In this season of festivity,
where shopping is in abundance,
let love spill and share with those in lack and deemed irrelevant.
In this season of nativity,
where carol singing is in abundance,
let minds be still and focus on Christ as Saviour, the reason for this season of Joyance.
The Angel Gabriel said of Mary to Joseph “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matt.1:21)
There are a people whose frustrations flip flop into praise.
Their tears become cascades of overflowing joy.
Their words once cutting and ice cold causing shivers down the spine, now like a warm bath, inviting and soothing.
Their lifestyles read like verses bearing witness to their Master, the Anointed Saviour.
They are more than conquerors through him who loves them, the Redeemer and Lord of the Armies of Heaven.
Onward they march triumphant, generals of the LORD’s army.
Clad in armours of divine strength and gifted with the know how of the Master, they advance towards battlefields.
Victory is their battle cry, as they wave flags of redemption, freeing captives, disarming enemies and taking territories.
As He is so are they.
This Poem is in the Poetry book Series Yahweh Reigns Vol.4 soon to be published on Amazon December 2018
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OFor some and for so long, people have said their lives ignite yawns of boredom and their destinies are like skirting shadows here and there.
The code of silence bolts entry into lives ladened with potholes and ambushes at every turn…lives misunderstood..lives of the wise.
Sacrificed, they live for generations to arise out of the mud heap they languish in.
An offering for the freeing of the cursed led astray by false headlights.
There will come a time, that time of the Most High, like a sudden burst from the heavens of torrential rain when the silence will break and the purpose of their lives will be heard over mountains and across the seas.
Each as one with many faces of the man, the woman, the child… of the student, the worker and church goer…
As many a people broken, now made whole…
on a bumpy road, now made straight..
their breakthroughs are his and hers, of them becoming a people of substance living in abundance and heading into blissful eternity…
They are lifestyle intercessors, their truth shall be known, a prophetic people of fecundity.
They Are Poor…
They are poor for hatred is as a spider’s web knotted in their hearts choking the breath of life like a hangman’s noose.
They are poor…clothed in exquisite taste, but to the trained eye mere ghoulish attire.
Knitted together with cohorts, they spew venom on this person and that.
They are poor yet know not, for all they have is money, all they have is property, all they have are names on rich lists.
All they have is nothing..
Nothing to show before the judge of life,
Nothing of eternal value for a handshake by the Father of Lights.
Nothing… in their money vaults called poverty.
Scriptural inspiration: Rev 3:17
At this mountain top, never do I cease to see your face glistening as the sun.
In past times, I must admit I did the sprint so that far from you I run.
In present times, my once static frown has morphed into a smile of one having so much fun.
Pray, keep me anointed as I upscale greater heights to fulfil my mandate through the Son of Man. ©️July2018 DENyamekye
Sometimes we may be going through difficulties and not know where to turn. Let us be reminded that we have a God who is “our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psa.46:1). He also said in His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5).
He is the same God who miraculously prevented Daniel and his friends from burning in the furnace (Daniel 6) and who answered the prayer of the saints on behalf of Peter so that he was miraculously released from prison (Acts 12). He is also the same God who came to earth as Christ through a miraculous birth, so that the inheritance of His people Israel would be extended to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. If Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Saviour it is not too late, there is a miraculous life awaiting you!
He is also the God who never forgets your faithfulness to Him; many have toiled and laboured and some times wonder when they will either be healed from a particular sickness or receive answers to certain prayers which would change their situation for the better.
In fact some of you have been waiting on God through prayer for the fulfilment of prophecies spoken over your lives. “When LORD! when” is your desperate cry! But God is saying there are things that have to take place first and as you stay close to Him, He will give you understanding. Patience and perseverance in the place of worship regardless of the circumstance is what God is calling us all to.
Be encouraged today! In Christ a miraculous life is guaranteed!
In the holy place
we seek His face,
there He appears to
wipe away our tears.
In our hearts
we call His name,
there flows His fountain
that heals our pain.
no more tears,
no more pain.
©2016 Deborah E. Nyamekye
Most High, talking, chirping, mooing and barking are sounds that we hear from some of your creatures great and small.
When we hear the sound of the gusts of wind, drops of rain, hooting cars, the screeching train and the cracking violent sound of thunder from the sky, it’s the daily melody of Your created earth.
When we hear the sound of the rise and fall of spluttering waves, the ship docking and berthing, ocean sea gulls wailing and squawking, it’s the mixture of stillness and squalling of the coastal shores you created.
None of these sounds LORD, have the power to change lives as your mighty voice, nor match the sound of your soothing words of comfort when we seek your fortitude.
There is no sound on earth greater than your voice that “thunders over the mighty sea, [and] is powerful;majestic, splits the mighty cedars; ..
shatters the cedars of Lebanon..twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare…everyone shouts, “Glory!”(1)
So to you we ascribe all our worship,
declaring: “The LORD rules over the
flood waters.The LORD reigns as king
forever.The LORD gives his people strength.
The LORD blesses them with peace (2)”
Quotes: (1)Psalm 29:3-5, 9 (2) Psalm 29:10-11
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 16/03/2016
WARRIOR GOD SERIES
(Poetic Song & Prophetic encouragement)
🎤🎼🎸A Song of Praise:
The Battle is the LORD’s
I shall declare it,
far and near
and shall not fear.
The Battle is the LORD’s yet
He arms me with strength.
I march in awe.
Boosted and bonded with
soldiers, we march in awe.
Our strength is in
weapons from above,
mighty to pull down
every stronghold, and
cast down all powers
binding people of God.
The Battle is the LORD’s
I shall declare it,
far and near
and shall not fear.
The Battle is the LORD’s
yet He gives me strategies.
I march to war.
Skilled and schooled with
generals, we march to war.
Our strategies are wisdom
from God above,
Mighty to pull down every
high thing,and cast down all
exalted against the knowledge
We are one,
from every nation,
regardless of race
Rich or poor
and life’s station
He calls us, we are one,
and arms us as one.
The Battle is the LORD’s
We shall declare it,
far and near
and shall not fear.
We shall not fear
for the Battle is the LORD’s !
Scriptures inspiring Song:
John 17:21, 2 Corinth. 10:5, 2 Corinth. 10:4, 2 Chronicles 20
based on 2 Chronicles 20:
The Battle is the LORD’s – True Worshippers are guaranteed Victory in Life’s battles.
I.Gleaned from the chapter – A summary of the qualities expected of a true worshipper or a committed child of God.
A true worshipper has the following nature and lifestyle:
-seeks and waits on God for guidance or direction.
-prayer and fasting is a lifestyle with expectation to hear God speak.
-Even if they experience the emotion of fear, a true worshipper remembers their authority in Christ and that they are empowered by God because the Holy Spirit is within them and is guiding them. Therefore as Jehoshaphat rather than accept defeat when faced with danger in times of fear when they feel weak and helpless they take refuge in Him (God) who gives them strength and strategies to overcome.
-A true worshipper accepts that they are called to be relational with fellow brethren for this is how God and Christ operate; Christ prayed to God for his disciples
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one–as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” (John 17:21 NLT).
While Jehoshaphat must have trusted God to answer his prayers, he also knew that unity in prayer and fasting pleased God and so called the nation of Judah to fast and pray.
Therefore when faced with issues that concern or affect them collectively either as a church or nation, a true worshipper is not one to isolate themselves but rather join in with the brethren to engage with one another in intercession and worship before God.
II. (A-C) breakdown of chapter:
A. A consolidated army of surrounding nations advance to attack Judah – A call to fast and pray
Armies from surrounding nations had gathered together stationed to begin to attack Judah. King Jehoshaphat of Judah was terrified but he knew that the only way to overcome this fear is to seek He who is able to deliver and so He sought the LORD for guidance as to what to do. He ordered all the people of Judah to fast, they gathered in Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help.
“5 Jehoshaphat stood before the community of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the Lord. 6 He prayed, “O Lord, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you! 7 O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people Israel arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? 8 Your people settled here and built this Temple to honor your name. 9 They said, ‘Whenever we are faced with any calamity such as war,[d] plague, or famine, we can come to stand in your presence before this Temple where your name is honored. We can cry out to you to save us, and you will hear us and rescue us.’
10 “And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them. 11 Now see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land, which you gave us as an inheritance. 12 O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”
B. Prophetic Word of encouragement was given.
It is worthy to note that the prophecy was given when the Spirit of God came upon one of the men gathered whose name was Jahaziel, a descendant of Asaph. He was not a well known prophet yet Jehoshaphat did not reject the Word, He humbly received it. God speaks through anyone He chooses, and we can only know it is God and therefore not miss His blessing if we have a heart like Jehoshaphat; humble and close to God, dependant on Him as a true “sheep” for His sheep know his voice, they recognise it is Him speaking regardless of what His voice sounds like or the vessel through whom He speaks.
Jahaziel came from a musical family, as a descendant of Asaph. He was from a household of musicians or worshippers and God chose the Spirit of prophecy to manifest through him at such a crucial time when the nation was assembled waiting on God.
This ought to speak to us; our lives should be lived in such a way that we practice what we profess to be, true worshippers of God through Christ Jesus at all times. In doing so, we open ourselves up to hear from God not just for ourselves but also other people and even nations.
We and our descendants can be trusted by God to be His vessels to fulfil as well as convey His plans, some of which could bring great deliverance to nations as in the case of Asaph’s descendant Jahaziel.
God said through Jahaziel, before Jehoshaphat and the crowd
“15 Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lordsays: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!””
C. When Jehoshaphat accepted the prophetic Word of God, God gave Him the strategy of how to advance, he followed the instructions and Judah was victorious in the warfare against the great Army:
“18 Then King Jehoshaphat bowed low with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout.
20 Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”
21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:
“Give thanks to the Lord;
his faithful love endures forever!”
22 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lordcaused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.24 So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped.
25 King Jehoshaphat and his men went out to gather the plunder. They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing,[e] and other valuables—more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all!26 On the fourth day they gathered in the Valley of Blessing,[f] which got its name that day because the people praised and thanked the Lord there. It is still called the Valley of Blessing today.
27 Then all the men returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, overjoyed that the Lord had given them victory over their enemies. 28 They marched into Jerusalem to the music of harps, lyres, and trumpets, and they proceeded to the Temple of the Lord.
29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lordhimself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.”
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 16/04/2016
In the fullness of time, it was the chime of the heavenly clock that put a stop to the types of old and announced the Messiah’s appearing.
Chosen messengers, flames of fire proclaimed the birth of the Most High’s delight.
Long gone was the night of preparation and the temporal wheeled away.
The long awaited dawn appeared serving the reality of things flavoured for eternity.
Of Moses, Yeshua said “…it was I that he was writing about..”* Indeed Christ is woven seamless in the Torah, a fact of truth, without a doubt.
The Menorah, now the Light of the World. The scroll of the Law, now the Word in flesh, its flaws to perfect.
Believe in him, the only High Priest, a Lamb slain for our sins that we may have peace.
The Way, The Truth and the Life is he. His grace and mercy we fail not to see.
Praise Yahweh! who dwells no more in tents, nor temples made with hands but in hearts men rend daily to him who died to set them free.