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Pray as an unbroken body

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"I have, myself, full confidence in God that if we as an unbroken body stand united in prayer for this nation, for this people, for this world, that what shall follow will be a mighty work of God which will bring this nation, this people, this world to their knees to hallow the name of our God and His Son Jesus Christ. God has already promised that every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth and will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. It will be a reality in the 2nd coming of Christ; but, by then it will be too late for uncle John, too late for England, too late for the tribes and too late for the world. But if we, today, unite hands in the unity of the Spirit and dare to pray that prayer ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, with perseverance, then we shall see multitudes bow their knees with joy hallowing the name of our God and our Saviour His Son Jesus Christ".  


K.Oni
(Picture by Chris Yarzab)

Pray as an unbroken body

"I have, myself, full confidence in God that if we as an unbroken body stand united in prayer for this nation, for this people, for this world, that what shall follow will be a mighty work of God which will bring this nation, this people, this world to their knees to hallow the name of our God and His Son Jesus Christ. God has already promised that every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth and will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. It will be a reality in the 2nd coming of Christ; but, by then it will be too late for uncle John, too late for England, too late for the tribes and too late for the world. But if we, today, unite hands in the unity of the Spirit and dare to pray that prayer ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, with perseverance, then we shall see multitudes bow their knees with joy hallowing the name of our God and our Saviour His Son Jesus Christ".

Lord Is it true?

Oh Lord is it true that my name is graven on your hands
That before time began this mark you desired to have
Which made you rise to leave your Father’s perfect side
To be found a poor helpless human child.


Oh Lord is it true that my name is graven on your hands
That you lived a perfect unblemished life
Which made you the only choice of a seamless sacrifice
To be found crucified bearing your Father’s Holy wrath


Oh Lord is it true that my name is graven on your hands
That it was impossible for death to hold you down
Which made you rise to your people’s delight
To be found once again at your Father’s perfect side


K.Oni

Upward call to heaven 5

My sleep that night was restless as I fell far short of possessing the divine attributes of being a saint like my mother and Amelia. The morning came with a bright sunshine where I could hear the birds sing so merrily and I could wish I was as they in their jovial mood. 


I have been thinking through the night and made another resolution this morning to entertain two of the fruits of the Spirit which my mother is very adamant I display. The two fruits are goodness and faithfulness for Mother and Amelia are never far from telling me of my lack of them. Amelia is full of them and to a greater degree my Mother. Both are such friends of humanity that I in comparison am an enemy. Many youthful souls as I in the school are at times perplexed why Amelia should spend almost all of her time with me and why she did not so spend it with Barbara and Amy Thornton. Their Father is the owner of many properties and a great politician who’s philanthropy is known throughout the Atlantic. He has with grea…

Almost gone

Look up to the sky watch them birds fly 
Moving to the wind no one knows where it comes from
The day begins with the sunrise 
Let me summarise my existence in a few lines
Born in 89 scarcely made my exit from the womb
Should have gone to the tomb 
Escape my nightmares as a teen
But I made it through my youth pretty clean 
98 almost past through to paradise 
Paralyse by a sickness this weakness had me still
Loosing all my will to live 
My mama by my side telling me to breathe 
I could see the light fighting for my only chance
Life flashing before my eyes
Is this how we die 
Generations come and go 
More knowledge more sorrow 
My life is borrowed 
Cheer my body with wine 
Dine with the finest 
When its over 
Its gone 
What did I live for 
My dreams no more 
Fading out of reality
Heading to the silence 
I guess its all vanity
To the grave I come 
Whatever I wanted I got them all
Kept back from no pleasure
Riches were my treasures 
Till I saw a field buried with heaven’s treasure...


K.Oni

There was nothing

My friend could it be that once upon a time there was nothing?
And then suddenly bang bang bang - there was something!
It takes such a wild and exotic imagination 
A strange fixation eliminating the logic of causation. 
Could it be true my friend that no hands played a part
No mind designed this vast expanding fine tuned existence - 
I wish we could act it out and play contrary task.
Il be gravity you dark energy - but its after the bang bang bang 
How my dear friend can we enact nothing?

K.Oni

Restorative Justice

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In a memorable scene in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper, Lee four car-loads of white men come at night to lynch the black Tom Robinson, who’s been accused of raping one of their daughters - only to be confronted by Atticus Finch, sitting in front of the jailhouse door.  The lawyer, reading the newspaper beneath a dim light bulb, is the only thing that stands between Tom and the mob intent on its summary version, or rather, grisly perversion, of justice.  The irony is, of course, that in court, despite his clear innocence Tom is found guilty by the all-white jury and is shot attempting to escape when he loses hope.  For Atticus’ young children, it is inexplicable.  As Jem protests, ‘You can’t do that – you can’t.’

There’s been a lot of lynch-mob mentality spreading like wildfire after the week of riots in our cities.  Enough people to trigger a Commons debate signed an e-petition demanding the removal of benefits from anyone involved.  Government ministers leant their support to the ev…

Im happy just to dream

I'm Happy just to dream
About a day when everything and us will be.


Thy frame the fairest the friendliest found
Thy speech so tender bringing immortal life.


I'm happy I smile every-night before I sleep
Thinking deep about the unity of you and me.


Thy steps inflames a Godly spring
Thy peace the reason the earth spins so still.


Merrily sound my eyes finally close
Only to see you fill my dreams.


Thy fuel does drive this awakened soul
Thy Love thy song A wonderful ......


K.Oni



Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea

What is “let-go-and-let-God” theology? It’s called Keswick theology, and it’s one of the most significant strands of second-blessing theology. It assumes that Christians experience two “blessings.” The first is getting “saved,” and the second is getting serious. The change is dramatic: from a defeated life to a victorious life; from a lower life to a higher life; from a shallow life to a deeper life; from a fruitless life to a more abundant life; from being “carnal” to being “spiritual”; and from merely having Jesus as your Savior to making Jesus your Master. People experience this second blessing through surrender and faith: “Let go and let God.” Keswick theology comes from the early Keswick movement. Keswick (pronounced KE H-zick) is a small town in the scenic Lake District of northwest England. Since 1875, it has hosted a weeklong meeting in July for the Keswick Convention. The movement’s first generation (about 1875– 1920) epitomized what we still call “Keswick theology” today. Peop…

Are You Controlled By the Future?

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: 'Take no thought for the morrow,' means 'Do not be guilty of anxious thoughts about the morrow'. It does not mean that you do not take any thought at all, otherwise the farmer would not plough and harrow and sow. He is looking to the future, but he does not spend the whole of his time wondering and worrying about the end results of his work. No, he takes reasonable thought and then he leaves it. Here again the whole question is where to draw the line. Thinking is right up to a point, but if you go beyond that point it becomes worry and anxiety and it paralyzes and cripples. In other words, although it is very right to think about the future, it is very wrong to be controlled by it. The difficulty with people who are prey to these fears is that they are controlled by the future, they are dominated by thoughts of it, and there they are wringing their hands, doing nothing, depressed by fears about it. In fact, they are completely governed and mastered by …

Miscellanies 15 - Lust a evil desire

Lust is generally in scripture spoken of as an evil desire. This was the desire which led Eve to commit that treacherous sin which would bring about a curse on creation. Genesis 3:6 'So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate'. Here we see Eve lusting after that which was forbidden and because she did not put a lock on her desires it overwhelmed her and thus she was unable to resist and her only choice was to satisfy her cravings and after to tempt her husband by telling him of how sweet and delicious it is. Lust is by nature deceiving, it first appears to the mind to be sweet and innocent, it gives the soul a taste of satisfaction but its end is to ruin whoever eats at her table. God had clearly given Adam a warning which He passed on to His wife Eve that if you eat of this tr…

Miscellanies 14 - It is a more reasonable thing

Is it not a more reasonable thing my friend that the first thing we ought to do when we wake is to declare the praise of Our God and to come to him in prayer to commit to him our day and our soul. Is it not a more reasonable thing to do that him who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all should receive our adorations in the morning. Why my friend should our first duties be spent on everything else but Him. Is it because we have not yet seen his necessity in our life that it is wholly by him that we are sustained and kept. My friend let us be wise to the evil of the day and thus be quick in the morning to rise to abandon our souls in His so that we may be fully prepared to every dart of the evil one. Is it not a more reasonable thing my friend to seek his face in the morning than to seek bread. Is it not a more reasonable thing to seek his face than to begin to worry about today's trouble. You see my friend our God is great, turning water into wine, shining into the d…

Jesus the praise of my soul

In the morning - as I see everything around me fallAnd I have nothing to my advantage Yet Jesus is the praise of my Soul. Let today be filled with your glory In my failing health and upcoming death Jesus you are the praise of my soul.
K.Oni

Where Do We Find Jesus in the Old Testament?

For me, one of the most exciting elements of Scripture is its use of typology. Put simply, [Typology is] the idea that persons (e.g., Moses), events (e.g., the exodus), and institutions (e.g., the temple) can — in the plan of God — prefigure a later stage in that plan and provide the conceptuality necessary for understanding the divine intent (e.g., the coming of Christ to be the new Moses, to effect the new exodus, and to be the new temple) (Graham Cole, He Who Gives Life, [Wheaton: Crossway, 2007], 289). I love to read the New Testament and see the ways in which the biblical authors read their Old Testaments in light of Christ. I love that Matthew depicts Jesus as the true Israel, who escapes from a wicked king like Moses did (Matthew 2:13-18; cf. Exodus 1:15-2:10), who passes through water and is declared God’s son like Israel (Matthew 3:13-17; cf. Exodus 14, 4:22-23), and then is led by the Spirit through the wilderness to be tested for forty days (Matthew 4:1-11; cf. Exodus 40:34-3…

A passing cargo ship

Times like these I believe I think very well. In the open space gazing upon the gentle river while beyond is the riveting horizon now spoilt by the passing cargo ship named Catherine. I know of another Catherine but she is unlike this cargo ship. She is well built and sparkly. She reflects the beauty of nature rather than spoiling it. Her nature is mannered and her heart beats of genuine compassion. She is as calm as this river, her small waves gently carrying those souls who depend upon her. This Catherine is not like the one found in Wuthering Heights - she is a different kind, she is of a clearer moisture of which I long to hold but more as a friend than a wife. Her sensibilities are always accompanied with the right emotional response and I can speak clearly because I have been a lucky recipient. I speak highly of her that’s because I’m yet to find a fault, not a single blemish but yet my loving feelings have not been persuaded to seek her. Perhaps I am more tuned to the likes of …

Miscellanies 13 - Pray for me

I once looked out at the congregation in the church and I saw souls who were engulfed in the misery of their sins. They came to the front to receive some ministry and I in my pride declared in my soul, 'Lord may it never be that I be as one of these'. In the night the Lord paid me an awful visit showing to my soul his great terror and anger at those who are proud-full that their end will be his casting them down to the bottomless pit. I awoke never to sleep again until I reached the church on Sunday finding myself among those souls who needed ministry. I resisted till I could resist no more and there I was found on my knees till a brother laid his hands upon me and declared "peace to you, your sins are forgiven. The Lord has removed the dross in you and despise not your fellow citizens for it is those who are humble in heart who will ask for help. That humility is perfected not just towards God but also towards men. Many in the church are suffering because they refuse to …