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?

– Copyright 2014 |™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi| ®Revealing Jesus Revival –

 

GROW IN GRACE


perma-glory

Salvation seed got my soul

Watered and nurtured in love

Shooting sky-high oak tree

Firmly deep in the Saviors grace

©2014™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

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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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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SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT


“I will consider myself a failure if my obsession and passion in life is to see my kids get straight A’s in their academic lives and had no interest in their spiritual development”

– McDaniels Gyamfi –

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Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master. – Ephesians 6:4 MSG

UNBEATABLE CHURCH


“There is a grace ethos that says; “I will never ever abandon or leave a fallen comrade”. “When we are one; we are Unbeatable!!

-McDaniels Gyamfi –

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John 17: 11 … Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

‘World Trade Center cross’ fight continues as atheist group appeals ruling


Gravity of Grace Note: The Church has been silent for far too long, sitting on the fence. We shouldn’t assume or presume that, we can just parade ourselves in the four walls of the Church building, singing holy songs and the life we so want and cherish for our communities and nation, will happen automatically. Our voices needs to be heard, from the mountain top to the lowest valleys of society. Evil men are parading their evil ideologies and agenda, dictating the way we think and function. Their aim is to silence the Lordship of Christ. This is just one example of what the devil is doing as reported by Todays News           

The "WTC cross" is the subject of a debate that's going back to court Thursday.

The “WTC cross” is the subject of a debate that’s going back to court Thursday. Is it a religious symbol or piece of history? A controversy over a cross-shaped steel beam found in the World Trade Center rubble continues to rage.

A group called American Atheists will argue before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that the cross does not belong in the private 9/11 museum, which will open on property leased from the government.

American Atheists filed a lawsuit in July 2011 aiming to prevent the WTC cross from being displayed in the museum, but federal judge Deborah Batts of the Southern District of New York ruled last year that the cross and the museum helped “demonstrate how those at Ground Zero coped with the devastation they witnessed.” American Atheists is now appealing that decision.

“It’s necessary to fight this because this is inequality on government property,” American Atheists president David Silverman told TODAY.

Is it a religious artifact or piece of history? A court may decide. 

wtcIn the wreckage of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, construction worker Frank Silecchia discovered the cross-shaped 17-foot-tall, 4,000-pound steel beam. Silecchia told TODAY that the cross comforted him, and it soon became a rallying point for first responders.

“I was already working 12 hours. I was quite weary and the cross comforted me,” Silecchia said. the faith that was crushed on 9/11.” “If you take the religion away from the cross, you’ve got scrap metal,” Silverman said. “Just like all the other scrap metal that fell on the cross. The only reason that this cross is special is because it is religious.” 

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is set to open in May.

“To have a piece of the history that provided some spirituality, some faith, some respite in the midst of all this, if we didn’t have that we really wouldn’t be telling the story as it happened,” museum president and CEO Joseph Daniels told TODAY’s Katy Tur.

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