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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Kanye West Releases Gospel Album

Kanye West’s latest gospel-infused
Jesus is King album has topped the Billboard 200 chart and the Top Christian Albums chart.

According to CBN News, the fashion mogul turned evangelist launched the album on Oct. 25, becoming his ninth consecutive album to debut at the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200. He’s tied with Eminem for the most records to hit the top of the charts.

For the first time, West also hit the No. 1 spots on the Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Album charts as well.

“West is the latest artist to cross to No. 1 on the faith-based tallies after establishing stardom at other genres,” according to Billboard. “Among others, the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, and country icons Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire all boast Top Christian Albums No. 1s since the start of 2017.”

The album’s success prompted a massive increase in faith-based Google searches, according to Faithwire . People searched for “Jesus” and “What do Christians believe?” shortly after the album was released.

The American Bible Society saw the opportunity to reach out to those seeking with free copies of the Bible.

“When we see an influential cultural figure like Kanye inspire young people to curiously seek out answers to their faith questions,” John Plake, director of ministry intelligence for ABS said, “we see an opportunity to step in and do what we do best as an organization, and that’s provide and point people to God’s Word.”

ABS’ goal is to distribute 1,000 copies of the Good News Translation for free, as reported by Fox News .

“Kanye’s album just points to cultural curiosity and we’re happy to stand in the gap and say if you’re curious about the Bible, we want to provide one to you,” Plake also said.

Mpilo Hospital Situation :Essential Drugs Unavailable, Out Patients Department Closed

Senior doctors have described as  "outright lies " claims that the situation at Mpilo Central Hospital is normal.

The senior doctors have also dismissed an article published by a state run publication claiming doctors are satisfied with government efforts to address their grievances.

See statement below :
The senior doctors are dismayed by a recently published newspaper article in the Sunday News of 03/11/2019 headlined “we won’t watch people die: Mpilo boss’.

We are surprised that this article portrays a normal functioning hospital with most doctors available at work. As senior doctors we feel it is only correct for the public to know the truth as follows:

1. Most junior doctors are still incapacitated and are not able to attend to their daily duties
from 03/09/2019.

2. Middle-level doctors remain incapacitated with some department HMOs formally
declaring incapacitation on 17/10/2019. Ward rounds are no longer consistent and calls are no longer 24-hour calls.

3. Senior-level doctors are also incapacitated although some have been attending to few
emergency cases.

4. The flexi-hours system was suggested by the ministry and allows nurses to work 2
days a week a situation which has made working in the hospital impossible as few nurses will be looking after patients at each given time.
Sometimes 2 nurses per shift in a ward. This flexi-hours system has caused disruption in continuity of care and has led to avoidable deaths in the wards.

5. Outpatient Department has been closed for the past 2 months and no patients are being attended to at the moment. All chronic conditions patients are thus prejudiced from proper care.

6. In the Department of Medicine, there is a poor supply of medications and most patients have to take samples to private laboratories at an inflated expense.
Currently, patients with chronic conditions are not able to access treatment due to closure of the outpatients’ department. Chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis rely on own funds to buy most of the consumables.

7. Casualty Department is open patients have to wait long hours before being attended
to as most casualty officers are incapacitated to come and attend to patients on time.
Some patients are admitted without a clear plan and only to be seen the next day. This has resulted in avoidable deaths as patients are falsely reassured that are doctors available to attend to them.

8. In the Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia, theatres are only attending to emergency
cases and they remain under-equipped to carry out specialised procedures.
Only 4 out of 10 theatres are currently functional.

 Paediatric theatre is non-functional and maternity recovery rooms have no monitors.

In Neurosurgery the department is almost shut down due to lack of equipment. The equipment is outdated and is no longer recommended for use.

9. In Paediatrics the situation on the ground is dire as some departments are closed eg
Nutrition unit and outpatients department. The new-borns unit is short-staffed resulting in an increase in perinatal mortality and morbidity.

10. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the department is attending to emergency maternity
and gynaecology cases. However, no elective cases are being done and teaching has been affected.

11. The incapacitation has also disrupted proper learning for medical students and interns
who are supposed to work under supervision.

Conclusion
Contrary to peddled reports, the situation at Mpilo is critical and any attempt to view it as normal would be tantamount to propagating a silent genocide.
Lifesaving equipment is in a state of disrepair, essential drugs and sundries are unavailable, while hospital staff cannot afford to come to work.

We are incapacitated as highlighted by SHDA members across the country and we demand that the situation be treated with the urgency it deserves.
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Horror As Businessman Attempts To Run Over Wife

WOMEN in Norton have agreed to stage a demonstration against businessman Livieson Pamuchigere accused of bashing his ex-wife.

Catherine
Livieson grabbed headlines when he beat Catherine Pamuchigere while at the Harare Magistrates court last year.

Last month, he was hauled to court for allegedly beating up his wife after she failed to answer his phone call while driving.
The pair divorced on September 10 this year.

Livieson, who still has a pending case was at it again on Monday, when he allegedly attacked Catherine using a beer bottle and further tried to run over her with his vehicle.H-Metro
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Money Can't Buy Success

Money can't buy anyone the power & ability to stand strong and face challenges in life. It's a divine gift planted in every human being on earth.

The reason why some people are not happy in life is b'cos they've not yet discovered how strong & powerful they are within. Focus within you for wisdom, strength, ability, power, strength.

NB: Money is very good and important for our daily individual lives but it doesn't have the solution to give anyone ability, power, wisdom, good health & etc.

Take a visit to any morden hospital and u will know that the richest people in there are also dying daily. Why couldn't their abundance of money save them.

 Money is very good for our individual physical lives but it has no value when it comes to overcoming challenges physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
The Preacher's Sincere Talk

Victory is certain

“And the Philistine said to David, come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beast of the field.” (1 Sam 17:44)

In 1 Samuel 17:44, Goliath said to David, “Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.”

He had concluded it. He thought it was done, but what he did not know is that David already said in Psalm 135:5, “For I know that the LORD is great and that our Lord is above all gods.”

When you are going somewhere, and you have to pray, pray as if you are mad. When you read 1 Samuel 17: 45, David was saying to Goliath

“Thou comest to me with a spear, and with a sword and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

In other words, David said, “I have come nto you in a name.” The Rock of Ages, my protector. He is Jesus!

A name is there. What is the name? Jehovah Sabaoth, the God of battles. Sabaoth! That is the name. See, you must look for the appropriate name of God for each occasion and situation you find yourself.

The name of Jesus covers all, but there are some battles that require you to call God by His specific name with which he won such battles in the Bible.

That was exactly what David did.
Who is man? What is man? You cannot fight with God. Who are you? Where did you come from? Were you not born by a woman?

Words of Wisdom: You must look for the appropriate name of God for each occasion.

Prayer/ Confession: I decree and declare by the name above all names, devil you are a liar. You cannot stop me from taking what is mine. Amen!

Further Reading: 1 King 20:10- 11.
Editor's Critical Eye

Don't be afraid of witches

You were told unless the witches and  wizards in your family die, you can't get a breakthrough.

Your life is still in a mess because you are waiting for someone to die.

 God is  powerful and He can  bless you when those witches and wizards are alive.

 Receive wisdom and change your prayer and fasting topics because even if those you think are witches and wizards died, the spirit of WITCHCRAFT will not die, therefore other ignorant souls in your family will still carry on this witches and wizards activities.

 Are you going to spend you life on EARTH killing witches and wizards in your family.

Be honest, how many people you think  are responsible for your downfall died in your family because of your prayers and fasting?
Education and entertainment

Devil's tricks exposed

There's one thing the devil does very well, also there's another thing Jesus does very well.

 The devil convicts and Jesus acquits. How? Let me illustrate this with a story.

A young apprentice was warned sternly by his master not to take coffee from his cup. But after the master had left, a man came in and persuaded the young apprentice to drink the coffee. He claimed that he had spoken with the master and the master had given the young apprentice permission to drink from his coffee. The young apprentice naively drink from the cup. But when the master came back, the man stood up and pointed at the young apprentice and convicts him of disobeying the master. This is the way the devil convicts people.


But Jesus on the higher ground acquits people. Jesus is another man who stands by the coffee, but instead of lying, he encourage us to obey the master. It's impossible to do it in our own strength, but our trust in him will help us to stand. Jesus will never take advantage of your ignorance, he'll rather help you despite of it and make you so strong.

The devil will pressurize you till you fall and accuse you before the father that you've fallen. But Jesus will engrace you to do the will of his Father, and will present you blameless before Him, as if it's by your own power you accomplish righteousness.


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.
Education and entertainment

Satan is Powerless

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18.

Satan knows that those who ask God for pardon and grace will obtain it; therefore he presents their sins before them to discourage them.

Against those who are trying to obey God, he is constantly seeking occasion for complaint. Even their best and most acceptable service he seeks to make appear corrupt. By countless devices, the most subtle and the most cruel, he endeavors to secure their condemnation.

In his own strength, man cannot meet the charges of the enemy. In sin-stained garments, confessing his guilt, he stands before God.

But Jesus, our Advocate, presents an effectual plea in behalf of all who by repentance and faith have committed the keeping of their souls to Him. He pleads their cause, and by the mighty arguments of Calvary, vanquishes their accuser. His perfect obedience to God’s law has given Him all power in heaven and in earth, and He claims from His Father mercy and reconciliation for guilty man. To the accuser of His people He declares: “The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan. These are the purchase of My blood, brands plucked from the burning.”

 And to those who rely on Him in faith, He gives the assurance, “Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.” (Zechariah 3:4). AG 316.3
All who have put on the robe of Christ’s righteousness will stand before Him as chosen and faithful and true. Satan has no power to pluck them out of the hand of the Saviour.

Not one soul who in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy’s power. His word is pledged: “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me” (Isaiah 27:5).

The promise given to Joshua is given to all: “If thou wilt keep my charge, ... I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by” (Zechariah 3:7).

Angels of God will walk on either side of them, even in this world, and they will stand at last among the angels that surround the throne of God.
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