Saturday, 26 May 2018

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Catholic Bishop praying for priest infected with Ebola in Congo [Photo]

The Catholic priest who got infected with Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been identified as Fr.Lucian Ambunga.


Earlier this week, Health officials in Congo revealed that he was infected with the virus in the town of Mbandaka. “We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive” for the Ebola virus, a medical source told AFP.

Katherine Overcamp of Catholic Relief Services revealed that the Fr. Lucian contracted Ebola while 'taking care of someone who passed away.'

She added the priest is 'responding well to treatment', the Catholic News Service reported.
According to a World Health Organization count, over 50 cases have been identified since early April.
Here is a photo of the priest being prayed for by his Bishop in DRC, where he is currently being quarantined.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

See the advice Reno Omokri ‏gave the bachelors

Special adviser to the for former President Goodluck Jonathan, in one of morning tweets on Renos Nuggets advised bachelors to always pray and fast before choosing their life-partner.


See tweet below:

"Fast and pray before choosing a marriage partner. It‘s the most important decision you‘ll make in life after your salvation. The more you fast and pray before you marry, the less you will fast and pray after you marry. The less you do, the mess you make of marriage #RenosNuggets"

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Photos: Singer Faithful Banuna signed label contract with Gold City Entertainment

 Gospel worship singer,Faithful Banuna, today signed a label contract with a Port Harcourt music label company, Gold City Entertainment which was launched last week.
Though the term of the contract signed by the "Miracle Working God" artiste is not yet made public.






Gold City Entertainment is Located at No_12 Agip Road Beside Banana Plaza (Banana for Kids Park), Mile 4 Rumueme, Port Harcourt.
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Kingsley Anu, the CEO of NoLimit Music Production is a year older today

Today, we celebrate the founder and Chief Executive of No Limit TV, Mr Kingsley Anu as he add another year. We pray that God will continue to bless and expand his business.

Kingsley Anu, the CEO of NoLimit Music Production is a year older today

READ:
*'Entertainers In Port Harcourt Need To Speak With One Voice To Attract Investors' - Kingsley Anu

*'I will Make Sure The Media Awards Continue Annually' - Kingsley Anu

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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
Detail later...


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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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