Sunday, 14 August 2016

News Update: Why I visited 20 prostitute - Pope Francis

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Pope Francis described his surprise visit to 20 former prostitutes on Friday as some his activities to mark “Fridays of Mercy”.

According to the pope, “Fridays of Mercy” was termed by him to carry out one unscheduled act of mercy a month on a Friday — mainly in or near Rome — throughout the pope‘s Jubilee year, which started in December and runs to November.

Recall that the pontiff, who has repeatedly described the human trafficking behind much prostitution as “a crime against humanity”, sat down with the group, including four women from Albania, seven from Nigeria and six from Romania.

The other three hailed from Italy, Tunisia and the Ukraine, according to a Vatican statement. The women, all aged around 30, are being sheltered by a Catholic association in an apartment in the Italian capital after being rescued from their pimps.

The 79-year old listened for over an hour to the stories of the former sex slaves, “all of whom suffered serious physical abuse and live under protection,” the Vatican said.

In January, he visited a care home for the elderly and people in a vegetative state, while in February he went to a community for drug addicts. In March he toured a refugee centre before visiting asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos in April.

The pontiff then spent time with the seriously mentally ill in May before visiting old and ill priests in June and dedicating his July “Friday of Mercy” to sick children in Krakow after praying for the victims of the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.

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Sexy Chloe narrowly escape wardrobe malfunction

Chloe Goodman looked like she was ready for bed as she enjoyed a night out in London.

The former Celebrity Big Brother star opted for a slinky dress, resembling a sexy silk dressing gown, as she strutted down the street.

Narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction, the star pouted as the skirt of her wraparound dress lifted up in the wind.

The Ex On the Beach star just about managed to conceal her modesty as carried on sashaying like a pro.

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Man sets fire, kills passenger in Swiss train attack

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A 34-year-old woman has died after a man stabbed several passengers on a train in Switzerland and poured a flammable liquid that caught fire, Swiss police said Sunday.

The 27-year-old suspect also was injured in the fire Saturday, St. Gallen police said. He died Sunday morning.

Several others were hurt in the attack, including a 6-year-old boy, police said.
In addition to the child, a 17-year-old man, a 50-year-old man and at least two women -- ages 17 and 43 -- were taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from burns to stab wounds, police said.

Dozens of passengers were on the train when the attack occurred on the route between Buchs and Sennwald, just before the Salez Station, authorities said.

St. Gallen police said the motive was not clear. They said the suspect was not known to police prior to the attack.

Authorities said they believe the man was acting alone, but stressed the investigation is ongoing. St. Gallen police spokesman Hanspeter Kruesi said the incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack, nor as a "politically motivated or xenophobic crime."

The train was heavily damaged by the fire. Service was shut down on that rail line, and buses were brought in for passengers, police said.


Football: Mourinho 's Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3 - 1

Premier league fixtures and results
Jose Mourinho got his first Premier League campaign as Manchester United manager off to the perfect start with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney put the visitors, who were without world-record signing Paul Pogba through suspension, two goals ahead, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted on his Premier League debut before Adam Smith’s consolation for the Cherries.

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Rio Olympic: Nigeria defeat Croatia to keep dream alive in basketball

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Rio Olympic 2016. Good news for Nigerian Team

Nigeria’s D’Tigers beat Croatia 90-77 to record their first win in the basketball event of the Olympics.

The Nigerian team led in all quarters of the match and never allowed the Europeans the chance to play their kind of game.

Nigeria having lost three games prior to the victory over Croatia will need to beat Brazil, in their last group match for a chance to qualify to the quarter-finals of the event.

D’Tigers suffered losses to Argentina, Lithuania and Spain ahead of their tie with Croatia.

After being well-defeated by Argentina in their opening game, the team put up a better performance against Lithuania, but victory remained elusive.

A late rally by D’Tigers almost turned the tie around with the game ending 89-80.

Against Spain, on Friday morning, their poor start continued as Spain defeated them 96-87.

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Rio Olympics: Siasia's Tactical Approach has put Nigerian Team To Semifinals After Defeating Denmark

Mikel scored and celebrates

Coach Samson Siasia plot to smarch Denmark out of the Rio Olympic has really worked as the Dream Team IV won the game with 2 Nil.
The captain of the Nigerian team and Chelsea striker John Mikel Obi recorded his first Olympic goal as he opened the game and Umar sealed the game with the second goal.

Nigeria team will face Germany in the semi finals. A lot of tweets to congratulate the Dream Team. It is enormous.

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Olympic Shames: Prostitution, violence and crime gripping Rio, the world is watching the show

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Away from the glitz and glamour of the Games are the city's infamous favelas, riddled with violent crime and prostitution.

It is billed as the Greatest Show on Earth.

But the glitz and glamour of the Olympics is taking place against a backdrop of a city gripped by violence, vice and crime.

Even as billions tuned in to see the action this week, three men – suspected gang members who rule the city’s favela slums – were shot dead by cops in a gun battle in north Rio.
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A patrol of the 85,000-strong security forces brought in for the Games were shot at in the Mare favela after taking a “wrong turn”.

And within walking distance of the Olympic Park, where British stars Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill are taking centre stage, underage girls sell their bodies, in a city with 12,000 sex workers.
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In the infamous Vila Mimosa – City of Tender Love – prostitutes made fliers for the Games, offering “cut-price” sex for 40 reals, or £9, almost half the usual price of 75 reals, or £17.

Vila Mimosa, Rio’s oldest and largest prostitution zone, where 3,000 women offer their services in more than 70 bars, has been hit by the deepest recession in a century.
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A flyer printed in English states that an hour’s sex during the Games will cost 60 reals (£13), down from 90 reals (£20), while a threesome is priced at 40 reals (£9) per girl for half an hour, and 80 reals (£18) for an hour.
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Don't Underestimate Your Prayers - Kenneth Copeland

Faith to Faith Daily Devotional

Faith to Faith Devotional

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Topic: Don't Underestimate Your Prayers

Key Verses: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. - 1 Timothy 2:1-2

That verse is clear, isn’t it? The instruction is plain. Yet even in these tumultuous days when our nation is so desperately in need of God’s guidance, most of God’s people don’t do what that verse commands.

Why not?

I believe it’s because most of us are overwhelmed by the problems we see around us. How could my prayers make a dent in the national debt? we think. How could my faith affect foreign policy?

In other words, we fail to pray because we fail to realize just how powerfully our prayers can affect this country.

It’s time we caught hold of that. It’s time we realized that if we’d just be obedient to 1 Timothy 2:1-2, there’s no council of any kind on earth, no king, no president, no congress, no anything that could overthrow God’s purpose for His people.

God has called us to intercede. He has commanded us to pray for those in authority. He has given us His Word, His power, His Name, His authority and His faith. We have all the tools necessary to pray effectively for our government and its leaders.

I urge you to intercede. It is your responsibility as a believer to get involved in the affairs of your country. God wants this great land of ours, and the only way He’s going to get it is through His ambassadors—you and me.

Pray for your nation. Every day. And never again underestimate the world-changing power of those prayers.

Scripture Reading: Daniel 2:1-30

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A Depth of Depravity - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Daily Manna Devotional

Daily Manna Devotional

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Topic: A Depth Of Depravity

Text: 2 Samuel 2:12-18

Key Verse: "And they caught every one his fellow by the head, and thrust his sword in his fellow's side; so they fell down together: wherefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon" (2 Samuel 2:16).

The battle recorded in this passage is one of several others in the Bible which benefited neither of the warring parties. The reason was the carnal motive behind it. It arose as a result of what Bible scholars have attributed ton"self-imposed duty". Israel was divided after the death of Saul and Jonathan with David the son of Jesse ascending the throne.

There was murderous tension between the house of David and that of Saul. David ruled from Hebron in the south and he had Abner, Saul's army commander and cousin, as his rival. An issue needed to be resolved: who was greater militarily, David's house led by Joab or Saul's led by Abner? Abner suggested a traditional method. Twelve champions were picked from each side to engage each other in a "dagger match". The side with more survivors would be declared the winner.

All the twenty-four warriors died. No strategic victory was claimed by either side in this destructive war. Indeed it later led to the avoidable death of the fleet-footed Asahel, brother of Joab. He met his end during a stubborn pursuit of Abner who repeatedly warned him to back off. The contests in this passage were all undertaken by the protagonists without a recourse to the counsel of God. It explains why there is no mention of God in the text. The actors were on purely selfish missions.

Man cannot do without God. The lesson we learn is that the Christian must not go into battle without God. This is confirmed by Jesus Christ in John 15:5: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing". n

Thought for the day: A walk without God is a walk without sound judgment.

Bible Reading in one Year: Job 16-18.

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Mantles Through Prayers - Dr. Paul Enenche

Seed of Destiny Devotional

Seed of Destiny Devotional

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Topic: Mantles Through Prayers

SCRIPTURE: The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. – James 5:16b

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be prayer-less is to be mantle-less.

A mantle is everything a person needs in order to succeed in life’s assignment. It was the secret of Elisha (2 Kings 2:9-13). The mantle is needed to successfully handle the future.

A mantle is attained at the place of passionate, sincere and genuine prayer (James 5:16).

Now, there are four components of a mantle that can be attained at the place of prayer.

1. Grace: The Throne of prayer is the Throne of grace. It is at the place of prayer that we can connect the grace of God (Hebrews 4:16).
2. Fresh oil: The place of prayer is the place of fresh Oil (Zechariah 4:12-14). To stand in the Presence of God is to connect and transmit the Oil.
3. Power: You connect power at the place of prayer (Acts 4:33).
4. Strength: The strength of man is renewed at the place of prayer.

Beloved, to be prayerless is to be mantleless, graceless and oil-less. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: To be prayerless is to be mantleless.

1. Pray without ceasing.
2. Ensure that your prayer altar is always burning.

PRAYER: O LORD, I thank You for Your Word to me today. Clothe me with the garment of prayer in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Nothing provokes the manifestation of the Almightiness of God like the helplessness of man. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Nehemiah 7:73b to 9:21, 1 Corinthians 9:1 to 18, Psalm 33:12 to 22, Proverbs 21:11 to 12.

TODAY IN HISTORY – 14/8/1457: The first book ever printed was   published by a German astrologer named Faust. He was thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris. Authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.

AMAZING FACT: A jellyfish is 95% water.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Power Dew service tomorrow by 5:50am. Invite your friends and loved ones.

PROPHETIC PARENTAL BLESSING: Today, I deploy the vengeance mantle of God on my life against every agent of darkness that has vowed that you will not rise in life. Both they and their prognostications be frustrated by fire in the Name of Jesus. (Dr Paul Enenche).

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Relevant to each other - Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Open Heavens Devotional

Open heavens Devotional

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Topic: Relevant to each Other

Memorise: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. – Romans 12:5

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:18-25 (KJV)

18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Bible in One Year: Isaiah 19:16-23:18, Psalms 34:1-10

The church is an assembly of the called out; people who have been called out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus. We have become vessels unto honour unto God and also unto one another in righteousness. It is upon this that Apostle Paul admonished us in Philippians 4:8:

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

As people who have received the grace of God, we must be concerned about one another. We should live our lives helping others to become what God has destined them to become. We must give ourselves in service to other brethren. Our minds must be directed by purposes higher than the material world and selfish ambitions. We are what we are by the Grace of the Almighty God, and everyone cannot possess the same measure of grace and abilities, hence the need to encourage one another and not engage in envy and strife.

No matter how highly placed you are, you must never look down on others, neither should you write anyone off because the weak person of today can become the strong person of tomorrow. The people in David's army were once called vagabonds, but they were the same people who eventually became mighty captains of his army.

There must be unity amongst us, because we are members of the same body. The entire body needs every member in order to function as a whole. You cannot do everything all alone, you need others to succeed. There are great people that are your destiny ties. The moment you identify them, you need to also invest in them and leverage on their grace. Every member must be encouraged to use his God given abilities to profit the entire body. The church is like a chain and everyone is very important in the scheme of things. No one should claim superiority over others because this will not encourage Unity.

Unhealthy competition should not be allowed in the Body of Christ. We are one and we need one another. There is no one who is an island. Let those who are strong help those who are feeble. Let those who are rich help those who are in need. Let those who are matured help those who are coming behind. Let those who are at the top encourage those who are climbing.

Jesus specifically instructed Peter to strengthen his brethren. You must contribute to the success of others. Great leaders who gain respect are the ones who constantly add value to others. You need to be a source of hope to those around you. Your life must demonstrate the competence and chemistry that attracts others to the grace of God upon your life. This starts by respecting yourself and respecting those that God has given to you.

People will naturally submit to your leadership when you take them from where they are to where God wants them to be. You must see the good in people. Encourage people to do their best and when you have to correct, let it be done in love. Do not take any failure or criticism personally. Treat everyone you meet as important because they are.

Action Point: You are very important to God. If you fail to play your role in the Body of Christ, it could bring losses to God's Kingdom. Determine to play your role today.

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