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Apostle Suleman Says 2019 Election Will Not Hold Unless Nigerians Pray

2019 ElectionApostle Johnson Suleman has prophesied that unless Nigerians pray for the country, the 2019 election will not hold.

The Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide (OFM), in a chat with journalists in his church, prophesied about the 2019 Election saying:

“Tell Nigerians who wish to see democracy sustained, to pray for our leaders and work for peace; tell the leaders too to pray and be honest with the people they are serving, otherwise, elections may not hold in Nigeria in 2019. That is what God has shown me.”

Apostle Suleman has been credited for many precise prophecies made in years past.

The self-acclaimed ‘Oracle of God’ is the first pastor in Nigeria that prophesied in a December 2013 prophecy, the crowning of former Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Lamido, as Emir of Kano.

He equally foresaw the death of a serving cabinet member in Nigeria and asked for special prayer during a church service in January 2015.

Likewise, during his ministry’s ‘Fire and Miracle Night’ programme in August 2015, the servant of God foretold the trouble in the last Kogi State governorship election that brought in Governor Yahaya Bello and warned of ‘a death’.

Also, as Edo State prepared for the September 10th 2016 governorship election, Apostle Suleman at a church service said he did not see the election holding on the appointed date.

Subsequently, the INEC shifted the election to September 28 2016, citing security challenges.

“I see presidents being removed in Africa and presidents being installed”, the man of God declared in his 2016 prophecies.

In that declaration, Suleman also asked for vigilance as he said he saw kidnappers entering school, adding that “President Buhari’s health needed serious attention; that America and China would have major crisis.”

 

Plateau Pastor Burnt Alongside Family In Fresh Herdsmen Attack

Fresh attacks on Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State by herdsmen has seen the death of a resident Pastor of Church of Christ in Nation, COCIN, LCC Abonong, Foron District, Rev. Adamu Wurim, his wife and three children.

The man of God was burnt alongside his family. Eight other people lost their lives in the attack, which led to 95 houses being razed.

According to The Punch, the Police confirmed the incident, noting that 310 cows were also stolen during the attack, on Tuesday evening.

A branch of COCIN church in Abonong village, Foron district, was among the buildings razed during the attacks.

According to a source, “the attackers, armed with machetes and AK 47 rifles stormed the village at about 8pm on Tuesday, shooting sporadically and burning houses, including part of the Reverend’s house.”

The attacks came less than 24 hours after a two-day peace summit in Jos, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Region, with the theme, ‘Sustainable Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria as a Panacea for Development’.

 

Bishop Oyedepo Reveals The One Important Key To Blessings

While preaching recently, the founder of Living Faith Ministries, popularly known as Winners Chapel,Bishop David Oyedepo notes that he has been very blessed despite not investing in a business, according to Information Nigeria 

He goes on to reveal the secret - being a man of purpose. According to the popular preacher, having purpose leads to accomplishment.

In Bishop Oyedepo’s words, “I have discovered that men who make outstanding impact in their generation are men of purpose. You too must become a man of purpose to become a man of accomplishment. You are not every man, you are just one man. That means one thing is sufficient for you to pursue. So, give it all you’ve got, and you will get all it contains.”

He further explains that being a man of purpose means doing the one thing God has created him to do.

“I am doing only one thing in the world, and that is what He has sent me to do. I have not invested money into any form of business, yet I am blessed as I pursue my goal. Show me a man with a goal and I would show you a goal-getter in the making,” he concludes.

Sharing on Facebook on Sunday, Bishop Oyedepo said in a post titled “Covenant Blessings for this Week”:

“Even the sky is no limit to your glorious destiny in Christ, all you have to do is stay on duty and He will keep changing your position.
Stop waiting at the door for God to bless you, engage in divine instructions.

As you make your choice to serve God, you will enjoy strong and long life in Jesus’ name!
Every air of drought around your life is finally over!
No more droughts in your career and marriage!
Grace to enjoy serving God, receive now in the name of Jesus!
You will not suffer closed heaven anymore!
Your family will not suffer untimely death, you will not bury your children and you will not die young!
Your long awaited miracle job is delivered in Jesus’ name!
Whatever is responsible for tension in your home is over in the name of Jesus!
God is opening new chapters in your life!
Your heaven shall remain open and you will never know drought!
#ItsMyNewDawnEra

“I Had Just ₦63K Before I Bought My House” – Comedian Seyi Law Testifies!

Comedian Seyi Law has shared the testimony of how God helped him purchased a new house even as he shared the pictures of the new property on social media.

Seyi Law took to his Instagram page on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, where he shared photos of his new house. He went on to reveal how he had just N63K in his account just before he bought his house because he had lost a lot of money during his last show.

“God is my rock and my refuge whom shall I fear. Our testimony is huge and no man can share in the glory of what God did, is doing and is going to do. Tears of Joy filled my eyes and my mouth is in awe of God’s faithfulness. All the people and brand that I have worked for seem to have abandoned me this year. I traveled out of Nigeria for my shows, had a great show but lost a lot of money.

“My heart raced, my home was shaky, but I kept faith. I contemplated stopping my shows and selling some of our lands, but you know God reminded me of the word He gave me in November 2017. In May, just about a month to buying this house, I had just N63k in my account, having invested in my shows and by my 35th Birthday on the 22nd June 2018, God did what only him could have done.

“If your heart is in a troubled place, there is a God who is Jehovah Shalom. He knows and if you can trust him, he will do exceedingly and abundantly more than you can ever imagine. Your help is in God and not man, for Him alone can and will speak to the hearts of the men that he has chosen for you. Trust in Him alone. Praise God for me. SEYILAW testifies,” he wrote.

Apostle Suleman Condemns Comedians Joking With Jesus & ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance In Church!

– Apostle Suleman condemns acts by comedians using Jesus Christ to crack jokes

– Takes stand against certain dance moves in churchGeneral Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries,Apostle Johnson Suleman has condemned the acts by some Nigerian comedians who take delight in using Jesus Christ to crack jokes.

Apostle Suleman queried why no Comedian uses Mohammed to crack jokes. According to him, Comedians will be killed if they crack jokes with Mohammed.

He also took a swipe at Christians that do not stand up in defence of clergymen as they get dragged online.

While preaching in his church in Edo State recently, Apostle Suleman said:

“No regard. Imagine comedians will be cracking jokes and using Jesus for joke, calling Jesus Bros J and a pastor doesn’t go to the altar and give him sound slap.

“Can you joke with Mohammed like that? They will kill you,” he said.

In another video shared by Award winning music producer Wilson Joel on Instagram, Apostle Suleman condemned the popular dance moves being exported into the church. He was specific about the new dance called ‘Shaku Shaku’. He condemned the church members and pastors joining in the dance saying, it did not start in the church. He is of the view that the church should create its own dance moves and export it to the world.

“Most of us have been carried away by what is popular. Even in the church, we improvise and bring in popular things into church, thinking we can give Christianity swag. People are dancing and moving their hands… they call it Shaku… what they saw outside. You are spiritualizing and churchilizing shaku in church. You are a shame! You are a disgrace. Leave them to dance their dance! Dancing shaku in church, some pastor join them, some choir members and urshers… It didn’t start here. We should look for a dance that started in church and export it outside…”

The prolific music producer Wilson Joel who shared the post said he has some reservations but did not comment further.

New Music: Gabriel Zakka_”MY TESTIMONY”

The song “MY TESTIMONY” Is an expression of a man’s worship of God regardless of his situation. This is to bridge the misconception that today’s church holds unto, by  attaching testimonies to material blessings only. God remains God whether we are lack or in abundance. Hence, we must live blessed at all times beyond what our eyes can see, hands can touch or minds can imagine. God’s blessings.
Gabriel Zakka hails from southern Kaduna state of Nigeria. Though has been into music since childhood, but became an active worship leader in the year 2009. His heart burns with so much passion for an unusual overflow of God’s power as he does not just raise his voice in worship but his life in it’s entirety. With a great conviction he holds unto the fact that music is what he has been called to do, so as to attract men to the cross and have them worship all their lives on Earth

LINK 1. DOWNLOAD HERE

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INTRO
Yeah
Ohuuuu
Yeah
CHORUS
Oh Lord you are my testimony
In the morning
In the noon
And the night
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
No argument
You make me relevant
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
When I’m down
You pick me up
And make me stand
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
No argument
You are my confidence
VERSE 1
When l go through the fire
You’re there with me
You said
When l go through the waters
It will not consume me
Even in the midst of temptations
It’s you l see pulling me through
No argument
You make me relevant
CHORUS
VERSE 2
You said
You’ll keep me strong
Until the end
You have promised
And you never fail
You’re the God who called me
And you are faithful
No argument
You are my confidence
CHORUS
INTERLUDE
Hey!(Repeatedly)
BRIDGE
You are my confidence
You are my confidence
You are my confidence
You make me relevant
(REPEATEDLY)

DOWNLOAD: Every Dry Bone Moses Amaziah

 
Every Dry Bone is a Song birthed from the womb of the Spirit, It came to me spontenously during a time of intense worship at a service in Kingdom Lifeline Apostolic Ministry This song will bring revival to the Hearts of Men and the Nations of the earth and bring sons into the kingdom.
Just like Yahweh spoke to Ezekiel and ask him to speak life to the dry bones, wherever this song has been ministered there have been testimonies and indeed we have seen dry bones rise up. There have been countless testimonies of healing and deliverance and as you listen in the spirit may every thing that represent a dry bone in your life rise up again in Jesus Name. Amen
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LYRICS:
EVERY DRY BONE BY MOSES AMAZIAH
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every Dry Bone
Is rising Up again
The wind of God blows again
His Mighty Hand is turning things around
His Holy light will burn through hearts
Till His Word in Us is become flesh
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every dry Bone
Is rising up again
Its never too late with my God
No night so dark for His light to shine
The Power of death is broken by His Word
Everything is possible with our God
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Halle-Halle-lujay
Halle-Halle-lujay
Halle-Halle-lujay
Is rising up again

New Music: Raphael Anthony_Despite my sins. prod by Apro

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Raphael is a young gospel minister that love God with his life. from northern part of Nigeria (Kaduna). A member of Good news Bible ministry. This song “Despite my sin”. was gotten on his way going to Church he realize how he is  not wordy and unqualified he deserve to be punished because of his sin’s but God still loves him. When he is down God is always there to lift him up. what a great love. As you listing to this song just know that God loves you and he is still ready to help you out in every situation you are facing God bless you.

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New Music: Yusuf_The Love Story

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Gospel minister, yusuf finally unveils the powerful “album “LOVE STORY released earlier this year.

“It is a powerful song of deep reflection that describes the love of God for humanity which He demonstrated by sending his Son Jesus to die for us. It also draws our attention to the power in the name and how much more we can get from God through the name of Jesus.”

 

Below are the list of Songs by Yusuf

10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist | By Jonathan McReynolds

Grammy-nominated Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds pens down 10 reasons why one should not pursue a career in Gospel music. Jonathan has successfully topped the Billboard chart. He is also a part-time college professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. On his blog, LifeRoomTalk, Jonathan highlights his 10 reasons. Read below:

10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist – Jonathan McReynolds

Uh oh. Sounds pretty bad, huh? Well, I want you to listen. The quality, integrity, and potency of gospel music are not affected by the top pop artist or the state of hip-hop. It is entirely based on the people that make up the gospel music industry itself. We aren’t tainted by things external, only by things internal–not by what comes in, but what is put back out (Matthew 15). There are 6 billion reasons to be a gospel artist and I am certainly not complaining about this amazing life and career God gave me, but I write this because these ten things will discourage you, expose you, waste your energy and money if you are not called to this! I don’t want to dissuade anyone from the Church. We need God! We need each other! There is a purpose for your life that has God and His Kingdom in mind. However, everyone does not need to gather producers, studio time and a booking manager to embark on a journey to gospel stardom and influence. Chances are if that’s what you seek, you’re not off on a good foot. Here we go! Ten reasons not to quit your day job nor continue those guitar lessons…

It is small. Yes, maybe gospel music is number one to you. Maybe it has been your life’s soundtrack. It might be hard for everyone to truly imagine how small this genre is in the grand scheme of things but it is. The amount of embraced, going-to-be-on-TV-soon artists is probably something like 30 and since a gospel artist’s success can last 30+ years, that number stays low, with only 1 or 2 new artists introduced (in a big way) every year. The audience is also incredibly small. We are talking like 5% of the country that truly consumes this music even though most music is influenced by it. If you are looking for incredibly large audiences, the gospel is not the surest way to do it.

It is not unified. Sure, everyone has their own tastes but America, the engine of gospel music, has an extra reason to divide. Sunday morning is known as the most segregated time in America because stylistic preferences and racial tensions filter everyone to churches that look and sound like them. The music industry reflects that. There are two distinct sides–at least two. And to be played on one type of radio station almost immediately disqualifies you from being played on the other. It may hurt you to find that there are very few opportunities (and very few plans to make more opportunities) to bring the Church and it’s artists together. And this is coming from someone who has been embraced, to an extent, by both sides, several races, and cultures! It is rare! I just want you to know that.

You will be copied. Like any genre, people pay attention to what seems to “work” and what seems to sell. So if you are successful, prepare to have many copy elements of your artistry and approach. This is not specific to the gospel at all, though the phenomenon of imitation is often Christianized. “This is the sound that God wants to hear!” Heartwise? That is correct. Instrumentation, style, and artistic approach? No. He never detailed that. And if he has, we are far off. Either way, it’s an excuse to copy, so prepare for that. Your sound may become “THE sound.”

You’ll be pressured to copy. So that means, upcoming artists will be expected to replicate that “sound” too! I was not interested in (just) that “sound,” God made a way and the crowds’ responses spoke up for me, but trust, I was pressured to copy. And you will be too. God’s hand has to be on your life for this to work and you MUST BE GOOD! If neither heaven nor earth is responding to your sound, the pressure will come for you to copy someone else’s.

You now really, really represent the Kingdom. Everything is a stage! You’re not just a singer, you represent something that people look up to and some people look down on. There have been a few singers I’ve befriended in the gospel world that hoped to be strictly singers and wow the world with their incredible gift only. They were shooting stars. There are several others that have turned out to be guiding lights. They have lasted longer, they have become more useful by God on this stage because they took up the responsibility of representing Him. Everything from fashion, to the on-stage presentation, to social media, to walking around airports is subject to the fact that people expect and, honestly, NEED you to represent Christ. Don’t get confused by society’s pressure to “be real” which tends to mean to flaunt every dirty streak on your underwear to avoid being known as a hypocrite. YOUR PUBLIC GOAL is to lead others to Christ honestly, not to express yourself for expression’s sake. And I believe there are soooo many untapped ways to point folks to God while using every weird, lame, cool, cute, smart part of you. You just have to want that. Jesus did not plead with God to “take this cup from [Him]” among the disciples He was leading. He took his personal time. He had his private struggle. I believe that part of the story is included to show us the personal sacrifice and wisdom in knowing what you mean to the people you influence. I thought to write this because I have an amazing friend that loves to sing and singing gospel music is especially fulfilling for her. She, however, has an entire “R&B” persona and hundreds of thousands of fans, and she gets to operate by different rules when it comes to fashion, language, and content. I know she knows, that there would have to be some wholesale alterations to her image to be effective as a gospel artist. I know that it’s against millennial nature to ever concede that you may have to change your presentation for the sake of the gospel but it’s the truth! Sorry! Even if God has given you peace on the way you live your life, the game changes when your actions will be magnified, duplicated and misunderstood. Gospel artists MUST rehearse and SHOULD operate with 1 Corinthians 8 in mind.

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.”

Too much right? Yeah, we are living for everyone else (1 Corinthians 10:31-33)! We don’t always want to accept that. The good news is you don’t have to lose authenticity to glorify God if your authentic self-glorifies God (and not like ten other things at the same time). In my opinion, it is better to edit yourself rather than simply edit your image.

Not a lot of money in it. Simple as that. It is a small market. Very few are wealthy and most smart artists supplement their income with regular jobs, church gigs (or churches they found and pastor) and other investments.

Traveling is not fun. OMG! You have no idea. If you could teleport to Oslo or take a magic carpet ride to Los Angeles, travel would be a complete perk. We all love seeing new places, new people and watching our passports get stamped to death. Unfortunately, there are often two miles of walking, irritable TSA agents, guitar carrying and defending, lost bags, connecting flights and ridiculously early lobby calls in between. As I write this, I’m heading home from a beautiful trip to Norway. I’m also excited about the destination: home. But first, we must endure…well, all that I just mentioned. Be prepared to have your body go crazy about your bird-like lifestyle too. I never knew how hard to come by and all-consuming sleep can be until I started traveling like this.

It is slow to change and embrace new things. 
As much as I love the gospel industry, it is not full of creative risk takers. While the original apostles were quite rugged and adventurous, our understanding of the faith compels us to be resistant to change, risk-averse and doubtful of most things new. Even further, our grim business outlook has labels even more concerned about prudence and frugality. The best way, to many executives, is to give a slightly new spin, face or voice to something already done. And church folk feel the same way. When I was first signed, my weird music, led by “No Gray” was not understood and valued by many people in high places. They just wanted a younger spin on worship music, not this “live music.” Ask Kirk, Deitrick, Mary Mary, and Richard Smallwood. Yes, even Richard Smallwood. They all felt some resistance to the now legendary music they have made. If that will discourage you to the point of quitting, I have saved you. If you are willing to take your time and learn to PRESENT your music in a way that can ease the stubborn expectations of a gospel music fan, stick to it. It is all about presentation. You can’t pull a person toward you without first reaching for them. Blessed is the artist that can shift a room without people noticing. Let me also warn you, people who are NOT gospel music lovers, not believers, or not avid churchgoers ALSO have particular, often antiquated expectations of Jesus music.

Many people you encounter will show little sign of the Faith. Yeah, you know it. God has a lot of children and some of them are…well…slow learners. Some are weirdos. Some are downright rebellious. And more precisely, some of the adults you meet in this Christian journey are…children. I have made it my mission to make room for artists, particularly ones who don’t see much of their style and approach represented in the genre. But I wrote this article to help ensure we don’t keep filling our stages and pulpits with people who were not ready for it. This job will shine the light and magnify all that is right with you and all that is wrong with you. The best way to be a mature, strong Christian artist, is to be a mature, strong Christian. Unfortunately, you will get a bad taste in your mouth upon meeting some of us. You cannot be discouraged. You cannot take it personally. At best, it’s a dope person having a bad or stressful day. Travel, pressure, nerves, demands, musicians, and managers can certainly seize our smiles and willingness to be social. But at worst, some of us just really don’t walk with the love of Christ. Gospel music is just as much a culture club as it is an expression of faith. You can certainly be impressively gifted with the culture and not have much faith or fruit! But we now know the lasting effects of bad models, so don’t be one. You must take on the mantle of representing Christ, knowing what the Bible ACTUALLY says, dodging rumors, gossip, and the land mines of self-interested people and be the change you want to see. It’s quite tough though.

The world won’t be a fan.
 Lastly, what you carry is huge. It’s beautiful, respectable, inclusive and divine. Its also convicting, EXclusive, and increasingly contrary to the modern zeitgeist. The mention of who you are and further expression of your beliefs will alienate you from many. I have been unfriended by several high school classmates and, while I hope they’d be proud of me, there are several that hate my guts now. “God” is kind of endearing, but “Jesus” will start a fight. Please know some media opportunities will not come to you and some press outlets will not let you in. They may not hate you but will simply be uninterested in your existence. One of the worst things a gospel artist can do is expect to be known–in different churches, but especially by the world at large. Both humble yourself and brace yourself for arrows of both hate and indifference.

See, I’m not trying to keep you from following your dreams. I’m just trying to answer all my DMs at once. I’m proud that so many pursue the call to public ministry and I’m honored that I might be inspiring some of that. This will be a great generation for the Kingdom and its artists. But you must know that it’s not easy, it’s not always fun, and no greatness comes without a great cost. New levels, new devils. Regardless of what you do, get really acquainted with your “why.” You’re going to need it.

 

28 Year-old McReynolds began his music career in 2012 with the release of Life Music via Entertainment One Music and Light Records. The album charted on three Billboard charts: the Billboard200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums. His second album, Life Music: Stage Two, peaked higher on all three charts in 2015. His latest full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week.

 

Soldier, Police & Lecturer Abscond During Christian Pilgrims In Israel

Nigerian Christian Pilgrims walking through Old City of Jerusalem, Israel yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

About a 100 Christian pilgrims absconded during the 2017 pilgrimage to Israel, said the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja.

Uja, who made this known while receiving security report of the 2017 pilgrimage on Monday in Abuja, said that no pilgrim absconded in Rome and Greece.

The NCPC boss said that the 100 pilgrims who absconded were from five states in Nigeria, adding that a serving soldier, a police inspector and a lecturer were among the absconders.

He, however, did not disclose the states and names of the absconders, but tagged the states as “red flag”.

He said that pilgrims absconded during pilgrimage as a result of their colonial mindset.

He explained that as part of the efforts of the commission to check pilgrims from absconding, the commission has decided to increase the security surveillance during the pilgrimage.

Uja said that Nigeria is a nation of future while explaining that the coming together of Nigeria was beyond what the colonialists conceived, he said it was an act of God.

He stressed that one of the major responsibilities the Nigerian government has for its citizens was to provide adequate security.

As a part of the commission’s strategy to check defection of pilgrims while in the Holy Land, he explained that NCPC would intensify its screening mechanism to bring defection to an end.

Uja revealed that the commission has come up with stringent measures that would discourage pilgrims from absconding, such measures as blacklisting states with a penchant for abscondment, publishing the names of absconders and their guarantors in national newspapers, and prosecuting them eventually.

He urged Nigerians and particularly the youth to have confidence in the country.

He explained that Christian pilgrimage under his leadership is focused on three aspects which are enhancing the spiritual content of pilgrimage, using pilgrimage to showcase the great beauty and capacity that Nigeria has and using Christian pilgrimage to promote national development.

He said the forum would make Christians go on pilgrimage and come back as better persons.

“It is time to build this country and to give it foundation; it is time to give this country a character; it is time to give this country a vision and a hope.

“It is time to make Nigerians know that our land is a land of great opportunities.

“We have more opportunities in Nigeria than in America and in Israel.

“We have better land than anywhere else, what we are going to get is a revitalization to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ afresh and to have a revamping of our spiritual lives.

Uja commended the security committee for a job well done, adding that he would invite them to educate the commission on its observations and recommendation.

He called on the church in Nigeria to be steadfast in prayers for the nation and to provide leadership.

Earlier, Maj-Gen Emmanuel Nega, chairman of the committee, said that security is the most important aspect of the commission.

Nega said that the committee was inaugurated to ensure the security of pilgrims to the holy land.

He said that the committee has documented its recommendations that would assist the commission in terms of security and to prevent pilgrims from absconding.

According to him, the committee consists of 18 members made up of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Airforce, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, Department of State and Security and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.

“Nigeria Now Deadliest Place To Be Christian” – Says Attorney After Death Of 6 Relatives In Plateau Killings

US Based Nigerian Lawyer and International human rights advocate Emmanuel Ogebe has said that Nigeria has become the deadliest place to be a Christian while calling on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate the attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians in Nigeria.

“Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.”

Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims.

“From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. “But they ran into the herdsmen along the way and they shot him and his pregnant wife and they went into their home and they killed their four-year-old son and their six-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds.”

He said the Muslim attackers also killed two relatives who were visiting the family during summer break.

Ogebe said he was told that authorities would not allow the corpses of his relatives to be taken away for separate burial. Instead, they were buried in a mass grave with the other victims.

CBN Nigeria Director Felix Oisamoje said the violence against Christians has escalated in recent months.

“It’s happening more in the middle-belt of the country. The reason simply because the Fulani herdsmen take their cattle into people’s farmlands, they eat of their crops on the farm and when the people challenge them, then before you know they respond with AK-47’s,” he explained.

Oisamoje said most Fulani herdsmen cannot afford the cost of an AK-47.

“Given what an AK-47 goes for, a Fulani herdsman would need to sell all of his cattle to be able to buy an AK-47.”

Ogebe said several theories exist about where the herdsmen are getting AK-47’s and other small arms like mortars and grenades. He explained that many arms became readily available as they spread throughout Africa following the fall of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

“But even more sinister is the fact that a lot of these cattle are owned by very rich Fulanis who are in government and who are in power. So, there is a strong belief that the Fulanis, the ruling elite are actually funding the herdsmen to conduct these attacks,” said Ogebe.

He said by pushing the Christians out, they can dominate Nigeria politically and physically in a land grab.

Ogebe said thousands of Nigerians have already died in attacks this year, including 500 in Benue State. In April, herdsmen opened fire on members of a Catholic church during their mass. A priest who was serving communion and 18 parishioners were killed.

In another incident, Fulani herdsmen attacked the home of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi of the Anglican Church of Josh. The archbishop was unhurt, but one person was killed.

So, what can be done? Ogebe says members of the US Congress need to appoint a special envoy on the issue of Nigeria and also the US needs to withhold the sale of sophisticated aircraft to General Buhari’s regime as long as Christians are unprotected from attack.

Ogebe alleges the Nigerian government has used aircraft against Christian villagers who have tried to defend themselves against the Fulani herdsmen attacks.

He also says many desperate Nigerian Christians are in need of help.

“I know that The 700 Club CBN is in Nigeria so if people support CBN, we know that CBN will deliver to the people who are afflicted,” Ogebe explained.

Oisamoje said a CBN humanitarian team just came back from a place called Kagoro in north central Nigeria where Fulani herdsmen have attacked.

“We just came back from doing a whole week of free medical services to that area because a lot of people are suffering from no medical attention.”

Oisamoje told CBN News that pressure from the US and the international community can make a difference in helping to protect the lives of Christians. But he also asks that Christians pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria.

“I think one of the things we need the most is prayers… whatever is going on right now has some kind of spiritual underpinnings and I believe if we begin to deal with it from that point, it makes it easier,” Oisamoje explained. “After all, the Bible tells us that we do not war against flesh and blood, so we know there are spiritual issues, so we need to pray.”

Source: CBN News

TODD DULANEY Releases YOUR GREAT NAME 6 Song Maxi Single !!! | @ToddDulaney #MoreYGN #YourGreatName #MaxiSingle

Your Great Name (Maxi Single)

#MoreYGN from Todd Dulaney #YourGreatName #MaxiSingle

After 9 weeks of having the #1 single at Gospel Radio, Todd Dulaney’s, “Your Great Name” continues to bring the heat.  “Your Great Name” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Songs Sales Chart and eOne releases the Maxi Single of “Your Great Name”, which includes 5 new versions of the song.

The Maxi Single of “Your Great Name” contains a Live in Orlando version featuring Todd’s long-time singer, Nicole Harris;  a Spanish version, a Children’s version, led by Todd’s Children Todd Jr. and Taylor, a Ballad version, a CCM version and the original version.

Dulaney continues to produce anthemic songs from “Pulling Me Through” off his debut album to “Victory Belongs To Jesus” off of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album.

The Maxi Single is currently available on all digital platforms.

 

Album Release: The Best Of Fred Hammond – Verity Records

TheBestOfFredHammond-coverVerity Records is at it again with this new beautifully crated collection titled The Best Of Fred Hammond, featuring three new songs. The 12 song collection was released in celebration of a prolific catalog of the Grammy Winning gospel icon.

The Best of Fred Hammond spotlights his biggest hits and enduring legacy driving the sounds of contemporary gospel and worship, filled with timeless favorites like, No Weapon, We’re Blessed, Jesus Be a Fence Around Me, You Are the Living Word, Glory To Glory To Glory, and the brand-new tracks, I’m Grateful, Saturate Us, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

About Fred Hammond:

Fred Hammond has remained a trailblazing force inspiring audiences worldwide and influencing countless artists with his live performances, exceptional voice, instrumental arrangements, songwriting, and producing talents for over three decades.

Honoring gospel’s heritage as a cornerstone of popular music and its valuable impact in connecting and uplifting listeners in the intersection of music and spiritual encouragement, Verity Records continues to highlight venerated gospel icons with its robust catalog of the contemporary and traditional gospel. Since its founding in 1994, Verity’s catalog includes music from artists like Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Richard Smallwood, John P. Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, among others.

The Best of Fred Hammond is available at all major music providers.

Amazon:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAMA

iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOIT

Apple Music:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAM 

Google Play:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOGP

Spotify:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOS

The Best of Fred Hammond Track List:

  1. I’m Grateful
  2. We’re Blessed / Shout Unto God (Live)
  3. When the Spirit of the Lord (David’s Song)
  4. No Weapon
  5. Glory To Glory To Glory
  6. You Are the Living Word (Live)
  7. This is the Day
  8. Let the Praise Begin
  9. Jesus Be a Fence Around Me (Live)
  10. Your Steps Are Ordered (Live)
  11. Saturate Us
  12. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

For more information and news about Verity Records, visit:

www.verityrecords.com

Facebook:  /VerityGospel

Twitter:  @VerityGospel

Instagram:  @VerityGospel

MEDIA CONTACT:

W&W Public Relations

Jacinda Chen / Jacinda@w-wpr.com

Brittany Godwin / Brittany@w-wpr.com

908-253-6360

Video : Sinach – There’s an Overflow

Sinach

Sinach is out with another powerful song There’s an Overflow. According to her

This is a very special song to me. Long before now, I have ministered to myself many times with this song, and no instance went without a tremendous supply of the anointing!

, it’s a song of hope; a prophetic song the Spirit of God gave me to herald a new level for His people, and a distribution of His Spirit and grace in these days.

Listen to the song; let the lyrics soak in, and begin to declare with me as I lead you with this song into the new levels God has prepared for you!