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IT SOUNDS FOOLISH; RIGHT?

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Music connects people. It brings the world together. True!

Imagine singing one of Don Moen's songs, "I am the Lord that healeth thee..." Dah dah dah dah... And you sing away.

Then a total stranger taps you and asked:

"Who is the singer of that song?"

"And you answered "oh! Don Moen"

"Really?! Have heard of him. I didn't know he sang a song sounding so beautiful; spirit lifting."

And before you know it, you are chatting away with someone you haven't met before.

Believe me, it has happened to me on several occasions.

In the same way, we can connect to God with music.

The Psalmist said "...O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel" (Psalms 22:3).

God enjoys our singing praises and worship to Him. It connects  us to Him spiritually. His presence overshadows us and He dwells in our praise.

In 2 chronicle 20:1-24, God instructed King Jehoshaphat to tell the people to only praise Him and watch Him fight the war for them. …

ROCK-HEWN CHURCHES IN ETHIOPIA.

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The spectacular rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia was constructed by King Lalibela in the 12th century.

It was a quest to create a new Jerusalem when the Muslim conquest paused christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

There are eleven churches that are assembled into three groupings; namely, the Northern, Eastern and Western groups.

What's more intriguing is that the churches were not contructed with blocks but chiseled out from a rock of monolithic blocks. Wow!

Imagine all the hours of hard labour and chiseling with bare hands. And something this beautiful was created. I wish I could visit this site.

See more pictures below:








MATTHEW THE APOSTLE.

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Do you know the story of Apostle Mathew? One of the men called by Jesus Christ to be one of His disciples.

If no. Here is his story. Life after Jesus ascended into heaven.
Matthew was not the first to be called by Jesus to be his disciple; instead it was Simon Peter. Though his book is the first book of the new testament.

Mathew was a tax collector when Jesus saw and asked him to follow him (Mathew 9:9).

His fathers name is Alphaeus. As of the time Jesus met him, he was living in Capernaum.

Matthew followed Jesus for His preaching to the people and he witnessed the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

Mathew wrote the first book of the Gospels in the New Testament. Making references to the prophecies about Jesus from the old Testament.

He went on to Persia and Ethiopia preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About his death, some reports say he was murdered in Ethiopia while some say he was not martyred.



Picture source: Wikipedia.

FIVE MONTHS AGO...

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Mrs Belinda sat at her daughter's graduation with tears rolling down her cheeks.

Her friend, Bukky, who sat beside her noticed and asked "Belinda, why are you shedding tears on Joyce graduation? You should be smiling instead"

Mrs Belinda replied: "Bukky you don't understand. Am shedding tears of joy and gratitude. I was supposed to die 'five months ago'.

"What?!" Bukky exclaimed. And you are telling me now?

"I didn't want to disturb you with my troubles" replied Mrs Belinda.

"Ok ; but, can you at least tell me what really happened? Asked Bukky.

Mrs Belinda took in a deep breath like one that climbed the stairs of a tower and began her story.

"I was diagnosed of having brain tumors multiplying rapidly. The doctor said I had five months to live.

FIVE MONTHS AGO...

Mrs Belinda sat at the doctors office looking nervous.

The door opened and a young man about the age of 33 years stepped in.

"Mrs Belinda, nice meeting you again.
Its b…

THE DOG AND ITS VOMIT

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Grace is sufficient for all, but just like Paul asked "should we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid!".

As a believer, you have the power to overcome sin.

The Holy Spirit in you will always tell you that you are doing or about to do something that is wrong.

Sin is enjoyable for a moment but its after effect is like the aftershocks of an earthquake; which is more disastrous.

Have you ever meditated and imagined these scriptures?

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog returns to his own vomit,
So a fool repeats his folly.

2 Peter 2:22

But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,”and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

Imagine a dog eating food that is not good for its stomach and it vomits it out. And stands to still eat up the vomit. Unbelievable! Shocking!! 

Don't you think it will fall sick because of the bad food? Eating its own vomit again? 

As born-again believers we said NO to sin the moment we gave our lives…