Month: April 2014

WHAT DOES GOD SEE WHEN HE LOOK AT YOU? Pt. 1


photo Credit: Google imageImagine a world filled with people who are living under the influence of innocence, because they are born from the innocence of God. They have no consciousness of guilt, sin, shame and condemnation. They only function from the core of their perfect nature in God. I don’t really know what you think about yourself when you look God in the face. Your opinion of God towards you and others is the sum total of your life story…it practically defines your belief system. The issues of life flow from our belief system. Wether we fall or stand, its hinges on what we believe. Remember, wrong belief system always leads to wrong behavior. I trust that you will develop new foundations for your feet today, to usher you into freedom and success, all the days of your life. Amen!

MY BELIEF WAS MY PRISON – I became born again in my late teen with a couple of friends, in a rough neighborhood of Ghana – Africa. We were so on fire for God in every way possible, without apology. I almost served in every department of the Church, for wrong reasons. I knew I was genuinely in love with God but what I didn’t know was if He loved me with high-octane passion, just like the way I did loved Him. I surely knew I was in love with Him more than He

Photo Credit: Google image did! What was wrong, McDaniels? I was living passionately for God on the outside, but was secretly dying slowly on the inside with the fear of not pleasing Him. I read a text of scripture from the book of Hebrews, which says without faith one cannot please God. That really spoiled my Christian honeymoon for years. I knew back then that you will need the giant faith of Elijah, Morris Cerrullo or Billy Graham, to be well pleasing to the Lord. I never felt the real joy of Christianity, I knew my prayers were not breaking through the glass ceiling or will always fall into the death ears of God. Can you believe it? I was afraid I may end up in hell, with all my spirituality. Wanting to please the Lord when He looks at me, I started working hard for the Lord…daily dose of scripture memorization, evangelism, extreme fasting and self denials, and what have you, just to motivate Him to change His mind of displeasure towards me. I was buying my way to acceptance through works. Christianity is a life of “I am” not “I need to become”. I will explain this statement later, but friend I want you to tattooed this profound truth into your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

YOU ARE A DELIGHT TO GOD – There is a system of belief which says; one need to have a giant faith or grow in the depths of their faith in order to please God. This wrong assertion or belief has rob the masses of the confidence to approach God, as dearly beloved.  Many has the feeling that until they graduate or matured into that state of faith mastery through their own effort, it will be impossible for them to please God. They go through long periods of fasting, extreme self denials and the practice of Photo Credit: smallbiztrends.comcopying people they consider as men of faith. They travel from one county to the other, looking for a man of God to lay hands on them for the imputation of faith, so they can please the Lord in their walk with Him. There is nothing wrong for a man of God to pray for you but how your Father in heaven thinks concerning you, does not depends on who lays his or her hands on you. First of all, those who do not please God in their hearts are not those who has placed their trust in Him. Do you believe that God exists and is persuaded in your heart that you are born from above?

What is faith in the first place? I love this simple definition of faith; “Faith is having a good opinion about God”. This makes it so simple for me. When you need faith, you don’t have to look at yourself to produce faith. You just need to look at God to activate the measure of Himself in your born again spirit your to have a good opinion of Him. And true enough, in times when you are low in faith, it’s because your opinion of God at the time needs adjusting”.

WHAT DO I MEAN BY THE MEASURE OF HIMSELF? Your Bible says that;“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3) This is so beautiful! The new creation man has being dealt with the measure of faith. My friend when God gave you the measure of faith, how much faith do you think God gave to you? Are you thinking, maybe God gave you a smaller version of faith than He dealt with everyone else? The measure of faith which you received caused you to believe in Jesus Christ as your savior. It is more than enough from start to the end. It is through this faith you walk over the head of the cobra and every form of the enemies attack. hallelujah!

The faith of Jesus Christ is tabernacles in your heart when you made Him the Lord of your life. This faith is not a product of self effort, it is a gift from GOD that allows you to walk in alignment with Him. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” The verse says; grace and faith ‘is the gift of God’. You already have  the faith that overcomes the world. Those who overcome the world are the people who believePhoto Credit: Google image in Jesus Christ. It is one thing to have faith and another thing to develop or to put into use the free gift of faith. Develop your faith by the persuasion of the word of God. The Bible says that; “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”(Romans 10:17) The more you set your heart to be immersed into His word of His grace, which is able to build you up, the more you begin to think like Him and speak like Him in your daily life.

One of the ways I control every situation in my life is to allow the Holy Spirit to escort me to the banqueting house of Christ Jesus and let Him speak tenderly to my heart about how He feels towards me in my predicament. His words of life resonates with His life in me to rise above the evil occasion, effortlessly. What if God finds fault with me? Your God is not a fault finder, the devil is. Even in our mistakes, He leads us to the path of righteousness for his name sake. He will not throw tantrums and lost breath for our actions. He always point us to who we are in Him. You are created to function like God; a faith being. God is not passive…He spoke the world into existence. He did not speak problems into existence. Don’t tell God about your problems, tell your problems and situations about your God. This is how we are wired to function; in authority and power.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Without faith it is impossible to please God, but with His faith in you, He breath over you with delight. To be pleasing in the Greek is the word euaresteo (pronounced yoo-ar-es-teh’-o) which means to be well pleased with a thing, having pleased or to gratify entirely. It pleased the Lord to give you the measure of Himself, so that He can walk with you in divine romance. The measure of the faith of the people (for instance preachers or faith healers) you admire is not bigger than the measure of your faith in your born again spirit. The difference is that, they have learned to release the supernatural ability of faith in God, that yields results. Friend your God is936750_473999902670979_334376063_n not a respecter of persons!! Remember, you have not been given the measure of faith to force God into action. Your faith only appropriates what God has already done through Christ Jesus. The desire of the human heart to invent its own route to reach God always leads to unfulfilled frustration and ill acceptance. The reason many Christians do not feel well pleasing to the Lord. They are always accused by Satan of their below standard faith, no matter how much they try to walk in faith. Out of desperation and rejection in their soul…they can’t talk to their daddy in heaven, in prayer. Usually, they go through prayer mediators to pray on their behalf to God. The measure of faith God gave to you, whether its like the size of a mustard seed or papaya seed; it’s all you need to stand before the devil without fear and relate with your God, without timidity or shame.

AN ACCOMPLISHED TRUTH – Friend you can be set free from the bondage of ill acceptance. My life is a testimony of a man being set free from the religious bondage of a wrong believe system to tell you that when God look at you He is not disgusted in your walk with Him. According to His good pleasure, He predestined you into adoption by accepting us into the beloved. Scripture says that; Ephesians 1:4-6 (KJV) According as he hath chosen us [past tense] in him before the foundation of Photo Credit: Google Imagathe world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. I love the Andrew Wommack commentary on Ephesians 1:6; “The Greek word translated here “accepted in the beloved” is the exact same word rendered “highly favoured” in Luke 1:28. “And the angel [Gabriel] came in unto her, and said, ‘Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee [Mary]: blessed art thou among women” (brackets mine). These are the only two times this word is used in the New Testament.

Therefore, being “accepted in the beloved” means you are “highly favoured” of God! Look your face in the mirror and tell your soul that your are highly favored, loved and accepted in the beloved. [Jesus Christ]  Adam, the first man, was never in a try and error project to become. He was functioning from who he was until he fell from his original position. Christianity is a life of I am not I need to become. Most Christians are trying to do things ( trying live holy, read the Word, tithe, fast, etc.) to make themselves acceptable to God instead of resting in the beloved to let His life flow freely in us. You are well pleasing to God, because of Christ. Believe and see it transformed your life.

– McDaniels Gyamfi

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CLOTHED IN PERMA-GLORY


The manifest presence of God is a reality we all need to plug-in. God is here; living gloriously and in power within the believer, to bring us into supernatural reality of heavenbottle-on-beach on earth; in solemn intimacies with divinity. Many Christians still operates under the old covenant mentality of trying to work their way out through religious rituals and holy slaving to experience a visitation from God. They have ignored His abiding presence, due to their “maranatha come mentality” in all aspects of their Christian life. They have never learned through their union with Christ, to exercise their righteousness and authority over demons and the works of darkness. They whine and cry with sad face, desperately asking God to overcome the devil for them when they have already been empowered with the life of Christ to walk over serpents and scorpions. Jesus, in His discourse with the disciples before His death at Calvary cross, promised the believer of the abiding presence of the Holy Ghost on this side of the cross. Through our new life in Christ Jesus, wrought by His finished work on Calvary, we are crowned with glory of the Father, to express His power on earth.  John echoes the Masters prophetic agenda, which is already fulfilled……

”John 14:16-20 (KJV)16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

The phrase  he (Holy Spirit) abides with you forever is the Saviors thoughts and not men’s own words and therefore must be highly regarded as the truth, without any biases. I believe forever has not changed in meaning. It still means all the time or continually… the presence of God is with us and in us continually. What a blessing! We have received of the fullness of Christ through the indwelling presence of God so that, we can walk or experience a new day of glory, on this side of eternity without fear or timidity. We don’t need to break open the skies with prayer for the flood gates of heaven to open for a second outpouring. Friend, we don’t need a team of prayer warriors to intensify their groaning through self-denial and white fast to motivate God to show up either. We don’t need the double portion of Elijah’s anointing which are being sold for  hundreds of dollars through the ignorance of the prayer shawl. The anointing or power is Christ, and thank goodness  He lives, we also must live in His present glory of Christ. Will you keep on begging for what has already been given to you? (See Ephesians 1:3) That may seem a bit insane to keep begging for what you already have. Sadly to say, most Christians love slaving and begging for wrong reasons. They have waited on God for thirty years for healing revival when all they have to do is to jump into the stirring pools of the unstoppable flow of grace. Go to any business center in your city and pray for one disable person to be whole, and see what will happen. Revival will breakout in no time!! The glory is in us. This is not pride. This is identity by revelation. Glory! We are the answer to this world!!

We should not live as slaves begging for bread with pale face but as sons and daughters of the King, with smiles in our faces and songs of praise in our mouth? In Christ Jesus, we are living in the reality of the riches and glory of God, which now covers the earth. (See Is. 6:3) We do not have to travail for His glory for months, but to exercise in His glory. We have to believe that Jesus is enough, and walk with smiles on our faces, as carriers of His glory. Jesus profound words should settle the confusion in our hearts and let’s throw our human efforts out of the window and rest in Him; “for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you”. I wonder why we love the ritualistic works of religion to the neglect of the reality of scripture. In holy tears, most congregations gather on Sundays or in revival meetings and sings in unison, with great passion, filled with unbelief; “pass me not my gentle Savior, hear our humble cry”.

Friend, Jesus dwelleth with you and is in you. He will not leave you comfortless nor forsake you. Why? He has already rent the heaven when He poured Himself on humanity, on the day of Pentecost. (See Acts 2) Friend, God is not moving an inch, irrespective of how loud and miserable our faces portrays that we so desperately needs Him. The days of praying beggarly prayers are over. We are living in the moment of representing Christ, as ambassadors and living icons, coloring the earth with the sweet fragrance of God. Wherever we find ourselves in this life, the presence of God is fully available for good works. We can love effortlessly and bless people genuinely, as conduits of His glory. Our feelings may sometimes be blind to the waves and waves of His glory. His glory is not an on and off activity switch. We can be switched off through sin or unbelief, but He is always present, at work, and moving in the midst of His people to save and deliver. hallelujah! Therefore, we no more pray like this….

“Come, O’ Lord and heal our land…Please, we need you in our midst today. We waiting on you for a humble touch. Father, We are kneeling before thy altar, for one more touch. Open the heavens and send down rain, O’ Lord…Send down revival and break our fallow grounds…Heal our weak and sinful bodies. We are desperate for your glory and power for greater works…Come Holy Spirit and saturate this atmosphere with life. Please, take over this service in thy power and thy strength…Oh, we need a double portion of you, sweet Holy Spirit”

  John 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

The knowledge of the dynamics of the Father and the Son’s relationship is the key to understanding the dynamics of the Son and the believer’s relationship. Jesus in His earthly ministry had an abiding union with His Father, always all the time. He always plugged into what His Father was already doing. He never begged His Father to love Him or show up when it was necessary. He was living in the consciousness of a close-knit intimacy with the Father, through it all. He was swimming in the ocean of the Fathers activity. No wonder He was victorious in all things. When the Pharisees questioned him of why He healed a sick person on the Sabbath, He had this to say;

John 5:17-20 (AMP) 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work. 18 This made the Jews more determined than ever to kill Him [to do away with Him]; because He not only was breaking (weakening, violating) the Sabbath, but He actually was speaking of God as being [in a special sense] His own Father, making Himself equal [putting Himself on a level] with God.19 So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but Heis able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will show to Him (let Him see) greater things

yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.

The Father is still working. This is not an end goal; it’s an exit goal – The Holy Ghost is with us to show us what Jesus has already done. He shows  us that, we are more than conquerors, accepted, empowered, forgiven, complete and full of power, to walk in dominion and fruitfulness through faith. Peter, a disciple of Jesus caught the revelation of what the finished work has wrought for him. A man, who rejected his master three times for the fear of his life, became a firebrand, turning Jerusalem and its surroundings towns, upside down, for the glory of the gospel of Christ. His life was impacted three hundred and sixty degrees when he realized that he was clothed in perma-glory, as promised by Christ before His death. When we see whatever the Father is doing, we plug into His activity and flow in that supernatural dimension. This is the difference between trying and knowing. Lack of knowledge, leads to all kinds human ability, trying to get access to God’s unmerited favor, which always leads to frustration

BEAUTIFUL GATE–We are all familiar with a gentleman who was born crippled in Acts chapter three. He was daily carried to the entrance of the temple not to experience the glory of God but to rather ask for alms. Probably he had done that for many years and had no idea that his healing had already been paid some months from The Very First Christians Concordia Publishing Houseearlier, when Jesus was hanged on the tree. Peter and John were heading into the temple when the crippled man begged for a gift. The attitude and reaction of Peter and John is the core of Christianity. Let the Bible speak for itself… Acts 3:4-6(HCSB)Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, “Look at us.” So he turned to them,[a] expecting to get something from them. But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Christianity is a shared life of Christ fullness (See John 1:16-17) through union (See Romans 6:2-4). It is a demonstration of the Christ in us the hope of glory. (See Col 1:27) Peter and John did not look into the skies telling God about the predicament of the crippled man. They did not ask God, if He was willing, He could make the guy whole, neither did they beg the man to give them a month or two to bring special intercessor’s and prayer warriors to fast and bind the principality which rules that jurisdiction. Here is the good news; “What I have, I give you”. We can only give what we have received, through the promised Spirit irrespective of the color of your skin, age, gender or nationality. There is joy, favor, wisdom, power, authority and all of God in our born again spirit; faith will unleash His glory to affect us and those around us. Peter and John walked in the faith of what they already had through the name Jesus. The manifestation of what is in us is the answer for the world today. I tell you, profound miracles and mega impact can only take place within the body of believers if and only we can walk in a new consciousness being clothed in perma-glory.

Acts 3:7-8 (HCSB)Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strongSo he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.

 YOU DON’T NEED GIANT FAITH TO WALK IN HIS GLORY You already have the measure of His faith in you.(See Romans 12:3) Stop trying to make God work and start receiving what He has already accomplished, through faith.  “One of the best explanations of faith that I have learned is this: “Faith is simply a good opinion of God”.This makes it so simple for me. When I need faith, I don’t have to look at myself to produce faith. I just need to look at God. And true enough, in times where I am low in faith, it’s because my opinion of God at the time needs adjusting”.- GraceNet Your faith does not adjust God to work but rather brings you into an alignment with God to receive or appropriate His manifold blessings. hallelujah! Do you know healing glories already abide in you? (See 2 Peter 2:24) Don’t believe in the lie that God want to test your faith with sickness and weaknesses, on this side of eternity until you reach heaven, where there will be no health issues and pain. You can live heaven on earth. Your heavenly Father has made provision through His Son, that you may live real good. Heaven is not a location goal, it’s an exit perma-glorygoal. Heaven is already in you to overcome earthly evils. You have the power of God residing in you as partaker of the nature of God. Lay hands on the sick, cast out demons, speak life, rejoice in the spirit, walk in boldness in the midst of your fears, believe you can be successful in all your endeavors because the glory and the favor of God, shall always lead the way.

My friend, never limit your place of glory to human activity. You don’t have to serve the Lord for a decade before you are matured into deep waters of His presence. God is all in all doing wonders on earth, through ordinary vessels. I love the words of Peter when the crowd of people who saw the healing of the paralyzed, run and surrounded them, as though they have done that through their own power or holiness. Peter echoed this truth; “Acts 3:12 (HCSB) 12 When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness? They affirmed that, the miracle took place because of the activity of the glory of the name Christ, unleashed into a territory which Satan was controlling through the power of infirmity, upon a man created in the image of God, but bound by hell. Mere men, (Peter and John) just like you and I was turned into new breeds through covenant of the new birth, not on the basis of their own effort or godliness but on the basis of faith in what is already accomplished or done. You got faith to change the odds pile up against you, as you yield or rest in the glories of God for uncommon wisdom and guidance of the Spirit, for guaranteed results. Why are you waiting when you already have His life in you to rule and reign? “But am waiting on God to move in His own time” “The clouds have to gather before it rains, McDaniels” That sound very spiritual by my Friend, the clouds gathered and His rain fell on our dry land, once and for all, two thousand years ago. Open your eyes, for the harvest is ready!!

John Crowder trumpets this truth so loud and clear: “But by far, the “open up the Heavens” slogan is one of the more popular mottos of unbelief today, google imageaccompanied by obligatory groans, pleas and mournful entreaties. It sounds like a romantic request indeed, but it is an accomplished one. Opening and closing the heavens is not an on again, off again affair. “Last week, when our worship leader hit that one chord on the guitar, the Heavens opened up!” Wow. All we needed was a guitarist I suppose! If Jimi Hendrix had come a little earlier, perhaps Jesus didn’t need to die after all? I don’t deny that you had a good service and that people felt the Glory. But in reality, the Glory of God was already there. You just became aware of it. God’s heavenly presence is not a fleeting, or gradually oncoming thing that is subject to the whim of the congregation’s mood. In fact, the Bible never even says that His Glory is a future-coming thing. It’s already here.Some people think that one day His Glory – His manifest presence – will cover the Earth as the waters cover the seas. That’s a misquote of Habakkuk 2:14, which actually says that the “knowledge” of the Glory will one day cover the Earth… Instead, read Isaiah 6:3 which says that Heaven and Earth are right now full of His Glory. The Glory is here, but one day the whole Earth will be aware of it… You will not live a consistent, daily life of open heavens reality if you can’t acknowledge that you are in perma-glory”.

McDaniels Gyamfi

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YOUR ANSWER IS YOUR STORY


What does God see when He look at me?

For one to profess to be a Christian then he or she has experienced the new birth through Christ Jesus. Christianity and liberty are like swimming in a pool and feeling completely wet. For one to be in a swimming pool and not experience wetness is out of the ordinary and insane. Walking in the power of liberty is the normal Christian life. Sadly to say, there are a host of Christians who are still swimming in the ocean of Christianity, yet  have not learned to experience the freedom of God’s boundless waters of grace. They are dry in sin, religion, legalism,condemnation, shame, depression, weakness, sin consciousness and defeat in all circles of life. They have wrong opinion about God and see terror when they look God in the eye. They love God genuinely but they are not sure if God loves them enough to freely prosper them regardless of their level of performance!

I have personally listened to many preachers, preach with such conviction and passion, echoing their anger through the aisles of the church sanctuary, Sunday after Sunday, of how disappointing God is about His Church. Sometimes they go on to say that; “He is even surprised about the actions of His people”. These services always ends with searching of your heart for sins, (sins of omission and commission) mourning and weeping before the altar, pleading with God to be content with His children one more time. Most people will go through this prayer bath and still unsure if God is satisfied about their life. Their belief system is wrong, so no amount of prayer can change the way they see themselves through the eyes of God. How my heart bleeds with pain, seeing freed people enslaved in the doctrine of men, which has no power for life. God is ‘shockprised’ and disappointed?

When God look at you what does He see my friend? You may have started so well in your Christian pilgrim but along the line you abused your wife, left home, joined the wrong crowd, turned your back against the church, committed adultery, and you are now living in secrecy? What if I had the red flag waving on my blue skies confirming to the writing on the walls of my heart not to move from town A to town B but I pushed myself through in disobedience to the voice of God, and moved to a new town or city and opened up a booming company, which is now skidding through the ice?

Beloved, Is God looking at a disgusting, shameful, disobedient, stubborn child, who is a disgrace to the kingdom or His mercy and love erases all our negative behaviors as far as the east is from the west? The way we think God see us through our mess, our best times, and the in-between forms the platform of our belief system, which affects the way we function as children of God. Take the time and  ponder over this question…there is good news for all who are stuck in the mud of confusion and loneliness, about what God see when He look at us. There is hope and shelter in the eyes of the Master. Turn your eyes away from the beat-down life and look to Jesus. There is forgiveness, love and wholeness for you!!

When God look at (insert your name)……. He see’s (write His thoughts about you)……..

 

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Buckle your seat belt, sit up tight for a fantastic post which answers this and other questions through the lens of grace. Your answer to this question holds the key to your life. Your answer tell me the story of your life; either bound or you are enjoying the freedom established on good opinion about God. Photo Credit: Google image

 

     I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Isaiah 43:25 KJV

  – McDaniels Gyamfi

 

YOU BELONG


For an item to be declared as missing, then there is an owner. For someone to be said to be missing, then he or she belongs. You definitely belongs.

Of whom do I belong ?

You belongs to the creator of heaven and earth. Where-ever you are today (whether in the valley of addiction) will never changed His mind towards you. He is motivated by an unusual love to find you and bring you home. Because you belongs to a Father who created you in His image and likeness. Every child enslaver knows too well that their captives belongs to a family or a parent that dearly loves them and will do whatever in their capacity to free their child from the claws of slavery. Satan is a slave master, who has mastered so well in brained-washing the masses with orphaned mentality and an outcast syndrome. The orphan mentality says; “I have nobody” “I am on my own in a lonely island, sold to slavery” “God is mad at me and life has nothing good for me”.

THE SAINT AND THE SINNER – The only difference between the guy at the corner of the street who has become a junkie and the guy who enters into the store front Church, with freedom in his eyes is an identity issue. Lost of identity is not lost of ownership…lost of identity is lost of birthright. Once you lose your identity, you lose the platform to share in the glorious benefits of a relationship built on mutual love and acceptance. The saints are people who have been sanctified from a heart and conscience once controlled by death, unto life eternal. Their heart and affection resonates with their Father in heaven. They have found shelter in the city of righteousness.  Satan may have distracted you of who you really are to God: “He has probably told you a lie that; “God is angry with you” “You are not worthy and valuable in God’s sight” or “God has distance Himself from you and all that”. This is the good news; For God so loved the world (See John 3:16) Why should God had to love the world when we were all a mess? He loved us because we belongs to Him and the only way to bring us back into that mutual relationship is to surrender His own life in our place, as a propitiation. Through Christ Jesus many has come home and are enjoying free breakfast with their daddy whiles millions still gropes in the dark with empty stomach, like sheep’s without shepherd. You may have sold your soul to Satan and you serve him with movies_les_miserable_hugh_jackman_anne_hathaway_1passion but I must confess to you that Satan is a deceptive, illegal owner. Your real father and rightful place of belonging is God. You belongs to Him and He is coming after you with a heartbeat. Yes! He is here talking to you through this blog.

Whenever I looked into the eyes of a fellow human being, all I see is someone who belongs to a being who dearly loved them so much that He smiles on them. He is happy about His creation. I do not mean to say everybody is saved. You can belong to a God who loves you and yet miss the chance to enjoy His love and how He feels about you. It is through Christ Jesus that we walk back into the loving arms of our loving Father without any sense of fear. How you get lost and how many years you have been missing is not the worries of God. His heart is only after you. Yes! His heart of love is after you. Because you belong to Him. What should have been your response, if you knew for all these years that God is not mad about your secret sins and addiction, but truly loves you to the core, even in your foolishness? Will you be motivated by His love to continue in slavery and the emptiness or you will run to Him and enjoy Him. God does not need millions of worshipers at every Sunday to worship Him like slaves so that He can bless us. No, He wants us to enjoy Him freely…this satisfaction from God does not hinge on our obedience or performance. You don’t have to do too well before you receive healing or receive your basic needs. God is not like a Father who only offers the best for his children because they serve him well. The more we enjoy God as our father, the more we are empowered to do greater works which puts smiles on our faces. Your greater works makes you fulfilled. It is not what you do that makes God happy or fulfilled. Friend, God is already happy, fulfilled and complete. Alleluia!

THOSE WHO BELONGS, BELIEVES – When Jesus said we should not worry about tomorrow, He really meant it. He was not playing with words my friend. He was talking about meeting our basic needs in life. He was talking about things that drives people who walks in unbelief, too crazy. What will I eat? What will my kids wear? Where will I sleep? Why am I here? Does God has a plan for my life?. What?? Where?? How?? Who?? are questions which has been already answered by your Father in heaven through the finished work of Christ. In Christ Jesus, you are completely complete and wholly whole. You lacks nothing! Because you belong to a God who cares about every detail of your life; you can trust Him to meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. When Jesus said; “Are you not worth than the birds of the sky”. He did said that with you and I in His mind. He was saying, these birds has value but there is nothing that resonates my being than yourself. He was spark-aleadershipwisdom.blogspot.comsaying; “You mean too much to me than anything and I will always express my love to you, just as a father looks into the eyes of his new-born child and sees value. What have I done to be worth anything much? Your total life is a life of favor. You are an excellent icon of a living God…your worth is not determined by your performance nor your background. Your worth is determined by your identity with God as a son or a daughter through Christ Jesus. Just as Jesus is well pleased in the eyes of His Father as beloved, so are we in this world. It is recorded in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesian, Chapter one verse six; “ to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved”

The good, the bad and the ugly parents of this evil world, have one thing in common. There are few who do not care about their kids but the desire to see our kids have their basic needs is a common trait of most parents. What makes us think we are better parents and so caring than God? God is faithful and He will never fail a promise. You don’t have to do right to expect right from God. You have to always expect right treatment from God. What ails you? Cast it upon the Lord, for He cares.

Matthew 6:25-32 (AMP) 25 Therefore I tell you, stop being [a]perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the [b]span of his life? 28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and [c]learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his [d]magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.

OH, THE DETAILER – Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Friend, God knows every detail of your thoughts. He is not looking into your worried heart to condemn you or makes you feel miserable. He wants you to know that He holds they keys to the true fulfillment of your life. Even the number photo credit: google imagesof the hairs on your head is well counted. If He knows this detail, what makes you think He did not care about your health, peace, finances, ministry, family, job, etc. Your thoughts are His concern; He is saying; “you are too precious to be deteriorate with anxiety…hand it to me”. He is saying; “don’t bottled up in fear and despair”. Whether you are happy that you belong or feels like life is throwing curve balls on you, His greatest plan is that you will stay in the persuasion of His good opinion about you. His opinion is that;”Your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all, so don’t worry  about a thing”. You can’t tell a friend to trust you and not worry about his rent if you don’t have what it takes. It is only your God who has ever made such a bold statement. He is able to do according as He has said if and only you will rest in Him. He is not having a mental assent of the desires of your heart. He always goes the extra mile to meet your needs just as He keeps feeding the birds of the sky; who neither sow nor reap into barns. You don’t belong to your circumstances nor the prison of your past. You belongs to a great King, who is so caring to forgive and so loving to wipe away the old slate. You are not a slave neither are you a servant; you are the son and daughter of the creator of heaven and earth. That feels so good and liberating; to know that you are dearly loved, highly favored and accepted by your heaven father with a heartbeat. Glory hallelujah!!

LETS PRAY

“Thank you so much, Father God. You have not disowned me and neither are You angry with me. Your Holy Spirit has brought me to your banqueting house and your banner over me is love. I boldly confess today that I am not an orphan but a child of destiny. I willingly come home to explore the depths of your great love and the riches of your inheritance, in Christ Jesus. I am free from slavery and the power of sin which hinders so easily, in Jesus name””. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi

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THE RESTORED LIFE


The Christian life is not all about a destination goal. We are not hustling through hell to get to heaven. The Christian life is an exit goal. From the word go…we were fully empowered with the divine nature, to walk in total victory and wholeness with great smiles on our faces. Why do we smile in the midst of complex challenges? It is in Jesus declaration at Calvary; “It is finished!!

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ (Jer. 30:17 ESV)

The world may see you as an outcast. Friends and family may write you off due to your predicament. The song writer says; “I’m not moved by what I hear neither do i got moved by circumstances’ “I’m only moved by the word of God”. The opinion of men can only persuade the hearts of those who are ignorant of how God feels about them. The heartbeat of God towards His children is pure, extravagant love to see us walk in total wholeness. Zion is a perfect portrait of the New Covenant Church. She is labeled as an outcast; whom no one cares because of her many wounds! Satan’s major trap to the people of God is to always distract us from the caringphoto credit: Google image and affectionate heart of our Father in heaven. He points you to how unworthy you are (plants outcast mentality into your soul) and tells you that you never receive any good thing from God. He whips your emotions with rejection, shame, guilt and condemnation wars. Zion was bruised and battered on all sides of life with emotional, physical, economical and wounds or all sorts, but she was not beyond the reach of the stream of God which makes glad the city. Friend, God’s word is still alive today as it was thousands of years ago. God’s word to Zion is so therapeutic, as you read it slowly and embrace it into your circumstances with faith; “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord” – Jer 30:17a

Beloved, God saw the nakedness of our lives; the wounds of our souls and how far we were separated from Him in weakness. Our sin placed us in a deep dark hole without rope to climb out of dispair. Out of love, God sent Christ Jesus into our delusional world of emptiness to restore us back to a relationship of wholeness with God; nothing missing nothing broken life. The word Restore is a beautiful word from the Lords language… (Hebrew root word hkwraaruwkah or hkraarukah ) which is pronounced; aroo-kaw’ ar-oo-kaw’ and means longevity, prolong, made up, perfected, wholeness or restoring soundness. Jesus has perfected all things through His blood for the believer and has restored us to health and soundness in our born again spirit. You can lift your head from the clouds of darkness and breathe hope, because you are not a defeated person trying to win in life through self occupation. Victory is already established in you. Greater is the God who is whole and complete on the inside of you than the troubles that surrounds you. Jesus is the restorer of all things!!

Are you experiencing a low time in your marriage, businesses, finance, family, ministry and your relationship with God? You can find comfort in Christ my friend, as you set your mind on the restorative power of the blood which speaks better things than the blood of animal sacrifice and see wholeness spring up from the wells of your salvation. God has perfected your children with wisdom and grace to walk in victory instead of shame. My friend, for calamity and destruction that shakes the foundation of the wicked and destroys them without trace; He will sustain your life with good health, success, durability, longevity and prolong all that concerns you in perfect peace and prosperity. Wisdom, guidance, comfort, health, strength and solutions is released in abundance for you today to excel. Thank Him even at this moment….stop everything you are doing now, and bless God for uncommon health and prosperity through faith, in Christ. alleluia!!

Jesus came down like rain on our unfruitful land and did changed the game. Your life is a witness of His finished work. Imagine a scenario where the Photo Credit; Google imagerelationship of a wealthy man and a poor fellow being broken for decades in a small town. Out of the loving-kindness of this wealthy man; seeing the condition of this poor fellow languishing in misery, wounds, poverty, hopelessness in the dark alleys of the city. He reached out with compassion and restored him to full covenant rights of favor, so that the wretched man can freely enjoy all the necessary benefits of true relationship. My dear friend, God saw how weak we were through our separation from Him due to the original sin of Adam, but stooped low and favored us through the death of His Son to restore us back to a place of complete wholeness to share in His riches of forgiveness and total life prosperity. Scripture records it this way;

“1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:1-5 NIV)

DECREE & DECLARE

Boldly confess and affirm the irrevocable promises of restoration over your body, family, finances, business and all that concerns you today, with your eyes on Jesus Christ.

  •  For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ (Jer. 30:17 )
  • Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. (Isaiah 61:17)
  • “Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25)

“The Lord has set me a table in the presence of my adversaries, through my union with Christ Jesus! Father God,Your word is like medicine to my bones and health to all my marrows. You set me free from the jaws of death, confusion, pain, poverty, sin, weaknesses and restores my life with perfect health  from the soles of my feet to the crown of my head. By faith, I speak the wholeness of the finished work of Christ to shine in all spheres of my life today. Thank you Jesus for favorable restoration of quality life and prosperity. You went through pain at the cross, Jesus that I may enjoy a new life of righteousness and wholeness established through grace. I believe by faith that what I ask I have received” Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi

I WANT YOU TO LOOK INTO MY EYES


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I want you to look into my eyes and see shelter

From the chaos storms of a stormy world

I want you to give up your arms and take up mine

There is rest for your smothered soul; in my arms

I want you  to feel my heartbeat of love, when you are near

I want you to stop running and breath the warmth of my love

I saw you among the crowd of faces on Glee Avenue

Smiles

Giggling

Laughter

Moody

Headset on

Fast walking

No one knows your pain

You knows no ones pain

Secret pains being kept in secrecy

Amidst the laughter and the noise; weariness

I saw you awhile at the restroom, wiping your tears

Look into my eyes and see hope to cheer

I saw you at the parking lot of the medical facility

The doctors report in your hands says; its incurable

The written on the walls of your heart says; it’s over

Look into my eyes and swim in the ocean of my grace

Oh, battered and bruised heart;

Why wandered in the dark forest without a candle

Tambourine in thy right hand and shame on thy left hand

Your guilt sounds louder than thy praise, in my sanctuary

 Unfailing brightness peace of mine;You can count on

Lighting thy path to relentless peace and comfort

Look into my eyes

Look  my way

Rest awaits you from thy laborious activity of secret pain

Copyright 2014 ™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

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OH, FAIREST OF THE FAIR !!


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Glamorously she walked out of the bedroom

Virgin feet on the cold wood virgin floor

She looked through the window;

The window which faces nowhere

In her silent look;

She soliloquized 99 questions, but no one heard

Idea captured her imagination; lightening speed

She is enchanted by his silky voice and craftiness

A face for her he invented

Behind it she died, prayed, lived and died

She wore it so graceful

When she died no one knew she had died twice

Though she is dead, she still lives

Though she is dead, she still speaks

A face with feet walking on eerie Elm Street

Browsing through dark alleys in search for a new client

He is a romantic sniper;

Silently, he has killed all his prey with one shot

A cut through shot to the heart

Fairest daughter of the King;

Arouse not thy love until it so desires

He is too good to be ignored at first sight

She is struggling to control herself

He came here because of her

She is thinking it’s her moment

The voice in her heart; too loud

She can hardly hear her own voice

Shhhhh…

A silence

A flashback

She recollects mom last words on her dead bed

Out of her purse; a portrait picture she pulled

A perfect image of mom’s assailant is on the dance floor

A walk away to the exit door which leads to destiny; eternity

She was not ashamed losing momentary fame

The long silent walk through the side walk;

A victory lap to the podium for a gold medallion

Copyright 2014:GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

 

DESPERATE FOR GOD?


“True Christianity is not about feeling a sense of hopelessness-desperation for God’s attention. In Christ Jesus, we have 24/7 relentless love and caring attention of our heavenly Father. Our faith is not a stimuli to evoke a speedy reaction from God, but rather our faith embraces and appropriates whats He has already done through the finish work of Christ Jesus, on Calvary cross”

-McDaniels Gyamfi-

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Hebrews 13:5 … For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

D.I.Y.


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You never said: do it yourself

My blood tissue infested with;

I can do it without you virus

In my pride:

I became a disciple of Frederich Nietzsche

Our creed:

You are dead

You remain dead

We have killed you

In my ignorance:

I gave up on your blind walking stick

I know how to walk around without you!

My thought has become my god of attraction

Whatever I need, I can attract it by thinking positively

In his emptiness;

He is hiding behind a face, without true joy

A prison he has built against his own soul

Alas, he lives in a fool’s paradise;

 slowly slipping through the cracks into death

In my true hypocrisy self:

I lied to myself, when thy tender voice echoed;

Through the void in my aching soul

The struggle within this house; destructive!

In his deepest thought:

He is standing face to face with God and self

His scientific weak knee is jerking in His presence;

A being who from eternity to eternity;

is the fulcrum and essence of true existence

Amazed with such an awesome magnificence:

Tears of an end to old self; Niagara Falls

Words of surrendering; a mighty stream

I am, I am:

A lonely bird in a  jungle of hopelessness

Free my soul from the snare of  self

I am lost without you!

I am empty without you!!

In his change of heart:

He walked away with a fresh air of freedom in his steps

A new creed of conviction tattooed in his heart:

The life that I live not I that live;

It’s Christ that liveth through me

 ©2014 ™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

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DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?


God’s love for us; it’s the most powerful force known by man. Our love for others is the most complex thing in the body of Christ.

It is very common in christian circles to hear people brag about how zealous they are for God and deeply rooted they are in love with Him. Most believers think they get a complete grasp of Photo Credit: Google imagethe depths of love until you begin to questioned them; if their love for frozen yogurt is the same as their love for God, marriage partners, family and friends. There is a huge gap between ones love for yogurt and his love for friends. We easily mixed up agape love (the love nature of God) with conditional love (love based on conditions). My aim in this write-up is to unveil God’s nature of  love. More so, to find out if you are  radiating His love nature on this side of the cross. As new creatures in Christ, we have been transformed into the very nature of God through rebirth, to diffuse His love without measure in every place. We have become an excellent icons of God’s kind of love, on this side. Friend, let’s do a very simple exercise, which will literally change your life and that of those around you in a very profound way.

First Corinthian thirteen list almost fifteen (15) vital characteristics of God’s nature. As you read from one to fifteen on this list, you will see what love is and what love is not. Now, the question we all going to ask ourselves today is; “DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?” Whenever I have asked some of m buddies this unique question, they either froze or begin to sweat from their face, down to the soles of their feet. I have had many scratched their head and ends up asking me the same question, without a clear answer. The Holy Spirit gives us a fine portrait of what love (God) is; (God is revealing His nature. As we see His nature; we also capture our identity in Him.) If God is love, then I believe that Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Church at Corinth, was not just giving the love requirements but rather painting a beautiful portrait of who God is.

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV- 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away

 Like I said before, this is a unique questionnaire or exercise to build your love muscles. All you have to do today is to grab your bible or read the anchor scripture slowly and prayerfully  wet your heart with the truth of scripture. As you meditate on God’s word, don’t condemn yourself on areas you fall short, but rather ask the Lord to continue to influence your thoughts and actions with Himself, to become the person He has intended for you to become; loving!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV) 

  1. Love is patient and
  2. Love is kind
  3. Love does not envyparental love
  4. Love does not boast
  5. Love is not arrogant
  6. Love is not rude.
  7. Love does not insist on its own way
  8. Love is not irritable or resentful
  9. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing
  10. Love rejoices with the truth.
  11. Love bears all things,
  12. Love believes all things
  13. Love hopes all things,
  14. Love endures all things.
  15. Love never ends.

LOVE IS A BEING – God is love, and out of His marvelous love for us through rebirth,  has infused Himself into us, so we can live through Him, by faith. This love must be first understood as a noun (a being) in our born again spirit before it can become a verb (diffusing, actions) influencing our daily lives. What I mean is this; you 1390729_476297235817345_1573454466_ncannot demonstrate the agape love out of your bankrupt flesh, until (God) who is love is unleashed through faith, to freely rule and reign through your human vessel which lacks the natural desire to love unconditionally. For instance, I had a very difficult situation with a sister who also loves God. Honestly, I was a complete wreck whenever we had an eye contact,  at Church. My heart and emotions were not ready to let some stuff go. I was right, she was wrong was the song playing in my ears and controlling my emotions. You know what I did? I prayed to the Lord, telling Him of my inability to love, my hurt, pain, resentments all the negative energy. I believe you know what I’m talking about, if you are not living in a lonely Island. I kept placing my trust in Christ to freely love the sister through me,without her having to change her attitude. It worked so perfectly as I confided in God for a breakthrough in my heart. The next thing I knew….I was sending text messages, phone conversation, then a visit to her family for a fantastic dinner. The devil has been defeated by the ability of Christ love, and not by my might or effort.

1 John 4:7-10 (NET) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. 8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

FATHERED BY LOVE – I love how the Holy Spirit trumpet it through John… everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The key to loving others without boundaries and limitation is allowing God to love you freely like a child who is fathered through pure love. Any kid raised in an environment of love, almost all the time grows up loving themselves and that of others. Are you receiving the unmerited love or you are daily working your way to earn His love? Those who are always trying to earn love do not know God through intimacy, to be able to love others. Such folks always expect others to earn their love through their good performances. If you had a bad performance they hold on to their love. Friend, does love look like you or do you look like love?

Photo Credit:www.tlxtransport.comThis is how God’s love manifests through us to those around us; “When we acknowledge His love through the indwelling presence of the Spirit of Christ, who always energized us through faith, to do the impossible and the uncommon”. That is the only way we can emanates or defuse Him like fragrance in every place. Allow yourself to be fathered by love. It has been said that; “Hurt people hurt”. I also believe that those who have embraced His relentless love as dearly beloved sons and daughters, will live victoriously, vertically and horizontally, without striving. Any love outside of God’s love is conditional, and it’s bound to fade out. God’s love never ends! If you have reasons to love me, then your love for me is conditional. You will say something like this; “I love McDaniels, BECAUSE….he is my friend” “he gave me $100 when I was broke, few weeks ago” “He is nice and all that”. “Because” is the clause of your love. Would you love me if am not nice? When you love me at all times no matter what, then you are walking in true love.

Ask the Lord to saturate your life with the agape presence; out of His great love, you will be able to love the undeserving  and be freed from all anti love attitudes and behaviors, which easily besets you in your relationships with people. Tell the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart today, of how dearly God loves you and how willingly He wants to express His love through you.

McDaniels GyamfiDiffusing Grace!