Don’t Give Up – Keep Speaking by Pastor Emmanuel Eyim-Danquah
What a blessing to have Pastor Danquah visiting Living Word Chapel again. If you want a fresh touch of God and great teaching come and visit. He will be ministering Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday at 7PM . Living Word Chapel, 1555 Route 28A, West Hurley New York 12491. If you need more information call 845-338-9305 during office hours. It looks to be an exciting series of teachings and I don’t want to miss one.
Besides having a church in Florida, he also has churches in Ghana. Recently they placed a $60,000 roof on their church. Living Word Chapel supports this ministry in Ghana and 9 others around the world. Pastor Danquah thanked all who have contributed to the ministry, and told us that he is believing big plans for the future. He knows that many at LWC have had hard times but still sacrificially give, and God blesses that.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
When God makes blessings flow in abundance for us it is not just for our personal edification, we are given resources so that we can share them to help the ministry.
2 Corinthians 9:8 AMPLIFIED And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
Favor in finances, favor in promotion, favor in business, favor in every earthly blessing IN ABUNDANCE. We are to share this blessing with others.
DON’T GIVE UP: KEEP ON SPEAKING
We will be blessed, delivered, free, growing to a new level of overflow. We speak and catch the blessing spiritually before we see any physical manifestation.
Romans 12:11not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; We then looked at this verse in a Contemporary English Version Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. Follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up! The devil tries to get us to give up before what we are believing for manifests. The devil will pound, use tricks, and confused emotions to get a person’s mind off the truth of God’s Word. Never give up. Keep speaking the Word of God into your life. You are right at the precipice of a breakthrough. We are in a marathon race and we don’t want to give up when the finish line is so close.
Winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win. When the race gets tough, the tough get going.
You are not alone, you have God on your side. He knows the end before you even began the race. He has plans for you to give you a future. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
God always knows the finish before you even begin. He has seen what will happen. If you give up you will miss the best of what God has for you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. The enemy wants us to stop, to lose, for he knows if we persist we will be a blessing and help the Kingdom. God is acting on your faith, we are to believe. We are not to look at the natural, but by faith have persistence.
The definition of persistence is the quality of continuing steadily despite problems and difficulties. We do not stay down, but keep pursuing the vision that God has for us.
The battle results are fixed – we win. Paul instructed Timothy to fight the good fight of faith. If we look at the physical we will give up and stop fighting because of the weight of the problem. We need to operate by faith not by sight.
There was no way the teenager David could kill Goliath in his own strength. We do not want to be dependent on another person, but rather dependent on God. If you focus on your giant you face defeat. When you are making strides towards God’s goal the devil will put tribulations in your path. But you do not need to become mired in those tribulations.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. If those in the church are poor and lacking they are bound, if they feel they can’t do what God wants them to do they are bound. God wants to set us free. God wants us to receive His blessing. But we need to resolve to continue forward in spite of the tribulations.
Resolve means to not care what the enemy will do, but that you plan to continue forward regardless. It is a commitment that does not give up no matter the circumstances. You tell yourself, “I will not quit no matter what.” And you continue to fight the good fight of faith.
2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”we also believe and therefore speak,
Faith is a spirit, and is a principle used even by the Patriarchs and the old saints. They spoke what they believed. You must keep speaking what you believe, and it does not always instantly manifest. You may need to speak for weeks or months or years, or decades. Don’t look at the circumstances, focus on the truth of what God is saying.
When Joshua went to Jericho, he walked around the walls six times, and on the seventh day walked around seven times, it took 13 times around the walls before they crumbled. They kept believing what God said. If we look at our circumstances we can become discouraged, which is why we must keep speaking the Word of God. When you speak the inspired words of God you create faith.
Your future is on your lips. Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
You eat the fruit of what you say. Your tongue either speaks words of life or words of death. Sometimes our life circumstances make it hard to speak God’s Words, but we must stick to the truth of His Word. Keep speaking the truth and building up your faith in the Spirit. The truth manifests in the Spirit before we see it in the physical. Psalm 45:1b My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
We must speak the right things which impacts the realm of the Spirit. Speak what God says and that builds images in our mind in the Spirit realm.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
God created the World by speaking. If He had sat with Jesus and the Holy Spirit and did not speak the World into existence, it wouldn’t exist. We are created in the image of God, so when we want to bring something into existence we need to speak it.
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
God’s Spirit hovered over the face of the waters, then God SAID “Let there be light” and there was light.
If you believe you will speak what you believe. The Spirit gives life. God’s Words are Spirit and life. The Spirit creates life in the midst of our hopeless situations.
Lazarus was dead 4 days, and was decaying in the tomb, but the problem of death was not too hard for Jesus. Jesus SPOKE and Lazarus came forth living.
God speaks life to our dead, hopeless situations. God wants us to know that we must PERSIST, and keep Speaking His truth into our situations.
Don’t withdraw. Keep speaking the truth and one day our situation will turn around. The Glory of the Lord will be displayed in the turn around. God will not only turn our situation around but He will restore all the years that the locusts ate. When we speak God’s Word we keep the angels busy.
Psalm 103:20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
God’s Word has a voice, and when we speak His Word the angels harken to His Word, and God makes things happen. Our finances change, our relationships, jobs, state of mind, husbands, wives, children must change. It is the will of God to bring His Word to pass.
Daniel 10:12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.
Daniel prayed to God, and for 21 days seemed to receive no response. An angel had been dispatched from the FIRST DAY, but had been hindered. Daniel kept praying and believing God even though he saw no immediate response. But notice. God heard him from the first day. God heard Daniel’s Words, but there was a hindrance. The enemy, satan, adversary, opposes us, trying to get us to doubt God, and apply doubt to our future and welfare. He doesn’t want us to succeed so he hinders any way he can.
If the enemy can get us into the realm of reason he has succeeded for then we leave the realm of faith. Only speak faith words based on Scripture and God will send His angels to bring His words to pass. Nothing is impossible of God. God says, if you can believe, all things are possible for you. Believing will cause miracles to happen for ALL things are possible.
Even when our situation seems dry, the Words of God can turn the darkness to light. He can change our weeping to laughter, our heaviness to joy in the Holy Ghost. We have been given the authority to stop the devil. The devil wants to kill, steal and destroy. If we do not open our eyes and see his wiles, we permit him to destroy our future, our children and families. WE HAVE AUTHORITY TO SPEAK AGAINST THE devil, and cast him out. WE HAVE AUTHORITY given to us by Jesus Christ.
Mark 16:17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
Cast out demons, speaking them out. TAKE AUTHORITY AND SPEAK. We don’t have to stay bound, we are FREE. Speak and see things changing.
We need to speak out the truth. If we don’t speak the truth the devil will take advantage. In Matthew 4 during His temptation, Jesus kept saying, “It is Written.” Speak the Words of God, satan cannot stand the Words of God. He will fail when we speak faith filled words.
Luke 17:5-6 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Faith as small as a tiny mustard seed can cause a tree to be pulled up by the roots and put in the sea. Your words can move a mountain. God said it so I believe it. God knows HOW, we don’t have to know HOW God did it. All we need to do is believe, God will take care of the details. The tree listens to the Word of God. And what is a check in your checkbook made out of – wood (tree), so speak to your checkbook and tell it for God to increase your finances. Not money for self, but provision so you can support yourself and the ministry. We want to reach people in these last days.
If we speak to our mountain (our mountain may be cancer, sickness, fear, poverty, etc.) we can tell the mountain to move, and we are free. We need to believe and SPEAK.
Tomorrow Pastor Danquah is speaking on limitations. We tend to limit God. God is so much greater than we can think or imagine.
Hope to see you tomorrow night.
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