Monthly Archives: February 2008

Days Of Elijah

Carlene Davis – Days Of Elijah

These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord!’

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it’s the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

There’s no God like Jehovah.
There’s no God like Jehovah!

Lyrics provided by http://www.gospellyricsource.com/

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Sunday 10th February 2008 “Do You Know What to do as a Christian?”

Hi you all…

A very good suggestion was made in church this Sunday. It is for all of us who are either Single or broke and I know on this note I speak for a large majority… 14th February is coming, there is a date who needs no cash, roses or material stuff. His name is Jesus Christ. So those of us who are bilas, lets spend our valentines Fasting and praying to Jesus, You will find that He makes a perfect valentines date. You will gain guaranteed satisfaction and to the men… our pockets will not be affected. BUT!!! if you have a special person in your heart, don’t let them down, pair up, fast and pray together. Friends, blessings will pour like you have never seen. Jesus will not let you down.

Over the past few Sundayz pasi Kiamah haz been very adamant on the must pray for our nation and we must be prepared for our demise. He has got many peeps thinking and understanding that life is not an endless cycle and that we, as Christians have to be prepared. We have also understood that civil war in Kenya is now a reality that is staring us in the face. And todays topic… that no one cares about us other than Jesus Christ whom is the only one we should be prepared to serve.

King Saul disobeyed God

God gave King Saul special instructions through his prophet Samuel. Saul, however, was always self-willed and did things his own way. The Amalekites were a very wicked people. When they were at war with Israel, God told Saul to slay every one of them and not to take a spoil (goods taken from an enemy in wartime).

Not only did Saul take King Agag captive, but he took the best of the animals, telling Samuel he planned to use them as sacrifices to the LORD. The lesson to be learned from this event is in Samuel’s reply to Saul which is recorded in 1 Samuel 15:22 (Living Bible): “Obedience is far better than sacrifice.”

Lets Take a look at “Men who understand the times”… The men of Isachar. 1 Chronicles 12 describes the mighty warriors that joined King David in the task of returning Israel to the Lord after the reign of King Saul. The men of Issachar were especially important to David because of their understanding of the generation in which they lived and their insight into the ways of God. Verse 32 reads, “[the] men of Issachar…understood the times and knew what Israel should do.”

The great need today is for God to call out men who understand the times and know what should be done, and who will set up priorities and serve Him in thought, word and deed.

Do you know what you should do as a Christian? Do you understand the times we are living in? Kenya is going through a tough time. We are going through anarchy, there are 210 men and women in Kenya today who are holding us at ransom… the big question is can they do without Kenya? or can Kenya do without them? oh the 210 are your Honorable members of parliament. If life was important to the parliamentarians, they would have acted as soon as one person was killed but clearly, power is more important to all of them.

If Kenya dies we will have nothing, absolutely nothing but if you die, your chick will get another guy, the guy who will probably be announcing how you where a good guy how hard a gap to fill you will have created is your assistant who will have already taken over your job and perks and celebrating…

The truth if the matter is that no one cares about you or else death would have ended in Kenya as soon as the first person was killed. Always have in mind that the 210 peeps mentioned earlier… don’t give a damn about you, they don’t know you. As you are wondering where to get a job or other Kenyans the next meal, the 210 are wondering how many CC’s the latest Lexus/Merc has. Their kids will never suffer, their hair do’s cost more than your months bus fare.

Let me ask you… yes you who went to throw stones and feel like a hero… Does Kibaki/Raila know you? Does your local MP know you? does your councillor? NO!! Well guess I thought so. These guys do not give a damn about you, nada, nil.

The ONLY cause worth fighting for is Christ. Back in the 50 the common enemy in Kenya was the British with their fake stories of discovering lake Victoria and Mt. Kenya like the peeps living there were statues. During this time, some people betrayed this cause and were given a chance at Education abroad by the British as a reward. At independence, the kids of these betrayers make up the government. The real heroes of independence where dumped, look at Dedan Kimathi’s family now, look at Achieng Aneko, look at all the Mau Mau pauping on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.

Friends, people don’t care about you, fight for a cause and 5 years down the line we will read about you squatting in some dump. the ONLY cause worth fight for is Christ. Look at us… ati we fight when our “leaders” disagree, kwani do they put food on our tables? Just imagine Kibaki and Rail in Naivasha wielding machetes and axes and other crude weapons fighting for the cause? Please take time to put that scenario in mind. Now picture Kibaki and Raila having Juice and tea standing on a red carpet. Which is more likely to happen? We need to hold our members of parliament to account, they are the inciters to all violence for they have the voice. If we held these peeps to account, Kenya would be way ahead. We would be like say… Singapore. Just the other day Singapore was a 3rd world country, how about now? Its in the 1st world. There is no corruption and MP’s are accountable.

Singapore cares for its poor, a young man in Kenya who passes to Harvard standards means nothing to the govt thus is dumped, so long as he is from a poor background where as in Singapore, this young man gets a scholarship and is given full recognition by his govt. Singapore believe in hard work, here we believe in free stuff that is why we are fighting for leaders of our tribes in the hope of free stuff and fat jobs. Here we kill our heroes, a primary teacher retires into poverty while in Singapore, they retire into joy recognition and wealth.

2000 years ago Caesar ruled a great nation called Rome, no one believed that today that nation would be non-existent. 100 years from today Kenya may be non-existent. You shed your blood for nothing.

Be like the men of Isachar, “men who understand the times”. Like I asked you last week… Are you ready to die?

Phillipians 1:21(NIV)

Do you understand the times. The men of Isachar know what to do in Israel, do you know what to do in Kenya? The cops are said to be the most corrupt institution in Kenya “Utumishi kwa wote”… Service to all is most corrupt is that not a sign that the door to the govt is corruption?

Friends think about your life, do not do things because people are doing them, do things through guidance you are seeking from Christ. Let the Lord guide all your decisions, The first step is Accepting Christ as your personal Savior, Talk a pastor, talk to a saved friend, Talk to me (0722 103044) I will lead you to Christ. And we will have a healthy nation.

God Bless you all,

Jonathan Kathukya.

Sunday 3rd February 2008 “Are You Ready to Die?”

Dear Friends,

Death has become too common in Kenya today. Gone are the days when we used to meet death with shock and mourning. There is more death on TV than regular Omo and Sunlight adverts. The news is packed with dead bodies and and grisly scenes of people dying in hospital beds with arrows, bullets in them and machete/Panga cuts deep in their bodies. Friends this sight has come from scary to normal. Even the small kids see it as normal. If Mr. Death were to make an announced visit to church to church this Sunday, would you come?

Sad isn’t it?…

Mathew 25:1- (NIV)

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9” ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11“Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’

12“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’

13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Mathew, also known as Levi was a disciple and previously a tax collector. He wrote the Gospel according to Mathew to establish that Jesus is the rightful king. That Jesus is the rightful air to the throne of heaven. There are 400 years between Malachi and Mathew thus this gospel connects the kingdom and the King.

Anyway in relation to the passage above, are you ready for the coming of the kingdom? Are you ready for the coming of the bridegroom? Are you ready to die and if you do where are you headed? Heaven or hell?

Take your time and memorize the passage below…

Mathew 5:3-12(NIV)

The Beatitudes

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Imagine your close pal asked you if you where ready to die, what wold you think? What would roll round your head? I bet you would ask them who they think they are. Friends the truth is that you have to consider if you are ready to go to heaven… on the other hand you probably want time to see yourself get married, your kids grow, your grow gray hair… all in all live life to the fullest. You probably want Jesus to come and find you still energetic you want to have made headlines, met the prezo etc.

But the truth of the matter is that today might be your day, the situation in the country might get worse and your get arrowed or you might get knocked down by some rogue driver or you might just choke on your breakfast. Your house might be burnt down with you in it and many more… So when all is said and done, are you ready to die?

If you are not then what is it that you have not done? Think about it friend, you might be going to hell.

Philippians 1:22-24 (NIV)

22If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

What is interrupting you on this earth? Have you repented? If all is well why would a man desire to die? what did Paul see (passage above) that we have not yet seen? Let us pray and strive to see life in the eyes of Paul because to be dead in the world is to be present with God.

We dread this though because we have not confessed, we have probably watched more moves than read the bible by far. Have you repented? Searched your mind to ask yourself what is in your thoughts because the truth is… DEATH IS A REALITY.

If we don’t pray and take care, civil war is eminent in this country… Let the truth be told.

How many of your folks have told you about how they hooked up, about th birds and the bees, about how probably pregnant your mom was before she married your dad? It was hard for them to be young in their days, imagine how it is now? Who are your role models? those Hollywood junkies who have never kept a marriage for more than a year?

Do you share your secret of success? I guess not. We live such hohe hahe lives. Matatus driven like mad nearly killing all the occupants and pedestrians and we still don’t seem to give a damn… where are we headed?

A college prof in bible school asks a class to prepare a sermon on the good samaritan. The prof asks the next door class to interrupt the would be preachers on the morning of their presentation. The alarm being there is a sick person who urgently need to be rushed to hospital. As each would be presenter is given the news he brushes it off and says he.she is late for a presentation. Finally they all refuse. the professor shocks them by failing them all since the good samaritan is about caring and no one cared about the sick person in the other class.

Friends do you have prayer partners or peeps who pray for you? Well if you don’t, you probably don’t pray for anyone at all yourself. Take stock, do you have true friends? Friends who are there for you and have spare oil in their lamps all the time? Don’t be like the five foolish brides who ran out of oil. Make sure you lamp is always full.

Are you praying? Are you safe? are you Saved, well if you are then you are ready but take note that safety is not in the absence of danger but in the presence of God. There are stories of Kalengin’s who hid Kikuyu’s in all this mayhem to save them from the wrath of their neighbors, some even had their houses burnt down but still kept the lives of their friends safe. Are you willing to do that for your brother in Christ? Do you have people who would lay down their lives for you? By the way, one chap who was saved is a frontrunner just like you. This fellow has opted to give up his job go to bible school and serve God for he has been given and second chance. Friends sacrifice for your friends in Christ, neighbors, college dorm roomies etc.

Once again I ask… are you in denial? Are you ready to exit? Have you thought about it? Well take note… IT’S A REALITY. It would be very unfortunate if had the opportunity to go to heaven and your lost it. No one can mane that step for you so the question to ponder on this week (Considering the Blog is early) is…

ARE YOU READY TO DIE?

Have a Thoughtful of life week

Jonathan Kathukya 🙂

January 27th 2008 “Is Your Heart Left Unattended?”

Dear Friends,

Pasi was jolly this Sunday, maybe because he scared the whits out of most of us last Sunday. Anyway here is a ruff draft of what you who missed, missed… hoping that has made sense. God bless you all.

When you go the the airport it is illegal to leave your bags unattended at this day and age. If you have to leave them, then you must report to an authority, have them inspected then leave them in a designated place. This will avoid drug traffickers planting drugs in your bags and worse still some pervert planting a bomb.

Well the same applies to your heart, how have you left it? Have you left your heart unattended? Are yo content?

1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)

6But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Oh, and being content does not mean you are not ambitious. So I ask again, have you left your heart unattended for the prowler Satan to come and devour? Look at it this way… are you unsure of how you react to various situations. Imagine if someone one could steal a piece of your heart, or put in hatred oops, yes it is possible for someone to steal the peace and joy in your heart.

Seldom do we let God take charge of our hearts, look at the situation in Kenya today, we pray for peace them we forget instantly and go to other business. Which is the best business in estates today? it’s video library or those guys who sell 40 in ones. Who is praying, the guy with the videos of who?

Frankly God is mad with Kenya. He wants Christians to pray so that he may forgive us. Hey, this happened biblically buy as usual you can tell that people really don’t care coz if they did there would have been more people than animals in Noah’s Ark.

Noah told people of the expected floods, he built the ark over 100 years but peeps still thought that he was mad. When the floods finally came down, God closed the door from the outside, you can picture peeps knocking asking Noah to open up… Statements such as…

Hey you old hag, open this door, kwani who do you think you are?

or

Noah cut the jokes and open up, we had things to do now we need to enter cut the crap.

Then Noah answered…

Its looked from the outside…

This of course would have infuriated the people even more coz there where no bolts and locks on the outside so in your own human nature conclude the curses they threw at Noah and co.

Friends, pray for Kenya, don’t wait till the floods come, lets look at it this way… From Chad to South Africa, there is only one Israeli embassy and its in Kenya so without much pride we could say God has favor with us and we all know that the Israelites are His chosen people.

How many of you missed a meal this week or for that matter last week in the name of fasting for this beautiful nation? Look at it this way… if Kenya Goes where will you go? Remember the airport will probably be closed and heavily guarded for big shots to use only. (This was just an imagination, In the name of Jesus, Kenya is full of faithful people and will not go to the dogs).

The bible says that we have the power of life and death in our tongues. We have to be careful of how we talk and what we do, “Ulimi ni kitu kidogo lakini was weza kujenga au kuuwa” Ok my swa is not that polished so bare with me.

Lets look at a reason for not fasting…. was all the food gourmet irresistible to the core, each and every single day of the week? Friends, there must have been a chance for you to spend some quality time with God. (By the way don’t fast if you are on medication USE YOUR COMMON SENSE).

So when all is said and done, find time and space in your heart over the next 7 days to fast. Skip a meal and use the time to pray for our nation. What will it take for your to pray, what will it take for you to miss a meal? Do not assume that someone else is praying on your behalf, maybe that is why things are getting from bad to worse. A few weeks ago it was only 500 dead, now we are talking of 1000+…

Friends…

Christians have the power of life and death in their tongue

We must turn from our wicked ways, repent, quit out evil ways etc… This is the only way we can achieve true Christianity. Remember that there is a free bus to church and back to town every Tuesday for you to come and mix in some corporate prayer (which is very powerful).

Friends who will stand in the Gap for Kenya? Give up one meal this week and every week, lets not wait till the floods have overcome us like they did to the peeps of Noah’s time.

Hosea 4:6 (NIV)

6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
“Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also reject you as my priests;
because you have ignored the law of your God,
I also will ignore your children.

Psalms 30:5 (NIV)

5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)

22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth,
and he adds no trouble to it.

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

This week Let us remember the Security Man who denied the suicide bombers to enter the basement of the American Embassy on August 7th 1989. This chap is seldom mentioned but in his own way he saved Nairobi and that means many of us. God Bless him.

Have a blessed fastful week,

Jonathan Kathukya.