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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (WEDNESDAY 7 JANUARY 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: WEDNESDAY 7 JANUARY 2015

TOPIC: WONDERS- WORKING NAME

Memorize:
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mark 16:17

Read: Mathew 1:21-23
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 19:16-22:25 and ACTS 5:1-21

Message
From Mark 16:17, we understand that signs and wonders shall follow those who believe in the name of Jesus Christ. The wonder-working power in the Name of Jesus Christ is also declared in Isaiah 9:6. Indeed the Name of Jesus is full of wonders. In Acts 3:6, Peter the apostle said that, " Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."
Immediately Peter mentioned this Name, the feet and ankles bones of the lame man he was talking to received strength and he began to make progress in life- beginning with walking and later leaping. With the Name of Jesus Christ in your mouth, nothing becomes impossible for you. Those who do not believe in the Name of Jesus for salvation, either for religious or intellectual reasons, may not know what they stand to lose. The Bible says: "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe." Proverbs 18:10
This scripture reveals the secret that makes the Name of Jesus work for someone: righteousness. Only the righteousness that is obtainable through that Name can make the same Name work wonders for you. As a matter of fact, it is through this Name that we receive Forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43)
When Peter commanded the lame man to walk in the Name of Jesus, it was done immediately. By the power in that Name, Jesus, I command you to receive deliverance from all forms of oppression you have been suffering from now on. The Name of Jesus Christ is anointed (Song of Solomon 1:3). This is why the Name destroys the yokes of the devil and produces deliverance for oppressed. A young Christian was traveling in a boat one day, and as the boat was about to capsize, he shouted that Name. Unseen hands came to his rescue. I pray that the Name of Jesus will begin to work for you as you believe and use the Name as from today in Jesus' Name. The devil may resist anything but not the Name of Jesus Christ, because God has given Him a Name above every other name (Philippians 2:9-11).

Action Point:
Apply the Name of Jesus to any challenging situation or anything that represents a mountain in your life, and you will see it give way to the glory of God the Father.


AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (TUESDAY 6 JANUARY 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY 6 JANUARY 2015

TOPIC: THE WONDERS OF THE SPOKEN WORD

Memorize:
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:3

Read: Genesis 1:1-3
1 IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

BIBLE IN ONE: ISAIAH 15:1-19:15 and ACTS 4:23-37

Message
Isaiah 55:10-11 establishes the wonders- working power of the spoken Word of God. The Word of God can transform darkness to light (Genesis 1:3). This is why in Mark 10:46-52, when Bartimaeus cried for recovery of his sight, all Jesus did was speak, and his sight was restored. Genesis 1:20-22 reveals the fact that the spoken Word of God can transform emptiness to fullness. At the beginning of creation, the world was empty and void, but when the spoken Word of God went forth, the world became full of all sorts of creatures. I prophecy that in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, your emptiness shall be transformed to fullness.
Moreover, the spoken Word of God can bring orderliness to a confused situation. We see this in the story of the storm that rocked the boat of Jesus and His disciples (Mark 4:35-41). All Jesus did was to speak peace to the confusion on the sea, and there was calm. This same spoken Word of God can go into the bowels of the earth to bring the dead buried there back to life (John 11:39-44). I want to encourage you to identify genuine prophets of God and never trivialise the word that comes out of their mouth. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, we read about the word of prophet of God to a poor widow whose sons were about to be sold into slavery. The moment the man of God spoke, the multiplying power of God went into the lone bottle of oil in her hand and the miracle began to happen. Today, as you read this devotional, standing on the authority of the Word of God, I decree that every emptiness in your life be filled in Jesus' Name.
Years ago, a man came to us for prayer. He was distressed because he had become financially bankrupt. After the prayer, he said that he know he should not come to a man of God empty-handed but he had nothing to give. As if that was enough, he begged for transport money back home. I took the little money I had then, gave it to him and said, "This money will never finish." He said "Amen" and left. Today, I know at least two of the houses he built after that encounter. My earnest prayer for you too is that whatever money is in your possession as you are reading this devotional shall not finish in Jesus' Name. Believe in the spoken Word from the mouth of Gods prophet, depart from iniquity and you will give testimonies of power in the Word.

Action Point:
Read aloud all the written prophecies in today's devotional, received them by faith and you will experience the power in the Word.


AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE

Sunday, January 4, 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (MONDAY 5 JANUARY 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: MONDAY 5 JANUARY 2015

TOPIC: THE WONDERS OF NEW CREATION

Memorize:
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Read : John 3:1-5
1 THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 12-14 and ACTS 4:1-22

Message
The Almighty God is the Chief Planner, the Architect and the Builder per excellence. Before the universe was put together, God planned it. No man is in this world by accident. He told Jeremiah that before He formed him, He knew him (Jeremiah 1:4-5). In the beginning, God hd beautiful plans for His creation, but along the line, sin distorted His plans for the universe and particularly for the human race. But God, being the Almighty, decided in His Infinite mercy to restore His distorted creation. This is why in Jeremiah 18:1-4, we read an interesting story of a potter and his clay vessel which got damage in the process of being worked.
The potter made up his mind to start all over again. I prophecy that God's Original purpose for your life which the enemies have tampered with shall be restored today in Jesus' Name.
Paul the sinner who later became a saintly apostle of Jesus Christ is one example of a person who experienced the wonders of new creation. In his testimony in 1 Timothy 1:15, he wrote that he was the chief sinners. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, he summed up the wonders of new creation saying: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
In our scripture reading today, Jesus Christ told Nicodemus that he must be born-again in order to see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus then asked Jesus in John 3:4 that: "....Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
Jesus replied that it is possible to become a new creation by water and the spirit of God. All these are mysteries and pointers to the wonders of new creation. For you to experience these wonders, you must surrender your total life to Him who is able to recreate and restore beautiful plans that have been distorted by the evil one. The Bible in Acts 3:19 says: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;" I pray that you will experience the wonders of new creation in all spheres of your life in Jesus' Name.

Prayer Point:
Father, whatever beautiful plans you have for my life that the enemies have distorted, please restore in Jesus' Name.


AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE


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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE : SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2015

TOPIC: THE POWER TO BECOME
Memorize
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12

Read: 1 Samuel 16:11-13
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 9:8-11:16 and ACTS 3

Message
In 1 Samuel 2:8, we read of what the Almighty God can make out of the life of an ordinary person. He gives the power to become. This power come to an individual by the spirit of God. When the power of the Holyspirit comes in contact with an ordinary person, that fellows ceases to be ordinary and becomes extraordinary. However, before the gift of the Holy Spirit can come upon an individual, he or she must possess some qualities that will bring about such empowerment. Before God can Trust you with His power, He would have ascertained that you would make good use of it. God gives His Power for the purpose of expanding His Kingdom on earth (Acts 1:8)
David was given the power to become a deliverance minister through the instrumentality of the anointing. What Spiritual work can anyone do without anointing? Absolute Nothing! Some people do not know the essence of the anointing; they think being ordained is just for the conferment of titles such as deacons, deaconess, pastor, bishop etc. No! The primary essence of being ordained is to impart the anointing that destroys yokes. Such yokes are first destroyed in the life of the anointed. The anointing equips a person for spiritual assignments that are primarily geared towards the destruction of the kingdom of the devil.
One of my sons describes the need for the anointing this way "when an engineer does his engineering work in a secular organisations, he does not need the anointing. However, when that same engineer becomes engaged in the service of the church, he needs the anointing to succeed.
This is so because the devil knows he now works to pull down his kingdom through the medium of the church." An electronics engineer in the media department of a living church organisations or in a Christian media house definitely need the Holy Spirits anointing to succeed in making the gospel heard either through the pulpit or on television screens.
This is the reasons why every skilled worker of the church, including financial managers, need to be born again, sanctified and Holyspirit filled if they would not end up becoming like Judas Iscariot. This will make them obtain power to become unstoppable and indestructible vessels of honour in the household of faith.
Action Point:
Purge yourself of all sinful habits so that you may be prepared unto every good work as a vessel of honour (2 Timothy 2:21)


AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE

Saturday, January 3, 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (Saturday 3 January, 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: Saturday 3 January, 2015
TOPIC: Like the Stars

Memorize: And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. -Daniel 12:3

Read: Daniel 6:19-28
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

MESSAGE:
A star is an outstanding figure among his or her contemporaries. He shines and outshines his colleagues. One of the ways to be a star is to be created a star (Genesis 1:16). Jeremiah was created a star by God (Jeremiah 1:5). Another way to become a star is to have a parent who is a star. The day a prince is born, he is already a star. While some people are born as stars, some others are made stars or gifts and through hard work, get promoted to become stars.
Deuteronomy 34:9 tells of Joshua who was made a star because Moses laid hands on him. Daniel achieved stardom by the use of his gifts, skills and through hard work (Daniel 6:1-3).
To shine like the stars, you need God. The Bible in Psalm 75:6-7 says: For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
You can move God to make you a star if you seek Him and surrender your life to Him (Hebrews 11:6, Proverbs 8:17). You can influence your way to stardom if you shun iniquity and love righteousness. The Bible makes this clear in Hebrew 1:9: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Proverbs 22:6 tells of the importance of parental training in order for children to become stars. In other words, parents can make stars out of their children through proper training spiritually, intellectually and morally (Deuteronomy 11:19). My mother did a good job on me.
While other children were playing outside, my mother would compel me to stay indoors to read my books. I am what I am today by the grace of God and the efforts of my mother. Children can also influence their own shining through hard work (Proverbs 22:29). Some children are addicted to computer games instead of reading their books. There are Christians youths who are believing God for breakthroughs without hard work. They are just wasting their time, because no breakthrough will come to a lazy fellow. Also, children must obtain the blessing of their parents by honouring them. I remember my mother would pray for me thus: When you call one fellow, two hundred will respond. It is now a reality in my life; Hallelujah!!!   

Bible in one year: Isaiah 6:8-9:7, Acts 2:29-47

Prayer Point

Father, please help me that I may do what I need to do what I need to do in order to shine as a star from now onward.

Friday, January 2, 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL... FRIDAY 2 JANUARY 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL...

DATE: FRIDAY 2 JANUARY 2015

TOPIC: BE FRUITFUL

Memorize:
Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. DEUTERONOMY 7:14

Read Genesis 1:26-28
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image,  after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : ISAIAH 3:1-6:7 and ACTS
2:1-28

Message
When the Lord spoke to man in Genesis 1:28 to be fruitful and multiply, He was not giving a piece of advice. Rather, He was issuing out a command to be obeyed. Even more so, He was issuing a decree that must be established. Failure to bear fruit indirectly contradicts divine law of decree. I pray for someone using this devotional, that the Lord will cause you to experience all round fruitfulness this year in Jesus Name. It is wonderful to note that God is not only interested in your spiritual fruitfulness but also in your physical and material fruitfulness. God is not happy when we do not live in divine prosperity, because it is His uttermost desire that His children live a daily life of fruitfulness and increase ( DEUTERONOMY 7:14 )
What other types of fruitfulness is the Almighty God expecting from us? The type of fruit God expect depends on your spiritual level of maturity. For Example, a person who has not given his life to Christ in the real sense of it need to bear the fruit of repentance. The Bible says,
"But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:" Mathew 3:7-8
Moreover, for a user of this devotional who is already saved by grace,there are two categories of fruit you must endeavour to bear this year. These are : the fruit of spirit such as love, longsuffering gentleness, etc ( Galatians 5:22-23) and the fruit of the soul. It is very dangerous for a child of God not to be fruitful, because Jesus Christ said:
"Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." John 15:2
I pray that you will not be cut away from Christ because of fruitlessness in Jesus' Name. One
Advantage of soul- winning is answered prayers (John 15:16). The Lord has spare your life up till
now, hoping to see you bear fruit. My prayer is that God will not be disappointed in you this year again, and that He will answer your prayers speedily in
Jesus' Name.
Action Point:
Determine to live for Jesus Christ. Be a passionate soul- winner this year, and you will see how faithful God is to His Promise of answering your prayers.



AUTHOR :Pst E. A ADEBOYE

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PROPHECY FOR THE YEAR 2015 by Pastor E.A Adeboye (RCCG)

PROPHECY FOR THE YEAR 2015
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

INDIVIDUAL (Especially for those who fasted for 100 days last year)
1. The Lord says the harvest for the 100 days fast will be given this year
2. Daddy says this year will be full of testimonies, those who have none before will have some this year
3. Daddy says some of you will swim in the river of abundance this year
4. Daddy says there will be miraculous completion of projects
5. Daddy says there will be fulfillment of dreams
6. Daddy says there will be miraculous restoration
7. Daddy says the song of many will be - The Lord has been good to me

INTERNATIONAL
1. Scientific and medical breakthrough will be many, particularly in the areas of lack of sleep, dreams and brain disorder
2. Daddy says Ebola will die out
3. Daddy says all over the world insurgencies will be considerately weakened
4. He asked us to pray against massive calamities
5. He asked us to pray against massive earthquakes, strong hurricanes and typhoons

For RCCG
1. This year all you need is to charge off your batteries by fasting for 40 days only
>>>Those of you who want to fast continuously 20 days and 20 nights will cover the 40 days
If you miss one day, you have to cover it with two days for those who will do it daily

NIGERIA
By the end of the year - you will say all is well that ends well


NB: The fasting begins January 2nd 2015



To view The Open Heavens for Thursday 1 January 2015 Click: Open-Heavens-daily-devotional By Pastor Adeboye

To view the Redemption Camp Watch Night Service Message and Prayer points Click: redemption-camp-watch-night-service

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL (Thursday, 1 January 2015)

OPEN HEAVENS: Thursday, 1 January 2015

TOPIC : A NEW BEGINNING

Memorise:
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Revelation 21:5

Read ISAIAH 43:19
43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 1-2 and ACTS 1

Message
When someone promised to give you a gift, before you begin to celebrate, find out whether the fellow has the wherewithal to fulfil the promise, or else you may be disappointed. The good is that the Almighty God, who knows no impossibility, said in Isaiah 43:19 that He would do a new thing for His Children this year. I pray for someone using this devotional that something pleasantly new and glorious will happen to you this year in Jesus Name.
However, for something new to happen, the old must give way. In Genesis 32:24-28, the angel said to Jacob that his old name must give way for new one. The Lord said this same thing to his grandfather and grandmother- Abraham and Sarah, whose names were changed from Abram and Sarai respectively. The old names that have brought misfortune and agony to someone using this devotional will change this year in Jesus' Name.
You must let go of your old ways of living if you want to experience a glorious new beginning this year. Your old ways of thinking and doing things, Expecially your ungodly behaviour, must give way. You must change your master if this master is not Jesus Christ. Jesus is calling all those who labour are heavy laden to come to Him. He promised to give as many as shall come to Him a new beginning of joy and victory if they would accept His Lordship, take His yokes upon themselves, learn of Him and keep His commandments ( Mathew 11:27-30 )
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Implication of this passage of scripture is great. It means that if you come to Jesus Christ, your sinful living become history, not only will you be forgiven, the power behind " go and sin no more " will be your portion also. This was the experience of the woman caught in the sin of adultery who was forgiven by the Lord( John 8:11). My sincere prayer for you this New Year is that the abundant life in Jesus Christ will be your portion, in Jesus mighty name. Happy New Year!

Prayer Points
Father, I stand on your promise of glorious new things for me and my loved ones, and I claim these promises for abundant joy in this New Year, in
Jesus Name.

AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE


To view the Prophecy for 2015, Click: Prophecy-for-year-2015-by-Pastor-Adeboye

To view the Redemption Camp Watch Night Service Message and Prayer points, Click: Redemption-camp-watch-night-service

Redemption Camp Watch Night Service Message & Prayer Points

The watch night service at the Redemption Camp (RCCG) was on point. It kicked off with the last Holy Communion for the year 2014, followed by the Service of Songs as usual and then the Cross-Over proper. Daddy G.O as fondly called spoke on the Topic: POWER OF TESTIMONY
Text: Psalms 23:1-3
Summary
He said Psalm 23 is usually called the Shepherd's Psalm but in actual fact it is the sheep's psalms, it's the sheep talking (The Lord is my Shepherd)
He said Daddy (as he fondly calls God Almighty) has told me that in the year 2015 testimonies will abound
The harvest of your 100 days fast is going to come in 2015

Power of testimonies
1. Testimonies glorifies God (psalms 50-23), 2:30)
2. Testimonies brings encouragement to the testifier (lamentation 3:22-23) {If you hide the goodness of God, you rob yourself of Encouragement}
3. Testimonies bring edification to those who are listening to the testimony (Rom 10:27, Acts 10:34-35) It builds and increases the faith of others
4. Testimonies commit God to do even greater things (1 Sam 17: 34-37), (Prov. 3:9-10)
5. Testimonies propel the testifier to greater height (Psalms 18:1-3)
6. Testimonies brings courage, strength,
     
One of the best part was the Altar Call as many gave their lives before the New Year to begin their walk with God in a new way. Praise God!


 PRAYER POINTS
1. Praise Him for what he has done for you throughout this year
2. Father please be glorified in my life from now on and forever
3. Father please encourage me in the year 2015 like never before
4. Father let my life attract millions of people into your kingdom
5. Father give me peace, all round peace throughout the year 2015
6. Father let me enjoy joy unspeakable and full of glory throughout the New Year
7. Father please fill my mouth with laughter in the New Year, give me a lot to dance and shout about in the year 2015

We all prayed into the New Year.
It was an awesome time in God's presence

See you next year at the Redemption Camp Watch Night Service. Love you all

To view The Prophecy for 2015, Click: Prophecy-for-year-2015-by-Pastor-Adeboye
To view the Open Heavens Thursday 1 January, 2015 Click: Open-heavens-daily-devotional-thursday

Happy New Year

It's year 2015. I'm so excited we made it. So many people longed to see this year but were not given the opportunity. We really need to say THANK YOU JESUS!!!

The funny thing is that some countries are yet to enter the New Year...What a MIGHTY GOD we serve.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ricoh puts 360-degree video capture in your pocket with new Theta camera

The sci-fi-looking camera can capture panoramic photos in a single shot as well as video that can be endlessly manipulated with your fingertips on your iOS or Android device.

                      

Ricoh's Theta is a slim stick of a camera that, with a single press of its shutter release, captures the entire scene around you -- top to bottom -- in one shot, creating fully spherical images using its proprietary ultra-small twin-lens optical system.

The shots, which can be viewed and played with on a Windows or Mac computer, or iOS or Android devices, are pretty awesome all things considered, but whenever I showed the Theta to someone the inevitable question was, "Does it shoot video?" It didn't, but now it does.

The new second-generation Ricoh Theta M15 is capable of capturing spherical videos up to three minutes long that Ricoh says have no stitch lines when processed with its video-creation tool that's part of the Theta's Windows or Mac application.

Like its photos, the Theta's image size, shape and composition can be changed simply by pushing it around with your fingers on a touchscreen or with your mouse. You'll also be able to share up to six seconds of video using Ricoh's dedicated site, which can then be pushed out to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Ricoh is also opening up its API and providing a SDK so others can develop apps for the camera.

The Ricoh Theta M15 arrives in November for about $300 in the US ($100 less than the original) and around £270 in the UK. Australian pricing wasn't announced, but it converts to roughly AU$338.


Courtesy of CNet.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Chris Shalom Shoots New Video For “You Are The Reason” [@Shalom_Chris]

The song that has caught across, spreading like wild fire, becoming the worship leaders favourite and the worshipers muse all over Nigeria, Africa and beyond is finally receiving a video from the original writer of the song – Chris Shalom!

Chris Shalom released the first version of “You are the Reason” in 2010 and supported the effort with a video in 2011. The song was featured on his first album as well. The remix which was released in July 2014 will form a part of other great works that will make up the 3rd album due for release soon. Now with a video on the way, Chris Shalom leaves an unequivocal note in our minds about this masterpiece and the inspiration behind it.

Chris Shalom is a passionate song writer, music producer, and dynamic vocalist. He also plays the keyboard excellently and has coordinated several Christ Embassy choirs in the course of his journey on this path. He is ever grateful to God and to his mentor, teacher and father, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Phd. who has been a major inspiration and dubbed him “the Golden Voice.”

The video was shot by Marthins Harrison and has cameos from Chris Shalom’s band – Jesusbreed and Obi Shine.

chris-shalom---youre-the-reason


See more pix after the cut @ xclusivegospel (Read more)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ebola.com Sells For N32M

Wonders shall never end. Can you imagine that The website was bought by a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund
Ebola.com has been bought by a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund for $200,000

Ebola.com has been bought by a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund for $200,000


I think I need to open BokoHaram.com or better still BK.com (just thinking out loud ***smiles***)

U.S. boosts security at government buildings citing terrorist threat

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson takes part in a question and answer session during a Canadian-American Business Council luncheon in Ottawa September 30, 2014.
© REUTERS/Chris Wattie U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson takes part in a question and answer session during a Canadian-American Business Council luncheon in Ottawa September 30, 2014.

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The United States is increasing security at government buildings in Washington and other cities because of continuing terrorist threats and last week's attack on the Canadian parliament, the Homeland Security Department said on Tuesday.

A U.S. official said there had been no credible information about any specific plot against a U.S. target, but many calls to attack the United States have been issued, including on social media, by supporters of groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the new measures followed a stream of threats from militant groups which U.S. agencies have been monitoring for months.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement: "Given world events, prudence dictates a heightened vigilance in the protection of U.S. government installations and our personnel."

He said: "The reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently."

Johnson said he had ordered extra security at "various U.S. Government buildings in Washington DC and other major cities and locations around the country."

Details of the actions to be taken by the Federal Protective Service, which covers more than 9,500 facilities, were "law-enforcement sensitive" and would vary in different locations. Johnson gave no details.

Johnson warned U.S. state and local security services to be on their guard especially for possible "small-scale attacks by a lone offender or a small group of individuals."

Last Wednesday, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a man described by Canadian authorities as troubled and drug addicted, shot dead a soldier at Canada's war memorial in Ottawa and charged into Parliament, exchanging fire with security officers before being shot dead.

Police said Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam, made a video of himself before the attack, which they said provided evidence that he had ideological and political motives. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham and Mark Hosenball; Editing by David Storey and Grant McCool)



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