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11 hours ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, April 18, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In John 14:6 we read :
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

As I left home one day to travel for a meeting in London, apart from the address I had in hand, I had no idea at all of the place I was heading for – it was the first time I was travelling to that location. How do I get there? Well, I fed the address into my satellite navigation system – SAT NAV – and set out on my journey.
“Turn right; turn left; go straight on...,” the device kept on instructing me – or was it commanded me! In the end, it got me to my destination.
The satellite navigation system – what a wonderful invention of the human brain! As in all human inventions, it has its flaws. There have been cases when the Sat Nav has directed its users to the wrong places. Generally speaking though, it accomplishes what it is required to do – to lead to the destinations it is programmed to do.
Dear Christian Friends, we have a more perfect, yes, a more sure SAT NAV, a GPS system that ERRS NOT – the Holy Spirit of the Living Lord sent to guide and lead us to the New Jerusalem. Let us obediently follow Him in all that we do, and He will surely lead us to our destination.
Yes indeed, our Loving Lord is the way, the truth, and the life to our loving Father.
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1 day ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, April 17, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Psalm 55:22 we read:
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

When I was growing up in the little village Mpintimpi, in Ghana, I assisted my parents in their daily chores, including work on the farm.
After several hours of hard work, we had to carry the crops harvested from the farmland on our heads over a considerable distance back home.Carrying the load on our heads was a neck-breaking affair. Our situation was not made easy by the scorching African sun. On other occasions, we were pounded mercilessly by torrential rains accompanied by ferocious winds.
Imagine, your neck breaking under the heavy load you are carrying and at the same time sweating under the scorching African sun, or being pounded mercilessly by torrential tropical rain! In such situations, the picture that would flash through my mind on a regular basis was the compound of our home. Nothing around me was important but home – home that would bring relief to my misery.
Dear Christian friend, whose neck is breaking under the heavy load you are bearing, I urge you to endure, yes to hold on, to keep focussed on your goal, on the Lord hanging on the cross of Calvary, bleeding and sweating, just for your sake! Soon, very soon, the Great Burden Bearer will come your way to relieve you of the load weighing you down.
So hold on, stand firm and don’t quit!
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2 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, April 16, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In 1 Corinthians 9:24 we read:
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

I read about the feat of the late John Stephen Akhwari, a marathon runner who ran for his country, Tanzania, in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. It was the last event of the games. Early in the race he suffered a bad fall and, in the process, badly injured his leg. Though he trailed a considerable distance behind the others, he kept running instead of giving up. In the end he finished the race nearly an hour behind the rest of the runners.
When Akhwari finally approached the stadium, running on his badly injured and hurting leg, it was nearly empty. As he entered the stadium the meagre crowd still present rose to their feet and began to cheer. Photographers scrambled to set up the cameras they had long since dismantled to capture what without doubt would be regarded as one of the greatest finishes in Olympics history. Later, when asked why he did not quit, Akhwari said simply: “My country did not send me 5,000 miles to start the race; they sent me 5,000 miles to finish the race!”
Come on, fellow Christian soldier considering to throw in the towel in the face of the hardships and difficulties confronting you. We did not enlist in the army of the Living Jesus only to surrender in the middle of the ferocious battle of life. No, never! We fight on the side of a winning army so victory is assured. So let’s gather strength of spirit and keep on fighting in Jesus’ Name!
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3 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, April 15, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Psalm 31:24 we read:
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

In the Name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Child of God being tormented by the devil,
I urge you not to give up the fight!
The battle indeed is fierce!
I see you bleeding from your wounds and gasping for air;
persevere, persevere, persevere to the end!
Yes indeed, it’s just a matter of time when the tide will turn in your favour,
when victory, sweet victory, will smile on you.

In the Name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
child of God being given a good beating
by the principalities, the powers and
the rulers of the darkness of this world
inhabiting the high places,
I urge you to hold on to the painful end!
It is just a matter of time, I assure you,
when the Lord of Hosts will
dispatch His angels to your rescue!
Enough is enough! Leave my child in peace –
the Tormentor will be rebuked!
So gather strength and do not become resigned to your fate:
Soon, very soon, victory will be yours!
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4 days ago

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April 14

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2

The Psalmist declares among other things that Almighty God is a present help in trouble. It implies among other things that even though Satan and a host of demons surround us to aim countless sharp-pointed swords at our hearts, angels of Almighty God, under the control of our Divine Shepherd, will be at hand to ward off the malicious onslaught.
With that in mind, dear Fellow soldier of the Cross of Calvary, let’s us face this day with the comfort, the assurance that no matter the obstacles the Enemy might place in our way, victory will be ours..
Stay blessed my dear Christian friends.
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6 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, April 13, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In 1 Corinthians 10:13 we read:
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The first-year student at the university is not called upon to write the papers meant for the final year.
A junior doctor aspiring to become a surgeon who has only a few weeks of training behind him/her is not called upon to perform complicated heart surgery.
Abraham was not asked to sacrifice Isaac in the first year of his studies in the Divine University of Trials and Afflictions.
When I was growing up in my little village, I and my six other siblings had to help our parents on the farm. Not only did we perform duties such as planting and harvesting crops such cocoa, maize, yams; we also helped by carrying on our heads items harvested on the farm on a particular day.
Our parents assigned us the loads based on our respective age and physical fitness. Our youngest sister, Afia for example, was not made to carry the load someone like myself, ten years her senior, was expected to be capable of carrying. It came down in the end to “everyone according to his or her ability.”
Dear Christian friend battling with troubles, difficulties, yes, who might be tempted to sink in self pity as a result of the obstacles and impediments, I do sympathize with you. But the good news is that our Lord has promised us that we will not be allowed to be tempted beyond what we can bear. He will, in His own time, definitely come your way to end your troubles. Indeed, soon, very soon, your trials and afflictions, the challenges threatening to break your neck, will be over; so gather strength of spirit to carry on the fight.
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6 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, April 12, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Psalm 11:5 we read:
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Harry Smith, a fellow soldier of the Cross of Calvary, had this to say concerning the first part of Psalm 11: 5 -- the Lord trieth the righteous...
“Since we are not in paradise, but in the wilderness, we must look for one trouble after another. As a bear came to David after a lion, and a giant after a bear, and a king after a giant, and Philistines after a king, so, when believers have fought with poverty, they shall fight with envy; when they have fought with envy, they shall fight with infamy; when they have fought with infamy, they shall fight with sickness; they shall be like a labourer who is never out of work.”
I pray Divine favour to accompany you, my fellow Christian warrior, throughout the day.
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6 days ago

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Adversity is not an endgame for the Christian soldier. No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, let us hold on and wait for the turn around God. He will surely make a way where there is no way! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, April 11, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In 2 Timothy 2:22 we read:
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

At the time I was growing up, one of the scenarios I dreaded most was a confrontation with a snake. Indeed, the danger was real. Contrary to the situation of my peers who lived in areas of the world devoid of snakes, we who lived at Mpintimpi were in real danger of being bitten by them. So, whenever we went to work on the farm I was always on the watch for the dreadful crawling reptiles of creation.
When I eventually came across one, I took to my heels at the fastest of speeds, never mind if the distance between human and reptile was considerable. I did not wait to categorize the danger. As far as I was concerned, so long as the danger was within visual (seeing) distance, it was enough reason for me to run for my life.
Flee from youthful lusts, Apostle Paul is pleading with Timothy. Mobilize all your strength and energy fellow Christian soldier and take to your heels when confronted with youthful lusts, the senior ranking officer in the Army of Christ implores his junior.
During my time working as a General Practitioner (family doctor) in Germany, one of my patients who had just returned from a short stay in our native Ghana entered my consultation room one day and began:
“Doc, please test me for HIV! I am really scared I might have contracted the virus. I had a one-off adventure with a lady to whom I offered a lift. Now since my return, I have noticed some spots on my body. I am also feeling generally unwell. I am really scared; I am experiencing sleepless nights!”
The test was done as requested – it came back negative. I asked him to return after a while for a second test. The second test confirmed the previous one.
“Thank God, everything is okay; the last several weeks have been a nightmare!” he stated.
To please our Commander-in-Chief in particular, and also to be spared sleepless nights, diseases, pain, broken relations, etc., we better heed Apostle Paul’s advice and take to our heels when confronted with “youthful lusts” of any kind.
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1 week ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, April 10, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Matthew 6:34 we read:
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day the evil thereof.

Today is a unique day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it. Yesterday is gone and will never come back. Tomorrow may never come; so we have TODAY to enjoy. Whatever the problems facing us, let us gather the strength of spirit to face them. Indeed, whatever problems befall us today, let us look them in the face and declare with boldness:
We are Christian Soldiers;
we fight on the side of a triumphant army;
though the battle might seem to be going against us,
victory is assured in Jesus’ Name.
Stay blessed, fellow soldier of the cross of Calvary!
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, April 9, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Anxiety can be a terrible thing. Anxious thoughts, much as they are terrible during the day, are even more dreadful at night. They can, among others rob, us of sleep, sleep that is meant to make us feel refreshed for the next day.
Lack of sleep on its part leads to a feeling of tiredness during the day.
If one is alone at home and does not have to go to work, lack of sleep during the night could force us to sleep during the day, to make up for the lost sleep at night. Such a situation could lead to a disturbed sleep pattern for once we sleep heavily during the day, we may find it difficult to sleep at night, so a vicious circle is the result.
For those who have to go to work after a sleepless night, the disturbed sleep could lead to lack of concentration, even irritability at the workplace.
The disturbed sleep may eventually lead us to consult our doctor for sleeping pills, which taken for the short term might restore the sleep pattern. We may however come to rely on the medication for the long term, which could lead to addiction.
We are called upon not to be anxious for nothing. Accepted, it is not always easy to overcome our anxieties. As Christian soldiers, we can resort to reading the word of God and prayers to help us overcome our anxious moments. I personally experienced much help in prayer and fasting to overcome periods of extreme distress in my Christian walk. Indeed, prayer combined with fasting could constitute a useful strategy to help us deal with anxious moments along our Christian journey.
I pray the Good Lord to refresh and energize Christian soldiers experiencing despairing moments in their Christian walk, today and forever, Amen.
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1 week ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, April 8, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In John 3: 10 we read: Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Professor Dr Nicodemus – what a learned fellow he was; well versed in the things of this world but almost ignorant in spiritual matters.
There are indeed millions of his kind walking the surface of the earth, very well-versed in academics, holding academic titles from renowned Universities stretching from North to South, East and West! Nothing wrong with academic titles, more grease on your laurels – your hard work should be honoured; nevertheless, Master Jesus has these questions for such title bearers:
“Are you the Professor of Anatomy, yes, are you a person who derives your living by teaching the parts of the human body I created and you still don’t believe that I created the human body? Are you so versed in the intricacies of the human body I created and still don’t get it – that the body you are working with, yes, that the human body you are working with is too complex to have come about out of mere chance?”
“Are you highly regarded, Professor of Physics, and do not accept that the laws of Physics could not have developed out of sheer accident?”
“Are you a professor of Theology and you don’t get this -- that the bottom line is that in reality, no one can study ME—yes that my workings are too mysterious for anyone to comprehend?”
“Do you bear the title of Bishop or Archbishop and yet do not grasp that the bottom line is that I do not dwell in church buildings but in hearts?”
Fellow Christian Soldiers, may we always bear in mind that we indeed serve Almighty God who is omnipotent and omnipresent, yes who is a spirit who accompanies us wherever the sun dawns on us, that we strive to live lives worthy of our Christian calling, not now and then – but all the time.
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2 weeks ago

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Hypertension ( high blood pressure) increases the risk of heart attack and stroke; knowing your blood pressure could help prevent both. In this video, Dr Peprah-Gyamfi, a General Practitioner ( Family Doctor) explains the condition to the understanding of a layperson. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, April 7, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) we read:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Some people are by nature pessimists; they see the bottle always as half empty; such individuals have the tendency to grumble all the time.
Others are by nature optimists who see the bottle as half full all the time. Even before becoming a Christian, I could be counted with the born optimists.
Christians by our call should be optimists; we should see the bottle as half full always, because unlike other members of our race, we serve a Master who knows the end from the beginning.
Indeed, we fight in a battalion which knows no defeat!
Accra Hearts of Oak, one of the well-established football teams in my native Ghana, has as their motto: “Never say die until the bones are rotten!”
Christian soldiers on the battlefield of life might as well make that motto their own. We should indeed never say die until the bones are rotten – for indeed if we are to fall on the battlefield, we shall be with the Lord, ’ere our bones are rotten!!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, April 6, 2021
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
In Psalm 2: 1-3 we read:
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.

Let us imagine that the whole of Mankind, divided as we are today into nations, tribes, national, political, economic, social, religious blocks, should for a moment join our military capabilities together in a conflict against the Army of Almighty God! Yes, let the whole of Mankind gather together all the military arsenals at its disposal – the immense military might of NATO, spearheaded by the USA, plus that of Russia, China, Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, etc. Yes, let us gather together an Army Universum, equipped with weapons boasting the latest technology of the 21st century – satellite-guided intercontinental ballistic missiles, bunker breaking missiles, panzer-breaking assault missiles (you can go on listing them until the cows come home) and pitch ourselves in a battle against the Army of the Holy One. Yes, imagine that – the totality of Army Mankind Rebellious against the forces of the Creator God! Awesome, awesome! And yet what does such a power amount to, all the forces of Army Mankind Rebellious, when pitted against the authority of the Lord Zebaoth? Nuclear Weapons? Forget! Chemical Weapons? Peanuts! Biological Warfare? Who created the germs to begin with?
My dear Christian friend, is it not a shame that we have the tendency to project the enemy as huge, yes as gigantic, gargantuan, mammoth, etc., instead of focusing on the fact that “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world”? (1 John 4:4)
Come on, fellow Soldiers of the Cross, let us brush aside the fears and apprehensions that plague us and let us move forward with all boldness on our journey to the Promised Land.
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