Nigerian US based music minister Dare David releases a new lyric video for the song “I Prostrate Fall” one of the songs from his latest album” Let Your glory Fall”.
The song talks about an act of total surrender to Jesus in the place of worship. As we know, worship is not only in how sweet the songs we sing are or how great we can play our musical instrument,but it’s the place of our heart before the KING of kings . The book of Revelation 4 vs 10 talks about the twenty four elder and how they prostrate fall before the throne of God ,casting their crowns which signify an act total humility and submission before the Almighty. This song brings you to such a place of worship to deliver and to set the captives free.
Nigerian Gospel Artiste, Worshipper and song writer Glowreeyah has released an heartfelt worship song titled Exalted.
Glowreeyah Speaks “While I was driving to a mall one Saturday evening, I spontaneously started singing ‘Oh my soul, you must arise and see your God exalted’. A wave of ecstatic joy hit me on the spot.I parked my car and right in front of me, I saw the sun setting in the horizon. I got out of my car and lifted my hands out there in the parking-lot.
The revelation of the moment for me was simple. That sunset showed me that even though the sun in all its glory was going down that evening, it would surely be set to rise the following morning.
I knew at that moment the purpose of the song.
Our souls are the spark of God in us.Without the soul, our bodies are like light-bulbs without electricity; like computers without the software, and even when we have setting moments like the sun, we must be able to rise again and again and again.
Our souls carry the life of God. According to the second line in the song, ‘His Spirit-Air is all we breathe’.
Our living souls must reflect life, sight and hearing, thought and speech, intelligence and emotions, will and desire, personality and identity.
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When your soul is downcast, it loses its essence. Its raison d’être. Its reason for living.
Don’t let the troubles of this world, the biased opinions of men, the vicissitudes of life, heart-break, depression and all kinds of ‘wahala’ rob you of your life, your purpose, your God-spark.
Take charge! Command your soul to rise and worship. To see your faithful God exalted as the good God who loves you inspite of what your senses are telling you today.
Because the more we exalt Him, the more He is magnified as The Sun that never sets in your horizon. Jesus forever, Jesus exalted, King of my days.”
“Exalted” was produced by Olaitan Dada for Natialo Productions.
VaShawn Mitchell releases his first offering, “You Took The Nails,” a compelling new song just in time and perfectly suited for the Easter season. The impressive, moving, and impassioned track is off Mitchell’s forthcoming digital EP, CROSS MUSIC available everywhere March 9.
The new single is available today on all digital sales and streaming platforms.
You took the nails for me You took the nails You took the nails for me How can I repay you For that day at calvary You had the power to save yourself But you thought of me instead Oh what a sacrifice to freely lay down your life So my soul wouldn’t be lost You paid the cost
You took the nails You took the nails You took the nails for me I can’t imagine what you endured I’ll never know the pain One thing I know and I am sure That I have been redeemed I can’t imagine What you endured I’ll never know The pain One thing I know And I am sure That I have been redeemed I am redeemed
You took the nails Yes, took it all for me Yeah, you took the nails You took the nails For me The nails The nails
Represent my sin Everything I’ve been through Everything I’ve been through Everything I am Everything I am And you took it all You took it all Yes, no You get it For me [?]
You took it all For me
With eight excellent albums under her belt and a plethora of reputable awards to her credit over the years, Isabella Melodies has definitely become one of the most respected voices in the African Gospel music community. By the grace of God, Isabella has consistently delivered Scripture-based and spiritually sound songs of worship with great depth and sincerity which have impacted lives across the globe. Rain On Me is no different.
According to Isabella, Rain On Me is a spontaneous cry for revival that was birthed during a recording session in the studio. In an age of widespread spiritual apathy and new age ideologies, Rain On Me is a simple but desperate prayer for a spiritual awakening. The message of the prayer-song is Revival, which is the heart cry of every remnant of Jesus Christ in these end times.
Our prayer is that this song quickens your spirit and awakens/reignites your passion for Jesus Christ, The Rainmaker. (Zechariah 10:1)
Nigeria’s digital publisher, Publiseer, has been announced as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States, on March 2, 2018. The Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School will be hosting the competition to showcase the diversity of entrepreneurs making a difference on the continent today. The competition will be held along with the 20th Africa Business Conference under the theme “Values And Value-Chains: Africa In A New Global Era”.
From the pool of applications, 14 finalists have been invited to pitch their business in front of approximately 700 attendees and receive feedback from a panel of experienced judges. The judges include Samuel Alemayehu of Cambridge Industries, Steven Koltai of Koltai & Company, and Josh Sandler of Lori Systems. The winner and the runner-up of the competition will be awarded cash prices of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Publiseer and other finalists will have the opportunity to participate in the Startup Lab, a workshop for early-stage entrepreneurs to solicit advice from conference participants. Conference participants and Harvard Business School faculty and students with experience in strategy, operations, finance, and other relevant business fields will be recruited to engage with the entrepreneurs and help them ideate and solve their problems.
Publiseer is a digital publishing platform for independent Nigerian authors and artistes. The platform distributes and monetizes the creative works of Nigerian writers and musicians worldwide. With over 130 writers and musicians under Publiseer, Publiseer is one of the largest independent digital publishers in Africa.
Memories of this Gospel Oldies is still very fresh in our mind, most of us could still remember investing our money on buying Cassette of this songs. ARTIST JOHN PKEE John Pkee a fantastic music director, pianist, singer and well known for is wonderful 4/4 crazy arrangements. John P. Kee, who has built an avid fan base within the realm of gospel music, infiltrated the secular rhythm and blues industry in 1994 with his eleventh album, Show Up!, by combining church choir harmonies with hip-hop sounds. He has popular songs like STAND, RAIN ON US… to is credit. SONG TITLED: Mighty God/Outstanding – John P. Kee & the New Life Community Choir
ARTIST ALVIN SLAUGHTER Alvin Slaughter and visions of dynamic worship songs and lively praise tunes rush to mind. The Dove Award and Stellar Award nominee has been a pivotal part of the growth of praise and worship in the Church. The former lead male vocalist of the multiple GRAMMY Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is known for his cross-cultural songs and a smooth blending of gospel and contemporary Christian music, creating a style that’s uniquely his own. HE has songs like GOD CAN to is credits
ARTIST RON KENOLY Ron Kenoly (born December 6, 1944) is an American Christian worship leader, singer, and songwriter whose expressed mission is “to create an environment for the manifest presence of God”. His musical style is one of jubilant praise and individual excellence on musical instruments. Ron joined the church’s staff as music minister in 1987, completely content with the place in life to which God had led him and without a thought of ever recording again. But, in 1990, Don Moen, creative director for Integrity Music, heard about Ron’s ministry and approached him about the possibility of recording one of his praise services. The result was a series of albums that became best-sellers in both the church and contemporary Christian markets. Among that series was Jesus Is Alive, the gold-selling Lift Him Up, God Is Able, Sing Out With One Voice, 1997’s Dove Award-winning Welcome Home, Majesty, We Offer Praises, and his most current project Dwell in the House.
Wafbec was a great experience of Faith full and more depth of God was unleashed to the people of God. The grand finale of the graceful program was E.Daniel a worshipper who led the people of God to the presence of God in the Holy Ghost.
Songs like ” Saviour, Saviour the one who saved me i have come to worship you. Powerful songs with powerful lyrics. Enjoy…
Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press.
More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc. Dubbed “America’s pastor,” he was a confidant to U.S. presidents from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
In 1983, President Reagan gave Graham the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. When the Billy Graham Museum and Library was dedicated in 2007 in Charlotte, former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton attended.
“When he prays with you in the Oval Office or upstairs in the White House, you feel he’s praying for you, not the president,” Clinton said at the ceremony.
President Donald Trump tweeted : “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”
Beyond Graham’s public appearances, he reached untold millions through his pioneering use of prime-time telecasts, network radio, daily newspaper columns, evangelistic feature films and globe-girdling satellite TV hookups. Graham’s message was not complex or unique, yet he preached with a conviction that won over audiences worldwide.
“The Bible says,” was his catch phrase. His unquestioning belief in Scripture turned the Gospel into a “rapier” in his hands, he said.
A tall, striking man with thick hair, stark blue eyes and a firm jaw, Graham was a commanding presence at his crusades. He would make the altar call in his powerful baritone, asking the multitudes to stand, come down the aisles and publicly make “decisions for Christ,” as a choir crooned the hymn “Just As I Am.”
By his final crusade in 2005 in New York City, he had preached in person to more than 210 million people worldwide. No evangelist is expected to have his level of influence again.
“William Franklin Graham Jr. can safely be regarded as the best who ever lived at what he did,” said William Martin, author of the Graham biography “A Prophet With Honor.”
Born Nov. 7, 1918, on his family’s dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, Graham came from a fundamentalist background that expected true Bible-believers to stay clear of Christians with even the most minor differences over Scripture. But as his crusades drew support from a widening array of Christian churches, he came to reject that view.
He joined in a then-emerging movement called New Evangelicalism that abandoned the narrowness of fundamentalism to engage broader society. Fundamentalists at the time excoriated the preacher for his new direction, and broke with him when he agreed to work with more liberal Christians in the 1950s.
Graham stood fast. He would not reject people who were sincere and shared at least some of his beliefs, Martin said. He wanted the widest hearing possible for his salvation message.
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“The ecumenical movement has broadened my viewpoint and I recognize now that God has his people in all churches,” he said in the early 1950s.
In 1957, he said, “I intend to go anywhere, sponsored by anybody, to preach the Gospel of Christ.”
His approach helped evangelicals gain the influence they have today. Graham’s path to becoming an evangelist began taking shape at age 16, when the Presbyterian-reared farmboy committed himself to Christ at a local tent revival.
Good Night Billy Your burial will erupt a great revival in the world.
The Lilly Endowment invested $84 million over 10 years to study and support the practices that allow Christian pastors in America to sustain excellence over the years. They funded 63 projects across 25 different denominations and traditions. Each organization made a similar discovery: relationships with peers are the key factor to pastoral longevity.
I’ve worked with and provided pastoral care for pastors in various forms for the last seven years. For the last five I’ve helped nearly one hundred pastors develop the characteristics they need to stay happy and healthy in ministry. My results aren’t as scientific as the Lilly study, but I concur: Pastors need real, intimate, vulnerable friendships, if they are going to last in ministry.
Yet pastoral isolation is common. Sometimes it’s self-isolation, either out of a fear of being known or a fear of being hurt again by those he considers friends. More often, though, it’s a public isolation, caring for and befriending many, with very few friends to care for him. A pastor can seem like he’s known by many — he reveals a bit of himself each week to hundreds or thousands — while he’s really known by few. Revelations of himself during sermons are often like revelations over social media: Controlled vulnerability that keeps people at a distance either through over- or under-sharing.
It’s tough to blame them. Pastoral work can be dehumanizing. People know and appreciate you for the work you do — the sermons you preach, the care you give, the prayers you pray, the visionary leadership you provide — more than who you really are. Since you perform publicly every week, appreciation can be a fickle thing. Good counselors guard against dual relationships, knowing it’s nearly impossible and often unethical to have a personal friendship with a professional client. Pastors experience some of that reality as well.
The author of Hebrews reminds us that loneliness and isolation impact our spiritual health as well: “Exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:1). We weren’t meant to live in isolation; we — pastors included — need daily, meaningful affirmation from others if we are to be successful in fighting sin.
In Psalm 25:16, David asks God to be near him, for he is “lonely and afflicted.” David models the right response to feeling lonely: a longing for intimate relationships. That longing is not a sign of selfishness or weakness. It’s simply an acknowledgement that you are human. God never intended for any of us to live in isolation. God doesn’t live in isolation; there is perfect communion within the Trinity. Created in his image, we are made for relationships, with him and with others. That’s true of all of us, including pastors.
Made for Relationship
We — pastors included — were made for relationships, with God and with others.
Like anyone else, a pastor’s relationship with God must be primary. If a pastor doesn’t have a relationship with God that is continually growing in intimacy, he will demand more from his relationships with others than they are capable of giving him. Therefore, a pastor must constantly work to deepen the intimacy in his relationship with God.
The Bible, prayer, and the sacraments are the means God gave his people to grow closer to him (Acts 2:42). They are not only tools a pastor uses to do the work of ministry; they are also the God-given means to deepen the intimacy in his relationship with God.
But God didn’t create us to live only in relationship with him. He created us to also live in community with others. That larger community is found in the local church, which the pastor leads. And this leadership can often seem isolating; it’s really tough to be both a friend and a leader. This leaves the pastor with a relational need — a relational need that is too great for a wife to carry by herself.
A pastor needs his wife as his friend, but not his only friend. She often feels isolated and alone, carrying ministry secrets and her husband’s secret doubts and struggles, ones that are not disqualifying sins, but also are not things that should be shared indiscriminately.
A pastor also needs more than ministry partners or co-workers. They are helpful. They can provide companionship. But you can have a lot of co-workers and still be lonely. Friends don’t just partner on projects; they partner in life.
Friendship Takes Intentionality
I’ve found the people best suited to be a pastor’s friend are fellow pastors, most often those in a different church. It’s easy for pastors to look at other pastors and borrow the phrase C.S. Lewis says is at the start of every friendship: “You too?” Pastors are usually willing to take the next step of vulnerability with another pastor and continue, quoting Lewis, “I thought I was the only one.”
For a friendship to grow from there, it requires intentional effort.
To put in that effort, you must view friendship not as a luxury, but a necessity. When David writes, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” (Psalm 133:1), he is both celebrating the gift of friendship and encouraging us to think back to Eden when everything — including friendship — was good, just as God designed it to be. The Psalm ends with “life forevermore,” encouraging us to think forward to eternity when everything will forever be as it should be (Psalm 133:3). Friendship isn’t a luxury; it’s a blessing God gives us now because he loves us. God is, as Lewis wrote, the one working behind the scenes to make our friendships happen and help them last.
Not only are friendships good for our health and longevity in ministry; they also are essential to our perseverance (Hebrews 3:12–13). It is wise to have friends (Proverbs 17:17; 27:9–10, 17). It is right to need friends. Paul, in the midst of an incredibly hard time, found real comfort when Titus arrived (2 Corinthians 7:6–7). At the end of his life, Paul lamented his loneliness and asked Timothy to come visit him before he died (2 Timothy 4:9–16). The greatest man who ever lived, Jesus Christ, experienced the gift of friendship with John. John was more than just a partner in ministry; he was the friend Jesus loved (John 13:23).
The intentional effort required for friendship can be described as making room in your life for others. It means you will make room in your schedule, budget, ministry goals, and family life for friendship. Friendship can’t be squeezed into an already tight schedule; it requires intentionality and it requires sacrifice.
Pastor, friendship will cost you time, money, and the opportunity for more ministry achievement. And it will require vulnerability, which means you probably will get hurt. Vulnerability can come as you admit your need for friendship: take a risk to give and receive the gift of friendship. It will be worth it. Blessing — for yourself, your family, and your people — is bound up in your friendships.