Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Is there a difference between Baptism in the name of Jesus and Baptism in the Trinity?"

Jesus said “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Mt 28:20). Later Peter asked the people to “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Act 2:38). Peter again told Cornelius “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days” (Acts 10:48).

Now, Jesus himself said "be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost", but Peter said in the name of Jesus. There is no contradiction in what he is saying. The issue is, Peter looks at it in terms of the work of salvation; while, Jesus states it in terms of persons. Baptism was to unite the believer with Jesus.

Baptism was and is a symbol of regeneration: death and being buried with Christ and resurrecting with him (Rom 6:3-6; Col 2:12). Peter went further to explain that Baptism is not a physical exercise of bathing oneself to take away physical dirt, but one of putting forth a good conscience towards God (I pet 3:21). So when Peter says “be baptized in the name of Jesus” he is not saying that by baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is wrong. No, it is not! To be baptized in the name of Jesus simply means be baptized with the person through whom you obtain salvation. Don’t forget that Father, Son and Holy Ghost are actually titles. Would it be wrong if someone rather than addresses you by your title calls you by your name? The Father, Son and Holy Ghost form the trinity. The trinity simply means three persons in one essence.

Until then, there is no need to rebaptize if you were baptized in the Trinity.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

“How Does someone know that he has the Holy Spirit, and what do u think about the speaking in tongues thing?"

The Bible says “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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:5-6).

So if someone is born of the Spirit then they should have the Holy Spirit because you can only have the DNA match with your father. Furthermore, “.. as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (Jn 1:12). This means that once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God sends his Holy Spirit to abide in you as a seal of approval (2 Tim 2:19) because you are sealed with him unto the day of redemption (Eph 4:30). That tells you that you already have the Holy Spirit. Perhaps your confusion emanates from not being able to distinguish between having the Holy Spirit and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. To have citizenship and a passport are two different things, but you cannot have a passport without having citizenship. You cannot be baptized in the Holy Spirit without having the Holy Spirit, but you can have the Holy Spirit without being baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Speaking in tongues is the physical initial evidence of having been baptized in the Holy Spirit. There are two types of speaking  in tongues: glosolalia (using heavenly language) and ethnolalia (using earthly language). In glosolalia is characterized by echolalia, which to the world might look like an impairment. However, Paul told the Corinthians, " God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." I Cor. 1:27 Speaking in tongues is not a prerequisite for salvation. In Jn 3:5 only two things were listed physical birth and regeneration. That is why angels cannot be redeemed because they have not gone through physical birth.Angels are not made of flsh and blood. Only that which is in flesh and blood can repent. In the Acts there are several examples of people who got baptized then received the baptism of the Holy Spirit by speaking in tongues. However that came after they had received salvation (thus the Holy Spirit). The baptism of the Holy Spirit is to confirm their call and readiness to offer the sacrifice of fire which is evangelism actually. It is for everybody but not necessary for salvation. It does not mean that if you don’t have it, you are not ready for evangelism? It simply means you are not too strong in many places.

Until then I hope I have answered your question.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Should A Spouse Confess To his/her Spouse Of His/Her Infidelity?

The Bible is actually mute on a direct exhortation on this issue, though it is vocal on confession as a whole. When you sin, you repent and confess your sins. If one has sinned against anyone, they will do the confession in a similar setting. If you insulted someone in public, you will need to make a public confession. If you sinned against an individual, you will confess to him or her; if you sin against a community, you will confess to them. In a case where you can make restitution, then you will repent, confess and then make restitution. But the same rules may not apply in a scenario where a spouse cheats on his or her spouse because he or she cannot actually make restitution.

Sin comes from the Greek word hamartia: meaning to miss the mark. So when an individual sins, he or she has missed the mark of God’s purpose and righteousness. Thus, sin is first against God and second to human. To make amends, one has to repent and forsake their sins to have mercy (Prov 28”13). Hence, the elements of a good confession will be repentance, confession and restitution. But the question we may ask is how would a spouse who cheated on the other spouse restitute though? Would there be any reason to confess if there is no possibility of restitution? Would there be forgiveness if there is no confession, but there is repentance?

It is generally accepted that confession brings with it internal peace in addition to forgiveness of sins. Could a spouse still obtain internal peace if they do not confess to the other spouse, and if they confess and obtain peace would the victim spouse (spouse who has been sinned against) find internal peace and the initial trust that bonded the relationship?

Some believe that the offender must confess to the victim for the Bible exhorts us “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). The purpose of inter-confessions is for the penitent to find spiritual support and not for forgiveness of sins. Once the penance has been completed, the sinner obtains forgiveness, and the rest are mere traditions and formalities. In infidelity, it is proper for the infidel to be the confessor (person hearing the confession) and confessor (person confessing their sins) to maintain the original trust. With time, they will be healed as their relationship blossoms.

Most couples in their attempts to appease their consciences confess their infidelity to their spouses, but rather than build the relationship, they destroyed it. Since the purpose of the confession is to reestablish the relationship, it is proper for the penitent to confess to God alone and leave it there if the relationship will instead be ruined, especially because Man does not even forgive sins (Lk 5:21; acts 10:43).

Perhaps, the confusion arises when Jesus told the disciples “Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained” (Jn 20:22-23). The verse simply means that if you came to Christ and the disciples said your sins were forgiven, they were forgiven. Not that they had the power to forgive sins but just that by coming to Christ alone is good enough to obtain forgiveness of sins and all the disciples had to do was perfunctory pardon of sins. This is one of those acts that fits right into I Corinthians 10: 23. It is your right to confess, but is that beneficial to your marriage?  Very few marriages have survived after confessions of adultery. This confession should only be done if the spouse can digest it well; if that will add impetus to your marriage. Otherwise, it is  a very dangerous miscalculation to your marriage.

Until then, spouses should not confess their infidelity to their spouses.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Is flirting or Sexual Advance Ungodly?

The usual question is where does flirting end, and where do sexual advances begin, or is flirting a bad thing. The Free Dictionary defines flirt (verb) as: “To make playfully romantic or sexual overtures” . If flirting is to make playful romantic or sexual overtures it means that the intention is not ungodly. Nonetheless, that is not a guarantee since the human nature is naturally deceitful and wicked (Jer 17: 9-10) or like Erasmus posited that man was sick but not dead. Whatever theory you espouse: Augustinian, Peligian or semi Peligian the conclusion is that the nature of man is sick and needs redemption. The major question would be could anyone romantically or sexually play without breaking the lock into the forbidden room since there is a biblical caveat that there are some places which you enter and never keep your pants or skirt up (Prov 2:16-18; 5; 3-5; 6:24-28)?

Actually, sexual advances on a single and ready to mingle individual are not bad because that is how they will find love. While flirting may vary, sexual advances are unambiguous. In the theory of flirting it really depends on the individuals and their origins. We invited female friends with whom we traveled on long distances platonically. In America inviting the opposite sex for a drink, lunch, party or to make long trips could actually signal a sexual advance. Comments like Miss Lolo (big breasts) and nice makandi (buttocks) are unequivocal sexual advances.

While the Bible is very clear on sexual advances that will engender illicit sex it is mute on flirting. For flirting like lust must first conceive before giving birth to sin. So flirting on its own in isolation is not sin else we will consider lust as sin. Until lust is fulfilled it is not sin. That is why James said “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1: 14-15). Flirting should be encouraged because that is the only time some ugly women can actually be complimented. Toys may satisfy her but will never compliment her dress or hair. After all she needs some love.

Sexual advances in work places sometimes go sour when the victim does not like the perpetrator or when some unhappy and jealous colleagues think they should have been in the place of the victim like in the case of boss and subaltern, pastor and Christian, teacher and student (college) even though statistics show that very few marriages between boss and subaltern, or Christian and pastor, or teacher student have ended in divorce. The entitlement is so low because while men seek beauty, women generally seek security, and the subaltern, student or Christian can securely use the boss, teacher or pastor as their milking cow or ATM machine. That is why only rich people go into sex rehab. What a disease! I wonder how the treatment looks like.

If either flirting or sexual advances were inherently bad then God would not have created humanity asexual in whom inhabits the libido. That is why sex sells more than anything. Nonetheless there is a serious divine injunction against illicit sex. It is one of the moral laws (Ex 20: 14) and, adultery was meted with death (0Lev 20:10). Despite Jesus’ clemency on the woman caught in flagrant adultery, He does not still exempt it as an errant and despicable behavior (Mt 19:9). Actually, the Bible considers those who commit adultery as being stupid or unwise (Prov 6:32). Perhaps because they fail to realize that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. It was Paul who revealed that sexual sin actually affects the body and it is the only that does so (I Cor 6: 18). One has to just be alert to set their limits and know when flirting or sexual advances could land them into trouble waters before God or at least before Man.

Until then, let your conscience guide you.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, January 18, 2010

America Should Not Send Missionaries Overseas.

It is tomfoolery for American Churches to be sending Missionaries overseas! America needs more missionaries than any other place in this globe. Doesn’t the Bible say: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Let us say the city is Jerusalem (College Station), Judea (Texas), Samaria (the US) before the uttermost part of the earth (world). So why was Sitton recruiting young missionaries to Papua New Guinea when they (the young missionaries) have not even begun preaching in Texas, or the US, or even North America?

Do you remember God sending Ezekiel for evangelism? He used the same principle of sending him first to his own people (the House of Israel): a people he knew and who knew him (Ezek 3:4-6).

When I was in Africa, I was glad to see missionaries come there that they have come to preach the gospel with some of them spending all their time playing video games. Now that I have actually lived here, I will advise all American missionaries to come back home and preach here, for we need more missionaries on the home front than in other places. The Bible translators can go to the uttermost part of the earth, but evangelists and teachers should stay put. It is sanctimony going to other places when the abomination of desolation is standing in the holy places.

Here, nudity sells meanwhile the people we (Americans) are trying to redeem consider it evil. Here in America people do not talk about God in public places, but there are religious and moral instructors in Government Bilingual High Schools in those same places you sent and send missionaries. So who needs more missionaries than the other? If you look at it; New Guinea does not prohibit teachers from telling their students about God; in America they do. You cannot even display the Ten Commandments’ tablets in a law court ; a place meant to uphold justice. No wonder the law here though they say is blind but can actually differentiate one’s color. In most courtrooms in Africa, even though the law is the weapon of the strong, but the Ten Commandments’ plate is still displayed behind the Judges. So who needs more missionaries than the others?

In America, it is acceptable for a student to tell classmates she is a witch and no one does her anything. In other places, such declaration fetches you the judgment prescribed by God in the Bible, because no one should suffer a witch to live (Ex 22:18). So if those people try at least to practice the Bible then they really don’t need your missionaries. Perhaps we should refresh our minds with righteouness essentials: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye” (Mt 7:3-5).

Please refrain from all these sanctimonious gospel, and call your missionaries back home. Send out this SOS: "the situation is critical at home, and we need more supplies: ammunitions and more men if not we will lose the home front to the enemy". This is the telegraph you all should send out to your missionaries. In addition, "our young people will have to accept the draft due to shortage of men, because many have already died to hedonism and mundanity".

Until then, America should suspend sending missionaries overseas.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Où est ton Destin?

Qui detient ton destin? Permettez-moi de vous demander ceci: qui détermine ce que vous devenez? Les humanistes vont vous le dire, vous avez votre vie dans vos mains, mais je vous dis aujourd'hui, Dieu a le monde entier dans ses mains, y compris votre vie. Voici une anecdote.

Une jeune femme travaillait pour une entreprise il ya quelques années. Elle a travaillé avec un patron qui trouvait du plaisir à coucher avec toutes les travailleuses dont il etait le boss. Il employait seulement de belles filles. Il ne savait pas que Nsosie serait différente. Il l'a engagée et a commencé ses avances, mais elle lui a refusé. Plus elle l'a rejeté, plus il lui a donné l'enfer. Finalement, avec toutes les intrigues, la jeune femme a été renvoyee. La jeune femme a intenté des poursuites en justice, mais a échoué avec la complicité des autres travailleurs et son patron. Elle pleurait et criait devant Dieu. Sur leur chemin de retour d'un voyage d'affaires, leur voiture a dévié de la route, et ils sont tous morts. Ils n'ont pas survecu pr jouir des fruits de leurs intrigues. C'est un avertissement à ceux qui complotent contre les autres.

Vous qui pensez que le destin des faibles vous appartient, il faut vous méfier. Dieu tient le monde entier dans ses mains. Un jour, un voisin m'a recommandé un avocat. Je lui ai demandé comment il connaissait le mec et il m'a raconté cette histoire. Il était juif et il était africain. Tous deux étaient en ligne pour faire leurs achats quand un gars blanc est tombé en face de lui. Certains autour d'eux appelaient frantiquement les urgences au 911, d'autres etaient indifférents, mais il lui se précipita vers le gars et l'a placé sur son dos, et lui a administré le RCR; une chose qu'il n'avait vu qu'à la télé. Il y avait de sérieux risques, car si l'homme était mort, il aurait pu être inculpé, mais il a pris le risque, et a ramene le gars à la vie avant que l'ambulance pouvait venir. Quand l'avocat s'est pleinement rétabli, il se mit en contact avec Ali. Plus tard, il l'a représenté dans de nombreux cas gratuitement.

Si vous êtes un être humain, sachez que vous ne détenez la vie de quiconque, pas même ls vôtre. Dieu detient toute notre vie. Oui, dire que je suis une fourmi, mais pas d'éléphant peut me briser, et je suis un éléphant, mais aucun chasseur ne peut me tirer vers le bas. Arrête de te déranger lorsque les méchants prospèrent. Dieu vaincra toujours le diable et nos ennemis. Certains d'entre eux ramasseront les crises cardiaques et d'autres seront récupérés par une maladie rénale. Je manque de temps pour les histoires personnelles.

En 1988, à Douala il y avait un frère en Christ qui avait loué une maison d'un homme douala. Le frère avait payé son loyer, mais parce que le bailleur voulaient plus d'argent, il a envoye ses fils pr demander au frere de payer le loyer de nouveau. L'homme s'est plaint qu'il avait déjà payé leur père, mais ils ont pris ses affaires, et les ont jetes. L'église a prié et lui a dit qu'il devrait sortir de la maison. Des voisins ont affirmé que c'est ce que cette famille a fait pour déchirer les gens. Ce frère a quitté et a loué une autre maison. Nous ne pouvions pas aider parce que nous étions une église très petite, mais Dieu a pris le contrôle de la situation. Un évangéliste a visité notre église et plutôt que de prendre des offrandes qu'il donnait de l'argent à la famille. Quelques semaines plus tard, le plus jeune fils de l'ancien propriétaire est tombé dans un puits et est mort. Les deux premiers fils sonts morts dans un accident et le troisième était en cours en France et se perdit dans la mer.

Dieu n'at-il pas dit «Ne touchez pas à mes oints, et ne faites pas de mal à mes prophètes»? N'importe qui ayant le sceau de l'Esprit Saint devrait savoir que "pour celui qui vous touche, touche la prunelle de ses yeux». Votre destin ne reside dans la main de personne d'autre que Dieu. Vos problemes vous rendent-ils confus? Ne le soyez plus car Il est La! Étendez votre baton de commandement et demandez a la mer Rouge devant de s'ecarter, et vous donner une voie d'évacuation.

En Attendant, votre destin est entre les mains de Dieu.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Where Is Your Destiny?

In whose hand is your destiny? Let me ask you this: who determines who you become? Humanists will tell you, you have your life in your hands, but I tell you today; God has the whole world in his hands including your life. Listen to this anecdote.

A young woman worked for a company some years back. She worked with a boss who found pleasure sleeping with all the female workers under him. He employed only beautiful girls that he could later fool around with. Little did he know Nsosie would be different. He hired her and started his advances, but she turned him down. The more she turned him down the more he gave her hell. Finally, with all the intrigues the young woman was fired. The young woman tried to sue but failed with the collusion of other workers and her boss. She wept and cried before God. On their way back from a business trip their car veered off the road, and they all died. They did not live to enjoy the fruits of their intrigues. Such is a warning to those who plot against others.

You who think the destiny of the weak belongs to you beware. To the weak who thinks his/her destiny belongs to the strong beware. God holds the whole world in his hands. A neighbor was recommending a lawyer to me. I asked him how he knew the guy then he told me this story. He was Jewish and he was African. Both were on a line to make their purchases when the white guy fell in front of him. Others were merely dialing their phones for 911, others were even unconcerned, but he rushed to the guy and placed him on his back, and administered CPR; a thing he had only seen on TV. There were serious risks, because if the man had died he could have been charged, but he took the risk, and revived the guy back to life before the ambulance could come. When the lawyer fully recovered he got in contact with Ali. He later represented him in many cases for free.

If you are a human being know that you do not hold the life of anyone; not even yours. God holds all our lives. Yes, say I am an ant but no elephant can smash me, and I am an elephant but no hunter can shoot me down. Stop fretting when the wicked prosper. God will always defeat the devil and our enemies. Some of them pick up heart attacks and others are clawed by kidney disease. I lack the time for personal tales.

In 1988 in Douala was a brother in Christ who rented a house from a Duala man. The brother had paid them but because they wanted more money they connived for their son to come and ask for rents again. The man complained that he had already paid their father but they took his things and threw them out. The church prayed over it and told him that he should move out of the house. Neighbors said that is what that family did to rip people off. That brother moved out and rented another house. We could not help because we were a very small church but God took control of the situation. An evangelist visited our church and rather than take offerings he gave money to the family. Weeks later the former landlord’s youngest son fell in a well and died. The senior son died in an accident and the third was going to France and got lost in the sea hitherto.

Didn’t God tell you “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm”? Anyone with the seal of the Holy Spirit should know that “for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye”. Your destiny is in no man’s hand my dear. Are your problems making you to be confused if God exists? Be no more for He does! Stretch forth your staff and ask whatever red sea in your life to part and give you an escape route.

Until then, your destiny is in the hands of God.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Putting Up A Fight When The Devil Is Dragging You Down

Listen: this year has begun and we are determined to make it a better year,but the devil is determined too to make it the worst year. So would you let him do it? A couple of my friends have confessed to me they no longer pray because they no longer trust God to do anything for them. If God was hearing their prayers then He should have done something for them. Therefore, today I bring you good news. When Satan annoys you, don’t let him have his way, get up, remove your sword in the spirit and fight till every prisoner including yourself is set free. God will surely come to your help. He does not fail and will never fail.

Listen: we had a Full Gospel Youth Camp in Mbamlayo and on the first three days it had rained, but usually while we were asleep. On Thursday, the rain began 30 minutes before we left the dormitory. My assistants whispered into my ears that we should suspend the evening campaign. Like Jannes and Jambres they argued that the kids could catch cold and become sick. I looked at them and laughed. While they were sleeping I was praying in the night in the little bush by the side. So when the time reached for us to go I told the kids that we will go into the rain and run with songs in our mouths until we reach the campaign grounds. It was still raining and as we prayed and I jumped into the rain, and called the rest to follow me. As we began to run, two to five minutes later, the rain had stopped. On that day one soul gave his life to Christ and today he is a pastor. When the devil is trying to drag you down please put up a fight. I say put up a fight!

Listen: I don’t care how many times you have taken the same exam but have not passed. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him”. I say study hard, pray, and go, and take it again. I don’t care how long you have been sick, pray and believe God he is called Jehovah Rapha. The power of God has no comparison and those who believe in him will never be confounded.

Listen: don’t allow the Devil to stab you again; you have a magic sword that you just need to hold, and it works magic for you. Use it. I say use it! I don’t care how your business has failed and people are laughing at you. Don’t allow the devil to stop you again. I say get up and fight. “Remember my brethren; be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. Are you giving up or you are putting up a fight?

Listen: before a soldier goes to war he or she spends hours in training and practicing on hitting targets. Where do you train? Are you practicing to hit your targets? I say put up a fight. This year don’t allow the Devil to push you around. Why are you a candidate for heaven yet you allow yourself to be pushe around by a hell bound candidate? Look; you have allowed the devil to take you hostage; until you have lost hope: you are depressed. You have lost trust in God and you think he does not hear your prayers. You have tried by the arm of flesh but it did fail you. Look; the devil has given you a knock down but I want you to rise up before the bell, and say though I am knocked down I am not knocked out. I say put up a fight dear! The fire of the most high will consume your enemies as you put up a fight in prayer.

Listen: that private time you pray in your closet; that is your battle field. Don’t allow the devil to bully around. God has not withheld good things from you; it’s you yourself who has done that by listening to the devil that you cannot get them.

Listen: I know some of you are afraid to date again because every man that came ran away like you are man repellant. I say, pray and start to date again. This time put up a fight and tell the Devil not this time again. Are you hearing me? Say not this time again! Anyone that is holding your answered prayers Angel Michael will be sent to liberate it as you battle in prayers. So I say get on your knees. Man, are you hearing me? Get on your knees; don’t allow the devil to bully you again. Stop crying, get up and put up a fight. I want to see that face shinning with joy of inner peace. Sing the song of Zion my dear; it is the victor’s song. Stop singing the song of Babylon; it is the song of defeat. I mean even if the devil gave you the name of Badluck that when you come to the door it closes in front of you. I know your husband is acting a fool like Nabal and you have prayed, but the devil seems to be toying with you. I say get up, tell him not this time, and pray again one more time.

Listen: do you remember when Elijah was praying for water? He sent Elisha to go and see if there were signs it was going to rain. He went and looked at it the first time but there was no sign of anything. Like them you have prayed the previous years but no sign of anything. He sent his servant again the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth time and there was nothing. But the seventh time he came back with an answer “Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand”. Pray until you see your own little hand so that you can sing of your victory before you stop. Why are you not putting up a fight let your enemies be confounded. Those who collude against you will themselves experience failure. Cry no more my dear; instead put up a fight for this is your year. Repeat after me: this is my year.

Until then, put up a fight when the devil is dragging you down.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cameroon Fails to Reverse Brain Drain

It is usually said that half bread is better than none, or that do not bite the finger that starves you. Though it is not enough but at least it is something. For many years now Cameroon has encouraged Brain Drain by neglecting its graduates. Many young people graduate from university but cannot find work. Many are roaming the street telling stories, and others are playing clowns in market squares. Some have joined the 419 business, and others have become sorcerers; consulting people with tricks, and others have become outright pickpockets. Most of the hawkers and female prostitutes now are university graduates. So to hear that Cameroon is discouraging Brain Drain sounds farcical because back home things are still bad. Furthermore, the government is approaching the issue the wrong way by increasing the salaries and allowances of lecturers and researchers. This reminds me of an incident that happened in the village a few years back.

In 1979 there was a man who came to see my grandfather to complain that most of his North West workers have run away. My grandfather said well if you do not pay them how do you expect them to stay. He said actually, I did not have to pay them; they worked the farms, sold the produce and we shared the profits in three parts. To make sure that they did not cheat him, he assisted by sending his own trustees to the farm during the harvest season. The allotments were in three parts: one part for him, the worker and his farm. But for some years the farms have not been producing anything because the ground has been very unproductive: getting to sterile and barren, but it is still being paid. Rather than add manure to make the soil fertile or give the workers new farms he was trying to increase their share allotments.

So you see why I say the government is approaching this problem from the wrong prism and spectrum. The issue here is not actually that the graduates and researchers are not being paid though that is an issue, but that the majority of the graduates abroad are there because they could not find work at home. If they could find work at home even with a meager salary very few people will run abroad. Therefore, to solve this problem, the government must improve the economy of the country so that it could employ its graduates, and create opportunities for research. If you look at it well, the government has not been able to pay most of its workers for months, and increasing that salary but owing them does not solve the problem. Pay them the little they are due at least so that they can put food on the table for their families. You know that the African society is a society where the man providing for his family is both a responsibility and virtue. Failure to do so will bring raillery to the victim, and no matter his education he will become a laughingstock.

In addition, the poor treatment of graduates has encouraged many young people to drop education as a priority. Why should a family drain their wealth pool to send their first son to the university and after he comes back, he cannot find work, but is being fed by his younger sibling. Tell me in what language you will teach them that going to school is good. In a surviving society like Cameroon, how much you know doesn’t really matter; it must go hand in hand with how much you bring home. That is why when someone makes some little money he is quickly forced to take a traditional title and in places where they can call you chief he is called chief Dr this. So to cure this malaise, the government should instead encourage private enterprises because the government alone cannot hire and employ all the graduates. So here is how the government should encourage private enterprises.

Looking at business progression in Cameroon now, one does not need to be Adam Smith to figure out that real estate business is catching fire in Cameroon. Instead of trying to bring the American style homes (30 years mortgage) one should continue with the Sic style where the payment is actually affordable until the economy has improved.

Most companies are producing things that consumers do not really need. Instead China is producing what the consumers want at a cheaper rate. This is the age of cell phones, digital cameras and in short electronics in general. There is no Cameroonian company producing such products. Thus the companies that will strive better will be Chinese (foreign). And it is difficult for a country to survive on imports or with foreign companies. One can learn from the US trying to bring back manufacturing companies at home.

The death of the private sector did encourage Brain Drain. The major problem that has killed the private sector is corruption, because state agents harassment private businesses with exorbitant taxes and fines. The government should eliminate tariffs and custom duties on construction materials, transport equipments, machinery, and electrical equipments so they will become cheaper. For example: a high demand in cars will bring increase demand in petroleum and its secondary products, and that will up production and create jobs since we have enough wells to drain oil. There should be high taxes on clothes, and electronics for they do not help the people in anyway; instead they make them indolent. That is why you see young people sitting by the river side with ipods and mp3 players in their ears singing “iiiyo cow oh, jamma jamma cow oh, my brother and sister dey for America for seka belle cow oh”. The government must do all to eliminate all these Copecs and quartier banks that pop up like mushrooms and overnight disappear leaving investors in penury. That breeds discontent and leads to depression. A depressed person is usually less productive anyway.

The failure of the government to protect private vendors who would have hired graduates and revitalized the economy has also encouraged Brain Drain. The government has killed a lot of private businesses who were vendors. Most of them supplied to the government, but the government did not pay them. Let us say the government decides to increase their prices it will not still serve them any good if they are not paid. The failure to encourage them has discouraged supplies. Then they have to go bankrupt and out of business while the government selects another victim. The change of suppliers slows down business because they have to learn the routes and comply with orders. This is also a bell to other vendors who do not want to deal with the government. That again breaks down the economy.

Some of the intellectuals who left the country were righteous people who could not survive in a corrupt country like Cameroon. If the government intends to discourage Brain Drain it must increase its fight against corruption. The government should be praised for the little it has done against corruption, but it still has to do more than enough to extirpate if from the minds of Cameroonians. I believe that people should be asked to return the money they have stolen, and if they do not then there are left in jail to rot. If they return the money, they should be rehabilitated and asked to manage the resources. That way they would be like on probation. The foreign government should refrain from accepting runways who have embezzled money from Africa and are hiding in their countries as refugees or asylees. Corruption has discouraged investors a great deal because they know their efforts will fail.

The presence of western lifestyle has encouraged Brain Drain. Actually, it has made Cameroonians very lazy too for they have become copycats of the western brand. Nowadays, young people drop out of school trying to be rappers and Beyonce. Those that see what the sport stars get from sports cannot afford to “waste” their time in education. There overseas, flows milk and honey. The government will have to reorientate the mind set. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers prefer to quit their jobs in Cameroon to be Caring Nurse Assistant (CAN) in America for there lies the money.

The desire to be like Bushfallers has encouraged Brain Drain. You can count 3 in every 5 young people nowadays who aspire to be like the Bushfallers. When December is coming the primitive Bushfallers run home to showcase the wealth they have garnered from overseas. Those Paysans too do not want to be left out because even the ugliest of the Bushfallers (God knows most are ugly like hippopotamus and rhinoceros) takes the best and most beautiful Paysan girl leaving the poor Paysans in regrets of why he could not make it too abroad. Therefore, Bushfallers should grow up and think about seizing girls from Paysans. They are indirectly funding 419 which encourages Brain Drain.

Until hen, I wish the government venture well.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, January 1, 2010

Airport Security in America: Omelet Without Breaking Eggs?

On Christmas day; I mean the day Christ is supposedly born is the day that a Nigerian opted to kill people by attempting to blow up flight 253 with 289 people on board . A few questions must be asked about the efficiency of the security. How did the man pass with the device attached to his belt when it was surely placed in a basket and it went through the scanner via the conveyor belt? Ask no more; human rights and privacy are the answers. Now all of a sudden Americans are again worrying about their security. What a melodrama! How do you expect the government to protect you when it cannot track down the bad guys or you mean that Americans cannot be terrorists?

America had a president sent by God in the name of president George Walker Bush. In him, America was determined to make terrorism a distant past, yet like every good messiah he was rejected though not within his terms of office. After Sep 11, 2001, Bush authorized wiretapping on American citizens with the Patriot Act. When The New York Times broke the news that the government was wiretapping and eavesdropping on its own citizens, and it was later confirmed by CNN, there was an outcry . It was as if they had quickly forgotten that an American could be a terrorist. John walker Lindh is a classic example. He fought along side the Taliban until he was captured in 2001. In addition, there are foreign nationals who have naturalized but still hold ties with Al-Qaeda. The government was not there to see who is sleeping with who (étant monnaie courant) or who is going to drink and drive. It is out to catch the terrorists, yetpeople cried for their privacy. People use emails and telephone or letters to communicate so if the government cannot control those mediums, how do you expect to be protected?

Later there were projects to use human scans at the airports. People wrote and cried foul; even calling it “electronic strip search” . If this same scan was used, they would have seen the belt on Abdulmutallab’s waist, and we would not have been talking about it here. But for one reason or the other, some people have problems with even negative images of their bodies. Who cares if you are a man parading as a woman? The airport official has many people to see per day that by the end of the day, he or she would have even forgotten of you. In addition, those images were to be destroyed at the end of each day, yet the Americans cried again like spoiled babies. Suddenly they hear about the Nigerian, and they whine again that the government is not doing enough. How would the government do enough to protect you when you do not even want a scan through your body?

There was Guantanamo Bay to keep terrorists, yet the Americans think it is too harsh. Terrorists are not normal criminals who should be incarcerated in normal jails. They have been trained in stoic condition and how to endure pain. You need waterboarding techniques for people like that or other hard interrogating techniques to squeeze information from them. It is difficult to argue against the morality of waterboarding. Nonetheless, the Americans again cried we want to be like other people, but you do not have the same challenges though. They want to kill you if they see you.

Listen; before you make omelet you must break eggs. If you do not want to break the eggs, then you cannot eat omelet. If America wants security, people should be ready to give up some of their rights and privacy. It would seem each time there is a foiled terror plan, that is the time security is number one, and then they get up and start blaming foreigners. No Nigerian should fear for a backlash because late McVeigh and Lindh were not Nigerians. It will be sheer primitivism to think that because a Nigerian has acted as a terrorist every Nigerian is one. Then that way we should have said all Americans are terrorists since McVeigh and Lindh were Americans.

The Nigerians have nothing to fear. The father warned the American Embassy, but they neglected it . More so, the father himself took his two legs and went to the American embassy to tell hem that his child could be dangerous. As usual , what comes from America is number one; anything else is not too good. So poor intelligence they thought and was neglected.

Notwithstanding though, now Africans are becoming more and more familiar faces on American TV with crime. If it is not terrorism, it is a fraudster., but the blame lies with Americans with whom most are unaware of the surroundings of the world. You meet someone from Pakistan, you talk politics of the world. You meet a Latin American on visit, you talk sports of the world. You meet an African, you discuss world religions. But, you meet an American, and he/she asks you who is the president of Africa. You come from Cameroon? How far is that from Nigeria? Do you guys live with monkeys? To make some of them even feel important, I tell them I leant how to wear clothes here. Lord have mercy!

See a clear example, they are still being scammed with puppies, or that my father died and left me a lot of money. Who is being scammed again with black paper money, my God! Scams that if anyone was just a little bit informed they will rise above. Look; when a man comes and scams 30 churches , that is ignorance! The most interesting one is this Survivor TV show . You have spoiled brats rubbing themselves in mud you call them survivors. People born with bread and butter are talking about survivor. This is what a survivor means; when someone allows a python to swallow his leg so him and his friends can in turn kill it for food to survive . Here is another video showing people surviving to make a living. Here is a woman using her legs to open a bottle of beer to entertain people just to earn a living .

Every American should learn about the urgency of terrorism else they remain ignorant and keep singing the song of privacy. We all must accept the full body scans . Do Americans want every service man and woman to be killed before they realize how urgent this terrorism thing has become? This is not what the founding fathers intended. They ran away from fear so that we should not have to live in fear. That was the American dream; it is not a good car, big house and huge bank account. What shall avail us if we have all of this but live in fear?
Until then, give this scan the utmost publicity.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Would you Sing 2009 Song In 2010?

The Israelites were taken into captivity in Babylon. They were frustrated: sadness and gloom had overtaken them. So they hung their music instruments on trees. But their captors wanted them to sing them a song: one of the songs of Zion (songs of freedom and gratitude). So they asked “how shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land” (Psalm 137:4). Indeed it wasn’t just a strange land but a land of mourning and torments because they were in captivity. So I ask you: why would you want to sing the song of 2009 that held you in captivity in 2010? If it was good; sing it, but if it was not why sing it in 2010?

We just left 2009 and we are entering 2010 so we call it New Year. But though some say New Year they are actually going to live the same old year over and over again. I know you are shaking your head saying huh huh; not me. Well, listen and listen well; many will transport and transfer their 2009 burdens into 2010 rather than let 2009 wash them away.

Are you still carrying enemies of 2009 to 2010? Please forgive them and move on. Perhaps there are many people who are repulsive and repugnant that you want to slap them every minute? Please forgive us going to New Year.

Are you still allowing the same creditors to pursue you into 2010? If not then endeavor to pay your debts. You made all the money from overtime but your marriage went kaput and now you are singing the song of divorcees. You went late to all your appointments in 2009. Please don’t carry that habit into 2010. New Year new fashion dear! You ignored everyone who could truly appreciate you but ran after those who regarded you as dirt. Well, “as you make your bed so shall you lie on it”.

You always lose interest when someone else is telling you their problems but you want others to memorize yours. You succeeded in killing your body pains but the same painkillers did not work for your emotions. You drove the most comfortable cars but within you there was no comfort. You gulped sleeping pills yet married to insomnia. You attended stand up comedies and laughed, but after you left your trail of unhappiness sorrowfully pursued you to your home that you even contemplated suicide. How hopeless again did you want to be? Perhaps your parents made a mistake; they should have given you the middle name of Hopeless.

Last year you sang that you were overweight though you were just curvy . See Zakougla with her heavy duty body defying the little body theory. Body size does not matter for even midgets could entertain.

You were ignorant last year; could not even discuss the politics of your own very country talk less of other countries. Do you plan to go into 2010 again ignorant? You don’t mean it’ do you? Then sit down and read! Again I say unto you read!
Furthermore, let us say you have been sick now for long time and have been using western medicine but your condition has not improved. Don’t you think it could be time to try herbs? Sometimes I tell people that I think this herb or this could cure you. They look at me in disbelieve. Or let us say you are always sick. Don’t you think it is time to review your eating habits? See, if I have not been sick for 15 years today then there is something I am doing right in addition to God’s healing, protection and preservation.

Those things you consider yours which the Lord cannot even touch; do not really belong to you. If he took away his breath you will be a smelling bunch after two days. I know some of us even stink while we are still alive so let me give it 5 days; you will be a smelling heap in 5 days. You smile; don’t you?

You have too much time to play video games but no time to call and visit relatives. You played all you wanted but the couch made you fat. Yes, you are obese! You have too much time to watch soap operas but no time to sit and read your bible. When was the last time you read your bible and actually knelt down to pray? Too much time for over time but no time to work on your marriage? Do you still think running around while married is in vogue? If you were even single one could say you are testing the waters, but you have made a commitment to enter into a covenant my friend.

You have been a victim of infidelity. Take your life in your hands and don’t go into 2010 singing the 2009 song. Lady Ponce says you should be in control for she was once and she is taking control.

For those who are single, you have created many accounts from different dating sides and you have attempted tryst by happenstance, you have sucked ambrosia from every straw and licked every lollipop to no avail. I mean you have inundated the dating side with your photos yet no pretender. You have compromised your values but it only led you to pain and regrets. It means something was wrong somewhere somehow. You don’t fix that which was not broken, but you must fix that which is not working. Albert Einstein once said: “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. If those methods in 2009 did not work do not take them into 2010, you will be merely transferring your pains and chagrins. Behold I bring you good news.

It is time to sit down and pray, read your bible, fast, and live for God. You compromised in 2009 but nothing did change, because God’s must are not ifs. Those same friends you want to emulate can tell you they are miserable; miserable like the cockroach; vulnerable to everybody. “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:4-5; 25). Let the lord be your Standard Bearer and lighthouse. If you follow God he will give you abundant life.

Until then, Happy New Year: I mean New Year not old in new.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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