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THERE’S A WELL• WHERE IS YOUR BUCKET?


“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? John 4:11

What to think of when i ponder on the relevance of Jesus to me in my daily walk? To me Jesus is not just the forgiver of my sins and a heaven to wait. Jesus has become the answer to the world, especially the believer, in all aspects of life. Jesus is not an idol within the local church, to be worshipped for few hours every Sunday, then leave behind until we come back to him with all our problems and religious spirits. 

He (Jesus  Christ) is the engine of the vehicle of the universe. Without Him nothing was ever created. Which means the whole world revolves and hinges around Him. When we take him out of His place, nothing functions better. The world system has set their own benchmarks for humanity to reach the apex of happiness and pleasure. A path which is not promising. Sadly, most Christians and kingdom citizens have become enslaved to these temporal illusions, and bubbles; neglecting the very essence of the spirit of Jesus. The spirit that gives us eternal pleasures in a world full of chaos and emptiness. 

WE LIVE IN A HEDONISTIC WORLD. A world which is  bent on pursuing pleasure and happiness through every worthless means. Some are addicted to drugs, food, window shopping, and all forms of vanities; trying to fill the vacuum within their heart with these. Like the woman from Samaria, in John 4, who boasted about the well of Jacob, which has great history and some form of sacredness to it, although it was just a temporal well. The well of the fathers that never solved the emptiness or her life, nor the lives of the Samaritans. It was just a literal water for natural survival. The man she was talking to was all that she needed. Is Jesus enough for you, or you’re chasing after the thin air followed by the most majority of humans?

IS JESUS ENOUGH FOR YOU AND I? We sing and brag about Jesus in christian circles, but has he ever been enough for us in a Of our endeavors? We even trust in the local government, our friends, work, and some men and women of God more than the presence of Christ. We miss his glory. We forfeit his power. And we are dying from within. Observe carefully, the woman who met Jesus at the well, at sycar. Her attitude was like most of us. We don’t pronounce it with our mouths like she did, but our hearts says it all. We measure the systems of this world far above the Christ in our hearts. She said… 

“Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” John 4:12 

Oh, how we pursue things that do not satisfy. The norms of life. We say, yes everyone is on that path for their happiness, I have a good job so am okay, I got money in my account, houses to show off, I can buy the best wine and throw huge parties like a king, and what have you. We boast, but deep within us we are withering away, without the living water; Jesus. 

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life

ARE YOU THIRSTY — feeling the sense of irrelevant and purposeless in life? Do you want to walk in power and in the wisdom of God? Just cast the bucket in your hands (faith) into the well of your salvation and draw without measure, the boundless goodness of God in Christ. In Christ Jesus, there’s eternal pleasures. In his presence there’s fullness of joy that conquers the disappointments of life. I encourage you to focus on Christ today. 

SAVOR THE WATER Savor the water, my friend, (all his good promises) and appropriate it with faith in your heart. It’s never God’s will for the believer to feel stranded, and hopeless, gasping for air like a wanderer. Let the very presence of God saturate all the places of your being. Draw into the word— the word is the well that waters our wilderness. Get into the word. Stay in His presence and let and meditate on His love for you. Remember, Jesus has become your wisdom in your born again spirit. You can trust him to lead you out of the deepest dark valleys of indecision and confusion. As a man thinks in his heart so are you. Why don’t you think about what Jesus is to you and for you, and let the Holy Spirit go to work on your behalf. 

I see God filling your cup — your empty cup to the brink. I see God — God watering your desert with the living water. I see God — God shifting things in your heart, as He himself becomes the expression of joy and peace, in all the places of your soul. Hallelujah amen!! Just drop your bucket and draw the vast riches of God into your life. 

_____ a.g. McDaniels | Jesus Encounters_____

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FOR A MOMENT


questions

I thought I was a failure

For a moment I thought

Life has not been fair to me

Maybe, I was not paying attention to

The little things in my life that makes me

Feel complete rest with the Earth-Maker.

For a moment I thought I made it

Here, by my own strength

Looking deep, beyond my skin,

The scars of yesteryear, engraved on my

Soul, and all the places of my being

Reminded me that, this has to be Gods

Mighty hands; invisibly conjuring miracles

In my life, for all this while

It has to be Him, but no one else

I could have died a long time ago

I could have lost my mind through chaos

No, no, I am not a failure

I have been blessed, but was blind;

To unravel the goodness of my Father God

I have tasted grace when life was sour

I have leapt over walls, and stand tall;

Head above the thick clouds of evil

Sorry, for having all these thoughts in

My heart; holding doubts against your

Faithfulness. You’ve done it. And now

I am thankful and grateful for your grace.

  • ::  McDaniels Gyamfi \\ 4\26\16 ::

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING


e14bfd323fd344_2f_9_76efb21b-postWhen you consider the gospel or the good news, its suppose to be good, right? The good news is not a bad news, showcasing all your mistakes and  how miserable your life is. Its about what Christ has done irrespective of our effort. Its the power of God unto salvation ( Safety, healing, forgiveness, well-being, peace and prosperity) For some reason, the gospel has become a mixture of more bad news and a little good news.

The gospel tells you this; “yes there is sickness in the world, there is pain, chaos and misfortunes, but you have already overcome the power of the wicked through Christ”. “You are no more looking at life from the window of trying hard to get healing or to walk out of pain. In Christ you are already healed through His stripes. This is the so good to be true news, that emphasize on what is already done on Christ Jesus.

Galatians 1:8 New Living Translation Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you

HURTS – There is a lot of hurt people in our world today. Millions of people in this fallen universe can’t raise their heads up from the storms of shame, pain, poverty, and all the bad report of the media.

“If the Church becomes the center of emphasizing on the hurt of men, instead of feeding the heart with the glad tidings that set men free, then we are doomed”

As a Christian and a believer of Jesus Christ, going to church should give me a certain sense of assurance, that my heart will be watered with the so good to be true news of Jesus Christ. The news that gladdens the heart and convert the soul, from grace to grace. To feel condemned, downcast, and miserable in the house of God, through the preaching Gods word means you are not hearing the gospel. The gospel paint a picture of your glorious position in the finished work of Christ. The gospel does not place a burden on your shoulders. Neither does the gospel evaluate you on the basis of your circumstances. You are evaluated on the basis of Sonship. A new creation in Christ Jesus. You are a child of the King – the old slave house is destroyed, and now you are anew in Him. ( See 2 Corinthians 5:15-17)

There is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)

Sadly, our churches are filled with people who have become accustomed to being lambasted through the preaching of the Angry-baby-at-the-Givenchy-showword. Religion put people into prisons of fear and guilt, just to motivate men to chase God with desperation. We are not to serve God in desperation – like servants seeking an opportunity to meet the King. Serve God with an attitude of rest. God is nearer to you than a friend. And I don’t think we operate from desperation when we want to meet our best friend. He is a friend and also a lover, who breathes upon you with jealousy. His hands are always stretched to lavish you with goodness.

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? –  Do you have the hope and the peace of Christ within your heart; in your walk with God? Do you feel restful or condemned? Are you tired of going to church? Friend, if church feels boring and scary for you, then you must be in a wrong place. There is nothing as beautiful like going into the house of God and having the confidence that the beloved has invited you to His banqueting table and His banner of love will be waving high through praises, worship and in the preaching of the word. In such an atmosphere, you are indulged in the fountain of uncommon grace, which flows from the rock, who is Jesus Christ. I entreat you to feed on the loveliness of Christ, and guard your heart from the other gospel which places burdens and yoke upon your heart. You are what you are hearing. Your persuasions of life are built on the foundation of what kind of words you have accepted as beliefs. Find a grace centered ministry, and drink from the cup of Jesus; reaching the full stature of who you are in Christ.

Thanks for reading.

Copyright 2015 // Revealing Jesus Revival // McDaniels Gyamfi

REAL QUESTIONS


Real questions, allow us to process or to look at things from a different window. You can open up to yourself or to the world questionsregarding these questions. My idea is not to get your answers through this channel. My aim is to help you have self talk, until you arrive at a place where you can view life from the lenses of God’s word. Why these particular questions, McDaniels? I have personally ask myself these questions, so many times the last few weeks or more.

One of the dominant thought or process flaming through my heart, within my personal journey, is the question of relevancy of Christianity to our daily life. It seems we are so indulged in the ritualistic aspect of Christianity, and by so doing most of us has lost our bearing in our pilgrim journey. Christianity should make sense to the pilot just as it make sense to the caveman. I will be sharing my soul in subsequent posts. But for the mean time…the questions!

1. Do you love showing off?
2. Do you love the Church or your Pastor?
3. Is Christianity real and relevant to you?
4. Are you so religious but empty?
5. What is your purpose here?
6. Are you happy?
7. Does life make sense to you?
8. Have you forgiven yourself?
9. Are you trying so hard to please people?
10. Have you tried something new of late?

11. How may I help you?

McDaniels Gyamfi || GOG|| Revealing Jesus Revival

NEVER TRY TO IMPRESS ANYONE! NOT EVEN GOD.


I say it again; never try to impress anyone, not even God”. God breathes upon us with complete satisfaction. His desire is to see our hearts being impressed upon by His boundless love.
You have probably see it in your own personal life or from the lives of other believers or Christians, who love to impress others with certain actions, so they can be affirmed. We are creatures who dearly love to see others affirm our uniqueness. Through this form of weakness, we always or sometimes try to convince others through all forms of impressions. We love to create the impression that we are the top dog of the company, by applying all manner of office politics, just to please some people or the boss. Do you sometimes feels the weight of being a people’s pleaser? Do you feel the guilt of being an approval addict? Do you sometimes feels you will be lonely if you say it just as it is, to your one and only good friend? Don’t worry my friend; you are not alone in this battle. There are millions of people in our world today, who are suffering from this epidemic. You can be set free, my friend! What I have personally learn through my personal journeys is that; “trying to impress people takes you out of your natural self; automatically, you become fake and bound with negative ties”.

As a Christian and a leader, it is my holy duty to love people irrespective of their behavior and attitude. In the same margin, I also face the temptation which pounce on me to kick my behind out of my natural zone, so to please certain class of people, in order that I might not lose them or anger them, one way or the other. Friend the totality of life is this; “you cannot please people no matter what you do’. You just have to stay with the truth and let the truth have its own free course. This may sound simple and cool, but it takes a courageous man to say “I cannot please all men, regardless..”.

Do we have to impress God? This is where most believers fail. Let this truth sink into your heart..”God does not want you to impress Him with nothing”. The Christian life is not a life of religious efforts and self-righteousness acts to convince God. It is rather the life of Christ flowing through the believer, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our style and methods of giving, prayer and all manner of Christian rituals performed just to make God feel Good about us, are all clanging cymbals. My friend, allow God to impress your heart with the fullness of His manifold grace and love. As you behold Him, singing over your life with contentment, and eternal approval of your standing with HIM, your life will effortlessly birth forth what pleases Him.

By rebirth, you have become a beloved and dearly accepted child to the king. I end by giving you one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible. I find true satisfaction in my natural self, knowing I don’t have to do too much to impress God, but I do much because He has impressed me with His love, like a father will impress on his child with his love and the child begins to excel and bear much fruit, from the flow of his fathers love. God shouts and breathe over you with love. Which means you matter to Him, just as you are in Him, through grace.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NET Bible) 17 The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you.

The kind of life which says, “if I don’t do much for God and meet all the standards of the law, I will not please Him” This kind of believer is ignorant of the fact that before we ever did anything for God, we were a delight through the cross. God takes great delight in you my good friend. If i have to shout this from the roof top or use megaphone to sound this precious truth into your ears, I will do it all day till you say “yes i believe, I am a delight of God”. Remember I did not say, our lives should not please God! Our lives should not please God on the basis of our human efforts to convince Him. I know you probably know this scripture in the book of Romans which says when we were yet sinners… Okay, let the Bible speak for itself so that every doubt settles in your mind. God was not angry with you, being an unbeliever. He did loved you but you couldn’t enjoy His love because the gospel light has not yet shine in your heart. Friend we were blind and ignorant to a love granted to us freely through Christ.

The Bible say; Romans 5:7-8 (TLB) Even if we were good, we really wouldn’t expect anyone to die for us, though, of course, that might be barely possible. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Did you see that. God showed His great love for us by sending Christ Jesus. I don’t think there is anything on this earth or in the world to come that can negate the great love of God towards you. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you less or more. He just love you. That is His nature. God is love and in His perfect love, all fears of life, vamoosed. Let Him impress you with How much He loves you and see you life transformed by His great love. Much love and grace to you. Thanks for reading and sharing the grace gospel to friends and other believers.

McDaniels Gyamfi|GOG™|Revealing Jesus Revival

IF HE BLINKS


“…we shall forever succumb to the woes of life and live as those who do not have hope. Thanks be unto our God through our Savior Jesus Christ, we can hold our head above the waters and breath hope into our weak lungs… because He that watch over us in loyal love, does not slumber” Hallelujah to the lamb of God!!

Psalm 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

What a profound promise to the believer. God will not suffer your foot to be moved. We understand that it is never the will of God that we fall  from good health to sickness or from glory to garbage. God does not work for the devil and neither is the devil on vacation. Satan came to destroy all the good and the perfect things which comes from The Lord. Jesus said I came that you will experience abundance in me. (John 10:10) If our God blinks His eye, we shall be preys to the wicked, in lightening speed. Thank God we can walk daily with assurance and certainty over the future, knowing that God watches over us to establish us in His perfect grace. Friend, if you are facing an adverse situation on every side or you have fallen from the summit of life, know that it shall work for your Good. God is the lifter and the establish-er of our life’s. Every adverse situation is a temporal season for the manifestation of the greater glory. When Satan thinks he has permanently pinned you to the ground with lost of job, divorce, setback, illness, rejection, and all the odds stack up against you; God will always lift the righteous when he falls down seven times and be our light in the midst of the obscure darkness. He watch every move of the believer to perfect our ways with purpose. Your God is awaken with love to lavish you with unmerited favor.

Psalm 121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Having a clear understanding that God watches over you, stabilize our heart from the fear of the office politics and the unstable economy. He shall not suffer thee to be moved into disgrace by your enemies. This is my anchor and strength that I serve a God who is concerned about the welfare of my life, 24/7. The trap of the wicked against the righteous shall not prosper. Because God is watching!! Even the strongest and the most trusted men will blink over their promises. The government fails, the church fails, the minister disappoints. Not your God; He keep thee with a high-octane passion. Who am I that God should watch over me? Because your life is hidden in Christ, and you are more than a sparrow. Under His wings of grace, the righteous takes cover from the arrows that flies by noonday and the conspiracies of the wicked by night. Is your soul bruised? His promise to keep your soul from depression and anxiety is forever established in Christ Jesus. You can bank on it today! Your Bible says that; “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul” (Psalm 121:7) If God shall preserve you from all evill… it includes the evils you see around you today. Sometimes we think God is the one who initiates evil in our lives. Far be from God; He is the one who keep our soul from the evil mechanization of the evil men.

Don’t you know, you are not just a face in the crowd? You are Gods own, and He breathes over you with contentment. God watches over you not because of your good behavior or self effort…He watches and preserves His covenant children. Look unto Jesus even now, if life has knock you out of your feet, and see Him restore you in a hundred fold. Hallelujah! Don’t despair or be disappointed with life. Your help comes from The Lord. Will you trust Him today as you journey through life? Declare with the Psalmist today, with your eyes on the lover of your soul, that God is your help through it all. Speak aloud to your situation till your soul conceive the reality of a supernatural help for you today.

“My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

Yes, your help comes from the Lord. You can earnestly expect help from the one who created the heavens and the earth, without sweat. He is our God and the sustainer of our life. May He who raise Jesus from the grave, bring you out from the contrary winds of life and crown you with peace and life. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi|GOG|Revealing Jesus Revival

YOU ARE MY PRAISE: THE VIBRANT PRINCIPLE FOR SUPERNATURAL CHANGE!


The believer is encouraged by scripture to approach all of life difficulties with the right attitude, instead of being bundled with anxiety and worries. Paul writes; “My brethren, when you find Photo Credit:shugsprisonblog.blogspot.com -yourselves hedged in by various trials, consider it a pure joy” (James 1:2) and to also be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (1 Thess. 5:18).

How that sounds oxymoron!  Why should I be thankful when life hurts so bad? We are thankful to God in all circumstances not because we accept the condition (sickness, poverty, hurt or pain) as something God is testing us with, to prove our faithfulness. We are not being motivated to accept life challenges as our fate. It is totally wrong to accept anything bad as your destiny. God want to give us good things. As a matter of fact, every good gift comes from Him. When we rejoice through the storms of life; We are not surrendering to adversity but rather, we acknowledge Him as our very source of hope and deliverance, who has already made a way out through the power of His grace.

To worry over life issues seems to be the path so many believers are treading upon today. They are either worried whether it is God who is punishing them for not doing too well in their Prayerchristian faith or somehow God is not capable of delivering their soul from the snare of the wicked. David said my help comes from the Lord; a very present help in times of trouble …(See Psalm 121, Psalm 46). How many of us by worrying can add an hour to our life span or activate joy to affect us mentally? It has been scientifically proven that worry and stress are two great siblings who can take you to the grave before your time. You matter to God. You can’t die before your time my friend! Hear the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; “Matthew 6:27-31 (NIVUK) 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]28 ‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?”

There is a powerful principle in Jesus teaching, about trust. Having a great deal of understanding that God is the source of the quality life for the believer is the first step to freedom. We can trust the Father for all His sufficient grace to walk in victory over the evil works of Satan instead of being torn apart by our surroundings, through doubt. Watch this in Verse 31: “He said so do not worry, saying! What is the point? Worry leads us to saying all the negative stuff instead of affirming the positive. Don’t say what shall I eat or what shall we drink or what shall we wear, Jesus said. Those are questions of doubt and not of faith. How does Jesus wants us to handle the pressure? God simply want me and you to trust Him through it all! Jesus was saying something like; C’mon folks,why are you losing your mind on something God can handle” Why the sweat and self effort? Have you forgotten the birds and the grass of the fields? Your Father in heaven feeds the birds and clothe the grass, even better than the arrays of the richest man that ever lived”. Are you not better and important to my father than the birds of the air?. “Stop worrying with all your complaint and doubts and start believing that I am your source”.
When God becomes your praise and affirmation instead of confessing and affirming your woes, you are aligning your life into His purpose. In the natural environment of faith through love, God dwells and do wonders. The Psalmist,being surrounded by innumerable forces of the wicked did acknowledged God as his deliverer, who is able to save him from all of his fears. He boldly declared; “But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed. [Psalm 22:3-5 NKJV]

Friend, your God is a deliverer! He can be trusted! He is wholly whole and completely complete in Himself, lacking nothing. He sits as King of Kings over our case when we adore and laud

Yes God can and He will fix where life hurts. Just surrender it all to Him!

Yes God can and He will fix where life hurts. Just surrender it all to Him!

Him as our true King and dearly Father. The word praise in the Hebrew is halal pronounce haw-lal’ which has the connotation to shine (fig. of God’s favor), to praise, boast, be boastful, to be praised, be made praiseworthy, be commended, be worthy of praise or to madly make a show of your God by shining forth a celebration of who he is and who you are in Him. To talk about your problems seem to be the usual way many have been taught, to pray to God. Friend, that is not what Jesus wants us to approach negative situations. He want you to speak to the situation by the authority invested in you, as a child of the great God. Always speak to your problems about the goodness of your God and not rather to tell God about your pains. Mustard faith must speak against the mountains of life.

Make God (Rapha) worthy of your praise as you fill your mouth with life giving words, to shine forth His glory, power and anointing over the clouds of negativity which always imprison your mind and hinder you from enjoying the abundant life”. One of my favorite scriptures in the bible admonish us to return to the Lord with words; “Hosea 14:2 (NASB) Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity And [a]receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.

We see in chapter twenty of second chronicles; King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah returned to the Lord with words of; “He is good and His mercies endures forever”,e14bfd323fd344_2f_9_76efb21b-post when the latter were disturbed by a  diabolical plan by a confederacy of nations, to annihilate Judah. Paul and Silas returned to the Lord, singing Psalms and hymns, in Acts Chapter Sixteen when he and Silas were severely beaten and thrown into jail. In both of these situations, God enthroned among His people with supernatural deliverance and favored them gloriously, because they were shining forth who God is and who they were in Him. When God’s love filled our thoughts, perfect love from God will cast off the restraint of fear. Faith shall be unleashed when it seem like everything has come to an end, as you talk, pray, sing or thing about God’s great power to save. Your words are your songs or communication tool to the realm of the spirit. You are either in alignment with the principles of God or succumbing to the ways of Satan. Get out from the pity party my friend and immersed yourself into an atmosphere of praise and worship of the only God who is mighty to save, and see His salvation grace envelope your soul with supernatural restoration. To Judah, God ambushed their enemies and gave them effortless victory. In His great power, He shook the foundation of the prison holding His servants with an earthquake. The result of faith in your God is always beautiful. Are you dealing with a bad situation? Agree with Job today; “I know my redeemer lives…” (Job 19:25). Let it be your prayer and confession.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14ESV)

Start now! Sing and talk about God’s love and His desire to want to see you prosper in all things. This may seem as weird, a thing to do when you have been diagnosed with an incurable disease or you are going through all kinds of trials, left and right. I urge you, if you can’t even open your mouth to say a word, let your thoughts be governed by His goodness towards you. To Jehoshaphat, Paul and Silas, boasting in God was probably not cool but they chose not to depend on the arm of the flesh or sitting in the dark, asking why. He is good and His mercies endures forever, to me is the greatest weapon a christian can rely upon. “I know am sick and down, (I am not denying that I am not) weak, empty, sick, broke, confused, rejected and broken, but God you are good towards me, and your mercies and grace is taking care of this situation”. This is a fantastic outlook of the faith life, when one boasts and become still in His God. Friend, the Holy Spirit, always goes to work in your life just as He did in the life of Paul and Silas, and the people of Judah.

I DECREE & DECLARE: “Healing rivers flow like a mighty ocean through my veins, skin, flesh, and tendon, and over every organ in my body today! I praise you my great physician, for thCAK6I5WFyou have save me from the perils of pain and rescue me through the power of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus name. “I boldly confess that your peace, righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost is the hallmark of my daily life. You are highly lifted up over my case and save me from the arrow that flies by noon day or the terror by night. For my help comes from you, heavenly Father; you dearly watch over my life through this storm. I will come out unharmed,  through faith in the power of your son Jesus Christ” Amen!

Precious one, you can now expect only good from the Lord. Let your gaze be fixed in all the precious promises of God in Christ Jesus. See you on top of things! Have a blessing and a joyous life in Christ Jesus. You are an over-comer in God. You win!!

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THE CHURCH IS BIGGER THAN YOUR CHURCH


That’s right, the church of Jesus Christ is bigger and larger than your local church! To be solely committed to a local church or denomination and turn blind eye to the real church is a serious cancer in Christendom. To say it in another way; “we are passionately sold out to denominational units, with zero passion towards Christ Church”. Joel Osteen…You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church”

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

        Mark Deverm; The church is primarily a body of people who profess and give evidence that they have been saved by God’s grace alone, for His glory alone, through faith alone, in Christ Photo Credit: www.kristendukephotography.comalone. This is what a New Testament church is; it is not a building. The early Christians didn’t have buildings for almost 300 years after the church began. The collection of people committed to Christ in a local area constitutes a church”. For over a thousand years, the Church has suffered under the excruciating pain of dogmas, denominational-ism, self centeredness and the pettiness, which so much divides us. Until we drop our unholy whip which has left painful scars of bitterness, division, isolation, rejection, mediocrity, stagnation and the personal vendetta, on our backs, we cannot be healed of our chronic spiritual ailment.

In summer of 2013, we threw an invitation to the christian community and the public, in the spirit of faith and brotherhood, for our annual spirit life picnic, to come and enjoy variety of food, fellowship, fun, and to connect with the community, all for the joy of Christ. A woman from a different Church or denomination was invited through our Facebook page. I felt very shocked for her response on Facebook. She wrote; “Would love to but I got Church”. We are one body. It is very unfortunate, how many people misunderstand the concept of Church. They consider the Church to mean their denominational affiliations and buildings. Friend, you and I are the Church of Jesus Christ. Christ is delighted with our magnificent buildings, where His beloved children are fed with the truth. His greatest satisfaction is not our buildings and programs. His contentment is found in me and you.

Martin Luther….”The church is not wood and stones, but rather, the company of people who believe in Christ”.

We are called into one faith, and we must endeavor to maintain the bond of unity in the Spirit. Apostle Paul writes to the Church at Ephesus, and this is what he had to say;3 Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:3-6 KJV)

Photo Credit: Google imageThere is no difference between the church in Africa or China, neither is there any difference between the Church on A street or M street. We are called into one body and function from the supernatural grace of the same spirit. Our hope and faith is in one God and Father of all. Friend, He is in us all. The kind of Church scripture paints is a family of one. Glory!  The tide is shifting on us!  We are the Nehemiah Generation, called forth to repair broken walls and build bridges which will bring us closer to each other to fulfill the Master’s task, on the common ground as family of Christ and not denominational enemies. Let us throw our denominational schisms and pull staff and financial resources to help our struggling brethren, who only need a push in the back. When we understand the big picture of God’s heart towards His Church, we will see the local and the universal Church from a different platform than the one we have been standing on over the years.

I was on my way to the picnic grounds with my wife as I mentioned earlier. We received a phone call from one of my Church leaders, who informed me that an unknown Church had already set up for picnic on the shelter we have booked for almost four months, prior to the day. I was very calm even though we have publicized this particular shelter through so many medium; inviting friends from the community and those coming from out of State. I told my wife, this is not any issue to be worried about, since it’s a Church of Jesus Christ, we can probably join hands with them and have fun, as brothers and sisters in Christ. I kept driving with no worries about all the inconveniences this will create, until another call came which made it clear to me that the picnic coordinator made an awful mistake when she did the booking . When I got to the picnic grounds, the other Church was already grilling, around 10:30 am.

      Charles Spurgeon …“A church that does not exist to reclaim heathenism, to fight evil, to destroy error, to put down falsehood, a church that does not exist to take the side of the poor, to denounce injustice and to hold up righteousness is a church that has no right to be. Not for yourself, O church, do you exist, any more than Christ existed for Himself”.

To make long story short, they were so willing for us to join them and have fun together as a family but the problem had already been solved by the facility managers of the park. This gestureGoogle image from this family (church) was exactly what Christ would have done if He was the Pastor of that Church. They had a proper perspective of what Church is. It’s not about your creed, color or race. It’s all about a family of God, with Jesus Christ as its first-born. The joys and elevation of other brethren should be your delight, whether you know them or not.

Seeking the well-being of other believers is a culture of Christ. Sharing the burdens of others and keeping them in prayer or using your resources to help them stand through the test of time should be our priority, without any strings attached. Most leaders of our time has created a form of cult religion around their denominations. Many, out of carnality have become like rappers, competing for the spot light. They will do anything in their own power to bring down any ministry or church they consider as threat to their empire. They are fighting for prime-time radio and TV spots with huge sums of money, all in the name of catapulting a denomination, and not a kingdom. As sad and chronic as it may look; God is raising a generation of believers who will raise up high the unity banner of Christ. High above denominational lines, color of the skin, race, culture, creed, economic status and nationality,  to accept one another and uphold the gospel of Jesus Christ with unquenchable passion. This is the new breed of believers! Will you join the army?

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GROW IN GRACE


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Salvation seed got my soul

Watered and nurtured in love

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Firmly deep in the Saviors grace

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YOU ARE FULL: STOP PRAYING FOR FULLNESS!


Photo Credit: Google imageThe just shall live by faith! Faith in what? The Christian life is impossible or meaningless without the believer judging God to be true and faithful in what the cross has wrought for us. In Christ Jesus you have been supplied with all things to the fullest. To be conscious of your lack, weakness and impotence, instead of your fullness in Him cuts you off from the grace of God. You may think, I am not strong enough, holy enough, righteous enough, blessed enough, accepted enough, forgiven enough, loved enough, anointed enough or fruitful enough. Your bucket is not half full…In Christ Jesus you are complete and whole, but it takes faith to walk in fullness.You may ask, “How can I believe I am full when am already broke busted and disgusted?”.

Beloved, you can believe you are full because your life is hidden in Christ and He is full and loaded. Paul sounds the trumpet so loud in our unbelieving ears; “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. [Collossians 2:9-10a] Did you saw that? In Christ, you have been brought to fullness! That is good news, to rescue your soul from toilsome labor, guilt, anxiety, fear and insecurity for tomorrow. Stop praying; “God make me full and start recognizing your fullness in Christ through faith. You want to overcome sin and sickness? Recognize that in Christ your sins has been punished to non-existence and your life has been redeemed from the curse of the law so that you can enjoy good health, even as your soul prospers.

– McDaniels Gyamfi|2014™GOG|Revealing Jesus Revival-

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