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The Year Ahead with God

🙌🏾The Year Ahead with God

“As He was with Israel in ancient times, so He is with us”

As we reflect on the new year we have entered into, we are like the people of Israel at the border of their promised land who had no idea what lay ahead of them in the way of battles, challenges and even victories and blessings.

God graciously told Israel how they were to stay under His protection and guidance so as to receive all that He had for them on their journey. They were simply to obey His instruction to follow closely behind the Ark of the Covenant or Tabernacle which is God’s presence.

“And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it… that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.” (Joshua 3:3-4 KJV)

Just as the presence of God advanced before Israel, through the wilderness and into the unknown promised land of Canaan so too His presence has gone ahead of us into the unknown “territories” of the New Year and will continue to do so beyond 2019 Individually the Lord is speaking to us, as He spoke to Joshua on a one on one;

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9 KJV).

Jesus to whom we belong is also called Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23) “God with us”, he and God are one (John 10:30), we therefore have the same assurance as Joshua. However, as God gives grace to the humble, we should not take His presence for granted, rather our daily prayer should be

“Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:4-5 KJV).

Knowing that obedience is key to our victory in the New Year, we should obey Jesus’ commandments so that God demonstrates His love to us by abiding with us (John 14:21-23).

As New Covenant believers, we are God’s “Tabernacle” where His presence abides, enabling us to bear long lasting fruit (John 15) to His glory. We will see our prayers answered as we abide in Him and He in us through Jesus (John 15:7, 16).

Furthermore, when we respond to the call to be Jesus’ intimate friends and so obey his command to abide in his love, love one another as he loves us, we receive revelation knowledge which is the key to fruitfulness.

If His presence is with us and in us in the power of the Holy Spirit, then we must believe that we are well able to know His will (1 Corinthians 2:9-13) and therefore the direction Father is taking us as we communicate with Him in worship, prayer and bible study throughout the year. This will guarantee we have a joy-filled year (John 15:12-17).

We must remember what awaits us in a life lived in God’s presence: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11 KJV)

Jesus, seated at the right hand of Father, as the Light of the World has gone ahead of us to overcome darkness (evil, deception) along our path (John 8:12, 32).

As Joshua and Caleb who spied the promised land and proclaimed by faith that Israel was “well able to conquer it..” and that God “will bring us into this land and give it to us” (Numbers 13:30;14:8), so too we must proclaim by faith even now at the beginning of this new year, that we are destined for victory ahead no matter what challenges or battles we encounter because

“…we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37).

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”(Proverbs 18:21KJV)

Our vocal declarations of God’s victorious acts and His words in Scripture as well as our testimonies of His goodness are powerful weapons against satanic deception and discouragement as we advance the new year. We therefore have to be careful what we confess this year. Remaining in the Word and in an attitude of worshipping Father through Jesus will help us maintain a sanctified mind-set and confession.

As God proved himself to be a faithful and true God and His words to Israel never return void (Isaiah 55:10-12), so He has been with us and plans to be in 2019 and beyond.

Have a very joyful 2019 in the LORD. You are blessed, determine to stay blessed in 2019.

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E. Nyamekye Jan 2016/Jan 2019 update

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The Year Ahead with God “As with Israel so He is with us”

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As He was with Israel in ancient times, so He is with us”

As we reflect on the coming days of 2016, we are like the people of Israel at the border of their promised land who had no idea what lay ahead of them in the way of battles, challenges and even victories and blessings. God graciously told Israel how they were to stay under His protection and guidance so as to receive all that He had for them on their journey. They were simply to obey His instruction to follow closely behind the Ark of the Covenant or Tabernacle which is God’s presence.

“And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it… that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.” (Joshua 3:3-4 KJV)

Just as the presence of God advanced before Israel, through the wilderness and into the unknown promised land of Canaan so too His presence has gone ahead of us into the unknown “territories” of the New Year and will continue to do so beyond 2016. Individually the Lord is speaking to us, as He spoke to Joshua on a one on one;

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9 KJV).

Jesus to whom we belong is also called Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23) “God with us”, he and God are one (John 10:30), we therefore have the same assurance as Joshua. However, as God gives grace to the humble, we should not take His presence for granted, rather our daily prayer should be

“Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:4-5 KJV).

Knowing that obedience is key to our victory in the New Year, we should obey Jesus’ commandments so that God demonstrates His love to us by abiding with us (John 14:21-23).

As New Covenant believers, we are God’s “Tabernacle” where His presence abides, enabling us to bear long lasting fruit (John 15) to His glory. We will see our prayers answered as we abide in Him and He in us through Jesus (John 15:7, 16).

Furthermore, when we respond to the call to be Jesus’ intimate friends and so obey his command to abide in his love, love one another as he loves us, we receive revelation knowledge which is the key to fruitfulness. If His presence is with us and in us in the power of the Holy Spirit, then we must believe that we are well able to know His will (1 Corinthians 2:9-13) and therefore the direction Father is taking us as we communicate with Him in worship, prayer and bible study throughout the year. This will guarantee we have a joy-filled year (John 15:12-17).

We must remember what awaits us in a life lived in God’s presence: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11 KJV)

Jesus, seated at the right hand of Father, as the Light of the World has gone ahead of us to overcome darkness (evil, deception) along our path (John 8:12, 32).

As Joshua and Caleb who spied the promised land and proclaimed by faith that Israel was “well able to conquer it..” and that God “will bring us into this land and give it to us” (Numbers 13:30;14:8), so too we must proclaim by faith even now at the “border” of the New Year, that we are destined for victory ahead no matter what challenges or battles we encounter because

“…we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37).

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”(Proverbs 18:21KJV)

Our vocal declarations of God’s victorious acts and His words in Scripture as well as our testimonies of His goodness are powerful weapons against satanic deception and discouragement as we advance into the New Year. We therefore have to be careful what we confess this year, staying in the Word and in an attitude of worshipping Father through Jesus will help us maintain a sanctified mind set and confession.

As God proved himself to be a faithful and true God and His words to Israel never return void (Isaiah 55:10-12), so He has been with us and plans to be in 2016 and beyond.

Have a very joyful New Year in the LORD. You are blessed, determine to stay blessed in 2016.

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 1/01/2016

Words of Encouragement for 2016

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GOD SHUTS/OPENS DOORS & YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO EXCEL

Be reminded that it is The LORD God who alone closes and opens seasonal spiritual “doors” before you. This is because of His authority as a Royal High Priest from the House of David.
“I will place on His shoulder the key to the house of David, what he opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open” (Is.22:22 KJV)

His Kingdom from the House of David extends to the whole world as an everlasting kingdom for whom He is governor (Is 9: 6-7). The whole world is under the control and dominion of Christ by whom the world was created (Col 1:16). You and I are in the palm of God’s hand.

Therefore as ones who love the LORD, we must be encouraged and assured that all things are working for our good (Romans 8:28) and will continue to do so in 2016 and beyond.

What has afflicted you this year? you have delegated authority (Luke 10:18-19) from Jesus Christ to declare by pronunciation and change of attitude, mindset and actions (Romans 12:1-3) that it will not follow you into the new “door” of the new year in Jesus’ mighty name.

As a believer in Jesus Christ you have the Holy Spirit indwelling you and therefore the powerful life of God within (Romans 8:10-11). Your words are powerful because your meditation is on the living and powerful Word of God that transforms (Heb. 4:12). You are therefore able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13).

God’s abundant blessings are available for your taking in 2016!

Therefore arise and exercise your authority and speak the words of faith to every situation and activate your faith in Jesus’ name!

YOU WILL BE BLESSED AND RECOMPENSED
I sense that the Lord is saying that this new year of 2016 is His open door or new season through which, as long as you abide in Him and trust Him consistently through His Word and fellowship in the Holy Spirit:

1.You will remain empowered by the Holy Spirit and led by Him along God’s pathway for the fulfilment of His divine plans and purposes in your life.

2.God will make a way out of difficult and seemingly impossible situations for you.

3.You will be among those who will be blessed and receive recompense for your travail, efforts, actions, time and money sown for the sake of the advancement of the Gospel and in the ministry of helps inside and outside the church.
A life led for the fulfilment of God’s plans and purposes has at times involved suffering, rejection or contention, but always remember that whatever you do for God as a true believer in Jesus Christ is never in vain.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed in 2016!

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 31/12/2015

Prayers for now, 2016 and beyond

psalm-1392324_🙏🏾Prayers to pray for yourself family and others now through to 2016 and beyond.🙏🏾

I. MORNING PRAYER & DECLARATION BASED ON JOB 38:12-25 (KJV)
5-6am (or as early in the morning as possible)

COMMANDING THE MORNING & DAY SPRING (DAWN)

Every day is established by you LORD God Almighty ! and therefore as your will for Job (chapter 38:12-15) was that he command the morning and the dawn to “know its place” (Ps. 38:12), I accept this as my calling because of the authority that I have in Christ Jesus (Luke 10:18-19).

I therefore command the morning and dawn from henceforth to know their place and be as (verse 14) “clay under the seal” (suppressed) and “hang as a garment” (immovable) when provoked into action as channels of Satan directly and through sorcerers in the mighty name of Jesus.

As concerns my destiny and that of my family and other loved ones and ………………(insert names of people, ministry, business etc…)

you (morning and dawn) shall only be responsive to Creator/Most High and Sovereign God for the earth, humanity and everything in it are under His control and dominion.

With the authority invested in me through Christ Jesus, I command you (morning & dawn) to obey the voice of the LORD and to “take hold of the ends of the earth and shake out the wicked” (verse 13) deeds and words that has been programmed and spoken against me, my family and other loved ones and ………….(insert names of people, ministry, business etc…).

I command the wicked to be (verse 15) blinded to that which concerns me, my family and loved ones and ………… (insert names of people, ministry, business etc…)
and that their “high arm be broken” in the mighty name of Jesus Amen

II.PRAYER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD BY BEING DIFFERENT (A TRUE WITNESS)

“If you desire to make a difference in the world you must be different from the world.”

Dear Father,
Hallowed be thy mighty Name, the Name above all names.

At the end of this year and as we prepare to enter the New Year, I pray for myself and on behalf of my Brethren in Christ that you would help us take stock of our lives so that we would humbly come to you in repentance if there are any areas in our lives where we exhibit worldly attitudes and mindsets.

I ask that you would forgive us where we have partnered with the world in any way or formed unholy alliances. Give us insight as to where we have failed you so that we would repent and be cleansed from all unrighteousness.

Merciful Father, as we give you preeminence in every area of our lives, I entrust our spirits, souls and bodies to you that you would examine, convict, sanctify and restore us in areas where we need restoration.

Our desire is to be different from the world and so LORD, I humbly ask that you would teach, strengthen and empower us to remain separated from the world and unto you daily so that we will be your holy vessels and true witnesses that make a difference in the world as is our inheritance” in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen

10Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. (Is. 43:10 KJV)

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 29/12/2015