Lateness to church activities


This article was written to address the issue of lateness among members and visitors to churches.
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LATENESS TO CHURCH

Ever since I was born, I have not seen many people arrive late to the airport when they are traveling. In fact, when the plane is taking off at 11:00pm, the person will be at the airport by 7:00pm, wow!

That’s how much people value travelling overseas!!

Same when they have to go to court they will be at that Court not less than 30 minutes before the appointed time.

But on a Sunday morning when Church has long begun, that’s when you see men and women with ‘swag’ gliding like a wounded tortoise to Church.

They know they are late,

Church starts at 10:00 am but people will come at 10:30am or 11: 00 am why? They think all they need is just to be present and show their faces to their friends.

Just take the test to call them on Monday at 5:30 or 6:00 am , you’ll realise they are already on their way to work and some will be there already.

Know this today, anytime you go to Church one minute late, you have NOT attended Church at all.

If Christ is saying ‘where
two or three are gathered, I’m in their midst’, you think He comes late? The time you give is the time He keeps.

What does it mean to arrive late to Church?

1) Disrespect to Christ
2) Betrayal of Christ
3) Disregard to the Church and the Pastor
4) Interruption of an eternal program

God bless you.
Very important. Forward to as many Christians you know. We must deal with this situation in the church.

Masturbation: causes,dangers ,effect and solution


This article was written to show the causes,dangers ,effect and solution to the dangerous habit of masturbation.
   Masturbation: causes,dangers ,effect and solution
I get lots of questions on masturbation most especially from ladies -yes, ladies masturbate a lot, especially virgins. Guys also masturbate. There is no debate on that. I’m not here to argue about who masturbates most, I need to deal with a serious issue.
Sexual urge for virgins is strong. What makes it stronger is the novelty, newness, the mystery and the hear-says about sex.
Masturbation is handling/rubbing/squeezing your genitals consistently to achieve orgasm. Ladies may stroke their female-core while guys rub, massage or caress their sexual-organ. I decided to give explicit explanation because some ask me what masturbation is. Some ladies especially non-virgins use candles, banana, small bottles, sticks, dildos or whatever represents a male sexual organ and do solo sex (having sex by yourself).
From teenage upward, you will have a strong desire for sex. It’s a sure sign you are normal and capable of having and enjoying sex in marriage. In your 20s it will be stronger and intense! You may wake up feeling sexually aroused and your sexual organ will stand erect for some minutes for no single reason in the world or you become sexually aroused on seeing a curvy lady! You may start noticing shapes and curves and you have to shake your head several times to keep the image off. You may get sexually aroused on watching a romantic movie and discharge something. You check up and discover you are wet. All these are normal, you haven’t committed any sin.
So what then do you do when you get hot and Hot? Have sex? I know you know my answer and some singles will never be caught dead sleeping around, so what do they do? They masturbate! They give themselves release and personal pleasure through solo sex while claiming ‘virginity’ at the same time. Masturbation is completely wrong and not the way out. Let me explain:
1. Masturbation is not done in isolation. It is done with the IMAGE of SOMEONE in mind. It can be a lover, an EX, a celebrity, a married person, a crush, someone you like but incapable of having. You imagine having sex with them while masturbating. That is MENTAL FORNICATION
2. For ladies, while inserting all manner of objects, you may mistakenly deflower yourself and also introduce infection into your genitals and womb. It will be very difficult to convince your future partner that you never had sex with man except objects during your solo sex.
3. You kill your ability to enjoy sex in future. Millions of women don’t enjoy sex in marriage which leads to sexual frustration, adultery, lesbianism and feminism. If you are used to getting orgasm by yourself, you won’t be able to get it from your husband. If you are used to objects in your private part, you won’t have feelings for your husband’s sexual-organ. You will always think of something harder, bigger, longer, larger and completely unrealistic! Women who complain their husbands’ sexual organ is too small didn’t marry as virgins. They must have been promiscuous as singles by masturbation or having several sexual partners.
4. You will not have a good sex life as a man. You will experience pre-mature ejaculation and your wife won’t enjoy you leading to acute sexual frustration in marriage. You need self-control to fully enjoy sex and give your wife maximum sexual pleasure. A woman enjoys sex when the man can go on for at least 7 minutes before ejaculating. Because you are used to instant release from masturbation, you may not be able to go more than a minute before exploding leaving your wife completely unsatisfied and frustrated. She may close up, become frigid and stop having sex altogether which may lead to you having an affair, she having an affair or both of you having an affair. Self-control before marriage helps you enjoy sex to the maximum after wedlock. You are able to delay ejaculation, go on for a long time and have excellent orgasm while giving your wife pleasure too. That is why total virginity pays!
5. If you do not suffer premature ejaculation, you may have serious problem with delayed/ slow ejaculation. A situation where you get erection for several hours without ejaculation or orgasm. What is the benefit of sex without orgasm? Rough masturbation with your hands kills your ability to feel/enjoy sex with your wife. It is hell for a woman to be under a man who thrusts in for hours unable to ejaculate. How will the woman get pregnant? It’s the reason some women are seemingly “barren” and can’t talk to anybody out of embarrassment. Thrusting hard for so long leaves the woman sore, frustrated and hating sex altogether. You have so much to lose sexually when you masturbate. Abstaining from this degrading act helps you feel relaxed, confident, have normal sexual intercourse and enjoy the pleasures that come with sex IN MARRIAGE!
6. You start having sex in the dream with a known or unknown person (demonic entities otherwise known as spiritual spouse).
7. You feel drained, dirty, empty, useless and powerless after each act.
8. You start getting unsatisfied and begins to desire the real thing. You fantasize more about sex and start longing for the real act.
9. You get a warped view of the opposite sex. You see them as sexual objects and start having sex with anything in skirt or trousers -you become promiscuous.
10. You get damaged, hurt and broken.
11. You are at risk of hell fire!
These and more are the consequences of masturbation. They damage you and shatter you to pieces! What then should you do with your sexual urge? How do you handle the constant hunger for sex?
—-BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR OWN PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR
—-INVITE THE HOLY SPIRIT EVERY PASSING SECOND OF YOUR LIFE TO FILL YOUR SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY WITH HIS OWN LIFE AND PRESENCE THEN WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF JESUS CHRIST INSIDE YOUR LIFE NOW AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT DRIVING EVERY DESIRE, THOUGHTS, DECISIONS, ACTIONS OF YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL DO THESE
1. DELETE all dirty pictures, pornography videos, sexually provocative e-books, pictures and hot, romantic movies/novels/magazines/clothes/objects in your phones/laptops/room-walls, in your room/bags/school-lockers with the CONFIDENT BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT PRESENCE CUURENTLY IN YOUR LIFE NOW -they are powerful sexual triggers!
2. DISCONNECT your SELF from friends who say dirty, sexually provocative and immoral things/chats/text-messages AS A MATTER OF URGENCY BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT COMMANDED YOU TO DO SO! Stop all sexy banters with friends (you are sexy/hot, am I not sexy/hot?, you are slaying e.t.c) and say only things that are pure, holy, needful and helpful {Phil.4:8}
3. Get busy with your life, education and career, there is more to life than sex.
4. Transmute your sexual energy: Channel your sexual energy into something great. I had a strong sex drive in the institution. I simply channeled them into my education making me the best student in my department from the second year. I was very excited and energetic. I BURNT the ENERGY on my STUDIES. I also started my ministry and was very committed as my fellowship BIBLE STUDY CO-ORDINATOR. If you don’t BURN that ENERGY, YOU will COMMIT FORNICATION/ADULTERY/LESBIANISM/HOMOSEXUALITY/INCEST/BESTIALITY.
5. Study THE WORD A LOT especially PSALM 119. When you are FILLED with THE WORD, you have NO SPACE for the devil and his demons in YOUR heart.
6. Pray and speak in TONGUES ALWAYS. THE HOLY SPIRIT SANCTIFIES YOUR WHOLE BEING {SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY} CONSISTENTLY THROUGH HIS LANGUAGE FLOWING FROM INSIDE YOU TO YOUR OUTSIDE
7. Make friends with GODLY people.
8. DELETE pornography and romantic movies.
9. Get busy in THE SERVICE OF JESUS CHRIST KINGDOM.
10. OPEN YOUR HEART TO JESUS CHRIST COMPLETELY thus “LORD JESUS CHRIST I GIVE YOU MY WHOLE BEING AND LIFE, USE ME FOR YOUR GLORY ‘ONLY’ THROUGH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT ACTIVELY LIVING INSIDE ME NOW AND ALWAYS IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME. AMEN.” HE will surely HELP you OUT.
Masturbation is wrong, bad, demonic, destructive and sinful. Avoid it and end it with speed if you are deeply involved in it. JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HELP YOU. Call on him! God bless you.
JOIN A GENUINE FELLOWSHIP, GET COMMITTED TO JESUS CHRIST THEN EVERY OTHER THING FOLLOWS!!!
Culled from nairaland: article was written by marioplus

why a christain university is expensive


Top 5 reasons why church or Christians universities are more expensive
Top 5 reasons why Christian universities owned by churches are too expensive for the poor
I have been reading lots of articles where people come online to criticize Christians or churches for making their private universities too expensive or inaccessible to the poor in the society including the members of the so called churches . Some even go as far as calling powerful men of God like papa David Oyedepo fraudsters (well may God forgive them ). In this post we are going to be discussing 5 possible reasons why Christian universities are expensive because according to newton’s third law of motion action and reaction are equal and opposite meaning that for every cause there is a reason .
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Written by By Ife Olaleye:
Source of capital:
There has been so much buzz about Church
universities being expensive in Nigeria and I
would like to address some of this
controversies mostly using Covenant
University as a case study.
Tithes/Offerings are used to build Church
Universities ? This seems to be a widely
asserted theory. This is partly not true
because most Churches don’t exactly use
Tithes/Offerings for building church
universities but create special donations for
that purpose. Usually, the initial university
capital projects are funded with these
donations. We have to remember that the core
mandate of any church isn’t not to create
universities but to preach the gospel of Jesus
and help the poor and that is done with
tithes/offering to establish outreaches, pay
pastoral salaries, build new churches etc.
Donations can’t sustain recurrent expenditure:
while ‘excited’ members would usually agree
to pay donations for the initial financial
responsibility of the universities. No church
would be able to get its church members to
continually pay for its recurrent expenditure. In
fact if any of these church schools were to try
and choose continual donations as an
alternative to ‘High’ tuition fees the next thing
you would see are private university lecturers
going on strike.

Profit: Are Church universities profitable? I do not
believe any sane investor or business man
would venture into the tertiary education
sector with the aim of making profit. There is
a reason why you wouldn’t find Otedola or
Dangote investing in education. If you do your
research properly you would find that till
today Covenant university hasn’t made any
profit for its proprietors. Let us examine the
revenue vs expenditure of Covenant university
for example. The Covenant university tuition
(undergraduate) ranges between
600,000-800,000 depending on level/program
but I would base it on 700k. There are about
7,000 students on campus at a given time so I
multiply 700,000 by 7,000=4.9 billion. So the
university’s revenue from tuition fees is about
4.9 billion.
When considering expenditure I would like to
keep the value projections conservative. I
believe Covenant University’s wage bill to be
around 500 million/month but I would
calculate using 400 million since that is the
average wage bill for a Nigerian university. So
400 million x 12 months= 4.8 billion. I
currently don’t know how much CU pays to get
electricity but reports had it that in 2012 the
university spent 700 million naira on
electricity. I would deliberately exclude
expenditures like research grant, conference
support, Infrastructure, field trips, medical
services, internet provision e.t.c because I do
not have real data to conclude how much they
gulp yearly. So using just wage bill+Electricity,
the university has spent 5.5 billion when the
tuition fee is about 4.8 billion. This proves the
former NUC president, Peter Okebukola right
when he said that ‘’Church universities were
being too dependent on the Church’’. Also, the
VC of Crawford did buttress the fact that the
proprietor base still donates 500 million yearly
to Crawford as subsidy. If these subsidies
weren’t in place Church universities would
have been more expensive that secular ones.

Assumed wealth of the Church: there is a
saying in Yoruba land that ‘’the chicken
sweats but the feathers won’t let you know’’.
Would you believe that Oyedepo nearly missed
his own deadline for the establishment of the
first two halls of residence in Covenant
University? because donations weren’t coming
forth, until God miraculously provided.
‘Expensive’ tuition isn’t unique to Pentecostal
Churches : whilst many choose to assault Pa.
Adeboye and Bishop Oyedepo for charging
high tuition fees. It is important to note that
even Orthodox churches which are known not
to be ‘’prosperity conscious’’ charge within
the same bracket e.g Bowen(Baptist), ECWA
(Bingham), Godfrey Okoye(Catholic), Adventist
(Babcock), JABU(CAC), Methodist(Wesley)
e.t.c
Expensive tuition isn’t unique to Church
universities alone; Church universities are
ranked to be generally good with Covenant
University averagely in top three on the two
out of four most reputable rankings in the
world-Webometrics and Times higher
education. However Islamic schools that are
not in the top 50 universities in Nigeria but
also charge about half a million(e.g Crescent)
which is about the same thing CU charges.
The underlining purpose for creating Church
schools ; This is very important, the creation of
church schools isn’t to actually teach physics
and chemistry, but to create a spiritual
revolution. Take that spiritual revolution away
from CU, then it is by no means different from
Afebabalola university. Therefore, if you are a
committed member of your church you are
already a member of that movement. For
instance I am not a living faith member, but
by attending CU I have joined myself to the
spiritual movement of the church.
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Abandoning a lifestyle of sin


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Sin is one of the few things that is incorporated into man’s DNA. It started from our forefathers Adam & Eve . Without Christ it will be difficult ,infact impossible to please God or make heaven because as humans we will keep reverting to a lifestyle of sin .
Trying to abandon a sinful lifestyle is not
easy.

    It requires a lot of hard work, determination,

and persevering, even in the midst of
temptations.
With all of the above, it comes as no surprise
that a lot of people fall back to their old ways,
and let go of their goal.
Today, our discussion will be focussing on practical ways through which we can abandon a lifestyle of sin.
Here are 4 ways to abandon a life of sin
and embrace a Godly lifestyle.

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1. Figure out the why, what the goal is and
hold on to it : Trying to change or letting of
habits is never easy. However, you can achieve
your goal by understanding why you need a
change. Once this is done, you need to
determine the goal, which is finding God and
living a life, your creator can be proud of. This
will be your anchor & it will definitely help you in your resolution of abandoning a lifestyle of sin since you have identified reasons why you should let go of your sinful lifestyle.

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2. Abandon your old lifestyle completely: Just
like the new believers at Ephesus, who brought
out all their books on witchcraft and
pornography and burned them in public, you
also have to let go of your old ways. This is
both mental and physical. Physically, you
might have to throw out some clothes, movies,
books, and so. Mentally, you need to slowly
change your thoughts, behaviour, and the
words that come out of your mouth.

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3. Build up your spirituality by reading the
Bible : Step 2 says free your mind of the bad,
this step says fill up that empty space with
the word of God. This way, you are not left
empty, or open to negativity. “Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew
4:4 KJV).

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4. Pray constantly: “Stay alert; be in prayer so
you don’t wander into temptation” (Matthew
26:41 MSG). The only way to avoid going back
to your ways is to pray constantly. Praying
reminds us of our vulnerability to sin, and the
desperate need to hold on to God, the author
and finisher of our faith.

Remember to put Jesus first because he is the only man that can truly help you in your resolve of abandoning a lifestyle of sin. May you never miss heaven in Jesus name. Amen
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