Yetunde Are Teams Up With Ccioma On New Single “Okaka”

Times are changing. Religion is not enough. Faith is being questioned. Society wants an answer but GOD remains the constant.

Yetunde Are teams up with Ccioma to deliver “OKAKA“, a song that unapologetically enthrones GOD in the sovereignty of his might.

Yetunde Are opens up the song as she vocalizes over a strings accompaniment and as the music builds. Ccioma joins the trail and you can be sure to experience nothing less than the awesome presence of GOD.

As Yetunde Are gears up hosts her 25years on stage concert  on the 17th of December 2017 (which also happens to be her birthdat) at the Mauve 21 event center Ibadan, OKAKA is a testimonial to the sovereignty of GOD, who has kept her focused on the vision in the past 25years.

OKAKA is produced by the prolific Dkrieton for Cutedge records.

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‘I no dey craze at all’ – Adeboye explains why he’s humble

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has explained
why he has chosen to be humble despite his wealth and
fame.

Adeboye said he decided to humble himself because God
threatened to wipe him out if he dared raise his shoulders.

The soft-spoken preacher made this revelation at the just-
concluded Holy Ghost Congress of the church at the Redemption Camp in Ogun State.

During one of his sermons, the lecturer-turned cleric recalled his encounter with God after a power-packed crusade in Lekki, 1988 where God demonstrated how he would wipe him from the face of earth if he allows pride to enter into him.

He recalled the divine encounter with God thus, “After the programme, I returned to the Redemption Camp and soon proceeded on a prayer walk to thank God: “God I bless Your
Holy name, what a wonderful thing, etc.”

“It was between 2a.m. and 3a.m. when He spoke. I heard him say clearly, ‘Son, bend down’. I did that quickly because, you know, I was in the jungle. You never can tell; a witch could have been flying past.

“And then he said, ‘Draw the figure of a man in the sand.’

“I drew the figure of a man: zero for head, one line for the
body and two lines for the leg and so on. You know that kind
of drawing.

“God said, ‘Stand up.’

“I did, but by then I was afraid because I knew something
serious was happening.

He said, ‘Wipe out the figure you have drawn with your leg’.
“I wiped it out.

“That was what He told me. So, I smile when I hear people
say, ‘He’s a very humble man. How can a man be so
successful and be so humble?” You think I want to be wiped
out? As they say in Nigeria, “You think say I dey craze? Me I
no dey craze at all o.”

Frank Edwards Tells Upcoming Artist That Gospel Music Is Not For Money

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Popular gospel singer, Frank Edwards says being a gospel singer is not for money but for preaching the gospel.

Speaking with Punch, the singer warned those interested in making money not go into gospel music, adding that they might be disappointed.

According to him, gospel music is a ministry not an industry.

“I never planned for this; I had no idea it would be like this. Some things would happen to some people and they would say it was dream come true.

“In my own case, I didn’t even have any dream. I just wanted to make music for people around me to listen to. I just wanted to do what I loved and I was okay if it was just one person that would tell me my music touched his soul. God decided to bless me and take my music all over the world, I am grateful for it.

“Gospel music is a ministry and it is not an industry.

“If you are a gospel minister, you have to know you are in a ministry. If you are in it for the money, you may be disappointed.

“It is not that you will not make money in the long run but that is not the focus, the focus is to preach the gospel of music through your music.

“When your focus is to first do something that would sell, you would lose focus. If you want to do it for the business, then try secular music.

“You need to be called to be a gospel artiste because you would have to endure when the money is not coming and you have to wait on the Lord and learn to use your faith. You would even be popular and you would still be climbing bikes.”

Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Fails to Condemn Abortion – Veronica Neffinger

Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Fails to Condemn Abortion

 

Well-known pastor of Hillsong Church, Carl Lentz, has run into controversy after he failed to condemn abortion while he was a guest on “The View.”

Co-host Joy Behar asked Lentz whether or not he believes abortion is wrong, to which he responded, “That’s the kind of conversation we would have finding out your story, where you’re from, what you believe. I mean, God’s the judge. People have to live to their own convictions,” Lentz continued. “That’s such a broad question, to me, I’m going higher. I want to sit with somebody and say, ‘What do you believe?’”

James Silberman, a contributor to TheFederalist.com, notes that Lentz’s failure to unequivocally condemn abortion is indicative of the moral relevancy which is so pervasive in our culture, and even within the Church.

“‘Live to your own convictions’” is practically the slogan of the abortion lobby,” notes Silberman.

After Lentz’s answer to the abortion question, Behar pushed the issue even further: “So it’s not an open and shut case for you?” she asked.

“Some people would say it is,” Lentz responded. “To me, I’m trying to teach people who Jesus is first, and find out their story. Before I start picking and choosing what I think is sin in your life, I’d like to know your name.”
What do you think? Do you agree with Lentz?

 

Written By: Veronica Neffinger

Atheist Immigrant Sues to Remove ‘So Help Me God’ from Citizenship Oath

Atheist Immigrant Sues to Remove ‘So Help Me God’ from Citizenship Oath

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A French immigrant and atheist who is living in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that the phrase “so help me God,” which is included in the oath to obtain U.S. citizenship, violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

“By its very nature, an oath that concludes ‘so help me God’ is asserting that God exists,” says the lawsuit, as reported by The Christian Post. “Accordingly, the current oath violates the first 10 words of the Bill of Rights, and to participate in a ceremony which violates that key portion of the United States Constitution is not supporting or defending the Constitution as the oath demands.”

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, who is filing the lawsuit, claims that the oath is prohibiting her from becoming an American citizen because it violates her religious beliefs, or lack thereof.

Perrier-Bilbo is filing the lawsuit despite the fact that she was given the choice of using an alternative phrase in a private citizenship ceremony. She argues that “so help me God” shouldn’t be included in the U.S. citizenship oath at all.

Erwin Chemerinsky, who is a First Amendment expert and a dean at Berkeley Law, said it is unlikely that Perrier-Bilbo will be successful in her case. “Courts generally have not been receptive to this in the context of the Pledge of Allegiance,” he said.

 

Written By: Veronica Neffinger

Decade after Church Burnings in Nigeria, Officials Forbid Rebuilding

A decade after Muslims attacked and displaced Christians in a town in northern Nigeria, Kano state officials have forbidden church buildings to be rebuilt there, sources said.

Eight church buildings destroyed in late September 2007 in predominantly Muslim Tudun Wada Dankadai, Kano state, are still in ruins, a Morning Star News correspondent observed earlier this month.

The buildings of St. Mary’s Catholic, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Baptist, Assemblies of God, Charismatic Renewal, Mountain of Fire and Miracle and Deeper Christian Life Bible churches, along with that of another  church, have not been rebuilt because local Muslims have refused to allow it, Joseph Opeyemi Ibinkule, a 42-year-old a Christian resident of Tudun Wada Dankadai, told Morning Star News.

“Christians who have braved it and returned after the attacks in 2007 have no worship buildings up to today,” Ibinkule said. “The reason is that the government of Kano state has banned us from rebuilding our churches.”

No pastor lives in the town, he said, and only a few come to lead services to a smattering of church members in the hostile environment.

“These are the ECWA pastor and the Catholic priest,” he said. “Both of live in the city of Kano and only come to conduct services under trees for their members.”

Kano state officials declined to comment to Morning Star News.

Ibinkunle said the 2007 assault, in which at least nine Christians were killed, was ignited by Muslim students accusing high school Christians of blasphemy.

“The Muslim students attacked Christian students, and soon they were joined by Muslims in this town,” he said. “All eight churches were destroyed, Christians were displaced, and many Christians were also killed. I personally saw three corpses of members of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church who were killed by the Muslim attackers.”

The attack was premeditated, and then it led to further spontaneous violence, he said. Church buildings were burned, and houses and shops of Christians were looted and charred, he added.

Advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported in 2007 that the violence began after Muslim students stormed into a room shared by two Christian students at the Government Secondary School in Tudun Wada and began to assault them.

“When the Christian students asked what they had done wrong, their assailants initially told them to ‘mind their own business,’” CSW reported. “However, once the school principal arrived at the scene, the Christians were accused of drawing a picture of Muhammad on a mosque wall and of planning an assault on Muslim students.”

Local authorities appeared to limit access to the area to obscure inquiry into the extent of the casualties, according to CSW. Tudun Wada’s chief of police sealed the area off, and local authorities transported Christians out of the area and removed all corpses. Those trying to help victims were denied access, CSW reported.

Three Mountain of Fire pastors in Kano City were temporarily detained when they attempted to evacuate members of their denomination, according to CSW.

“As a result of this enforced isolation of the area, the exact number of fatalities is difficult to determine,” CSW reported. “However, sources suspect that the toll is far higher than originally stated. One policeman was overheard complaining of being ‘fed up of packing corpses.’”

The son of an Apostolic Church pastor, Ibinkunle said he has been worshipping under a tree with the members of the ECWA congregation since the 2007 attack.

Court Efforts

ECWA leaders in Tudun Wada have taken the Kano state government to court for prohibiting them from reconstructing the church buildings.

“The Kano state government stopped us from rebuilding the destroyed ECWA church in Tudun Wada, so we have taken the matter to court, and we hope we shall get justice at the end of the case,” the Rev. Murtala Marti Dangora, vice chairman of the Kano State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), told Morning Star News.

The Rev. Ayuba Hassan, chairman of Tudun Wada chapter of CAN, said the ECWA is the only church trying to reestablish itself in Tudun Wada.

“We currently worship under a tree and have continued to insist that we be allowed to rebuild our place of worship,” Hassan said. “The government is not ready to allow us do so, as they claim that the Muslims in the town do not want to have any church there. We are waiting for the outcome of the case in court.”

Officers at the police station at Tudun Wada confirmed that there is no church building standing in the town.

Asked where the ECWA church was located, an officer told Morning Star News, “Do you see that tree over there? That’s where the ECWA church is.”

Near the tree where the ECWA building once stood was part of its wall with an inscription by the Kano State Land and Survey agency warning against redevelopment of the land.

Morning Star News returned to the police station and remarked to the officer that only the ruins of the church building remained near the tree.

“Don’t you know that there is no church in Tudun Wada Dankandai?” he said.

Asked about the church pastor, he said, “Sorry, the pastor does not stay in this town; he comes from Kano on Sundays. I also worship with them under a tree you see there. That’s where we worship.”

 

SOURCE: MORNING STAR NEWS NIGERIA CORRESPONDENT

Sam Ore Ministries Kicks Off JOY (Jesus Only Youthquake) Weekly

Sam Ore Ministries Kicks Off JOY (Jesus Only Youthquake) – Hot Topics Unraveled Weekly!
Jesus Only Youthquake (JOY) with Sam Ore is about to hit social media with a bang.

We go live on Facebook every Friday.

Starting this Friday, 10th of November, 2017, we’ll be discussing and proffering answers to the question:“Why am I always depressed?”

Video Promo 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWc3LzaWuRY

Venue: https://www.facebook.com/SamOreMinistries

Time: 6 PM (UK) | 7 PM (NG) | 2 PM EST

Other hot topics include:

Tithing.
Eternal Security.
Grace, a license to sin?
Does a Christian need deliverance?
Can we really hire God to kill our enemies?
What is my purpose in life?
How to deal with bitterness and hurt… and much more.

Kindly send us other hot topics you want us to address.

Remember it’s #JesusOnlyYouthquake (#JOY)!

Connect on:
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Twitter: @PastorSamOre
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Let the revolution begin!

Video Promo 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h89qA9trM7k