Cooking, washing clothes, cleaning and childcare, tames men who once thought it was only the women’s job. Like most men, Jean Pierre 32 lives in Mwulire in Eastern Province in Rwanda and leaves domestic chores to his wife. Impatient, angry, demands perfection due to lack of awareness that a woman’s job is 24/7 so never ends day or night. He becomes aggressive if his wife did not meet the standards of his expectations so beats her. A grassroots intervention program trying to reduce domestic violence in Rwanda teaches men how to do household chores, and a recent study suggested it has a positive effect on communities. So Muhoza Jean Pierre used to beat his wife because he saw her as someone he married just to have children and and look after them. “I was following example of my father. My father did not do anything at home,” he said. “If ever I came home and found something not done yet I insult her. “I called her lazy, told her she was useless so must go back to her parent’s house.” But something changed after he learnt to cook and clean. It was all part of a grassroots intervention programme in Mwulire village in Eastern Province, Rwanda encouraging men’s domestic roles, including childcare. Jean Pierre says the project called, ‘Bandebereho’ or role model in Kinyarwanda helps tamed and transformed his behaviour. He took part in classes covering everything from cooking and cleaning and discuss how to challenge men’s traditional gender roles. “They asked, if a man can sweep the house, and we would say ‘he can’,” he said. “And then they would ask us: ‘Who among you does that?’ And there was no one.”
Real men shouldn’t cook
Facilitators from ‘Bandebereho’ taught Jean Pierre how to do tasks previously he believed his wife should do. He also added: “We would go home and try to put this into practice. “Then we would go back to training with witnesses who would testify they had observed some changes in us. “I know how to cook. I do laundry for the kids. I know how to peel plantains, I know how to pound dry cassava and sift the flour.” Jean Pierre and his wife have been married for 10 years and never helped her before. And making changes was not easy as Jean Pierre’s friends discouraged him from doing household tasks, telling him: ‘No real man should cook.’ “My family and friends said my wife bewitched me by giving me some magic drugs. They said no genuine man should carry a bundle of firewood in the street because that is for henpecked men,” he said. But Jean Pierre continued when he saw benefits to his family. He says his children feel closer to him and his wife now runs a banana business that has allowed them to improve their home. “The way my wife treats me now is different from the way she used to treat me,” he said. “She used to treat me badly because I was mistreating her too, but now we discuss and agree on things to do. “I set her free, now she is working and I am working too; whereas before I was convinced she had to stay home and be available whenever I would need her.” Fear and little freedom affected Jean Pierre’s wife Musabyimana Delphine who says she used to have little freedom and lived in fear. She said: “Sometimes I felt like a mere worker, and I would remember a worker has a salary. “I never thought a woman can ever have her own money, because I never even had time to think about any activity that generate money. “Now I have enough freedom in house, I go out and work for money like others. Start training young boys now so when they grow up they will help their wife and help look after the children. When both work, it’s a burden on the woman to care for the family or children alone.The ‘Bandebereho’ project taught Jean Pierre to do tasks previously believed his wife should do. Delphine leaves at 5am to sell plantains at a market, while Jean Pierre stays at home and takes care of their four young children. “I come home relaxed and find food ready,” she said. The project’s curriculum originally developed in Latin America by global fatherhood campaign MenCare believes true equality will only be reached when men take on 50% of world’s childcare and domestic work. The research looks into changing men’s attitudes towards family care and traditional domestic. It was soon realised the good impact on men. A study looking at couples taking part in the project found two years after taking childcare lessons in Rwanda men were less likely to use violence against their female partners than those who did not attend the classes. But the study suggested one in three women whose partners took part in the programme still reported experiencing intimate partner violence. National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, released a data in 2015, around 52% of men in the country were violent towards partners. Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre, which delivered the programme in the country, wants ‘Bandebereho’ to be widely adopted by communities and country’s government. Fidele Rutayisire the chairman of centre, said: “We still have negative social norms, negative masculinity perception cultural barriers as main factors of high violence against women in Rwanda. “Traditionally men don’t take care of children here but men control sex, resources, decision-making. “When men are actively involved in the home they realise sacrifices of women in childcare so their attitude on gender changes positively, they understand the value of gender equality.” Delphine and Jean Pierre said the program benefited their family and the whole community. “We are now on honeymoon, 10 years after our wedding,” said Jean Pierre. If there is conflict or security issue in our neighbourhood our opinion is respected because they see we don’t have problem in our household. Men appreciate and help their wives and not demand they do all the housework or take care of the family, business, Church alone without support of husbands. A happy wife is a happy life and the Bible says love your wife as Christ loved His bride Church and gave His life for you. Timothy says a husband must first look after his family and own household before serving the Church. Don’t neglect your wife and the children in the NAME OF GOD leisurely talking to single women while your wife and children at home suffer. Remember your wife is that same beautiful single woman you married and used her body to give birth to your children. And don’t abandon her for fresh young woman to give birth later to become abandoned as wife. This causes baby mama problems because men want to eat their cake and have it. So wants exclusive attention of wife at the expense of the children some are jealous of. Forget their parents took great care of them as done to children. Grow up and be father to the children to mature a responsible man not manchild depending on wife as mother. For even the Son of Man Jesus did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many says Mark 10:45.
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Quality foods grown with precious time and resources are thrown away because these foods do not look PERFECT to the buyer. A third of farmed fruits and good vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because its misshaped or wrong size according to new research. Though billions of people starve everyday, these foods are not donated to people as Olio App does helping save good foods. It is a sad thing that a mere aesthetic shape of a nutritious food is thrown while people including children die from starvation. It is necessary to stop using these foods, provided by Almighty God to feed all the people as weapon of power to deny feeding people or those who can it turn into cooked food for the homeless. This is gone on for far too long as tonnes of perfect food is buried everyday but the human beings die from starvation. This is an issue can help save farmers from bankruptcy as their crops are wasted. No matter how perfect a food crop is, it is cut to shape or mashed depending on the recipe. Often finished food product served looks beautiful regardless of the shape before cooking. Food waste must stop because even hard-working people cannot afford expensive ingredients in the supermarkets anymore. Setting up a department for lower incomes to buy is frowned upon because of fear it might undercut profit margins if cheaper food is sold alongside “perfect glamourised” shapes selected in name of customers. It is argued customers “prefer” the perfect fruits and vegetables shapes only. But a lot of ordinary people struggling to feed their families do not mind the shape of an ingredient. Cooking foods or eating a misshaped fruit does not affect people in any way. It is unacceptable excuse so volunteers can organise the distribution to people listed to buy vegetable boxes regularly or receive it as the donations to homeless Charities to cook. There is more than enough food to feed all the people living on earth but this sort of actions deprives billions of food globally each day. It does not make any sense to throw good away because of its shape. .A University of Edinburgh study found more than 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe were discarded each year. This was in part because they did not “meet consumers’ expectations” of how they should look. The study was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It examined food loss and waste in European Economic Area and examined how much food was discarded each year before it reached the point of being sold. The researchers attributed losses to strict government regulations, supermarket high standard as well as customer expectations of how produce should look. They found that the farmers contracted to supermarkets typically grew more food than obliged to supply, to allow for a proportion that would not be deemed fit to sell. The researchers suggested that greater awareness among consumer movement towards shopping encourage the sale of more ugly vegetables. Stephen Porter, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, said: “Encouraging people to be less picky about how their fruit and vegetables look could go a long way to cutting waste, reducing the impact of food production on the climate, and easing the food supply chain.” In recent times, UK supermarkets are making more space for increasing amounts of less-than-perfect produce. Last year, Sainsbury’s campaign encourages use of blemished bananas, while Morrisons introduced a new “wonky” range that included avocados. Others, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, branched out into selling misshapen fresh items. A lot of unemployed people can organise sale of cheaper food produce schemes to help solve food waste. Billions of people starve everyday even in these advanced countries in Europe but food is thrown away everyday. The golden rule is to be each other’s keeper so feel good helping others and saving food from wastage.
Supermarkets step up wonky fruit and veg push
Jesus Our Mighty God of PEACE crushed evil snake under His Feet so believers have the same POWER and Authority in the Name of Jesus to tread on serpents, adder and scorpions in Jesus Name. God gave you POWER to tread on the adder snake and scorpions, the young lions and so nothing shall by any means hurt you in Jesus Name. As God’s battle axe in Jeremiah 51:1-2 you destroy enemy because God did not give a spirit of fear but POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND so not only pastors, prophets ministers have POWER over evil. Bible says tread on evil snake trying to steal, kill destroy, deceive, attack physically or spiritually. GOD’S MIGHTY POWER PASS evil power in JESUS NAME destroy all evil affliction bondage in family, stop snake dream as you wake up. Fast, pray, cast out and kill snake fighting loved ones in Jesus Name. Cast out evil animal in dream that confuse those attacked. The snakes hides longer in dreams without people knowing, bites, puts a demon in food to inject toxic poisonous things in victims. Dreams of snake kiss, hugging, within home, in trees, under chair or by bed is not good a sign. Capture and kill snake to destroy attack and escape unhurt in Jesus Name in the dream. Waking up from dream in anger or confused God is warning you watch out for physical snake in premises. The people dreaming or visions of snakes in prophecy see snakes in home so kill the snake and set it ablaze. The presence of snake in dream cause spiritual havoc in children’s life. Take dreams of the snake seriously its not goodluck people misled to think. This message will change your life in Jesus Name so be deliverance in Jesus Name. Dream of snakes in a house crawling, running, sleeping with you or cuddling you is a witchcraft attack sent to harm or destroy destiny. So presence of snake dreams mean you cannot enjoy blessing of marriage or good success in life unless snake killed. A snake possess a person as spouse so stops real humans marrying them to bring shame, disgrace destroys family to prevent commitment and loyalty to God. The devil serpent is sent to stop faithful genuine Christians from praying or going to church. Causes affliction, swallow talent, wealth, assets delays born again believer by attacking them to cause strife, anger, bitterness in family. Responsible for fights, argument and divorce because it thinks it owns a person dedicated to family altar idol by covenant. Moses lifted a bronze snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man Jesus is Lifted Up so whoever believes in Him has eternal life. For God so loved the world HE gave HIS ONLY Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send HIS SON Jesus into the world to condemn the world, but so you in the world will be saved through Jesus in John 3:13-17. Believe in God to save and deliver you. For whom the Son Jesus Sets free is FREE indeed. Paul burnt snake on woodfire in Malta so did not die so God delivers people from the evil power of snakes.Paul destroyed this wicked spirit so you will receive breakthroughs in your life with blessings from God. Victory verses in Bible show God’s defeat of magician snakes by Moses Snake in confrontation to let Hebrews go from Egypt. Prayer points against witchcraft show its stops manipulation to try to control people using snakes attack spells and curses. Protection from God and covering by BLOOD of Jesus stops the vulnerable attacks. A moving or crawling snakes can cause untimely death, afflictions, sickness and diseases. Marital, family problems, hardships, suffering, shame, stealing, immorality, seeing crocodiles, lions, dogs, masquerades, lying. Reject all these curses if you experience such dreams it means devil wants to dig a pit for you. Your present anointing cannot destroy them you are in serious trouble, as difficulties began in life so go to see deliverance pastor for help. Important to know Biblical meanings of dreams of warfare to get Prayers to tackle it. Get Bible Dream Interpretations Books on snakebites, greensnakes, snake in room, if unable to kill snake escaped in dream. Also, imagination of snakes in mind or snake slithering games allow snakes in dreams. Gospel of John finds healing in Jesus lifted up on Cross as Hebrews found healing as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness. But in 2 Kings 18, Hezekiah destroys the symbolic serpent hardening people’s heart turning from God to the bronze snake in Temple. So God cannot be reduced to idol and if you worship at snake altars, idols in a family ancestral curses affect you so receive deliverance in Jesus Name. Luke 10:19 says, Behold I give you POWER and Authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy so nothing shall by anymeans hurt you in Jesus Name. Isaiah 27:1 says, In that day, the LORD GOD will punish with HIS SWORD by HIS fierce, great and powerful SWORD, Leviathan gliding serpent tormenting people in Jesus Name. Phillipians 2: 9 – 11 says, Therefore God Highly Exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the Name above every name, 10 so at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven, on earth, under the earth 11 and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the GLORY of Father God. 2 Timothy 4:18, says, The LORD shall deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me in HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM. To God be the GLORY for ever and ever. Amen. In Revelations 12:11, we overcame devil by BLOOD of the Lamb Jesus and by word of our testimony in Jesus Name. In the Bible God’s people spoke against HIM and his prophet Moses and in doing so provoked the LORD to anger. So GOD sent venomous snakes among them to bite the people and many Israelites died in Numbers 21:4-9. The people repented after sinning so asked Moses to pray that the LORD takes away the snakes. Moses prayed on their behalf and the LORD told Moses to make bronze snake and put it on a pole. Anyone bitten by a snake who looks up at the bronze snake, lived. God’s punishment with poisonous snakes designed to teach Israel painful lesson is that consequences of sin bites so stop rebellion against God. Romans 1 25 Warns those who change the TRUTH of GOD into a lie to worship and serve creatures more than Creator God, WHO is blessed for ever. Amen. To celebrate snakes or other creatures above GOD is abominationable sin and death. A snake is a killer loving and worshipping snake or daring snake to prove point of taking serpents is foolishness. Nowhere in the Bible does GOD command HIS Children to tempt HIM by daredevil daring snake above GOD the CREATOR. Its witchcraft so you are devil worshipper if your only focus is on snakes than ALMIGHTY GOD through Jesus Christ. No other name is given among men by which one can be saved except the Name of Jesus. So seek GOD and get rid of snakes so Jesus can save you by the MIGHTY POWER in the Name of Jesus through HOLY SPIRIT’S strength to stop the evil consequences. Without the Mercy of God all perish so get GOD solution to problems in Christ Jesus dying on Cross Who resurrected to bring healing to all by faith. God heals all those who believe in HIS promise and obey because God uses the things foolish to the world to confound wise so does as HE SAID! It was not metal snake charm but a total obedience to God that saved lives in Jesus Name. Check your heart if snake’s torments in dreams are punishment of disobeying God to repent and ask God’s Forgiveness and Mercy.
INSTRUCTION: Embark on 7 days fasting and prayers between 6am – 6pm. CONFESSION: Luke 10:19, Isaiah 27:1; Philippians 2:9-11, 2 Timothy 4:18, Revelation 12:11.
PRAYER POINTS: Every rage of serpent or snakes assigned to harm me in the dream, I command you to turn back and harm your sender in Jesus name Gen 3:14, Every serpent using your dream life to trouble, they shall be cursed, in the name of Jesus. Luke 10:19, Any ancestral serpent or snake assigned to hurt me in the dream, you are a liar, be destroyed in Jesus name. I am fully protected by the blood of Jesus. Micah 7:17, Every hidden snake waiting to attack my marriage in the dream, you cannot poison me with your venom, so therefore catch fire, in Jesus name. Every evil imagination of the snakes displaying in my mind, I cancel it with the blood of Jesus. I break the backbone of the serpent, in the name of Jesus. Proverbs 23:32, Every venom of the snake inside my body to cause slow death and sickness, be NULLIFIED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. My Father, by the power of the blood of Jesus, I disinfect my room and compound with the blood of Jesus. My family are free from the attack of the serpent in Jesus name. Genesis 3:15, Every agenda of the serpent to cause God to punish me because of my sin, I destroy you in my life in Jesus name Every power using the spirit of the snake to fight me in the dream, be destroyed by fire by thunder in Jesus name You serpent of darkness, release me and die, in Jesus name Programme of the snakes against me and my family, I scatter your plans in Jesus name Every spirit of the snake using my house as their habitation, get out now in Jesus name O Lord, deliver me from the attacks of the snakes, in the name of Jesus. I frustrate demonic snake over my life and marriage, in the name of Jesus. Every evil snake eating up my blessings in the spirit realm, be roasted by fire, in Jesus name O LORD, expel hidden evil snakes in my dream, in Jesus name. You snake assigned to attack marriage, be attacked by fire in Jesus name. My Father, let the weapon of my prayers kill serpents that refuse to let me go, in Jesus name. I receive POWER to tread on the serpents, snakes, adder, scorpions in the NAME of Jesus according to Psalm 91. My FATHER GOD, whoever sent snake to attack me in the dream, Holy Ghost fire roast them to ashes, in Jesus name. By the BLOOD of Jesus, I destroy the legs of serpents assigned to destroy me in my dream, in Jesus name My Father, let all serpents and scorpion begin to wage war against themselves, in the name of Jesus. Any man or woman turning into a serpent in dream to frustrate God’s will, plan, and purpose for my life, die by fire, in the name of Jesus. I cancel manifestation of this serpentile spirit coming to reality, in the name of Jesus. Shout the blood of Jesus 7 times. Oh LORD by your fire, rescue my glory from the spirit of the python, in the name of Jesus. I take the chains of the spirit in my hands, I chain the heads of the serpentine spirits attacking my glory. O Lord, If husband / wife / partner is possessed with spirit of the serpent, I command marine spirit to die, in the name of Jesus. Every serpent programmed with my destiny, burn to ashes, in the name of Jesus. I destroy by fire, every spirit of python assigned to swallow my glory, in the name of Jesus. My glory in belly and body of serpent, come out by fire, in the name of Jesus. Thanks and GLORY to Father God in Jesus Name for our deliverance. Amen.
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Cook, who launched the app in 2015, said that hearing stories about people using OLIO to help feed themselves left her feeling a mixture of emotions. She explained: “Obviously, we are happy that good, nutritious food is being saved and getting into the hands of people that need it. “Sometimes people feel a sense of shame when they are referred to a food bank so OLIO acts as a stigma-free alternative, to enable neighbours to come together and to feel neighbourly connection. “We also feel a sense of indignation. We think it’s immoral that in 2017, in the 5th largest economy in the world, so many people are going without, while at the same time an obscene amount of food is going to waste. The latest statistics paint a depressing picture: There are 8 million in the UK who struggle to put food on the table while households collectively bin £13bn worth of food (£700 per family) each year. “It just doesn’t make sense and more needs to be done to tackle this shameful paradox.” After hearing stories such as Viktorija Hazāne’s, the team at OLIO decided to run Hidden Hunger campaign. Hunger doesn’t just unravel in famine-struck corners of the developing world it could be affecting neighbours on your street.
She said: “Saving food redistributed to those in need is not ultimate solution and sometimes it masks deeper cracks into what’s really going on. As charities and food banks mobilise to meet this need, there is less pressure on the government to address the root causes of food poverty and this needs to be addressed urgently. “Benefit cuts, sanctions, stagnating wages, increasing food costs and bills and zero hour contracts mean that more and more people are being faced with impossible choices and these are all caused by political decisions. People living in food poverty require significant structural assistance in lives to stop food waste requires systematic change. There is an intersection where they overlap and both problems can be addressed to everyone’s benefit as a short term relief, but more needs to be done at a political level to tackle the root causes of these problems.”
Death is a sensitive matter that brings about all sorts of negative evil emotions and disagreements due to accusations blaming others as their cause of a death. God said it’s appointed unto man to die and there is a time to die except unless one of those who will never see die in the Rapture. It clearly says in the Bible an average age of life is between 70 to 80 years although exceptions mean that some die younger and other people live hundreds of years. However awareness of existence of facts of life about death does not make death easier to accept, no matter how long the person lived. Even when a loved one is ill for many years there is expectation for recovery despite doctor’s prognosis. Letting go of loved ones is painful and soon turns to anger of feelings of being abandoned by loved ones. Soon anger turns to denial and the blame of anyone as cause of their death. Often accusations are levelled against a frontline staff for not trying harder to save loved ones despite the best medical resources. Relatives accuse and blame others for causing death through evil spirits using, sorcery, witchcraft and divinations charms, curses and spells. Often the shock caused by the death is compounded by financial demands imposed on relatives for a grand burial beyond their means and resources. The family is given a list of items to buy by the elders before burial takes place. The families compete for the corpse and the process of burial instead of unifying in grief for the sake of their loved ones. In some parts of the world burial is bigger than wedding so requires lots of money. And the sudden death burdens relatives obliged to provide coffin, food, clothing drinks accommodations for guests. This causes so much debt and puts pressure on families of the deceased because the resources are diverted for burial rather than investments into projects to help those alive. Fear of being haunted and punished by the deceased, if not buried properly or revenge for ” whoever” is responsible for the death becomes their obsession. Until the dead tells them who caused their death, a cloud of suspicion hangs around alleged suspects. They are often targeted and victimized, beaten, ostracised and in some cases killed to ensure that person does not kill more people. Thoughts and fears of potential deaths to be caused by a “perpetrator” drives the community to eliminate such an evil person from their midst. A closer look at alleged perpetrators involve the issue of land disputes envied prosperity and labelling them ritual killers for the material gain. Sudden change in wealth, buildings, or good fortune is thought to be the result of such killings. These are some reasons for delays for funerals for months or years until these issues are resolved. Grief and sorrow overshadow reality with strong desire to pin death on perpetrator for closure to project the pain and loss on them. People are fined, chased away from community banished for life so if anyone shows compassion to them are accused of being part of evil circle causing death. Adults or children are accused by the witchdoctors who fuel confusion by their condemnation of people targetted as perpetrator. Anger, and hatred causes bitterness, sickness, due to unforgiveness, fear and chaos as confusion in the family tarnishes many generations holding grudges by blaming members. An unforgiving person is very poor in spirit, suffers afflictions, many hardships, hypertension, pressure, lack of sleep, stress, exhaustion and serious depression, poor diet so low immunity. These affects quality of life made worse by the copius painkillers literally killing them. Challenges in life of the matured born-again child of God promotes them through furnance of faith to overcome in victory. What does not kill you makes you stronger so problem strengthen you for testimony to the Glory of God God gives solutions in Jesus Name to prove HIS miracle power is same yesterday, today and forever. Problems draw you closer to God to triump always. And we know nothing can separate us from the LOVE OF GOD including death. Personal neglect and the lack of drinking water causes dehydration and death. Do not seek evil sources of secret family idols in shrines through divination sacrifices or offerings on altars destroying people. Their potions, lotions, charms, rings and objects tie them to evil covenants killing them. God says MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. These professed Christian believers consult family idols as history reveals in covenant rituals for protection, power, childbirth, help sought for healing and material riches that ENSNARE family to evil spirits. So family members dedicated in the womb or after birth for life to witchdoctors to continue covenant bondage to powers of darkness yet confess to BELIEVE in God as Christians. Deep-rooted rituals secret rituals take place despite official church burials or business success. The family perform secret rituals involving witchdoctors in the name of culture. So these rituals require families paying the huge sums of money to witchdoctors for buying, cows, goats etc to pacify gods or idols from destroying more people. And sadly these rituals cause these divisions separating them from God depriving the family of joy, peace, love and unity. The family gets the worse problems because they held captive by dark powers. Some remain slaves to witchdoctors held in a spiritual captivity and the families takes loans to pay them. Younger generations have no idea of causes of evil challenges in their life as dedicated in the womb by rituals performed by these witchdoctors or herbalist. Fear of evil eyes of enemies reinforce greed of witch doctors fueling hatred among people seeking solutions to problems in time of need. Yet God the Giver of life warns about death as part of life to prepare to deal with death to cope better and to mourn with HOPE OF ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE IN THE RESURRECTION.
So it is important to remember children pick on these issues affecting by them if unresolved early. The child listens to various insinuations and made to take sides in such conflicts. Developing children who see physically and experience these matters need help to teach them the topic of death and loss sensitively in primary schools to fulfill section (a) of aims of the 1988 Education Reform Act to promote spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, physical development of pupils at school and of society. These issues must be addressed during Death Education in the home and by Teachers in their curriculum. Doctors also call for death education in schools to be taught in classroom to demystify death, ageing and dying. They need resiliency, more compassion positive proactive approach to death. Death Education in Schools is critically important to bring awareness for better understanding and for future generations. Afterlife has many beliefs so necessary to explain a human body is subject to change or decay over lifetime so demands better care of life to treat it as a precious priceless gift to treasure. Someone people think teaching death education in schools is too sensitive or inappropriate so might do the opposite of putting fear in them. Death education if discussed appropriately will not harm children but rather enhance knowledge and understand from the early years as young as three years if relatives died to help them express grief.
Teachers must be trained to handle the changes in children bereaved, the level of coursework, homework, studies and focus or concentrations. Schools must provide one-to-one counselling room for those children grieving to express the grief in private using Educational resources provided for schools, teachers to bring awareness. Healing takes years but a good enough starting point to help ease the pain. Relatives are traumatized after death and some think there is no light at the tunnel. Yet with the right support and compassion families will overcome death to find peace in the midst of adversity of death. Restoring hope after death or questions of cause of death can be dealt with by teacher in simple terms without indepth medical terms to help rather than confuse children. An expert paediatrician if required can be invited to guide children to express and write journals or scrapbook, drawings and to express grief after bereavement. Above all children need financial support, food and extra input into an academic work to catch up with loss of time away from school during such funerals. A conflict over the deceased loved ones seriously impacts children for the rest of live. So it is important to be careful what is said in front of them or listening nearby. The property and assets of a deceased is the major cause of divisions in the families. The family makes sacrifices to educate a deceased person so feels more entitled to their belongings. A wife and children are antagonized by deceased family for feeling cheated while deceased lived. So they are punished to pay for the costs of the burial for killing their only source of income. These issues must be addressed immediately to give scholarship to the children go continue their education. If not death of a parent ends education. Or death of adult breadwinner ends the well-being of elderly parents. Vitriol and rage caused by death means litigations in court drains limited resources. These parents need support too to help their children so both need encouragement. Life originates from God so not owned by anyone. Jesus said He gave His Life to overcome death so the sting of death is crushed by Jesus Christ’s resurrection power by raising from the grave. And so a believer in Jesus Christ is expected to live by God’s Biblical commands only. A secret ritual unseen or unknown to the pastor is SEEN BY GOD. All will be held accountable by God to give an account for their life and other people in their families. These are serious matters to reflect to make a right choice to please God. Living by God’s standard affects a family divided in their thoughts and the actions contrary to God’s WORDS. And it important to remember you come as an individual into this world and will face God as an individual on judgement day. Better to obey God than follow the men leading you into sin and destruction in the name of cultural belief. Despite all the punishment a deceased does not get out alive because of vengeance so does not really solve any problems. Believers can humbly share their faith from Bible in advance on God’s stance on the death and resurrection. Jesus guarantees joy and eternal life after death for a season so believers are assured of seeing loved ones again in the resurrection Rapture if a Christian believer. This means death is not the end families or loved ones, all will be reunited without pain, sorrow, grief, tears or crying anymore in perfect joy eternally. It’s important to EDUCATE people to understand CREATOR GOD’S words on burial and funerals. Excessive display of wealth to show off to others or pay money for journey or bury cars in graves with personal belongings are unbiblical. Worldly attitude to life seeps into church burial ceremonies despite Bible’s position th material goods does not constitute a man’s life. The worldly goods become completely useless in the afterlife and people must know this. The amount of money invested in death will change communities if it’s invested in a life of a deceased while alive. Believers must carefully pray and study word of God and seek deliverance from all these generational entanglements. Educated family members have an important role to play not to be deceived by envious evil people misleading them. God says in his words that where is no vision the people perish. The devil is a liar using deception to often manipulate illiterate family members without knowledge or understanding of medical biology, body chemistry, health and well-being. And so every death is placed on the targeted victim blamed or ostracised to ease the pain of death. Instead hatred breeds depression, low immunity, disease and heart attack, mental illness or madness. Unforgivingness over years destroys the health of people, as stated, hatred is the poison drank by a person expecting an enemy to die. It kills joy, causes misery and deep anger unleashed on innocent family members or colleagues. Endtime events are fast happening so this is time to ask GOD FOR HIS MERCY, GRACE, COMPASSION, FORGIVENESS, LOVE for yourself and your loved ones in Jesus Name. Jesus taught us to forgive and to receive Forgiveness from God so release people to God. Forgiveness does not mean you become best friend of enemy to hang out with them but it clears your heart from offending God and Jesus and grieving the Holy Spirit. The Bible says all sins will be forgiven except the sins against the Holy Spirit. Lifespan is the will of God so work with God and take of your body, Spirit and soul in Christ.
“You Are Great” is a Glorious song dedicated to God and Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s GREATNESS and AMAZING MARVELOUS WORKS given the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name through Steve Crown to Bless. Steve Crown is a Nigeria gospel music artiste based in Abuja. His music career soared after his first hit song “You are Great” took the market by storm. Steve Crown hails from Benue State and currently resides in the capital city of Nigeria Abuja. He sowed his first income to God so Steve Crown as a gospel artiste this hit song You Are Great, is one most Pentecostal Christians know. Steve Crown is also a songwriter and true worshiper of God. And God’s Spirit upon his life ministers to many people including healings that happen through praise and worship of God. By the Grace of God Steve Crown Uche Okolo is a fast-rising Nigerian gospel minister, presently, shares the stage with many great Gospel musicians like Don Moen among others. Steve has won numerous awards including 2016 Gospel music of the year for the above song “YOU ARE GREAT” dedicated to the ALMIGHTY God and His Son Jesus. And Steve says no matter what you are going through GOD IS GREATER and will see you through it all in Jesus Name. Above all, Steve writes songs from God’s words in Bible. He used Jesus’ words in Bible that offence will abound in the last days if you PLEASE GOD AND WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH people will be offended. Steve takes inspiration from God’s majesty through his reverence for God by pondering on God’s marvelous works of miracles of hanging universe, firmaments, earth, space and heaven on air. Each working in sync as perfectly as God designed and performs functions as made to do. Steve says it was from his realisation of God’s Greatness that this song came about. This is encouraging to see young men especially passionately in love with God and hot for Jesus their first love. We give glory to God for their heart for God and pray that more young men and women and all people will be added daily by God’s increase through You Are Great reaching hearts changing lives in Jesus’ Name with thanks and Glory to God.