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THE REPORTED CASES OF NEW TREND IN MODERN HUMAN SLAVERY: ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK TO CONFRONT AND ERADICATE THE MENACE

DISTURBING STORIES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND TRADE IN HUMAN ORGANS: THIS WICKEDNESS MUST BE CONFRONTED AND STOPPED SPEEDILY.
If it is True that human beings are being transported to Libya and other nations, and from there, human parts are harvested for sale in the Western world; LISTEN, READ AND WATCH OUT: Such acts indicate Callousness and Wickedness. These activities stand highly condemned. All right-thinking persons accross nations should condemn the crime against humanity. No effort should be spared in exposing and prosecuting the criminals!

I decree by the grace and authority given to me by the Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, in promoting peace and human well being as follows:
Henceforth, all perpetrators and collaborators shall never sleep again. Their peace is withdrawn from them all. Wealth so acquired shall go into flames. These evil workers shall meet with attendant, mishaps, organ failures and surgical calamities, in the mighty name of Jesus. The works of their hands speak against them. The blood of the innocent which they hurriedly and recklessly shed do speak against them.

These are acts against humanity. Human trafficking and slavery must be stopped by all possible means. The United Nations, all Nations, credible non-governmental organisations and well-meaning individuals should rise up against this wicked and sickening practices.
Youths travelling abroad for better prospects should confirm their sources through their governments or other credible means, before embarking on their journeys abroad. Any arrangement through the back door or unorthodox means should be avoided. Travelling through Sahara desert, travelling via the Mediterranean ocean through reckless transporters would ruin your lives! Those clumsy methods are full of loopholes that are rife with criminal acts. Please, avoid them as plagues! Please, warn your children and our youths; especially from Nigeria and other parts of Africa to avoid these wicked traffickers.
Nobody should risk his or her life by playing into the hands of these wicked, barbaric human beings. All life matters. Please, do not toy with your lives. African governments should provide conducive bases for the creation of good jobs, so that the youths would not be unduly exposed to these New Slave Traders! God bless you all.

COURAGE

Courage is the power or quality of life that makes a person able to meet threats or deal with dangers to life without fear. Courage is needed by all; needed by young and old; needed in the battles and struggles of life. At home, at work, in the school, in the church and in the community, courage is needed. Courage is needed to break new grounds. Courage is needed to maintain the old paths and qualitative standards of good and strong moral conduct. Courage is needed to ignore all distractions, face oppositions positively and learn from antagonists and their antagonisms. Courage is needed in marriage and all human relationships. Courage is needed at the battle field in order to fight; keep alive, and stay on to win. Courage is needed when wrong to say “I am sorry”. Courage is needed when wronged to be willing and accommodating enough to forgive. Anyone who uses courage negatively to perpetrate evil is the enemy of human society in any generation. Courage is needed with hope when faced with bereavement; and for the Christian, there is the hope of a better future dawn at the resurrection. Courage is needed to know, think and change location in order to experience freshness and guidance from God! When at the crossroads of life, needing to take decisions, courage is needed to see it through. Each person is divinely imbued with varying degrees of courage to face the problems or challenges of life. Several examples do abound of persons who faced problems, misfortunes, and hardships in many human generations, who with fortitude overcame those challenges.

Moses needed courage with his faith in the LORD to stand before Pharaoh in Egypt and through all insults and provocations, he stood his ground before leading out the Israelites out of bondage! God spoke to Joshua, the assistant of Moses, as he stepped on to continue in his new role as leader of Israel, after the death of Moses. “Be strong and courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you, do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth, meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”. (Joshua 1: 7&8).
David needed courage in addition to his faith in God to kill a lion and a bear and eventually defeat the intimidating giant, called Goliath of Gath! (1 Samuel 17:33-51). Elijah had courage which he applied to his faith in the LORD as he confronted and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who ate at Jezebel’s table, on Mount Carmel! (1 Kings 15:19-46). Call it various names. Call it boldness, heroism, bravery, valour, fortitude, confidence or fearlessness; you are referring to the same thing; courage!
The greatest example of human courage is seen in Jesus Christ. Jesus showed the greatest act of courage in history when he left his glory in Heaven to volunteer to come into this world in order to die for the sins of every person ever born and every person yet to be born! The best action any living person can take is to respond to the love move of Jesus by making a U-turn to God. The Almighty God says: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22). Demonstrate true courage by looking unto God. Ignore liars, deceivers and oppressors. Trust God who truly loves you. Jesus has already paid the price for your condemnation and death. He died instead of you. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
In these days, commonly referred to as the last days, courage is needed more than ever before. Courage is needed by the Church in order to face many challenging and intimidating counterfeits in the world today! There are the counterfeits of Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and Isis! The frequent abuses by these and other similar violent religious fanatics and extremists continue to pose threats to the peace and security of nations across the world, especially in Africa and the Western world! There are cases of renewed slavery and women oppression! There is the counterfeit of re-emergence of oppressive regimes as in Russia, Syria, Iran and North Korea! Mere economic sanctions have not been effective enough to stop these regimes! The ploy of Islamic fanatics and extremists to lure the United Kingdom into gradual Sharia law practice; soon to be compelling on the entire nation, is being viewed as harmless by the innocently spiritually-ignorant, unsuspecting leadership! The accommodating stance of secularism does not imply that Britain is no longer a Christian country statutorily! HAVE THE STATUTES BEEN CHANGED? No Christian dares to practice openly in Saudi Arabia or Iran as these Islamic fanatics and extremists are doing in the United Kingdom, with reckless abandon! A peace-loving and accommodating society is being taken for granted and used as a training ground for Islamic extremism and terrorism! God Almighty shall judge these acts of ingratitude, intolerance, unpatriotism and inhumanity! The frequent and recent barbaric acts of killings, kidnappings, raping, forced marriages and decapitations of fellow human beings clearly demonstrate that those perpetrators do not love humanity, do not know God and therefore cannot truly claim to be serving God! The LORD who made Heaven and the Earth shall expose these ruffians and they shall have no hiding place. All nations who fund these vicious activities shall continually experience the judgement of God. The financiers of terrorism across the globe shall not escape the punishment of God; unless they repent quickly and make a U-turn to God!
The Church should continue to pray for the innocent majority in society and governments for wisdom and alertness! The Church does not use or need physical weapons to overcome these challenging counterfeits! The Bible states: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us go on to follow the LORD fully! Let us follow the LORD in obedience, in love, in unity and with courage! Let nothing be found within that exalts itself against the knowledge and the will of God. Let nothing be done through strives and vain glories! Let us build up one another in love and humility. Let the combined resources of the Corporate gifts and Anointing be made available to strengthen the people of God at such a time as this. No more of back- biting and back- stabbing should be found in the house of God! If a brother or sister makes a mistake or sins, the Church should not start a celebration party along with the world and Satan! Let there be a distinction! Let us make a difference! Let us throw strong long rope to a brother or sister who fell into a pit or ditch! Let us stop throwing stones of condemnation. (Ecclesiastes 4:10). With love and compassion; faith, hope and courage; let us put on the WHOLE armour of God to fight the intimidating, challenging counterfeits of our generation! Let us go on to win. On our knees praying; we shall win! On our feet standing, watching and praying; we shall win. With our wills and mouths reducing delicacies and meats; we shall win. In the powerful name of Jesus, we shall win. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; we shall win. Ministers of the Church have been appointed as watchmen and women! Indeed, all true Christians are watchmen.
In conclusion, we should remember that we do not fight or battle against flesh and blood! We are drawn in battle against rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world; we are confronting the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. That is why we need the whole might of God in us to be at work against these agents of evil in society and our contemporary world, this Century! Finally, brothers and sisters, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.(Ephesians 6:10-18). To stand properly in these evil days we must not toy with sin and worldliness! We ought also to watch our brothers’ backs! We should not ask the foolish question of Cain again, who asked God: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The answer comes quickly to you and me. Yes indeed, you and I are our brothers’ keepers! BE COURAGEOUS! Shalom. Grace be with you.

THE PHILIPPINES AND HER PEOPLE NEED YOU NOW!

The unprecedented disaster caused by the typhoon named ‘Haiyan’ in the Philippines on Friday, 8th November 2013 has affected up to 10 million people. About 2,500 people suspected to have died. The United Nations stated that the death toll could rise. We send our condolence to the government and people of Philippines. Food, Water, Clothes, Shelter, Towels, Blankets, medical supplies, plus strong and healthy volunteers are urgently needed.The need is huge. The citizens are greatly tough and resilient, but there is a limit to such human endurance. The geographical setting made up of a group of several islands, compounds the problems especially in the worst hit areas of TACLOBAN CITY and CEBU ISLAND to mention a few. Please, do your best to give support within the limits of your ability and resources. You can give as low as £3.00 and up to hundreds or thousands of pounds, via your credit/debit cards or cheques. Active relief programme is already slowly coming in from different parts of the world. The UK Government is already setting a good pace in the on-going urgent humanitarian relief efforts. The same is true of the USA government. More nations are expected to respond very soon. In the United Kingdom you can send relief support through the DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE made up of 14 British Charities. You can route your support direct to DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal or any of its member charities which are autonomous. Visit DEC site : http://www.dec.org.uk. The following member charities which are autonomous can also be contacted to send your relief support:
The British Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Typhoon-Haiyan-Appeal
Oxfam : http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/philippines-typhoon-haiyan.
UNICEF : http://www.unicef.org.uk/landing-pages/Philippines-Childrens-Appeal/?sissr=1.
World Vision has set up an appeal to help care for children – Philippines Typhoon Appeal http://www.worldvision.org.uk/ways-give/make-donation/philippines-typhoon-appeal/.
Please, support charities in your own part of the world. Link up with the Red Cross in your country. The International Committee of the Red Cross is actively coordinating its relief efforts from its branches across the world.
PRAY for the Philippines.

YOUR MEAT AND MEALS : A SERIOUS JOKE ?

What’s Really in our Food?

Recently, the outcry arose over meat sold and eaten. The question in many people’s mind is that Who can vouch in the UK as having not eaten Horse Meat? If you eat MEAT you might as well have eaten anything as follows: (1) Chicken +Beef + Pork = MEAT. (2) Frog Meat+ Horse Meat + Beef= MEAT. (3) Camel Meat + Dog Meat + Horse Meat = MEAT. BUT everyone deserves to know which combination or composition he/she is eating. PERIOD.

BBC Panorama reports that this is not the first time. It happened way back in the Forties.The News was carried under the banner’What’s Really in our Food?’

CAN HOMOSEXUALITY BE HEALED BY GOD? -Part 3

Yes.God can heal homosexuality now. In the previous posts in this series, we asserted that God is not only able to heal homosexuality in this world today, he is willing and eager to do so. Jesus said that those who are whole have no need of a physician. Conversely, it is the sick who need the physician.If a person sick of migraine goes to see the doctor and complains of belly ache, he only deceives himself and exposes himself to wrong medication or treatment! Such a person would have only himself to blame at the end of the day. In this 21st Century world, the multitude makes a lot of noise.Each person needs to be focussed and be sure of his or her goal or destination.Following the multitude to do wrong does not make such actions right in any way. Truth is very powerful, because it is full of light which cannot be dimmed by any degree of darkness such as wilful disobedience to God.Truth is also very strong,firm and constant.No matter how much truth is resisted or suppressed, it remains constant and unchanging!No government,group of individuals or negative pressure groups is able to succeed in suppressing or eliminating truth,because truth is of God.Human violations of the natural order in any form creates chaos and havoc to happy human existence. God Almighty,Maker of Heaven and Earth would not twist the hands or minds of anyone to obey his truth.However,each person would reap the consequences of his or her actions.It is common knowledge that sexualy transmitted infections and deseases are relatively more common amongst male homosexuals than males in heterosexual relationships!The anus is described as the hole in your bottom through which solid waste leaves your body.That solid waste is called excrement,faeces or dung!This is true for all human beings of male and female sexes.The anus is not a sexual hole,but the last part and opening of the alimentary canal,which starts at the mouth(It is hoped that this bit serves as a good reminder).No male dog,goat,cat,lion,elephant,sheep,monkey or gorilla would insert its genital into the anus of another male of its own kind!This is not an attempt to win an argument,please.It is definite chronic confusion and self deception to indulge in homosexuality.It is not a natural order,but chaos.In all these glaring state of confusion,God understands where you or that friend of yours are.He understands where you are coming from and this same God offers solution and victory.Some,since their formative years,had not enjoyed the blessing of a caring and loving father or mother.Sadly enough,some persons have not met their biological parents.This has created a vacuum in the lives of many,craving to be filled.The fact that you chose to find fulfilment in another person,as a substitute for your missing dad or mum is known to God.The fact that your relationship became so bent or skewed into sexual expression with a person of the same sex as you,is well known to God.The physical acts of masturbations and indecent massages plus insertions of abnormal objects into female genitals by lesbians are well known to God.All these inappropriate sexual inclinations and orientations are not hidden from God and he is not pleased with them!Though God knows all about you,he is willing to help you as soon as you ask for his help!The anger,protest,frustrations,fear,disappointment,sorrow and anxiety which many are passing through as a result of distorted sexual orientation is well known to God Almighty,our Maker.God has made a way of escape for you into victory.That shall be your experience as you call upon the name of Jesus Christ,Saviour of all human beings! Call upon Jesus now; just as you are and where you are. Burdens,sorrows,fears,anxieties and captivating habits are lifted,sorted out or broken in the life of whosoever comes to Jesus. We are praying for you.God bless you.

CAN HOMOSEXUALITY BE HEALED BY GOD?- PART 1

Yes.Homosexuality can be healed by God because it is a chronic problem facing some people in our world today.God Almighty loves every man and woman,boy and girl,in this world, throughout every generation!He, as Maker, has made provision for all to enjoy in this world, as human beings treat their fellow human beings as they would wish to be treated- in reciprocal love,peace and harmony!A hungry person needs food. A thirsty person needs drink;or better still needs water,which is the best drink.A sad and sorrowful person needs comfort and encouragement.A sick person needs medicine;or better still,needs to see the doctor most suitable for his or her condition.A naked person needs clothing.A homeless person,who lives rough,needs good shelter and acceptance.The fearful person needs assurance and courage.The drug addict needs counsel, deliverance,healing,courage,faith and hope.The lonely person needs healthy and normal relationship.The Twenty-first Century world needs to listen to God,the MANUFACTURER,Maker of Heaven,Earth and the whole Universe.God the ALMIGHTY,made all things in this universe, perfectly and in order. He made human beings perfectly as the greatest of his creation. He made human beings male and female.He empowered human beings with the ability to respond to the spiritual, physical and intellectual realms.We were also given the ability to produce offsprings like us.Human beings were also given the liberty to make choices.God Almighty did not create us as robots,but as intelligent,creative beings!However, this liberty was abused by our first forebears(Adam- the first man and Eve- the first woman),through the manipulative,deceptive actions of Satan,one of the most powerful and beautiful created angelic beings made by God.Satan had plotted to overthrow God and raise rebellious beings like himself to oppose God and his sovereignty!(Please,read more about this in our posts of March 1,2012 titled’Grace Upon Grace:All-sufficient Grace’). Also read our post of March 18 2012 titled: ‘This World System and Saving Faith’ Our world today,more than ever before,needs to repent and run back to God!A confused person needs to be sorted out by appropriate verbal counsel,spiritual,physical,psychological and physiological counsel or a combination of some or all of these treatments!NOTHING is too difficult for GOD!A person in need should go to the person who can best solve his or her problem or supply his or her need.If a man lacks something and refuses to go to the person or place where his need would be met,he would continue to suffer unduly and if he dies in his needy condition,he would only have himself to blame.In the begining,God made human beings perfectly as male and female.As a result of drug abuses over many generations,human bodies have been subjected to abnormal changes and manipulative modifications!Chromosomal aberrations have resulted in the manifestations of both physical and physiological abnormalities in nature,contrary to the original creation by God Almighty!The resultant development of genes due to mutations can therefore not be attributed to a normal way of life,comparable to the creation by God.When an individual exhibits certain unusual,subnormal,or abnormal traits,it should never be misconstrued as God-given traits or characteristics!There are inheritable as well as non-inheritable characteristics.The mere fact that any person,male or female develops unusual interest in another person of the same sex must never be misinterpreted as an indication of a gift or a condition created by God! God is not and can never be the author or maker of confusion!Some individuals are shy from early age and as a result of poor handling,they remain shut in or badly oriented with inability to relate properly to the opposite sex!There have been cases of persons who have been abused during development and as such reach a chronic condition of inferiority due to fear and less physical ability to challenge their bullies or oppressors!Due to negative,unproductive,repetitive sexual abuses,such people settle in or resign to a life-time of unnatural sexuality!In some cases,men or women who have been jilted or maltreated by friends or intended marital partners in heterosexual relationships in the past resort to second-rate status of unnatural sexuality.Yet other cases exist of individuals,who out of curiosity,decide to experiment with homosexuality and thus get hooked on!It may surprise you, friend, that other cases exist who out of deliberate,conscious disobedience,adopt a homosexual life style.Some others have got into it through frustration,arising from parental or family abuses.This message is coming to you by the mercies of God and never intended to condemn you if at all you are already in a homosexual relationship.You might have been the victim of inflential persons in society who used their positions and wealth to lure you into homosexuality;It is not too late to decide to be set free today!Perhaps in your own case,you got into homosexuality gradually through the substitution of negative alternatives to normal sexual orientation:Alternatives such as gradual indulgence in pornography.There are also negative alternatives such as masturbations.Whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be delivered.God is able to change your negative sexual orientation into HIS NORMAL POSITIVE CREATIVE TYPE! You only need to ask for his help.Jesus said that God loves the world so much as to give his only begotten Son that whosoever believes on him should not perish,but have everlasting life.God did not send his Son into this world to condemn it,but to save it through his Son(John 3:16-17)God loves us all,but hates our sins in any form.Sin kills,but JESUS CHRIST Saves completely.For the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ,our Lord (Romans6:23).ALL GOVERNMENTS AND THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY SHOULD STOP TOYING WITH THE ESTABLISHED COUNSEL OF GOD.The Marriage Institution should not be tampered with;otherwise,God would deal appropriately with all who disobey.The sanctity of marriage as being between ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN should be upheld!Do not allow any government,politician or religious leader to mislead you and give you false sense of security in continued disobedience to God! We love you by the grace of God.Jesus does not condemn you;neither do we condemn you.Jesus has come not only for the whole world,but in particular for you personally.Please,surrender your life to God through Jesus.Invite Jesus Christ into your life.When you do so he would come to you and the transformation would be evident. We are here as helpers of your joy. God knows about the tense condition of your mind and life. He knows all about your struggles.JESUS HEALS BROKEN HEARTS AND MINDS.Jesus invites you to come.We bring his message of love to you through this medium. Please,get in touch with us at AgapeFocus.Inform your friends too.God bless you.