Scripture record that Jesus was seriously accused by the Pharisees and the teachers of the law for being friendly with sinners. To them, it was a taboo for the one who claims to be the holy Son of a Holy God, to eat and hang out with the unclean of society. Jesus had a mission… He did not come to the world for the healthy and the pious. He came to seek and save the lost. Mark 2:16-17 (NLT)16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees[a] saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?[b]” 17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
She really didn’t know how she got into the chapel
She has made a vow; never to attend this kind of club
No, she wasn’t afraid of God; was skeptical of the holy folks
Like a sheep to the slaughter;
quietly, she sat there watching and waiting
The sermon didn’t paint her pain to the club;
it painted the loveliness of a God who saves
For the first time in her life, she found God to be appealing
He looked into her eyes and saw the emptiness in her soul
She is mesmerized by a God who can only fill her empty heart
Out of her brokenness, she surrendered to the Lover of her soul
I sat face to face with her [I will call her Brooklyn], on this beautiful first Sunday of the year 2012, in my office. My heart was full of love towards Brooklyn, without any form of condemnation. I Was so thankful to God for the opportunity to declare His love to the reproached of society. I knew I was the answer and solution to Brooklyn’s unsecured life, not because I was smart enough for the occasion. T’was the unmerited grace of Christ. Had Brooklyn met me two years earlier, I would have recommend professional counseling, as the antidote for her pain.
Most Church leaders consider the lesbian and the gay community as a no go zone. We are so sensitive, thinking we might offend people if we dive into their ocean, for a rescue mission. This sense of attitude within the body of Christ, has created a great gulf between the saint and the sinner. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. Our stereotypical attitude towards certain group of people has rendered us powerless and ineffective, in changing lives.
We condemned and judge, sitting on the fence with pious faces. We are called to save the lost! Thank God, I had then had a personal encounter with Christ Jesus and His great love towards the bad and the ugly. An encounter which radically affected the way I see people. I always look at people from the lens of Gods love, which surpass human understanding, irrespective of the gravity of their evil behavior. I knew then that God was not angry with Brooklyn, as she sat there with zero peace in her life, through the journey to the unknown. Life was so sour in her mouth; the riches of Jesus heals and restores a dysfunctional life to a life of purpose and meaning.
For almost like twenty minutes, I shared with Brooklyn the sweetest love of Christ Jesus. Her outer disposition was very overwhelming …she injects a thug life fear into your soul, as she looks into your eyes, without a blink. Like a baby, she was enchanted by the saving power of Christ, and melted into the arms of the one who has power to forgive and transform. Suddenly, she burst into tears, asking Jesus to flood her soul with forgiveness and crown her mind with peace. She was empty, wretched and lonely. To make a long story short, Brooklyn was instantly saved from twenty-five years of bondage with the opposite sex, she called wife.
She later told me that she and her many friends had this form of mindset against the Church of God. They see the Church of Jesus to be unappealing and unreceptive to the gay community. January 2014 was exactly two years of her transformed destiny. Hallelujah, Jesus saves! On last Sunday, May 18, 2014, a now transformed Brooklyn, led our church choir in a most fantastic, inspiring, song ministration to the glory of Christ. Isn’t it beautiful; how our God will just pick the rejected and the reproached and set them on the rock, to glorify His own name.
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness.With his love, he will calm all your fears.[a] He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)
Friend, here we are; standing on the mountain top of grace
In the deepest valleys of life; the fields are white for a harvest
How beautiful are the feet of them who brings glad tidings
Turn your condemnation tools into pruning hooks of love
Why wasting precious time, debating with the government
We [Church] are the solution center to a bleeding world
We not afraid to be called friends of sinners for heaven sake
McDaniels Gyamfi 2014|GOG|™Revealing Jesus Revival
I decided to reblog this post for one reason. My perception of the unbelieving world has to always be in alignment with the heart of God. I share with you today, this timeless inspiration from the pinnacle of God’s grace, to inspire and motivate us all to jump into the fire with a new attitude of grace and mercy and snatch people out of the fire of destruction into the kingdom of God and of His Christ. Be blessed and energized with fresh zeal and passion for Christ Jesus.
In Christ Love
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“Divine wisdom is the towel which dries out perspiration and restlessness from the face of a failure, and moisturizes him with a winning attitude, to face tomorrow with conviction and passion”
– McDaniels Gyamfi –
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7 NKJV)
Sin corrupted the mind of humanity, to the extent that walking in alignment with the thoughts of God was hardly possible. This is the fall from glory in the dimension of
our mental capabilities. Adam; the first man, was not educated in man’s educational system. His complete knowledge of God and all the creation, surpasses the intelligence of our modern sciences and that of the wisdom of the ages. He had a conscience that was so sharp and accurate. Guessed work was not a part of his DNA. Adam knew the very mind of God, effortlessly; naming of all the animals in the garden of Eden was executed with precision and with such grace, just as God would have named each one of them.
The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found. (Genesis 2:19-20 NET)
Wisdom is the ability to know what to do when you don’t know how to do it. You can also say that, wisdom is the application of knowledge. Adam did have a perfect knowledge and unusual ability to execute so well than any other creature, because he was created in the very image of God. The believer is not an upgrade in status; through recreation. We have received a brand new nature in the likeness of God, through the second Adam, as icons of godly wisdom to execute the will of God. The child of God can walk in supernatural wisdom, irrespective of how low ones IQ level is. Yes! It does not matter how bad your grades were, in high school or college!
How do you see yourself my friend? Do you feel like nothing good can come out from you, because of how negatively you have branded yourself or have allowed the standards of society to cut you into nothing? I dare you today and double dare you to rise from the self defeatism branding. You are not a sinner saved by grace into a sinful nature of ignorance. You were a sinner saved by grace to inherit the righteous nature and wholeness nature of God, to prosper in your mental capacity. Here is the good news; Christ has become to us wisdom from God to grant us the ability to know, understand and to connect us into the purpose of God through the indwelling Spirit.
The world of sin does not have the guiding light of a higher consciousness of God; it is the believer who has been endowed with supernatural knowledge of the plan and the will of God through our regenerated spirit, to be able to walk in Godly wisdom in this life. The failure of the Church in the 21st century is due to her lack of dependence on this gracious place of the quality life of God, which enables us to download profound and absolute solutions for our chronic lives and perpetual uncertainties.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NKJV)For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
We have the mind of Christ…Do you know that if you constantly walk with a wise man, you will literally be changed by his wisdom to act in his principles and values
in life; in so doing you literally become skillfully in your doings. The mind of Christ is a position and identity through grace; in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit escorts us daily into the very creative thoughts and principles of the creator of the universe, to act with certainty and peace without any iota of doubts or failure. What are you talking about McDaniels? One had to be well-educated in formal educated for you to be abreast with times, seasons and purpose!! I do not discourage formal education. Education only touches the surface of life, but the deep things in life really belongs to God and He reveals it to His covenant children through the Holy Spirit.
I have personally seen great results in so many areas of my life and ministry over the years. I don’t consider myself as a smart guy by world’s standards – I live with this principle of allowing God’s word to dominate my mental faculties when I have to make a complex decision or step into a new horizon of God’s purpose for my life, in general. This grace is not reserved for some selected few; you can walk in this ability which has been given to you freely to know all things by listening to the voice of the Spirit and executing His perfect will in all things. Are you overwhelmed by life puzzles or you feel so inadequate to handle the difficulties of life? You have the mind of Christ…is Christ mind redundant? If you believe that your Saviors mind is without error or fail, and then understand that, just as He is so are you in this world. (See 1 John 4:17)
The believer has an advantage over the unbeliever. We can learn to trust the Holy Spirit to empower us to know the mind of God, because the finished work of Christ has placed the new creation believer in a position with His Father through Christ, to get access to the depths of His heart, about all things in life. Do you know my friend, that office politics cannot stop a believer to live beyond the expectations in the work place?
Joseph and Daniel were men who shined so bright in heathen nations. It is recorded in the Bible to remind us that mountains and odd situations do not stop the believer from shining. Was it because they (Joseph and Daniel) were schooled to be that great by men’s educational system? Surely they were educated through the system of their enslavement, but their dependence was on God was seen in complex situations which were beyond the wisdom of the wise. They outshone the wisdom of the wise, because God’s light was their guiding principle in their decisions. That is exactly what Jesus does for the believer whose mind is centered on Him – you shine almost all the time.
It is recorded about Daniel; Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the highest realm of his kingdom. So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Daniel 6:3-4 (NKJV)
And of Joseph, it is recorded of how he relies on Godly wisdom to helped fellow prisoners who were dealing with uncertainties in their life;5 Then the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, had a dream, both of them, each man’s dream in one night and each man’s dream with its own
interpretation. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them, and saw that they were sad. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?” 8 And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” – Genesis 40:5-8(NKJV)
It is recorded in the New Testament of how the Spirit of Christ leads us into greener pastures, effortlessly. The dumb and the dumber by societies label can shout from the roof top through the valleys of darkness that wisdom is their portion too.
1 Corinthians 2:10-13 (NKJV) 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For which man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we
have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to
us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words that man’s wisdom teaches but those the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Don’t shut this book down friend – I am totally not against what secular education has done. These folks (Daniel and Joseph) prospered in the dark ages of history because they were favored by the light of God’s wisdom, for a greater purpose. This is your season and moment to plug yourself into the grace dimension of God, as you relinquish the throne you have built for self weakness and allow Christ to take the center stage of your life. Be still in prayer and in the meditation of the word for the renewing of the mind. Set yourself free from the shock of uncertainty holding society down and completely align your thoughts with the heartbeat of God. You will know what you have to do at any moment of your life. Wisdom is available to anyone who asks, and with a heart of faith, the shackles of fear shall be broken. You are wise in your position as covenant child; walk with solution expectations on your feet, with your eyes on Christ.
Excerpt from the book: A Walk With Jesus: Discovering and Capturing the Grace culture of Christ. Get your copy here
– McDaniesl A. Gyamfi
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I want to sit at your feet to behold your beauty
I want to sit at your feet, consumed by your love
Free my soul from the snare of the Fowler
Free my soul from bowing down to other gods
Trapped in the prison of this life my soul wonder and cringed
The zeal of this world consume me like a fire in my bones
Aimless and pointless pursuits are my passion and obsession
Seduce my heart with your love
Lead me to your banqueting house
I see my way home
I come running with tears
The irresistible snare of self has lost it's luster
Your throne has found a place at the hollow of my heart
At your feet your glory shines on
At your feet your beauty emanates
At your feet I see a portrait of myself
I will rather die at your feet than to die at the feet of this world
Rest my soul in God and at the feet of His Christ
Judgment stood face to face with my guilt
At your feet mercy triumphed over judgement
I gazed at the wonder of your great love
The colors of life stood up in beauty
My heart is drenched in beauty
The sound of amazing grace make sense to my brokenness
Let not the sound of grace fade away like a ghost in my ears
Turn it up high until all other sound fade away
Your voice has stolen my soul, my love
No other voice will I hear
No other song will I sing
Except the song of your grace
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That save a wretch like me
I was blind but now I see
I was lost but now I am found;
At your feet!
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I don’t know what your pain is today
I don’t know how exactly the odds are
I just want you to know that you are in the plans of God
His thoughts towards you today is love,
Crazy love, embedded in eternal purpose
No matter how steep or crooked life road may look like
The valley may seem too dark and obscure, to navigate through
A valley of shadow of death!
A valley filled with ferocious beasts
Beasts that steals courage from your pilgrim soul
Fear no evil, for the Lord is with you
Are you weary, worn out and burnt out?
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Maybe you are struggling with an incurable disease
Debt, depression, discouragement or some dark secret,
All things shall work together for your good
There is hope, only believe
There is abundance of help for you, stretch and receive it
Don’t throw in the towel, keep on moving forward
Probably nobody understands you at this moment.
You have been blackmailed, betrayed and rejected
Rejected for something you didn’t do or did
Your self-worth and integrity has been muddied
Shame is written on the walls of your heart like graffiti on a city street
Receive forgiveness from where you messed up
Stand tall, tuck your feet on the ground, square up your shoulders
Don’t take matters into your own hands, for being treated wrongfully
The battle is the Lords; He will fight for you and restore you
Let the presence of Jesus wash over your soul, as you watch andlisten to this short but inspired music, by Hillsong (Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus)
Don’t be afraid. Take courage. I am here! (Mathew 14:27 NLT)
– Thanks for holding on. Grace and peace to you!! – McDaniels Gyamfi
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Like a spectator watching his favorite team in a losing streak; with a sullen face. You sit quietly on the floor, at the corner of your living room, staring on the ceiling with a heart filled with shame, guilt and fear mixed in a concoction of probing questions, hitting all cylinders in your mind, yet with no concrete solutions. The confusion in your mind and the uncertainty of your tomorrow drains life out of your soul like a leech. The dark clouds over your head is too thick, but it shows no promise of rain.
I am talking about the night-time seasons of life…when one is dealing with the issue divorce, separation, incurable disease, lack, unpaid bills, deportation, shame, dark secret, big time failure in business transactions, guilt or the death of a love one. That moment when suicidal thoughts run through your mind, fast and furious. Everything that defines your worth and significance, in the physical realm is fallen apart without repairs. The hand writing on the wall says; “dead-end, no turn, no exit, the end”.
How do I go from here to there?…
WE ALL GO THROUGH IT These dark moments, everyone go trough it one way or the other. These night-time struggles and it demon, can walk quietly into a section A neighborhoods and suffocate a single parent, whose young teenage boy is the only hope for the future with premature death, through straight bullet from a wrong place at a wrong time. These night time struggles is not shy of being found in the rich suburban and gated communities of your city; terrorizing and taking life out of the rich and the wealthy. The rich, the poor, the great, the least, white and the colored, presidents and kings all go through these moments. Hitting the quit bell, always seem to be the best option. Friend quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit. You are a winner through the power of Christ.
Jairus was “the ruler of the synagogue” at Capernaum; in faith, pleaded with Jesus to heal his very ill daughter. While Jesus was delayed in arriving because of the crowds, the girl died. But it didn’t matter – because of Jairus’ deep faith in the words of Christ, the girl was raised back to physical life, from the dead. Dr. Luke records it in Chapter eight of his gospel – Luke 8:40-42 “And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him. And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying.”
WHICH ONE IS DIFFICULT? Going through the long tunnel of life with a belly full of regret and pain, or falling on your knees with a childlike faith to a loving God, who is always willing to lavish us with hope and meaning to live again, with smiles on our faces. Jairus was a man of standing in his community – He could have chosen the path of internalizing the pain of dealing with the ill health of his lovely daughter, but rather humbled himself before Jesus for a turn around. You cannot overcome pain by dragging yourself through the drain of self occupation and neglect the true God. Friend, God is personal, and thinks only about your welfare. God is not shaken his head over your mistakes and misfortunes. His arms are wide open to hug and invoke life into your weak heart, and power to your torturing knees. I love the humility and faith of Jairus; He fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house. Why don’t you invite Jesus into your house, your office, your family, at your sick-bed, jail house and at wherever you find yourself now, and totally surrender to His will
Mark 5:35-36 NET…While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying, “Your daughter has died. Why trouble the teacher any longer?” But Jesus, paying no attention to what was said, told the synagogue ruler, “Do not be afraid; just believe.”
DO NOT BE AFRAID, JUST BELIEVE – Death is the cessation of life. Sometimes life loses its savor and flavor and the writing on the wall and the signs in the blue skies are bold and clear enough, for the ignoble to read and interpret your situation as, “totally impossible”. Those moments are very frustrating; one simple decision can make you or cause you to surrender to despair. Many have given up in life, embittered and disappointed in God and the people they thought didn’t do too much to help them sail through their storms. God is a God of miracles. He always knows the end from the beginning. He is NOT afraid of detours, dead ends, no exit and stop signs. He always has the right means to get us to the right destination. He makes a way where there seems to be no way. All He requires from us is to totally trust Him to do the impossible in our lives, by His power.
To Jairus, the arrow to his heart was the bad news of the death of his lovely daughter. The good news is that God don’t stop when all hell broke loose against us. I have seen it time and time again in ministry; even as you love the Lord and want to do His will and fulfill a mandate on your life, you apply effort and diligence to your vision and goals, and yet it seems your efforts is always fizzled into the thin air and your own shadow keep yelling at you, “pal, this ain’t gonna work” “am tired of following you” “it is time we try something else”. That is crazy; your own shadow is even tired and burned out on every front.
In 2005, our Church landlord (New York) called me to his office, because we were struggling to pay $515 monthly rent. Paul, who was a kind Jewish elderly man, looked into my eye through my weakling soul and said, “Young man I have observed you; I know you love God, but if you milk a cow and the cow don’t give you milk, you try something else, and in the future when the dust settles down, you can once again put your hands on the cow to see what is in store”. That was wisdom from Paul, but all that he was telling me was to quit indirectly. Those were the times, I almost threw in the towel and gave up on my calling. Man always has their opinion, but it is the counsel of the Lord that will always stand if one learn to hold on to His everlasting arm, and keep on keeping on, until you get there. To make a long story short, God turned my captivity around and ordered my step into a fruitful vineyard. I did not sail through because of any human technique; His grace was abundant in my weakness.
Mark 5:36 “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken he said unto the ruler of the synagogue, BE NOT AFRAID, ONLY BELIEVE”
Jairus heard death, Jesus saw life in a dead situation, therefore entreated him not to allow the law of fear to governed the faith persuasions of his heart, but to consciously keep up his belief. Don’t quit my friend and never allow the nay Sayers to stop you on your tracks. It might seem like you have come to the dead-end of life. If you can hold on for another day, another second, another week, another month and another year, patiently holding on to His grace; you will hear Him say, “Talithakoum” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up.” Some things are going rise up again in your life, because your God don’t stop in the face of death.
“And when He came into the house, He suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.” “And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.(Talitha koum) And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and He commanded to give her meat. And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.” (Luke 8:49-56 KJV)
LETS PRAY – Thank you Lord Jesus, through the precious Holy Spirit. Your presence fills every dark alleys of my life, and through your power, today I have been delivered from the power of depression, lack, sickness, sin and loneliness and have been restored completely into wholeness. Nothing missing, nothing broken. In your Holy name, Jesus I pray. Amen!
Are you dealing with an impossible situation? Send your prayer request via firstname.lastname@example.org for spiritual re-enforcement. Have you overcome an unexpected evil situation, in your life? Comment by sharing with us how God saw you through, to encourage others who may be going through life difficulties, and they feel like quitting.
Thanks you!! -Grace to you, as you chart through the stormy seas of life, fulfilling eternal purposes. Lot’s of love
– McDaniels Gyamfi
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