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Victory for Revelation TV…yipeeeee

Winston - CopyI am just catching up on my reading as i have been rather busy with the school holiday and i have just read Revelation TV’s good news on their July issue of Rtimes. They report that the charity commission has concluded their findings in the so called ‘mismanagement’ of funds case against Revelation TV. According to their findings there has been ,no loss or misappropriation of charitable funds by the trustees’. The magazine also reports their programming contents where found to be satisfactory. This is great news for the Christian channel which provides interactive and informative family friendly shows which i for one greatly enjoy.

I have been watching this channel right from my early walk with the Lord. I was attracted to the style of music they use to air and coming from a music obsessed background i was instantly hooked on the channel. I used to watch Rmusic..(whatever happened to Rmusic anyway??). I would tune in and listen to beautiful, soulful and rock modern Gospel music.

In those days i used to watch watchmen,Eleanor and Obed as well as Yemi and Sylvia Balogun. The majority of those presenters worked as volunteers which really reflects the heart of that ministry. It is such an amazing place that some would work unpaid.

In those early baby Christian days i would also tune in to their interactive shows such as Rmornings and 5alive. I was still single then and had less responsibilities so now as a busy mum i appreciate this channel even more because even to sit down with a cup of tea is a rare treat as there is always something to do.

Such great news for this lovely no gimmicks Christian channel. They do such a great job in engaging with the audience and providing a platform where even non Christians can tune in and be blessed. Long may they continue and yes….Victory Amen.

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A rise in new age and darkness in children’s TV shows

 

 

I don’t know if its me, but i have seen an increase in new age stuff and darkness creeping into children’s shows. I first begun to notice this when my first daughter Grace was 1. I was in the kitchen cooking dinner and i could hear a voice from the telly saying, ‘yogo yogo’. Out of curiosity i popped my head in the sitting room and i saw my innocent Grace watching waybaloo. The characters were putting themselves in yoga positions and postures and there was this haunting chiming music in the background. I saw a crystal pendant hanging near this dial type of a symbol.  This was a bit much for me and something in my spirit did not like it so i quickly changed the channel. I did not think it was right for the BBC to be feeding these things into my child’s spirit and mind. I believe people should  practice their beliefs however i do not think it should be forced upon young minds.

I had a talk with friends who had the same concerns. As we discussed we realized there were more and more programmes such as Holly’s little kingdom, Tree fu tom and more. I have even heard the tree fu tom character say, ‘follow me lets do big world magic’. There you have it discerning mums and dads. The enemy is no longer trying to hide his agenda. The agenda is as clear as day because i cannot read ‘big world magic’ in  any other way.

Most recently Grace was watching Sophia the first on Disney junior. There are some nice shows on Disney junior that i find educational such as Special agent oso, handy Manny and Sherrif Callie. Asides from that, i cannot ignore the fact that Disney loves too much magic. Recently whilst my daughter was watching Sofia the first i noticed a scrawny looking character  Cedric who calls himself the sorcerer. Cedric was trying to get his hands on Sofia’s Amulet. This was a new word to me so i looked it up and most of the findings read, ‘

An amulet (Latin amulētum) can be any object whose most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well’ (from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amulet03/jan/2015)
The above description was shocking and then i realized a top gifted to Grace has the same amulet( necklace) around the neck area and so threw the top in the bin. The item was purchased  innocently by my friend but after watching the amulet episode i realized it was something i was not prepared to let my daughter wear. I want my children to grow up in the full knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. I trust that my children will always rely on the power of the Cross therefore getting rid of that top was a start. It is not easy of course because at the moment everywhere you look you see frozen and similar shows all focusing on the dark side..the merchandise people have really gone coockoo on this one and i would not be surprised if i went to the supermarket tomorrow and i saw a frozen toilet brush lol. Yes it is not easy but with Christ all things are possible and i also see something as teachable moments which enable me to teach my children the right things based on our faith.
A funny thing  happened recently when my husband was telling my daughter off because she had been naughty. She was so upset she turned towards him and waved her hands as if holding a wand and said, ‘daddy i am going to turn you into a frog (she was copying holly’s little kingdom). We tried not to laugh about it in front of her but just explained to her that turning people into frogs is not the best way to get your way and its much better to bless than curse.
I do not want to come across as a boring mum. My darlings have lots of fun and there are lots of secular and non secular shows they enjoy but at times as discerning parents we do have to draw a line. Matthew 6:22  reads,’The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light’.
Asides from watching TV there is actually something called life which is best enjoyed with human beings out and about in the open fresh air no matter the weather.
Image above of waybuloo belongs to http://waybuloo.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Yogo_Machine