Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Oh, what a pleasure is to see this day (31st December 2008)! It is as it was said "This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice in it" Yes, we rejoice but also be thankful for it for we can earn it by our own.
As we live in this end day of the 2008 year, I would like to share with you these two Christian Weekly Wisdoms to take you through the years.
This Week's Weekly Wisdoms are:
1) God is not necessarily looking for ability, He is looking for availability.
2) Are you so hungry to own more money that your money owns you?
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I wish you a Prosperous 2009 year, a year in which you will know the Lord more deeply and have all success in Him.
Blessings from Arusha,
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Lately, I have found myself in conversations with my wife, one of my children or a friend talking about this subject. It’s so easy to second guess ourselves on what we did or said yesterday or we find ourselves waiting for the “miracle check” in the mail, (hopefully coming tomorrow) that will change everything. I realized that I am not living in the moment. God is in the moment! He is with you…, RIGHT NOW! Yes, He is in your past and He is in your future. He holds your future in His hands. But let’s not forget that God has something for you, for me, in this day….in this moment.
A friend sent something to me yesterday that I would like to share with you. Here is an excerpt of the letter:
Read something recently from a book called “the Shelter of the Most High” that I thought was kind of interesting & I’d share. There’s a chapter in there entitled “The Valley of Fruitfulness”. Quoting from 1 Kings 20:28, the author wrote (various extracts):
No matter what the enemy tries to tell you, Christ is God of the mountains AND God of the valleys. He has not stopped being God because you happen to be in a valley. In fact, these valleys are often as much the plan of God as our mountaintop experiences.
When we are on the “mountaintops” of our Christian experience, we can see our future clearly. We have perspective & confidence. When we are in one of life’s valleys, however our vision is limited & our future seems hidden. Yet valleys are also the most fertile places on earth. Valleys produce fruitfulness. You can expect there to be a harvest of virtue when God dwells with you in the valleys.
From Ps 84:5-6, each of us has times of weeping when our hearts & hopes seem crushed. Because God has placed in our hearts “highways to Zion”, however, we pass through valleys; we do not live in them. Once we are on the other side of weeping, our Redeemer makes our valley experience into “a spring”. The very things that overwhelmed us will, in time, refresh us with new life.
Consider Gen. 41:52. God made Joseph fruitful in the very things that afflicted him. In the land of your affliction, your battle, is the place where God will make you fruitful. Just as He allowed Joseph to go through many trials, so He allows us to go through great conflicts as well. For He knows that our lives - what we have become through His grace - will help others find the shelter of the Most High God in their lives.
Consider even now the area of greatest affliction in your life. In that area God will make you fruitful in such a way that your heart will be fully satisfied & God’s heart fully glorified. Ultimately, the Lord will touch many other with the substance of what you have gained. In a world that is superficial, Christ will produce something within you that is deep & living.
God has not promised to keep us from valleys & sufferings but He has promised to make us fruitful in them. Without a doubt we each will pass through valleys before we reach our final goal in God. As we remain faithful to Him in trails, the character & nature of Christ Jesus will emerge in our spirits; & Christ will be revealed to those around us. He intends to make your life a key that unlocks God’s shelter for others.
I trust this will bless you today. No matter what you are facing, remember that God has not forsaken you, He has not forgotten you, He is there with you right now in the middle of the night, in the middle of the storm, in the valley.
This is my prayer today. “Lord, forgive me for living in the past or waiting for the future. Help me embrace this moment, this day. I believe You have something special for me to learn this day. Through the storm, in the darkest night, in the deepest valley, You are with me, You will sustain me. Be glorified through my life this day. Help me see You in every situation, and if I can’t see You, increase my faith so I can trust you through the darkness, through the silence and know, by faith, that You are with me. I give you praise for all You have done for me and for all You are doing today! In Jesus’ Name…..amen.”
God bless you, my friend.
Hope this connects with some of you.
At the throne of God are myriads of creatures. Those with the greatest honor seem to be those who live closest to God, living inside & around the throne itself. These beings are given various names in Scripture such as angels, cherubim, seraphim, & living creatures. When referring to al of them at once, the Bible uses an interesting phrase. It calls them the “holy ones” (see Daniel 4:17, Job 5:1)
I want to suggest they’re not holy because of who they are; they’re holy because of where they are. They reside in the Holy Place, the place where God dwells, & they are made holy because of their proximity to God.
They’re not holy because of who they are; they’re holy because of who God is. They’re not holy because of something inherent to them, but because of something inherent to God. God alone has holiness as an inherent attribute. He alone is “The Holy One”. All others who surround His throne are holy as a derived quality. They derive their holiness from their proximity to The Holy One. Everything close to God is holy. Why? Because God radiates holiness, & everything close to Him becomes holy by virtue of its nearness to Him. In other words, He brings them into that quality or state which enables them to live in His immediate presence without being destroyed.
If you get close enough to God, you too will become holy. Not because of who you are, but because of where you are. You have received the sprinkling with blood, you have entered with boldness into the throne room, you have drawn near to God; & now the holiness that defines God’s personhood permeates every atom of your being & makes you holy, too. You’re holy because you’re in the presence of The Holy One.
When you understand this principle, you have no hesitation in saying, “I am a holy man (or woman) of God”. Being “a holy man of God” loses its mystique, its sense of elitist superiority, or the connotation of “exceptional spiritual maturity”. Some people define as holy the person who has achieved complete victory over the world the flesh, & the devil. Such a definition makes holiness a formidable mountain that appears almost impossible to climb. If I define holiness as complete spiritual victory, I’ll probably see myself as never able to attain it in this life. Holiness, in that distorted model, becomes mostly a list of things that one must not do. But making your list you don’t do isn’t able to make you holy.
I’m suggesting that holiness is not much what I don’t do, as it is what I do do. I get sprinkled with blood, step into the throne room, & stay there. That’s what I do, & that’s what makes me holy.
Holiness is more than simply an absence of defilement. You can focus on cleaning up your act, removing all that defiles, & still not find holiness. Why? Because holiness is not merely the absence of sin; it’s the presence of fire.
To illustrate, suppose I want to build a bonfire. I gather branches & sticks from the woods & place them in a heap. But the sticks I’ve collected are muddy & wet. So I take time to clean off the mud & allow the wood to dry out Eventually I have a pile of wood that is clean & dry. But just because I’ve gotten rid of everything that could quench the fire does not mean I have a bonfire. Getting rid of the fire-retardants does not give me a bonfire. I don’t have a bonfire until there’s - fire!
Holiness is a bonfire, because our God is a consuming fire. You can get rid of everything that might extinguish your spiritual flame, but just getting rid of the negative does not mean you’re ablaze with holiness. You’re not a living bonfire of holiness until you step into the Holiest, get kindled with the living flame upon the altar of God, & burn with a holy fire in the presence of His glorious holiness.”
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The exact day of Jesus' birth is difficult to establish beyond all doubt. The fact of Jesus' birth, the place, the nature, and the purpose are clearly taught in the scriptures (Matt. 1; 2). However, God did not see fit to explicitly reveal the date. We do know that Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the King (Matt. 2: 1). History informs us that this Herod died in 4 B. C. Hence, Jesus would have been born no later than 4 B. C. We also learn from the Bible that a census was being taken at the time of Jesus' birth, in fact, Joseph and Mary were at Bethlehem to enroll when Jesus was born (Lk. 2: 1-7). Quirinius, the Governor of Syria, conducted this census. Based on the believed date of this census, some place Jesus' birth at 6 B. C. Some scholars believe Jesus was born in 5 B. C. In the center column reference of some versions of the King James Translation, we read regarding the time of Matthew 2, "The fourth year before the common account called Anno Domini (A. D., dm)." This date, I believe, is the product of the work of Dionysius Exiguus, a sixth century monk.
The real matter of importance. The matter of great consequence is that Jesus was born of a virgin, just as prophesied 700 years earlier (Matt. 1: 23; Isa. 9: 6). Jesus lived a sinless life and died a sacrificial death (Heb. 4: 15; Matt. 26: 28). Jesus claimed to be the Son of God and proved that claim by many undeniable miracles (Jn. 20: 30, 31).
Christians celebrate the glorious death and resurrection of Jesus each Lord's Day when they observe the Lord's Supper (Matt. 26: 26-29, Acts 20: 7). Jesus is the truth, the way, and the life (Jn. 14: 6). This same Jesus who experienced such a humble birth is coming back as the exalted judge of all men (Matt. 25: 31-46).
Mlima Sayuni unawatakia Heri ya Chrismas na mwaka mpya wenye furaha na fanaka.
I pray that these will be a blessing to you, Amen.
Here is something for you, for this Christmas season. Please move your cursor to here, and click here.
God Bless you
-In His Service,
Monday, December 22, 2008
Ninamshukuru Mungu kwa Neema zake kuu na Upendo wake usio na kipimo kwa nafasi hii aliyotupa ya kujifunza Neno lake la Uzima kwa njia hii. Sifa ni kwake.
Ninamshukuru Mungu Baba kwa kutufikisha tena mwezi huu wa mwisho wa mwaka 2008. Naamini kuwa hata wewe mwenyewe unaona kuwa hii ni Neema kubwa sana. Neema ambayo hatukulipa chochote kupewa, ni zawadi kutoka kwa Baba Mungu kwa upendo wake. Ni wazi kuwa watu wengi sana walifikiri kuwa watafika siku kama hii ya leo lakini leo hawapo hai. Sisi tumefika hapa kwa sababu Baba Mungu ana kazi nasi tena, na ni kwa upendo wake tuu.
Tunapoelekea kuumaliza huu mwaka, ni vizuri tukitafakari pamoja mambo machache.Kwa wale walioweze kutembelea website yangu mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu, niliweka ujumbe maalumu wa "Salamu za mwaka mpya 2008" na nilizungumza kwa Roho Mtakatifu mambo muhimu sana kwa ajili ya mwaka 2008. Miongoni mwa mambo hayo, Roho Mtakatifu alitufundisha kuwa, Tuweke malengo kwa ajili ya mwaka mzima wa 2008, kisha tuweke mikakati ya namna ya kuyatimiza malengo hayo, tuyaombee malengo yetu kwa Mungu, n.k. Tena tuyaandike malengo yetu kwenye karatasi na kuyatunza. Je wewe ulifanya hivyo?
Kama uliweka malengo yako kwa mwaka 2008, sasa tumefikia mwisho wa mwaka, ni wakati sasa wa kukaa chini kwa utulivu na kuanza kuyapitia tena malengo yako, utathmini mafanikio yako.
Unapoyapitia malengo uliyojiwekea, tafakari ni kwa kiasi gani umefanikiwa kutimiza mipango uliyojiwekea ndani ya mwaka huu, ni kwa kiwango gani hujafanikiwa kuyatimiza malengo yako, na umwombe Mungu akuonyeshe ni sababu zipi zimekufanya usiweze kuyatimiza malengo yako. Hii ni muhimu kwani itakusaidia kujua ni mbinu gani uzitumie kufanikiwa mwaka ujao wa 2009.
Tafakari pia baraka na mambo yote mema ambayo Mungu amekukirimia kwa mwaka huu wa 2008. Kwa maneno mengine "HESABU BARAKA ZAKO" Angalia baraka Mungu alizokupa na maneno uliyokuwa unayakiri kuhusu mwaka 2008. Inawezekana umekuwa ukisema kuwa "Ah, mwaka huu siyo mzuri bwana!" Sasa je, ukiangalia Neema Mungu alizokupa, kauli hiyo ni sawa?? Mshukuru Mungu kwa baraka zake zote hizo, hata kama unaziona kuwa chache na ndogo, kumbuka ni Neema hiyo. Tenga muda maalumu kumshukuru Mungu kwa yote.
Tafakari pia mambo ambayo umeyaona kuwa ni mabaya kwa mwaka 2008. Pengine umemlaumu Mungu kwa kuyaacha mambo hayo kukutokea, lakini jiulize, Je, ni makosa ya nani? Wewe mwenyewe unajua kuwa Mungu huwa hafanyi makosa, kwa hiyo ni wazi kuwa inawezekana uzembe wako au kutokuwa makini kumechangia, pamoja na adui yetu shetani kutupinga. Hapo ndipo kunatokea umuhimu wa kutubu kwa kila mwezi wa mwaka 2008, mwombe Mungu akusamehe kwa uzembe wote ulioufanya, naye atakusamehe hakika.
Baada ya mambo hayo, sasa tumia siku zilizobakia kuanza kumwomba Mungu aanze kukuonyesha mambo ya 2009. Sasa anza kuweka tena malengo yako kwa ajili ya mwaka 2009. Panga mikakati ndani ya Kristo ambayo unataka kuitimiza mwaka 2009. Kumbuka namna unavyojiwekea malengo kuna athiri namna utakavyofanikiwa. Usipoweka malengo ni hatari, kwani ukiweka malengo na kuyaandika mahali, hayo malengo yatakuwa yanakuhimiza na kukumbusha kuongeza bidii ili kuyatimiza yote. Ni kama usemavyo msemo wa kiingereza "No man is greater than his vision" Hakikisha unaweka malengo kwa ajili ya mwaka ujao.
Hatua nyingine ni kuweka mikakati, yaani ni namna gani utakavyoweza kuyatimiza malengo hayo uliyojiwekea? Kwa mfano, kama wewe ni mzazi na unataka mwaka unaokuja uwe karibu zaidi na watoto wako ili kuzungumza nao na kuwafundisha mambo mbalimbali, hii ina maana kuwa unatakiwa uwe mwangalifu zaidi kutunza muda, ili upate muda wa kukaa na watoto wako. Weka mikakati.
Kumbuka kumwomba Mungu kwanza kabla ya kufanya tathmini yote hiyo.
Haya ndiyo mambo ambayo siku ya leo nimehimizwa nikushirikishe kwa kipindi hiki cha mwaka. Mungu akipenda hivyo, nitaendelea kukushirikisha zaidi na zaidi kupitia Huduma hii ya Mailing Lists. Kama una maswali au ushauri wowote tunavyoelekea mwisho wa mwaka, karibu.
Tuendelee kuombeana katika Jina la Yesu Kristo.
Ni mimi katika Utumishi,
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Mchungaji huyo anakabiliwa na kesi ya utapeli wa mamilioni ya pesa kutoka kwa wananchi mbalimbali akiwemo Shabani Kassimu mfanyabiashara aliyedai kutapeliwa mali zenye thamani ya shilingi milioni 2.5 na mtumishi huyo wa Mungu.Baada ya kufika mahakamani hapo jana na kusomewa mashtaka yake, Hakimu Mfawidhi wa Mahakama hiyo Bi.Hellen Riwa alieleza kuwa amepokea barua kutoka kwa msajili wa kesi kwamba hati za dhamana zilizowasilishwa na mdhamini wake aitwaye Sharif Mohamed zilikuwa za kughushi, jambo lililoifanya mahakama hiyo kumfutia dhamana.Katika hali ya kushangaza Mchungaji huyo alikana mbele ya Hakimu kutokumjua Mdhamini wake Sharif ambaye inadaiwa kughushi nyaraka hizo na hivyo kuwasilisha nyaraka zake binafsi ambazo hata hivyo zilitupiliwa mbali.Baada ya dhamana yake kufutwa mchungaji huyo alitoa kioja kingine cha kugoma kutoka nje ya mahakama jambo lililowalazisha polisi kumtoa kwa nguvu na kumsweka lupango, hadi Desema 27 kesi yake itakaposikilizwa tena.
Friday, November 28, 2008
– Trial for Detained Christian Delayed – China Aid Association Chinese officials have yet to declare a new court date for Alimujiang Yimiti, a Christian house church leader and ethnic Uyghur in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, detained since his arrest on Jan. 12, China Aid Association reported. In mid-October, Chinese state prosecutors returned Yimiti’s case to a Xinjiang court for consideration. Charges against Yimiti include “inciting secessionist sentiment to split the country” and “collecting and selling intelligence for overseas organizations,” CAA reported in June. Yimiti converted from Islam to Christianity more than 10 years ago and became active in the growing Uyghur church. Media reports state that Yimiti’s friends have said they believe his faith is the real reason for his arrest. Officials have threatened to hand down a sentence ranging from six years in prison to the death penalty. Pray for Yimiti and his family during this difficult time. Ask God to protect and comfort them and for believers in China to continue living out their faith unashamedly. Philippians 4:6-7
– Christians Acquitted in Blasphemy Case – Compass Direct News On Oct. 29, a court in northwestern Algeria acquitted three Christians charged with blaspheming Islam and threatening a member of their congregation who reconverted to Islam, Compass Direct News reported. The defendants believe the judge’s decision to acquit was due to the spurious evidence used against them. The acquittal also comes as part of a larger trend of the Algerian government bowing to negative international media attention and government condemnations of such cases, they said. Defendant Youssef Ourahmane said that as a result, a recent government crackdown against evangelical Christians has eased off in recent months. “We had noticed the last four or five months the government is trying to back down a little bit,” Ourahmane said. “I think the pressure on them has been strong, such as condemnations from the U.S. and foreign ministries from France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Spain. This pressure from outside has embarrassed the Algerian government very much,” he added. Pray for believers in Algeria who face intense challenges when they live their lives for Christ. Ask God to encourage them and for grace to forgive their persecutors. Isaiah 54:17
– Pastor Sentenced to Community Service for Leading Unregistered Church – Forum 18 News Baptist pastor Andrei Blok has been sentenced to 150 hours of compulsory community service following his refusal to pay a fine for leading an “unregistered congregation,” Forum 18 News reported. “If not for many telephone calls to the court and city officials from around the world, Andrei could have been put into prison for several months," his family told Forum 18 News. Yuliya Merkel of the local Justice Department insisted to Forum 18 that Blok "needs" to register his church, and refused to say what would happen if the church continues to worship without registration. Pray for Pastor Blok, his family and congregation. Ask God to bless and encourage them during this challenging time. Pray they will be a witness of Christ’s love to their persecutors. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Now that we have the freedom to worship our Mighty God without inteferences, let's pray for our fellow brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted daily.
I am sure God will bless us all.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
One of these days, if you're faithful, you'll own a mansion that won't cost you anything!--No rent or expenses! Jesus said, "In My Father's House are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you." (Jn.14:2)--And your rewards There will be proportioned according to your works here. Whatever you have There, you will have already sent ahead in the way of souls won, victories won, battles won & rewards won for your service here!It's like the well-known tale about the rich woman being led to her Heavenly Home by an Angel: They walked past many beautiful mansions where other Christians were living, until finally they got to a poor section of shanties, & the Angel led her through a gate into the yard of a tiny hut. "What's the big idea?" she said, "I'm used to very fine living!" "Well," the Angel answered, "the abodes up here are built of what each person sends on before, & this is all you sent!"--Whereas others had sacrificed & lived their whole lives for the Lord & helped many others, & great was their reward in Heaven!So just be faithful, & one day you'll find that whatever you've paid here is not worthy to be compared with the glory to be revealed there in that Heavenly place that He's gone to prepare!
Kama watu wa Mungu hebu tushauriane hapa Mlimani Sayuni ili tujue tunaipekaje nchi yetu TANZANIA mbele za Baba yetu aliye mbinguni.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
UPDATE– Iranian Christian Released from Prison
– VOM CanadaPraise God! Ramtin Soodmand, an Iranian Christian who was arrested on charges of anti-government activity in late August, was released on bail on Oct. 22, VOM Canada reported. He has since been reunited with his wife and two children. The report indicated that he could still face formal charges and supporters are concerned for his safety. Ask God to protect Soodmand and his family. Pray God encourages believers to continue standing for righteousness in Iran.Matthew 5:11-12
UPDATE–China Continues Harassing Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan’s Family – China Aid AssociationPastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan and his family continue to face pressure from China’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials, China Aid Association reported. Zhang Jian, Bike’s son who was brutally beaten by PSB officers on Oct. 16, was threatened with imprisonment unless he agreed to sign a document stating that his injuries were minor. Fearing separation from his wife and 1-year-old son, Jian consented. CAA added that Pastor Zhang, who had been missing since the attack on his son, contacted Jian by telephone on Oct. 22. He confirmed that he is being detained but was unable to give the details of his detention. Pastor Zhang's wife, Xie Fenglan, and sister have been placed under “soft detention” in a PSB-operated Beijing hotel. Their cell phones have been confiscated and their travel restricted. Pray for protection for this family and its release from PSB surveillance. Ask God to encourage Pastor Zhang and for believers in China to continue serving the Lord with courage
– Imprisoned Christian Dies, More Believers Arrested – VOM CanadaOn Nov. 5, VOM Canada reported Teklesenbet Gebreab Kiflom, a member of the Full Gospel Church who was detained for nearly a year at the Wi'a Military Confinement Centre in Eritrea, died of malaria. The 36-year-old reportedly suffered harsh punishment by the military and was denied medical attention. Meanwhile, there have been reports that Eritrean authorities have arrested 65 believers belonging to house churches in recent weeks. Officials made the arrests in five different locations, working off a list of names that sources believe were provided by informants around the country. Pray for those mourning the loss of brother Teklesenbet. Pray for the release of imprisoned Christians. Ask God to work in the hearts of Eritrea's leaders.Romans 12:14
– Priest Dies after Being Beaten by Hindu Extremists – VOM SourcesOn Oct. 28, Father Bernard Digal 48, died after injuries he suffered in an attack by Hindu militants in Kandhamal, Orissa, in late August. Thousands of believers attended the funeral for the martyred priest on Oct. 31, commending his courage, his tireless commitment to working with persecuted Christians and his willingness to forgive those who brutally beat him. Thank the Lord for the life and work of Father Digal. Pray that those who mourn him will find strength and peace in Christ. Pray that God will embolden Christians in India to follow in his example of cross-bearing discipleship in an environment of opposition.
Friday, November 21, 2008
The safest place in the World for you is in the center of God's Will. No matter where you are, or how you are, or what you are, or what's against you, the Lord will keep you if you are in the center of His Will! It's a charmed circle where you live a charmed life. "The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, & is safe." (Pro.18:10)So don't get disobedient, don't run outside of God's Will & His protection. Walk within the Will of God, or Satan may be allowed to give you problems. You can suffer sometimes for your sins, your carelessness, prayerlessness, haste & disobedience to the Lord. In a sense, He is bound by His Own rules, & His Own laws, & He can't protect you when you violate the rules! When you're out of His Will He may even allow you to fall prey to the snares of the Enemy.Help us to stay close to You, Jesus, in the center of Thy Will, then we know we're in the center of Thy provision & protection & blessing & usefulness, where we have nothing to worry about. We can trust You utterly by faith because we know we're being obedient & doing Thy Will.
God bless you,
Please and please let's say a prayer for these our fellows here;
– Two Christians Killed – VOM SourcesOn Nov. 12, two sisters were killed and their mother wounded by a gang of Islamic extremists in the Al Qahira section of Mosul, Iraq, The Voice of the Martyrs contacts reported. The gunmen shot one of the sisters as she was waiting for a bus outside their home. They then stormed into the home, killed the other sister and injured their mother. A bomb placed by the assailants at the entrance of the house detonated as police arrived on the scene, injuring several officers. Ask God to fill those who mourn for these sisters with a peace that surpasses understanding in the midst of their grief. Pray for healing for their mother as she recovers. Ask God to bring peace to Mosul.Philippians 4:7
– Prominent House Church Leaders Released by Police – China Aid AssociationOn Oct. 27, China’s Public Security Bureau released Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan, his wife and sister-in-law from detention, China Aid Association reported. Pastor Zhang’s sons Jian and Chuang, who were severely beaten by police officers on Oct. 16, have been forced to vacate their Beijing apartments, and are currently residing in Nanyang City, Henan province. Praise God for this family’s release. Continue to pray for healing for Pastor Bike’s sons. Ask God to continue His watch over this courageous family that continues to stand unashamed for Christ.Psalm 91:1-7
- Restrictive Religious Law Passes Parliament – VOM CanadaA restrictive religious law passed its final reading in Kyrgyzstan's parliament on Nov. 6, sparking concern among the Christian minority, VOM Canada reported. The new law, if approved by President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, requires religious organizations to have a minimum of 200 members whose identities have been confirmed by local authorities, bans the distribution of religious literature in public places, and prohibits private religious schools. Pray for believers in Kyrgyzstan who will come under increased scrutiny because of this law. Ask God to encourage and protect them. Pray believers continue to meet and boldly profess Christ.Isaiah 26:3
- Imprisoned Azerbaijani Pastor Transferred to House Arrest – Forum 18 NewsUPDATE – On Nov. 5, following a hearing at the Zakatala District Court in northwestern Azerbaijan, Pastor Hamid Shabanov was transferred from prison and placed under house arrest, Forum 18 News reported. Pastor Shabanov was arrested in June following a police raid on his home and faced charges of possession of an illegal weapon; charges that his family insists are fabricated. Pray for Pastor Shabanov’s family and congregation. Ask God to protect and encourage them. Pray charges against him are dropped.
God bless you all,
In this series,I will be sharing with you about the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,the Son of the living God.
The Bible named the day of the coming of Christ as the day of the Christ(some translation says the day of the Lord..but it should be the day of Christ because there is difference between these two days..when I get time I will clearly explain to you;2Thesalonians 2:2-3).
The day will not come unless the son of evil,the man of sin,the falling away,the anti-christ,the beast is reveled first.After this man of sin,the anti-christ, is reveled here on earth then Christ will come to take us and we will meet Him on the air and go with Him to heaven.Who is this man of sin?first it should be noted that this is the mortal man who will rule the world with signs and wonders(2Thesalonias2:9 " The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders"),But know one thing that this man,the beast can not start working while the Church (born-again people) is on this planet earth,the Bible says the Church must be taken away first to heaven and this man of sin can start working.(2Thesalonianis 2:6-7 "6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. ").After the departure of the Church from the earth then this man will start working and rule the world for 7 years.During that time no man kind will be allowed to make any transaction without the mark of these beast,the man of sin.(Revelation 13:16-19; 16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.) And his number is 666,You should note here that this number will be in use soon after the Church is taken away from earth.There are some people who are saying that the church will be here during that reign of the anti-christ but that is wrong concept and the Bible is telling us cleary that the beast will not start operating because the Church is refraining him,even though the spirit of anti-christ is already at work even now but he himself is not at work because the Holy Spirit is hovering the Church here on earth and when the Holy Spirit move away from earth to heaven then He must move with the Church and thus the beast will start operating.
God bless you for today but dont miss tommorow for more detailed good news about the coming of Christ.Here will answer the questions like the Church and the great tribulation,the second and third coming of Jesus Christ,the Lord Supper,the Millenium,the great judgement of God,the eternal fire,and the eternity with God.
If you are saying in your heart that bro' Mtade,this message has touched my heart and I want to meet Jesus on the air when He comes for the second time or even if I die I want to go to heaven,please say this prayer with me:
I COME BEFORE YOU,
I AM A SINNER AND I CANNOT HELP MYSELF,
PLEASE FORGIVE ME AND CLEANSE ME FROM ALL MY SINS,
REMOVE MY NAME FROM THE BOOK OF GREAT AWESOME JUDGEMENT,
WRITE MY NAME IN THE BOOK LIFE,
HELP ME TO LIVE HOLY LIFE EVERYDAY UNTIL I MEET YOU ON THE AIR.
THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING ME,
I AM NOW BORN AGAIN BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT,
IN JESUS NAME
If you have prayed this prayer with me ,please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can help you next steps to take after your golden decision.
It is me who is least among you,
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Hebu soma hii habari kwa makini afu uitafakari kabla hatujaanza somo letu kuhusu kuja kwa Bwana wetu Yesu na kutuchukua sisi tuliomwamini kwenda naye mbinguni kuishi milele.
One thing I want you to put in your mind is that..the second coming of Jesus is real and will soon happen at the time that you do not expect.Behold He is coming on the clouds ...are you ready to meet Him on the air?
2 Wathesalonike 2:1-
1. Ndugu, kuhusu kuja Kwake Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo na kukusanyika kwetu pamoja mbele Zake, tunawasihi, 2.msiyumbishwe kwa urahisi wala msitiwe wasiwasi na roho wala neno au barua inayosemekana kuwa imetoka kwetu, isemayo kwamba siku ya Bwana imekwisha kuwako. 3.Mtu ye yote na asiwadanganye kwa namna yo yote kwa maana siku ile haitakuja mpaka uasi utokee kwanza na yule mtu wa kuasi adhihirishwe, yule ambaye amehukumiwa kuangamizwa kabisa. 4.Yeye atapingana na kujitukuza juu ya kila kitu kiitwacho Mungu au kinachoabudiwa, ili kujiweka juu katika hekalu la Mungu, akijitangaza mwenyewe kuwa ndiye Mungu.
5.Je, hamkumbuki ya kwamba nilipokuwa pamoja nanyi niliwaambia mambo haya? 6.Nanyi sasa mnajua kinachomzuia, ili kwamba apate kudhihirishwa wakati wake utakapowadia. 7.Maana ile nguvu ya siri ya uasi tayari inatenda kazi, lakini yule anayeizuia ataendelea kufanya hivyo mpaka atakapoondolewa. 8.Hapo ndipo yule mwasi atafunuliwa, ambaye Bwana Yesu atamteketeza kwa pumzi ya kinywa Chake na kumwangamiza kabisa kwa ufunuo wa kuja Kwake. 9Kuja kwa yule mwasi kutaonekana kana kwamba ni kutenda kazi kwake Shetani ambaye hutumia nguvu zote, ishara, maajabu ya uongo 10.na kila aina ya udanganyifu kwa wale wanaoangamia kwa sababu walikataa kuipenda kweli wapate kuokolewa. 11.Kwa sababu hii, Mungu ameruhusu watawaliwe na nguvu ya udanganyifu, ili waendelee kuamini uongo 12.na hivyo wote wahukumiwe ambao hawakuamini ule ukweli bali wamefurahia uovu.
2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ[a] had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God[c] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He[d] who now restrains will do so until He[e] is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
BINAFSI NAMSHUKURU MUNGU KWA MAOMBI HAYA YA SIKU 21.TULIANZA MAOMBI HAYA TAR 22/10/2008 NA TUMEMALIZA LEO TAR 12/11/2008.
MUNGU WETU AMEKUWA MWAMINIFU SANA KWA KUTUJIBU YALE TULIYOKUWA TUNAMWOMBA.UKISOMA KATIKA BIBLIA KATIKA KITABU CHA WAEBRANIA 11:6 INASEMA KUWA HAIWEZEKANI KUMPENDEZA MUNGU PASIPO IMANI.NA KILA AMWENDEA MUNGU LAZIMA AAMINI KUWA YEYE MUNGU YUPO NA HUWAPA THAWABU WALE WAMWENDEAO KWA IMANI KATIKA KRISTO YESU BWANA WETU.
TULIKUWA NA MAMBO MATATU YA MSINGI YA KUOMBEA KATIKA MAOMBI HAYA.
1.KUHUSU TANZANIA NCHI YETU KUJIUNGA NA JUMUIYA YA NCHI ZA KIISLAMU (OIC).(TULIOMBA MAPENZI YA MUNGU KATIKA HILI KWANI ANASEMA KUWA MAPENZI YAKE NI MAKAMILIFU SIKU ZOTE.WARUMI 12:2)
2.KUHUSU NCHI YETU KUANZISHA MAHAKAMA YA KADHI NA KUUNGIZA MFUMO HUO RASMI KATIKA KATIBA YA NCHI NA KIUTENDAJI KATIKA SERIKALI YETU KWA KODI ZA WANANCHI.(HAPA PIA TULIMWAMBIA MUNGU AINGILIE KATI)
3.KUHUSU AMANI YA NCHI YETU.(WENGI MMEONA NA KUSIKIA MIGOMO,MAANDAMANO,VURUGU,MAUAJI YA MAALBINO, NA VITENDO VINGINE VINGI VINAVYOHATARISHA AMANI YA NCHI YETU).
MUNGU WETU NI MWAMINIFU KATIKA YOTE HAYO NA HAKIKA AMEJIBU MAOMBI YETU NA DUA ZETU.ANASEMA KATIKA NENO LAKE KUWA YEYE ANAJIBU KULIKO YALE TUYAWAZAYO NA KUYAOMBA PIA.
WATU WENGI WALIJITOKEZA KATIKA MAOMBI HAYA YA MNYORORO SEHEMU MBALI MBALI DUNIANI.SI TANZANIA TU ILA WATANZAIA WALIOTAWANYIKA SEHEMU MBALIMBALI DUNIANI WALISHIRIKI KATIKA MAOMBI HAYA.WAPO WALIOAMUA KUFUNGA NA WENGINE KUOMBA TU KWA NJIA YA KAWAIDA.WALE TULIOO DHAIFU HATUKUWEZA KUFUNGA SIKU ZOTE 21.LAKINI KADRI BWANA ALIVYOTUFANIKISHA TULIMWOMBA NA KUPELEKA DUA ZETU KWA MOYO WOTE NA KWA BIDII.WAPO AMBAO WALIPENDA KUSHIRIKI ILA WALIBANWA NA SHUGHULI ZA KAZI.NAJUA HATA WEWE MSOMAJI NA MPENZI WA MLIMA SAYUNI ULIPENDA KUSHIRIKI ILA ULIBANWA.NATAKA KUKUHAKIKISHIA KWA KUWAZA KWAKO TU BASI NA NIA YAKO NJEMA KWA NCHI YETU PIA ULISHIRIKIANA NA SISI KUOMBA JAPO HUKUNITUMIA EMAIL YAKO KUOMBA KUJIUNGA NA CHAIN PRAYER HII.WENGI WALIJIUNGA NA KUTUMA EMAIL ZAO NA NIMEZIHIFADHI KWA KUMBUKUMBU NA KAMA NILIVYOWAJIBU KWENYE EMAIL ZENU KUWA SITAWATANGAZA HAPA BILA IDHINI YENU.WAPO PIA AMBAO WALIOMBA KUJINGA NA MAOMBI HAYA LAKINI KWA BAHATI MBAYA NILISAHAU KUWAUNGANISHA NA KUWAPA PRAYER POINTS ZA KILA SIKU ZA KUOMBA PIA NAOMBA MNIWIE RADHI KWA KUTOWAJUMULISHA KWA WAKATI ILA NAJUA MLIONGOZWA NA ROHO MTAKATIFU KUOMBA.HII ILISABABISHWA NA MIMI KUWA SEHEMU AMBAZO HAKUNA MAWASALIANO MAZURI HUKU INDIA.
WAPO PIA WALIOTUKEBEHI,KUTUPINGA KUONA MWISHO WETU WAKIDHANI TUTAISHIA NJIANI.LAKINI WOTE HAO WALIFANYIKA CHACHU KWETU NA KUTUFANYA TUENDELEE KWA BIDII KUBWA.NA HATIMAYE TUMEMALIZA MAOMBI YETU SALAMA.
SISI KAMA WATU TULIOOKOKA KAZI YETU KUBWA SI KUILAUMU SERIKALI AU MAMLAKA ILIYOPO MAANA BIBLIA INATUAMBIA KUZITII MAMLAKA NA KUZIOMBEA.KAZI YETU SISI NI KUOMBA.NATAKA NIKUHAKIKISHIE MPENDWA KUWA MAOMBI NDIO MASTER KEY.HAKUNA JAMBO LINALOSHINDIKANA KATIKA MAOMBI.MUNGU WETU NI MWAMINIFU MNO MNO NA TUNAMWAMINI KUWA AMESHAJIBU MAOMBI YETU SAWA SAWA NA NENO LAKE KATIKA KITABU CHA 2MAMBO YA NYAKATI 7:14 "IKIWA WATU WANGU WALIOITWA KWA JINA LANGU.WATAJINYENYEKEZA NA KUOMBA,NA KUNITAFUTA USO WANGU,NA KUACHA NJIA ZAO MBAYA,NITAISIKIA KUTOKA JUU MBINGUNI NA KUIPONYA NCHI YAO NA KUWASAMEHE MAOVU YAO...".
MUNGU WETU HACHELEWI WALA HAWAHI MAANA KWAKE HAKUNA MAJIRA WALA SAA.KUMBUKA KUWA HAYA MAJIRA TUNAYOYAONA HAYAKUWEPO KABLA YA MWANZO 1:1. BIBLIA INASEMA KUWA HAPO MWANZO MUNGU ALIZIUMBA MBINGU NA NCHI.NAYO NCHI ILIKUWA UKIWA TENA UTUPU, NA ROHO WA MUNGU AKATULIA JUU YA USO WA VILINDI VYA MAJI.
MAJIRA NA SIKU NA NYAKATI ZILIANZIA HAPO MUNGU ALIPOUMBA JUA NA MWEZI NA NYOTA .MAANA TUNAPATA MASAA 24 KWA DUNIA KUZUNGUKA JUA.KABLA YA HAPO HAKUKUWA NA SAA WALA NYAKATI.KWA HIYO MUNGU WETU HAFUNGWI NA MUDA HATA KIDOGO MPENDWA.MUNGU WETU YEYE NI WA MILELE NA WALA HATAKAWIA.AMESHAJIBU TAYARI NA WALE WALIO WA ROHONI WANAELEWA KUHUSU HAYA.
MUNGU AWABARIKI SANA SANA SANA WAPENDWA KWA KUYAFANIKISHA MAOMBI HAYA.
1 Wathesalonike 5
23Mungu mwenyewe, Mungu wa amani, awatakase kabisa. Roho zenu, nafsi zenu na miili yenu na ihifadhiwe bila kuwa na lawama kwa wakati atakapokuja Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo. 24Yeye aliyewaita ni mwaminifu naye atafanya haya
NI MIMI MTUMWA WENU ,MIMI NILIYE MDOGO MIONGONI MWENU,MTENDA KAZI ASIYE NA FAIDA.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
TUSOME SEHEMU YA MAOMBI HAYA YA DANIEL YA SIKU 21 YALIYOBADILISHA MUELEKEO WA TAIFA LA ISRAEL ...HAKIKA ISRAEL ILIBADILIKA NA DANIEL ALIPOKEA MAJIBU YA MAOMBI YAKE BAADA YA SIKU 21.
3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, 5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
7 "Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. 8 O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. 9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; 10 we have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. "Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. 12 You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. 13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. 14 The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.
15 "Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16 O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.
17 "Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18 Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name."
20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the LORD my God for his holy hill- 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision:
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place
Sunday, November 9, 2008
WAPENDWA WANA SAYUNI.SISI KAZI YETU NI KUOMBA TU.LEO TUPO SIKU YA 19 YA MAOMBI YETU.NENO LA KUSIMAMA NALO NI LILE LILE LA 2NYAKATI 7:14.
KAMA UNAPENDA KUUNGANA NA SISI KUHUSU MAOMBI HAYA TUANDIKIE KWENYE EMAIL HII: MIWLC@YAHOO.COM
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place
Friday, November 7, 2008
Soma hapa Chini
Thursday, November 6, 2008
'She was born just a generation past slavery, a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the colour of her skin,' he said.
'And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America - the heartache and the hope, the struggle and the progress, the times we were told that we can’t, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: "Yes we can."'
Mrs Cooper has seen 18 presidents come and go and outlived most of them, but, like all black Americans, she had to wait until 1965 to gain the right to vote - when she was 63.
Born Ann Louise Nixon on January 9 1902 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, she was one of six siblings. When her mother died the brothers and sisters were split up, and she was taken in by an aunt who worked as a servant for wealthy whites.
When she was 20 she married dentist Albert Cooper and the couple moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they raised four children, of whom only a daughter of 83 survives.
As her husband built a successful practice, Mrs Cooper dedicated her energy to charity work for the black community and became a renowned activist and socialite hosting glittering parties for good causes - singer Nat King Cole even dropped by her house.
This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind tonight's about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta.
She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.
And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can't, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can.
At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes we can.When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose.
Yes we can.
AUDIENCE: Yes we can.
OBAMA: When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes we can.
AUDIENCE: Yes we can.
OBAMA: She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that We Shall Overcome. Yes we can.
AUDIENCE: Yes we can.
OBAMA: A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination.And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change.Yes we can.
AUDIENCE: Yes we can.
OBAMA: America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves — if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?
This is our chance to answer that call.
This is our moment.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Leaders from around the globe have been giving their reaction to this historic victory.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER JOHN McCAIN
"We have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly.
"This campaign was and will remain the great honour of my life. My heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience, and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honour of leading us for the next four years."
US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH
"Mr President-elect, congratulations to you. What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters.
"I promise to make this a smooth transition. You are about to go on one of the great journeys of life. Congratulations and go enjoy yourself."
UK PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN
"I know Barack Obama, and we share many values. We both have determination to show that government can act to help people fairly through these difficult times facing the global economy. And I look forward to working extremely closely with him in the coming months and years"
EUROPEAN COMMISSION CHIEF JOSE MANUEL BARROSO
"This is a time for a renewed commitment between Europe and the United States of America. We need to change the current crisis into a new opportunity. We need a new deal for a new world.
"I sincerely hope that with the leadership of President Obama, the United States of America will join forces with Europe to drive this new deal - for the benefit of our societies, for the benefit of the world."
KENYAN PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI
"The victory of Senator Obama is our own victory because of his roots here in Kenya. As a country, we are full of pride for his success.
"I am confident that your presidency shall herald a new chapter of dialogue between the American people and the world at large."
ADVISER TO IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NOURI MALIKI, SADEQ RIQABI
"The American people have presented a tremendous example to the world by ignoring racist attitudes - and this is an unprecedented example of democracy.
"We in Iraq, with our newly-born democracy, look forward to working with the United States."
AIDE TO IRAN'S AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI, ALI AGHAMOHAMMADI
"The president-elect has promised changes in policies. There is a capacity for the improvement of ties between America and Iran if Obama pursues his campaign promises, including not confronting other countries as Bush did in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also concentrating on America's state matters and removing the American people's concerns."
AFGHAN PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI
"I applaud the American people for their great decision and I hope that this new administration in the United States of America, and the fact of the massive show of concern for human beings and lack of interest in race and colour while electing the president, will go a long way in bringing the same values to the rest of world sooner or later. "I [hope] President Obama's coming into office will bring peace to Afghanistan, life to Afghanistan and prosperity to the Afghan people and to the rest of the world."
ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER TZIPI LIVNI
"Israel expects the close strategic co-operation with the new administration, president and Congress will continue along with the continued strengthening of the special and unshakeable special relationship between the two countries."
PALESTINIAN LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS
"President Abbas congratulates US President-elect Barack Obama in his name and in the name of the Palestinian people, and hopes he will speed up efforts to achieve peace, particularly since a resolution of the Palestinian problem and the Israeli-Arab conflict is key to world peace."
PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER YOUSUF RAZA GILANI
"Your election marks a new chapter in the remarkable history of the United States. For long, the ideas of democracy, liberty and freedom espoused by the United States has been a source of inspiration. I hope that under your dynamic leadership, the United States will continue to be a source of global peace and new ideas for humanity."
RUSSIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER GRIGORY KARASIN
"The news we are receiving on the results of the American presidential election shows that everyone has the right to hope for a freshening of US approaches to all the most complex issues, including foreign policy and therefore relations with the Russian Federation as well."
CHINESE PRESIDENT HU JINTAO
"In a new historical era, I look forward to taking our bilateral relationship of constructive co-operation to a new level."
POPE BENEDICT'S SPOKESMAN REV FEDERICO LOMBARDI"Believers are praying that God will enlighten him and help him in his great responsibility, which is enormous because of the global importance of the United States. We hope Obama can fulfil the expectations and hopes that many have in him."
FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY
"I give you my warmest congratulations and, through me, those of all French people. Your brilliant victory rewards a tireless commitment to serve the American people.
"By choosing you, the American people have chosen change, openness and optimism. At a time when all of us must face huge challenges together, your election raises great hope in France, in Europe and elsewhere in the world."
GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL
"The world faces significant challenges at the start of your term. I am convinced that Europe and the United States will work closely and in a spirit of mutual trust together to confront new dangers and risks and will seize the opportunities presented by our global world."
DUTCH PRIME MINISTER JAN PETER BALKENENDE
"The necessity for co-operation between Europe and the United States is bigger than ever. Only by close transatlantic co-operation can we face the world's challenges."
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER
"I look forward to meeting with the president-elect so that we can continue to strengthen the special bond that exists between Canada and the United States."
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER KEVIN RUDD
"Forty-five years ago Martin Luther King had a dream of an America where men and women would be judged not on the colour of their skin but on the content of their character.
"Today what America has done is turn that dream into a reality."
I have dream...(Martine Luther King Jr)
Last speech of Martin Luther King Jr, prophecying about the promise land for the black people in America.That dream comes true today....Senator John McCain said..American people have spoken ..and they have spoken clearly....
NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER HELEN CLARK
"Senator Obama will be taking office at a critical juncture. There are many pressing challenges facing the international community, including the global financial crisis and global warming.
"We look forward to working closely with President-elect Obama and his team to address these challenges."
SUDANESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ALI AL-SADIG
"We don't expect any change through our previous experience with the Democrats. When it comes to foreign policy there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats."
JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER TARO ASO
"As the world faces many difficult issues, I am sure that the United States, under the excellent leadership of President-elect Obama, will move further forward while co-operating with the international community.
"With President-elect Obama, I will strengthen the Japan-US alliance further and work towards resolving global issues such as the world economy, terror and the environment."
INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH"Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world."
INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO
"Indonesia especially hopes that the US, under new leadership, will stand in the front and take real action to overcome the global financial crisis, especially since the crisis was triggered by the financial conditions in the US."
PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO
"We welcome his triumph in the same vein that we place the integrity of the US electoral process and the choices made by the American people in high regard. We likewise note the making of history with the election of Senator Obama as the first African-American president of the United States."
SOMALI PRESIDENT ABDULLAHI YUSUF AHMED
"I am hopeful that [Barack Obama] will help end major crises in the world, particularly the endless conflict in my country Somalia.
"This was a historic election in which a proper leader was elected. This is a great moment for America and Africa."
SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT KGALEMA MOTLANTHE
"Africa, which today stands proud of your achievements, can only but look forward to a fruitful working relationship with you both at a bilateral and multilateral levels in our endeavour to create a better world for all who live in it."
A crowd of 125,000 people jammed Grant Park in Chicago, where Obama addressed the nation for the first time as its president-elect at midnight ET. Hundreds of thousands more — Mayor Richard Daley said he would not be surprised if a million Chicagoans jammed the streets — watched on a large television screen outside the park.
“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama declared. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,” he said to a long roar.
McCain notes history in the makingObama congratulated his opponent, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, for his “unimaginable” service to the United States, first as a prisoner of war for 5½ years in North Vietnam and then for nearly three decades in Congress.
McCain called Obama to offer his congratulations at 11 p.m. ET, Obama’s chief spokesman, Robert Gibbs, told NBC News. Obama thanked McCain for his “class and honor” during the campaign and said he was eager to sit down and talk about how the two of them could work together.
Barack Obama tells more than 125,000 people in Chicago, “If there's anybody out there who still questions ... the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
Saying, “The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly,” McCain told supporters in Phoenix that he “recognized the special significance” Obama’s victory had for African-Americans.
“We both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still have the power to wound,” McCain said.
“Let there be no reason for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth,” said McCain, who pledged his support and help for the new president.
President Bush called to congratulate Obama and promise a smooth transition of power on Jan. 20, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
“Mr. President-elect, congratulations to you. What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters,” said Bush, who invited Obama and his family to visit the White House as soon as it was convenient.
The president also called McCain to say that he was proud of the senator’s efforts and that he was “sorry it didn’t work out.”
“You didn’t leave anything on the playing field,” Bush said.
Haya Baraka Obama hongera sana na Mungu akusaidie kuliongoza hilo taifa kubwa kabisa na tajiri na lenye nguvu kuliko yote duniani kwa hekima na amani na mafanikio makubwa.Ila kuhusu ndoa za jinsia moja hakikisha huziruhusu.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Lesson 2: Get Up And Pray
There’s a scene in the middle of the classic Christmas movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” that I hardly noticed in all the years that I’ve watched it--until I became a Christian, that is. The message of the movie is so powerful, I missed the fact that the whole chain of events that takes place throughout the movie starts with a prayer.
When George Bailey, the character played by Jimmy Stewart, finds himself at a loss for what to do next, he prays:
“God . . . God . . . Dear Father in Heaven, I’m not a praying man, but if You’re up there and You can hear me, show me the way. I’m at the end of my rope. Show me the way, God.”
And God does.
There’s a time to weep over the losses in your life, but there’s also a time to move forward. And the best way to move forward is to get up and pray. Although you may feel like George Bailey at times, not even sure if God’s there and listening at all, I assure you He is. God is there and God does care. Knowing that can make all the difference in your prayers.
If you think of prayer as just a time to be alone, or a time to talk to yourself and try to work things out on your own, then you may not have much incentive to pray at all. But if you truly believe that God is there, and that when you talk, He listens--and responds--then turning to prayer takes on a whole new meaning.
When the prophet Nehemiah suffered a great loss in his life, he sat down and wept, but the next thing he did was to get up and pray. Listen to the words of Nehemiah, and his prayer, as recorded in Nehemiah chapter 1:
“When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Then I said:
‘O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love Him and obey His commands, let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer Your servant is praying before You day and night for Your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s house, have committed against You. We have acted very wickedly toward You. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws You gave Your servant Moses.
‘Remember the instruction You gave Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for My Name.’
‘They are Your servants and Your people, whom You redeemed by Your great strength and Your mighty hand. O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name. Give Your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man’” (Nehemiah 1:4-11).
Nehemiah knew that God was there, that God was listening, and that God knew best what to do next. Nehemiah mourned, fasted and prayed. He confessed his own sins, as well as those of his countrymen. And he reminded himself--and God--of God’s promises, asking for God’s favor as he moved forward.
I don’t know whether you’re more like George Bailey, who didn’t think of himself as a praying man, or more like Nehemiah, who prayed regularly, or somewhere in between. But I do know that whoever you are, you can pray to your Father in heaven and He will hear you--and He will respond. That prayer could very well be the one that starts the whole chain of events of the rest of your life.
Come to God today and pray, even if it’s as simple as saying, “I’m at the end of my rope. Show me the way, God.” And He will.
Father, I’m at the end of my rope and I don’t know what to do next. I confess my sins to you. Show me the way, Lord, and help me to know what to do next. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope this is a blessing to you,God bless you richly.
Karibu katika sehemu ya pili ya mafundisho haya maalumu kwa vijana yaliyofundishwa na mwalimu wa Neno la Mungu ndugu Christopher Mwakasege.
Sehemu ya Kwanza
Jambo la kwanzaKuoa au kuolewa kunabadilisha uhusianowako na wazazi wako.
Mwanzo.2:24 anasema, “Kwa hiyo mwanamume atamwacha baba yake na mama yake naye ataambatana na mkewe, nao watakuwa mwili moja”. Ukiangalia (Zaburi.45:10-11) anasema, “Sikia binti utazame (maana yake anazungumza na msichana) utege sikio lako. Uwasahau watu wako na nyumba ya baba yako na mfalme atautamani uzuri wako, maana ndiye bwana wako naye umsujudie”.
Najua watu wengi sana wanataka waingie kwenye ndoa, waoe au waolewe, lakini uhusiano wao na wazazi wao usibadilike, haiwezekani. Biblia imeweka wazi kabisa, unataka kuoa, mwanamume lazima kwanza aachane na baba yake na mama yake, maana yake kuna mabadiliko. Kuna mabadiliko mahali pakuishi, kuna mabadiliko juu ya mtazamo wako wa kwanza wa maisha yako. Mke wako hawezi kuwa mama yako, na mume wako hawezi kuwa baba yako. Mke wako anakuwa mke wako na si mama yako. Mume wako anakuwa mume wako na si baba yako.
Na kabla hujafikia maamuzi ya namna hiyo - ukiingia kwenye ndoa, ndoa yako itakuwa ngumu. Maana inawezekana unaishi vizuri na wazazi wako, kiasi ambacho maamuzi yako yoyote unayofanya lazima ushirikiane nao, na hiyo ni hatua nzuri kabisa. Lakini ukiishaingia kwenye ndoa, mtu wa kwanza wakushirikiana naye ni mke wako kama umeoa, na ni mume wako kama umeolewa lakini, sio baba yako, sio mama yako.
Na wazazi wengine wasingetaka kuona kwamba unakuwa mbali nao kwa jinsi hii, wanataka waendeleze maamuzi yao na utawala wao waliokuwa nao juu yako mpaka kwenye ndoa yako, haiwezekani. Biblia inakataa. Sasa ukisoma ile Mwanzo unaweza ukafikiri ni wanaume tu wakioa ndio wanatakiwa watoke, waachane na wazazi wao, lakini Zaburi 45:10,11 inatuambia wazi kabisa, inasema, “Sikia, binti, utazame, utege sikio lako, Uwasahau watu wako na nyumba ya baba yako. Naye Mfalme atautamani uzuri wako, Maana ndiye bwana wako, nawe umsujudie”.
Sasa haimaanishi usiwasalimie, haimanishi usiwasaidie, lakini ningekuwa nazungumza kwa kiingereza ningekuambia, “your priorities must change” lazima ubadilike jinsi ambavyo unaweka kipaumbele katika watu ulio nao.
Unapoamua kuolewa, wa kwanza sio baba yako wala sio mama yako, wa kwanza ni mume wako baada ya Yesu. Katika mahusiano ya kibinadamu anayekuja pale wa kwanza baada ya Yesu moyoni mwako ni mume wako. Ikiwa hujafikia maamuzi ya namna hii moyoni mwako basi bado hujafikia utayari wa kuolewa. Na ina madhara yake magumu. Maana biblia inasema, kabla hujawasahau watu wako na watu wa nyumba ya baba yako, mume wako hawezi kuutamani uzuri wako, ukitaka autamani uzuri wako lazima uwasahau kwanza watu wa nyumbani kwa wazazi wako.
Sasa kuna tofauti ya kupenda na kutamani. Kabla hujaolewa au kabla hujaoa huruhusiwi kutamani. Lakini ukiisha oa unaruhusiwa kutamani lakini mke wako tu. Ukiishaoa kutamani mke wako ruksa, na biblia imeweka vizuri kabisa, na ukiishaolewa kutamani mume wako ni ruksa. Lakini biblia imeweka utaratibu wa ajabu sana kwamba, ili mume amtamani mke wake, lazima mke wake awasahau kwanza watu wa nyumbani mwa wazazi wake. Hiki ni kigezo kigumu sana.
Ndio maana unaweza ukakuta mtu ana mke mzuri sana lakini hamtamani. Unaweza ukafikiri labda ni kwa kuwa hajajipamba vizuri; lakini hata kama atajipamba, atajikwatua kuanzia asubuhi mpaka jioni, - anaweza hata akatumia muda mwingi kwenye kioo kuliko kwenye maombi akijitengeneza, lakini bado mume wake asimtamani; kwa nini? Kwa sababu ndani yake hajaachia watu wa nyumba ya wazazi wake. Au watu wa nyumba ya baba yake wana nafasi kubwa moyoni kuliko mume wake.
Ni mabadiliko ambayo lazima uyatarajie, watu wengi sana huwa hawafikirii hayo, wanafikiri ni kitu rahisi. Unaweza sasa ukaelewa kwa nini watu wengine ikifika siku ile ya “send off”, yaani ya kum’send’ msichana ‘off’ asikae tena nyumbani kwa baba yake, hiyo siku ni ngumu sana kwa wazazi. Kwa sababu wanajua, wanaagana na msichana wao, mahusiano yao waliokuwa nayo toka mwanzoni, tangu alipozaliwa, alipokuwa tumboni mpaka wakati huo yanabadilishwa, yanajengwa mengine, sasa anakwenda kuwa mke wa mtu, hawawezi tena kuingilia maamuzi juu yake, amefunga agano mahali pengine.
Unakuta siku hiyo wazazi wengine wanalia, unakuta vijana wengine wanalia, wasichana wengine wanalia. Usije ukafikiri ni kitu rahisi. Ndani ya nafsi kuna vitu vinaachana, kati ya wazazi na wale watoto wanaoana.
Sayuni: Tunajua mafundisho haya ni kiu ya vijana wengi sana, hasa wale wanaoelekea katika kipindi hiki muhimu sana. Ni maombi yetu sisi wana-Sayuni kuwa Bwana Yesu atawaonyesha vijana wote njia yake ili waifuate. Mbarikiwe,
Team at Sayuni.