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A Miracle-filled Life is Yours!

Sometimes we may be going through difficulties and not know where to turn. Let us be reminded that we have a God who is “our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psa.46:1). He also said in His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5).

He is the same God who miraculously prevented Daniel and his friends from burning in the furnace (Daniel 6) and who answered the prayer of the saints on behalf of Peter so that he was miraculously released from prison (Acts 12). He is also the same God who came to earth as Christ through a miraculous birth, so that the inheritance of His people Israel would be extended to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. If Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Saviour it is not too late, there is a miraculous life awaiting you!

He is also the God who never forgets your faithfulness to Him; many have toiled and laboured and some times wonder when they will either be healed from a particular sickness or receive answers to certain prayers which would change their situation for the better.

In fact some of you have been waiting on God through prayer for the fulfilment of prophecies spoken over your lives. “When LORD! when” is your desperate cry! But God is saying there are things that have to take place first and as you stay close to Him, He will give you understanding. Patience and perseverance in the place of worship regardless of the circumstance is what God is calling us all to.

Be encouraged today! In Christ a miraculous life is guaranteed!

In Him:

In the holy place

we seek His face,

there He appears to

wipe away our tears.

In our hearts

we call His name,

there flows His fountain

that heals our pain.

In Him

no more tears,

no more pain.

©2016 Deborah E. Nyamekye

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The Most High’ s Voice – Greatest Sound of All! (Ref.Psalm 29)

Most High, talking, chirping, mooing and barking are sounds that we hear from some of your creatures great and small.

When we hear the sound of the gusts of wind, drops of rain, hooting cars, the screeching train and the cracking violent sound of thunder from the sky, it’s the daily melody of Your created earth.

When we hear the sound of the rise and fall of spluttering waves, the ship docking and berthing, ocean sea gulls wailing and squawking, it’s the mixture of stillness and squalling of the coastal shores you created.

None of these sounds LORD, have the power to change lives as your mighty voice, nor match the sound of your soothing words of comfort when we seek your fortitude.

There is no sound on earth greater than your voice that “thunders over the mighty sea, [and] is powerful;majestic, splits the mighty cedars; ..

shatters the cedars of Lebanon..twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare…everyone shouts, “Glory!”(1)

So to you we ascribe all our worship,

declaring: “The LORD rules over the

flood waters.The LORD reigns as king

forever.The LORD gives his people strength.

The LORD blesses them with peace (2)”

Quotes: (1)Psalm 29:3-5, 9 (2) Psalm 29:10-11

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 16/03/2016

The Battle is the Lord’s

WARRIOR GOD SERIES

(Poetic Song & Prophetic encouragement)

🎤🎼🎸A Song of Praise:

The Battle is the LORD’s

I shall declare it,

far and near

and shall not fear.

The Battle is the LORD’s yet

He arms me with strength.

I march in awe.

Boosted and bonded with

soldiers, we march in awe.

Our strength is in

weapons from above,

mighty to pull down

every stronghold, and

cast down all powers

binding people of God.

The Battle is the LORD’s

I shall declare it,

far and near

and shall not fear.

The Battle is the LORD’s

yet He gives me strategies.

I march to war.

Skilled and schooled with

generals, we march to war.

Our strategies are wisdom

from God above,

Mighty to pull down every

high thing,and cast down all

exalted against the knowledge

of God.

We are one,

from every nation,

regardless of race

association,

Rich or poor

and life’s station

He calls us, we are one,

and arms us as one.

The Battle is the LORD’s

We shall declare it,

far and near

and shall not fear.

We shall not fear

for the Battle is the LORD’s !

Scriptures inspiring Song:

John 17:21, 2 Corinth. 10:5, 2 Corinth. 10:4, 2 Chronicles 20

(©DENyamekye 16/04/2016)

Prophetic discourse/encouragement

based on 2 Chronicles 20:

The Battle is the LORD’s – True Worshippers are guaranteed Victory in Life’s battles.

I.Gleaned from the chapter – A summary of the qualities expected of a true worshipper or a committed child of God.

A true worshipper has the following nature and lifestyle:

-seeks and waits on God for guidance or direction.

-prayer and fasting is a lifestyle with expectation to hear God speak.

-Even if they experience the emotion of fear, a true worshipper remembers their authority in Christ and that they are empowered by God because the Holy Spirit is within them and is guiding them. Therefore as Jehoshaphat rather than accept defeat when faced with danger in times of fear when they feel weak and helpless they take refuge in Him (God) who gives them strength and strategies to overcome.

-A true worshipper accepts that they are called to be relational with fellow brethren for this is how God and Christ operate; Christ prayed to God for his disciples

“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one–as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” (John 17:21 NLT).

While Jehoshaphat must have trusted God to answer his prayers, he also knew that unity in prayer and fasting pleased God and so called the nation of Judah to fast and pray.

Therefore when faced with issues that concern or affect them collectively either as a church or nation, a true worshipper is not one to isolate themselves but rather join in with the brethren to engage with one another in intercession and worship before God.

II. (A-C) breakdown of chapter:

A. A consolidated army of surrounding nations advance to attack Judah – A call to fast and pray

Armies from surrounding nations had gathered together stationed to begin to attack Judah. King Jehoshaphat of Judah was terrified but he knew that the only way to overcome this fear is to seek He who is able to deliver and so He sought the LORD for guidance as to what to do. He ordered all the people of Judah to fast, they gathered in Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help.

Jehoshaphat prayed

“5 Jehoshaphat stood before the community of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the Lord. 6 He prayed, “O Lord, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you! 7 O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people Israel arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? 8 Your people settled here and built this Temple to honor your name. 9 They said, ‘Whenever we are faced with any calamity such as war,[d] plague, or famine, we can come to stand in your presence before this Temple where your name is honored. We can cry out to you to save us, and you will hear us and rescue us.’

10 “And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them. 11 Now see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land, which you gave us as an inheritance. 12 O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”

B. Prophetic Word of encouragement was given.

It is worthy to note that the prophecy was given when the Spirit of God came upon one of the men gathered whose name was Jahaziel, a descendant of Asaph. He was not a well known prophet yet Jehoshaphat did not reject the Word, He humbly received it. God speaks through anyone He chooses, and we can only know it is God and therefore not miss His blessing if we have a heart like Jehoshaphat; humble and close to God, dependant on Him as a true “sheep” for His sheep know his voice, they recognise it is Him speaking regardless of what His voice sounds like or the vessel through whom He speaks.

Jahaziel came from a musical family, as a descendant of Asaph. He was from a household of musicians or worshippers and God chose the Spirit of prophecy to manifest through him at such a crucial time when the nation was assembled waiting on God.

This ought to speak to us; our lives should be lived in such a way that we practice what we profess to be, true worshippers of God through Christ Jesus at all times. In doing so, we open ourselves up to hear from God not just for ourselves but also other people and even nations.

We and our descendants can be trusted by God to be His vessels to fulfil as well as convey His plans, some of which could bring great deliverance to nations as in the case of Asaph’s descendant Jahaziel.

God said through Jahaziel, before Jehoshaphat and the crowd

“15 Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lordsays: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!””

C. When Jehoshaphat accepted the prophetic Word of God, God gave Him the strategy of how to advance, he followed the instructions and Judah was victorious in the warfare against the great Army:

“18 Then King Jehoshaphat bowed low with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout.

20 Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”

21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:

“Give thanks to the Lord;

his faithful love endures forever!”

22 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lordcaused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.24 So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped.

25 King Jehoshaphat and his men went out to gather the plunder. They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing,[e] and other valuables—more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all!26 On the fourth day they gathered in the Valley of Blessing,[f] which got its name that day because the people praised and thanked the Lord there. It is still called the Valley of Blessing today.

27 Then all the men returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, overjoyed that the Lord had given them victory over their enemies. 28 They marched into Jerusalem to the music of harps, lyres, and trumpets, and they proceeded to the Temple of the Lord.

29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lordhimself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.”

God bless

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 16/04/2016

Tears of Repentance for Revival Rain

Revival of our churches & nations will come only if believers in Christ relentlessly repent and so seek inner personal revival daily. We, members of Christ hold the key to not only church wide but nation/worldwide revival. May our own lives “house” be in order so that we effectively fulfil the great commission according to the will of God and experience a mighty revival “rain” of God’s Spirit. Amen!!

Maranatha! (Come Lord, Jesus!)

The sound from Heaven

is as the roar of rushing waters.

The voice of God as the noise

of the harp.

In reverence,

people listen.

The sound of thunder

is as a harsh voice

a rebuke,

beckoning lightening

and floods of rain,

fearful people shut their ears

and take cover.

The sound of rain awaited

in a tropical terrain,

whether harsh

or soft

is as sweet melodies.

Joyful people lend their ears,

for they longed for

it’s coming.

The sound of the Messiah

when he comes in the clouds,

will be heard,

a longing fulfilled.

The sound,

whether as rushing waters,

thunder or awaited rain,

harsh or soft

is a triviality

of no avail,

for the gravity of

his Coming is

in the most blessed detail.

The sound of the Bride

in her choral chants

and intercession,

is heard day and night.

And with the Spirit says

“Come.” Let anyone who hears this say,

“Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come.

Let anyone who desires drink freely

from the water of life…

“…Amen Even so, come, Lord Jesus! ”

(Scriptural references Rev.14:2, Rev 22:17-20)

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 30/03/2016

🙌🏾Christ for me has done it all🙌🏾

There is nothing I cannot do

‘cause Christ for me has done it all.

When fear shows it’s head to make me tremble in my stead, I shall raise my hands in praise and proclaim the gospel instead.

When fear at the door knocks with morbid echoes as it’s sound in moments when my life boat rocks, I shall tune in to the joy bells of Christ that resound.

All things I can and will do,

‘cause Christ for me has done it all.

©️Jan 2017 DENyamekye

Inspirational Scriptures 2 Tim.1:7, Phil.4:13

Exhortation: The Advance – Press On!

What is the vision? What is the goal for which you press on, for which you aspire? Has the Lord spoken something into your heart that you hope to achieve ? Is there a plan and a purpose of God you know about that has been revealed through a prophet?

I say press on!

Do not allow failures or situations of the past to hold you back or cause you to regress. Resist the voices of people who have caused you to doubt your ability to achieve anything from being amplified in your mind repetitively.

In the bible, James says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 KJV)

We can only resist the enemy by bible study and meditation. This is because we are strengthened and revived in believing that what is impossible for man to achieve is possible by God (Luke 18:27/Matt.19:26).

The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway (Psalm 119:105) and enables us to see the way forward clearly and gives us Elohim God’s wisdom in how to advance.

Christ Yeshua is wisdom personified and by his death, burial and resurrection, divine power from God hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV).

We are therefore able to press forward and advance into higher heights and deeper depths in God.

Brethren, let us have a steadfast resolve to press on as the Apostle Paul when he said “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”(Phil. 3:13-14KJV).

Poem: The Advance:

He said “It is finished” for us who were once lost.

No more backwards gazing, we march in the light of God at all cost.

Always forward grazing the fields of the Messiah is our boast

©2016Deborah E.Nyamekye

The Man Child…Still

Commemorating Mental Health Awareness day (10/10/2018) a poem (inspired by the image below) and a prayer.

The Man Child …Still

The contours around

his eyes are cracked

with smile tracks.

They hide internal

frowns, a well-worn

mask.

Speaking to please,

he engages in many a

tiresome task for

accolades and praise.

Still, his inner man

hears the voices of dread,

feels dad’s hands hitting

his head. He wants to run,

but no where is there to hide.

So he fakes strength

and a life of fun.

Anything goes for

ecstasy and mirth.

Still, his inner child

dreads the break of day

sits cross-legged,

head buried as in sand,

wishing he would die or be

blown away.

Still…

©️20-Oct.2018 DENyamekye

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray for those suffering a paralysis of mind and life in general, unable to move on due to hidden childhood scars rooted in abuse and rejection which has resulted in a scarred life; attitudes and acts that continue to be damaging to them and those around them.

Father you know what each of us has been through and goes through on a daily basis. We cannot hide anything from you.

I ask that you heal us in our inner man, and deliver us from pretence and falsehood so that our true selves, who you created us to be would emerge fully to the glory of your name.

For those who are yours in Christ, we desire to be effective witnesses of your kingdom so heal us completely so that we can do the good that we know to do according to your word.

I pray that you will graciously draw to yourself, multitudes who are suffering in general and particularly in relation to their mental health, that they will find healing and comfort in your word and the ministry of deliverance in the power of your Holy Spirit.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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http://www.thewitnesspoetrybook.wordpress.com

Joseph

Famine, He called upon the land,

but God had a divine 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, though among his gifted counsellors interpretation was no where found.

“But wait! a prisoner in chains is the key” uttered Pharaoh’s waiter with no charge or fee.

So Joseph void of strife, interpreted it as a message from God to preserve life.

His feet with fetters were loose so that matters of administration they could pursue, for the king “made him lord of his house, and ruler of …his substance …to teach his senators wisdom”(1), we know this to be true.

His earthly father’s coat of many colours was a childhood privilege, while heavenly Father’s many favours shows in adulthood his life spoke a clear message:

Set apart, to ensure men lived and did not die, a Christlike life given for many regardless of nationality, race or hue.

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

-Quote (1)from Psalm 105 vs 22-23

©011017DENyamekye (amended 04/10/18)

Guarding our Mental Health for Effective Christian Living & Service

10th October is Mental Health Awareness Day (UK). Let us remember and pray for those with mental health issues this week as well as think of ways we can guard our minds practically from the “pull” of worldliness at every turn.

The mind-gate as the eye gate are Satan’s targets to bring temptation to us and doubt about God and who we are in Him! From these two channels our hearts (the innermost core of who we are) can become afflicted.

Let us be reminded of the following key scriptures:

-“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)

-“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

Trapped!

Beaten against the bushels,

pained by worldly thorns,

trampled by passersby and

deceivers posing as friends,

her disheartened soul found

rest among the despondent

at their fest.

Their complaints cooked up

bitter broth when swallowed,

their chains were strengthened

in that dreadful place.

She longed to flee but how could

she when her feet were padlocked

to the guardian of death and his

cloak like steel weighed her down?

Think about this poem above entitled “Trapped”. It reminds us of the consequences of keeping the wrong company; in hard times, they remain agents of satanic reinforcement so that there is no where to escape!

Caution! The bible says do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Can two walk together if they do not agree? (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Some things to think about:

-If we say we are Christ’s do our social lives truly reflect this fact?

-Do we seek the counsel of the ungodly?

The Word of God has all that we need for holiness and godliness and God is able to lead us to those who can counsel and help us in our decision-making and plans.

-Do we stay put in compromising situations and relationships to our detriment? If so why?

Fear of not fitting in or what people might say are some of the main reasons why people tend to do this.

But our Christian lives require sacrifice and separation from the world. If Jesus suffered, was persecuted and misunderstood how much more we, who are his?

Our mental health as believers in Christ should be important to us because we do not only receive healing, but we need to sustain our healing so as to be effective in our calling as Christ’s Ambassadors.

Let us say this day with the Apostle Paul as we boldly march on in Christ

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20 KJV).

God bless Deborah Esther x

©️10/10/2018