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Dr. Owuor; Nakuru repentance meeting

Editor’s note:  The details below are reproduced word-for-word as received earlier today.  Click here for some backgrounder.

By REPENTANCE AND HOLINESS MINISTRY

KENYA GOES BACK TO GOD

The National Task Force

Repentance and Holiness Ministry in conjunction with

Jesus is Lord Radio;

invite you to the biggest National Repentance, Revival and Prayer meeting.

Date:  2nd – 3rd June 2007.

Time:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Venue:  Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.

Theme:  Joel 2:12-14; Zechariah 1:3.

Speaker:  Prophet Dr. Edward David Owuor

ALL LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CHURCH ARE WELCOME TO TAKE KENYA BACK TO GOD.

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May 22, 2007 at 9:48 pm 725 comments

Kanu juu, juu kabisa!!!!!!!!!

180px-kanu.jpgPotelea mbali wewe, since when did I replace KANU’s court poets in singing its praises?

But all hail the Chief, my boy Nwankwo Kanu! 🙂

According to the Kenya Times, he jets into the country with other Super Eagles today onwards for a friendly with our boys later this week.

Last time I watched a serious match live was when Kenya played Morocco at Kasarani for some major qualifier – World Cup, I think.

Before that, the best I had offered in terms of live spectator support was to attend a Gor and Leopards game at Nyayo.

Things have been downhill since then in the way of interest, what with the Kenya Federation of Fools that never ceases to amaze me.

I prefer to watch our boys on telly whenever they have a serious game and when they are not, you know that I’m watching some European leagues.

Anyway, I’m Kanu for life….I just penda that boy and how he has been doing his stuff tangu Ajax, Inter, Highburry, Westbrom, and now Portsmouth.

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May 21, 2007 at 11:13 pm 3 comments

Daniel and Reality

Source: The London Institute of Contemporary Christianity

When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. Then someone appeared standing before me, having the appearance of a man, and I heard a human voice, calling, ‘Gabriel, help this man understand the vision’. So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I became frightened and fell prostrate. But he said to me, ‘Understand, O mortal, that the vision is for the time of the end’. Daniel 8:15-17

‘I don’t believe my eyes!’ said the father when his son washed up without being asked. ‘I don’t believe my eyes!’ said the teacher when the student produced a very high grade. But, of course, we do believe our eyes; practical, down-to-earth, scientifically educated (sort of) people believe their eyes. What they don’t expect to have to believe are visions and dreams and prophecies and the future foretold.

Daniel did a practical, down-to-earth job, serving three kings. He was intelligently faithful in his work. But he was in the wrong place: he was a member of another ruling elite, but had been conquered, stripped of all status, taken captive, shipped into exile and put to work in an alien culture. As far as he knew, God’s plans had simply fizzled out in a destroyed Jerusalem. The temple was in ruins, and the temple treasures were in the museums of Babylon. He had seen them profaned at a king’s drunken banquet.

But God came to Daniel in a series of visions, saying, in effect, ‘Don’t believe your eyes! Don’t for one moment think that these tawdry kingdoms, ruled by petty tyrants, are anything more than a blip in time. Because the times are in my hands and always have been. The end will come as I have always planned. Be assured that I am the reality and the truth behind the created universe and the whole history of this world’.

So when we get bogged down in a fiercely secularised way of thinking; when statistics and focus groups are the reality, telling us ‘the truth’; when closed cause-and-effect arguments totally and caustically leave out god, whatever shape he might have been, then remember Daniel.

Take his visions seriously, as well as the visions of Ezekiel and Revelation, even if Christians have argued about the times they refer to. Take seriously the things Jesus said about the future of Jerusalem – which was to be rebuilt and destroyed again by the Romans – and the end of time.

Live in this reality – intelligently faithful like Daniel – but knowing that there is a greater reality, a richer future coming, that nothing can derail.

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May 21, 2007 at 10:13 pm 1 comment

Seven

Last year, I shared bits about myself, but having been re-tagged by FG, I hereby do the neccesary 🙂 :

1.  My last best score in Mathematics was 72% in my KCPE examinations.  Since then, things have been downward 🙂  I flopped statistics at campus mara mob 🙂  Some of the folks I schooled with, who now blog in KBW, know the kind of mchango they had to give for me to satisfy the examiner on my last attempt 🙂  My only tragedy is that I’m having to play around with stats for my thesis, but we shall see what happens 🙂  M(ental)-A(gony)-T(o)-H(arass)-S(tudents) 🙂

2.  I’m uncomfortable being in waters I cannot control, quite literally.  I don’t know if I have ever shared this, but I have survived drowning a number of times (last time, in the US, I was saved from a river I was told flows into the Atlantic Ocean).   I’m therefore comfortable with water that’s in a cup, a bottle, uhhmn, such “manageables” 🙂

3.  I come from a humble, Kenyan background.  Very humble.  Have come this far in life purely by God’s grace and favour He has bestowed upon me via the intervention of people at various points in my life.  It is a miracle.  I’m a miracle.  Miracles didn’t cease with Pentecost.

4.  I’ve been priveledged to work, live and study with folks from various ethnic, racial, religious and national backgrounds in and outside Kenya.  I’m comfortable living anywhere in this country / continent / world.  Onyo kwa Wakenya 🙂 – you will be lucky if you can back-bite me in your mother-tongue.

5.  I like to play the underdog.  I like it when folks under-estimate me / rubbish my potential in anything.  Many have been confounded when they least expected it.

6.  I have my boiling point (hard to come by, coz I’m slow to anger), but I’m generally patient with people.  With this patience add to it healthy doses of skepticism, grace, etc.

7.   My faith means a lot to me; it’s my life.  Following my decision to venture into elective politics last year (click here for details), someone – in conjunction with others – did something that inflicted some deep, personal pain on my person.  How I have managed to come this far and still not quit from the race is purely an act of God’s grace.  Those who have kept close track of my campaigns and life know what I’m talking about.  Faith, hope and love.  Love, as that powerful Pauline exhortation has it, is the greatest of them all.  God’s love for me and my love of Him (response to Him) compels me to still stay true to some of the paths I’ve taken in life.

8.  Bonus:  Three things:  One, I’m informed. Two, I’m informed.  Three, I’m informed.

May 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm 8 comments

Mutava’s spirituality; spiritualism in Mbeere politics

I formerly worked with (Kenyan) intelligence. 

I have nothing to loose now (sic).

Mutava Musyimi is a devil worshipper masquarading as a Christian.

This is a known fact and I am not just spreading rumors. 

The problem we have in Kenya is too many leaders pretending to be Christians and actually are devil worshippers. 

It’s a shame, and the Kenyan people need to know this.

The foregoing was reader’s comment on a post I did regarding Mbeere politics a few weeks ago.

In the comments’ section of the same post, another reader gives a rather extensive treatment of the questions of ethnicity, spiritualism and immigration to the extent and proportion that such impact on Mbeere politics.

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May 20, 2007 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

The Gospel according to Sir Charles

Just under an hour ago, viewers of NTV’s On the Spot interactive programme polled 67% to say Kenya is not ready for the East African intergration project.
Apparently nothing, not even Regional Co-operation Minister John Koech’s strident harping of the envisaged economic benefits or already accruing from regionalism could assuage their concerns.
Former Attorney General and one-time legislator Charles Mugane Njonjo – less talkative of the two on a rather high-octane night – easily won over the viewers with his appeal to their sense of nationhood, his sense of Kenya’s place in the region in view of what he considers to be historic prejudices from Tanzania and the house-keeping he considers must be done by Nairobi in some 50 or so years before integration, if ever.
Mr. Njonjo’s view should interest any keen observer for two important reasons: He, admittedly (and gladly so), presided over the demise of the regional community in 1977; he is widely regarded as an influential Freemason, a secret society viewed as among those having a major influence on global affairs.
Listening to the two reminded me of some events some time back.
The first was my first term paper at campus: I elected to explore the future of nationalism, regionalism and continentalism in Africa and the world as we know it today.
In conclusion, I said in part: “There is too much motion (on intergration issues) but without actual movement on essentials. Importantly, what we have obtaining in the main are unions of convenience and suspect purposes.”
The second was to hear William Hague, a previously shadow Tory Foreign Secretary then gunning for the UK’s premiership, say in response to New Labour’s stance on Europe: “We want to be in Europe, but not under Europe.”
He was, it will be recalled, arguing for the UK’s need to watch over its finances, foreign policy and defence were it to join the European Union.
Third and final was, in my student days in the US, to hear Bill Clinton sum up his reflections on this question as essentially a matter of shared challenges, responsibilities and benefits.
The foregoing ought to remind any keen student of the so-called “New World Order” – remind him / her the questions that have always plagued the globalization project and its driving forces – the empire (politics), commerce, technology and religion (or the lack of it).
Negotiating aggregated, shared understandings on these matters is not going to be a Sunday School picnic, as Hon. Koech might have discovered tonight.
No doubt Christian eschatologists and Muslim Mahdists will be observing the Kenyan and global pulse on this and other related matters keenly.

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May 17, 2007 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Daniel and Jealousy

Source: http://www.licc.org.uk

The presidents and the satraps tried to find grounds for complaint against Daniel in connection with the kingdom. But they could find no grounds for complaint or any corruption in him. The men said, ‘we shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God’. Daniel 6:4,5

Daniel ‘had distinguished himself’ under Darius, and the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom, upsetting Daniel’s two co-presidents and the hundred or so satraps under them. So a conspiracy to entrap Daniel began. Was this just jealousy, or did they have uncomfortable ethical issues with Daniel in charge? Was Daniel responsible for rooting out corruption, for ensuring that the laws were administered justly and that only appropriate expenses were claimed?

There certainly seems to have been a racial issue – ‘Daniel, one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you’, they reported to the king. For them he was still, after all those years, an alien worshipping a foreign god. Casting around for some way to bring Daniel down, they realised that his religion was the one area where they could catch him out. They knew that he would not compromise his faith.

Darius was flattered and happy to sign an edict, proposed by his entire administration, for a period of religious observance during which he alone as ‘divine’ king would receive the peoples’ prayers. And, of course, Daniel’s colleagues knew that Daniel would not comply. He did as he had always done, praying regularly to the living God, with his windows open towards distant Jerusalem. Darius was deeply distressed when he realised he had inadvertently signed Daniel’s death warrant.

Once again we see Daniel working diligently and with distinction in the service of the rulers of Babylon. He and the other Hebrew exiles administered the laws, saw to the smooth running of the kingdom, and cooperated with their colleagues in the state apparatus. But there would come a point where their cooperation ended, they would dig in their heels and take the consequences. This time the angel of the Lord delivered Daniel from the den of lions and Darius acknowledged the living God.

At what point do we dig in our heels, challenged by regulations and practices that we cannot in all conscience obey, or facing discrimination for our ethnic origin, our ethical stand, or our Christian commitment? God can change circumstances and minds and thus deliver us, but if not?

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May 9, 2007 at 9:39 pm 2 comments

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