Tag: Peace

Find Rest in God at All Times

Seeking God alone as the giver of rest or peace in the midst of every situation must be our resolve. He will never disappoint ! Have a blessed week, casting all your cares to Almighty God for He cares for us. Blessings Deborah xx

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Happiness is knowing God Brings Peace

(Happiness is knowing series) 

Happiness is indeed knowing that God brings peace. Receive God’s Peace like a River in and through you! 
I pray for God’s peace to flow in a never ending manner like a river that forms tributaries into the recesses of your soul (mind, intellect and emotions) so that you would experience a perpetual Sabbath rest of the LORD.
In this place, you will receive revelation from the LORD directly and through His Word so that out of you shall flow rivers of living waters quenching the spiritual thirst of dry souls and hearts making a people ready for the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
There is no peace like God’s peace. Attempts at world peace without God as the source is just a charade and superficial for sooner or later confusion and chaos sets in. This is why Jesus explicitly distinguished his peace from that of the world when he said such comforting words
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27KJV)

As a believer in Christ you have His mind which means your mind or thoughts are focused on God. You therefore have access to God’s peace (Is.26:3) which is perfect.

God speaks His peace in every situation of your life, however He requires that you do not “again turn to folly” (Ps 85:8).
To live a life in God’s perpetual peace, He wants you to know that you need to be determined to overcome anxiety. How? Prayer to God concerning all things (Phil 4:6), while praying be thankful of what you have already received from Him. 
If you can’t think of anything in a moment how about your life? Your caring child, spouse,family or your job ? Also trust Him once you have prayed. It is only after you have done this that

“…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”(Phil 4:7)

God of Peace be with you!

✝ Poem – Receive the Master’s Peace

Be anxious for nought and pray for what you ought. God’s peace will unfold as a treat,if a slave to worry you are not.

Peace like a barging river, shall knock down fortes of
deceit in your heart to cause the enemy to retreat.

Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder to commence divine order.

A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not it’s Master and his ethos.
Who is it’s Master?

He is the Prince of Peace who saith to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”.

On a mount he sat and taught

“blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God” So be blessed, not stressed.

Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters.

Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers. With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out melodious creases.

Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.

(Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7 Matt.5:43-48, John 14:27)

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 17/01/2016

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Receive God’s Peace Like a River

peace to youReceive God’s Peace like a River in and through you! I pray for God’s peace to flow in a never ending manner like a river that forms tributaries into the recesses of your soul (mind, intellect and emotions) so that you would experience a perpetual Sabbath rest of the LORD.

In this place, you will receive revelation from the LORD directly and through His Word so that out of you shall flow rivers of living waters quenching the spiritual thirst of dry souls and hearts making a people ready for the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

There is no peace like God’s peace. Attempts at world peace without God as the source is just a charade and superficial for sooner or later confusion and chaos sets in. This is why Jesus explicitly distinguished his peace from that of the world when he said such comforting words
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27KJV)

As a believer in Christ you have His mind which means your mind or thoughts are focused on God. You therefore have access to God’s peace (Is.26:3) which is perfect.

God speaks His peace in every situation of your life, however He requires that you do not “again turn to folly” (Ps 85:8).

To live a life in God’s perpetual peace, He wants you to know that you need to be determined to overcome anxiety. How? Prayer to God concerning all things (Phil 4:6), while praying be thankful of what you have already received from Him. If you can’t think of anything in a moment how about your life? Your caring child, spouse,family or your job ? Also trust Him once you have prayed. It is only after you have done this that
“…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”(Phil 4:7)
God of Peace be with you!

✝ Poem – Receive the Master’s Peace

Be anxious for nought and pray for what you ought. God’s peace will unfold as a treat,if a slave to worry you are not.

Peace like a barging river, shall knock down fortes of
deceit in your heart to
cause the enemy to retreat.

Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder to commence divine order.

A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not it’s Master and his ethos.

Who is it’s Master?

He is the Prince of Peace who saith to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”.

On a mount he sat and taught
“blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God” So be blessed, not stressed.

Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters.
Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers. With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out melodious creases.

Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.

(Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7
Matt.5:43-48, John 14:27)
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 17/01/2016

Perfect Peace

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Perfect peace is Father’s reward He entreats
to mindsets stayed on Him in intimate retreat.
Perfect peace is Father’s mealtime treat
so we can calmly say
“…my meat is to do the will of him
that sent me”1

Perfect Peace is Father’s empowering gift
so we can boldly say
“I am not miffed, I labour under
divine favour!”
At Father’s Banquet Table,
rewarded, we feast on meat in fervour
and drink the zeal of divine favour.

On the Mission Field,
commissioned, our works
“Speak and preach Perfect Peace
to change mindsets and speech”2

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2/04/2016

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3 KJV)

DISCOURSE – PERFECT PEACE

These are the quotes and the messages derived from this prophetic poem with the Isaiah 26:3 theme I felt inspired by the LORD to write:

Quote 1: This quote is from John 4:34 KJV:
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Quote 2: This quote is part of what I sense the Lord is saying. The whole message is as follows:
“Speak & preach about perfect peace to change mindsets and speech. My perfect peace, I give to those who trust me. This type of peace the world cannot give and comes from me is sustained when my people live in a place of steadfast intimacy (Father’s Banquet Table) with me.
Perfect Peace cannot be sustained in their hearts if they treat their time with me as though they were employed in a part-time job; here today, gone tomorrow and only appear sometimes”.
Perfect Peace, the “mealtime treat” reward enables us to engage in the “doing” (the meat) in Christ-likeness with excellence. The “empowering gift” is another way of expressing Perfect Peace as the “Mealtime treat”, this time revealing the power and divine favour which gives us confidence when we engage in works for God.

Gracious Father, help us to partner with the Holy Spirit for a “check-up” on our mind’s focus & trust level in our relationship with you. In this way we can repent if need be and overcome any barriers to attaining your perfect peace in Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 23/09/2016

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GOD OF PEACE: God’s Peace to You

peace to you

Receive God’s Peace like a River in  and through you! I pray for God’s peace to flow in a never ending manner like a river that forms tributaries into the recesses of your soul (mind, intellect and emotions) so that you would experience a perpetual Sabbath rest of the LORD.

In this place, you will receive revelation from the LORD directly and through His Word so that out of you shall flow rivers of living waters quenching the spiritual thirst of dry souls and hearts making a people ready for the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

There is no peace like God’s peace. Attempts at world peace without God as the source is just a charade and superficial for sooner or later confusion and chaos sets in. This is why Jesus explicitly distinguished his peace from that of the world when he said such comforting words
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27KJV)

As a believer in Christ you have His mind which means your mind or thoughts are focused on God. You therefore have access to God’s peace (Is.26:3) which is perfect.

God speaks His peace in every situation of your life, however He requires that you do not “again turn to folly” (Ps 85:8).

To live a life in God’s perpetual peace, He wants you to know that you need to be determined to overcome anxiety. How? Prayer to God concerning all things (Phil 4:6), while praying be thankful of what you have already received from him. If you can’t think of anything in a moment how about your life? Your caring child, spouse,family or your job ? Also trust Him once you have prayed. It is only after you have done this that
“…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”(Phil 4:7)
God of Peace be with you!

 

✝ Poem – Receive the Master’s Peace

Be anxious for nought and pray for what you ought. God’s peace will unfold as a treat,if a slave to worry you are not.

Peace  like a barging river, shall knock down fortes of
deceit in your heart to
cause the enemy to retreat.

Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder to commence divine order.

A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not it’s Master and his ethos.

Who is it’s Master?

He is the Prince of Peace who saith to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”.

On a mount he sat and taught
“blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God” So be blessed, not stressed.

Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters.
Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers. With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out melodious creases.

Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.

(Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7
Matt.5:43-48, John 14:27)
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 17/01/2016
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You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!

Deborah Esther

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 20/01/2016

Praise God in the Calm & Storm

 

BoatMany of us can identify with David’s suffering at some point in our Christian lives. His brothers and others did not understand his zeal for God so they mocked and insulted him. He had countless enemies (Ps.69:4) who in effect were the enemies of the LORD. He was often wounded emotionally due to rejection and also suffered loneliness.

 “..For I endure insults for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face. Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me; they treat me like a stranger.Passion for your house has consumed me,  and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me. 10 When I weep and fast,  they scoff at me. 11 When I dress in burlap to show sorrow,  they make fun of me. 12 I am the favorite topic of town gossip,   and all the drunks sing about me. (Ps. 69:7-12 NLT)

He described his troubles as mire which he sinks in deeper and deeper and floodwaters which overwhelm him:

Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched” (Ps. 69:2-3 NLT).

As we have noted in David’s psalms, he also expresses his dependency on God as deliverer even while pouring out his problems. If that isn’t keeping our focus on God, believing that His silence does not mean He is not attentive, then I don’t know what is!

“But I keep praying to you, Lord, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation. 14 Rescue me from the mud; don’t let me sink any deeper! Save me from those who hate me, and pull me from these deep waters. 15 Don’t let the floods overwhelm me, or the deep waters swallow me, or the pit of death devour me.16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. 17 Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble! 18 Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies” (Ps. 69:13-18 NLT).

Oh! That we would always be like David!

Brethren, our God does not sleep, He may be silent at times and deliberately so because that is how He tests and tries His children. In His silence He is watching to see whether we will overcome fear, decide to trust and obey  him or take that step of faith He is prompting us to take.

The incident in which Jesus was sleeping in the boat with his disciples present also speaks to us (Mark 4:35-41). The disciples were not bothered that Jesus was sleeping when the lake was calm, but when a fierce storm raged  they were upset because they thought that  their lives were in danger and

“woke him up, shouting “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” (Mark 4:38 NLT).

It is so typical of human beings as a whole that when we think all is well, we are less inclined to seek God for help. We can also behave in this manner when we come to Christ, but as we mature in faith we become more like David; whatever the ‘weather’, we recognize God as our help and stay close to Him praising Him in all circumstances.

Many believers in Jesus came to faith when they experienced problems in their lives for suddenly they recognized the futility of life without faith in God.  They may have tried other religions and still felt the void within, desiring the one and only true God who sent Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. It is actually God giving them the desire to search for Him through Jesus Christ for He is ever ready to make a way of escape for every human being through His only begotten Son (John 3:16).

There is therefore a “True God void” in every human being until they find the one and only true God of our Lord Jesus Christ. The knowledge that this void is there comes with the desire to reconcile with God and is a sign of an awakening to God’s means of escape which is the promise in Genesis 3:15 to Adam (and so his descendants), that the seed of the woman (Jesus) will crush the seed of the serpent (Satan).

God is always in the “boat of life”, meaning He is omnipresent and in the person of Jesus active in the lives of true believers. Sadly it is the “storms of life”, often fierce ones which create fear and stops people from either ignoring or taking God or Christ for granted as in the case of Jesus’ disciples (Mark 4:35-41). Does Jesus’ question to his disciples apply to you (after he calmed the storm):

“Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40).

Do you know people God may want you to minister to and encourage to stay in the place of faith and attentiveness to God in times of “storm” as well as calmness? If so please do not hesitate for you may be their only hope of salvation or God wants to use you as a vessel to bring them back into the sheepfold.

There is a storm called “Storm Desmond” raging in the north of England. In some parts of the south of England, gusty winds and heavy consistent rains are being experienced. Sadly yesterday in north London a 90 year old man lost his life when he was pushed into the path of a bus by strong winds. These natural storms are a picture of the spiritual ones that rage in our lives and bring destruction and can even keep believers in Jesus in a state of spiritual death.

In our modern times, nations of the world have been through storms of conflict between factions within them and from external terrorist groups. This is happening now and fulfils Jesus’ own words:

“…You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:6-7 KJV).

Jesus also prophecies (Matt. 24) of many deceptions and afflictions Christians will endure  in the last days and we are seeing them all happen and increasingly so.

The storms raged in David’s life for many years after he was anointed king of Israel and during the process leading to his mounting on the throne. What a life! But as we know God allowed it all and through it David, (and us who believe and read his testimony) gained the privilege of knowing not only the acts but ways (i.e wisdom, principles) of this awesome God we serve.

The process of sanctification so as to be more like Jesus with its trials and tribulations is where we draw closer to God, know who He is to us and who we are in Him. As long as we depend on God through Christ, we will overcome the storms because we are awakened to or reminded of our authority in Christ and able to exercise it effectively.

We are more than conquerors through Christ who loves us (Romans 8:37).

Brothers and sisters, let us be reminded this day that as a rescue team is mobilised for the sake of those in natural floods and storms, so God mobilizes Himself and His Heavenly Hosts or Armies (angels) for us, our families, communities and nations during spiritual floods or storms whether great or small. He is Jehovah Sabaoth, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.

Is.59: 18-19 (NLT)
He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes. He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth. 19 In the west, people will respect the name of the Lord;  in the east, they will glorify him. For he will come like a raging flood tide driven by the breath of the Lord
Psalm 46 (NLT)
God is our refuge and strength,  always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come  and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam.  Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.
Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honoured by every nation. I will be honoured throughout the world.”11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.

Deborah Esther
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 8/12/2015