God will remember you by Pastor Emmanuel Eyim-Danquah

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

God Will Remember You by Pastor Danquah

Pastor Danquah taught two nights at Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York.  These are notes from the second night.  If you want to read his first teaching, follow this link.

Luke 23:39-43  Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?  And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.”  Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”  And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.

God never forgets us.  We are in the calendar of God.  If we don’t faint, we will reap bountifully.  It is never too late with God.  He is behind the scenes working on your behalf.

The problem comes in because we want God to work the way we want God to do it, but we are a man and we cannot comprehend the way of God.  God will never forget about us.  Miracles, hopes and promises will come to pass.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

God’s word will come to pass no matter how the devil tries to convince us that God has forgotten us.  The devil perches on our shoulder and speaks discouraging words to us, but we are not to listen to him. Rather listen to the truth and believe God’s Word.

The devil usually speaks loud, but God speaks to us with a gentle voice and His words produce a bountiful harvest.

God has heard our cry.

Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

God is greater than any problem satan can put in our path. God destroys the afflictions and things that hold us in bondage. He has not forgotten our purpose.

God told Jeremiah that he knew of him before he was in his mother’s womb.

Jeremiah 1:5  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

God makes His Word come to pass in our lives.  He will do what He has said He will do. He will be faithful.  He remembers us.

People may say different things to us, but we are to believe what God has said about us.

God inspires dreams. When we follow a God-inspired dream there will be obstacles put in our path. If we are following the devil or our own ways, things flow smoothly for we are doing what the devil wants. But once we make a decision to follow God’s path for our lives, the devil will try to throw obstacles and challenges our way to stop us from doing God’s will.  Sometimes, we can see the obstacles as validation of God’s words.  If our faith is strong and we persist in doing what God wants us to do, we are strengthened.

Stand and believe God.  God is a rewarder.

In the Bible passage of the thieves on the cross with Jesus, there were two thieves.  One chose to go with the crowd and ridicule Jesus, putting doubt on His death.  The other one replied that Jesus was a just man and did not deserve the Cross.  He asks Jesus to remember him when he reaches paradise.

With no hesitation, Jesus said:  TODAY

The thief who acknowledged that Jesus was Lord would enter eternity with Jesus – TODAY.

One Word from Jesus changed his destiny from death to life.

Your destiny is also changing.

God will give you a revelation and change your course. The devil can’t stop what God has for you.  God can change our life in spite of the side journeys the devil may have led us on. God’s anointing and Word can perform a creative miracle in our lives.

The devil can’t do anything, it is too late and he has lost the battle already. God’s angels are in charge.  God will turn the works of the devil to his purpose.  God will give us paradise, prosperity, peace, life, abundance. In paradise there is no sickness, pain, anger, family issues.  God remembers you.

God remembers.

Isaiah 54:7 For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you.

What seems like a long time to us is but a mere moment to God, and God will gather us with great mercy from our trials.

Isaiah 54:8  With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer.

Notice that it is a little wrath, in contrast to what he wants to do for us. There are bigger things ahead. We need to look forward, not back. We don’t drive forward always looking in the rear view mirror. Your past is your past.  Your blessing is in your future.  Your past is over.  Your future is bright for you, don’t let the enemy put guilt on you.  God has given you a new beginning.

The thief that mocked Jesus is in hell.

Jesus bought our destiny with a price. God takes care of you, and makes your enemies ashamed. He is stronger than the devil. We try to elevate the devil above the power of God.  But God restores us again.

Isaiah 49:15-17 Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. Your sons shall make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you.

Only irresponsible women might forget their children, but good moms take care of their children. God is a good parent, He will not forget. God has inscribed our names in the palms of his hands.

God does not see me at my present state, but he sees what I will become in the future. God sees us established, but we don’t see, in our circumstances, what God sees. God sees Himself in you and there is no defeat in God, so no defeat in your life. If we mess up, God steps in and fights for us, don’t give up.

In the Bible, Joseph was the eleventh son of Abraham, his special son.  God gave Joseph dreams and visions, and because of that his other brothers began to hate him.

People don’t like dreamers and visionaries.  Be careful how you share your dreams with people.

Jeremiah 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

Joseph’s brothers hated him for his dreams.  When Joseph came out to bring his brothers food in the field they did not even call him by his name.  They called him the dreamer.

Genesis 37:19 Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming!

The enemy is after the dreams, they forget his name. The devil wants to keep us in bondage.

His brothers wanted to kill Joseph, much the same as the enemy wants to kill our dreams and God’s plans for our lives. When we take steps to achieve our God-given dreams the enemy sets out to destroy us, to stop the advancement of the Kingdom. That is why we need to pray for our pastors and shepherds.  Pray for the man of God.

But also know, that when the enemy attacks, this is also something that God can use to elevate us. Whatever the enemy tries to use against us, God can turn for our good.  Our obstacles can be the very thing that helps us to step up into the next level, if we keep or faith and our focus on God.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

If we are doing the purpose God has called us for and the devil attacks, God can turn that attack for our good. God can even use our messes for our good.  We will not die, and God can turn it all to His Glory.

If you are to triumph, there needs to be a challenge. God will cause us to triumph by His Word.  Before your challenge came, God already knew  and had set in place by His Word, the victory. God does not forget us in our challenges.

Joseph’s brothers put him into a dry well, and had talked about killing him.  Joseph probably was wondering, where is God?  Then when he was sold in slavery and ended up as a slave in Potiphar’s house, he probably wondered about his dream.  But God was going to turn all things to the good and Joseph was elevated in Potiphar’s house, so that he had charge of everything except Mrs. Potiphar. God caused Potiphar’s house to prosper because Joseph was there.

When God exalts you, stay humble and exhibit self-control. Hold on to God’s Word, even if no one listens to you.

Mrs. Potiphar tempted Joseph every day, but Joseph feared the Lord. He had purpose in his life and he focused on that instead of the temptations of this woman. He decided what was most important was his purpose for God, not sex with the woman. Joseph kept his priorities straight.  Had Joseph been tempted even a little bit, God would not have been able to elevate him.

Joseph said:  Genesis 39:9b How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Joseph knew that if he sinned against this woman, he was also sinning against God and he placed God first.  He did not push God aside.

Mrs. Potiphar tore Joseph’s clothes off of him as he ran out of the house.

1 Corinthians 6:18  Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Do not push God aside, for then you lose blessings.

Pastor Danquah told us that so many in the Church are not resisting temptation, that sixty five percent of pastors are viewing pornography, and if you begin to look at pornography your create a greater appetite for this.  We are to flee fornication. God is merciful but He is also holy.  Don’t use his mercy to cover up your sins.

Because Joseph fled this woman, and resisted the temptation he ended up in jail.  It is possible that he might wonder where was God in this, but even in the bleak circumstance of the prison, God gave Joseph favor. We need to hold on to righteousness in the face of the devil’s attack.

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Joseph was given favor with the chief jailer.  He ends up interpreting dreams of two of Pharaoh’s servants – the butler and the baker.  The dream interpretation was accurate, and Joseph told the butler to remember him.  Instead, the butler did not.  Joseph spent fourteen years in jail.  He must have wondered if the dreams God gave him at the start of this were still accurate.

But we need to remember that wherever we go with God’s blessings we will have favor.

Favor is the willingness of someone to use his ability and power to help you.

God remembers His promises. God caused Pharaoh to have dreams neither he nor his advisers could interpret, and that caused the butler to remember Joseph and his dream interpretations.

In one day, Joseph was brought from the prison to the palace.

Joseph asked the butler to remember him – but in that Joseph was looking at man, but it is God who remembers and elevates us.

We need to put our confidence in God for it is God who supplies all our needs in the midst of our challenges.  Even in this economy God can prosper us.

God takes away the wealth of the enemy and gives it to you.  Don’t throw away your dream for what you see now in your circumstances.  Trust in God and know that He remembers you.

The chief butler remembers Joseph.

Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.

Joseph was in the dungeon with no hope for fourteen years, then Pharaoh called him and brought him quickly, an urgent command from the king.

We can be brought out of our situation quickly for God is a God of miracles.

Whenever the enemy gives us prison clothes, no favor, or we are in a spiritual prison, God can bring us out of the most desperate of situations.

Joseph appears before Pharaoh, interprets his dream, and then Pharaoh requests that somebody trustworthy do what Joseph suggested. It is decided that Joseph would be in charge, second only to Pharaoh. He was given clothes and a ring of authority. People bowed to him.

Pastor Danquah asked us if what we have been suffering is as bad as what happened to Joseph.  One day in God’s house restores us.  Joseph became prime minister.

He went through four “P’s” PIT – POTIPHAR – PRISON – PRIME MINISTER

What we go through is part of God’s plan, and He will use that to elevate us, if we keep our faith and focus on Him.

Pastor Danquah gave us another example from the Bible.  Hannah.  She was barren and her neighbors and friends ridiculed her for being childless. She went to the Temple to pray and prayed moving her lips, the priest felt she was drunk.  Hannah told him that she was praying from the heart, and the priest spoke a word of prophesy over her that she would have a child before the year was out.

1 Samuel 1:15-18 But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.”  Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.” And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

She left Eli’s presence and was happy for she believed the Word of God. She hadn’t been eating before she received God’s Word for she was sad at her barrenness, but once she believed God, she began to eat and be happy.

Was there any outward sign that she was going to have a child?  No.  She just took God at His Word.

God will restore you and you will get what you need.

When God puts a desire for bigger causes in your heart, He will give you what you need to achieve them. God will bring joy in our spirit.

Pastor Danquah prophesied that within three months there will be testimonies of how God remembers us.  We will see the Glory of God.

I hope this teaching blesses you.

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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