Tag: Soon Coming King

Happiness is knowing … 

I am reminded with comfort and joy of these words of assurance of Jesus to his disciples 
“1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:1-2 KJV).

It is also comforting to know that Christ is still working for us in his position as one seated at the Right Hand of Father God; He is making intercession in regards to that which concerns you and I. 
He never stops being interested in us or caring about our concerns this is because Yeshua, our Christ is God and that is God’s nature. He is El Shaddai, our sufficiency or “a more than enough God” as some of us like to state.

David, who became the king of Israel was so amazed and touched by God’s absolute interest in him and humanity in general that He formulated psalms about it, such as Psalm 8 and 139. David said  
“4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (Psalm 8:4 KJV).

David also said to the Most High God “8If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].” (Psalm 139:8 KJV).

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians “4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman…” (Gal.4:4 KJV)
Likewise in God’s perfect timing, His Son, Christ died, was buried and rose again. All of this was so that we would be saved, die to self and rise in newness of life and be reconciled to God (Gal 3:13-14/John 11:25). 
Then a time came for Christ’s ascension but not before he promise his disciples that they should wait in Jerusalem for the time when they will be baptised with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4-5).
Brethren, we praise God that there is a blessed timing for every thing !! As with Christ so with us! Does that not give you joy, knowing that everything is determined and has a set time by He who is in control and concerned about every aspect of your life and mine? 
Most of us can remember when we were in the kingdom of darkness abounding in sin and how when “the fullness of the time was come” we were saved! Glory be to God that He sovereignly brought us into the sheepfold under the tender care and guidance of the Good Shepherd our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

There is another set time that true believers in Christ await with excitement and anticipation; Christ’s Second Coming in the clouds as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. May we be ready for that time! 

This poem celebrates this great event and what it’s sound would be like:

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, comes, Lord Jesus! 1”
Scriptural inspiration: Revelation 14:2. Quote 1 Rev. 22:17-20 (NLT)
©2016Deborah E.Nyamekye
From book: Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry   
(Volume 1)

The Weekly “Happiness is knowing… ” Series are brief scriptural based devotionals on a specific topic to encourage and uplift the reader.

“…Come ye, and let us go to the Mountain of the LORD” (Isa. 2:3 KJV)

A prophetic study of Isaiah 2:1-4 & Ephesians 4:11-14 and what these verses mean in relation to the remnants of the end time Church.
In addition to the last days’ biblical prophecies of increased wickedness, and that there shall be wars and rumours of wars, there are also prophetic words about the last days being a time of God’s Mountain (His Dominion, Kingdom of remnants, true saints) being “exalted above the hills” and all the nations will advance towards God’s mountain and partake of it (Isa.2:2).

This exalted “Mountain of the Lord’s house” I gain the revelation is a type of the Kingdom of God represented by the true church of our Lord Jesus Christ, depicted as the Faithful church in the book of Revelations. It is a place where all believers in Christ should aspire to be and call others to join in also; A place where God’s truth prevails or is elevated over and above deceptive mounts or “hills” in relation to interpersonal relationships as well as church structure or system. 

This true Bridal church is awaiting her Bridegroom Christ’s return and the partakers of it are the true remnants; those who have been through a journey as believers in Christ that has resulted in preening through testings and chastening by God. 

They are exalters of God who walk in the Spirit of God not the flesh and therefore know that “the weapons of their warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinth. 10:4-5 KJV).

The remnants are those who have overcome in the tribulations of life by God’s gracious enabling through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37/Rev 7:9). In this place they have graciously been given the ability to discern what the building blocks of a kingdom church entails and how it is truly the only means through which God’s people “the Saints” will be effectively equipped for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:11-14).

The “Mountain of the Lord” type of Church is where all believers in Christ should aspire to be in these last days. It has the Kingdom paradigm as opposed to the denomination paradigm. The following quote is by Apostle George Akalonu from his book “Discover and Fulfil your Ministry”: “The critical difference between a kingdom minded church and a denominational one is the concept of ministry. A Kingdom minded church is where the Church is presented as the Body of Christ. Since it is a Body, the real head is Christ and every one of the redeemed is gifted by the Holy Spirit to function optimally in order to contribute to its health. 

This by no means implies that there will be no leadership. Rather the kingdom minded Church is conscious of the need to live according to the Word of God. The Word specifically pinpoints the Ministry root of leaders – the fivefold:apostles,prophets,evangelists,pastors and teachers as that of “equipping the Saints” or perfecting them for the work of the ministry. 

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Eph.4:11-12).

In other words the work of the ministry is to be done by all members of the household of faith rather than just the leaders. This establishes the fact that the Church is designed to function as a living, loving, Holy Spirit filled and led organism rather than an impersonal human or religious organisation. 

 Until this simple truth is discovered and put into practice, the Church of Jesus Christ will remain immature and an ineffective witness of the risen Christ before a sceptical world. Where this truth is given its place, Saints will mature quickly, able to discern truth and error, be immunised from various winds of doctrine and above all function optimally in receiving the grace of God and releasing the gifts of the Holy Spirit in them. This in turn will lead to a united body which reflects Christ, its head. 

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Eph. 4:13-14).

Irrespective of age, gender, educational attainment, wealth or size of congregations, true leaders called by Jesus Christ, will be recognised by how close their ministries are structured to empower Saints using the Ephesians 4:11-16 model. True leaders therefore will focus intense attention on the empowerment of the Saints they are maid overseers of, over and above every other thing!

 Finances,acquisition of property, broadcasts on radio and TV are all good but but none is anywhere near the need to systematically empower the Saints to come to a place of knowing who they are in Christ, who he is in them and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in them. This is what defines their callings, gifts and ministry to God and other members of the Body.”

Remnants who are living in the realm of the “mountain of God” as part of the Kingdom Church, having overcome the restrictive mindsets and attitudes are prospering in all things. They have a knowledge of Christ that is genuine because of their close relationship with the Holy Spirit and are therefore blessed with all that partains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4). Being in the truth, they are therefore fulfilling their destinies as ones with the promises of God who partake of the divine nature. 

In this place, the remnants who are the Kingdom Church’s “Saints movement” are burdened for their brethren in Christ who are deceived or spiritually unable to advance in the purposes of God because of the restrictive system of church they are confined to. 

Those on the “Mountain of the Lord” or in the Kingdom paradigm are therefore Christ’s burden bearers. They must remember they are mandated spiritually and respond to this mandate which is to pray and beckon such brethren saying “come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord”…oh house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isa.2:3,5 KJV). 

This phrase in Isaiah is relating to walking in the fullness of God’s true light as opposed to deceptive light or partial true light of heresies and blasphemies, because God’s people are not called to walk in mediocracy but excellence. We have “all things that pertain to life and Godliness” through the knowledge of Christ. We are treasures in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power maybe of God and not of us. 

This is what the true dominion or kingdom of God for which we are called as ambassadors through the Kingdom church looks like. Indeed if you are not there yet, I say “Come let us go to this “Mountain of the Lord”, this place of His glorious elevation and greater heights and deeper depths in Him, Adonai the Sovereign God of all!

“3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isa.2:3-4 KJV).

It is a place where the unadulterated Word of God is taught so that God’s children will be able to live righteously and victoriously. The fulfilment of their destinies is therefore guaranteed. 

Those who are taught will therefore be equipped to teach and evangelise effectively as God requires. The effective co-labouring for God and His wisdom and knowledge in manifestation will affirm God as judge and mediator for peaceful co-existence among His people. 

Indeed the Bridal Church of overcomes remnants is a reflection of the new Jerusalem that John saw “the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” A place where God tabernacles with His people (remnant Saints). A place void of sorrow or affliction. It is a place of peace and joy in God’s glorious presence. 

Are you ready? Are you calling others to “Come, Let us go to the Mountain of the Lord”?

©10Mar2017 December 2017

✝DAILY INSPIRATIONAL POETRY 15/09/2016✝

🎺Joy Triumphant!🎺
Introduction: Whatever plan the enemy has strategised against you, remember today that The LORD has a plan, a strategy to counteract it and outwork His victory for your sake because you are declared from birth more than a conqueror through him who loves you, Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour! So be filled with God’s:

Joy Triumphant ! 

Shout for Joy with a voice of triumph!

Rejoice I say rejoice! 

Be filled with the joy of the LORD,

your Sword of Mirth

given at your new birth.
The Word became flesh,

imparted lasting joy,

spoke so that man’s joy 

would hit the roof!

and stoked flames of truth 

to perfect the law so

men would be perfected, 

and reject flaws,

pull down deceptive 

thrones and declare the

enemy overthrown.
Let not your heart be troubled

as you await the Soon Coming King 

but be clad in the joy of his presence, 

your armour of strength,

and use the Sword of Mirth

to cut to pieces the 

ordinances of death.
Rise up, thou anointed and 

favoured of God! 

Enjoy abundant life! 

and never let the destroyer’s

ploy mute your voice of joy.

“Shout unto God with a voice of triumph” ! (1)

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 3/05/2016

Scriptures: Phil. 4:4, John 1:14, John 15:11, 2 Corinth.10:5, John 14:1, Ps.16:11, John 10:10, Quote (1) Ps 47:1

This is one of my Poems in book “Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry” Part 2 on sale at http://www.Amazon.com/author/nyamekyede