Tag: faith

The Glorious Dawn (Poem)


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 God’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 he 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.

*Quote:John 5:46
©DENyamekye 16/10/2017

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Taking Stock: What Kind of a Disciple are you? 


In Luke 9:57-62 we read about three potential disciples of Jesus. Brethren as we enter into the closing of this year (the last quarter), it is important to take stock of this year and the previous years that we have walked with the LORD.

This account of three potential disciples is one of many biblical accounts which will help us. It will enable us to think things through, confess our sins and repent and decide to be more vigilant if we need to, as well as give God thanks for what He has done and is about to do.

I. Potential disciple no. 1

“And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain [man] said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.58And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head.” (Luke 9:57-58 KJV).

This man decided to follow Jesus by himself. Jesus’ reply implies that he was asking the man whether he had considered the cost of following him. Jesus at the time did not have his own accommodation. It is noteworthy that Jesus did not tell him what to do but gave his own life as an example of the type of life the man would have if he follows Jesus.

If you have chosen to follow God, you must know that you have Covenanted to be Christlike and so should be ready to pay the price.

Jesus was saying “Have you counted the cost?”, “can you pay the price of homelessness or going from place to place and so not being guaranteed accommodation or a comfortable life?”

What has your Christian life been like until this point? Are you aware of the costs or do you count the cost of following Jesus Christ?

Morris Cerullo in the devotional “Journey into the promised Land” lists some of the costs of following Christ as follows

1. Sacrifice as well as service (1 John 3:16)

2. Loneliness (2 Timothy 1:15)

3.Rejection and criticism (John 1:11)

4. Persecution (2 Corinthians 11:23-27).

It is only those who live in the reality that there are indeed costs and have made a conscious decision to not only consider them daily but are willing to go through them, who are able to live victorious Christian lives.

II.Potential Disciple no. 2

” 59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.60Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:59-60 KJV).

When Jesus called this man, the man felt he could still continue making his own decisions and so prioritise his own desires I.e burying his father, as he had done before he was called. However Jesus’ response is clear; the calling of God requires one to prioritise the kingdom of God or whatever God has called one to do as opposed to what one wants to do.

Please know that Jesus was not saying one’s parents or family are not important or that we should not attend to them. Nothing must be placed before the call of God. 

Jesus loved his family a sign being when on the cross of crucifixion, he spoke in a manner to both his mother and John that gave John the Apostle the understanding that Jesus wanted him to take care for his mother, so John took her into his home after Jesus died (John 19:25-27).

This was also revealed when Jesus spoke to the people and someone told him is mother and brethren wanted to speak to him. He replied

“48… Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

“49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Matt.12:48-50 KJV)

As we can see, as with the first potential disciple, Jesus was teaching his “do as I do” principle for despite his love for his family, Jesus prioritised the work of the ministry over and above them which was the will of God.

Brethren, do you prioritise your will over and above that of the will of God?

Your response maybe “well I often don’t know God’s will so I just get on with what I want to do and hope it is”.

If this is the case, my prayer is that you would spend time in fasting and prayer even as you enter into 2016 asking the Lord to reveal His will for your life to you and also that you would refrain from making hasty decisions and learn to wait on the Lord.

III.Potential Disciple no. 3

“61And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.62And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:61-62 KJV).

This man wanted to follow the Lord, however he wanted to take time to do something first, or wanted to follow God but on his own terms. Jesus’ reply affirms the motives of the man’s heart; He was holding onto his past life, torn between committing to God wholeheartedly and living in the world.

Brethren, as you may know, when God calls us, He requires us to respond immediately and not to start thinking of what we have left undone and need to do first, or put off obeying God until it suits us. At times we may decide to do something first which we convince ourselves is part of or compliments the calling of God or what He is asking us to do. Partial obedience is not obedience.

I pray to God that everyone reading this will from henceforth be even more sensitive to God’s leading in your lives so that you will not hesitate to know what He is calling you to do. Also that God would grant you an increased measure of His gift of discerning of spirits and the ability to stay in the place of praise, prayer, bible reading and meditation.

 This is so that as you abide in this realm consistently, you will be able to hear God’s voice in whichever way He chooses to speak to you. In Jesus name Amen.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 28/12/2015

Joseph 

Famine, he called upon the land, but God had a plan. So He sent Joseph His beloved son.

In slavery he was sold, in prison he was thrown but to save him there was none.

In God’s appointed time, the king had a dream. No one was found to give the meaning though they searched all around. 
“But wait! a prisoner in chains had such a gift” said the king’s waiter.
So Joseph a man without strife, interpreted it as a message from God to preserve life. 

Jacob’s son with a coat of many colours was also God’s son with a gift to impart heavenly favours. 

His feet with fetters were loose so that matters of life administration they would pursue, for the king “made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance, to bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom”(1)
Life by the side of his earthly father as a child was his privilege.
As an adult, his Heavenly Father’s gift made room for him, so that life preservation for the sake of multitudes become his blessed vocation and message. 

-Inspiration from the book of Genesis’ Story of Joseph & Psalm 105.

-Quote (1)from Psalm 105 vs 21-22

©30092017Deborah E. Nyamekye 

One of the poems from the series: Storytelling poems of redemption and purposeful living

Knowing God 

Do you know Your God?
Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits! Do you know your God? The Father of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ? 
No I don’t mean “know about Him” nor what the scriptures say of Him. Yes, hearing about Him and reading the holy scriptures is a start. But knowing Him goes far beyond. 

Knowing Him releases you from doubt and from being attentive to deceptive whispers and subtle nuances of Satan, the father of lies in every day life. 
Knowing Him arms you with invisible weapons that manifest in outbursts of praise and the ability to discern and prophesy life into dead or binding situations.
Knowing Him gives you a supernatural ability to be a step ahead of your enemies and to overcome the wiles of Satan not just for yourself but for the weak and vulnerable.
Knowing Him is your shelter from life’s dangers as He is a Father who is forever holding you in His arms, comforting you and giving you wisdom in every circumstance.
Knowing Him is like having a dependable survival kit all the days of your life.
Do you know Your God ?

©180917 Deborah Nyamekye

Humanity in Harmony

Humanity in harmony speaks of peaceful co-existence and resistance to divisive persistence.

Humanity in harmony is as the sound of a splendid composition from a symphonic orchestra, a reminder of the perfect handiwork of the skilled creator.

Humanity in harmony is a song with diverse harmonies perfectly intertwined, compelling the listener to erupt with rhapsodies of praise. 

Humanity in harmony is a rainbow of colours, individually significant yet their brilliance is enhanced only by convergence.

Without humanity in harmony, we are as good as dead. 

©DEN-The Witness 17/09/2017

War is Over! 

We are at war.                                   Can you hear the sound of gun shots? See the lifeless bloodied frames, like mugshots?

We are at war.                                   Can you hear the sound of thundering grenades?                      See men running for their lives, among them, renegades?

We are at war.                                  Clad in the full armour of God,            I hear not the frightful sound, but praising heavenly hosts I hear.          I see not the gory sights and frenzied crowd, but joy-filled victorious saints I see.

War is over!                                      that’s a comforting decree.              For on the cross Christ paid the price so we declare “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (2 Cor. 10:4 KJV).

©3092017DEN

1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.(Isaiah 40:1-2 KJV)

“37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37KJV)

“Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”(Ephesians 6:11 NLT)