Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Prophet Lied

Because the prophet lied
Thousands have died
And thousand more will follow
Because of the lies of this strange fellow

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

THE PROPHET LIED is a kaleidoscopic time capsule in poetry. From the first poem to the last one, Chima’s eclecticism runs like blood through the veins as he addresses all the issues of life on earth from the classic temporal to the spiritual in all existential circumstances with provocative thoughts and evocative figures of speech.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas To You

This Christmas Season:

May your hearts be filled with God’s pure joy.
May your gatherings be filled with laughter.
May your home be warmed with His great love and abundant peace.
Luke 2:11

Have a wonderful celebration of our Beautiful Savior.

Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays,
Dr. Vince and Rev. Laura Rizzo
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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Because The Prophet Lied

 The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)

1 Kings 13:18.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

~ 1 John 4:1

The Prophet Lied is a collection of original poems on the existential realities of life on earth by a romantic poet of the school of Eclecticism whose daily experiences in his own country have given him the deepest insights on the temptations, trials and triumphs of the human spirit.

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Dec 09 2012
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yes, JEHOVAH God Is Alive And Well And Still Working Wonders For Us

Yesterday was a beautiful Saturday for me and today is a wonderful Sunday.
Saturday morning I set out to get a children's Bible that the one year old daughter of my neighbour insisted that she wanted when the one belonging to another neighbour's child was taken from her. I gave her other publications, but she rejected them and insisted on having the children's Bible. Janet is really a special child of a faithful Christian couple and even as little as she is, she makes sure that she stops at my office to greet me whenever she is passing by with her young parents. And Janet already knows how to bow to greet elders at one year old! So, I made sure I got her the children's Bible and her parents were really glad and grateful. The fully illustrated colourful hardcover children's Bible is exactly the same kind she wanted too. It was not cheap, but Janet deserves the gift that I know she will treasure for long.
Afterwards, I returned to my office to update my popular news and entertainment blogs and work on the book cover design for one of my new books, The Prophet Lied. Then I stumbled upon Derek Murphy of who has done some fantastic book covers for successful authors including Joanna Penn, author of the bestselling action-adventure thriller novels Pentecost and Prophecy in the ARKANE series. And Derek has just offered to do the book cover of The Prophet Lied FREE!

For Pentecost, my first novel, I wanted to rank as an Amazon bestseller and make more than a standard advance for a first novel (around $5,000 USD). I achieved both of those goals within six months of publishing. If you don’t know your goals, how will you be able to tell whether you are successful? So that’s my advice; work out what you want and then you have something to aim for.

~ Joanna Penn

I am so glad and grateful to God for answering my prayers to send me divine helpers and He has always done so and in most cases JEHOVAH God uses complete strangers I have never known or met before to help me.
WOW! Great is His faithfulness, loving kindnesses, goodness, mercies, awesome favours and miracles in my life. Please, join me to give Him praise. Will someone join me to shout Hallelujah!

7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.
8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
from palaces adorned with ivory
the music of the strings makes you glad.
9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

~ From Psalm 45.

7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll
8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart
~ Psalm 40:7-8.

New International Version (NIV)

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka Orikinla Osinachi

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Albert Einstein On God and Religion

"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."

"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

"God is subtle but he is not malicious."

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

~ Albert Einstein

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Heaven Exists Says Harvard-Educated Surgeon

Dr. Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis.
During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".

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Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

All Glory, Honour and Power Belong To The Infinite God of the Whole Universe


The other ones come in tongues only HIM can understand in our holy communion.

Heavenly lord your name is wonderful

Your name is excellent

Your name is beautiful

We worship you for you are mighty

You’ve got the whole world in your hand

You ‘ve got the whole world

In your hand

You ‘ve got the whole world

In your hand

You ‘ve got the whole world

In your hand

You ‘ve got the whole world

In your hand.


Dreams and Visions in the Muslim. World

"The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this." This is the key statement of Miracles, in which C. S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation. Using his characteristic lucidity and wit to develop his argument, Lewis challenges the rationalists, agnostics, and deists on their own grounds and makes out an impressive case for the irrationality of their assumptions.

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pastor Adeboye Exposes Fake Facebook Clones Of His Own

The man of God Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has exposed the fake Facebook profiles cloning his own original profile.

It has come to my attention that several parties and individuals have created several Facebook pages, with my name, in order to make the public believe I am directly connected to or associated with them. The only official Facebook page associated with me and my office is, All others have been created without my authorization. I seek your assistance and help. Please help us visit the following pages and report them to Facebook for me. As you report them, report them as a duplicate or fraud.

Daddy, Facebook is full of fake people and most of them say they are Christians, but even if they fool the whole world, they cannot fool God.

By their fruits you shall know them.

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

~ Matthew 7:15-16 (New King James Version)

Friday, September 07, 2012

No True Christian Will Vote for President Barack Obama

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.
~ Proverbs 23:7, Holy Bible (New King James Version)

No True Christian Will Vote for President Barack Obama

If anyone claims to be a Christian, the person must be willing to practice Christianity and not just paying lip service and eye service by carrying a copy of the Holy Bible and going to church.
True Christianity is more than that.
If you claim to believe in God and claim to be a Christian, then you must speak the truth of both the spoken and written Word of God even if the truth condemns you as well.
Living in denial of the truth will not lessen your predicament, but worsen it.
That is why God gives us the chance to make a choice between repentance and rebellion.

I know President Barack Obama as a brilliant and smart American politician, but he is not a Christian even if he claims to be one.

What makes you a Christian is not claiming to be a Christian, but preaching, and practicing Christianity by living a Christian life and Christianity starts with knowing the Truth, speaking the Truth and practicing the Truth no matter the wrath of the earth.

Even if you are not perfect, but be honest to admit the Truth between good and evil and separating what is good from what is wrong without compromise. But when you know the Truth and deny it, you are a liar and not a Christian. And that is what President Barack Obama is. Therefore, President Barack Obama is not a Christian, because no true Christian will endorse homosexuality and to endorse gay marriage is worse.

Homosexuality is not only a sin, but a sickness.

22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
~ Leviticus 18:22-23, Holy Bible (New International Version)

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
~ Romans 1:26-27, Holy Bible (New International Version).

When President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, he had made a path with the devil and not with God.
How can a true Christian rebel against God?
Only an anti-God and anti-Christ will rebel against God by supporting what God has condemned as evil.
It is one thing for a Christian to fall into sin and admits that he or she is guilty of committing the sin. But to deny that it is sin is a rebellion against God and that is what President Barack Obama has done by endorsing gay marriage. And no true Christian would do that. Anyone who claims to be a true Christian will not vote for an anti-God and anti-Christ.

Jesus Christ our Lord and Messiah warned us against the anti-Christ and antichrists who will even come pretending to be an angel of light and agent of change, but later manifest his true identity by his utterances and actions as Jesus Christ warned us that by their fruits you shall know them. And President Barack Obama has shown us enough evidence by his endorsement of gays and gay marriage which is one of the fundamental forms of satanic worship in rebellion against God.

It is really not that shocking to see millions of Americans who claim to be Christians grinning and smiling in support of President Barack Obama and then still go to church to fellowship and pretend to worship God, but as God said their hearts are far away from Him. They are not true Christians, but hypocrites and liars who are followers of the anti-God and anti-Christ now populating the world in different forms among humans. They are in fact more dangerous to humankind than armed robbers and terrorists, because they are doing more harm than good to us by attacking the very essence of our existence on earth which is PROCREATION.

Any action against procreation is a rebellion against God and against the existence of Man and Woman on earth. So, how can those who confess and profess to be Christians then support someone who is against procreation by endorsing those who are against procreation?
How were those who claim to be gays and lesbians born?
By same sex marriage?
Only evil idiots will endorse gay marriage.

Forget all the tongue-in-cheek fancy speeches.
Let us call a spade a spade.
What will you make you great are not fancy speeches, but great works.
And in the past four years, President Barack Obama cannot boast of any great work.
The millions of jobless Americans know the truth from the lie even it the lie come with a beaming smile.
Americans are tired of hearing white lies from the White House.
Americans deserve to be told the truth.
Whether sweet or sour, just say the truth.

I recommend anyone who has not yet done so to read God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies by Dawne Moon.

Only those who are on the Lord’s side will be saved.
The question before all American Christians in this presidential election is who is on the Lord’s side?
There is no need to waste more time on this matter, but it is a fact.
No true Christian will vote for Barack Obama.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London, Bye, Bye Mugabe, In the House of Dogs and the new book Barack Obama and the American Dream to be released soon.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

God Made Tim Berners-Lee and Tim Berners-Lee Made the WWW

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955)

God made Tim Berners-Lee and Tim Berners-Lee made the World Wide Web, so without God, Tim Berners-Lee would not have made the web and you and I will not be on it now!

Sir Tim is now totally overwhelmed by his invention as FORBES reports on Father Of The Web Ranks Its Impact On The World.

Lest we forget, the Father of the World Wide Web is different from the Fathers of the Internet, American computer scientists Vinton Gray and Bob Kahn.

The world wide web is a part of the Internet, the Internet is not a part of the world wide web.

When you are using the world wide web you are always using the Internet. When you are using the Internet you may not be using the world wide web.

~ Jag The Difference Between the Internet and World Wide Web

Many people use the terms Internet and World Wide Web (aka. the Web) interchangeably, but in fact the two terms are not synonymous. The Internet and the Web are two separate but related things.
What is The Internet?

The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. Information that travels over the Internet does so via a variety of languages known as protocols.
What is The Web (World Wide Web)?

The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet, to transmit data. Web services, which use HTTP to allow applications to communicate in order to exchange business logic, use the the Web to share information. The Web also utilizes browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, to access Web documents called Web pages that are linked to each other via hyperlinks. Web documents also contain graphics, sounds, text and video.

Israel: The Miracle

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Israel: The Miracle

"Indeed, he [God] who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."1

If you were to ask me what I thought might be the number one evidence for the validity of God's Word, the Bible, I would answer that question in one word by saying, "Israel."

In fact, the nation of Israel is one of the clearest evidences for the validity of God's Word. Its history is a continual story of biblical prophecy being fulfilled. For instance, some fifteen hundred years B.C., God said through Moses that Israel would turn from him and be driven by enemies from their homeland. God said, "I will bring the land into desolation … I will scatter you among the nations … your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste."2

The result? In 721 B.C., the ten northern tribes of Israel were taken into captivity by Assyria, and in 586 B.C. the two southern tribes were taken captive by Babylon. Seventy years later a small remnant of 40,000 Jews returned to Israel while the rest were scattered throughout the world. In A.D.70 Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, and the remnant of Israelites was dispersed among the nations. Israel then became desolate as predicted 1,600 years before.

God's word also stated that the nation of Israel would be restored, saying, "Neither will I destroy them utterly."3 "For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all countries and will bring you into your own land."4 "I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and live in them again,"5 and the nation "will blossom as the rose."6 The beginning of these prophecies being fulfilled was on May 14, 1948 when Israel once again became a nation.

The people of Israel have survived heinous atrocities committed against them by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks, the Romans, Hitler and others. And even today there are surrounding nations who want to "wipe Israel off the map." Israel's repeated survival against overwhelming odds and the rebuilding of their nation—which is still taking place at this time, twenty-five hundred years after God said that it would happen—is irrefutable evidence of the validity of the Bible.

But God has not finished with the nation of Israel by any means. According to the Bible the climax of world history as we know it will be when the nations of the world, headed by the Antichrist (Satan's emissary), will unite to come against Israel in an attempt to destroy her forever.7 This war, the like of which the world has never before seen, is known as Armageddon. At this point Jesus Christ will return to earth from Heaven, will rescue Israel and totally destroy all opposing armies. Christ will then set up his Kingdom and rule and reign on earth from Jerusalem for a thousand years8—after which he will create a new earth and a new heaven.9

Keep an eye on Israel. This tiny nation is without doubt—in God's plan—the center stage for the world's final battle between good and evil. Thus, the more we see nations uniting to oppose Israel, the more we need to realize that the setting of the stage for the entrance of the Antichrist is accelerating. At the same time the setting of the stage for the second coming of Jesus Christ will also be accelerating.

Of these yet unfulfilled biblical prophecies regarding Israel, we can be just as certain that they will be fulfilled in minutest detail just as all prior prophecies regarding Israel have been fulfilled in minutest detail.

The important issue for you and me today is that we are ready for these end-time events and especially for the return of Jesus Christ to earth. You will not want to be left behind. To make sure you are ready, be sure to read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" at:

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for your Word, the Bible, that informs mankind regarding the ultimate defeat of Israel's enemies and assures us of the return of Jesus Christ to earth to end forever the rule of evil over mankind, and to set up your eternal kingdom. Thank you, too, for your great gift of salvation so that all who trust in you and accept your forgiveness will be delivered from the coming evil and spend forever with you in eternity. Please help me to be absolutely certain that I am ready for the day of your return. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name."

Note: Again, if you are not absolutely certain that you are ready for Christ's return, be sure to read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" at:

1. Psalm 121:4 (NIV).
2. Leviticus 26:32-33.
3. Leviticus 26:44.
4. Ezekiel 36:24.
5. Amos 9:14 (TLB) (NLT).
6. Isaiah 35:1.
7. Revelation 16:12-16.
8. Revelation 20:1-6.
9. Revelation 21:1-3.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Scorpion and the Frog

The Scorpion and the Frog

"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil."1

You've no doubt read the old fable about the scorpion and the frog. It illustrates how man's nature is much more devious and controlling than is his logic.

The fable says how, "One day a scorpion arrived at the bank of a river he wanted to cross, but there was no bridge. He asked a frog that was sitting nearby if he would take him across the river on his back. The frog refused and said, 'I will not, because you will sting me.'

"The scorpion replied, 'It would be foolish for me to sting you because then we would both drown.'

"The frog saw the logic in the scorpion's words, and agreed to carry the scorpion across. But when they were halfway across the river the scorpion stung the frog. The stunned frog asked, 'Why did you sting me? Now we will both die!'

"The scorpion replied, 'Because I'm a scorpion … and that's what scorpions do.'"

Have you ever noticed that God is not concerned about being "politically correct?" Sad to say some people today are more concerned about being "politically correct" than they are about being "biblically correct." They change the name of sins to justify people's sinful behavior. They do this because they are more concerned about the approval of man than they are about the approval of God. To God, sin—all sin—is sin by whatever name we call it, and all sin is ultimately self-destructive regardless of how we seek to justify it.

Furthermore, God's Word reminds us that no matter how good, how noble, how educated, how refined, or how sophisticated we may be, we are all sinners.2 Like the leopard that cannot change its spots neither can we change our nature. We are not sinners because we sin, but rather, we sin because we are sinners. That's our nature and that's why we need God's salvation to save us from the eternal consequences of our sin—which is eternal separation from God for all eternity in the place the Bible calls hell.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for providing a way of escape from the eternal consequences of my sinful nature in that you gave your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross in my place to pay the punishment for all my sins. Help me to be certain that I am a true Christian, and that I have received your gift of forgiveness and eternal life. And dear Jesus, because you died for me, please help me to live for you always in all ways. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

For help be sure to read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian without having to be religious" online at:

1. Jeremiah 13:23 (NIV).
2. See Romans 3:23.

<:))))>< Friday, August 24, 2012 Excuses, Excuses, Excuses "When all was ready, he sent his servant around to notify the guests that it was time for them to come. But they all began making excuses. One said he had just bought a field and wanted to inspect it, so he asked to be excused. Another said he had just bought five pair of oxen and wanted to try them out"1 "Douglas Bernstein, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois, recently asked faculty members for the 'most unusual, bizarre and amazing student excuses' they had ever heard. He got dozens." Following are a few: "An old favorite, but one professor's class established some sort of record when 14 out of 250 students reported their grandmothers' deaths just before final exams. In another class a student reported that he could not take the mid-term because his grandmother had died. When the instructor expressed condolences a week later, the student replied, 'Oh, don't worry. She was terminal, but she's feeling much better now.' "I had an accident, the police impounded the car, and my paper is in the glove compartment." "I can't be at the exam because my cat is having kittens, and I'm her coach." "I need to take the final early because the husband of the woman I'm seeing is threatening to kill me."2 Excuses go all the way back to Adam and Eve who said when they blew it, "The devil made me do it." Yeah. Right! Sir Walter Scott put it realistically when he wrote, "Oh, what tangled webs we weave / When first we practice to deceive." Of one thing we can be sure. God sees all and knows all. We can never deceive him. There will be no excuses when we stand before him on our final examination day, "As it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."3 To make sure you are prepared for your final exam be sure to read, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" online at: Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please deliver me from the self-deception of excuses. Help me always to tell the truth and accept responsibility for my foul-ups. And above all, help me to admit and confess to you all my failures and sins and seek your forgiveness. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen." 1. Luke 14:17-19 (NLT). 2. Dynamic Illustrations, Mar/Apr 1995. Cited in a sermon by Rev. Dr. David E. Leininger. 3. Hebrews 9:27 (NKJV). <:))))>< Thursday, August 23, 2012 Things That Bug Us

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."1

As the ditty goes, "It's the little things that bother us and put us on the rack, you can sit upon a mountain but you can't sit on a tack."

And isn't that the truth? It's the little annoyances in life that get us tied in a knot. A slight criticism, a driver who cuts us off on the freeway, a green light that turns red before we get to it, a friend running late, and so on.

Let us realize, however, that somebody's negative reaction may have more to do with them than us. A criticism may be somebody projecting their unresolved issues onto us. Somebody failing to thank us may indicate that they are having a "bad hair" day, and somebody cutting us off on the freeway may be an indication of their impatience—as well as a reflection of ours!

What somebody else does to me may or may not be a problem. How I react, though, is always my issue, and when I overreact, that is always my problem. What the other person does is their issue. How I act, react, or overreact is always my issue and my responsibility.

If we'd remember that "whatever others think of me is none of my business," I would at least learn to cope much better with many of life's little annoyances. I know it's easier said than done, but it is a goal to work towards. Furthermore, the more mature and whole I become, the less life's little annoyances will bother me. I'm still working on this issue.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, as it is your purpose for me, please help me to grow through the circumstances of life that 'push my hot buttons' and so become more and more like Jesus in every way. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV).

<:))))>< Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Hello, Lord

"Pray without ceasing."1

Ivor Bailey prayed: "I enjoy talking to you every night, Lord. I tell you what's on my mind—the things that bug me, the people I meet, the challenges I face, questions I can't answer.

"Because you're my friend, I don't feel I have to dress up or use out-dated language. I can relax with you.

"Isn't that what prayer is all about, Lord? You and I sharing things we think are important. Thank you, Lord."

Besides the Lord's Prayer this is another excellent way to approach prayer—just share with God what's on your heart, what's on your mind, what you are feeling, your joys, sorrows, and so on.

Sharing feelings is what intimacy, communication and connection are all about—not only with people, but also with God. We can do this not only at night but anytime, anywhere.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to be open, honest, and real with you. You desire truth in the innermost being. Help me to share my inner truth with you—the good, the bad, the indifferent—share it all, God, no matter what. Thank you for hearing, accepting all my feelings, and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

<:))))>< Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

"What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me."1

If I fear that I will get sick, dwell on it, and believe it, chances are more than likely that I will get sick. If I fear that I am going to be rejected and believe it, I will act in such a way to set myself up to be rejected and, like Job, the thing I fear will happen to me.

If because of a fear of failure, criticism, of not being perfect, and so on, I never step outside my comfort zone and take risks to achieve what God envisioned for me to do, I will never discover what I could achieve with my life.

Personally speaking, if I feel strongly about a project and sense God is leading me to do this, I would rather try, put it to the test, and even fail rather than through fear of failure never step out to follow my God-given life purpose and dream. I appreciate the words of the unknown poet who wrote:

I would rather stumble a thousand times
Attempting to reach a goal,
Than to sit in a crowd
In my weather-proof shroud
A shriveled and self-satisfied soul.
I would rather be doing and daring
All of my error filled days,
Than watching, and waiting, and dying
Smug in my perfect ways.
I would rather wonder and blunder,
Stumbling blindly ahead,
Than for safety's sake
Lest I make a mistake
Be sure, be safe, be dead.

As I suggested to a friend recently, let your decisions about what to do be based on love for serving God and others, and never on your fears.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I admit my fears and I bring them all to you. Grant that all of my decisions will be based on direction from and love for serving you, and never on my fears. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Job 3:25 (NIV).


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Barking Dogs and Sleeping Lions

Barking dogs. Photo Credit: Apollo KIDZ

Sleeping lion and lioness. Photo Credit: Nomadic Neill.

Barking Dogs and Sleeping Lions

"Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise … the weak things of the world to shame the strong … the lowly things of the world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him."1

Washington Irving is credited with having made the remark that "a barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion." Another way of saying the same thing is that "the race is not always to the swift but to those who keep on running."

One of the encouraging aspects about God is that you don't have to be an expert or anything out of the ordinary for him to use you. God uses people just like you and me. Consider, for example, the men Jesus chose to be his disciples: a couple of fishermen, a despised tax gatherer, a traitor, and so on. They did, however, spend three years with Jesus, the Master Teacher to equip them for service.

Jesus himself didn't attend college or seminary (or the equivalent in his day) but chose as his profession to be a carpenter as was his earthly father.

For God to use us, all we need to do is to be available and faithful to his calling. One of my daily prayers is: "Dear God, I'm available. Please make me usable and use me today to be as Christ to my family, to someone in need, and in some way to every life I touch."

What a difference we Christians would make in our family, in our church, and in our world if every one of us would pray this prayer and mean it—every day!

Suggested prayer:
"Dear God, I'm available. Please make me usable and use me today to be as Christ to my family, to someone in need, and in some way to every life I touch. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. 1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (NIV).


Friday, July 27, 2012

The God Thing

Friday, July 27, 2012

A God Thing

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"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."1

According to Jim Green, Executive Director of The JESUS Film Project, "A Jesus film team was driving to a film showing site in a Muslim nation, a remote region that has hardly been touched by the Good News. It was a restricted area, with many hazards for those who would dare to openly share their faith. As the team drove along, they prayed that God would go before them and open doors of opportunity and give them safety.

"Just before they arrived at the village, a policeman flagged down their car. It seemed that an Islamic teacher needed a ride. The officer made the introductions and asked if they could help. Feeling it was an acceptable and necessary risk, they agreed and offered a ride, and continued towards town.

"You can imagine the anxiety the team must have felt when this highly respected teacher asked, 'Tell me, are you the ones planning to tell people about God?'

"Entrusting themselves to the Lord, they responded, 'Yes, we are.' Apprehension turned to astonishment as they listened to what this teacher said next. Bouncing along the dusty road, the teacher told the team how he had experienced a unique dream.

"'I was told to come to this spot in the road, at this time, and that I would encounter someone who would tell me about God. It must be you.'

"They gave him some literature that JESUS film teams carry in the local language, and invited him to come the showing of JESUS that night. He not only came but also helped distribute literature to the people!"2

It is my personal conviction that if an individual sincerely seeks God and his truth, God will reveal himself to him/her in whatever way or through whomever he chooses.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that whenever I or anyone sincerely seeks you with all their heart, they will find you. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

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1. Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV).
2. Jim Green, Executive Director of The JESUS Film Project, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Monthly report letter, July 8, 2005.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Healing Power of Confession

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Healing Power of Confession

"Therefore confess your sins [and faults] to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed."1

In response to the Daily Encounter, "Do You Want to Be Healed?" where we shared the importance of the need and biblical injunction to confess our sins to a safe and trusted friend, one subscriber responded saying, "Thank you for this message. However, I have a question, what if among the people I fellowship with, there is no one with whom I feel safe to confess my sins. My pastor said that if I confess my sins to someone, and tomorrow, he hears someone talking or gossiping about what I confessed, I can only blame myself for telling it to someone. So where can I find a trustworthy person who will not break my confidence?"

I replied to this lady saying, "Yes, I agree that it is difficult to find a trusted, safe friend, to whom we can confess our sins and faults. This is such a tragedy as the Bible teaches us that this is a vital part of healing. And, unfortunately, I have never in my entire life ever heard a pastor or a 'faith healer' ever teach on the importance of confession of sins as a vital part of healing. My suggestion is, if this is possible, if you can't find a safe, trusted friend, it is worth paying a well-trained professional counselor to whom you can safely confess your sins and faults."

I don't think this is true in the Catholic Church. If confession of sin/s to a priest is done with the right motive, besides being a biblical injunction, besides resolving guilt which, unresolved, can make people literally ill, it is a very healthy and a vital part of healing and recovery. It is tragic when we as Christians don't feel safe to confess our sins to church leaders and fellow church members.

If a counselor is needed for a trusted person to confess to, and if you live in the U.S. or Canada, you could call the Narramore Christian Foundation for the name of a Christian counselor in your area. Call 1-800-477-5893 and press "1" for Dianne and she should be able to help most callers.

If you don't live in North American, it can help to write a letter to God and confess all your sins and faults and feelings in writing (David did this in the Psalms) … then read the letter out loud in a prayer to God, and then tear up the letter so no one else will ever see it and hold it against you.

Also pray and ask God to help you find a safe and trusted friend to whom you can safely share all your failures, struggles, and sins.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, first, please help me to be a safe and trusted friend with whom fellow strugglers feel safe to confess their failures, struggles, and sins to. And when I need someone to whom I can confess my failures and sins please help me to find a safe and trusted person so I can be freed from guilt and be healed of any unresolved sin and/or super-charged repressed negative emotions that are seriously affecting my physical, emotional, and/or my spiritual health. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus name, amen."

1. James 5:16 (NIV).


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Miraculous Escape from Autocrash

My brothers and sisters,

It may interest you to note that today, 21-05-12 marks it a month if not for ur prayers and intervention by God; I would have lost my beloved wife and five beautiful kids in a ghastly motor accident involving my jeep and a trailer on 21st Dec, 2011. Today marks d five month that I would hv bn a widower but God said no. To Him who protects His people I owe all the thanks!

Watching the video and pixs of this fateful incident makes me wonder what is so special about me that made God to love me that much and allow such a miracle to come my way!

Imagine a mere Jeep encountering a trailer (DAF) and the bodies of the driver and conductor of the trailer was picked up in pieces while my wife and five of our kids were preserved and unhurt! Have u ever seen such a miracle before? Na wao o! This God is something else o!

Pls as good friend and brother, help me to continue to thank this God as I am confused on how to go about it.

Thanks and have a great week ahead.

~ By Chief Eze C Eze

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Are You Possessed By the Spirit of the Dog?

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Are You Possessed By the Spirit of the Dog?

Many people in Nigeria and the rest of the world are possessed by the Spirit of the Dog, but since majority of them are ignorant of the existence they don’t even know that they are exhibiting the characteristics in their lifestyles and may continue living in the bondage of the Spirit of the Dog till their last days on earth.

Dog eat dog is a common saying which is in fact true, but people have not seen it spiritually and so have not been delivered from the Spirit of the Dog, so dog eat dog has become the most prevalent way of life on earth with majority of humanity behaving and living like dogs even though they claim not be animals, but have we seen much difference between most humans and animals? In fact, there is more balance of nature in the jungle than in the city! It is not common to see cattle attacking and killing themselves or other animals of the same species attacking themselves as humans attack their fellow humans every day in recurrent human conflicts of crimes and wars. In fact, from Adam and Eve to date, we have seen worse violence among humans than among animals! So, where is the human civilization?
What makes humans more civilized than animals?
Our higher IQs and sense of worthiness?
Our belief systems and pursuit of our origins?
The societies we have built over the centuries?
The so called wonders of the world?
Gigantic buildings like the Tower of Babel?
Spacecrafts launching and probing into the heavens?
Academic, technical and professional institutions producing aristocrats and technocrats of either meritocracy or plutocracy of democracy?
Because we make and put on clothes, build and live in houses and make and drive vehicles?
But as the saying goes, the hood does not make the monk.
What makes us civilized are not the perishable possessions and lifestyles we have, but the appreciation of the values and virtues of human dignity, integrity and nobility.

Mystery in Nigeria: Dogs With Human Body Found In Badagry!

In Nigeria where there are more churches than even schools and millions of Nigerians are regular church goers, majority of those who claim to be Christians are possessed by the Spirit of the Dog and their so called pastors, reverend ministers, bishops and prophets do not have the gift of discernment to see through them even when their behaviour shows it all. But many of the Christian ministers themselves are possessed by the Spirit of the Dog! That is why majority of them don’t even preach to warn their congregants. Therefore, both church and congregants remain in the bondage of the Spirit of the Dog.

King David of Israel who was a real and true anointed man of God knew about the existence of the Spirit of the Dog and prayed against it in Psalm 22 when he prayed for deliverance from the power of the dog. So, that is enough proof of the spiritual danger of the Spirit of the Dog.

Examine yourself thoroughly and if you notice the characteristics of dog eat dog attitude in your life, then you are possessed by the Spirit of the Dog and the only way to be freed from the bondage is repentance and deliverance, because your total reformation and transformation can only be achieved by edification. Then, you shall be freed from the evil Spirit of the Dog that is still roaming and prowling for more preys. In most cases it goes about as a friendly dog wagging its tail playfully, but beware of the wolf in sheep clothing.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of In the House of Dogs and other books

Friday, April 20, 2012

From God To God

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From God To God

They say life is a journey
In a world that is a battlefield
Where we live in fear of the unknown
And the mystery of God leaves me speechless.
As we face the daily realities of life
The ups and downs of our journey never end
And there is nothing we can do but face the truth
For nothing, but the truth can set us free.

Chorus (in Latin):
O Deus caelum et terram
Veniam ad te in toto mole
Quoniam tu solus salva animam meam

I did not create myself
And I did not create the world
I did not ask to be born
So, my life is not my own choice but yours
Therefore, Oh, God! Do with me as you wish
For you know best what to do with me
For I am useless without your spirit
All I ask for is make my life shine for your glory.

Chorus (in Latin):
O Deus caelum et terram
Veniam ad te in toto mole
Quoniam tu solus salva animam meam.


A young woman in fear and trembling in rumpled blue gown looks for shelter in a stormy weather and runs into a church where she crumbles to her knees in tears before the altar.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, for the glory and glory of JEHOVAH God alone.