Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies promises

ALERT: “Is there anyone who might be interested in Crypto Currency and is a good team builder?“*

Have you noticed that wealthy respected people don’t have this “kind” of “money”. A currency that is fabricated on the web that you don’t know nothing about.

Please, get out of these fake promises of riches!

Some people may make money on this scheme to the expense our of naive and poor people. This is not right. This is corruption. Where is God in all of this?

WORK! WORK! Invest in tangible things. Produce real wealth and not in fogs of nothing. Please, think about it. -

 Dr. Josimar Salum


Thursday, March 7, 2019

My Letter to All Women of the World by Esperance Amani


To all women who sacrificed their lives so that today I may have the right to study,

To all women who were killed so that today I may have right to stand in front of people and deliver my speech or give my opinions and share my ideas,

To all women who keep showing great examples in the world, to all women who are fighting for women's rights.

Happy women's day!!!

A woman is a very important person in a society. Once we ignore her, we ignore community development through many things such as: education, health care, justice, economy, gospel...

Remember, women represent above 60% of the population. 

Imagine if the 60%of the population still behind, 

Imagine if 60% of the population don't have access on schooling ,

Imagine if 60% of the population don't have the right to decision making

Imagine if 60% of the population don't have the right to share their ideas, dreams and visions publicly , 

Imagine if 60%of the population don't have the right to work where they want,

Imagine if 60% of the population cannot maximize their potential!

Just imagine! How will the world look like without those 60% of amazing and special human beings?

For women who don't support women like you,
Women who are always jealous when a woman like you goes higher, 
For lazy women who always wait to be given, for women who always discriminate, undermine and discourage themselves...
Remember you are unique and special. 

God has gifted you according to your ability,

Just find your purpose and do what you've been created for!

Women who disobey their husbands because of some misinterpretations of events like... 8th of March for some reasons or others, remember no matter how your husband is you still a woman.

I repeat no matter how your husbands are, you still are women in the house of God. He also gave you responsibilities; to guide and take care of your families. He commanded us to obey our husbands  (though I'm not yet married, I know it is in the Bible😉)

The Bible says: "The wise woman builds her family but the foolish one destroys it with her hands"

You are very unique, special, important and powerful human beings.

So take advantage of what you are to build,  not to destroy, give the best of yourselves and maximize the potential you have.

There's a reason to be born a woman. You are life givers if you didn't know! God believed in you and gave you a great role to play in the world, He made you the Heart, the cornerstone of your families. 

So, know that if you are well, your family will be well physically, economically and spiritually, the community will develop, the country as well.

Be the ones you've been created to be!

Happy women's day once more.


Friday, March 1, 2019

The Health Benefits of Moringa Powder

The Health Benefits of Moringa Powder
Source: Sunfood Super Foods 

The moringa plant is a large tree that is considered miraculous among those who benefit from its health properties.  Unlike many other plants, the moringa tree is completely useful with everything from its leaves, flowers, pods, and seeds all being suitable and nutritious for human consumption.  While moringa trees normally grow in the Himalayan Mountains of India, the tree’s popularity has helped it travel to areas such as Africa, Asia, and America.  If you’re interested in learning more about moringa and how it can help you achieve better health, keep reading.  Listed below are ten of the greatest health benefits of the moringa plant. 

#1. Moringa Wards off Exhaustion. 

Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom conducted a survey about tiredness and fatigue, and the results were disturbing – approximately one out of every five people feels exhausted, and one in ten people battle fatigue at any given time. Problems like tiredness and fatigue make it difficult for people to succeed at work, accomplish tasks, and keep up with relationships.  Moringa helps by supplying a healthy serving of iron and vitamin A, providing a good fight against unwanted exhaustion.  Iron is a great asset in the battle against tiredness, while vitamin A makes it possible for iron to be properly metabolized.  When you choose to add Moringa to your diet, you can seek to cut out dangerous uppers such as sugary soft drinks, teas, and coffee which can actually cause anxiety when taken in high doses.    

#2. Moringa Gives Your Skin a Healthy Glow. 

If you battle wrinkling, dry, dull, or blemish-covered skin, moringa may provide the vitamins, you need to transform your appearance completely.   Moringa contains vitamin A which helps to heal skin and give it a radiant, glowing appearance.  If you’re worried about age lines, moringa also provides a healthy dose of vitamin E which helps prevent oxidative stress from damaging skin cells.   Moringa is rich in antioxidants with levels that are unmatchable by almost any other food or plant.  While antioxidants have a wide variety of health benefits, they are vital in the fight to keep skin looking young and healthy.  Through the use of moringa, you can look forward to skin that is smooth, soft, and blemish-free.   

#3. Moringa Keeps the Doctor Away. 

You’ve heard the old saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” – well, move over apples because a new health food is in town.  Moringa is full of fantastic immune-boosting properties such as iron and vitamin A.  These properties help to keep the immune system in fantastic shape and make it healthy enough to fight off potential diseases ranging from common colds to serious illnesses and infections.

#4. Kiss Stress Goodbye with Moringa. 

Stress is so common that we often start to wonder if it’s possible to live without it.  Research done by the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics revealed that it is possible to kiss stress goodbye and that moringa leaves may plan a vital role in the process.  Moringa contains important adaptogens that naturally block stress from affecting the human body.  Not only do the adaptogens contained in moringa leaves give stress a kick in the butt, but they are also known for helping to improve attention and provide new energy for those battling exhaustion.  While we often turn to caffeinated beverages for a similar pick-up, moringa gives you the same results with no dangerous side-effects and tons of additional benefits. 

#5. Moringa Gets Those Muscles Growing. 

Have you ever tried working out and going to the gym, but discovered that your quest for that perfect, ripped body seemed impossible to attain?  If so, your workout routine might not be the problem – you may just need some more moringa in your diet.  To build muscles or even maintain your existing muscles, your body needs a good dose of protein – on its own, your body can’t produce protein, so it needs you to supply it with this important muscle-building supplement.  Moringa leaves are almost made up of one-fourth protein, giving them the opportunity to truly impact your muscle mass.  Moringa is especially popular among vegans and vegetarians who cannot receive protein through meat-based foods. 

#6. Moringa puts Up a Fight Against Diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious condition that affects many people in America.  While diabetes treatment can seem unhelpful at best, moringa is a natural way to combat the disease by decreasing levels of blood glucose.

The University of Eastern Finland recently discovered that replacing some meat protein with Moringa and other plant-based proteins can reduce the chances of one developing type 2 diabetes by almost 20%.

#7. Moringa Provides Strong, Healthy Bones. 

Breaks or fractures to bones can put a serious strain on one’s life – especially those who already battle illness or are elderly.  The moringa plant helps to keep bones healthy by providing vitamin K, protein, and calcium.  So, the next time you plan to make a smoothie don’t forget to add a healthy supply of moringa leaves to the mix as well

#8.  Get a Boost of Energy from Moringa. 

Not only does moringa powder help to ward off stress and tiredness, but it also has the potential to give consumers a boost of energy.  The energy boost from moringa is gained through the iron and calcium included in the plant, which both help your metabolism provide a supply of natural energy.  Since moringa provides natural energy, you can enjoy the boost without worry of a sudden crash like those associated with caffeine. 

#9.  Moringa Keeps Your Vision Clear. 

While we are rarely as thankful as we should be for our vision, having good eyesight is an important part of daily life.  From being able to see to read a book, drive a car, or appreciate the sweet faces of loved ones, vision makes a huge difference in one’s life.  Nutrition plays an important role in vision and, thanks to the great source of vitamin A in moringa, it is the perfect plant to help maintain normal eyesight. 

#10.  Moringa Improves the Digestive System. 

Many people battle with digestive problems that lead to constipation, stomach pain, and the need for laxatives.  Moringa helps to regulate the digestive system by providing a rich supply of calcium that will keep digestive enzymes functioning normally.  Also, moringa has a good supply of fiber which can get the digestive tract back in order and keep bowels moving properly.  Getting your digestive system under control can also reduce your appetite, help you lose weight, and assist you in maintaining a healthy metabolism. 

These are only a few of the many benefits of the moringa tree.  These plants are truly remarkable containing 25% plant protein, the nine essential amino acids, 24% fiber, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A, calcium, iron, and antioxidants.   With such a wide selection of beneficial vitamins and minerals, it’s no wonder moringa is considered one of the healthiest plants on the market!

What Does It Taste Like?

When something is this good for you, it’s hard to imagine that it would taste at all pleasant; however, Sunfood  Moringa Powder offers a fantastic surprise!  Moringa leaves are known for being delicious and presenting an earthy, spinach-like taste that makes consumers want to eat more. Those who are familiar with matcha green tea also claim that the taste of moringa is similar.  Rather than being something to avoid, moringa is a good-for-you plant that may have you craving more and more! 

How Do People Use Moringa Powder? 

With its delicious flavor, many people love to add moringa to their meals and drinks.  Most people opt to mix in moringa powder to their morning or post-workout smoothie. 

How is Moringa Powder Better than Synthetic Supplements? 

While the benefits of moringa definitely seem appealing, some people feel that it is better to turn to synthetic supplements and vitamins for their health needs.  While synthetic products may be better than taking nothing, they are no match for the natural benefits of moringa powder.  Because moringa powder provides the nutrients naturally, they are more easily absorbed into one’s body, making it possible to enjoy the greatest selection of health benefits.  Forget ordering capsules that will be hard for your system to absorb – instead, incorporate them naturally through the use of moringa. 

If you want to experience the greatest health benefits available, you should start implementing the moringa plant into your diet.  With its wide selection of proteins, vitamins, and minerals, moringa provides a full-body boost that will keep you healthy from the inside out


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Developing a Christian Culture that Results in Human Flourishing, Part 2

Developing a Christian Culture that Results in Human Flourishing, Part 2 
Joseph Mattera

The fact that Jesus rose from the dead proves that a new heaven and new earth inauguration already began. Jesus, as the first fruits, and His saints will follow at the climax and culmination of history and full manifestation of the new heavens and earth when our bodies are also resurrected in the last day (see 1 Corinthians 15:20-23).
The following realms of society were reframed at the resurrection because of the Lordship of Christ:
Acts 17:7; Jesus is the True Caesar:
“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”
Since the church was spreading among the Gentiles (not merely limited to the Jews) Rome had a huge problem on their hands since their empire was held together politically with Caesar worship. Now thousands of people were proclaiming that there was another King who is Lord of everyone else, including Caesar. This is what eventuated in the violent reaction of Rome against the church.
The church functioned as a benefactor community for all people in their community; Titus 2:13,14;3:8:
“waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”
“The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.”
These two passages elucidate the fact that the early church saw themselves as a community of people called to serve and better their community. This reframed even the workplace and the purpose of wealth as each believer used their time, treasure, and talents to serve their city and extend the reign of Christ through a practical demonstration of His love.
Their leaders modeled a family unit in submission to Christ as the head. Read Ephesians 5 :21-33 and 1 Timothy 3:5, which gives as a primary qualification for church elders the call to be faithful to their families:  “If a man cannot manage his own house how can he manage the house of God.”
Also, Ephesians 5 speaks about a husband loving his wife as Christ loved the church in the midst of a Roman/Greco culture that generally devalued women and used marriage only as a way to have children and perpetuate their family legacy (romance was often connected to arrangements outside the bounds of traditional  marriage); hence, the command to love their wife connected both romance and sacrifice in the marriage which revolutionized Western Civilization.
They honored the Scriptures as the primary way of equipping and maturing the saints starting from childhood.
2 Timothy 3:16,17 says: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Scripture was used to catechize new believers and disciple their children (see also Deut. 6:6-9) which eventually became the impulse to create a “Grand Synthesis” that universities (starting in about the 11th century) utilized, in their attempt to orbit all truth and every discipline around theology and the study of the Bible.
The Apostle Paul challenged the wisdom of this world with the wisdom of God demonstrated in Jesus (see Paul before the Areopagus in Acts 17, in which he challenged Greek polytheism, idolatry, and quoted their famous poets to make a case for worshipping the One true God). Read 1 Cor. 1:17-24 to see how the Gospel of Jesus challenged the philosophy of the times.
In Colossians 2:8-10 Paul says:
“…..See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”
JESUS turned the religious world on its head when He challenged the dark powers of the false deities, worshipped in Roman/ Greco culture. As we see in Matthew 16:16-19, Jesus said He was building His church upon the rock that was next to the goat god “Pan” which was connected to the cave/pit called the gates of hell (where people were alleged to be thrown alive into the pit if they did not appease the goat god Pan in their immoral rituals and worship).
We also see Paul challenging polytheism and witchcraft in Acts chapters 14 and 19 in his Gospel messages.
Paul re-characterized art and poetry by renaming and reframing their statue to the unknown God and giving meaning to popular Greek poetry (see Acts 17).
A new genre of music was created for the gentile world!
Ephesians 5:18,19 says: “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart”
Paul taught the church to make use of the Hebrew Psalms, as well as the creation of new hymns and spontaneous spiritual songs of the heart, which created a new genre of music for the Gentile world.
All of the above demonstrated that the church—as a new nation—was not focused merely on going to heaven but rather introduced a new vision for life on the earth related to family, politics, business, music, art, and philosophy as the “new man” (see Ephesians 2). The church was called to envision and walk out a new creation (see 2 Cor. 5:21) which began at the resurrection and ascension of the true King of kings and Lord of all—JESUS Christ.
As they modeled the Kingdom of God in their own subculture, they were able to export it to every aspect of the communal life of the city they were immersed in.
In light of this article, we need to ask ourselves some questions:
Do we embody and celebrate biblical values or the values of the secular humanistic Worldview?
Are we a disciple of Christ that integrates our faith in the workplace or merely a Sunday church attender?
Should churches empower disciples for the workplace or only the church place?


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

God's Kingdom is a treasure.We need to dig and find it by Dr. Paul Taylor

We have shared with you many times that the Kingdom of God is discovered!  

You have to search for God and He will be found.  

You have to recognize that the Kingdom of God is a treasure and dig for it, to find it. 

G.K. Chesterton onces said,  

"How much happier you would be, how much more of you there would be, if the hammer of God could smash your small cosmos, scattering the stars like spangles, and leave you in the open, free like other men to look up as well as down!  As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity.”  

We must all seek to find the wonderful treasure that we possess in Christ!  

“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened.”  Matt. 7:8 -- 

Dr. Paul Taylor  #ASONE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Developing a Christian Culture that Results in Human Flourishing, Part 1 By Joseph Mattera

Developing a Kingdom Culture that Results in Human Flourishing, Part 1 By Joseph Mattera
As I begin, we need to ask ourselves the following questions:
What is the culture of our family, church, and/or organization?
Is it a healthy culture that walks out its biblical values or a dysfunctional culture that does not correspond to Scripture and its missional perspective?
Do we have a robust application of Scripture that reinterpret and reframes our surrounding culture? 
Before we attempt to answer these three questions we have to define three key terms:
What is a leader?
What is culture?
What and how is culture shift?
What is a leader? A Biblical leader is a person who has influence and exerts responsibility
for the sake of others; hence, a kingdom leader is really a servant.
Mark 10:42-45 says:
“And Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’”
Consequently, the biblical locus that defines CHRISTIAN growth and maturity does not comport with the contemporary American CEO model of top-down visionary (directive) leadership but with what Jesus described as (bottom-up) model of Servanthood. (The SERVANT is considered great in God’s kingdom- not the one being served; see Luke 22:27.)
What is culture? Culture is an unspoken or spoken value system and its concomitant methodologies that are expected and celebrated in an organization or entity.
In order to establish and/or shift a culture, those recognized as leaders within an entity or system need to embody and model the values, so they become the norm.
IE, the perceived leaders of a church need to walk out the values celebrated and taught, or it will frustrate the church and reduce the values to nothing more than abstract propositions. Consequently, it takes “buy in” from those within the primary circles of influence of the lead pastor. And “buy in” is only demonstrated when said circle of influence function as exemplars at the ground level among the people.
We have to thus conclude that culture shift takes place, commensurate to the ability of each concentric circle, expanding its influence to other circles of influence within the church.
(For example, if only the new Christians and new disciples are excited about the vision and the older recognized leaders lag behind — the church culture will shift from anticipation and passion to cynicism and frustration, resulting in a loss of momentum).
The New Testament Pattern of Church leadership 
The early church framed their activities initially with the Apostles doctrine:
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
This enabled them to frame every subsequent activity with a biblical worldview.
In addition to this framework was the fact that their focus was missionally-based on Acts 1:8:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
As a result, they planted the gospel in cities and went house to house—not limiting their CHRISTIAN activity and proclamation to meetings in buildings (we now call churches) like we do on Sundays today.
Planting the Gospel in a city also implied the application of the Lordship of Jesus in every aspect or realm of a polis or city.
As we examine the Book of Acts, we observe that all of the effective Gospel activity took place outside of a religious building in their communities except for the initial church services in the Jewish Temple.
Furthermore, in reading the Biblical narrative we see a reframing of politics, business, education, philosophy, religion, family, art, music at the inauguration of the post ascension New Heavens and New Earth that began to manifest the reign of Jesus on earth.
Read Part 2 next week as I expand on the realms of society that were re framed at the resurrection because of the Lordship of Christ.

Friday, February 15, 2019

How some church leaders consider the Kingdom of God? By Pr. Jeremie Manirakiza

How some church leaders consider the Kingdom of God?
By Pr. Jeremie Manirakiza

Some church leaders consider the four walls of the church as the Kingdom of God, when in truth, the so called "temple" is one small element of the Kingdom of God. 

They put all their efforts in organizing the Sunday service and the believers in the church have the impression that they are serving the Kingdom of God only during the Sunday service and other services in the designated “church area”. For them, any place outside the church, God simply doesn’t reign. For many wrongly think that Satan rules the world. All areas of society are ruled by our enemy. What misconception is this? The One who rules the whole universe is Jesus. "The Lord Reigns" is the message of the Gospel. This is the Gospel.  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭52:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” Colossians‬ ‭1:15-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

In addition to that, they focus merely on rapture, the last days and trying to escape the Earth instead of engaging in it. They postpone the reality of this world until they reach heaven. Though there is plenty of rebellion on Earth the Lord reigns and our prayer is and always should be “your Kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.” We are ambassadors of King Jesus and work in all areas of society (the world) until “the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation‬ ‭11:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

John Mattera states in his book “The Divided Gospel” that when we take away the call of the believer to steward the Earth, we hinder our ability to make disciples who will be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  We also weaken the church’s call to be an equipping center to fill the Earth with believers in every facet of society to His glory.

John Mattera continues to say that without the reign of God on Earth as our focus, we are left with little more than merely experiencing God during Sunday church services, thus limiting the Kingdom of God to operating only within four walls of the church building for two hours every Sunday.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

*"Five Strategies of Exceptional Leaders."* *Dr. Paul Taylor*

Five Strategies of Exceptional Leaders.
Dr. Paul Taylor

Remember one of the purposes of REAL is to develop our leadership skills.  As John Maxwell has said, "Everything rises and falls with leadership."  
The question is "What kind of leader are you?"

"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit.  He told me to try to be in the first group.  There is much less competition. " Indira Gandhi.

There was a survey asked to many businessmen about leadership qualities and characteristics.  They were asked to order what they felt were the most important leadership qualities.  Here is the list from 1 to 10.

1. Honesty  83%
2.  Competent  67%
3.  Forward looking or having vision 62%
4.  Inspiring  58%
5.  Intelligent  43%
6.  Fair Minded  40%
7.  Broad Minded (open to new things) 37%
8.  Straightforward    34%
9.  Imaginative 34%
10. Dependable 33%

Isn’t it interesting that the number one quality of a businessperson is honesty!  We hear all the time about dishonest business people.  Many believe that you have to be dishonest to succeed in business.  Do you?  Is that really the kind of person you want to be?  *High School students in the United States were asked if they believed they needed to lie, cheat and steal to be successful.  Over half of them responded yes!*  This is why people do not trust people today, especially in business.  The successful businesses are built on honesty, integrity and character!

Here are some quotes on leadership.

“The true measurement of leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less.” John Maxwell

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.  But if you must be without one, be without strategy.” General Norman Schwarzkopf:  United States

“Leadership is letting go in the doing, but not letting go in the guiding.” Dave Thomas; Chairman and Founder of Wendy’s

“Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” Colin Powell

“Leadership is the ability to take people beyond their natural skills to the fulfillment of dreams.” Rich Marshall

“There go my people and I must catch them for I am their leader.” Gandhi

“Leadership is the ability to inspire confidence, determine direction and to serve with character and integrity.” ROI Leadership focus group

*It is now your turn.  I want you to take a few minutes and write your own definition of leadership.*

*Leadership is ……*

Please send your definitions to Dr. Josimar and to Dr. Taylor!

*Acceptable vs. Exceptional Leadership*

One of the biggest problems that we face in the business world is complacency.  People become satisfied very easily with the status quo, mediocrity!  The question is “Will you be satisfied with acceptable leadership or will you push to excel?”  We should never be satisfied with mediocrity.  I once preached a message entitled “God hates vanilla!”  Vanilla ice cream is acceptable, but God wants exceptional leaders.

Here are the differences between:

Acceptable Leaders / *Exceptional Leaders*

1.  Have convictions 
*1- Live convictions*            

2.  Career focused (it’s all about me)
*2 - Calling focused (it’s all about the cause)*
3.  Understand Vision and Mission
*3 - Understand the purpose behind vision and mission.*

4.  Is motivated by activity/results
*4- Is motivated by shared vision*
5.  Motivates other’s minds
*5 - Motivates other’s hearts*
6.  Operates within the rules and regulations       
*6 - Operates with passion towards vision and mission*

7.  Core beliefs are situational
*7 - Core beliefs are integrated in life and work*

I hope that you can see the difference between the two kinds of leaders.  
One is being a certain kind of person because of his job.  
The other is that person and they excel at their job because of it.

There are 5 levels of leadership to become an Exceptional Leader.

Exceptional Leader
Level 5

Effective Leader
Level 4

Competent Leader
Level 3

Contributing Team Member
Level 2

Highly Capable Individual
Level 1

Which level would you be on at this time in your life?  We all need to grow in the
area of leadership.  Are you growing?  Are you stuck?  From the above chart, are you
acceptable or exceptional?  REAL is about exceptional leaders who are visionary
leaders understanding the purpose and the cause!

We will continue this training after you have responded to my questions.

This material is a part of ROI Leadership, Inc. 2006
Developing people, building business

I have had the pleasure of working with this group in the past and use the material
to train leaders.

Keep believing for the impossible!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Seal, the Church, the Message and the Coming of our Lord Jesus By Dr. Josimar Salum

I humbly would like to exam the following recommendations in light of the Scriptures of God through Jesus Christ.

“Prophecy is fulfilling right before our eyes. THERE ARE 4 THINGS EVERY ADVENTIST MUST DO NOW..
1. Get close to Jesus Christ and receive the seal of GOD. Revelation 7:1-4
2. Be regular at all Church gatherings. Hebrews 10:25
3. Take active role in spreading the 3 Angels message to warn the world and call them out of Babylon. Rev 14:6-12 and Rev 18:4
4. Share this message to all Adventist to warn them of the rapid fulfilments of Prophecy.”

1. About the seal.

The seal that guarantees your redemption is not the seal mentioned in Revelation 7:1-4. About this reference we can talk to you later. The seal we have received if we are born again it is the seal of the Holy Spirit. We received this SEAL only by faith and it was given only by Grace and not for keeping the law, not even by keeping the Shabbat as we have explained before in another teaching we have shared previously.

“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

2) About church gatherings which is really referred as temple gatherings.

This is what the Scriptures really mean:
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews‬ ‭10:24-25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

These words are not referring to attendance or church services in temples and churches, because when the writer originally wrote these words there were no temples and there were no churches as we know today. The disciples of Jesus were not separated by denominations, nor by sects or cults neither by flocks led by one man. There were no buildings or temples in different streets of the city and they were not separated by “flocks” led by different individuals. The assembling together is simply meeting each other as disciples of Jesus, as brothers and sisters wherever they are.

 ““Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”” Matthew‬ ‭18:19-20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

3 - The role of angels calling God’s people out of Babylon.

To take role with the angels to call out people out of Babylon which actually is not our role, but if were, the Babylon system involves all human and world made systems which include our own denominations, Protestants or Catholics, because none of them were founded by our Lord Jesus, but by men. They are all divisions of God’s people. This is a very serious and strong statement, but it is true.

You should decide to pray about it and exam yourself with your open mind and heart for Jesus Himself that He may reveal to you the Truth. Don’t take my words. Exam the Scriptures not by the glass of your traditions, religion or denomination, but by the perspective of the living Christ Jesus Himself.

Do you know Jesus personally as I do? If you do, He will talk to you and reveal to you His Truth. And you and I are to love everyone and serve everyone instead of selecting God’s people to have fellowship according to our beliefs.

4 - About the sign of the coming of Jesus.

The only sign that is really worth of our attention is this: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

More than 3 billion people on Earth today  has never heard the name of Jesus. And the vast majority of the rest of the world and this includes our own nation has never heard the Gospel of the Kingdom.  And the end mentioned here by Jesus is not the end you think it its.

Here it is:
 ““Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”” Acts‬ ‭3:17-21, 23-26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Many people arrogantly have predicted the coming of Jesus in the past setting up dates that were not fulfilled, because nobody knows the hour or day.

Instead of worrying about Jesus coming we should get and be involved in His mission.

“Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”” Acts‬ ‭1:6-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Protestantism was a movement that rescued some teachings of Jesus from a corrupted religious system called Catholicism. During history Protestantism also became corrupted as all human denomination systems become. The Church is not made by denominations or by divided groups. The Body of Christ is ONE and cannot be divided.

“Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭1:12-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

None of the Christian denominations are right and in some instances they oppose directly the teachings of our Lord Jesus. We should humble ourselves before our God and ask Him to reveal to each of us His perfect will and the TRUTH!

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” I Corinthians‬ ‭3:9, 16-23‬ ‭NKJV

Thursday, September 21, 2017

What it matters is how your Heavenly Father sees you.

What it matters is how your Heavenly Father sees you.

Jacob looked at Joseph and saw
A good son!

The ten brothers looked at Joseph and saw 
A useless dreamer!

The travelers looked at Joseph and saw
A slave !!

Potiphar looked at Joseph and saw a good servant!

The prisoners saw Joseph as a prisoner!

How wrong were they all!

God looked at Joseph and saw
a governor of Egypt on hold!

Do not get discouraged by what people see in you!

Be encouraged by what God sees in you! 

Never underestimate the person next to you because you never know what the Lord has put in that person.

Your may be an Executive Director waiting for a company that will employ your child.

Your garden boy might be a waiting President.

Remember that David got the anointing to become a King while he was a simple young man shepherding sheep.

Esther was a simple orphan girl, but she was a waiting queen. 

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