Why We Should Crave For Spiritual Things Than Material Things

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Many dream of becoming a millionaire and they want it quick, because it is made to understand that without money or wealth, there wouldn’t be any success in life. Thus, the love for money and the chase for wealth go on without ceasing, bringing crime, greed, misery and death to our homes.

When the great teacher, Jesus Christ, was tempted by Satan, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ Jesus’ answer indicates that human beings need also spiritual food.

What is spiritual food by the way? Just like we need physical food for physical strength, we need spiritual food for spiritual strength. Why spiritual strength necessary for man?  At every moment we need spiritual strength to fight bravely against fear, doubt, worry, jealousy and imperfection. Also spiritual strength helps us to endure daily trials and tribulations, without thinking of ending your life in the deepest crisis.

Evidently, there is no doubt that many people lack spiritual strength to fight some of these unseen forces and immoralities, drifting them into the tunnel of darkness. The Buddhist, Spiritual leaders and Yoga teachers, can tell you the significance of spirituality, because when we pray and meditate, we crave for spiritual things, by reading the scriptures, without much desire for material things. After all what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? We came with nothing into the world and we leave with nothing.

Spiritual strength is acquired through daily prayers and meditation. It gives one the ability to liberate himself and to manifest the Divine on earth.  Many rich people even though have thousands of friends, due to the lack of strength in the heart; they still feel lonely and insecure. It is very hard to forgive sometimes when someone hurts you, but we must try to forgive, because forgiveness brings unexpected showers of blessing.

I have said it over and over that ‘Whatever happens to me benefits me.’ Prayers, meditation, the lessons and whatever I’ve gone through in my life, have given me the knowledge and wisdom to raise a happy family, to avoid crime, being a drug addict or trafficker and keeping me from going to jail. This makes me feel like a millionaire even though I’ve no penny in my pocket.

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Rolf Harris And Bill Cosby: The Shocking Scenarios Behind Television Entertainment

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Television personalities Rolf Harris and Bill Cosby: They have something in common.

I was just a little boy when I started watching the entertainment program of Rolf Harris, on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation television in Accra. He was a genius and had all the charismatic  powers to make entertainment worthy to watch. The fact that he could produce sound and rhythm out of any object that gets into his hands, made Rolf Harris one the best entertainers in the world.

What about Bill Cosby? Believe me, he was one of my favourite entertainers too.  The African-American comedian, actor and producer, born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played a major role in the development of more positive portrayal of African-Americans on television.

Television builds career and fame, thus; many people use it as a bait to execute their devilish plans. Just as the axiom goes “Not everything glitters is gold,” these two great television personalities used their positions to abused some of the people they invited to participate in the programs they ran.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris was jailed for five years and nine months for indecently assaulting young women and girls after the trial judge told the 84-year-old entertainer he had taken advantage of the trust provided by his fame.

“You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all,” Mr Justice Sweeney told an expressionless Harris, who sat in the glass-walled dock at Southwark crown court. “Your reputation now lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself.”

In the case of three of the four victims, Sweeney told Harris, he “took advantage of the trust placed in you because of your celebrity status” to carry out the attacks. With the final victim, the childhood friend of Harris’s daughter Bindi Nicholls, who Harris began grooming aged 13, the star abused a different type of trust; the trust placed in him by the girl’s parents.

“You clearly got a thrill from committing the offences whilst others were present or nearby,” the judge told Harris. “Whilst such others did not realise what you were doing, their presence added to the ordeal of your victims.”

News source: The Guardian- http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/04/rolf-harris-jailed-indecent-assault-young-girls

Sex and abuse scandals seem to have no limit, as many sexual abuse allegations are unearthed against the famous African-American comedian.

Bill Cosby

It’s hard to keep track of the sexual abuse allegations swirling around Bill Cosby, with fresh ones popping up seemingly every day and an unusual mix of decades-old accusations and brand new claims all getting a very public hearing in the news media.

All in all, 16 women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual abuse, 12 of whom have accused him of drugging them to facilitate the abuse. Some of those women may be among 13 anonymous “Jane Doe” accusers who agreed to testify against Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit that was settled out of court. Taken together, the accusations span the length of Cosby’s long career in the public eye as a beloved actor and comedian, from the mid-1960’s to the mid-2000’s. They were given new light last month by a comedian’s standup routine that caught fire on social media, and new accusers coming forward has led to a drip-drip effect of even more coming forward.

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Both TV personalities Rolf Harris and Bill Cosby fall from grace to grass

Cosby and his legal team have at various times issued wide-ranging, categorical denials or refused to discuss individual cases, with Cosby saying last week that “a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.”

News source: Time- http://time.com/3602131/bill-cosby-sexual-assault-allegations-guide/

Do we need to believe in this Biblical quotation? No matter how long it takes, before or after death: “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”- Luke 12:2.

The Truth About Jesus: He Is Still Alive

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. That’s one of the numerous quotes by Jesus, recorded at Matthew 7:7-8. Apart from “Love thy Neighbour as thyself,” I consider this particular quote recorded at Matthew 7:7-8, as one of the most powerful gospel quotes by Jesus.

Imagine, can you know the deliciousness of a food when you haven’t tasted it? Without making a journey to a place, how can you know the beauty of that place, because pictures aren’t enough? Without reading the Bible to understand the gospel, to seek the face of Jesus, how can you know him? It’s necessary to search for something before you can find, isn’t it?

Again when you need something without asking, how do you receive it? And when you are entering the house of your neighbour, you may stand behind the door for hours, if you don’t knock on the door to be welcomed. “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.”

With the world full of crime, immorality, wickedness and the shed of innocent blood, I wonder why atheists and scientists don’t try to heal the world, but rather try to distort the gospel, change the faith of believers, to join them in putting petrol into the high burning unquenchable flame that we are experiencing presently in our society.

I would like to share this remarkable story entitled A DIVINE INTERVENTION: Texas Teen Says He Saw Jesus Before Being Revived, which appeared in ‘thesechristiantimes.com.

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A Texas Teen Says He Saw Jesus Before Being Revived. Zack Clements  suddenly collapsed while running in P.E. class. He was clinically dead for 20 minutes. What he saw during that time can only be explained by the faith that so many believe in. Doctors can’t explain the miracle, but the family believes that a divine hand may had played a major role in the recovery of Zack Clements.

According to Clements, “they said I was without a heart beat for 20 minutes.”

When doctors finally got a pulse, Clements was airlifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. He would wake up there in the intensive care unit days later.
His recovery has been hard to believe, but even more amazing is the story he tells of what he saw when his heart stopped beating.

“When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn’t take me long to realize that that was Jesus,” he said.
He described what the family is convinced was a miracle.
“I went up to him and he put his hand on my shoulder and he told me everything would be alright and not to worry.”

His father Billy Clements says he know it’s a difficult story for many people to accept, however for him and his family, it’s the only thing that makes sense.
“For him to wake up and tell us something he experienced like that. It’s just you can’t explain it. It’s not humanly possible to explain it,” said Billy Clements.

The teen’s mother, Teresa Clements says although it may be a medical mystery to doctors, she has accepted that her son coming back to life was a result of divine intervention.
“I’m just glad he decided to let me have my baby back,” said Teresa Clements.

How do we explain this amazing event? Was Zack’s near death experience a divine intervention? Did he really see the Face of God?

The writer’s opinion:

Let your yes be yes, and no be no. Don’t let any devil rob you of your joy and faith. Don’t be deceived that money will give you all the happiness and comfort, because many rich people continue to commit suicide. If you need food to be strong, then feed your body spiritually as well, by reading the gospel, to stand firm to pass the test, trials and tribulations in this wicked world.