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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Christians Help Police Locate Kidnapped Girl

Christians Help Police Locate Kidnapped Girl

Police are calling two church-goers in Fort Worth, Texas, ‘heroes’ after they helped authorities locate a missing girl.

According to CBS News , two local church-goers went out looking for eight-year-old Salem Sabatka, after she was kidnapped in broad daylight on Saturday.

Reportedly, the eight-year-old was walking around her neighborhood with her mom when a man, now identified as 51-year-old Michael Webb, shoved her into his car.

According to police, Sabatka’s mother jumped into the car in an attempt to hold on to her daughter but was pushed out of the vehicle. Once Sabatka's mother was ejected from the car, the suspect sped off with the young girl still inside.

Thankfully, a neighbor’s doorbell camera captured the whole ordeal on video and helped police identify the car the suspect was driving. This also allowed authorities to issue an amber alert with the vehicle’s description.

Soon after the alert was issued, two local church members called the police and told them that they had located a vehicle matching the description in a hotel parking lot.

Police identified the car owner and found that he was using a room in the hotel. Authorities were then able to force themselves into the room, where they found Sabatka.
Police were also able to apprehend the suspect.

In a news conference, the Fort Worth Police Department Spokesperson Buddy Calzada told reporters that Sabatka was found safe. He said, “She did physically seem to be okay, but again we are not medical professionals.”
“I can tell you that she was calm,” he added before noting that she was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated.

Calzada also thanked the church-goers who called in the tip saying, “The police department is extremely proud of them, and I'm sure we're going to bring them into the light here pret

Church wins battle against marijuana company



A San Diego church has won a settlement agreement with the city after a marijuana production company targeted the congregation in hopes of moving its operations into a nearby warehouse.

City ordinances prohibit marijuana-related businesses within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and churches.

“It was something you have on your mind every single day,” Pastor Andy Ballon told Christian Headlines.

 “Thinking about what was going to happen. What could happen? Personally, it reminded me that God is with us and we are doing something right.

 It was total validation for me and, I think, for our congregation.”
Last year, Cannversions, Inc. applied for a permit to open a growing operation in an industrial park, but was denied access because Vision Church’s leased property was just 449 feet from the warehouse.

 Undeterred, the pot company broached the landlord to purchase the property outright, but the owner declined. When that didn’t work, Cannversions filed a complaint with the city alleging the church was illegally operating in a FEMA flood zone and had inadequate parking.
City officials inspected the church property and found eight code violations.

 Vision Church was ordered to immediately cease operations or face daily fines of $4,000—$500 for each infraction. Hoping to forge a compromise, the landlords followed up the inspection with a meeting of city officials, showing them documentation that the property was not in a flood zone and offering to mitigate the remaining violations, but to no avail.
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Drama As Man Bashes Lover's Hubby


 In a stunning incited a man who was caught caressing a married woman went berserk and assaulted his lover's husband.

 The incident happened at  Westlea Shopping Centre over the weekend.

 The man, Pasco Mueruza, was brutally thrashed by her wife’s alleged boyfriend after he had caught them red-handed.

According to H-metro  all hell broke loose when  Mueruza acting on a tip-off caught his wife Monica in a car with her alleged lover, identified as Shackstone Kavu.

While still trying to gather up all the information, Pascal was thrashed by Kavu upon his arrival. Kavu claimed to be a tax body official.

The matter was then reported at Mabelreign Police Station under RRB 4025656.
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Second coming of Christ


 Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I was really touched by the issue of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Please read and digest the presentation below :
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30 (KJV)

The subject of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ sometimes generates debate when it is discussed. Some people make fun of the subject because they claim if He was coming, He would have come. Such people forget that God is eternal and infinite; there is nothing too difficult for Him to do. If there is a delay in His second coming it is because God wants many to be saved, 2 Peter 3:9. He does not delight in the death of the sinner. When God promised His first coming, people made light of it but that didn’t stop Him from coming, Genesis 3:15. Jesus Christ is truth and if He promised He would come again, He will surely come. Dear beloved, never make light the Word of God; Get yourself ready so that even if He does not come in your lifetime on earth, you would have gotten yourself ready to meet Him in heaven. Missing Jesus is finding yourself in hell, a place of torment and I don’t think that is what you want. Those who will mourn are the people who were not ready. Get ready because Jesus will surely come again.
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Food  for thought


One day I visited someone who had stopped coming to church.

Before I even sat down the person said, “You must have wondered why I stopped coming to church. I am dealing with some deep personal and spiritual issues that I need to resolve first before I come back to church. I need to put my life together first then I can come to church with a clear conscience.” Sadly there are many Christians who have been deceived to believe that they need to clean up their own lives first before they come to Christ.

 Church is a hospital for the spiritually sick and Jesus is our Great Physician. Everyone, from the preacher on the pulpit to the church member in the congregation, needs help with personal and spiritual issues.

 Scripture says, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10. Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Mark 2:17. We go to church for a weekly spiritual checkup and for a weekly dose of the life-giving Word of God; the medicine of the soul.

Paul says, “let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25. The next weekend gather the courage pick your broken pieces and go to church or take someone to church.

 Don’t let anything or anyone keep you from attending church. Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Jesus is calling. Will you respond? God loves you!
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Pray for marriages


This week we shall focus on captured marriages.

One certain aspect is that the devil has captured marriages across the globe -especially in Africa.The modern day world is highly characterized by hyper competition for material things and married couples compete to outdo each other in terms of the so called status and class.

In the bible God says married people are expected to be produce both physical and spiritual fruits.

Due to the devil's  influence the majority of marriages in Africa are under siege.

Ladies and gentlemen let us pray for the deliverance of men and women whose marriages have been captured by the devil.
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Food for thought

One day I visited someone who had stopped coming to church.

Before I even sat down the person said, “You must have wondered why I stopped coming to church. I am dealing with some deep personal and spiritual issues that I need to resolve first before I come back to church. I need to put my life together first then I can come to church with a clear conscience.” Sadly there are many Christians who have been deceived to believe that they need to clean up their own lives first before they come to Christ.

 Church is a hospital for the spiritually sick and Jesus is our Great Physician. Everyone, from the preacher on the pulpit to the church member in the congregation, needs help with personal and spiritual issues.

 Scripture says, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10. Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Mark 2:17. We go to church for a weekly spiritual checkup and for a weekly dose of the life-giving Word of God; the medicine of the soul.

Paul says, “let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25. The next weekend gather the courage pick your broken pieces and go to church or take someone to church.

 Don’t let anything or anyone keep you from attending church. Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Jesus is calling. Will you respond? God loves you!
Education

Understand Your Season


There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens ECCLESIASTES 3:1 (NIV)

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

 The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

 The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment. The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

 He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. Don't make permanent decisions on the basis of temporary situations. We all go through different seasons in life and each season has a good purpose.

 If you give up in the cold winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your fall. Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don’t judge life by one difficult season.

 Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later. The secret of success in life is in understanding the times and knowing what to do.

PRAY for God to give you the GRACE to know how to handle different seasons. 1Ch 12:32 (NKJV) says,  _of the children of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command.
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