Category: Christians

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

Created in God’s Image? You Can & Will Do Exploits!

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Believers in Jesus Christ “…have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. (Col. 3:10-11 NTL)

Those who do great and mighty things for God are witnesses to God’s greatness and might. They are those who He is pleased with and has therefore decided to bestow on them all that is necessary for them to reflect HIS IMAGE; who human beings were created to be – the image of God. We all have the potential to do great and mighty things for God. However the degree of surrender to God for the manifestation of His greatness and might through us varies from person to person.

Whether one lives in a mansion in a rich city or a mud hut in a poor village makes no difference, God is impartial in terms of giving gifts and callings. All God desires is for people, regardless of nationality, race, social and economic status, to not only be saved but to partner with Him so as to be used by Him.

While reading John G Lake’s book “Adventures in God” I read the following account “Edward Lion was a native man who, until a few years ago, didn’t even wear clothes. He was illiterate and knew nothing whatever of our conception of scholarship. But God anointed that man with the faith of God and a measure of the Holy Ghost so intense that on one occasion when a multitude of sick folk had been brought into a valley, the power of God came upon him and he went upon the mountainside, stretched out his hands over the sick below, and poured out his heart to God. In a minute, hundreds were healed.”

The great commission to preach, disciple and baptise in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:18-20) is offered to every believer in Christ impartially as well as the promise to do even greater works than Jesus did.

Let us not look at others and think “I can never be like that in terms of zealousness for the gospel or the ministry”. If anyone appears to be genuinely advanced in godliness in a way that merits admiration it means they have had a journey of intimacy with God which in most cases has not been an easy one, but because they have resolved to walk closely with God regardless of the difficulties, they have overcomer every obstacle and excelled time and time again.

One of such admirable people of God is Daniel, he is among those with “clean hands and a pure heart (Psalm 24:3-4) and knew their God and as a result they were strong and able to do exploits for Him (Daniel 11:32).

You and I are capable of ascending the “Holy Hill” (Psalm 15:1) of the LORD as those we admire in this present time, in past history including biblical times.

Brethren, scripture states that
“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” and also that God’s love and presence in our lives is conditional to our obedience to Christ’s commands (John 14:21,23).

Therefore let us determine to live for God through Christ wholeheartedly regardless of circumstances so that His searchlight will always rest permanently upon us guiding us into greater heights and deeper depths in Him, bringing multitudes with us in the process.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 2/12/2016

Cultivating Harmonious Co-Existence from a Christian Perspective

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-The “1-2-3 Domino effect” of the Two Greatest Commandments & the Power of forgiveness

“How we see ourselves, how we conduct our interpersonal relationships are fruitful unto God, only if our relationship with God is according to His commands”

“Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38This is the first and great commandment.39And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself upon these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40 KJV).

Point 1 – Point 2 – Point 3 Domino Effect
Let us ensure that the two greatest commandments are always at the forefront of our minds so that we
POINT 1 – Sustain a love-filled relationship with God through a worshipful life (e.g. bible study, praise, prayer..) which includes focus on God in all that we do and do them as unto Him.
This is the only way we can
POINT 2 – Love ourselves because it is in this place (intimacy with God) that we learn to love ourselves by understanding who we are in God and who He is to us.
As a result of Point 2 out-worked from Point 1 of the 1-2-3 Domino Effect (whatever position we hold in the Body of Christ or society – in God’s eyes a servant’s heart is the mark of an obedient heart – Jesus is our example),

We are able to
POINT 3 – Love our neighbours (anyone: friend, spouse, colleague, acquaintance etc…however they treat us); this means we are able to demonstrate God’s love through us to others meaning
– we are able to have compassion for people,
– empathise with them,
– care about their feelings so as to be cautious how we treat them, ensuring we are not doing or saying anything to hurt them nor imposing our will or controlling them and
-treat others as we would like to be treated.
Prayer: Father, help us in our weakness so that we live according to these two greatest commandments. Thank you for answering this prayer in my life and that of my brethren. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray Amen.
The Power of Forgiveness

Satan exerts himself in his attempt to ruin interpersonal relationships in general and especially those between Christian friends, spouses, ministers, work colleagues and acquaintances, because he is a sly crafty, cunning fool who will do anything to attempt to bring chaos in the harmony that is the “1-2-3 Domino Effect” of the Two Greatest commandments.
Let us take heed not to let the hurts inflicted upon us from childhood through to adulthood or what people are doing currently to hurt or upset us (it may not even be deliberate) prevent us from having or sustaining the peace we have in the knowledge that we are lovable or significant human beings created in the image of God and restored as such through Christ for His pleasure and purposes. The born again experience opens the door for us to be healed from lies satan has said about who we are and our worth especially through others. Our healing starts with forgiving all those who have hurt us directly or indirectly and contributed to these lies about our identity and worth.
Forgiveness by God and therefore making peace with Him is conditional to our forgiving others. This is why Jesus included these words in the prayer he taught his disciples to pray 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (Matthew 6:12KJV).
There is an assumption in this prayer that Jesus’ disciples know that they should forgive others so that God will forgive them.
Jesus emphasised the importance of praying that way (verse 12) by saying: “14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15 KJV).
When we forgive it means we are no longer sinning against God, for un-forgiveness is a sin. Therefore through forgiveness of others we receive forgiveness from Father God which results in our being cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). This makes a way for us to have fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit. Many of us have heard about how people have been healed from physical and emotional sickness when they consciously forgave others who had hurt or afflicted them. Forgiveness is very powerful. Un-forgiveness is a decision not to demonstrate the love of God to our “neighbour” (Point 3 of 1-2-3 Domino Effect), it is therefore disobedience. Disobedience is sin and sin separates us from God. Sin prevents us from loving God with all our heart, mind and soul (Point 1 of 1-2-3 Domino Effect). Without loving God, we cannot see ourselves the way God sees us nor love ourselves as He loves us (Point 2 of 1-2-3 Domino Effect).

Even as believers in Christ, if we refuse to forgive others, the resulting separation from God and being blinded to His truths and our identity in Him is such that we increasingly become self-dependent, self-indulgent or self-centered beings which are all marks of the fallen nature which is the image or reflection of Lucifer the fallen angel called Satan. Lucifer’s transformation from being an angel who was dependent on God and worshipped Him to become a self-centered angel manifested as pride. Self-centeredness and self-elevation are synonymous. In his pride, Satan wanted to take the place of God, to ascend the throne of God (Isaiah 14). Pride comes before the fall indeed, for Lucifer fell and anyone who detracts from living to be who God created them to be, in His image that is, is destined to reflect Satan’s prideful image unto destruction.
Forgiveness is the key to overcoming Satan’s attempts at creating discord, causing contention and hatred between Christians so that they do not demonstrate the love of God for one another (Point 3 of the 1-2-3 Domino Effect). This is often because when people are hurt, they are likely to fall into temptation as they are angry, discouraged, disappointed and begin to exercise thoughts of retaliation which range from either not speaking to the one who has hurt them or doing something to hurt them as well.
Your “neighbour” is not necessarily a fellow Christian and approaching them to make peace means you desire to obey God’s command that you love your neighbour. Your neighbour could also be your enemy, in relation to this Jesus taught as follows:
You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. (Matthew 5:43-46 NLT)
The importance of forgiveness is reinforced by Jesus, expressing the heart of God on the matter, when he said that
-you must forgive those who have sinned against you not 7 times but 70 x 7 times (Matthew 18:21-22); In other words forgiveness should be a perpetual lifestyle attitude of a children of God.
-when you are bringing your offering to God and you remember that someone has something against you then you must first go and reconcile with them before doing so. (Matthew 5:23-24)
To emphasis the point about Jesus wanting us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, he also said that in so doing we “will be acting as true children” of our Father in Heaven (Matt.5:45NLT). In other words we would be acting as a loving Father. God also loves and cares about that person (whether they are Christians or not) who has something against you or who has afflicted you and so should you is what Jesus was effectively saying in these aforementioned verses in the biblical book of Matthew (Chapters 18:21/5:23-24, 43-46); The phrase “..He (God) gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” sums God’s impartiality clearly and powerfully. (Matt.5:46NLT).
It is evident therefore that the responsibility to cultivate harmonious co-existence through expressing the Love of God, lies with the disciple of Jesus and forgiveness is the key. When used therefore, this key not only opens the door to a sustained relationship of love with God but it also serves to keep us within the cyclical realm of the 1-2-3 Domino Effect of the Two Greatest Commandments all the days of our lives.

Poem: God’s Bridge of Love

You are a bridge of love for your neighbour to traverse and progress in my love, no more to transgress nor regress and drown in sin.
Your neighbor is one who
favours my conditional love or labours for artificial love.

Pour thy love upon me that
my treasury shall release plenty
into thy poverty, and you shall see my face unveiled, for at my gaze shall you know your worth.

When you walk with me as my bride and talk of me with pride, as a living sacrifice, and demonstrate my love to the loveless,
promote my Word to enemies
and use the key of forgiveness,
Then shall I draw near to you, and shall show you forth as a shofar with the sound “GOD IS LOVE”.
A passage of refuge for multitudes to know and abide in my LOVE.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 2016

This inspirational teaching with Poem is chapter 8 of the new book: Wielding the Sword of the Spirit” by Deborah E. Nyamekye

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.

Covenant Keeping God

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We see your beauty reflected all around, in the heavens
on the earth
in the life of man.

The beauty of the sunset and sunrise,
The beauty of nature in the transition of seasons,
In these we see your love-filled face, as through still waters with a rainbow trace
revealing your Covenant of Peace.

We hear your voice saying to Post Flood humanity
“You are heirs of my rest”

The beauty of a testimony of healing from sickness,
The beauty of a new birth in the sanctuary of our Lord,
with hands raised in worship to the King.
In these we feel your love-filled breath of life,
as the embrace of a loved one, void of any strife, revealing your New Covenant of abundant life.

We hear your voice saying to the redeemed of Christ “The old is gone, the new has come…You have my rest”.

Scriptural Inspiration: Genesis 9,Gen 5:29, Jeremiah 31:31-34,
Luke 22:20, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
©Deborah Nyamekye 2015

God’s Calling, Gifts and Anointing are not Gender Selective

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Introduction
God’s word is clear: His callings, gifts and anointing for five fold ministry and general service are not reserved to any specific gender. This inspirational teaching literally burst forth out of me (it is the only way I can describe it), after reading a post on Facebook on 17th September 2016 and I believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit; a mere summary of a vast topic which I hope enlightens as well as encourages both men and women.
Cutting into shreds the “Women are not called into church or ministry leadership” false doctrine
Are women called into church or ministry leadership as men are? In this day and age there are still people who are opposed to women preaching and being leaders in ministry. I read a Facebook post on the morning of 17th September in which a woman mentioned how she got into a heated argument with a man about this subject. I was inspired to write about this matter in a manner that made me feel like I was once again cutting the ordinance of that deceptive age old anti-Christ doctrine to shreds with the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Women in God ordained leadership positions:
Old Testament:
-Deborah the prophetess/counsellor had a recognised leadership position in Israel.
-Anna was a prophetess who spent day and night interceding as she awaited the coming of the Messiah. If God felt women were not to be His ministers He would have only chosen Simeon or a man instead of Anna.
New Testament:
-Lydia the business woman/trader who had a prayer ministry.
-The Samaritan woman according to Josephus the Jewish Historian became a notable missionary who travelled around.
There were many others.
If it was not for the restrictions of the culture in ancient times, I believe more women would have risen up in the first century church to be ministers for Jesus’ strategic meeting with the Samaritan woman speaks louder than words, he was breaking many cultural restrictions I.e Jews not supposed to speak to Samaritans or even go through their land, and not supposed to speak to a woman openly the way Jesus did…
Jesus is the means through whom the new covenant (Jer. 31:31-33) to Israel was fulfilled and presented to the world at large.
31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
33But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
If anyone reads Jer:31:31-33, is there reference to gender restrictions? There is none.
If Jesus felt he was going against the will and plan of God (remember he only did what God instructed him) he would never have allowed
1)Mary the sister of Martha to sit at his feet to listen to him, as a disciple would a “Rabbi”.
2)an entourage of women to follow him from town to village as he went about teaching and healing …
I believe these women were also disciples in the true sense of the word, taught by Jesus but they were not recognised culturally as such. You cannot follow someone around for a length of time without learning from them, especially one such as Jesus.
Was it wrong for women to be taught and amass knowledge from Jesus and risk becoming as knowledgeable as Rabbis? Obviously according to Jesus it was not.
Culture /traditions of men did not accept it, but Jesus did it anyway.
My, my, my that anti-Christ (contrary to Christ) spirit of cultural/traditional resistance to women advancing in equal measure with man as according to God’s decree is still very much alive and kicking TODAY in the church posing deceptively to be of God/Christ. It is an age old limiting spirit that is exposed and will never prevail in Jesus’ mighty name Amen.
If this biblical verse which speaks of Jesus’ purpose is really true:
“26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”(Gal 3:28 KJV),
then it is also true that women are also called to preach, teach and minister with the same anointing of God that is impartial or selective of any one gender (there is no “male or female” in Christ) Born again Christian Women are also called to church leadership office because they, as born again men, are also chosen by God to either be Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists and Pastors as well as other church functions I.e deacons, administrators.
Despite some of the things Paul said e.g. that women should be quiet in church (which I believe was because within the context of that culture women were not allowed to pursue leadership positions and were also in that particular region known to be making too much noise in gatherings), which some people have used to prevent women from church leadership positions, he was careful not to make statements during his writing about giftings & callings in the book of Corinthians which would imply that he was saying that there were gender restrictions. He knew that if he did he would be lying.
It is time for people who have been falsely indoctrinated to be delivered from those false teachings and be restored to the truth of God’s word. My prayer is that multitudes who are deceived will be enlightened by God and may those who prefer to stay blinded to the truth of God’s Word be prevented by God from being obstacles to the advancement of those who are predestined by God to be His instruments in ministry, whether they are male or female. Amen!
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 17/09/2016