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I hear the sound of Footsteps (English & Swahili (only written) & local language in Karamoja district (only spoken)

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I hear the Sound of Footsteps (written in Swahili and further down in Engish)

NASIKIA NYAYO.

 Mapema asubuhi ya tarehe 1 Septemba nilikwenda na kaka na baba yangu kwa ajili ya kuwinda moose, mnyama mkubwa huko Kaskazini mwa Ulaya na Amerika ya Kaskazini, inaweza kulinganishwa na swala katika Afrika Mashariki, kwa Kiswahili anaitwa Swala.

 Kumwinda Moose ni jambo la kufurahisha sana.  Moose wa kwanza ambaye kaka yangu mdogo alimpiga risasi alikuwa mkubwa, alikuwa na uzito wa kilo 700.  Moose (Swala) alikuja mbio kupitia msituni hatua  zake zina nguvu na kelele nyingi, na akaona pembe kubwa na za kuvutia za Moose, na akaelewa kuwa ni mkubwa, na akafikiria: nitaipigaje wakati moyo wangu unaenda mbio hivi?  Kisha Moose (Swala) alifika barabarani na kusimama mbele ya kaka yangu, labda kama mita 40 tu, na mkubwa sana, kaka yangu alifikiria: ningewezaje kumkosa? Na hakufanya hivyo! Hakuweza kumkosa.

 Moose (Swala) anaitwa “mfalme wa msitu” huko Sweden, na ni kweli, ni mnyama hodari na mwenye nguvu, anayevutia sana na mzuri na pembe kubwa.  Lakini haijalishi ni mzuri au ana  nguvu gani, na ni wakupendeza na kiasi gani au anakuja kwa kutembea, bila kujali jinsi gani au ni kiasi gani moyo wako unapoanza kupiga unaposikia anakuja, haiwezi kulinganishwa na Mfalme wa  wafalme, Bwana Yesu Kristo.

 Wakati Yesu Kristo anakuja akitembea, unasimama pale ukiwa umeshangaa, ukiwa huna la kusema, ukiuona tu Utukufu na Ukuu wake.  Na unaposikia Sauti ya Nyayo za Bwana Yesu Kristo, moyo wako huanza kupiga, kwa furaha ya mbinguni, na kwa hofu ya Mungu.

 Mara chache nimepewa neema ya kumkaribia Yesu, Yesu amekuwa akitembea karibu yangu, na kisha nikahisi “huyu ni Mfalme anayekuja”, Mfalme ambaye hawezi kulinganishwa na wafalme wengine, na  Nilitaka tu kuanguka chini na kumpa utukufu nikisema: Mtakatifu, Mtakatifu, Mtakatifu ni Bwana wa Majeshi.  Yesu Kristo ni Mfalme, lakini Mfalme aliyejaa neema na ukweli.

 Na Yesu yuko karibu kurudi.  Kama waumini wa Kristo, tayari tunaweza kusikia Nyayo zake, tunaona na kuhisi kwamba Ujio wake uko karibu.

 Tulikuwa kwenye safari ya misheni Kenya 2019, na Liliane alipokea Neno kutoka kwa Bwana.  Bwana akasema: Nasikia Sauti ya Nyayo.  Kuwa tayari kunyakuliwa angani, kukutana nami.

 Sijui wakati Yesu Kristo anarudi, lakini najua kuwa iko karibu.  Mtume Paulo aliandika miaka elfu mbili iliyopita kwamba Ujio wa Yesu Kristo ulikuwa karibu, siku ilikuwa inakaribia, kwa hivyo si kweli zaidi leo?  Lakini ni Mungu Baba tu ndiye anayejua siku na wakati.

 Lakini tunaona ishara zote za Kuja Kwake, tunamsikia Akija, na nitakuambia kuhusu wakati mmoja wakati nimesikia Sauti ya Nyayo za Yesu.  Ilikuwa katika msimu wa joto wa 2006, nilikuwa na miezi miwili tu katika Kristo, mtoto mchanga aliyezaliwa, na kitu kilikuwa kimetokea kwa hivyo nilikuwa na hofu.

 (X) Mama yangu aliugua sala fupi kwa Bwana na akasema: Nitaleta akili yake kupumzika!

 Nilijilaza kitandani .  Katika msimu wa joto ninapoishi ni mchana wakati wote wa saa, unaweza kuona karibu kabisa katikati ya usiku.  Karibu saa sita usiku niliamka, na nilihisi: furaha iliyoje moyoni mwangu!  Nilijaribu kurudi kulala, lakini sikuweza.  Saa moja baadaye nilijawa na furaha zaidi, na dakika kumi na tano baadaye moyo wangu ulikuwa ukifurika na furaha ya mbinguni, isiyoelezeka.

 Ndipo nikasikia nyayo za nje, nzito sana na zenye nguvu, donk, donk, donk, ilikuwa kama mtu mwenye mamlaka makubwa na ujasiri alikuja akitembea.  Nilidhani: ni nani huko nje?  Inasikika kama mwanaume lakini ni katikati ya usiku?  Ni mnyama?

 Niliinuka kitandani mwangu na kuelekea dirishani na kutazama nje.  Na nikawaza: Ajabu, hakuna mtu hapo?  Halafu ghafla kicheza CD, ambacho kilikuwa mita tano kutoka kushoto kwangu, kikaanza kucheza, peke yake, nyimbo za kumsifu Yesu.

 Na mara moja nilihisi: ni Yesu!  Amesimama hapo na amewasha Kicheza CD!  Nilijawa na hofu takatifu ya Mungu, na nilihisi Ukuu wa ajabu, Nguvu na Utakatifu juu ya Yesu, na nikawaza: Yesu, Yeye ni Mfalme!  Yeye ndiye Bwana Mungu wetu, na nilitaka tu kuanguka chini na kupiga kelele: Mtakatifu, Mtakatifu, Mtakatifu ni Bwana wa Majeshi.

 Nilirudi kitandani kwangu, akili na roho yangu kwa amani kamili, bado furaha hiyo ndani ya moyo wangu, na ingawa nilikuwa nimejaa hofu kuu ya Mungu, nilihisi pia salama sana, salama sana, nikipendwa sana, nikakumbatiwa sana  na kuzungukwa na upendo na neema ya Yesu Kristo kwa hivyo nilihisi: hakuna kitu, hakuna, hakuna chochote kinachoweza kuniumiza!

 Ni moja wapo ya uzoefu mzuri na wenye nguvu wa Yesu Kristo ambao nimepewa na neema ya Mungu.

 Ndugu na dada zangu wapendwa, Yesu Kristo anakuja!  Tunaona Ishara za Kuja Kwake na tunaweza kusikia Nyayo zake.  Haleluya!  Anakuja na wakati huu hatakuja kama Mwana-Kondoo, wakati huu anakuja kama Simba wa Yuda.  Yesu ni Simba na Mwana-Kondoo.  Yohana Mbatizaji alisema: tazama Mwanakondoo wa Mungu ambaye huondoa dhambi ya ulimwengu.  Mara ya kwanza Yesu alikuja kwa nje akionekana kama mtu wa kawaida, kutolewa dhabihu kwa ajili ya dhambi zetu kama Mwana Kondoo wa Mungu.  Alionekana mnyonge na aliyeachwa na Mungu, ingawa alikuwa bado Mwana wa Mungu.

 Lakini Wakati huu Yesu anakuja kama Simba wa Yuda, kama Mwana wa Mungu, kwa nguvu zote, mamlaka, katika Utukufu na Ukuu wake wote.  Haleluya!  Sasa Anakuja kama Mfalme wa wafalme na Bwana wa mabwana.  Haleluya!  Haleluya!  Katika Ufunuo Mtume Yohana anaanza kulia wakati hakuna mtu anayestahili kufungua kitabu, lakini anaambiwa: usilie, tazama, Simba wa Yuda ameshinda kufungua kitabu.  (Ufunuo 5: 1-5).

 Yesu anarudi kama Simba.  Na wakati huu anakuja kuwakomboa watu wake!  Wakati huu Anakuja mshindi na kutupa ushindi!  Haleluya!  Ndio, tayari tuna ushindi katika Kristo, lakini hatuuoni  kabisa, kwa sababu bado tunadhihakiwa, tunateswa na watu wengine pia wameuawa kwa Jina Lake.

 Leo sisi mara nyingi tunaonekana kama Yesu alivyofanya msalabani mara ya kwanza alipokuja, machoni pa ulimwengu huu: masikini, wanyonge, walioachwa na Mungu, waliodhihakiwa, waliteswa, wasio na dhamana na hawana umuhimu kwa ulimwengu huu.  Ninajua kwamba ndugu na dada wengi wapendwa katika Yesu Kristo huko Pakistan wanateswa na wanafanya kazi ngumu, na kwamba watu wengine wanakunyanyasa.  Wakati watu mashuhuri wa ulimwengu huu, kama Talibans, ISIS, Rais Vladimir Putin wa Urusi, wanaonekana wenye nguvu, muhimu na wa kutisha, na wanaweza kukusukuma kando au hata kutuua, lakini hiyo itabadilika hivi karibuni!

 Kwa sababu wakati Yesu Kristo atatokea, yote yatabadilika katika kupepesa kwa jicho.  1 Wakorintho 15:51 inasema: tazama, ninawaambia siri.  Hatutalala wote, lakini tutabadilishwa, kwa muda mfupi, katika kufumba kwa jicho, wakati wa tarumbeta ya mwisho.  Ghafla, tunasimama tukiwa washindi, nao wataaibishwa.

 Mchungaji mmoja huko Sweden aliwahi kusema: watu wengine wanasema kwamba Yesu atakaporudi, nitakwenda kumkumbatia.  Lakini Mchungaji akasema: Sahau juu ya hilo, tutapiga magoti, tusujudu juu ya nyuso zetu katika Hofu Takatifu ya Mungu!  Ninaamini kwamba alikuwa sahihi.  Kumbuka mtume Yohana kwenye kisiwa cha Patmo.  Yesu Kristo alimtokea, kwa Utukufu na Ukuu, na Yohana anasema: nilipomwona, nilianguka Miguuni mwake kama mfu!  Huyo ni mtume, ametembea na Yesu kwa miaka mitatu duniani, amemtumikia Yesu kama mtume wake kwa miaka mingi baada ya kufufuka kwake, anajua kwamba anapendwa na kuchaguliwa na Kristo, bado, wakati anamwona katika Utukufu wake,  anaanguka chini kwa Miguu yake, kana kwamba amekufa.  Kwa hivyo ikiwa John alijibu kama hivyo, naamini kwamba sisi pia tutafanya!

 Na ikiwa sisi, ambao tunaitwa marafiki, watoto na ndugu za Yesu Kristo, tutachukua hatua kama hiyo, maadui zake watachukua hatua gani?  David Wilkerson, mtu mkubwa wa Mungu kutoka USA, aliwahi kusema: hakuna njia ya kuelezea woga na woga ambao utakuja ndani ya mioyo ya maadui wa Kristo wakati wa Kuja Kwake.  Ufunuo unasema kwamba watu wakubwa, matajiri, wafalme wa dunia, watajificha kwenye mapango na kuambia milima: tuangukie na utufiche Usoni pa Yeye aketiye juu ya Kiti cha Enzi na kutoka kwa hasira ya Mwanakondoo.  .

 Wakati huu Yesu Anakuja kama Mwokozi wa watoto Wake, lakini kama Jaji Mtakatifu kwa wale ambao sio wake.  Mungu anataka kila mtu aokolewe, na sisi pia tunafanya hivyo, kwa hivyo ndio sababu tunachagua kusamehe na kuomba kwa maadui zetu, wale wanaotuumiza na kututesa, kwa sababu hatutaki mtu yeyote apotee.  Kwa hivyo tunasema kama Yesu pale msalabani: Baba, wasamehe, kwani hawajui watendalo!

 Kuja kwa Yesu Kristo ni Wakati wa kutisha kwa maadui zake, lakini kwa sisi, ambao ni mali ya Yesu, ambao ni watoto Wake wapendwa, kwetu sisi ni wakati wa neema ya ajabu, furaha na ushindi.  Kwa sababu sasa tutaona na kusherehekea ushindi mzuri kabisa!  Haleluya!  Haleluya!  Imeandikwa: heri wale walioitwa kwenye karamu ya ndoa ya Mwanakondoo.

 Yesu anataka tufurahi na kufurahi juu ya Ujio wake.  Ufunuo unasema: haleluya, kwa kuwa Bwana Mungu Mweza-yote anatawala!  Tufurahi na tufurahi na kumpa Utukufu, kwa maana ndoa ya Mwanakondoo imekuja, na Mkewe amejiandaa.

 Kwetu, Kuja kwa Yesu Kristo ni tumaini zuri, ahadi ambayo itatimizwa, na tunaweza kufurahi juu yake, kwamba tutamwona na kukutana na Yesu Kristo.  1 Petro anasema kwamba tunampenda Yesu, ambaye hatujamwona, na ingawa hatujamwona, lakini tunaamini, tunamshangilia yeye kwa furaha isiyoelezeka na iliyojaa utukufu, kwani tunapokea lengo la imani yetu,  wokovu wa roho zetu.

 Tunakaribia kuingia Mbinguni kwa Milele, kwa sababu Yesu Kristo yuko karibu kurudi.  Basi hebu tuelekeze macho yetu kwa Yesu, tusimame imara katika Kristo na tufurahi katika ahadi ya Kuja Kwake.

 Hitimisho:

 Napenda kanisa la Obolokome sana!  Kutia moyo!

 Kile Bwana anafanya katika Obolokome.

 Tayari kwa Ujio wa Yesu Kristo.

 Ikiwa wewe si wa Yesu Kristo, ikiwa haujampokea Yesu Kristo moyoni mwako na maishani, unapaswa kufanya hivyo leo!

 Amina.

I hear the sound of Footsteps in English

Early in the morning on the 1st of September I went with my brother and father for hunting moose, a big animal in Northern Europe and North America, it can be compared with the antelope Eland in East Africa, in Swahili it’s called Swara. 

To hunt for Moose is really exciting. The first Moose that my younger brother shot was a huge one, it weighed about 700 kg. The Moose came running through the forest, powerful steps and a lot of noise, and he saw the big and impressive horns of the Moose, and understood that it was big, and he thought: how am I going to hit it when my heart is pounding like this? Then the Moose reached the road and standing in front of my brother, maybe only 40 meters, and so big, my brother thought: how could I possibly miss it? And he didn’t! 

The Moose is called “the king of the forest” in Sweden, and it really is, it’s a mighty and powerful animal, very impressive and beautiful with big horns. But no matter how beautiful or powerful it is, and how majestic and impressive it is when it comes walking, no matter how beautiful it is or how much your heart starts pounding when you hear it coming, it can not be compared with the King of kings, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

When Jesus Christ comes walking, you stand there amazed, speechless, just beholding His Glory and Majesty. And when you hear the Sound of the Footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ, your heart starts pounding, with both heavenly joy, and with the fear of God. 

A few times I have been given the grace to come very close to Jesus, Jesus has been walking close to me, and then I have felt “this is a King coming”, a King who can’t be compared with other kings, and I just wanted to fall to the ground and give Him the glory saying: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts. Jesus Christ is a King, but a King full of grace and truth. 

And Jesus is about to come back. As believers in Christ, we can already now hear His Footsteps, we see and feel that His Coming is close. 

We were on a mission trip to Kenya 2019, and Liliane received a Word from the Lord. The Lord said: I hear the Sound of Footsteps. Be ready to be raptured into the sky, to meet Me. 

I don’t know when Jesus Christ comes back, but I know that it’s close. The apostle Paul wrote two thousand years ago that the Coming of Jesus Christ was near, the day was approaching, so how much more isn’t that true today? But only God the Father knows the day and time. 

But we see all the signs of His Coming, we hear Him Coming, and I will tell you about one time when I have heard the Sound of Jesus’s Footsteps. It was in the summer of 2006, I was only two months old in Christ, a new born baby, and something had happened so I was rather scared.

(X) My mother sighed a short prayer to the Lord and He said: I will bring his mind to rest! 

I laid down sleeping. In the summer where I live it’s daylight all around the clock, you can see almost perfectly in the middle of the night. At about midnight I woke up, and I felt: what a joy in my heart! I tried to go back to sleep, but I couldn’t. An hour later I was even more filled with joy, and fifteen minutes later my heart was overflowing with heavenly, unspeakable joy. 

Then I heard Footsteps on the outside, very heavy and powerful, donk, donk, donk, it was like someone with great authority and confidence came walking. I thought: who is out there? it sounds like a man but It’s in the middle of the night? Is it an animal? 

I rose from my bed and walked to the window and looked out. And I thought: Strange, there is no one there? Then all of a sudden the CD-player, which was five meters to the left of me, started to play, all by itself, songs of praise about Jesus. 

And instantly I felt: it’s Jesus! He is standing there and He has turned on the CD-player! I was filled with such a Holy fear of God, and I felt such an incredible Majesty, Power and Holiness about Jesus, and I thought: Jesus, He is a King! He Is the Lord our God, and I just wanted to fall to the ground and cry out: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts. 

I walked back to my bed, my mind and soul in perfect peace, still that joy inside of my heart, and even though I was so filled with Holy fear of God, I also felt so secure, so safe, so loved, so embraced and surrounded by the love and grace of Jesus Christ so I felt: nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing can hurt me!

It is one of the most wonderful and powerful experiences of Jesus Christ that I’ve been given by the grace of God. 

My beloved brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ is Coming! We see the Signs of His Coming and we can hear His Footsteps. Hallelujah! He is Coming and this time He will not come as the Lamb, this time He is Coming as the Lion of Judah. Jesus is both the Lion and the Lamb. John the Baptist said: behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The first time Jesus came outwardly looking like an ordinary man, to be sacrificed for our sins as the Lamb of God. He looked helpless  and forsaken by God, even though He still was the Son of God. 

But This time Jesus is Coming as the Lion of Judah, as the Son of God, in all power, authority, in all of His Glory and Majesty. Hallelujah! Now He comes as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! In Revelations The apostle John starts weeping when no one is worthy to open the scroll, the book, but he is told: don’t weep, behold, the Lion of Judah has prevailed to open the scroll. (Revelations 5:1-5). 

Jesus comes back as a Lion. And this time He comes to deliver His people! This time He comes victorious and to give us the victory! Hallelujah! Yes, we have victory in Christ already now, but we don’t see it fully, because we are still ridiculed, persecuted and some people are also killed for His Name. 

Today we oftentimes look like Jesus did on the cross the first time He came, in the eyes of this world: poor, helpless, forsaken by God, ridiculed, persecuted, of no value and no importance for this world. I know that many beloved brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ in Pakistan are persecuted and under hard labor, and that other people are oppressing you. While the mighty people of this world, like the Talibans, ISIS, president Vladimir Putin of Russia, they look strong, important and fearsome, and they might push you aside or even kill us, but that’s going to change soon! 

Because when Jesus Christ appears, it will all change in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Corinthians 15:51 says: behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. All of a sudden, we stand victorious, and they will be put to shame. 

A pastor in Sweden once said: some people say that when Jesus comes back, I will go and give Him a hug. But The pastor said: Forget about that, we will be on our knees, prostrate on our faces in the Holy Fear of God! I believe that he was right. Remember the apostle John on the isle of Patmos. Jesus Christ appeared to him, in Glory and Majesty, and John says: when I saw Him, I fell at His Feet as dead! That’s an apostle, he has walked with Jesus for three years on earth, he has served Jesus as His apostle for many years after His resurrection, he knows that he is loved and chosen by Christ, still, when he sees Him in His Glory, he falls down to His Feet, as dead. So if John reacted like that, I believe that we will too! 

And if we, who are called friends, children and brothers of Jesus Christ, will react like that, how will His enemies react? David Wilkerson, a great man of God from USA, once said: there is no way to describe the fear and terror that will come into the hearts of the enemies of Christ at His Coming. Revelations says that the great men, the rich men, the kings of the earth, they hid in caves and said to the mountains: fall on us and hide us from the Face of Him who sits on the Throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. 

This time Jesus Comes as a Savior for His children, but as a Holy Judge for those who don’t belong to Him. God wants everyone to be saved, and we do too, so That’s why we choose to forgive and pray for our enemies, those who hurt us and persecute us, because we don’t want anyone to be lost. So We say like Jesus on the cross: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do! 

The Coming of Jesus Christ is A moment of terror for His enemies, but for us, who belong to Jesus, who are His beloved children, to us it’s a moment of an incredible grace, joy and victory. Because now we will see and celebrate the wonderful victory in full! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! It’s written: blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. 

Jesus wants us to be happy and rejoice over His Coming. Revelations says: hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him Glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Wife has made herself ready. 

To us, the Coming of Jesus Christ is a wonderful hope, a promise that will be fulfilled, and we can rejoice over it, that we will see and meet Jesus Christ. 1 Peter says that we love Jesus, whom we have not seen, and though e haven’t seen Him, yet we believe, we rejoice over Him in with joy unspeakable and full of glory, for we are receiving the goal of our faith, the salvation of our souls. 

We are close to enter Heaven for Eternity, because Jesus Christ is about to come back. So Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, let’s stand firm in Christ and rejoice in the promise of His Coming. 

Conclusion: 

What the Lord is doing in Obolokome. 

I love the church of Obolokome so much! Encouragement!

Ready for the Coming of Jesus Christ.  

If you don’t belong to Jesus Christ, if you haven’t received Jesus Christ in your heart and life, you should do that today! 

Amen. 

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