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Gospel Corner: How To Handle Temptation 2 of 3

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Gospel Corner: How To Handle Temptation 2 of 3

 

(Matthew 4 vs 5-7)

“Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.” (Matthew 4:5).

If you think Church is the last place Satan will tempt you from, am very sorry ; you are wrong.
Infact, its that one place he makes people boast, pride and despair.
In Matthew 4 vs 5, Jesus was taken to the HOLY CITY ; Satan surely walks up to the holy of hollies if he has to in order for him to get what he wants.
Its at the highest point of the temple that Jesus was taken. You may be a church elder, youth leader, praise team lead singer or any other minister of any sort. The more people you have looking up to you, the more the devil will want you to fall so you can bring a one third with you; when the devil was exiled in heaven, he brought a one third with him.

This time, Jesus was taken to his comfort zone ; Holy City.
And Satan with his ‘if theory’ once more ;

“If you are the Son of God”, he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'” (Matthew 4:6).

Satan is using scripture from Psalms 91 vs 11 and 12 to push Jesus to trust and rely on The Father for protection.
Some one can be able to quote the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, speak words of great encouragement and faith yet their Heart is filled with enmity for God.
Enough people misquote the scriptures for personal interest, selfishness and alike. One of the most common but misquoted scriptures is Matthew 7 vs 1, ‘Judge not that ye be not judged’, alot of people find this to be a loophole to not speaking out when something is not right saying ‘am not judgemental’. Look up 1Cor 2 vs 5 and understand this better.

In verse 7, Jesus resists the misquote not with urguement or saying, ‘whatever I ask of the Father is given unto me’, but with another quote from Deutronomy 6 vs 16 ; Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” (Matthew 4:7).

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12).
The word of God is a weapon; it can be used for or against you.
Its very dangerous to close your Bible and forget when you don’t understand something. Go and talk to your church elders, pastors, youth leaders or any other minister of the word for clarity. He who asks is ignorant for a while, but he who keeps quite is ignorant forever.
Dont hesitate, approuch someone everytime you have have trouble with understanding.

 

By: MayJAH

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEX AND LOVE MAKING

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEX AND LOVE MAKING

Love-making is defined as the copulation of two individuals normally a man and a woman to express their strong emotions towards each other, in such cases the two are willing to endure the pleasures and pain brought by sexual intercourse, Sex on the other hand  is having sexual intercourse just for mare  pleasure. Most people don’t know the difference between sex and love-making and so to help you realize the difference between such, EZM magazine has decided to help you recognize them by listing them down.

·        You can only make love to one person no matter how many people you have sex with,no matter how many times you mess around with different people, there is always that special person that moves you sexually and makes you feel fulfilled sexual wise. This person gives you good thoughts whenever you think of the things you do together and it makes you want to do it over and over again with them, they are more like a sexual appetizer.

 

·        Sex does not necessarily mean you are in love with someone, it can just be to ease yourself, please someone, or serve as a trade where you agree to be friends with benefits.

 

·        Love-making requires the two individuals involved to fully give in with all their emotions without holding back and don’t feel restricted to trying out what they want. If you make love to someone, you won’t feel embarrassed of what your partner would feel because you can trust them with your body. Love-making requires special timing and a comfortable place like a bedroom in order to cater both individual needs.

 

·        Sex can be done anywhere regardless of place or time, it can be in cars, bushes,toilets and so on, it is also mostly done within a short phrase of time.

 

·        Love–making takes great interest in knowing whether your partner is enjoying or comfortable and it is mostly done with special care not to hate the other, sex on the other hand  does not take time to study what the other person is feeling or to analyze the mood of the person.It is mostly done to satisfy the initiator and mostly selfish in that it is sometimes one sided.

 

·        Love-making ignites special and sweet memories of the person even when you are not together, you will have a strong attraction to the other person because they mean so much to you and this teaches you to appreciate and value your partner.

 

·        Sex does have to bring about good memories and you can do it with anyone at any place. It can just be done because you are bored, stressed, form of exercise or just to learn more about your sexuality and how far you can go sexual wise.

 

·        Most sexual relationships end up miserable for the people involved unless if it was just a contract or form of trade. Otherwise most people who have sexual encounters in the name of a fling end up in tragic situations in that one of the two falls in love with the other or starts to feel more than just a fling and hence jealousy and insecurity starts to creep up. Love making draws people close and connects them emotionally as some kind of attachment.

So-which one are you having, pleasure or commitment?

By: Memory “Candyluv” Sankalimba

memorysankalimba@ezmmagazine.com

 

How to handle Temptation(part 1 of 3

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How to handle Temptation(part 1 of 3


Matthew 4 vs 1-4

A Lot of people think when you become born again or baptized you’re no longer vulnerable to temptation. If temptation doesn’t come your way, then something is wrong.

In Matthew 3 vs 7, Jesus got baptized, the Spirit of the Lord decended on Him and a voice from Heaven said, ‘this is my Son, whom I love and am well pleased with.’
It was after his baptism that Had was lead into the desert by the Spirit of the Lord.
After fasting forty days and nights, He was hungry.
In this context, we need to understand that Jesus was vulnerable for he was hungry.
Look closely at what happens in verse 3 ; The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread”.
He didn’t have to ask him if he was hungry or not, he obviously watched Jesus during the fasting period. The time he was going to temp Jesus, he knew exactly what Jesus’ weakness at that particular time was ; hunger.

The devil didnt say, ‘you’re the son of God’, instead he mocks him by saying, ‘if you’re’. ‘if’ expresses condition, dought and a dare ; if you’re a man, go ahead and take up a second wife, if you’re a girl, get hooked with a man older than your father and so on.
The devil dared Jesus to show off His authority to prove He was who God said He was; His son.

You too might be in a situation that requires you to show people around you who the boss is, or you in need of something very important or dear to your life. Somebody will surely come your way and tell you to do all wrongs to get to your goal.
There’s a common saying; Use what you have to get what you want. That’s very true but it depends on how you apply it.
Jesus would have used His power as the son of God and turned stones to bread, instead He did not.

A stone(stones) is/are that challenge you’re in ; things that destruct you and may cause you to stumble.

Bread is something that satisfies you and is for ‘your’ stomach ; some thing that involves your personal need or selfish desire without considering God.

The devil was simply telling Jesus to turn His tough times to personal pleasure/fun.

Now, look at how Jesus answers (verse 4) ; Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
He did not say am the son of God and you know its true, or am the son of God and hunger doesn’t know me, neither did he say who are you to tell me what to do? Instead he quotes Deuteronomy 8 vs 3 ; that’s the word from the mouth of God.

Nomatter how challenging/tough your situation may seem, focus on what Gods word (the Bible) says about you.
If the Bible says you are bright, go out there and shine. If it says failure is your portion, let it be so ; but as far as God is concern, failure is not your portion.

Don’t entertain the devil by asking him questions or telling him things from your head, instead speak the word of God to him. Instead of bragging of who you are, show him who you are by not bending Gods word for personal pleasure.

Hunger is a temporal situation in your life ; don’t eat the wrong bread to satisfy it, instead bring in Jesus Christ the Bread of Life.

>MaYJa<

ROLL THE STONE!

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ROLL THE STONE!

ROLL THE STONE! (John 11 vs 39a) “Take away the stone”

 

A number of people are lost and dead just like Lazarus. And they don’t know what the truth is or what to believe in. Then there is a second group of people who know exactly who they are and what they believe in ; Jesus. Dont you find it strange that Jesus, He who could stop storms, heal the sick and now about to raise a man from the dead telling people to roll the stone? Why didnt He just order the stone to roll itself or something ; He definately could do that but did not! Rolling the stone is a personal step one has to take in his/her life ; rolling the stone means removing every obstacle that prevents our direct encounter with God’s Word. Not until you roll the stone, you wont be able to listen to what God has to say to you.

Then we have a third type of people, who believe on their lips but their hearts are full of dought ; people like Martha(Lazarus’ sister). This is the same Martha who told Jesus she believed (John 11 vs 21-27) but later says ‘there will be a bad smell, he’s been dead four days’ (John 11 vs 39b). According to the Jewish customs and traditions, when sombody dies, his/her soul wonders around for three days before it seatles, after that somebody is considered completly dead. Lazarus had been dead for four days. Here comes Jesus (a jew), after the stone is rolled, looks up to the skies, prays and the Father was glorified as soon as he shouted with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come fouth (out)’. Lazarus came out of the tomb and never went or looked back.

It doesnt matter how long you’ve been living in sin, people wil always say things and make you feel you cant change ; the devil will bring guilt into your heart just to have you pulled down and convinced you cant move on.

Jesus calls us out of sin everyday, its up to us to follow what His word says or not.

At the end of it all, some people were Jealous and started planning to kill Jesus and Lazarus too.

Thats just how people are, not everyone is happy with what you do most especially if its Gods work. Some people will want to bring you down and wont stop at anything until they achieve what they want. But dont worry about them, for ‘All things work together for good to them that Love the Lord and are called to His purpose’ (Romans 8 vs 28)

You can not know Gods purpose for your Life if you havent rolled the stone.

By MaYJa

Facebook friend type: Which one are you?

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Facebook friend type: Which one are you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all have one of each of these types of friends on our list:
1) The “Lurker” – Never posts anything or comments on your post, but reads everything, and might make reference to your status if they, See you in   public.
2) The “Hyena” – Doesn’t ever really say anything, just LOLs and LMAOs at everything.
3) “Mr/Ms Popular” – Has 4367 friends for NO reason.
4) The “Gamer” – Plays Words With Friends, Mafia Wars, Bakes virtual cakes and stuff, etc., ALL DAY.)
5)The “innocent” – Every post makes reference to God or Jesus.
6) The “Thief” – Steals status updates and will probably steal this one. 😉
7) The “Cynic” – Hates their life, and everything in it, as evidenced by the somber tone in ALL of their status updates.
8) The “Collector” – Never posts anything either, but joins every group and becomes fans of the most random stuff.
9) The “Promoter” – Always sends event invitations to things that you ultimately delete or ignore.
10) The “Liker” – Never actually says anything, buy always clicks the “like” button
11) The “Hater” – Every post revolves around someone hating on them, and they swear people are trying to ruin their life
12) The “Anti-Proofreader” – This person would benefit greatly from Spellcheck, and sometimes you feel bad for them because you don’t know if they were typing fast, or really cant spell.
13) “Drama Queen/ King” – This person always posts stuff like “I can’t believe this!”, or “They gonna make me snap today!”, in the hopes that you will ask what   happened, or what’s wrong…but then they never finish telling the story.
14) “Womp Womp” – This person consistently tries to be funny…but never is.
15) The “News” – Always updates you on what they are doing and who they are doing it with, no matter how arbitrary
16) The “Rooster” – Feels that it is their job to tell Facebook “Good Morning” every day. 17) The “Playboy wannabe” Take pictures of themselves half naked and get dussins of likes in a few minutes

17) “The Obamas” Always posting motivational posts

18) The “Playboy wannabe” Takes pictures of themselves half naked and get dussins of likes in a few minutes

 

CBU students stands up

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CBU students stands up

CBU students will be meeting at 07:00 at the ZNBC studio to discuss the closure of the university and also raise awareness to the public about how this is affecting the students.

CBU was closed a few weeks ago and has remained close, delaying students to complete their studies and graduate.

You can join the cause on this link: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/304340739631815/

Zambian photographers not pleased with Zed celebs

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Zambian photographers not pleased with Zed celebs

EZM asked  maybe some of the unappreciated workers in the media industry. Photographers.  We asked how it is to work with Zambian public figures and what their opinions are. We got some unexpected answers and feedback

One of the photographers said:

Zambian celebrities are never taught how to handle fame; so when they become ‘famous’ they allow the ‘fame’ to get to their heads. They fail to conduct themselves professionally during shoots, Id rather shoot plants and wildlife than shooting Zambian celebs!!!

Its they never come prepared more  clean. Apart from Ruff Kid.

They never come prepared, its like they just don’t care and this pisses the living daylights out of me!!!

When we asked what they thought our celebrities needed to improve on:

Bath and respect the guy taking picture

Advise #1: In film they say garbage in = garbage out, the effort you put in = equals the outcome Advise

#2: They must stop interfering with our decision making. A lot of shoots we do in Zed are improvised because we lack equipment, you came to me for a reason & if I say take off that red shirt because  its interfering with the scene contrast or + mood.

We hope that those celebrities,public figures reading this will think about it next time.

 

Image:The Ivyleague

Mwangi Luhila opens ECCENTRIC COUTURE HOUSE

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Mwangi Luhila opens ECCENTRIC COUTURE HOUSE

Our fashion columnist and writer Mwangala Luhila has finally opened her store of her designs. The fashion designer announced this on the stores Face book Page.

 

ECCENTRIC COUTURE HOUSE DESIGN STUDIO IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN!!

We specialised in the making of Couture garments, Evening wear, Afro centric clothing, Casual wear, Bags and Accessories. We are situated along No1 Beit road, Rhodes Park, LA SIL compound, next to St. Ignaitius Catholic Church.

Contact: Contact us on: +260975421332 / +260971870913

Chinese man bites sons testicles

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Chinese man bites sons testicles

 

A 6-year-old boy’s manhood was bitten off by his father yesterday morning in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The father was believed to be suffering mental disorder at that time:

Witnesses said the father, 32, was taking the boy and his four-year-old sister, all naked, for a walk in the street. He asked the boy to bite his tresticles and when the boy refused, he attacked him.

When people realized what had happened, they rushed to rescue the boy who was already screaming with blood gushing out of his crotch. They nailed down the father to the ground and picked up the boy’s manhood that was thrown into the shrubs.

Police detained the father and the boy was rushed to a hospital. The girl was later picked up by her relatives.

 

THE INCREDIBLE WORTH OF A WOMAN

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THE INCREDIBLE WORTH OF A WOMAN

THE INCREDIBLE WORTH OF A WOMAN

By Leonard Mangani Zulu

 

The heart of a woman is what makes the whole world turn. Women bring joy, love, hope and compassion to others. Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness love and joy. They smile when they want to scream, they sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in and they stand up to injustice. They go without so there family can have, they love unconditionally. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Women have vital things to say and everything to give. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN; IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR OWN WORTH.

Regardless of your skin color, income bracket, country of origin, past or present history, age, physical appearance or personal circumstances, don’t look down upon yourself. Be proud of who you are, stand tall and love yourself. Make a decision to feel worthy and deserving of goodness flowing through you and to you. Expect a good life and demand it for yourself. You don’t need anyone’s stamp of approval to feel good about yourself. So don’t be afraid you’re a unique and special woman with an important contribution to make to the world.

Thank you for your too often unappreciated work in rearing Godly offspring. Your labor with your children is often unnoticed and taken for granted. We live in a society that minimizes your work at home while hyping and glamorizing employment outside the home. Let’s face it; no one pays you to change your baby’s diapers. No one gives you bonuses or overtime for watching sick children through the night. No one gives you certificates of appreciation for instilling moral values into your home, and there are no award banquets to recognize a job well done in the daily grind of household chores.

God has placed a basic emotional design within the woman to increase her capacity for nurture and support for other people. Men and women are different emotionally by the design of God. This truth has been common knowledge throughout the ages as every generation has watched its young boys and girls at play. Women’s view on things is quite different than that of men. In a case of successfully maintained relationships, it is the woman’s take on things that often sets things aright when they become out of kilter. It is the innate nurturing spirit and desire for the man’s leadership that makes her more inclined to take actions that will diffuse the problem and put things back into perspective. That is because, we men have an innate tendency to do or say or act in a not-so-intelligent manner, then have absolutely no explanation why. If we knew why we do some of the things that we do, then we would be able to prevent them. Thankfully there is an understanding of this coupled with true empathy instilled in women that is akin to how they see their children.

You have seen us laugh, seen us cry and you were there with us. We may not have said it but thanks and we love you and we salute you.

Happy Women’s Day!!!!