Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Story Behind the Song “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” And The Amazing Christian Music Videos From Kaoma Chende And Team

Amazing Christian Music Videos 
From Kaoma Chende And Team 

Kaoma in a singing session (How Great Thou Art)
Anyone remember this chorus? This version Originally done by The Haven Quartet. It's a song i grow up singing, still do and am so glad to have done this cover version. Blessings!

The Story Behind the Song “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
About 150 years ago, there was a great revival in Wales, England. As a result of this, many missionaries came from England to northeast India to spread the Gospel. The region was known as Assam and comprised hundreds of tribes. The tribal communities were quite primitive and aggressive. The tribesmen were also called head-hunters because of a social custom which required the male members of the community to collect as many heads as possible. A man’s strength and ability to protect his wife was assessed by the number of heads he had collected. Therefore, a youth of marriageable age would try and collect as many heads as possible and hang them on the walls of his house. The more heads a man had, the more eligible he was considered. Into this hostile and aggressive community, came a group of Welsh missionaries spreading the message of love, peace, and hope of Jesus Christ. Naturally, they were not welcomed. One Welsh missionary finally succeeded in converting a man, his wife, and two children. This man’s faith proved contagious and many villagers began to accept Christianity. Angry, the village chief summoned all the villagers. He then called the family who had first converted to renounce their faith in public or face execution. Moved by the Holy Spirit, the man sung his reply, “I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back.”

Enraged at the refusal of the man, the chief ordered his archers to arrow down the two children. As both boys lay twitching on the floor, the chief asked, “Will you deny your faith? You have lost both your children. You will lose your wife too.”

But the man replied, again singing, “Though none go with me, still I will follow. No turning back.”

The chief was beside himself with fury and ordered his wife to be arrowed down. In a moment she joined her two children in death. Now he asked for the last time, “I will give you one more opportunity to deny your faith and live.”

In the face of death the man sung, “The cross before me, the world behind me. No turning back. No turning back.”

He was shot dead like the rest of his family. But with their deaths, a miracle took place. The chief who had ordered the killings was moved by the faith of the man. He wondered, “Why should this man, his wife and two children die for a Man who lived in a far-away land on another continent some 2,000 years ago? There must be some supernatural power behind the family, and I too want that supernatural power.”

In a spontaneous confession of faith, he declared, “I too belong to Jesus Christ!” When the crowd heard this from the mouth of their chief, the whole village accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.                                                                     — Kaoma



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Friday, November 7, 2014

PRAY, WAIT OR ACT?


PRAY, WAIT OR ACT?
by  Warren W. Wiersbe
Psalm 94:11-23

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Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? (v.16). I wonder what kind of an answer we would give to these questions.

There are times when we only pray about a problem.  There are times when we wait.  There are times when God says, “Not now—I’ll take care of it later.”  But there are times when we must act, as when Moses had to stand up and lead the people out of Egypt, or when David had to perform the judgment of God.  There are times when we who are the light of the world must stand up and shine, when we who are the salt of the earth must apply that salt to the decay in the world today.

How easy it is to be a spectator and say, “well, I’ll pray about it.”  Good—be sure you do.  But God says, “Who’s going to stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?”  The answer: those who know that God is their Help.  “Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence” (v.17).  “But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge” (v.22).  when God is your Help, when you have the strength of God that comes from His Word, you can stand up against the sin in this world.

Those who are separated from sin are also called to action.  “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?”  (v.20). We have laws today that provide defense from a lot of sin.  Yet those who are separated from sin must stand up with God against iniquity—those who believe that He will give us the ultimate victory.  We may lose a few battles, but thank God we’re going to win the war!

Christians are never to become complacent about evildoers.  We deal with them by praying, waiting and acting.  God wants you to be an influence for Him.  Be an active witness where He has placed you.  Ask for His leading in knowing when to pray, wait or take a stand.


Monday, November 3, 2014

REWARDS FOR OBEDIENCE (A DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY)

REWARDS FOR OBEDIENCE

1 CORINTHIANS 3:10-15


A call to be a missionary is much like Abraham's call. It is necessary to leave home, possessions, relatives, worldly ambitions and to go to another country to which God has led. But one can never outgive God. Though Abraham was called to give up much, he was promised much more. God always promises blessings when we obey and follow Him.

Hebrews 13:5 says, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Much the same thing was said to the people of Israel: "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee: he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deut. 31:6). The psalmist said, "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed" (Ps. 37:3). God promised to bless Israel, and He promises to bless us when we trust and obey. God's call for us today is that we might be separated unto Him.


No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly (Ps. 84:11).  

Source: 
Back to the Bible
Confident Living Magazine
Picture Credit: wordofyeshua.eu 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ALL OF GRACE - Devotional Thought For The Day

ALL OF GRACE (Devotional Thought For The Day)
Theodore H Epp

EPHESIANS 2:1-10:
God dealt in judgment at Babel when He scattered the people and confused their language, but God dealt in mercy and grace as He called Abraham. Abraham did not receive God's call because he merited God's esteem. Rather, in God's foreknowledge He knew Abraham and chose him for a special purpose. God's election must always be traced to God's will and purpose. It is all of grace, for it is by God's sovereign choice.

Theodore H Epp
(Founder Back to the Bible)
It is the same with our salvation. If it were not for God's grace, we would be doomed to an eternity in hell. But notice what God has done because of His grace: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:4-6). God did not do this for us because we merited it—it was while we were yet sinners that Christ died for us. It is important that we realize that our salvation is all of grace.

Abraham was not chosen because he was a special kind of person nor because he had a high 10 nor because he had great faith. It was totally of the grace of God that He called Abraham out of idolatry, and it is only of the grace of God that we have been called out to salvation.


But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound (Rom. 5:20). 

Source: 
Back to the Bible Intl.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Heart Problem

A Heart Problem
(Does your day begin with God?)

by  Warren W. Wiersbe
(Present Bible Teacher Back to the Bible)

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It’s imperative for us to meet God in the morning if we want to have a good day.  Jesus got up early in the morning to pray, according to Mark 1:35.  Here we find the psalmist saying, “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up” (v.3).

When I used to work in the night shift, I would sleep in the morning.  So when I got up in the afternoon, I would meet with the Lord.  Meeting with God is not an appointment on a clock but an appointment in your heart.  Does God hear your voice in the morning?  When He looks on you at the beginning of your day, does He look on you as a priest who has come to offer Him sacrifices of praise?  That’s what direct means (v.3)—“to order my prayer.”  It means to arrange the sacrifice on the altar.

When you wake up in the morning, remind yourself that you are one of God’s priests.  How did you become a priest?  Through faith in Jesus Christ.  “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father” (Rev. 1:5,6).  You’re one of God’s priests.  That means wherever you are is God’s temple, because your body is His temple.

The first thing we do in the morning is the first thing the high priest used to do every morning.  He laid the burnt offering on the altar.  The burnt offering is a picture of total dedication to God.  If you want to have a good day, start by giving yourself to the Lord as a burnt offering, a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God (Rom. 12:1).  A good day begins in the morning, and it begins at the altar.

 Warren W. Wiersbe with his wife Betty
Does your day begin with God?  If not, decide to start each morning by dedicating yourself to Him as a living sacrifice and ask His guidance for the day’s decisions and actions.  He wants to direct your life.  So view each day as a gift from God and determine to be a good steward of the day’s resources.  Make your time with Him a daily appointment.

Source: 
Confident Living Magazine, Secunderabad
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