Healthy Lifestyles Tips- The Zambian Culture of “Chilanga Mulilo”



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WHAT IS “CHILANGA MULILO”?

This is a ceremony that takes place before the marriage ceremony. A day is set for the bridegroom-to-be to be officially accepted by the in-laws and be introduced to various kinds of delicacies that are cooked or baked in their home. Such a function excites the women folk and the men alike as it is an honor to be the center of attraction in the case of the bridegroom-to-be.

THE EXCITEMENT BEGINS

For women, it is a chance to start shopping the traditional regalia that they would wear on that day. The girl’s parents go on a shopping spree to find what to cook or bake on that particular day. The traditional drummer women approach the girl’s parents and showcase their drumming skills so that they may be hired to perform at that function. Other drummers may come making it difficult for the girl’s parents to decide who to hire.

Drummer group

WHICH DRUMMER GROUP IS TO BE CHOSEN?

Couples who are financially sound can hire as many as five different groups of performers to simply add the color to the ceremony. If there are many competitors among the traditional drummers, the hiring fee drops. You would sometimes be surprised to find that only one group is available and the exorbitant hiring fee could meet the expenses of hiring four groups. Sometimes the drumming group that is not chosen is willing to attend the traditional ceremony for interest’s sake. However, the girl’s parents have to give a token of appreciation afterwards.

THE DAY BEFORE “CHILANGA MULILO”

Relatives of the girl’s parents may contribute some foodstuffs to be cooked and presented to the bridegroom-to-be. The relatives from the mother’s side have as much say as those from the father’s side. Both groups work in harmony for the success of the event. Here is where the importance of keeping livestock comes in. People with livestock just slaughter not only a cow, but a goat and a pig as well. If not, the butcheries will celebrate the amount of money you shall dish out to them.

CHILANGA MULILO

CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT

Another thing that must take place on this day is to ensure that the bridegroom-to-be is informed again to make a follow up on his friends he has invited for this big occasion to confirm their attendance.

THE ACTUAL DAY

A large crowd of women including the relatives of the girl gather early in the morning at the girl’s parent’s house to witness the cooking and baking that is to be done. Some women take this opportunity to learn or catch up with the know how of preparing certain delicacies. Other counselors are specially assigned to show the bride-to-be how to prepare certain dishes. She is brought amid songs and ululations to take part in the cooking and baking. Other women are there to specifically taste what is being cooked and baked so that they can approve what the bridegroom-to-be is going to eat.

Zambian culture

SHOWING THE GIRL’S PARENTS WHAT HAS BEEN COOKED

After everything has been cooked or baked, the girl’s parents are shown every delicacy that their future in-law is to taste. They do not have to taste the food themselves because their representatives have already done so.

THE PROCESSION ITSELF

This is part of an exciting event as drummers take over and lead the procession to the arranged house where the bridegroom-to-be and his companions are. A minimum of two companions is allowed but they encourage you to call a reasonable number of companions to help you demolish the heaps of foodstuffs on different plates and other serving dishes. Songs, dances and drumming relevant to the requirements of the occasion puts every listener and passerby in a festive mood.

HOW THE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE CARRIED

The excited women carry the food and drinks (modern or locally brewed) on their heads. They sing joyously as they dance along to the tunes of the drums. The bridegroom-to-be and his companions are highly expectant as they can hear the noise of the procession from quite a distance. They do not have to come out of the house to welcome the women, but they must wait patiently inside the house until the bridegroom-to-be’s hands are washed before the food is laid before them.

ACTIVITIES INSIDE THE HOUSE

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Even before the bridegroom-to-be’s hands are washed, the women dance and lie down in respect of their in-law to be. The companions are expected to dish out some money in appreciation of the cooks and their dancing party. The women would do their best to impress the menfolk so as to receive a generous amount of money. The big chunk of money goes to the leader of the whole procession. This is usually one of the marriage counselors chosen to prepare the girl for the institution of marriage.

THE BEST MAN FOR THE BRIDEGROOM-TO-BE

One of the companions for the bridegroom-to-be should be his best man to help him to understand the rituals or the current happenings. Other companions come in also to explain various things especially if the bridegroom-to-be is from another tribe or nationality. Everything is enjoyable as they look forward to the final part of consuming the foodstuffs and drinks.

ALONE AT LAST

The women retreat to the girl’s parent’s house after presenting all the foodstuffs and drinks they had just brought. It is a relief to the gentlemen as they remain to enjoy eating the different delicacies and the drinks whether modern or locally brewed. They remain in the same house eating and drinking for as long as they want. Other people may join them only upon invitation.

THE PLATES DO NOT HAVE TO BE RETURNED EMPTY

Even before they leave the house where they have dined, a marriage counselor advises not to have the plates returned without any money to show appreciation of the whole ceremony. Therefore, bridegroom-to-be is advised to choose well-to-do kind of men who would help him to ensure that the plates are returned with an appreciative amount of money.

OTHER PEOPLE ARE APPRECIATED

Depending on the amount of money received from the bridegroom-to-be and his companions, the girl’s parents can use part of that money to also appreciate some people who played different roles in the success of the events. That is why the need to be financially sound comes in because the more financial muscle you have, the ore colorful will be your “Chilanga Mulilo” celebration. Therefore, you can use this opportunity to try one path that can lead you to your financial independence. You can join by clicking here and you will never regret your action. Take your action now without any use of a credit card. Some opportunities knock only once. Do it now.




Healthy Lifestyles – Serving God Mary Magdalene’s Way








 

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This post is about Healthy Lifestyles – Serving God Mary Magdalene’s Way. Many people in the Holy Book (The Bible) served God in different ways. However, it is important to see how well one woman served God hastily worthy of recognition. She becomes an exemplary person to those who are serving God in various capacities today.

MARY’S BACKGROUND

 

 

Mary Magdalene’s background is pretty the same as ours. The name Magdalene referred to her as having come out of the town of Magdala, which was a fishing town along the banks of the Sea of Galilee. The name implies greatness or magnificence while in the Hebrew Language it also includes the provision of strength like a fortress or a tower.

 

 

NON-BELIEVER

 

 

Mary Magdalene had been a non-believer from whom Jesus Christ had cast out seven demons. From that moment, her passion for following Jesus became imminent. That is why this post has to bring out her activities which make Jesus address her by name, more than he addressed any of his disciples, male or female. Christians had been non-believers at one time and should look forward to being addressed by Jesus and be singled out to attend to Christ’s activities.

 

 

WAS IT THE PERSON WHO WAS CAUGHT IN ADULTERY?

 

 

According to the narration in John chapter 8 verses 1 – 11, Mary Magdalene is not mentioned here by name as the person who was brought before Jesus for being caught committing adultery. Neither is any other name mentioned. Whether it was her or not, there is a lesson every Christian can learn here. Whatever sin had mastered your life would have led you to your death because the wages of sin is death according to Romans chapter 6 verses 23. What is important is for one to repent his or her sin and allow Jesus Christ to be the master of his or her life.

NON-BELIEVERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN CAUGHT UP IN SIN

 

Non-believers who have not been caught up in sin should not behave as if no punishment is in store for them. It is more important to have your conscience convict you now and repent than wait for the time you are caught up in the act and then you repent. Such people feel those serving sentences in prison are worse sinners than them. However, one should understand that there are prisoners who are serving sentences for crimes they have not committed. Joseph’s story in Genesis chapters 37 all the way to Genesis 50 highlights this story.


 

 

MATERIAL SUPPORTER OF JESUS CHRIST’S MINISTRY

Luke chapter 8 verses 1 – 3 mentions Mary Magdalene as being one of the female disciples who supported Jesus Christ’s various activities out of her own means. In other words, she did not allow her wealth to deter her from following Jesus from village to village and from town to town. The Bible is silent about how her material resources were being used in the ministry of Jesus, but one thing is clear that Jesus fed multitudes when the situation was beyond what Mary Magdalene and the other women like Suzanne and Mary, the mother of James and John, could offer.

 

WAS IT MARY MAGDALENE WHO HAD THE ALABASTER JAR OF OIL?

 

Luke chapter 7 verses 36 – 50, gives an account of a sinful woman anointing Jesus with oil from an alabaster jar. Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Jewish traditions as the person who performed this kind of anointing. Here is an exemplary behavior for Christians to emulate.

 

Nothing is cheap in the service of Christ. Christians should also emulate King David who said, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.” (1 Chronicles 21:24).

 

 

 

Both Mary Magdalene and King David received unique special blessings as they genuinely served their God with their wealth. In particular, Mary Magdalene received special blessings on Jesus Christ’s day of resurrection, which no other disciple experienced.

DAY OF JESUS CHRIST’S CRUCIFIXION

 

Matthew 27 verses 56 mentions Mary Magdalene as having followed Jesus Christ from Galilee. Some women were interested in knowing where Jesus’ body would be laid after His crucifixion. Mary’s participation in following Jesus from place to place did not go unnoticed to Mathew. She must have been an active participant to be noticed and mentioned by name by three out of four Gospel writers.

 

WOMEN SAW WHERE JESUS CHRIST’S BODY WAS LAID

 

Luke records in chapter 23 verses 55 and 56 that the women who had followed Jesus from Galilee were interested in knowing where His body would be buried so that they would prepare oil for anointing His body.

 

DAY OF JESUS CHRIST’S RESURRECTION

The day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ was special to Mary Magdalene. The Apostle John records Mary’s participation wonderfullyMary Magdalene and illuminates or singles her out of all the women. We are told that she did not call upon anybody to accompany her to the grave even when she knew that there was a huge stone that had to be rolled away.

 

THE SECOND ADMIRABLE THING ABOUT MARY

The second admirable thing about Mary Magdalene on the resurrection day is that she did not fear darkness at all. Nobody or nothing would deter her from reaching the body of Jesus. Not even darkness would do so.

 

THE THIRD ADMIRABLE THING ABOUT MARY

The third admirable thing about Mary is that she was not afraid to look inside Jesus’s grave when she found the stone rolled away. She discovered that the grave was empty and started wandering and wondering where the body could be. When she was convinced it was not nearby, she ran away to inform Peter and John about it. The two disciples could not believer and so they ran towards the grave to convince themselves. Indeed, Mary had told them the truth.

 

THE FOURTH ADMIRABLE THING ABOUT MARY

 

The fourth admirable thing about Mary is that she did not give up easily in searching for the disappeared body of Jesus. She refused to follow Peter and John into the city to simply wait for evidence of the disappeared body. She remained near the grave crying and searching for the body.

 

APPEARANCE OF ANGELS INSIDE THE GRAVE

 

Suddenly Mary was able to see two angels inside the grave of Jesus Christ. One was seated at the head and the other at the foot where Jesus’s body had been laid. They asked her why she was crying. Before she could answer, she turned behind her and saw a person who looked like a gardener. He, too, asked her why she was crying and who it was that she was looking for.


Angelic presence

 

 

JESUS APPEARS TO MARY MAGDALENE

 

Mary answered the “gardener” quickly and asked him where he had put the body of Jesus so that she can have it for the anointing of oil. Then Jesus revealed Himself to her and she was overjoyed. She wanted to cling to Jesus, but He discouraged her because He had to return to His Father in Heaven first.

 

MARY MAGDALENE RECEIVES A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

 

After His appearance to Mary, Jesus did not delay in giving Mary Magdalene a special assignment which included telling His disciples including Peter that He had risen from the dead. Tell them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” (John 20 verses 17).

 

THE JOYFUL MARY MAGDALENE

 

The joyful Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’s disciples and spread the Good News that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead and that He was ascending to the Father first before meeting them. The reaction to her news did not matter to her since she had fulfilled her assignment Jesus had given her. Whether the disciples believed her or not, she had peace of mind. The fact still remained that she was the one privileged to see the Lord first before He appeared to His disciples.

 

ARE YOU A NON-BELIEVER TODAY?

 

In case, you are not a believer, believers in the resurrection of Jesus Christ keep on preaching about Jesus Christ. Whether you believe it or not, they have peace of mind and are busy waiting for His return to judge the whole world. He will condemn unbelievers and throw them into hell where the fire is not quenched and people live in continuous agony in need of cool water to drink. The believers will be presented with life unlimited full of happiness and joy.

 

YOU NEED FINANCIAL FREEDOM

 

Some people, believers or not, need financial freedom to enable them support the work of Jesus Christ here on earth. That is why I am recommending the Wealthy Affiliate community who can help you get trained to become financially independent. It is my number one recommendation for people to start earning consistent income even when you are sleeping or playing with your family. Like Mary, supporting the activities of Jesus Christ in this world will not be a problem. Grab the chance and you shall never regret it.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TIPS – SHINING FROM GOD’S BLESSINGS (DUBAI AND MECCA)










The tallest building in the whole world

This post is about Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Shining from God’s Blessing (Dubai AND Mecca). Have you ever stopped for one moment to ask yourself why Dubai has been transformed from a desert strip to one of the best destinations in the 21st Century? Believe it or not, beyond thirty years ago, nobody looked at Dubai as a place worth visiting. For diplomatic reasons, people were duty-bound to go there and take up positions. For business ventures, nobody looked at Dubai twice. However, when God’s blessings shone upon Dubai, they brought abundant changes to Dubai.
THE BURJI KHALIFA, DUBAI’S TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WHOLE WORLD
However, about thirty years ago, many economic activities started taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been the driving force in modernizing Dubai. With his vision of Dubai 2021, Dubai is poised to become one of the greatest cities of the world. His vision included the building of the world’s tallest building, the Burji Khalifa. It soars up to about 830 meters and partly contains 900 apartments for rent. They range from one to five bedroom apartments and the rentals ranging between $1,035,000 and $27,770,000. However, these rentals have dropped by as much as 70% recently.

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THE ABRAJ AL BAIT, MECCA’S BIGGEST BUILDING IN THE WHOLE WORLD
The Abraj Al-Bait is found in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and towers up to about 600 meters. Its base makes it the biggest building in the whole world. Its clock appearing at 400 meters high dwarfs London’s Big Ben Clock by far. There are seven different hotels renting premises from this government-owned complex. The construction of this impressive building began in 2004 and $15 billion dollars was spent before its completion in 2011. This expensive building also accommodates offices for rent, private viewing deck, shopping malls and a parking space. It is situated next to Mecca’s Holy Temple targeted by pilgrims of the Muslim community from all over the world. Like Dubai, God remembered His promises to Ishmael through Abraham and his mother Hagar and Mecca received abundant blessings.
ORIGIN OF DUBAI’S AND MECCA’S BLESSING
Why should two Middle East countries stand out very significantly in the whole world in possessing the tallest building in the whole world and the largest building in the whole world in terms of ground or floor space? Is it a coincidence that these two countries can be blessed without any cause? The answer lies in the origin of Dubai’s and Mecca’s blessing. The story of the source of blessing is well outlined in Genesis chapter 21 verses 1 to 20.
BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

In Genesis chapter 18 verse 10, after Abraham had entertained his three visitors, a promise was made to Abraham that his wife, Sarah, would bear him a child the following year. Sarah laughed at this promise as she considered herself past bearing age. True to God’s promise, she held Isaac as her own baby boy and she remarked that everyone should laugh with her for holding her own baby in her old age.
NO SHARE IN ABRAHAM’S INHERINTANCE
Dubai’s and Mecca’s blessings began when Sarah gave her maid servant to Abraham in order for her to bear a child for Abraham. She had not given her husband any child for a long time since she was regarded as being barren. At last, at the age of ninety, she bears a male child, Isaac, to him. The child had been promised to Abraham when he was seventy-five years old, but God fulfilled His promise when Abraham was aged one hundred.
ABRAHAM HOLDS A GREAT FEAST
When the child, Isaac, was weaned, Abraham held a great feast. During the party, Abraham’s child, Ishmael, was mocking. May be Ishmael could not stand all the attention Isaac was receiving because he had not been treated to such a great feast himself. When Sarah took notice of this incident, she was so upset about it that she urged Abraham to throw Hagar and her child out of her compound. She stressed that there was no way Ishmael was going to be part of Abraham’s inheritance. This displeased Abraham greatly, but God assured him that he should not worry about it because He was going to bless Ishmael and turn him into a great nation.
SARAH’S CHANGE OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS HAGAR
It is important at this point to notice Sarah’s change of attitude. She had loved Hagar when she presented her to Abraham expecting to build her own family through Hagar. However, when Isaac is born, she does not even want Ishmael to take part in benefiting from Abraham’s estates. She even addresses Hagar as a slave girl. Further on she states that there was no way Ishmael was going to be a partaker of Abraham’s estates. Both mother and son are rejected and evicted from Abraham’s compound.
HAGAR AND ISHMAEL SENT AWAY
Blessings come with their own challenges, particularly in a polygamous family. All was not well in Abraham’s house. He had to deal with a complication that is not uncommon in polygamous marriages. The following morning, Abraham took food and water and set Hagar and Ishmael on their journey into the unknown places. After wandering in the desert for some time, Hagar ran out of water to give her child to drink. Ishmael kept on pestering his mother for water, but she could not find any. When the child became too weak to continue the journey, she found a shrub and put Ishmael there. She hid from him as she did not want to see him die of thirst. The boy continued crying for water, but there was none.
GOD HEARS ISHMAEL’S CRY

Not long afterwards, God heard Ishmael’s cries and sent an angel to speak to his mother. Ishmael was not going to die, but he would be turned into a great nation. This nation would be so great that it would sub-divide itself into nations. Therefore, it is not surprising that from Ishmael himself, we have descendants who are members of the Arab League. Some members of the Arab League are Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. From these nations come the blessing of the world’s tallest building and the largest floor space building. What a blessing Ishmael received!
YOU, TOO, MAY BE BLESSED
Just like Ishmael received his grand blessing, you too, can be blessed. Ishmael received his blessing when he had lost hope of a successful life. Are you financially independent? If not, you might have lost hope of ever becoming a financially independent person. Do not lose hope. Let me introduce you to the Wealthy Affiliate community which you can use as a vehicle for your financial independence. Spare your credit card and join freely by clicking on one of these images in the post. Eventually like Dubai or Mecca, and by the way, it does not matter how long it may take, you may start shining from God’s blessing and become the most financially independent person in your family, town or nation. Good luck.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TIPS – THE CONSUMPTION OF THE MIXTURE OF GINGER, ONION AND HONEY











This is a post about Healthy Lifestyles – The Consumption of the Mixture of Ginger, Onion and Honey. Did you know that many rich people do not stop even for a moment to think about what should be included in their eating habits? As a result of this, some of them get affected by bad eating habits that bring about liver, kidneys, cancer and heart disease. This truly can be avoided if they can get good advice from a dietitian who would provide a list that would include three important food items such as ginger, onion and honey.
TAKING GINGER IN ITS VARIOUS DIETARY FORMS
Ginger is a flowering plant whose root, ginger, itself has been used for various purposes way beyond three thousand years ago. It is very popular to the people who know its health benefits, especially the people in Asian countries and the Far East. They have found various ways of incorporating it in their diet.
Some people may be conscious of the importance of taking ginger alone without the other two components of onion and honey. It is, indeed, beneficial because it has a lot of health benefits. The Research Institute of the United States of America has included the following benefits:
1. The element of gingerol in ginger makes it become a powerful substance with many medicinal properties. That is why it is generally used as a spice as well as home medicine
2. The fight against stomach ulcers seems to be easy when ginger is used. Therefore, the sores that appear in your stomach lining disappear when you use ginger consistently.
3. Enlightens the menstrual pains in women. Because ginger quickens up the pulse in the blood circulation of people taking it, women do not experience too much pain.
4. Ginger is very helpful when it comes to reducing nausea even in pregnant women. Vomiting also lessens in pregnant women and they are slightly affected by morning sickness.
5. People with upset stomachs are relieved.
6. Ginger is very helpful when it comes to reducing cold sweats.
7. Ginger generally boosts the immune system.
8. Ginger reduces the potential risk of a stroke.
9. Ginger is very helpful when it comes to reducing to overcome arthritis and osteoarthritis.
10. Ginger assists to prevent cancer.
11. Ginger assists to improve the respiratory system including the asthmatic people.
12. Ginger assists to maintain normal blood circulation system.
13. Ginger assists to improve the cold and flu.
14. Ginger assists to maintain the liver functions to operate normally.
15. Ginger is very helpful when it comes to reducing to relieve heartburns.
16. Ginger will help to treat throat infections and inflammations.
TAKING ONION IN ITS VARIOUS DIETARY FORMS

Onion, which belongs to the Allium Cepa vegetable family, is a bulb that has been in existence beyond two thousand, five hundred years before the Christ Era. Like ginger, onion has medicinal properties and current research shows that health benefits of onion have not been conclusive. While onions have been included in the regular diet of many classes of people, it is important to stop for a moment and try to bring in more ways of incorporating it into our diet so as not to miss out of its many health benefits.
Onions are highly nutritious. Some many health benefits of onions are stated below:
1. The American Institute for Cancer Research endorses the inclusion of onions in one’s diet and exercises to prevent cancer.
2. Onions are antidiabetic.
3. The manganese content in onions has antioxidant properties.
4. The element of nitric acid makes it possible for onions to enhance the circulation of blood thereby avoiding the clotting of blood.
5. The element of Sulphur makes it possible for onions to fight heart disease.
6. Being a good source of vitamin C and B6, onions contain potassium which makes it possible for general disease prevention.
7. Onions contain minerals such as calcium and iron thereby accelerating the prevention of disease.
8. Because of the high content of fiber, onions make it possible for the digestion process to be smooth.
9. Maybe one can truly say that the biggest benefit from onion for men is enhancing their sexual libido and remaining active for a long period. In this way, male sexual dysfunction is arrested by this marvelous vegetable.
10. Onion prevents stroke.
11. Onion prevents “wet dreams” from happening in boys.
12. People with asthma enjoy a healthy lifestyle at the consumption of onions.
TAKING HONEY IN ITS VARIOUS DIETARY FORMS


Honey can be collected from the forest or from bee-hives that people keep for honey production. These days it is becoming common to domestic bees for honey production. The Holy Bible speaks of the Promised Land as a land flowing with milk and honey. God gave the Israelites one of the best lands on earth and consumption of milk and honey would lead to having a healthy nation. It was a sign of abundance and prosperity. For God to have mentioned HONEY sixty-one times in the New International Version Bible, it means it is a valuable substance. People have been using honey from ancient times as both food and medicine. Most of its health benefits are listed below:
1. Wild or domesticated honey helps to lower High Blood pressure.
2. Because honey contains many vitamins and mineral nutrients such as, to mention a few, magnesium, calcium, copper and manganese, it qualifies to be foodstuff for anti-cancer.
3. Wild or domesticated honey has anti-diabetic qualities.
4. Wild or domesticated honey enhances the health of the heart.
5. Wild or domesticated honey easily heals soles and wounds.
6. Wild or domesticated honey prevents many allergies.
7. Wild or domesticated honey has anti-inflammatory qualities.
8. Wild or domesticated honey boosts immunity.
9. Wild or domesticated honey is good at nourishing a person’s face and skin.
10. Wild or domesticated honey strengthens a person’s gums.
11. Wild or domesticated honey contributes to a person’s beauty sleep.
12. Wild or domesticated honey helps to control dandruff in both men and women.
MIXTURE OF THE TRIO ELEMENTS
One may blend the above-stated elements or just drink or eat the mixture of this powerful concoction, and you can imagine how effective this can be. Indeed, it can be very effective not only in health matters but that would be the beginning of a good journey towards shedding off from your life some unwanted diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many others. Stay healthy all the time and enjoy the trio element mixture.

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Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Enjoying the Genealogy of Jesus Christ


This post is about Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Enjoying the Genealogy of Jesus Christ. Many Israelites looked forward to the coming of the Messiah as prophesied by many prophets including Moses, Isaiah, Zechariah, Malachi. They wanted to be part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ. However, God’s mercies and love know no boundaries; His choice of the genealogy of Jesus Christ went beyond the Israelites’ boarder and brought in both internal and foreign women physically and spiritually.

TAMAR

As outlined in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew concerning the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the first great-grandmother of Jesus Christ is the woman called Tamar (Matthew 1 v 3). In Genesis chapter 38, a sad story unfolds showing Judah’s two eldest children from a Canaanite woman named Shua, dying before reaching old age. The firstborn child was called Er and his young brother was Onan.

Judah looked for a girl whom Er should marry. Tamar was found and Er married her. His wickedness angered God and the Lord put him to death. Judah then decided to give Tamar his younger son, Onan, in marriage. So Onan was instructed to fulfill his obligations as a younger brother by raising up off-springs for his late brother, Er.

The Lord could not tolerate Onan’s wickedness when he showed signs of not wanting to raise his late brother’s children. He was put to death also. For this reason, Judah avoided his responsibilities of handing over another son, in this case Shelar, to Tamar lest he, too, dies. Tamar then was told by Judah to go and live under her father’s roof waiting for Shelar to fully grow up. Judah hoped that Tamar could misbehave by sleeping with another man so that he would not have to hand over Shelar to Tamar.

Tamar, however, was a faithful widow and looked forward to the day Shelar would be handed over to her as a person to fulfill her late husband’s obligations. She got disappointed when her father-in-law, Judah, stayed silent about handing over Shelar to her. Why was she being treated unfairly like that? What wrong had she committed?

Tamar just heard that her mother-in-law, Shua’s daughter, had died. Judah grieved over her for a long time. After some time, the next thing Tamar heard was that her father-in-law, Judah was going to the next village after her father’s village and take part in shearing the sheep. She then disguised herself as a prostitute and waited for her father-in-law to pass. Judah thought it was a prostitute and asked for her services. He would send a goat to her the following day for her payment.

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Since Judah did not have the goat with him, he left his seal and its cord, and the staff in his hand as surety for the goat to be handed over to her. He tried to fulfill his payment of the goat the following day through his friend, the Adullamite, but was told that no prostitute was known around that place. Therefore, the matter was forgotten until Judah was told that his daughter-in-law had committed adultery.

Judah was very furious upon hearing such news and he asked for people to bring her to him so that she could be stoned to death. Shelar, at last, would not have to be handed over to her! He was almost jumping up to celebrate such good news, when to his surprise, his long-lost items appear before his eyes as the message was delivered to him from his daughter-in-law: “I am pregnant by the man who owns these.”

Judah became guilty for not handing over Shelar in marriage to her and he never again slept with her. She eventually gave birth to twins: Perez and Zerah. It was through Perez that the genealogy of Jesus Christ was perpetuated. In this way, Tamar became the great, great-grandmother of Jesus Christ.

RAHAB

The second great, great-grandmother of Jesus Christ as mentioned in Matthew chapter 1v 5 is Rahab. The story of Rahab unfolds in Joshua chapter two. Joshua secretly sends out two Israelites as spies in the city of Jericho. They enter the house of a prostitute which was adjacent to the great wall of Jericho. Rahab interacts with them and discovers their intentions of coming to invade her city and subdue it.

Rahab seems to be a well-informed person regarding the imminent invasion by the Israelites and knows the outcome pretty well. She does not even need to have second thoughts which side she should take. She knows that she is dealing with blessed people of God and only He is the ruler of both heavens and earth so that wondrous miracles like drying up the red sea and making the Israelites cross it on dry land is impossible for any human being except God.

She senses danger and quickly hides the Israelite spies from the King who is demanding their death. She lets them promise to her that in return for her good deed, upon arriving to invade Jericho, they should spare her life and the lives of her family members.

The two spies return to Joshua and inform him about the favorable conditions regarding the invasion of Jericho. They repeat what Rahab had told them concerning the fearful men and soldiers in Jericho. They included the promise they had made to Rahab about safeguarding all her family members who would be found in her house.

The actual invasion finally takes place and Rahab is rescued with all her family members who are in her house. She eventually gets married to Salmon and bears Boaz. (Matthew 1 v 5).

Ruth worried about being left alone

RUTH

The third great, great-grandmother of Jesus Christ is called Ruth. This story unfolds in Ruth chapter one where we are informed about severe famine taking place in Judah. Elimelek leaves Bethlehem in Judah and goes with his wife, Naomi and two sons Mahlon and Kilion into the land of Moabites and lives there. After some time, Elimelek dies leaving behind his wife and her two grown up sons. They marry Moabite women, one named Naomi and the other one is Ruth. About ten years later, both Mahlon and Kilion die leaving behind their wives without children.

News reaches Naomi that God had visited her own people and had given them plenty of food. She decided to go back to the land of her ancestors and her husband’s relatives. She decides to say goodbye to her daughters-in-law Naomi and Ruth. She even narrates to them how difficult it would be for her to raise children who would grow up to marry them.

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Of course, this looks an impossible situation for Naomi and she returns to her people. For Ruth the story is different as she blankly tells her mother-in-law not to insist on asking her to return to her people. “Please, do not ask me again to leave you or to return from following you. For wherever you go I will go and where you live, I will live; your people shall be my people and your God will be my God.”

Naomi allows her to go with her and she later gets married to Boaz. Ruth bears a child by the name of Jesse who became the father of King David, the man who was after God’s own heart.

SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED

One may ask, “Do foreigners and aliens have a part in God’s Kingdom? Where is God in the midst of a crisis like pain and poverty? How did God provide an eternal king for his people?”

Some situations given to us through Tamar, Rahab and Ruth may help us to answer some stated questions. These three great-grandmothers of Jesus Christ show us something definite about God’s silence. God may look withdrawn from a sad situation, but is busy working out a plan to wipe away your tears just the way a woman forgets the birth pangs when she looks at her born-child.

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips – Walking With God David’s Way Part 3

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TIPS – WALKING WITH GOD DAVID’S WAY

Do you know the aftermath of David’s victory over Goliath? The news of his victory spreads like wild fire. The news of his victory was too big and too sweet for one person to contend with. “David has killed Goliath! David has killed Goliath!”

The chanting goes on and on until those who have remained in the Israelite cities, towns, and villages start spreading the same victorious chant to the people who want to listen. The women are quick to compose a song about David and it is this same song that makes King Saul becomes jealous of his young soldier.

Some women in one town start singing; “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” (1 Samuel 18 v 7)

David had been singing at the palace for King Saul to be healed of his evil spirit which taunted him. He had not bothered to know who it was that made him feel well due to his soothing music. Even before David went to fight Goliath, King Saul had to ask his close servants, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” (1 Samuel 1 v 55)

There is something sweet associated with victory. Everybody wants to know who you are and they want if possible for you to tell them what it is that has caused you to shine your way to stardom. Everybody wants to associate himself or herself with the winner. It is therefore not surprising that even Princess Michal falls in love with the nonentity David who has risen overnight to stardom. Let us stop here for a moment without going into Michal’s story any further. We can now return to King Saul’s jealousy mood.

From the moment King Saul hears the women singing the victorious song in favor of David’s victory over Goliath, he starts looking at David with his heart burning with jealousy. At the back of his mind, he comes to realize that God is with David and this fact sends shivers down his spine. The only way he would not have a competitor by the name of DAVID is to eliminate him for good. Otherwise, his beloved Jonathan will not rule in his place after he has gone. David must be eliminated, whatever the cost.

King Saul does not fulfill his promise of giving one of his daughters to whoever kills the enemy number one of the nation Israel: GOLIATH. Merab, King Saul’s eldest daughter who was part of the bargain for killing Goliath is handed over to somebody else called Adriel the Meholathite. He then tries to fulfill his promise to David when he hears, Michal, his second daughter, is in love with the handsome David. But he adds more strings to the bargain by telling David to bring him one hundred foreskins of the Philistines. He hopes David should be killed in his quest to kill the one hundred Philistines.

To King Saul’s dismay, David returns with double the number he had desired – two hundred foreskins of the Philistines. However, even when King Saul hands over Michal, his daughter, to David as his wife, he hopes Michal to become a snare to him and to quickly bring him to his death. However, Michal is genuinely in love with David and does not wish him harm in any way. King Saul is disappointed later on when he finds that Michal protects David and allows him to escape from her father’s grip.

To worsen the matters for King Saul, his son, Jonathan becomes David’s best friend and is very loyal to him. On more than three occasions, Jonathan tries to convince his father not to harm David in any way, but to no avail. In fact, at one point, Jonathan is rebuked so strongly by his father that he remains with no alternative, but to tell his friend to escape and rescue his own life. King Saul pursues David into the wilderness after failing twice to pin him to the wall as he is brought into his chamber to sing. He is determined to end David’s life and thereby ending his popularity as a beloved soldier in Israel.

Jonathan continues to check on the safety of his friend as he runs away from King Saul’s jealousy mood. He feels more insecure as David becomes more and more popular with his victories against the Philistines. It is important to note at this point that leaders whom others love and loyally follow are usually those who express appreciation to their followers. They live the principle of affirmation. No wonder David becomes a crowd puller of those who want to support him as he runs away from King Saul. David draws to him many disgruntled servants of King Saul to him.

One important attribute accredited to David is that he does not desire to take vengeance on King Saul. He simply says he cannot bring his arm to harm the anointed one of God. He says this to defend his action when his followers urge him to kill King Saul because God has delivered him into his hands as he is relieving himself in a cave while on a mission to kill David. David only cuts off a piece of garment King Saul is wearing. Shortly afterward, David shows the piece of garment to King Saul and informs him, he could have been killed because God delivered him into his hands, but could not carry out such an abominable action. King Saul seems apologetic and repentant, but not for long.

King Saul’s heart burns with more jealousy and he goes out to hunt down David when he is informed that David is in a particular location where he can easily be cornered. This time an opportunity arises where David approaches King Saul’s camp where he is sleeping with his bodyguards. Abner, the son of Ner, has arranged his soldiers around where the King is sleeping while he, himself, sleeps next to the King to protect him. In the meantime, the King has stuck his own spear near his head to use it in a time of emergency.

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David, with Abishai accompanying him, approaches the camp unnoticed by the sleeping King and his servants. He takes hold of the King’s spear and his jug of water and moves quietly away. As soon as he is at a safe distance, he shouts to Abner, the commander, for failing to protect the King while he was still sleeping. When he shows the King’s spear and water jug to them, King Saul is apologetic to David and he returns to his palace.

No wonder God had told Samuel to go and anoint one of Jesse’s sons who was after His own heart. You need to be like David who is ready to forgive those who have wronged him in various ways. King Saul had hurt David emotionally and his desire to have him killed was very strong, but David had to forgive King Saul many times. How many times have you forgiven your enemies? Is it only once? Jesus Christ said we should forgive our enemies seventy times seventy. Are you practicing this commandment? If you want to follow God’s heart, do so and god will not only protect you but shower you with unmerited favor and mercies.

Finally, do you remember what David answered when people approached him about Michal falling in love with him? He said in Samuel chapter 18 v 23, “Does it seem to you a light thing to be a king’s son-in-law seeing I am a poor and lightly esteemed man?”

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Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Walking With God David’s Way Part 2






It is now time to move on to Healthy Lifestyles – Walking with God David’s Way Part 2. Remember that when you appreciate God’s protection over your life and praise Him for doing so, His favor shall be upon you all the time. This is what David did. God always protected him from wild beasts as he looked after his father’s sheep. In turn, David composed various songs and sang about the greatness of God as often as he could.

In Healthy Lifestyles tips – Walking with God David’s Way Part 1, we left David at the battle front where the Israelites were about to engage themselves in battle against the Philistines. He had already delivered the foodstuffs his father had given him. He was now curious to find out who it was that was making the Israelites run away from the battlefield with fear written all over their faces.

He glanced to see what had terrified his three elder brothers who were in the Israelite Army together with the rest of the soldiers. They had scampered like frightened sheep who had just seen a lion in their midst. Why should Saul’s soldiers run away from an enemy soldier like frightened chickens? Was there any need to do that when they had the Living God in Israel? Or had they forsaken their God and had run after man-made gods who were now unable to defend them in times of enemy attacks?

Eliab, David’s eldest brother, came where David was and discouraged him from doing anything silly. He rebuked David when he was trying to inquire about what would be given to the one who would defeat the giant who was threatening the Israelite army. He just wanted his young brother to go back home and look after the family’s sheep. However, David continued asking about the reward for killing Goliath. The answer was a welcoming remark to David’s ears. Was it really true? Was it possible that he could become the son-in-law of King Saul? Was it also true that his father’s family would be exempted from paying tax in Israel? Was it also true that he would receive other good gifts from the King? This was too good to be true!

Word spreads out quickly! One of the sons of Jesse is going to challenge Goliath! It cannot be Eliab or the other two of his brothers because they have been running away from Goliath since the challenge began forty days ago. Who can it be then? What! Face that giant! Only a mad soldier wanting to commit suicide can do that. It was said that Goliath had been fighting battles from a tender age and had not lost any. His body was gigantic. So was his shield and spear. His battle garments were also metallic. Why challenge such a one? Indeed, challenging Goliath was suicidal.

David was oblivious of the soldiers’ concerns. This giant who is calling himself GOLIATH has to be killed today and have his body fed to the birds of the air. He has defied the soldiers of the Living God and insulted their God. His death will let everyone know that the Maker of the ends of the earth dwells in Israel and no proud soldier can insult Him. This Living God is the one who had protected him from death as the bear or lion attacked him. Today is the last day for the Israelites to be insulted by this uncircumcised Philistine soldier.

David is escorted to King Saul. The long awaited good news had reached him. There was a young man who was willing to challenge the giant GOLIATH. At last Israel, as a nation, will be freed from this fearful soldier. God had a way of answering his people in one way or another. But why hadn’t God used him or his son, Jonathan, to free the nation from such an attacker? What King Saul did not know is that strong leaders produce strong followers. His leadership at this stage was weak and so he had produced week followers who were also running away from this giant called GOLIATH. Even his name suited his gigantic stature.

King Soul is disappointed when David is brought before him. He did not expect a youth to go out and fight with the giant and was about to rule him out when the young man said with confidence, “I am a shepherd who looks after my father’s sheep. I have not lost any sheep so far because whenever a bear or a lion grabs my sheep, I follow the beast and grab back the sheep from its mouth. Whenever it tries to attack me, I turn round and kill it. Therefore, my God who has saved me before from the lion’s mouth shall protect me from being defeated by this Philistine giant. (1 Samuel chapter 17).

King Soul is still not convinced and he tries to assist this youth with his military apparel. David tries to walk while wearing this new military attire, but is hampered greatly. With due respect to the King, he takes off the military hardware. He is confident of being in the same attire when attacking a lion. He gets hold of his sling, chooses five smooth pebble stones and declares himself ready to meet the giant. This encounter will show Eliab, his elder brother that he had not come to watch the battle, but to defeat Israel’s enemy number one.

As the two champions advanced towards each other, both camps start cheering their own champion. For Goliath,s camp, the soldiers are happy that only a youth has been sent forward to fight their champion and they are overcome with overconfidence. What escapes their mind is the fact that Goliath is up against invisible forces of the most High God. They forget, too, that Israel at one time had raised soldiers who were experts with sling shots according to Judges 20 v 16.

The giant looks at him and recognizes the fact that David is just a boy moving towards him with a club. He is greatly disappointed. He just imagines people telling him that he had only managed to defeat a boy and not a real man. He hails out to David, “Am I a dog that you should approach me with a club? Come to me and I shall give your body to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.” (1 Samuel chapter 17 vs 43 – 44).

David answers back with eagerness, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied.” (1 Samuel chapter 17 v 45). Here it is important to note that David is emphasizing the armies and not one army which King Saul had. Therefore, David believed strongly in the invisible and invincible armies of the Living God. God commanded the invisible legions of angels on His side.

David goes on to say that the lord will deliver Goliath into his hands and that all the people shall know that there is a God in Israel. When he finishes his verbal attack, David hurried and ran to where the giant was. He paused to aim a shot with his sling. The stone sank into the giant’s forehead. Goliath fell face downwards. At the sight of this, Goliath’s shield bearer ran away while David rushed for the sword and cut off the giant’s head. He lifted the head up and the Israelite army cheered noisily and pursued the Philistine army killing most of them. The Israelites came back later and looted the Philistine camps. It was a great victory that turned tables in the Israel army.
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We can learn many lessons from David’s victory in defeating the giant. While everybody knows that no one likes to lose a fight, some leaders do not want to practice the law of victory. If the leader wins a battle, it affects the whole army. We can see above that David turned the coward soldiers into vigilant victorious people who attacked the Philistine army. The Israelite army was no longer petrified at the sight of the enemy soldiers they had been running away from the past forty days. What made the difference this time?

David’s perception of the giant was very different from everybody else’s. He did not see an invincible giant, but an opportunity not to miss hitting such a huge body with a stone from his sling. Moreover, David decided to use a proven method of a sling which he had been successful with in the past in killing a bear and a lion. He did not follow the conventional method of wearing protective garments while marching into the battle field.

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips – Walking With God David’s Way Part 1






This post is about Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Walking with God David’s Way. Many people now have different lifestyles that can fall short of David. The more this generation tries to emulate David, the closer we shall all be to our God. This refers to both young, middle-aged and elderly people.

Most of the story about David’s life unfolds from the two books of first and second Samuel of the Holy Book: 1 Samuel chapter 16 all the way to 2 Samuel chapter 24. These interesting events begin with God anointing a leader through Samuel, of course. Therefore, in David’s walk with God, we can see God vividly at work as He chooses guides, chastises and blesses His leader, David, and prepares his people Israel for the coming Messiah through David’s lineage.

David’s call to leadership is quite interesting. Samuel, the prophet arrives at Jesse’s house ready to anoint one of David’s sons. He has been clearly instructed to anoint the only son whom God Himself shall choose. Jesse is also excited to host the prophet at his house. Of all houses in Bethlehem, the prophet has chosen to come and sacrifice at his house. What a blessing!

Before conducting any sacrifice, Samuel does not waste time, and informs Jesse that no sacrifice can be done without anointing one of his sons first. Both father and prophet are excited as Jesse’s firstborn child is paraded before him. Surely, the firstborn son should be anointed for great tasks for the Lord. Both of them are greatly disappointed when Eliab, the firstborn child of Jesse, is rejected by God.

Many questions run through the minds of both the prophet and Eliab’s father. If the firstborn child who is both handsome and athletic looking can be rejected, who then shall be accepted? Both of them did not know that a rude shock awaited them as one elderly son after another got rejected. A worried look overshadowed them as all the six sons of Jesse who were presented to the prophet got rejected.

“Jessy! Are all these your only sons? Surely, I am not here by mistake because God does not lie! Let every man be a liar and God be truthful. Bring more sons here and right now or else I shall do nothing else until that child comes,” the prophet announced.

Panic seizes Jesse. All his sons have been paraded before the prophet, and only the youngest one is missing. To make matters worse, he was out tending the family sheep. Why had he not thought of young David before? Maybe he had overlooked many good qualities in his youngest child. What it that he had missed? Young David had never reported any missing sheep! Young David was a good singer! People had reported David singing good melodious songs about God’s strength and protection He offers to those who trust him.

“Eliab! Go along with two of your brothers and bring David from the sheep’s pasture. You have heard what the prophet has said. He will not rest until he has seen David in front of him,” said Jesse.

Eliab rushes along and follows his father’s instructions to the letter. Not long afterward, he returns with the young handsome David. The odor of animal skin and smoke accompanies him as he approaches Samuel. The prophet’s eyes light up as his eyes meet David’s. His heart is now at peace. God cannot be wrong. There is something special about Jesse’s youngest son. The waiting for this moment was worthwhile.
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This reminds me of Nelson Mandela. Twenty-seven years of political imprisonment could not deter him from what God had led on his shoulders: to be a leader in one of the great nations of Africa, South Africa. Many whites had overruled a black person from becoming a president in South Africa, in spite of many races within the nation. He was a forgotten figure in prison. Little did the nation expect Nelson Mandela to be their president upon release from prison. God works with time. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever situation you are, regardless of how people belittle you, God will make you appear at the right time. God’s timing is said to be the best.

A similar situation occurred in the United States of America (USA) when Barrack Obama became president. If Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon were to wake up from their graves, they would have been greatly surprised to find a black person ruling America. Their faces could wear a puzzling look and ask the Americans what on earth made them vote for a black president. To us, we are now not surprised anymore as we shall simply reply to their query, “God’s timing is the best.”

The way God recognized David when everybody despised him in the family that is how God will locate you in your company, family or business. He will elevate you one of these days regardless of the “impossible” circumstances surrounding you. Remember that there is nothing impossible with God. He will elevate you one of these days in one way or another. Just keep on trusting Him.

Let us get back to our story of David. After being anointed King of Israel at the age of seventeen years, the situation arose when Jesse asked David to take foodstuffs to his brothers who were at the battle front fighting the Philistines. David is obedient to his father and runs on the errand. He does not know at this stage that taking food stuffs to his brothers at the battlefield will make him famous in the whole of Israel.

Who does not want to be famous? The genuine answer is that everyone wants to be famous. Other people can say outwardly that they do not want to be famous. The truth is that, inwardly, they have a desire to be so except that chances have come their way, but did not know how they missed them. Please, do not argue with me at this point because Ecclesiastes 9 v 11 says the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong nor bread to the wise nor riches to men of understanding nor favor to the men of skill, but time and chance happens to them all.

Indeed, many youths of our current times should have been on their way to fame except that they disobeyed their parents at one time or another bringing disqualification of some kind upon their own heads. You should remember that Joseph eventually became the Governor of Egypt because of his obedience to taking foodstuffs to his brothers who were busy looking after their sheep. From there, he was sold into Egypt where he was appointed governor after years of suffering as a slave. Therefore, our youths have a lot to learn about obedience from both Joseph and David.

Going back to the story of David, we see him give the foodstuffs to his brothers and deliver his father’s warm greetings to them. He then hears something very disturbing. It is so disturbing that his inner soul is touched. He strains his ears to try to get the words correctly. What he hears disturbs his heart and soul even further. Maybe he had not heard correctly. However, his ears do not betray him because what he hears has a different impact on all the soldiers trying to fight the battle on behalf of Israel. They are all afraid. Look out for part 2 of this interesting healthy tip.

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Healthy Lifestyles Tips – Walking With God Job’s Way


This post is about Healthy Lifestyle Tips – Walking with God Job’s Way. Many people overlook the kind of lifestyle Job displayed in the midst of joy, sadness, poverty and illness. If twenty-five per cent of the men’s population on earth were to emulate Job, there could be real happiness in many places of our planet.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF JOB

Job does not know that God has allowed Satan to test him. Satan thinks God has protected job and his family including his property zealously. Besides, God has given Job and his family very good health. Without these things, Satan thinks Job cannot praise and worship God wholeheartedly. When Satan strikes job with calamity by ensuring that all his ten children die the same day, and all his wealth vanishes together with his children, Job’s misfortune is compounded by his friends. His friends find him in a grievous and unhealthy mood. His body has been stuck with sores to the extent that dogs come to lick his body. They tell him that he has sinned greatly and that is why God has meted such punishment to him.

CONVENANT

With Job’s lifestyle, one can trace his self- discipline to his strong faith in pleasing God. Being the richest man in the east as the Bible tells us in Job chapter one, Job did not allow his riches to disturb his relationship with his God. Amos chapter 3 v 3 says two people cannot walk together unless they agree. Furthermore, the Bible does not tell us when Job was called to start following God or when Job asked God to be His follower. However, his lifestyle tells us that he was a strong follower of God.

CONVICTIONS

We see in many chapters, right from the opening one, that Job was an ardent believer in his God, whom he addresses as his Redeemer in Job 19 v 25. In this case, God who had redeemed Israel from being a slave in Egypt and had also redeemed Israel from bondage in Babylon would come to his help and restore his former status and health. His conviction about this was so strong that he rebuked his wife and told her that people had to receive both good and bad things from God.

HIS OPINION ABOUT SINGLE WOMEN

Job is somehow busy preaching to men today to emulate him in his opinion about single ladies. In the book of Job chapter 31 v 1, he says that he had made a covenant with his eyes not to lust after a maiden. His decision is a good lesson to all men today, whether rich or poor, influential or not. One has to look around and find it difficult to ignore how many politicians have fallen prey to what Job overcame. The clergymen and women have not been left out and so are the many academicians and managers of both private and public service.

PERPETRATORS IN POLITICS

Politicians are perpetrators of this vice because of the power they yield to solve monetary or job fulfillment to people who want any favor from them. Apart from the innocent public, they victimize workmates in less position than theirs. They fail to control themselves sexually and would entice many single, and unfortunately, married ladies. Therefore, Job calls this as an inheritance for the wicked to be punished by God Himself.

PERPETRATORS IN RELIGION

The lack of sexual control in religious circles leaves much to be desired. While the married women are not completely safe, the worst victims are children. The Catholic Church has been one of the worst victims in this aspect with many uncountable allegations of sexual assault of which some have appeared in courts of law.

PERPETRATORS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS

Women looking for employment easily become victims of sexual assault if they are under qualified, but are under pressure socially to be employed. Some Human Resource employees and some managers entice women with job offers only upon the young lady or woman succumbing to sexual union. Job is reminding them that their wickedness will not go unpunished.

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PERPETRATORS IN THE ACADEMIC WORLD

Some lectures in the academic world are stingy in awarding marks to the deserving female students because of their evil intention of trying to sleep with them. They will give flimsy excuses to the female student the reason for obtaining low instead of the high marks. In her quest to graduate from the college or university, the student will give in. Both the student and the lecturer will face the wrath of God eventually.

SOME AFRICAN BELIEFS

In Africa, the idea of lusting after a maiden goes beyond what a normal person can imagine. In their quest to accumulate riches, witch doctors advise men who want to get rich quickly to enhance the accumulation of riches by sleeping with infant girls, little girls or any girl who has not experienced her menstruation period. Sometimes, this problem leads to girls being victims of incest regardless of how small they may be. The media are full of reports of defilement or incest in this matter.

JOB’S PERSEVERENCE

One reading the book of Job cannot help, but admire the perseverance that Job experienced. His three friends who came to comfort him ended up attacking him left, center, forwards and backwards in trying to justify themselves that they were more righteous than Job. No wonder he was heavily punished by God for his past sins which included committing fornication and adultery with the married women. However, Job defends himself by stating that if his heart had been enticed by a woman or if he had lurked at his neighbor’s door then God should punish him severely by letting his wife grind for another man and letting other people bend over her. (Job 31 vs 9 and 10.

JOB’S WORKS OF CHARITY

In his quest to justify himself, Job went on to tell his friends who were accusing him of a sinful life he might have led to deserve severe punishment from God that he had been a person who had not forgotten charity works. He assisted the poor and that he made widows sing with joy. Such acts had pleased his God and that is why he was convinced that God would rescue him sooner or later. James 1 v 27 states, “Pure and undefiled religion before God is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”

No wonder God doubly restored Job’s healthy, property and blessed him with seven sons and three very beautiful daughters. His friends who had added salt to his wound were advised by god to go back to Job and seek forgiveness and allow the same Job to pray for them. God is always faithful to those who trust Him.

ARE YOU ALSO INVOLVED IN CHARITY?

If you are not involved in charity of works, then you are not involved in practising true religion. In this way, widows are not singing joyful songs. Sometimes the reason might be financial constraints. Let me show you a sure way of earning money online by building your own business. The Wealthy Affiliate community will ensure that you succeed online. You can join them freely without a credit card here by clicking on the photo below:

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Wealthy Affiliate Review – Healthy Living Program A







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Did you know that Healthy Living Program A includes people who spend their time on the internet to create passive income for themselves? You should know that anything in life that makes you happy is a program worth pursuing. There are so many programs in life that make people happy in one way or another and such programs are cherished.

Certain programs are not worth following. Such programs eventually lead to your own discontentment in life. Other people get hurt or even lose life because of your lifestyle which embraces drunkenness, drugs or other vices.

If I may ask, “Why do people go to school?”

Answers to such a question may differ from one individual to another or one community to another. The bottom line will be that school prepares you for your future life. The more you get educated, the more respect will be accorded to you as you become a specialist in one particular area or field. That is why we have “STARS OR SUPERSTARS” in various circles including movies, sports, music.

Let me now talk about a healthy living program that you can easily join and move up the ladder not only to start earning money online but create a passive income, a ton of it, which will ensure uplifting your own lifestyle and that of your family. My number one recommendation for a healthy living program that you can pursue is joining the Wealthy Affiliate community. You can join free here and start enjoying a healthy living program right away. It does not matter where you come from and your age. What matters only is connectivity to the internet. The Wealthy Affiliate community has people with ages ranging between eighteen and eighty-four years enjoying a healthy living program that makes them look forward to the dawn of a new day. They are happy with what they do and their immediate families are happy, too.

Here are some people who are within the wealthy affiliate community and have never regretted joining the community:

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About Phil1944

Joined December 2018

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After 48 years in IT, I retired reasonably well off. But a combination of bad luck and bad decisions left me broke at the age of 74. So I’m determined to derive a substantial on-line income and will devote whatever is necessary to achieve that.

For my age, I’m extraordinarily fit and healthy. I weigh the same as I did as an 18-year athlete, I bench press more than my own body weight, can hold a 5-minute plank and do 100km bike rides for fun. I take no drugs, prescription or over the counter, don’t go to the doctors and never get sick. Literally.

So fitness and health are an interesting area for me. I’ve published books on Amazon in this genre and others with some success and have started to build supporting websites.

I’ve also built an e-commerce site on the Shopify platform. I expected big things from it, but it’s been a disaster. Despite my product images looking good and my pricing competitive, it’s hemorrhaging money. I’ve spent big on Google ads and FB marketing and have not made one sale.

So I’m looking for alternatives. Wealthy Affiliate is one such. I’ve upgraded to Premium and will document my journey on this platform.

Just adding a bit of personal information. I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I have 3 sons and a daughter, along with 3 granddaughters and a grandson. They are all lovely people.

Phil1944’s Accomplishments

$500 While I Slept

Last Update: December 14, 2018

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I just checked my Amazon publishing account and my little book of jokes made just under $500 in royalties for the past month. No big deal, but it’s totally passive income and, as I’m in Australia and virtually all the purchases were in the US and the UK, it was literally while I slept.

Now I realize that while this is to do with making money on the internet but not specifically to do with WA, it might be regarded as off-topic.

So I’m looking for some guidance here.
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If it’s of interest to my fellow WA members and allowed by the moderators, I’d be happy to create a course on becoming a published author on Amazon and make it freely available on WA.

Let me know if that would be OK.

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AboutSporkypie

Joined February 2017

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Hi everyone – I’m a stay-at-home “cat” mom, and I love to travel, eat, cook, and explore new ideas.

Hmmm! What else? passionate about health and wellness, and I spend too much time reading the news. And I’m ALWAYS up for whiskey and board games.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Sporkypie’s Accomplishments

2017

Continued Progress – about $780 in November

Last Update: December 08, 2017

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Breakdown:

$280ish from Adsense

$260ish from Amazon.com

$120ish from Shareasale

$120ish from another merchant

This is incredibly encouraging.

I’m not the type of person who thinks ahead, much, but I’ve let my brain wander to “where will this be next year?”

Because even if the blog is pulling in twice what it did in November, that’s a big contribution to my income – nearly half my take-home salary from my full-time job. Seriously.

PS- I’d love to see more posts like this here, even if the numbers are much lower or much higher. I think we all want the “proof” that it works and since we’re a community, not competitors, it seems appropriate to post progress and where we’re getting our revenue.

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ShareASale & January Progress update

Last Update: February 04, 2018

ShareASale is finally starting to put out on a regular basis. This is the first time I’ve seen commissions on all three snaps of their “today at a glance” page.

My site made just over $1,000 in January, down from December but the internet told me to expect that, because of the holiday. I’m still cool with it. February is on track to meet and let’s hope exceed $1,000.

I have a feeling things are going to finally start accelerating upwards. I want this thing to make $3,000/month by the end of 2018. That’s a realistic goal.

I’m making myself write or ghostwrite five articles a month, so at the end of the year, I’ll have 100 articles on the blog total.

Thank you to everyone who helps me with comment exchanges and ideas! love you all!!

More Progress: December – revenue goal exceeded

Last Update: January 03, 2018

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$591 from Adsense

$372 Amazon:

$111 from Shareasale

And about $150 from another vendor.

Total: $1225.36

Goal: $1000

Goal exceeded!

Expenses: about $60 for ghostwriting, and whatever my monthly prorated WA fee is.

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Sold my first blog for $28,000 after 13 months

Last Update: May 03, 2018

My site was 13 months old and reflects about 6 months of work due to a period where I totally ignored it because of my other obligations. 13 months ago I had no idea how to sell a blog.

An established competitor in my niche reached out to buy it, and after much deliberation, I decided to sell my blog.

After factoring in my prior income from the blog, I’ve been paid almost $600 for each article (there were just under 60 in total).

If you’d have told me that was my “salary” when writing, it would have been less of a chore!!

I never thought this hobby would be profitable so quickly, nor would I have imagined someone wanting to buy my precious blog so soon. It was flattering to have someone established to see that my “real estate” in the niche was valuable.

My mentor tells me to be patient for round 2, take the time to build up authority, and give my content a chance to mature. He’s right – this is the process. Even if I do flip my next blog, I’m going to give it more time to increase in value.

My buyer will benefit from the content that I’ve written over the last 6 months that isn’t yet ranked. It’s been interesting to see the changes that they’ve made to the blog even at this juncture.

At this moment, I can put this $ to good use, and I’m considering using some of it to buy another site that’s already established, build it up, and have that “head start” with google.

I was sloppy with this blog in many ways. I didn’t do social media, I didn’t do guest posts. But I rocked the heck out of getting traffic and keyword ranking. So, I know I can bring these skills to a new project.

Update:

Thank you for the outpouring of support for this venture. I may do a WA training on my “methods”, as many of you have requested. However, I really did just follow the training on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Progress – about $500 in October!

Last Update: November 03, 2017

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Much to my astonishment, my blog was working overtime while I was snoozing. Adsense started picking up, and the commissions started coming in. So I picked up the publishing pace in October, engaged in more comment trades, and I’m shocked to see from all sources I made almost $500.

About $140 from AdSense, $280 from Amazon (US and UK and Canada combined), $8 from Shareasale, and $40 from another product.

If this multiplies even by two, it will be a considerable addition to my income. By three, and I can pay the rent with it. By ten, and I can quit my job, or at least live high on the hog!

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After reading the testimonies above, you can discover that earning money online is possible and can be done to create passive income by any willing person who wants to pursue a healthy living program A. Write now I can assure you that people who have followed training for more than six months are busy earning passive income ranging from $100 dollars monthly to more than $100,000.00. This is, indeed, a worthy program worth pursuing. So why should you follow worthless programs which may steal your happiness and make your loved ones sad? You can join the Wealthy Affiliate community by sharing your credit card here:

HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM A

You are free to contact me for further clarification by using the email stated below. I will look forward to your enjoyment upon signing up for this important program at Wealthy Affiliate.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission without any additional cost to you. However, you should know that I only recommend products or services I believe will add value to you, my esteemed readers. Moreover, I would really appreciate it if you left a comment or question below. I will try my best to give you honest answers. Or is there any topic you may want me to write about? Leave it below and I shall do my best about it.