MUSICAL INSTRUMENT’S JOY

'This lot play like they breathe,' says proud mum Kadie. pictured with Sheku after his winGod created us to make music and use musical instruments to sing. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God. My school on Fridays dedicated the first two hours of school lessons entirely to playing musical instruments and to sing. It was normal school not a music academy so we loved Fridays and most students can sing verses of the songs by heart. The repeated sessions of singing songs ingrained music in our memory. This love of music expressed meant we knew our head’s favourite as this song was played daily. Fitting music is found throughout scripture, joyful therapeutic or healing music brings comfort to the soul. We rejoice in sounds of music and it unifies people of all cultures sharing collection music. This is joy brought to the whole world through most talented family in UK. A 17-year-old became first black BBC Young Musician, six brilliant siblings and the parents who sacrificed everything for them are all noticed too. The seven Kanneh-Mason children by all accounts each musically gifted as the next. Kadie their mother said, ‘I do not want to take from Sheku’s achievement, I know how hard he works for it. ‘But could really have been anyone of them.’But he is not the only talented musician in the family. In fact, all six of his siblings are equally skilled when it comes to playing instruments. Left to right: Sheku, Isata, Braimah, Mariatu, Konya, Jeneba and AminataNow 19 years Sheku won performer of the year named BBC Young Musician in 2016. The Judges said that his concerto performance in London is ‘electrifying, sincere and also moving.’ The audience marvelled that a young man preparing for his AS exams delivered such great music. Sheku is first black youngster to win title attended the comprehensive school reserve elitist classical musician. To encourage and support him and cry when he broke a string and had to start again were his mum Kadie, dad Stuart and six siblings. This is where Sheku’s remarkable story touches many lives as they were keenly interested in playing musical instruments. His siblings can win award too as two brothers and five sisters: Sheku, Isata, Braimah, Mariatu, Konya, Jeneba and Aminata play instruments to grade eight level. They wakes every Saturday at 4.30am to catch the train to London to attend junior school of Royal Academy. And Konya, 17 Grade 8 piano at 11, violin at 12 won many regional trophies and Jeneba 15 Grade 8 at nine and highest marks in the area. The Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, from Nottingham won BBC Young Musician. And Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s winning the Young Musician performance came through hardwork ethic, discipline, practice. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, from Nottingham, was named BBC Young MusicianThis talented musician family of all six siblings are equally skilled in playing instruments. This most talented family in Britain, might be the most talented family in the world. Simon Cowell said so when six eldest siblings appeared on Britain’s Got Talent as Kanneh-Masons. This family collection of musical talents shows each plays brilliantly. The eldest, 21-year-old Isata pianist, former Young Musician finalist herself. She studies full-time at Royal Academy of Music, by scholarship paid for by Elton John with whom she performed. She plays violin and viola to Grade 8 standard. In two of her Grade 8 exams she achieved highest marks in country. Braimah, 20, violinist achieved his Grade 8 by age 12. Sheku, first picked up a cello aged six and had his Grade 8 by age nine with the highest marks in the country. Their parents not musical but sacrificed much to ensure children pursue their passions. Sheku and brother Braimah Kanneh-Mason. The really surprising thing is neither of the Kanneh-Mason parents is musician. ‘It started with Isata,’ as the mum Kadie explains. ‘We started her on the piano because she was very bright so wanted to give her something more than just a schoolwork. She was given one piece a week and mastered it in ten minutes. So ‘Isata set the tone and, when the others were born, music practice was normal.’ Their parents, neither of whom are musical, have sacrificed much to ensure their children can pursue their passions.  Pictured: Sheku and his older brother Braimah Kanneh-Mason

‘We never set out to produce orchestra,’ adds Stuart. ‘It came as a bit of a shock to us, too.’ Their home is given over to music in Nottingham suburb, detached.  They have four pianos,’ says Kadie and three cellos, a viola, four violins. These children, called ‘prodigies’ as three of seven have perfect pitch. At home, four pianos, three cellos, viola, four violins, and children practice two hours daily. Consistency is the name of the game to ensure they are excellent at musical skills. Though talented, their successes are down to ‘hardwork.’ Each practises for at least two hours a day or more if preparing for exam or concert and Isata can play for seven hours. Dedication or passion for music came naturally and so were not pushed. The children love and enjoy music as Kadie said ‘they play like they breathe.’ The parents up at 4.30am on a Saturday, so deeply involved with children’s music, making sure a parent in every audience. Despite the high cost of train fares to music event all attend with their musical instruments. Their home has four pianos, three cellos, a viola, and four violins, and the children practice for two hours a dayOnce on way home, so exhausted Stuart fell asleep at the wheel car went into a ditch. He injured his wrist but thank God none seriously hurt decided to use train, despite costs. It’s a worry money dominates not Mozart or Mendelssohn. Costs of seven musicians in the family is quite daunting. Stuart’s work a business manager on a ‘good salary’ but Kadie, once university lecturer gave up work after child three. High costs means the family does not go on holidays in ten years. Their house of six bedrooms is heavily mortgaged and literally falling apart since every penny of our money goes on music. Have not decorated for years, tiles are coming off the roof. Never buys new clothes does girls’ hair because it’s too expensive to take them to all to hair salon. Car a wreck.’ Sheku able to enter Young Musician contest thanks to kindness of a retired luthier maker of stringed instruments. Frank White’s extraordinary loan of an entire package of instruments for the family, worth tens of thousands include Sheku’s first full-sized cello. Sheku’s amazing genius of musical sound hear Kadie says a broken dial oven emited high shriek Sheku identified note as ‘a very sharp G’ a wasp at window buzzing an ‘E flat.’Simon Cowell called them the most talented family in the UK when the six eldest siblings appeared on Britain’s Got Talent a few years agoSimon Cowell called them most talented family in UK when six eldest siblings appeared on Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago. ‘This could not happen if the sponsor did not donate instruments,’ Kadie says. ‘What would we have done without him? What will families do? I don’t know. One of Sheku’s strings cost £80. A cello bow is £2,000. The trains, the sheet music the overnight stays.’ All adds up so some assume they are rich like elite musicians of Royal Academy. Some are talented children from state schools joining private sector as parent with hole in shoes,’ says Kadie making extraordinary sacrifice for the children. Stuart says, we spend money on them as more important priority even if none a professional musician it is still worth it. ‘Playing instrument teaches discipline, self-belief, the importance of hard work. It gives them confidence. As parent, the joy is seeing them play together, or play on stage. They blossom with confidence in every area of their lives. I don’t think we will look back as money wasted.”Sheku picked up the cello at age six (pictured) and had reached grade eight by the age of nine

Issue of music provision in schools is a ‘woeful, inadequate subject,’ says Kadie. ‘I got free one-to-one lessons at school, I didn’t have a fraction of talent of my children yet not entitled to one-to-one lessons.’ Save for a few small council grants, Kanneh-Masons had no state help but support of schools particularly the comprehensive Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham is vital. ‘It’s a very unusual school, big on orchestras and “normalising” classical music,’ says Stuart. ‘A lot of teenage boys, feel it isn’t “cool” to play an instrument. Mercifully, ours never felt that.’ Meanwhile, race was not an issue for the Kanneh-Mason family until recently. Kadie’s family are from Sierra Leone, West Africa; Stuart’s from Antigua, in Caribbean. At school the children were always part of a mix of cultures. In the classical music world, increasingly aware they were rarities. Sheku is not only the first black winner, but he also attended a comprehensive school - unusual in the highly elite world of classical music

There are few more of us now but at the start in Academy, the only black faces were ours,’ says Isata. In the past few years the older Kanneh-Masons have all started to play in Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first professional orchestra solely of black ethnic minority players. Stuart believe change is coming, though, and that his family are at the heart of it. ‘I remember it being a huge thing when the first black footballers played in old First Division. Now look at how many black players there are at highest levels. It takes time but does happen and will.’ Sheku is not only the first black winner, but attended a comprehensive school – unusual in highly elite world of classical music. Sheku is looked up to as a role model for black children especially to help them believe all things are possible with God plus hardwork. Being part of a change is good for orchestra ethnic mix reflecting life in London or Nottingham. The colour of your skin has no bearing on how well you can play.’ Possibly the most extraordinary family watch them whenever you can, so fascinating. Two younger siblings, Konya and Jeneba, are already planning to enter next Young Musician contest taking place in 2018. It is necessary to remember that behind every great success or achievement is a loving, dedicated, supportive family.The Bible says in Matthew 6:25-34, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink or for your body what you will put on. Life is worth more than meat and your body more than clothes. God will supply all your needs according God’s riches in Glory by Christ. GOD PROVIDES NEEDS IN JESUS NAME!!!

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RIGHTEOUS PRAYER AVAILS

snoop dogg gospel albumSnoop Dogg returns to Jesus Christ his Master, Lord and Saviour after years of AWOL soldier of the Cross. Snoop Dogg, marijuana-smoking pimping gangsta rapper cycled through Nation of Islam and Rastafari says he’s now returning to his roots in Christianity. He dropped a new 32-track double gospel album titled “Bible of Love.” “I’ve always referred to my Savior Jesus Christ on my records,” Snoop says in an interview on YouTube. “I would let people know I was a born-again Christian. Church is supposed to welcome sinners. If you find somebody trying to find their way back home to God, the natural thing to do is be warm and welcoming, open your arms to say, ‘Brother, we accept you as you are. We know you’ve been doing wrong but you wanna get right, so we’re gonna help you get right. We’re not going to throw stones at you.’” Come to Jesus now just as you are for Jesus will save you. 

e16cb1f8ccf7d2bda963eb2aee03dc72-snoop-dogg-taylorsSnoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., took the hip hop world by storm in 1992 when he was discovered and promoted by Dr. Dre. His freshman album Doggystyle shot to Billboard’s #1 spot earned quadruple platinum. His music belonged to the controversial genre that brought calls for censorship for promoting violence and misogyny, and Snoop’s life backed up his words. He denied belonging to a Rollin’ 20s Crips as youth in Long Beach, CA, but once tried for murder of a rival gang member (bodyguard off for self defense). In and out of jail for cocaine possession and other charges after high school. Plummeted into spiritual chaos, before rocketing in rap world, before he became reviled and revered, kid Snoop went to church with his family, singing and playing piano at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. So he’s come full circle. Since launching hip-hop career, Snoop Dogg proved to be one of most enduring successful rappers, selling 35 million albums worldwide. Through the years and different albums, Snoop backed away from unsavory G-funk after his friend Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting. After his producer on the label Death Row, Suge Knight, was indicted for racketeering. Marijuana smoking became his favourite motif and signature of his music. He once bragged he smoked 80 blunts a day.snoop-dogg-bad-boy And always looking to cash in on shock value, Snoop claimed to Rolling Stone, unlike other rappers who adopt a pimp persona, he actually worked as pimp between 2003 and ‘04 gave it up on advice of fellow pimps to spend time with family. He ventured into television and movies, including Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg’s FatherHood, Dogg After Dark. He turned his acquittal of murder charges in February 1996 to short movie Murder Was the Case. In 2009, Snoop converted to Nation of Islam and publicly praised minister Louis Farrakhan. In 2012, he converted to Rastafari movement and, changing his name to “Snoop Lion,” produced clumsy reggae album. All the while, his grandmother and mother praying for their prodigal son. They are elated by announcement of return to Christ with a gospel recording. “Momma said, ‘God told me you gonna do this years ago.’ She been waiting on me,” he says. Read the rest of the article on Snoop Dogg Christian.

LIGHTNING THUNDERSTORM

Lightning over Leighton BuzzardFrom God’s throne room in the heavens proceeds lightnings, thundering, voices. God is in control of clouds as scriptures relates in Revelation 4:3 in Bible. These lightning thunderstorms are all part of 7 thunders sealed by Daniel for these endtimes. Lightning, and the rumblings, thunderstorms occurred rapidly at a rate of thundering sounds unheard and unseen before. Lightnings and rumbling thunderstorms often precede presence of God. The loud sound echo announces warning to people to get ready, prepare to encounter God. Priests announce the time, place, moment to meet in advancd and to help sanctify themselves ready to welcome God’s Presence. They prepare to meet God to receive instructions, directions followed by the given special covenant agreement. Endtime lightenings and the thunderstorm is specifically preserved for the modern generations sealed until now. Thunderstorms occur in response to national issues God often uses to call attention with regard to their covenant agreement and remind all the nations. People remarked they had “never seen a storm quite like this” and said flashes were “stunning” as it happened in UK.The sky over Hayling Island, off the south coast of EnglandDramatic and purple sky photographed over Hayling Island, off the south coast of England near Portsmouth, in the UK as thunderstorms moved northwards across the mainland. Many people got out their cameras to photograph and video Saturday night’s electrical storm, called “utterly insane” and “like being under strobe light.” The thunderstorms and torrential rain swept across parts of southern Britain with lightning flashing across sky. About 15,000 to 20 thousand lightning strikes recorded in four hours on Saturday night, BBC Weather said. It was the purple sky that confounded the people above all having never seen the sky turn completly purple. Visual colour was intensified by a strong trumpetlike relentless thunderings unheard before. So intense people called the emergency lines to report the strange sounds heard from heaven. Thundering concentrated from one direction, clearly heard. Lightning across the sky at Swiss Farm touring and campingA caravan at a campsite in Henley-on-Thames when heavy rain and lightning storm struck. Lightning turned the sky purple over Leighton Buzzard and also in London. The BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker called it “mother of all thunderstorms” as he watched it over London. “Oh boy! This is utterly insane” he said. “I’ve never seen a storm with such frequent lightning in my life I don’t think. Mostly sheet lightning and loud flashes spectacular.”Most people listen to weather forecasts for reports on weather and looking for scientific explanations taught in school. However, not many people are aware of Biblical sources of meaning of lightning of these thunderstorms. In the West Wellow, of Hampshire’s is impressive photograph including picture produced by storm. Lightning in West Wellow

Forecaster Gemma Plumb, from the BBC Weather, said that as the storms pushed northwards across England on Sunday, more would be coming up over English Channel from the continent. Stansted Airport reported the delays to flights on Sunday morning after a lightning strike briefly left their aircraft fuelling system “unavailable.” Lightening at times also strike planes if in the red zone path of lightning or thunder the flight therefore is cancelled until storm calms down. So  Met Office issued yellow warning for a heavy rain and flooding across Wales and most of England. Lightning above Canary WharfThe purple thunder and lightening was seen in this scene above Canary Wharf in London. Later in the morning, storms brought more than an inch of rain to parts of Wales and the Midlands in just an hour. Parts of Wales and central and southern England could see further thunderstorms on both Sunday and bank holiday Monday, with the Met Office warning of possibility of power cuts, delays to trains and buses. People are advised to take notice to prepare against unforeseen changes to keep safe and warm. These rapid changes are part of climatic weather conditions taking place globally. Floods are taking place in deserts and snows falling in dry lands. Earthquakes are rampart than before as the world faces changes in weather patterns due to the man-made desires to control weather and clouds plus demands for fossil fuels increases. lightning illuminating the sky over the Southbank on the River Thames in LondonBolts of lightning flash across the sky over the River Thames in this photo taken by RNLI late on Saturday night. Modern desire for perfect pristine place stops trees growing so no tree roots to absorb excess water cause flashfloods.  “All their flight desks are closed and there is just one small customer service desk with two or three staff. They were asking people to use the app but it isn’t working, so they have now stopped doing announcement.” Ryanair were unable to say how many of its flights had been affected. It said customers can get a full refund or free transfer. “We apologise to all customers affected by these disruptions, which are entirely beyond control. As passengers seeking a bank holiday getaway were forced to wait, hundreds of homes across the south of the country were left without power after the humid bank holiday weather broke late on Saturday night.Andrew Lanxon Hoyle/@Batteryhq of lightning over the the Suleymaniye Mosque in Dalston, east LondonBolts light up the sky over Suleymaniye Mosque in Dalston, east London. The Met Office weather warning for rain is in force until 06:00 on Monday and covers all of Wales as well as southern and central England. Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, the Met Office said. It added that fast-flowing or deep floodwater was possible with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. It comes after a warm Saturday, with top temperature of 27.3C in Hurn, Dorset. The best way to get news on the weather is check and update yourself. So thousands of passengers were stuck at Stansted airport on Sunday morning after a major thunderstorm caused flights delayed, diverted cancelled. The airport was brought to partial standstill after the storm which battered the UK with up to 20,000 bolts of lightning and left hundreds of homes without power – hit a refuelling depot. People were stuck on stationary planes for hours and some complained they were not given proper explanations for the delays or provided with refreshments. One passenger called the situation a “North Korea-esque” information blackout.West DorsetThe lightning flashes is photographed bolts near the village of Broadwindsor in Dorset. Due to an earlier lightning strike, the aircraft fuelling system was unavailable for a period this morning,” said a spokesperson. “Engineers have been on site and have now restored the system. However flights may still be subject to diversion, delay, cancellation. We apologise for the inconvenience and advise all passengers to check with their airlines for their latest flight updates.”@samueltwilkinson of lightning over The Shard in central London on SaturdayLong strike of lightning dwarfs London Shard, which stands at 310m. We have been on the plane since 7.45,” said Guy Parker, who is on his way to Ibiza. “It’s just being refuelled now. It’s just going take a long time. The 6.05 next to us is just being refuelled so there’s obviously a very long queue. “In the airport it was just normal: we didn’t realise there was a problem until we were on the plane. Some people got very cross they were allowed on to the plane without being told.” Scenes in the terminal described as “stoically British” as queues of more than a thousand people stretched across the airport. Guardian Today: headlines, the analysis the debates. Others claimed Ryanair, one of the principal airlines at Stansted operating with staff shortages appeared to leave them poorly placed to manage the chaos. “They’ve clearly not got the customer service in place to offer people other options,” said Jack Dadds, whose flight to Brittany was cancelled. “All their flight desks are closed and there is just one small customer service desk with two or three staff. They were asking people to use app but it isn’t working, so they have now stopped doing announcement.”Lightning strikes above Wembley Stadium in LondonLightning strikes at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night, Fulham beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final earlier in day. Ryanair were unable to say how many of its flights affected. It said customers can get a full refund or free transfer. “We apologise to all customers affected by these disruptions, which are entirely beyond our control,” a spokesperson said. Passengers seeking a bank holiday getaway were forced to wait, hundreds of homes across the south of country left without power after humid bank holiday weather broke late on Saturday night. Heavy thunderstorms continue to affect parts of Wales, southern and central England through Sunday and into Monday morning, the Met Office said. It issued a yellow flood warning after torrential rain poured down overnight with more than an inch of rain falling within an hour on parts of Wales and the Midlands, causing power cuts and delays to trains and buses that are expected to persist throughout day.TredegarThe cloudy sky was lit up in purple as lightning struck Tredega in the south Wales. Severe weather warning for parts of UK temperatures soar. The motorists in West Midlands and in the Bedfordshire area warned of the risks of driving on flood-hit roads and 17 alerts issued for parts of the Thames valley. Nearly 1,000 properties were left without power across the Midlands, with the majority of outages due to lightning. Birmingham neighbourhoods flooded after these heavy rainfalls and the thunderstorms swept through the region In Warwickshire, fire service said five properties struck by lightning, while in Dawlish, Devon, a telephone box burst into flames after a BT pole was hit. As the storm progressed, people across the capital and southern England posted images of lightning on Twitter and Instagram.LondonHundreds of people in London took out cameras to snap these lightning storms, including in Plaistow, in the east of the capital. The Met Office meteorologist Charlie Powell said there somewhere between 15,000 and the 20,000 strikes across the UK overnight. “Temperatures overnight did not fall much below 15C (59F) or 16C: for the end of May that’s a pretty hot and humid night, everything was primed,” he said. “We had some storms coming in from northern France and some building up in the Channel and they sort of spread out and have been working their way in. It looks like there was one huge area of thundery showers that worked across London just before midnight.” The London fire brigade said it had taken 505 weather-related calls overnight, although the majority related to flooding, no callers reported fires started by lighting strike.Lightning in GravesendThis picture is from Gravesend in Kent. A house in Stanway, Essex, lost its roof to a fireafter lightning struck it in early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters worked on the blaze for almost three hours, eventually extinguishing at 04:30 BST. No injuries reported in incident.General view as lightning strikes over the city of LondonMet warned of flooding and the possible damage to buildings from the lightning, which is pictured here striking over the city of London. 

House hit by lightning in StanwayFirefighters arrived at a house in Essex to find whole roof alight. Andy Murphy (@andymurphy73) @  STN_Airport @ Ryanair # understaffed on a busy day, causing huge #delays at checkin & the security. Passengers rushed to board their flights to find lightning strike had taken out the fuel system & all flights delayed. No warnings on dep. boards #Stanstedpic.twitter.com/FcJo7z8p6c May 27, 2018. Supercar Lifestyle (@ Supercar_Snaps). Without a doubt, the most furious #lightning storm over London EVER witnessed!!! AMAZING!!! #storm #london#thunder pic.twitter .com/Vq6oM6fhQK May 26, 2018. Just as lightnings and rumbling thunderstorms precede God’s presence before meeting HIS people on the mountain or Elijah in cave of Adullam hidden, God again uses endtime sealed lightnings, thunderings to forewarn imminent return of Jesus in Rapture and later the Second Coming on earth. Loud lightnings and thunderings plus voices will accompany the trumpet sounds to herald coming of Jesus in the Rapture in clouds. Lightening and such thunderings will usher in Christ return to earth. So part of endtime signs from God warning all the people everywhere to repent according to Acts 17. It is not God’s wish anyone perishes as global events confirm endtime draws near although only God knows the time.  Bolts of lightning illuminate the skies over Worcestershire  [Jan Sedlacek / SWNS.com]

BE SAFE DURING THUNDERSTORMS

Thunderbolts and lighting can be very frightening. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to ensure that you, your family and pets stay safe until the storm passes. Stay indoors away from windows. Close all doors and windows, lock cat flaps to keep pets furry friends inside. Avoid bathing, showering switch off electrical appliances electrical storm can create power surges. After forecast, cancel outdoor activities, like golf and fishing trips as metal rods can conduct electricity.

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If outdoors and cannot get inside ensure you won’t be at risk of lightning strikes. The first to do is find if there’s actually a risk. Wait to see lightning bolt the count seconds until you hear thunderclap if less than 30 seconds could be at risk. If you can, take shelter in car, windows closed. Sheds and isolated trees are not good covers. If swimming or in a boat, get to shore as quickly as possible, as water can conduct electricity. 

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If you’re outdoors and cannot get inside, there are steps you can take to stay safe

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Thunderstorms battering parts of UK since Saturday. Stay low on ground If outside with no car or house to shelter in find low spot away from trees, fences and poles, telephone or metal poles. If skin starts to tingle or your hair stands on end, lightning about to strike. Crouch down, balance on the balls of your feet. Place your hands on your knees and tuck head down between them. This is called “lightning crouch,” it makes you the smallest target possible, minimising contact with ground. If in group spread out, staying in a huddle can let lighting to travel from person to person. 

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The map shows forecast for UK weather in pictures with dramatic lightning bolts strikes Britain on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Thousands of bolts of lightning Britain in a spectacular thunderstorm. Do not put up an umbrella or use your phone – anything with metal directs electricity into the body. If someone has been hit by lightning, call for urgent help. It is ok to touch them – they won’t carry any electrical charge – so you can perform CPR if you know how. Once the storm has passed, give it half an hour or so before you venture out, as lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the centre of the storm so a few bolts could still hit. The common saying “lightning never strikes the same place twice” is a myth. It can strike the same place twice and some experts believe it is highly likely.  Don’t be too worried as chances of being struck by lightning are about one in 300,000. Stay safe and turn any mirrors around and Jeep water on you.

 

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. To qualify in Kingdom of God one must wear righteous garments approved worthy of God’s Presence. In the same way the dress code for royal wedding conformed to their standards.

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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 divorced when she was six years old. Her father is Caucasian and black mother. In spite of circumstances progressed excellently in her career championing female rights. The dream family member of musical prodigies performed at the wedding, emphasised hard-work paid off. Getting up at 4am travelling hundred miles for music lessons at academy of music.

IMMINENT END OF WORLD?

end of the worldSome followers of Bible keeping track of world events believe a lot is occurring now which would suggest that the end of the world is near. The most obvious sign for Christian conspiracy theorists is the seemingly imminent war between Iran and Israel. Christians tout Israel as the Holy Land and an attack on that is an attack on God, they believe. Website Signposts of the Times points to Ezekiel 38/39 reads: “After many days you will be called to arms as part of end of world Christians believe THESE are some signs of the apocalypse.

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And the tension between Israel and Iran continues to mount. In future years will invade land recovered from war, whose people regathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had long been desolate. “When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD.” Another sign according to the website is the news French President Emmanuel Macron called on countries, including Britain, to sign up for 10-nation defence coalition of EU member states. Signposts of Times: “specifically in Revelation 17 of a group of 10 Kings/Kingdoms will rise during the time of the Antichrist and in Daniel 12 we are told that these armies will ultimately march into the Middle-East and specifically, into Israel.

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Macron called on a 10-nation army. And what to make of the next news story which reports on the Pope and his work to bring groups together from the Middle-East to ‘help bring peace to the region’? “The bible tells us ‘blessed are the peace-makers’, (Matthew 5:9), but it also warns that when all begin to say ‘peace and safety, there will be sudden destruction.” The website fails to give a date on when the world will end but other conspiracy theorists believe that it began last year and will be completed in 2025. Christian conspiracy theory sited Unsealed writes: “Looking in rear-view mirror see that Great Sign occurred on September 23–24, 2017 in immediate in close proximity to Feast of Trumpets.