GOD’S WRATH: gold calf idol

15690979064902713126790492251793.jpgA golden was calf made as Moses stayed on the mountain, it caused people to tell Aaron to, “Come, let us make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him in Exodus 32:1. Instead of sending a search party to check on Moses ask for a god to replace the LORD God Elohim. So 2 Aaron said, “Take off the gold earrings your wives, sons, daughters wearing to bring it to me. 3 All the people took off the earrings so brought them to Aaron. 4 He took put into fire to make idol cast calf fashioned by a tool. They said, “This is god Israel which brought you out of Egypt.”5 Aaron built altar in front of the calf said, Tomorrow will be a festival to the LORD. 6 The next day people rose early to sacrifice burnt offerings and sat down to eat, drink, indulged in revelry. 15690854387152242805834355396970.jpgThe LORD said to Moses, Go down, because your people you brought from Egypt became corrupt. 8 They turned from command to make idol cast calf. They bow and sacrifice to it and said, These are your gods Israel which brought you from Egypt. 9 God told Moses they are stiff-necked people so MY anger burns against them to destroy them so I will make you a great nation.” 11 Moses pleads with God, “why should your anger burn against people you brought out of Egypt with great power and mighty hand? 12 The Egyptians will say, ‘Your evil intention brought them to kill them in the mountain to wipe them off the face of the earth. Stop your fierce anger don’t bring disaster on the people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as stars in the sky to give your descendants all this land promised their inheritance forever.’14 God relents and did not bring on HIS people threats. 15 Moses went from mountain with two tablets of the covenant law inscribed on 16 Are tablets God wrote and engraved. 15690850117201042018437546389012.jpg17 Joshua heard noise of shouting said to Moses, “There is sound of war in the camp.”18 Moses said: “Its not sound of victory its sound of singing.” 19 Moses by camp saw calf and dancing, his anger burned, threw tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of mountain. He took calf, burnt it in fire, ground to powder mixed in water and made Israelites drink it. 21 Asks Aaron “What did people do to you to lead them into great sin? 22 Do not be angry my lord Aaron said, “You know people these prone to evil 23 They said, ‘Make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him. 24 I told them bring gold jewelry I threw into fire to make calf.”25 Moses saw people running wild Aaron let them get out of control and a laughingstock to their enemies. Moses stood at entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me all Levites went to him. 27 This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘Each man strap sword to his side. Go in camps from one end to other killing, brother, friend and neighbours.”15690853861033695279721949296149.jpg 28 Levites did what Moses commanded so that day three thousand people died. 29 Moses said, “You are now set apart to the LORD today as you were against your own sons, brothers HE has blessed you this day.” 30 The next day Moses told people, “You committed a great sin so I will go to the LORD to make atonement for your sin.”31 Moses went to the Lord and said, “What great sin the people committed to make gods of gold. 32 Please forgive their sin if not, blot me out of book you have written.” 33The Lord replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 35 The Lord struck the people with plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron made. God of Israel freed them from their slavery in Egypt in Exodus 32:8 forgotten wants god made from their trinkets, jewelry, bangles borrowed in Egypt. 15690978052441768923771628213165.jpgIsrael given gifts from God turned it into idols to replace Moses mediator with an idol of gold meant for God’s Glory. Their gifts from Egypt from God turns to evil abomination. Seems ridiculous to turn gold to idol declared “gods that brought them out of Egypt.” Israel is taken out Egypt but Egypt is not taken out of them copied idols in Egypt. Took the gifts God to Israel to worship idol not the Creator Almighty God. Knowing God deserves loyalty to be faithful to the Covenant. Impatient waiting a long time for Moses to return from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments. God’s timing is not by their terms, conditions, schedule but decided to take matters into own hands. God’s High Priest Aaron’s words to remind them of God’s goodness is non existent. Didn’t seek monotheistic God’s face in prayer, frustrated acted by their permissive freewill of their timetable. Force God to act quickly as HE DID and sent Moses to their own destruction by death and plagues. Aaron tried to justify his reason he set up calf with an excuse the “people made him do it.” Aaron’s job depended on the direct instruction from God not from people who mislead him. To obey God rather than men not make idol for sacrifice or feast uncalled for by God to please people out of fear. Aaron compromised but spared by God for the sake of Moses and his calling by God. IMG-20190921-WA0014.jpgIMG-20190918-WA0011.jpgIMG-20190918-WA0013.jpgGod Elohim Elohim saved the children of Israel through Moses and Aaron who spoke to Pharaoh. But people forgot God did great miracles in Egypt after Moses  was away for 40 days demands Aaron  “make gods to go before them.”So Aaron said took gold rings and he fashioned it into molten calf said “They said, these are your gods O Israel  who brought you from Egypt. So “Aaron built an altar and organised festival to celebrate god tomorrow.’ Fear of mob or doubt sets in so Aaron as a leader who should know better joined in. Moses returned from mountain shocked by their actions and broke the tablets of ten commandments. Aaron’s weak position compromised his faith so they behaved even worse after the calf was made. Wrong action Aaron took to please the crowd made it worse. Moses saw Aaron’s lack of their strong leadership and irresponsibility grinds the god calf. Moses asked him in Exodus 32:21 “Why he led people to sin? Moses angry they made idol at Sinai are told forbidden, worship it, credit it with the GLORY and HONOUR due to Elohim. Aaron’s answered, “the people prone to  evil in fear put gold, silver in fire made golden calf. Aaron said, “remove gold rings in ears of your wives children” in 32:2. Aaron ask Israelites to contribute gold for Tabernacle shortly after. Made a complete U turn Aaron used jewelry for God. “These are your gods, O Israel” in Exodus 32:8 shows ignorance after all the miracles in Egypt in Exodus 12:38.15690853396981651610688323950098.jpgMoses punished people involved killed by sword or died forced to drink water of ground golden calf, plagues, in 32:20-35. For the sake of Moses, Aaron spared by God made High Priest. And God told Moses in 32:7–8, “Go to your people you brought from Egypt made a molten calf. Moses in Exodus 28:1, pleads with God for helper God told Moses “Bring Aaron to serve Me.” God told Moses to, “bring him near.” Aaron, despite flaws chosen by God for job. Moses, Aaron had flaws too but God’s Divine Choice overruled Moses’ anger. So Aaron and Moses God permitted to enter Holy of Holies. God spoke to Moses and Aaron who told the Israelites “remove gold rings in the ears of your wives and children” in Exodus 32:2. Miracles and plagues witnessed by Israel that destroyed Egyptians by God soon forgotten by Israel. The idols gods of gold, silver, stones, statues, rocks or wood, rivers, etc. cannot compare with God Elohim. Romans 1:25 says, people changed truth of God into lie, worship and served the creature more than the Creator Elohim who is blessed for ever. 15690852998777617629643321381310.jpg
Psalm 115:5 says gods have mouths but cannot speak, eyes but cannot see. And  Psalm 135:16 Have mouths do not speak have eyes but do not see. Deuteronomy 4:28 says “They serve gods the works of man’s hands, wood, stone, neither see, hear, eat or smell. Daniel 5:23, you exalt yourself against the LORD of heaven, took vessels of HIS HOUSE you and your nobles, wives and concubines use to drink wine you praise gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. YET God is One in whose hand your life breath is in, you do not GLORIFY HIM. So become like what they worship blind to Spirit of the Living God deaf to Word of God, dumb to the Everlating Gospel of Testimony of Jesus Christ, Revelation 5:1-14. People become like the idols they worship. What they adore is resembled but believers are to love God to conform to the Image of Christ with God. Antioch people recognised apostles and disciples being with Christ by imitating Him. 15690854132716197525446172792585.jpgIn Jeremiah 10:1-10 same instructions to all to hear the words the LORD spoke to the house of Israel and to all the nations 2 Thus says the LORD Learn not ways of heathens and be not dismayed at signs of heaven; for heathen are dismayed at them. 3 The customs of the people are vain, one cuts a tree out of the forest the work of the hands of the workman with an axe. 4 Decks it with silver and gold so ties it with nails and hammers to fix it not to move. 5 Like an upright palm tree speaks not, is carried because it cannot move. Be not afraid of them they cannot do evil or is it in them to do good 6 And there is none like Elohim O LORD. You art great and your Name is mighty God. 7 Who will not fear you O King of all the nations? For to you belongs all nations And among all the wise men of nations and in all the kingdoms there is none like you. 8 So altogether is a brutish and foolish doctrine of vanities. 9 The Silver spread plates is brought from Tarshish, gold from Uphaz, work of workmen and hands of foundering blue, purple is the clothing of all the work of cunning men. 10 But the LORD is the LORD God, HE is the Living God and Everlasting KING. At HIS wrath earth tremble nations unable to abide at HIS anger.IMG-20190922-WA0001.jpgIMG-20190921-WA0015.jpg15690979577412213509752473793311.jpgQueasyEllipticalBlowfish-size_restricted.gifJeroboam told people of Israel, “It is too much to go to Jerusalem to worship God so, Here are your gods O Israel, which brought you up from land of Egypt in 1 Kings 12:28. Divided kingdom period of Israel in 931-723 BC, Judah: 931-587, Jeroboam built Danite pagan altar high places of 1340-723 BC. Dan tests people through their idolatry in Israel. The sons of Dan set graven image and Jonathan son of Gershom son of Moses and sons priests to tribe Danites until day of captivity of the land in Judges 18:30. God tore Israel from house of David to make Jeroboam king he drove Israel from following the LORD to commit great sin. The sons of Israel walked in sins of Jeroboam so did not depart so God removed Israel from His sight. Israel was carried away into exile from their own land. Amos heard the LORD saying: “Strike the tops of the pillars so thresholds shake. Bring them down on heads of all the people; those left killed with the sword none will get escape. God sends earthquakes in Amos 1:1 destructive power to destroy temple and homes. Survivors of the earthquake killed by sword. The LORD’S fugitives to escape judgment no escape of avenging hand of the LORD. Dig to depths below, climb to heavens above brought down. Hides on top of Carmel is hunted down, seized, hides from MY eyes at bottom of sea but commands serpents to bite them so God finds them in grave, skies on Mt. Carmel, bottom of Mediterranean. God commands giant sea serpents to destroy Israel, all people who reject Christ Jesus.15691508974177443346729491138605.jpgActs 17:27 God wants all to seek HIM to reach out to find HIM HE is not far from any one of us. 27 For in HIM we live and move and have our being. 28 your poets say, ‘We are HIS offspring 29 as we are God’s offspring should not think of God in gold, silver, stone image designed by human skill 30 God overlooks ignorance but commands people to repent 31 God  sets day HE will judge world justice by the man HE appointed and given proof by raising Him from the dead.”32 When they heard about resurrection of dead some sneered but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject 33 Paul left Council 34 Some people follow Paul, believed one is Dionysius a member of Areopagus and woman named Damaris and number of others. Israel’s golf calf of pagan heathen nation spiritually God says idols of gold or silver cannot save. Hosea 14:3 tells Israel not to depend on strength and support of foreign powers or people’s own abilities to make war so asks people “Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses.” God alone saves His people not by the means of conventional weapons. People to love each by other mutual understanding and respect not by dominance and power. God’s compassion delivers Judah not bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen in Hosea 1:7. Racist divisive leaders self-destruct through hatred.15691513515824318622528750280201.jpgGod’s love is to Israel and nations is: the LORD loves you and keeps oath sworn to your ancestors. God brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from land of slavery. The LORD God is faithful God, keeps Covenant of love to thousands of generations all who love and keep HIS commandments in Bible in Deuteronomy 7:8–9. God’s Wrath is to idol nations as Moses and Elijah warned to stop hopping between God and baal like Jezebel and Ahab. Wrath of God has consequences for all who cling to God’s creatures not Creator. So 3000 years ago God sent Moses and Elijah to confront nations to choose between idols and HIS Kingdom. Endtime those in Christ Jesus know Rapture will come to go to heaven safely with friends and family. The lost must accept Jesus as living sermon His consuming fire burns in our bones so idols cast down. Anything superseding Lordship of Christ gone, idols destroyed, fear gone. When they saw boldness of Peter and John known as uneducated men surprised, recognized they have been with Jesus in Acts 4:13. They look and sound like Jesus. Moses face shines with God on mountain. So whoever you are around reflect in your persona Bible says God is not mocked good manners is corrupted by evil idols so be careful to worship only Jehovah in Christ Jesus.

Bible Texts on gold calf:

Exodus 32:13: “Remember Abraham, Isaac, Israel, You Swore by Yourself to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as stars of heavens give lands to your descendants to inherit forever don’t kill them for making the golden calf.”
Exodus 32:4: Aaron took gold from their hand and fashioned it with graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 9:16:“You sinned against the LORD your God made for yourselves molten calf; turned aside from the way the LORD commanded you.
Nehemiah 9:18:“They made themselves a calf of molten gold and said, ‘This is your god who brought you from Egypt,’ and committed great blasphemies.
Acts 7:41:“They made a calf and brought a sacrifice to idol rejoicing in the works of their hands.
1 Kings 12:28:The king consulted them and made two golden calves and said to them, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem, behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you from land of Egypt.”
2 Kings 10:29: The sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat he made Israel to sin from these Jehu did not depart, even golden calves remained at Bethel and Dan.
2 Kings 17:16: They forsook commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves molten images two calves. Made asherah worshipped all the host of heaven and served baal.
2 Chronicles 11:15: He set priests of his own for high places, for satyrs and for the calves he made.
2 Chronicles 13:8:“You resist kingdom of the LORD through sons of David being a great multitude having golden calves gods Jeroboam for you.
Hosea 10:5: Inhabitants of Samaria will fear for calf of Beth-aven so people will mourn for its idolatry, their priests will cry out over its glory departed from it.

 

I MUST ENTER THEIR WORLD

IMG-20181209-WA0005.jpgEntering this world to understand their mindset is God’s way of sending Jesus to socialize with people to help their lives to overcome emotional, spiritual and physical concerns. A famous father invited into a nightclub by his daughter hoped and prayed nobody will see or recognise him but someone shouted his name shocked to see him there. And because of his faith, social standing and profession it became a turning point for a better relationship between them. At times called to participate in an unusual circumstance or join situation you may prefer not to be seen doing. If it is safe, not risky to life of both parties or others awkward situations and interaction can create bonds to build on. A farmer once confronted by insane roaming about on his property found he took his hunting gun as he turned in a split second. So he intuitively picked a piece of  wood to join the man dancing with his gun until safe enough to grab it from him. This extreme example not recommended but in unpredictable circumstance dancing with him calmed him down. This man probably lived all his life only criticised, never interacted with people because of insanity but the farmer made him feel acknowledged. Distracting when timing was best time took control of his gun. In life similarly, you win bees with more honey than smoke or carrots than stick approach If he panicked or shouted ‘oi’ give back the gun, it’s not yours, may be a trigger moment to upset him to react rather than respond as dance partner. 1544379792228-1598804135.jpgSimilarities of occasions can be if others do not fully perceive inner thoughts of other confused people. Use the positive moment together to win their hearts to others. On the other hand it its risky be careful to assess person before taking a leap of faith. The person may not make sense but point to good things about them to calm them to diffuse tension. The uncohesive person needs expert intervention but if unavailable reassure but play along. A bond is built showing genuine interest and asking questions related to their life or loved ones. You may not convince or make sense due to distorted perception unable to hear you because of the state of mind. Efforts to guide or correct them seems attack of intelligence, confidence or ability to decide for themselves. And considered ‘violation’ of their personal decision-making process and choices. So after coming to their senses if not drunk on drugs or psychotic the recovery stage creates clarity to see episodes recorded or documented to prove to them what others see or hear. Until then, it’s mere chaotic noise that creates anxiety and tension of feeling judged. Stay calm no matter what shocking things said unless at risk press safety button for help. If an agitated person will listen, record, talk through hallucinations to tell them you believe what they say but not logically make sense. Your goal is not to correct or frustrate them if infuriated or angry about their treatment or any labels. So stress makes things worse because they cannot keep cool if angry to verbalise their true inner feelings or emotions in angry state. Medications do numb some people so not as sensitive as expected to be. Frustrating situations agitate person under pressure to feel worse if ignored. 1544379275947-1598804135.jpgMisunderstood people feel ostracised so keep a written journal signed to offload mind in a safe space. Or talk privately in public place to deal with roots of anger, abandonment, neglect, mental health or other matters pertaining to a pain of the past. Don’t have the victim mentality as it causes low self-confidence and lack of trust in those helping to support them. Some people implode due to inability to express their real feeling because do not realise they cause offense. It turns into anger, bitterness, resentment concealed as politeness but fuming inside. Do not force them to speak immediately while you are doing them a favour. Say that you mean well and mean what you say genuinely without causing pain to hurt them. If an autistic person they may not understand other people’s point of view. Lack of frontal cortex means they do not understand the risk consequence of actions like matured people. And so feel lack of consideration of another point of view which to them is disregard of them as human beings. Unable to adapt or be flexible to change swiftly if need arises is fixated on one idea or one thing only at that level to deal with. Don’t say grow up or do not act their shoe size because they are not acting. Families and friends must understand they live in the head in their own world isolated so cannot be in the here and now. Often drift off into a fogged mind unawares of what goes on around them. Enter their world by becoming interested in their favourite activity, games, passion, hobbies to try to connect with them emotionally. The time spent with them means a lot to them so feel someone believes in them. IMG-20181209-WA0004.jpgIMG-20181209-WA0003.jpgRecreate their stories around talents or skills and abilities to help them literally not to lose to their mind. Do not put on pressure for perfect facade of normality in life situations. It’s essential to heal to overcome loss, bereavement, trauma or past abuses and challenging problems of life. In a speech yesterday it was said you may have flaws, be angry, anxious but do not forget your life is the greatest enterprise in the world so Only you can stop it going bust. People appreciate and admire you and love you so Remember to be happy is not to have a sky without storm, road without bumps, and work without fatigue, relationships without challenges. To be happy means find strength in forgiveness and hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It’s not only if enjoying smiles that life is good but reflect on sadness. It is not only to celebrate successes, but to learn lessons from past failures. It is not only to feel happy with applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is part of destiny and an achievement for those who can travel within themselves. To be happy means stop feeling like the victim to become your destiny’s author. It is to cross deserts yet able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul. Thank God every morning for miracle of life. Being happy is not being afraid of your own feelings. It’s to be able to talk about you buy having courage to hear a “no” is not rejection of you as human being. Confidence in God in the face of many criticisms even unjustified strengthens your faith and builds you up. What does not kill you makes you stronger so kiss your children, pamper your parents and live poetic moments with friends, even when they hurt us. To be happy is to let live as God’s children created to be free to you, joyful, simple with maturity to be able to say: “I made mistakes.” It is the courage to say “I am sorry” yet have the sensitivity to say, “I need you.” Its to have ability to say “I love you” and your life become garden of opportunities for happiness … in spring be a lover of joy. In winter a lover of wisdom. And when you make a mistake, start all over again. Only then will you be in love with life to be happy even if not perfect life. Use the tears to irrigate tolerance, losses to train patience, mistakes to sculptor serenity, and pain to plaster pleasure, obstacles to open windows of good success. Never give up …. Never give up on people who love you. Never give up on happiness or joy for life is incredible in God.

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(Pope Francis).

 

IGNORANT Ignorant ignorant

1541706651819605598922-1.jpgIgnorant is ignorant of ignorance due to ignorance is bliss like burying own head in the sand ignoring obvious situations. Ignorance is glaring for all to see except the ignorant person affected. Although no one knows everything in life, basic common sense requires awareness of people’s educational, social, cultural or psychological and health needs to help interact better in society. God in the Bible says, My People perish for lack of knowledge. This means God’s manual of life is abandoned and ignored to search for alternatives to suit each person as they are fit regardless of whether it is in the best interest of others or not. Such an attitude concentrates efforts only on what is in it for me. Such a self-centred personality sees the world through only their viewpoint despite views of billions of other people on earth. Ego is inflated so much despite academic achievement ignorant and unskilled in dealing fairly with people. Unaware of ignorance lives in a bubble without realising difficulties in not recognising own incompetence. It leads to the hyper – inflated exaggerated self-assessment ego ignorant of damage of their own ignorance on themselves or others bullied into coercion. Ignorant naive ignorant but insist on dominating others is the tragedy of today’s society. An ignorant character is too ignorant to realize their ignorance, others deal with and put up with for the sake of peace. If ignorant but insists on making decisions that lacks awareness of consequences, it is often too late to repair damage others saw in advance but were overruled. The power game of feeling in control to tell others what to do feel empowered is a sign if insecurity. Constantly orders the others about without any taking of the responsibility for actions. Power hungry bubble wrapped in virtual reality lacks undertanding of practical daily issues.  15417067548761293330498-1.jpgUnderlying ignorant fear of unknown is reason lurking behind the ignorant who does not value or respect those around them who sacrifice time to portray their fake image perfect, grand, great or best. Yet deep down in their hearts unhappy about coercion threats for fear of being fired for genuine honesty. The truth is not clearly obvious to ignorant and yet argues and fights the best experts in the field of expertise. A strong egotistic will untamed fester’s into all aspects of their lives never having no for an answer. So moves heaven and earth to achieve any thing they fancy or feel like doing. This starts from childhood if the self-centred ego is not nipped in bud. Having control over peers and colleagues to manipulate them to do their bidding and dirty work for them. Ignorance is dangerous if the ignorant makes decisions of the policies they know nothing about. Meanwhile a choice of whatever they want supplied at their beck and call exploiting others. It means an ignorant person affects the other people suffering due to ignorant choices they make on behalf of others. The irony is people are most likely to be ignorant of extent of their ignorance do not listen to anybody. It starts, with the authoritarian, do as I say not what I do type of bullying compulsive behaviour. Impulsive decisions mean they do not remember what they said or what they did previously. Meanwhile everyone around them remembers their insults and tantrums of how they were made to feel small by them. So do not forget but dare not question their ever-changing decisions of instructions in atmosphere of fear. Ignorant lacks knowledge of the basic things even children may know. 1541706870660-566392789.jpgIt gets worse over time when the people hide the truth from them to conceal the effects of their aggressive reactions. The ignorant describe life in their state of unawareness of the things they should know. Means its ignorance defining lack of knowledge or training of ignorance of their harmful side of their ignorance. Lack of awareness is more dangerous as ignorant has not enough knowledge, understanding, or information about somethings they do or have to do on the behalf of others. Their ignorance rubs people the wrong way because but they ignore the expert advise and so do their ignorant things. Their opinion divides, damaging people, health, work, homes, families, etc. Precisely the kind of world ignorant run but unequipped mentally, morally ethically destroy environment and the earth. Ignorance of God’s plans, through Jesus’ purpose for mankind by ignorant people causes ignorant to live their lives trampling on other people like beasts. By ignorance they choose knowledge that leads to woes for many people. The question is how come the ignorant flourish like a great tree so overbearing little trees cannot get their daily Sunshine, nutrition or rain to live and let live and Jesus anymore? Jesus already warns of such perilous times so people must know how to respond not to react to the hatred triggered by them. It’s part of endtime prophecy in Bible on how evil is seen as good so good is seen as evil due to deception. Their negative vibes drive hatred and conflict distracts attention from their ignorance. People latch unto their loathing divide and rule targets fights and wars of destruction to cull the global population to dominate all people on earth. Ignorance leads to a world getting worse fuelled by hatred to spurs gullible to self-destruct. People are too busy projecting hatred on others to scrutinise their incompetency. Stress of constant pressure surround them so chaos and confusion since at the helm of affairs controlling others. Inability to listen to others destroys them so people walk on egg shells around them in fear. The spirit behind this is satan for just a season to be driven out by Jesus to take back power to Reign on earth.

4 TYPES OF FRIENDS IN LIFE

15412728607271293330498.jpgAdd value to your life by including good friends to increase and multiply your love to build you up for support and to encourage you in life. Be there for each other in good and challenging times and avoid fake friends who pretend to love you but killing you at the same time as enemies who divide your life. Swap bad influence friends to change your life by replacing frenemies with good friends who add value to your life. Stick with friends who do help you to mature in a good way. Increase and multiply your life with positive people so your life will thrive and flourish, subtract from your life those who divide your life affecting other areas of your career and business, family or friends. It is important to be aware of the kind of friends you allow into your life. Take initiative to know if person is truly what they say or portray themselves to be. Check their motives or know whatever the reason is why they befriend you so do not judging a book by its cover. As soon as you begin to do analysis and reflect on actions, words or behaviours, over time you will discover whatever reasons why you are chosen to be around. This will help you know those really befriending for your best interest at heart or those using you in disguise because you will not tolerate them in your life when you really know them well. Those who add to your life often do not want to openly brag or get credit for adding value to your life so at times are anonymous. Others you know add to your life but do not like to come out boldly to receive praise. They add to your life, bless you, want only the best for your life, are there for you in time of need without asking them for help. This type of friends are rare, few and far in between and loyal for life. You feel good around them and trust them with your life because they are codependable and reliable. Even before you ask about the next thing they already figured it out so come to you to surprise you. They take the time to actively listen, observe and do the best they can without drawing attention to themselves. We all know a few people who consistently behind the scenes are the hidden driving force but never stand out in the crowd. Some are so discreet people are shocked as they find out their benefactors. Some are not necessarily rich or wealthy but love and do good with a compassionate heart to help people. It is in their nature to give, give, even the last shirt on their back to help other people. Nobody forces them to help others but feel joy of fulfillment when they help. People discover some actually spent their entire life as unsung heroes adding value to so many people. It is not done for adulation but genuine caring heart considering people they interact with throughout in life. Often families are surprised when a group of friends or beneficiaries turn up for “this is your life” celebration event occasion commemorating them. Then people see or discover the saint they are all along but humbly never let show throughout knowing them. Pin imageA friend can multiply your life or other areas of your life. In Ecclesiastes 11: 2 give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not when disaster happen on earth. Bible in Acts 20:35 says people in all things work hard to help the weak remember Lord Jesus, said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Giving includes: kindness, smiles, support, call, check on others eat meal together. What you do to others is done to Jesus so take note and be merciful in Jesus Name. In Acts 17:11 Jews more noble than those in Thessalonica received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so true. Studying help understand God’s words better because God is in HIS Word HE puts above HIMSELF. Isaiah 40:8 says the grass withers, flowers fade but the Word of our God stands forever so live by the word of God. Psalm 119:11 says store God’s word in your heart not sin against God. Be a friend who adds value to other’s lives to build up. As you come in contact with others feel good positive vibe reaching out through connecting with you. Things you struggle with to do to improve for years will turn around suddenly for good by entering your life. Such people carry the favour of God so sent to be Divine helpers. People say if you want to go very fast in life go alone but if you want to go very far you need people. There is only so much to achieve alone by yourself through your limited efforts. Good network friends enhance your life bringing established structures to multiply your life but not take it over to annihilate you. You do not have to be reinventing the wheel for others spent years perfecting what you are doing. It is their experience and maturity after a few errors they know what works best to save time, money, resources wasted in the process. The concept that if you do it all exclusively by yourself then you are patent owner really not true. There is a whole team of people behind scenes helping but as the boss you take credit and some do not acknowledge all those who helped them along the way. Fear of being seen as not doing it drives people conceal their helpers who work hard to make it happen. Bless multipliers and reward them because without an input you will not be where you are by your own efforts alone. 15412860692961293330498.jpgOther types of friends subtracts from your life so toxic since you knew or met them you regret allowing them in your life. All things fall apart around them but they do not take any responsibility for affecting your life in any way. In fact blames everyone else so never expects to help as it is beneath their status. So think too highly of themselves, demand to be always the centre of attention and first served, eat the last morsel of food available. They may not bring shopping in or contribute to chore but think life is only all about them. So have high flaky ego that crumbles in the least moments expected, emotionally drain the people but ungrateful to those helping them. It is the love of God that sustains people to have compassion to help them. So don’t appreciate sacrifices or the compromise people make to accommodate to help them. No matter all the resources put to together to good uses on their behalf to help, they subtract emotionally to take the upper hand by controlling spirits to dominate others. No matter how long you know them seem to be permanently complaining about others letting them down. They seem to take comfort in misery rather than want peace of mind solution due to negative attention given them. Negative attention is better than no attention and so deliberately look for need to cause a moment to drain others to feel better. They derive happiness in pain caused by them to subtract joy of others to cause stress so people around them feel a high-strung energy, on edge, tiptoeing on egg shells. First of all pray to God to touch the heart of those that think it’s by subtracting others from the lives of others they can sneak into your life. They do not value those around as a blessing but see them as a threat due to petty jealousy and lack of confidence in God and in themselves. Churches deals various characters categorised by Seven Churches in Revelations. A Church is a bit like a hospital where various people turn up with ailments. It is not a perfect place so be aware people are seeking a relief to help them cope with life. This means members support new people who are not familiar with the Bible or what God expects from them. Like the new-born baby must be nurtured and fed the word of God to grow spiritually. Pin imageActs 20:29 warns the Church after Jesus’ departure to heaven, fierce wolves will not spare flock. So Bible warns brothers and sisters to watch out for those who cause divisions in Church. Jesus’ warns us because satan’s divisive spirit makes people angry as their tool to manipulate others perpetually angry at themselves and the world. One look or a word sets them off explosively, triggered by even innocent comment, suggestion question of normal daily interactions between all people as their fellow human beings. So those watching, see them destroy lives despite great potential to accomplish good things in life. If only they can calm down enough to listen and take it all in. They never have “any time” so making excuses yet you never know exactly the time of day or night used for. They have grand visions and dreams to achieve if only they get the right friends, experts, funds, projects and right location. When challenged become offended and quote psychological terminologies memorised to project their divisive personality onto others. They never do anything wrong or make mistakes yet their track record shows trampling on others and wrecked lives left behind to pick up the pieces as the move to fertile grounds to repeat the egotistical disaster again. They are like a runaway train nobody can stop until a damage is done. They have a gift of the garb, charming, convincing it’s almost impossible to convince victims despite evidence of their damage. It starts with a few people they dismiss not mentally sound to further years of carnage due to their charismatic personality. The more divisions they cause destroying lives it’s the more they are celebrated having a hold over their friends. Despite glaring facts provided people turn on innocent victims to attack them as perpetrators to promote the cause of divisive people. The truth is no human being can handle or tackle a divisive person because their nature comes from satan their master using them. Only Almighty God can deal with them so no use trying to logically reason or talk to them. Those who dare confront them labeled enemies used by them for their dirty works punished. It’s a situation with divisive person of their way or no way though gullible, naive or inexperienced. Impulsive or compulsive abuse position of authority of trust their friends put in them and loyalty. Life is only about them though just one among billions of people on earth. Do not think anybody knows anything think so smart but incompetent. Insist on controlling of all things they do not know, understand but bully people into submission. Those not agreeing to their whims or caprices threatened with complacency and their non – compliance and nonconformity is excuse to ostracize, blacklist, blackmail them. The force in divisive character is satan so God can control their heart. Its growth like wildfire but ceases because in living history tyrants do not last long so their kingdoms fall. The everlasting Kingdom of God Stands Forever so be delivered and saved in Jesus Name.15413178444481293330498.jpg

GOD’S CHILDREN BEWARE!!!

IMG-20181027-WA0004.jpgWhen in church beware of satan 1 Peter 5:8-9 in Bible says devil goes to Church to use some members for deception in endtime prophecy. Be alert, sober mind your enemy the devil prowls round like a roaring lion looking to devour those to deceive so RESIST the devil to flee from you. Beware satan plans to attack the Church of God to distract their focus to human effort. God’s GREATER POWER is the threat to devil so Beelzebub uses the demons, witches, false teacher’s attack Church of God. Beware of satan’s gospel singers in Church using occult power to seduce. Put on armour of God in Christ to overcome lust, envy, greed, satan’s or baits of gluttony selfish me.me deceit of the whole world. The Church beware of satan false gospel lucifer church sermon revive false religion. Beware shepherds who are manipulated spiritually under witchdoctor spells in charge of God’s flock. Be under God’s care to watch over you not willing to be deceived to pursue dishonest gain. The Bible is God’s Way to live to please God so as Children meet God, satan turns up too in Job 1:6–12 to meet God’s Children. The devil is not an imaginary villain in history but the Bible described devil in Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-19 show evil events. People are shocked by the audacity of satan to appear in God’s PRESENCE after being thrown out of heaven to earth. God punished satan so never forgiven for defying God turned against God’s Children in Genesis. IMG-20181027-WA0003.jpgAfter causing division with angels in heaven, God’s Children are under attack since creation God in constant battle with the devil to endure to the end and be saved in Jesus Name. God’s people be compassionate and welcoming but can be vulnerable manipulated seduced unawares. Church people get together to praise and worship God unaware the devil turns up to cause distraction chaos in the House of God. Often target mostly strong devout Christians to try to floor or embarrass Church of God in Christ Jesus. The devil promotes lust, sexual harassment, abuse of power as ultimate pinnacle of status to engage in unlawful sexual behaviour but denies allegations. Fear of consequences makes people to condone bad behaviour, keeping facade of pretence deluding themselves. There are agencies specialised in targeting the naive Christian believer to deceive and lure them from a righteous path of life from Holy Spirit distracting their focus of attention. God’s giants in the Church celebrated can be misguided and misled taken advantage of. A secular program, lucrative projects adapt to conform to world’s ways open door of compromise. Innocent projects, ethically viable have invincible strings attached hidden from obvious outward appearances. A closer look at good causes blesses people but a goal of distraction from direct focus on God is hidden motive. Resources used or time devoted to projects to modernise Church to fit into world’s pattern of evil create selfishness, greed, jealousy, envy, spiritual manipulations, false spiritual Authority to abuse Church members. IMG_20181027_132353.jpgDesire to adapt to upward sophisticated methods can overrule the sacred space of the Church. A megarich Church can cross paths with a secular business venture contract so regulation to keep up with trends, miss God’s plan as originally ordained. These means the Church looks more like Hollywood red carpet events than sacred House of God. The lack of focus opens doors for satan to sneak in to enter sent by the trained agent targeting specific people weak in Church. Websites teach people to pick a person in Church they fancy, sit next to them, talk to them maintain eye contact, invite them after service to socialize and the rest is history. It may seem strange to query friendship in Church but their motive is wrong aiming to lure people to fall into sin. Beware of who befriends you in Church and learn to relate more in public than special privilege private VIP exclusive special treatment by the head or a leader. That is danger signal to find an excuse to leave the Church before things get out of control and you become hurt. Their goal is to target and destroy believers as the agents of satan. Testimonies upon testimonies of saved, delivered people confess their past lives of destructions caused to Church morally or financially. This is not merely an excuse to shift the blame and the responsibility of fallen believers on the devil. It’s the diabolical network of satan entrenched in all parts of the world in effort to attack Church of God in Christ. a-gospel-that-doesnt-include-repentance-is-a-false-gospel-768x768.jpgTheir mission to fulfil the debauchery of recruiting many people as possible into hell with them. God especially designed hell only for satan and demons fallen from heaven but they came to earth to deceive and lure people. Are masters of deception, it is said by Jesus the very elect if not alert and watching can be deceived by them in Matthew 24:24. Jesus worked with a disciple who in Luke 22:3 satan entered into. Judas betrayed Jesus because of an spirit evil that he allowed into his life because of love of money the root of all evil. The devil did not fear Jesus but was angry Jesus came to destroy all works of the devil to deliver them from all their destructions. Jesus healed sick people and restored mad people to sanity and a sound mind. Jesus will return to seat on the throne of David entitled to covenant of Abraham in Israel. God promised in Matthew 4:8-9 and Luke 4:6-7 to give to Jesus all the kingdoms of the earth from satan. Christ Jesus came to destroy devil and fallen angels who rebelled against God. In Luke 10:18, satan falls down like lightning from heaven.” God’s purpose is to use hell to destroy satan, sin and all unsaved to make the perfectly free from sin and evil. So Son of Man Jesus did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them according to Luke 9:56. Jesus will return so the devil will be defeated once and for all. God’s love for mankind also revealed in Revelation 20:10 and Luke 10:17-20 as Daniel’s sealed prophecy of 70 weeks unfold. false-teachers-scriptures-avec-bible-verse-about-faith-kjv-idees-et-beware-of-faith-based-on-feelings-rather-than-gods-word-avec-960x960px-768x768.jpgBiblical account show our Lord and our Saviour Jesus 2000 years ago healed all manner of infirmities or sicknesses that caught His attention so cast out demons from those possessed by evil spirits; liberated those in satanic bondages, and gave solace to the heavy-laden. At His command, Lazarus who was dead for four days came out of grave. After His resurrection the dead came out graves as the greatest miracle ever performed in this universe of dry bones coming to life. Lord Jesus Christ is clearly our God Almighty. At His command the forces of nature was rebuilt and so reconstructed decomposing body of Lazarus including moribund internal organs. He promised His disciples and apostles will continue the good works or even perform greater miracles than He did. Acts of Apostles in Holy Bible says Apostles of Jesus Christ did similar miracles. They healed the sick cast out demons and fed the needy in Church. No sickness and no demon resisted their touch and deliverance. In Acts Chapter, Apostles Peter and John healed a lame man since birth from his mother’s womb. Peter’s words to lame man was: “I have no silver nor gold but what I have I give to you. In the Name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk.” The sick man got up and walked to surprise the public. Numerous signs, miracles or wonders followed Apostles evangelical work ministry today as in the past. IMG-20181027-WA0005.jpgThousands of crowds of believers added by God to the body of Christ. After death of apostles, apostolic faith feat appears to stagger. Years ago Christian Churches started to announce manifestation of Holy Spirit fire power to minister and pray for sick. This golden opportunity showed a restoration of greater world Jesus talked about. God’s awesome majestic power is prevailing through Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ before whom all souls must bow either in life or at death. Expected replication of Apostolic Faith and feat of healing the sick the world encountered turns out to be a colossal controversy. It is a pious faith that believes Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever reminder of history repeating itself as doubters of Jesus accused Him of using Beelzebub. God’s deserved Glory is now credited to ‘angel of light’ performing miracles with evil spirit powers. Why is it now so impossible for evangelical missions to do greater works? Does Jesus’ disciples invested with the awesome power and authority from only Jesus not perform miracles anymore. Intellectual curiosity accuses Christian leaders who embark on healing miracles with signs, wonders as fake pastors, prophets or ministers. IMG-20181027-WA0006.jpgMinistries with the rich church leaders, expensive gold ring chains or diamond bracelets; expensive porshe cars and private jets; fat bank accounts, real estates; expensive suits or apparels seem not to have the same anointing as Jesus for greater works. So Holy Spirit’s crucial component of Jesus’ awesome power and authority said to be traded to gain whole world and lose their soul. Is wealthy journey expensive gold rings, real estates, private jets too worldly for comfort of the Holy Spirit. Is Christian self-denial for the Holy Spirit’s help and comfort mean comfortably rich Church leaders regressed into secular status of no miracle power manifestation? A very important question is whether Church leaders qualify as disciples or apostles of Jesus Christ. Is lack of self-denial and worldly acquisition mean Mark 8 Verse 34, by Lord Jesus Christ mean poverty if any one wants to follow Christ he must deny himself take up his cross to follow Jesus. Did Jesus Christ connote lack deep sense of abnegation or self-denial lack among Christian leaders of new-world. Is acquiring private jets, real estates the reason for not doing greater works? If God prefers poverty why are the poor not doing the greatest miracles? Is John Chapter 17:16 where Lord Jesus Christ said to His disciples “be not of the world does not means isolation but Holiness.Jesus-expulsa-vendilhoes-do-temploPastor speeding pulled over said, “I am a pastor going to church let me off. The officer replied: “Please, leave the pastor thing out of it, if indeed pastor you must have a Bible in your car. Bring it.” The Pastor brought out his Bible to prove his honesty to be freed is told, “please read Matthew 5:25-26,” by officer. The Pastor opened text and it reads: “Settle matters quickly with adversary taking you to court while with him on the way or may hand you over to judge who may hand you over to officer to throw in prison. I tell you the truth; you will not get out until you paid the last penny.” The man of God upon made “offering” of N500 to newfound preacher Officer who told the pastor, “End of the matter. Go quickly in peace and never argue we settle matters quickly and peacefully instead of taking them to court to be thrown in jail as our job.” Apostolic calling Jesus’ disciples is a total life detachment from worldly sin pleasures acquisitions. It is so important Godly ancient apostolic faith feat return to Church of God in world. Prophet not honoured in own country among own people despite work of charity or caring for needy unprecedentedly refreshing. Television costs million of dollars paid by Church or partners. Apostle Paul told members of community he never covet silver, gold, goods but worked with his hands to feed himself and the needy in Church. So apostolic faith must return in believers to express miracle touch of God cast out infirmity by healing power. The legion in demoniac cast out by Jesus by faith in God in Jesus Name. Apostolic prayer intercession by Church members incredible evidence of miracle convince people to repent to accept Jesus. Acts of the Apostles preaching word of God to people to increase their faith to believe. So members of secret societies, occults, idol worshippers surrender evil books and objects for destruction happens in Church as powerful sermon is preached by pastors. God’s Power is greatest than occult grandmasters, invocators witches herbalists, surrendered curious objects and books of invocation for destruction.IMG_20181027_132154.jpg God’s Spirit for evangelical achievement receive little enthusiasm from Christian leaders envious and angry at the height and level of the Holy Spirit’s deep work in others. Attacks against evangelists in Europe, Africa or America come from those not standing on such equal terms. Encouraging awesome power prevailing in everlasting paramount Name of Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ further elevate, invests, honours a celebration by entire world. Inability to think long-term for a development of infrastructure presents problems for future generations creates self-centred short-term way of thinking that needs to change. So people worship wealth so much regardless of source but should instead enjoy remarkable deeds. Recognise to show admiration for those individuals in the society who carry out genuine, sincere remarkable deeds to improve life of others to change society for the better. Recognise, acknowledge or share wisdom regardless of intellect and individual achievements. Important to compare the emerging or developing nations to do better to work together. It is necessary to remember all have the same father God not deal treacherously with each other. Our unique ambitions, competitiveness, drive, resilience, need to achieve individually unfortunately is trait undermining our ability to work together. Christian countries must can take their rightful place alongside other fo this trend to change. Recognising it is duty of care mandatory elite, educated, wealthy class must use their knowledge, experience, wealth, influence to connect sincerely and genuinely to alleviate the circumstance or conditions of fellow country men and women. The lack of opportunity, poverty, lack of healthcare, lack of infrastructure, the inequality in our society is resulting in huge numbers of young people seeking green pastures in other countries in a process enabling re-emergence of a modern day slavery  and dangerous travel conditions. Truth about hell in Luke 16, Jesus Christ gives frightening picture. Matthew 25:41 says, hell is, “prepared for only the devil and his angels.” God did not intend mankind to go to hell but return to Heaven after passing on earth. Heaven and hell are real so decide destination to go, heaven or hell God gives you freewill to choose. Learn reality of heaven and hell, study to show yourself approved by God and know for sure you are saved. Christians can help each other to chat and share the Gospel message with others. Freely you receive so freely give it is not only pastors called to great commission. Start conversation with personal testimony and share goodness if God. Seek first the Kingdom of God all things will be added to you. Do not go looking for a spouse minus God, hopping around people in a Church will give you the right partner. It is God’s idea not to be alone so marry but seek God’s help for your own spouse do not covet any other person’s partner. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MEDDLE IN ANY one’s marriage no matter promise given you. Remember what goes round comes around and you are their next victim as people find out years later. Do not fear to say no because your FAITH CANNOT BE CRUSHED IF YOU TRULY LOOK UP TO JESUS ALONE!!! GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT POWER WORKS through mankind. THE PERFECT HOLY SPIRIT IS PURE POWER OF GOD SO IS NOT CONTAMINATED by man’s evil actions creates evil gossip.behold-he-is-coming-the-lion-of-the-tribe-of-15304741 So discourages people’s FAITH IN GOD used by devil to target believers tricks them to lose faith in God. GREATEST ANOINTING attracts greatest weakness of the servant of God because the devil wants to create doubt in people to stop listening not to trust in God. Apart from JESUS, GOD AND HOLY SPIRIT nobody is PERFECT so ALL have sinned and fallen short of the GLORY OF GOD. There is no one righteous NO NOT ONE person on earth. You need MERCY, Grace and God’s Forgiveness not to point accusing finger at others. Jesus says, FIRST remove the big log in your own eyes to SEE clearly before removing a little splinter in other people’s eyes. Give Thanks and Glory to God for Grace and Mercy, wo/men come forward in Church to tell elders to warn people to watch out for such evil attacks in Church. Important to reset intimate design of Church so the pastor’s private personal attention not exclusively given at risk of potential seducer. Better work in teams during private counselling not fear spreading Church member’s secrets to meet only privately. This backfires as some women target the pastors to cause their downfall sent by satan to disgrace them. Focus on character or actions of men of God distracts the Church from FOCUS ON JESUS AND GOD’s salvation. IMG_20181027_135748.jpgPeople become offended by behaviour so leave or never trust Christians again. It’s the most effective weapon used by the devil to destroy the Church. So need to SEE THROUGH THIS STRATEGY TO HOLD ONTO GOD, LEAVE THE PASTOR IN GOD’S CAPABLE HANDS TO DEAL WITH THEM. AFTER ALL GOD CALLED PASTOR SO IS ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD. OF COURSE AS FOUNDERS OF THEIR CHURCH SOME ARE TOO BIG IN THEIR BOOTS TO LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE THEY EMPLOY. SCANDALS GET WORSE BECAUSE OF FEAR NOBODY DARE TO CHALLENGE THEM OR GET FIRED OR KILLED IN EXTREME CASES. Church is nowhere ready for rapture not at all. He may find few people if He Comes today. Little wonder the Lord Jesus still tarries. The Bible says judgement begins in the House of God so do be lured by secular programs and projects to miss CALL OF GOD TO SAVE SOULS FOR GOD IN JESUS NAME. THANK GOD FOR THE DELAY OF RAPTURE though time is running out as world events show. GOD says there will come a time everyone will KNOW GOD FOR THEMSELVES SO HE WILL TEACH PEOPLE DIRECTLY. And everyone must SEEK GOD THEMSELVES not depend on others like the blind leading the blind if you only to be deceived by the devil. satan-deceives-the-whole-world.jpg

Imagine this Church lady on telephone: Hello Sir, I want to meet & talk to you.’ Man: Do you know me?

Lady: Yes, you are father of my child!
Man stunned, oh my God!!!!
Are you Fiona
No
Are you Julie?
No
Are you Cissy?
No
Are you Gift?
No
Are you Darling?
No
Are you Dorothy?
No
Are you Flavia?
No
Are you Helena?
No
Are you Belema?
No
Are you Patricia?
No
Are you Faith?
No
Are you Alice?
No
Are you Prossy?
No
Are you Vannesa?
No
Are you Grace?
No
Are you Sarah?
No
Are you Lydia?
No
Are you Agnes?
No
Are you Olivia?
No
Are you Bertha?
No
Are you Carol?
No
Are you Gloria?
No
Are you Cynthia?
No
Are you Mina?
No
Are you Margaret?
No
Are Rachael?
No
Are you Patricia?
No
Are you Catharine?
No
Are you Tracy?
No
Are you Sophia?
No
Are Success?
No
Are you Pauline?
No
Are you Sandra?
No
Are you Josephine?
No
Are you Tammy?
No
Are you Ibifuro?
No
Are you Tonye?
No
Are you Uche?
No
Are you Angela
No
Are you Mary?
No
Are you Irene?
No
Are you Comfort?
No
Are you Amaka?
No
Are you Ibiso?
No
Are you Queen?
No
Are you Queeneth?
No
Are you Joyce?
No
Are you Confidence?
No
Are you Judith?
No
Are you Brenda?
No
Are you Kate?
No
Lady in confusion
No Sir, I am sunday school teacher of your son you just made my day.🤣🤣🤣

OXFORD CHRISTIAN CAMPS

Oxford_skyline_0The students at the University of Oxford voted to ban a Christian group from one of their colleges because it will threaten their “physical and mental safety.” The JCR at Lady Margaret Hall have voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning Christian Concern group from hosting a residential summer camp on the Oxford premises because their values do not align with those of the college. Christian Concern members protested outside the abortion clinics and its founder Andrea Williams believes in the criminalisation of homosexuality. She claimed the earth is only 4,000 years old not the 4.5 billion years by science community. The group wants to host the residential camp for young people, aims to train and equip the invited students on what it means to proclaim Christ in public life, but JCR members vote rejects the residency by a margin of 81 votes to eight, with two absentia. According to student newspaper OxStu, “members of the JCR spoke in the debate recognised Christian Concern as “real threat to the physical and mental safety of students.” One student made point “we’re inviting them into our home and we can’t invite people who stand against our values.” The debate was consultative, but the college’s governing body will make its final decision next week. The move is understood to be driven by the LGBT students who say they wouldn’t feel so welcome if the college gives platform to the Christian camp. There is a perceived threat because of organisation’s history of pro-life choice protests outside the abortion clinics. The camp is supposed to take place next summer, before term starts but no fixed date has been set. Although the vast majority of students will not be at the college, some will be on site doing research projects. Around 60 postgraduates live permanently on site. In a statement to The OxStu, Oxford student newspaper, a JCR spokesperson said: “The JCR met to discuss and pass a motion that they oppose the Christian group coming. But, until a decision is made, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”

World University Rankings top 10

1. Oxford University
2. Cambridge University
3. California Institute of Technology
=3. Stanford University
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6. Harvard University
7. Princeton University
8. Imperial College London
9: University of Chicago
10. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
10. University of Pennsylvania

MY LIFE AFTER UNIVERSITY

Kevin BrochMy life changed after university moving home, losing friends, broke unemployed after university. Kevin Broch left uni. with a short feeling of relief and a sense of achievement, followed by a long feeling of being lost. It’s the end of university and, if luck is on your side, you have had the best three years of your life. The nightlife was amazing; you’ve made lots of new, life-long friends, spending hours in the library on coursework and preparing for exams. Hopefully, this has paid off but what now? This is question many students ask themselves when they graduate but few realise adult life is about to come down on them like a tonne of bricks. When Kevin Broch graduated from Royal Holloway University of London, in 2015, was looking forward to leaving uni and beginning professional life. But, the feeling of hopefulness soon turned to helplessness.

‘Heartbroken’

Now a successful music producer, Kevin says teachers prepared him for leaving college and entering university – but when university comes to an end “no-one tells you what is next now it’s down to you. “I had short feeling of relief and a sense of achievement followed by long feeling of being lost,” he says. Many students say the final year of university tends to be the most stressful and that they can’t wait to hand in dissertations and be done with it.

Claire GambleClaire Gamble found it really hard to meet people or settle into new life after university

But leaving can feel like an anticlimax, and that unique feeling of excitement, stimulation and freedom that university provided can be hard to replace. Claire Gamble, 33, says: “I felt heartbroken moving out of my house on last day of university I couldn’t stop crying.” After four great years of living independently and making solid friends while studying at University of Sheffield didn’t know what was happening next. Claire is not alone. Loneliness seems to be common feature of graduation blues. Kayleigh Rattle, 31, graduated from Warwick University in 2008, says: “Never forgets indescribable loneliness felt leaving university. “And, actually, I try not to think about the experience too much today because it still triggers a wistfulness so palpable for a time that’s now passed, and happened a decade ago.”

New identity

Many students aren’t ready to say their goodbye to close companions when they all go home. University prepares young people for transition from adolescence into adulthood but not the realities of working life? Graduate employment rate stands at 82% according to the Office of National Statistics in 2017, so it takes time to secure a fulltime job. So after three years of relative freedom, hordes of students will probably find themselves packing their bags and trundling back home to their parents’ house. Kayleigh says: “I really struggled with that – having a curfew again, not being able to sleep in the same bedroom as my boyfriend, and, I felt, being treated like a child again.”

Kayleigh RattleKayleigh Rattle describes university as combination of indispensable relationships and learning

This feeling of stepping backwards can be an extra incentive to find a “proper job”. Carolyn Mumby, counsellor coach with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says: “The return home can feel like trying to squash yourself back into the shape of your previous self. “It can be challenging to maintain your autonomy. “You may be challenging autonomy of your parents and carers who have adjusted to life without you living at home. There is a renegotiation of roles and relationships. Sophie Phillipson, 27, felt “ovewhelmed” and “nervous” at the prospect of facing adult life. She went on to found the website HelloGrads, which offers skills to help ease the transition from education to working life. She says: “You come out with a good degree and then reality hits. And it’s quite difficult because you think you’re going to get a good job, if you don’t, you can become overwhelmed.” Emily Williams, 24, and a Sheffield Hallam graduate, took a job that was really disappointing. She says she used to walk to work every day and think: “How can I get slightly injured, not enough to be seriously hurt or die, but just enough so I don’t have to go to work?” She suggests people take time to find out what they want to do. “There is absolutely no shame in going back home and getting a job at your local supermarket whilst you figure out what your passions are,” she says. “Don’t feel like you should already know what you want to do.”

Julie and Sophie PhillipsonSophie Phillipson, and her mother, Julie, set up website HelloGrads to help other young people transition from university into adult working life

Sophie says: “There’s a lot more to consider than you first think – and nobody tells you. “Money is constantly on your mind and there is a huge pressure to succeed from your parents, even though they have the best intentions.”

‘Blagging it’

Student fees tripled in 2012 and Sophie believes this has a part to play in the pressure students place on themselves to succeed and make their degree “worth it.” Social media doesn’t help. “No-one posts the countless rejections they faced to get to their position,” Sophie says. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. Graduates are still likely to be employed than people with fewer qualifications. Claire says that although leaving university was tough, 12 years on she is settled, has a family of her own and a successful business. She believes young people shouldn’t expect working life to be like university. But should “embrace new challenges, because your next adventures are just beginning.” Emily seconds this and says: “No-one has a clue what they’re doing. People in their 30s tell me they don’t feel like proper adults yet. “Everyone is going with the flow and blagging it as they go.”