Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Resurrected!

Somewhere on the African continent. Somewhere in Kenya. In a little village called Cheparten, West Pokot County. A woman called Mama Rosa died at midnight on the night of June 21. But there is a Mighty Prophet in the land! Her husband sent a message through emissaries to this Prophet. The response was - It is well. The family chose to celebrate in faith while in the presence of a corpse believing that all was going to be well. Two hours later, the corpse sneezed thrice and coughed and asked - Who brought me back?

And since that time until now, there is great rejoicing. As far away as South Korea, Australia, USA.

But we must "fact-check" this miracle. Did such things happen in the bible?

The following resurrections are recorded in scripture:

  •     Elijah resurrects the son of Zarephath's widow - 1 Kings 17:17-24
  •     Elisha resurrects the son of the great Shunammite woman - 2 Kings 4 : 4 - 36
  •     A dead man comes back to life when he touches Elisha's bones  - 2 Kings 13:21
  •     Jesus resurrects the widow's son at Nain - Luke 7:13-15
  •     Jesus raises Jairus' daughter from the dead - Matthew 9:18 - 25
  •     Peter raises a female disciple named Tabitha from the dead - Acts 9:36-42
  •     Paul raises Eutychus from the dead - Acts 20:9-12



Unlike the post-modern era, in the days of Jesus, the power to resurrect the dead was associated with prophets through whom God came to help His people. The Prophet has been awaited since the days of Deuteronomy 18: 14 - 22. This explains the reaction of the people in Luke 7:14-17

Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!’ The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
They were all filled with awe and praised God. ‘A great prophet has appeared among us,’ they said. ‘God has come to help his people.’ This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.


Up to this hour in 2017, the Jews have not yet accepted that Jesus was the Messiah. But they will be saved. They are still special – the cultivated Olive – unlike the rest of us – wild olives grafted onto a holy root stock

And now a Mighty Prophet has appeared among us! God has come to help His people!!

He is #ProphetDrOwour the Mightiest, most reverend, most terrible, most transfigured prophet that ever lived. A true Prophet of YAWEH, the God of Israel.
The "bed" on which Mama Rosa died and resurrected.


The scary corpse-like figure of mama Rosa a few days after her resurection.




Two weeks after her resurection




About a month after resurection


Why are people surprised at the events of out time? Why the disbelief? Is this not the God of Moses? The God of Elijah, of Peter and Paul? Of Elisha who commanded healing in Naaman?

Is not this a Prophet of the LORD? How else can a single man take on the collection of false prophets and apostles and teachers and evangelists and pastors on the entire earth unless he was sent by YAWEH?

 Its a no-brainer...repent and live. It’s TIME.


Cracks of My Soul

In the depths of my being: cracked, void, empty.
Who guards the voids of the soul?
Who stands at its entrances?
Who occupies?
Who inhabits?
Whose habitation  is it?
For whom was the void designed?

Stand guard at the gates of my soul
Sanctify my soul
O King of Heaven
Evict the invaders
Eject the dark mists
Burn up the heaviness
Crush the marauder

Let my soul be Your Habitation
O LORD of lords
My Creator
My Maker
My Redeemer
My Eternity
My Life

Come LORD Jesus
Inhabit my depths
Let Your Abundance manifest in my life
Let your Presence shine like
the Bright Morning Star
O Sun of Righteousness

Evict darkness
O LORD of Light
Clothe me in your Righteousness
Make me worthy to stand in Your Presence
I surender unto You
I honor You
I bow down to worship You, King of my soul
Glory, glory, glory
For ever and ever
Amen

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Era of Post-Truth

This is going to be a really short article. The year 2016 saw the creation of a new word in the English language that is of great interest to me: Post-truth.

It means an era in which decisions at the highest level are governed more by emotion than facts and where facts are "shaped" to follow these emotions. We now hear of "alternative facts" and suchlike language. Non-truth is falsehood and the father of lies is the devil. It means we are now in an era in which falsehood is not only trending but dominates the global power play.

The son of perdition [2 Thessalonians 2:3] must be very very close at hand

Saturday, June 25, 2016

When you do not expect Him

So you also must be ready, 
because the Son of Man will come at an hour 
when you do not expect him.
[Matthew 24:44]

As we watch Brexit and Trump vs. Clinton and Syria and Crimea and Immigration crises and changes in the global power architecture, it seems that the world in in hyper mode. Every word in scripture must be fulfilled. The Messiah Himself made this promise: Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

What is the lesson? The greater the outer noise becomes, the greater our internal silence - stillness before the LORD - needs to be. The greater the attention on the worldly events, the more our inner eyes need to seek the glory of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, the Portion of Jacob. The bigger the cacophony of hate-mongering across the planet, the more urgent our need for the love of Christ.

If the time is very near as the Mighty Prophet of the LORD has announced repeatedly, and if he has already seen the great harlot of Revelations 17, it seems that the noise and commotion will divert attention to earthly things. We run the risk of being consumed by the wisdom of the world, the pointless philosophies and doctrines that dot the terrain of the 21st century like acacia trees in the Savannah. Men and women argue about climate change and evolution and political leanings ad infinitum. Meanwhile, the Messiah is on His way. Is it not written "run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" ? [Hebrews 12:1 - 2]. If we let our spiritual eyes off of Christ, is it not likely His coming will find us unprepared? 

Another scripture warns: 
‘Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.’ [Revelation 16:15].

Therefore, stay awake, alert, fully clothed in fine linen white and clean - without blemish, stain or tear, that garment of Righteousness that will qualify each of us to enter the banquet hall of the Wedding of the Lamb of God. [Revelation 19: 7 - 8] 

The messenger of Malachi 3: 1 is here amongst us. The voice in the wilderness calls. The watchman of Duma warns.  Do you hear the sound of his voice? Prepare quickly.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Weight of Unbelief

Like a massive bolder of heavy rock, unbelief threatens to crush and pulverize. Unbelief drives us right into the ground, down in the direction of hell. No one can hold up its weight. Nothing can remain vertical under this massive load. No growth can occur under its influence.  Unbelief is a shortening, a flattening and, ultimately, annihilation. None can flourish or prosper under its dark shadow. Unbelief is like an airplane without wings, like a bird without feathers. You can't fly without faith.

But faith is like a super-magnet that attaches you to God. It is like a tremendous wire that taps into the power of God. It is the jet engine that propels you at supersonic speeds. It is a mighty ship that holds up the soul and the heart. 

He is a God of allegiance. He never lets down those who belong to Him. He takes all the calls. He never abandons His children. He never has a missed call on His phone.  He handles every situation. Never is He asleep. Always He remains God. Never changing. Eternal. What more would one want than a promise of life that will never be broken? In who else can we put our trust?  To whom can we surender our life except to the King of kings?

It's all about His word and His promises. Its more definite that tomorrow's sunrise or the rise and fall of the ocean tide.

And what of Christ, who do you say He is? Is He not the Lord of lords and the King of Kings? Is He not the Faithful Witness? Is He not Melchizedek, Mighty Eternal High Priest? Is He not the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega? The Prince of Peace? The Sun of Righteousness? Is He not the Word of God? Is He not the Mighty God? Is He not the Everlasting Father? Is He not God, the Creator of Heaven and earth.

But the world had placed the Messiah on a lower pedestal: not quite God. Perhaps equal to man; a little more enlightened? Even a Prophet among many Prophet's?

Apostacy has come to visit. Disbelief has come to stay; to reduce Christ, He who is called Emmanuel. To bring Him down from Heaven and equate Him to a man. To demote His Awesome Majesty. To overthrow His Kingdom. To deny His Power and His Glory.

The massive mountain of unbelief evolves into abusive rebellion. Men mock God. Men abuse Him. Men deny His existence. They actively fight Him. They join the enemy's army. They consult with sorcerers and witchdoctors. They fellowship with devil worshipers. They partake of human sacrifice and abominations, depravities unspeakable. Unmentionable. 

The crushing weight of hypocrisy is utterly destructive. It is the prescription for flawless hopelessness. The way back into darkness, depression and insanity. The way back into chaos and uncontrollable terror. A heartbeat away from lawlessness. 

Christ is Lord. He is God. He is the Everlasting Father. The King of Kings. The LORD of lords. The Ancient of Days. The Eternal. Without equal. High above the highest heaven. Far beyond human comprehension. Beyond human wisdom. Beyond science and philosophy. Infinitely beyond. He is the King of All Glory. The Holy One. Yet after all is said and done, He seeks our worship and sanctifies those who revere and honour Him. He makes them His precious possession, His elect. Citizens of His household.

Lift up the LORD. Glorify the Christ. Worship the King of Kings. He is coming for His righteous Bride. Will you be ready when He comes?


Friday, March 04, 2016

Far, Far Away?

Heaven can be very very far away. In the midst of hustling to make a living, to complete the urgent tasks, to meet the deadlines, to sort out the challenges of earthly existence, we tend to drift away on the oceans of this realm. Focused on the winds and storms of this life. Consumed by the pursuits and occupations of one's vocation. Barely time to sleep and eat. Life is so hectic...

But hang on a little. If your ship is drifting without a skipper to chart its course, have you considered that the ocean has whirlpools that may suck you into an irretrievable depth? Have you considered your communication links with heaven may become so weak, they may break altogether. Not that God lets go, but Man does. What if you let go of your end of the rope? Can you blame the Lord if you fall?

Like a synchronized machine, like a big clock on your wall, we need to calibrate regularly; synchronize with the Creator so you are on the same page as He is. He never sleeps. Never dozes off. He asks:

"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off? [Jeremiah 23:23]

Eternity awaits. It matters not whether we have money or have none. Whether we have an American or a Kenyan passport.Whether we have three college degrees or none. Whether plebeian or aristocrat. Finally, the things of the earth will be left behind. Perhaps even its sorrows and tears. Perhaps. It all depends on how close we stay to the true Father. No wonder He has names like Ebeneezer, Strong Tower, Wings, Hiding Place, Refuge, Counselor, Comforter, Deliverer, Door, Saviour!

Father of Mercies, Sure Foundation, Fountain of Living Waters, Love, Joy, Freedom; Our Shield, Our Rock, Our Peace, Father to the Fatherless, Healer, Sanctifier, The Bright Morning Star and hence, the Harbinger of the New Day and the Usher of the True Dawn. It will be the final dawn without a sunset for ever and ever. He will be the Light and the Lamb its Lamp.

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.[Revelations 21:23]

For this reason, move near to Him. We are made in His image, therefore, like us, He too values conversation; He too honors fellowship. He prefers that His children sit next to Him. And because He is also God, Lord and Master, He desires worship and praise and thanksgiving. These are the instruments of His Communion. He loves to hear the sounds of a repentant heart as it turns from sin. That sound of true repentance is the sound of victory. The sound of resurrection.

What a God! Who compares with Him? Who creates the grains of sand as easily as entire galaxies. Who knows the secrets of life; who creates life; who authored it? Who comprehends the raw material of the soul and the spirit? Who is worthy to stand before such a God? Who can fathom His glory? Who can define His extents? He is to be worshiped and revered and greatly honored. 

Chose near, not far.

Halelluya!