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Let’s talk about the New Year. I was journeying from Owerri to Okigwe on New Year ’s Day when I passed a church poster advertising their Cross-over service. The theme was YOUR LAST NIGHT IN EGYPT. That got me really thinking. Egypt. Was that not what they told us on the last night of 2017? They said, “The Egyptians you see today, you shall see … Continue reading NEW YEAR: ANOTHER TIME TO HOPE?
It is always surprising to note how the book of Acts came to an abrupt pen. For something that was supposed to be a letter; and for something that was supposed to have been done by an intellectual who is used to giving an orderly account of things, this appears to be a little bit strange. In fact, looking at all the other New Testament … Continue reading GOD IS STILL WRITING (#ROARfromHEAVEN Final Episode)
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: (Acts 1:1-2 KJV) Many people have tried to tell the story of what God has done among us. They wrote what … Continue reading A TRIBUTE TO LUKE (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 54)
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. (Acts 28:30-31 KJV) Many years ago, I remember how I stood before God towards the end of a year, and I asked him for … Continue reading PRESENTING YOUR HOME FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 53)
And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. (Acts 28:23 KJV) I do not know what reaction I would face from you after you have read this … Continue reading JESUS AMONG THE JEWS (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 52)
We found some believers there who asked us to stay with them a week. And so we came to Rome. The believers in Rome heard about us and came as far as the towns of Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and was greatly encouraged. When we arrived in Rome, Paul was allowed to live … Continue reading ROME, AT LAST! (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 51)
The Roman governor of the island, named Publius, had his estate nearby. He graciously welcomed us as his houseguests and showed us hospitality for the three days that we stayed with him. His father lay sick in bed, suffering from fits of high fever and dysentery. So Paul went into his room, and after praying, placed his hands on him. He was instantly healed. When … Continue reading YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 50)
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And … Continue reading SHAKE OFF THE BEAST! (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 49)
But Captain Julius wanted to save Paul’s life, and he did not let the soldiers do what they had planned. Instead, he ordered everyone who could swim to dive into the water and head for shore. Then he told the others to hold on to planks of wood or parts of the ship. At last, everyone safely reached shore. (Acts 27:43-44 CEV) My heart is … Continue reading JESUS SAVES! (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 48)
For several days we could not see either the sun or the stars. A strong wind kept blowing, and we finally gave up all hope of being saved. Since none of us had eaten anything for a long time, Paul stood up and told the men: You should have listened to me! If you had stayed on in Crete, you would not have had this … Continue reading CHEER UP, BRETHREN! (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 47)
We had lost much time, and it was now dangerous to sail, because it was already after the Jewish day of fasting. So Paul warned them, “Men, I can see that there will be a lot of trouble on this trip. The ship, everything in it, and even our lives may be lost!” But the captain and the owner of the ship did not agree … Continue reading A WARNING IGNORED (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 46)
As the Nation rocks with the ongoing #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protests, as well as the subsequent prayer walks all over the major cities in Nigeria, it is important that we consider this major question as we seek to navigate through this whole experience to the glory of God. Will these protests end up being mere noise or the birthing of a new Nigeria? When I … Continue reading THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS: MERE NOISE OR THE BIRTH OF A NEW NIGERIA?
And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band… And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. (Acts … Continue reading THE VOYAGE OF ALEXANDRIA (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 45)
As Paul defended himself in this way, Festus shouted at him, “You are mad, Paul! Your great learning is driving you mad!” (Acts 26:24 GNB) How many times do you meet a Christian who is so sure of who he is and what he has in Christ such that NOTHING, I mean NOTHING, intimidates or depresses him? It is very rarely that you meet such … Continue reading “YOU ARE MAD, PAUL!” (#ROARfromHEAVEN pt. 44)