Monday, 14 March 2016

OPEN HEAVENS TUESDAY 15TH MARCH 2015 TOPIC: DWELLING IN THE SECRET PLACE OF GOD


Memorise:

The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. Psalm 25:14

Read: Psalm 91:1-9

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

MESSAGE:

The psalmist, in our Bible reading, expressed his trust in the Lord and in His protection. In such a time as this, when all system are failing, this assurance is ever dependable. It affirms that God is for us and we can always find security in Him. It takes only the Almighty God to hide us from the enemy and this is why I am never afraid of the activities of the enemies, as long as I remain connected to God. It amazes me when I see what people do in the name of protection; I just can't help but pity them. How can you seek protection from the devil when it is the devil that is after your life? Any other source of protection outside God is wasted effort.

This is why I do not understand how a true Christian lives in fear. How can my father be the Lord of Hosts and I will live in fear. As long as you are on the Lord's side, you have nothing to fear or worry about. The Lord is willing to fight all your battles if you allow Him. God is asking you to be of good cheer and not give in to doubt or despair because He has overcome the world and in Him you are more than a victor. When fears comes knocking on your door, let fear know that it is a wrong door because the Scripture says in Psalm 27:1;

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid."

When trouble comes knocking, just call upon the Prince of Peace. Send your problems to Jesus and victory will be yours.

You must make up your mind not to live in fear. You cannot achieve anything tangible with the atmosphere of fear. It takes courage to take your place in destiny. The only person you are permitted to fear is the Almighty God and this is because He is our Creator. Once we give ourselves to the Lord and fear only Him, He will be committed to protecting us from our enemies. Let us run away from the spirit of fear, it is capable of short-changing us. Let us hold unto the Lord for our deliverance. Let us cry to Him in supplication for help and He will hear us and come to our rescue.

KEY POINT:

They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 16:1-19:16 and Job 37:1-20

GOOD MORNING.

"TB Joshua Couldn't Predict His Building Collapse, How Can He He Say I Will Die In April" - Malawi President Fumes Over TB’s Doom Prophecy


Vanguard has reported that Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Sunday attacked Prophet TB Joshua on their State television over an alleged prophecy that he would die before April 1.
 “I’m told there is a man in Nigeria called Joshua and he is saying that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Peter Mutharika will die before April 1,” he said, referring to TB Joshua.

“Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year,” the president told a rally in the capital Lilongwe.

In 2012, Joshua reportedly predicted the death of a president of an unnamed southern African country. Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, did die within the predicted timeframe, giving the prophesy strong currency in Malawi.


Mutharika did not say when or where Joshua made the latest prophesy.

In January, Joshua reportedly gave a televised prophecy, telling his congregation to pray for the leaders in southern Africa, saying: “End of February to April this year, peculiar months for Southern Africa.”

But Mutharika questioned Joshua’s credentials as a prophet, pointing to the collapse of a guesthouse in his sprawling Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos in September 2014, which left 116 people dead, mostly South Africans.

“Why did he not foretell this tragedy?

“This all shows that he is a liar. He just wants to raise money,” said Mutharika, who is in his mid 70s, pledging to be around in 2019 for the next presidential elections, and in also 2024, when — if reelected — he will wrap up his last term.

Mutharika came to power in 2014 after defeating Joyce Banda.

Banda, who succeeded Bingu Mutharika, made several visits to the Nigerian headquarters of Joshua’s church and once described the evangelist as her “spiritual father
                                                                                                                           

Nollywood Actress Georgina Onuoha Battles Illness For 8 Years!

 
Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has disclosed how she battled with an unknown ailment for 8 years during and after her marriage crashed in 2012. She took to her Instagram page to reveal that she has been battling this illness for 8 years now but, didn't reveal the kind of ailment it is, she only mentioned that it is a life threatening. Georgina
 captioned a photo of her recuperating at the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, USA, and wrote:
"Thank you Lord for your healing and saving hands upon my life. Each day I wake up, my life will continuously be a testimony of your grace and love. For 8 years I have battled this illness and at every life threatening moment, you've reassured me of your love. I will forever thank thee as I recover slowly."
The Nollywood actress and Dr. Ifeanyi Igwegbe had two beautiful daughters and were a happy family until everything came crumbling down in 2012. The actress who was off the scene for a while has finally resurfaced and revealed that sickness actually kept her out of scene.
 

"My Wife Packed Out Because I Fumigated The House" - Ay The Comedian On Marriage Crash

                 
Comedian and Actor, AY Makun has finally revealed the reason behind his alleged marital problem.
AY On Sunday, March 13, 2016 during the comedy concert, Chronicles of Ushbebe, finally clear the air on his perceived marital issues.
AY disclosed that he fumigated his house sometimes back and while his wife left home , he returned home the same day the house was fumigated and this sparked off allegations and rumours that he had marital issues.
AY also noted that popular blogger, Stella Dimoko Korkus  got wind of his wife staying out of the house for few days and without enquiring on why she wasn't home.
The comedian further reaffirmed that he would not only love his wife till his dying days but would stay in marriage all the days of his life.

THISDAY Newspaper CEO, Nduka Obabaigbena's New Slavery Rules Of Engagement Set To Ground His Empire!

The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY Media Group/ARISE TV Networks, Nduka Obaigbena, has rolled out new rules of engagement for the staff of his newspaper.
The new rules of engagement was contained in a memo Obaigbena sent to the staff over the weekend and obtained by some online publishers.
Obaigbena, who is owing the staff between 11 months and 14 months salary, has in recent times been taking decisions and actions many of the staff have said is targeted towards not paying them their outstanding remunerations.
One of such is the continuous taking of attendance of staff.
In a memo attached to one of the attendance lists, published here, Obaigbena directed the Accounts Department not to pay those whose names were not on the list.
However, between then and now and despite the directive by Obaigbena that the Accounts Department should pay those on the list the salary for February and one of the outstanding months, no one has been paid.
It was also gathered that some banks have paid Obaigbena over N2 billion as upfront payment for their advertisements for 2016.
The new generation banks, it was gathered, are in the habit of making the payment upfront.
However, instead of paying the staff of ThisDay, Obaigbena has gone ahead to resuscitate his UK-based Arise Television.
The outfit also has a major office in the United States of America.
The station was shut down following the inability of Obaigbena to meet up with its financial demands.
Some of the staff even dragged him to court for owing them salaries.
Some companies that have been supplying materials to the television station have also threatened court action.
Despite his indebtedness to the staff of ThisDay, Obaigbena over the weekend rolled out new rules of engagement for the staff.
 
The memo, unedited, reads in full:
Dear Team THISDAY:
This is to confirm MANDATORY MEETINGS FOR ALL STAFF as follows:
1.  Advertising and Marketing Divisional Meetings ( All marketers and sales agents must attend) : 09:00 – EVERY DAY Monday to Fridays;
2. FULL Editorial Meeting – in Lagos and Abuja : ALL Editorial Staff  in Lagos and Abuja including Editors must attend  – 11:00 EVERY DAY Monday to Fridays.
Journalist are required not to book and or accept appointments before 1PM everyday. If you are to cover a scheduled assignment OR meet up an important appointment, you are required to submit your request  for a written approval by email -complete with evidence – for exemption form the daily meetings at least 24 hours earlier. ( verbal approvals will  not be accepted);
3. LINE Editors Meting- ( ALL Line Editors must attend) 4PM EVERY DAY – Monday to Friday;
4. Digital Division Meeting: – Must be attended by all staff of the newly formed Digital Division.- 12 Noon Mondays – Fridays;
4. Operations Services Meeting – must be attended by all unit heads of all operations and services departments: -circulation, printing, pre-press; transport & logistics, maintenance, procurement, finance and administration. 2PM Monday to Friday;
5. Senior Management Meetings: 12 Noon every Monday;
6. Board Of Directors  Exco Meetings –  First Tuesday every month.
POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. The Editorial Building will now open at 7AM and Close at 10PM every day except for the Night Editors and team as well as the Digital Team on night duty. Every journalist is required to close, submit final copy and go home at 9PM every day, except for days with LATE BREAKING NEWS.  Page planners are required to complete their work by 10PM every day, except for LATE BREAKING NEWS. The  building will be restricted at 11 PM. A new staff bus will depart the premises at 9PM. NO LOITERING WILL BE PERMITTED ANY LONGER.
2. PRINTERS AND NON-EDITORIAL STAFF WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED INTO THE EDITORIAL BUILDING EXCEPT FOR THEIR MANAGERS ON ASSIGNMENT.
3. The Staff Canteen will be open from tomorrow for all socialising.
4. Visitors will now be strictly restricted. Any new policy on visitors will be announced soon.
5. Please note that these staff meetings beginning tomorrow March 14, 2016 are mandatory and compulsory ( emphasis mine). Absentees will have their appointments terminated. You have been warned. It is time to take back the company for the  welfare and benefit of every one. If you have other (employment) commitments elsewhere and or conflicts of interest, you must resign honourably. Divided loyalty will no longer be condoned.
Very many thanks!
Nduka Obaigbena
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
THISDAY Media  Group / ARISE TV Networks
Level C, 885 2nd Avenue, New York NY 10017
Ground Floor, 80 Haymarket London SW1 Y4TQ
35 Creek Road Apapa, Lagos

That Majek Fashek And His Emotion Laden Testimony At CLAM on Sunday

'Send down the rain' crooner, Majek Fashek, has said if not for God and the benevolence of Pastor of Christ Living Apostolic Ministries (CLAM) in Omole, Lagos State he would have died an unceremonious death. The pop and raggae was one of the worshipers at the Chuch on Sunday March 13,2016 where he shared the testimony of how God delivered him from drugs and other hard substance.
Speaking during a testimony session, Fashek said with an emotional voice that the Senior Pastor of CLAM, Apostle Wole Oladiyun, and his church stood by him during his trying times.
He said: “My testimony is that Jesus Christ is Lord, Jesus Christ is the Master.
“You know before I went to Abuja for my rehab, Baba Oladiyun here came to my rescue.
“Most church won’t do that.
“May God bless him and keep this ministry.
“Materials and spiritual are two different things because Jesus Christ cannot come from Heaven to heal you.
“This Baba is a correct prophet.”
Fashek said his encounter with Apostle Oladiyun last year brought a turn around to his life.
Speaking during his message, Apostle Oladiyun said it would have been a great disaster if the devil has wasted a talent like Majek Fashek.
He recalled that the Lord burdened him to take up his case and immediately it was announced, the whole world rose up for his rehabilitation.
                                      
Describing Fashek as a great legend that will blossom again, Apostle Oladiyun prayed that the Lord will perfect all He has started in the life of the raggae artist.
He said: “Today, Jesus has ransom his life.
“Today, he’s a better person.
“His destiny cannot longer be wasted.”
Olasdiyun called on churches and ministers of God to show godly love to people irrespective of religion, ethnicity and condition.
Apostle Oladiyun lamented that love is fast eroding away from the Church of God, adding: “It’s a pity, the church of God must come return to it roots by loving Jesus and loving humanity.
“Let us show love to people around us – the poor, the downtrodden, the rich.”
It would be recalled that last year, Apostle Oladiyun had asked that Fashek be brought to him for deliverance.