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Thursday, 28 November 2019

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR SEXUAL URGES AS A CHRISTIAN SINGLE


Sometime ago, a sister approached me with concerns about her sexuality. She wondered why although she is deliberate about her walk with God, she still has a strong urge for sex. When I smiled and told her I had sexual desires too and that these desires were God-given and normal, she was greatly relieved.

When you ask some Christian singles, ‘have you at any point felt like having sex?’ the look on their faces will make you wonder if you’ve just asked an abominable question.

Yes we have the standard ‘flee sexual immorality’ instruction.

There are lots of sexual purity campaigns, seminars on the demonic operations behind illicit sexual affairs, talk shows that tell stories on how destinies are destroyed via fornication.

Too many struggles have arisen out of sexual urges that looks impossible to be tamed.

But the question still remains in the heart of many Christian singles.

 Can sexual urges be controlled? What happens when my body just desires physical intimacy? How do I handle my raging emotions knowing that God demands sexual purity?
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Villager Shot Dead In Land Dispute


A DISPUTE over land turned fatal at Ariston Holdings’ Roscommon Estate in Chimanimani on Monday after a security guard gunned down a villager and injured another.

Police and Ariston Holdings confirmed the incident yesterday.

Roscommon Estate produces world acclaimed niche red tea Wanganella.

It is also into macadamia, coffee and potato production. The company runs four other estates across the country, namely Claremount, Kent, Clearwater and Southdown.

The company has been at loggerheads with villagers since 2002 after part of its estate was gazetted by Government.
This paved way for its allocation to the landless.

“They (Ariston Holdings) asked for a grace period saying they wanted to harvest their crop but they continued on the farm to date creating friction with new farmers who had been allocated the land,” a source told The Herald.

Relations between the company and the villagers broke down after it allegedly destroyed their crops and banana plantations recently.

 Villagers’ homes were also destroyed.
This was after the company obtained a court order granting it permission to evict the settlers.

“On November 19 the Messenger of Court came to evict the settlers. When they came, the district lands committee was engaging the company to try and find an amicable solution. They started destroying some structures. On Monday morning the company sent its employees to destroy the people’s banana plantations and other crops,” added the source.
Some homes were also destroyed.

“Last night those who had their homes destroyed decided to go to the estate to safeguard their belongings. A security guard identified as Nicholas Bere fired at the villagers, killing Mr Beware Tsarai. He injured Mr Shingai Mafake.

 Mr Mafake was rushed to Mutambara Hospital where he is admitted. Mr Tsarai’s body was taken to a mortuary in Chipinge. Bere was arrested and faces a murder charge,” said the source.

Manicaland deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda confirmed the incident yesterday.State media
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Grandpa (75) Kills Wife Over Infidelity, Buries Body In Shallow Grave



A 75-YEAR-OLD Bulilima village head has been arrested for allegedly striking his wife with an axe in an infidelity row before burying the body in a shallow grave.

Foreman Sibanda of Village 13 in Vulindlela Ward allegedly struck his wife with an axe on November 11 after accusing her of having an extra marital affair.

He carried the body in a wheelbarrow and then dug a shallow grave in the fields about a kilometre from his homestead where he buried her. The village head of Village 12, Mr Moses Moyo said the offence came to light after Sibanda decided to reveal what he had done to his relatives and showed them where he had buried his wife.

He said the woman’s body was exhumed on Tuesday after a report was made to the police by the deceased’s relatives.

“It appears that Sibanda and his wife Petty Sibanda had a misunderstanding after he accused her of having an extra marital affair. The two were now sleeping in separate bedrooms because of the misunderstanding.

“Then on 11 November Sibanda took an axe and went to his wife’s bedroom hut and confronted her over the matter.

 They had a misunderstanding and Sibanda struck her with the axe on the head and she died on the spot.

 After realising what he had done, Sibanda carried the body in a wheelbarrow and buried it in a shallow grave in his fields,” said Mr Moyo.State media
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The Preacher's Sincere Talk


Fellowship time

Time to see each other,hear from one another and be together

Gatherings are Gods wisdom to foster and fester spiritual growth,mutual faith and the unity of the spirit

Hence,we supply one another's needs

We must keep having weak,small,great and strong in our assemblies

The weak get helped to be strong,to strong helped to not go weak but stronger

This morning position yourself to give and receive

The quickest is to pray for at least members of your department, cell etc ..you give

Then you receive by the teaching of God's word.

Church isn't a mall where you shop for your likes

In church, you are the mall!

Make your self more available this morning

Ready?

Pray for the entire service

Paticularly the pastors and ministers
Then members you know
Pick up someone or call or ensure someone is helped to the service

How many of your disciples have been through foundation school?
That's a good starting point for discipleship
Get into service promptly

Any pledged to redeem?
Don't forget your offering oo,its as important as prayer!


You have a spirit filled service!

I will too

I call you blessed
Sincere Talk

WISDOM PERSPECTIVES


 _The Fact  of  Righteousness And Evil_

 *Proverbs 29:7(KJV)*

 _The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it_ .

Righteous people are considerate people who have other people at heart.  Evil people are selfish and inconsiderate to human plight.

It is in the nature of righteous people to do good through obedience to God's word in as much as it is in the nature of the wicked to do evil through disobedience to God's Word. Like begets like is the law of the game.

The righteous do not do good to become righteous but they do good because they are righteous.

In the opposite direction of nature it could be equally said that the wicked are not wicked because the do evil things,  but rather they do evil things because they are wicked.  It is a matter of nature and not mere action.

Wickedness or righteousness is not a product of a mere  act but a matter of nature that brings about either wicked  or righteous acts depending on  what  nature manifests.

It is nature that informs or determines either righteous or evils acts.

Nevertheless,  the righteous can be tempted to sin like Adam was  though he had no sinfull nature in him.

In the garden of Eden was a tree of two natures,  namely good and evil.  It took temptation for Adam to succumb to evil nature though  Adam had no evil nature in him.

Romans 12:2  warns believers not to be conformed to the world but rather to be transformed by the renewal of their minds.

Though born again our minds are still open to worldly influences and it is our responsibility to refuse to be influenced negatively by the world we live in or we will sin.

Apostle Paul speaks of pulling down imaginations that seeks to rise above the knowledge of God and bring it into subjection under Christ.

 *2 Corinthians 10:3-5(KJV)*

 _For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:_

( _For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)_

 _Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ_;

The word of God is a strong weapon against evil influence and it seeks to  challenge inner thoughts  of  human  mind and confronts   one's way of thinking.

 *Hebrews 4:12(KJV)*

 _For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart._

The word of God has the power and ability to  diagnose  and analyze hidden  intents and inner motives.  It cross-examines thoughts and motives and lay them open before God.

Without the challenge of God's word the human heart or thoughts can be  desperately wicked.

 *Jeremiah 17:9-10(KJV)*

 _The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?_

 _I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings._

It takes temptation for the righteous to succumb to sin.

Satan uses appealing ideas and views to lure rightoues people into temptation and sin.  He does not tempt the wicked but the righteous as Adam was.

Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden and suggested a second view that did not characterise the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as bad but good to make one as wise as God.

The moment Eve entertained that view she began to see the tree differently from what God had described it to be before (Gen.  2:16).

 *Genesis 3:6(KJV)*

 _And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat._

Though ennocent and without evil nature,  Eve succumbed to sin or evil through temptation.

 *James 1:12-15(KJV)*

 _Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him._

 _Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:_

 _But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed._

 _Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death._

There is not need for temptation where there are no righteous people.  It is only the righteoues that can be tempted. The wicked can not be tempted.

Nevertheless,  The righteous can overcome temptation if they choose to obey God's Word.

Evil nature does not take heed to God's voice or Word as Cain did.

 *Genesis 4:7(KJV)*

 _If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him_ .

Cain killed his brother Abel immediately after God had spoken to him and had persuaded Cain to do what was good.

It is when you refuse to obey  the Word of God  that sin will have an upper hand of you.

We overcome temptation to sin through obedience to God's word.

The only escape route from sin is God's word.  Sin is transgression of (ignoring) God's word.

 *1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV)*

 _There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it._

If you ignore God's Word you will miss God's way to overcome temptation.

 *Revelation 12:11(KJV)*

 _And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death._

Those who obey the Word if God will overcome temptation and evil.

 *WISDOM PERSPECTIVES*

 _The Fact  of  Righteousness And Evil_

 *Proverbs 29:7(KJV)*
Critical Eye

Go Further!



TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13, NKJV

TODAY'S WORD:
Today, I want to remind you of what God says about you. No matter what’s happening in your life, remember that you are not limited by your resources, your family or your background.

 Almighty God has anointed, equipped and empowered you. He has given you creativity, ideas, inventions, skills and talents.

Don’t you dare settle for a mediocre life! Today, I call forth the seeds of greatness inside you. Today, I declare that your best days are ahead, that you are blessed with success, with supernatural strength, with promotion, and with divine protection. I declare that you can do all things through Christ.

I declare that before anyone could put a curse on you, God put a blessing on you. And no matter what they’ve said about you, no matter how they’ve tried to make you feel, the blessing always overrides the curse. Walk and live in that blessing by following His commands and staying fully committed to Him in everything you do!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for blessing me and calling me according to Your purposes.

 I receive Your Word which is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I will hide Your truth in my heart that I might not sin against You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Education/Entertainment

MaShurugwi 'Disrupt' Leonard Zhakata Show


Machete-wielding artisanal miners are terrorising music shows, demanding free entry and torching violence, making artistes think seriously about going to smaller towns.

They get the name MaShurugwi from the small Midlands town located on a mineral-rich greenstone belt, known in this area as the Selukwe Schist Belt and the centre of a chromite, gold and nickel mining area.

Some of the artisanal miners became aggressive and now have given their name to all groups, usually armed with machetes, who force others off their panning claims or who just cause trouble. And Midlands is just one affected province.

MaShurugwi do not only give musicians laborious tasks of deciding on whether to hold shows in certain areas or not, they have also threatened musicians’ potential income by unleashing violence at shows or forcing their way into gigs without paying.

ZORA musician Leonard Zhakata recalls when he was forced to let people enjoy his show for free after violence sparked by MaShurugwi broke-out at the midst of his show in Chipinge, Manicaland Province.
Zhakata said they rely on spying on these ‘gangs’ and at times engage their leaders in their programmes, as a way of buying safety.

“We sometimes encounter their clashes here and there. We make sure at every show there is police presence, especially in areas associated with artisanal mining gangs.
“There is huge cost involved in trying to deal with issues of security and sometimes in those areas where the situation is very tense, we spy to know the purported gang leaders and try to involve them in some way.

“I remember when there was gold rush in Chipinge some time back and MaShurugwi came there, police officers were out-numbered. We saw police officers taking off their hats running for dear life.

“The situation only normalised after the arrival of military police.

 The show became free for all,” he said.State media
Entertainment

When God's Preparing You



God is the great builder Who's build the lives of His children in an awesome and unique way. One thing about God is, if He's intending to place a man above great things and masses of people, He'll make sure that such a person experience the feeling, treatment or stigma of the lowest strata of people in the society. Before Abraham became the father of many Nations with a large expanse of land, he was first a stranger and a wanderer. Before Jesus could become our high priest, He was subjected to experience the temptations and weakness of an helpless man, David was homeless before he climb the throne.

This was so, not because God wanted to be mean, but because he want us to feel what they feel, so that when He raise us, we would show them Love and prevent them from experiencing what we've experienced.

1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the Mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

The key wisdom here is to exhibit humility. That is, humble ourselves before God totally, to let him take us through whatever it is He wants to take us in the appointed time.

In times as such as this, we need to put away all our defences and let God have his way. Some of us are meant to stay in a company and not leave, no whatever what comes, some of us must continue under a mentorship or boss till he will call us out and glorify us.

Stay with God and be a winner.

If you don't know Jesus as Savior, you can pray this right now: ", Jesus Christ, i want to get to know you and trust you.

I humbly ask you to accept me into your kingdom, not because i deserve it but because on the cross, it was finished. You paid it all! I accept you as my Lord and Savior today, you died for me and rose for me, thank you Lord. I pray this in Jesus Name. Amen."

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at mindofchrist00@gmail.com and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.
Opinion/teaching

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