Saturday, 14 May 2016

Gospel Singer, el Mafrex Releases New Album 'Who Am I' [LISTEN + DOWNLOAD]


Gospel singer and songwriter, el Mafrex has released a brand new album titled "Who Am I."

The album, released on Saturday, May 14, 2016 comprises 16 tracks including '"Jehovah" which was nominated for the Scottish Music Awards.

Spirit And Life Devotional: I'm Not A Write Off!


"And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see." John 1:46 KJV

A write off has been dumped; they've considered you, and judged you to be useless to them; they've ignored you; they are unwilling to invest in you because they don't believe that they will have any returns! To them you are replaceable, and they don't expect any good thing to come from you.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Spirit And Life Devotional: Touch Not The Lord's Anointed



"So David said to him, 'How was it you were not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?'” II Samuel 1:14 NKJV

There are people with problems today who do not realize the origin of their problems; they are victims of their own errors; sometime in their past they spoke or did something against the Lord's anointed and they are now suffering the consequences.

You see, every child of God is His anointed one. You've got to understand that. Psalms 105:6, 13-15 says, "O seed of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones! When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people, He permitted no one to do them wrong; yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, saying, 'Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.'”

Don't jeopardize your destiny by engaging in this dastardly act. If you can't treat God's anointed ones right, at work, in school and everywhere else, then please just let them be. Repent if you probably are guilty of doing so, I tell you, it is a dangerous thing to fall into the hands of God.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

How To Create A Successful And Fulfilled Life

Every time I hear someone say "Life is hard" I'm always tempted to ask "compared to what?" What else have you tried? Death?

Life is more of what you make of it. Your choices, actions and inactions is what shapes your life.

Living a successful and fulfilled life is not far-fetched. There is seldom any successful person that didn't say how they did it. You can learn from the stories of others.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Whatever you do stay positive mbok. Quit saying "life is hard".

Change your words and you change your world!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Jackie Wishes You A Fabulous 2016!

Happy New Year friends!

The much anticipated 2016 is here.

366 new blank pages. May every chapter be filled with awe inspiring achievements. I count on you, as we count down to another 366 awesome days.

Receive courage and strenght to break new grounds and scale new heights.  

This is the year the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Cheers!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

HURRAY!!! GLAM UP Is Giving Discounts On Female Designer Shoes & Bags (CLICK)

Have you been looking for a shop to buy original designer shoes and bags? Look no further, Glam Up has brought your favourite fashion accessories to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Glam Up has a wide variety of wedding shoes (Traditional and Church wedding), work shoes, etc.

From Wednesday, November 25 to Saturday, November 28, Glam Up is offering up to 25% discount on all shoes and bags.

Be the first to take advantage of this.

Visit Glam Up at 53 Obio Imo, Uyo, or call 08159234324. BBM: 2BC5BE7B.

Spirit & Life Devotional: Prayer Answering God


"And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, 'Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!'” II Chronicles 14:11 NKJV

There are so many prayers in the Bible, and God heard them and granted their petitions. Jabez prayed, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” The Bible says that God granted him what he requested. Without much ado! That, and many others are enough proof that God answers prayers.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying By Reading Their Body Language

Telling white lies and fibs are something that just about everyone does from time to time. In fact, they can even be necessary for your survival. If a woman asks you, "Hunny do these pants make me look fat"? It is in your best interest to say NO, even if you are blatantly lying to your significant other's face. However, some situations have higher stakes (no pun intended), and having the ability to know when someone is lying to you can be crucial. Luckily, being able to detect the signs of a lie can be learned by reading the person's body language.

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations: Blessed Are Your Baskets, Kneading Bowls And Nets!



Deuteronomy 28:5
“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

In Bible times, reapers carried baskets on their backs to collect the harvest from the fields. They had to ensure that their baskets were strong and sturdy, so that what they collected would not fall out. The women of that day used kneading bowls to knead dough for making bread. If they used poor-quality bowls which broke easily, they would not be able to make bread.

Spirit & Life Devotional: Lovers Of Money


"Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him." Mark 14:10-11 NKJV

Someone who loves money can do anything, or, nearly anything for money. A person who loves money will sacrifice even the best relationships just to have money; he doesn't mind doing what even his conscience is against as long as he lays hold of money! No wonder the Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Spirit And Life Devotional: Obey God's instructions



"I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!" Proverbs 5:13 NKJV

The wise man to his son about adultery: "Therefore hear me now, my children, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one; lest aliens be filled with your wealth, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner; and you mourn at last, when your flesh and your body are consumed, and say: 'How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised correction! I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me! I was on the verge of total ruin, in the midst of the assembly and congregation.'”

Joseph Prince Devotion: No Leaven But The Truth


Leviticus 2:11
‘No grain offering which you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to the Lord made by fire.

When I was a young Christian, I heard of an illustration for Psalm 23 about shepherds who sometimes break the legs of sheep which habitually stray, so as to teach them not to stray. That erroneous teaching—“The Lord is my Shepherd, He breaketh my legs”—stuck with me for years, causing me needless fear of God’s punishment when I felt that I had strayed from Him.

#HappyBirthdayGEJ: 3 Things I Admire Most About Jonathan


Three things I admire (most) about Goodluck Jonathan are his Love, Patience and Self-Control. It's no coincidence that they are all fruits of the Spirit the Bible speaks about in Galatians 5:22-23.


He faced so much opposition and criticism as President but kept calm the whole time and focused on his vision. He did more for the people that didn't love him than the people than loved him.



No critic of his government was bullied, arrested, tormented or killed. Nobody went on political exile. There was so much press freedom. Social media commentators had the time of their lives.

He put Nigeria first before his personal ambition.

I celebrate Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 58 today. May God satisfy him with his goodness and longlife. Amen.


Thursday, 19 November 2015

10 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep You Looking Young, Fresh and Glorious

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You have heard the phrase “to age gracefully”, as soon as you reach your twenties you should seriously start thinking about anti-aging. It is not reserved for old people. As a matter of fact the earlier you start taking the right steps to stay young and glorious, the better. Here are 10 anti-aging tips to keep you young, fresh and good looking.

1.    Eat Right
Do not eat just anything, eating healthy makes you feel and look good outside as well as internally. Excessive meat and full-fat diary increases wrinkles. Eat foods rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids such as fruit, fish, vegetables. Foods like avocado, spinach, and watermelon have anti-aging properties.

2.    Wear Bright
In choosing your wardrobe wear bright colours near your face. Drab colours like brown, black, and deep dark colours drains energy from your face and makes you look older.

Joseph Prince Devotional: Just Trust God's Goodness & Pray In The Spirit


1 Corinthians 14:14
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

God has given us a powerful prayer gift—praying in tongues, which is not limited by distance, time or head knowledge. When you pray in tongues, you could be praying for your future or even a loved one overseas. You won’t know what you are praying unless God tells you. This is because your “understanding is unfruitful”—your mind is not involved.

“But Pastor Prince, I must know what I am praying!”

Spirit & Life Devotional: Use Me


"So he, trembling and astonished, said, 'Lord, what do You want me to do?' Then the Lord said to him, 'Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.'” Acts 9:6 NKJV
A man said to me recently, "You are here in the office and cannot always move around, use me to do the things you need to do; send me to places; let me work for you; I am willing to work for you." Wow! It got me thinking: that's a man willing to be used by another man, for a token I believe; how many of us are that willing to be used by God?

God needs workers! A lot of us don't seem to understand that yet, that's why even Christians would rather complain about the number of churches than the number of bars and clubs. God has need of people in several areas of life. God needs people in the government houses, God needs people in the legislative houses, God needs people in the courts, in the hospitals, banks, markets, and everywhere else!

Monday, 16 November 2015

ALERT! Intestinal Worms Ravage Children In Akwa Ibom Community

Residents of Udung Uko LGA of Akwa Ibom State are battling with intestinal worms which have infested a large population of children in the community.
A survey conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with Helen Keller International indicated that more than 86 percent of children were infested.

Monday, 3 August 2015

HURRAY!!! GLAM UP Is Giving Discounts On Female Designer Shoes & Bags (CLICK)

Have you been looking for a shop to buy original designer shoes and bags? Look no further, Glam Up has brought your favourite fashion accessories to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

From Tueaday, August 4 to Saturday, August 8, Glam Up is offering up to 25% discount on all shoes and bags.

Be the first to take advantage of this.

Visit the showroom at 53 Obio Imo, Uyo, or call 08038722385. BBM: 2BC5BE7B.


Joseph Prince’s Daily Grace Inspirations: God Can Qualify The Disqualified

 


Psalm 103:4
who [the Lord] redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,


Four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. (Matthew 1:1–16) Interestingly, they are not Sarah, Rebekah, Leah or Rachel, wives of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Instead, they are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, women who had morally questionable backgrounds.

Tamar resorted to deception and prostitution to produce children through her father-in-law. Yet, it was from her line, the tribe of Judah, that the Messiah came. (Genesis 38) Rahab was a Gentile and a prostitute in Jericho, who became a believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Joshua 2:1–21) She also became the mother of Boaz, who married Ruth. (Ruth 4:13)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Gospel Of Grace Series: Understanding The Foundation Of Grace



by Bright Benson

Whenever I think about the grace of God, I am simply overwhelmed by God’s amazing love for mankind. That’s what grace is all about. The goodness of God that cannot be earned is now freely extended to man by faith.

You see, in order to understand the foundation of God’s grace, you must understand the state of separation and hopelessness mankind was thrown into after the fall of Adam.
Man was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 126), and there is a reason for that. First of all it was to create an equality of fellowship between God and man. God is a Spirit (John 424), and He created Adam essentially a spirit being.

It is impossible for a man to have fellowship with a cow, regardless of any emotional attachment there might be between the man and his cow. Equality of life is required if there must be any level of understandable communication and functional relationship between two living beings.

Spirit And Life Devotional: Victory Over The Flesh


Romans 8:8 NKJV “So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
The Bible talks about two categories of that cannot please God: those without faith (Hebrews 11:6), and those who are in the flesh (Romans 8:8). Notice the words used in both verses; “impossible” and “cannot”. If you are going to church every day, reading the Bible, reading devotionals like this, and living in the flesh, you may feel good, but don’t be deceived, God is not pleased.
How to know if you are living in the flesh: check your mind; your thoughts and your desires. What are the things you are always thinking about; what are the things you love to do; what places do you go to often? Romans 8:5 says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

Joseph Prince’s Daily Grace Inspirations: God Is Your Stregnth






Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

When you say, “I can manage this problem by myself, Lord,” God says, “Okay, you do it then.” But when you say, “Help me, Lord! I need You. I cannot do this on my own,” God says, “Good, I have been waiting for you to say that. You cannot, but I can. Now, watch Me!” That is how God is—He loves it when you depend on Him.

You see, when you think that you are strong and don’t need God, He cannot help you. But when you need Him and look to Him, He will not leave you weak and helpless. He comes and becomes the strength of your life. He becomes the breakthrough that you need.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Joseph Prince’s Daily Grace Inspirations: Jesus Delight In You Drawing From Him



John 4:32
But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”
When people make demands on you or keep depending on you, you may end up stressed, tired and irritable. But this is not the case with Jesus. When people draw from Him, He is strengthened and refreshed!
Jesus is, after all, God. And you honor God when you take your place as man and let God be God by drawing from Him. The One who said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve,” (Matthew 20:28) loves it when you allow Him to minister to you.

Spirit And Life Devotional: A Choice To Rejoice Or Mourn

Proverbs 29:2 NKJV "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
In the past, Nigerians were deprived of their rights to elect leaders of their choice due to rigging and imposition of candidates by the ruling political class. The so-called godfathers personally appointed whomsoever they willed; our votes never counted. But thank God that our votes now count. Power has shifted over the years from the so-called powerful men to the people; today, we are empowered to determine who we want to lead us. It is a very big deal and we are grateful to God for what He has done.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Spirit and Life Devotional: Leadership And Direction


Numbers 14:4 NKJV "So they said to one another, 'Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.'"

Leadership determines the direction that we go as a people. Whether we are going to go upward and forward as a people, or backward, will be determined by the kind of leadership we have. That's what leadership is really about: leading us to somewhere! It is therefore very important for leaders to have a clear vision of where they want to take the people that they are leading to.

In the case of the Israelites, they wanted to go backward! God had delivered them from Egypt, and was leading them to the Promised Land, but the journey wasn't as pleasant as they had expected, and it seemed longer than they had thought it would be. They became dissatisfied with the current leadership that God had given them and wanted to choose one that would lead them back to Egypt. We will never go backward in Jesus name!

Proverbs 29:18 says that where there is no vision, the people perish. What we need are visionary leaders at all levels of government in our country. We also need men who understand God's purpose for us as a people, and will accept divine guidance on how to get there. My prayer is that we will not misuse this opportunity that we have to choose the right leaders for our country and our respective states. The plans of the enemy and the wicked ones will never succeed in Jesus name! May God give us leaders after His heart, 
Godfearing leaders that will be focused and determined to do only what is right and pleasing in His sight. Amen.

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Monday, 23 March 2015

Spirit And Life Devotional: From Being The Rejected One To Being The Celebrated One

Psalms 118:22-23, "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."

Joseph was rejected by his brothers, and sold into slavery because of his dreams of greatness; they said, "We will see what will become of his dreams." But many years later, Joseph became the Prime Minister in Egypt and they all bowed before him!

Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, but he was the son of a harlot, because of which his step brothers drove him out, saying, “You shall have no inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.” But the Scripture says that "it came to pass after a time that the people of Ammon made war against Israel. And so it was, when the people of Ammon made war against Israel, that the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob. Then they said to Jephthah, 'Come and be our commander, that we may fight against the people of Ammon.'” Wow!

The Gospel Of Grace Series: You Should Know What The Bible Really Teaches

by Bright Benson,

So much has been said about the gospel of grace, its revolutionary teachings have flooded the Church lately. So much also has been said about the danger of such teachings in the wake of an unprecedented rise in unholy living, even in the body of Christ. One school of thought believes in the totality of liberty by God’s grace, while others, though acknowledging the liberty this grace brings, believe that the preaching and teaching of “extreme grace” will lead to living in sin.

I believe the Bible is the final authority on any subject in God’s kingdom, and as Christians (especially preachers and teachers of the Bible) we must give ourselves to all it has to say, not appropriating certain portions to fit into our denominational doctrines and simply disregarding the rest.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Religion Fades Where Truth Shines!


The greatest need of the Church today is not miracles, it is the revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; it is the full understanding of Who He is, what He has done for us, what and who we are in Him, by virtue of what He has done for us. The greatest tragedy of today’s Church is not Satan, it is ignorance. Satan’s edge over Christians and the Church is founded on the element of ignorance.

We have been very vehement in putting forward our sinfulness and inability to please God, yet we are in serious poverty of the truth of what Jesus has done for us—all that is available to us by faith.

Spirit And Life Devotional: Deliverance From Every Pit

Luke 14:5 NKJV “Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”
Jesus healed a man with dropsy on a Sabbath day. Dropsy is an old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water. Now, Jesus compared that man to someone or something that fell into a pit. And you know what a pit is: a hole in the ground. So a man in a pit didn’t just fall on the ground, he’s actually beneath the ground.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Meet The World’s Youngest Mother: 5-Year-Old Lina Gave Birth To Baby Weighing 2.7kg (PICTURED)



Lina Medina’s parents were worried. Lina, one of nine children in this poor family of the Peruvian Andes, had a seemingly inexplicable abdominal growth — which was growing larger by the week.

Fearing she had cancer, Lina’s parents brought her to the doctor. The Peruvian girl was cancer-free; she was, however, seven months pregnant.

Six weeks later, on May 14, 1939, Lina gave birth via Cesarean section to baby Gerardo, who weighed six pounds at birth.

Dear Hotel Lovers, Here Is What Cleaners REALLY Do When You’re Out [WATCH]



We all like to believe that when we’re away from home and staying at a hotel, our luggage and personal possessions are safe from prying hands when cleaners enter the room.

However, a new video has tested this theory by placing a covert camera in a hotel room to see what really happens when cleaners go about sprucing up our temporary abodes.

The resulting footage, shot at an unnamed US hotel, shows curiosity getting the better of one cleaner as she examines the belongings of the video’s creator.

Joseph Prince’s Daily Grace Inspirations: You Have The Victory


Romans 8:37
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
If God’s Word says that we are more than conquerors through Christ, then we are. We are not going to become, we already are. We may be experiencing some failures or setbacks in life right now, but only good will come out of our situations because God says that “in all these things we are more than conquerors”. We have the victory!

Spirit And Life Devotional: Maintaining Good Works


Titus 3:8 NKJV "This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men."

We are saved by faith alone, but after we have been saved, God expects us to do good works. The works we do, are proof of the genuineness of our salvation; because after we believe, we take on the nature of God, and it's the nature of God to do good. Doing good is just being like God.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Spirit And Life Devotional: A Stronghold In The Day Of Trouble


Nahum 1:7 NKJV "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.

Have you noticed that trouble, or challenges, if you like, seems to never end? It's like there's always going to be an issue, at home, at work, in school, in your children's school, and even in church. You solve one, and you are happy, and then there's another, and another; challenges, manifesting in different forms! Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble." The ERV says, “We are all human beings. Our life is short and full of trouble."

Monday, 9 March 2015

10 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep You Looking Young, Fresh and Glorious

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You have heard the phrase “to age gracefully”, as soon as you reach your twenties you should seriously start thinking about anti-aging. It is not reserved for old people. As a matter of fact the earlier you start taking the right steps to stay young and glorious, the better. Here are 10 anti-aging tips to keep you young, fresh and good looking.

1.    Eat Right
Do not eat just anything, eating healthy makes you feel and look good outside as well as internally. Excessive meat and full-fat diary increases wrinkles. Eat foods rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids such as fruit, fish, vegetables. Foods like avocado, spinach, and watermelon have anti-aging properties.

2.    Wear Bright
In choosing your wardrobe wear bright colours near your face. Drab colours like brown, black, and deep dark colours drains energy from your face and makes you look older.

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