Massacre in Mumbai

Last week, the world watched helplessly as religious fanatics attacked innocent civilians in Mumbai, India. The media reports that over 160 innocent people were killed while over 300 people were injured in carefully planned and sustained attacks on selected targets. The targets were mainly places of interest to foreign tourists like Americans and Europeans. It is also reported that some of the terrorists asked specifically for American and British visitors. This is an extremely sad and sorry story especially for those innocent lives suddenly cut short. Life is precious and should never be wasted. Please join me this morning to condemn this atrocity and to pray for the people of Mumbai and the rest of India, for those affected, directly or indirectly, by this wickedness. May God heal, comfort and restore all affected!

 

~ A word for your week ~ Pro 19:10

Beloved, our text this week tells us that the name of our good Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it and they are safe. This means that safety is only guaranteed when we make the name of the Lord our hiding place. It also means that it is only in the name of the Lord we have real safety. True safety is not in man-made structures and systems; they are vulnerable to failures and can be breached by man, as we saw in Mumbai. But when the name of the Lord is your safety net, who can breach your strong tower? This is why David says in Ps 27:1 that “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Depraved religious terrorists maybe running amok around the world but if the name of the Lord is your strong tower, then, you are safe!

 

~ Prophetic blast ~

As you begin a new week today, I prophesy that…

  • Your week shall be one of peace, ease and divine order!
  • The Lord shall guard you and all that belongs to you!
  • No weapon of man or the enemy formed against you shall prosper or succeed against you!
  • As you journey through life, may the Lord go before you to make straight every crooked place!
  • May your days be days following His leading and guidance!
  • You shall be blessed and distinguished among many!

 

Have a great week!

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Sunny                                                             

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Again, how could this happen?

Last Sunday, I wrote about the same caption about Baby P and the very sad story of Jael Mullings. The press has had a filled day this past week reporting on the aftermath of Baby P’s death. Investigation reports laid the blame on the failure of the council’s social services to heed the warnings of both the police and doctors. Again, I cannot stress enough that while we trust our public servants to be efficient and deliver effective public services, we must remember that these are man-made structures and systems that are very prone to failures. It is only in the kingdom of our God we are guaranteed a fail-proof system, a kingdom where everything works, nothing fails. Will you put your trust in Him and His kingdom? I pray you will!

 

~ A word for your week ~ Matt 11:28-30

Beloved, I would also like to continue with this text by saying that it encourages us to take His yoke upon us. But what is a yoke? A yoke is basically a wooden frame used to harness two animals together. It essentially connected the animals together. Jesus is saying that life would be easier and more comfortable if we were connected to Him. And that connection comes when we make Him our Lord and Saviour! I have made Him mine, what about you? If you are not connected or yoked with Jesus, labour and heavy laden is certain to come your way but when you are yoked with Him, you learn from Him the secrets of winning over the challenges of life, so that you are always at rest, His rest, which He promises to those that are yoked with Him. Would you make Him your Lord and Saviour today? Delay no more, He is waiting for you!

 

~ Prophetic blast ~

As you begin a new week, I prophesy that…

  • Your week shall be one of progress, prosperity, abundance and increase on every side!
  • As you are yoked with the Lord, He will lighten your load, give you rest and grant you more comfort in life!
  • As you are yoked with Him, no longer shall you pull the load of life alone; the Lord shall pull your load with you!
  • You shall no longer know defeat and failure in life!
  • You are blessed and highly favoured of the Lord!

 

Have a great week!

 

Blessings,

 

 

Pastor Sunny

 

 

 

How could this happen?

Last week, the nation was shocked to hear of two stories that would horrify anyone with a conscience. The first tells of Baby P murdered at the hands of those trusted to best look after him, his mother, her lover and their lodger. The second tells of Jael Mullings, who stabbed her two young sons to death and was later sectioned under the Mental Health Act. In both cases, public services officers, tasked with the duty of care for the children and their parents did not spot any sign of what was to happen. When everyone fails you, what do you do? Man is prone to failure but there is One who can never fail you! He is Jesus and is today asking you to trust Him with your life, will you?

 

~ A word for your week ~ Matt 11:28-30

Beloved, my heart was saddened by the two stories, particularly the story of Jael Mullings, a 21 year old mother of two, living without the children’s father and, I believe, struggling to look after these children on her own regardless of whatever help she may have had. Perhaps, the pressure of this huge responsibility was too much for her.  Worse still, she has been sectioned. I think she may have lost everything she loved and worked so hard for. My question to you today is “are you struggling in any area of your life?” Our text encourages us to come to Him when we are tired and carrying heavy burdens because He promises us rest. God never intended for us to carry burdens that would tire us out and weigh us down. Lay aside the weight is what we are told in Heb 12:1. We must seek His help and His rest. Would you take Him up on His offer? I have and so have many others like me. He is faithful and can be trusted! To be continued…

 

~ Prophetic blast ~

As you begin a new week, I prophesy that…

Ø  Your week shall be one of walking in God’s graces and mercies that make life easier and better

Ø  God lighten your load and burdens

Ø  The pressure of modern day living shall not stress, tire and depress you

Ø  Because of Him that is in you, you shall overcome every external pressure trying to take you down

Ø  You shall be counted among those that found rest in God!

 

Have a great week!

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Sunny

 

                           

All Change!

Last week was a momentous one that the world through the many history books will remember for long. Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 driver, became the youngest and first Black man to win the world championship. Barrack Obama became the first Black President of the United States of America! These are events that have global implications and more so because what was previously thought to be impossible by man is happening before our own eyes. This tells me that no situation or condition is permanent, it may take some time but one day, it will change! I salute Lewis Hamilton and Barack Obama for making history and reminding us all that every situation is subject to change!

~ A word for your week ~ 2 Cor 4:17-18
Beloved, let me begin by saying that anything and everything that you can see in the natural is subject to change. The events of last week are a proof that no one can dispute. So, the condition or situation that you maybe in, that seem to have no end, will change for the better. I do not know when, but what I do know, according to our text, is that it is temporary! Any thing that is temporary is not permanent, so, that condition or situation is not permanent; it is subject to change and will change. How do I know so? Because only our God, who is eternal, does not change! (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8) We all change and so do our situations and circumstances. So, expect a change in your circumstance as you keep your eyes on our God, who does not change but can change all things!

~ Prophetic blast ~
As you begin a new week, I prophesy that…

  • Your week shall be one of joy, peace, comfort and walking in God’s graces and mercies!
  • No longer shall you wrestle with that situation. I declare a change of that condition for the better!
  • As your situations and conditions change so shall your story change!
  • The troubles and the problems that you see today, you shall not see tomorrow!
  • Because of Him that is in you, you shall overcome!
  • Your testimony shall be mighty in the land of the living!

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Pastor Sunny

Church under fire

Continuing from last week, I would like to inform you, if you do not already know that the church is under fire from the enemy. I would like to highlight the persecutions that our brethren in Orissa, India, are suffering for their faith. Reports from that region shows Christians being beaten, some murdered, church buildings and Christian homes burnt, pastors and nuns being physically assaulted, beaten and raped, convents raided and burnt, Christians driven from their homes and taking refuge in the bushes and many other kinds of inhuman atrocities from religious fanatics, and all these are happening in the face of a democratically elected government that is doing nothing to alleviate the suffering of Christians. Orissa is just one example in India; there are other regions where Christians are being persecuted too. India is just one country, around the world the Body of Christ is under enemy fire! I am therefore not surprised at what you are going through. Be strong, victory is yours and ours in Christ! The gates of hell shall not prevail against us!!! For more on the Orissa incidents, please see the links below:

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0804430.htm

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4964757.ece

 ~ A word for your week ~ John 15:18-21

The troubles the church is facing is for the obvious reason, the world hates our God. The troubles that you have been through are not about you, it’s about your God. The enemy through the systems of the world is attacking God’s people because God chose us out from the world to be His own. But be encouraged, if you suffer or are reproached for Him, then, the Spirit of God and of glory is upon you (1 Peter 4:14)

 ~ Prophetic blast ~

As you begin a new week, I prophesy that…

Ø  Your week shall be one of overcoming every obstacle and opposition the enemy brings against you!

Ø  Your life shall be filled with kingdom exploits and kingdom victories!

Ø  The enemy shall not have the upper-hand in any aspect of your life!

Ø  As you take a stand for Christ, the entire power and might of heaven shall stand for you!

Ø  Your testimony shall be great!

 

Have a great week!

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Sunny