THE EVER-WINNING TEAM: GOD & YOU

Thursday, May 24
                 
THE EVER-WINNING TEAM: GOD & YOU

Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 6:1

We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

When God’s minister, co-worker, Moses, obeyed the divine instruction, by simply pointing the rod with an outstretched arm over the Sea, the impossible become possible.   

All of God’s children are called into the ministry to primarily serve God and also people (Eph 4:12; 2 Cor 3:6). No matter what ministry you are called into, there will be moments when your ‘hand has to be stretched out’.

The direction given to you by God may appear to be unpractical and ineffective. At such times you need not to be hesitant in acting on that Rhema-Word. This spoken Word of God concerning what is to be done carries the dynamic power of God.  

This power will surely produce the desired results when the given instruction is acted upon in faith. After (and only after) Moses had stretched out His hand, the Bible says, and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night…  

This is what happens when we as ministers co-operate with God. You must appreciate that whatever He directs you to do is within your scope. He will never instruct you to do things beyond your capabilities. The part that seems impossible is always handled by Him. Therefore team up with God and naturally do what is impossible with man!

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie  

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THINK BIG!

Wednesday, May 23
                                        
THINK BIG!

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. ‘’Eat and drink!’’ he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Have you noticed the underlined portion of our opening verse: For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. It therefore matters what you think about; it really does! You are the product of what you’ve been thinking and contemplating about up to this point in your life. You are what you think about!

Hence it matters dearly what enters your heart. Should you give yourself continuously to hearing and reading of materials that produce fear you’ll sooner or later be gripped by the spirit of fear. Several people have gone down the road of failure, sickness, lack and even death because of this principle.

Their minds and hearts were predominantly dominated by the negative forces of life. How sad! You probably have had an experience of that sort at a point or perhaps are in it at this particular juncture.

The good news is that you can train and reprogram yourself by setting your mind and heart on things that will not only bring you out of your present predicament but also catapult you into God’s higher dimensions.
Set your gaze on the Word; meditate on God’s Word until you become the Word for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As you continually meditate on Scriptures that speak of you as the righteousness of God your heart, mind and even your flesh will align to this truth, making you a master of sin. Your health will spring forth if you would do the same with healing Scriptures such as Isaiah 53, Psalm 103:1-5, Proverb 4:20-22 and 1 Peter 2:24.

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie

RHEMA NOTICEBOARD

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SEEK TO KNOW HIM MORE

Tuesday, May 22
                    
SEEK TO KNOW HIM MORE

Scripture Reference: Psalm 14:2

The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.

Did you notice that? God literally looks down from above to analyse and observe people’s lives in relation to Him. The thought that God watches out for those who are learning of Him and His ways and also seeking after Him is very intriguing.

This goes to show the kind of relationship Heaven wants to have with the earth. God yearns to have a mutual intimacy with mankind, of whom you’re one. As God’s eyes are set on you, what would He observe concerning you as a person.

What is the number one thing you’re spending time, money, energy and so on to acquire adequate information about? Studious students study for much more reasons than passing examination. They endeavour to acquire a deeper and thorough understanding about the course. Little wonder they usually achieve remarkable results and also become experts of their respective subjects.

Could this be said of you? How much effort do you put in learning about God? Jesus in His teaching of finding rest in life advised; …learn from Me… and you will find rest for your souls (Matt. 11:29).

Make up your mind determinedly to take up the ‘God Course’. Endeavour to understand Him, His ways and principles. Your thorough understanding and knowledge of Him would surely give you the upper hand in life.

You simply can’t follow God’s methods and fail. Whilst people are struggling because of the challenges of life, you’ll be soaring through the same storms because your life is governed by the ways and principles of God.

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie

RHEMA NOTICEBOARD

Friends ‘n’ Family Day is here again this Sunday; 27th May, 10am @ REPEM. Come along with friends and all loved ones and step into that divine destiny for your lives.

THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Friday, May 18
                     
THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Scripture Reference: John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Jesus is the one and only Key to God and His Kingdom, and He gives to His believers the keys of the Kingdom. The Key to the Kingdom is what gives a person the right to commence a relationship with the Almighty God even on a personal level.

The keys of the Kingdom then grant the individual the right to access all the rights, benefits, privileges and provisions such as joy, peace, prosperity, sound health and so on. If you have believed and received the Key to the Kingdom – Jesus Christ – then you have access to all the keys of the Kingdom (Matt.16:19).

John 1:12-13 reveals some marvellous truth regarding you as God’s child. It says; but as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. The thirteenth verse goes on to say; who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man but of God.

Isn’t that glorious? Just as human beings give birth to humans of the same kind and a tree would bring forth another tree of its kind, likewise God has given birth literally to you as His kid. That is why you have to demonstrate His character traits such as love, peace, joy, mercy, forgiveness, patience, faith, unity and others.

You can bring all these virtues forth to impact other lives because you have them in your spirit. All you need to do is to yield yourself to the Holy Spirit and learn to operate in life just like your Father.

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie.    

BE HUMBLE

Wednesday, May 16
                                  
BE HUMBLE

Scripture Reference: Luke 14:11

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Humility is walking in lowliness of heart and mind before God and man. As a humble person, you don’t place a high estimate on your importance. You even consider others better than yourself. The mindset of a humble person is: I must decrease so that He might increase.

In our world today, when you’re being humble you’re taken for a fool and a weakling. Some friends might even look down on you and others might try to mistreat and take advantage of you. As a result, many people especially the youth and young adults endeavour to put up some false toughness as a safeguard, and by so doing have lost touch of the word ‘humility’ even in their interaction with older people.

Of course God doesn’t want others to take you for a fool and a weakling. However, in your walk of humility you’ll have that experience. It’s needless to worry about that at all because it won’t last for long.

Understand that God’s Word has been tried and proven (Psalm 12:6, 7). So when the Word says humble yourself for God to elevate you, go on and do it. It doesn’t matter how people will perceive you to be or do to you as you obey God in this area.

He’ll see to it that the same people witness His promotion for your life because of your obedience.

As a child of God never entertain pride in your life. Let that be far from you or else you’ll make yourself the architect of your own downfall just as Satan did. Rather imitate your Master Jesus Christ – who humbled Himself even to the point of a shameful death – and climb your way up to greater heights.

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie

THE WORD BECAME FLESH

Tuesday, May 15
                 
THE WORD BECAME FLESH

Scripture Reference: John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 

During creation, God always said something before bringing into materiality a particular creature. In Genesis 1:3 God said, ‘Let there be light.’ This statement came about when God uttered words out of His mouth. These words together with many others which were spoken through many people like the prophets all add up to the personality of the Word – who is Jesus.

It’s worth noticing that He wasn’t called Jesus in the beginning but rather the Word. He was given the name Jesus when He became a human being (see Matthew 1:21). He became flesh for a specific reason. Hebrews 2:14 shows that Christ although He is fully God, He didn’t come here in the form of angels but rather became just like us. So He is fully God yet fully man.

He became a human being so as to partake in our weaknesses and sufferings in order to be a compassionate High Priest who could sympathise with our weaknesses. So Jesus, in His earthly ministry, didn’t preach, heal and perform miracles because He was God.
No not at all! He did them as a man anointed with the Holy Ghost and power. That had to be so for Him to be our perfect example – someone we could relate to and emulate.

Believe therefore that all the good works, such as loving people and healing the sick, which He did you can even do greater (John 14:12).

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie

THE EVER-WINNING MENTALITY

Monday, May 14
            
THE EVER-WINNING MENTALITY

Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have you heard people make this statement; ‘Life is full of ups and downs.’ They classify some days as ‘good’ and others as ‘bad.’ This classification is based on the circumstances they encounter. To them joyful and rosy circumstances make ‘a good day’ whereas challenging and fiery situations bring about ‘a bad day.’

For the Christian, life is not full of ups and downs. Nah! How could it be? How could a person be a partaker of the abundant life in Christ and yet experience fluctuating life. That shouldn’t be so at all.
Jesus came to this earth for a purpose; and all the pains and torture He went through were to present you with an ever triumphant life. So you shouldn’t ‘win some and lose some.’ You’re fashioned to win only and always.

The various stages of the life of Christ after His arrival on earth have meanings to them. The most important of them all is His resurrection from the death (1 Cor 15:17). His resurrection from death was and still is the seal of the victory we have as God’s people.

It’s high time you ceased thinking and talking like the world, and began to glide through life as the champion as you are, regardless of the challenges. Don’t let the torture Jesus went through be in vain; start approaching life with the mindset of a winner.

Grace unto you,

Osei Barnie