STAND YOUR GROUND …

STAND YOUR GROUND … Your ground is Jesus Christ and righteousness. You must stand your ground when the spirit of the rulers of darkness rise up against you and troubles come your way. Ensure you do not shift grounds (Ecclesiastes 10:4). Stand your ground in my understanding means three important steps to victory in Christ; which are: *Do Not Be Afraid – Dear, God has not given you the spirit of timidity (II Tim 1:7). So, fear not, for God is with you (Isa 41:10) * Do Battle – We…

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WHERE LIES OUR MIRACLE?

WHERE LIES OUR MIRACLE? We make a fatal mistake when we live in regret of lost opportunities and glories be it spiritual, material, social or psychological. A living dog is better than a dead lion. St. Paul lived in progression not retrogression. One thing he did was; “putting behind him things that are past while pressing ahead with the vision of things before him”. See Phil 3:13-16. In the story of the “widow’s oil” I learnt something important I now share. She had lost almost everything to the extent that…

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2018 New Year Message: LET US RETURN TO THE LORD.

2018 New Year Message: LET US RETURN TO THE LORD. As I lay on the couch this morning on this first day of 2018 after the “Cross Over” prayer night I recieved a message for you and me and for the entire human race. This message is the truth and nothing but the truth. It is a message that calls us to remember the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross of Jesus Christ reminds me of God’s love for the world and the need for all and sundry to return…

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CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS!

CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS! The season we are gradually entering into is the most beautiful season of the year. The season in which families and friends are united in love to celebrate the birth of the “World’s Light.” What a wonderful and marvellous season this is! However, it has been observed by many a people that evil smiles at this time than other times in the year. Mishaps and moral decadence often colours the society’s wall. Thus, the topic of this reflection; Christmas not Devilmas! Christmas a season of love not…

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BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer.

BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer. Do you realize there is always a beginning to every end? Do you acknowledge that beginning of the end of a journey is no less important as the beginning of the journey itself? Where lies the joy of beginning well without ending well? The beginning of the end of any journey in life anticipated to end in testimony requires reflection. The voyager has to think of when, where and how he or she commenced the voyage. Such reflection with relation to…

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THE BLACK SLAVERY IN LIBYA: My thoughts.

THE BLACK SLAVERY IN LIBYA: My thoughts. By: Fr Abiagom Augustine CM When certain things begin to happen it is often worthwhile to take some moments of respite to reflecting on such happenings before saying a word or making some remarks. Black Slavery in Black but white skinned Libya! How do we explain this? 1. A Message to African Leaders: Leaders of Africa, your election into political offices aren’t meant to enslave your people but to free them. Selfishness and wickedness has often blinded your eyes to seeing the plights…

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ONE THING YOU MAY DISCOVER…

ONE THING YOU MAY DISCOVER… Life could be likened to a Discovery Television Channel because life is an endless book of discovery and life is larger than than logic. Sometimes the cloud gathers and we think it is going to rain cats and dogs “cata doxa” but no rain drops eventually. At other times, heavy rain pours from the heavens amidst the scorching Sun. If we have known everything, life will no longer be interesting I strongly suppose! Thus, the zest to know and keep knowing is one that makes…

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THE MEANING OF TRUST

THE MEANING OF TRUST When we say we trust, what do we really mean? Lots of relationships both on the vertical and horizontal planes go sour as a result of lack of trust. Good relationship will be an illusion without trust. Can one acknowledge the sun even when it will not shine? Can one let go of the cliff when the voice of the Lord says so and yet the hands of the Lord to safeguard one is not seen? Can a husband or a wife be at ease and…

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IN THANKING GOD…

IN THANKING GOD… We often thank God for all He has done for us and for all He is going to do for us. So beautiful it is when often we thank God for His past, present and future faithfulness with relation to what He has done for us or given to us. We hardly thank God for what He has not done for us. Have you ever thanked God for not giving you this or that for which you earnestly sought His face? God for many is unfaithful because…

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THE EVIL OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY …

THE EVIL OF ENVY AND JEOLOUSY… A student once committed an offence anyone would least imagine! As the class prefect, she usually assisted her class teacher with the recording of exam scores. In her class was a student she was competing with academically. She stole an answer sheet from the class teacher’s desk, tore and discarded the anwser sheet of the other student I aforementioned and anwsered wrongly on the fresh anwser sheet in such a way that the other student failed woefully! Can you imagine such an attrocity! The…

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