Thursday, 23 December 2010


 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."’"..Zechariah 8:23
It's a common thing to see the little children grasping the edges of our clothes,when they are threatened and scared of something,This they do as a way of seeking for protection from the older ones,this part of scripture says just that.
Ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man- For every Jew, there shall be ten converts from among the Gentiles. But ten may here signify a great number, without comparison. And from this scripture it appears as if the Jews, converted to God, should be the instruments of converting many Gentiles. This can be compared to what prophet Isaiah wrote about in Isaiah 3:6.
As we break up the former part of scripture,we realize that there was certainly a great accession of converts which the Jewish Church received since the coming of Christ,the number of Christian disciples which the Jewish preachers made, and the future conversions were so great re-affirming what was written of old.
Ten-This is often a number that means ‘complete’ in the Bible. Examples are in Genesis 31:7; Leviticus 26:26; Judges 17:10; Ruth 4:2; 1 Samuel 1:8; Jeremiah 41:8. Perhaps here it is a picture of God’s ‘complete’ church.
Every language of the nations-This is what happened in Acts 2:5.
Shall grasp(hold firmly)-Exodus 4:4 uses these words, about Moses who was holding on to the snake’s tail. 1 Samuel 17:35 uses them about David who was holding on to the lion’s beard. In both passages, the men would not dare to stop holding.
The sleeve(edge of the coat)-This may link with Ruth 3:9 and Ezekiel 16:8. When they spread the edge of their clothing over them, it gave these people the security of marriage. In the New Testament, the Church is the bride of Christ, Revelation 21:2. And the name of the bride is Jerusalem!
Let us go with you-The Jews went to the temple to pray and to look for the LORD. So this probably means that people from everywhere wanted to obey the covenant. ‘
God is with you-reminds us of many Bible verses. Here are some examples: Genesis 21:22; Genesis 26:3; Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:5.
Just as human kind should be grateful that Noah obeyed God,so should we be thankful that the earliest Jews to whom the gospel was preached to accepted the word of God and became Jesus Christ's disciples.
As we enjoy the gift of life,we should be the light of this world,that for every one christian there will be ten people who will receive Jesus Christ into their lives.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


In real life the word bank far attracts too much attention that even a 9-year old head would turn at it's mention,banks like any other financial institution require one to register before transacting business with them
I am compelled to recall one event on a hot afternoon as i hurriedly dashed through the crowds of people on this street, i had been travelling form Burton street to Nakasero market when i bumped into these industrious Cranebank salesman urging me to open an account with their bank,simply put the requirements were passport size photographs,an endorsement letter from the local council authorities and a 4 zero sum of money,10,000 Ugandan shillings to be precise but for the bare fact that i hardly had enough to pay the taxi conductor who would offer me a lift to Nakawa,i would not give in to their persuasion.
In a nutshell opening any bank account necessitates some requirements which for an ordinary person is some what cost worthy(some people down there who earn a net income of 10,000 Ugandan shillings in a year) and that young people below the age of consent don't open accounts until they become adults(save for a few banks that operate kids accounts)
Alternatively their is an account that every living soul can open without any charges and that's the Heavenly account,all fares,charges,risks and fears are born by the CEO and that the account pays interest that is so much times the principal,it offers great insurance cover without a large premium and it's the heaven account
as of now everyone is a shareholder in this bank.

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house...." Malachi 3:10

Quite often when we owe people debt,compliments and appreciations,we should ask in our hearts "from which accounts  should i pay my debtors" and the answer should always be the store house of the lord.
One thing for sure,all those that save in this account stand  high chance of earning great,so if you are wondering how you can earn a fortune in the shortest time possible try this account,the chairman even assures you folks that you'll get your reward,you can even try HIM on that.

"Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it"

I have done it all,traversed all valleys and climbed hills in search for financial prosperity to no vain until i realized i needed to open an account with this bank,the The Great Store House Of The Lord.

Monday, 13 December 2010


God always provides us with an opportunity to reveal his power and glory usually at a time when our strength is waning,at a moment when our faith is down,and not only does he expect us to be obedient but expects us to do away with our unbelief,lack of it is a sin by which men greatly dishonour and displease God, and deprive themselves of the favors he designed for them.
Elisha was a man of God who prophesied to the people and was met with serious unbelief and resistance,Ben-Hadad king of Aram had earlier on mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria,There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels,women butchered their children for food,dove droppings or "pupu"(Imagine kaloli excretion being the best meal you'll ever have) sold like hot cake!!
The Lord quickly heard the cries of the people,and he sent a message through his prophet Elisha

 “Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.”

A seah of flour was probably about 12 pounds or about 5.5 kilograms of flour,the seah of barley  about 2/5 ounce or about 12 grams;a shekel would be 30cents at today's price.

At such a time as this only those few who had belief could concur with Elisha that surely the lord shall provide for his people,The godly are always assured of Gods help in their necessity, but the times and hours are only revealed by Gods Spirit,and that is exactly what happened on that day in Samaria.
The good provisions of the lord are always in great measures,with unending supply,I am always surprised with a few friends of mine who are afraid of being laid off,afraid of starting up something new or even giving to a charity or the ones in need because they think they would have lost a big sum of money,this all adds up to one thing,lack of trust in the Lord who always provides,as a matter of fact ,God,when he pleases can turn one dollar bill into a million dollars or more,any one doubting that?
I recently had picked tremendous interest in the stock markets and i realised that in a space of time that did not exceed 6 months a certain company National Media Group,that had just enlisted on the Uganda Securities Exchange was trading at 11 Ug Shs,and when i looked up at how the markets where fairing today,i realised it's now trading at 4,587 Ug Shs,a 41,600% appreciation on each stock,ceteris peribus!,that's exactly what God can do with our little resources,that not even the poorest shall consider themselves poor.
That those who are lacking shall stay calm and wait for their good shepherd to lead them in green meadows and guide them to the peaceful waters,and they shall have there feel,that even store houses and barns will be pulled down,new ones constructed to have enough space to put in those blessings.
So when the lord tells us to believe and mentions to us the words "ABOUT THIS TIME TOMORROW",all will be well,we only need to sit back and relax and wait the great master to do his will.
Lord as we constantly wonder and ponder where our help will come from,Lead us into the green pastures,refresh us always,not only with earthly food but with food for the soul,and teach us to trust you always,that even if the devil robs away from us all we have,we shall proclaim with our own mouths that the Lord is our shepherd there is nothing we shall want.