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Persistent Prayer “The Lord loves it when we Knock tirelessly”

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The parable of the persistent widow was given to encourage believers in Jesus to always pray and not “faint” or lose heart.

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1)

Continuing in prayer always and not losing heart while doing so is demonstrated as persistent or what I call “knocking tirelessly” prayer.

Following this verse, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a widow who was persistent in her attempt to get what she wanted by “knocking tirelessly” at the door of a judge and she succeeded for the judge opened the door.

The petition or request is of great importance if one is willing to spend time and effort to receive a response to one’s satisfaction. There is also tremendous faith or confidence in the source from whom one expects an answer.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15 KJV)

This widow in Luke 18 did not know what time the judge would open the door, but she knew that if she did not lose heart and remained steadfast and confident he would eventually open it and meet her need. The judge did open the door and only for the following reasons:

“…Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me” (Luke 18:4-5)

If he being unjust finally yielded to the widow’s request how much more would God who is a just judge not answer our prayers? Although we may not know when He will do so, if we persist in addressing the subject of our prayer request with Him, reminding Him about it and telling Him we have faith in Him, He will answer it.

Someone may pose this question “God is not a God who is deaf or forgets so why persistently “knock” or address the subject again and again with Him until we receive an answer, surely it is unnecessary to do this if one has faith?”. In order to answer the question, let’s pose one first as follows: If addressing the subject of our request again and again with him is vain repetition (because he is not deaf or forgetful !) and therefore a sign of disbelief, why would this parable about the persistent widow be narrated by Jesus at all, even beginning with verse 1. 
The reasons why this manner of praying is necessary are as follows:

1)Persistent prayer is also focused prayer. Prayer for a particular thing does not have to be focused or persistent in the manner this aforementioned parable describes, however the parable shows us that persistent prayer is a way of praying which is acceptable to God.

2)It pleases God that His children would pray or converse with Him however many times they desire about what they want or need. He is a Father who cares about His children and wants a continuous relationship which involves communication. A loving Father does not care how often a child asks for something; in fact it enables Father to know how much the child really wants that thing or values it. As only a loving wise Father can, he will grant the request at the right time and in a way which is right for the child.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2015

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ARISE & SHINE PROPHETIC SEMINAR

 DIVINE APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR DIARY ON 
#ariseandshinepropheticseminar:

Arise & Shine Prophetic Seminar

“pulling IDENTITY & DESTINY out of God’s people by combining prophecy,
inspirational teaching & motivational training”

Date Saturday 11th February 2017

10.00am – 3.30pm

Venue: City Temple Church, Vault Room, London, England

We all have potential to excel in whatever we do, be it our secular careers, hobbies, volunteer roles or ministry for Christ.

Do you desire

1.your God given creative gift, learnt skills or hobby to materialise into a

blessed social act or volunteer role or a lucrative business or entrepreneurial venture?

2. to tap into the God given potential deep within to make the right

career, church ministry choices, changes and advancement?

If any of the above resonates with you/interests you, then this seminar is for you. You may simply need a fresher, a forum to think things through or gain clarity.

Do not miss out what God has in store for you especially at the beginning of the year, which is like the morning of a new day when God speaks to set the course of the day for His glory.

You were born for such a time as this. In the bible, Joseph’s gifts and Hiram’s skills made room for them, and God intends that for you too. Take it from someone (Host, Deborah) who has experienced God’s immense faithfulness in her walk with Him.

ARISE & SHINE PROPHETIC SEMINAR

Date Saturday 11th Feb. 2017

10.00 – 15:30hrs

Venue: London, City Temple Church, Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2DE London

SPEAKERS
 *Deborah E. Nyamekye, Host, Prophetess, Life-skills trainer/teacher

*Prophet Billy O’meara
A member of the prophetic teams of
Christian International Ministries, Europe

*Apostle Michael Farkas

Prophet Billy and Apostle Michael head the Prayer Chair ministry based in Brighton. It is a Gospel sharing, prayer & prophecy evangelistic outreach in and train others nation wide to have similar ministries. Website: www.prayerchair.org

*Ms Waynett Peters is the CEO of Extraordinary Achievers and the recipient of two awards:
-Inspirational Entrepreneur of The Year 2014
-Entrepreneur of The Year 2014

Ms Waynett will be giving us her testimony of how having lost everything, God by His power and might strengthened her through hard times and restored her to her present uplifted state. She is currently very successful and joyful in pursuing her destiny as a business entrepreneur and attributes who she is and all she has to the Most High God. You won’t want to miss her remarkable testimony!

Ms Waynett says “Extraordinary Achievers are those that stop at nothing and aim at everything. Outstanding Individuals that would like to make a difference in others”.

Check out her website: http://www.extraordinaryachievers.co.uk/

HURRY EARLY BIRD RATE APPLIES!!!
Seminar Cost: early bird until 25th January: £15.00
From 26th January & at the door
Price: £20.00

(PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU REALLY WANT TO COME BUT CANNOT AFFORD IT – CONTACT ME – YOU CAN GIVE A DONATION TOWARDS VENUE/CHARGES & STILL COME!!!)

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME:

1. Worship & prayer
2.Teaching*
Deborah Nyamekye

(Break)

Michael Farkas

3.Workshop:

In Full Bloom exercise with discussion & feedback

Facilitation & exhortation by Deborah Nyamekye

(lunch break)
4.Worship/ Prayer

5.Teaching*
Billy O’meara

6. Exhortation & prayer
Deborah
(Delegates participation in prayer)

7. Worship & prophetic encouragement ministry

Prophetess Deborah, Prophet Billy & Apostle Michael

Note* : The teaching & exhortation will focus on any of the following areas: prophetic identity, destiny and holiness, wholeness in Christ.

For your ticket, please go to https://www.bearwitness-forerunner.org/
Bearwitness Forerunner Ministries website

For queries, please email:
admin@bearwitness-forerunner.org

GOD IS INTERESTED IN YOU FULFILLING YOUR DESTINY!

Deborah says “The predestined call to ministry in the Body of Christ, including the call to be a writer (blogging & being a contributing writer to two online magazines), author and an entrepreneur are prophetic fulfilment, not only from words I received myself from God but from prophets who do not know me.

The aforementioned is a fact, but I was serious about pursuing my destiny and apart from going to church, I went to conferences, personally resolved to walk closely with God come what may! undertook discipleship & prophetic activation training. I also taught myself by the guidance of the Holy Spirit how to self publish my 5 books on Barnes & Noble and Amazon on line (e-books available, paperback underway) and learnt to create my own websites and two blogs.

I give glory to God for being nominated on two occasions for blogger awards, one being the Versatile blogger award. I have lately also started an online business and will be offering from 2017 consultancy services to those wanting to self publish e-books & paperback books as I did. There is no end to the ripple effect of blessedness God’s visionaries bring to the Kingdom.”

Many people do not know or are unclear about their career path or ministerial call. They not only need prayer but also forums or teaching and training sessions where they can learn and receive counsel as well as hear from God in various ways.
This is also why I have a passion to teach, train and encourage people that God is not only real but He is concerned about you knowing and fulfilling your predestined destiny. You have what it takes to excel in all areas of life. His plan is that we will be whole spiritually and naturally and a benefit to families, communities and nations”
While motivational tools are important, holiness (elements: obedience, repentance and forgiveness) is key which is why this forms part of the core teaching at Maranatha Encounter Ministry seminars.

God knows what we need but He often calls for partnership and tests us to see how far we will go to yield to him for His plans to manifest. He will honour every step we take with Him to make us who He has predestined us to be. Attending a Maranatha ministry seminar is one such step.

Deborah believes that the In Full Bloom Motivational Exercise she will use as a training tool was inspired by God and the feedback received from the July 2016 Seminar is an affirmation of this. Delegates were greatly impacted and blessed and said so.

To read their feedback or testimonials on the front page of the website click (scroll down) www.bearwitness-forerunner.org

This is what Deborah says about the In Full Bloom Motivational Exercise:

“This God inspired exercise I produced is a powerful inspirational prophetic tool to enable a pair to help each other effectively match their gifts, talents and skills with the most appropriate or suitable career, church ministry or volunteer work pathways for them. Individuals are awakened to the fullness of their God given capabilities as never before and are encouraged to pursue goals that encourage them to utilise their capabilities to the maximum.

Each person is encouraged through the exercise to use their gifts of discernment/intuition, wisdom, knowledge and prophecy with the person they are paired with. They will be surprised at how God can use them for others in this type of exercise more than they ever thought. They may also discover God given gifts which have lain dormant or they did not know were there”.

HURRY EARLY BIRD RATE APPLIES!!!
Seminar Cost: early bird until 25th January: £15.00
From 26th January & at the door
Price: £20.00

(PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU REALLY WANT TO COME BUT CANNOT AFFORD IT – YOU CAN GIVE A SMALL DONATION TOWARDS VENUE/CHARGES & STILL COME!!!)

God of Provision, Surplus to You & Through You

13 When Jesus heardbread_fish of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.18 He said, Bring them hither to me.19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. (Matt. 14:13-21 KJV)

This morning I was led to think about the miracle of multiplication of five loaves and two fishes. I praised the LORD that He is in the business of working miracles for those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Some people are drawn to Christ because they heard the Gospel preached or because they had a need and this is going on every day. God has His supernatural ways and means of calling us to Himself, so in actual fact we may think we sought Him out, but He planned the scenarios which drew us to Him. Salvation is the greatest miracle that can happen to anyone. We give praise and honour to you, LORD God Almighty!

In my personal life I can think of several times God has performed miracles.  As we mature in the faith, because we are closer to God, we see things we took for granted or were not aware of spiritually, in a different light. We see God’s hand on everything we do and define them as His miracles. Have you looked for something for such a long time in your home, prayed and then not long after you either remembered where it was or you just found it laying somewhere you thought you had already looked? It has happened to me and even in one case I had this sensation that I was just about to find that vital thing just moments before I actually did as I rampaged through a box packing to move home.

Our God performs miracles every day! Some which seem small and some big, they are all miracles from a “big” God!

From this account of multiplication of five loaves and two fishes (Matt, 14:13-21), I am also reminded of the God of provision, Jehovah Yireh, always ready to provide for us, our basic needs and more. Another name of God which speaks to us in this regard is El Shaddai, Our Sufficiency or “More than enough God”. After the crowd had eaten and were full there were twelve baskets full of fragments of loaves and fishes left over. Twelve is God’s prophetic number meaning either God’s people, God’s house/dwelling or God’s government; There were twelve apostles, twelve tribes of Israel and 24 (12×2) elders worshipping God before His throne (Rev. 4:10) and the measurement of the square Holy City was “…12,000 furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal…” (Rev 21:16).

This is a decree of the LORD: He will always give His people provision and there will always be left over or surplus provision (more for us and more through us for others!) available for those who are going to enter the sheepfold at a later date.

Will we be among those He can trust to receive and then distribute the leftovers or surplus to those who are in need, thus extending God’s kingdom (government) through our lives? Brethren, they will know us by our fruit and some will make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour by how we behave and the kindness we show them.

The LORD’s heart is for the poor and needy and Jesus Christ made this clear by explaining that when we feed the poor, give drink to the thirsty and take in those who need shelter, we are doing so as unto him (Matt. 25:34-36).

I don’t know what your needs are today brothers and sisters but I encourage you that out of your riches, give to those who lack and out of your poverty, if you consider yourself poor, share with those who lack. This is because our God looks at your heart condition before Him and rewards you accordingly. He has not only promised to provide for you as Jehovah Yireh, but He is also El Shaddai, your sufficiency and more than enough God. He has promised to “do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Eph. 3:20 KJV), with this in mind, you know that when you give to those in need you will never lack.

Being blessed (this includes provision) “more abundantly beyond…” means that you have more than enough and therefore able to give to others. Your question is “but I don’t see with my natural eyes the abundance you are speaking of?” I say “not to worry, see with your “spiritual eyes” your “eyes of faith” that is! Believe God’s word and it will work for you!”

Sometimes the LORD will test us even with the little we have as in the case of the widow of Zarephath who God sent Elijah to when he was hungry. I would like to have been there to see her facial expression or reaction when the prophet blessed her with these words: “For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth” (1 Kings 17:14 KJV).

The widow of Zarephath selflessly shared all that she had left for herself and her son with Elijah when he asked her to “and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.” (1 King 17:15-16 KJV).

Jesus saidGive, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.[a]” (Luke 6:38 NLT)

Also, the LORD inspired the Apostles Paul to say the following: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Gal. 6:7-9 KJV)

As long as we know and obey God’s principle about reaping and sowing or giving and receiving our Christian life will always be marked with not only miraculous provision and surplus but also include other miracles such as healings, deliverances and spiritual blessings.

This way we are not only declared righteousness as new covenant believers, but instruments of God to bless multitudes through our giving, testimonies of His glorious works in our lives and ministries in service to Him.

Dear Father
We love you and thank you for being our provider and also promising to give us even more than we need. Help us to live in the reality of these truths so that we will reap the rewards of obedience not just for ourselves but for the sake of your kingdom.

I ask that you would open our eyes daily to see beyond our own lives, needs and concerns so that our mission in life is as ones broken for the sake of multitudes who are hungry naturally but also hunger spiritually for you and may not even know it. In Jesus’ name Amen.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.

Deborah Esther
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 27/11/2015

Inspirational Prose for Today

We have to play our part in allowing God’s sovereign will (His manifested Control) to become a reality on earth and it starts with total surrender of our lives to Him as true worshippers available for Him to use us. 

On a personal level, when we make prayer a lifestyle God is indeed always in control of our lives, because we come in agreement with Him for His purposes in our lives. 

I hope this poetic testimonial ministers to you today and be sure to have a blessed day whatever you are planning to do!


Note: “God is in Control” is a poem included in part 2 of my two Part Books under category “Intimacy with God & Life in His Service” released for sale next week.
Title: Our God Reigns – Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry 

Available on http://www.amazon.com/author/nyamekyede