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Education / Re: 10 Reasons Why Federal Universities Are No Match To Covenant University (PROOFS) by TheVictorious(m): 6:17am
AustinDBeloved:
OAU Space Law Team Recalls How It Made Africa Proud in Mexico
by Tobi Adebowale | Oct 27, 2016 | News | 0 Comments
A team of three students from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State recently made the nation and indeed the continent proud.
The team appeared as Africa’s representatives at the 2016 World Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition held in Guadalajara in Mexico where this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) also held.
The team leader, Adekemi Timilehin narrates the experience to Lawyard:
Having obtained the ticket to represent Africa in the World round of 2016 Manfred Lach moot court competition in Guadalajara, Mexico, the mountain looked insurmountable. However, before I continue this story, let me stress that my team is grateful to God because He alone made it possible.
We journeyed to Abuja in a bid to get sponsorship for the competition. Our budget was N7.3m and it was obvious that we could not sponsor ourselves.
By His grace and after several discussions, the Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to sponsor us.
Rehearsals were intense because we knew our opponents were equally good. Having obtained the needed documents and sponsorship, we left Abuja for Mexico on 24th of September.
We had a connecting flight to Paris before we headed to Mexico. We arrived Mexico Sunday night (Mexican Time). We settled down and waited until the next day to visit the conference centre for registration and other preliminary matters.
At the Semi finals, we faced McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, Canada representing North America region and we won. Our win was not borne out of luck but what I call favour because the Canadian team was also very good.
The judges however commented that they liked our structure of argument and responses to questions. Hence they saw us as the better team to proceed to the finals.
Meanwhile, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens representing Europe region defeated Curtin University, Australia representing Asia-Pacific region at the semifinals to equally qualify to the world round.
The final held on a Thursday and both teams were fully prepared.
The final was presided over by sitting International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges; Judge Xue, Judge Peter Tomka and Judge Grevian. The chief judge was Judge Tomka, being the vice-president of the ICJ.
We argued for the Applicant while Athens argued for the Respondent.
At the end of both arguments, space law experts walked up to us and congratulated us on our success but unfortunately when the ICJ Judges came in, they decided in favour of the respondent. In other words, Athens won.
The Hall was dead silent as it took some time for persons in the court room to congratulate the Europe team.
In all we thank God. We left Mexico the next day, that is Friday and arrived Nigeria safely.
Editor’s note: The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition is held in different regions across the world annually. The Champions of the regional competition then meet at the World Rounds usually held as part of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
The Nigerian team from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife emerged African champions earlier in the year.
The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition is organised by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) . Where was CU

This article is too long not to have link
Education / Re: 10 Reasons Why Federal Universities Are No Match To Covenant University (PROOFS) by TheVictorious(m): 6:16am
AustinDBeloved:
OAU Space Law Team Recalls How It Made Africa Proud in Mexico
by Tobi Adebowale | Oct 27, 2016 | News | 0 Comments
A team of three students from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State recently made the nation and indeed the continent proud.
The team appeared as Africa’s representatives at the 2016 World Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition held in Guadalajara in Mexico where this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) also held.
The team leader, Adekemi Timilehin narrates the experience to Lawyard:
Having obtained the ticket to represent Africa in the World round of 2016 Manfred Lach moot court competition in Guadalajara, Mexico, the mountain looked insurmountable. However, before I continue this story, let me stress that my team is grateful to God because He alone made it possible.
We journeyed to Abuja in a bid to get sponsorship for the competition. Our budget was N7.3m and it was obvious that we could not sponsor ourselves.
By His grace and after several discussions, the Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to sponsor us.
Rehearsals were intense because we knew our opponents were equally good. Having obtained the needed documents and sponsorship, we left Abuja for Mexico on 24th of September.
We had a connecting flight to Paris before we headed to Mexico. We arrived Mexico Sunday night (Mexican Time). We settled down and waited until the next day to visit the conference centre for registration and other preliminary matters.
At the Semi finals, we faced McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, Canada representing North America region and we won. Our win was not borne out of luck but what I call favour because the Canadian team was also very good.
The judges however commented that they liked our structure of argument and responses to questions. Hence they saw us as the better team to proceed to the finals.
Meanwhile, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens representing Europe region defeated Curtin University, Australia representing Asia-Pacific region at the semifinals to equally qualify to the world round.
The final held on a Thursday and both teams were fully prepared.
The final was presided over by sitting International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges; Judge Xue, Judge Peter Tomka and Judge Grevian. The chief judge was Judge Tomka, being the vice-president of the ICJ.
We argued for the Applicant while Athens argued for the Respondent.
At the end of both arguments, space law experts walked up to us and congratulated us on our success but unfortunately when the ICJ Judges came in, they decided in favour of the respondent. In other words, Athens won.
The Hall was dead silent as it took some time for persons in the court room to congratulate the Europe team.
In all we thank God. We left Mexico the next day, that is Friday and arrived Nigeria safely.
Editor’s note: The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition is held in different regions across the world annually. The Champions of the regional competition then meet at the World Rounds usually held as part of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
The Nigerian team from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife emerged African champions earlier in the year.
The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition is organised by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) . Where was CU

This article is too long not to have link
Phones / Re: Best Games To Download For Your Android Device by MasterPDON: 4:19am
Chinedujustin:
please!!!!!
For those that have or are playing walking dead season one how did you change the language from Russia to English, please I'm frustrated here.
You can't. You'll have to find and download one that's in English.
Politics / Re: Buhari's Call To Adesina: 5 Key Things To Note by maria43: 3:47am
First they called us 5%, and then WAILING WAILERS, now we have graduated to MISCHIEF MAKERS.
All I wish is simple, if you cannot make nigeria better, return the economy back to the way you met it.

I don't wish him dead, but I pray he doesn't come back till 2019, let's see what osinbajo got to offer
Politics / Re: Transcript Of Femi Adesina's Call With Buhari by opribo(m): 3:29am
This charade must stop, what sort of nonsense is all this. if he is alive then let him show himself and if he is dead or incapacitated then they should be bold enough to say.
Religion / Lust And Love by mauriceju2(m): 3:25am
Lust and Love

Lust and love are complete opposites, and lust often replaces love. One of love’s definitions is "unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another" (Webster’s). The Bible says, "love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away" (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV).

Lust is not kind, lust envies, lust behaves rudely, lust seeks all for its own, lust thinks evil, lust rejoices in sin, lust perverts the truth, lust bears nothing outside of its own pursuit of fulfillment. Lust does not believe God or His word, and hopes only in its own gratification. Lust cares only for itself. It will hurt, deceive, destroy, lie and anything else it has to do to sustain itself.

The major difference between lust and love is that love is a selfless concern for another person, where lust is totally self-focused. Lust believes the lie Satan has crafted. The lie suggests, "If you do this thing, you will be satisfied deeply." The truth is that doing so will only lead to dissatisfaction and desire for more. Lust keeps growing and choking the person who feeds it.

The battle between lust and love is a spiritual battle. The forces of evil promote sexual lust through the internet, cable TV, magazines, erotic literature, strip clubs, adult bookstores, phone intimacy, advertisements, and computer games. Since lust constantly seeks fulfillment, it is almost a guaranteed moneymaker to the company or individual without scruples. By serving greed, they become instruments of evil. It may seem like a losing battle for love. But, since God is love (1 John 4:cool, we know that evil and all its programs will be ultimately destroyed.

God gave mankind the perfect example of love when He allowed His son, Jesus, to be crucified for mankind (John 15:13, John 3:16). God’s awesome love fills your heart when you truly receive Jesus Christ as Lord. Amazing changes happen when His love hits your crusty heart, previously dead in sin. You receive the ability to show true love and to crucify the lusts that wage war against your soul (1 Peter 2:11).
Politics / Re: Rivers Rerun (supplementary Election): Monitoring, Lives Updates and Results by engineerboat(m): 2:01am
ComrTonwa:
Engineerboat...how market?
I told you ur dead party PDP will lose woefully today...now what happened.
for ur info... APC candidates have just being announced winners of their respective constituencies in the two LGA's.
You can now go to sleep!
next time look before you leap..biased fellow like u


Is that why Soldiers turn to photographer.

http://scannewsnigeria.com/news/nigerian-army-turn-photographers-for-apc


Moreover tell INEC that they should announce the result as collated.

Taking it to port-Harcourt is of no use.

Politics / Re: Garba Shehu Misses Buhari's Call by Emassive(m): 1:50am
* the presido is hail and hearty.
*Pray for Buhari.
* he is resting
* medical test
* doctors demands he wait
* he is not dead
* he need our prayer


Bunch of silly jokers

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Make some cool cash from that dead laptop call 08124461809
Travel / Terrible Accident Along Bukkuyum - Garin Shinkafi Road Zamfara (photos) by LivingHuman: 1:25am
This story was shared by Rariya in Hausa Language. But I could understand through the use of google translate that the victims were evangelising.
They were on their way to Garin Shinkafi from Bukkuyum, Zamfara State when this fatal, terrible accident occurred, leaving some dead, others seriously injured. See the Photos below;

http://www.cambellsblog.com/2017/02/terrible-accident-along-bukkuyum-garin.html

Religion / Re: My Advice For Atheist by Biafraordeath: 1:03am
calculator123:
An atheist doesn't believe in the existence of a supreme being, They bring up facts both logical and illogical to back up their claim.
Here is an advice for you guys,what would become of you when you died and discovered afterlife wasn't a myth after all that would be calamitous to say the least..
Accept Christ as your lord and personal saviour,when you die and you realise that afterlife is a myth then you are safe,also if you die and discover that it wasn't a myth you are also safe,It is going to be a win-win scenario.
NB :if you truly repented,you will not need to wait till you are dead to discover the truth.
Writer: AGBOLI VICTOR IFECHUKWUDE

They should tell us if all the miracles in churches like healing the blind is fake
Religion / My Advice For Atheist by calculator123(m): 12:54am
An atheist doesn't believe in the existence of a supreme being, They bring up facts both logical and illogical to back up their claim.
Here is an advice for you guys,what would become of you when you died and discovered afterlife wasn't a myth after all that would be calamitous to say the least..
Accept Christ as your lord and personal saviour,when you die and you realise that afterlife is a myth then you are safe,also if you die and discover that it wasn't a myth you are also safe,It is going to be a win-win scenario.
NB :if you truly repented,you will not need to wait till you are dead to discover the truth.
Writer: AGBOLI VICTOR IFECHUKWUDE
Romance / Re: "Muma Gee Is An Infidel, Adulterer & Fetish" - Prince Eke Blasts Ex Wife by darbeelicous(f): 12:43am
grin grin grin ;Dlmao...
naturefellow:
a Port Harcourt-based songstress with a dead music career
Literature / Re: Tarasha 2 - The Return For Revenge by kingofcasting(m): 12:40am
Oyinprince:
I stated earlier this week that there may be short or no updates for the next two weeks during my exams. I thought I should remind you again.


CHAPTER 5 Part 1

Don's shooting became more rapid as he got closer to the edge of the wall but his steps became slower. He changed his gun as he reached the edge, he turned swiftly, shooting in differing directions but there was no one there. He looked towards the space where the vehicles were parked but he still didn't see anyone. He began to walk slowly but carefully towards the Jeep, pointing his gun forward in anticipation.

Tarasha could hear him coming towards her from behind the Jeep she was hiding; her legs were hidden behind the tyre while she bent. Don was looking around as he proceeded towards the parking space slowly, just about nine metres to the back of the car where she was. Tarasha readied her gun when she was able to approximate his distance to be four metres closer. Her plan was take him down temporarily and extract some information from him. But just as she was about to move out and shoot at Don, something on her wrist vibrated, the electronic bangle. The signal meant that Aisha was giving her a warning about something. She folded her jacket sleeve and checked the screen displayed on the bangle, it showed the message "Police officers are here".

'Damn it!' she cursed. The police arrival would not give her enough time to drag Don out and do all she wanted to do with him and she didn't want to take the other option which was to attack the police. She had to leave the place as soon as she could.

She stepped back a bit, still conscious of Don's movement, she searched the outer pocket of her bag hurriedly and took out something.

Then she focused on the faded shadow of Don approaching with his gun formed in front, she rolled out the small ball taken out from her bag towards Don and turned back swiftly.

She could hear Don heavy steps as he staggered backwards and shot at the ball which was rolling towards him and emitting blue smoke.


She jumped on the bonnet of the second car and caught the tip of the very high fence, she pulled herself up without much struggles and climbed over the fence, landing inside another compound.

She landed into a small rectangular grass field, there was a short tree at the middle of the field, the small section looked like a relaxation part of the facility. There were two long unmovable concrete seats at each side facing each other under the tree. A bright bulb hung directly at the middle of the tree.

She began to crawl out of the place towards a shadow formed by a building some metres behind. She stopped as she got under the shadow and took sometime to look around the compound but she wasn't able to determine what kind of building it was or even if it was residential or commercial.

She relaxed for a few seconds and took out her device, she unlocked it and began to search Aisha's location with her app.

Soon, sounds of police cars could be heard closely. She rose up from under the shadow and proceeded forward carefully, she stopped at the front of the building behind whose shadow she hid, it had a raised corridor about half a metre above the ground level. The building itself was about nine metres wide and six metres long, it had two doors each at both ends of the width. She took a peep in through the slightly opened first door, she could see a line of urinals for men. That was when she looked up to the inscription at the top of the door, it read "Men's toilet". She looked towards the other door and it had the inscription "Ladies" hanging above. From that observation, she could conclude that the place was a public one which received so many visitors on daily basis. From the sparkling cleanness of the floor tiles in the men's toilet, she also concluded it wasn't a factory or warehouse like the neighboring building.



She paused for a second to listen carefully as she heard the loud noises made by the police officers and their vehicles as they surrounded and entered into the warehouse she had just left. She took a look at the device in her left hand again, the app had picked the exact spot Aisha was and the compass pointing the direction back through the warehouse.

She proceeded forward slowly. The main building in the compound was just three metres spaced from the toilet building. Both ends started at the same point from the back but the main building was ten times longer and wider. The building was a bungalow with a high roof for a public place but not up to the heights of big cathedrals. There was a security building directly opposite the toilet but with the entrance adjacent to the gate, just at the same position the security building at the warehouse was.

Tarasha stopped as she got to the front edge of the main building wall. She took out her gun and rested on the wall. She stared intently towards the security building for some seconds, waiting to see if any security official would show up if any alarm goes off but there was none. She proceeded to the front of the main building, it had a slightly high and large balcony. At the middle top of the roof was a broad rectangular sign board which displayed the name "New Prestige Library" in bold, the address and some other descriptions in smaller fonts below. She continued towards the steps at the middle of the pharmacy and climbed up onto the balcony.

She could hear noise made by the police officers outside the gate of the warehouse but could not hear anything outside. It seemed the officers had come for serious business. She could only hope silently that Aisha was able to hide herself from the police, else that would be a more difficult job for her and she would have to attack the police which she didn't want to.

________________

'Boss, we're moving out already,' Stainless spoke into the phone as he dragged a bag along with him. At his front was Stone and the other men who were at the place with him. Stone had a gun placed to Cole's back as he motioned him forward. Cole had an handcuff binding his hands but his legs were free. He was already deep asleep on the cold floor where he was allowed to lay when one of the boys had barged into room suddenly and commanded him to get up.

'We'll should get a safe location once we are able to get out of this place first,' Stainless answered Rex again.

'Do keep me updated everytime and anytime anything comes up,' Rex voice sounded from the other end of the connection line.

'Okay boss,' Stainless replied and the line went off.

He dipped the key into the hole and turned twice it as quickly. He paused to look around the place again while the others were already halfway down the stairs. He stared at his phone's screen one more time, then he exited the dialer and locked the screen before dipping it into his pocket. He took out his pistol from the other pocket and cleaned the tip, he tucked it into his back pocket after deeply sniffing in the cold air.

__________

Rex took in a deep breath as he dropped the phone on the table, he adjusted his seat and tapped the keyboard, the monitor's light came on and he entered the password. It unlocked and it displayed the Henry's full portrait picture on the left side, on the right it displayed the portrait image reproduced with only black dots.


He clicked on a crop tool on the side bar and began to use it to cut out the image on the left. His phone vibrated twice before he got halfway. He wanted to finish with his cropping before attending to the message but the sender's ID caught his attention. He abandoned the mouse and picked the phone.

'Tarasha has gotten away and I'm also trying to escape. Someone has contacted the authorities and members of the Rapid Response Squad are here.' the message read.

Rex shifted his chair backwards to create space for him to type on his phone. He slid his finger round the popped up keyboard, inputting a short message in few seconds, 'Where exactly are you now?'

He stared at the screen in silence for some seconds, expecting a prompt reply. He wasn't disappointed as the reply came in less than thirty seconds.

'I'm hiding in the roof of the building behind the warehouse,' the reply read.

'Stay safe and avoid being caught, leave only when the place is clear.' Rex sent in reply. He placed the phone back on his table and adjusted his seat to the table properly.

___________

Tarasha rolled the flattened tiny metal into the keyhole and the door gave way easily. She held back the door with the handle and carefully drew out the metal, then she pushed the door in slowly and entered. She was welcomed into the library by the total darkness due to the absence of light and closed windows. She closed the door carefully and walked some steps away from the door, then she took off her backpack and dropped it on the floor, squatting before it. She turned on her device flashlight and then opened the bag, she took out a material which look like a face cap and closed the bag again. The material could be attached to the head just like a face cap but it had no top covering. She wore it on her head and pressed something by the left side of the material. A bright source from which light diverges like light from a torch appeared at the middle of the material on her forehead. She turned off her device' flashlight and strapped the bag to her back as she rose up, she then walked towards the window which were covered with fancy library curtains and peeped through to see if there was anything or anybody in the compound, she covered the light from her forehead before bending to peep. After that, she returned back to the door and pulled the handle to make sure it was properly locked, it was.

She turned to look around the library, her little source of light limited her view of the facility but she didn't want to take the risk of having the place more brightened. She wasn't really interested in the content of the library but only wanted to hide herself in until she thought it was safe enough to go out and pick Aisha. The officers would still be flooding everywhere now that they just arrived, it would take them some time before they narrowed their search or scrutinization to the warehouse alone.

She located the short shelf just few metres away from her standing point and proceeded to the place. She could see an inscription at the top of the shelf which read, 'Drop your bags here and other objects not allowed in the library'. Under that was another inscription, 'Your properties are safe with our security'.

She raised her head up after reading the inscriptions and her light revealed a seat behind the shelf. She was about turning round the shelf to the seat when she raised her head and her light met with a very short round table and a chair behind it, there were neatly arranged newspapers on the left side of the table, two different colours of pen, a red and blue one laid on the arranged newspaper. She moved her head slightly and the light revealed a long desk which was behind the short round table, there were four chairs well spaced behind the desk. It looked like the reception point of the library and the desk for the librarians and maybe other staffs. Instead of turning round the shelf, she turned to the other side instead and settled into one one of the chairs behind the reception desk after putting her backpack on the desk.

She placed her device on the desk and exited the flashlight app. She navigated back to the tracker and refreshed the dashboard to see if Aisha was still in the same location as she was before. It refreshed and displayed the same location as it did previously. That enabled Tarasha to make a conclusion that she (Aisha) was hiding somewhere and was in a stationary position, unseen by the police.

She dropped the device on the table, her eyes met with a pile of record books as she attempted to relax her back. She sat back upright and picked the first record book, she adjusted the torch on her head as she flipped the cover. She closed partly to check the title of the book on the cover. The first page on the register was dated 1st of January, 2031. There was a table of twelve columns and several rows numbered from the top of the page to the end and continuing on the other pages. The first column was titled 'S/N' , the second 'Name of User' , third 'library number' , fourth 'book borrowed', fifth 'name of author', sixth 'category'. The other columns contained other information like section, return date and signature of user.

Her eyes scrolled down the page, just to while away time, she particularly focused on the names of the books borrowed. She scanned through the first page casually, the second and the third, stopping briefly anytime she saw a book title that caught her attention. She skipped some of the pages after the third page and landed at a page dated 30th of January, 2031. She scanned through a page, making no stop as she found no title of interest. Then the next page and three more pages before she dropped the book and picked her device, she turned on the screen and refreshed the tracker again, Aisha was still at the same position. Her eyes drifted to the time, it was 2:47am, she had used up to forty five minutes already in the library facility; about twenty five minutes walking in the compound and twenty minutes in the library itself. In the next ten minutes, she would be moving out of the place to get Aisha even if it means confronting the officers. She knew their alertness must have reduced since they had come for forty five minutes without seeing anyone or probably seeing Don and the dead bodies alone. A thought struck her mind, what if the position Aisha was stationed was in a police van, maybe she had been caught by them. She tapped her screen on again and clicked on a icon at the top bar of the app. A loading circle showed and it began to roll slowly, it got faster with time and the circle got bigger. In a minute time, it loaded complete and a line image of a human appeared. The person appeared to be squatting in something like a hole with her hands holding the top for support. It gave Tarasha an idea of where Aisha was hiding and eliminated the thought of Aisha having been captured. Staring at the picture again, she wondered where Aisha could be hiding in such a position. The only option that carne to her mind was the drainage which ran through the front of the warehouse.

She dropped the device on the table to wait for five more minutes, she decided to go through the register once more. She flipped a page and scanned through as usual, something caught her attention as she was about to flip to the next page. It was on the twentieth and twenty first row. The books on both rows were borrowed by the same person and was written by the same author. The title of the books were 'Doctors in Love' and 'That Village Girl', both in literature category. But that was not what caught her attention, it was the name of the author. Dr Tom Danjuma.


Read chapter 5 Parts 2-6 here: http://www.youngicee.com/search/label/Tarasha%20Season%202?m=1
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Politics / Re: What Happens If The Acting President Suddenly Gets Ill. by Olu317(m): 12:24am
buchibrand:

If you love this man this much why not you join your voice to those who are calling on the senate to do the needfull? Weather we like it or not, if anything happens to him slightly and he's flown out of Nigeria or Hospitalised, Saraki will become the president. And once that is done, the fight against corruption is dead.
Saraki isn't as evil as it seems. Every one them you see at the Federal house of assembly upper chamber and lower chamber are mostly contractors in politics. Take for instance, why would a senator want personal allocation for developments for his or her constituency year in year out ?,It is only in Nigeria everything goes. They are meant to suggest bills, advise the executive, propose bill to woo executive to evenly help to assist their different constituencies,and pass into law . And also to oversee the checks and balances of the executive arm's excesses. But are they doing all these functions expected of them? Look at Trump with all his promises of lies and pride to ride easy with soft landing at the presidency but loo his eyes are getting clearer every other passing day. This is what we expect these educated elite to do for Nigeria. But so sorry case is the story of a country which once had the value of her currency traded at 1.50k/£ and 1.00/$ . It is so bad
Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Sister Weds In Abia State. Photos by lastpage: 12:17am
Amarabae:
The infiltration of social media by bigots poses a threat to national unity.
It shocks me about how anything goodnews about Igbos irritates some people.
the use of social media to demonize the Igbos must be challenged and confronted.
The hatred is real.


Shut your bloody Trap there!

When you and your likes are insulting other tribes, especially your nemesis that you dubbed Afonja, your brainless, flatinosis LiePOD-head did not realize you are Bigot but it is when they return the favor that it dawns on you that it is a threat to national unity, ehn?

You deride Northerners and Insult Westerners and you think you will find Peace? Mbaanu!

Hatred biggest Hatred ....and you children of ANGER and HATE (so much so you wish our President dead, just because he need a rest from a stressful job!) have proved beyond doubt that Bigotry is in your DNA, passed down from generation to generation, post the 1967 Biafraauud war routing!

When you change your ways, others would oblige you but till then, soak it up please
. undecided undecided



Lastpage!

**You cant have a negative mind ... and expect to live a positive life***
Religion / OPEN HEAVEN Devotional(sun. 26/02/2017) by 4reala(m): 12:14am
OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL 2017

Sunday February 26, 2017

HYPOCRITICAL?

Memorise : But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? - Matthew 22:18

Read: Luke 11:37-44 

11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

11:40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.


MESSAGE :

One of the characteristics which the Holy Spirit warns us will be rife in the last days is hypocrisy (1 Timothy 4:2). No wonder the Lord Jesus Christ made it very clear that many who expect to be granted access through the pearly gates will be turned back on the last day (Luke 13:24-27). Do you know that many bishops, pastors, general overseers, apostles, etc who are professing Christ today will not make it on the day of judgement? May that not be your lot in Jesus’ Name. To prevent this from happening to you, you need to periodically examine yourself to see if you are still in the faith, as received from the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13:5 says,

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"

Ask yourself if your name is still written in the Book of Life. Does the Spirit of God still bear witness with your spirit that you are a bona fide child of God? Is your conscience free from guilt and dead works? Can the devil and his agents testify that truly, you are no longer in their camp? Don’t pretend to be a child of God when you know you are on your way to perdition.

The greatest challenges Jesus had with the Pharisees was the issue of their mindset. They appeared to have good intentions, but it was all a lie. Jesus knew the state of their hearts. The human heart is like a computer. Whatever you feed it with will determine what comes out of it. The heart of a man is what shapes his destiny. The reason why some people come to church and are still not blessed is the state of their heart. Their hypocritical hearts are hardened, and so they cannot receive anything from God. If the Pharisees had allowed the message of Jesus Christ to penetrate their hearts, their perception would have been different. If you allow God to work on your heart, your breakthrough will be immeasurable.

Our heart is a reflection of who we are. Every time Jesus performed a miracle, instead of being happy that someone in need had received help from God, the Scribes and Pharisees would rather question by what authority He did it (John 9:13-27, Luke 20:1-2). That is what a hypocritical heart looks like. I wish we all knew that God is watching not just our actions but also our motives. He hears and watches everything we do behind closed doors. There is nothing hidden from Him that will not be exposed on the last day. Hypocrites know how to find faults in the lives of others, but their own lives are like sepulchres which appear beautiful on the outside but are full of dead men’s bones (Matthew 23:27).

God wants us to reflect a life of righteousness and transparency, a life that radiates the glory of God, a life of virtue and of good works.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, deliver me from all forms of self-deception. 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 
Genesis 21:23; 
Isaiah 45:14-25
TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Naija 2017: Live Thread by Amusaopeyemi(f): 12:11am
Kemen is so dead. His own apology go long pass River Niger
*In T-boss's voice* You were okay sitting down watching a man call me Stupid, Idi0t, F00lish, 0l0do, Mumu.

Bally should just ready his mind for anything cuz i'm pretty sure T-boss will nominate him for possible eviction on monday.

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Literature / Re: Tom Nero: The Revenge Of The Revenants by Wiz0isaac: 12:07am
The handling of his Vehicle brought smirks to his face. He was totally feeling the ride. He ran straight into the wharf’s gate, knocking it open. The gate suffered the impact has the car continued without a dent or scratch. He made a turn to the left to avoid hitting a story building and then raced down. He quickly swerved and brought the car to a halt. In a jiffy he was out of the car. The angry security men around came rushing for him with their gun cocked. He wasn’t even hassled, he just walked to his boot, bumped it open and pulled out a sniper rifle, he was about to take aim when he changed his mind. He might be an efficient killing machine with the ability to control his emotions but nevertheless his sense of right judgement was never clouded. ‘I’d be rendering many innocent women widows if I took these shots.’ He thought. He heaved a sign and dislodged the lethal bullets and slipped in tranquilizer shots.
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Walking past the bodies of the men he had just put to sleep, he made for the story building that faced the wharf’s gate directly. He only had to wait three minute before the Cameroonian came riding in. He carefully used that time to focus his scope on the road.
The Cameroonian drug boss who had seen the awkwardness of the wharf’s gate from afar, decided to slow down. Though he felt indifferent about it, ‘cautiousness was never too much.’ He thought. When he got to the gate he stopped out rightly, as he examined the bent gatefrom inside the truck. “Probably some drunken arse driver ran into in.” He murmured to himself. He was just about accelerating when a bullet went through his head.
“Agent Nero the cops are five minutes out. What’s your status?” Isabel voiced into his earpiece.
“Copy that. I just secured the parcel.”
“Excellent Tom, just make sure you get out of there with the drugs before the cops arrive.” The director instructed.
“Plot me a course out of here. I have got to hide this truck.”
“I’m on it.” Isabel replied.
Tom pushed the dead Cameroonian further in, and then he got into the truck to take control of the wheels. He drove into the wharf, turning left driving far past his car. “Any empty container would do.” He murmured. He took a right turn among dozens of containers. He hurriedly got out, testing all the containers by the sound they emitted when stricken. He soon figured an empty container, but it was locked. He wasted no time in pulling out his Berretta on the locks, throwing the doors ajar he rushed for the truck some yards away. He could hear the police sirens in a distance.
“One minute out, the cops are one minute out. What’s your status Agent Nero?” Isabel asked.
“Tom, come in. What’s your status?” The director’s voiced. But no response came.
Exhaling his entire lungs as he settled inside his car, he revved the car to life and hit the reverse gear.
The police sirens were much more audible and closer. “Tom, come in...”
“Package secured, I repeat package secured. Bell, do I have my route mapped out already.”
“I am sending it over to your screen. You’ve seen it?”
“Yeah.”
“Good luck Tom.” The director’s voice finalized.


End of chapter two. Is Tom gonna get caught with the police less than one minute away from him? Comments views corrections suggestions highly welcomed.
Romance / Re: "Muma Gee Is An Infidel, Adulterer & Fetish" - Prince Eke Blasts Ex Wife by naturefellow(m): 12:05am
darbeelicous:
wetin concern me? Who is muma gee?
a Port Harcourt-based songstress with a dead music career
TV/Movies / Re: Game Of Thrones Discussion (Beware Of Spoilers) by Gbola5: 11:58pm On Feb 25
LeSulk:


That "Sun rises in the west" statement Mirri made to Dany was it really a prophecy or just a figurative way of telling Dany what she wanted was impossible.Some people theorize that it's actually a prophecy:

"MMD's prophecy was in response to a question posed by Dany:
"When will he [Drogo] be as he was?"

We know that Drogo is dead and cremated so he can never be as he was. I think that this is a possible foreshadowing that Dany dies during childbirth and is reunited with Drogo in the Night Lands.


" When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east" - I believe this to be Quentyn


"When the seas go dry" - I think this refers to the Dothraki sea.


"and mountains blow in the wind like leaves" - could refer to the pyramids of Meereen


"When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child." - there is a theory that Dany may have suffered a miscarriage at the end of ADwD but I believe that this bit of the prophecy has not yet come to pass as Dany has not yet borne a living child."

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/96391-mirri-maz-duurs-prophecy/


When Mirri made that statement,I was like "this woman has no soul"

GrrM has said it was an "interpret it how you like". I think it's a red herring. But only future books will tell.
Celebrities / Re: "Baby Please Come And Marry Me" Lady Begs Wizkid (see Screen Shot) by falconey: 11:46pm On Feb 25
McBrooklyn:


Lol, I already erased that one from my To Destroy list cos it's like beating a dead horse... But it's still gonna be for her own good if our path never cross each other in the future... cheesy


Lol, wetin you con buy come for this your homeboy now?? cheesy


for this recession?? I fit afford condom shah
Politics / Re: Rivers Rerun (supplementary Election): Monitoring, Lives Updates and Results by BERNIMOORE: 11:36pm On Feb 25
ComrTonwa:
Engineerboat...how market?
I told you ur dead party PDP will lose woefully today...now what happened.
for ur info... APC candidates have just being announced winners of their respective constituencies in the two LGA's.
You can now go to sleep!
next time look before you leap..biased fellow like u
shut up, rivers will always take back their mandate no matter what, engineer just exposed the APC FRAUD, That ALONE Is HUMILIATING grin

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Literature / Re: Delayed Diagnosis by souloho19(m): 11:22pm On Feb 25
We got to the Chiefs room and he seemed to fumble about for the key.
"Adaobi baby its alright. You'll be alright" he said this in Igbo.
"Answer me Osiso" the woman replied in igbo. it seemed she could speak any language whenever she pleased.
I used the opportunity to lean into Fumi as we stood waiting for Chief to open up.
"Gimme the stun gun"
I couldn't see it on her body but I knew she was with it.
She was quiet.
"Gimme the gun now"
She didn't reply and I thought she was scared..I gritted my teeth in frustration.

"What's the hold up? My fingers are twitching o" the old crooner prodded the chief. He opened the door and we filed in.
Chief seemed to take time to locate the switch.
"Now..pass it now" I whispered to her ear. But still no reply.

"Don't mess with me put on the light" the old crooner shouted, she did something that made Ada gasp out in pain and chief hastily switched on the light.
"Why was she scared..she could have given me the gun easily..The gun in the old crooner's hand was liable to go off and I knew I needed to act.

Something nagged at my brain..something my subconscious was hinting at but which I did not want to consider before..but all of a sudden I had a flash back to about a year ago. Andy's marriage to Mona had been about 9 months old then and Fome and I had still been our usual 'rosy' selves. The four of us used to go out together a lot..Andy and Mona were in the early days of marriage and love was shooting out of both their eyes.
Me on the other hand had been nursing the idea of marriage and so dragged Fome with me every time. The usual ploy of getting her around married people to make her susceptible to the idea..you'd think at 26 she'd be thinking along those lines but no..I was the one doing all the prodding back then.

Anyway, standing in the Chiefs room that night, as the lights came on..I recalled a particular Sunday from one of such outings with Andy and his wife.
The four of us had been at the beach..and we were pretty drunk or to be specific I was pretty drunk..Andy was halfway gone too but had been keeping himself in check because he was on driving duty and you remember he was super careful with his driving.
Anyways that day we had been under the shade just watching the water and enjoying the breeze.
I was holding what had to be my 4th canned beer.
Andy had been on the phone.(he had been trying to cut down on his gambling so he only called the barman of the place he gambled to place bets for him. Then covered the guy on weekends.
That day Andy had been making one of such calls and as I waited for him to finish so we could continue our argument about football I had looked at Mona and Fome where the both of them had sat laughing and talking.
"Wow! Are you guys twins?" I had belched loudly feeling very merry.."you guys look soo much alike..Andy don't they look alike?"
Andy had glanced impatiently at me lost in the betting world.
"Thank God you are not driving us home tonight" Fome had laughed.
"Abi..he's really tanked..how can he say we look alike?"
We had laughed it up and when Andy had ended his call we continued arguing Liverpool and man United's dominance of English football.

The flash back was like a revelation.
It seemed the nagging thought that had previously been dancing around my mind finally touched down.
I looked at Fome in disbelief.

The old crooner
Pointed the gun at us. "Sit on the bed"
I sat immediately but Fome remained standing.
She took a step forward to the chief.
"Where are the papers?"

Chief Amunike's mouth fell open for the umpteenth time that night. He stared at the old crooner in surprise half expecting her to caution or maybe shoot Fome, but the woman said nothing only smiled.

I reached my hand into my pocket as no one was looking at me and thanked God I had removed my phone lock.
I swiped the screen then with experience guided my finger to were my dial symbol was I tapped it twice...strange eyes was my last dialed and I hoped I just dialled his number right now.

Chief looked at Fome
"What are you doing" he looked at the old crooner as if in protest..but I could see in his eyes that reality had dawned.
"Shut up..remember my finger" the old crooner warned
Fome walked round the chief who it seemed was stricken to the spot.
"You have no right to ask questions" she splashed out suddenly with much venom and hatred.
She looked at me and I could tell she had forgotten I was in the room.
" Oh Rex honey..your clothing makes me think its Mathias that is here..I keep on forgetting..just hope I don't forget and shoot you" she laughed.
But alarm bells were ringing..what kind of joke was that?.
"What's going on?" I asked her..
She paced round the Chiefs room..checking the walls, the drawers..there was the painting of the sunset on the wall and she took it down to inspect the wall..for a safe I thought.
"You're going to give us the papers chief unless we'd make an example with her"
"But why...?
The old crooner seemed to hurt Ada who cried out..chief threw up his hands in horror..
"Stop stop stop..I'd give you"
Fumi gestured to the old crooner to stop..
"Wait..I'd tell you why.." She looked at me "so maybe you can understand and forgive me"
I thought of my phone and prayed strange eyes had picked and was listening and tracing this call..
I hoped the fool will come with sufficient back up this time and thought that if he could hear I better alert him to the gravity of the situation.
"Please don't shoot her..don't SHOOT her please"
"She would only be shot if we don't retrieve the papers"
"I'd give you.." The chief assured.
"Sit down first.." She pointed the stun gun at chief and he hurried to the bed.
I shook my head..he didn't look like a master planner anymore.

Fome went to the window and stared outside.
"24 years ago..a woman had two daughters of ages 4 and 2" she kept quiet and closed her eyes as if remembering a certain painful detail.
By this time I had decided she was the 2 year old girl in her story..the age fit perfectly.
She continued her journey down memory lane and I had a feeling she hadn't recounted this in a very long time.
"This woman had just lost her husband who had been very wealthy with a fast growing business on the rise"
I felt the chief tense beside me.
"Do you want to tell us the kind of business eh chief"
He said nothing.
The old crooner laughed or rather cackled wickedly.
"Enlightenment always comes after the darkness"
"True..just as sister used to say" Fome smiled lovingly at the memory and I couldn't take it anymore
"Just what exactly is your relationship to this old woman?"
The old crooner hissed and bared her teeth at me and I wished I had my cane with me to open 32 windows in Her mouth.
"Rex this is someone I see as my mother mind you"
"The same way you saw the chief as your Father abi"
"This man" she walked to the chief and I feared she was going to shock him "is not my father. This man took everything my father had.." Her voice shook as emotions seemed to boil over..
"What kind of man moves in on his friend's home after his friend's demise and takes advantage of the wife's naivety and ignorance to rip the family of everything the husband worked for?"
She searched my eyes looking for understanding..but I was still stuck on what I first heard.."like your mother?..This woman killed Fumi!..she tried to kill me! She was suppose to kill you"
"I never knew about Fumi or you and I'm sorry"..she pointed at Chief "that's the culprit"

Who was this woman before me?
I thought of how I had ribbed Andy saying what had he married even called him easily blinded not to have seen through Mona's veil but look at me now..my case wasn't soo different, what was I even saying..they were sisters!

She moved to Ada who had stopped trembling and was now taking everything in with wide eyes.
"Adaobi, you have been like my sister...but years ago when I was still a child your father took everything from me and my family..we were cast on the street and had to turn to beggars..while he went about building an empire and gathering wealth which the source of which he had forcefully taken, tricked and conned from his dead friends family"

Where was strange eyes?..he should have heard enough by now and the phone had been connected for long hopefully.
I caught the scent of gas..it would have spread to all corners of the house by now..especially downstairs..time was of the essence.
Me I didn't need the money..just a piece if paper which one Dr.Rasheed had recommended for my 'delayed diagnosis'
"Fome look...you know my family well..they love you..they are all in danger..look in the papers..there is one particular document...I need it urgently to take it somewhere tomorrow please my Family is at risk..my mother!"
She knew my mother was very fond of her and the feeling was mutual. I saw the emotion in her eyes..she turned to Chief.."you can hear the rest later now get the papers"
The old crooner who still held on to Ada tightened her hold and I was really angered "you don't have to keep doing that..she has been hurt enough already besides the chief is going along with your demands."
Fumi said "that's true..let her sit down"
The killer was displeased I could see but she released Ada who staggered.
The chief made to hug her but the killer stopped him with the gun. "Ehn ehn..get it right now"
She squeezed her nose "ki' lo ruun' "
(What is smelling) I knew what was smelling alright gas..the explosive type..I thought it best to announce my previous action..so everyone. Would be fairly warned especially the old crooner who seemed trigger happy.
The chief had gone to his wadrope, opened it then slid another door open inside which no one but him knew was there. He brought out a suitcase. The type that used combinations.
"Hurry up" the old crooner snapped pointing the gun in her hand.
"Calm down..if you shoot even by mistake we all die" I warned with my voice rising.
"What do you mean"
They all looked at me.
Before I could talk about what I had done in the kitchen downstairs we all heard the voice outside.
At first I thought it was strange eyes but then I listened:
"When you want it, when you need it...you'll always get the best of me!"
It was Emenike obviously wasted, singing a Brian Adams song like it was pasuma.
His voice got louder as he got closer.
"Who is that?" The crooner asked
'That should be Emenike?"
She looked at the Chief.
"Who else is here?"
"Just us"

But then it seemed Emenike passed the room.
I heard his voice as he muttered to himself "Mathias sorry but I have sly you...sorry o..."
His voice faded away and I gave a sigh of relief.
But then he was back and the door handle began to turn.
"Big chief..are you here?"
Literature / Limbo (fantasy) by 1mmanuel(m): 11:08pm On Feb 25
Once upon a time the world was ruled by a race of supreme beings called Supremers, they were a divine race that lived in the garden of heaven. One day a revolt began in heaven for the control of the world, two groups of Supremers fought and when the war was over the Supremers on the losing side were stripped off their power and divinity and they were cast onto the depth of the world...they are now called Anti-Supremers .


Chapter 1: Supremer
Nancy Walker hurried to school, today was going to be her graduation from highschool. Since her junior year she had always been an honor student grabbing every laurel and awards on leadership and academic excellence many even predicted that she will be a woman of power or the wife of a billionaire in the future. She had exceptional talents, outstanding social skill and an handful of luck, her loving parents provided everything she ever needed Nancy had friends, connections, happiness, beauty and most importantly a bright future.
Nancy tied her luscious auburn hair into a neat braid and adjusted her school uniform which was a white shirt, navy blue jacket and a navy blue skirt she stared into the mirror with her bright blue eyes though she needed not to, she was a beautiful girl with her heart shaped face and perfect hourglass figure many guys including adults had asked her out but she agreed with those who were of her stock.
Today she skipped breakfast due to the fact that she was watching her weight and was late for one of the most important days of her life. She was finally going to graduate from highschool and pursue her degree in law at Harvard, recently she and five other applicants were invited for a dinner with the professors at Harvard university as the highest scoring candidates out of five thousand.

The ceremony started and after an excellent opening speech given by the Nancy and the head student of Rose Hills highschool a school for children of politicians, celebrities and people of high standing in the society. Awards and honors were given, every student in Rose Hills was graduating especially the favorite Nancy Walker,but her perfect life was about to be ruined or changed forever.

Back at the Walkers residence Nancy polished her medal for student of the year it was the 7th one she had received. She removed her clothes and got ready to bath, she stared into the mirror viewing her C-cup breast which was an eye candy for guys back at school. Nancy stared to shower as she hummed a tune... suddenly she heard a crashing sound from the kitchen, that was odd she continued bathing with her mind at rest until someone burst into her bathroom.
"Kyaaaa!!!" she screamed but the intruder cupped her mouth and whispered "don't let us be heard" Nancy bit her assaulter's hand and he winced silently letting go her.
It was Doug the school janitor, he was a young man in his twenties with a rough brown hair and brooding dark eyes he was known for playing pranks on the principal and the teachers and assisting with exam malpractice, he was a well recognized mischievous character but a rapist?
"Mum!!" Nancy screamed, "Mum!!!"
"hey, hey,hey don't make noise like that, though you have sexy body I'm not gonna rape you" Doug assured
"then what the Bleep are you doing in the bathroom while I'm having a bath" Nancy seldom used the "F" word but she was enraged.
"Look" Doug looked around "Calm down and come with me we are leaving here tonight... "
"so you could rape me and become your wife! mum!! dad!! help me!!!" she screamed not minding that she was still Unclad
"Jeez girls these days. A guy tries to offer help he's charged for sexual assault" Doug said
"Then consider this friendly you pervert" Nancy brought out a canister of pepper spray and released it into Doug's eyes. She carried a pepper spray with her everywhere she went in case of nasty situations like this

Doug yelled in pain as his eyes were now peppered, Nancy took the opportunity to escape she put on her bathrobe and hurried downstairs to alert her parents and call the police. She saw the greatest horror of her life, her parents were dead. The corpses of Mr and Mrs Walker were bathed in blood with large stab wounds on their neck, the lay lifelessly on the dinner table... they were murdered at the middle of dinner..
"Dad!!... Mum!!!... wake up who did this to you?" tears rained from her eyes as she tried to wake up them up in vain,.
"i sorry you had to witness this tragedy, but if you wanna cry keep it down..." Doug interrupted from behind as he rubbed pepper particles off his eyes.
With rage in her eyes Nancy retorted back
"You!, You killed them... why?,Now kill me!!! " everywhere began to vibrate the picture frames and ceramics began to break as if an earthquake was about to happen. Her eyes glowed like fire
Doug sighed "If you wanna die sorry I'm not the culprit, ask him he's behind you"
A crack on the air began to open and a black hole burst open a praying mantis five times taller than a human jumped out of the black dimension, it roared revealing it's blood stained claws. The thing that killed her parents was now coming for her.
The mantis jumped ready to slice her, before Nancy Walker appeared her whole life, she was seventeen, going to Harvard to study law,aspiring to fight for women's right and prove the worth of a girl child in the society, dreaming of getting married to a rich prince charming who will love her and start a wonderful family together with beautiful kids. All her dreams, her beauty, her future were all going to end in a tragedy now, as the monster praying mantis was about strike a killing slash... a tail blocked it, Doug has already grown a seven metre long scorpion tail.
"leave this asshole to me mademoiselle, I'm gonna teach him a lesson he never learnt in kindergarten. Thou shall not mess with me"
Nancy watched as Doug and the monster battled, she felt dizzy as if her cramps had started then she fainted.
Religion / Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Julivas: 11:08pm On Feb 25
OPEN HEAVENS BY PST. ENOCH .A. ADEBOYE SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2017
HYPOCRITICAL?
MEMORISE: But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Matthew 22:18 READ: Luke 11:37-44 BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 21:23 & Isaiah 45:14-25
MESSAGE: One of the characteristics which the Holy Spirit warns us will be rife in the last days is hypocrisy (1 Timothy 4:2). No wonder the Lord Jesus Christ made it very clear that many who expect to be granted access through the pearly gates will be turned back on the last day (Luke 13:24-27). Do you know that many bishops, pastors, general overseers, apostles, etc who are professing Christ today will not make it on the day of judgement? May that not be your lot in Jesus’ Name. To prevent this from happening to you, you need to periodically examine yourself to see if you are still in the faith, as received from the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13:5 says, "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" Ask yourself if your name is still written in the Book of Life. Does the Spirit of God still bear witness with your spirit that you are a bona fide child of God? Is your conscience free from guilt and dead works? Can the devil and his agents testify that truly, you are no longer in their camp? Don’t pretend to be a child of God when you know you are on your way to perdition. The greatest challenges Jesus had with the Pharisees was the issue of their mindset. They appeared to have good intentions, but it was all a lie. Jesus knew the state of their hearts. The human heart is like a computer. Whatever you feed it with will determine what comes out of it. The heart of a man is what shapes his destiny. The reason why some people come to church and are still not blessed is the state of their heart. Their hypocritical hearts are hardened, and so they cannot receive anything from God. If the Pharisees had allowed the message of Jesus Christ to penetrate their hearts, their perception would have been different. If you allow God to work on your heart, your breakthrough will be immeasurable. Our heart is a reflection of who we are. Every time Jesus performed a miracle, instead of being happy that someone in need had received help from God, the Scribes and Pharisees would rather question by what authority He did it (John 9:13-27, Luke 20:1-2). That is what a hypocritical heart looks like. I wish we all knew that God is watching not just our actions but also our motives. He hears and watches everything we do behind closed doors. There is nothing hidden from Him that will not be exposed on the last day. Hypocrites know how to find faults in the lives of others, but their own lives are like sepulchres which appear beautiful on the outside but are full of dead men’s bones (Matthew 23:27). God wants us to reflect a life of righteousness and transparency, a life that radiates the glory of God, a life of virtue and of good works.
PRAYER POINT: Father, deliver me from all forms of self-deception.
HYMN 9: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain. Refrain: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, has a wondrous attraction for me; for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above to bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see, for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, to pardon and sanctify me. Refrain To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; its shame and reproach gladly bear; then he'll call me some day to my home far away, where his glory forever I'll share. Refrain
Politics / Re: 6 Critical Reasons Why Northern Nigeria Remains The Poorest - Sen. Shehu Sani by Csami(m): 11:05pm On Feb 25
I remember the morning we are to leave camp to our respective PPAs. I and a friend finished eating and a woman walked toward us and asked if we were through with the food in our plates. Me thinking she worked there told her to go ahead and collect the plates, thinking she was going to wash them. She poured the leftovers into her son's plate to eat.

I can only think of one thing in that scenario......poverty!

It will never be well with out leaders both dead and alive!

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Politics / Re: What Happens If The Acting President Suddenly Gets Ill. by buchibrand(m): 10:56pm On Feb 25
lekguit:
God forbid bad things, he will ever strong and healthy, he is a ma of God for GO, any evil shall be back to sender because this time around God is involve
If you love this man this much why not you join your voice to those who are calling on the senate to do the needfull? Weather we like it or not, if anything happens to him slightly and he's flown out of Nigeria or Hospitalised, Saraki will become the president. And once that is done, the fight against corruption is dead.
Celebrities / Re: "Baby Please Come And Marry Me" Lady Begs Wizkid (see Screen Shot) by McBrooklyn(m): 10:54pm On Feb 25
falconey:


destroy fugly hoes like diddydiva and others.


boss and back and more sophisticated than I've ever been.

Lol, I already erased that one from my To Destroy list cos it's like beating a dead horse... But it's still gonna be for her own good if our path never cross each other in the future... cheesy


Lol, wetin you con buy come for this your homeboy now?? cheesy
Religion / Re: Open Heavens Devotional 2017 by Howoheye: 10:52pm On Feb 25
Open Heavens Devotional.
Sunday 26th February, 2017.
*HYPOCRITICAL?*

_HYMN 9: ON THE HILL FAR AWAY._
1. On a hill far away
Stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

_Refrain:_
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

2. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.
_(Refrain)_

3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.
_(Refrain)_

4. To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then he'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where his glory forever I'll share.
_(Refrain)_

_Memorise_
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
- Matthew 22:18.

_Read: Luke 11:37-44._
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

_Message_
One of the characteristics which the Holy Spirit warns us will be rife in the last days is hypocrisy (1 Timothy 4:2). No wonder the Lord Jesus Christ made it very clear that many who expect to be granted access through the pearly gates will be turned back on the last day (Luke 13:24-27). Do you know that many bishops, pastors, general overseers, apostles, etc who are professing Christ today will not make it on the day of judgement? May that not be your lot in Jesus’ Name. To prevent this from happening to you, you need to periodically examine yourself to see if you are still in the faith, as received from the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13:5 says,

_"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"_

Ask yourself if your name is still written in the Book of Life. Does the Spirit of God still bear witness with your spirit that you are a bona fide child of God? Is your conscience free from guilt and dead works? Can the devil and his agents testify that truly, you are no longer in their camp? Don’t pretend to be a child of God when you know you are on your way to perdition.

The greatest challenges Jesus had with the Pharisees was the issue of their mindset. They appeared to have good intentions, but it was all a lie. Jesus knew the state of their hearts. The human heart is like a computer. Whatever you feed it with will determine what comes out of it. The heart of a man is what shapes his destiny. The reason why some people come to church and are still not blessed is the state of their heart. Their hypocritical hearts are hardened, and so they cannot receive anything from God. If the Pharisees had allowed the message of Jesus Christ to penetrate their hearts, their perception would have been different. If you allow God to work on your heart, your breakthrough will be immeasurable. Our heart is a reflection of who we are. Every time Jesus performed a miracle, instead of being happy that someone in need had received help from God, the Scribes and Pharisees would rather question by what authority He did it (John 9:13-27, Luke 20:1-2). That is what a hypocritical heart looks like. I wish we all knew that God is watching not just our actions but also our motives. He hears and watches everything we do behind closed doors. There is nothing hidden from Him that will not be exposed on the last day. Hypocrites know how to find faults in the lives of others, but their own lives are like sepulchres which appear beautiful on the outside but are full of dead men’s bones (Matthew 23:27). God wants us to reflect a life of righteousness and transparency, a life that radiates the glory of God, a life of virtue and of good works.

_Prayer Point:_
Father, deliver me from all forms of self-deception.

_BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:_
Genesis 21:23
Isaiah 45:14-25
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