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EXHORTATION – A Christlike Self Perspective: Never disabled, forever unstoppable

Let nothing & no one call you “disabled” (incapable, unable, unworthy, insignificant etc…)

Will you allow others to label you and so define you? Will you accept their definition of you as opposed to God’s ? The negative definition that seeps into not only your conscious mind but also your subconscious, resulting in self limitation, under-valuing your capabilities or even prevents you from seeing what you are capable of!

The state of being “disabled” whether physical or spiritual is a matter of perspective. If you have a life in God, one of your key taglines should be “I am always capable through Christ”. Don’t be like a prisoner
-who has had their chains removed but is still standing in a bound position.
-whose prison doors are open but he cannot see it and is still sitting in the prison. Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61).

When in Christ, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life, regardless of your

✝️physical state, Nick Vujicic is an example, he said
“I don’t believe I am disabled. Yes, I may have no limbs, but no big deal. It doesn’t matter how I look—
it’s WHO I AM and WHAT I CAN DO that matters!”
(in picture below) check out his life story and achievements to the glory of God.

✝️youth: David who became king of Israel was a youth when God started to use him. By God’s power and might he was able to fight against the lion and the bear while tending to his sheep in the wilderness.
He developed the “I can” self perspective that was from God, so that the giant enemy of Israel, Goliath feared by adults of the army of Israel was “chicken feed” in his eyes.
God brought David up to believe he could do all things through God who strengthened him. This ought to minister to us as to how to bring up children or young people. The perspective of one’s self is so important and will determine the course of one’s life.
In our day, God is using young people mighty as it was prophesied by the prophet Joel (Joel 2:25).

✝️little or no education: God gives wisdom and ability to excel for His sake and there are many cases of men and women of God who have not had the privilege of being educated at all or have very elementary education, who are doing exploits for God while demonstrating His wisdom and anointing as they do so.

Let us always see ourselves as children of God who can do all things through Him and Him alone.
Jesus said
“5I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:5-6 KJV)

It is time for us to discard limiting self-perspectives and live in the reality of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Blessings Deborah Esther ❤️

©Feb2017 DENyamekye
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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

Poem: Receive The Master’s Peace

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Introduction: The workings of the Master’s Peace among humanity:
This poem not only imparts blessings of God but gives counsel in how to be an instrument of peace through expressions of love, forgiveness and prayer for one’s enemies.

Receive the Master’s Peace

Be anxious for naught and pray for what you ought.
God’s peace will unfold as a treat,
if a slave to worry you are not.
Peace like a barging river shall knock down fortes of
deceit in your heart to
cause the enemy to retreat.
Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder
to commence divine order.

A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not its Master and His ethos.
Who is its Master?
He is the Prince of Peace who says to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”1.
On a mount he sat and taught
“blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God”
So be blessed, not stressed.

Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters.
Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers.
With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out creases.
Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 17/01/2016

Scriptural inspiration: Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7, Matt.5:43-48. Quote 1: John 14:27(KJV).

One of the Poems in the Book: Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry http://www.amazon.com/author/nyamekyede

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

Cycles of the Beloved’s Life

Beloved of God,
The cycle of abuse,
cycle of offence
are cycles to refuse.
The cycle of restraint,
cycle of defeat
are cycles to resist.
For he who saved you,
Yeshua your Lord
has planned for you
peaks and troughs
for victorious
outcomes to the glory
of God.
Up times are times
to praise God with
hands raised and
doing His bidding,
with hearts grateful
and testifying.
Down times are not
times to rot
but to access what
you’ve got,
and to thank God,
He has saved and
blessed you who
was once lost.
The cycle of peace,
cycle of hope,
are cycles of God to embrace.
The cycle of sanctification,
cycle of breakthrough,
are cycles of God’s restoration.
Beloved of God,
in the cycles of life
“God causes everything to work together for the good
of those who love God and are called according to his
purpose for them.”(Romans 8:28)
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 24/05/2016
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God brings Dreams to Pass

(Redemption storytelling poem)

Up and down the land she walked,
as a wanderer seeing naught and
feeling lost, she sighed and cried
“I have stalled ‘cause of the
fog and drought”.
Even within, she felt barren and dry
wanting to pray but too weak to try.

Then came a light so bright before her face,
but looking around she saw no one in that place.
Within her heart, she heard a voice say loud & clear
“I am the Light of the World who loves you, my dear”.
Then he placed a fountain in her heart and said
“Out of you shall flow rivers of living water
to quench your thirst, so you shall never falter”.

Then suddenly her heart became a well watered verdant land,
from her mouth was a melodious waterfall,
and her eyes were awash with God’s salve to never falter or fall.

The bright ray of the morning sun
hit her face so hard she covered her eyes and exclaimed “my, what a dream so real!”
The dream spoke of God’s Light,
His love and the River of Life,
a picture of what is to come,
a revelation of God’s delivering might and abundant promises day and night.

Now strengthened,
newly enlightened,
no more doubtful,
newly hopeful,
she knew that she could cope
with every trial whatever the scope,
for her heart was now full of hope,
because of Him who said

“I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it, I will also do it.(1)”

(Scriptural references:John 8:12, 7:38-39, Biblical quote Isaiah 46:11 KJV)

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/04/2016

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