Timaya, Patoranking, SkalesArtistes set to attend Shiloh 2014?

As this years edition of Winners Chapels' Annual Shiloh has commenced, Timaya, Patoranking, Skales and Runtown will be in attendance; and not to perform.
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'Bum bum' singer Timaya posted a photo on Instagram that reveals he goes for Winners Chapels' annual end of year Christian convention called Shiloh.
Dem Mama record owner Timaya promoting the annual Shiloh event that is organized by Bishop Oyedepo also mentioned fellow artistes Skales, Patoranking, Runtown and Wizzy Probeats as those who he attends Shiloh with.
The caption of the photo said "It's another amazing time to be blessed. I have had somany breakthroughs at SHILOH...@patorankingfire @youngskales @runtown @wizzyprobeat hope we keep d tradition"
Don't be fooled by these young men's celebrity status, they are apparently some of the millions that attend the annual Christian convention.
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33% of the World Loves Vladimir Putin…but!

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

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Ambassador T. Brikins

I love President Putin of Russia; but he does not express emotional love. Somehow, looking like a sulking school boy.

There was something about him in his first campaigns  for the position of President of Russia. He was young savvy and wealthy. An admirer in Russia said he is powerful. And true to type when terrorists threatened to disrupt the winter Olympics, he assured the world, he‘ll uproot them and he did.

But Putin is also expressionless. He does not glow in emotional voltage through smiles as many politicians do.

This is contagious too.

When Vladimir Putin met Barak Obama, U.S. President, at the G-8 Summit in Northern Island to discuss potential solutions to the conflict in Syria in 2013, a smileless contagion came to the scene- both gentlemen Barak Obama and Vladimir Putin were seen expressionless-no diplomatic presidential smiles…mum.

Barak Obama and Vladimir Putin

But it was a different “papal” game at the Vatican.

Pope Francis, Time Magazine’s person of the year 2013 met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican to discuss Syria’s civil war and the role of Christianity in society. Putin kissed an icon of the Madonna that he [Putin] gave to Francis.

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin sat on white chairs on opposite sides of the table facing each other across the table looking into space…no expressions on their faces.

 Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin

But Putin had done what he needed to do. He kissed the virgin-the Madona, virgin mother of Jesus the Christ.

Kiss is an expression of presumed intimacy. It could involve a degree of mutual and emotional acceptance. The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary describes kiss as, “touch with the lips especially as a sign of love, affection, greeting, or reverence”.

Kiss could be an expression of love restored as exemplified in Joseph’s meeting with his estranged brothers.

“Then Joseph kissed each of his brothers and wept over them, and then they began talking freely with him”.
Genesis 45:15NLT

It could also be reconciliation of love as in the case of Jacob and Esau, in Genesis 33:4, “Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him affectionately and kissed him. Both of them were in tears.
” NLT, or the return of prodigal like the prodigal son in Luke 15:20, “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long distance away, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.”  NLT

Naomi and her daughters-in-laws is a different one. Love had been visited by bitterness and suffering and disrupted.
“May the LORD bless you with the security of another marriage.” Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept”.
Ruth 1:9. NLT

Whether in religious rituals, heat of passion or seduction, all kisses burn with high voltage of emotion.

“Ambassador”, you may say. “Kissing may just be cynical promises of political campaigning, the Absolom’s kiss” and you quote,  2 Samuel 15:5-60, which captured the hearts of the multitude of people like what we see in political campaigns today. Furthermore, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with a kiss, “But even as he said this, a mob approached, led by Judas, one of his twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus and greeted him with a kiss.”
Luke 22:47NLT

Vladimir Putin who God has allowed to be the President of Russia now kissed the Madona with the kisses of his mouth. That is an intimate expression of love which the Roman Catholic Madona represents.

 The Madona
And what does she represent?

Congress 2014:Adeboye Says Your Needs Will Be Met

We welcome you to a special encounter with the Great Shepherd at this year’s Congress. We are highly delighted to see you again, knowing that you made it to this congress despite all the devil had planned and done. The One who promised you more abundant life is ever willing, ever able and ever faithful to keep you.
We give Him all the glory for what he did over the past one year in your life, family, work, the church and the nation. May He be highly exalted in Jesus’ name!
This year’s Congress promises to be quite remarkable as we celebrate the Great Shepherd Himself – His goodness, His love and His faithfulness. He guides, protects, provides and sustains. Whatever your situation, He is present and ready to meet you at the very point of your need. Just put your faith in Him and come before Him with prayer and thanksgiving. You shall not ask in vain in the mighty name of Jesus.
All the programmes right from the Day One on Monday through the last one on Saturday are specially planned to meet your needs as you apply your heart in faith and prayerful expectation. The details of the day-to-day events are contained in this programme booklet. The evening programme will run every day while the afternoon sessions comes up Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The morning sessions shall, as the past Congresses, run on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Join other worshippers at the morning and evening sessions as you prayerfully choose the afternoon topics that best meet your needs
Do not miss any session and do not let anyone distract you. As you come before God and look up to Him, He will single you out of the crowd. The reason you are here is to meet the Almighty, Great Shepherd Himself. Give Him all your attention and He will give you all He has in store for you
Welcome to Congress 2014
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
General Overseer, The RCCG

Shiloh 2014...One Of Africa's Greatest Human Gatherings

Shiloh which started in 1999  is  a prophetic mandate inspired from  Joshua 18:1-3. The annual one week gathering of the Winners" family will have “ Word sessions, Businessmen Summit, Youth Summit, Ministers’ Conference and Specialized Healing Classes”.Bishop DavidOyedepo, the Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church said,the event is  a platform where delayed inheritances will be speedily delivered. “Shiloh is a place where everyone’s inheritance would be delivered to him or her. It came with the master plan; it was in God’s agenda to gather us annually for a Word feast”. Members and all who may hook onto the event through the internet will have their spiritual graves opened.

Why Nigeria Is Still a Country - Pastor E. O .Adeboye

 ...how a city buried its self.

 Pastor E.O.Adeboye

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Ambassador T. Brikins

Nigeria is still a country because of the grace of God. People should not take the grace of God for granted. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God [R.C.C.G.], Pastor Enoch O. Adeboye, said at the 13th edition of the Abuja Special Holy Ghost Service of the Church on November 15, 2014.

Similarly, Roselyn Oduyemi, the Founder of Roselyn Oduyemi Global Outreach [R.O.G.O] is calling Nigerians to a concentrated prayer for one month in January 2015 to dislodge the stronghold of the enemy’s plan for Nigeria. She is mobilizing Nigerians in a prayer campaign tagged “1-1-1 Prayer Movement”.

Rev. Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi leading positive action for change through "1-1-1PRAYER MOVEMENT come January 2015
Citing among other things the horrendous realities of war she said, “When there is war on the streets, you will not enjoy the luxury of free movement, free association or free religion that we take so much for granted”.

She also cited Ukraine, Russia and Chechen as examples “for those who think that breaking Nigeria up into little sectional pieces may not be a bad idea, and no country in the world has successfully broken up without countless loss of lives, even in cases where the breakup started out peacefully by agreements.

Adeboye said Nigerians should not have the impression that God is not hearing prayers, as a result of the current security problems in Nigeria.

He also warned citizens not to overstretch the grace of God on the land, adding that any country that wallows in wickedness would have itself to blame.

Grace in the Christian context is God’s kindness and love shown to man, though he may not have deserved it. It is God’s free and unmerited favor.

Unfortunately, grace can be misused. “What shall we say [to all this]? Are we to remain in sin in order that God’s grace [favor and mercy] may multiply and overflow? [Romans 6:1] Amplified.

Since we can only be what we are and have been what we are already by grace,” But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor [grace] on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.” NLT [1 Corinthian 15:10],

and can indeed fall away from grace.” For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.
NLT [Galatians 5:4],

 we can  stand in grace, “Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory”,  [Romans 5:2] NLT

 by approaching God’s throne of grace,” So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it”.
NLT. [Hebrew 4:16].

These dangerous and wicked require that we live  before the throne of grace.

The dark places of the earth are full of cruelty

The word wicked simply means a sinful person.

Two characteristics of the wicked are shown below from the Bible.

“My enemies cannot speak one truthful word.
Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
Their speech is filled with flattery”.
Psalm 5:9 .NLT, and “They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good . . .
They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God . . .
They will act as if they are religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. You must stay away from people like that”.
2 Timothy 3-5.NLT

One of the consequences of the wicked is that they die before their time. “But Er was a wicked man in the Lord’s sight, so the LORD took his life.
Genesis 38:7. NLT. The King James Version said, the Lord slew him.

Corporate wickedness has its place too. In Luke 17:29, “… until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.”

Adeboye who condemned the recent attacks by insurgents on schools in the north of Nigeria, said,  he was tempted to cancel the Holy Ghost Service, as a mark of honor to the bereaved parents.


“I said to myself, how I can continue with the service when innocent children are being murdered, but the Lord encouraged me to go ahead with a promise that He will answer prayers speedily tonight”.

Monday November 11, 52 students died  and 79 injured in Potiskum school blast when a suicide bomber dressed in a school uniform, burst onto the student’s assembly ground of Government Science Secondary School[GSSS]],Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria.

Adeboye said the greatest gift of God to mankind is the gift of Jesus Christ, noting that Nigeria would do itself a lot of good by accepting this gift and desisting from acts that could incur divine wrath.