For a long time, I had seen demons being cast out on TV, I never thought that it could happen right in front of my very eyes. Well shock on me!!! This Sunday a ministry of which I am a member of was running the service so we had to be in church by 7am for prayers and preparations. As I was praying, I asked God for a sign that he is usually in the tent with us during the service, I kept asking Him to send the Holy Spirit to come pay as a visit as we where worshiping. Yes, I believe that the Holy Spirit is omnipresent and always is always there when we are in prayer but friends lets agree on one thing, seeing is believing… This Sunday immediately after the first service when Jesse, the chap who was preaching asked for those who wanted to accept Christ to Stand up and pray with him, One lady who had lifted her hand was attacked by a force I did not comprehend. Then it hit me, it was the devil refusing to get out of her as the Holy Spirit was commanding him out. Finally through strong prayer from Kioko, Gibson and the rest of the church, it left her and THANKS TO THE GOOD LORD SHE WAS BORN AGAIN, FRESH AND CLEAN. By the way there was no pastor in the tent, the service was being run by the youth. You don’t need a pastor for the Holy Spirit to manifest in you, you just need PRAYER, FAITH and BELIEF.
God showed me the sign of his being I have always prayed for. Frankly I am never serious when I make that request because, for crying out loud, I just feel that since I have faith why do I need to Bug God to start showing me physical signs? But who knows, God showed me the sign anyway. I tell you this was a clear basis for renewal of my faith. I am now praying for the Holy Spirit to manifest in my soul ever the more.
This Sunday saw Jesse Mbagara deliver a very powerful message to the youth at the tent at ICC. By the way Jesse is no doctor, lawyer or reverend, he is a university student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and No!!! he is not doing Theology, he is taking Mechatronics engineering. (I just called him to confirm the course and he had the odasity to answer the phone while the lecture was in progress, I could hear the Lecturer in the background talking figures).
Anyway, Jesse starts by telling us the story that is so common with many of us to this day, the story of how going to church for some of us used to be such a drag when we were kids, the story of waking up lazily knowing that there is no teacher in Sunday school with a whip to beat us up fpr being late so the preparation period took ages.
Contrasting the bible with a storybook and how it had 66 boring books in one compared to some fairy tail story book that was short, funny and interesting.
Looking back, that was a bad start to life, Sunday these days is a beautiful day, a day with an agenda look at life from a large perspective for as compared to the past, life now and the future for you the Christian is the key to you future and where you are going
Imagine a beautiful place/land full of milk and honey and beautiful heavenly trees with lovely ripe fruits. In this land imagine a city with beautiful fortified walls that noven 100 armies can break, totally impenetrable. In the city is the center of focus which is through the gate where there are 24 characters with long gray silky beards. The person in the center, on the throne has a glowing face.
11It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
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Well it is obvious you have no real concept of this imaginery land we have just created but look at now, look at this present life you are leading. Take a look at your parents and the See Saw attitude at home of when your parent walks in you walk out and vice versa… The way you are or in this case where woken at 5am to go to school even before the birds have finished dreaming, then you go to college and are expected to get a job and begin your own life… There are those who think you are wasting resources boy being unemployed, those distant relas who think they can run your paro’s digs by proxy.
Then come 2002 you voted, you received trash at your door step, now you will vote 2007 and you will probably receive trash that is sweetly packaged at your door step, bla bla bla, then you see the same old politicians, (Paid more than many of their European counterparts) driving their hot rides which they buy at the same rate as that which slums are developing.
Another factor is not understanding how terrorists think, instead of selling a 747 and feeding many hungry people, the guy flies it into a building, someone develops a bomb with the aim of blowing up innocent people. Yap this is how meaningless we can perceive life to be, just one vicious mean cycle, from our for fathers, through us to our kids and their kids. Birth, troubles of the world, death.
Ecclesiastes 1:2 (NIV)
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
Everything is meaningless.”
This life has no meaning, no bearing, we are all running towards the grave. If you are young and in college, think about 10 years from now. Does anyone know what you are living for? Are you living in in that circular motion, waiting to pass the baton to the next, that circular motion of birth to death?
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”
4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Do you see what the read problem is now? Well I sure hope so, the reason you see life as meaningless is because SIN was introduced into the world, it is sin that makes us live meaningless lives. If the problem in life was economic, God would not have sent Jesus the messiah to come and pay a ransom for our lives, He would have sent some economist so that ‘Kazi Iendelee’
Sin subjects us to a state lower than we are meant to be. Creation was subjected to decay because of the sin of man Those issues, those things we have that we want to sort out, they are all sin, lets stop giving them giesty names.
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
The Woman and the Dragon
1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ.
For the accuser of our brothers,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
The devil wants people to burn with in the well of sulfur fire, that is why some of these secular musicians are telling you to relax and live life here in earth to the fullest and bila God. That is why they are teaching you of evolution, ati that beautiful girl you admire every day was evolved from an ape!!! This is playing tricks on your mind and brainwashing you.
God sent us a fall guy to rid us off our sins, all we need to do is believe. God is committed to pay for our sins, imagine you crash a guys car and he waves you away telling you that he will cover the expenses and that you should not worry!!! Wicked ay? God sent his Son Jesus to pay a ransom for us all, oh and to get part of this pie you have to repent and confess.
Jesus died that we may see things we had not been able to see naturally like the miracle I saw in the first part of this message of salvation. Jesus was whipped skinless, torchered, forced to carry a rugged heavy cross to calvary and he only collapsed once. Yes, Jesus was a strong man. If it where Jesse he would have given in at the point of being crowed with thorns, if it was me, Judas would not have managed to get at me in the first place.
Jesus was nailed to the tree and (Off the record) in those days, they used to add pain by nailing male genitalia as well. Jesus paid a dear price so that we may be forgiven for the trouble on earth… Get the picture? hat is why he died in calvary. Our greatest need was forgiveness of sin!!! All we need is to have faith.
1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
Man people have paid for believing in Christ, take for example in Russia the underground Christians who used to send fliers where persecuted, the Uganda martyrs, Christians in modern China, Christian in the middle East. and many more. Every time you attack the devil, you remind him of Calvary where he was whooped senseless.
God has passed that huge mountain over you, He has given you a solution, you have seen the price that was paid.
Thank you very much