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We Are Prisoners For The Lord – Chairman Nyamekye

Written by | September 5, 2018 | 0
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost (COP), Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, has called on Christians to surrender their all to the Lord Jesus Christ since they no longer live for themselves but for Christ. Speaking at his first morning devotion service with the staff of the COP Headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Chairman quoted from Ephesians 4:1 and said that believers do not own their lives because they have been made prisoners for Christ, and should therefore do the biddings of the Lord. Apostle Nyamekye stated: “We are not prisoners of Christ, but prisoners for Christ, in the sense that, He has captured us and released us back into the world to serve as His agents. However, although, we have all been called, each one has to live his/her life worthy of their calling.” Taking

Are you cooking from the recipe for misery?

Written by | March 22, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION: “…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Unhappiness comes from mirrors. Happiness comes from windows. If you want to be miserable, then think about yourself first…what you want, what people are saying about you, what you ought to have done for you, how down you feel, how good you feel. Just focus on yourself. Feeling good yet? If you are, then something is wrong. Selfishness and happiness just don’t go hand in hand. If you are thinking it is better to receive than to give, you’ll never be happy. You’ll never experience the blessing of giving that Jesus taught. ACTION POINT: Hold out your hand and make a fist for at least one minute. Now, relax. Which feels

Add to your calendar: 2 funerals, 1 wedding

Written by | March 11, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it.” Ephesians 5:25 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Do you know what most marriages need? Two funerals and one wedding where both the husband and the wife die to themselves and come alive to Jesus Christ. You see, when a man loves his wife passionately, there’s nothing too precious for that man to give up for his wife, except his relationship to Almighty God. When there’s that kind of love shown to a woman, I dare say the topic of submission would not be an issue. Most women don’t mind submitting to a man who loves her enough to die for her and shows it by the way he lives for her. ACTION POINT: Are you married? Then go on a date this week with your spouse.  Are you single? Pray that

You Are Loved!

Written by | February 14, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION: “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. Did you know that Jesus is the lover of your soul? He is. You, as part of the church, are His bride…His chosen one. Our Lord loves us with an infinite love, an everlasting love, and an indescribable love. Are you without a valentine today? Take heart…His heart. He has set His affection on you. Jesus has purchased you, not with silver or gold as a bridegroom would have in Jesus’ day, but our Lord has purchased you with the silver of His tears and with the gold of His blood. You are loved! ACTION POINT: Every time you get a Valentine or see an advertisement for Valentine’s Day or hear someone say,

The Misunderstood Principle Of Submission

Written by | February 7, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:3 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Submission is a term that has been grievously distorted because there are men who have used the word as a weapon to club their wives rather than as a hammer to build their homes. When God tells a wife to submit to her husband, He also tells the husband to love his wife “even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:22-25). When God tells children to obey their parents, He also instructs the fathers to “provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). When God tells you to submit to Him, it is for your good (James 4:7). Jesus is the head

Justice, Mercy And Grace

Written by | February 2, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION:: “…the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: There are three words that came together at Calvary: justice mercy grace Justice is getting what we deserve. Mercy is not getting what we deserve. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve. But wait a minute; grace is more than that! It is grace that gives at great cost to the giver. It is not cheap. Grace cost the life of God’s Son. Jesus gave freely of Himself in agony and blood. Did you know that grace has to chase us down? If God didn’t run faster than us, we would never be saved! Grace seeks to give to vile and wicked people that which they don’t deserve and can never deserve. ACTION POINT: Are you a grace-giver? Find

HOW TO WATCH AND PRAY IN THE END TIMES

Written by | January 30, 2018 | 0
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus instructed his disciples to “watch.” This passage teaches us how to watch and pray in the end times. On the Night He Was Betrayed In our last article (READ HERE), we went into great detail on what the command “watch” means in Jesus’s great end time teaching, the Olivet Discourse. In this article, we will examine the parallels between Jesus’s instructions to his disciples on the night he was betrayed and watching in the end times. It is a great demonstration of how to watch. In Matthew’s Gospel we read: Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” (Matt. 26:36) Gethsemane is a word that means “Olive Press.” And certainly, both Jesus and the disciples were

Dealing with Delay

Written by | January 19, 2018 | 0
Read: Genesis 45:1–8 Bible in a Year: Genesis 43–45; Matthew 12:24–50 So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.—Genesis 45:8 A global computer system outage causes widespread flight cancellations, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers at airports. During a winter storm, multiple auto accidents close major highways. The person who promised to send a reply “right away” has failed to do so. Delays can often produce anger and frustration, but as followers of Jesus, we have the privilege of looking to Him for help. One of the Bible’s great examples of patience is Joseph, who was sold to slave traders by his jealous brothers, falsely accused by his employer’s wife, and imprisoned in Egypt. “But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him” (Genesis

The Devil’s Most Prized Tool

Written by | January 19, 2018 | 0
BIBLE MEDITATION: “Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord…” Psalm 25:15 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: There’s a story about the devil auctioning off his tools. He had a high price on pride, laziness, arrogance, hate, envy, and jealousy. But there was one tool that had a sign under it, “Not For Sale.” Someone said, “What is that tool and why isn’t it for sale?” “Well,” he said, “I can’t afford to get rid of that one. It’s my chief tool, discouragement. With this tool, I can pry open a heart, and once I get in I can do most anything I want.” Do you want me to tell you why you get discouraged? I’ll give it to you in a nutshell—you’ve taken your eyes off God! ACTION POINT: Are you discouraged? If not, praise God! And find someone who is so that you can give them the encouragement

By the Spirit’s Power

Written by | January 19, 2018 | 0
Read: Zechariah 4:1–7 Bible in a Year: Genesis 46–48; Matthew 13:1–30 What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.—Zechariah 4:7 What do you do when there is a mountain in your way? The story of Dashrath Manjhi can inspire us. When his wife died because he was unable to get her to the hospital to receive urgent medical care, Manjhi did what seemed impossible. He spent twenty-two years chiseling a massive gap in a mountain so other villagers could get to the local hospital to receive the medical care they needed. Before he died, the government of India celebrated him for his achievement. Rebuilding the temple must have looked impossible to Zerubbabel, one of the leaders of Israel who returned from exile. The people were discouraged, faced opposition