Ghanaian veteran businessman and award winning musician, Anthony Komla Dagbey has released a new track, ‘I’m Taking Over’, a song full of emotional life changing tintinnabulations.
He echos in a telephone interview that for the past 23 years, music has been the greatest passion of his life. “It is the easiest medium for me to use in exalting His name.” says Tony D.
Tony who’s currently the Volta Regional Chairman of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) owns Tosh TV and Tosh FM. When reached for further comments, he indicates that a Malawian born and South African based businessman and spiritual leader, Major 1 is his inspiration.
‘Taking Over’, is a track loaded with joyful exposition of gratitude rendered with an uplifting dance-able groove. Recently, Tony D performed at ECG’s biggest church, Pretoria South Africa where Major 1 has his headquarters.
‘All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable’ – Paul Claudel
This book has been written in very simple terms; in parables; painting a vivid word picture to dramatize what’s being taught and making it easier to visualize, and thus to remember.
In it’s simplicity, there are certain features that carry the moral. It’s foreword denotes the interpretations of times and seasons of God hidden in parables; so vivid, memorable, and complete in the mind’s eye of the reader.
Hugo Yusuf Rashid interprets the parables according to the simple principles they are meant to teach. By following the Jesus’ illustrations, this book sets us a pattern for interpretation, when he interprets certain of his parables in this simple manner. Get your own copy now, of the Parables | Unveiling Kingdom Secrets
Individuals, communities, and society at large have benefited from ECG in South Africa and the country’s economic landscape has changed for the better.
The world is going through so much pain. People have too many questions to ask God but they can’t find out how they can do that. The voice of God is missing. The Prophetic Ministry is bringing back the voice of God. People are able to hear the voice of God, they are able to see God doing miracles in their midst–these factors are key in understanding the growth of the prophetic revolution. God, indeed, is speaking again to His people through the Prophet and people are able to experience, feel, see and live it.
As this quest keeps on growing, the following of South Africans towards Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries has huge benefits on the community. ECG and PSBM continue to shape the country’s economic landscape for the better.
There are ways to serve and submit to God that only make him look threatening, not thrilling. There are ways to do what he says that only call attention to the fact that he is an authority, not a treasure. That kind of service is not the service God commands.
Apostle Tyson Elijah, son of Major 1 speaks; ‘Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.’
It must be known that we have received our gifts from God for two purposes— to serve others and to bring praise to God. Serving isn’t about us receiving attention or glory; it is for Him to receive glory. The transforming power of Jesus Christ is on display in the lives of those who have traded selfishness for selflessness.
God is seen as glorious when all our serving is moment-by-moment receiving from God’s supply.
We receive this supply by faith. That is, we trust moment by moment that what we need, in serving Him, He will supply life, breath, and everything. This is the opposite of being anxious. Such serving is happy. And it makes God look no less authoritative, but infinitely more desirable. This is the glory he means to have. The giver gets the glory.
Therefore, “serve the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2).
It is the Biblical duty of every generation of Christians to see to it that the next generation hears about the mighty acts of God. God does not drop a new Bible from heaven on every generation. He intends that the older generation will teach the newer generation to read and think and trust and obey and rejoice.
During this crusade, Apostle Hoppings, Son of Major 1 will be unveiling the hidden truth about God’s kingdom. It’s true that God draws near personally to every new generation of believers, but he does so through the Biblical truth that they learn from the preceding generations.
Come and experience this amazing moment and your life will never be the same again.
If there is a God, as I believe there is, and if He rules the world in His sovereignty, as the Bible says He does, and if He will bring human history to a close according to His plan and appoint to every person His eternal destiny, as Jesus taught that He will, then there is a special unique reason to worship Him.
Worships Involves Surrender of Our Lives: “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Rom 12:1
Worship Is Putting Our Focus on Him: True worship is based on the desire to honor God. It requires a personal revelation of God as found in the Scriptures. Worship is not based on my likes or dislikes. It is not based on my personal preferences or priorities. It is a focus on Him.
ECG Chipata, Zambia, a family of people from many different backgrounds united in God’s love are making a difference in the world around us as they follow Jesus. Apostle Daniel, son of Major 1 takes it to the streets and making Jesus famous in the streets of the Eastern part of Zambia.
Making Jesus the center of your life comes with lots of benefits . We live in world where everyone is in pursuit of one dream or another. Unknowingly, some of us make our dreams the center of our lives. For others, it could be their spouse or child or job.
Bottom line is, we must reach out to the rest of the world.
What is the center of your own life? What is the foundation holding every other part of you life together.
According to the scriptures in the gospel of Matthew 7:24-29, a foundation should be strong enough to hold the house in difficult conditions. If it is not strong enough, the house will be carried away when there is a storm. Therefore, it is extremely important that we build on a strong foundation. That strong foundation is our Lord Jesus Christ.
Major 1, the president and founder of the ECG continues to grow his ministry in fulfilling God’s call. See the campaign in pictures…
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19). God tells us, even in the Old Testament, that He is doing a new thing. A new thing is a good thing. He is making a WAY for us in the wilderness, He is giving us streams of living water in times we are in the wastelands.
There it is! Right on the pages of God’s Word we are told that we are being made new. We can choose to believe it and walk in that truth, or we can deny the power of God and His power to change even the deadest of hearts into hearts softened with love. He is making all things new, He is bringing the dead back to life!
Join Apostle Hoppings, this Thursday, 1st August @ JM Ntsime School Hall. Your life will never be the same again…
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Lamentations 3:22-24 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for hiscompassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘“The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him’”(Lamentations 3:22-24).
Here we see the beauty of a new day. A new morning. New mercies awaiting us. We see that they are new every morning. Thus acknowledging that we are on this journey and it’s not a one time fix all. Today is a new day! Let’s be grateful! Join Apostle Hoppings, Son of Major 1 this weekend of New Beginnings. Your life will never be the same again…
Elsewhere in the world, where a public official has been caught up in some form of mess as determined by some quarters with a valid voice, it does not take days for such an official to give up their position. If the public has lost trust in you and feels you should not continue holding your public office, it is a moral undertaking to give in and allow for some scrutiny which, in the long run, may even exonerate you.
But, in Malawi, that would probably be wishful thinking. Take this for instance: the demonstrations that have been going on in this country since Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced that Democratic Progressive Party’s Peter Mutharika had won the May 21 presidential poll, largely revolve around Mec Chairperson Jane Ansah.
Being a lady of high standing in society; she is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal, a position that does not fall on a silver platter. Her judgement, regarding the demonstrations and their impact, could be beyond the scope of some of us but it is clear that some moment of deeper reflection could end the present crisis. Resigning from one’s position does not need to be legal. It can be moral and that is where it carries more weight.
We have heard and seen politicians and other officers in other countries resigning after being dragged into some scandalous acts even when they maintain that they are innocent. Their feelings are that their positions are untenable and that they no longer inspire public confidence such that it is as good as not being there at all.
That seems not to be the case with Ansah. There are those who believe she mismanaged the May 21 elections and that, therefore, she should not continue holding her position at Mec. Of course, other commissioners at Mec are also being asked to resign but everyone’s eyes are on the electoral body’s top-most official who, if anything, is supposed to lead by example.
The resignation of Ansah would, most likely, result in the resignation of other commissioners because they handled the election together.
Calls from institutions such as Malawi Law Society requesting Ansah to engage in some deep reflection on whether remaining in her position, despite the public discontent, makes moral sense, should have jolted the Mec chief into some moral action.
After all, it is even difficult to imagine how Ansah will continue discharging her duties beyond the current crisis when there are quarters that do not want her on that Mec job.
Her office, being public, has to have a bearer who continuously earns public trust and loss of that trust means she will always have problems steering the electoral body forward.
At a meeting which former president Bakili Muluzi had with members of Human Rights Defenders Coalition at his residence in Blantyre, he indicated that he was willing to engage President Peter Mutharika, as the appointing authority, and Ansah so that there can be an end to the current crisis.
Perhaps, Muluzi might come out with something tangible from such engagements. The two parties he indicated he would love to meet might simply be standing on mutual ground regarding whether Ansah should resign.
Mutharika appointed the Mec chief and has options of bringing her into any process of resolving the current political crisis. First, Mutharika can simply ask Ansah to step aside so that demonstrations are curtailed; or, he can simply fire her if he believes such an act can bring peace and order back in the country.
But the President himself seems unwilling to execute any of the two options. And he does not even seem willing to have the demonstrations ended. Apart from backing a call made by one of his officials, Kondwani Nankhumwa, that the parties at variance should come to a roundtable discussion on the political situation, Mutharika has not shown any serious commitment to end the crisis.
That is where it would be preposterous to think that he will, this time, do something for Ansah to vacate her position in the interest of peace and calm. There are other election-related court cases, apart from the larger consolidated case that has Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM counterpart Saulos Chilima as the petitioners.
Suppose these cases are determined in favour of the petitioners and reruns are ordered, would Ansah still be confidently in a position to lead the team that should manage the polls?
If she remains in her position, perhaps, until the expiry of her tenure, will she continue to command the respect that she used to before the current crisis ensued?
Well, that is a personal choice and it may not matter to her. But the truth is that the current situation can fade if she resigns. It would be an important decision bordering on morality and an acceptable social act.