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Monday, 30 May 2016

A female student in the Department of Library Science,
Faculty of Education, Bayero University Kano (BUK), has
ended her life by taking an insecticide.
She left a suicide note saying that she has failed to meet a
dateline for the registration of an elective course.
In the note she said, “I will not apply for course suspension
my academics is all I live for, if I can’t get it right, f**k
existing.”
The student, Sarah Imoleaya Ighidabo, from Edo State, failed
an elective course unit in the faculty of sciences after
missing examinations and was made to repeat the course.
Ms Ighidalo had passed all her major courses in Library
Science.
But by missing registration of her elective course, meant that
she was not enrolled for the course during the semester and
had to retake the course next year.
However, on Thursday May 12, 2016, the deceased went to
the faculty’s office to see if anything could be done about
her case, but she found out that it was too late to make any
amends.
Consequently, she became restless, left the office and
descended the stairs to where she had kept her bag. There,
she was said to have written a suicide note and brought out
a container of Sniper insecticide used mostly in driving away
soil borne pests and drank it. She left her mobile phone,
charger, suicide note, her bag and the container under the
staircase and returned to the office.
A source in the Computer Science Department told Daily
Trust that soon after the student was told that her
registration for the course was incomplete due to a late
registration, she left the office without talking to anybody.
The source added that it seemed the student had already
planned the suicide even before she encountered some
challenges in the process of her registration.
“She drank the insecticide under the staircase and left the
container, her handbag, phone charger and other belongings
in a hidden corner,” the source said.
“When she returned to the office, she began to complain of a
chest pain and, in no time, she lost her consciousness. She
was then rushed to the university clinic.
“But the problem was beyond the university clinic and she
was taken to AKTH (Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital) and that
was where she died,” said the source.
Immediately after the incidence occurred, the news went
round the campuses and sent the faculty into a state of
shock.
Daily Trust gathered that by the time that the news of her
death filtered out, the empty container of the Sniper, her
handbag, registration forms, bank payment receipts and
phone charger were discovered by some students under the
staircase.
The registration forms contained her name, registration
number (Edu/12/LIS/00195), mode of entry, which is Direct
Entry (DE), date of birth (01/01/1970), local government of
origin (Etsako East local government) and her state of origin,
Edo State.
The forms also contained her home address (Yelwa
Television, Kaduna), her marital status, (single) and her next
of kin.
Philomena Umoru was stated as her mother’s name. She
resides in the same area in Kaduna.
The student’s payment form of N29, 000 in the First Bank of
Nigeria, Kuje branch, also contained her phone number and
email address.
On the top of the form and at its bottom, a hand writing
indicating: “Library & Information Science LIS4205,” was
seen.
At the back of one of the two forms, the student wrote a
message that read: “I will not apply for course suspension.
My academic is all I live for. If I can’t get it right, fuck
existing.”
Daily Trust learnt that a similar message was found in her
room outside the campus.
Sources told Daily Trust that, already, the university
management had received an interim report about the
incidence from the concerned head of department.
The university’s authority, it was gathered, is still
investigating the incidence.
Efforts to reach the Director Public Affairs Ahmed Shehu
were not successful. He sent a text message saying he was
in a meeting.
When contacted by phone, the Police Public Relations
Officer, Kano State Command, Deputy Superintendent Musa
Majia said the University authorities have reported the case
to police on Monday and that the Commissioner, Alhaji
Maigari Abbati had ordered the transfer of the case to the
Criminal Investigation Departme[truncated by WhatsApp]
*IDEAS ARE SEEDS*                                   Many do not understand the workings of God.He did not say He will multiply your bread but seeds.Ideas are seeds.God knows that a multiplied seed is automatically bread and fruits in abundance.                                                Those with the bread mentality cannot rule tomorrow.invest in your today and harvest the fruits of your seed tomorrow.Take into cognizance,the story of the servants entrusted with different number of talents.the one with tomorrow in mind invested theirs and had their talents multiplied but the  servants with one talent went to bury his own and lost even the little that he had.                                                           You can live the multiplied life.Birth the sowing mentality in your mind now and harvest the glories of tomorrow.Your little can be converted to much.forget not the days of thy little beginning.                                                                            As believers,we've been called into a life full of delegated rights.If you are born again,it is now your new birth right to salvation,health,joy,wealth,victory,power,and all things that accompanies salvation.Don't despise it rather conceive them in your mind  and you will birth them in reality.                                        #Team-WC

Saturday, 28 May 2016

At Last!! EFCC Officially Receives A Petition Against Jonathan


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has formally received a petition asking the agency to probe ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on the alleged mismanagement of Billions of Dollars that was released to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for arms purchase.
The petition is also requesting the EFCC to invite Jonathan for interrogation on why he made N400m public funds available to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, for personal and private party use.
Details of the first petition the EFCC will formally receive demanding the investigation of Jonathan.
According to findings, the petition dated May 24, 2016 came from a former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Ikenna Ejezie, through his counsel, Barrister Osuagwu Ugochukwu.
Both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, were copied the petition.
The petition reads:
“We are solicitors to Hon. Ikenna Ejezie hereinafter called our client and with you as he has instructed.
“Our client is requesting you to, in the public interest, invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for questioning and possible prosecution over his role in the misuse of $2.1billion through the Office of the National Security Adviser (Col. Sambo Dasuki rtd) and disbursement of N400million funds to Olisa Metuh for personal and private political party use.
“Our client notes that Dasuki had stated severally whilst in your commission that the $2.1b was authorized for disbursement by ex-Pres Jonathan for arms purchase, but later turned out to be for selfish purpose.
“Olisa Metuh also had admitted that former President Jonathan transferred and/or authorized release of N400m public funds to his account for political campaign of Jonathan rather than for public interest.
“Our client informed us that the confession of Olisa Metuh is contained in his criminal statement with the EFCC. Our client is thus shocked that in spite of the implication of ex-President Jonathan in the current prosecution of Metuh and Dasuki, the former President has not been invited for his statement to be taken nor has he been prosecuted by the EFCC as co-accused/defendant.
“Our client herewith requests that the ex-President be invited for questioning and to commence prosecution as he was the one who did authorize the disbursement of the $2.1billion and N400million public funds that were illegally abused and misappropriated by Dasuki and Metuh who are both standing trial in various courts in Abuja.
“Our client demands that this request be responded to within seven days from the receipt of this letter and as quickly as possible.”
The day was very promising and Nora could not ask for more.. Looking at the sky through her window,she smiled an turned around. Stretching herself out of tiredness,she pulled off her sweater,put on her"walking out" boots,put her ear piece in her phone and headed for the door.
"Helen good morning"
"Hello dearie,off for your exercise"?
"Yes,what can I do"?
"You can agree that you are perfect the way you are and let go of the exercise"
"Na Na,not  happening,this shape of mine must remain and I need my nervous system to be alert all through today".
"I see,well exercise ain't mine till further notice"
"I know,but obviously I like it"
"Any date today"?
"Well yes,later in the afternoon"
"How is he doing"?
"Lovelier than ever" Becky said smiling..
"Alright,go on"
"Thanks,,, see you later".
Rushing out the door,Nora looked at the sky and smiled..
"It ain't gonna rain today"she said to herself.
Putting her piece in her ears,she turned the volume of the song higher and walked down the street.


Looking at his wristwatch,Frank hissed with all disdain he could gather and left the bed. After such long hours of sleep, he still felt tired.
"You won't get me"he said softly and stood on his feet. He got rid of his pajamas and headed for the bathroom. Taking a quick bath,he dressed quietly and picked p his phone.
He screwed his contact until he got to the name"Jane"and pressed the dialing key.
After trying the line for about 4times,someone finally picked the call.
"Hello"
"Hi baby,how was your night"? Frank asked
"Cool"
"Wow;he said after a while"
"Won't you ask me about my night"?
"Frank how was your night"?
"Well it was fine,dreamt of you"
"Good to know"
"Hope you will still be able to make our lunch today"?
"Well I will try"
"I don't get it,I discussed this with you yesterday and today you are saying you will try? What is going on"?
"Nothing......I will try to make lunch"
"But for goodness sake,you don't have anything doing today apart from house chores I.........OK,will come over"
"For what"? Jane asked,sounding really angry"
"To see you of course"
"Sorry Frank I don't want you to come"
"Excuse me"?
"I will make our lunch date,just before there"
"Of course I will be there"
"Alright,see you"
'Bye.....Later....Love you'.
'Whatever'.
Ignoring the rude answer of Jane,Frank dropped the phone on the table and continued dressing. He smiled as his eyes caught sight of his family picture. Sitting down on the chair,he picked up the picture and looked at it closely.'Smiling faces' he thought. 'God bless you all' he said aloud,placing the picture back on the table.
Looking at his wall clock for the second time, he picked up his bible and read a few verses. Said a quick prayer on is knees and headed for the kitchen..


Getting up from the bed lazily Jane shipped her legs into her soft slippers and yawned  she picked up her robe from the door of the wardrobe and fling it over her shoulder. 'Twelve thirty' she said angrily and went into the bathroom. Brushing the rogue hair off her face,she rub her eyes with both hands and stared at herself in the mirror. She took her time to look at her eyelashes,nose and lips then washed her face with water from the hand washer and stepped out of the bathroom.
"Hi baby"said Dave sleeping
"Hi Jane replied with a lovely smile and sat at the foot of the bed.
"Slept OK"?
"Yes I did" you?
"With you by my side?of course I did"
"Haha"laughed Jane happily
"Yes I slept OK".
"Good to know".
Pulling off the robe,she changed her clothes into a jean trousers and a brown T-shirt. Brushing her hair,she gathered her makeup into her makeup bag.
"Going already"? Dave asked
"Yes baby. Its already way past twelve and I have lots of house chores to attend to. The earlier the better".
"You really don't need a maid"?
"Huh,here we go again. OK I do"
"Yes" Dave said happily
"But not right now. When I get married".
"Yes. But as a student? No.....I don't".
"If you say so".
"I have already said so..…but thanks a lot for your concern baby"she said moving to the bed. Giving him a quick kiss,she picked up her phone and placed it in her handbag.
"You received a calk angrily today. Or was I dreaming"? Dave said curiously
"No,I did receive a call angrily"._
"Who was it"?
"My sister's boyfriend. I have told him several times that if they have a problem he should keep me out of it an sort it out with her"
"So"?
"He won't listen,he keeps calling me to help him beg her"
"No wonder you said you could not make it"
"Yes,he wanted to talk about it over lunch...am done".
"That's my girl"
"Ahan......Did you sleep at all,its like you heard everything?
"No.....I slept off after you said you were not sure you could make it".
"Oh........nice.
"Ready to go"?
"Uhm"
"Wait let me drop you off"
"No need darling,I will take  a cab as usual"
"Why do you hate the idea of me dropping you at your place"?
"Because I don't want my neighbours to feel intimidated"
"Seriously?"asked Dave with disbelief
"Haha....go get dressed baby,you are dropping off... Just pulling your legs".
"Whew....Don't do that again...I was already getting angry".
"I noticed and am sorry"she said smiling happily
"You are enjoying this,ain't you"
"Of course I am....seeing you angry is rare"
"Whatever"
"Am sorry"she said shaking his shoulder
"Alright,let go and change"
"Go on....I will wait at the sitting room"
"No need. I will use the...
"Don't worry baby. I feel safer at the sitting room... If you understand what I mean"
Uhm....OK....go ahead"
"Cute". Getting up,she picked up her handbag and went to the sitting room.
From Dr Juliet Ejere.

Nigerian Economy Infected With Ebola, HIV/AIDS; We Spent 1 Year Planning – Lai Mohamed


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Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday in Kano that the present administration spent its first year in office planning how to make Nigeria a better country.
Mohammed stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, stressing that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration spent its first year in office blocking the leakages to stop stealing of public funds.
“Those who served under the past government stole so much money. They were richer than government. We came into government when the country was infected with all sorts of diseases,” he said.
“Nigerian’s economy was infected with Ebola, HIV/AIDS and all other sorts of diseases by some corrupt people.
But the federal government is working very hard to fix the country and gradually things have started taking shape,” the minister stressed.
Mohammed, who said he was in Kano for the federal government’s town hall meeting which was launched in Lagos State, added that the idea of such meetings was to inform Nigerians on the new administration.
Governor Ganduje described the meeting as timely, saying: “Without adequate communication, many activities of government would perish.
Rumour mongers would achieve their aims, while suspicion and ignorance will continue to affect governance negatively.”
He pointed out that the meeting was a two-way traffic where government would tell people its policies and plans, while the people in return would tell government their aspirations and problems.
- See more at: http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/2016/05/28/nigerian-economy-infected-ebola-hivaids-spent-1-year-planning-lai-mohamed/#sthash.0dho534m.dpuf
The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Rom 11:29 .Good morning all😘
I am encouraged by this.
Few days ago, I walked into a restaurant to have lunch. Immediately I settled down, I hurriedly placed my order (I was damn hungry - *LOL*), I just couldn't wait to eat a sumptuous meal. But things didn't go the way I'd expected it, something else happened.

After almost about 30mins of waiting for my order, 3 guys walked in to have lunch and of course placed their orders. Amazingly, almost immediately, they were served while I was still waiting for my order.

This got me a little angry and then i beckoned on the lady who took my order to inquire why I haven't been served and why the other guys who just walked in already got their foods.

Then the lady said to me politely, "Sir You Made A Very Special Order & I'll Take Time To beautifully Prepare It For You; the other guys just ordered for snacks!"

Hmmm.... that got me thinking. I took something from there - and that's the word for you today. I learnt a very profound lesson that day.

Sometimes in life, when you look around and see all of your friends (even Junior friends) having all the good things of life and it just seems you are the only one still waiting (struggling), you feel angry and depressed. But, here's the truth; You ordered a special kind of food, not just Snacks/Junks.

So, I want to encourage you, your order may seem delayed, friends may seem to be enjoying their meal (LIFE) while you are still waiting, I want you to know that God (The Master Chef) is taking His time to prepare a special delicacy for you and when you are finally served, it's gonna be so sumptuous.

Here's my word for you; Wait Just a little WHILE, Your MEAL is almost ready!

God bless You FRIENDS, I am PROUD of your waiting moment, &  I just can't wait to celebrate your MEAL moments.
 GOOD morning friends.
I call you father, you call me son
You took my burdens n you placed it
On mountain top

I call you daddy, you call me son
You've given me your shoulders 2 lean on

I call you brother, you call me friend
You made a beautiful exchange with for my life

I call you Abba which means father
I may be beau
I may be beautiful bt it's ur life

I will lift up my eyes to the hills
I will lift up my eyes to the hills
I will life up a song of praise to my God
A song of praise to my God
Coz I may b beau
I may be beautiful bt its ur life

God bless you
Its daniesta
A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands.

Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile; my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?

The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other.

The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.

Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.

No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement.

Give others the privilege to explain themselves.  
                           
What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.

Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.

Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.

Those who apologizes first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.

Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you any thing but because they see you as a true friend.

Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.

Those who take out time to chat with you, does not mean they are jobless or less busy, but they know the importance of keeping in touch.

One day, all of us will get  separated  from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything & nothing; the dreams that we had.

Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare... One day our children will see our pictures and ask 'Who are these people?' And we will smile with invisible tears  because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: 'IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH'.
A Bathing soap for 80k?? Will it wash away sins
and sorrows?
• One Eye glasses for 350k?? If I wear it, will I be
able to see the future?
• An Italian shoe for 150k?? Will I be able to walk
on water?
• A Plasma TV for 500k?? Will it show me the
Judgement day on the last day live?
• A Gold plated mobile phone for 3 million naira.
Chai!!! Will I use it to answer heaven's call?
• A Hand Bag for 1.3Million naira?? Will I put my
life inside it?
• 2 million naira for a table in comedy show.
Which kind
laugh I never laugh before?
• 3 Million naira per year at a university. After
graduation, will they make me the president?
Sometimes, I wonder why some people spend like
craze, knowing fully well that there are hungry
children in the streets roaming about naked.
1. The smallest act of kindness you show, can
change someone's life.
2. Remember, money only brings happiness if you
help people with it.
3. Let someone say to you, BECAUSE OF YOU I
DIDN'T GIVE UP !!!
When God blesses you financially,
don't just raise your STANDARD OF LIVING, also
raise your STANDARD OF GIVING.


POWER OF YOUR MIND                                    As he think,so he is.                                     The mind of a man is the centre of his mental altitude,purpose and ideas.An individual's state of mind is the mental attitude that controls his appetite,emotions,feelings and thoughts.                                                  Nothing happens in our life which has not transpired in the mind.it takes only a changed and transformed mind to maintain the belief that God desires is to see us live a victorious daily life.Many say life is upward and downward but what does the scripture say about the life of the righteous?   Prov.4:8; But the path of the just is as a shining light that shines more and more unto the perfect day.                                                     Your path as a believer is to blossom endlessly and not shrivel like a dead flower.For this to happen,the light of God must first shine in you so that it can shine through you because you are the light of the world,a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.God expects you to shine more unto perfection.





just saw this nice story with a wonderful lesson and thought to share it with u all, pls enjoy:

An aging King realized that if he died he has no one to take over the throne. He decided to adopt a son.

He launched a competition and 10 boys made it to the top. The King said to them, "I have one last test and whoever comes top will become my adopted son and heir to my throne".

He gave each boy a seed of corn and told them to take the seed home, plant and nurture it for 3 weeks. The 10 boys took their seeds and ran home to plant their seeds.

In one home, the boy and his parents were sad when the seed failed to sprout. The boy had done everything but he failed.

His friends advised him to buy a seed and plant it but his God fearing parents who had always taught him honesty refused.

The day came and the 10 boys went to the palace. All the 9 boys were successful.

The King went to each boy asking – “Is that what came out of the seed I gave you?" And each boy said "Yes, your majesty". The King would nod and move down the line until the last boy in the line who was shaking with fear.

The King asked him - "What did you do with the seed I gave you?" The boy said "I planted it and cared for it your majesty but it failed to sprout." The King went to the throne with the boy and said, "I gave these boys boiled seeds and a boiled seed cannot sprout.

If a King must have one quality, it must be honesty and only this boy passed the test.” We live in a society where people will do anything for success.

God sometimes does not give us things because He wants to teach us a lesson.

How many people out there have achieved success the wrong way? How many people send their children to expensive schools and build houses, buy expensive cars with stolen money?

How many people are occupying top positions yet they stole the certificates? How many people are successful out there at all costs?

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE CROWNED AS KINGS IN HEAVEN FOR BEING FAITHFUL UNTIL THE END? I PRAY THAT I BE FAITHFUL TILL THE END!!!

Please be faithful to God no matter what life throws at you, even if life gives you boiled seed.

Good morning y'all
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! ��

If TECNO could ping before NOKIA… Who told you that all your mates who started work before you would make it before you?

If CIVIL DEFENSE could carry gun before ROAD SAFETY… Who told you it’s by how far? It’s by how well.

If GARRI could sell more than INDOMIE after all the adverts… Who told you that you must dress indecently to attract men?

If Ex-president JONATHAN didn’t have shoes before he became the President, but now wears different shoes per hour… Who told you that you would continue being poor?

If tomatoes can be more expensive today than apple... who says you are less important than your friends who schooled abroad because you schooled in Nigeria?πŸ™„

If they could tie a COW with just a rope despite its size, but must use a strong chain to hold a dog… Who is that person that says you are worse than nothing?

Don’t worry too much about your current situation, just believe in yourself.

Goodluck...

Monday, 23 May 2016

How dare you?
Blame us for the lack of knowledge of our native language,
When u told us speaking it in school made us sound savage. How dare you?
Blame us for not acting as the Sons of the soil,
When your fathers allowed our soil to get drowned in oil.How dare you?
Blame us for becoming the vultures hoovering above our dying culture,
When it was you who starved it and let them turn our oracles to
sculptures.
gods went from being revered in shrines, to being displayed in museums
and their “so-called” offering of a bloodless religion, became the
sacrifice for godless decisions.I know that is amala but,How dare you?
Blame me for not wanting to taste it, When all you did in my first
12 years was slave me to hate it.
How dare you?
Blame the Daughters. When the Fathers joined the strangers to gang-rape
Mother Africa and sold her Sons to bleed, breed and become the bastard
children of America!
How dare you?
Blame us for not righting your wrongs.
How dare you?
Blame us for not writing your songs.
How dare you?
Blame me for this shame I wear.
When you are the reason for this pain I bear.
How dare you?
How dare you?!!

Nigeria; 7 Years Of Plenty vs The Great Famine

Since the government announced the deregulation of PMS I have seen different versions of interpretations, some in support, some against the policy and some reflective of the previous attempt by the government in 2012 to deregulate the PMS. In all of this the simple explanation is we failed to save when we had plenty and it has coming back to hunt us badly. While the previous administration inherited crude in its best years which sold for the average of $77.38, $107.46, $109.45, 105.87 and $96.24 between 2010 to December 2014 respectively, the current government inherited rather lowest price of crude in more than a decade and a half $49.49 in 2015 and it is currently being sold at an average of $29.96. What I’m trying to point out is we had our chance but we blew it.
A lot of us didn’t support deregulation then because we didn’t trust the previous government and that government had enough to finance subsidy and still restore our refineries to full capacity but they chose to waste the nations resources thinking it will continue to rain, but news flash: we are in a time of drought. We had our Joseph moment but didn’t utilize it.
The country doesn’t have the reserve to finance subsidy because of the previous government’s mismanagement, our crude out put is at a 22yrs minimum due to recent vandalism of pipelines by the so called “Niger Delta Avengers” and the government can no longer finance the subsidy rigime so they have to suspend it and free the market for competition but its citizens are yet to come to terms to the realities of today, they still think we are still in the days of plenty so they want the government to continue payment of subsidy and still deliver on her campaign promises but that’s a little far fetched. The previous government did not save for rainy days so we are socked in this together. It is time to make serious and concious adjustment So we either keep our heads up or drown.

All I see is fake smiles’ – Justin Bieber puts award ceremonies on blast

Justin Bieber condemns award shows
There seems to be a lot going on withJustin Bieber lately, as the singer continues to be overly critical of situations he finds himself in.
After recently declaring his decision to stop granting fans the opportunity to take pictures with him, the 22-year-old has now blasted award ceremonies, saying all he sees is ‘fake smiles’.
Despite recently bagging the 2016Billboard awards for ‘Top Male Artist’ and ‘Top Social Media Artist’, Bieber says he no longer finds joy in the ‘scripted’ events, as he feels little or no emotions before or after award ceremonies.
‘I don’t know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you guys and your support. But I don’t feel good when I’m there nor after,’ he wrote on his Instagram less than 24hrs after performing his hit songs, ‘Sorry’ and ‘Company’ at the Las Vegas event.
Hypocrite? Bieber receives award
Hypocrite? Bieber receives award
‘I try to think of it as a celebration but can’t help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with.’
He continued by saying he’d rather perform at a regular show for teeming fans who are more connected to his music than to an audience who don’t seem to care.
When I’m doing a regular show I feel they are there for the right reasons and to strictly have a good time! But these award shows seem so hollow. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy.’
Bieber poses with several award plaques
Bieber poses with several award plaques
Justin further expressed he’s more about his inner feelings and fulfillment, Sure there are people truly proud of others so I don’t want to knock them I’m just looking at the vast majority. I just think to myself if I’m living my purpose I want the reward to be fulfillment. I’m getting awarded for the things that I’m doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award someone’s spirit lol.
But When I do get these awards the temptation of putting my worth in what I do is so hard to fight!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can’t feel the recognition. There’s an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.. Sorry not sorry about grammar it’s not my strong point,’ he wrote in conclusion.
Who knows, this might just compel awards organisers to excuse Mr Bieber next time…

Friday, 20 May 2016

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Quotes:

1. Rich people believe "I create my life." Poor people believe "Life happens to me."
2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
7. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
9. Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
10. Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
11. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
12. Rich people think "both". Poor people think "either/or".
13. Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.
14. Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
15. Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
16. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
17. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.”

― T. Harv
You are unique!

Think what a remarkable and miraculous thing it is to be you! Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not ONE of them is like YOU!
No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talents, appearance, friends, acquaintances, burdens, sorrows and opportunities.

No, one's hair grows exactly the way yours does. No one's finger prints are like yours. No one has the same combination of secret inside jokes and family expressions that you know.

The few people who laugh at all the same things you do, don't sneeze the way you do. No one prays about exactly the same concerns as you do. No one is loved by the same combination of people that love you - NO ONE!

No one before, no one to come. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE!

Enjoy that uniqueness. You do not have to pretend in order to seem more like someone else. You weren't meant to be like someone else. You do not have to lie to conceal the parts of you that are not like what you see in anyone else.

You were meant to be different. Nowhere ever in all of history will the same things be going on in anyone's mind, soul and spirit as are going on in yours right now.

If you did not exist, there would be a hole in creation, a gap in history, something missing from the plan for humankind.

Treasure your uniqueness. It is a gift given only to you. Enjoy it and share it!

No one can reach out to others in the same way that you can. No one can speak your words. No one can convey your meanings. No one can comfort with your kind of comfort. No one can bring your kind of understanding to another person.

No one can be cheerful and lighthearted and joyous in your way. No one can smile your smile. No one else can bring the whole unique impact of you to another human being.

Share your uniqueness. Let it be free to flow out among your family and friends and people you meet in the rush and clutter of living wherever you are. That gift of yourself was given you to enjoy and share. Give yourself away!

See it! Receive it! Let it tickle you! Let it inform you and nudge you and inspire you! YOU ARE UNIQUE!
Don’t shout at your wife when you are talking. It really hurts her. (Proverbs 15:1)
●Do not speak evil of her to anyone. Your wife will become who you call her. (Gen. 2:19)
●Do not share her love or affection with another woman. It is called Adultery. (Matt. 5:28)
●Never compare your wife to another woman. If the other woman was good for you, God would have given her to you. (2 Cor. 10:12)
●Don’t ever allow her to beg you for sex. She owns your body just as you own her body. (1 Cor. 7:5)
●Be gentle and accommodating. She has sacrificed so much to be with you. It hurts her deeply when you are hash and irritating. Be tender. (Eph. 4:2)
●Hide nothing from her. You are now one and she’s your help mate. Let there be no secret you are keeping from her. (Gen. 2:25)
●Do not make negative comment about her body. She risked her life and beauty to carry your babies. She is a living soul not just flesh and blood.
●Do not let her body determine her worth. Cherish and appreciate her even till old age. (Eph. 5:29)
●Never shout at her in the public and in private. If you have an issue to sort with her, do it in the privacy of your room. (Matt. 1:19)
●Thank and appreciate her for taking good care of you, the kids and the house. It is a great sacrifice she is making. (1 The 5:18)
●All women cannot cook the same way; appreciate your wife’s food. It is not easy to cook three meals a day, 365 days a year for several years. (Pro. 31:14)
●Never place your siblings before her. She is your wife. She is one with you. She must come before your family. (Gen. 2:24)
●Invest seriously in her spiritual growth. Buy books, tapes and any material that will edify her and strengthen her walk with God. That’s the best thing you can do for her. (Eph. 5:26)
●Spend time with her to do Bible study and pray. (James 5:16)
●Make time to play with her and enjoy her company. Remember when you are dead, she’s gonna be by your grave but your friends may be too busy to attend your funeral. (Ecc. 9:9)
●Never use money to manipulate or control her. All your money belongs to her. She is a joint heir with you of the grace of God. (1 Pet. 3:7)
●Do not expose her weakness. You will be exposing yourself too. Be a shield around her. (Eph. 5:30)
●Honour her parents and be kind to her siblings. (SOS 8:2)
●Never cease to tell her how much you love her all the days of her life. Women are never tired of hearing that. (Eph. 5:25)
●Grow to be like Jesus. That’s the only way you can be a good and godly husband. (Rom. 8:29)
SAVE A HOME TODAY
PASS IT ON







Our protection is in Christ!
If a helpless baby could be alive after two days of a devastating quake, you shouldn't doubt that God is able to protect.

Isa  54:14   In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

Ecuador's quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured around 16,600 people and left 58 missing along the country's ravaged Pacific coast. One hundred and thirteen people were rescued from damaged buildings. "These have been sad days for the homeland," President Rafael Correa said during his weekly television broadcast earlier on Saturday. "The country is in crisis."Several strong tremors and more than 700 aftershocks have continued to shake the country since the major quake, sparking momentary panic but little additional damage. Tremors are expected to continue for several weeks. With close to 7,000 buildings destroyed, more than 25,000 people were living in shelters. Some 14,000 security personnel were keeping order in quake-hit areas, with only sporadic looting reported.

A Baby found alive a couple of days after Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquakelast week claimed upto 654 people, the country'semergency management authority had said.
#ALIVE IN CHRIST

Reinforce Your Prayer Life!

Luke 18:1
ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to [a]turn coward (faint, lose heart

Prayer is not wat d holy spirit does for u...rather wat he longs to do via u.

Prayer doesn't happen to u jst bcos ur saved-prayer is a training. Its an act. U learn it.
U cultivate d habit jst d way u do every oda habit.

We dnt wait to b led to pray or feel high in d spirit before we pray.

Prayer ought to b ceaseless 1These 5:17
Always Lk 18:1

Jesus did same Lk 5:16
Paul same Eph 3:14

So PRAYER IS A NECESSARY TASK in Christianity.

The readin or study of the word is to birth a prayer man out of u.

One who truly studies d word will be given to prayers.
It IS SELF DECEIT TO SAY "I LIKE TO STUDY D WORD MORE THAN I PRAY"
That's laziness speaking.

To the man who thinks so, I'd respond

The word itself outlines several prayer points(d Pauline, Peterine, Juanine/Jesus' prayer points - u no dey see dem abi? U go blind wen u get to such portions abi?

Wat proofs u are effectively studying d word is d fervency of ur prayer life-it grows stronger n more consistent.

GOD WOULD RATHER TRUST A MAN OF PRAYER THAN A MAN OF KNOWLEDGE.

Knowledge can easily breed selfishness n pride...but prayer births selflessness n demonstrates humility.

DAILY PRAYER IS NOT A CHOICE OR OPTION-Its a necessity-mandatory for a MINISTER.

It will produce wisdom and direction in u n more so, help handle knowledge in love!

IF UR NOT PRAYING DAILY, YOU ARE JUST LAZY. NO EXCUSE.

cos u hv ur bath daily n brush ur teeth.
You talk daily

If u can talk daily, u can n shud pray daily.

IF U LOVE PREACHING TO PIPO OR POSTING TINS ON FB etc more than u love praying daily, u wil never rise above average- mark my words.
If u are looking for appraisals n applauds of men, sure u wil get dat from pipo like urself.

UR NOT WORTHY TO LEAD A SINGLE PERSON IF U LOVE TALKING N POSTIN TINS MORE DAN U PRAY

Posting tins n preaching can readily get u recognition. It appeals to d flesh.....but in prayer, no one even knows ur praying. It appeals to d spirit.

TRAIN URSELF IN DAILY PRAYERS.



EFFECTIVENESS IN CONSISTENT PRAYER LIFE

Why prayer seem like a burden to many saints especially younger ones is due to d follow following reasons:

They dont hv a prayer list- no particular person or concern in mind...so deir prayer has no direction. And wen u travel witout a direction in mind, boredom sets in

2-dey hv no regular fixed prayer time.
It's one tin to PRAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP...But it's anoda tin to WAKE UP AND PRAY!
The later is wat makes ministers!

3- They think prayer is for wen der is trouble and wen u need power.

NB:if u only pray wen der's trouble den ur really in trouble-Satan has u where he wants u.

And if u only pray wen u want to go n preach den ur like a pipe, connected to a water source, used to water flowers n plants but itself never gets wet.

ACTION!

Now write out at least 12 pipo ur going to start praying for(they could b saints, unsaved, pastors etc)

Choose a day in d week to always pray for dem

Choose a specific time n place on dat day

Allocate time for each of d 12 pipo(eg: u cud say i will pray for each person for 10minutes. Good)

Pray at least 1hour daily.

Be d kind of saint who WAKES UP TO PRAY

Pray more in d spirit Eph 6:18/1Cor 14:18

Lastly n d MOST IMPORTANT of all....PRAY!!!

Dnt finish writing dese tins n still do notin.

PRAY...PRAY...PRAY.

Be sensitive to d spirit... He will lay burdens n tins in ur hrt he wants u to pray for.....do it!

Sometimes he may hv u spend more Dan d allocated time for a particular person.do it.

However, just PRAY!!!




Lifestyle isn't a competition
You were born in a first class hospital, I was delivered at home, we both survived.

You went to a private primary school and I went to a public school, we both ended in the same high school.

You woke up from the bed and I woke from the floor, we both had a peaceful night rest.

Your outfits are all expensive, mine are all simple and cheap, we both still cover our nakedness.

You ate fried rice and roasted chicken, I ate local made food but we both still ate to our satisfaction.

You ride on Lexus jeep, Range Rover, G Wagon, Hummer Jeep and I use public transport but we still got to our various destination.

You may be reading this post from your Sony xperia, BB Z10, Q10, Samsung Galaxy 6edge, IPhone6+ and I typed it with my Touch one broken screen, we still see the message.

Lifestyle is not a competition and there are different ways to get a lot of things done, different lanes all leading to the same destination. Just because your neighbour is doing things faster does not mean you are failing.

Happiness doesn't come from having everything, but making the best out of what you have, it's all about how you see yourself.

Happiness is not having what you like. Happiness is liking what you have and being content.

War against pre_marital Sex

Someone wrote this and you will like it. Happy reading.
Is there any benefit in male virginity?
Sir, I have a question to ask you about male virginity. I have observed that female virginity is accorded more attention or better put, more importance than that of males. We have heard countless reasons why a female must maintain and keep her virginity. Now my question is, what does a boy, man, or guy benefit from being chaste? Would your wife appreciate it when you finally tie the knot? Needless to say I am one of them. Thanks.
My RESPONSE:
Male virginity, I love this. I was a twenty-seven-year-old virgin when I got married. My wife was also a virgin. Does virginity, whether male or female, accord benefits? Yes. Let me share one. On my wedding night, I had sex for the first time. It was November 4, 2000. That night, I had nothing to compare the experience with. I couldn't say it was better than sex with Ngozi, or the same as sex with Ruth, or any other lady in the world. No conflict existed in my mind. My wife couldn’t compare me with some dude or playboy.
That night with Tonye, my one and only wife, was great sex not better sex and I didn’t have to compare our sex life with various pornography styles. This is the beauty of virginity––a clean heart and a clean mind. We are having even better sex after fifteen years of practise with one another and our bed, by God’s grace, remains undefiled. ( Yes! Fifteen years anniversary celebration is a few days time!!!)
My brother, There was no intruder into our temples before we consummated our marriage, and there has been none ever since. Like Adam and Eve, we have been naked and not ashamed.
This does not mean I didn't have my struggles with sex. I got born again at sixteen, attended university of Benin, was a leader on campus, and I had my fair share of exposures to very fine babes (in and out of church fellowships). I had narrow escapes and was only saved by grace and mercies of God. I struggled with masturbation, until Christ gave me victory. I battled with lust and thoughts of evil. I confronted fatal attractions and sometimes, I lost some battles.
Nevertheless, Christ gave me victory. He taught me the principles of sexual purity. I learnt the path and the power of God. Above all, I learnt, "NEVER TEMPT TEMPTATION."
But hear me, If guys are supposed to be sex experts on their wedding nights, who would they have practised with? If ladies are supposed to be virgins on their wedding nights, who gave practice sessions to the guys? If guys seek to marry only virgins, who will marry the ladies they had practised with earlier? The answers to these questions should guide the way we relate with each other. Therefore, young guy, please do not leave virginity to the ladies alone. Please, defend and keep your virginity.
Today, I give you a charge. Rise up to be a true man. Defend "our little" sister around you. Don't take advantage of her. If she seduces you, be a Joseph. If she bathes naked, tell her your name is not David. If she allures you like Delilah, tell her that a greater than Samson lives in you. My friend, no more excuses. Our ladies are tired of broken men with empty trousers!
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@War against pre_marital Sex
The Value Of A Smile   :)

The value of a smile is priceless, yet it is the cheapest, easiest, most rewarding and most sincere gift to anyone that crosses your path. A smile makes a person's day, anybody's day even a stranger's day. A smile is infectious. Start infecting people with your smile today.

A smile is nature's best antidote for discouragement. It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are sad, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated.

A smile is so valuable that it can't be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will. You have to be willing to give a smile away before it can do anyone else any good.

So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile, let him have one of yours anyway. Nobody needs a smile as much as the person who has none to give.                                                                         So give your smile, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can and every time you can. Give it a try and your world will smile back at you.
REASONS TO BE IN THIS GROUP
   
    ''Alone I can 'Say' but
    together we can 'talk'.

    'Alone I can 'Enjoy' but
     together we can
    'Celebrate'.
   
    'Alone I can 'Smile' but
    together we can 'Laugh'.

    That's the BEAUTY of
    Human Relations.

    We are nothing without
    each other
 
   πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠSTAY CONNECTED!!πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

            QUOTE OF THE DAY

The razor blade is sharp but can't cut a tree; the axe is strong but can't cut the hair.

            MORALS

Everyone is important according to his/ her unique purpose.. Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes....
You can be in deeper life and your life can still be shallow.

You can attend redeemed church and yet your life remains
unredeemed.

You can be a member of winner's chapel and still not overcome sin
till you die.

You can be in mountain of fire ministry and life is still in the valley.

You can be in salvation ministry and still not be saved from
sin.

You can be in Christ embassy and still be working under satan's embassy.

You can still be in Dunamis and yet u remain powerless.

You can speak in tongues and miss heaven.

You can win souls and miss heaven.

You can see vision and miss heaven.

You can cast out devil and miss heaven.

You can perform miracles and still miss heaven.

You can read the whole bible and miss heaven.

You can attend all fellowship activities and miss heaven.

You can have all pastors lay their hands on you and still miss heaven.

You can have anointing and miss heaven.

You can have all gifts and miss heaven.

You can wield power and auction and still miss heaven.

But you cannot live a HOLY LIFE AND MISS HEAVEN(HEB 12:14, Psalms 24:3-4, 1Tes4:7, 5:22, 1Pet1:14,15. Rev 21:27). Good morning in Jesus' Name, and remember a life that sin still resides is a life unfit for heaven. And if you miss heaven, behold, hell is real!!!
Be safe. Repent today, repent now for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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FRIENDS WE SHOULD AVOID.

1. Unwise friends (The Gossip) - Prov. 20: 19.  "A Gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much".

2. The Quick tempered ( Prov. 22: 24- 25) "Do not make friends with a hot tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or u may learn his ways and get urself ensnared".

3. The Disloyal and discontent. ( Prov 24: 21- 22) " Fear the Lord and the King, my son, and do not join with the rebellious, for those two will send sudden destruction upon them and who knows what calamities they can bring "

4. Self- indulgent ( Prov 28:7) "He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father".

5. The Immoral. (Prov 29: 3) " A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth ".

We should avoid these set of persons because spending a large amount of time with someone literally causes you to pick up their habits. Choose your friends wisely.

HOW DO WE BUILD  WISE FRIENDSHIP.

* The principles of the scripture must govern our lives, the Bible says we should be the salt and light of the world. We can start by being the salt and light in the lives of our friends.

* Our goal should be to meet the needs of the other person rather than our own, we should try think of what is best for the other person.

* Be willing to risk rejection and pain.

* Love sacrificially.

* Be loyal, no matter what happens.

* Be committed to the spiritual growth of the other person.
       Is there anybody that can say their life has improved because they met you?
You can never be the friend God wants you to be untill Jesus is your friend. When the word of God governs your life you will be a better friend.

JoySam.
#ALIVE IN CHRIST

What is Worldly Music ?

The above question propped up in my mind several  years back .

It seemed to me that every time you consciously or unconsciously had any non church song on your lips or mind ,you risked your name been removed from the book of life.

We didn't even stop there ,we got involved in what we called " backs marking " , where tracks of secular musician were played in such a way from back forward and the lyrics different ,we used that for" evangelism " and won enough fake converts using fear ,as many tracks seemed to say satanic things ,but what got my attention was we got the same results when we tried " backs marking " church tracks too,maranatha music tracks too seemed satanic ! We however ensured this was not disclosed as it will destroy our " ministry .

That said .

What is worldly music ?

Anything invented by man or earthly is of this world

Music deals with genres,kinds etc
And from all researches all are Worldly.

All rhythms are of this world.
Slow, fast ,reggae,classical etc acappella,rap ...

Let's look at scriptures

No specified music was called holy and heavenly,

The Old Testament

Psalm 150:3-5 KJV
[3] Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4] Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. [5] Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

These musical equipments were not dropped from heaven into the temple .They could be purchased from the market and learnt and used to create any kind of music .

No specific music was inferred here .

Four Gospels

Jesus used music in the famed " prodigal son " story

Luke 15:23,25 KJV
[23] And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it ; and let us eat, and be merry:
[25] Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

Dancing and merriment .
Different genres of music could produce it,with different accompaniment of instruments.

Jesus is recorded to have sang once and no form of music was explained

Matthew 26:30 KJV
[30] And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Maybe acappella,maybe it was fast or slow ,we can't tell .It appears that's your choice ,as we shall see later .

Book of Acts

Acts 16:25 KJV
[25] And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

Sang praises ,original language says " Psalms " how and what mode of music ? Not specified and definitely no musical equipments

Epistles

1 Corinthians 14:15-17 KJV
[15] What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
[16] Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
[17] For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Singing in tongues ,mode of music not specified .

1 Corinthians 14:26 KJV
[26] How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

Hath a psalm,which need no instruments as seen in acts but could make do with it as was with David .no genre of music was specified

Ephesians 5:19 KJV
[19] Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Colossians 3:16 KJV
[16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

James 5:13 KJV
[13] Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

In all the texts above ,no genre of music is specified .

So we can readily submit ,that there is no such genre of music called Christian ,heavenly or spiritual or gospel .

That said .

What makes a song Christian ,gospel will be its lyrics .

David's psalms were majorly prophetic ,speaking of Christ .

And the content of psalms spoken of in the epistles will speak of Him

Ephesians 5:20 KJV
[20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Colossians 3:16 KJV
[16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms ...

Hebrews 13:15 KJV
[15] By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

What makes it gospel ,is the content .

Does it speak of Christ's sacrifice ? Resurrection ? Ascension ? Seated at the Fathers right hand ? Intercession ? Authority and power .

If it does then ,we have a gospel song.

It must never be sung to entertain!

Singing gospel is preaching ,prophesying ,exalting Christ .

1 Corinthians 2:1-2,4-5 KJV
[1] And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
[2] For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
[4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Christ and Him crucified.

We can also sing in tongues and interpretation .

However ,does this bar a believer from singing another song but gospel .

Music is part of mans culture as we have seen .

To say a Christian can't touch anything musical  that isn't gospel will foreclose education as well and we would have to draw up a very lengthy list of none gospel activities including eating food !

Music can be for entertainment as in the prodigal story

Luke 15:32 KJV
[32] It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Obviously the music was not for worship

Birthday parties ,weddings etc as well

They aren't outreaches or scripturally instructed activities but neither are they barred in scriptures ,even though celebrators could use it to reach others with the gospel nothing allows condemnation for the man who doesn't .

Such events are  worldly and must not be forced into heavenly activities .

Jesus was at one

John 2:1-2 KJV
[1] And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: [2] And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

It was not a Holy Ghost meeting ,food was served and wine .
If music was played ,it wasn't with gospel lyrics .

Paul instructs that we be at liberty to attend such parties

1 Corinthians 10:27 KJV
[27] If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast , and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

Organized by unbelievers to celebrate ,maybe birthdays ,weddings etc

They sure won't be singing " his death is my life " there .

It's for merry .

We can sing to entertain ,merry etc.

If we eat food ,drink non spiritual things and get educated outside scriptures we definitely can sing non spiritual songs .

For example school anthems ,national anthems etc.

Happy birthday songs etc

However ,haven said all these.

Are we at Liberty to do anything ,eat anything ,read anything and listen to and sing anything ?

1 Corinthians 6:12 KJV
[12] All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

No,

We aren't called to unrestrained Liberty .

Galatians 5:13 KJV
[13] For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

1 Peter 2:16 KJV
[16] As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

For example books ,movies and definitely music with clearly with scripturally unacceptable lyrics are a no go area

If a song or movie is said to exalt an idol ,evil spirt ,we must avoid it .

1 Corinthians 8:9-13 KJV
[9] But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
10] For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
[11] And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? [12] But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
[13] Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

Even if you are a very " strong brother " who doesn't get affected by it's content ,you must not ignore "less strong "brethren else your Liberty becomes an offense .

Also songs which exalt the works of the flesh ,illicit sex ,hate,violence are a no no

In case you want to refresh the works of the flesh ,here you have it

Galatians 5:19-21 KJV
[19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
[20] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, [21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

You must watch the lyrics .

Romantic songs for a spouse need not carry " I love you with the love of the lord " but where it gets lewd and suggestive ,caution must be applied .

Obviously songs which Speak of lying ,premarital sex are sinful !

Also

Ephesians 4:29 KJV
[29] Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Corrupt communication is treating scriptures with contempt .

Ephesians 5:4 KJV
[4] Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

And filthy songs too.

Obviously we must sieve what we read ,watch and if that's difficult as they can be subtly slipped into otherwise good movies or music ,we must apply the fast forward control on the remote controls .

Definitely never repeat such lyrics in our speech or singing too.

Romans 12:2 KJV
[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

It's worthy of note that songs have very strong impressions on the human heart .

We must not be careless with what we listen to and sing .

Be free to listen to singers ,Christian or non Christian .

Music is music .

Lyrics can be gospel or non gospel .

When non gospel endeavor to keep unscriptural lyrics out of your mind .

Hope this blesses you .

-By Pst Segun Onayinka
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On Saturday I urgently needed to fix my
cloth as I needed to appear smart where I
was to speak that day. I took the cloth to my
tailor and asked him to fix the little opening
near the pocket.
The man turned the cloth inside out and
then began to TEAR the pocket with his
hands... Hah! I was like, "I said you should
sew, not tear".
So I shouted, 'You are tearing my cloth o'.
But he replied "I KNOW".
Those two words sank into me like a heavy
stone sinks in water. I couldn't talk again.
He's the tailor, and I'm just a customer. Even
though I couldn't relate tearing with sewing
but the Tailor says "I KNOW".
God is saying, 'I KNOW'.
He hears your complaints.
Father, My fiancee just left me... 'I KNOW'.
I have no man to pay my fees... 'I KNOW'
I was rejected at the embassy again... 'I
KNOW'
I have no money to cater for my needs... 'I
KNOW'
So many times when the Lord is fixing us, He
starts by 'tearing' us. Tearing our
confidence in ourselves, Tearing all our
philosophies, Tearing our pride and fake
humility, Tearing the things we call dear and
giving us the truly dear things.
The only thing necessary is wisdom. Wisdom
to know when it is the Lord and when it
isn't the Lord. The devil tears to kill, God
tears to Fix. God tears the old to give you the
new.
God's tearing fire only refines His own.
God's tearing approaches only yields the
peaceable fruit of Righteousness.
So in reality, God tears no man, He only
makes. We call it tearing, He calls it Making.
We call it breaking, He calls it building. He
knows you have need even before you ask.
That's why when we complain... He
responds thus: 'I KNOW'.
For I KNOW the thoughts that I think toward
you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and
not of evil, to give you an expected end.
-JEREMIAH 29:11
Trust God.
My cloth came out better. You are coming
out better too.....