LET THERE BE PEACE

LET THERE BE PEACE

Let there be peace….by re-arranging things to follow the divine order!

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WOW! Bible Remains Intact After Car Burnt To Ashes In Abuja, Nigeria!

 

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Indeed miracles are real! They are experiential occurrences which raise the conviction of believers and their devotion to spirituality across all faiths. A very strange miracle occurred in Abuja on Saturday, when a Bible remained untouched by fire from a car that burnt into ashes.

The car, driven by one Jeremiah Giwa, who arrived the country from United Kingdom about five months ago after completing his tertiary education, swerved off the road, tumbled and eventually landed in a ditch, exploding in flames.

Jeremiah who was driving the care narrates the event and the Bible miracle:
“My younger brother, Joshua and I were going to pick our parents and elder brother from the airport, so we had an accident on the way at the road before Galadimawa. We were coming from our home in the Games Village. The car was very fine and it hadn’t developed any fault before.
“That morning, it was raining and the car began to swerve off the road. I tried to bring the car back on the road but the break was not holding anymore. I tried ceaselessly and I later lost control of the car. The car eventually tumbled twice after moving zigzag on the road and landed in a ditch.

“I have been driving close to five years and I was very okay when I drove the car.

“When it happened, we immediately unhooked our seat-belts; I talked to my brother for a few seconds to ensure he was okay. We unhooked the belts; thank God it wasn’t jammed.

“We tried to open the driver’s door but the door was jammed. We tried to break the glass too, it refused to break. We managed to spot one of the windows at the back; we broke it and climbed out through it, under one of the chairs. We went far away from the car to ensure our safety because the car was already in flames.
The two of us were the only occupants of the car and my brother was sitting beside me in front. We were so shocked that we both came out unscathed.

“We watched the car go up in flames while other drivers initially drove past us. It was about a few minutes before 6am; so it was still a bit dark.

“By the time people began to stop, everything had burnt beyond recognition. To our surprise, the early morning rain which we thought could help save the car also stopped immediately the car was completely gutted by the fire. Sympathizers didn’t even know we owned the car. They all ran past us to see the burning car. They were wondering if people were still there and all that.

“By the time my parents and elder brother were aware of the incident, they all cried, but I think it was for joy. Initially, when my dad was aware of it, he wasn’t happy that we were coming to pick them.

“We had intended to give them a surprise lift from the airport. But, when we took our dad to the scene of the accident, he couldn’t talk anymore.

“He was in tears. The car wasn’t the reason he cried. I guess he was just surprised and was grateful to God as to how we manage to come out unscathed and how the bible was not touched by fire.

“I am sure God really loves us. We had just finished a youth vigil a night before the incident and prayed against destiny wasters. Shortly after we left the scene, we went to Garki General Hospital for necessary tests including x-rays. Nothing happened to us. We were given paracetamol and pain relievers, which to my knowledge none of us has been taking because nothing happened to us.”

Jeremiah noted that the Bible was later recovered from the ashes of the burnt car and it was not torched by the inferno, disclosing that many people had been coming to Christ Victory Life Church in Abuja to see the Bible and use it to pray over their problems.

Bishop Napoleon Obayojie is the Presiding Bishop of the Church. He said:
“My reaction to the accident that happened is that God is God and that He takes care of his own and He shows forth His glory. The enemy had meant the accident for destruction, like the day of Shedrack, Mechack and Abednego.

“The Lord God came in and delivered the children. The Bible that was in the vehicle which the fire burnt to ashes did not burn; the Bible is still at my altar right now.

“That was a sign God showed to the world that He was the one that intervened and that caused everything that happened. If you had been to a scene of an accident, you will definitely know it is only God that can do that; no one else.

“In these last days, I think there are many people whose faiths are wavering, whose beliefs are shaking, and who do not have the stamina to continue. Maybe one thing had happened to them or the other. They might attribute such to God’s failure or that God did not answer their prayers.

“But with this kind of thing that happened, they should understand and be convinced that God is still God and that He is in control of human affairs. He is in control of the entire world.”

SOURCE: gistmania

MAMMON OR GOD; WHO CONTROLS YOU? SEE SOME SIGNS

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“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Matthew 6:19-21,24 (KJV)

Money is a very good and essential commodity that sustains life, majorly and in most spheres. As imperative as money is, if wrongly acquired or possessed could sever a man’s eternity from his Maker.  No wonder the Saviour relates the salvation of a man controlled by money to something impossible.

It is not that wealth is intrinsically evil, or that poverty is blessed. Rather, a devotion to gathering wealth is incompatible with devotion to God. God must always be the most important thing in our lives:

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (NLT, Luke 16:13)

The craving for wealth and possessions can lead us into all kinds of temptation. While we spend evenings and weekends earning extra money, we are depriving our families of our love and attention. We may take unfair advantage of our customers, employers, or employees. We may attempt to rationalize our greed by closing our minds and hearts to the needs and rights of others. In the process, we could end up being stingy, bitter and isolated.

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (NIV, Proverbs 23:4-5)

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (NIV, Matthew 16:26)

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (TNIV, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, emphasis added)

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NIV, Matthew 6:19-21)

You can easily know the Christians, Pastors or Ministers of the Gospel that have given in to the demon called MAMMON;

  1. They have the money but they always want more, anyhow.
  2. They do not joke with the minutest part of their money; infact they can jail you for a token.
  3. They collect from those that don’t have/the poor and still mount it up with their pyramids of millions.
  4. You have to worship them to get their hands opened when you need their help.
  5. They have sacrificed their personal fellowship with God for mammon! No matter how they pretend, they are no longer the same.
  6. You may not find any reasonable and life-sustaining project they aim at achieving except it has to sing praises of their names behind the Dailies, TVs etc.
  7. They waste money mercilessly.
  8. Most of them are sexually loose.
  9. They have no respect for anyone, since money has no respect for your person…

They have been judged by their own acts…..“Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved (NRSV, Mark 10:23-27)

Spiritual Warfare is Real; Don’t Ignore it! Bird Turns Into A Witch Woman In Lagos State, Nigeria.

On Thursday the 25th of July , 2013, the area residents of Okokomaiko in Lagos state Nigeria experienced a real life spiritual transformation involving a bird and a woman.

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According to eyewitnesses, three large birds were spotted over the sky on Afromedia st in the early hours of Thursday.

Few minutes later, one of the birds fell and landed in water.

To everyone’s surprise, the bird that fell into the water suddenly changed into an aged woman pictured above.

We used to watch this in movies and now it’s a real life experience.

According to another eye-witness, police officers were called in after the strange spiritual transformation and the woman was taken into custody.

While she was being interrogated on the spot, she confessed she is from Ikole town in Ekiti State and that they’re coming from a meeting when something suddenly hit her.

She was on a stand-still for several minutes before landing into a pool of water.

As we speak, the fate of the alleged witch woman is still unknown.

How will police officials handle this kind of spiritual situation? May God help them.

Here is a confirmation on this story;

Prince Ayodele Adeshina Ay-Infinity – Yes its real i confirm it from a police friend at Okokomaiko Police Station.

Source:

NaijaGists.com’ official Facebook page

10 Dangerous Church Paradigms

I’ve been in church all my life. Along the way I’ve seen and learned a lot. Almost all the insight I have into church has come by experience.
 
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I have observed, for example, that paradigms can often shape a church’s culture. A paradigm in simple terms, is a mindset; a way of thinking. In this case, a collective mindset of the church, often programmed into the church’s culture.
If the church is unhealthy part of the reason could be because it has some wrong paradigms. In that case, it will almost always need a paradigm shift in order to be a healthier church again.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about some of the unhealthy paradigms that impact a church. Here’s my short list.
10 Dangerous Church Paradigms
1. This is more my church than yours
No one would ever say that, but a sense of ownership can set in the longer someone has been at a church. They have invested in the church personally and feel, often rightly so, a need to protect and care for it. The negative of this mindset, however, is when people don’t easily welcome new people. They own seats. You better not sit there, no matter how much the church needs to grow. They control programs, committees and traditions. Obviously, the church is not your church or my church. God has not released the deed.
2. We’ve never done it that way before
And, if this is the “go to” paradigm, you probably never will. People with this mindset resist all change. Even the most positive or needed change. Small change is big change to these people.
3. The pastor needs to do it
Whatever “it” is … the pastor, or some church staff, must be involved at some level. It keeps a church very small. (And, doesn’t seem Biblical to me.)
4. That’s for the big churchess
Don’t sell yourself short. Some of the greatest people in ministry came from small churches. Maybe your only role, for example, is to raise up the next generation of Kingdom-minded leaders. That could be a great purpose for a church.
5. That’s for the small churches
I’ve seen a few big churches with attitude. Bad attitudes. This mindset can keep a church from reaching the most hurting, because their only focus is on growing. A strong, narrowly defined and driven vision is powerful. It builds churches, but a church with this paradigm never welcomes any interruptions in their plans. Jesus is our best example of this. He kept the vision before Him, but was never afraid to stop for the interruption yelling in the streets.
6. My comfort level for change is ______
This paradigm says, “We will change until it impacts our individual personal desires.” Does it sound self-centered? It is.
7. My people would never support that…
Well, pastor, maybe if they weren’t “your people,” they’d be more willing to be “God’s people.” He has ways you can’t even imagine of leading His people to do His will.
8. I can’t
Not with that attitude, but one question is vitally important: Where is your faith?
9. This is the best we can do
Are you sure? Is that your opinion or God’s? Sounds like a dangerous paradigm to me.
10. We have plateaued as a church
Really? You may have quit growing, but plateaued? The word means leveled out. That indicates you’re stable. In my experience, you’re either going forward or going backwards. Standing still is usually not an option.
Those are just some of the dangerous church paradigms I’ve observed. You’ve seen far more, I’m sure.
Do you know of any other dangerous church paradigms?
 

The Real You and What People Say

I read that Margaret Thatcher’s Death was Celebrated With Street Parties In Brixton And Glasgow. Really this is not necessary; I am not in support of this but wana pick up a lesson for us.

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Everyone needs to learn a lesson from this; it just crossed my mind. When one, two, or three people from different places say you are bad/proud,/heartless, or whatever, believe ye me, you are truly bad/proud,/heartless…. Know why? They could see some traces of those features in your character…remember these were people that passed their comments in different situations and probably different places. Check yourself! If i were you, i will quickly rush into my ‘inner room’ and replay those side-talks which are too regular to be ignored may be they are true. If you later find out that they are not true….then you have nothing to lose; you will probably become a better person. But if you ignore those frequent remarks which are negative….hmmm…..it won’t help you.

Though some comments are passed out of envy, but they fade away with time. But if the ones that were being said 2 years ago are still being re-echoed by another set of people entirely not…thennnnnn……you might not be pure.
Just Change, okay?
mary boye