Meet Our Partners for PENSPEAK 2017


THE CEDARS are a conglomerate of youths called into the performance arts to express our joy and views through choreography, drama, music, spoken word poetry and other forms of the artistry. Our VISION is “…doing the work of an Evangelist” (II Tim 4:5)

Website: http://www.cedars.com.ng

D_DANIELS GROUP is a team of young Nigerians who believe they can be better leaders by learning how it should be done. We are people from every sphere of life and we are actively using over areas of influence to build a better Nigeria starting from who we are, and where we are.

Website: http://www.ddanielsng.com

TEMIBLITZ PHOTOGRAPHY is a brand known for excellence in photography and videography with emphasis on bringing out the best in every view. Known for  innovative solutions and exciting perspectives, Temiblitz Photography seeks to redefine the art of visual arts.

Instagram: @temiblitz

KINGDOM APPARELS represents a brand that  stand to present to the world our stand and confession as Christians. Fashion like every other art form is used as a platform to push forth the gospel of Christ and excellently too through the apparels we design.

Instagram: @kingdomapparels

DERIVING JOY ENTERTAINMENT  is an entertainment COMPANY THAT PLANS/PRODUCES EVENTS, MAKE FILMS, PUBLICIZE/PROMOTE & CREATE CONTENTS.

Website: http://www.chimefrancis.com.ng

 

We are blessed to be associated with these amazing brands and their inputs to the organization of this edition of PENSPEAK has been invaluable and priceless.

Much gratitude.

 

 

Signed

Ezeonyeka Godswill

Chief Editor

The Christ A Poet Team

The Conversation



After church chat

ChyD: Sommy, how was church?
Sommy: Fine I guess. Although I didn’t really understand what the preacher taught about the holyspirit never leaving a believer. Surely the holyspirit doesn’t live in a sinful body.
ChyD: It depends on what you mean by ‘sinful body’.
Sommy: That’s my problem with all you grace preachers and modern christians. You try to twist the truth. What else is sin asides the ones we know like lying, cheating, stealing, fornication and so on. 

ChyD: Can we check the bible again? Just to see if those things you listed can take away the holyspirit from a believer.
Sommy: with all pleasure
ChyD: John 14 : 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. 

I didn’t see any condition. It says FOREVER! 
Sommy: You are forgetting the portion of the bible that says that the sin against the holyspirit shall not be forgiven. What are you people preaching? For heaven’s sake you people are encouraging sin.
ChyD: No we are not. We are preaching the gospel of Christ. Let’s see the scripture about grieving the holyspirit, shall we?
Sommy: By all means
ChyD: Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

For some reasons unknown to me, most people do not complete that verse. It says you are sealed with the holyspirit unto the day of redemption. It didn’t say if you grieve the holyspirit, he’ll pack and leave.

The whole packing out of believers’ lives and packing in again when they are ready will slim down the heavy presence of the holy spirit, don’t you think? That’s some physical fitness exercise! Running to and fro.
Still on Ephesians. Chapter 1: 13- 14 says “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”
We are told that the holyspirit is our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. We are the purchased possession and until we are redeemed, the holyspirit remains with us. It’s like a legal contract of a father’s will after his death. If the will says “give him everything aka the holyspirit”, nothing can take away his inheritance. 
Sommy: I hear you! What about the sin against the holyspirit not being forgiven?
ChyD: The sin against the holyspirit is UNBELIEF! 
Mark  3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.

And John 3: 15 tells us who ever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.

That would make the only reason for eternal damnation unbelief.

 Romans 8: 16 says the spirit bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.

What makes you a child of God? Belief in God. When a person doesn’t believe, he is sinning against the holyspirit and there is no witness.
Sommy: Wow. This is too much to take in. I’ll need to go through these scriptures again. But I never saw all these things you just opened my eyes to, despite the fact that I study my bible daily.

Thank you.
ChyD: We were all once there. I pray that light hits you more.
-ChyD

When Love Leads…


The Evil In The Heart Of Men Flee
The Wounds That Caused Me Nothing But Pain And Shame Would Surely Heal
My Smile I Would At Last Regain
The Stone That Lies Deep Down My Chest At The Centre Of My Rib Cage Would Soften
And A Heart Full Of Love Would Arise And Become Flesh
Our Mothers Would No Longer Desire To Set Their Homes On Fire
And Our Fathers Would Realise Why They Should Adore Their Wives
Instead Of Chasing Them With Knifes
When True Love Leads
Hatred Would No Longer Be Seen
Lust Would Now Be Regarded As Nothing Else But Sin
Wars! Crisis! Chaos!
Would Be Placed Under Our Foot
We Would No Longer Run For Our Dear Lives
Our Children Won’t Be Afraid To Picture Their Future In The Stars
Dreams! Goals! Ambitions!
Won’t Be Stepped Upon By Bourgeois’s Right Before Our Very Eyes.
When Love Leads!
God Leads!

By

Princess Pirinye

Everyday Jesus – Sunday (A poem)


Hello sunday
So soon
Here you are again
You evade our hearts
With some kind of feeling
“Go to church”

Blimey, sunday
A little observation
Men! Yes human beings
Most of them aren’t sincere
Whenever they see you
They adjust, and re-adjust to be called the just.
We are pretenders, offenders
We carry the bible on your evasion
Just to claim timed salvation
Poor decision, poor innovation

Listen sunday
There is a lot going on
Disgusting things.
On sunday, is when my fellas will carry their bible to read
Or even loud their stereo, listening to christian songs
Or even raise their voices, singing to be noticed.
O sunday, what have you brought on us?

Sunday, maybe I am the one getting this tough, so rough
Maybe it is not your fault
It is a default thing
Men invented it
We allowed the busy scene of life to get us carried away
Or you caused it?
Nooooo, not you
Nooooo, Not us
Ooooooooooooohhh!
I think it’s us
We are lazy
Lazy to face the facts
Enemies of ourselves
We are always carried away
Away, like a sheep.

Sunday, maybe it is not us
Maybe it is us…
Sunday, it is us…

 

By the Alchemist