Month: November 2013

MY JOURNEY OF GRACE: WHY I LOVE EMPHASIZING ON THE LOVELINESS OF JESUS


Almost overnight, everything changed… Everything I had been taught about God, the church, the world around me, and my identity. Everything I have practiced Rev. McDanielswith zeal and zest, from my late teens into adulthood received a new shift. I share this experience with you, with honor and praise to the Holy Spirit…who always works to bring us closer to the loving embrace of the Father, no matter where one is in the chapter of His life.

THE VISION OF JESUS AND THE MISSION OF MY LIFE At about 1:25pm on Monday, November 29th, 2011 ( 3 years, today! )… I was in my living room praying, in an active – walking mode, holding my bible and from the lips faith, interceding for the Church of Jesus Christ, at Lansdowne Northern Virginia. I had an open vision… three young women, unknown to me in the vision were sent to deliver a message, which has radically transformed my life, and that of many others. One of the women begun to talk to me, whiles they all have this urgency written on their faces, looking at imagesddddddme. She said; “we have heard that you are preaching Christ, in your Church”. I solemnly responded with a big YES.

Prior to having this vision, I was experiencing this feeling of boredom in my heart, towards the system of religion I have embraced over the years. There was this burning desire in my heart, to capture and discover a personal God and who I am in Him, through the sacred writing of scripture.   (Everything I have known about God… from Sunday school through Bible School, was very impersonal to me) I dedicated myself to the reading of the gospels back and forth, at a sitting; spending many hours in the presence of God. The first scale dropped off, and a flood tide of the loveliness of a personal God, swept over my soul in a tsunami-like force… love was no more a religious cliché or a buzz word.  A tangible manifestation of the agape presence was all over me, and spread through me affecting everything…My marriage, ministry, purpose, health, the future, relationships and what have you. I was so overwhelmed and in shock; nobody taught me about this personal God. Hardly did I hear all the great and favorite speakers I see on TV, and have read their books, did talks about Him.

Armed with this revelation, I started a new sermon series dubbed The Jesus I never knew” and to my amazement, I saw lives transformed effortlessly, through the loveliness of God. By unveiling Jesus and His finished work…guilt, condemnation, shame, and insignificance were out of the window, and a new sense of self, created and established on Christ, was discovered. To continue from where we left of on my vision: The woman continued…”God is going to take you around the world, (For ministry) but the only thing which will transform people, is GraceThe moment she made mention of grace, I saw the Lord Jesus Christ. Suddenly, everything came into normalcy; still praying and walking through my living room…”a new day and a brand new passion were born, out of my Spirit”.

MY IGNORANCE ALMOST CAUSE ME TO DISPAIR…The vision contradicted with my belief system. If grace has to be the main platform for transformation…what was the essence of Jesus in the vision? I believed then; if it’s Jesus, it has to be Jesus alone. If it has to be grace, then grace alone, and not grace plus Jesus. I knew then if condemnationtransformation can take place in a man’s life, it has to be Jesus. Why grace and Jesus? I was left in despair and anguish; all the excitement I had already had about a personal and loving God, was now conflicting with this vision.

Don’t be surprised I was a Pastor for thirteen years, and didn’t know anything about grace, except the amazing grace song. Grace was a doctrine, a concept, a passport to sin, and all the cheap labels about it, was what I was aware of.  The entrance of His word, and the escort of the Spirit into the heart of the Father, brings liberty. The Lord reveals to redeem. He ended my despair by tenderly speaking to my heart of who He is; “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, [b] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:16-18)

JESUS, GRACE PERSONIFIED – He is the embodiment and totality of grace… grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Jesus never said the word “grace” or “I love you”. The reason being that, He is a being who is full of grace, and lived influencing all that He came into contact with Him, and still influence the world by exerting His holy influence in our hearts to persuade us to freely receive the kindness of God. To separate grace from Jesus is un-liberating…a doctrine which cannot set the captives free. A complete U-turn from a covenant established on the basis works, do’s and don’ts, to a life of rest in Christ, was revealed and painted into my spirit. These and many other things were unveiled to me…insights, and wisdom I have never in my entire life as a Christian, heard or known were tangible before me, as something I could hold, feel and embrace, all they long. I felt I have been born again, again!  

NEW DEPTHS… December 2011 through March 2012, the Lord begun to pour His love into my heart in an unspeakable measure; nothing in this life was precious to me. There is nothing in this life, I could compare to the magnificence of His presence, and the joy it brings. If the President of the United States of America or the Queen of England would have called me on my phone, and by chance I recognized their number 1Jesuson my cell ID, it wouldn’t have made any difference.

EFFORTLESS CHANGE…I heard the Lord spoke to me with such clarity and intimately. I begun to speak like a winner –walked over failure mentality, condemnation, uncertainty for the future, a bitter heart and a host of self effort baggage, I had carried over the years. I delivered from self, to love God and people unconditionally. His presence was my delight… days lying on the floor, only to get up to get my kids ready for school and pick them up from the bus and continued pursuing His presence, savoring His grace. It was in those moments in His presence the Lord revealed to me His heart towards humanity. Gravity of Grace Blog is a chunk within God’s global revolution of His nature to grace humanity, to escape the decay of the fallen world. This is an awakening of the Church to the righteousness of God, which is by faith through Christ Jesus, and the transcendent majesty of the person of Christ, and who we are in Him.

Friend, are you weary and tired over religion, do you want to know the nature of God; how He feels and think about you, and the depths of His amazing power and ability in your born again spirit? This is the moment to jump-start your life for a brand new journey of grace transformation, whether saint or sinner. Be thrilled and bask in the joy of knowing a God who so dearly loves you, as you journey with me, reflecting on the goodness of God. Contact me for prayer, encouragement, exhortation, conference, revival, Etc. Just shoot me an email. Share with the world, the loveliness of Christ on this blog, and remember to give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

In Christ love McDaniels A. Gyamfi

JESUS IS NOT ASHAMED OF YOU


Almost overnight...Change

Almost overnight…Change

Gravity of Grace Note: Today marks a very important milestone in my journey with Jesus. Exactly three years ago, I felt born again, again, after years and years of addiction to a religion of self effort, works, condemnation, shame, guilt and sin consciousness. Have the liberty to check my encounter with Jesus, at the ABOUT page on gravity of grace, for more details. I celebrate the loveliness of Christ Jesus with you in mind; for who God is and all that He has done through Christ Jesus…giving humanity a platform, to share in the influence of His grace. Nate Pyle inspirational post, is my grace birthday to you. May you experience the goodness and mercies of God through this life terrain, as you walk with Jesus, the lover of your soul. Lots of love from me to you! – McDaniels Gyamfi

Shame is, perhaps, the greatest isolating force there is; keeping grace an unattainable arm’s length away from those needing it most.

I’ve noticed how Jesus never shamed those who knew all too well the pain of shame. Jesus called the prostitute – she who was used and shamed by the same people – daughter. To the woman who had five husbands, he offered living water. To the man born blind – who was shamed and whose parents were shamed for some unknown sin because their son was born blind – Jesus lifted up saying his blindness was for the glory of God.

When the rich young man walked away, Jesus did not shame him. Jesus did not shame Peter for his denial, but breathed encouragement over him as he told Peter to feed his sheep. He praised the Samaritan woman. He touched the lepers. He told called the children to himself.

Of so many people, Jesus was not ashamed. And Jesus is not ashamed of you.condemnation

You, with the deep down secret of things done in darknessJesus is not ashamed of.

You, with the pulsating fear of being found outJesus is not ashamed of.

You, who feels ashamed of the perpetration done to youJesus is not ashamed of.

You, who is ashamed of the image in the mirrorJesus is not ashamed of.

You, who have yelled too loud and too inappropriatelyJesus is not ashamed of.

You, who have been cast out by those ashamed of you – Jesus is not ashamed of.

You, who have returned to the addictive cycle again and againJesus is not ashamed of.

Me, who feels not good enoughJesus is not ashamed of.

The Gospel good news shining light on the darkness of shame is that Jesus is not ashamed to call you sister or brother (Hebrews 2:11)

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WHAT WENT WRONG WITH JESUS AFTER CHRISTMAS?


Christmas is almost here. Many church planning committees are within schedule, planning to bring Jesus out of obscurity into the open. Detailed plans and effort are given for the grandeur display, of the Son of God. Many believers are in great anticipation for Jesus centered sermons, songs, concerts and shows, to ignite their emotions. Excitement is in the air, and we all can’t wait for the pomp and pageantry of the celebration of a life time. 

I love Christmas
I love it to the Max
I love the lights and the red ribbons
I love the good will messagesjesus out
I love how we act nicely towards each other
I love the zeal and the enthusiasm of the preacher
The old story of Jesus birth is retold in new depths
I love to see Jesus at the center of it all
Thank God for Christmas…
He is given His place, in all areas of life
From the board room to the media house of America
He tops viewer ratings in all media house
Kids are going to see Prince Jesus again in a manger
I almost forgot the rush to the mall for sales
The rush to the post of office, for people we have ignored for centuries
What about the gifts and cards in the mail box
 

CHRISTIANITY IS CHRISTit is very simple, yet many of the followers of Christ miss it. The new created beings have received the very nature of God, to display His life in the open, everyday of their life. We cannot do anything worthwhile in this life, without his life flowing through us. What religion has done is, making Jesus a cult figure, which is brought in the open on certain occasions, to receive homage from its many followers and return back into hiding.

THE SILENCE AFTER NEW YEAR’S EVE. Like an old country musician, who has faded into obscurity; he hangs his old guitar at his old ranch, with no recognition and fame, but a flood tide of questions swept over his soul. He ask with tears flowing through his cheeks; Where is the love? Where is the applause? Where are all the ten thousand of fans who chanted my name in big arenas, and help him me soar like superman? I have asked myself these same questions on several occasions in regards to Christ and the church. On top of my list is “what went wrong with Jesus, imagesCATM3FL0 after Christmas? The light of the world, in complete obscurity is unbelievable.

Why do we love the festivities of Christianity with passion, and neglect the persuasions of God in our hearts, for intimate relationships? I have come to believe that if Christianity is redefine as Christ… ( centered on Christ); we will do greater works, and experience greater peace in our personal lives. I also believe  that God has been misrepresented to the Church; He is like Santa to most of us.Why do you say that, McDaniels?

Most believers (At Christmas) become Christ centered…with their unveiled faces beholding as in a mirror, the glory of how God gave Jesus to humanity, begins to reflect the same glory in their lives, through the power of the spirit. Paul talks about it this way; “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18(NIV) 

Can you imagine how our lives will be transformed, if the altogether lovely Jesus, sits on the throne of our hearts, in all we do. (Everyday will be Christmas of sort)

SIX GUARANTEED TURN-AROUND, and many more:

1. Joy which is a reflection of the Character of Christ, would emanate out of  our lives effortlessly, as we stay in His presence daily
  •  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11 NIV)
2. The centrality of Christ in our life and that of the family, keeps us stable and secure at all times, just as you see a united front in all things, through Christmasshopping-bags-101122-02
  • I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 (NIV)   
3.The poor among us would be set free from the materialistic culture, which makes everything God, and the true God become a god. When God is your portion, you become content
  • I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2 (NIV) 
 
4. The Church will be empowered to share the goodness of God, which put smiles on people’s faces, without prejudice just as we love to smile to the next door neighbor, who is always on our last nerves at Christmas
  • When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them (Luke 2:17-18(NIV)
5. Unprecedented, hassle free miracles shall be seen in our midst as we rest in the finished work of Christ.
  •  So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? (Galatians 3:5 NIV)
6. The culture of prejudice and hostility shall die out in our Churches. The spirit of Christ always dominates the heart of believers in worship to the extent that, our A family which hinges on agapao love will always run through the fire together and come out unhurtracial lines are thrown into the trash. (Look at the smiles on the faces of Ushers and the protocol team…they welcome the poor and the nobodies with a heart full of love)
  •  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. (Acts2:42-44 NIV)

A PRAYER TO PRAY…Father God, as we reflect on who Jesus is today, may we all through the help of the Spirit, be drawn to the awesome presence of Christ, in our hearts, as we receive supernatural empowerment for greater works and greater peace, only you can give.  Amen!

McDaniels Gyamfi

THE GRAVITY OF GRACE


THE GRAVITY OF GRACE

“Almost all unbelievers believe that, if they can change their behavior, they will be in good shape with God. To think that you have to put your acts together before you come to God, is Satan’s agenda, to stop you from enjoying the free gift of righteousness, and God’s peace”

“In our depraved state; without Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can never on our own, be in good shape. Come home, just as you are, and be transformed into His image, effortlessly”

– McDaniels Gyamfi

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YOU ARE NOT A SINNER BECAUSE YOU SIN


“Almost all unbelievers believe that, if they can change their behavior, they will be in good shape with God”

Jesus, Our Savior, passionately and tenderly, declared His heartbeat, in the gospel, written by John:

“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me – I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:14, 16 NET

Jesus had a different attitude towards the unsaved, and the despicable in society. Jesus called the unsaved “other sheep”…I don’t have to delve too much into this. Wow! He is a shepherd to a detached sheep, wandering in the wilderness. This is so good to be true…it changes my perception towards the unsaved, and rekindles my passion to reach out beyond “his own” to tell the other sheep; “come home, God is not angry with you as you’ve been made to believe” “Come home, come home”Shepherd1

OTHER SHEEP…There are millions of our brothers and sisters, who are outside of the Church. They have never felt comfortable to come and be a part of the sheepfold, as God’s family. I can only describe them as; “being on the run, with a belly full of guilt and emptiness”. They think; first – they have to put their acts together, in their own power and ability, then they will come to Christ. They have not heard about the good news of their freedom from God’s anger, legalism and the gift of righteousness, on the basis of grace. They have only heard partial gospel of their sins, condemnation, and how bad they are; heading to perdition.

ONE IS NOT A SINNER BECAUSE HE SIN, ONE IS A SINNER BECAUSE…Please, tell them they are not “sinners” because of their sinful deeds. They are sinners because they have not believed in God’s one and only son….they have also refused to accept the undeserved payment of their innocence, and the goodness of God, which is the power unto salvation for all who will believe. Almost all unbelievers believe that, if they can change their behavior, they will be in good shape with God. In our depraved state, without Christ in us, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can never be in good shape, on our own. This understanding will change the way we approach evangelism and sets captives free from the cave of their inability to surrender to God. The salvation deal is not a behavioral goal, but a transformation of the heart.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him John 3:16-18 MSG

WHEN THE GOODNESS OF GOD IS SHARED…how God thinks about humanity through what He has done through Christ Jesus is shared with the world of sin… the Holy Spirit, immediately goes to work in the heart, to shine the light of the glory of Christ, for healing and transformation.powerpoint-background-8

Romans 2:4 NKJV…”Or Do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? What brings repentance? It is in the goodness of God. Paul was not ashamed to talk about the goodness of God to the undeserved; he knew that, righteousness by faith could only be revealed to the unsaved through the gospel. He writes… Romans 1:16, 17 NKJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

TELL THE WORLD…Please, tell them, God himself will perfect that which concerns them…the drugs, addiction, witchcraft, voodoo, hate, adultery, lesbianism, gambling, pornography and all derivatives of the fallen nature. Paul put it this way… “Because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13 NCV) It is the Spirit which works in us both to will and to do of God’s good pleasure; this working of grace in our hearts, puts us in alignment with God, as one progressively walk with Him.original

To focus all our energies on one’s behavior change, as a yardstick to set up a relationship with God, is not the gospel. The gospel takes the burden from your shoulders as you place your faith in Christ, to appropriate God’s mercy and goodness. To try to save oneself through discipline and self denials will only do the outer work of change, not the transformation from the inside out. This form of righteousness is what Paul call it; “my own righteousness”.

Philippians 3:9 NKJV… and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness, which is from God by faith. The gospel is what God has wrought for humanity, through the finished work of Christ, on the cross of Calvary, independent of our efforts and performance; it hinges on faith alone” – 2 Corinthians 5:21(NIV)  God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God

A PRAYER TO PRAY You can be free from the guilt of the death sentence, already paid on your behalf by Christ if and only you will believe in His person as God’s son,936750_473999902670979_334376063_n and His gracious work for your freedom. I entreat you to come home, my friend…Pray with me and come home to the open arms of your gracious Father;

“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, I know I am not where I want to be, and I want forgiveness! I believe Jesus died on the cross, to pay the price for my sins. Come into my life Jesus to be my Lord and Savior! Thank you for the gift of life eternal and rest, flooding my soul” Amen!

  Share the joy of Christian fellowship with other believers & Share your Christ experience with the world. Shalom

– McDaniels Gyamfi

AMERICA, RUNS ON GOD


“The escape route to wholeness is in the discovery of the divine nature of God. The Church doesn’t need the corrupted ideas of a corrupt world, to function right. It is totally absurd to go back to the ungodly systems of the unregenerate world order, where we’ve delivered from, for directions and purpose”

“The most safest place on this side of eternity is hidden in the character of God. The righteous run into it through revelation, and  is safe from the millions of options and choices, which does not guarantee quality life”

– McDaniels Gyamfi

This subway accepts 30 squats as payment for train ride. BRING THIS TO AMERICA!


This subway accepts 30 squats as payment for train ride. BRING THIS TO AMERICA!.

RELIGION APPLAUDS BEHAVIOR CHANGE


greeceThe rich young man loves self more than God yet he had all the laws at his finger tips, and God out of his religious heart. When our heart is full of God (love) you respond to God’s word very natural, without struggle… Your heart has become pliable in Gods hand.

Mark 10:21-22  (NKJV) 21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” 22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

“One thing the world of sin needs is not their moral makeover or behavioral change; a transformed heart is the root or the cure for depravity. A life which only love (God), can give, through Christ Jesus. Don’t urge the world of sin to change their behavior. The rich young man has all his behavior (outward form of religion) in check by following the moral code of the law, but his heart was very corrupt.

Every religion applauds behavior change; it is only Christianity (Christ Jesus) that a person can experience inside –out change.

First the root, then the fruit is automatic. Are you anti moral change agent,  McDaniels? I am not against good morals but I do know through scripture that in of our self, on this side of Calvary, cannot transform our lives to the status of God. I believe that authentic change is the work of the Holy Spirit, and not man! Without Christ behaving His life through us, our desire to live the Christian life is totally impossible and equally frustrated.” The Just shall always live by faith – Faith in what? Faith in the person of Christ, to live the quality ( rebirth, regeneration) life through ordinary vessels.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (John 15:4-6 (NKJV)

Are you trying hard to live for God or you trusting Him to live through you effortlessly? I ask God for more of His grace upon your life, at whatever stage you find yourself in your pilgrim journey

– McDaniels Gyamfi

CRAZY LOVE


I have never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love and more love!
(Jeremiah 31:3b MSG)

– Yahweh