Dealing with Spiritual Exhaustion in the Christian Life

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

It’s been several weeks of Sunday’s, and I am exhausted.

Sunday Night Services

The Holy Spirit had instructed us, at Seaview Garden’s New Testament Church of God, to keep tarrying service, on Sunday nights, for five weeks until mid December. The first night was power packed, souls laid prostrate at the altar, others seeking Jesus with fervor and even when we were in the car park, the presence of God was upon us. We were hollering praises to stars, if they could hear us.

God had put a word in my spirit, while in the service, and I didn’t release it. But when I got the car park, I attempted to get in my car and the Spirit gripped my innards, I could hardly breathe. With intercession, I was able to give the word in the car park, where saints were full speed into praising God.

He gave me a word of prophecy for several people and the more we tried to quell the Holy Spirit, the more people rejoiced. There were saints walking down lanes and avenues speaking in tongues and rejoicing.

Good be praised.

The following week, the Holy Spirit kept His appointment. During the week, God was communing with me and the Holy Spirit was talking to me about deliverance. That Sunday night more people were rocked by the power of God and found hope for another day. Again the Spirit was waiting to seize us in the car park and we left rejoicing.

The third Sunday night was one of intense rejoicing. I found myself dancing and praising God, it was sweet. The presence of God was so heavy. I couldn’t stand and found myself on the floor, bowed low before my Savior’s feet. Tears ran down my face like school children on Friday evening, when the bell rings. That night, again the Word went forth and God was faithful.

Sometimes things come up and you get into a frenzy about how to juggle the balls you already have in your hand. That was week four. I had an invite to an event, which promised to be a date with destiny. But I was mindful of my obligations to my church and Bishop. The Holy Spirit provided guidance, so I sought permission from my Pastor with the promise to be back as soon as I could.

The ‘Heal the Land’ single release or launch was a blessing. Jermaine Gordon’s song had the right ingredients to bring renewal to Jamaica. His team and he, emphasized worship and God was exalted. I am happy to say that God will work through him, as long as he humbles himself, to the will of Jehovah, to spread a fresh sound out of Jamaica.

At church that night, I could hardly but keep quiet in the house of God. His presence was tangible and I found myself running – or speed walking 😉 – around the sanctuary. I couldn’t sit until I made 7 laps, and the Holy Spirit had me release a word. I am truly thankful for the spiritual maturity of my Bishop who knew and allowed the Holy Spirit to have his way, even if he was about to start his sermon. Such wisdom and obedience is lacking in many churches. But, I thank God when he shifted me, and gave me my present assignment under the headship of Bishop Ryan Reddie.

The Physical Rigors

The Lord has been showing me how tired my Pastor was for many weeks now and I interceded on his behalf as the Holy Spirit directed. But I think, he is giving me more than just a peripheral understanding of what he goes through.

Last week Monday, I was drained. I felt like my energy was leeched. My eyes felt like someone dumped a pan of sand in it and I couldn’t function to work until 7 p.m., thank God for a stay at home job with flexible hours.

At home, after the first Sunday tarrying service, I had sprained my finger and my feet hurt. When I hit my bed that night I asked Abba to heal my body. I shut out the pain in my pinkie and foot bottom and surrendered to the sweet tides of nocturnal rest. Needless to say, I woke the next day with no pain in my feet and minimal aches in my finger.

The following Sunday night when I got home, my feet hurt less than before. I was resolved to buy a flat comfortable shoes, which allowed me to move freely without pains after ministering at the altar. I got the shoes on sale at Payless for 60% off, so I knew God was looking out for even my wardrobe and achy feet.

Now, I lie here – sharing my story with you – with only an achy big toe and tiredness lurking in the shadows. I dread how I will feel tomorrow because, today I felt the exhaustion before I even woke this morning after just 5 hours of sleep.

I have come to – again – experience the different level of tiredness one experiences after doing spiritual intercession, prayer, ministry or warfare. A few years ago, I learnt that the best way to deal with this is by fasting and praying as much as you can, so that your spirit man is stronger as you die to the flesh.

For most part of a Sunday, I am fasting or eating very little. This is more so with help from Almighty God, as I don’t crave food then and there is a focus and communing that happens. I try not to have any distractions – my work, my shows, social media – on Sunday so that I can be willing, available and in tune with the Holy Spirit.

I have also again seen whereby God shows up and keeps his appointment with His people, so long as you are faithful and obedient; that you keep your appointment with Him. Each and every night of the services, the Holy Spirit was tangibly present. He manifested through his people and delivered those who yielded to Him.

I share my story with you, to encourage you and to invite you to share your story, encouragement or spiritual advice as well.

And yes, I invite you to come and worship with us at Seaview Garden’s New Testament Church of God. We would be happy to have you for 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. service on a Sunday.

May Jehovah bless you, greatly.


By: Denise N. Fyffe

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: Who Do You Run To

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about relying on Jesus as our first resource in times of trouble.

How to Cope With Mistreatment in your Christian Life

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

These days I feel like I am traversing a mine field at home, work and even in my mind; and everyday, I am injured or bruised because I couldn’t side step one quick enough. Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever wondered how to cope with mistreatment in your christian life? Life seems difficult at every turn and everyone seems to be used by the devil to tear you down, rip you apart and lead you down the road to hell.

During this period, I sometimes get very angry, despondent and stressed out. Nonetheless, I am quick to remember that God is always on my side and I am going through the ‘valley of the shadow of death’ and crossing over into the ‘desert’ on occasion. But God never leaves me alone. He never forsakes me and he sends his ravens to feed me. It is these thoughts that replace the anger with peace.  Yesterday, was no different.

I found immense comfort, strength and revelations from a YouTube clip, shared by a friend of mine. Kerry said that while she was listening to a sermon by Prophetess Juanita Bynum, God instructed her to share it with me. Due to her obedience, I was blessed and rejuvenated by God’s words through Prophetess Juanita Bynum. I have shared the clip ‘Diving Interruption’ with  you as well.

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. —Ephesians 6:6-8, KJV

That was not all. My morning devotional had a message for me also – How to Cope With Mistreatment. I found the bible verse to be very profound. “Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free“. —Ephesians 6:6-8, KJV

God knows that it is not in my nature to please men. He knew that my flesh would not contend with being hypocritical or taking disrespect from anyone. Therefore he chose words which allowed me to see that it is not for men, but rather for Him; as a servant of Christ should I do His will. With hard and convicting evidence from the bible, as a child of God, I have no choice but to humbly obey His word and His will.

By: Denise N. Fyffe
Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe

See the message excerpt below:

How do you cope with mistreatment? The story about Laban and the way he treated Jacob may have much to teach us.

Jacob worked for Laban fourteen years, keeping his agreement in exchange for Laban’s two daughters. Then another six years elapsed before Jacob finally made the break, and it was after Joseph was born when Jacob turned his thoughts toward going home.

Maybe you can identify with the kind of mistreatment Jacob endured for so many years. I have known many people who have put up with so much from others, a controlling parent or a spouse, for instance, who makes life so unpleasant. It may be a boss. I dare say many reading this dread returning to work on Monday mornings.

I want you to see three ways in which Jacob coped with mistreatment.

1. Jacob was careful not to pick a quarrel with Laban. He knew that what was happening to him was God’s way of breaking him. Jacob knew he had been a deceiver himself; now he had met his match. This is the way God may choose to break you: to let you meet your match.

2. Jacob preoccupied himself with what he did best. He gave himself to what God had called him to do. You may have been mistreated, but God has given you a gift. Use it well. One day your time will come and God will say, “Enough is enough.”

3. Jacob didn’t really break away until he had divine confirmation. “Then the Lord said to Jacob, ‘Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you'” (Gen. 31:3). Until then, it had been Jacob’s idea, but God had been watching and He said, “Enough is enough. I am with you.”

God knows how much you can bear, and He is coming to your rescue at this moment to remind you that the one who was mistreated the most was Jesus who died on the cross.

Excerpted from All’s Well That Ends Well (Authentic Media, 2005).

Holding on to your Christian Life

Jesus is the way

Jesus is the way

Christianity and being saved in Christ is a process. The longer you stay, the more you grow, the older you get, the relationship with Jesus solidifies and matures.

The change comes about by being in contact with God and having a true relationship and closeness with God. You can’t help but change.

The Holy Spirit within you helps you to conform and transform. Your life, your practices, your whole being will consistently say, Yes Jesus, I will do your will.

If you have been saved for a while, months, years, decades; know this, that God is God. And he can do all things for and through you. It is your faith that empowers your belief and gives power for his miracles to happen in your life. Hold on, wait on him, hold on and continue to live for Him.
By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe

Going through the desert in your Christian Life

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

Sometimes God puts you in the desert.

He puts you there to protect you, to prepare you, to train you, to secure you, to love you and have you all to himself.

If you can survive the desert, you can survive anything. If you survive the desert, you are stronger for it.

The desert has its own kind of monsters, and you will get scared, you will get weak; but Jehovah God will never leave you.

I am in my desert season, so I know. He has never left me nor forsake me. He feeds, clothes and shelters me. Almighty God has shown a little of himself to me and I stand, grateful.

When you see me tomorrow, you will know, I made it through the desert.

– Poetess Denise Fyffe.

Hardships of The Christian Life in Jamaica

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

Being a christian is hard, being a christian in Jamaica is even more difficult. Especially, because we are plagued with different socioeconomic and cultural hardships, consistent exposure to immoral behavior and cycling examples of how hypocritical Christians really are.

Facing such hardships of The Christian Life in Jamaica truly exercises the faith of any bible believing Christian in this country.

Every day we are bombarded with music that is filled with sexual content and innuendos.

Every day your ears are shocked with foul language from A to Z, from homes, buses and even the radio.

Every day your eyes are feted by all degrees of nakedness, this gets worse if you live in cities such as Kingston and the inner cities.

So how can any Christian remain holy, saintly or righteous in such a place? Every day it is a constant struggle to even find a true Christian ministry that goes beyond the Sunday morning outreach, that ventures outside the comfort of their pews and really pound the pavement in many Jamaican communities during the week. Nevertheless, in a country with more churches per square mile than any other on earth, one can clearly see that we have an appetite for a Saviour.

Jamaican Christians are still resilient. Jamaican Christians still hold fast to the precepts and laws of the bible. Jamaican Christians still shun many of the ‘taboo’ sins that some countries are being pressured to even write into law. Nonetheless, Jamaican Christians have a far way to go when it comes to developing ‘impactful’ church ministries that cause change inside the homes of both desperate sinners and down trodden Christians.

Having been exposed to the teachings of Chip Ingram via his radio and internet programs; my eyes have been opened and I can clearly see. Based on all of his teachings, with love, I have a corrected perspective of how the gospel should not only be spread, but the word of God taught in a  manner that is digestible to all.

Not screamed from the pulpit with gimmicks and antics; but handed out in love. It should be communicated in a manner that even a non-christian could listen and apply the word to their every day lives.

Being a Christian is hard enough in this world. What we need here in Jamaica is a doing away of the chastisement and harsh words over the pulpit and more messages filled with and coming from a place of love. What a difference that would be.

By: Denise N. Fyffe
Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe

The Life Of The 21st Century Prophet: In the Wee Hours with The Holy Spirit

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet

I hear myself humming a worship song, ‘Overflow’. It’s 1:00 a.m. and though I lie here trying to sleep, my spirit has other ideas.

‘You provide the fire
I’ll provide the sacrifice
You provide the spirit
And I will open up inside’

Without any conscious effort, I am in a worship session. This is not uncommon for me, as it is a signal that the Holy Spirit seeks to commune and communicate with my spirit. Sometimes when I wake, I hear myself singing humming or internally singing a worship song.

It happened 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning as well. After working into the wee hours of the morning I decided to finish watching a film, rather than just relax and let the Holy Spirit have His time. Yes, it was disobedience, not greatly intended but disobedience nonetheless. Thank God mercy came running like a prisoner set free. And the Holy Spirit downloaded God’s instructions.

I find that no matter if I have busied myself with work, during the days, and don’t give God his due time, He waits for me at the end of my day. (I pray I get better at making time in the appointed moments).

However, it is important for children of God to understand that Jehovah is always speaking to us. It is just that we are in a state of busyness – separate from Him – like in a fog and we do not hear Him.

Never get so busy that you do not make time for God. Daniel is a great example of a man who sought the Almighty, morning, noon and night.


Hence why they tried to kill Him.

Constantly being in God’s presence is akin to staying under the shadow of the Almighty.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.-Psalm 91:1 (KJV)

The presence of God comes with divine protection, revelation of secrets and knowledge of what is happening. God speaks to you as a friend, as a child.

Giving instructions and guidance.

Yes, the wee hours of the morning are the best times to commune with God; because it is so peaceful. Everyone is resting and there and there are no distractions.

However, even just 5 to 15 minutes with God will make the difference of whether you are are prepared to deal with the ‘arrows that

I pray you too will seek Him more, like Daniel, in Jesus name amen.


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Morning Meditation: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

Don’t stop praying

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.—Martin Luther

Only someone could say that who knew exhaustion, pain, guilt, and the relentless attacks of Satan. Praying is not something that we need to be nagged into doing. You don’t need to be nagged to breathe. It is not a performance requirement. Prayer is simply God’s oxygen for the lungs of our faith.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Prayer is a communication privilege that only Christians can enjoy, for access to God’s throne comes only through Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, the Father guarantees that he will hear, decide, and act on everything we bring him.

And what a gift it is! Prayer guarantees God’s interaction with your life, no matter how small and unworthy you feel. God intentionally waits with the full measure of his blessings until you ask, in order that you might notice his working in your life. Prayer gives you a way to benefit the lives of other people, even when they are thousands of miles away or even if you don’t know their names. Prayer demonstrates to God that you are proud to identify yourself as his child.

What’s on your mind? Tell God. Ask God. Pray right now! Don’t stop!