Tag: exhortation

“We Never Give up” 2 Corinth. 4:16

Brethren, I want to encourage you today; whatever you are doing for God continue with fervour let no one discourage you. If people don’t appear to respond or take notice, I say God takes notice.

You are planting seeds in the earth and hearts more than you realise; God’s word is “living and powerful” and brings change in the atmosphere and peoples lives for Jesus is the Word, the fruit bearing shoot out of the branch of Jesse/Judah.

Through Christ, he who became a curse for you (Gal 3:13), working in you in the power of the Holy Spirit, you are fulfilling your mandate as according to God’s promise; as Abraham’s seed (Gen. 12:1-3/Gal 3:13-14), therefore a blessing to multitudes.

Continue to be a witness for Christ, a labourer in his vineyard whether through evangelism, preaching, writing, engaging in charitable acts, giving financially to spread the gospel. God sees and your reward in the here and now as well as in eternity is great. Walk by faith and not by sight! Do exploits for God who reigns and lives in you through Christ!

Paul the Apostle spoke of the zeal, steadfastness and perseverance with which he and others engaged in ministry for the sake of the saints, I quote for your encouragement:

“13But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”14We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

16That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits aree being renewed every day. 17For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Corinth. 4:13-18 NLT)

God bless Deborah

©️DENyamekye

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God’s Word & The Power of Confession

Your positive confessions of God’s Word goes a long way towards sustaining your focus on your God given vision because it changes your mindset;

the “I can’t” become “I can”

the “I won’t” became “I will…”

You will be empowered and so nothing will stop you from doing the good that you know to do (not even yourself – Romans 7)

Your impossibilities become possibilities for greater is He (Most High God) who is in you than he who is in the World.

I declare and decree a mindset change, a shift for you today and everyday of your life (if you are not already walking in it – more if you are!) so that you will be able to envisage and take hold of all God’s promises for you through His Word and prophetically spoken into your life.

Receive that which is yours ! – God’s divine empowerment and peace in the precious name of our one and only Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!

Deborah Esther x

©April2017 DEN

It is never too late to Arise & Shine!

“The privilege of a life time is just being who you are and I just became that at the age of 51” Viola Davis, Awards winning actress.

The privilege of a life time is just being who God created you and I to be. We just became that when we were born again/accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour.

Brethren, It is never too late to walk in the pathway God has predestined for us. Also if per chance you have drifted away because of disappointment or adverse circumstances, it is never too late to run back into our heavenly Father’s arms.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made by Father in His image and He desires that through Christ, the light of His countenance manifests in every area of your life (John 8:12), even when there is darkness all around (Isaiah 60).

Today remember who He (Elohim God) is to you and who you are in Him; a precious one (Isaiah 62) re-created in Christ unto good works (Eph.2:10).

Arise and Shine, go forth! For you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil4:13) and in all circumstances, the joy of the LORD is your strength (Neh. 8:10).

Have a blessed day and week ahead Deborah x

©April2018 DEN

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Joy Triumphant (Poetic Exhortation)

Introduction: Whatever plan the enemy has strategised against you, remember today that The LORD has a plan, a strategy to counteract it and outwork His victory for your sake because you are declared from birth more than a conqueror through him who loves you, Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour! So be filled with God’s:

Joy Triumphant ! 
Shout for Joy with a voice of triumph!
Rejoice I say rejoice! Be filled with the joy of the LORD, your Sword of Mirth given at your new birth.

The Word became flesh, imparted lasting joy, spoke so that man’s joy would hit the roof! and stoked flames of truth to perfect the law so men would be perfected, and reject flaws, pull down deceptive thrones and declare the enemy overthrown.

Let not your heart be troubled as you await the Soon Coming King but be clad in the joy of his presence, your armour of strength and use the Sword of Mirth to cut to pieces the ordinances of death.

Rise up, thou anointed and favoured of God! Enjoy abundant life! and never let the destroyer’s ploy mute your voice of joy.

“Shout unto God with a voice of triumph” ! (1)

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 3/05/2016

Scriptures: Phil. 4:4, John 1:14, John 15:11, 2 Corinth.10:5, John 14:1, Ps.16:11, John 10:10, Quote (1) Ps 47:1
This is one of my Poems in book “Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry” Part 2.

Small Beginnings make way for great things!

Note: This is part of Psalm 8 “God is mindful of man” Series: Creator God & His Mindfulness of Humanity including their Interpersonal Relationships. Meaning? He works to restore their relationship with Him through Christ which inevitably and simultaneously includes working for unity, love & peace with one another John 17:21.

Introduction 

Feeling small in your own eyes, unsure or insecure in regards to your ability to excel?

Well it’s time for a mindset change because the God who created you created you with the potential to excel for you have a calling (everyone does) which is declared ready to breakout and advance when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Even if you do not feel “small in your own eyes”, it is important to receive assurance from time to time by being reminded of God’s ability to give us supernatural strength and wisdom by his power to stay joyful and encouraged in a world that is full of discouragement and affliction. 

If you are not a Christian this inspirational teaching or exhortation is also for you as it will reveal to you that through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour, God is able to take you as he did Jesus from humble beginnings or small works for his sake to a place of doing more so as to glorify Him and His kingdom even more. 

With Jesus as our greatest example, we can rest assured, if we stay abiding in God, that there is no affliction we cannot overcome nor any great feat we cannot accomplish.

If you think you are from humble beginnings and therefore because of that God cannot use you for anything let alone great things, then think again!
From the Gospels we see that Jesus Christ is our greatest example of one who came from a humble background and trained to be a carpenter in his youth, yet he had great wisdom and was able to debate in the synagogue with religious leaders.
God came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ in a way that the Jewish leaders were not expecting for they expected a Messiah to appear as a notable figure who would help them defeat Roman Empire dominion.
Instead he came into the world as a “nobody” in the eyes of the unbelieving Jews. Yes he was from the Royal line of David as we read of Joseph’s genealogy but his parents were not conspicuous figures and he was born in a manger! In fact he chose to live in Nazareth for a while which appeared not to have had a good reputation, for it was said of it “can anything good come out of Nazareth?” as spoken by Nathanael (John 1:46).

Perhaps people have said that about your family, locality or nation but have you thought that you were chosen to be from among them because God wants to use you and so surprise the world that indeed someone worthy can come out of such a place?
Jean Francois Champollion had such a passion for ancient languages, he eventually solved a mystery that none of the world’s great scholars had been able to solve which was deciphering the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt. Where was this man from? A small inconspicuous town called Figeac in south west France.
God is not a respector of persons. He will not decide to choose someone to anoint or use for great works based on what nation, race, social or economic class status they are a part of which are deemed respectable or preferable in the eyes of man.
Who can instruct God? He chooses who He chooses, for instance in Old Testament scriptures we read how God chose Jacob over Esau his brother and Ephraim over Manasseh his brother to impart the blessings of the first born child although Esau and Manasseh were the oldest sons. It may not make sense but He is God and does as He pleases, His ways are higher than those of man although they may be foolish to man.
If you are a believer who has a habit of putting yourself down which includes your God given abilities, I say it is time for change!

The size of your talents, gifts, anointing or capabilities may be small in your own eyes but God does not rate them the way you do. If Jesus says a mustard seed sized faith can move mountains, likewise a mustard seed anointing or gift so to speak can do the same. Is the faith in God and anointing or capability for service not from the same source?

Be reminded that how we see things are not as He sees them, so it is time we took stock so as to enter into a new season of life where we see as God does. The question we should be asking ourselves is, whose spiritual “lenses” or “hearing aid” do we have on? By “lenses” or “hearing aid” I mean perception which is defined as “the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses” however in this context the question is who has control over our senses ? Is it God ourselves and/or the devil? The sanctification process involves our senses coming under God’s control so that what we see, hear and become aware of are understood from God’s perspective or outlook because our senses are sanctified.

The spiritual “lenses” or “hearing aid” (perception) with the tagline “I can achieve great things” are from God of course, and enables you to see yourself as a mighty man or woman of valor as Gideon (see Judges 6) was. Gideon also had to come to the place where he saw himself as God saw him before he could be used mightily by God.

Often times even as born again believers, we still have the “I am small in my own eyes” perception. This can be a constant attitude or when something major happens to bring discouragement.

Some of the reasons why such debasing self perception takes place and affects our Christian walk are :

1. How we were made to see ourselves as children by family members or peers.

2. The result of a particularly traumatic experience which affected us to the point that we lost our confidence in one or more areas.

3. The habit of looking at other people and allowing the enemy to cause us to think that who they are in terms of their appearance, social standing, popularity riches etc…means they are more worthy or better than who we are.

The bible says we are heirs of the kingdom of God which Jesus (Matthew 13:45-46) compared to a pearl of great price found in a field by a merchant who so wanted it that he sold all he had and bought the whole field! Goodness ! Just reflect on the magnitude of your preciousness to God through Jesus Christ as a member of the “pearl of great price” kingdom of God!

God values us as he does Jerusalem and will not relent until your “brightness” or who you are predefined to be, by him comes forth (Is. 62:1) and you are as a crown of glory and a royal diadem in His hand (Is. 62:3). The Lord can impress such scriptures on our hearts when he wants to comfort or encourage us as is my personal testimony.

As a believer in Jesus, you are His workmanship through Jesus Christ and therefore anointed for service. If you don’t know already seek God in prayer as to what exactly he has called you to partake of in church and the community for His glory. Everyone who is God’s through Christ Jesus has a part to play in the Body of Christ, without your active service something vital and therefore important to God will not get done.

Dear Father

we ask for forgive if we have placed limitations on what you can do in and through us.

As we abide in you LORD, our desire is to do your will and so to fulfill your calling on our lives. We therefore ask today that you would do a deep work in us daily so that our spiritual “lenses” and “hearing aid” are cleansed. In this way we are able to see, hear and become aware of things from your standpoint especially how we perceive ourselves. We thank you for the Holy Spirit who indwells us and reminds us daily of Jesus’ teachings and communicates your will to us. Help us to live a life in the Spirit so that we partner with you for the fulfillment of all that you are doing in our lives.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.

Deborah Esther X

©Deborah Nyamekye 24/11/2015

A Prayer & Blessing: THE FIRE OF THE LORD TO CONSUME, JUDGE AND EMPOWER.

My prayer is that the Most High God, Adonai who is a consuming fire (Deut 9:3) will destroy all your enemies as He did for Israel in biblical times. May God’s tongue be as a devouring fire (Isaiah 30:27) to judge those who persecute and afflict you.
May God set you aflame by the fire of the Holy Ghost and may His Word be as a burning fire shut up in your bones (Jeremiah 20:9) so that you are a danger to the powers of darkness.

Demons will scream “……… is coming” (fill space with your name) and flee in all directions as you advance fully armed in His awesome power and glory.

If His Spirit like fire is as a hedge all around you and the armies of Yahweh Sabaoth (the Lord of the angelic hosts of Heaven) are fighting for you, who can withstand you?

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)

Deborah x

God thwarts the enemy’s plans

“The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.” (Psalm 33:10-12)

When satan has a plan against a Christian, guess what? God always has a plan to counteract it which affirms we are His, but it will only come to fruition if we stay steadfast in the face of adversity! When the warfare was won in heaven by Michael & angels
(Rev 12:1-12) we on earth were warned.
How did the heavenly warriors overcome? by the blood of the Lamb & the word of their testimony (Rev 12:11).

When satan caused Adam & Eve to doubt & so disobey God he thought gleefully that he had become master of generations of God’s creation. God’s plan to thwart satan’s plan lay in Genesis 3:15, Jesus, the Lamb would make a way for those in sin WHO ACCEPT HIM AS LORD & SAVIOUR to be more than conquerors as he indeed crushed the head of the serpent, thus destroying the works of the devil for our sake (Romans 8:37/1John 3:8). We too can testify that we have overcome by the blood of the Lamb:

We praise His Name, the Name above all names!
Deborah x 

Be exhorted: Arise!

Hallelujah!

Everything that is dead in you must arise today! Does the Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead dwell in you? (Romans 8:11). If “yes” then my message for you today is that you have abundant life in you and therefore arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of God arises upon you! (Isaiah 60:1-3)
 
Do not hold back pursue God with all that is in you, His might that is! You have what it takes! Don’t let man, woman or the enemy discourage you ! I repeat you have what it takes, abundant life, for the thief cometh but to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus came that you would have abundant life.(John 10:10).
 
I command every area of your life that is dead to hear the Word of the LORD and receive healing, receive deliverance and walk in the perfect health and prosperity (3John 1:2) that Christ purchased for you in Jesus’ mighty name.
 
You have not been called to failure or mediocracy; You are the child of He who created the world, you are created in His image. When you came to Christ, a declaration was made: That you are righteous and reconciled to God. Yes back to the likeness of the Father, so you have what it takes to be Holy, to be righteous, to outwork the truth of that declaration so that it would come to fruition completely.
 
The WORD of God is your compass, your weapon USE it daily; you will enter into higher heights and deeper depths in God I assure you and be transformed by the renewing of your mind! (Romans 12:1-3) and no weapon forged against you shall prosper and no tongue raised in condemnation against you shall stand or prevail.
This is your heritage as a child of God!
 
Arise in worship, in obedience, enjoy who you are in Him, today and everyday for God’s abundant blessings are yours for the taking !
 
ARISE!!!
 
Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 5/09/2016