgive but because you desire to obey His command that you forgive you choose to do so and ask for His supernatural power to enable this desire to be a reality. Nothing is impossible for our God,

Having “mended” us through salvation and raised us up, God is always on the look out for tears to our “nets”, the sooner we allow Him to mend then the better because the effective fulfilment of our mission is dependant on our wholeness.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 28/04/2016

 

 

Precious One, God Sees & Knows.

🌹💒🌹Word of encouragement

God knows that at times we struggle and wonder why other people seem to be getting breakthroughs at the drop of a hat so to speak. However we feel that God’s promises are beyond our reach or that our prayers are not being answered.
But remember you and I are equally in God’s mind and so equally important to Him. In addition each and everyone of us although loved by God equally is unique; fearfully and wonderfully made uniquely!

The “specifications” or strategic and creative design of God used to build my life differ entirely from that used to build another’s but those “specifications” came from the same master architect, craftsman or creator, the one and only Most High God! Is that not awesome?!.

What seems to be delay is not denial. In fact delay as we may define how long a promise, request or desire is being fulfilled by God is actually the amount of time God needs to work out that situation and produce His perfect outcome.

This is because He alone knows us better than we know ourself or the underlying issues related to that situation which we are often blind to unless He chooses to reveal them to us.

Our God knows the end from the beginning. He is all-knowing and all-seeing therefore let us trust Him one hundred percent by exercising the fruit of patience and perseverance.

While we wait on Him, let us celebrate the successes and victories of our brethren in the LORD and encourage those who are struggling whatever situation we are in whether in good or bad times, praising Him all the way!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”(Galatians 6:9 KJV)

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14)

Love the unique and beautiful you, whatever your race, nationality or whether you are rich or poor in worldly terms for in Christ you are RICH and you have what money cannot buy!

❤️LOVED❤️

L-ooking at creation is as through a microscope with many views

O-f a world

V-aried, with many species, races, tribes, colours and hues.

E-expressions of the only master of creation; a skilled architect and excellent sculptor
reflecting His divine truths.

D-on’t forget, you are precious within those many views for “..God is Love” (1 John 4:8)

Blessings abounding,
Deborah