LIVE COMMENTARY ON FINALS OF UNIVERSE CUP

 

Hello there! You are welcome to L’Estadio Earth as we bring you live commentary of the final Universe Cup match between two teams of great rivalry. Dieu FC are the visitors who without struggle made it through an easy run to the finals. FC Satana who went through thick and thin are excited to be in this final. It is obviously going to be an easy run for Dieu FC. Let us watch and see how things unfold. We are your commentary team, Prof Amek and my good friend Kojo Tee. Without further much ado join me as the match unfolds. Our referee for the night is Frenchman Le Saint Esprit.

The whistle blows and here we go! Skipper Adam sends a short pass to central midfielder Abel. Abel unfortunately crushes into teammate Cain. Rumors have it that FC Satana want to buy Cain which might account for this poor performance in his team. This crush leaves Abel with a concussion such that he cannot continue the match. From the bench comes a central defense midfielder Seth to take his place. FC Satana make their first move after ten minutes of play. A long cross from center back Deceit lands the ball at the feet of right winger Demon Serpenta. He gives a lob pass over goalkeeper Eve’s head and it is in for a goaaaalllllll!! Dieu FC have not been able to draw the scores. FC Satana’s coach is so happy since his side is the undermined side. The referee blows the whistle and the first half has ended.

The second half starts with some substitutions in Dieu FC. Christe Jesus steps into the field and the crowd goes wild for him. He now has the arm band after he came to replace former skipper Adam. The whistle sounds and the second half is on. FC Satana make a move which is abruptly stopped by right back Petra who takes the ball skillfully from Fearo. He passes the ball after a short run to Paulus. Paulus nicely back heels the ball to Jesus. Jesus moves with great speed, power and marvelous skill as he makes it pass three defenders. He moves with the ball and dribbles one, two, and three and sends a neat unreachable shot into the top left corner of the goalpost. Goalkeeper of FC Satana, HumanWill who was recently transferred from Gethsemane FC could not reach this ball as it went pass him into the net. It is the skipper who scores the equalizing goal. The crowd of Heavener supporters are jubilating. What a goal!

There is another substitution in the seventy-fifth minute as Jamez makes way for Philippe Samaria, making his debut for Dieu FC. Le Saint Esprit awards Dieu FC a free kick after a bad tackle by Herod. Johannes Zebedee takes the shot which is blocked by the wall of defenders giving Stephen the chance to take a rebound which is tipped over the pole by HumanWill. Apollos takes the corner kick which is converted by a beautiful diving header by Paulus which lands neatly in the pole. It is two-one against FC Satana. Coach Satan regrets selling Paulus out at the middle of the season since he is a pain in the neck of his former team now. The referee indicates two minutes as added time. Johannes Zebedee who recently arrived from Patmos CF adds up to the tally of goals by Dieu FC as he gave a wonderful bicycle kick after the cross from Petra.

The final whistle blows and the crowd is making a lot of noise as Dieu FC lift the Universe Cup. They worked hard for it and in the final moments of the match scored to take it. It has been great commenting on the match. Until next time I am your one Prof Amek with my main man Kojo Tee. Have a wonderful evening. Ciao!

Author: Prof Amek


THE THOMAS CLASS OF CHRISTIANS

The Thomas Class of Christians!!

Buying an iPhone at Circle or Kasoa is arguably the riskiest thing to do in this century. Charle, if you are not careful you can pay over 1000 Ghana cedis for tea bread wrapped in an iPhone box.

These guys can be wicked oo. You will check the thing, everything will be correct. How they will change the thing into some stone, ego over you. Some senior man in the office where I had my NSS(National Service) went to buy a 17 inch plasma tv and brought home a neatly arranged set of plywood. The guy cried like a baby.

From that time, whenever I am buying anything, especially phone, I blow in tongues all. I spend about an hour doing check up on the phone, check MAC address, test earphones, check storage and even keypad. I check Siri and compare it to other original phones before I say my last prayers then I can take it away.
Kyire se, unless I touch the nail marks and put my finger in its side, I won’t believe (
Thomas, AD 001)
I have stolen the lines of Senior man Thomas (John 20:24 ) when he was told Jesus had appeared to the other disciples. He wanted to check Jesus’ palm to see the nail marks and feel his side before he believes. Jesus saf, see how he is checking him, what will he do if he is buying a phone at Circle.

Thomas also called Didymus was a disciple. That means he was present whenever Jesus was preaching to them and telling them he will die and resurrect. So how come he still wanted to touch and feel him before he believes his resurrection. I have thought of three possible reasons for this and there are many Christians like this in our churches.

Firstly, Could it be that Thomas never believed anything Jesus said? All the sermon on the mounts etc. These type of Christians, I call them – 1st class Thomas Christians. They hear the word but never believe.

Secondly, Could it be that he had just forgotten how powerful his Master was in a space of just 72 hours? These type of Christians, I call them – 2nd class Thomas Christians. They hear, they believe but they forget soon.

Thirdly, Could it be that the manner in which Jesus died, ripped him off his faith that he will resurrect as he said? This type of Christians I call the 3rd class Thomas Christians. They believe the word in good times but forget it in bad times.

In any case, many Christians today shout the biggest Amen to the sermons and attend the 33 days fasting and prayers but never really have that faith in the Christ.
Thomas was present when Christ was preaching but still demanded extra pink sheets to confirm his resurrection.
Folks , let’s take Christ by his word.
We need no other argument; what he has promised in his word shall surely come to pass.

 

Authotity Jnr!!

Faithfulness in little things

Faithfulness in Little Things

There’s a saying that, “To whom much is given, much is expected“.
What about the one to whom little is given, is little expected??
I realized somehow that, much more is even expected from the one to whom little is given.

Being faithful in “little things” is a requirement for every christian before you can be put in charge of many things.
However, many christians fail this test because they are most often busily waiting for when they would be given much, thereby not focusing on the little they have to manage.

They later get upset when the little given them is even taken away. But that is what happens when you fail to be diligent and stay focused on the little things; the little you have will be taken away according to Matthew 25:29b.

The principle is: “be faithful in little things and take much”. If you don’t pass the former, you have no business thinking of the latter.

Much is expected from who much is given…
But little is never expected from who little is given.

Authority Jnr

IN HIS TIME

IN HIS TIME!!

My favorite scripture is found in Ecclesiastes 3 which talks about Time. To me, TIME is the Operations Manager of this Earth. You respect it and make it on Earth or disregard it and crave it in the End! 

Time is a very expedient and delicate resource in the life of man. The Bible spells it out clearly that; ‘There is time for everything’. Note that, the allocation of time to everything was done by God himself. 

Basically, God exists in a realm that is not bound by time or space, He is only bound by his will. God doesn’t wear a G-shock or even a Rolex. He doesn’t have a Day-Timer or a PDA but Our activities here on earth are bound by seasons and time. It means that we have a timed people serving a timeless God. In other words, a limited people serving a God of no limit. This is how come man doesn’t understand and will never exhaustively understand the ways of God. 

Lets make some interesting delves into this chapter Ecclesiastes 3;

1′ There is time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven 

When a fruit is out of season, it doesn’t signify the end of the particular fruit. In due season, it fruits and spreads everywhere. In the same vein, as humans, there are times that you’d have to learn how to be out of season. It doesn’t signify your end, it only signifies a preparatory stage for your sprouting. The time that things are not going on well, is the time that you must cling unto God firmly knowing that God is planting you and that your season is coming; where you would be found everywhere. 

Don’t throw yourself away and give in to cheap things when you are out of season. But trust in the God who dictates times and seasons to plant you and you’ll flourish ‘In His Time’. 

2’ a time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to uproot. 

There are only two very important times in the lives of Humans. The time you are born and the time you will die. This is because you didn’t realize the day you’re born neither will you realize the day you’ll die. This scripture echoes the fact that as soon as you are born, you are living to pass on one day. 

And as it is appointed unto men to die once, but after this judgEment – Heb.9:27. 

Between the time you are born and the time you will die is the opportunity to decide your fate. If you don’t make good use of the time now, you last words will always crave for more time but it would be too late. That’s why when your time comes to an end of earth; you are called ‘THE LATE’. This is because by then, all the time deposited into your life’s account has been exhausted and the only thing left will be for you to make accounts of how you treasured, invested, managed and enjoyed this life deposit. 

3’ a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build. 

Now, many Christians are much concerned about building; being successful, being rich. That is not bad; but we must be mindful that there are instances that we must not take all openings as opportunities. God commanded Saul to attack the Amalekites and totally destroy them; Do not spare them even Cattle and sheep – 1 sam 15:3But Saul after killing the people, took the best of the sheep and cattle and spared the King’s life. That was how God rejected Saul as King- 1 Sam 15There is time for everything including a time to kill and a time to spare. So when God wants us to kill, we have no business sparing. Its not always about building, sometimes you need to tear down as the time demands, and wait patiently for the will of God. 

4’ a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. 

One inevitable thing in life is a life is a time of weeping. As humans, we are bound to weep at certain times. Even Jesus wept- John 11:35. However, like Mary, some Christians weep when they aren’t supposed to weep. Mary went to Christ’s tomb and when he could not find his dead body there, she started weeping. Jesus appeared and asked her, ‘ Woman,why are you weeping?’ – John 20:11-18. The sad thing is that, Mary could not recognize Jesus. She thought it was the gardener, this is because she was busily weeping for not seeing the dead body of Jesus. She was weeping over the loss of a dead body at the point where there is a living body before her. 

This is what happens to most Christians; they weep too much over little things that when greater things appear, we can’t recognize. Don’t be too caught up in weeping… It can destruct you from noticing the dancing time – ‘In His Time’. In Eccl 12:1, it is noticed that there are two opposite times always been spoken about in each verse. One good time and one bad time. But there is a third class of time called ‘His Time’. His time is the product of both good and bad times. You can’t have ‘his time’ without both bad and good times. 

The challenge is how to stand when in the bad times. We must know that “There is no ‘Tetelestai’ without ‘Lama sabactani’”. In other words, before you get to ‘Tetelestai’, you must have been able to stand firm in the ‘Lama sabachtani stage’. Both words were said by Jesus Christ on the cross. 

‘Tetelestai’ means ‘It is finished’ and ‘Lama Sabach thani’ means; ‘Why have you forsaken me’?. Jesus Christ at a point on the cross felt forsaken. Jesus cried with a loud voice and said; ‘My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me’? –Matt 27:46. In life there is a point where man will always feel forsaken; Even Jesus felt it. In this stage, you may cry out and ask questions, just as Christ did on the cross. But you must not forget one thing, that, In His time ‘It will be finished’. The challenge here is the ability of man to be able to commit his spirit back to the same hands that looked like a forsaken hand. Jesus said; ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit’- Luke 23:46 The same hands that had seemingly forsaken him is mentioned here again to keep his spirit. Jesus understood the principle of ‘His time’; He knew that though he looked forsaken today, there is no secrutity anywhere else than the same hands of the Father (same hands that looked like a forsaken hand). 

As Christians, we have to know that the forsaken times will come, but we should make sure we still commend our spirits into the same hands that looked forsaken. Job said, ‘Though he slays me, I shall still hope in him- Job 13:15. God always has a bigger plan that man doesn’t understand. As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts- Isaiah 55:9. So in difficult times, comfort yourself with the thought that, God is doing something you don’t understand. It will in the end be all beautiful. Don’t compromise on your purity because of what you are going through. Don’t speak against God and his people because you feel forsaken today, for if you commend your spirit in his hands, it will soon be finished and He will make all things beautiful ‘In His Time.

 

Authority Jnr.