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Entry 3: Ekaete You Cannot Text My Husband

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Is The Forthcoming Elections a Make or Break for Nigeria?

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POTUS, Be Like King Jehoshaphat

There is a beautiful account of God's deliverance given in 2 Chronicle 20:2-3 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against you from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. John Piper wrote : "Jehoshaphat caught wind of the impending attack. It didn’t take a Pythagoras to do the math. His army was like a sandcastle facing a large breaker. The kingdom of Judah would be swept away unless he got some very strong help. Now, forget for the moment that you know the fairytale-like ending to the story. What would it have been like to be Jehoshaphat? Bearing down on him was a brutal death for himself, everyone he loves, and tens of thousands of his people. And everyone was looking to him to do something to save them. That’s pressure." Let's humble ourselves and ask God to res