Gospel , Inspiration , Music

Lero 🎶 Rebirth

Music of Malawi has historically been influenced through its triple cultural heritage of British, African, and American music.

Macfarlane Magombo (Rebirth)

Malawians have long been travelers and migrant workers, and as a result, their music has spread across the African continent and blended with other music forms. Malawians working in the mines in South Africa and Mozambique also led to fusion and blending in music styles, giving rise to music styles like Kwela, Malawian  jazz, Malawian  kwasa kwasa, Malawian hip-hop/rap R&B and reggae.

Since 1994, the country has seen a steady growth in its music industries and in its local celebrities. Due to the period of music suppression, many of Malawi’s new and up-and-coming artists are young. Artists like Young Kay are being supported by the veterans in the industry and are working together to give Malawian music a distinct new identity.

Rebirth

Meet Macfarlane Magombo, a Malawian born and bred hip hop artist better known by his stage name Rebirth. In 2014, Rebirth joined the Entertainment industry with his debut song “Hashtag Jesus” (#JESUS)

A gospel rapper from Lilongwe and founder of The Rebirth Foundation, Rebirth happens to be the fastest growing Malawi urban artist who is gives hope in this industry.

‘Lero’ is the latest track released, on 3 June this year and displays a class of it’s own. We have no doubt that Rebirth has set a standard which Malawian urban gospel music needs to follow.

To download this track, hit the link here

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Gospel , Inspiration

The Lord Takes Care of His Creation

Psalm 104 

I praise you, Lord God,
    with all my heart.
You are glorious and majestic,
dressed in royal robes
    and surrounded by light.
You spread out the sky
    like a tent,
    and you built your home
    over the mighty ocean.
The clouds are your chariot
    with the wind as its wings.
The winds are your messengers,
    and flames of fire
    are your servants.

You built foundations
for the earth,
    and it
    will never be shaken.
You covered the earth
with the ocean
    that rose
    above the mountains.
Then your voice thundered!
And the water flowed
    down the mountains
    and through the valleys
    to the place you prepared.
Now you have set boundaries,
    so that the water will never
    flood the earth again.

10 You provide streams of water
    in the hills and valleys,
11 so that the donkeys
and other wild animals
    can satisfy their thirst.
12 Birds build their nests nearby
    and sing in the trees.
13 From your home above
you send rain on the hills
    and water the earth.
14 You let the earth produce
    grass for cattle,
    plants for our food,
15     wine to cheer us up,
    olive oil for our skin,
    and grain for our health.

16 Our Lord, your trees
    always have water,
    and so do the cedars
    you planted in Lebanon.
17 Birds nest in those trees,
    and storks make their home
    in the fir trees.
18 Wild goats find a home
    in the tall mountains,
    and small animals can hide
    between the rocks.

19 You created the moon
    to tell us the seasons.
The sun knows when to set,
20     and you made the darkness,
    so the animals in the forest
    could come out at night.
21 Lions roar as they hunt
    for the food you provide.
22 But when morning comes,
    they return to their dens,
23     then we go out to work
    until the end of day.

24 Our Lord, by your wisdom
    you made so many things;
    the whole earth is covered
    with your living creatures.
25 But what about the ocean
    so big and wide?
    It is alive with creatures,
    large and small.
26 And there are the ships,
    as well as Leviathan,[a]
    the monster you created
    to splash in the sea.

27 All of these depend on you
    to provide them with food,
28 and you feed each one
with your own hand,
    until they are full.
29 But when you turn away,
    they are terrified;
    when you end their life,
    they die and rot.
30 You created all of them
    by your Spirit,
    and you give new life
    to the earth.

31 Our Lord, we pray
that your glory
    will last forever
and that you will be pleased
    with what you have done.
32 You look at the earth,
    and it trembles.
    You touch the mountains,
    and smoke goes up.
33 As long as I live,
    I will sing and praise you,
    the Lord God.
34 I hope my thoughts
    will please you,
    because you are the one
    who makes me glad.

35 Destroy all wicked sinners
from the earth
    once and for all.
With all my heart
I praise you, Lord!
    I praise you!

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Gospel , Humanitarianism , Inspiration

ECG Blantyre on the streets

Last week Thursday Apostle Innocent Nyirenda and his team we were in Chikobwe Blantyre where they managed to reach out to 17 families. These families could not even afford to find food as some are blind, widows, disabled and some are looking orphans. It is encouraging to see ECG Church clinging to the vision of the visionary, Major 1 by sharing with the needy, the little God has placed in our hands. A pictorial for the activity below:

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Gospel , Inspiration

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

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Gospel , Inspiration , Music

Jerusalem Vibe from JENGA JENGA

Imma Kuleba

Music listened by Tanzanians stretches from (Bolingo) traditional African music to the string-based taarab to a distinctive hip hop known as bongo flava.

But in recent years, mainly from the mid-nineties, new generation of musicians has emerged and are coming up with popular tunes which are Tanzanian in composition.

Young artists like Imma Kuleba popularly know as ‘ Jenga Jenga‘ has managed to carve a new tune distinct from imported Zairean tunes, and is competing with East African artists in popularity and audience acceptance.

From Weruweru Moshi, Tanzania ‘Jenga Jenga‘ combines reggae, afro, dub poetry and mainly hip hop in his latest DVD ‘JERUSALEM VIBE’ which has 9 songs.

Imma

Imma, who’s in his mid 20’s has seen his transformation from circular life and stage performances to the new Jenga Jenga preaching Jesus and encouraging young people to be responsible after an encounter with Enlightened Christian Gathering Church founder and President, Major 1.

It is believed that Major 1 Records™ has been at the core of production for JERUSALEM VIBE DVD.

Imma performing in South Africa

Newer artists in the field include the Jam Brothers and Ras Innocent Nyanyagwa, who includes songs in Hehe and Swahili and uses indigenous rhythms. Many musicians work in bands that play at a hotel, usually led by a keyboard and including a rock-based sound.

Soft spoken and good looking Jenga Jenga had this to say; “Imma is my name in short. It’s coming from Emmanuel. Am a Gospel rapper. I preach Gospel through hip-hop… original from Tanzania. I’m persuaded to talk of Jesus and uplift the young generation through my music.”

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Advert , Future , Gospel , Weekly Bulletin

ECG Mombasa dealing with poverty this Sunday

Is the Church the Answer to Poverty? The church is the one institution that will preach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some say that the church should not become distracted with meeting physical needs in a vacuum or by itself. But who will help the needy?

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We must define poverty properly because if you accurately capture what it means to be poor then I think that clarifies whether or not the church is the answer. Poverty is an affliction on the children of God by the enemy. Hence the church Must address this vice.

Join Pastor Nelson Msowoya as he deals with Operation NO MORE Poverty. This Sunday, 9AM inside Mamba Village, Mombasa, Kenya.

Your life will never be the same again…

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Future , Gospel , Weekly Bulletin

ECG Mafikeng spend time in prayer with Major 1

Very often, we focus so much about loving God with all our heart and mind but the greatest commandment is not complete with loving God with just our heart and mind. Deuteronomy 6:5 takes about “with all your might
 

ECG Mafikeng at Sparkling Waters Hotel

Looking at Jesus at Gethsemane, He knew that the 3 disciples were exhausted, tired and that their spirit was willing yet their flesh was weak and that their eyes were heavy, He went up to them three times to see if they were praying. This clearly shows that we must have our life disciplined for prayer and that too, in top priority! Even if it came to us climbing mountains.

What we learn from ECG Mafikeng is their focus on God. The church leaders chose to spend time with their spiritual father, Major 1 at the prayer mountain, identifying their distractions and re-prioritize their prayer times. Refocus in prayer, this time with all your mind!

The key is simply this, let us draw near to God in full assurance of faith, guiltless and as we draw near to God and He will draw near to us. James 4: 8 says, “Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

So let us draw to Him, this very day, right now with all our heart, mind and might!

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Future , Gospel , Weekly Bulletin

Those who go to the mountain come back changed | ECG Witbank

Rev Arthur with church leaders at the prayer mountain

The phrase, a ‘Mountain Top Experience’ has been quoted from instances in the Bible where Old Testament prophets like Moses, Elijah, and even Jesus in the New Testament went to the mountain top to pray. A Mountain Top Experience is much more beyond mere positions or pattern of prayer. ECG Witbank gladly shares their experiences from the mountaintop.

Rev. Arthur Speaks…

“One of the important things we need to do in our prayer is to identify our motives. Every time our father in the Lord, Major 1 goes up the mountain with us, it is for God’s purpose more than his. God has called him up the mountain to speak to us. Seemingly, every time Jesus went to prayer it was about the will of the Father for humanity.”

A mountain top experience is a very selfless experience but somehow our generation has been convinced otherwise and has come to believe that prayer is about the blessings we can receive. It is about praying, ‘yet not my will but Yours be done. It is about A Selfless Experience.

So, our prayer for each of us today is that we will go out and climb to the mountain top. Climb as high as we can go and when we arrive to the very top: rejoice and hear God’s voice call out: “This is my child with whom I am pleased. Listen to Him!”

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Advert , Gospel

Women Power | High Tea Party

You are invited to a place for sharing, plant wisdom teachings and traditions, exploring the women’s mysteries and cultivating community connections and Christian habits.

In our society, there’s a focus on the positive. You’re not supposed to complain, you’re not supposed to cry. People feel like they need to put on a happy face and feel like they can’t open up, yet it just makes them feel more isolated.

At Women on Fire, we crack open the door and step back into the real world. Don’t miss this…

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