Tuesday, 1 October 2019

HAVE YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT

“Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?” (John 21:15a)

When the disciples finally got to the shore, Jesus gave them food first. After they had eaten, He directed His attention to Peter, “Now, let Me talk to you”:

“Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?” In other words, “Peter, what is your priority in life? Is it money, fish, or Me?” Jesus asked Peter this question three times.

When you set your priorities right, light will come in to your darkness. David says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:1-4)

Verse 5 of the same Psalm decisions: “The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” The word shade means a protective covering from the elements, such as an umbrella.

Because of that, “The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.” (Psalm 121:6-7) What will the LORD preserve you from? All evil!

When you have your priorities right, your faith in Christ will stand. You will see things going well for you even as you’ve chosen to put Christ first.

Prayer/Confession: Lord, I accept You into my life today. Help me set my priorities to conform with Your standards. Preserve my family and I from all forms of evil this day now and forevermore, Amen.

Words of Wisdom: When you set your priorities right, light will come in to your darkness.

Further Reading: Psalm 121.
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Senior Pastor Commits Suicide?


Unconfirmed reports say Senior Pentecostal Assemblies  of Zimbabwe Pastor, Berry Dambaza threw himself from the balcony of his church in Harare  died on the spot.

I have just learned with heaviness of heart the passing on of Pastor  Berry Dambaza of Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe a few moments ago.

 The news has hit me hard and the circumstances surrounding his death are still not clear to me. He was a man whose powerful ministry I admired. The last time I was with him was in June .

 We were sitting together at the EFZ heads of denomination quarterly meeting. I wish I had created more time with him as we had planned together. I pray for the comfort of GOD on the family and church," said Bishop Magaya.

"So sad to note that  Pastor Dambaza fell from the balcony of his church in town and died on the spot- I
Am shocked.
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Prominent Pastor Dies After Falling From Church Balcony

 Unconfirmed reports say Senior Pentecostal Assemblies  of Zimbabwe Pastor, Berry Dambaza threw himself from the balcony of his church in Harare  died on the spot.

I have just learned with heaviness of heart the passing on of Pastor  Berry Dambaza of Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe a few moments ago.

 The news has hit me hard and the circumstances surrounding his death are still not clear to me. He was a man whose powerful ministry I admired. The last time I was with him was in June .

 We were sitting together at the EFZ heads of denomination quarterly meeting. I wish I had created more time with him as we had planned together. I pray for the comfort of GOD on the family and church," said Bishop Magaya.

"So sad to note that  Pastor Dambaza fell from the balcony of his church in town and died on the spot- I
Am shocked.
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The Preacher's Sincere Talk

Dear servants of God

Today we mourn one of our association members and a great friend,  Pastor Berry Dambaza. He was such a lovely man, ever smiling and well respected.

 His death is a big loss not only to His family but also to the body of Christ.

 Servants of God we are really under pressure in this season, a lot is happening but in all these pressures Please don’t suffer in silence. Don’t wait until you get to breaking point. Reach out, there is someone who can walk with you.  please talk to someone even at  ZCMA we can walk with you in  confidence.

Ministry is a journey which you can't walk alone, ministry is not for lone rangers that's how it was designed by Him
In Genesis He says let *us* create man in our image"  remember even Jesus Christ had 12 disciples around Him. No Fisher man can do it alone .if you are a Moses you need a Joshua, if you are an Elijah you need an Elisha. Ministry is about others and even as a visionery you cant  go it alone.

Let me also encourage  you brethren that every problem has a solution , if there is a way in there is also a way out. In some places they have even written " in case of emergency  kick out panel".

Pastors we know you carry heavy loads please create time to offload , prayer room is one of the best places to be as the word of God says "Cast your burdens unto the Lord for He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7.

You are not alone in this ministry journey, we are here called by God to walk with you. We are a phone call or a text away from you.

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 SHEPHERDING THE NATION
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Wicked generation

This generation is more wicked than any generation that has preceded it.

 Every form of idolatry is being executed; every form of sexual immorality has become the lifestyle of the youth.

 Murder, rape, and human atrocities are more widespread than ever before in the history of the world.

The righteous are few and are being mocked and betrayed by the evil world. The prophecies of the word of God are being fulfilled daily, as wickedness abounds and few are lifting a standard against the evils.

 Luciferian worship/worship of Satan is growing more widespread as the world marches towards the worship of the Antichrist.

Churches are silent on the wickedness that abounds, while they teach self-esteem and learning to love yourself so you can love your neighbour.

The high moral standard taught in the word of God is a reproach not only to the world but to the churches that claim to be preaching the gospel.

 While the wicked are enjoying the evil world, the righteous are praying, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." (Rev 22:20 KJV)
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Renew your mind


Romans 12:1-2
Philippians 4:6-9

Renew your mind and enjoy the presence and power of divinty already planted in you by the ALMIGHTY CREATOR.

Invest in changing your mind from all negatives & evil thoughts!

Freedom in the mind is very essential to the human immune system.

The mind is the creative power of the human being.
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UNDERSTANDING THE ELEVEN WAYS IN WHICH GOD SPEAKS TO US


(1) *THROUGH DREAMS*

- GOD gives people, dreams to warn, encourage, rebuke, and to guide them. We should therefore not ignore the dreams of GOD.

- Dreams are the most common means of communication between the spirit world and our physical world. {Job 33:14}

Although God speaks again and again, no one pays attention to what he says.  {Job 33:15}

At night when people are asleep, God speaks in dreams and visions.



(2) *THROUGH VISIONS*

- visions are not like dreams.

- visions are received when a person is awake or the person is in Spirit but dreams only come when a person is in deep  sleep.

- visions can come as pictures or events in your mind especially when you are praying and you begin seeing  certain pictures maybe of a place or a person. So it's you to try and relate and find out what exactly the LORD is  trying to communicate to you.

- visions can also come when you are walking or doing your activities whereby certain images come to your mind in few seconds then they disappear.



(3) *THROUGH SONGS*

- Sometimes when the HOLY SPIRIT sees that you are low in spirit and discouraged, He makes you sing songs that will uplift  your spirit and give you hope.

- He uses songs to encourage, warn , and give directions to people.

- There is power in holy songs. Worship usually brings down GOD'S Glory and revives your spirit .Worship removes burdens from your heart and gives you peace so be worshipping the LORD always even as you work, walk, do cleaning or in any activity, do them as you worship the LORD JESUS.



(4) *THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES*

- The LORD uses real life events to talk to you. Maybe you have  committed a certain sin, and  everything begins to backfire against you. For example, you may hit yourself against walls or floors or objects in which GOD is trying to make you realize that you have sinned and you need to repent immediately.

- maybe it's something you want to buy but it displeases the LORD, so the LORD can make you feel burning sensations in your stomach as a warning message to you not to purchase it.



(5) *THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE.*

- GOD can use a person to give you a certain message of guidance, directions, warning or comfort. He can use your friends, your spiritual leaders, your workmates, or any other Person.  {2 Samuel 12:1}

The LORD sent the prophet Nathan to David. Nathan went to him and said, "There were two men who lived in the same town; one was rich and the other poor.



(6) *THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES.*

- The Word of GOD is food to your spirit. By reading the Bible frequently, you get to understand the LORD'S will for your life.The more you read GOD'S word daily the more you become a spiritual giant.The more you ignore frequent bible reading the more the desires of the flesh overcome you.

- The word of GOD cleanses your mind from evil thoughts and empowers your spirit.

- Be a Bible reader and train yourself to love reading GOD'S Word on most occasions. It's through the scriptures that JESUS was able to overcome the  temptations of satan. {2Timothy 3:16}

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,



(7) *THROUGH PROPHETS.*

- All prophets must be tested to confirm whether or not they are from GOD.

Ignore false prophets and teachers who preach a watered-down gospel of prosperity and they teach on a false twisted doctrine. False  teachers will teach you on grace and motivational doctrines alone and fail to teach on the the need to be holy and righteous and prepare for JESUS coming. Denounce prosperity preachers, denounce false prophets who are wolves in sheep's clothing and they aim at destroying many souls.

- pray that the LORD gives you the spirit of discernment to be able to  detect and run away from false prophets.



(8) *THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT*

- The HOLY SPIRIT is the "still small voice" that always whispers to you anytime you want to make any spiritual decision. Sometimes you want to do something but you feel inside you a conflicting force telling you not to do it, that's the HOLY SPIRIT speaking to you.

- He gives us the messages of JESUS and His will for our lives.



(9) *THROUGH NATURE*

- When we realize that each person has a unique finger-print different from that of others, it communicates to us the wisdom and power of GOD in creation.

- when we realize that the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet but they never mix, it shows the Creativity of JESUS in creation. All creatures, the oceans, the birds, the fish, the heavens and earth worship JESUS indeed.



(10) *THROUGH PRAYER AND FASTING.*

- When we pray and fast, our minds become clearer to the things of GOD, our spiritual eyes get more opened, our hearts become more sensitive to GOD and this makes our spiritual ears to hear the LORD more.



(11) *BY VOICE*

- when you are sleeping and in your dream you hear a voice giving you spiritual  instructions, that's the voice of the HOLY SPIRIT.

- the LORD can also speak by voice when a person is in deep prayers. GOD THE FATHER, JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT have all different unique voices.  {1 Samuel 3:10}

The LORD came and stood there, and called as he had before, "Samuel! Samuel!" Samuel answered, "Speak; your servant is listening."

MAY WE BE ALWAYS OBEDIENT TO GOD'S INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS SO AS TO BE ABLE TO HEAR GOD'S MESSAGES AND HIS WILL FOR OUR LIVES.
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Power of prayer

To You, O Lord, I called, and to the Lord I made supplication.
Psalm 30:8, NASB

God promises so many things to those who call on Him. He is always listening; He is always ready to receive us when we come to Him.

The question is, how often are you calling on Him? A lot of times people think, “Oh, I need to pray about that,” but then they get busy about their day and distracted with life. Thinking about praying isn’t the same as praying. Knowing that you need to pray isn’t the same as praying. We have to be diligent to make time every day, throughout the day, to stop and pray and call on Him.

One way to develop a habit a prayer is to have a prayer partner, a friend whom you agree to connect with and pray together. It doesn’t have to be long or formal.

 The Scripture tells us there is power in agreement. When two or more come together in Jesus' name, He is there. If you don’t have a prayer partner, Jesus will be your prayer partner! Just make sure you carve out time each day to develop a habit of prayer!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for Your promises and many blessings for those who are faithful to seek You in prayer.
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 Help me to be faithful, help me to be diligent to keep you first in everything I do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Seek Jesus Christ Earnestly


“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return , the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)

In John 21:4, Jesus was standing at the shore but His disciples did not recognize Him.

Jesus was there throughout the night when they could not catch anything. He was standing there and they did not know.

What you do not know during the day, you cannot know at night. What you cannot recognize when there is light, you will never recognize when it is dark.

The Jesus you see in the day is also present with you at night. He says in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”

Whether it is day or night, He will answer your prayers.
God cannot forsake His own, no matter how things are looking and no matter what time it is.

 If you can recognize Him in the dark then you can see Him clearly in the light. I don’t know where you are and I don’t know what you are going through.

Jesus is right there. God is there at night and during the day. You must recognize Him at both times.

In Matt 6:33, the Bible says “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Jesus knows our needs and He is always there for us even when things may seem down.

All He requires is for us to seek His kingdom and abide by His word daily.

*Prayer/Confession:* Lord Jesus, give me the grace to seek You at all times. Help me never to depart from Your presence, Amen.

*Words of Wisdom:* Seek God in the day time as well as in the night time as well.
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Are You Vengeful?


“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:38–39 (KJV)

The Kingdom of God is far better and lovely than the kingdom of this present world.

 The worldly kingdom believes so strongly in revenge because it appears to satisfy the emotions of the victim, but it has no eternal blessings. In the Kingdom of God, vengeance is not allowed because vengeance is the LORD’s (Hebrews 10:30–31).

 Forgiveness has present and eternal blessings, hence the children of God should choose forgiveness over vengeance. It is painful when you are hurt by someone, but you have the power to forgive. When you exercise the power to forgive those who hurt you, it opens doors in the spirit for God to bless and keep promoting you.

 Be bold to let those who hurt you know that they have hurt you, forgive them, and ask the Lord to take the pain away. Remember that you are not infallible and you can also hurt someone. Apply the golden rule, and be blessed (Matthew 7:12). Hallelujah! God Bless You!
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Liverpool Retain Five Point Lead At EPL Summit


Liverpool retained their five-point lead at the top of the table as they became the first team to win their opening six Premier League games in successive seasons with a fiercely-fought 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp’s title pace-setters looked on course to win in comfort as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s magnificent free-kick and Roberto Firmino’s header gave them complete control at the interval.

Chelsea, who had been denied an equaliser when Cesar Azpilicueta’s close-range effort was ruled out for offside by VAR, were in no mood to capitulate and made Liverpool fight every inch of the way to maintain that perfect record.

Tammy Abraham had chances to increase his tally of seven goals this season, particularly when he was denied by Liverpool keeper Adrian when clean through in the first half, but it was left to N’Golo Kante to set up a grandstand finish with a superb strike with 19 minutes to play.

 Liverpool remain unstoppable in their Premier League duel with Manchester City after one of those victories all potential champions will need to secure if they are to claim the big prize at the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a habit of unleashing an attacking blitz on opponents in a remarkable run of only one league loss since the start of last season, their winning sequence now extended to 15 games.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stunning free-kick helped 10-man Arsenal come from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in a pulsating encounter at Emirates Stadium.State media
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Madrid Bounce Back To Winning Ways


Real Madrid are back to winning ways after an impressive 1-0 victory away to Sevilla in LaLiga last night.

Zinedine Zidane’s men, who needed a response after last Wednesday’s embarassing defeat to Paris Saint German in the Champions League, welcomed back their influential skipper Sergio Ramos for the clash as the Spain international had missed the Paris game through suspension.

Karim Benzema’s 64th minute header was all that Madrid needed to collect points and go joint-top of the table with Atletic Bilbao.

Real, Bilbao and Osasuna, who play Zidane’s charges on Wednesday, are the only sides in the Spanish top division yet to taste defeat.
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