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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