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Rashidi Yekini

Few hours after his death was announced, an article on Rashidi Yekini appeared on Wikipedia chronicling his life and achievements, including the illness that would eventually end it.
Very touching is that he, perhaps, never found his place or purpose in life.
He found fame (and perhaps a measure of fortune) in football, winning a number of laurels both in Nigeria, Africa and Portugal. In his later years, he lived alone apart from his three wives and three children, battled depression and other mental disorders.
The reactions from many who knew him(?) was that of disbelief, and denial as is the case when someone hears about a death.
For many others perhaps a death(or news of one) is a reminder of what happens to our soul.
May his soul rest in peace
Being a christian, I remember a few things from the Holy Bible:

  • The soul that sinneth, it shall die. (Yes, souls die! Forget immortality).
  • All have sinned (except Christ and yet he chose to die – even though he did it to prove a few points;
    1. he loved us enough. John 15:13
    2. he can conquer death and can share this power with us)
  • Through sin came death. Romans 5:12, 6:23,
  • Through christ came freedom (Romans 5:21) from death and thereby, immortality!

And answers to a host of other life’s issues.
Of course there is a caveat. To get this offer, you have to be a friend. To be a friend, you have to do his bidding. Its easy because he has given you all knowledge with nothing hidden. All is there in the bible.
Even easier if you get a mentor and study partner the way you did back at school, and this makes the burden lighter!
I know salvation is personal, but as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. So find a mentor (church or pastor), textbooks (a copy of the Holy Bible, for a start), partner and study to show yourself approved (2Timothy 2:15) to be a friend of God.

Image courtesy of Berrykiss Inspires
Other Resources
gotquestions.org
Romans Chapter 5
Church4Real

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The Kingdom

Dictionary.com defines kingdom as follows:

1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head.
2. anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: the kingdom of thought.
3. a realm or province of nature, esp. one of the three broad divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.
4. Biology. a taxonomic category of the highest rank, grouping together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common: in the five-kingdom classification scheme adopted by many biologists, separate kingdoms are assigned to animals (Animalia), plants (Plantae), fungi (Fungi), protozoa and eucaryotic algae (Protista), and bacteria and blue-green algae (Monera).
5. the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.
6. the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.

The Bible says: seek ye first the kingdom… (Matthew 6:33)

What are the benefits of the Kingdom of God?
The Kingdom protects and provides for it’s citizens.
How does one enter the Kingdom?
Just as the best way for one to become a citizen of America, England, Germany France or where ever, is to be born there, the best way to become a mamber of Gods Kingdom is to be Born Again

To know more about the kingdom, one should look at the government, rights of the citizenry, the domain, how the kingdom protects, etcetera, there are

A Host of sites dedicated to the Kingdom:
Seekyefirst
The Word of righteousness
The Kingdom A Reward
Born Again Info
If you know of any other significant site, please leave your comment.

Bibles?
The OnlineBible
Bible Gateway

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you;
allelu-, alleluia:
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 Posted by | Biblically, OpenZone | Leave a comment

Loving the Lord

I came across this post on lumius's blog. It tells a lot about how God cares for us.

However, how many of us show that we appreciate the care, or even acknowledge it? I know that if you show appreciation for a favour, you get more of such.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Posted by | Biblically | Leave a comment