NO MORE SHAME BUT HIS GLORY


 Instead of your trouble, God has crowned you with double honor; you have no business with your naysayers to let the sound of their voice stop you on your tracks… It’s not over; get up and run with the winds of His grace on your back” On your mark, set, GO

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle… Psalms 78:9 NKJV

As covenant children of the creator of heaven and earth, we have become living icons of a living God on is side of eternity. We have the very DNA of God, to master every form of situation effortlessly. The reason we can confidently look in the face of obstacles stacked up against us and not be paralyzed in fear and discouragement, but rather shout from the roof top to the hearing of Satan and his cohorts; “we will not be ashamed or disgraced”. It is not a matter of what we know or can do better in life through self effort, it’s a matter of complete dependence on a God who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. You cannot be corrupted or put to shame friend; you are crowned in honor! For Yahweh is your help.

For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed – Isaiah 50:7 NKJV

Do you remember the young David, standing in a very hostile environment against an enemy of God, when the battle lines were drawn between the Philistine champion, I-can-helpGoliath and God’s covenant people, Israel. David was not only fighting against Goliath, he was also fighting against his inner critic and the negative analyses of his own brothers, who were experience military men in the army of Saul. His brothers had the accolade and the ability in tactical warfare to analyze things in the flesh to sow a

seed of fear and doubt into their younger brothers heart. They could even visualize his untimely death and disgrace to the kingdom of Saul and that of their family. They saw shame, but David saw the mercies of God, which is new every morning. Their analysis could not deter him because his conviction and opinion of his God, outweighed every silly voice of doubt in his ears. What do you see and what are you hearing? You can control your emotions or bend to the suggestions of men if you are distracted from who your God is and who you are in Him. God is on your side….you can only press on through the dark valleys of life. You are not far from change!! What are you facing today? Does the negative opinion of your Doctor and the bad report of the media, instill fear into your life, yielding the fruit of hopelessness and despairing of tomorrow? This is your time to believe that God has already crowned you with glory and honor, therefore victory over sickness and lack is imminent. Help is here! Glory to God!! Look beyond your predicament my friend and behold the beauty of Christ as you transform from glory to glory by His Spirit.

  Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause? ( 1 Samuel 17:28-29 (NKJV)

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE – When you understand your assignment in life, and become passionate and obsess about the God who assigned, you will always rise above the hump. David knew his cause… he had a special knowledge of God and his ability to do the impossible through the ordinary. He plugged himself into God’s activity, imagesCAT9VYIXexpecting a turnaround miracle from Him. He could not be moved by men’s negativity or the sight of the giant, Goliath. He was so full of God; fear was nowhere to be found in his vocabulary. He boldly declared to the Philistine champion; 

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NKJV)

Embrace, Empowered, EnergizedWhat kind of attitude are you demonstrating in the midst of a very complex situation you dealing with? Do you shudder in fear and disbelief or you’ve learn to hope in God no matter the circumstances? God always honors the trust we place in Him. When the battle is always the Lord’s, He will always place our adversaries underneath our feet, to glorify His name. Instead of shame, you will see the Lords glory in all areas of life. David saw the glory of God revealed through him, when he stood boldly for the God of Israel. God is always looking for a man who will plug into His redemptive plan, to pull down the evil restrictions and limitation which exalt itself against the knowledge of God. You can be that agent of change at your office, school, family or community, where everybody is afraid to stand out for what they believe. Be that voice in your community or local Church, to break the glass ceiling hanging over the heads of people; for the joy that Christ to be experienced abundantly.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? Who would have thought that Goliath will fall the hands of a young shepherd boy, who was not officially enrolled into the army of King Saul? The stuff in your life which keeps you in a state of anxiety, fear, stress and depression are not from your God; they come your way from Satan, to contain you in a dungeon of shame and disgrace. You are not far from help. Your God has already given the victory through His Son Jesus. Rise and begin to do things you have been made run into his presenceto believe that it is impossible. God does not help the helper, He helps the helpless. Your weakness and doubts are to bring you to a place of dying to self and embrace the fullness of His grace to do the uncommon.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.  Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. -1 Samuel 17:50-51 (NKJV)

My friend whatever is meant to bring you shame and disgrace or to keep you in perpetual agony, is packing its luggage from your tent. The chronic ailments, scarcity, hurt and the bondage of addiction, are not a match to the glorious power of God, which delivered us from every curse of the law into the boundless riches of His inheritance. It’s a new day; a day God crowns your life with restoration of life, favor, total victory, wholeness and salvation, for the total man in Christ Jesus. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi | GOG2014 –

GRACE IS A TOMB RAIDER


John 11:34-36 (NLT) 34 “Where have you put him?” he asked them. They told him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Then Jesus wept. 36 The people who were standing nearby said, “See how much he loved him!”

Truly, Lazarus epitomizes the depraved state of  the fallen race. Our depraved state, compelled a loving God to leave Heaven to come to our Bethany (World) of hopelessness, pain, and predicament, to rescue us and bring us to the status of divinity – a new life derived from a relationship with Him.

Scripture records that when Lazarus was seriously ill his sisters sent word to Jesus saying; “Lord, the one you love is sick.” Jesus, the friend of Lazarus did not respond ASAP but waited for two more days, and within this period, death laid its icy hands on Lazarus. Jesus love for Martha, Mary and their brother was extravagant, yet He didn’t come when they expected Him but rather came to Bethany when in man’s timing; it was too late. Its, not too late for none in this world, as the blood of Jesus still speaks of His redemptive purpose, towards human race, sitting in gloomy darkness.

God always set His plan in motion; a plan higher and loftier than we can imagine with our peanut minds. It may seem like heaven is on vacation sometimes, when we so badly need God. Friend, you can rest assured in the loveliness of God; He will always show up when we least expect., even at the dead-end of the tomb.

Where have you put Him? This is a probe into the core of the state and condition of the man, whom God created in the very image and likeness of God. When Jesus asked Martha and Mary as to the whereabouts of Lazarus, the guy He loved so much. There was urgency in Jesus steps to reach out to falling man, (so to speak) and snatch him from the power of death; which was a picture of our sinful state. As He drew near, His goal was to show to man, heavens agenda to bring man (Sinner) back to the state of newness of life, as God intended from the beginning of creation.

                       ” To have dominion but not dominated by death, and its derivatives”

He was moved with compassion, and was also indignant in His spirit on how low man has fallen from the status of God’s identity, to being caged in the prison of death. He was standing on ground zero, witnessing the devastating work of Lucifer against humanity.

Where are you my friend? Alive, dead or contained in a dark dungeon, without any sense of hope, purpose and direction! There are answers, in Christ Jesus. The God who came to rescue the dead and the depraved is still at work, loving and bringing life to dead situations. Jesus came to our dead-end to show the character of God; a being who can start all over again with you. He pull us from our wits ends and place us again at the starting line, with fresh legs and a new heart to run the race of life with a new identity and meaning. hallelujah!

Jesus Wept; He found Himself face to face with the works of Satan’s kingdom; an activity of the changed state of the family of the human race, which Lazarus scenario epitomize. Death, was not part of the plan; man sold His identity through the first Adam. He couldn’t control His anger towards the Devil and His deepest emotion of love towards humanity. No wonder, all the people who have come to console Martha and Mary, sensed His deep affection for the Lazarus family. They saw Love (Jesus) and felt Love (God) has come to the place where there was no sense of love, but fear and rejection. They exclaimed in unison “See how He loved him” Grace goes to where we least expect…the tomb to shine all of His goodness upon the undeserved. Jesus did not love Lazarus or her sisters because they were “sponsors” of His ministry, He love them because He is love. We did not merit His love because of our works.

“The world is witnessing the incredible love of Jesus in an unusual way. What we are seeing in this end time about the loveliness of God, is prophetic. Many are being delivered from shame, guilt, condemnation, sin, sickness into total life of prosperity, in its purest beauty”

This is love at work, and it’s not your love for Him, but His love for you. When you grasped His love; your appetite to love Him is awesome, and it affects all that you do in life. God is not just a diffuser of love; He is by nature, love. This means wherever God is; love becomes the fluid that lubricates impossible circumstances, to awaken boldness, faith, restoration etc. which are all a residue of His life imparted to us, so we can face tomorrow with peace and certainty.

1 John 4:16-18 (NLT) 16 We know how much God loves us 17 And as we live in God, our love grows perfect.”   17 And as we live in God, our love grows perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 18 Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

Now, focus on the love of God towards you as you consciously meditate on Jesus presence in your dead situation, to give you life and hope. Don’t wait for somebody to point you to how impossible your situation is, but rather speak, confess and declare to yourself; “I am loved and dearly accepted by Jesus today for resurrection, healing, salvation; I boldly declare that, I am wired to function in the capacity of the quality life, on this side of eternity”

This love is irrevocable, magnificent, irresistible good; There is nothing you can do to make God love you less or love you more. This understanding will cause you to sit back and own it when even you are in the grave of sin, you can be forgiven, healed and restored to live freely again, in the land of the living. Remember, this old Sunday school song;

Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
For the Bible tells me so

“My friend see how He loves you and watch this same love, expel all your fears and doubts, today.  Our God is love”

– McDaniels Gyamfi