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

21ST CENTURY PRACTICAL ATHEISM


Mind-The-Gap

The deepest needs of our hearts can only be met by God. No man made gadget can fill the vacuum in our hearts, than God can or will. If you keep trying to meet your deepest needs through your own efforts, you will burn out into despair. My good friend, this is not the way Jesus satisfy our emotional, spiritual or physical needs. If we don’t trust Jesus Christ actively daily, to meet our deepest needs in life, we automatically transfer our needs upon others; your spouse, friends, family and the world system to cushion us. It’s neither safe nor wise to rely on what has failed men miserably through history.

The greatest failure to mankind search for happiness has been “self sitting on the throne“ of our lives. Reliance on temporal solutions and momentarily self aggrandizing pills of men for eternal answer is a serious epidemic which has gain inroad into the Church of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls it the arm of the flesh; it causes men’s whose heart has turned from the Lord to become like a shrub in the desert. No hope and full of despair!!

God warn the Israelites through His servant… Jeremiah 17:5-9 (NET) 5 The Lord says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord. 6 They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live. 7 My blessing is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me. 8 They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit. 9 The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?

The 21st Century Church needs to wake up from our slumber party; as we are tumbling slowly and suddenly to the valley of emptiness, lacking colorful influence on society. Our actions say; “There is no God” and that kind of attitude and Christianity is a religion of fools and is not any different from atheism.

The famous twentieth- century philosopher Will Durant said something I believe should be seriously considered by all thinking people: “The greatest question of our time is not communism vs. individualism, nor Europe vs. America, not even the East vs. the West; it is whether man can bear to live without God”. That is exactly what so many are trying to do in society today. Those who profess themselves to be atheists make up a tiny minority of our population (USA) – about 5 or 6 percent. But there are far more practicing atheist, though they would never verbalize it. They may attend Church every Sunday, but from Monday morning to Saturday night, God has no place in their thoughts. There is no place for prayer (relationship) in their lives. They do not seek His face and His word. They have no devotional life. They are practical atheist.

Friend, let’s remember our first love. Hear the Lord’s word to His loveless Church in Revelation 2:1-5 1“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

Our first works are the works of affection we have towards God. I call it the honeymoon moments of Christianity. As you focus on God’s love for you; you automatically cure your heart, which is so bound by societal influence unto Christ Centered life; a life full of Christ love and power.

Rebecca express the great disconnect and the gravitational pull of our society from God, family and friends; we trying to fill in the space with electronic gadgets. She writes in her blog (http//and a sprinkleoflove.com) “We are such a fast paced busy society. The 21st century has us overbooked, over stressed, and completely disconnected with each other. We are families with busy careers and too many activities. The time spent face to face with each other (either for fellowship, edifying or worship) is being replaced with being shoulder to shoulder in the car distracted by some sort of gadget. I Pods, cell phones, and video games have replaced real human interaction. Families used to treasure the time around the dinner table just sharing and talking, creating strong family bonds. Now, it’s a race to throw something in the microwave or visiting the drive thru in between activities. We are losing the true purpose and beauty of life, and our families are missing out on the deep bonds that make family so precious”.

The true purpose of life is to be conformed to the image of the Son of God and let Him live His life through us in quality relationships with Him, family and friends in the bond of true love and fulfill the great commission with passion. Let us return to the underlying foundation of Christianity; Prayer, devotion or quiet time, fellowship, fasting, evangelism, worship.

It starts right now…probe your ways and see where you have to make adjustment: Lamentations 3:40 sounds a clarion call to “Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD”. Some habits and strongholds can be changed as we spend time alone in God’s presence for total renewal… Joel 2:12 says; “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning”. The Lord promise to heal our hearts of addiction to the carnal impulses of societal pull and used us for His glory to make an indelible mark which cannot be raised… Hosea 6:1 “Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us

We are the new breed through union with Christ Jesus to make inroads into the entertainment, business, political, sporting world and all other pillars of culture to influence the world with the loveliness and power of Christ. On your mark, get set, Go!!

Share your thoughts on how best we can bring the Church and the family back to the place of affectionate union with God in the 21st Century. Thanks’ and have super loving  relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ.

– McDaniels A. Gyamfi

MATERIALISM vs COMMUNION


MATERIALISM vs COMMUNION

What do you value? We are not in a rat race with the gentiles. Our daddy cares enough about us to enrich our lives with His goodness. Isn’t it glorious!
Matthew 6:31-34 31 reads; “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Are you seeking a relationship with God or serving God as an ends to material blessing and possessions? Many believers has left their obsession to stay in the secret place of God and affectionately drifting into pursuing the world at all cost. This state of apostasy has created empty souls where men are falling into manholes. It is your Father’s will that you walk in divine prosperity, in the land of the living. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2) but He also admonish us through Paul in the epistle to Timothy to flee from “the love of money” and pursue righteousness, godliness etc. 1 Timothy 6:7-11 (NET) 7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either. 8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. 9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains. 11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.

Money, wealth, riches in itself is not evil, but it is the heart condition towards money that leads to all kinds of evil. When money dominates the throne of our affection more than the love for God, we try all kinds of mechanism and gimmicks to acquire money which is contrary to God’s word. God does not expect us to become prisoners of money, His desire is that we prosper and to be in control over our hearts in our relationship with Him instead of money consciousness sitting on the throne of our hearts daily.

Your prosperity is God’s heartbeat, but it’s unscriptural to be consummated with the pursuit of this world’s wealth to the neglect of a yearning to prosper, in your communion or relationship with the Lord. Jesus tenderly whispers to us to seek and savor Him with every fiber of our being, all the days of our life. It’s in that moments of intimate communion, in our secret place, that we download wisdom, to excel in all areas of our lives and also be set free from the bondage of fear and uncertainty of deadlines and the worries of tomorrow.

You were created for a relationship of love with God. When His love dominates your heart, you will not worship your job, business plans and wealth accumulation but will set Him as a seal in your heart and cherish every day with wisdom from His presence. Song of Solomon 8:6 says; “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LOR”.
Is your soul rushing and drowning in self? Are you weary and tired about life? God specializes in renewing and refreshing of our lives. He doesn’t give up on us; it doesn’t matter how far you’ve disconnect yourself from Him in your covenant relationship. The Prophet Isaiah writes; “29 He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy. 30 Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble. 31 But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired. (Isaiah 40:29-31 NET)

Spend quality time in His presence and enjoy communion with God today in prayer. Prayer is not a religious duty but an invitation for communion with God. Prayer is simply an invite for conversation; a special moment to experience intimate fellowship and affection with the Lord. Just don’t keep on eating what do not satisfy. Jesus is the bread of life and the living water for you empty and the hungry soul. Will you let Him come in and dine with Him in an intimate setting for renewal, healing and restoration?

He speaks to us tenderly and close-up, even when we think He is far from us. He is not far, my good friend. He is right where you are, and He says; Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 NET)

Who will ignore an invitation from the Queen of England or the President of the United States of America in your humble apartment? There is fullness of benefits and opportunities in the presence of such great dignitaries. Remember it rarely happens for the President of the United States of America or the Queen of England to stop by at the home of an ordinary individual. Grace compels God to stoop low and lavish the needy, the broken and the empty with the abundance of His favor for a turnaround. In His presence are eternal pleasures which only God can give, to heal our aching hearts and prosper us in every arena of life.

PURPOSE DISPONDENCY AND WOES


PURPOSE DISPONDENCY AND WOES

There is a seated unhappiness in the hearts of many believers, who are trying so hard to discover God’s “master plan” for their life. Many are not sure today if where they’ve lived for years are the right location for them or whom they are partners with in business or marriage are the right people to lead them to that bliss called master plan, after many years on the path to purpose.

There are others who also think, they’ve missed God’s master plan, and there is no hope for tomorrow for their life. Isn’t it sad to live your life searching for a master plan outside of Him when you are a master plan of God in Him.

Romans 8:28-29 (NET)
28 And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, 29 because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

My dear friend, you are chosen by God by faith through grace into a great purpose, to conform to the very image of God and through this union or relationship… you can access the acceptable and perfect will of the Father through the agency of the Spirit. There is no greater purpose than this!

Stop searching for a master plan, my good friend!! You are God’s master plan; live each day yielding to the exertions of His holy influence on your soul, emotions and will as you do what you are passionate about in life through this influence (grace) on your heart. Yielding your thought to God in the tiny decisions of life, allows Him to emanate through us as a conduit for greater works. Many are like sitting beside a pool waiting for the huge bubble on the waters of their life with a trumpet sound echoing their name for arrival to that bliss. This behavior of waiting for a “breakthrough” leads to despondency in your heart. Each day must be embraced as a life of purpose in the things that glorifies Him in our lives as we lay on the altar of total surrender. This is awesome!!

Romans 12:2 (NET)
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may test and approve what is the will of God—what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

God’s plan and purpose are His thoughts, plugged in by the believer. He wants you well, healed, prospered, anointed, favored, righteous, wise, creative, win souls, live cheerfully, intelligent, good relationships as wrought in the finished work of Christ. You are not ahead neither are you late in God’s program. All Things shall work together for your good. All things mean everything. It does not really matter where you are now or the degree you have failed. Failure is the language of the unregenerate. We win, no matter what…because Christ is winning daily through us.