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A Hard Pill To Swallow 

“A Hard Pill to Swallow”

Deut 28:63

And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.

Israel is God’s special people, they were given abundant blessings and honors, that are seen, in the first few verses of our chapter. God did not just set them free from Egypt, to live an ordinary life, they were to be blessed in abundance, so they can bless others, and enjoy life in the promised land, and, find rejoicing in God, in this life.

However, with the promise of blessing, came the promise of cursing. To read of the cursing’s that would come, if they disobeyed God, was a hard pill to swallow. To be once a great people thru obedience and then, become nothing thru disobedience, would be truly a shock, not only to many in Israel, but a shock to many Nations around them.

Jesus said in Jn.15:10-12, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. (11) “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. (12) This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

For us today, it is a joy to love God and be loved by Him; may we not find ourselves obeying and keeping His commandments, to be Loved by God, but, obeying because we love God. May we be found as Christians, who truly follow His Word, in all we think and in all we do, and may we never ever forget, how much God loves us.

“Father, we may forget many things, please help us to never forget, that Your goodness leads us, to repentance, and this goodness comes from a loving Heavenly Father, who just loves and cares for His kids, we ask this in Jesus name, Amen.”

Courtesy of Read The Bible Throu! 

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Christ Has No Body But Yours! 

Happy Sunday beautiful people of God!

I was checking online today and I literally stumbled on some powerful, anointed words, worthy sharing.

There are words penned by David Ogden in 16th Century. I hope they inspire you to continue to work for the cause of Christ much more than you already are.

“CHRIST HAS NO BODY NOW BUT YOURS”

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which He sees. Yours are the feet with which He walks. Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world. Yours are the hands.

Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which He sees. Yours are the feet with which He walks. Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world. Yours are the hands!”

Have a blessed Sunday. Thank You! 

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When We Get What We Want

The article was originally posted by Tim A. at Shiloam Baptist Church.

Many times we people – all who were made by God in His image and likeness want what we want, and we want it now.  Nothing has changed since the Garden of Eden and the fall of Adam and Eve; at least in the matter of our wants.

When it comes to leadership of kings, presidents, or despots we all have our own idea of who or what we want to lead us.  The same was true in the day of the Judges, and God raised up a judge and a prophet by the name of Samuel.  He was a man who had the heart of God and was jealous for God, and by that I mean he did not want the people to trust anyone else but God; neither did he want anything else for himself.

The verses we look at today are when the people decided they wanted a king… “Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations” was their cry (1 Samuel 8:5).  “Like all the nations” is the key phrase which should cause us to see the ire or Samuel.  They wanted a king so they could be like the surrounding nations.  Hear the word of the LORD…

“But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken Me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:6-9 (KJV)

Sometimes God gives us what we want, even when He knows what it will do to us.  Sometimes God gives His children a million dollars, and they end up losing it all because they did not have the wisdom to know what to do with it, but they wanted it.  Sometimes God saves the life of a child gravely injured in an accident, but the child is alive only not living on his/her own strength; they got what they wanted.

In the case above the king that was chosen was to show them the manner of the king that would reign over them, and that would be Saul.  Saul turned his back on God.  He eventually hated even David a shepherd boy who would be God’s appointed king, and of whom Jesus Christ would be an heir to the throne.

My heart and mind have determined that I want what God wants for me, and I will be perfectly content and at peace with that.  What about you?  It can start by calling on the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son for salvation.  Do so today.

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Pentecostal Community Launch Event! 

We had an amazing Sunday on 1st October 2017. The Community of Pentecostal students was launched at Kibogora Polytechnic.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the Church committees, ONAP, the office of national chaplancy, guest speakers, guest choirs, friends and families, and particularly the entire Tyazo Parish for the prayers and support.

Here are a few pictures that were taken during the launch event.

Penuel Choir, the Choir of the Community of pentecostal students
Penuel Choir welcoming guests with songs
Baptism prior to the launch event
Sarah, a convert from a muslim family, sharing her testimony
Praise report, by students who started the Community of Pentecostal students at Kibogora
Siloam Choir at it
Praying for the new committee
Guest speaker Boniface Singirankabo
Guests from different parts of the country
Sharing lunch after the launch event
Reverend Simeon of Free Methodist Church in Rwanda

Keep us in your prayers as we strive to reach out the Collegians.

Thank you!