INTIMATE ROYAL MARRIAGE

370223God’s incredible favour, honour and the privilege for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family since engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding on Saturday sums up Christianity. The royal wedding is compared to marriage of Lamb of God. Clement Ngissah wrote “Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry and who she becomes” to explain the believer’s important connection to Jesus always and favour of imputation of His righteousness attained thereby. Some of the lessons learnt from Meghan Markle’s lifestory is similar to how Jesus imputes His righteousness on believers. To qualify to enter His Eternal Kingdom Christian believers accepts Jesus’ Love proposal as the Bridegroom to become born again in similar fashion, Meghan Markle takes Prince Harry’s royal status so whenever with him all blood royalty below the Prince’s rank and status bow and curtsy to her although she is not a royal by blood or Princess Meghan. YeShe was not British or Royal by birth. She is an American. Her parents got divorced when she was six years old. Her father is Caucasian and her mother an African-American. She is half black and half white. She is a divorcee. She married her first husband, an actor and producer Trevor Engelson in September 2011 got divorced in August 2013. And she featured in movies in underwear sometimes showing what evangelicals define as ‘nakedness.’ Some allegedly leaked nude pictures of her on internet. To some people not the ideal woman to marry into royal family, importantly to marry sixth in line to the throne. For this reason was abused by many on the internet, on radio, tv etc. This made the British Royal Family’s communication secretary to release official statement in November, 2016 addressing the issues, ranging from sexism, to racism etc. But none of these, not her background as a ‘commoner’ or an African-American, an actress, a divorcee did not stop her. So after today, 19th of May, 2018, Meghan Markle becomes ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Henry, Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Dumbarton and Kilkeel.’ So for ease called ‘Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex.’ For the record she is first ever approved Duchess of Sussex in the history of royal family.IMG_20180521_122252

THE AMAZING THING is that although Meghan is not royal by blood, yet when with her husband Prince Harry or the Duke of Sussex, she will take his status and rank. As a result, all blood royalty below status and rank of her husband will have to bow and curtsy to her. On the contrary when she is alone then she has to bow and curtsy to blood royalty or anyone more senior than her. This helps to understand the imputation of righteousness of God. Like Meghan, our own self-righteousness cannot qualify us to be called Christians or qualify for the Kingdom of God. And as a result, we need Jesus Who gives His Name, status in order for us to be qualified to enjoy the privileges of God’s Royal Priesthood. In this case it is Jesus Christ of Nazareth our joint Heir makes us Children of God as Meghan from today officially known among the royal family. It’s not because of anything she did by her own accord or has done but because she is married to Prince Harry. She will receive secret service protection, diplomatic passports and enjoy other enviable privileges not because of her, but because of Prince Harry. In this context, Prince Harry is the way she has to all these. Without her Prince she is just Meghan Markle. In the same fashion the way to God to gain privilege in God in Christ and heaven is Jesus. We are qualified and will enjoy in heaven because of Him. We live forever because of our marriage to Jesus and it is not because of anything we did, have, will do or can do. And we are nothing without Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.jezus-christus

LESSONS FROM MEGHAN LIFESTORY.

1. No matter your past is. No matter the challenges, bad experiences you have gone through do not give up. Do not let your mistakes, setbacks and failures of the past to dictate your today and tomorrow.

2. Do not be over conscious of what people say about you. Don’t live your life according to the opinions of others. No matter the defamatory stories said or printed about you, whether true or false, don’t give up. Stand tall, apologize when you have to. Change when you have to. Reconcile when you have to and just march forward.

3. When your season is due, when it is your time to shine, believe nothing can stop you. No one knows tomorrow, your tomorrow can make your enemies, accusers, those who looked down or you to bow and curtsy to you. Be positive and work hard. The future is brighter.

4. More importantly, who you connect with is very very important. Who comes into your life is of great importance. Meghan Markle the actress because of her connection and marriage to Prince Harry is now someone so different with honour, higher status, privileges, care and attention she didn’t have before. She may not be royal by blood but because of her marriage some royals by blood have to bow and curtsy to her when she is with her husband.

As sinners we didn’t deserve it, our own righteousness couldn’t and cannot qualify us to enter the Kingdom of God except we repent believe in Jesus for Him to impute His righteousness on us. The same way Meghan Markle’s status as a popular actress, an American etc cannot qualify her and couldn’t qualify her to be called Her Royal Highness or for the royals to bow and curtsy to her but marrying the Prince and taking on his rank and status qualifies her. Who are you connected to? Jesus Christ of Nazareth wants to connect with you to save you, redeem you, to promote you, to Bless and Favour you and give you Eternal life in God’s Royal Kingdom.IMG-20180523-WA0001.jpg

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The blue background of the shield on her arms represented the Pacific Ocean off California’s coast with two golden rays symbolic of the state’s sunshine. Meghan’s American royal arm features 3 quills representing communication and power of words. Beneath the shield, collection of golden poppies, California’s state flower and wintersweet which grows at Kensington Palace where she lives, the palace said. Next to shield are two “supporters“ one for her husband and one relating to her, a songbird with open beak which represents the power of communication. The good heraldic design is simple and the arms of the Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British royal arms,” Woodcock said. Technical description of arms is “azure a feather bendwise argent quilled between two bendlets all between two like feathers argent quilled.

Credit: Clement Ngissah

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LOVEFIRE POWER AT WORK

Prince+Harry+Marries+Ms+Meghan+Markle+Windsor+Ni8V9X8sdVVlLovefire power at work is so strong that when two people fell in love we all showed up to celebrate couple’s love sermon preached to congregation in St George’s Chapel during royal wedding  of Harry and Meghan is wonderful. Guest list includes Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip, bride’s mother among variety of famous super stars. After opening remarks by Dean of Windsor, David Conner before the marriage vows officiated by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests plus many millions watching on television around world, heard sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. The Gospel message of dwelt upon is that God is Love and those who love have God in then because God is love. Jesus told young lawyer to love others and show love to his neighbours.”The Most Rev Bishop Michael CurryThe Most Reverend Bishop Michael Curry is the first African-American presiding bishop and primate of Episcopal Church, gave the address titled Power of Love at the service in St George’s Chapel. He opened his speech with the words of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, who said: “We must discover power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is only way.” The bishop added: There is power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Do not over-sentimentalize that there is power power in love. In Jeremiah 23:29, Bible says God’s word is like a fire consuming like a hammer breaking and smashing selfish enemies of God. The word of God is fiery dynamic force, active, energetic, powerful, mighty and shatters to pieces anything in its path contrary to God. So powerfully unleashes God’s unending love through Christ Jesus for mankind.

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Sheku Mas being in the running for title of Male Artist Of The Year along opera’s leading man Jonas Kaufmann, modern composer Max Richter, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and Britain’s Got Talent 2017 winner Tokio Myers, Sheku scored a top 20 record his debut album Inspiration. Sheku, a former student of Trinity School in Nottingham rubbing shoulders with likes of pop megastars Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran when he entere official UK charts at number 18 as well as topping the classical charts. Studying at Royal Academy of Music, in London, the Mapperley musician has remembered his roots and returned to his old Roman Catholic academy at the start of year to gift £3,000 to the school matched by another £3,000 from his record label Decca to help music tuition at the institute. Felt grateful to play cello during Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

IMG_20180521_122252“The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Curry  Bishop Curry told the service: “There’s power in love. Love helps to heal when nothing else can the power in love lifts up and liberates when nothing else will.” Such power is seen in the service, he continued, saying “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.” The Episcopal Church is the US offshoot of Church of England and forms part of broader Anglican Communion. Meghan was baptised into the Anglican Church headed by Harry’s grandmother. It was important to reiterate power of love fire as it spreads like wild-fire. Those who love want the best for each other and so look out for best interest of others too. !3500 (1)Love is a powerful decision to make to show compassion, kindness or empathy in spite of toxic hatred to overcome its contamination. In the face of becoming a source of strength to endure lovefire power one needs strength from God of Love. It is possible to love by thoughts or actions God inspired easier through God in Christ. In the presence of all the congregation including a host of stars invited to join the happy couple in the chapel including US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, and tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba and his fiancée, list too long to name all.3500 The Archbishop says: “In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other so they declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.” The Archbishop joins their right hands together and said: “Those God joined together let no-one put asunder.” So the couple are now officially married and congratulations and God Bless all!!!Prince+Harry+Marries+Ms+Meghan+Markle+Procession+dGV9B2pH3jrlThis marriage ceremony was attended by numerous wellwishers, watched by millions all over the world to celebrate this living history modern integration of society. Lessons to be learnt from royal wedding between #meghanmarkle and #princeharry.

• She is biracial (i.e. black)
• She is a divorcée
• She is a child of divorced parents
• She was raised by a single mom
• She is slightly older than her prince
• She has had her own public platform
• Her father was in the tabloids recently
• Her mom is a beautiful black woman
• Pictures from her first wedding were plastered all over the media
• They met on a blind date370223

• Yet wholly welcomed by the Queen
• The world is celebrating her lifestory
• Her mom had tea with the Queen
• Prince Charles walked her down aisle
• She will be royalty the rest of her life
• Her children will be royalty
• I could be wrong but their wedding guest list might be the most diverse ever
• American blackman preached sermon
• Words#drmartinlutherkingjr#recited
• A black choir is singing “Stand By Me” at the wedding (so beautifully too!)
• She is a Princess!!! You NEVER know. Your story is NOT over. Don’t let your story make you feel unworthy. Don’t let your story cause you to settle for less. Don’t let your past dictate your future for with God all things possible. We give thanks and Glory to God in Jesus Name.4307 (1)

1. Attempting to use Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry and what she will become after today to explain how important it is for us to be connected to Jesus, be with him always and what the imputation of His righteousness means. God wants all people from all nations to have strong sense of belonging because we all have one father God. Humanity traces origins to the mitochondrial Eve and Adam in garden of Eden. This is the reason why people need to understand the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Nobody owns earth because it belongs to Almighty God Yahweh. This means people are entrusted stewards of God in charge of allocation distribution to ensure fairness and justice. In God’s eyes people are precious and priceless.skynews-royal-wedding-crowds-fans_4314443

2. Some lessons we can learn from Meghan Markle’s life and story. Jesus imputes His righteousness on us to qualify or justify us to enter His eternal Kingdom after being born again, in a similar fashion, Meghan Markle will take Prince Harry’s rank and status whenever she is with him for all blood royalty below the Prince’s rank and status to bow and curtsy to her although she is not a royal by blood and cannot be called Princess Meghan. She is not a British, neither is she a Royal. She is an American. Her parents got divorced when she was just six years old. Her father is Caucasian and black mother.

HOW LONG OH LORD JESUS?

timingEvents or tragedy create urgent longing to be rescued from the challenges faced daily. People wonder how to cope often asking how long they have to wait for LORD’S Divine intervention in Christ. 2 Peter 3:4 in the Bible describes the glorious hope of believer’s expectation of Jesus in the clouds for Rapture and Second Coming later on earth to rule. 1. In second epistle Paul writes to beloved believers, to stir up pure minds to remember to hope in God.  2. To be mindful of words spoken by holy prophets and commandment of apostles of Lord Jesus Saviour. 3. Know there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lust so 4. saying Where is the promise of His Coming? Since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as it was since the beginning of creation. 5. For they are ignorant that by the word of God the heavens of old and the earth stand in water. In water 6 past world existence ended overflowed by water and so perished The heavens and earth by same word kept reserved for day of judgment and perdition’s fire for ungodly men. Angels promised disciples Jesus will return to earth in same way He ascended into heaven seated at RIGHT Hand of God. It is written many events will precede His coming so challenging to wait by faith.god-has-not-forgotten-you

Psalm 13 also asks How Long, O LORD? as passage questions How long O Lord? Will you forget us forever? How long O LORD will you hide your face from us? 2 How long must we wait for you for the relief in our soul to stop sorrow in our hearts all the day? How Long, O LORD is the desire in our hearts for God’s quick Divine intervention materialise. Peter tells us the LORD is not slow to fulfill HIS promise as some count slowness in 2 Peter 3:9. God knows HE sometimes appears slow to us, but for HIS merciful reasons given in the Bible shows HE is compassionate toward us when we wait for help according to HIS OWN timings. Habakkuk 1:2 also asks How long LORD, must we call for help before you listen? O LORD, how long shall we cry before you hear when we cry out to you about violence to save mankind! Christians all over the world cry day and night to God asking, How long Oh LORD must we call for your help to save to rescue from evil perdition of ungodly men. Beloved be not ignorant that ONE DAY with Father LORD God is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like ONE DAY to God.1-john-5-13

The LORD is not slow concerning HIS promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us not willing any should perish, but that all should come to repentance for salvation in Christ. So the LORD is patient granting more time and hoping that many more people will repent and change before its too late. 10 For the DAY of the LORD will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens shall pass away with great noise and the elements melt with such fervent heat so earth and the works in it will be burned up. 11 Seeing all these things dissolved it is crucial the manner of persons to be in all holy conversations and in Godliness as we wait for redemption in Christ. So 12 Looking for Rapture and the Coming of DAY of God when heaven’s fire shall dissolve the elements with fervent heat. Yet have CONFIDENCE IN GOD IN JESUS 13 according to His promise, looking for new heavens and a new earth to dwell in righteousness. After all said and done 14 beloved look diligently with vigilance and found in Jesus in peace without any spot and blameless. 15 Longsuffering in our Lord’s salvation beloved Paul wrote according to wisdom given to him, gives hope to endure to the end to be saved. It is in 16 his epistles the things some find hard to understand if they, unlearned in Scriptures or unstable, wrestle to their own destructions. 17 Beloved, since you know these things beware you are not led away with error of the wicked to fall from steadfastness in Christ. 18 Grow in grace in knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forevermore. Amen.

GOD’S PASSIONATE LOVE

God’s passionate love requires marital affection and intimate attention beyond the highest quality of human love. God’s love still needs to be embraced as given to believers to indulge in intimate love as the bride of God. Human marriages are celebrated with pomp and grandeur to impress the guests to have something to talk about forever. Preparations are made as families become preoccupied with all exquisite details for perfection. Until the day of a wedding the impeding ceremony takes the priority top spot of all activities, projects, resources, funds, communication, travel plans, visits to and fro for preparation. The details are often checked again and again to ensure nothing is forgotten, overlooked, missed out on. Many people involved help in various ways until that special day all the people meet together to celebrate. And yet despite all that goes into the process of preparing it is only a means to a long-term marriage itself. A couple live together to consummate the marriage and produce children if they want to do so. Without physical intimacy marriage is dissolved if a spouse feels neglected so is spiritually marriage. The Covenant marriage with God’s bride is similarly compared to first love deep relationship of affection, devotion and attention. The honeymoon stage of relationship means couple joined at hip literally do things together. Both cannot stand being apart for even few moment’s separation from each other. Continues calling, texting or meeting as quickly as possible and back to work. God’s reminds bride to prepare as the bridegroom is coming quickly. A bride knows exact day set so prepares for a wedding day. Unlike earthly brides groom “don’t tell the bride” TV program, God is ONE who prepared venue, plans and organised everything to surprise the bride. The bride is told to be ready day or night for the marriage supper of the Lamb of God Jesus Christ. The bride is told to be ready joyfully waiting for the groom to arrive. So question is does the bride feel ready to meet her groom? Is there joyful looking forward to the groom’s arrival or wants other ‘more important’ things in life like, eating, drinking, buying, selling being married and given in marriage as world does. It seems this life though sad, miserable or full of challenges is preferred to God’s plans for humanity. The love of Jesus is misunderstood so some ignore him but those who accept Jesus take Him for granted. Doing mundane routines in His Name yet missing the spiritual intimate of love celebration with His bride. The church expresses love publicly however God demands private connection love with His bride to be reciprocated. Love is two-way street of giving and receiving so God wants to feel loved by His bride too. It is exhausting to shower affection, gifts and love on a spouse who ignores you completely and shows no love to you even though verbally says so. In the same way church bride of God needs to let God into the most intimate spiritual love of expressing adoration, fellowship with God in a personal level.

DARKCHOCOLATE MOODLIFT

dark-chocolate-768x480A team of researchers from Loma Linda University have revealed that eating the dark chocolate with a 70 per cent cocoa content has positive effects on the stress level, mood, memory and immunity. Dr Lee Berk, who led the study, said: “For years, we looked at influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content that more sugar makes people happier. This is first time we looked at impact of large amounts of cocoa in doses of small regular-sized chocolate bar in humans over short or long periods of time and are encouraged by the findings. The studies show higher concentration of cocoa has more positive impact on cognition, memory, mood, immunity or other beneficial effects. Researchers carried out two studies to test the effect of eating dark chocolate. In a first study, the team looked at the impact of eating 70 percent cocoa in chocolate on human immune system, and found the treat set off cascade of reactions in turn reduced inflammation. A second study analysed brain health benefits of eating the dark chocolate, and found snack enhanced neuroplasticity in turn boosted memory. Team suggests benefits lie in a chemical flavonoid found in cocoa, plan to carry out follow-up studies to understand the mechanism behind these effects. A dark chocolate made from cocoa plant means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits from flavonoids which act as antioxidants.PROD-Dark-chocolateEndorphins bind receptors in the brain leading to feelings of euphoria, like the kind joggers get from runner’s high. The dark chocolate is a top dietary source of tryptophan amino acid like a serotonin neurotransmitter of happiness positive mood. Health benefits of chocolate often endorsed by Reader’s Digest and others recommend eating the dark chocolate for health wellness. This dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphin chemicals in the brain to create feelings of pleasure. Dark chocolate contains the serotonin antidepressant that elevates mood,” says Scritchfield. Flavanols are believed to play a role in chocolate’s mood enhancing effects. Dark chocolate benefits your brain to improve memory for good moods. Even the single doses of high-flavanol dark chocolate shown to improve performance of cognitive tests including memory test in healthy adult. Contentment is noticed in just 30 Days as new study reveals the dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa benefits mood so reduces anxiety. Cocoa benefits eaters due to the root compound called polyphenol shown to positively improve mood and enhance calmness. And those without any clinical depression, anxiety, mood swings gain good mood boost.

FOOD AND MENTAL HEALTH

dieta-alzheimer-272x300Whenever it comes to taking care of your mental health one of the first things to consider if you’re feeling down in the dumps, stressed, unfocused, or anxious is the food you eat. Yes, that’s right what you eat, how clean or well-oiled food is so to speak affects stomach and bowels and has a lot to do with your moods and how you feel on top of doing things in life. Shauna Faulisi, holistic nutritionist and founder of a Soul Wellness Method told Elite Daily the stomach is a second brain of your body with relationship to serotonin production neurotransmitters in the body that regulates moods and overall immunity. Faulisi adds this idea is one of the first things tackled when she meets with new clients. Foods eaten will either feed the good or bad bacteria affecting mental health. And nourishing food diets by taking probiotics noticed a major improvement in own emotional well-being when she started doing both of these things. It seems obvious, at least in some way how food affects mood but truly science exists behind it all experts, say not something to be ignored when it comes to taking care of mental health. In fact, it might be one of the first things to consider if you’re feeling down in the dumps, stressed, unfocused, or anxious.pic Sugar is often snuck into foods eaten so feeds the bad bacteria and wreak havoc on good. Alcohol, refined carbohydrates and processed food Faulisi recommends focusing on foods feeding good bacteria, above-ground vegetables or bone broth, sauerkraut examples. Concentrating on incorporating kinds of such foods into your diet, means “your body and mind thank you,” says Faulisi. Dr. Michael Wald, MD, DC, dietician and board certified nutritionist breaks down this whole food and mood idea more for us. The direct link between the health of intestinal tract and brain,” he tells Elite Daily is essential. Gut’s more serotonin than brain is a chemical responsible for good feelings important intestinal tract and nervous system functions. It’s anti-inflammatory helps to promote better sleep. Neuroscience says the healthier your gut is it shows result of foods you eat. The better chance your body has to produce feel-good chemicals to improve your overall mood.logicas_cerebrais_podem_pesar_na_balanca_1__2015-04-23160411

Whatever food is put into your mouth, she explains, is going to spend the next three days traveling through digestive tract, permeating intestinal walls to be absorbed into your body’s circulatory system and tissues. “Your overall health is significantly affected by what you eat, she tells Elite Daily. Dr. Trattner says the research really shows our guts are so sensitive and filled with impressionable nerves they are, indeed, as Faulisi said, often referred to as our second brain. “The digestive system doesn’t think for us, but it does play a key role in certain diseases and communicates with brain,” Dr. Trattner explains. So, along with the foods you eat, Dr. Trattner recommends making probiotics a regular part of your daily routine, avoid refined foods with lots of sugar, estrogens and fat. mental-health-and-nutrition-1-638 downloadTherefore keep away from all processed foods or at least make it a point to snack on them in moderation. You will notice boost in your mood and mind as result. The body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid pace as reports show level of mental health problems of eating fewer healthy foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables, organic foods and meals made from scratch are more healthy foods than the chips and crisps, chocolate, ready meals and takeaways. Food and mood, mind the mental health charity helps those with mental health problems to eat better good mood foods. Vegetables and fruit contain a lot of the minerals, vitamins and fibre we need to keep us physically and mentally healthy. Eating variety of the different coloured fruits and vegetables every day means you will get a good range of nutrients. Eating well for mental health says Royal College of Psychiatrists in health advice. Food-and-Mood-tips-for-your-mental-healthModern user-friendly evidence-based information on eating well, nutrition and mental health is produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The link between food and mental health by the Psychological Association recommends good nutrition to improve your mental health. So put all this newfound foodie knowledge to the test next time you’re shopping for groceries, and pop a few of the recommended foods like fermented coconut yogurt, sauerkraut along with probiotics, into your basket. Growing research literature answers Western-style dietary habits in particular under special scrutiny. The modern high rate of depression says what you eat affects mental health. A large body of evidence existing confirms diet is as important to mental health as it is to physical health,” says Felice Jacka, the president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. “A healthy diet is protective and unhealthy diet is risk factor in depression anxiety.” So pay more attention to the food you eat to improve your mood and mental health.