Monday, November 21, 2016

A Thorn in Their Side - a short story

In the island of Vinstelle, its inhabitants were having a presently normal day. Eat, murder, more evil, repeat. These people were thorns among roses. They lived on a beautiful island, however the air rotted with the smell of the dead. Evil was ever present in every heart and mind. Each person lived for no one but themselves. This place may as well have been hell on God’s created earth.

*****

Despite the evil that dwelled about a day’s sail from the calm shores of Stellavin Island, Christians lead their normal, simple, day-to-day lives. Amidst these, Mr. Raz Sty, voted for as the most inspiring, honest, loving, compassionate, devoted man from most Stellavinians, was, that particular day, to be crowned the president of Stellavin. The ceremony was one of colour and joy. People, happy to have a man such as him to be their leader, laughed, jostled and jumped to get to a spot where they would be able to have a good speculation of the event. With all that said, there was one small group of people who did not, in the least, agree with the choice their Island was making. One of those people stood out from the rest. He was taller than the average guy, with a body that’d make trees cry out with jealousy. Dominic, was not a proud man, and lived his life all out for His Creator.
“This is one decision I know will be largely regretted by our people in time to come.”
A young woman, standing beside the towering man, glanced down at his hands, which were opening and closing into fists.
“You need to calm down Dom. Our Father knows what we need to do, and we will do what He wills us to do.”
Dominic stared at Raz who was up on stage ready to receive his certificate of appointment over the Island. One of the men in the circle ran his bronzed hand through his light brown hair. “Amen, Sister Momina. Father does not want us to act on our own anger, yet in his love.”
The eldest of the group, a huge, black man with fiery hair, slapped Dominic’s back “You know what Bonifacy? I say let him get angry! Righteous anger was what our Lord had. He drove people away with his own whip!”
“I know that. I said ‘our’ own anger, Baldwin.”
“Sh, sh, guys. Look.” Momina’s black curls bounced as she turned her head towards the stage.
“And so, we, as a body of Christ, family together in oneness on this blessed Island, hand you, Mr. Raz Sty, the honour and responsibility to watch, teach, train, love, and show us the right way as our first and new President of Stellavin!”
The whole crowd of congregation shouted and cheered, throwing hats up into the sky. People hugged each other and smiled, all trying to invite the new president to their house for dinner. Raz beamed and shook their hands, thanking them kindly and gently refusing their offers. As he was gradually walking down the stairs, Raz tripped on someone’s shoe and fell the rest of the way down and landed on the grass with an audible thud. Everyone gasped and stopped what they were doing. Dominic bent down, picked Raz, who had fallen into his strides’ way, up with ease and set him up straight.
“Thank you, ah…?”
“Dominic.”
“Yes. Thank you, Dominic. Bless you. Perhaps you would like to entertain me at your house for dinner?”
“Sorry, sir, but I have business to attend to.”
Raz’s face reddened with surprise at this unexpected refusal to eat with him, the president. In a huff, Raz stalked off to his awaiting car with his newly found paparazzi following close behind him.

*****

“Are you sure? It could have been, I dunno, a tattoo from his youth life.” Bonifacy shovelled lasagne into his mouth.
Him, Dominic and Baldwin were all feasting on Momina’s delicious meal, a few days after Raz’s ceremony. Momina, washing up dishes, came up behind Dominic.
“If Dom says that’s what he saw, that’s what he saw. Now you,” she leaned around to look into her husband’s eyes, “Have responsibility to look into this and find out if what you say is true. And you guys,” Momina straightened and focused her gaze into each or their eyes too. “Now we all have to make sure we aren’t making assumptions that may not be correct. We need to be, veracious.”
“Huh?” Baldwin displayed a blank look on his face.
Momina sucked her teeth and went back to the sink. “It means we need to speak truth.”
“You are right, Mina,” Dominic concurred, as he set his cutlery down. “It is time we found out about the man everyone’s thinks they know all about.”

*****

Down at Port Rudder, on Vinstelle Island, two men moored their boat to its shoreline and jumped out of their watercraft. A group of savage-looking men greeted them with spears, growls, and hatred that burned from their eyes. One of the men, in a great, tall top hat held up his hands in a peace gesture.
“I am Raz. I am expected by your chief.”
The fierce men frowned and motioned for the two other men to follow them. Deep into the jungle forest they tread, once and a while falling upon dead bodies. Soon they opened to a clearing and in the middle stood a grand hut-like house. From the smoking hut came crazed children with formidable-looking mothers chasing them around with sticks.
“Are you sure they will not attack us?” the man that had accompanied Raz to this forsaken Island asked, shaking from within.
“No, Tomlin, I am not.”
One of the fierce men called out in a language unknown to Tomlin. Then, a man, round in all aspects, came out from the hut. Tattoos covered his whole being. The only piece of clothing he had was a cloth covering his front middle.
Raz stepped forward and bowed, “Chief Shiva, I have come bringing news of my achievements.” Tomlin stood straight, staring at his president, not understanding a word being uttered. “You sent me on a quest when I was but a young man. To bring down the Christians, and show the ever present power of our high spirit, Destroyer!”
With that phrase, all people within ear shot let out a string of chants and curses. Tomlin went pale and looked like he was about to faint. Shiva strode to stand right in front of Raz. He whispered something into his ear, stood back, turned to Tomlin and struck him with a mighty blow to his head with his club. Tomlin dropped dead, surprise forever etched on his innocent white face. A man stepped down and threw him over his shoulder and marched into the dark cave of a house, followed by sleazy, creep, Raz Sty and his commander, Chief Shiva.

*****

Back on Stellavin, Dominic had found out much about their so-called “loving and compassionate” new president. He had hunted down every document with his name in it, every book that ever mentioned Raz or Sty. He even had found people, scared into hiding, who had known Raz in his younger youth and had uncovered truths that had turned his stomach into knots. He had talked with one old lady who had housed Raz when he first came to Stellavin.
“He never told anyone where he had come from or what he wanted from coming to this Island,” the lady had told Dominic.
“How then did you come across your conclusions to where he has come from?”
“Well, every night he would be in his room by exactly 8 o’clock. By 8:30, I would hear mumblings coming from his room. He would get louder, but no one ever understood what he was saying. Then we had a preacher come to board and he stayed in the room beside Raz. After many nights, the preacher came to consult me about what he thought to be. He had deliberately went to his room at the same times Raz had and listened to him talking.”
“A little nosy?” Dominic stated, writing notes.
“Perhaps. Or maybe just a concerned brother. As a preacher man, he had been to Vinstelle in what we all wish to do is to bring the Gospel to those savages. Anyway, he had stayed on that Island for a while, hiding and speculating their ways. I do not know how he was not found out, but he wasn’t. He told me that the talking sounded very much like the language of Vinstelle. Of course, I didn’t really believe him. No one from there would want to come here, especially by themselves. Eventually I had complaints about Raz and I had to kick him out. I had not seen him since, until, that is, he has become our president in which I am very wary of.”
“You and me both. Thank you very much for your time Mrs. Stradle.” The lady nodded. “I believe that this brings more truth to my findings.”

*****

“I am sorry. You cannot be in contact with Mr. Sty. He is, out on business.”
Baldwin scratched his beard and frowned. Where does a small island President go out on a business trip? He put the phone on loud speaker. “Okay. Miss, it is very important. Is it possible for you to tell me where I could reach him?”
“Sorry again, but I don’t believe his accommodation has reception.”
Bonifacy raised his eyebrow at Dominic who shook his head.
“As a president, he doesn’t have a satellite phone?”
“Sir, please, I am not authorized to give out specific details of his whereabouts or his personal belongings.”
“He doesn’t have assistants with him to aid him on this trip he has taken?”
“I am not authorized to give out details of personnel.”
“I understand, Miss, maybe you could help me then?” Dominic nodded and pointed to a piece of paper in front of him.
“That all depends on what you ask and what answer it forms.”
“Yes, Miss,”
“Please, Dotty is fine.”
“Okay, Dotty, I am doing a report on our new, first president and I just wanted to know what he was like before he got into this campaign?”
“Sorry, perhaps I could forward your line onto someone who knows a little more than me?”
Dominic shook his head and pointed to a place on the sheet of paper. Dotty Lang’s name was among some of the few names he had uncovered for having some sort of relationship with Raz, which meant she was lying in some ways.
“Dotty, I am sure you could help. I have reason to believe you did have contact with Mr. Sty while he was at college. Am I correct?”
“Ah, I’m sorry. I wouldn’t say…”
“You, in fact, um, courted him for a while, yes?”
“Courted? I am sorry, you must be mistaken. I don’t think…”
“Well, not courted then. Dated him? Went out with him? A close relationship, I have been told.”
“Yes. For a small while. Close would be an overstatement. He never shared anything close with me. I do not know why I went out with him in the first place. Now, please, I have said enough and you have no right to be scrounging around in my personal affairs.”
“Affairs? Now that brings me to my next question. You were secretly married to him and…”
“Sir!”
“Let me finish. You both were married, then he had an affair and you broke your marriage. Now Raz has become the president and you two have become close again. This is not something hidden, Miss Lang. It is a matter of pure truth and a situation one could not deny.”
There was silence on the other end, then a beep, beep, beep came from the phone, signalling she had closed the discussion.
“Well, there you go.” Baldwin leaned back on his chair and grinned. “I’d say I did a mighty good job, wouldn’t you?”
Bonifacy nodded and looked at Dominic. He was gazing over the paper he written on, and on the other sheet he had noted on during the conversation.
“This confirms much. By her silence, her apologizing and her statements, she has established what we thought. We, as brothers, have searched for the truth in this and we have found it. Along with the tattoo Raz has in his side and all this information, it is very much safe to say the Mr. Raz Sty is a Vinstellian. Now, I think that my wife will be very proud of us all.” Dominic smiled wide and closed his eyes. “Thank you, Father, for the truth. Holy Spirit you have lead us into all truth. You told us to beware of false prophets, of wolves that come in sheep’s clothing. Father you showed us already what to do and all we needed to do was follow you. You have given us permission to judge those inside Christ’s body. And Father that is what we now will do. You have given us your power and dominion through Jesus and by Him we will use it.”
“Amen, brother.” Baldwin and Bonifacy chorused.

*****

“What?!” Raz jumped out of his big office chair and stomped up to Dotty Lang. She stepped back under the smell of his heated breath.
“Well, sir, you were gone a long while, so, this Dominic man and his gang have been stirring up the people against you. Also, somehow, they have achieved their goal of cutting you out of office. People have believed them, and I guess, finally listened to Holy Spirit. They have voted you out and there are supposed to be men coming to remove you any minute.”
Raz seized Dotty’s arms and stared coldly into her wide eyes. “You do something about this right now, or you will regret ever setting eyes on me.”
Dotty squirmed under his strength. Yanking herself out of his grip, she stepped back again, glaring at him. “Nothing I have done or not done would I change. You are man of evil and care for only yourself. I regret right now ever setting my eyes upon your beastly bulk.”
Raz’s eyes burned in anger. His face turning as red as beet, he launched towards Dotty’s throat. Dotty moved, causing Raz to lose his balance. He stumbled upon a bookshelf. From behind, Dotty kicked him hard behind his knees. Raz fell, crying out. He turned abruptly, grabbed Dotty’s leg and pulled her down. Raz hurled himself onto her.
Squatting over her legs, his hands pinning her arms down he breathed, “I will not fail my chief nor Destroyer. If I go, you will go too.” Raz smirked. “A shame really that my small Dot should die this way. We were close, I shared my heart with you, yet you decided to be rid of me. However, I want to show a mercy to you, my Dot.”
“Don’t call me that,” she hissed.
“Okay, fine. But as I was saying, I will save you. If you help me, I will keep you. Is that a bargain or what?” Raz chuckled.
Dotty spat in his face. Raz frowned and mechanically lifted his hand to wipe his face. Dotty used her chance to lean into his other arm and bit down hard, also kicking him in the groin. Raz screamed out in pain. Dotty swiftly slid out from under him and ran towards and out of his office doors. She throttled right into the chest of Dominic.
“There. In there,” she sobbed.
Momina rushed to her and pulled her into her arms.
Directing the policemen with him, Dominic instructed, “Let’s remove Raz Sty. No more will my brothers of this Island be ruled by his hand. It is finished, Raz!” Dom called into the office. There was as ear-shattered smash and they all rushed into the room. Across the room they saw their last glimpse of Raz Sty.
He jumped out of the smashed glass window, falling and shouting, “I will not fail!”
They maneuvered their way through the shattered glass and peered out of the window. Five storeys down, the Vinstellian man lay motionless.

“There is now no one he has failed but himself,” Dotty murmured.




written by: Amariah Corowa 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Words most definitely have power

I did an experiment on the power of words. I got two cups of normal, un-tampered with water, out of the tap, bore water, and spoke to them. One one cup I wrote "cursed: and on the other cup I wrote "blessed". I spoke blessings to the "blessed" cup, like, "You are pure", "You are perfect and amazing", "You are good to me". To the "cursed"cup I spoke curses/down putting words, like, "You are stupid, and dumb", "You'll never amount to anything", "You are horrible, you good for nothing water".
After speaking to them, I put them in my freezer on a flat surface for about one day. Then, I took them out and assessed the results. And you can physically, without a microscope. see the power of words. My uncle did the same experiment, and his results were relatively the same. Although, when we looked at his results, the word "cursed" on the cursed glass had almost come off, when the blessed glass still had "blessed" on it. The water in the cursed glass was a bumpy on the top, while the blessed glass was all smooth. Also, when the water thawed out, the cursed glass actually broke!
So, my results were a little different, but all the same in seeing that the cursed cup was worse of than the blessed cup.
There is scientific proof of words having power, as well. You can see one website here.

This is a video of my experiment.

Or go to this link : Power of words experiment

Obviously, if you just believe the Bible, you do not NEED scientific proof, or an science experiment to know that words indeed do have power.
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" Proverbs 18:21

There is also the scripture, "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement." Matthew 12:36

Be careful little mouth what you say!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Don't waste your life!

In a present day situation, two young men, Alex Mirandette, 22, and his brother Erik, 18 years old, were so filled with the love of Christ, that they set out on a very risky motorcycle adventure. They would start at the very southern tip of Africa and travel north more than 8,000 miles, all the way to Egypt.
The brothers' trip was not just a sightseeing expedition. They would be sharing Christ and God's love with the poorest of the poor. They travelled through eleven countries, many with unstable governments. They encountered two civil wars and five groups of rebels. They slept in mud-and-thatch huts, eating what little was available, in order to tell people about Jesus.
The trip took four months. Finally reaching Egypt, they were in an open market when a terrorist's bomb filled with nails, exploded. When the smoke cleared, Erik remembers lying in a daze, trying to pull out hundreds of nails that had penetrated his body. Some had been driven into his bones. Both Erik and Alex were taken to a hospital in Cairo, where later that day, Alex died.
Erik has since endured some 30 surgeries to remove nails, reconstruct his disfigured shoulder and arm, and to repair his seriously injured legs.
In spite of his suffering and the loss of his brother, Erik has chosen to magnify God. He has chosen to forgive those involved. In televised programs which were heard throughout the Arab world, Erik was telling his story and saying, "I forgive those who did this harm to me." The love of Christ expressed like this is sure to touch the hearts of thousands of people in that region.
Was Alex’s life wasted? No it was not. Only God knows how many people will be in heaven someday as a result of the love and testimony of Alex and Erik. Jim Elliot, one of the five young missionaries who were martyred in Ecuador, said, “A man is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Don’t waste your life!

Don't Waste Your Life - Lecrae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RWEllqh5J0

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Risking Lives for God


 I would just like to say something about The Hiding Place movie (and also the book). I loved them both. They are about Corrie Ten Boom. So anyway, here goes.

In 1940, German soldiers invaded the Netherlands. Most people who survived that war don’t look back. Many people still get distressed, have nightmares, and are depressed. Be that as it may, the Ten Booms’ did not suffer from these conditions. Despite the true fact that the Ten Booms’ were treated harshly, even unto death, God always remained in the center of thought and heart, and of strength, love and hope. Before Corrie Ten Boom died of old age, she was still joyful, peaceful, and healthy, despite what horrors she went through. The Ten Booms’ knew they had to obey God in all things.

The Ten Booms’ knew they were risking everything they had, even their very lives, to disobey the destructive laws of men and obey God. On page 71 of the Hiding Place, Corrie asks the question, “How should a Christian live when evil was in power?” An answer to her question was made by her father, Casper Ten Boom, on page 78. “In this household,” Father said, “God’s people are always welcome.” This type of rebellion against men, was better than disobeying God. In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus says that what you do to the least of His, you do to Him. God also says, to look after the orphans and the widows (James 1:27). On the contrary to this, one might say that the Ten Booms’ taking in Jews was only a simple act of love and kindness. One might even say they were foolish to risk their own lives to save a Jewish life. If it was foolish, why did the plans the Ten Booms’ have to hide the Jews, successful.

God hid His people right under the enemy’s noses. God was in everything the Ten Booms’ did. On page 146, Corrie was sent a letter while she was in prison. Under the postage stamp was the coded message, “All the watches in your closet are safe.” That meant that all the Jews behind the false wall in the Beje were safe. In the Bible, in Psalm 91:1, it says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Also in Psalm 145:20 the Psalmist declares, “The Lord preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.” At the same time, one that does not believe in this may say that the Jews not being found was “luck”, a coincidence or the Nazi doing a poor search. So it was that the hidden Jews were safe, but the Ten Booms’ were still arrested.

Although there were tears when the Ten Booms’ were taken to be imprisoned, Papa Ten Boom assured the Nazi officer that if he was to stay behind, he would not keep the door shut on someone in need who knocked (pg. 131). Papa Ten Boom was given the chance not go to prison if he would only not help any Jews. While on the truck, Papa looked down on the Nazi officer and rejected the offer to stay. He would fear God and honour their Queen (pg. 126). In Matthew 10:28, Jesus says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell.” If the Ten Booms’ had not feared God more than men, they would not have taken in the Jews. If they had not feared God, they might not have been arrested but would have been spared their lives. However, if that were the case, one can only imagine how upset, angry, and disappointed God would be to see His children rejecting His other children in need. With this in mind, one could say that God would be understanding; that God would see it was okay not to risk their lives for the sake of another. Similar to Matthew 10:28, in Matthew 16:25 Jesus says, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.”

Ultimately, as shown above, the Ten Booms’, risking all for God and His people, trusted and had complete faith that He would supply, protect, and work all for good and for His glory. God was seen in every situation that the Ten Booms’ encountered and they always knew and felt He was with them. In prison, many tried to discourage Corrie and her sister, Betsie, in believing that was a God who cared when their circumstances were so dreadful. Nevertheless, even in the evil darkness that surrounded the sisters, they would not give up on their Father in heaven, for they knew that He would never give up on them.


Reference:
                        Ten Boom, C., and Sherrill, J., and Sherrill, E. (1976) The Hiding Place. Bungay, Suffolk: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd

                        King James Version Bible. Available at http://www.biblehub.com/kjv/  2004-2015 by Bible Hub

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quotes

These are some quotes that I like. I haven't, of course read every quotes of the world, but these are the ones that I have read and do like.

"There are people who agree with the Bible and people who believe the Bible. People who agree with the Bible, agree with it and don't do anything. People who believe the Bible, believe it and do it."
- Author Unknown

"Do not be satisfied with a life that is not wholly swallowed up in God."
- Smith Wigglesworth

"If He is in you, you ought to bring forth evidence of that power."
- Smith Wigglesworth

"I am not moved by what I see. I am moved only by what I believe. I know this: no man looks at the circumstances or relies on his feelings if he believes. The man who believes God has his request."
- Smith Wigglesworth

"The Spirit of God in a person makes someone a Christian, not an adherence to a set of beliefs."
- T.L. Osborn

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Debate on existence of God

Debate on existence of God: Professor vs Student named 'Einstein'

A VERY  INTERESTING  CONVERSATION 

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has with 
GOD, the ALMIGHTY.  He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .     

Professor :    You are a Christian, aren't you, son ? 
Student    :     Yes, sir. 

Professor :    So, you Believe in GOD ? 
Student    :     Absolutely, sir. 

Professor :    Is GOD Good ? 
Student    :     Sure. 

Professor :    Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ? 
Student    :     Yes. 

Professor :    My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to  GOD to Heal him. 
<p>                         Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. </p>                         But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm? 

(Student was silent ) 

Professor :   You can't answer, can you ?  Let's start again, Young Fella.  Is GOD Good? 
Student    :    Yes.

Professor :   Is Satan good ? 
Student    :    No. 

Professor :   Where does Satan come from ? 
Student    :    From . . . GOD . . . 

Professor :   That's right.  Tell me son, is there evil in this World? 
Student    :    Yes. 

Professor :   Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct? 
Student    :   Yes. 

Professor :   So who created evil ? 
(Student did not answer) 

Professor :  Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the          World, don't they?
Student    :   Yes, sir. 

Professor :  So, who Created them ? 
(Student had no answer) 

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.                         Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?
Student    :   No, sir. 

Professor   :  Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD? 
Student    :     No , sir. 

Professor :    Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?
                    Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student    :    No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't. 

Professor :   Yet you still Believe in HIM? 
Student    :    Yes. 

Professor :  According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, 
                  Science says your GOD doesn't exist.  What do you say to that, son?
Student    :   Nothing.  I only have my Faith. 

Professor :  Yes, Faith.  And that is the Problem Science has.
(Here, the student begins to shoot back the professor.)

Student    :   Professor, is there such a thing as Heat? 
Professor :  Yes. 

Student    :   And is there such a thing as Cold? 
Professor  :  Yes. 

Student   :    No, sir. There isn't. 

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events ) 

Student    :   Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,
                     a Little Heat or No Heat.  But we don't have anything called Cold.   We can hit 458
                     Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that.  There is
                     no such thing as Cold. Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.  We
                     cannot Measure Cold. 
                                 Heat is Energy.   Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it. 

(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre ) 

Student    :  What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness? 
Professor :  Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness? 

Student    :  You're wrong again, sir. 
                       Darkness is the Absence of Something 
                       You can have Low Light,  Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . . 
                       But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn't it? 
                       In reality, Darkness isn't. 
                      If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor :   So what is the point you are making, Young Man ? 

Student   :   Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed. 
Professor :   Flawed ? Can you explain how? 

Student    :   Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. 
                   You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. 
                   You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. 
                   Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought. 
                          It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood
                   either one. 
                          To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that Death cannot
                    exist as a Substantive Thing. Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it                              Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a
                   Monkey?
Professor :   If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do. 

Student    :   Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir? 

(The Professor shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was going )   

Student    :  Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and <p>                   Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor, </p><p>                   Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir? </p>                   Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher? 

(The Class was in Uproar ) 

Student    :  Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain? 

(The Class broke out into Laughter ) 

Student    :  Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt
                    it? . . .                    No one appears to have done so.   <p>                          So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, </p><p>                 Science says that You have No Brain, sir. </p>                           With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir? 

(The Room was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable) 

Professor :   I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son. 
Student    :  That is it sir . . .  Exactly ! <p>                  The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH. </p>                  That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.  

NB: I believe you have enjoyed the Conversation . . . and if so . . .  You'll probably want your Friends / Colleagues to enjoy the same . . . won't you?  Forward them to Increase their Knowledge . . . or FAITH.  That student was Albert Einstein.


This is from Facebook. Just saying this is not my own. :) This is the link to it. I love this. 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/berteni-catalu%C3%B1a-causing/debate-on-existence-of-god-professor-vs-student-named-einstein/10150155924483437/

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Same Spirit

In Romans 8:11 it says , "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." 

This scripture not only tells us that we have the same spirit Jesus has, but it also says it shall quicken our mortal bodies. "Quicken". That means if it is slow, unwell, sick, depressed, whatever, it will be quickened, meaning it will be given life. This scripture is one in many that tell us that we can be healed. 


Now as Christians, we should know that God heals right? If we believe He can heal, do we believe also that He can heal now, through us. I should hope that we do. For the Bible says that we can heal. Us, humans, God's sons, can heal.


Before I go on about being healed and all that, I know some of you have thought, "She forgot to put "daughters" in there". True, but I did do that intentionally. Of course, there are girls and boys. But in God's eyes let's say that we are His sons. Why sons? Because when God looks at a believer He should be able to see Jesus in us, He should see His Son. Therefore, we should be as sons. Get it?


Anyway, back to healing. 


I am sure that most of you have heard about healing in one way or another. This medicine can heal, that remedy heals the stings, God heals brokenness, etc. I pray that you all do believe that God ALWAYS heals. Yes, he does. You say He doesn't always heal? Not true.


But you say, "What about all those innocent babies that die of sicknesses? What about all the people who die of cancer? What about all the people that are dying of sicknesses all the time? Including Christians?" I hear what you say, but I disagree with you. I mean, I see that happening, yes. But all that only happens because Christians are not doing what Jesus commanded. There should be NO sickness taking peoples health and lives. But there are. Why? Not because God lets it happen, but because there are thieving, lying, murderous, disobedient devils everywhere. Devils tremble in fear of the name of Jesus. "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble." James 2:19. But, just like I mentioned above, they don't want to obey. They hate God. They'll do anything against Him. So, they take the lives of the people God has created, in both physical and spiritual ways. Jesus gave the believers the responsibility to heal them, raise them from the dead... "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Matthew 10:7-8. There. That is what believers NEED to do . You can't just believe, all you Christians. You need to DO what Jesus said.


 "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." James 2:14-26.


"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." James 1:22-25.


Believers, we have a job to do!! We can't be selfish, can't think of your own shyness or lack of boldness. Everything we need, has already been given to us by God. We need to think of all that Satan is stealing from people. We can fight him, when we have Christ in us. Our minds need to always be renewed to His Word, to Him.


"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."  

2 Peter 1:3-11

God Bless


And if you have wonder about any of this, just ask.

God Bless Yous


Monday, February 22, 2016

My Brother, Bike Jumpin

This is my brother doing some of his first bike jumps at our home. It is pretty funny. There was another funnier video, but... I deleted... oops... I really wish that I had kept it. Anyway, there are these.

EPIC FAILS


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and this...


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Funny!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New fave car

This post is just to say that my new fave car, specifically, is the Holden Commodore HSV GTS 2012. It is still a Holden Commodore, but like I said, this is my specific favourite car.

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