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.
The Me I Know
The me I know is called black that’s okay for it’s but a word, a description of the colour that’s my skin.
The me I know is God’s that’s okay for it is the me reborn, a state of being that’s in the here and now and for His purpose, I so define.
The me I know, knows her worth, that’s okay for it’s a mindset shift, a knowing of true self, enabled by whose I am, the divine.
The me I know who is His, has escaped, that’s okay, for it is time for release from ancient potholes marked “unworthy” to embrace the liberation of the Saviour of nations.
Soaring with healed wings away from the snare of the fowler and refusing a status defined with distaste by my external colour.
The me I know lives in the reality of her Saviour’s finished work among remnant saints a family of nations and tribes of a multicoloured hue, that’s okay for we are one, the human race.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 9/10/2016
Dear Heavenly Father,
Jesus said “..as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, which were born, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (1)
Thank you for the power you have given me to become your child. Thank you that from deep within I am constantly transformed by the indwelling Holy Spirit because I believe in the matchless powerful name of Jesus. Father your word says that
“at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(2)
I live to proclaim, praise and honour the life-giving name of Jesus.
Thank you that as one who believes in my heart that Jesus Christ is “The Messiah, Son of the Living God” (3) and with the knowledge of Christ, God’s divine power through the indwelling Holy Spirit of God gives me “All things that pertain to life and godliness…exceedingly great and precious promises” (4).
Through these promises, I am able to be a partaker of the divine nature as a new creation in Christ Jesus “born not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”(1)
Unto you I ascribe all the glory, the honour and praise forever and ever Amen!
Scriptural References: Quotes (1) John 1:12-13 KJV (2) Phil.2:10-11 KJV (3) Matthew 16:16 (4) 2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV
Christ has already paid the ultimate price! We are more than conquerors through him who loves us (Romans 8:37). There is no need to despair, but to trust him!
As a believer in Christ, God says to you as He said to Israel “I have loved you with an everlasting love and with loving kindness I have drawn you to me” (Jer 31:3).
Are you going through anything now? Sometimes our afflictions seem endless, but as God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to comfort Jerusalem, his precious city, so too I bring this word of comfort to you, His precious one “your
“…warfare is accomplished,..iniquity is pardoned…Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see [it] together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].” (Isaiah 40:2,4,5 KJV).
Yes, the afflictions of a believer are only temporarily and God intends for His glory to be revealed in our lives, so indeed if we suffer there is an ultimate purpose for the glory of God.
When Jesus said on the CROSS “it is finished” (John 19:30) that is exactly what he meant! When he died for our sins and rose again the third day, our warfare was declared over.
We only need to take hold of this truth and keep it at the forefront of our minds. We need not fret as long as we live in obedience to God’s Word. This is because God will always thwart the plans of the enemy, counteract the will of Satan and work all things out for our GOOD! (Psalm 33:10-12/Romans 8:28) To God be the glory great things He has done!!
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Father, let it no longer be said “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.(1)”
Let them of every race and nation be gathered in for your set time is now!
Heaven rejoices when lives put to the test, pass and invest time to labour for the ingathering of many a neighbour.
Father, let it no longer be said “The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people…Behold, I [am] a dry tree.”(2)
Let them of every race and nation hear your voice and break forth into rhapsodies of praise!
For the Jew and Gentile together are one in Christ and never “a dry tree” but a “well watered garden” drinking from the well of salvation. Out of their bellies flow rivers of living waters for the healing of many a nation.
©80617Deborah E Nyamekye
Quotes (1): Jeremiah 8:20 (2)Isaiah 56:3 Scriptural Ref. Isaiah 58:11, John 7:37-39
Confronting the enemy boldly to demote him in the “trenches” of human life is the warrior of Christ’s commission: Thank You Jesus for the victory we have in you and your delegated authority (Romans 8:32)
Have you ever thought of the fact that when Jesus was praying just before his crucifixion (John 17) for his disciples and those unsaved who “also I must bring” (as he stated about the yet to be sheep in John 10:16) that the “them also I must bring” included YOU ?
Yes, you who was predestined to be born centuries later and would become born again children of God by the outworking of circumstances in your life?
It is therefore a fact that our pathway to being saved was guaranteed by God to happen because JESUS INTERCEDED FOR US so many centuries ago.
I feel this is a great time for us to spend quality time meditating on this with immense thanksgiving as we celebrate Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection for our sake.
Having a salvation that was secured by way of his High Priestly intercession before and by the act of his death, Jesus is still to this day making intercession for us at the right hand of Father God! What great security we have in Christ! We also have a clear mandate as believers in Christ to be His vessels to bring the unsaved to him. Are we demonstrating the compassion of God in Christ for the unsaved? Are we seeking opportunities to share the gospel?
For most of us, coming to Christ was through someone’s prayers (in agreement with Christ’s at the right hand of Father) and/or hearing someone share the gospel.
Nothing has changed, the Great Commission is as clear as ever, Jesus is still saying to us “I want to use you, for those “also I must bring” (John 10:16) Let us heed to his call for the time is short! The Bridegroom Cometh!!
Below is a poetic prose about the reality of man’s separation from God & God’s quest for man entitled “…Them also I must bring”