Engaging the power of faith for fulfilment of destiny (5)

Since the month began, we have been looking at how the power of faith engenders the fulfilment of our glorious destiny in Christ Jesus. In this concluding part, let’s recognise that to continuously experience encounters with destiny, we must operate on the following keys: • Be spiritual: Only the spiritual can access God’s plans and purposes; for the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14). • Be…

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Husband or wife: who should apolgise first?

Some years ago, an 18-year-old girl came to see me in one of the cities in Africa. Her parents had some quarrels about ten years earlier and since then, they refused to talk to each other though they lived in the same house. They lived in the same house for 10 years without even saying good morning to each other. Both of them felt they were right and none was willing to be the first to apologize. As I was about to get into a state of surprise about what…

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False prophets are sending many to prison

I was very happy one day when I notice that the Lord completed the message I preached in the church. I cannot recollect the topic but I preached that if one decides to become a graduate within four or five years, it will be possible. If one does not have required complete result to get admission, he or she can write West African School Certificate or NECO examinations within one or two years to meet admission requirements into higher Institution. It was a prophesied sermon. After about four years, a…

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Miracle of protection

My family and I planned to attend an Eckankar seminar about one hundred miles from my home. In addition to my daily contemplation, each time I leave home I look at the picture of our spiritual guide hanging on my wall and sing HU, a love song to God. It opens my heart to the ECK, the Holy Spirit, and fills me with divine love. This spiritual exercise has become a custom in my family. On the morning we were leaving for the seminar, I was in a rush. I…

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How to win through favour – Akeju

The Pastor-in-Charge of Sunshine Zone, Lagos Province 10 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tunde Akeju, has assured that contacting the favour of God is the shortest cut to get out of difficult situations. Akeju, who was speaking at the church auditorium at Mulero, area of Agege pointed key areas in the Bible where Christians can easily use to win various battles with through the mercy of God. Picking relevant portion in the book of I Samuel 16:11, the cleric said: “And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all…

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South Africa Christians hold largest prayer gathering

The largest prayer ever held by South African Christians held on a farm just north of Bloemfontein which is centrally located, with close to 2 million faithful in attendance. The day was Saturday, April 22Saturday. About 1.7 million people registered on-line to attend this historic occasion and thousands more arrived on the day. The multi-racial crowd spread over more than a kilometer relayed onto multiple large screens and many kilometers of cabling for the sound system. Popular South African farmer/evangelist, and subject of the book and film, “Faith Like Potatoes”,…

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Pope seeks Christian-Muslim unity

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead on Friday with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God’s name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis is to land in Cairo in the early afternoon for a series of deeply symbolic encounters with Egypt’s religious and political leadership. He will meet with Egypt’s president, patriarch and the “other” pope, Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and pray for victims of the…

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Methodist Church commends Ambode

Methodist Church of Nigeria, Lagos North Diocese, has commended the administration of the Governor of the state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on what it described as giant strides especially in the area of infrastructural provision, which it said the administration has taken. Speaking in a communiqué issued at the just concluded 6th Synod tagged “God’s word, my guide”, the diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Joel Olu Akinola, also commended the efforts of the Lagos State Government and the Police Force in the state in securing the release of various abducted/kidnapped men…

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Graft: Buhari orders probe of sharp practices during Hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari’s order of probe into sharp practices during Hajj has begun to yield result as the presidency launched man-hunt for illegal Hajj operators who allegedly swindle potential pilgrims. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which revealed this in a document seen by New telegraph, added that it had intensified fight against corruption and all ill-related prac  tices associated with the conduct of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to the Holy Land. “ One of the tasks which President Muhammad Buhari laid on the shoulders of the leadership of the…

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Extremism: Cleric urges FG to emulate Egypt on Imams’ training

The Federal government has been urged to emulate Egyptian Government in the training of Imams on antiterrorism and extremism. Chief Imam of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS), Ogun state and Republic of Benin, Imam Najeemdeen Yusuf Aduralongba who said this in an interview with New Telegraph, maintaining that this would help in the ideological struggle to nip activities of Boko Haram in the bud. The Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), he said, has conducted its third pilot training on “Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading…

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