‘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.
Young people have an enormous stake in the present and future state of Earth. Almost half of the human population is under the age of 25. If young people’s resources of energy, time, and knowledge are misdirected towards violence, terrorism, socially-isolating technologies, and unsustainable consumption, civilization risks destabilization. Yet, there is a powerful opportunity for society if young people can participate positively in all aspects of sustainable development. In order to do so, young people need education, political support, resources, skills, and hope.
Education is important in eradicating poverty and hunger and in promoting sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development. Increased efforts towards education accessibility, quality and affordability are central to global development efforts.
A good quality education helps children reach their full potential; however, for millions of children and youth, it is beyond reach and many are not learning basic skills like reading and math if they do attend school.
As we look at the Importance of Education as a Development Tool, Education remains the main focus as it is a key to lifting people out of poverty. Education gives people in poverty the skills to not only earn money but also improve their basic daily knowledge…
As the battle of the Titans unfolded between South Africa and Egypt, fans in the streets of Cairo suffered an excruciating pain. This, in effect, means the end of the crowds for the rest of the tournament.
Football history records that in 1974 they had 80,000 for their semi-final match against Zaire which they lost 3-2. The final between Zambia and Zaire in the same stadium had only 8,000 spectators. I fear the same may happen this time. The Rainbow Nation, Mzansi has recorded an interesting history, unearthing the Pharaos at home with a single goal, unanswered.
I like Exodus 14:13 . The Egyptians you see today, you will never see them again.
A partnership in a business is similar to a personal partnership. Both business and personal partnerships involve: Pooling money toward a common purpose; Sharing individual skills and resources, and Sharing in the ups and downs of profit and loss.
Every business sits on mountains of data, but applying that data to arrive at strategic insights will help businesses achieve their transformational goals. The success of your business depends on the relationship between IT and Finance.
A business partnership is a specific kind of legal relationship formed by the agreement between two or more individuals to carry on a business as co-owners. A partnership is a business with multiple owners, each of whom has invested in the business. Some partnerships include individuals who work in the business, while other partnerships may include partners who have limited participation and also limited liability for the debts and lawsuits against the business.
If your business will be owned and operated by several individuals, you’ll want to take a look at structuring your business as a partnership.
Obviously, only go into business with those you trust. Vet everyone in your business dealings, whether it be a contractor, a tenant, etc. This could mean conducting background checks and calling personal references. This is especially true with your business partner(s) and is by far the most important way to protect yourself when entering a partnership.
Address potential issues before they become issues. Talk about worst-case scenarios. If your partner isn’t willing to do so, for whatever reason, you have the wrong partner.
The vision of the church is to build relationships and change lives in the numerous poor neighborhoods within communities in a given surrounding.
God’s vision is to empower His servants within the church, the opportunity to serve the poor. Also, the Church’s vision is to empower the children of God in neighborhoods to serve and give back within their communities.
ECG vision includes planting new church’s, training pastors, teaching the gospel of God, building homes and church’s, sponsoring children to school, feeding breakfast to children each morning, offering periodic health and dental clinics, plus numerous other important service offerings to community members. Amazingly, Giyani branch is on course and in-line with this vision.
Pastor Paul Banda, the resident minister spoke to us about how God has graced him. “The church has advanced at a supersonic speed despite earlier challenges. I’m thankful to my spiritual father, Major 1 for giving me the grace to serve under him. God of Major 1 has given us a very big land for church construction and expansion. With over 4,000 members of Giyani, the sky is the limit as we see God’s grace unfolding day in and out.”
“I can say that we are the biggest church gathering in an area with more than 130 denominations. I thank all the sons and daughters of Major 1 who have enormously contributed to the construction of a modern building with 3,500 seating capacity. The next building we are embarking on is the ECG School and dispensary.” said Pastor Paul.
It must be everyone’s desire to help build communities by constructing houses, schools, hospitals, and churches. ECG Giyani and Pastor Paul have projects to provide shelter for families who are less privileged, education opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty, facilities for physical and spiritual healing, and places to build up the body of Christ.
For so long now, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the leader and founder of ECG has emphasized the need to help the needy as he demonstrates the same through his ‘Beacon of Hope’ program.
In 2011, President Rupiah Banda was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Rusangu University of the SDA. He graciously accepted the accolade, which was followed by another one from a foreign university. However, he asked me to issue a formal statement to announce that he will not use the “Dr”title.
And that is how he was never addressed as Dr. Banda. Today, President Edgar Lungu has taken a similar stance ahead of being conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree next week by the University of Zambia. I commend the President for the position taken. Let us leave these titles to the academia! I hope rest of politicians with Honorary Doctorates will heed the President message and stop using the “Dr” titles forthwith.
By the way, in 2010, the University of Zambia conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on President Jacob Zuma of South Africa (as he then was), which he accepted at a ceremony held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre during his State Visit to Zambia. He has never been addressed as “Dr” Zuma. Former South Africa President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela had a chain of Honorary Doctorate Degrees but never used the title “Dr.”.
President Banda always wondered why my generation loves “free things” and “titles” without earning them. He reminded me that he and his boyhood friend Vernon Mwaanga served as Ambassadors in a number of countries but never accepted to be addressed as “Ambassador”. They preferred to be addressed by their initials “RB” or “VJ”. RB was Ambassador to Egypt, and then United Nations in New York and later Ambassador to the United States. But he never accepted to be addressed as “Ambassador Banda”. Same with VJ, he has never been addressed as “Ambassador Mwaanga”.
Some former diplomats still use the “Ambassador” title even after being recalled. Same with “Honourable”, the most abused title in Zambia. Every former Minister or Member of Parliament still wants to be addressed as “Honorable” including those who are merely aspiring to be MPs. And cadres have perfected the art of calling them “Honourable” when they want to “kolopa” them!
As for me, call me “DJ” or better still “Counsel” as I earned it. Nothing more! We just love titles in Zambia!
Apostle Felixosis speaks: “If you have a good character, maintain it and never change.“
Your CHARACTER determines the CALENDAR given at a specific position. Some people because of bad character stays at a great position for 360 days on a calendar while those with a good character can maintain it for a lifetime. Those with ears have heard.
“O LORD how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.” (8:1)
“ 3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 5You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” (8:3-5)
Music of Malawi has historically been influenced through its triple cultural heritage of British, African, and American music.
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.
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.