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Pentecostal Students!

The community of pentecostal students at Kibogora Polytechnic, a college in the Western Province of Rwanda, has a launch event on 1st October 2017. 

As the date is drawing nigh, the inventory of things to be done is gradually growing big.

Today, I feel lead to share a few pictures we took yesterday in a rehearsal for the event on this Sunday. 

                                      CEP Choir
            Rehearsal outside the Pentecostal Church
                        Bibiane, a talented singer
               Marie Claire, a member of the Choir
                   Christian, doing what he does best
(From left to right: Immaculée, Liberée, Liliane, Emerance and Nicole)
    Boniface S, our guest speaker on this Sunday

Along with your prayers, we would appreciate any donation that you could give to help cover the costs of food, transport fees for the guests and for a new piano. No donation is small.

God bless you and Thank you!

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Tool For Temptation 

Originally posted at “Roy’s Covenant Corner”

Spiritual Blog - Temptation

James 1:1-8 – “James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 

2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”  NASU 

1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” NASU

 

As believers we have some clear promises in Scripture that we can expect to be realities in our lives:

  • GUIDANCE – – The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth.
  • INSTRUCTION – – The Holy Spirit will Teach and we have All Scripture.
  • PROVISION – – But my God shall supply all your need.
  • COMFORT – – He will never leave you nor forsake you.
  • DEFENSE – – The battle is not yours, it is the Lord’s. We know not how to pray as we ought but God….

          The Word of God firmly and emphatically declares that it is due to a lack of knowledge that people are defeated and destroyed.  We have the promise that IF we walk in the light as He is in the light we can ask what we will.  The motive and the request are to be wholesome and pure.  If we ASK anything according to His will IT IS DONE! 

Therefore, it is of significant importance to know: 

  • The Will of God.
  • The Principles by which He Works.
  • What God is trying to do in and through us.

That is a colossal undertaking and not one to be considered lightly or frivolously.   One principle which affects us greatly in our walk and warfare spiritually and upon which much of our success hinges is – God’s Tool of Temptation!  I do not want you to think I’m saying that ‘God tempts’ for that would violate scripture but He uses temptation for our good.  There is a Principle that I like to call ‘The Wilderness Principle’ that could be beneficial in our consideration of this matter.  It is important to be aware of:

  • Temptation’s Purpose.
  • How to Receive God’s Promises.
  • How to Stand Steadfast when Facing the Problem.
  • How to Enter Into God’s Provisions.

Realizing the need for brevity I am going to press the pause button here and pick this up again next post.  I truly hope that your appetite for considering the work and effect of temptation is whetted.  May God be with you as you go through this day!  BLESSINGS!

 

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Surrender Your Life To Jesus! 

Tomorrow May Not Come
We put God on hold

while we have our fun,

Living out our carefree

days in the sun.

There’s always tomorrow

some people say,

But what if today

were to be your last day?
For no one knows

what tomorrow may bring,

In the blink of an eye

you could lose everything.
Sickness, accident

or natural disaster,

Over his own life

no man is master.

All have sinned

and fall short of God’s glory,

But Jesus came

to rewrite man’s story.
Providing a way

for all the world’s lost,

The debt for our sins

Jesus paid on the Cross.

For the sins of man

Jesus gave His all,

So that all mankind

could be ransomed from the fall.
But the gift of salvation

must be received,

By sinful man

who has faith and believes;

Jesus, the Son of God

walked on earth a sinless man,

Was crucified and arose

to fulfill salvation’s plan.
Your tomorrow may not come

there may not be another chance,

Won’t you turn to Jesus now

and change your circumstance?

In Christ there is assurance.

In Christ there is rest.
Won’t you give your life to Him

and be eternally blessed?
~ Kathy 09/11/14

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The Lord Is Waiting For You! 

‘I want to remind YOU that in the last days there will be SCOFFERS who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire. This will be their argument: “Jesus promised to come back, did He? Then where is He? Why, as far back as anyone can remember, everything has remained exactly the same since the world was first created.

” They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the Word of His command, and He brought up the earth from the water and surrounded it with water. Then He used the water to destroy the world with a mighty flood.

And God has also commanded that the heavens and the earth WILL BE CONSUMED BY FIRE ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, WHEN UNGODLY PEOPLE WILL PERISH. But you must not forget, that a day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The LORD isn’t really being slow about His promise to return, as some people think.

No, He IS BEING PATIENT FOR YOUR SAKE. HE DOES NOT WANT ANYONE TO PERISH, SO HE IS GIVING MORE TIME FOR EVERYONE TO REPENT. But the day of the Lord WILL COME AS UNEXPECTEDLY AS A THIEF. THEN THE HEAVENS WILL PASS AWAY WITH A TERRIBLE NOISE, AND EVERYTHING IN THEM WILL DISAPPEAR IN FIRE, AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING ON IT WILL BE EXPOSED TO JUDGMENT. Since EVERYTHING around us is going to melt away, WHAT HOLY, GODLY LIVES YOU SHOULD BE LIVING!’
(2 Peter 3:3-11)