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Attention Bloggers! 

Recently, we created a whatsapp group of Christian bloggers. It is a great blessing to have good brothers and sisters fellowship together on a daily basis with love.

If you are a Christian blogger who use whatsapp, we would be happy to welcome you in the group! 

Thank You !

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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!

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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)