Category: *God’s Love

Prophetic exhortation to those who have suffered racial affliction & victimisation

img_2397God’s intrinsic design of your makeup & origin were not a mistake. He created all men equal!

All God’s creation are precious and worthy to Him, should we therefore not embrace our God given worth regardless of our race, colour and nationality?

For some it takes time, God is patient and is saying the time is now to begin… do not hate yourself, skin colour, race or nation of origin because of how society or people have defined you or what they have said to hurt or mock you. If you do you grieve God who created you. It is as if you are saying He made a mistake or did not create you well. Who are you and I to think or say such things? Even if it is a learnt attitude (to self reject because of experiences), it is not an excuse. It is time to acknowledge such sins and repent. Embrace who you are within, your looks, your skin colour and your race and just carry on living expectant for God’s predestined purposes for you to be fulfilled as you surrender your life into His hands.

Even as a sinner God says He loves you with an unconditional love, He just wants you to repent and live in obedience so that you can enjoy abundant life as His child! Your race, skin colour, nation of origin are the “specifications” He chose for you and the fact that they are different in relation to someone else’s does not make you less of a human being or inferior to anyone for God did not rank these “specifications” according to their worth. Why not? because they are all of equal worth to Him. His intrinsic design for each individual and each collective race are equally beautiful in His eyes.
You have free will, but His hope is that you would agree with Him.

Poem: 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

9/07/2016 “Say to the ‘We see, say nothing, do nothing crowd'”

img_2394I only came across this quote by Martin Luther King (picture above) 12th August 2016, it reminds me of what God spoke in the prophecy He gave me

about the “We see, say nothing, do nothing crowd” copied & pasted below:

9/07/2016 “Say to the ‘We see, say nothing, do nothing crowd'”

This morning, what I hear the LORD commissioning me to say, note and repeat when I have opportunity….

Note: before I continue, please receive this for yourself sincerely if you feel you need to and let’s stand in the gap for the church as a whole – come to God in repentance and offer ourselves once again to Him as a church for Him to change us and use us:

This is what the LORD said to me in the early hours of the morning today:

Say to the “We see, say nothing, do nothing crowd”

“when it is blessings they want from me, they will thump on my door day and night,

When it is healing they seek, they will give me no rest.

But when my stomach groans in hunger and my tongue is dry with thirst and I put my empty bowl and cup before them they glare at me as if blind and preach the gospel, grinning in self satisfaction as if to say “I have done my good deed for the day!”

When I have no where to lay my head, many with their leaders walk past me with hollow pity in their hearts. They have no love for me, some think they do but in reality it is a state of mind, an illusion for they are far from me. I see not love in their actions.
Many churches, grand cathedrals are as bejewelled concert halls for their pleasure not mine, places left empty most of the time while I have no where to lay my head and the cold night causes a deadly chill in my bones.

When I am lonely, hated and bullied for some reason, abused and disrespected because of the colour of my skin, most who say they are joined with me turn a blind eye and have no time for me, yet they will say Hallelujah, raise their hands as if in adoration.

To me their silence to my hunger, my thirst and my need of shelter, companionship ..
to my need for justice, a listening ear and love

speak loud and clear “we see, say nothing, we do nothing” so their hallelujahs and raised hands mean nothing to me! says the LORD.

Word of the LORD 7am 9/07/2016
Deborah E.Nyamekye
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For more on my prophetic calling/background go to my website http://www.bearwitness-forerunner.org

This scripture comes to mind Matthew 25:31-46

31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?

38When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?

39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.

46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Small Beginnings Make Way for Great Things

Note: This is part of Psalm 8 “God is mindful of man” Teaching Series: Creator God & His Mindfulness of Humanity including their Interpersonal Relationships. Meaning? He works to restore their relationship with Him through Christ which inevitably and simultaneously includes  working for unity, love & peace with one another (John 17:21). Being restored in the image of God as we were created through Christ includes relating to people in the way God requires us to. How can we say we love God who we cannot see if we hate our brother (another  person) who we can see (1 John 4:20)?

Introduction
Feeling small in your own eyes, unsure or insecure in regards to your ability to excel?
Well it’s time for a mindset change because the God who created you created you with the potential to excel for you have a calling (everyone does) which is declared ready to breakout and advance when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Even if you do not feel “small in your own eyes”, it is important to receive assurance from time to time by being reminded of God’s ability to give us supernatural strength and wisdom by his power to stay joyful and encouraged in a world that is full of discouragement and affliction.
If you are not a Christian this inspirational teaching or exhortation is also for you as it will reveal to you that through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour, God is able to take you as he did Jesus from humble beginnings or small works for his sake to a place of doing more so as to glorify Him and His kingdom even more.
With Jesus as our greatest example, we can rest assured, if we stay abiding in God, that there is no affliction we cannot overcome nor any great feat we cannot accomplish.

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If you think you are from humble beginnings and therefore because of that God cannot use you for anything let alone great things, then think again!

From the Gospels we see that Jesus Christ is our greatest example of one who came from a humble background and trained to be a carpenter in his youth, yet he had great wisdom and was able to debate in the synagogue with religious leaders.

God came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ in a way that the Jewish leaders were not expecting for they expected a Messiah to appear as a notable figure who would help them defeat Roman Empire dominion.
Instead he came into the world as a “nobody” in the eyes of the unbelieving Jews. Yes he was from the Royal line of David as we read of Joseph’s genealogy but his parents were not conspicuous figures and he was born in a manger! In fact he chose to live in Nazareth for a while which appeared not to have had a good reputation, for it was said of it “can anything good come out of Nazareth?” as spoken by Nathanael (John 1:46).

Perhaps people have said that about your family, locality or nation but have you thought that you were chosen to be from among them because God wants to use you and so surprise the world that indeed someone worthy can come out of such a place?

Jean Francois Champollion had such a passion for ancient languages, he eventually solved a mystery that none of the world’s great scholars had been able to solve which was deciphering the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt. Where was this man from? A small inconspicuous town called Figeac in south west France.

God is not a respector of persons. He will not decide to choose someone to anoint or use for great works based on what nation, race, social or economic class status they are a part of which are deemed respectable or preferable in the eyes of man.

Who can instruct God? He chooses who He chooses, for instance in Old Testament scriptures we read how God chose Jacob over Esau his brother and Ephraim over Manasseh his brother to impart the blessings of the first born child although Esau and Manasseh were the oldest sons. It may not make sense but He is God and does as He pleases, His ways are higher than those of man although they may be foolish to man.

If you are a believer who has a habit of putting yourself down which includes your God given abilities, I say it is time for change!

The size of your talents, gifts, anointing or capabilities may be small in your own eyes but God does not rate them the way you do. If Jesus says a mustard seed sized faith can move mountains, likewise a mustard seed anointing or gift so to speak can do the same. Is the faith in God and anointing or capability for service not from the same source?

Be reminded that how we see things are not as He sees them, so it is time we took stock so as to enter into a new season of life where we see as God does. The question we should be asking ourselves is, whose spiritual “lenses” or “hearing aid” do we have on? By “lenses” or “hearing aid” I mean perception which is defined as “the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses” however in this context the question is who has control over our senses ? Is it God ourselves and/or the devil? The sanctification process involves our senses coming under God’s control so that what we see, hear and become aware of are understood from God’s perspective or outlook because our senses are sanctified.

The spiritual “lenses” or “hearing aid” (perception) with the tagline “I can achieve great things” are from God of course, and enables you to see yourself as a mighty man or woman of valor as Gideon (see Judges 6) was. Gideon also had to come to the place where he saw himself as God saw him before he could be used mightily by God.

Often times even as born again believers, we still have the “I am small in my own eyes” perception. This can be a constant attitude or when something major happens to bring discouragement.
Some of the reasons why such debasing self perception takes place and affects our Christian walk are :
1. How we were made to see ourselves as children by family members or peers.
2. The result of a particularly traumatic experience which affected us to the point that we lost our confidence in one or more areas.
3. The habit of looking at other people and allowing the enemy to cause us to think that who they are in terms of their appearance, social standing, popularity riches etc…means they are more worthy or better than who we are.

The bible says we are heirs of the kingdom of God which Jesus (Matthew 13:45-46) compared to a pearl of great price found in a field by a merchant who so wanted it that he sold all he had and bought the whole field! Goodness ! Just reflect on the magnitude of your preciousness to God through Jesus Christ as a member of the “pearl of great price” kingdom of God!

God values us as he does Jerusalem and will not relent until your “brightness” or who you are predefined to be, by him comes forth (Is. 62:1) and you are as a crown of glory and a royal diadem in His hand (Is. 62:3). The Lord can impress such scriptures on our hearts when he wants to comfort or encourage us as is my personal testimony.

As a believer in Jesus, you are His workmanship through Jesus Christ and therefore anointed for service. If you don’t know already seek God in prayer as to what exactly he has called you to partake of in church and the community for His glory. Everyone who is God’s through Christ Jesus has a part to play in the Body of Christ, without your active service something vital and therefore important to God will not get done.

Dear Father
we ask for forgive if we have placed limitations on what you can do in and through us.
As we abide in you LORD, our desire is to do your will and so to fulfill your calling on our lives. We therefore ask today that you would do a deep work in us daily so that our spiritual “lenses” and “hearing aid” are cleansed. In this way we are able to see, hear and become aware of things from your standpoint especially how we perceive ourselves. We thank you for the Holy Spirit who indwells us and reminds us daily of Jesus’ teachings and communicates your will to us. Help us to live a life in the Spirit so that we partner with you for the fulfillment of all that you are doing in our lives.
In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.
Deborah Esther X
©Deborah Nyamekye 24/11/2015

Black Lives Inspirationals – Poetry

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Introduction:

I felt inclined this month of October to commemorate and pay homage to the enduring, persevering and often Christ-filled  race of people called “black” who reside all over the world and have a rich redemptive history in the face of great adversity.

This inclination was not consciously enacted because in the U.K. where I reside October (this month in which I wrote them) is Black History month, however I am glad it coincidences with Black History Month.

I have written four poems, I place under the specific category of writings called   “Black lives inspirationals” one is personal or autobiographical and entitled “The Me I Know” click here to read.

The other three are below:

(I) Blacks

(II) Black is not

(III) He Never Left His Own

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(I) Blacks

Blacks, a people of relevance and durability through centuries
of difficulty. A people stretched in their faith in self, in man and
God befitting a yearly award for the race most malleable,
but not gullible, the race most disrespected but  introspective.

Inspecting within for a speck of light in a world that works to
extinguish the equality flame for reasons that are insane and lame.

Blacks, a race with a civilisation that’s rich in Africa and across
the seas in lands of settlement and captivity.
A  people of my motherland, stolen, beaten, lynched and fed to
alligators across the seas with a brokenness and wounds many
choose not to see, as those of the Messiah who hang on a tree.

Blacks, gifted with a creative flow and it shows as they are
pioneers and birthers among the greats and ministers to their
God who for generations has cradled them in their messianic
battered realms.

I pay homage to blacks, a people with hope and aspirations as
any race, but with more tears and toil to become accepted members
of the human race.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 10/10/2016

(II)  Black is not.

Black is not slack,
or equal to muck,
nor confined to a life
of lack in a status quo
that’s a dead end track.
Black is not.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 10/10/2016

(III) He Never Left His Own

A broken form as a dark shadow walks in broad daylight
but sees it as night.
Hardened by traumas of repeated taunts
and lies he is as a black board sprawled with painful words.

Words like daggers embedded in his dejected form hurled
in generations past that scream from ancient gates
“inferior!” “useless!”.

The blood drenched wiper of ordinances against a people
enslaved never left.
He came with vengeance, settling
forever amid tears and chants of the blues in homes as prisons
in a strange land.

By his blood and the power of his might he blots out iniquities,
curses, the power of words that sting.
Every wipe is a swipe at
death, that says “where is your sting?” so that the once dejected
now healed people can sing a new song to Christ the King.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 9/10/2016

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God’s Indescribable Love…

I don’t even know how to begin to describe what I am feeling and need to put in words. David who became king of Israel pondered about how God could be mindful of man in a universe so great & vast… (Psalm 8). God is about people, the extent of which I feel right now at 5am in the morning as I lay here.
 
The extent at which God loves and cares about you and I is indescribable; it has so engulfed me I feel myself welling up in tears, my throat is choked. This is why I say I don’t know where to begin.. I find it hard to describe it in words, it is an overwhelming feeling of profound love.
The following are thoughts that penetrate this feeling:
if humankind would collectively spend as much time being mindful of one another as they do on climate change, animal rights or wildlife preservation Issues there would be a great change in interpersonal relationships for the better, we will see more of the God kind of love and peace that we all, even non Christians desire and seek.
 
If many Christians who are not doing so would refocus and reprioritise so that whatever they do is rooted in or motivated by love for God, then sermons and actions will fulfil God’s command that we love one another. Act of love towards one another and giving to the poor and needy would be effortless and the norm.
 
Yes a relational God has a passion for people first and foremost above all else. If people were as He is or consciously made efforts to be oh what a different world this would be!!
 
Thank you LORD and help us, we pray!
 
Chapter 8
 
1O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
 
6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.
9O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!