Project MUSE – Mukombozi and the monganga: The violence of healing in the 1944 Kitawalist uprising

This article investigates the fraught relationship between violence and healing in Central African history. Looking at the case study of one of the largest uprisings in the colonial history of Congo – the Lobutu–Masisi Kitawalist uprising of 1944 – the article asks how the theories of power that animated the uprising might help better illuminate the nature and role of violence not only in the uprising itself but in the broader history of the region. Drawing attention to the centrality of discourses that relate to the moral and immoral use of disembodied spiritual power (puissance/nguvu/force) in the uprising, the article evokes critical questions about the deeper history of such discourses and the imaginaries and choreographies of violence that accompanied them. Thinking about violence in this way not only breaks down imagined lines between productive and destructive/legitimate and illegitimate violence by highlighting that such distinctions are always contentious and negotiated, but also demonstrates that the theories of power animating such negotiations must be understood not as tangential to the larger anti-colonial political struggle of Bushiri and his followers, but as central to that struggle. Moreover, it paves the way towards thinking about how these same theories of power might animate negotiations of legitimacy in more recent violent contexts in Eastern Congo.

Cet article examine la relation malaisée entre la violence et la guérison dans l’histoire de l’Afrique centrale. À travers l’étude de cas de l’un des plus grands soulèvements de l’histoire coloniale du Congo, la révolte kitawaliste de Lubutu-Masisi de 1944, l’article s’interroge sur la manière dont les théories du pouvoir qui ont animé la révolte pourraient aider à mieux mettre en lumière la nature et le rôle de la violence non seulement dans la révolte elle-même, mais aussi dans l’histoire plus large de la région. Attirant l’attention sur la centralité de discours se rapportant à l’utilisation morale et immorale du pouvoir spirituel désincarné (puissance/nguvu/force) dans la révolte, l’article évoque des questions essentielles sur l’histoire plus profonde de tels discours et sur les imaginaires et les chorégraphies de violence qui les ont accompagnés. Cette manière de penser la violence non seulement élimine les lignes de démarcation imaginées entre violence productive et destructive/légitime et illégitime en soulignant le fait que ces distinctions sont toujours controversées et négociées, mais aussi démontre qu’il faut comprendre les théories du pouvoir qui animent ces négociations non pas comme tangentielles à la lutte politique anticoloniale plus large de Bushiri et de ses disciples, mais au centre de cette lutte. De surcroît, elle ouvre la voie à une réflexion sur la manière dont ces mêmes théories du pouvoir pourraient animer des négociations de légitimité dans des contextes violents plus récents dans l’Est du Congo.

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What Is The Prophetic Ministry?

Today, there is no doubt that God is restoring the prophetic ministry to the church as never seen before. Prophets are springing up from everywhere and people are more than ever aware of the prophetic ministry as never before. Of course this situation, which is quite new to the church in these endtimes, leads to many questions. Both simple church members as well as those called to the prophetic ministry have questions. Some of those questions are:

What is the prophetic ministry?

What is the purpose and function of the prophetic ministry in the church today? How do we define the word prophet? Do we know what the word prophetic actually means? Is someone who prophesies every Sunday in church a prophet? How do I know that I am called to the prophetic ministry? What are the signs that I should look for? If I am called to the prophetic ministry how will it be manifested in me? How will God train me? What sort of preparation will I have to go through? How long does it take to be trained as a prophet?

As you can see there are many questions and I am sure you have got your own, you can add your own list. I don’t intend to answer all these questions here; I just want to give you an overview of what the prophetic ministry is all about and what it involves. If the Lord has called you and you would like to be trained, then apply to be a student and you will have the answers to all these questions during your training.

Defining Prophecy and Prophet

The first thing that I what to look at is the word prophetic. Obviously prophetic is an adjective related to two words prophecy and prophet. Here is how strong’s concordance defines the two terms according to the Greek

Prophecy: a discourse (speech) emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future events

Prophet: one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God

The key thing to remember here is that prophecy involves an utterance or communication through words. In a nutshell, prophecy is speaking ahead of time, what God is planning to do. It can also involve preparing the ground for what God is planning to do.

Because prophecy is an utterance it actually covers a lot of what goes as normal preaching. Whenever a person speaks forth under inspiration what God is saying to others at the present time, they are exercising a prophetic ministry. So prophecy can also fall under inspired preaching. But it is of course a lot more than that.

From the above definitions you may be tempted to believe that a prophet is someone who just has a gift of prophecy or who prophesies. But the prophetic ministry is actually more than that as said. keep reading and you will understand why.

But I think this is where many people get confused. The confusion comes from the failure to distinguish between three biblical concepts: gifts of the spirit, body ministries and leadership ministries also referred to as the fivefold ministry.

Body Ministries

Body ministries can be found in Roman 12: 4-8 and include: Prophecy, Servanthood, Teaching, Exhortation and encouragement, Giving to others and meeting their needs, Ruling or taking charge or leading others, Compassion and mercy and taking care of people. These are called body ministries because they are ministries that every single member of the body of Christ is called to function and operate in. Every believer has got a ministry because the word ministry simply means service; so to minister means to serve. And you will agree that every believer is called to serve the Lord. There is no particular training needed, believers receive them from the Lord and function naturally in them.

Leadership Ministries

Then you have the higher-level ministries, which are the leadership ministries that you can find Ephesians 4:11 and are: Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists, and Pastors. These are the governing body of the church. And the ministry of the prophet or specifically the prophetic office falls in this category.

Now you know that for every job that you carry out, you need specific tools and skills. The gifts of the spirit are tools and abilities that the Lord gives to his servants to carry out successfully their functions in the church. Since we have both body ministries and leadership ministries, the spiritual gifts are available to both levels of ministries to carry out their functions and serve the Lord efficiently.

So you can understand that the ordinary member of the body of Christ who has got the body ministry of prophecy will need the need the gift of prophecy to carry out that ministry; likewise the prophet will need the same gift of prophecy. Both ministries relate to the the prophetic. But the latter involves more than just prophesying. This means that a person with the body ministry of prophecy or the gift of prophecy carries out a prophetic ministry but they are not a prophet. The prophet on the other hand can not only prophesy but also carry out many other functions. For example the ministry of exhortation is also a prophetic function. Although it is not prophetic in itself, the prophetic ministry is usually designed to motivate and encourage believers to go on with God and to find their place in the Body.

Purpose of the Prophetic Ministry

What are the other functions that set the prophet apart? What is the purpose of the prophetic ministry?

  • Firstly, the goal of the prophetic ministry is bring the body of Christ to place of maturity. And the only way to know that the body of Christ is a place of maturity is when believers are walking in faith, love and hope.
  • Secondly, the goal of the prophet is to bring believers to a full knowledge of the Lord.
  • Thirdly, the goal of the prophet is to help prepare believers for the ministry God has called them to do.

As said, for the prophet to fulfil the purpose of the prophetic ministry, they need some specific spiritual gifts. They are referred to as prophetic gifts. There are three groups of spiritual gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12: the vocal gifts (prophecy, diverse tongues, interpretation of tongues), the revelation gifts (word of knowledge, word of wisdom, discerning of spirits) and the power gifts (faith, miracles, healings).

Main Gifts of the Prophetic Ministry

The main gifts involved with the prophetic ministry are the vocal and the revelation gifts. Regarding the power gifts the major one that the prophet uses is the gift of faith. So the prophetic gifts are given to the prophet in order to fulfil these three goals. Now the question is how? As I said, I won’t go in too much detail, so I will use one gift from each group to show you how the prophetic ministry can carry out its functions using those gifts.

Let’s start with the vocal gift of prophecy, which is the most obvious one. The main purpose of prophecy is to encourage and edify the body of Christ. How can prophecy bring encouragement and edification? Through a prophetic word. A word that tell believers how much God loves them and how valuable they are to Him will certainly bring them closer to the Lord. But sometimes prophecy can be a word of wisdom that needs to come to pass. So the prophet needs to do more than prophesying, he needs to send forth a prophetic decree, so that whatever the Lord is planning for the individual or the body of Christ to come to pass. The prophet can do this while ministering directly to a person or in prayer. By sending forth a prophetic decree, the prophet becomes part of the solution of whatever the person is expecting.

How should the Prophet use the Gifts of Revelation?

One of the main functions of the prophet is to equip the saints for the work of ministry. To fulfil this function the prophet needs to help them to identify their gifts and ministries and the main tool is the gift of the word of wisdom. With the word of wisdom the prophet can, not only reveal what ministry they are called to but they can go further by giving them direction regarding how to grow in that ministry. Often some believers have some revelations or some impressions regarding their calling that they don’t understand it. The prophet can in this case use the word of wisdom to bring confirmation. When the prophet does this, they really build hope in the lives of believers; they give them something to hang onto and something to live for.

How should the Prophet use the Power Gifts?

As I said earlier the main power gift in which the prophet operates is the gift of faith. Without this gift the prophet cannot function properly. I have already said that the prophet is not called to just predict or give revelation. He/she is called to be part of the solution to whatever problem God reveals through them. And the way the prophet does this is through prophetic decrees. Only when the prophet decrees can what they have been predicting or revealing come to pass. But the decree itself is not enough, what makes the decree effective is the gift of faith.

It is the spiritual force which when released into the earth accomplishes the will of God. So as the prophet decrees, the gift of faith is released to accomplish the will of God. The prophet fulfils this function mainly through intercession. This is the main characteristic of a prophet. It is not predicting or foretelling, although prophets do these things. Foretelling or predicting is what psychics are busy doing, but they are not giving any solutions. They are just predicting what Satan will do.

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7 Traits of False Prophets in Sheep’s Clothing — Charisma News

8:00AM EDT 5/14/2015

Shane Idleman

SheepBe careful there are not wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

A false teacher can be anyone in a position of spiritual authority or claiming to be. Wolves don’t often attack wolves, but they do go after sheep. They bring destructive teachings and lies into the church, often, by telling people what they want to hear (cf. Jer. 23). They provide layers of truth mixed with error, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:15-16b).

“Beware” means to be on alert … to discern what is being said. False teachers take advantage of the fact that many people are not well educated in fundamental biblical truths. To detect a counterfeit, one must first know what the original looks like. It’s impossible to gain a clear picture of absolute truth without going directly to God’s Word. Unless one is firmly grounded in God’s Word and led by His Spirit, one can easily be led astray.

Wolves don’t advertise, instead, they “look” like sheep. False teachers aren’t dressed in red holding a pitchfork. They often look the same as everyone else. They subtly challenge the inerrancy and authority of Scripture, and they add to salvation … it’s not in Christ alone. Legitimate teachers recognize the deity of Christ. False teachers promote salvation through works and not through faith alone. One must belong to their Society, Institution or Church in order to be saved. This is a false gospel.

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Jesus encourages His followers to be fruit inspectors. I came across a great article from the Gospel Coalition written by Colin Smith entitled, “7 Traits of False Teachers.” This precise article identifies the fruit of false teachers. The link is at the bottom for those who want to read Colin’s complete piece. I’m going to spend the next few minutes quoting directly from it. He compares the authentic with the counterfeit from 1 and 2 Peter. Colin wrote …

1. Different Source—Where does their message come from? Peter says, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1:16). And then he says the false teachers exploit you “with stories they have made up” (2:3). So the true teacher sources what he says from the Bible. The false teacher relies on his own creativity.

2. Different Message—What is the substance of the message? For the true teacher, Jesus Christ is central. “We have everything we need for life and godliness in Him” (1:3). For the false teacher, Jesus is at the margins: “They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them” (2:1). Notice the word secretly. It’s rare for someone in church to openly deny Jesus. Movement away from the centrality of Christ is subtle. The false teacher will speak about how other people can help change your life, but if you listen carefully to what he is saying, you will see that Jesus Christ is not essential to his message.

3. Different Position—In what position will the message leave you? The true Christian “escapes the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (1:4). Listen to how Peter describes the counterfeit Christian: “They promise … freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity, for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him” (2:19). The true believer is escaping corruption, while the counterfeit believer is mastered by it.

4. Different Character—What kind of people does the message produce? The true believer pursues goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (1:5). The counterfeit Christian is marked by arrogance and slander (2:10). They are “experts in greed” and “their eyes are full of adultery” (2:14).


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5. Different Appeal—Why should you listen to the message? The true teacher appeals to Scripture. “We have the word of the prophets made more certain and you will do well to pay attention to it” (1:19). God has spoken, and the true teacher appeals to his Word. The false teacher makes a rather different appeal: “By appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error” (2:18).

6. Different Fruit—What result does the message have in people’s lives? The true believer is effective and productive in his or her knowledge of Jesus Christ (1:8). The counterfeit is “like a spring without water” (2:17). This is an extraordinary picture! They promise much but produce little.

7. Different End—Where does the message ultimately lead you? Here we find the most disturbing contrast of all. The true believer will receive “a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1:11). The false believer will experience “swift destruction” (2:1). “Their condemnation has long been hanging over them and their destruction has not been sleeping” (2:3). Jesus tells us that there will be many who have been involved in ministry in his name, to whom he will say, “Depart from me; I never knew you” (Matt. 7:21).
(“7 Traits of False Teachers” by Colin Smith: thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/03/19/7-traits-of-false-teachers/)

Colin makes some great points, and it begs the question to pastors, “If people are not changing and growing closer to God, are we challenging them … or are we catering to what they want to hear?”

Wolves don’t advertise, but God does. He offers hope and salvation: “Call on Me. I will never leave nor forsake you … call on Me and I will heal your past and redeem your future … call on Me and you will be saved” (cf.;Deut. 31:6; Ezek. 34:16; Joel 2:32). You can trust God’s marketing plan.

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Our work with children in Malawi

Malawi is heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Tens of thousands die each year because of AIDS. The extent to which the disease affects the country’s children is beyond compare. At present, more than 1,000,000 children in the country are growing up without either one or both their parents. SOS Children’s Villages is helping vulnerable children and young people through its four different programmes across the country.

One of the world’s least developed countries



Young children from the SOS Kindergarten visiting an educational farm (photo: SOS archives).

Young children from the SOS Kindergarten visiting an educational farm (photo: SOS archives).


Malawi is a landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the most recent census, the country’s population amounts to roughly 17.3 million. Malawi’s largest city Lilongwe, in the central region, is also its capital. At present, Malawi is among the world’s most densely populated and least developed nations. Although the government has been making efforts to fight high levels of HIV/AIDS, the pandemic still profoundly affects the country both demographically and economically. Life expectancy is very low and Malawi’s death rate continues to be one of the highest in the entire world.


The country’s main economic pillar is agriculture, employing about 90 per cent of the workforce and accounting for roughly 30 per cent of the gross domestic product. Malawi largely depends on multilateral and bilateral economic assistance by the IMF, the World Bank and individual donor countries.

HIV/AIDS affects the lives of many families


Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. According to the United Nations, more than half of the population live in poverty. Out of 182 countries on the U.N. Human Development Index, Malawi currently ranks 170.


Tens of thousands, particularly in rural areas, face unimaginable living conditions. They remain without access to running water, decent sanitation and medical facilities. The proportion of poor is highest in rural areas of the southern and northern parts of the county. Access to public services and economic opportunities is profoundly unequal across the population.


The HIV/AIDS pandemic has a strong impact on society. Around 11 per cent of Malawians between 15 and 49 years of age live with HIV/AIDS, making the country one of the most affected nations worldwide. The disease remains the biggest health issue in the country. More than 50,000 Malawian citizens lose their lives to AIDS every year. After many years of silence, the authorities have now taken action and an ambitious programme to tackle HIV/AIDS has been launched. Malawi is highly vulnerable to changing climate conditions and natural disasters.

Children are suffering due to malnutrition and exploitation



Children in our care enjoying their healthy breakfast in the garden (photo: SOS archives).

Children in our care enjoying their healthy breakfast in the garden (photo: SOS archives).



In Malawi, 26 per cent of children aged five to 14 are engaged in child labour activities. High levels of poverty and HIV/AIDS are the main factors that drive thousands of children into child labour. While young boys typically work in the fields, girls sell merchandise or are forced into commercial sexual exploitation. It is estimated that more than 78,000 children work on tobacco farms, some of them up to 12 hours per day and without adequate clothing. Tobacco pickers are exposed to nicotine poisoning equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes a day.


Although child mortality has improved substantially since the 1990s, Malawi is still marked by a fairly high under-five mortality rate of 75 per 1,000 live births.

SOS Children’s Villages in Malawi


SOS Children’s Villages began working in Malawi in 1986.

Strengthen families: SOS Children’s Villages works with local communities to support vulnerable families so that they can stay together. We ensure that they have access to basic goods and services such as health care and education. We also provide training and advice so that parents can generate an income to look after their children.

Care in SOS families: If, in spite of all support, children are unable to stay with their parents, they can find a new home in an SOS family. Children grow up with their brothers and sisters in a safe environment. Wherever possible, we work closely with the children’s family of origin, so that the children can return to live with them.

Education: We run kindergartens and primary and secondary schools in the country. Over 2,300 children attend these education centres. The vocational training centre in Lilongwe provides training for adults.

Support for young people: We support young people until they are able to live independently.

Emergency programme: Over the past few years we have supported families who have been affected by natural disasters. In early 2015, we assisted over 2,500 people who had been affected by the storms which caused serious damage. In early 2017, we started supporting families affected by the devastating drought. We provided immediate assistance for around 13,000 people and also worked with families to help them prepare for any future natural disasters.

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Malawi: Banks & Money – TripAdvisor

This article contains a discussion by TripAdvisor members concerning the above topic.
Please note that the discussion was closed to any additional postings as of Nov 1, 2016
and, as such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated and cannot be
commented on by travelers at this time. Please take this into account when making your
travel plans.

The Malawian currency is the Kwacha. There are approx 440 to the dollar. A better rate will be obtained at a Forex, can be as much as 20% The black market will give up to 250 to the $. There is no limit to the amount of forex you can take into country, BUT if intending to LEAVE with a substantial amount then it is essential to declare a large amount on entry, otherwise any excess may be confiscated, and you may be prosecuted. This is due to rampant illegal smuggling out of forex, due to the chronic lack of forex in country. You may only take out a max of 3000MK in Malawi currency

Latest rates are available at the National Bank of Malawi website – the exchange page , which is updated nearly every day (FYI – this page can take ages to load, but is usually more up to date than Standard Bank).

There are VISA ATMs in major towns (Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Blantyre). They will only let you withdraw up to around $100 in one transaction, so you may need to make multiple transactions if you need more than that. Bear in mind that ATMs are only available in the larger towns where there is a bank, so if going out into the country make sure you have enough local currency to see you through.

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Prophetic Ministry


The most urgent need of the modern church is for the restoration of the prophetic ministry.
In recent years the gift of prophecy has been rediscovered, but there is still a desperate shortage of prophets.
The church will not come to true maturity until God has raised up prophets among his people. For nearly two millenniums
the public prophetic voice has been silent. Now in our time it is being restored (Tom Marshall – The Coming of the Prophets).

The Prophetic Voice

An important ministry

Calling of a Prophet

Every prophet must be called

Character of a Prophet

Prophets must be different

The Role of a Prophet

Every prophet is different

Prophet to the Nation

Speaking to the nation

The Watchman

Warning of the future

Receiving the Word

Listen to the Spirit

Delivering the Word

Speak what he said

Prophets and Intercessors

These are different gifts

Prophetic Pitfalls

Dangers to this ministry

Testing Prophets

Sorting out the chaff

False Prophets

Dealing with impostors

Prophets and Pastors

Finding a place in the church

The Prophetic Message

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Malawi movie industry needs help

Local filmmaker Charles Shemu Joyah looks to be a man on a mission. He is breaking all barriers by registering achievements which many considered impossible for a local filmmaker. Last Saturday, Joyah’s movie The Road to Sunrise won the Best Movie Southern Africa an award at the recent Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards. Our reporter, Brian Itai, caught up with him. And here are excerpts from their chat.

Explain your journey in the filmmaking industry, from your beginnings to where you are at the moment?

I fell in love with films when I was a kid in Zimbabwe. My sister used to take me to watch movies every Saturday and when we came back home I would try to tell my mother the whole movie and enact some parts. Later, I began to think that I could make my own. However, without resources, it was just a dream. It was in 2006 that I really decided that I should make a film so I wrote a script, bought a camera and, as they say, the rest is history.

Joyah with the cast of The Road to Sunrise during its premiere

From the long list of highs that you have hit in this industry, which moment stands out for you?

To me the moment I will never forget is the time my first film, Seasons of a Life ,was screened in front of about 1500 people at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2009. The audience was so much engaged with the movie and at the end there was a huge standing ovation which seemed like it would never end. I will never forget that and the film won two awards.

Your movie, The Road To Sunrise, has won the Best Movie category for Southern Africa. What does this mean to you personally and the local film industry?

To me, personally, it is a source of delight that my work is being recognized outside the country. I know we are not there yet but this recognition is a strong indication that we are going in the right direction. This is great for the local film industry for it means that our industry is improving.

The Malawian filmmaking industry seems to be making some steady strides, what will it require for the sector to realise its full potential?

The most important thing the industry needs at the moment are, firstly resources, that means equipment and finances. Secondly, people in the trade need to learn how to use effectively the tools of the trade and sharpen their story-telling skills. For the first part I would encourage government and the corporate world to assist the industry and for the second part I would urge the filmmakers themselves to put in the necessary effort.

There is a perception that the local productions are getting more recognition abroad than home. Why do you think such is the case?

The reason is that we do not have proper distribution channels for our films. The DVD is not a reliable means of distribution due to the high rate of piracy. So, we need people to start going back to the cinema. I would love to see business people in Malawi invest more in facilities where Malawians can go and enjoy a good movie. Without cinemas, filmmakers in Malawi will still have it tough to break even when they produce their films.

How much money does it take to produce a movie? For instance, what was the production budget for The Road To Sunrise?

To make a good production you need a lot of money. Though I am not in a position at the moment to disclose our budget, all I can say is that it was a lot.

How do you personally manage to mobilise these resources?

For my first film, Seasons of a Life, I did it entirely alone. I had financial assistance from the Norwegian Embassy and the Gothenburg International Film Festival for The Last Fishing Boat and The Road to Sunrise I had to borrow the money from FDH Bank. They were ready to share the risk with us, which is amazing because most financial institutions in Malawi would not even dare to listen to a filmmaker.

You have been in this industry for a while now. You have been exposed to fully fledged film industries such as the Nigerian industry which is making a huge contribution to the country’s economy through foreign earnings. What will it take to monetise our industry to such a level?

It is something that needs a whole workshop to discuss but briefly it is an interaction between the government, the corporate world and the filmmakers. The government needs to understand that filmmakers are its partner in creating employment and expanding the tax base. Therefore, it needs to create an atmosphere conducive to filmmaking. The corporate world has to see the investment potential that exists in filmmaking and, therefore, make strategic investments that will push forward the film industry but in the long term will be beneficial to the corporate world itself. The filmmakers should in turn thrive to produce films of the best quality.

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Prophet TB Joshua – The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations – SCOAN

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Uma dura lição aprendida de maneira difícil! Quando um despreocupado Victor Kachiro dormia com uma trabalhadora do sexo naquela noite fatídica, mal sabia que ele havia assinado virtualmente sua certidão de óbito espiritual. Com acesso livre para que a destruição demoníaca se instalasse, satanás atingiu os lugares mais difíceis e dolorosos – afligindo o jovem com uma ereção permanente.

A agonia não pode justamente descrever sua provação. O único ponto positivo que emergiu de sua jornada infernal foi o fato de que sua situação o levou a buscar a face de Deus. Assim, na sinagoga Igreja de Todas as Nações (SCOAN), um grito sincero encontrou uma unção sagrada – e o ciclo de vergonha de Satanás finalmente parou.

“Pergunte a Sansão e ele lhe dirá que uma noite de prazer não vale uma vida inteira de cegueira.” – T.B. JoshuaUma dura lição aprendida de maneira difícil! Quando um despreocupado Victor Kachiro dormia com uma trabalhadora do sexo naquela noite fatídica, mal sabia que…

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