Tuesday, 22 May 2018

See how much Gov. Wike [@GovWike] approved to enable RSTV be on DSTV

As the part  of the event marking his 3rd Year Anniversary continue this week, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in in his chat with the media has said that he has approved the money required to enable state owned television, Rivers State Television (RSTV) to be on Digital Satellite Television (DSTV).

Responding to the question asked concerning the improvement of the television station in this modern age, the governor responded by saying: "We have approved the sum of 1.8b to enable RSTV go digital,very soon you will see RSTV on DSTV."

See how much Gov. Wike [@GovWike] approved to enable RSTV be on DSTV
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Photo News: Mass burial of two priests, 17 parishioners killed by herdsmen in Benue state

The mass burial for the two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners killed by herdsmen in Benue state in April, is currently taking place. Rev. Joseph Gor and Rev. Father Felix  were killed alongside their parishioners during an early morning mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ayar Mbalom community. May their souls  continue to rest in peace. Amen.




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The Fruitfulness Of Abiding Believers In Christ

Here in this text [John 15:1], the Lord Jesus mentioned fruitfulness, bearing fruits, and much fruits. He talked about abiding in Him, connecting and attaching to Him so we can grow. He also talked about the branch that is not bearing fruits, John 15:2,3.
John 15:4. I am the true vine, and my Father is the Husbandman. Here, He was talking to His disciples alone. The disciples were citizens of heaven, with their names written in the book of life. This was the last week of the Passion, so Jesus kept close to His disciples.

He emphasized the importance of abiding in Him, and what will happen to the fruitless vines. The disciples understood the concept of vines bearing fruits because they were majorly farmers.


The whole nation of Israel had been referred to as the vine and it was established that they were not fruitful, Isaiah 5:1-7. It is expected that every vineyard will bear fruits, but as for the children of Israel, they did not bear fruits. There are consequences to not bearing fruits, but if there is fruitfulness, grace, favour and relationship with God will continue.

Jere 2:21. God planned that Israel woulb be His own people but they became degenerate and subsequently forsaken. So Jesus warned His disciples not to be like them.

Ezekiel also wrote about the Israelites as vines planted by God, Ezekiel 19:10-12. Israelites when in the center of God's will was higher, greater and more favoured than all the nations of the world until they went into sin, and God forsook them. So Jesus told His disciples that by virtue of all His investments in nurturing them with His words, they should abide so that they do not fall away. II Kings 19:10-12.

Hosea 10:1-12. By the time of Hosea, Israel had totally degenerated into bearing fruits to herself. Her heart was divided, she was not giving glory to God only, or seeking the good of the people, she was not focusing on things above, not working for heaven only.
They were in this state when Jesus came to bring them back to the way. He spent three and half years with them but what was the result? Luke 13:5-9. They needed to repent, otherwise, they would perish. But though they were given numerous opportunities to repent, they did not, and Jesus left their house to them desolate. So He had to put all His attention on His disciples.

A. THE PURITY AND PRUNING OF ATTACHED BRANCHES FOR MORE FRUITFULNESS. John 15:1-2

Jesus Christ is the vine, the Heavenly Father is the Husbandman. Jesus was not alone, His Father was with Him throughout His ministry on earth.

1. The Production Of Moral Fruits.
As we come to the Lord in repentance, God expects us to bear moral fruits, that is, to have good characters. Romans 6:18-19,22. After our salvation, we must bear fruits of righteousness and the fruits of the Spirit. Gal 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

2. The Purging For More Fruits. John 15:2.
Have we got to the limit of fruit bearing in our life? No. God keeps working on us, purging us so we can bear more fruits.
Isaiah 6:5-8. Isaiah was saved and already in ministry when he saw the holiness of God, and realized the need for him to be purged and sanctified, because he was just like one of his people. But he knew he was supposed to be higher, better, and holier than them. The work of pruning was done on Isaiah by God, after which he was commissioned.
Malachi 3:3-4. We need cleansing and purging so we can be closer and intimate with God, and offer our services to Him in righteousness. I Cor 5:7-8.

3. The Pruning For Marvellous Fruits
Vines are pruned of unnecessary attachments in order to grow well. So also in our lives as believers, some worthless things that must be taken away - things that sap our energy, grace and anointing, things that hinder our optimal growth.

Deut 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

The extra flesh that God will remove are not outrightly poisonous, but at the same time, not helpful. There are some attitude people have which are not helping them to move forward.

Matt 3:12. Some things are chaffs and they hinder steady growth, things that attract bacteria in our spiritual life. Needless things that cover our glory, limit our usefulness, things leaking our spiritual strength, I Tim 2:21-22; Phil 3:7.

They could be the way we spend our time, at times staying glued to the screen for hours watching, thereby reducing our prayer and devotional time to God. They could be irrelevant, useless, and habitual things we spend our time on, they may not be sinful, but they are not helpful either. All these must be done away with.

B. THE PERIL AND PERDITION OF APOSTATE BACKSLIDERS FOR THEIR FRUITLESSNESS. John 15:2

'Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.'

Jesus here was not talking about sinners but people who were once born again but have backslidden. This is contrary to the opinion of people who say "once saved, always saved".

1. The Profession Of False Believers.
These people claim they are of Christ, and their characters do not matter. They say, "do not judge or criticize me, I know I'm a child of God". Titus 1:16.
II Tim 3:5-7. They are ever learning but never coming to the knowledge of the truth. James 2:17. People whose faith is without work.

2. The Peril Of Fruitless Branches. John 15:2

"Every branch in me" refers to people who are not sinners but also not bearing fruits.
Jere 6:16-19. We are admonished to look for the old path and walk in it, not the way people walk in today, claiming to be Christians with nothing to show for it.
Luke 6:46. They claim attachment to Christ, yet they do not do those things which He commanded.
Heb 6:7-8. Fruitless vines are burned in fire.

3. The Perdition Of Forsaken Backsliders.
God does not want anyone to perish. John 15:6; Matt 3:9-10; 7:16-17. A corrupt tree cannot bear good fruits and vice-versa, 13:40-42.
Heb 10:26-31. Those who wilfully sin to see how people around them would feel or respond, presumptuous and deliberate sinners will not have the mercy of God.
Jude 12-13; Reve 20:10-15. Every man will be judged according to their works.

C. THE PREPARATION AND PRESERVATION OF ABIDING BELIEVERS FOR MUCH FRUITFULNESS. John 15:3-5

1. Purity Through Cleansing By Christ.
John 15:3. We need purity and cleansing to get to heaven. Psalm 24:3-4; Eph 5:25-27. God wants us clean and pure, so He works on us, perfecting us for His glory. I John 1:5-7.

2. The Priority Of Continuity In Christ. John 15:4;
It is important that we abide in Christ.
8:31. We continue to abide in Christ.
Acts 27:22-24,31. There is the promise of God that all the people in the ship with Paul must remain with him in order to be preserved. So also we believers of today, we must stay and remain with Christ for us to be safe.

3. The Proof Of Consecration To Christ.
Without Jesus Christ, we can do nothing, but with Him, we can do all things. We START with CHRIST, we CONTINUE with Him, and we CONSECRATE to Him. We must get more close to Jesus, He will give us more grace to us to continue.

PRAYER:
- May God Almighty help us all to continue till the end.
- May we, and our father in the Lord make it to heaven in Jesus name!


This is an excerpt of  Pastor Williams F. Kumuyi's Monday Bible Study of Deeper Life Bible Church on Monday 21st May, 2018 as written by Kemisola Omoyiola.

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'The Tears Of Port Harcourt Artistes' - Pastor Alfred Akunchukwu

The main challenge of a Port Harcourt artiste is neither lack of talent nor creativity but our bedevilment is simply the scarcity of partnership/sponsorship.


If this is properly put in place, we can thrive to create platforms and build our own brands. A lot of people usually compare our events, performances and productions to those done in Lagos without even considering the privileges enjoyed by the Lagosians which we are seriously lacking over here.
It takes good money to achieve great things. We are immensely gifted but we lack opportunities to showcase our stuffs. 

Do you know that even companies operating here in Port Harcourt hardly support our artistes/events because the order must have to come from their Lagos offices, even in terms of promo/advert/publicity which makes it almost impossible for our people to be beneficiaries of what their peers in Lagos are enjoying freely and easily. 

Our elites who we also look up to, hoping that they will assist us to stand firm are rather looking down on us and preferring those who are well sponsored by their own people. 

In Lagos, you'll see captains of industries, religious leaders and top government functionaries attending concerts and similar recreational events while in Port Harcourt such caliber of persons are only found in political campaign rallies or other gatherings of similar magnitude. 

Our government, industries and elites must understand the importance of attending events and funding talents. Our entertainment industry can help our society cub youth restiveness, social vices and several other menaces, enhance tourism, amass revenue and harness great leaders if well invested upon.

Putting up schemes that will in turn raise international celebrities, global role models and universal brand ambassadors can project our state to the world hem of affairs making it a tourist attraction.
I hereby plead with all stakeholders and relevant agencies to kindly help our entertainers to blossom in their various fields of endeavours.

As we can see, the world is gradually gravitating towards entertainment and we can't be left behind.

'The Tears Of Port Harcourt Artistes' - Pastor Alfred Akunchukwu

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'I am likely to die soon, help me' - Kemi Omololu [@hnnafrica] cried out

Nigerian journalist and and social critics, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, took to her Instagram page today to alert her fans that she  is likely going to die soon.

'I am likely to die soon, help me' - Kemi Omololu [@hnnafrica] cried out

Below is what she posted as she urge Nigerians and international community to come to her aid:


KEMI OMOLOLU-OLUNLOYO SAYS SHE'S LIKELY GOING TO DIE SOON! SHE CALLS FOR NIGERIANS TO LAUNCH A PUSH TO GET HER PASSPORT BACK SO SHE CAN GET HER USA SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS AS HER MEDICAL BILLS ARE PILING UP AND HER CONDITION GETTING WORSE. SHE SAYS THE PEOPLE WHO CAUSED THIS HAVE NOT HELPED HER. PLS READ ABOUT PTSD🤕😢 PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic) or even short-term (acute) PTSD. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward. Symptoms must last more than a month and be severe enough to interfere with relationships or work to be considered PTSD. The course of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. In some people, the condition becomes chronic. A doctor who has experience helping people with mental illnesses, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, can diagnose PTSD. To be diagnosed, at least one re-experiencing symptom, one avoidance symptom, two arousal and reactivity symptoms, two cognition and mood symptoms, Flashbacks😡reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating, Bad dreams, Frightening thoughts

Help offset Kemi's medical and travel bills and get her out of the country to activate her American medical bills. 3020832750 First Bank of Nigeria.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

'Nigeria will change if we obey God ' – VP, Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo during a special Sunday Service at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Abuja emphasised the importance of obedience to God’s word and instruction noting that they are essential for successful nation-building.

'Nigeria will change if we obey God ' – VP, Yemi Osinbajo

According to him, the church has its role to play in nation building. Creativity, innovation and hard work, according to him are also vital instruments which the church needs to focus on to move the nation forward.

“It is the church that transforms everywhere. That creativity that God commanded us to do everywhere is what will change our nation. Our creativity, innovation and hard work, and this is a command. So if we obey God, our nation will change. There are many countries all over the world with huge resources and many other countries that have no resources. It is creativity that makes the difference,” he said.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

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LIVE UPDATE: #Quotes of Pastor Adefarasin on the message: Stop Weeping

The law inhibits faith. But when taken out of the way, it is easy for Grace to operate.
There's never a dull moment in the company of Christ for in His company, even if it seems you are going back, you and everything moves forward.


When you are settled in God's presence, you are no longer ordinary, you are extraordinary.

According to the text (Luke 7:11-17), the woman is weeping because she was minutes away from the end. She was not just a widow, she had just lost her only son. It was a calamity for a woman to lose her breadwinner.

Divorce is a loss because it signifies the death of a relationship. When you lose your job or health, it is a loss. You feel like life is pointing downward. Any loss is very painful.

Fear not, because the Master and His company are headed your way. In all you are going through, God's mind is on you. His mind is full of you and there is about to be a turnaround!

Because when one thing dies, many things die with it, whatever things may have died in your life will come alive again. Jesus will turn it around!

In accordance to scriptures, at that time when your child dies, you figuratively die with your child because there would be no one to give your life to when you die. Those dead things in your life will come back with strength and vigor, it will shock you!

Wipe your tears because the wiping of your tears is a statement of faith and an agreement with Divinity. Don't give up now for with Jesus and His crowd, anything can happen because they carry abundant joy and life.

You cannot encounter a living Church and remain the same. Jesus walks up to the bier and touches it. He did this because He knew the end from the beginning. He is the Resurrection and the Life. What others called dead, He called 'arise'.

God is teaching you as the body of Christ how to stop treating your situations as dead. Do like Him by speaking, knowing that anything God touches by your faith turns around. The body of Christ is the most significant change agent on earth.

Don't bury it yet for there's going to be a supernatural intervention for you that is going to be unbelievable.

You can be in a turn and not even know it which is why you need to be in Jesus' company because the company knew what Jesus did the day before, He can do it again. In His company, our faith helps one another.

When Jesus said to the dead boy 'arise', the dead boy landed on his feet. That's exactly how you are going to land; on your feet!

One miracle is always the first fruit of more to come. That's why you should never settle for less. One miracle is just a trigger for the flood. You are welcome to a season of your turnaround and endless miracles.

Your assignment and commission is to look for dead things and bring them back to life. That is your job. You are where you are for a reason.

Anytime you come to the Lord's table, you are celebrating the life of Christ which He has given to you. Nothing represents the throne of Grace better than the Lord's table. You don't have to be worthy but the manner in which you partake has to be worthy.

LIVE UPDATE: #Quotes of Pastor Adefarasin on the message: "Stop Weeping"
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