PRIORITY


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Book Title Poetry:

Priority.
Experiencing forgiveness
The greatest story ever revealed.
Jesus;
He Came to set the captives free,
Inside out.
No wonder they call him the savior.
Who am I?
Born from innocence,
Of permanent value,
Destined to reign,
In his image.

– Copyright 2014|McDaniels Gyamfi | Revealing Jesus

YOU BELONG


For an item to be declared as missing, then there is an owner. For someone to be said to be missing, then he or she belongs. You definitely belongs.

Of whom do I belong ?

You belongs to the creator of heaven and earth. Where-ever you are today (whether in the valley of addiction) will never changed His mind towards you. He is motivated by an unusual love to find you and bring you home. Because you belongs to a Father who created you in His image and likeness. Every child enslaver knows too well that their captives belongs to a family or a parent that dearly loves them and will do whatever in their capacity to free their child from the claws of slavery. Satan is a slave master, who has mastered so well in brained-washing the masses with orphaned mentality and an outcast syndrome. The orphan mentality says; “I have nobody” “I am on my own in a lonely island, sold to slavery” “God is mad at me and life has nothing good for me”.

THE SAINT AND THE SINNER – The only difference between the guy at the corner of the street who has become a junkie and the guy who enters into the store front Church, with freedom in his eyes is an identity issue. Lost of identity is not lost of ownership…lost of identity is lost of birthright. Once you lose your identity, you lose the platform to share in the glorious benefits of a relationship built on mutual love and acceptance. The saints are people who have been sanctified from a heart and conscience once controlled by death, unto life eternal. Their heart and affection resonates with their Father in heaven. They have found shelter in the city of righteousness.  Satan may have distracted you of who you really are to God: “He has probably told you a lie that; “God is angry with you” “You are not worthy and valuable in God’s sight” or “God has distance Himself from you and all that”. This is the good news; For God so loved the world (See John 3:16) Why should God had to love the world when we were all a mess? He loved us because we belongs to Him and the only way to bring us back into that mutual relationship is to surrender His own life in our place, as a propitiation. Through Christ Jesus many has come home and are enjoying free breakfast with their daddy whiles millions still gropes in the dark with empty stomach, like sheep’s without shepherd. You may have sold your soul to Satan and you serve him with movies_les_miserable_hugh_jackman_anne_hathaway_1passion but I must confess to you that Satan is a deceptive, illegal owner. Your real father and rightful place of belonging is God. You belongs to Him and He is coming after you with a heartbeat. Yes! He is here talking to you through this blog.

Whenever I looked into the eyes of a fellow human being, all I see is someone who belongs to a being who dearly loved them so much that He smiles on them. He is happy about His creation. I do not mean to say everybody is saved. You can belong to a God who loves you and yet miss the chance to enjoy His love and how He feels about you. It is through Christ Jesus that we walk back into the loving arms of our loving Father without any sense of fear. How you get lost and how many years you have been missing is not the worries of God. His heart is only after you. Yes! His heart of love is after you. Because you belong to Him. What should have been your response, if you knew for all these years that God is not mad about your secret sins and addiction, but truly loves you to the core, even in your foolishness? Will you be motivated by His love to continue in slavery and the emptiness or you will run to Him and enjoy Him. God does not need millions of worshipers at every Sunday to worship Him like slaves so that He can bless us. No, He wants us to enjoy Him freely…this satisfaction from God does not hinge on our obedience or performance. You don’t have to do too well before you receive healing or receive your basic needs. God is not like a Father who only offers the best for his children because they serve him well. The more we enjoy God as our father, the more we are empowered to do greater works which puts smiles on our faces. Your greater works makes you fulfilled. It is not what you do that makes God happy or fulfilled. Friend, God is already happy, fulfilled and complete. Alleluia!

THOSE WHO BELONGS, BELIEVES – When Jesus said we should not worry about tomorrow, He really meant it. He was not playing with words my friend. He was talking about meeting our basic needs in life. He was talking about things that drives people who walks in unbelief, too crazy. What will I eat? What will my kids wear? Where will I sleep? Why am I here? Does God has a plan for my life?. What?? Where?? How?? Who?? are questions which has been already answered by your Father in heaven through the finished work of Christ. In Christ Jesus, you are completely complete and wholly whole. You lacks nothing! Because you belong to a God who cares about every detail of your life; you can trust Him to meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. When Jesus said; “Are you not worth than the birds of the sky”. He did said that with you and I in His mind. He was saying, these birds has value but there is nothing that resonates my being than yourself. He was spark-aleadershipwisdom.blogspot.comsaying; “You mean too much to me than anything and I will always express my love to you, just as a father looks into the eyes of his new-born child and sees value. What have I done to be worth anything much? Your total life is a life of favor. You are an excellent icon of a living God…your worth is not determined by your performance nor your background. Your worth is determined by your identity with God as a son or a daughter through Christ Jesus. Just as Jesus is well pleased in the eyes of His Father as beloved, so are we in this world. It is recorded in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesian, Chapter one verse six; “ to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved”

The good, the bad and the ugly parents of this evil world, have one thing in common. There are few who do not care about their kids but the desire to see our kids have their basic needs is a common trait of most parents. What makes us think we are better parents and so caring than God? God is faithful and He will never fail a promise. You don’t have to do right to expect right from God. You have to always expect right treatment from God. What ails you? Cast it upon the Lord, for He cares.

Matthew 6:25-32 (AMP) 25 Therefore I tell you, stop being [a]perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the [b]span of his life? 28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and [c]learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his [d]magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.

OH, THE DETAILER – Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Friend, God knows every detail of your thoughts. He is not looking into your worried heart to condemn you or makes you feel miserable. He wants you to know that He holds they keys to the true fulfillment of your life. Even the number photo credit: google imagesof the hairs on your head is well counted. If He knows this detail, what makes you think He did not care about your health, peace, finances, ministry, family, job, etc. Your thoughts are His concern; He is saying; “you are too precious to be deteriorate with anxiety…hand it to me”. He is saying; “don’t bottled up in fear and despair”. Whether you are happy that you belong or feels like life is throwing curve balls on you, His greatest plan is that you will stay in the persuasion of His good opinion about you. His opinion is that;”Your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all, so don’t worry  about a thing”. You can’t tell a friend to trust you and not worry about his rent if you don’t have what it takes. It is only your God who has ever made such a bold statement. He is able to do according as He has said if and only you will rest in Him. He is not having a mental assent of the desires of your heart. He always goes the extra mile to meet your needs just as He keeps feeding the birds of the sky; who neither sow nor reap into barns. You don’t belong to your circumstances nor the prison of your past. You belongs to a great King, who is so caring to forgive and so loving to wipe away the old slate. You are not a slave neither are you a servant; you are the son and daughter of the creator of heaven and earth. That feels so good and liberating; to know that you are dearly loved, highly favored and accepted by your heaven father with a heartbeat. Glory hallelujah!!

LETS PRAY

“Thank you so much, Father God. You have not disowned me and neither are You angry with me. Your Holy Spirit has brought me to your banqueting house and your banner over me is love. I boldly confess today that I am not an orphan but a child of destiny. I willingly come home to explore the depths of your great love and the riches of your inheritance, in Christ Jesus. I am free from slavery and the power of sin which hinders so easily, in Jesus name””. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi

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A HOLE IN THE GOSPEL| CHAPTER 2


Capture the central perspective of this post by reading Chapter one from here. In Chapter one, I share the vision the Lord revealed to me in 2011, in regards to His Church. He said there is an Emptiness in my Church!!

SENSATIONALISM AND EMOTIONALISM – Apostle Paul warns the Church at Colossae to be watchful of leaders who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything. This is the abundant life; the well where the thirsty and dissatisfied souls find rest and Photo Credit: Google imagecomfort.

THE WILDERNESS CHURCH -We see a similar picture in the wilderness Church…The congregation murmured against Moses and were willing to stone him, for lack of water for themselves and their animals. The Lord gave an instruction to Moses, to speak to the rock (Christ) before the eyes of congregation and water shall flow in abundance from the flinty rock.

Numbers 20:11-12 (NKJV) 11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. 12 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

Moses, out of anger and disobedience stroked the rock twice with his rod and water gushed out. What was missing in this wilderness miracle was the neglect to exalt the Lord before the eyes His people that they can place their trust in Him as their sole satisfier and provider. Moses was not supposed to take the spot light…it was Christ, who was the type of the rock. Moses and the congregation miss the opportunity to reach the promise land. It is not always about the miracle; it’s always about God who is the miracle maker. Who is your focus? Yourself, your leader, your denomination or it is all about Christ?

WHAT TIME IS IT? It is time we drop our pick axe gospel of self works, legalism, commercialization, sexism, materialism, condemnation which has become the order of the day and share light on God’s grace gospel which is simple and yet has the power to build the total man from the inside out and grant us an inheritance with eternal value. Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit spoke to the leaders of the Ephesus Church in his farewell address, to be committed to God and the timeless truth and principles of the word of His grace which has great benefits to keep them from false brethren and demonic concepts. The sound of the great Apostle still echoes through the corridors Photo Credit: synecticsworld.comof time to the 21st century church…

Acts 20:32New (NKJV) “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

A mind corrupted by wrong theology or belief system about God and who we are in Him leads to all kinds of behaviors and malfunctioning in life.  If the body of Christ is denied of her ability to behold the beauty and pleasant nature of Christ through the preaching of the Gospel which Paul says “Is able to build you up and not only that but to also give us an inheritance”  … then we deepen the vacuum of emptiness which plagues most Christians, and not experiencing this amazing grace independent of our self occupation and willpower to get access to the boundless riches in Christ. This is not a matter denominational or doctrinal over protection; it’s a matter of giving people the chance to see Jesus and throwing out all man centered religion and traditions out of the window.  Are you ready to be a part and parcel of this movement?

BUILDING NEW ALTARS I share the same passion with Malcom Smith 110% on what really matters now; preaching the gospel which is the power unto salvation and not works. He clearly sounds the trumpet from the roof top that we will all hear…“Preaching the gospel, we are announcing the news of the revelation of who Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and ProtectionGod is and how He feels about us. We stand on the street corners of the world shouting the news that God is not the way we thought He was – He loves us!!… This is the greatest news in the world… The love of God…is the magnetic north of truth by which we fix our position as we stumble lost in the wilderness of the world…To know that His love for us depends on Him and not on us is the beginning of the way out of the futile, meaningless lives and religious despair”

The pulpit has to be oiled again with the passion to see people transformed and not modified into robots without the ever abiding life of Christ flowing in us. Jesus said He came purposely to give us His own life in full measure. If this is heaven agenda, then the burden is not on us anymore but we must embrace this life by faith to impact us in all that we do on this side of eternity…

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly “- John 10:10 (NKJV)

The pulpit needs repentance from dead works, and come back to a true relationship with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Beating people with do’s and don’ts, when they’ve really not been empowered to know their true identity rather suppress them than doing them good. You don’t beat a servant and torture him to think and work like a king when his mind is beat down and contained in a prison of unworthiness, shame and insignificance. We tell people to become like Christ with child-laboursticks and hammers on their head, when they have no idea of who they are in Christ Jesus. Throwing fire and brimstone on people through condemnation and self occupation messages or sermons always compel sincere people to try hard on their own; because of their inability through self, they fake their identity, and yet we celebrate their outward modifications whiles they struggle under the cloak of hypocrisy on the inside. Teach me who I am and effortlessly, I will discover who I am and live naturally as God intended through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Transformation is an inside out work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer!!

You want transformation and fulfillment in Christ? Find a Christ centered church and resources that will draw you in to the riches of Christ in your daily life as a believer. May Christ be exalted before your eyes today in love and victory over complex issues of this world!!

– Copyright2014GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

DEAR READER


Dear reader,
I don’t know what your pain is today
I don’t know how exactly the odds are
I just want you to know that you are in the plans of God
His thoughts towards you today is love,
Crazy love, embedded in eternal purpose
No matter how steep or crooked life road may look like
The valley may seem too dark and obscure, to navigate through
A valley of shadow of death!
A valley filled with ferocious beasts
Beasts that steals courage from your pilgrim soul
Fear no evil, for the Lord is with you

Dear reader,
Are you weary, worn out and burnt out?
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:

Dear reader,
Maybe you are struggling with an incurable disease
Debt, depression, discouragement or some dark secret,
All things shall work together for your good
There is hope, only believe
There is abundance of help for you, stretch and receive it
Don’t throw in the towel, keep on moving forward

Dear reader,
Probably nobody understands you at this moment.
You have been blackmailed, betrayed and  rejected
Rejected for something you didn’t do or did
Your self-worth and integrity has been muddied
Shame is written on the walls of your heart like graffiti on a city street
Receive forgiveness from where you messed up
Stand tall, tuck your feet on the ground, square up your shoulders
Don’t take matters into your own hands, for being treated wrongfully
The battle is the Lords; He will fight for you and restore you

Let the presence of Jesus wash over your soul, as you watch and
listen to this short but inspired music, by Hillsong (Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus)
 

Don’t be afraid. Take courage. I am here!  (Mathew 14:27 NLT)

– Thanks for holding on. Grace and peace to you!! – McDaniels Gyamfi

MY JOURNEY OF GRACE: WHY I LOVE EMPHASIZING ON THE LOVELINESS OF JESUS


Almost overnight, everything changed… Everything I had been taught about God, the church, the world around me, and my identity. Everything I have practiced Rev. McDanielswith zeal and zest, from my late teens into adulthood received a new shift. I share this experience with you, with honor and praise to the Holy Spirit…who always works to bring us closer to the loving embrace of the Father, no matter where one is in the chapter of His life.

THE VISION OF JESUS AND THE MISSION OF MY LIFE At about 1:25pm on Monday, November 29th, 2011 ( 3 years, today! )… I was in my living room praying, in an active – walking mode, holding my bible and from the lips faith, interceding for the Church of Jesus Christ, at Lansdowne Northern Virginia. I had an open vision… three young women, unknown to me in the vision were sent to deliver a message, which has radically transformed my life, and that of many others. One of the women begun to talk to me, whiles they all have this urgency written on their faces, looking at imagesddddddme. She said; “we have heard that you are preaching Christ, in your Church”. I solemnly responded with a big YES.

Prior to having this vision, I was experiencing this feeling of boredom in my heart, towards the system of religion I have embraced over the years. There was this burning desire in my heart, to capture and discover a personal God and who I am in Him, through the sacred writing of scripture.   (Everything I have known about God… from Sunday school through Bible School, was very impersonal to me) I dedicated myself to the reading of the gospels back and forth, at a sitting; spending many hours in the presence of God. The first scale dropped off, and a flood tide of the loveliness of a personal God, swept over my soul in a tsunami-like force… love was no more a religious cliché or a buzz word.  A tangible manifestation of the agape presence was all over me, and spread through me affecting everything…My marriage, ministry, purpose, health, the future, relationships and what have you. I was so overwhelmed and in shock; nobody taught me about this personal God. Hardly did I hear all the great and favorite speakers I see on TV, and have read their books, did talks about Him.

Armed with this revelation, I started a new sermon series dubbed The Jesus I never knew” and to my amazement, I saw lives transformed effortlessly, through the loveliness of God. By unveiling Jesus and His finished work…guilt, condemnation, shame, and insignificance were out of the window, and a new sense of self, created and established on Christ, was discovered. To continue from where we left of on my vision: The woman continued…”God is going to take you around the world, (For ministry) but the only thing which will transform people, is GraceThe moment she made mention of grace, I saw the Lord Jesus Christ. Suddenly, everything came into normalcy; still praying and walking through my living room…”a new day and a brand new passion were born, out of my Spirit”.

MY IGNORANCE ALMOST CAUSE ME TO DISPAIR…The vision contradicted with my belief system. If grace has to be the main platform for transformation…what was the essence of Jesus in the vision? I believed then; if it’s Jesus, it has to be Jesus alone. If it has to be grace, then grace alone, and not grace plus Jesus. I knew then if condemnationtransformation can take place in a man’s life, it has to be Jesus. Why grace and Jesus? I was left in despair and anguish; all the excitement I had already had about a personal and loving God, was now conflicting with this vision.

Don’t be surprised I was a Pastor for thirteen years, and didn’t know anything about grace, except the amazing grace song. Grace was a doctrine, a concept, a passport to sin, and all the cheap labels about it, was what I was aware of.  The entrance of His word, and the escort of the Spirit into the heart of the Father, brings liberty. The Lord reveals to redeem. He ended my despair by tenderly speaking to my heart of who He is; “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, [b] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:16-18)

JESUS, GRACE PERSONIFIED – He is the embodiment and totality of grace… grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Jesus never said the word “grace” or “I love you”. The reason being that, He is a being who is full of grace, and lived influencing all that He came into contact with Him, and still influence the world by exerting His holy influence in our hearts to persuade us to freely receive the kindness of God. To separate grace from Jesus is un-liberating…a doctrine which cannot set the captives free. A complete U-turn from a covenant established on the basis works, do’s and don’ts, to a life of rest in Christ, was revealed and painted into my spirit. These and many other things were unveiled to me…insights, and wisdom I have never in my entire life as a Christian, heard or known were tangible before me, as something I could hold, feel and embrace, all they long. I felt I have been born again, again!  

NEW DEPTHS… December 2011 through March 2012, the Lord begun to pour His love into my heart in an unspeakable measure; nothing in this life was precious to me. There is nothing in this life, I could compare to the magnificence of His presence, and the joy it brings. If the President of the United States of America or the Queen of England would have called me on my phone, and by chance I recognized their number 1Jesuson my cell ID, it wouldn’t have made any difference.

EFFORTLESS CHANGE…I heard the Lord spoke to me with such clarity and intimately. I begun to speak like a winner –walked over failure mentality, condemnation, uncertainty for the future, a bitter heart and a host of self effort baggage, I had carried over the years. I delivered from self, to love God and people unconditionally. His presence was my delight… days lying on the floor, only to get up to get my kids ready for school and pick them up from the bus and continued pursuing His presence, savoring His grace. It was in those moments in His presence the Lord revealed to me His heart towards humanity. Gravity of Grace Blog is a chunk within God’s global revolution of His nature to grace humanity, to escape the decay of the fallen world. This is an awakening of the Church to the righteousness of God, which is by faith through Christ Jesus, and the transcendent majesty of the person of Christ, and who we are in Him.

Friend, are you weary and tired over religion, do you want to know the nature of God; how He feels and think about you, and the depths of His amazing power and ability in your born again spirit? This is the moment to jump-start your life for a brand new journey of grace transformation, whether saint or sinner. Be thrilled and bask in the joy of knowing a God who so dearly loves you, as you journey with me, reflecting on the goodness of God. Contact me for prayer, encouragement, exhortation, conference, revival, Etc. Just shoot me an email. Share with the world, the loveliness of Christ on this blog, and remember to give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

In Christ love McDaniels A. Gyamfi