Jesus did NOT die for this…

*music*
‘There is Power in the name of Jesus… X3
To break every chain x 3’

Grammy award winner, Tasha Cobbs may not be very popular YET in 9ja but her ‘Break every chain’ song is one I sing EVERY DAY.
That simple short song for me is beyond a song. Tz a prophecy. Tz a hammer/gun/grenade in my mouth for the devil.

DCC Lagos Choir (The Rock Image) has got the best rendition of the song ever especially when Jacqueline leads. I always pray it is led by her every time Communion is served. I LOVE the song to fine pieces. Smithereens.

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Live in Abuja!!!

So imagine when I heard that the owner of the song was coming to Nigeria, not just to Abuja and to COZA just at my backyard, on an evening when I didn’t have any church commitments at my own church. Omo, wild horses, tornadoes, bomb blasts and hurricanes COMBINED couldn’t have stopped me from making it there Tuesday April 15,2014 .
But on getting there, I knew God took me to COZA for something else.

So sometime in the course of the service. they aired this short video of the crucifixion of Jesus. Now I’m a blood wimp… I don’t see or watch anything bloody. For some reason, I had the liver for this though I covered face at different points. It was BLOODY. It was HEART WRENCHING. You could hear a pin drop in church that evening. I have NEVER seen a human so tortured before. That a man would go through all of this to save the world!!! And the Holy Spirit kept dropping such words in my heart

‘I did this for you. I went through ALL of this for you. You can not afford to settle for anything but the BEST in this life… You can’t afford a mediocre or an average life darling…That is the least you can do to show me your appreciation. I DID NOT die for ANYTHING less than the BEST for you to enjoy in life!!! ‘

Dear absolutely FABULOUS Reader of mine, if you ever settle for anything less than the best, you are of all men most UNGRATEFUL and ignorant.

If you settle for a mediocre life, you just SPAT in his face and threw His priceless gift of LOVE back at Him.

Remember I am saying SETTLE. Settle implies an END. You may NOT be enjoying the BEST now but never ever settle there. Understand that you may not be where you can exactly call BEST now but also KNOW that you will NOT be there forever.

That pain and torture I saw was INTENSE. And I don’t even think they acted out what He really went through.
The least you can do in appreciation is to BE and LIVE YOUR BEST.

Don’t let the devil ever ever lie to you. God wants you to have the BEST OF EVERYTHING!!!
The BEST of health
The BEST of jobs
The BEST businesses
The BEST husband/wife
The BEST of houses (in my case ESTATES)
The BEST of friendships/relationships
The BEST of cars
The BEST things in life
The BEST and nothing less!!!
He wants to show off to the world through YOU. He wants You to use this BEST to take over the world for Him.

Anything less is to make light of that torture he went through. Anything less makes you a most ungrateful creature.

Lemme preach to you for a second here…
*in Bishop TD Jakes voice*

I don’t care who around you is settling for less. I don’t give a hoot what Nigeria’s economy is saying. It matters absolutely NOT what phase you are in at the moment. YOU can rise above it and be the BEST.
Sweetheart, take advantage of this season and understand that you are GOD’S BIGGEST DEAL!!! His Most Valuable Player (MVP). He would have died for only YOU if you were the only one on earth. You are sooooo important to Him. You can’t afford to settle for anything less. Anything mediocre. Anything average.

Jesus did NOT die for anything less

My darlings, at COZA that night, though Tasha Cobbs didn’t come eventually but I did get my own Easter Miracle for which I am oh-so-grateful. COZA is a very beautiful church btw.

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I missed the tweets. Easy peezy guess as to why she didn't come 🙂

Now this Easter season makes even more sense to me. I feeeeeeeeel so special. Sinach’s ‘I know who I am’ has new meaning to me.
Which is why I am super excited about Easter service at my church DCC Abuja which is themed MVP!!!
Kabaye!!!
Most Valuable Player.

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Easter Special Service #DCCAbuja

A footie luvurrr would understand what it means when a player is crowned MVP.
You see how Real Madrid played absolute RUBBISH cos C. Ronaldo was absent. Ditto ManCity against Sunderland when my darling Yaya Toure was absent.
That’s who we are in this game of life. Take me out and the world starts spiralling downwards. Zezezeze!!! I KNOW who I am abeg. Even devil knows.
MVP baby!!!

I am excited about the message my Pastor will be preaching that day yo!!!
If you are in Abuja and you are NOT yet in the Easter spirit and you don’t really know your worth or you need some good ginger…

Petrus Hotel Royale off Gimbiya street, Area 11. Garki, Abuja.
9am
Free transport all over Abuja.
You can call 08096863992 08096863993 for enquiries

Open invitation darling…
And yup, I have moved to Abuja.
Whoop Whoop!!!

You have no idea how happy I am just being in DCC Abuja, getting the Word in with all the inherent power and serving with all my heart. Oh my!!!

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God is sweet ooo. Abeg don’t miss it if you dey Abuja and are church-less.
And of course, feel free to join us as a permanent member. We are the finest people in ALL of Abuja (apologies J.Osteen hehe)

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DCC Abuja fam

Oh and my NUMBER ONE Naija artist Sinach is LIVE in concert in Abuja tomorrow Good Friday April 18,2014.

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My numero uno Naija Gospel Artist

Easter is looking good yo!!!
Do you know how I have dreamt to be in her concert before? Just to hear her sing in tongues LIVE. OMG!!! So my girl Ru who will also be singing there says at rehearsals, people were slain in the spirit. Rehearsals ooo.

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Rehearsals toh HOT

No surprises sha. Just playing ‘The presence of the Lord’ during my Quiet time changes the atmosphere. That woman drips anointing. And I hear she is singing an IGBO song too. Can Friday the 18th come already. I always wondered why her songs had sooo much power, praying in the spirit and prophesies in between. I now heard she records LIVE in concert and NOT studio. Abeg difference dey!!! Choi!!! She is my Woman Crush DAILY ooo. Move over #WCW hehehe. Infact as I type, I am watching the last concert she had in SA where she recorded the SHOUT IT LOUD album.

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Worship at its finest!!! #Sinach

You don’t even know when you JUMP up and start speaking and singing in tongues as you watch it. Now talk of being there LIVE.

I recall watching Nathaniel Bassey once in concert.

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Nathaniel at IMELA last year in DCC. #NoWords

That day the spirit of worship jumped into me. Cos I am very sanguine, I can be jumpy jumpy so Praise? I’m gooooooood. But worship? I struggle. So I went with that desire. To grow my Worship life. After that day with Nath, hmmm now E’ can worship forevuuur. Complete with tears and soul totally in sync with God all alone in my room sef. Tz like the most romantic thing. Just worshipping my Sugar Daddy. Oh!!!

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Camp meeting 2013

Now I’m looking to take it to the next level. Most times, raising my hands in worship is hard. It just seems heavy so I go up and down intermittently. I raise and it goes down in like 5/10secs. Hmm. With this Sinach concert, that’s my desire ooo. To truly be able to lift my hands for longer periods and just worship my Sugar Daddy. And Sinach is just anointed. I can’t wait to just worship God with other believers and Sinach singing, loving on my Sugar Daddy on the day that symbolizes the greatest act of LOVE ever. If people dey fall for over night rehearsal, wetin the real day go be like abeg? Anything short of the trumpet blowing, E’ will be there LIVE. To take over this Abuja for God, I need to EAT plenty abeg. Mehn, if you dey Abuja, Good Friday na public holiday ooo. Come!!!
Tz holding at ThisDay dome 5pm and tz free. Yaaaay!!!

Ru actually hugged her and was rubbing it in so I am beefing Ru. Hiss much.

But really I am so excited that I will be there as she does a LIVE concert that would find its way to CD soon. If this isn’t MVP/VVIP screening, what is please?

Happy Easter darlings.

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Easter is the reason Christmas happened

And if this season should leave you with anything, it should be an everlasting knowledge that Jesus didn’t die for LESS. He did it all for you to enjoy His BEST and NEVER settle for less. Carry yourself with ‘pomposity and sagacity’ cos you are God’s MVP!!!

I came that they may have and ENJOY the REAL life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows) MORE than they ever dreamed of… John 10:10 AMP/MSG

Huggy Bunnies Darlings
E’
Testifying FORWARD…

PS
On a lighter note, Subway Surfers World Tour in the spirit of Easter has moved to Rome!!! Yaaay.

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And tz so beautiful. Plus you get to collect Easter bunnies too. How cool is that!!!

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Plus the Spray can awards… Awwww.
If you don’t know Subway Surfers, don’t worry 🙂 But Play Store is ya fwend. And chew and swallow your opinion very slowly… :p

PPS
Just incase you are asking or wondering, NO I don’t run adverts for churches and ministries on my blog. I only run DCC programs and then any other one that pleases me. Cos I’m getting incredible requests and I truly can’t afford to start what I can’t sustain. Tz still a personal christian blog 🙂 but I LOVE my church so… 🙂

PPPS
If you missed CAUTION FOR SINGLES, you missed yo!!!

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LoveDating&Marriage Relationship seminar in DCC Abuja

My Pastor used biblical principles to bring the FULL House down. But hey on Twitter, we put out as much as we could.

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It was amazing!!!

Follow @dccabuja1 for what went down (you gotta scroll down a bit but we used the hashtag #CautionForSingles)
We also have a billion tapes and books on relationships especially that can change your life forever. Just holler at the handle and anywhere in Naija, we can get it to you.

PPPPS
Also the very first ‘Just Us Girls’ in Abuja holds this Saturday at 9 to 10.30am pere. Whooooop.

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Can't wait...

Ladies this would be high fun, high spiritual, and high FAB. You know you wanna TURN UP. This one is packed full of amazingly cool and fabulous stuff. Tz at Kado estate and you can holler at the number above or twitter handle for deets. Meanwhile, anyone have suggestions for Charades items/articles/Words for me? Hard tough ones ooo. Email please. Don’t type here hehehe. eziaha@eziaha.com

I tol’ ya…
Easter is looking real gooooooooood

Viva Naija Gospel Artists!!!

So I was involved in this twitter convo with my dearest mainest twitter fam… Amazing Christian ladies (y’all know yourselves). I love our real convos even when we are all not on the same page on a certain issue still….
*group squeeze Sisters*
So there was a convo about a certain Gospel music group and some were of the opinion that their music had ‘changed’ and somehow they had started compromising in their music ministry. I disagreed. The convo then moved to how same in the case for most ‘Christian’ or ‘Gospel’ music/musicians. Many had compromised. There are hardly any ‘reals’ out there again…
Yup. I agree. Some had compromised. Many were getting ‘watery’ etc. But see eh, I daresay there are still some true to the race…
1st Kings 19:18
I am preserving for myself 7000 souls: the knees that haven’t bowed to the god baal, the mouths that haven’t kissed his image…
Maybe we are looking in the wrong places. Maybe we are looking to the more popular ones. Maybe… Just maybe.
There is a generation of godly gospel Artists rising up today especially in Nigeria. They are not exactly VERY popular yet but they are NOT impossible to find.
I have been known to go to lengths to get gospel CDs that I know would bless me. Once I hear, I scout till I get.
I have NEVER come to a point where I have been short of great Singers who are true Praise and Worshippers indeed whose music ministries have blessed me immensely.
And I do mean immensely. I have them in full supply. Sometimes I even feel like ‘Stop releasing now. I never finish the ones wey you release before…’
Like I said, they are NOT world-famous yet and the sound may not be as great as Kirk’s and Donnie’s but they sure know what they are doing…
I will share their names and then for some, I’ll mention my fave songs of theirs and some random other stuff.

Sinach: Ah. Every song in every single album of Sinach is an inspiration. I dunno how she does it but girlfriend gets my top position anytime. Such a blessing to this generation. God bless her abeg. She is of Christ embassy stock so I am not surprised at the excellence and grace in her songs.

And good thing is she usually has at least 10songs in each album. All totally amazing. She doesn’t just sing, she ministers, she exhorts, she scabashes… She is a TEN.
She is like my numero uno in Naija…
Joe Praiz
Olufunmi
Kenny Kore
Elijah Oyelade (Glorious God)
Chris Morgan
Lara George
TY Bello
Eben (All the way is smokin’)
Flo
Chris Delvan (too awesome man mehn)
Churches too are not left out as they package their praise sessions into DVDs and sell. I know and have some… Fountain Praise from The Fountain of life church… HOTR, Redeemed High Praise, Winners, etc.
Then some really great new voices are coming out of the church
Mayowa from TFOLC
Pita, MK from my very own DCC
Pita’s Ebubedike and Light up my world are like a billion stars to me. Mk’s Arugbo ojo which I have mentioned on my blog taya is classic. I am also in love with his Sound of heaven. Totally awesome people.
Freke (not really sure his church but when Freke holds the mic, he takes me to heaven in praise or worship. His voice eh especially when he starts modulating na die…)
Gbolahan formerly in HOTR I think.
Tim Geofrey with his Agidigba
Nathaniel Bassey from RCCG. His Imela is on a different level. I also love Someone’s knocking. I feel Nathaniel has already made heaven. He is just too much lol.
Uche from Christ embassy too
I am pretty sure there are many more.
Another thing I do is once my choir sings a song I love, I ask a chorister to send to me or I google and download it myself.
Or whenever I am in the market esp Lagos Island, there is a Christian shop that sells movies and cds and I ask for latest albums or musicians that I don’t have yet.
I spy people on bb too. If you are listening to a song that I don’t have from a Naija artist I know, I start harassing you to send it.
I also go to the church where the Artist worships and buy if possible or ask someone to get for me.
And how much are they? Some 200, some 500 max 1000. Why wouldn’t I buy please…?
Good thing is some of the songs are also online for you to buy or download free. You have no excuse. The same way we order from Konga, we can order their messages too. No length is too far to go to nourish your spirit.
Nothing beats hearing praise and worship to my Sugar daddy than in local language.
Chris Morgan’s ‘I’m free’ sends me to another level when he starts singing in his Idoma language.
And I know there are many more too who may not be popular but good.
Ah!!! Please we know how to run things in Naija on a praise and worship level abeg…

This tweet says it all
On the foreign scene too,there are some really great ones
J Moss is a total boss (Praise on my inside is my ringtone for a really longggggg time). Ditto Donald Lawrence. Joe Pace. William Mcdowell, Tasha Cobbs, Hillsongs (of course), William McDowell, etc
If we make serious effort, I promise we will see that we have PLENTY musicians who have ‘not bowed to Baal…’

And to end this, I would also say that the callings and gifts of God are without repentance.
There are really NO perfect gospel musicians. Ditto Pastors, Reverends, Bishops etc. I just like to stress the fact that no humans are perfect. So even where they err, since God has bestowed upon them the gift, it is still within them to churn out lovely living songs because it is all about God and not them and He knows how to keep His glory to Himself alone.
And where they choose not to use what is within them, my list above (and countless more) dey. Enjoy them…
I must also add here that sometimes we make the mistake to think that once a song has ‘groove’ the artist is now carnal. At all… Or if the Singer is pretty and dresses well. Lol. Gospel songs are allowed to be groovy too. They are allowed to look good too. If not, we would be tempted to listen to other danceable but spiritually empty songs like Skelewu. Kukere, limpopo and co when we are jogging or at the gym. But thank God for songs like Tim’s Agidigba, Sinach’s I know who I am, MK’s Na the way wey, Mayowa’s Polongo, Eben’s All the way, and the praise series from the churches, we can be exercising our bodies and our Spirits at the same time.
#TwoForThePriceOfOne
🙂
Viva Naija Gospel Artists…
God will surely make y’all bigger as you stay true to your game…
E’