Govt has no business with church –Rev Yinka Badejo

The name, Rev Wilson Badejo, is no doubt synonymous with the Foursquare Gospel Church. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, the wife of the former General Overseer, Rev Mrs. Yinka Badejo, talks about her gains and pains while in office as the GO’s wife and sundry issues Can you introduce yourself ma? My name is Rev Yinka Badejo. I’m a child of God and an ordained minister of the Foursquare Gospel Church. I preside over a ministry called Dew of Heaven Ministry in Gbagada, Lagos. I gave my life to…

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Crave for patronage cause of ‘political’ prophecies –Theologian

A Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Ilorin, Pius Oyeniran Abioje, has blamed the craving for patronage from political office holders for the refusal of many Nigerian prophets to speak on social and ethical issues. Abioje, who observed that the “history of the Christian prophetic movement in Africa is characterised by burning of magical objects and claims of casting out evil spirits, rather than engagement in issues of social justice”, asked: “Why do many titular Christian prophets avoid social and ethical issues and focus basically on divinatory/esoteric aspects…

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Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported. Interfax News Agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court of Human Rights. “We will do everything possible”, he said. Russian authorities have put several of the group’s publications on a list of banned extremist literature and prosecutors have long cast it as an organisation that destroys families, fosters hatred…

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The generational throne

“And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he…” 1 Samuel 9:2 Just as it is that there is no kingdom without a king, no organisation without a leader and no nation without her rulers; likewise, there is no family that is without the throne of greatness. In every family there is a missing throne and a missing crown that must be searched for possessed and the throne occupied…

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Appreciating your wife’s cooking

Many years ago,my parents in law,Bishop Michael Marioghae and Rev Mrs. Rachel Marioghae(both of blessed and sweet memories) were invited to preach in one of the states of Nigeria.After preaching,the host pastor and his wife invited them to have dinner in his house.As the four of them were eating,my father in law said,“madam your food is very delicious.You are a very good cook. Thank you very much”.My mother in law also affirmed the compliment. The woman did not respond to the compliment and this surprised my parents in law. After…

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Just one step away

A woman worked in a medical office where the doctor was unkind to her. She was always being scolded for this or that. She finally couldn’t stand it, so she quit; she felt that no matter how bad it was out there in the world, she’d be better off without a job than working for that doctor. Right after she quit, the woman had an accident where she broke her jaw. She lay at home recuperating, wondering what she should do as the bills began piling up. One morning she…

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Engaging the power of faith for fulfilment of destiny (4)

Last week, we established that our glorious and enviable destiny is at the mercy of our faith, which puts us in command of the affairs of life. Remember, Jesus says, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29; see also Luke 1:45). When we develop our faith, we activate our capacity to actualise God’s great plan for our lives. But, what is faith? Faith can be defined as a spiritual medium through which active partnership is established with the invisible God, thereby, empowering man to do the impossible….

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