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Modern Africa
Jessica Posner, Kennedy Odede
Jessica Posner, Kennedy Odede
Their Kibera School for Girls

Another effort: pumps4life - bringing water to the thirsty

The first Christian nation was in Africa (Ethiopia);
the first Christian missions was likely in Africa (Alexandria);
the Lord Jesus spent his boyhood in Africa (probably Alexandria);

And now, it seems, Africa is on its way back.

The next Christendom

The explosion of so-called Pentecostal Christianity in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.

By Mike Davis:
The counterpart of populist Islam in the slums of Latin America and much of sub-Saharan Africa is Pentecostalism. Christianity, of course, is now, in its majority, a non-Western religion (two-thirds of its adherents live outside Europe and North America), and Pentecostalism is its most dynamic missionary in cities of poverty. Indeed the historical specificity of Pentecostalism is that it is the first major world religion to have grown up almost entirely in the soil of the modern urban slum. With roots in early ecstatic Methodism and African-American spirituality, Pentecostalism "awoke" when the Holy Ghost gave the gift of tongues to participants in an interracial prayer marathon in a poor neighbourhood of Los Angeles (Azusa Street) in 1906. Unified around spirit baptism, miracle healing, charismata and a premillennial belief in a coming world war of capital and labour, early American Pentecostalism -- as religious historians have repeatedly noted -- originated as a ‘prophetic democracy’ whose rural and urban constituencies overlapped, respectively, with those of Populism and the IWW. Indeed, like Wobbly organizers, its early missionaries to Latin America and Africa ‘lived often in extreme poverty, going out with little or no money, seldom knowing where they would spend the night, or how they would get their next meal.’ They also yielded nothing to the IWW in their vehement denunciations of the injustices of industrial capitalism and its inevitable destruction.

In modern times, the indigenous Churches of Asia, Africa, and South America produced a variety of millenarian beliefs. From Cargo cults to native varieties of the Seventhday aventists, African grassroots movements emerged to fill the needs and touch the yearnings of the restive peoples of the interior. for more.

If African Christianity lacked the venerable theological scholarship of old Europe, it more than made up for it in the freshness of its Christian witness, its contributions in terms of an existential authenticity, a vital spontanaity and immediacy of the Holy Spirit.

David Shank tells of Africa's multi-colored Christian testimony: bringing new patterns of piety, ethics, praxis. "They have created a new shape for African Christianity."

primordial prophecy Edward Blyden: his prophetic vision
The African Contribution to Humanity
Jesus of the Nile : hero of a thousand faces
Africa's Spiritual Triumph: comfort ye my people
South Africa's bumpy miracle: the journey goes on
Contact for Neddy Nanjowe Dingili (Nairobi Kenya)
Here is a Nigerian (west Africa) ministry - Evangelist Emmanuel
Here is a Uganda (east Africa) FRIENDS orphanage school
Prophet TB Joshua of Nigeria - miracle worker or charlatan?
Enoch the Ethiopian: greater than Abraham, holier than Moses
Highlands of ancient Kush, a land forgot by time (Abyssinia)
'Zion' pentecostalism: Anglo-American & African brushfire
Darfur: a genocide we can stop

Regarding exponential growth of Christianity in China. Article. "Christianity finds a fulcrum in Asia" on the Asia Times website. (by Spengler, and five years old - 2012). Ten thousand Chinese become Christians each day, according to a stunning report by the National Catholic Reporter's veteran correspondent John Allen, and 200 million Chinese may comprise the world's largest concentration of Christians by mid-century, and the largest missionary force in history. The author suggests that even the most enthusiastic accounts err on the downside, and that Christianity will have become a Sino-centric religion two generations from now.

China may be for the 21st century what Europe was during the 8th-11th centuries, and America has been during the past 200 years: the natural ground for mass evangelization. If this occurs, the world will change beyond our capacity to recognize it. In Europe, Islam might defeat the western Europeans, simply by replacing their diminishing numbers with immigrants, but it will crumble beneath the challenge from the East.

See this article (Asia Times Online) China turning Christian

Related: Astounding Growth: 3rd world explosion of gospel faith

The two tablets ~ the ten words

Resemblance to futhark (runes)?

Worship is to the believer what electricity is
to the light bulb. Not only will worship connect you with
God on a deeper level, it will give you the power to
overcome the darkness. -- (Linda Shepherd)

African Prophetic Churches

John Ferguson throws a deeper light
[not verbatim]

During the twentieth century, extending back into the nineteenth, the whole of Africa has seen the emergence of independent indigenous gospel churches. Almost a brushfire movement, these evangelical "awakenings" have erupted at times almost unpredictably -- and as it were to the consternation of more establishment-style Euro-centric denominationalism, with their stuffy dignity, their scholarly rigidity.

The indigenous movement cared not at all whether the white theologians approved or nit-picked. The "move of the Spirit" had a force all its own. Often, accompanying the revivalist fervor, a charismatic, eloquent prophetic leader has risen into prominence. Such was William Wade Harris of Liberia, with his white gown and turban, the great evangelist of the Ivory Coast. Such was Garrick Braid of the Niger Delta with his great healing powers, or Joseph Babalola of Ilesha in Nigeria, a visionary of genius. Such was Simon Kimbangu of Zaire (Congo), healer and pacifist, who spent thirty years in a Belgian jail. Such was Alice Lenshina of Zambia, who believed that she herself had been resurrected from the dead, and given a new bible by angels, who insisted on strict morality, and was apolitical. Such was Isaiah Shembe, visionary, healer, ascetic and exorcist, who established the new community of Ama Nazareth outside Durban.

Many of these churches, and many smaller groups and sects, are marked by ecstatic worship, fostered by drumming and expressed through dancing, speaking in tongues, and the like. Dreams and visions play an important part in such groups as the Cherubim and Seraphim; it was said of Alice Lenshina's Lumpa church that 'dream and taboo were the two front doors through which Christians went back to the African past.' Prayer is important, as in the Aladura churches of west Africa; and it involves congregational participation and is sometimes itself associated with a dissociation of the conscious senses.

The Moorish Translator, King James Iacobvs

Samuel Oshoffa - miracle worker or crafty imposter

Samuel Oshoffa (or Oschoffa) was the founder of the Celestial Church of Christ after reportedly resurrecting people from the dead. He founded the church in 1947 after being lost for three months near Porto-Novo in Benin. Samuel Oshoffa was born into a Yoruba family of mixed religion. His father was a Muslim but had become a Methodist, whilst his mother followed traditional religions and objected to Christianity. His father was a carpenter and he followed his fathers trade, like Jesus himself. His family was also involved with the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. He early became distinguished by his personal leadership traits and magnetic personality, together with a kind of sharpness of spiritual insight. Known for mystical experiences which seemed to guide him as well as an almost charismatic power, he soon attracted a following that seemed only to grow. The initial calling was somewhat unusual. Samuel went by canoe to buy planks from a village. An eclipse occurred on the way, and simultaneously a peacock, a rare bird, and a deadly snake appeared. Terrified, the canoes owner fled, leaving Oshoffa with crocidiles and serpents around him. For three months he saw no man but kept hearing a voice saying, Grace to God, Grace to God. When at last he rejoined human society, he had been transformed, was able to bring people back to life, or heal sicknesses, with the mere touch of his hand.

On the cusp of institutionalization - success is resulting in Western style "bureaucratization" yet the folk-impact on the followers seems still fresh and vibrant

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This Heir of the Luo OBAMA

Obama Family : Nyang'oma Kogelo

Obama clan of far western district of Kenya (Luo Tribe). It was Onyango Obama, born in 1895, who as a young man turned away his Christian upbringing and the faith of his family, and chose in his twenties to call himself Hussein, taking the name when he adopted Islam, perhaps attracted by the submissiveness of the neighboring Muslim women. The Obama family, who had become Seventh-Day Adventists, were scandalized. See Peter Firstbrook

Divine Role in America's Founding

The African Presence and Instrumentality in Reality
(More than Prince Hall, Bishop Richard Allen, Crispus Attucks, and Captain Paul Cuffee)
America's Spiritual Destiny & Founding
by Carl H. Lowe. Finally, I want to thank God (The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost through the Seven Spirits of God) for commissioning the Angel to the church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7) in overseeing the development of His story here in the United States of America for His glory. The founding fathers established the United States of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Seven churches in the bible was addressed to the churches in Asia Minor, but God is Sovereign, and He can do whatever He wants to do that pleases Him. King Christ Jesus our Lord said to John the Revelator, “The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” (Rev. 1:20)

The blessed children of God established this new form of government here in America. The covenant children of God established the true church of God in its purest and most perfected form through the African Methodist Episcopal Church. And there is no question that in spite of all of America’s flaws, and they are many, the United States of America is still the greatest nation in the world. This story can only be told in the greatest nation in the world. And God (The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, through the Seven Spirits of God) established The United States of America as “the light of the world.

A city that is set on a hill that cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14) See A City on a Hill

Europeans (the blessed children of God) and Africans (the covenant children of God) both share a deep, and very strong spiritual belief that God has a divine purpose for the United States of America. That divine purpose has yet to be fulfilled, but is coming into view. The vision of truly being one nation (one people of many different races, genders, classes, and conditions) under God (under the supreme Lordship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost-Mathew 28:19 and 1 John 5:7, through the Seven Spirits of God-Rev.4:5)

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, These things says He who is holy (Holy is God the Father, Holy is God the Son, and Holy is God the Holy Ghost), He who is true (King Christ Jesus our Lord, our Permanent High Priest before the throne of God, and our oldest Big Brother in Christ is the way, the truth and the life.-John14:6), He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens. I know your works, See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it, for you have a little strength, have kept my Word, and have not denied My name (The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost-Matthew 28:19, and 1 John 5:7). Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie -- indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you (They will not be coming to worship us nor our denomination, but the Spirit of God who is dwelling in us and working through us which consist of the Father working through our mind, His Son working through our heart, His Holy Ghost working through our souls through our physical body while we wait for our new glorified body from God the Father). Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth (In that day, all denominational titles, positions, and reputations will melt away, and only our relationship in God and with God will be truly tested.

Jesus said, “Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will sent out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be walling and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:40-43) Today when the hour of trial come to test us on the earth, those who have the Father dwelling in our mind, His Son dwelling in our heart, His Holy Ghost dwelling in our soul, sealed with the blood of the Lamb in our physical body while we wait for our new glorified body from God the Father, will be reflecting the true image of God through us, and the angels of God will pass over us and not harm us). Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast to what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God (in our new glorified body), and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:7-13) Stay blessed and always stay encouraged in the Lord.

An H Reference Phyllis Wheatley's Prophecy to General George Washington

in nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit



Worship is to the believer what electricity is to
the light bulb. Not only will worship connect you
with God on a deeper level, it will give you the
power to overcome the darkness.

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