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Kalimera (καλημέρα) regalo de DIOS. Hechos 14:19-20 (NTV) "19 Luego unos judíos llegaron de Antioquía e Iconio, y lograron poner a la multitud de su lado. Apedrearon a Pablo y lo arrastraron fuera de la ciudad, pensando que estaba muerto; 20 pero los creyentes lo rodearon, y él se levantó y regresó a la ciudad. Al día siguiente, salió junto con Bernabé hacia Derbe. Era el apóstol Pablo (griego "Paulos", Strong n° 3972, que significa "pequeño"), su verdadero nombre de pila Saulo (griego "Saulos", Strong n° 4569, que significa "deseado", "pedido a DIOS"). En sus inicios, perseguidor de la Iglesia, luego apóstol de CRISTO enviado a las naciones. Ciudadano romano, judío de la tribu de Benjamín, escribió catorce libros del Nuevo Testamento (veintisiete en total). Varias veces encarcelado, condenado a trabajar, expuesto al hambre, la sed, el frío, la falta de ropa, cinco veces golpeado con treinta y nueve golpes, apedreado, (2 Corintios 11:23-30). Fue uno de los primeros en llevar el Evangelio a los no judíos. Era un hombre con la Palabra y la unción. Ese día lo dieron por muerto. Si las disciplinas no le hubieran rodeado, si no hubieran rezado por él, no habría resucitado. Estas disciplinas no tenían títulos. Al menos el ESPÍRITU SANTO, el inspirador de la Biblia, no consideró necesario mencionarlo. Por lo tanto, podemos concluir que eran discípulos "ordinarios". Rodeaban a Pablo con sus oraciones. No se les dice que no fueron ungidos. ¿Por qué? ✔ Porque no hay un pequeño ESPÍRITU SANTO. Sólo hay personas disponibles que actúan con fe por amor. DIOS es eternamente "Omnisciente, Omnipresente, Omnipotente, Trascendente, Inmutable" por Sus atributos, y "Amor, Verdad, Santidad" por Su naturaleza. "Ellos" ➡➡ varios, cada uno por su oración fue instrumento para de la curación milagrosa de Pablo. Sí, fue un milagro. Pablo fue apedreado hasta la muerte. Lejos de mí el despreciar la diversidad de dones, ministerios y operaciones (1 Corintios 12:4). Pero como el inspirador de la Biblia, el ESPÍRITU SANTO, no consideró necesario especificar los nombres de estos discípulos, sus funciones, sus dones, podemos concluir que este milagro fue fruto de una intercesión colectiva y no de un don espiritual. En tus manos, en tus oraciones, en tu generosidad, en tu bondad, en tu ejemplo, en tu diferencia, en tu paciencia, en tus dones, en tus habilidades, está el milagro, la bendición de alguien. El diablo te dirá que tu oración es pequeña. Pero esto no es verdad. Rechaza esta mentira. No hay "pequeñas oraciones". ➡ ➡ Solo hay oraciones sinceras, de acuerdo con su voluntad y hechas con fe. Si tu oración cumple estas tres condiciones, tiene valor (es valiosa). Cuando el apóstol Pablo se levantó, la multitud no fue llamada. Mantuvieron la calma. No tenemos la impresión de que este milagro les haya sorprendido. Pablo se levantó, volvió a la ciudad y al día siguiente siguieron su camino. En eso consiste formar parte de un equipo. ¿Quién está lo suficientemente cerca de ti como para rezar contigo o por ti cuando las cosas no van bien? ¿Y por quién reza usted? En serio, ¿por quién DIOS puede te despertarte a las 3 de la mañana? Antes de ser una fuente de bendición, debes ser al menos un canal de bendición. Siempre habrá un momento en tu vida en el que necesitarás la oración de alguien. Esa persona podría ser uno de los apóstoles más famosos, uno de los que sirven con usted, o un adolescente. Juan era el más joven, pero sí era un discípulo de CRISTO. Ahora imagina que el apóstol Pablo fuera del tipo arrogante y orgulloso, proclamando constantemente lo ungido, sabio y poderoso que es. Ya sabes, los "dadores de lecciones" sin propuestas, los "expertos en todo". Los discípulos se habrían dicho: ¿quién soy yo para rezar por Pablo? ¿Qué unción he recibido yo comparable a la suya? Muchos no habrían rezado por él, o habrían carecido de fe para rezar. Pablo hablaba de sus hazañas para edificar, no para menospreciar a los demás. Esto fue a pesar del sufrimiento, la tribulación, la persecución, la condena y la traición que experimentaron. Guardémonos del desprecio. Demos testimonio para edificar. No seamos de los que dan testimonio para que otros sepan que "ellos también tienen" "ellos también son" "ellos también pueden" "ellos también... Los que no dicen que los demás son menores, insignificantes, indignos, "estúpidos", implican conscientemente con sus actitudes y palabras que los demás son "menores", "no son realmente inteligentes", "no merecen lo suficiente", etc. Cualquier persona que esté sinceramente comprometida con el cumplimiento de los propósitos de DIOS para su vida, incluso diría que aspira a vivir lo que yo llamo CASA (Connaître Aimer Servir Adorer = Conocer Amar Servir Adorar), se encontrará, se está encontrando o se ha encontrado con batallas. Estas batallas son para algunos un entrenamiento, para otros victorias más o menos dolorosas. Las batallas y victorias del apóstol Pablo eran conocidas, pero nunca las utilizó para para degradar o hacer que los discípulos se sintieran culpables. Con respecto al apóstol Juan, JESÚS respondió al apóstol Pedro: "Si quiero que se quede hasta que yo venga, ¿qué te importa? Sígueme. (Juan 21:22). En otras palabras, no somos responsables de cómo el Señor juzga, condena, prueba, prepara a los que le sirven o aspiran a servirle. Somos responsables de hacer nuestra parte, y de guardar nuestros corazones. Además, la gente no está obligada a compartir su vida con nosotros. Si son cristianos el deber es amar a todos, no intimar con todos. Aunque queramos advertir, proteger y salvar a los demás de nuestros errores o de las trampas del diablo, podemos hacerlo edificando y no menospreciando. DIOS no utiliza los métodos del diablo. Sería como un multimillonario, nacido en una familia pobre, que cada día en lugar de enseñar sabiduría a sus hijos, les hace sentir culpables por no haber conocido su infancia por miedo a verlos dilapidar su fortuna. Si conoces a alguien que tiene la actitud de este multimillonario, reza, guarda tu corazón y dale tiempo al ESPÍRITU SANTO para que sane y transforme los corazones. Al hacerlo, recibirás aceite en tu cabeza. ¿En qué equipo estás? Para ir más lejos (lista no exhaustiva) - Biblia: Gálatas 1:15; Filipenses 3:4-6; Hechos 26:5; - Caminar en humildad (predicación), por el pastor Yves Castanou - La serie de enseñanzas sobre dones y ministerios del evangelista Mohammed Y. Sanogo

Emmanuelle evangeliza con sus chocolates

Buenos días, testigo de CRISTO! Que tengamos la fe de un niño. Esta fe sincera que se basa en DIOS todos los días. El fin de semana pasado conocí a Emmanuelle. Comunica con alegría, originalidad y franqueza la Palabra y su testimonio. Salmos 119 : 105 " Tu palabra es una lámpara que guía mis pies y una luz para mi camino." __ DIOS te ama. Él te muestra el camino, síguelo." *** Buenos días Emmanuelle, ¿podría presentarse en pocas palabras? Me llamo Emmanuelle. Tengo treinta y cinco años y soy una joven madre de cuatro hijos. Yo era una joven católica, religiosa pero no practicante, rota y atada por el dolor. Mi vida estaba lejos de ser gloriosa. Es increíble cómo el enemigo utiliza el sufrimiento para cegar al mundo. Vine a CRISTO en octubre de 2019, bautizado con el ESPÍRITU SANTO en noviembre y bautizado por inmersión el veintiocho de febrero de 2020. Soy una mujer de carácter en la que DIOS ha puesto un corazón de niño. Soy íntegro y apasionado. Me encanta dar amor y recibir amor siendo esa mujer decidida y valiente que irá a por todas y hará lo que haya que hacer basándose en que DIOS confía en mí. ***¿Cómo conociste a YAHVEH? Cuando la gente habla de mi conversión, habla de "resurrección". Había llegado a un punto de no retorno en mi vida. Sólo su mano podría traerme de vuelta. Sácame del pozo en el que estaba. Estaba aterrorizada. Me volví a la religión y en el camino DIOS se me reveló con un amor abrumador. Me llevó a Él a través del grupo "Parle de Lui (Habla de Él)", hermanos y hermanas con el corazón de CRISTO. Antes, tenía Biblias abiertas por toda la casa, pero no las leía realmente. Empezamos a rezar. Descubrí lo que es la intimidad con DIOS. Aprendí que JESÚS es una persona viva, que el ESPÍRITU SANTO es una persona viva y empecé a ver la mano de DIOS en mi vida. Me enamoré. ***Creaste Los chocolates Orijin' ', ¿cómo se te ocurrió la idea? Realmente no tengo ninguna fama. DIOS ha hecho todo. Empezó a susurrarme "bombones con verso". Pero no escribí mis visiones. En dos ocasiones, sin embargo, me había encontrado con enseñanzas que llamaban "la importancia de notar las ideas que DIOS da". Empujado por el ESPÍRITU SANTO con la ayuda de mi preciosa Véronique, decidí escribir lo que DIOS puso en mi corazón. Desde el momento en que comencé a hacerlo, todo el proyecto comenzó a tomar forma. DIOS realmente hizo todo. Soy solo sus manitas. Entonces las cosas vinieron naturalmente. La intimidad con el ESPÍRITU SANTO es decisiva. Él dio instrucciones, las puse en su lugar. Por supuesto que cometí errores. A veces me faltó la humildad para esperar su aprobación a sus pies en lugar de apresurarme. A veces, la carne se ha apoderado de él. Cuando eso sucede, lo nota muy rápidamente. *** ¿Por qué "Orijin"? Porque el origen de todo es la Palabra de DIOS. "En el principio era la palabra…." (Juan 1: 1) y "En el principio Dios creó los cielos y la tierra". (Génesis 1: 1). Nuestros chocolates propagan la Palabra de JESUCRISTO, origen de todo. Como plus, un guiño de ternura de DIOS sobre mi origen antillano, porque está escrito en criollo. *** ¿Recibiste apoyo al principio? Al principio, mi familia no me apoyaba. Pero mi familia de PDL, mis amigos David y Sharon de Victoire Live me han apoyado mucho. DIOS incluso puso a gente incrédula a mi alrededor como Cathy, quien me cargó y me amaba a pesar de su posición frente a DIOS. Tengo grandes personas que me apoyan. DIOS incluso tocó el corazón de mi banquero. Ahora es diferente con mi familia, vieron la mano de DIOS en este proyecto. Mi madre fue una de mis primeras clientas. Con las responsabilidades que tenía, era difícil confiar en mí. Ellos se mostraron reacios. Esta falta de apoyo me dolió al principio. Me dijeron: "¡Pero no lo dices en serio! Eres un empleado, estamos en total confinamiento y quieres iniciar tu negocio". Seguí adelante, diciéndome que DIOS tiene confianza en mí y que sabe lo que hace. También me apoyó mucho mi padre espiritual Hugues DANGLADES. Sin olvidar a nuestro grupo de empresarios y empresarias cristianos (PDL). Para mí, más que un grupo, es una familia. Recibimos su apoyo y consejo con amabilidad y cariño. No podría contar el número de horas, durante las cuales las hermanas me escucharon y rezaron por mí. Han estado ahí en todo momento. Todavía hoy me beneficio de su apoyo. Me habrías dicho en junio que vendería chocolates en septiembre. No te habría escuchado. Para mí, iba a mantener mi trabajo de ventas en Victoire Live. Me gustaba mi trabajo. La idea se hizo en dos semanas. El 1 de agosto, era un emprendedor por mi cuenta. ¡Comenzó su negocio en total confinamiento! ¡Guau! Todavía me pregunto si fue un acto de fe u obediencia. ¡Alabado sea DIOS! Mirando hacia atrás, ¿qué lección extrae? Nunca subestimes a DIOS y la calidad que hay que poner cuando da un proyecto. Cuando DIOS da la visión, Él da la provisión. El oro y la plata le pertenecen. Si Él te da un proyecto en mano, no debes dudar en invertir adecuadamente y hacer lo correcto apuntando a un alto nivel. ***¿ Si nos hablas de los chocolates? Los chocolates Orijin' son chocolates de muy alta calidad con un cacao excepcional. No son chocolates industriales. La producción es artesanal con recetas reales y envasado a mano. Nuestras cajas están decoradas con ilustraciones hechas a mano por artistas cristianos. El chocolatero y yo siempre buscamos la excelencia. Al principio me preguntaba si la gente compraría nuestros productos. Pero en cuanto esté seguro de su producto, y de su DIOS, no hay necesidad de esos temores. Orijin chocolates' antes de ser un negocio es un ministerio evangelístico. Comprarnos un chocolate es un acto militante. El 10% de nuestros ingresos se dona a una organización benéfica. Cada chocolate va acompañado de un verso y una frase de aliento. Entregamos en todas partes. Hay varios formatos disponibles y los versículos están disponibles en francés, inglés y español. Es amor en todas sus formas. ***¿Qué consejo tiene para los que quieren empezar? Tendemos a fijarnos en nuestras capacidades y en los números que aparecen en nuestra cuenta bancaria. Pero esto no es lo correcto. No estoy animando a nadie a ser imprudente y a malgastar sus recursos. Hay que tomarse el tiempo necesario para desarrollar el proyecto a corto, medio y largo plazo. 1. Tómese a DIOS en serio y no tenga miedo de posicionarse en algo bien hecho, o de muy alta gama. Ofrece lo mejor para tocar e impactar en este mundo. 2. La intimidad con DIOS es primordial. Su negocio se construye primero en el lugar secreto. Todo empieza desde dentro. Bendigo a las personas que me enseñaron esto. Tómate el tiempo de pedirle cada cosa, cada paso por pequeño que sea. Puede que sientas que pierdes el tiempo, pero no es así. Es mejor dedicar tiempo a la oración que pasarse dos semanas reordenando, reempaquetando o devolviendo los productos porque no son buenos. Si el ESPÍRITU SANTO te dice que no trabajes con una persona, Él sabe por qué. No tengo ninguna gloria en este negocio, soy el empleado de DIOS. Tener esta humildad permite a DIOS dirigir este negocio. No me preocupa nada. Me pone en contacto con las personas adecuadas. Me lleva por los caminos correctos. Toma las decisiones correctas. *** ¿Qué te motiva a diario? Este es el momento en que la gente descubre la Palabra de su chocolate. Ahí es donde te das cuenta de la unción que está en la Palabra. Tienes que vivirlo para entenderlo. Ellos abren el paquete y eso es simplemente ¡guau! El sabor es impresionante, los sabores deliciosos y el mensaje llega directamente al corazón. Lo experimentaste en vivo. Tenía una oración que decía: "SEÑOR, lo que has hecho en mi vida, quiero que lo hagas en la vida de los demás. Quiero que tu Palabra entre en todas las bocas". Y lo hizo literalmente. ¡Oh, me encanta mi papá! Hay mucho más de lo que la gente puede imaginar. Ni siquiera sabía cómo crear una marca de chocolate. Cuando verdaderamente le damos nuestra vida, Él la hace maravillosa. ***¿Cuál fue el último libro de la Biblia que leíste? El libro de Ezequiel. El primer libro que leí fue Job. Pero mi favorito es el de los Evangelios. Me gusta ver cómo actúa el ESPÍRITU SANTO. Gracias Emmanuelle. Gracias por su disponibilidad, su franqueza y, sobre todo, gracias por atreverse. Salí de nuestro intercambio impulsado y fortalecido. Tu testimonio rompe las teorías de las escuelas de negocios y confirma que DIOS es el dueño de los tiempos y las circunstancias. Que DIOS te bendiga.

Aubin, alias Prince K-Mer, rappa sulla sua fede

Kamusta bollente per CRISTO! La gioia del SIGNORE sia la tua forza! Nel suo libro Redéfinir Louange Adoration Culte,, il pastore e cantante Athoms Mbuama ha scritto: "La lode non è sinonimo di musica da ballo e l'adorazione non equivale a languidi inni". Di per sé, ogni artista cristiano non è un "worship leader" e non ogni worship leader è un "cantante". Oltre la melodia, sondate il messaggio. La settimana scorsa ho incontrato il fidanzato della bella Amandine: Aubin, alias Prince K-Mer. " Je célébrerai l'ETERNEL à pleine voix, et je Le glorifierai parmi les foules nombreuses" (Psaumes 109:30). ** Buongiorno Aubin, potresti dirci chi sei? Buongiorno Simone-Christelle, mi chiamo Aubin, nome dell'artista "Prince K-mer". Figlio di Dio, nato di nuovo nel 2000. Sono un project manager nel settore delle telecomunicazioni. Faccio rap, ma più in generale faccio musica urbana. Ho iniziato una decina di anni fa (dodici per la precisione) in Camerun (il mio paese) e quando sono arrivato in Francia per continuare i miei studi, ho continuato. ** Perché "Principe K-Mer"? Una domenica, durante un servizio, il mio pastore stava parlando di identità. Tra gli altri "Son" e "Prince". Essendo Dio re, noi suoi figli siamo principi. "K-mer" in riferimento al mio paese, il Camerun. ** Come hai incontrato il Signore? Mia madre e la comunione fraterna. Mia madre è stata la prima a convertirsi: nuova nascita e battesimo dello SPIRITO SANTO. Mio padre continuò ad andare alla chiesa cattolica, ma lei ci portò con sé nelle chiese revivaliste. Un giorno ho semplicemente deciso di seguire GESÙ. ** Come hai iniziato a rappare? Non ero interessato al rap quando ho iniziato. Due amici pensavano che avessi un bel tono di voce e mi invitarono a unirmi al loro gruppo. Non ero molto convinto. Di fronte alla loro insistenza, mi sono unito al gruppo, più per "imparare a cantare" che altro. Poi hanno avuto l'idea di aggiungere alcuni passaggi rap in alcune canzoni. Il gruppo stava diventando più giovane. Mi è stato chiesto di provare a rappare ed è così che ho iniziato. ** Come hai iniziato in Francia? Benedico davvero il SIGNORE per mia madre e per questi legami. Non sono venuto in Francia con l'idea di perseguire il rap. Ha messo le persone giuste intorno a me. Mi hanno aiutato a coltivare il dono. Mi hanno dato software, hardware, musica. Il mio primissimo invito a un concerto è stato grazie a loro. Qualcuno ha parlato di me a qualcuno che era il cugino di qualcuno. **Bene, i tuoi amici sono talent scout. Prova che spesso è attraverso gli altri che lo SPIRITO SANTO rivela i nostri talenti. Qual è stata la reazione delle persone intorno a lei? Nessun commento negativo da parte dei miei genitori. Ho continuato i miei studi e non ho usato espressioni scortesi. Questo non ha impedito a molte persone di venire in missioni di dissuasione. Dicendo che il rap non è musica per DIO. Alcuni di loro sono venuti ad "evangelizzarci" alla fine dei concerti. Abbiamo parlato di DIO nelle nostre canzoni, ma non ci hanno ascoltato. **La cattiva reputazione del rap precede i rapper e alimenta i pregiudizi di chi li ascolta. Da adolescente, a volte ascoltavo musica rap pur essendo un bravo studente che parlava molto bene il francese. Non ascoltavo nulla perché mia madre non lo permetteva. Ma ho sempre pensato che il rap è uno stile di espressione prima di essere un genere musicale. ** Dirò alcune frasi delle vostre canzoni e vi chiederò di commentarle. >> "Per me, è uno stile di vita, non è solo un piccolo rituale". Qui sto parlando della preghiera. Non è un rito riservato ad un'occasione particolare, ma piuttosto un atto di ogni momento. È soprattutto un modo di comunicare con Dio in qualsiasi momento. >> Silenzio ... È il suo dolore che vuole compensare". Finora Silence è il titolo che mi ha fatto più impressione. È la storia di una giovane ragazza che è stata abusata da suo padre. Quando ho letto il feedback di coloro che hanno ascoltato il brano, mi sono reso conto che questo tipo di storia è più comune di quanto immaginiamo. Purtroppo è molto facile per noi giudicare e accusare le persone senza conoscere la loro storia. >> "Le tue benedizioni saranno più grandi delle tue prove". Questa è una frase d'incoraggiamento che do all'ascoltatore (io per primo). Un modo per ricordarci che ogni prova ci permette di crescere ed emergere più forti. Quindi, un incoraggiamento a rimanere fermi nonostante ciò che possiamo attraversare e a non arrendersi. ** Servi nella tua chiesa locale? Sì, ma non nel culto. Servo nella pastorale giovanile. Io do ripetizioni. ** Come sei diventato un ambasciatore di LETS ? SEL è un'associazione protestante di solidarietà internazionale. L'associazione celebra quest'anno il suo 40° anniversario. Mi piace particolarmente il modo in cui fanno le cose. Lavorano con le associazioni esistenti nei paesi dove intervengono e desiderano intervenire, per permettere loro di fare meglio ciò che già fanno. Sappiamo cosa fanno e dove vanno le donazioni. ** Cosa diresti a una persona che si sente "troppo sporca" per GESÙ? Non si è mai troppo sporchi per GESÙ. ** Il tuo consiglio a chi vuole iniziare in progetti musicali o artistici? Valutate le vostre motivazioni. Non fare musica per essere famoso. Soprattutto se si sceglie di mettere il nome di DIO. Era frustrante sentire la gente che mi diceva che la musica rap è la musica del diavolo. Tutto sommato, mi ha fatto mettere in discussione: "Perché facevo rap" ? Capivo la loro apprensione perché il rap ha una cattiva reputazione. D'altra parte, sapevo che stavo facendo quello che DIO voleva che facessi: ero al mio posto. Non fare "per assomigliare", "per essere come questo e quello" o "per piacere a questo e quello". Trova il tuo stile e sii paziente. Il riconoscimento può richiedere tempo. Può accadere rapidamente e può richiedere tempo. Un titolo può essere un successo e il successivo no. La pazienza ci permette di giudicare le nostre motivazioni. Se lo fai per essere visto o per fare soldi facili, ti scoraggerai rapidamente, rinuncerai o prenderai la mano del diavolo. Sono orgoglioso di dove sono, ma so che ho molta strada da fare. ** L'ultimo libro che hai letto? L'ultimo libro è stato 500 Paroles de Sagesse (500 parole di saggezza) del pastore Marcello J. Tunasi. ** La tua ultima parola? Il modo migliore per avere successo è realizzare ciò per cui DIO ci ha creati. Il successo non è accumulare grosse somme di denaro, ma comprendere lo scopo della propria esistenza per prepararsi alla propria eternità. Grazie Aubin per la tua sincerità e la tua disponibilità. Grazie per fare ciò che DIO vi chiede di fare. È nell'obbedienza che diventiamo strumenti di DIO per benedire gli altri. È lui che crea le connessioni e ci avvicina agli amici del nostro destino. Che il SIGNORE benedica la tua unione con Amandine e che la tua coppia vada di gloria in gloria. ** Kamusta = Buongiorno in Tagalog (Filippine)

Movies selection n°2

Namaste (नमस्ते) palm tree! Kon'nichiwa (こんにちは) intercessor! May the blessing of GOD that enriches and is followed by no sorrow be your portion (Proverbs 10:22). Be at peace and move on! I am definitely a film buff. I don't watch exclusively Christian films, but I exclusively watch films that edify me. Some films are commercially labelled "Christian" but unfortunately do not conform to the message and values of the Kingdom. I like films and series whose theme, message, script and images educate, encourage and inspire me and are in line with my values. There is no shortage of DVDs at home. on a personal basis and through the association Partage Ton Rhema, I regularly offer Christian filmography. The best of enemies "When a man's ways please JEHOVAH, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbes 16:7, Darby Translation) The film is based on real events. Summer 1971, in the midst of racial segregation, civil rights activist Ann Atwater (1935-2016) and Ku Klux Klan representative C.P. Ellis (1927-2005) were to co-chair community discussions on desegregating schools in Durham, North Carolina. The ensuing debates had an astonishing impact on the city and changed their lives. Ann is a born-again Christian, known for her generosity and, above all, her legendary outspokenness. She speaks her mind without filter. One of the lessons of this film is that some of our enemies are sometimes destined to be our best friends. We will get the best out of them if we talk with them to build, not to win. Because we are all created in His image and likeness, GOD will create bridges between their needs and ours so that we each receive the best of GOD deposited in the other. When we talk to build, GOD creates bridges. The Least of These "For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and [still] ministering." (Hebrew 6:10, Darby T.) Based on the true story of Graham Staines, an Australian missionary who cared for lepers in India. In 1999, Hindu extremists set fire to the car in which Graham Staines and his two sons were travelling. The film tells the story of the Staines family, but in reality, every Christian in persecuted territory can relate to this story in some way. The heroes (and pioneers) write the story, but it is read after them. In an interview,, Gladys Staines (the widow) said, "The greatest legacy of Graham is the people we will see in heaven." Pentagon Papers "For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what [is needed] to complete it;" (Luke 14:28, Darby Translation). The film is secular and inspired by authentic facts. It recounts the publication of the Pentagon Papers by the New York Times and the Washington Post in the early 1970s. Following the suicide of her husband, Katharine Graham (1917-2001) took over the head of the Washington Post, one of the most popular and influential magazines in the United States. She was one of the first women to run a major company in this country. When Benjamin Bradlee (1921-2014), the editor-in-chief, proposed to publish the documents, the opinions were hostile, the legal and financial risks were enormous. While choosing to publish the documents, she respects and considers the opinions of both sides, aware that they each want to preserve the magazine. The film questions the mission of the media and the pressures they can face. Let's not use the advice of those around us as an excuse or an excuse not to do the right thing. I especially like this statement from Katharine "I'm asking for your advice, not your permission." Woodlawn "By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves." (John 13:35, Darby Translation) In the 1970s, Tony Nathan, an African-American soccer player, joins the Woodlawn High School team. A difficult integration in the middle of segregation in Alabama. While riots break out in the city, Tandy Gerelds (1942-2003), the soccer coach, struggles to ease the racial tensions between his players. He agrees to have traveling sports chaplain Hank Erwin address the team as a "motivational speaker." Hank's speech will lead the team to JESUS CHRIST and the players' transformation will lead Tandy to the LORD. The film is produced and directed by Hank's sons, 🙂 brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin, co-founders of Kingdom Stories Compagnies. Beyond the team's conversion, it highlights the questions of Hank and Tony Curtis Nathan, a model student and the first black soccer superstar in history. Sometimes what we fear is not failing, but succeeding. That's why it's important to make sense of what you do and have a vision for your life. As I wrote in the sélection n°1 GOD's grace gives us abilities and opportunities, but it will not do the work for us. It is up to us to choose, dare and move forward. I hope you will enjoy this selection, and that through these films you will receive encouragement from the LORD. See you in a few weeks for the next one. Until then, I leave you with the words of the song below. ** Namasté (नमस्ते) = Good morning in Hindi (India) ** Kon'nichiwa (こんにちは) = Good morning in Japanese

Sélection cinéma n°2

Namasté (नमस्ते) palmier ! Kon'nichiwa (こんにちは) intercesseur ! Que la bénédiction de DIEU qui enrichit et ne se fait suivre d'aucun chagrin soit ton partage (Proverbes 10:22). Sois en paix et avance ! Je suis définitivement une cinéphile. Je ne regarde pas exclusivement des films chrétiens mais je regarde exclusivement des films qui m'édifient. Certains films sont commercialement étiquetés "chrétiens" mais ne sont malheureusement pas conformes au message et aux valeurs du Royaume. J'aime les films et séries dont le thème, le message, le script et les images m'instruisent, m'encouragent, m'inspirent et rejoignent mes valeurs. Chez moi les DVD ne manquent pas. A titre personnel et via mon association Partage Ton Rhema, j'offre régulièrement de la filmographie chrétienne. The best of enemies * Le Meilleur de nos ennemis "Quand l'ETERNEL approuve les voies d'un homme, Il dispose favorablement à son égard même ses ennemis." Proverbes 16:7) Le film est tiré de faits réels. Eté 1971, en pleine période de ségrégation raciale, Ann Atwater (1935-2016), militante des droits civils, et C.P. Ellis (1927-2005), représentant du Ku Klux Klan doivent co-présider des échanges communautaires sur la déségrégation des écoles à Durham, en Caroline du Nord. Les débats qui ont suivi ont eu un impact étonnant sur la ville et ont bouleversé leurs vies. Ann est chrétienne, née de nouveau, connue pour sa générosité et surtout son franc-parler légendaire. Elle dit sans filtre ce qu'elle pense. L'une des leçons de ce film est que certains de nos ennemis sont parfois destinés à être nos meilleur(e)s ami(e)s. Nous recevrons le meilleur d'eux si parlons avec eux pour construire et non pour gagner. Parce que nous sommes tous créés à Son image et à Sa ressemblance, DIEU créera des ponts entre leurs besoins et les nôtres afin que chacun nous reçoive le meilleur de DIEU déposé en l'autre. The Least of These * Le moindre de ceux ci "Car DIEU n'est pas injuste, pour oublier votre travail et l'amour que vous avez montré pour son nom, ayant rendu et rendant encore des services aux saints." (Hébreux 6:10, LSG) D'après l'histoire vraie de Graham Staines, un missionnaire australien qui venait en aide aux lépreux en Inde. En 1999, des extrémistes hindous mettent le feu à la voiture dans laquelle se trouvaient Graham Staines et ses deux fils. Le film raconte l'histoire de la famille Staines, mais en réalité, chaque chrétien en territoire persécuté peut d'une certaine manière s'identifier à cette histoire. Les héros (et les pionniers) écrivent l'histoire, mais elle est lue après eux. Dans une interview, Gladys Staines (la veuve) a dit "The greatest legacy of Graham is the people we will see in heaven". Traduction " Le plus grand héritage de Graham, ce sont les gens que nous verrons au ciel". Pentagon Papers * Papiers du Pentagon "Car, lequel de vous, s'il veut bâtir une tour, ne s'assied d'abord pour calculer la dépense et voir s'il a de quoi la terminer". (Luc 14:28, LSG) film est laic et inspiré de faits authentiques. Il revient sur la publication des Pentagon Papers par le New York Times puis le Washington Post au début des années 1970. Suite au suicide de son époux, Katharine Graham (1917-2001) reprend la tête du quotidien Washington Post, un des magazines les plus populaires et les plus influents aux Etats Unis. Elle fût l'une des premières femmes à diriger une entreprise de premier plan aux dans ce pays. Quand Benjamin Bradlee (1921-2014), le rédacteur en chef lui propose de publier les documents, les avis sont hostiles, les risques judiciaires et financiers énormes. Tout en choisissant de publier les documents, elle respecte et considère les avis des uns et des autres, consciente qu'ils veulent chacun préserver le magazine. Le film interpelle sur la mission des médias et les pressions qu'ils peuvent subir. Ne faisons pas des conseils de ceux qui nous entourent, des prétextes ou des excuses pour nous abstenir de faire ce qui est juste. J'aime particulièrement cette déclaration de Katharine "Je vous demande votre avis, pas votre permission." Woodlawn "A ceci tous connaîtront que vous êtes mes disciples, si vous avez de l'amour les uns pour les autres." (Jean 13:35, LSG) Dans les années 70, Tony Nathan, un joueur de football afro-américain intègre l’équipe du lycée « Woodlawn ». Une intégration difficile en pleine période de ségrégation en Alabama. Tandis que des émeutes éclatent en ville, Tandy Gerelds (1942-2003), l’entraîneur de football, lutte pour soulager les tensions raciales entre ses joueurs. Il consent à ce que l’aumônier sportif itinérant Hank Erwin s’adresse à l’équipe en tant qu'”orateur de motivation”. Le discours d'Hank amènera l’équipe à JÉSUS-CHRIST et la transformation des joueurs conduira Tandy au SEIGNEUR. Le film est produit et réalisé par les fils d'Hank, 🙂 les frères Andrew et Jon Erwin, cofondateurs de Kingdom Stories Compagnies. Au-delà de la conversion de l'équipe, il met en lumière les interrogations d'Hank et de Tony Curtis Nathan, étudiant modèle et la première superstar du football noir de l’histoire. Parfois ce dont nous avons peur ce n'est pas d'échouer, mais de réussir. C'est pourquoi il est important de donner un sens à ce qu'on fait et d'avoir une vision pour sa vie. Comme je l'ai écrit dans la sélection n°1 La grâce de DIEU nous donne des capacités et opportunités, mais elle ne ferra pas le travail à notre place. Il nous revient de choisir, oser et avancer. J'espère que tu apprécieras cette sélection, et qu'au travers de ces films tu recevras un encouragement du SEIGNEUR. Rendez-vous dans quelques semaines pour la prochaine. D'ici là je te laisse avec les paroles de la chanson de ci-dessous (découverte en regardant Woodlawn). ** Namasté (नमस्ते) = Bonjour en hindi (Inde) ** Kon'nichiwa (こんにちは) = Bonjour en japonais

7 consigli per trasformare la tua disoccupazione in preparazione (P.1)

Wuma rambuge cittadino del Regno! Magandáng umága figlia di DIO! Che il SIGNORE ti mostri la sua salvezza e che la sua misericordia ti innalzi. Nel tentativo di incoraggiare una sorella a leggere il mio articolo 10 Tips for Preparing for a Job Interview, un'amica comune l'ha informata che stavo lasciando il mio attuale datore di lavoro, per una posizione migliore altrove. Edificata dall'articolo, questa sorella mi ha contattato per un consiglio. A causa della pandemia di covid-19, il suo datore di lavoro non le ha rinnovato il contratto. Ha cercato lavoro per un anno. Convinto che i miei consigli potessero essere utili a più di uno, ho deciso di riassumerli in un articolo. É Proverbi 16 : 1 (NR2006) “ All’uomo spettano i disegni del cuore, ma la risposta della lingua viene dal SIGNORE." Come studente, dovevo spesso scegliere tra due o tre proposte di stage. La mia strategia era semplice: curare il mio CV, candidarmi al massimo delle offerte disponibili e preparare bene i miei colloqui. Poi lasciavo che lo SPIRITO SANTO designasse quale offerta scegliere. Sia benedetto per aver guidato i miei passi in ognuna di queste aziende, sia in Camerun (il mio paese) che in Francia. Ho imparato molto lì e ho incontrato grandi persone. Alla fine dei miei studi, sono passati sei mesi prima di trovare un lavoro. Era un contratto a tempo determinato, dopodiché sono passati altri sei mesi prima di trovare un lavoro stabile. Nel frattempo, ho fatto lavori saltuari (traduzioni, parrucchiere, assistenza ai bambini, babysitter, catering). Riuscivo a sfamarmi e a pagare l'affitto molto tardi. Eppure avevo un curriculum ben fatto, licenza e master ottenuti in istituti di buona reputazione. Inoltre, ero bilingue e avevo fatto degli stage molto gratificanti. Andai a diversi colloqui di lavoro, e i giorni seguenti, i reclutatori mi informarono che avevano trovato un profilo migliore (esperienza e qualifiche). Cercare un lavoro quando si è disoccupati può essere stressante. Più il periodo di disoccupazione va avanti, più pensieri negativi vengono alla mente. Non è la disoccupazione in sé che è difficile da affrontare. È quello che succede durante: le spese, il prestito studentesco, l'incertezza del domani e la sgradevole sensazione di essere un peso per gli altri. Se questo è il tuo caso, tieni duro: DIO è fedele. Ero disoccupato durante uno dei periodi peggiori e migliori della mia vita. È stato uno dei peggiori, ma il Signore ha fatto in modo che fosse uno dei migliori. Durante questo periodo, i doni spirituali si manifestarono come mai prima e DIO mi rivelò il mio destino. Sono stato malato, emotivamente esausto, calunniato e minacciato. Tre volte sono stato in lutto, due volte ho chiesto a DIO PADRE di riportarmi a Lui. Non essendo riuscito ad abbattermi la prima volta, il nemico ha cercato di nuovo di farmi ammalare. Temendo di ricevere brutte notizie, i medici mi hanno mandato a casa e mi hanno chiesto di tornare per altri esami. Ma avevo una copia dei primi risultati e un demone che mi diceva che sarei morto di cancro... Tornato a casa, ho detto al SIGNORE: "Ho fiducia in te; qualche mese fa, mi hai fatto rivivere ordinandomi di vivere e di compiere il mio destino. Ho preso il messaggio". Per tutta la notte ho lodato e proclamato "Alleluia". Nei giorni seguenti, ho continuato ad intercedere per la chiesa perseguitata e per una zia che aveva il cancro ed era ricoverata in ospedale dopo 8 operazioni. Qualche settimana dopo, il mio medico mi disse che "tutto era a posto": nessun cancro, nessun tumore. C'è qualcosa da trattare, ma niente di cui preoccuparsi. Dio mi ha risparmiato, ma il mio cuore non è felice. Mi sento in colpa per essere vivo. Mia zia sta morendo. Sarà la terza morte. Il primo era uno dei miei fratelli, il secondo un cugino tanto amato quanto il primo.... Gloria a GESU', alla fine di questi mesi dolorosi ho detto "Halleluyah" e "Grazie". Ha portato via il mio dolore. Oggi ho lacrime di gratitudine. Se questo non è ancora il tuo caso, aspetta: DIO è fedele. Torniamo ai miei 7 consigli per trasformare il tuo periodo di disoccupazione in un periodo di preparazione. Sviluppa la tua comunione: conosci il Signore e nutri il tuo spirito " Poiché in te è la fonte della vita e per la tua luce noi vediamo la luce." (Salmi 36:9, NR2006) Concedetevi del tempo di qualità con DIO. Quando è stata l'ultima volta che ti sei avvicinato a Lui per ascoltarLo, chiedergli le Scritture e non chiedergli di benedirti? Cosa dice DIO della tua situazione attuale? È una prova di costruzione del carattere o un attacco del nemico? DIO parla, ascoltatelo. DIO è interessato a te prima di interessarsi alla tua situazione. Interessatevi a Lui, prima di chiedere le Sue benedizioni. La fede viene da ciò che ascoltiamo (Romani 10:17) e lo spirito è nutrito dalla Parola (Matteo 4: 4). Com'è la tua fede? Le chiavi del successo sono nella sua Parola. Meditarci sopra è il miglior investimento che puoi fare. Non sai le sfide che dovrai affrontare domani. Ancor meno i trucchi preparati dal diavolo. Non conosci il tipo di avversità o il tipo di persona che incontrerai domani. Una volta una sorella ha detto di aver fatto un sogno in cui un cliente le ordinava di fargli un prestito bancario. In tutte le aziende in cui ho lavorato ho incontrato persone che praticano l'occulto. Persone che ti offrono cioccolatini sui quali hanno pronunciato incantesimi. Persone che calunniano continuamente i colleghi per farvi fare lo stesso. Perché sanno che la calunnia e la maldicenza inquinano l'atmosfera e favoriscono le opere delle tenebre. Non tutti i regali sono degni di essere presi. Se DIO ti ha permesso di essere disoccupato per un periodo, è certamente per una ragione: hai qualcosa da imparare e certamente una battaglia da vincere. Conoscete il vostro DIO e nutrite il vostro spirito. 2. Fai l'inventario: conosci te stesso (Visione, Missione, Abilità, Doni, Talenti). " Prima che io ti avessi formato nel grembo di tua madre, io ti ho conosciuto; prima che tu uscissi dal suo grembo, io ti ho consacrato e ti ho costituito profeta delle nazioni." (Geremia 1:5, NR2006) Chi sei ? Quali sono i tuoi valori? Sei davvero introverso o nascondi un infortunio? Fai finta di esserlo per apparire o sei veramente estroverso ? Qual è il tuo battito cardiaco? Quali sono i tuoi doni e talenti? Al di là di un buon stipendio, che tipo di posizione vuoi occupare? Sei qualificato per questa posizione? Principiante? Nella riqualificazione professionale? La quantità di denaro che guadagnate e il tempo che passate in questa azienda potrebbe dipendere da questo. Come vede la sua carriera professionale tra 5 o 10 anni? In definitiva quali competenze vuoi acquisire o sviluppare? In quale area vuoi essere un riferimento? Hai intenzione di avviare un'attività in proprio? La tua società di consulenza? Perché hai studiato? Perché non hai studiato o perché hai smesso? Dove sei con il frutto dello Spirito (Galati 5:22-23)? Cosa vorresti fosse ricordato di te dopo la tua morte? " I tuoi occhi videro la massa informe del mio corpo, e nel tuo libro erano tutti scritti i giorni che mi erano destinati, quando nessuno d’essi era sorto ancora." (Psaumes 139:16) Non cercate di rispondere a queste domande in fretta. Chiedete aiuto allo SPIRITO SANTO. Se non conoscete la vostra vocazione, abbiate una visione per la vostra vita. In ogni caso, lasciatevi guidare dallo SPIRITO SANTO. L'Eterno vi rivelerà il vostro destino nel modo e nel tempo che Lui riterrà opportuno. L'oratore e autore Jolie Selemani diceva: "DIO sa come ci prepara per il nostro destino. Come spieghiamo che Davide, il futuro re d'Israele, stava pascolando il bestiame?". La chiamata dell'apostolo Paolo era nota fin dal momento della sua conversione (Atti 9:15; Atti 27:16-18). Per l'apostolo Pietro, invece, era passato del tempo (Matteo 16:18; Giovanni 21:17). Il primo era un fariseo, il secondo un pescatore. Mosè aveva 80 anni quando vide il roveto ardente. GESU' a dodici anni era consapevole di essere un figlio di DIO. A 14 anni, l'insegnante Myles Munroe (1954 -2014) sapeva che avrebbe servito il Signore. Da bambine, le figlie di William Booth (1829-1912), il fondatore dell'Esercito della Salvezza, sapevano già che avrebbero servito il Signore. Fu in un campo militare che il maestro Derek Prince (1915-2003) incontrò il Signore. Quella stessa notte, DIO gli rivelò il suo destino. Conoscere il vostro destino non garantisce che lo realizzerete. Molti hanno iniziato bene la corsa e non l'hanno mai completata. Conoscere il proprio destino è bene, ma camminare nello spirito è meglio. **Wuma rambuge = Buongiorno in lingua Yipunu (Gabon) **Magandáng umága = Buongiorno (meraviglioso mattino), in filippino tagalog (Filippine) Per andare oltre: - Une vie motivée par l'essentiel (Purpose Driven Life), du Pasteur Rick Warren - Mastering Your Purpose, Calling, and Career, Prophetess Dr Faith Wokoma - Know Your Role, Bishop T.D. Jakes - How To Identify Your Gift Work Vs Job, Dr Myles Munroe - Purpose, Mission and Vision (Understand the Difference), Dr Myles Munroe - In Pursuit of Purpose: The Key to Personal Fulfillment, by Dr Myles Munroe - Discover the Hidden You, by Dr Myles Munroe

Your gifts can allow the HOLY SPIRIT to act in people's lives.

Zdraveĭte (Здравейте) victorious! Bwanj the one whom GOD raises up! May the LORD pour upon you an oil of joy and may He grant you discernment. May your failures be teachings and your victories be prophecies for those around you. Never forget that all the keys are in the Word. "To acquire good sense is to love oneself; to treasure discernment is to prosper." Proverbs 19:8 (CJB) "Where there is no vision [no revelation of GOD and His word], the people are unrestrained; But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of GOD]." (Proverbes 29:18, BFC) I started coaching four years ago. I was not yet a certified coach, but I volunteered to help new converts take their first steps and climb the first staircase of the journey with CHRIST. First steps to understand the Word and first staircase to win their battles and stand firm. I had created a WhatsApp group with all the women I was accompanying. Every Friday morning, each of us had to share in the group her meditation on a verse or a song, supported by one testimony or one practical example. Once a month, I organised a call, during which I invited each of us to pray based on these verses. It was also an opportunity to discuss on a subject that seemed appropriate for them in this season. Every two weeks, I would talk to them individually. Either on the phone, in a restaurant, or after a church service. In individual meetings we prayed, talked about their challenge, their mediation, and various other topics. I wanted them to know (without my saying) that I was not calling them as a formality. These were not interrogations about whether they had attended all the church events, or whether they were tithing. They were real times of exchange. I'm one of those people who believe that relationships are not imposed, they are built. EA was one of the first I accompanied. She was in her final year of high school when we met. After her baccalaureate, she signed up for a year of civic service in the south of France. The first few months went really well. She was discovering her new region and took advantage of her free time to go out with one of her best friends, Déa, who was doing a civic service in a nearby town. There was no local church near them. So on Sunday mornings, they would meet at each other's homes to watch worship together online. One Friday, she calls me and says, "I have something to tell you. I need you to pray for me, I've started smoking again. Right now, I'm only at one cigarette a day, but I'd rather tell you, so I don't slip up." I feel two emotions at the same time. I am delighted that she took the initiative to call me to tell me about it, and surprised that I didn't notice. Calmly, I asked "Since when exactly? How did it start? What happened the day of the first cigarette?" To be real, I was addressing both her and the HOLY SPIRIT. In the course of the discussion, I learn that for the past two weeks, her team's schedule has been changed. She is on duty every other Sunday and will no longer be available on the same days as her friend. This means that she has the choice of spending time with her team members or staying locked up in her room trying to learn English and rereading the books I gave her. Her teammates were nice, but they were not the company she needed. She was one of the youngest of the group and with a few exceptions, they were all smokers. Learning a language just by reading books is possible, but it is better to combine it with interests. Since she moved, I sent her a book every month, but to pass the time it is not enough. Also, she didn't have a computer, so she only watched videos on her smartphone. It was then that I realised what was going on: she was bored and had no plans or vision for her future. Obviously, the devil, who "prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8-9), wanted to take advantage of this to "steal, slaughter and destroy" (John 10:10). I also understood that I needed to reorient our conversations. We needed to talk more about how we win our battles, how we keep our victories, why it is important to give meaning to what we do and to have a vision for our lives. I believe that beyond discovering GOD's plan for our lives, we need to realise why this plan is dear to him. I had a hybrid tablet that I wasn't using. I was wondering why the HOLY SPIRIT asked me to buy it. My Samsung hybrid PC was fine for me (I still have it). The tablet wasn't as powerful as the hybrid PC, it wasn't a big brand, but it was good enough for watching videos and taking notes. I said to Ea: "I have a new tablet that I don't use. I'll send it to you with a book by Joyce Meyer. I will pray for you and with you. I believe there is a gap that GOD will fill through your personal communion with the HOLY SPIRIT. Being delivered from a sin, a bad habit or a demon is not an end in itself. The finality is that you become what GOD wants and that you flourish by doing what He expects of you." Ea stopped smoking the day she received the tablet. She never smoked again. I accompanied her until the end of her civic service. I was careful not to make her challenges our only topic of conversation. A few months ago, she and Déa were at my house for dinner and a movie. Ea is diagnosed with sickle cell disease. When we met four years ago, she had at least one attack every month. Since the tablet, she has never had an attack. She is doing a work-study to become an HR (Human Resources Manager) and serves at the local church. Is her life perfect? Like all of us, she's growing, getting back up, learning, climbing steps. I did not anoint this tablet with oil. One of my calls is to the Prophetic ministry, but surprisingly I never gave her a prophecy. I insist, never, not once. I don't even think she uses it anymore. She has a laptop and if I remember correctly, the tablet doesn't exist anymore. She needed the Word to renew her thoughts. How did she receive the Word? Through e-books, teachings, sermons, testimonies, read and watched on the tablet. In one article, I wrote that you shouldn't accept every gift. In another one, I wrote sometimes it takes a little to inspire. Today, I tell you: your gifts can allow the HOLY SPIRIT to act in people's lives. When GOD asks you to give, give. When He asks you to sow, sow. The lesson ⬇ "8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world." (1 Peter 5: 8-9, KJV) There is no unshakeable faith without the Word and the testimony. Every time you intercede, give, sow, testify, serve, and rise up, someone gets a word and a testimony. Never stop doing what GOD asks you to do. To meditate John 8:31-32, KJV ____ "1 Then said JESUS to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Revelation 12:11,KJV ____ "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." ** Zdraveĭte (Здравейте) = Hello in Bulgarian **Bwanj = Hello in Nyanja (Zambia)

Tes présents peuvent permettre au SAINT-ESPRIT d'agir dans la vie des gens.

Zdraveĭte (Здравейте) victorieuse ! Bwanj celui que DIEU relève ! Que le SEIGNEUR déverse sur toi une huile de joie et qu'Il t'accorde du discernement. Que tes échecs soient des enseignements et que tes victoires soient des prophéties pour ceux qui t'entourent. N'oublie jamais qu'en la Parole se trouve toutes les clés. " Acquérir de l'intelligence, s'est s'aimer soi-même;
s'attacher au bon sens, c'est atteindre le bonheur." Proverbes 19:8 (Traduction juive française) "Lorsqu’il n’y a plus de vision d’avenir, un peuple vit dans le désordre. Heureux alors est l’homme qui obéit à la loi." (Proverbes 29:18, BFC) J'ai commencé à faire de l'accompagnement il y a quatre ans. Je n'étais pas encore certifiée coach, mais j'étais volontaire pour aider des nouveaux convertis à faire leurs premiers pas et à gravir les premières marches du parcours avec CHRIST. Premiers pas pour comprendre la Parole et premières marches pour gagner ses batailles et tenir bon. J'avais créé un groupe WhatsApp réunissant toutes celles que j'accompagnais. Chaque vendredi matin chacune de nous devait partager dans le groupe, sa méditation sur un verset ou un chant, appuyée d'un témoignage ou un exemple pratique. Une fois par mois, j'organisais un appel groupé durant lequel j'invitais chacune à prier en s'appuyant sur ces versets. C'était également l'occasion de discuter d'un thème qui me semblait approprié pour elles dans cette saison. Toutes les deux semaines, j'échangeais individuellement avec elles. Soit au téléphone, soit dans un restaurant, ou après un culte. En rendez-vous individuel on priait, on parlait de leur challenge, leur médiation et de divers sujets. Je tenais à ce qu'elles sachent (sans que je le dise) que je ne les appelais pas par formalité. Ce n'étaient des interrogatoires pour savoir si elles avaient assisté à tous les évènements de l'église, ou si elles donnaient leur dîme. C'étaient des vrais temps d'échange. Je suis de ceux qui pensent que les relations ne s'imposent pas, elles se construisent. EA est l'une des premières que j'ai accompagnées. Elle était en classe de terminale quand nous nous sommes rencontrées. Son bac obtenu, elle s'est engagée pour un an à faire du service civique dans le sud de la France. Les premiers mois se sont super bien passés. Elle découvrait sa nouvelle région et profitait de ses heures libres pour sortir avec l'une de ses meilleures amies, Déa en service civique dans une ville voisine. Il n'y avait aucune église locale proche d'elles. Alors les dimanches matin, elles se retrouvaient chez l'une pour suivre ensemble le culte en ligne. Un vendredi, elle m'appelle et me dit " J'ai quelque chose à te dire. Il faut que tu pries pour moi, j'ai recommencé à fumer. Pour l'instant je n'en suis qu'à une cigarette par jour, mais je préfère te le dire pour éviter que je dérape." Simultanément je ressens deux émotions. Je suis à la fois ravie qu'elle a pris l'initiative de m'appeler pour m'en parler et étonnée de n'avoir rien perçu. Calmement, je réponds "Depuis quand exactement ? Comment ça a commencé ? Que c'est-il passé le jour de la première cigarette ?" En réalité je m'adressais à la fois à elle et au SAINT-ESPRIT. Dans la conversation, j’apprends que depuis deux semaines, le planning de son équipe a été modifié. Elle est de service un dimanche sur deux et ne sera plus disponible aux mêmes jours que son amie. Ce qui signifie qu'elle a le choix entre passer du temps avec les membres de son équipe ou rester enfermée dans sa chambre essayant d'apprendre l'anglais et relisant les livres que je lui avais offerts. Ses coéquipiers étaient sympathiques, mais ils n'étaient pas les compagnies dont elle avait besoin. Elle était une des plus jeunes du groupe et à quelques exceptions, ils étaient tous fumeurs. Apprendre une langue juste en lisant des livres est possible, mais il est mieux d'y associer des centres d'intérêts. Depuis son déménagement, je lui faisais parvenir un livre chaque mois, mais pour passer le temps ce n'est pas assez. De plus elle n'avait pas d'ordinateur, donc elle ne regardait les vidéos que sur son smartphone. C'est alors que j'ai compris ce qui se passait : elle s'ennuyait et n'avait ni projet, ni vision pour son avenir. Bien évidemment, le diable qui "rôde comme un lion rugissant, cherchant qui dévorer" (1 Pierre 5: 8-9), voulait en profiter pour "dérober, égorger et détruire" (Jean 10:10). Je comprenais aussi que je devais réorienter nos conversations. Il nous fallait parler davantage de comment on gagne ses batailles, comment on conserve ses victoires, pourquoi il est important de donner un sens à ce qu'on fait et d'avoir une vision pour sa vie. Je crois qu'au-delà de découvrir le plan de DIEU pour nos vies, il nous faut réaliser pourquoi ce plan Lui est cher. J'avais une tablette hybride dont je ne me servais pas. Je me demandais pourquoi le SAINT-ESPRIT m'avait demandé de l'acheter. Mon PC hybride Samsung me convenait parfaitement (je l'ai toujours). La tablette n'était pas aussi puissante que le PC hybride, elle n'était pas de grande marque, mais elle suffisait pour regarder des vidéos et prendre des notes. J'ai dit à Ea : "j'ai une tablette neuve dont je ne m'en sers pas. Je vais te l'envoyer avec un livre de Joyce Meyer. Je vais prier pour toi et avec toi. Je crois qu'il y a un vide que DIEU comblera au travers de ta communion personnelle avec le SAINT-ESPRIT. Être délivrée d'un péché, d'une mauvaise habitude ou d'un démon n'est pas une finalité. La finalité, c’est que tu deviennes ce que DIEU veut et que tu t'épanouisses en faisant ce qu'Il attend de toi." Ea a complètement arrêté de fumer le jour qu'elle a reçu la tablette. Elle n'a plus jamais fumé. Je l'ai accompagnée jusqu'à la fin de son service civique. J'ai veillé à ne pas faire de ses challenges notre unique sujet de conversation. Il y a quelques mois, elle et Déa, étaient chez moi pour dîner et regarder un film. Ea est diagnostiquée drépanocytose. Quand nous nous sommes rencontrées il y a quatre ans, elle avait au minimum une crise chaque mois. Depuis la tablette, elle n'a plus jamais eu de crise. Elle fait des études en alternance pour devenir RH et elle sert à l'église locale. Sa vie est-elle parfaite ? Comme chacun de nous, elle grandit, elle se relève, elle apprend, elle gravit des marches. Je suis appelée entre autres au ministère Prophétique, mais étonnamment je ne lui ai jamais donné une prophétie. J'insiste, jamais, pas une seule fois. Je n'ai pas fait d'onction huile sur cette tablette. Je pense même qu'elle ne s'en sert plus. Elle a un PC portable et si mes souvenirs sont exacts, la tablette n'existe plus. Elle avait besoin de la Parole pour renouveler ses pensées. Comment a-t-elle reçu la Parole ? Par des e-books, des enseignements, des prédications, des témoignages, lus et regardés sur la tablette. Dans un article, j'ai écrit qu'il ne faut pas accepter tous les présents. Dans un autre j'ai écrit qu'il suffit parfois de peu pour inspirer. Aujourd'hui je te dis : tes présents peuvent permettre au SAINT-ESPRIT d'agir dans la vie des gens. Quand DIEU te demande de donner, donne. Quand Il te demande de semer, sème. La leçon ⬇ "8 Soyez sobres, restez vigilants : votre adversaire, le diable, rôde comme un lion rugissant, cherchant qui dévorer.9 Résistez-lui avec une foi inébranlable, sachant que les mêmes souffrances sont imposées à vos frères et sœurs dans le monde." (1 Pierre 5: 8-9, LS) Il n'y a pas de foi inébranlable sans la Parole et le témoignage. À chaque fois que tu intercèdes, que tu donnes, que tu sèmes, que tu témoignes, que tu sers, que tu te relèves, quelqu'un reçoit une parole et un témoignage. N'arrête jamais de faire ce que DIEU te dit de faire. À méditer Jean 8:31-32, LSG ____ "Alors il dit aux Juifs qui avaient cru en lui : « Si vous demeurez dans ma parole, vous êtes vraiment mes disciples, vous connaîtrez la vérité et la vérité vous rendra libres. » Jean 8:31-32, LSG Apocalypse 12:11,LSG ____ "Ils l'ont vaincu grâce au sang de l'Agneau et grâce à la parole de leur témoignage, et ils n'ont pas aimé leur vie au point de craindre la mort." ** Zdraveĭte (Здравейте) = Bonjour en bulgare **Bwanj = Bonjour en Nyanja (Zambie)

Ta teab potentsiaali, mille ta on sinusse pannud

Tere, võib-olla vajate seda julgustust täna hommikul. On selliseid hooaegu. JUMAL usaldab seda, mida Ta on sinusse pannud. Oled loodud tema näo järgi, tema sarnasuse järgi. Kui Ta nimetab teid "vallutajateks", "Imelisteks olenditeks" või mõne muu nimega; See ei ole mõeldud ego flirtimiseks ega ka hea enesetunde tekitamiseks. Temas ei ole mingeid valesid. Te olete see, mida Ta ütleb. Nii et mõnikord, et aidata teil teadvustada oma potentsiaali. Ta läheb esimesena, siis istub teie ees, oodates, et te teeksite nagu Tema. Miks ta istub teie vastas? Et te teaksite, et te ei ole ega jää kunagi üksi. Ta ei palu teil kunagi teha midagi, mida te ei saa teha. Ta on andnud teile kas võime seda teha või on teid selleks välja õpetanud. Ärge kunagi andke alla, usaldage Teda. Ta teab, mis toimub, ja teab juba lõppu. Meie JUMAL on vastutustundlik isa. Meeldiv päev. Video pärit: Bobby Schuller

The trap of half-truths: the knowledge of good and evil (P.2)

Ndi the one whom GOD raises up! Yassou testimony of eloquence. If you reject the correction of a friend, you will receive the flattery of an enemy. A famous French quote says: "Every flatterer lives at the expense of the listener. Be careful not to take friends in your life for granted, despise friends in your household, and idealize friends in your ministry. Martin Luther King (1929-1968) said “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. Be one of those who speak before it is too late. Part 1 (read the article) 1. GOD wanted to preserve Adam. 2. Eve consciously disobeyed. 3. GOD spoke the truth: created in His image and likeness. Part 2: 4. GOD speaks the Truth: He never lies. 5. Lies: what GOD does not say 6. Telling a lie vs. lying: words and complicit silences Part 3: (soon) "16 And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying, “Of very tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.” ____ Genesis 2:16-17 (KJ21) "1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD GOD had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath GOD said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’” 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die; 5 for GOD doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof and ate, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves things to gird about." __ Genesis 3:1-7 (KJ21) "15 “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, 16 in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy GOD, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply; and the LORD thy GOD shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17 But if thine heart turn away so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare unto you this day that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land whither thou passest over the Jordan to go to possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live, 20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him; for He is thy life and the length of thy days, that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” _____ Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (KJ21) 4. GOD says the Truth: He never lies. "And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent." (1 Samuel 15:29, KJV) GOD does not need to lie. He is Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Transcendent and Immutable. He knows all that has been, all that is, will be and could be. His knowledge is perfect, complete and limitless (Psalms 139:3-4; Proverbs 15:3; Job 34:21; Hebrews 4:16; Psalms 139:12). He is everywhere simultaneously, in time and space (Isaiah 46:9, Psalms 139:7-8). Nothing is impossible for GOD, (Genesis 17:1; Luke 1:37; Matthew 19:26, Numbers 23:19). He exists by Himself. Before we are, He was and after us, He will continue to be eternally (James 1:17, 1Timothy 6:16). He has no beginning and no end. He has always existed and He will always exist. Therefore, He can call the end of a thing from its beginning. He Himself says "I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the LORD GOD, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8). He is the creator of the universe and of all that exists. Unlike us humans, GOD can create out of nothing, I would even say out of a vacuum. Creation is the fruit of His Word (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17). "For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." (Psalms 33:9, KJV). It is explicitly written in the Bible that GOD hates lies (Proverbs 6:16-17, Proverbs 12:22, Deuteronomy 5:20, Leviticus 19: 11-12). David said "Righteousness and justice form the foundation of your throne; goodness and truth are before you." (Psalms 89:15, LSG). Otherwise translated as "The foundations of your throne are justice and righteousness. Love and truth go before you." (Psalms 89:15, BDS). A cocoa tree cannot produce papayas. An orange tree cannot produce pineapples. An olive tree cannot produce lemons. Love, I specify "of GOD" and not "for GOD" cannot produce hate. Truth cannot create lies. Holiness has no fruit except that which is holy. Again, GOD never lies. 5. Lies: what GOD does not say "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it." Relying on the inner witness of the HOLY SPIRIT and drawing inspiration from the Westphal and King James biblical dictionaries, I define a lie as anything that GOD has not said, anything that GOD does not say, or every word of GOD diluted of its intention or stripped of its context. In other words, a lie is anything that is not found in JESUS ​​CHRIST (confer my article JESUS, my Truth). GOD is Love, Truth and Holiness. We know that his Love is eternal and unconditional (Jeremiah 31: 3; Romans 5: 8; Ephesians 2: 8). We also know that He is omniscient and that He never lies. He is therefore always aware, among other things, of: what He says, why He says it, and to whom, He says it. We further know that GOD is immutable (He does not change) and Eternal. He is the master of times and circumstances (Daniel 2:21). In other words, He makes the times and orchestrates the circumstances. He is not surprised by any event. GOD does not discover the truth, He reveals it. Thus, anything that GOD does not say is a lie and any word of GOD reported out of context is a lie. It is common to define a lie as "any consciously false (inaccurate, corrupt, distorted) statement made with the intent to mislead, deceive, persuade, manipulate, hurt, harm or profit". This definition is far from being wrong. However, it is not enough for me. Just because a person is sincere and full of good intentions does not mean that he or she is necessarily telling the truth. One can be sincere and ignorant. One can be full of good intentions and still be wrong (mistaken). How many products (additives, cosmetics, toys, medicines, etc.) declared harmless a few years ago are now declared harmful or banned? How many people consider themselves useless, without gifts or talents? How many people think that they (or others) are not "this" or "that" enough to succeed, edify, encourage, win souls and save lives? I can't just say that because someone is sincere they are necessarily telling the truth. Do you know why? Because Truth is not an opinion and any truth out of context is a lie. Truth is demonstrated, proven, established, confirmed. That is why I add to the common definition that a lie is also any statement, not approved by GOD, declared about oneself, another person, a situation or an event. 6. Telling a lie vs. lying: words and complicit silences "‘Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another." (Leviticus 19:11, KJV) He who tells a lie is in error, he tells the false believing he is telling the true, so he is himself deceived. As a courtesy, we usually say: "what he says is not true". He who lies knows the truth, but refrains from telling it, he wants to manipulate, he wants to deceive. The liar is not only the one who speaks. He is also the one who withholds the truth in order to deceive his neighbour, to manipulate circumstances or to take advantage of the benefits of a lie. Withholding information is lying. For example, a pharmaceutical company that hides the risks associated with the use of opioids, a (highly additive) painkiller responsible for the deaths of more than 400,000 people each year in the United States. The difference between "the one who tells a lie" and "the one who lies" is therefore the intention. Through His Word, GOD exhorts us to be prudent (Proverbs 10:19) and righteous (Exodus 20:16, Leviticus 19:11, Proverbs 20:7, Psalms 15:2-3). The wise man is cautious in what he says because he does not want to tell lies, he wants to avoid error and save himself from trouble. The righteous man refrains from lying because he loves GOD and his neighbour. "For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light shall we see light." (Psalm 36:9, KJV) ** Ndi = Good morning in Ewe (Togo) ** Yassou = Hello in Greek

Le piège des démi-vérités : la connaissance du bien et du mal (P.2)

Ndi celui (celle) que DIEU élève ! Yassou témoignage d'éloquence. Si tu rejettes la correction d'un(e) ami(e), tu recevras les flatteries d'un ennemi. Une célèbre citation française dit : "Tout flatteur vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute." Garde-toi de tenir pour acquis les amis de ta vie, de mépriser les amis de ta maison et d'idéaliser les amis de ton ministère. Martin Luther King (1929-1968) disait “A la fin, nous nous souviendrons non pas des mots de nos ennemis, mais des silences de nos amis.” Soit de ceux et celles qui parlent avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. Partie 1 (lire l'article) 1. DIEU voulait préserver Adam. 2. Eve a consciemment désobéit. 3. DIEU dit la Vérité : créés à son image et à sa ressemblance. Partie 2 : 4. DIEU dit la Vérité : Il ne ment jamais. 5. Les mensonges : ce que DIEU ne dit pas 6. Dire un mensonge vs mentir : paroles et silences complices Partie 3 : (bientôt) "16 L’ETERNEL DIEU donna cet ordre à l’homme: Tu pourras manger de tous les arbres du jardin; 17 mais tu ne mangeras pas de l’arbre de la connaissance du bien et du mal, car le jour où tu en mangeras, tu mourras certainement." ____ Genèse 2:16-17 (NEG1979) "1 Le serpent était le plus rusé de tous les animaux sauvages que l'ÉTERNEL DIEU avait faits. Il dit à la femme : «DIEU a-t-il vraiment dit: ‘Vous ne mangerez aucun des fruits des arbres du jardin’?» 2 La femme répondit au serpent : «Nous mangeons du fruit des arbres du jardin. 3 Cependant, en ce qui concerne le fruit de l'arbre qui est au milieu du jardin, DIEU a dit : ‘Vous n'en mangerez pas et vous n'y toucherez pas, sinon vous mourrez.’ 4 Le serpent dit alors à la femme : «Vous ne mourrez absolument pas, 5 mais DIEU sait que, le jour où vous en mangerez, vos yeux s'ouvriront et vous serez comme DIEU : vous connaîtrez le bien et le mal.» 6 La femme vit que l'arbre était porteur de fruits bons à manger, agréable à regarder et précieux pour ouvrir l'intelligence. Elle prit de son fruit et en mangea. Elle en donna aussi à son mari qui était avec elle et il en mangea. 7 Leurs yeux à tous les deux s'ouvrirent, et ils prirent conscience qu'ils étaient nus. Ils attachèrent des feuilles de figuier ensemble et s'en firent des ceintures." __ Genèse 3:1-7 (LSG21) "15 Regarde ! Je mets aujourd'hui devant toi la vie et le bien, ou la mort et le mal.16 En effet, je te prescris aujourd'hui d'aimer l'ÉTERNEL, ton DIEU, de marcher dans ses voies et de respecter ses commandements, ses prescriptions et ses règles afin de vivre et de te multiplier, afin que l'ÉTERNEL, ton DIEU, te bénisse dans le pays dont tu vas entrer en possession.17 Mais si ton cœur se détourne de lui, si tu ne lui obéis pas et si tu te laisses entraîner à te prosterner devant d'autres dieux et à les servir,18 je vous déclare aujourd'hui que vous périrez. Vous ne vivrez pas longtemps sur le territoire dont vous allez prendre possession une fois le Jourdain passé.19 J'en prends aujourd'hui à témoin contre vous le ciel et la terre : j'ai mis devant toi la vie et la mort, la bénédiction et la malédiction. Choisis la vie afin de vivre, toi et ta descendance,20 en aimant l'ÉTERNEL, ton DIEU, en lui obéissant et en t'attachant à lui. Oui, c'est de lui que dépendent ta vie et sa durée, et c'est ainsi que tu pourras rester dans le pays que l'ÉTERNEL a juré de donner à tes ancêtres Abraham, Isaac et Jacob.» _____ Deutéronome 30:15-20 (LSG21) 4. DIEU dit la Vérité : Il ne ment jamais. "Celui qui est la force d'Israël ne ment point et ne se repent point, car il n'est pas un homme pour se repentir." (1 Samuel 15:29, LS) DIEU n'a pas besoin de mentir. Il est Omniscient, Omniprésent, Omnipotent, Transcendant et Immuable. Il sait tout ce qui a été, tout ce qui est, sera et pourrait être. Sa connaissance est parfaite, complète et sans limite (Psaumes 139:3-4; Proverbes 15:3; Job 34:21; Hébreux 4:16; Psaumes 139:12). Il est partout simultanément, dans le temps et dans l’espace (Esaïe 46:9, Psaumes 139:7-8). Rien n'est impossible à DIEU, (Genèse 17:1; Luc 1:37; Matthieu 19:26, Nombres 23:19). Il existe par Lui même. Avant que nous soyons, Il était et après nous, Il continuera d'être éternellement (Jacques 1:17, 1Timothée 6:16). Il n'a ni commencement, ni fin. Il a toujours existé et Il existera toujours. C'est pourquoi, Il peut appeler la fin d'une chose dès son commencement. Il dit Lui même "Je suis l'alpha et l'oméga, dit le SEIGNEUR DIEU, celui qui est, qui était, et qui vient, le Tout Puissant." (Apocalyse 1:8). Il est le créateur de l'univers et de tout ce qui existe. Contrairement à nous les Hommes, DIEU peut créer à partir du néant, je dirais même à partir du vide. La création est le fruit de sa Parole (Jean 1:3, Colossiens 1:16-17). "Car Il a parlé, et tout naquit ; Il a ordonné, et tout fut là." (Psaumes 33:9, LSG, Bible Juive française). Il est explicitement écrit dans la Bible que DIEU hait le mensonge (Proverbes 6:16-17, Proverbes 12:22, Deutéronome 5:20, Lévitique 19: 11-12). David disait "La justice et le droit forment la base de ton trône, la bonté et la vérité sont devant toi." (Psaumes 89:15, LSG). Autrement traduit par "Les assises de ton trône sont justice et droit. L’amour et la vérité marchent devant toi." (Psaumes 89:15, BDS). Un cacaotier ne peut produire des papayes. Un oranger ne peut produire des ananas. Un olivier ne peut produire des citrons. L'Amour, je précise "de DIEU" et non "pour DIEU" ne peut produire la haine. La Vérité ne peut créer le mensonge. La Sainteté n'a de fruit que ce qui est saint. Encore une fois, DIEU ne ment jamais. 5. Les mensonges : ce que DIEU ne dit pas "Vous, vous avez pour père le diable et vous voulez accomplir les désirs de votre père. Il a été meurtrier dès le commencement et il ne s'est pas tenu dans la vérité parce qu'il n'y a pas de vérité en lui. Lorsqu'il profère le mensonge, il parle de son propre fond, car il est menteur et le père du mensonge." (Jean 8:44, LS) M'appuyant sur le témoignage intérieur du SAINT-ESPRIT et m'inspirant des dictionnaires bibliques Westphal et King James, je définis un mensonge comme étant tout ce que DIEU n'a pas dit, tout ce que DIEU ne dit pas, ou toute parole de DIEU diluée de son intention ou dépouillée de son contexte. Autrement dit, un mensonge est tout ce qui ne se trouve pas en JÉSUS-CHRIST (confère mon article JÉSUS, ma Vérité). DIEU est Amour, vérité et Sainteté. Nous savons que son Amour est éternel et inconditionnel (Jérémie 31:3; Romains 5:8; Éphésiens 2:8). Nous savons aussi qu'Il est omniscient et qu'Il ne ment jamais. Il est donc toujours conscient entres autres de : ce qu'Il dit, pourquoi Il le dit, et à qui, Il le dit. Nous savons en outre que DIEU est immuable (Il ne change pas) et éternel. Il est le maître des temps et des circonstances (Daniel 2:21). Autrement dit, Il fait les temps et orchestre les circonstances. Il n'est surpris par aucun évènement. DIEU ne découvre pas la vérité, Il la révèle. Ainsi, tout ce que DIEU ne dit pas est un mensonge et toute parole de DIEU rapportée en dehors de son contexte est un mensonge. Il est commun de définir un mensonge comme "toute affirmation consciemment fausse (inexacte, corrompue, déformée) dite avec l'intention d'induire à l'erreur, de tromper, de convaincre, de manipuler, de blesser, de faire du mal ou de tirer profit". Cette définition est loin d'être fausse. Toutefois, elle ne me suffit pas. Ce n'est pas parce qu'une personne est sincère et pleine de bonnes intentions, qu'elle est forcément entrain de dire la vérité. On peut être sincère et ignorant. On peut être plein de bonnes intentions en étant toutefois dans l'erreur. Combien de produits (additifs, cosmétiques, jouets, médicaments, etc) déclarés inoffensifs il y a quelques années sont aujourd'hui déclarés néfastes ou interdits ? Combien de personnes se considèrent inutiles, sans dons, ni talents ? Combien de personnes pensent qu'elles (ou les autres) ne sont pas assez "ci" ou trop "ça" pour réussir, édifier, encourager, gagner des âmes et sauver des vies ? Je ne peux pas me contenter de dire que parce qu'une personne est sincère elle est forcément entrain de dire la vérité. Savez-vous pourquoi ? Parce que la Vérité n'est pas une opinion et que toute vérité hors contexte est un mensonge. La vérité se démontre, se prouve, s'établit, se confirme. C'est pourquoi à la définition commune, j'ajoute qu'un mensonge est aussi toute affirmation, non approuvée de DIEU, déclarée sur soi-même, autrui, une situation ou un évènement. 6. Dire un mensonge vs mentir : paroles et silences complices "Vous ne déroberez point, et vous n'userez ni de mensonge ni de tromperie les uns envers les autres." (Lévitique 19:11, LS) Celui qui dit un mensonge est dans l'erreur, il dit le faux croyant dire le vrai, il est donc lui-même trompé. Par courtoisie, nous disons habituellement : "ce qu'il dit n'est pas vraie". Celui qui ment sait la vérité, mais s'abstient de la dire, il veut manipuler, il veut tromper. Le menteur n'est pas exclusivement celui qui parle. C'est aussi celui qui passe sous silence la vérité en vue de tromper son prochain, de manipuler les circonstances ou de profiter des avantages engendrés par un mensonge. Faire de la rétention d'information, c'est mentir. Par exemple un laboratoire pharmaceutique qui cache les risques liés à la consommation des opioïdes, anti-douleurs (extrêmement additifs) responsable de la mort de plus de 400 000 personnes chaque année aux États-Unis. La différence entre « celui qui dit un mensonge » et « celui qui ment » est donc l'intention. Par sa Parole, DIEU nous exhorte à être prudent (Proverbes 10:19) et juste (Exode 20:16, Lévitique 19:11, Proverbes 20:7, Psaumes 15:2-3). Le sage est prudent dans ses propos parce qu'il ne veut pas dire des mensonges, il veut éviter l'erreur et s'épargner des ennuis. Le juste s'abstient de mentir parce qu'il aime DIEU et son prochain. "Car auprès de toi est la source de la vie; Par ta lumière nous voyons la lumière. (Psaumes 36,9, LSG) ** Ndi = Bonjour en éwé (Togo) ** Yassou = Salut en Grec

GOD turned Dores' dismissal into an opportunity

ô zong-tî blessing ! Nǐ hǎo (你好) testimony of goodness! May the LORD lift up your head and bless your house. May his blessing extend to your children's children. Let it be said of your house, "Here are queens born. Here Sephora has sisters, Deborah has daughters, Junias has sons and Apphia has friends." Surely the beloved Dores is one of them. She is brilliant, discreet and committed to the Gospel. On a daily basis, she takes on challenges and contributes to the expansion of the Kingdom. " For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." ___ ( Jeremiah 29:11,AMP) ** Good morning Dores, could you introduce yourself? Shalom, Simone-Christelle. My first name is Dores. I am a daughter of GOD, wife and mother of a 6 year old girl called Chloe. I was born and raised in Cameroon. I currently live in Nice, in the South of France. On a daily basis, I am a civil engineer and project manager in the building sector (construction and renovation). My local church is Imagin, I am a member of Messages de Vie France, and currently responsible for Europe of the NGO Père des orphelins (Father of Orphans) based in Ivory Coast. ** Civil engineering has the reputation of being a very male environment (laughs). Is this true? (Laughter) I'm used to being asked this question. I started my studies in civil engineering in Cameroon, at the Yaoundé Polytechnic School. I was the only woman in my class. I arrived in France in 2005, preparing a double master's degree in civil engineering. It was far from parity, but there were enough of us not to have the impression of being in a male environment. During the MBA Management course, there were as many women as men. However, my colleagues are practically all men. ** How did you meet the LORD? I was born into a Christian family. I was always aware that GOD exists, but I didn't have a real relationship with Him. Rain or shine, on Sunday mornings we went to church. My mother gave us pocket money or recreation money as we say in Cameroon after the service. Whoever missed the service or arrived late got nothing. She taught at our school. Before leaving the house, she gave each one a sum to put in the tithes and offerings basket. From her seat as a choir member or elder (the equivalent of a deacon or leader in other denominations) she would check to see if we had come forward to deposit the tithes and offerings. If we were sitting at the back of the room it meant we were late, so no pocket money. I went to worship every Sunday, avoided sinning, gave tithes and offerings. ** I can't help but smile as I listen to you. I'll let you continue. In prep school, a classmate once told me that going to church did not make me a Christian because I did not have a real relationship with GOD. He was my partner. He often invited me to youth gatherings organised by Campus and GBEEC (Groupe Biblique des Elèves et Etudiants du Cameroun), a daughter association of IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). As I followed the teachings, I realised that he was right. One day, I answered the call to salvation. I joined the youth group at my school. Those were my best years. Being in fraternal communion with students and graduates of your school is extraordinary. We did almost everything together: meditating, studying, revising (before exams) and evangelising. We were surrounded by former graduates who regularly exhorted and advised us. You could tell that they lived what they preached. They were not preachers, but their advice carried weight. They were real mentors. ** Glory to GOD! One of my uncles works for IFES and GBEEC. I will pass on this testimony to him. If we talk a little about your career, how did you become a project manager? I was recruited by the company where I was doing my end-of-study internship. I always wanted to be a project manager. On the advice of my supervisor, I started as a junior works engineer. My first project was a laboratory building. That site lasted four years. Four years during which I learned to constantly adapt. There are things you can't anticipate. The technical solutions presented in the design phase will always be adjusted, re-evaluated and sometimes modified in the implementation phase. Then, while waiting for a new site, I worked on design office missions: planning, costing, price study. Then I switched to a restoration and elevation project for a historic building. I was the work's supervisor. At the same time, I was preparing my MBA in evening classes, financed by my employer over two years. In addition to technical skills, I had to understand the roles, concerns and constraints of the various people involved in a project. And in general, to understand how a company works. I had courses in finance, business strategy and many other subjects. Indirectly, I took advantage of this to develop my project. After my MBA, I was promoted to project manager, working on design and implementation projects. My husband lost his job in the Paris region and moved to the south where he found a job. We decided to give ourselves a year before I joined him. Either he found a job in the Paris region, or after his trial period, I asked for a transfer to join him. In the meantime, I went to the South as often as possible: weekends, holidays, etc. I was working in a large group, and I was very happy with my work. I was working in a large group, known both in France and internationally. I liked my job, but in the South there was no job available for my profile. A new position was being discussed but it did not meet my expectations. I had to look elsewhere. By GOD mercy, I was recruited in another group, as well known as the first one. However, the corporate culture was totally different. Really totally different. I left a group organized in autonomous sub-groups, where decisions are taken collaboratively, for a group with highly formalized procedures and organized in centers of expertise. The two models are equally effective, but the transition may be rough. I struggled at first, but the LORD helped me. For three years, I worked in Nice and Marseille. I joined the team of a wonderful project manager. He was a mentor and a coach. I learned a lot from him. I worked on different phases and projects that were completely different from what I had known before. ** Including my internships, to date I have worked in more than seven companies (Cameroon & France). Indeed, transitions (company culture and leadership style) can be tough. Today you are self-employed. How did it go? Summer 2019, while everything seems to be going well, I am summoned to the regional management. I fly out the following week expecting to receive a promotion. To my great surprise, my employer announces his intention to dismiss me for "Serious misconduct". I had two weeks to prepare for the preliminary interview (legal procedure in France). Quite frankly, at that time, I did not see this as an opportunity. I kept calm in front of my interviewers, but inside I was distraught. From the airport, I called my manager to ask if there was anything I could be held responsible for. I thought maybe I had made a mistake and no one had dared to say it to my face. To my surprise he didn't know that a dismissal procedure was underway. He was angry when he heard the news. How could anyone consider dismissing a member of his team without his agreement, without warning him and especially in the middle of a project. Surprisingly, the week before a pastor told me that I would be fired. He told me to lean on the LORD and keep calm. I fasted and prayed all week; not to hear GOD but to reverse this prophecy. But as soon as I walked through the lobby of the regional office, I knew I was in for some bad news. Back home I kept asking GOD. "Why do you allow this to happen to me? Why now? What will I become? How will I take care of my daughter? What should I do now?" In the midst of my questioning, the idea of a self-business came to my mind. It was GOD's answer. I had plans for entrepreneurship but it was for longer-term projects in Cameroon. Setting up my own business had never been an option until then. I started to think about what types of missions could offer. I sometimes worked with design offices. I knew the missions they were offering, and which were the ones that large companies were outsourcing. By taking stock of my skills, I realized that I too could offer them. I could decline in mission the positions that I had occupied: project manager, planning, estimation, preliminary studies, execution, etc. I said to the LORD, "Ok DADDY for the self-business but, how would I get clients? I'm not a saleswoman. I don't know how to convince." His response was immediate, "I'll handle the sales." At that moment I had peace in my heart, the inner testimony confirming that I had nothing to worry about. In my defense, I had a solid record, clearly demonstrating that I had not committed any professional misconduct. My file was so good that I could have lodged a complaint against my employer. The staff representatives kept telling me that I could get ten times more than my redundancy pay. Because in the facts, there was nothing to reproach me. On the contrary, my work was always appreciated. After investigation the real reason was economic. The subsidiary to which I was seconded had just lost some major contracts. Some people felt that they had to lay off as quickly as possible to save money. Dismissal for economic reasons is highly regulated in France. To be able to resort to it, the employer must respect a procedure and a certain number of conditions. This was not the case with my employer... I was just the first one on the list, the one they thought 'this will be easy and quick'. I was the youngest project manager on secondment and, above all, the last one to join the branch. I could have left without giving my notice. But out of professional conscience and in recognition of my manager (the one who trained me), I stayed on until the last day. In any case, the position I held could not be replaced any time soon and the team was already understaffed. I would have put the team in trouble if I had left the same day. You don't become a project manager in one day and you don't take over a project overnight. During this period my employer wanted to reverse his decision and made me a job offer. But I refused. My time with the company was over and GOD had other plans for me. I took a leap of faith and told the LORD, that I was not afraid to miss out. I paid school fees for six children in a public school in Cameroon. I started my own business as soon as I left. I did not have to prospect for clients. No sooner had I left my employer than I already had clients and job offers. My manager recommended me to his address book. If GOD had not asked me to start my own business I would have joined another group. Today I manage my time more freely, I earn much more than before, and despite my busy schedule I am a worker at Messages de Vie France. **Wow, thank you LORD for this testimony. Your advice to those who want to start projects or who have just lost their job? Let GOD lead you and discern what season you are in. Something may be an oasis in one season of your life and be a house of Potiphar the next. When the end of something comes, move on. Train yourself and look after your professional relationships. People may like you, but if you are not competent they will not give you interesting assignments. I didn't become a project manager because my managers liked me. But I gained time because I had good relationships with good managers. I have visibility until 2024. I am still training. Not long ago I took a course in risk management. Don't neglect your relationship (marriage) for the sake of your professional career, but also don't use it as an excuse not to serve the LORD. Seek balance. ** A few words about Message de Vie and Père des Orphelins ? Messages de Vie (Messages of Life) is an inter-church ministry working to spread the gospel throughout the nations. Père des Orphelins (Father of Orphans) is the branch of the ministry that supports widows and cares for orphans. ** What is the last book you read ? 12 Gates of Influence to Transform a Nation, by Pastor Mohammed Sanogo. Thank you Dores. Thank you for your availability and your commitment. There are many lessons to be learned from your testimony. We remember that before being "entrepreneurs", we will sometimes have to learn from "intrapreneurs": the "others" of Luke 16:12. Then we must learn to say "No" to the proposals of men in order to seize the blessings of GOD. No experience is in vain and as the Apostle Paul "we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28). May the LORD equip you further, may He grant you to train many and complete His work in you. ** ô zong-tî = Good morning in Dschang (Cameroon) ** Nǐ hǎo (你好) = Good morning in Chinese