Amend your ways or be overran

God said to Hosea “Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.” (Hosea 8: 3-4). Those who are far from God, and put Him far from their doings have necessarily “cast off” all that is good for them. Forsaking God which is the embodiment of all that is good…

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The uncompleted destiny

“But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.” Matthew 14:6 John the Baptist was not a mistake. He did not miss his purpose, yet did not fulfil his destiny. Aside Christ Himself, John the Baptist was one of the most powerful men who lived on earth. He was born big but died small. He went to the grave before his time. I pray for you; until your greatness manifests, death shall not know your address. The graveyard will not swallow your potential…

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Why we intervened in education –Kumuyi

“Because we were mindful of the leading of God, and His abundant grace and the favour availed us, we resolutely and steadfastly continued the work towards the actualisation of the mission to set up Anchor University.” With the above lines, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Dr. William Kumuyi, began the story of the ideas behind the vision and mission of the church’s latest interventional effort- Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos, noting that the dream soon coalesced into a vision. The pastor, who stated this during the maiden…

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Ministry work not a family affair -Pastor Bamigbayan

Pastor Fisayo Bamigbayan is the wife of Pastor Samson Bamigbayan, the General Overseer of New Testament Assembly which has branches all over Nigeria. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, she speaks about the ministry, roles of pastors’ wives and sundry issues Can we meet you ma? My name is Pastor Fisayo Bamigbayan from Ogbomosho in Oyo State. I studied Mathematics Education at the University of Ilorin in Kwara State. I am from a Pastor’s home, my dad was a Reverend in the Methodist Church. I did my National Youth Service…

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This HU Works!

Several years ago, my loving husband had a protracted illness that defied all our efforts at healing. A visiting family friend, a member of Eckankar, introduced HU, a love song to God, to my ailing husband. The ECKist explained that singing HU with love in the heart draws one closer to the Holy Spirit, bringing greater joy, more understanding, and a wholesome healing of the mind and emotions. Though my husband was very sick, he rejected the opportunity. I was so concerned about his situation that I suggested to him…

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Healing power of Holy Communion

In a Holy Communion Service, you see the Holy Communion table containing the communion bread and wine. The bread and the wine are the commemoration of the victorious body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. As a faithful believer in Christ behold the communion table, the preoccupation of the person’s mind or his meditation with reverential fear, should be a critical consideration of the power or potency and efficacy of the blood and body of our Lord Jesus Christ symbolized by the communion bread and wine. It should be…

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Encounter with destiny from his book (4)

Since this month began, we have been examining our spiritual pictures as shown to us from scriptures. Last week, we explore our eagle nature and how to operate in that realm. This week, we will conclude this series by looking at another picture of who we are in redemption as described in scriptures (James 1:22-25). The Bible helps us to recognise that every child of God is redeemed a ‘Sun’ of Righteousness: We discover from scriptures that Jesus is the Sun of righteousness and as the Father has sent Him,…

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You can’t restructure your house and remain inside

“Thy wickedness may hurt (demote, kill) a man as thou art, and thy righteousness may profit (or promote / elevate) the son of man (Job 35:8) but not God Himself. Make a research and see whether there has been any announcement any day that God is no more God because a group of persons felt they would sin to the extreme. Also find out if there has been any announcement that God has been promoted from one level to another because a group of persons wrought righteousness and did good…

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Announcing your love to your husband

A man told me and my wife Carol a story about a man who after spending a lot of money, time and energy lost a governorship primaries.This made him unhappy.But he had and still has a loving wife.Back home, the wife drew near her husband and with looks of love and support, she announced to her man “if the people of this state do not want you to be their governor, you are my governor any day”. The man then bounced back to life. It is possible that the woman…

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RCCG Sunshine Family ends threeday programme

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Sunshine Family, Lagos Province 10, will today conclude a three- day programme with the theme: ‘Covenant Keeping God’. The programme, which started on Friday at the church auditorium, 2, Somoye Street, Mulero Bus Stop, Iyana Ipaja, promises to be a life-changing event. Speaking on the programme, the Pastorin- Charge of the parish, Pastor Tunde Akeju, said with the month coming to an end, there was need to really move closer to God and seek His face. “The country is experiencing a lot of…

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