Thursday, January 01, 2009

Current Global Economic Crisis, an Opportunity for Ministry
Kato Mivule
December 10, 2008

http://www.yesumulungi.com/

We all now know that the current economic crisis is not just limited to the USA but is global. There is no “Economic Safe Zone” on the face of this planet called Earth. The only safe place economically is Heaven and as far as I can tell The Lord has not raptured any Christian yet out of this current economic mess.

It seems that He has allowed us to go through this crisis, unless some says that we have all been “left behind”…and perhaps you might need to ask Tim LaHaye and Gordon Lindsay and ask for a refund for all those “end time prophecy” books…because it seems that with every nationwide and global crisis, Christians are still here and not raptured away… From the Tsunami, Katrina, Hurricanes, Tornados and current Global Economic Crisis, it seems to me that the Church is still here…

What happened to the ‘Imminence Doctrine’? Maybe the Secret Rapture has already happened and even Tim LaHaye must have been left behind!

On a serious note, the current global economic crisis is negatively affecting the already poor especially in developing Nations. There are also countless poor in America who live from pay check to paycheck if lucky and many have lost their jobs. Others simply work part time with no benefits and cannot afford to make ends meet. Most of these folks am talking about are Christians who truly love The Lord and serve him faithfully.

However, there are those of you among The Lord’s people that The Lord has blessed considerably well even in this time of Economic Crisis. The Lord in His providence and Sovereignty has allowed that to happen to you so that you could minister to other saints that are going through very tough times.

Even with this current economic crisis, the Church in the West is still blessed with numerous resources more than any other Church in any part of the world. However, I believe that this is only for a very short time as we have been warning that this window of opportunity will close and will not stay for ever. This means that there is a call for every believer both poor and rich to minister to those who are less fortunate than them…

The window of opportunity to minister in this current global economic crisis is two fold… First and fore most is the call to minister to the saints and then also minister to those who are not yet Christian…not forgetting our family and relatives…

It is amazing to see with sadness how the Evangelical Church in America is missing out on this opportunity. Many are still caught up with the political distractions about having a “Christian President” and ‘forcing’ everyone to become a Christian through legislative maneuvers.

Of recent I have been receiving emails from folks on a bunny-rabbit trail and wild-goose chasing about if Obama was really born in the USA. As many people know, I am from Uganda, East Africa, just close to Kenya…so emails have been coming in asking if I know any Moslem Imam from Kenya who is said to have Obama’s birth certificate and that this Moslem Imam witnessed the birth of Obama in Kenya… Rumors have it that this particular Moslem Imam with Obama's "real" Birth Certificate" from Kenya has now fled East Africa and is residing in the UK under political asylum (some clever Africans with experience in poverty know how to seize moments and get free Visas to the West).

So, folks have been ‘inquiring’ if I have any clue, so that they could help bring Obama down and save America from a Moslem Socialist Communist Marxist Dictator President…and take America Back from the Heathens! One email even compared Obama to Idi Amin! What I have learnt is that the Lawsuits about Obama’s US Citizenship did not materialize and the US Supreme Court will not listen to such drivel…

Well, fellow Christians, such actions from some Political Evangelical Christians in the US is not what we are supposed to be doing now… Chasing after Obama’s birth certificate is a waste of time, energy, and resources. It is a distraction from the Devil to divert Christians from what they are called to do in the Bible and also miss this current window of opportunity to minister to millions affected by the current Global Economic Crisis…

This current economic crisis should be taken as an opportunity to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, warning every man and woman not to place trust in perishables like silver and gold but place their trust and hope in Jesus Christ who alone is able to save a soul from sin and the wrath of God to come.

We should know one thing for sure as Christians living in this time and age…you cannot stop the forces of Globalization and the coming New World/Financial/Economical/Political/Social Order. The Bible has already prophesied that and it will happen!

I remember, telling a brother that it was useless to pray against the Antichrist and 666 systems…this brother was praying and “resisting” the forces of the Antichrist on June 6, 2006 (2006, 6, 6), a date that some folks claimed would unveil the Antichrist… It is now two years since that time and Globalization and the New World Order seem to be taking shape and gaining strength…

So, what are we to do? It is time to minister to the saints and none Christians. I am not speaking about giving and increasing your tithe to the Pastor of your Church. I am not speaking about taking more money to buy Creflo Dollar and Benny Hinn a new Gulf Stream Jet… I am not talking about you increasing your giving to TBN… No! I am talking about you stopping giving that tithe of yours to that rich Mega Church Pastor and taking it instead to that brother or sister in Christ who you know lost their job and has no money to pay winter heating bills…

Rather than give to help out TBN and their fancy studios, go give that money to that senior citizen Christian who has no one to care for them and all their Social Security goes to pay Hospital bills… Reach out to the Christian Man or Woman who lost their job and are facing a foreclosure on their home… Reach out to the Soup Kitchens across America… Many of them are Christian organizations and the call lately from them has been a need for more food to feed the poor and hungry…

Get out of your chair and comfort zone and do something! Stop the nonsense, foolishness, stupidity, bunny trails, and wild-goose chasing after Obama’s Birth Certificate and “Christian President” narratives and GO DO SOMETHING TO HELP THE POOR OF THE EARTH!!!!!!…

Christians in America, wakeup from your slumber… For how long will The Lord call out to you and you simply refuse to respond? When will you ever learn from all the circumstances The Lord has allowed to come upon you? How long will The Lord bear with you?

The last time I checked, Christian Food Pantries are running out of Food across America…GO OUT and minister there… You don’t have to be Rich to help out…if you have an extra loaf of Bread…take one out and donate it to the Food Pantry downtown… Many of these Pantries have Soup days and preach the gospel there too… Reach out and stop the nonsense of ‘crying’ because a “Christian President” did not win the elections…

During their Global Economic Crisis, the early Church did not sit around crying and weeping because Nero was Caesar, nor did they seek to overthrow Rome to create a “Christian Empire”…nor did they go on bunny trails and wild-goose chasing to check if Nero or Titus was really a Natural Born Citizen of the Roman Empire…and try to find their “Birth Certificates”….instead they reached out to the poor saints and with their few resources, collected money to help the poor saints in Jerusalem…and that is what we must be doing now…

Acts 11:28-30
(28) And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
(29) Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea:
(30) Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Romans 15:25-26
(25) But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
(26) For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Galatians 2:9-10
(9) And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
(10) Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

1 Timothy 5:8
(8) But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

2 Corinthians 9:7-9
(7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
(8) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
(9) (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.

This is also an opportunity to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to many who are falling through the cracks of the current economic meltdown… It is time to reach out to lost souls in this crisis time and share the gospel, perhaps they will listen without the distractions that perishables like Silver and Gold bring…

My challenge to you is that you can begin today and right now…checkout for all those Soup Kitchen and Food Pantries out there and see how you can help… You don’t have to be rich but even with the little that The Lord has blessed you with, you can buy a few cans of beans and rice and take them to the Food shelters… Help out with those who have lost their jobs, help them fill out job applications if they don’t know how to…my point is that DO SOMETHING FOR CHRIST!

Take care of your family and relatives and find out how they are doing regardless if they are Christian or not…or democrat or republican… Let your gospel not be in words only but in deeds also… Above all be humble as you minister to the poor of the earth, don’t be elitist and think that they can only survive with you…or try to control and manipulate the poor through your giving…

Give freely, with a cheerful heart and not grudgingly or as being forced to. Don’t give because it is a law to do so…give freely…that is why I say, don’t go give to the rich mega church pastors but to the poor Christian and none Christian neighbor of yours… Let The Lord Lead you in this ministry… Don’t give with strings attached… Freely you have received from The Lord, so freely give…

In Christ Jesus
Kato Mivule


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The Lord’s Sovereignty; Is Obama a Servant of God?
Kato Mivule
December 3rd 2008

Are you as a Christian still perturbed by an Obama Presidency? Well, I had a discussion with one individual online about the same issue and they responded to me with a question wanting to know if Idi Amin, Uganda’s former notorious Dictator was a Servant of God in context with Romans Chapter 13?

Well, this individual was trying to draw parallels between Obama and Idi Amin. However, even though the question was far fetched from this individual, as Uganda is not America and Obama is not Idi Amin…, I decided to answer by asking a few questions of my own to this individual…

The point is that The Lord reigns over all the kings of the earth and The Lord is Sovereign over all. It is The Lord that chooses and allows in His permissive will both good and evil leaders to places of power and authority so as to fulfill God’s own purposes and plans.

Now, some have gone to the extreme of worshiping Obama and calling him 'Messiah'....on the other hand are those Christians who totally hate him (Obama) and engage in all types of rebellious incitements and rage against his Presidency, a thing which the Bible forbids us to do, at least in the plain understanding of Romans Chapter 13...some crazy and zealot 'Christian Politicians' have put a 'spin' on Romans Chapter 13 to cater for an 'armed rebellion'...

The Bible refers to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon as a 'Servant of God'...of course we know he was a servant not for good but judgment on other nations after which Babylon itself was judged by God....

Many Christians in the West get disturbed because of a none ‘Christian Leader’ yet we see scripture The Lord raises leaders at different times for His own purposes.

I believe that the time of so-called favor from Politicians towards Christians in the West is over. I foresee the US Republicans divorce themselves from the US Evangelicals as the evangelicals become more of a liability… Jesus Christ clearly stated in Matthew 24 that “You shall be hated of all nations for my Name sake…”

The Lord is rising up leaders who will usher in a Global Persecution against any one who preaches and teaches in The Name of Jesus Christ. Prepare yourself because the days when the State favored you because you are a Christian are OVER! The days of a “Christian Nation” and “Christian President” are OVER! The time has come that it will cost you, even your life, to call your self after The Name of Jesus Christ!

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Email Response...
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Thanks for the reply…however, to answer the Idi Amin question, I will have to ask a few of these questions….

Was King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon a Servant of God or Baal?

Jeremiah 27:1-11
(1) In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
(2) Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
(3) And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
(4) And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;
(5) I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
(6) And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
(7) And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
(8) And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
(9) Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:
(10) For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
(11) But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.


Was King Cyrus of Persia a Servant of God or Baal?

Isaiah 45:1-4
(1) Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
(2) I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
(3) And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
(4) For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

Who Hardened the Heart of Pharaoh King of Egypt, was it Moses or God?

Romans 9:17-23
(17) For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
(18) Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
(19) Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
(20) Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
(21) Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?
(22) What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
(23) And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

The Lord Rules over the Kingdoms of Men and Gives it to whoever He chooses

Daniel 4:17
(17) This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

Jesus Christ Reigns over the kings of the earth…

Revelation 1:5-6
(5) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
(6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Perhaps The Lord is rising up Barrack Obama so that the Church in America will quit fixing their eyes on Politicians to help them out in matters of Holiness, Righteousness, and Morality.

I believe that this will certainly be a forerunner of the Antichrist, Globalism and the New World Government headed by the Antichrist…

However, even then, we are to not engage in incitement, rebellion and upheavals against the Secular Government. We are to obey Romans 13 regardless, unless we are commanded to deny our faith or stop preaching and teaching in Jesus Christ’s Name…

Acts 5:27-29
(27) And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
(28) Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
(29) Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 5:40-42
(40) And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
(41) And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
(42) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Romans Chapter 13 was written to Christians who lived under the Roman Empire. The Leaders of Rome were Sodomites, Child Molesters, and haters of God and heavily persecuted the Church of Jesus Christ.

It is in the context of persecution under Emperor Nero and other haters of God that Romans Chapter 13 is written so as to address the issue of Christians who might think it wise to take up guns and fight against and overthrow the Roman Empire… Christians in America are falling into the deception and temptation of believing that America will become a Christian Nation… It will not happen…

In Uganda, Christians did not fight in arms against Idi Amin. In fact the Church saw more revival and growth underground under heavy persecution from Idi Amin than the Apostasy we are witnessing under the “Christian President” Museveni who seems favorable to Ugandan Christians…

If Christians in other parts of the world can endure persecution and grow even under dictatorships, I believe Christians in America can endure a little ‘Barack Obama Secular Humanist’ Persecution! The Gospel will still be preached.

Communism could not stop the Bible, neither did Socialism stop Christianity; the Roman Catholic Inquisition could not stop the Gospel. Stalin failed to stump out Christianity; China has failed at keeping Christianity at bay…

The Only threat to Christianity Today is right under our noses, and that is TBN and the whole Prosperity, get rich quick gospel. What Islam has failed to accomplish in destroying True Christianity in Africa, TBN and the Prosperity, Word Faith Movement have succeeded in destroying as you have personally witnessed when you visited East Africa… It is even worse now…

My prayer, is that Christians in America will cool down from all the Election Fever and seek The Lord’s Face and see what The Lord is doing…and YES, perhaps the there is need for a leader who will rise up to persecute the Western Church that it may awake from it’s slumber…and if that leader is perhaps Obama, then why fight against the Sovereignty and Permissive will of God?

Don’t we need to step back a little bit and see what The Lord is doing????

How do we expect Bible Prophecy to be Fulfilled????

Kato Mivule

1 Comments:

Blogger Ted said...

MESSAGE TO EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS:

When counting the electoral votes, either Congress finds by 1/8/09 that Obama, not being an Article II “natural born citizen”, fails to qualify as President whereupon Biden becomes the full fledged President under 3 USC 19 (free to pick his own VP such as Hillary) or thereafter defers to the Supreme Court to enjoin Obama’s inauguration with Biden becoming only Acting President under the 20th Amendment until a new President is duly determined.

The preferable choice, at least for the Democrats, should seem obvious.

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