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The Discipline Of Spiritual Tenacity!

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. Tenacity is more than hanging on, which may be but the weakness of being too afraid to fal off. Tenacity is the supreme effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered. The greatest fear a man has is not that he wil be damned, but that Jesus Christ wil be worsted, that the things He stood for – love and justice and forgiveness and kindness among men – wil not win out in the end; the things He stands for look like wil -o’-the-wisps. Then comes the cal to spiritual tenacity, not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately on the certainty that God is not going to be worsted.

If our hopes are being disappointed just now, it means that they are being purified. There is nothing noble the human mind has ever hoped for or dreamed of that wil not be fulfil ed. One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience.”

Remain spiritually tenacious.

Oswald Chambers

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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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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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An Authoritative Answer

Originally written by Robert Chamberlain of “A Yorkshireman’s take on life, death, and eternity“.
“And said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” ~ Luke 20:2 

Jesus was authoritatively teaching in the temple courts, unlike the religious leaders of the time. But they were envious of the hearing He got from the people, and attempted to trip Him up in His words. So they came to Him and asked this question. It might seem innocent, but they were trying to catch Him out.

If Jesus straightforwardly answered their question, they would have condemned Him for blasphemy (as they would eventually anyway). If He claimed His own authority, they would have accused Him of the heights of arrogance. If He claimed His Father’s authority, they would have understood Him to be claiming to be God’s Son, putting Him on a par with the Father.

But Jesus didn’t directly answer their question. Instead He asked them whether the baptism of John was from heaven or men. If they admitted it was from heaven they would condemn themselves for rejecting John’s teaching. If they claimed it was from man the people would turn against them who revered John as a holy man.

If you read the gospels, you’ll see that Jesus rarely gave a direct answer to a question. Instead He got to the heart of the issue and challenged people as to where they stood before the Lord. All of us, wherever we’re at spiritually, must repent of our cleverness and submit to the authority of Christ.

“Dear Lord, I praise You for Your authoritative teaching. Thank You for convicting me and causing me to come to faith in You. Help me to lead others to You, for Your glory, Amen”

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Don’t call a “blessing” what it is not.

My bible doesn’t say blessed are those who are home owners, blessed are those who are college graduates, blessed are those who are famous and blessed are those with money. It says blessed are the pure in heart, blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, blessed are the meek, blessed are those who hunger & thirst after righteousness. I’m not knocking any of those things.. but we give people a false assurance and make them think they’re “blessed” by God and in right standing with Him because they have stuff! When we stand before God..He won’t be impressed by our prestigious title, how many degrees we have, how many records we sold or how big our house was..He will only be concerned with what did we do for Him and His kingdom!

BJ