How I encountered Aliens from space. Several years ago I watched an advert for a movie that was to be shown on a TV Station called NTA Benin, the city where I was living at the time. It was a movie about aliens invading the earth and the trailer showed clips of them dropping on people like salad cream on freshly grated cabbages and carrots in Celebrity Chef 2016. This feature from Hollywood, which at the time was churning out lots of B movies with memorable names like "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and "It came from Outer Space", etc had tag lines in the trailer like, Who is safe? Who will survive? A terrifying invasion from space!!!!! Mankind must fight for survival!!! A menace from the far side of the Galaxy!!! My 9 year old imagination was stirred as I liked all things Alien and wanted to be an Astronaut. The appointed date for the movie to be shown arrived but alas, my pleas to my parents and older brother to be allowed to watch it fell on deaf ears and I was relegated to that hateful place called my bedroom. I should mention that it was the Harmattan period which was quite cold at the time so we had these very thick blankets (Duvets) on our beds to keep us warm but what need had I of blankets when there was so much movie heat in the living room. I couldn't sleep for thoughts of how to watch it and kept my door open in hopes of at least hearing part of the movie through the corridor linking my bedroom with the living room. When the movie finally started, I heard as my parents rose and went to bed. With this relaxation of film security measures I seized the opportunity and crept quietly to the living room where I secreted myself behind one of the couches and began to watch. It was shocking. The aliens were nothing more than living stomachs that stationed themselves in trees, on roofs and on ceilings and dropped down with utter impunity on any citizen hapless enough to walk under the spot where they were suspended. Once they landed on the person, it was all over. They swiftly consumed their victims. Bullets didn't seem to affect them and even soldiers fell prey to them like crickets against foxes. About 15 minutes into the movie, my brother turned, spotted me behind the couch and exclaimed, what are you doing there? My wimpy reply about just wanting to see part of the movie was met with a harsh "sit on the chair then". I emerged and sat on one of the couches, thankful to have been permitted by him to watch the movie. I felt such a surge of love and affection for my older brother then as I realised he cared. He really cared. I could have hugged him. Upon settling down, I watched in full HD (Horror and Despair) as Actor after Actor was consumed by the Aliens, I felt like getting up from the couch and hiding behind it, still wanting to watch but horrified beyond belief. Nobody in the movie was safe, your favourite actors, hated actors, antagonists and protagonists alike fell into the maws of these mobile stomachs. I discovered that "Actor no dey die" did not apply to this movie. The movie became a battle by the survivors to avoid these space creatures that dropped from the most unexpected places onto unsuspecting perambulators. At one point I noticed as I was staring at the screen in SD (Shock and Derision) as yet another actor became a snack, that my brother was watching me with a smile but that didn't really register in the face of what I was feeding my mind through my eyes. Subconsciously, I registered the fact that he got up and left the living room only to return a few minutes later where he continued watching the movie. What I didn't know was that he had gone to his room, taken all the blankets and bedsheets he could find, opened the door to my room and hung this mass of cloth between the top of the door and the doorframe so that when the door was pushed open, all the blankets would descend on the unsuspecting victim below. Well, the movie finally rounded up with almost every actor consumed by the Aliens and the survivors standing dazed around their decimated city hoping it was over. For me, I was still absolutely terrified and could not summon the strength or courage to get up from the couch. I sat there in a daze of fear till my brother yelled, "Go to Bed". Reluctantly, I rose to my feet and walked out of the living room fully aware that there was death everywhere. As my mind replayed scenes from the movie, I wondered if there were any aliens outside our house in the trees or on the roof and as fear took a tighter hold of me, I made up my mind with every step towards my room that if I was asked to go outside to close a gate, take clothes off the line etc, I was going to yell NO WAY. I got to the door of my room which was slightly ajar and stood there not wanting to go in as the room was dark but my brother shouted GOOD NIGHT from the living room. With that command, I couldn't stall any longer. I pushed the door fully open to enter AND ONE OF THE ALIENS I HAD JUST BEEN WATCHING DECIMATE A CITY LANDED ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now let me try to explain what happened to me at that point. Firstly, I literally felt like my heart stopped and every vital part of me shut down. Secondly, People talk about your life flashing before your eyes at life threatening moments but that wasn't what happened here. My life was too terrified to flash before any eyes. Normally, in the presence of death, the natural human reaction would be to fight for life or flee but due to my fellowship with the movie and the helplessness of the characters in it against the aliens, I KNEW there was no point fighting. In hindsight, the scripture that comes to mind is from Numbers 13:33 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Dear reader, I remember as clearly as though it was yesterday that I was unable to scream, beg, cry, call for help, fight or run!!! I just stood there paralysed. My 9 year old conclusion upon finding myself inside one of the Aliens was simple and straightforward. IT WAS OVER. They had got me. With world weary resignation I accepted that I was dead. Only one thought, a plea actually, went through my young mind to the creature who was about to devour me like a child would devour ice cream on a very hot day. The thought was, "Please eat me quickly, I don't want to suffer". As I stood there waiting for death, I heard something that didn't make sense. It was laughter, laughter from behind me!!!!!!! It didn't make sense. Here I was, being eaten without Maggi, garnishing or Tomato Ketchup by an alien which had me dead to rights and someone was laughing. Suddenly logic kicked in and I realised through my heart beats pounding in my ears that what was resting on me was several blankets. Rage took a hold of me and I flung the blankets down. The surge of love I felt earlier for my brother was subsumed by rage and I took off after him. That was the only time I chased my brother around angry enough to fight him as he was twice my size. He kept running and laughing till I was exhausted and staggered back to my room somewhat relieved that I was still alive but with no desire to watch any more sci-fi or horror films. A few years later when I gave my heart to Christ, a scripture became very meaningful to me. Job 3:25 25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. The effect of those clothes landing on me was significant only because of the knowledge I had received through the movie. At any other time I would have known they were just clothes but my perception was coloured by wrong information. What are you feeding your mind with? In the time of testing, that is the fuel you will have to burn. Knowledge of your position in Christ will always control your response to external stimuli and impressions. Let the word of God disable fear in your life as our Man of God Pastor Chris teaches. Refuse to feed fear through what you hear, watch or read. Be selective about what information you allow in to your mind. Feed your mind with the right things so that when anything tries to drop on you, you will have the drop on it. Situations will find that it is not the heated frying pan below that is at risk but the thing that drops on it. Now we are looking forward to celebrating our Man of God Pastor Chris and things can only get better from here. All that will drop on us during this period is God's greater blessings. God bless you! For more articles like this, tap FOLLOW on CE UK Virtual Zone 1 and click LIKE if you were blessed by it. #UKVZ1 #CECatford #Pastorchukaspeaks #LaughterMedicine #Dec7 #CelebrityChef #Offer7
MIRRORS AND REFLECTIONS......FOLLOWERSHIP One day the Lord nudged me to have audience with one of our church Coordinators because of some things He had revealed to me about his attitude towards his work as a Pastor. In the course of our conversation, he seemed to complain about the reluctance and unwillingness of the brethren in his church to participate in the things that embodied the vision of our ministry. Thing is, as he went on, I sat in silence and just simply watched and listened to him express his frustrations and difficulties encountered with God's people and His work. When he was done i turned to him and said," Do you realise that everything you said about the congregation of your church, was an apt description of who you are? Everything you just said about the brethren is a reflection and mirror of who you have been to the brethren. The congregation is a reflection of the heart of the Pastor and is characteristic of the character or attitude of the Pastor." He seemed shocked at what I said. Then I asked him to do a serious heart assessment of his own attitude towards his work as a Pastor and tell me what he found. So he thought for a brief moment in realisation of the basic truth that just like children are a reflection or mirrors of their parents; so are staff members or subordinates too. Just as a protégé is a reflection or mirror of his mentor, so also is the congregation a reflection and mirror of the Pastor. Remember Pastor's saying," Happy Pastor! Happy Congregation? Which brings me to this truth, that when in the work place where most haply we spend at least 2/3rds of our lives as with the schools we attended or attend; or the church we attend there is a most likely 85% chance that we would reflect and or mirror the personality or characteristic traits of the most influential people in our lives. Maybe it's our Pastor, Boss, Teacher, Father, Mother, Spouse, Business Associates, Colleagues or Supervisors at Work. Because life is spiritual and man is a Spirit, there is the likelihood of getting a rub-off of the people we yield ourselves to, to teach, influence lead or guide us. Then we begin to act, speak, even think and process our thoughts and perceptions about everything from their strong influence upon our lives. And that is surely why the scriptures instruct us about who or what to emulate, copy, imitate or take after in the course of living our lives. The power of the human Spirit lies in the fact that he has the power to influence, reproduce after its kind over a period of time, overwrite, change, modify, upgrade, adjust or make another to become like him whether unconsciously, consciously or subconsciously. We find that the more we associate or keep company with; listen to or for or act on guidance or instructions from another (Maybe it's the Lord, His Word, His Spirit or maybe even His Man / Woman; or perhaps as aforementioned people who are in the position of leadership over us or not, our friends, relatives, colleagues at work, associations ) the more we become like them or reflect or mirror their mannerisms,characteristic traits or attributes. That's why you hear someone say stuff like," You just sounded like so and so", "You just smiled, laughed or spoke or did that like so and so" etc The Scriptures instruct us to "copy", "imitate", "take after" Christ; "Be imitators of God"; "Imitate good examples of diligence not idleness". The Holy Writ further admonishes us in Hebrews 13:7 "Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith (their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness)"AMP "Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all". MSG So basically the Scriptures repeatedly guide us as to who to follow after and who not to, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:1- 11 PATTERN YOURSELVES after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).AMP Phillipians 3: 15-17 "So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also.Only let us hold true to what we have already attained and walk and order our lives by that. Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you".AMP Knowing these truths therefore it behoves us to pay due attention to the things or people we allow to influence us; our symbols of success etc. How we must ensure that we aren't and do not become a poor specimen of Christ but His true reflection or mirror of Him to our world. After all is said Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:14 -15 "But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing":AMP To be honest do we really want someone to follow our example, emulate or do like we do? This somewhatly places a huge responsibility on our shoulders to live exemplary lives before others; whether we are aware of it or not as the Scripture prescribes, someone some where sure thinks highly of us, admires us, respects and or regards us enough to think we are worthy of emulation that's just the way it is. We do not live unto ourselves in the true sense of life. When people say," it's ma life am gonna live it the way I want or feel". They have no clue that in essence what they are saying is that," Am gonna commit suicide and take as many as I can along with me". As Christians our life isn't our own, it belongs to the Lord and we must live it as He wants not as we want or as some other person wants us to. As we do this so well with the joy of our salvation, passionate love for Jesus and His people, dignity of our priesthood and humility compelling call upon our lives. Jesus Christ says we should so practise Him that," Men will see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Let us make due diligence to provoke one another unto love, good works, and a great life..... Great p.m. tea today! We hope you were inspired? Happy Thanksgiving to y'all out there! Remember to Like, Comment and Share with everyone you know everywhere you are on social media....referencing us ofcourse!😆 I love you dearly Speak Soon!🌏😆☕🕐 .
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NAME THEM ONE BY ONE AND IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE "Offer Thanksgiving sacrifices, tell the world what He's done--sing it out!" - Psalms 107:22 (MSG). The Esteemed Chief Executive Officer and Director, LoveWorld Publishing Ministry, Pastor Yemisi Kudehinbu, along with the vibrantly dressed Staff members of the LoveWorld Publishing Ministry, grateful for all the mighty works the Lord had wrought in the Year of Spreading, danced forward at the 2016 Annual Staff Thanksgiving Service, with their Thanksgiving offerings to sing, and testify of what the Lord has done in the Year of Spreading. What a year! The Department was grateful- for the first time ever, in one ministry year, we developed well over 60 various new products ranging from Bibles to Children’s Books to Digital and Animated products, including the glorious launch of the life-changing Masterpiece on Mind Management; The Power of Your Mind, by our Man of God, Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome early in the year, which has been translated into a record breaking 47 languages of which 8 translations are now published in Print and Electronic formats in the book’s first 8 months of release! This year alone, the Rhapsody Bible achieved 7 new translations and the publishing of 8 new Rhapsody Bibles. This accomplishment would have taken renowned Bible publishers 17 years to accomplish but WE DID IT in 1 ministry year. We also released the first of its kind Digital RORK TAB FOR CHILDREN, 3 Series of the ‘I Know Who I Am” Book, 11 Book Apps (on the RORK Tab) and so much more. Amongst other miraculous things, were the tremendous successes recorded, through outreaches, where over 1,000,000 Souls were won. The miracles kept rolling in and families spread as God added to us 7 bouncing baby boys and 3 bouncing baby girls! By the Power of God, through the spread of our publications, our Message has become a beacon to millions around the world; bringing light to millions, water to the weary; and quenching the thirst of many. So much to be thankful for in this Year of Spreading! #AppThursday #lwpm
LIFE LESSONS: Samson The Angel of God, at the request of Samson's father, prophesied who Samson would be, what he would do and HOW HE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF TO FULFILL HIS DESTINY. Samson didn't do it. Lesson: God is at work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure, YET, we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling. #appThursday #YearOfSpreading #theCompassConference #NSS1V1 #ceAsaba #ceSapele #ceAgbor
A smooth night cap with some of Pastor's Quotes: "Revelation without relationship produces rebellion". As a Child of God you must realize that you're on the winning side of prophecy; until you win it's not over yet". "What you see with the eyes of Faith is more real than what you see with your optical eyes". " If at the age of thirty you don't know what God had called you to do; you may never know". "As a Christian you ought to be less concerned about where God is bringing you out from, rather focus on where He's taking you".
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FAITH PROCLAMATIONS OF HEALING & HEALTH The life of my body is no longer of blood, but by the Spirit of God! It is not possible for my blood to be infected because that same Spirit causes divine vitalization in my body! No infection can stay in my blood! No tumor can successfully grow in my body! It makes no difference how the sickness tries to get in, the life of God in me burns up every trace of sickness! I am divinely connected to an endless supply of health! I live each day of my life, full of life, and invigorated by the power of the Holy Ghost at work in me! Nothing can put me down because I am more than a conqueror! Glory! Glory!! Hallelujah! REGISTRATION FOR THE AUTUMN & SUMMER SESSION 2017 has commenced. REGISTER NOW on the Healing School mobile app or at www.enterthehealingschool.org FOLLOW the Healing School Superuser on Kingschat, download the Healing School mobile app or visit www.enterthehealingschool.org for live updates. #healingtothenations #thankyoudearpartners #autumnsession2017 #summersession2017
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#Dec7 loading #BLWDayofService Reports #Celebratingourfather Brother Joe & Sinach Egbu visited inmates in Prison and kids in an Orphanage in commemoration of the birthday of our dear man of God. Ministering, she told them, "the greatest prison anyone can be in is the prison of the spirit and the mind. If the Son of God sets you free, you are free indeed" 20 people responded and got born again. Thank you #PastorChris for inspiring us to be an inspiration, she says Keep following this SuperUser for updates
The BLW UK Int'l Office Roll Up Their Sleeves The Staff of the BLW UK International Office in continuation of their BLW International Day of Service in honour of our Man of God Rev (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome's birthday, set out to give gifts and have an activity fun-filled day with the residents of Ebury Court Care Home in Romford, Essex. The faces of the residents lit up as they received their gifts which comprised of household essentials and gladly got involved in dancing and singing activities. The liquid love shown to the residents was tangible even as the members of staff prayed for them and this resulted in profuse thanks from the residents to God. The management, staff and residents were enraptured with so much joy at the open display of God's love and expressed their appreciation and gratitude to our Father Rev (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome. We are thankful to our man of God for this glorious opportunity to display the character of God's Spirit in the lives of many. #rollupyoursleeves #blwintldayofservice #offer7 #dec7 ____________________________________ #BLWIntlUK Follow the BLW UK International Office SuperUser account on KingsChat.
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