Tuesday, 14 November 2017


The inaugural in August 2017 was explosive at RCCG Showers of Blessing Ebute Ikorodu....



 


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Friday, 30 June 2017

WHY SHOULD MY SOUL REST IN PEACE?



WHY SHOULD MY SOUL REST IN PEACE?

Something says to me that I need to sort this statement and understand it better now, especially before it is said of me!
“RIP”
As I begin to ponder on the meaning of RIP and why it is being often used when someone passed on, I asked myself what categpry of statement should this be?
A wish?
A Prayer?
Or A courtesy statement?

Whose soul can RIP? What does it take for the soul to RIP?

If RIP is a wish, I can only wish wishes are horses for real, so beggars can ride! But if it is a prayer, then the “praying-mantis” should rule the world! However, if it is just a complementary or courteous statement, no man should be offended because it would be a worthless complement when said.

RIP has been so used in such a manner that even if devils can die, men will still say RIP!

The fact may be that whoever you might be, irrespective of the life lived, whether godly, religious, or you live an atheistic life, we will still say RIP.

Religion and Intellects

It is read somewhere that out of every 5 Nigerian Christians, 3 are Pastors, 1 is 'sensing' the calling to ministry and the other 1 is seeking for miracles from the first 3.

This is not revival, this is the effect of lack of employment.

If we call it a revival, why then is crime on the increase? Because every historic revival reduced crime in the society since the criminals would have had an encounter with Jesus. So this can't be revival.

The reason why everyone is jumping into ministry in Nigeria should give us concerns. Religion has never developed any nation. So the rising of more religious leaders should not excite us.

In the next 20 years, Nigerians may not have 1 doctor for 50,000 people but will have 50,000 pastors for 1 person. Expatriates will take over our labour market while young Nigerians will be jumping from pulpit to pulpit across Africa looking for who to ask for a prophetic seed in exchange for a miracle.

We need to teach our young people that they can fulfill ministry while coding in a technological laboratory. We need to teach this generation that pursuing ministry should not stop them from pursuing a university degree or trade. We need to 'de-religionize' the mind of the average Nigerian. We need to do this speedily before we get to the point of justifying the conversion of hospitals to cathedrals, factories to prayer camps and colleges to prayer houses. We must teach this generation that God gave us a knee to pray and hands to work, mouth to preach and brain to create - not knee without hands, nor mouth without brains. We must hasten to remind this generation that we can still be apostles and still maintain a professional career. Paul is our witness.

If we get carried away with how our 10 year old is preaching while his Chinese age mate is building a robot, we might end up being re-colonized when Trump's son becomes the POTUS - because his then late father would have advised him to do so.

Let's not forget that the Master charged us to occupy until HE comes. Those who heard Him first hand never asked "occupy what, how, why and where" - can we be that peculiar generation that will ask these questions?

Religion and Religiosity should no longer drain our brain, it should train our brain. The blood of Jesus didn't wash our brains, it washed our sins.

Arise and be productive even if you have God's call.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ire ta su ni Eden

Ire ta su ni Eden
1.         Ire ta su ni Eden
            N’igbeyawo kini
            Ibukun t’a bunkun won
            O wa sibesibe.
2.         Sibe titi di oni
            Ni igbeyawo Kristiani
Ibukun t’a bukun won
Lati sure fun won
3.         Ire ki nwon le ma bi
Ki nwon k’osi ma re
Ki nwon n’idapo mimo
T’enikan k’y’o le tu
4.         Bawa pe, Baba si fa
            Obirin yi f’oko
            Bi o ti fa Efa fun
            Adam l’ojo kini
5.         Ba w ape Emmanuel
            Si so owo won po
            B’eda meji ti papo
            L’ara ijinle Re
6.         Ba wa pe Emi Mimo
            F’ibukun Re fun won
            Si se won ni ase pe
            Gege b’O ti ma nse
7.         Fi won sabe abo Re
            K’ibi, kan ma ba won
            Gba nwon npara ile re
            Ma toju okan won
8.         Pelu won loj’aiye won
            At’oko ataya
            Titi nwon o d’odo Re
            N’ille ayo lorun.


The voice that breath o’ver Eden
1.         The voice that breath o’ver Eden
That earliest wedding day,
            The primal marriage blessing,
It hath not passed away
2.         Still in the pure espousal   
            Of Christian man and maid
            The holy three are with us
            The three fold grace is said.
3.         For dower of blessed children
            For loved faith’s sweet sake
            For high mysterious union
Which nought on earth may break.

4.         Be present heavenly father,   
            To give away his bride
            As Eve thou gav’st to Adam
            Out of his own pieced side.
           
 5.         Be present, Gracious saviour,
            To join their loving Hands
            As thou dist bind two natures
            In Thine eternal bands.

6.         Be present, Holy spirit,
            To bless them as they kneel,
            As thou for Christ the bridegroom
            The heavenly spouse dost seal.
           
7.         O spread thy pure wings o’ver them!
            Let no ill power find place,
            When onward through life’s journey
            The hallowed path they trace.

8.         To cast their crown before thee,
            In perfect sacrifice,
            Till to the home of gladness
            With Christ’s own bride they rise.

Monday, 18 January 2016

ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME



ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME
Edward Perronet (1726–1792)

Edward Perronet was not an easy person to get along with. After being a minister in the Anglican Church for some time, he became fed up with what he felt was the church’s “nonsense” and became a Methodist, joining up with the Wesleys (John and Charles Wesley).

As a Methodist he faced persecution on at least one occasion, “Edward Perronet was thrown down and rolled in mud and mire,” as John Wesley recorded.
Perronet soon broke with the Wesleys over the issue of who could administer the sacraments.

He joined a group called the Connexion but later broke with them as well. It was as a minister of an independent church in Canterbury that he wrote this majestic hymn.

Whether Perronet intended the implication or not, the hymn points to the time all believers in Christ—regardless of petty disagreements—will join together in a celestial chorus.

ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!


Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
 Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!


Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all;
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all!


O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all;
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

ABIDE WITH ME

ABIDE WITH ME
Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847)

Henry Lyte coined the phrase, “It is better to wear out than to rust out.” And Henry Lyte wore out when he was fifty-four years old, an obscure pastor who labored for twenty-three years in a poor church in a fishing village in Devonshire, England.

This hymn that was written shortly before his death was inspired by the words of the two disciples met by Jesus on the road to Emmaus: “Abide with us, [they said,] for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent” (Luke 24:29, KJV).

Note the fourth stanza, which carries such hope for the Christian. As Lyte wrote this, he knew he was dying of tuberculosis and asthma. It was “eventide” for him, darkness was deepening, and he felt very much alone. But he was not alone, and we are not alone even in our darkest times. Our Lord is with us, “the help of the helpless,” the one who never changes, our guide and security.

He will never leave us nor forsake us.


ABIDE WITH ME

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

WISDOM FOR THE "HELICOPTER PARENTS"

A man, an avid Gardener saw a small Butterfly laying few eggs in one of the pots in his garden. Since that day he looked at the egg with ever growing curiosity and eagerness. The egg started to move and shake a little. He was excited to see a new life coming up right in front of his eyes.

He spent hours watching the egg now. The egg started to expand and develop cracks. A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly. The man's excitement knew no bounds. He got his magnifying glasses and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out.

He saw the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn't resist his urge to "HELP". He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here, a nip there to help the struggling life and the pupa was out. The man was ecstatic!

He waited now each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly, but alas that never happened. The larvae pupa had a oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died!

Depressed the man went to his botanist friend and asked the reason. His friend told him the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it thru its 4 week life cycle. In his eagerness to help, the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that's why a bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life's difficulties!
As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life's harsh realities and disappointments. We don't want our kids to struggle like we did.

Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that over-protected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges. We're sending our kids the message that they're not capable of helping themselves.

To quote clinical psychologist, Dr. Wendy 's Moral: 


"It  is  Our Job  to  prepare  Our  Children  for  the  Road & 
Not  prepare  the  Road for  Our Children"

All parents pls take note.
Author - UNKNOWN

Monday, 14 September 2015

LIVING 100% LIFE

When we die, our money remains in the bank... Yet, when we are alive, we don't have enough money to spend. In reality, when we are gone, there is still a lot of money not spent. One business tycoon in China passed away. His widow, left with $1.9 billion in the bank, married his chauffeur. His chauffeur said:- "All the while, I thought I was working for my boss... it is only now, that I realize that my boss was all the time, working for me!!!"

The cruel reality is: It is more important to live longer than to have more wealth. So, we must strive to have a strong and healthy body. It really doesn't matter who is working for who.

In a high end hand phone, 70% of the functions are useless!
For an expensive car, 70% of the speed and gadgets are not needed.
If you own a luxurious villa or mansion, 70% of the space is usually not used or occupied.
How about your wardrobes of clothes? 70% of them are not worn!
A whole life of work and earning... 70% is for other people to spend.
So, we must protect and make full use of our 30%.

Go for medical check-ups even if not sick.
Drink more water, even if not thirsty.
Learn to let go, even if faced with grave problems.
Endeavour to give in, even if you are in the right.
Remain humble, even if you are very rich and powerful.
Learn to be contented, even if you are not rich.
Exercise your mind and body, even if you are very busy.
Make time for people you care about

LIFE IS SHORT... ENJOY & LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!!

HEALTH
Drink Plenty of water.
Eat Breakfast like a KING,
Lunch like a Prince &
Dinner like a beggar.




Author: UNKNOWN

WHEN THE CHURCH IS NO MORE CONDUCIVE

When we can no longer differentiate a church from a social gathering, and all what we do in church is to just have fun.
When we can’t differentiate a choir from an harlot, and an usher is not different from a waiter.
When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?
When worship session in a church is just like a disco night and we cant differentiate a pastor from a comedian
When salvation message is no longer the order of the day but prosperity and entertainment message is now the core course.
When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?
When prayer warrior now have to go to tongue-speaking school for utterances, and deliverance and healing session is now like MTH 201 to be taught and learned.
When pastor have to pause for members to clap and shout during sermon in enthusiasm, and all what we now gain from preaching is now new vocabulary and word usage.
When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?
When the church of God is now an exhibition ground for the latest designer jackets and hats. And those new convert can no longer come to church for the fear of being inferior.
When the tithe and offering in church become the yard-stick for growth, and the little donations from the faithful member have to suffer for senior pastor’s birthday.
When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?
Where shall we go is the question right; But never a rhetoric one.
Where we can go is simply the feet of the old rugged cross to plead for the revival of the church of our Father. Because when Jesus shall appear to examine his church the question of “where to go” will never be an excuse.
Even the elect will not be excluded.
Watch!!!

Credit: Festus Omorusi