street person | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

  she walks smoothly so fragile in her loneliness and as she smiles it is as though all the winds go to heaven. she speaks to air – i imagine in some distant kitchen wrapped in abandoned teardrops. her bright pink dress is covered in wooden clothespins. she slides on damp cement – fluid melodic. she is in Christ — the strongest image of the city.     Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern … Continue reading street person | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE by Adesina Ajala | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE “Odun n lo so pin o Baba mimo “, the song punctuated my sleep that chilly morning. I dragged the blanket reluctantly off my squeezed face, yawned and searched for the light switch on the wall close to my bed. I clicked it and stared helplessly at the hour and minutes hands of the clock. They pointed at 6. I wished it was not yet day break. Sleep can be very delicious when it is served in harmattan. I still watched the second hand ticked past 40 seconds. I forced myself out of the … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE by Adesina Ajala | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  YORUBA DRUMS Welcome to Africa Mr White Welcome to Ilaro my friend so glad you honoured my invitation this is the Redeemed Church I know we play your drum kit and blow your saxophone with coloured lightings on the roof I excuse your smiling at our apprenticeship yet you won’t deny the other melody you can’t comprehend See now your drum kit has stopped playing and your saxophone is on the floor now even the singing halts this is the moment Hear it is that melodious background sound that is the only sound now you now see where it … Continue reading YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

GOD’S MIGHTY ATOMS | A Poem By Reinhard Bonnke | PAROUSIA Magazine

GOD’S MIGHTY ATOMS By Reinhard Bonnke 1. Physics teach us that the atoms, although so miniscule Possess ferocious potency one hardly can control. Each atom is a power pack and so is each believer, If we can say “Christ lives in me”, we’ll never be inferior. 2. The Holy Spirit brings that power, its God’s authority and might, It gives us wings and lets us fly above all mountain height. It splits the rivers, quenches fire, and makes the sun stand still, for God lives in His very children to work and do His will. 3. This power does not … Continue reading GOD’S MIGHTY ATOMS | A Poem By Reinhard Bonnke | PAROUSIA Magazine

Who Is Like God by Ernest O. Ogunyemi

        Who is like God? I used to believe all of Father’s words. I used to believe that God is good all the time and… the inverse. That church is the house of that God, and that He makes things work for those who go there good. I used to believe that Aunty Tọ́pé is a good woman that she is in all ways better than my mother. That my mother is a witch, and a bitch, too; that God indeed had commanded Father to send her packing like an unmasked masquerade.        And whenever I made the mistake of … Continue reading Who Is Like God by Ernest O. Ogunyemi

Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

  Dear Readers, It’s with great joy I welcome you to PAROUSIA Magazine Incarnation Issue 7 – Christmas 2017. I am pleased to say PAROUSIA Magazine is two, it‘s been two years of God’s faithfulness in promoting Christian Arts and Literature. I am glad we’ve come a long way together in a short time, thanks for your consistency in your contributions, submissions and readership of this Magazine. Your work is our product, your satisfaction when it comes to Christian Arts and Literature is our profit. I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set … Continue reading Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

POETRY | GRACE by Wanangwa Mwale

  GRACE   Grace is when… My dreams came crushing on me, my vision shuttered My future seemed to be doomed, my family broken My soul stripped and torn apart ‘I have lost it all,’ I thought. My soul famished for something to satisfy it And so I vanished into the worlds unknown Pleasures I found, yet not satisfied Addicted I became And always yearned for more and never had enough of it all Faith? Was a conviction I had let go of I needed to see for me to believe, because all I could see is a blank-dark life … Continue reading POETRY | GRACE by Wanangwa Mwale

POETRY | True Desires by Amby C. Ezem

  True Desires   You’d find that many Many love the idea of God but not God himself So when you present the true God They spit in your face And rather hold the false view of God close   You’d find many that Join God with a particular part of the bible To exalt a particular character of His That is seemingly in agreement to them   But separate Him from one section of the bible To reduce a particular character of His That is not in agreement to them We forget God is the same God In Corinthians … Continue reading POETRY | True Desires by Amby C. Ezem

Poetry from Sylvia Riojas Vaughn

You can read this publication in PDF format of PAROUSIA Magazine Easter Issue  by following this link   Calvary: A Meditation “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” — John 19:34, King James Version     His ministry, on the cross for all to see. His body, the living bread. His blood, drink of eternal life. His cupful of suffering, willingly drained for our salvation. The water that John writes poured from His side when the Romans pierced it after His death – O bless also the water! … Continue reading Poetry from Sylvia Riojas Vaughn

TO IMPRESS OR NOT TO IMPRESS by Aremo Olalekan

We live in a world where we are so particular about people affirming our strengths. We want people to approve of us, we want people to like us, we want people to accept us, who doesn’t want that, and that in itself isn’t bad. No it isn’t. It’s relevant that we have a level of ‘good’ reputation among people. It is important, but it becomes questionable when we choose to impress the outside world at the expense of our inside world. I’ll explain. Many times we make some really compromising compromises, we neglect our right value system so that we … Continue reading TO IMPRESS OR NOT TO IMPRESS by Aremo Olalekan

A FATHER AND A FRIEND by Akor Emmanuel

As broken glass with glue we mend, so i took my broken heart to Jesus ‘coz he is my friend. Have you a mind ladened with load? pour it all at his feet to repair. Is it slowly sniffing away your hope? Come to Jesus, a father and a friend. ‘The road would be rough’ he said to me, ‘Hold on and dont be warry, for i am the lamp at your feet. Like a sacred lamb, you would be unblemished’. As broken glass with glue we mend, So i brought my broken heart to jesus for he is my … Continue reading A FATHER AND A FRIEND by Akor Emmanuel

ABODE OF ABADDON by Adigun Temitope Idealism

ABODE OF ABADDON (TO THE CHURCH) The fear of the land, Is the beginning of defeat The anti-christs, offsprings of the darkness They must obey his commands! They fight and destroy souls, Like knights of hell To fulfill the purpose of the king of hell The Church is engraved with his trap Chaos in the abode! Give way to the place of life They travelled through time with spell, to bring in souls The church of the anti-christ Are you ready for that night You sons of perdition Thessalonians warning is knocking at your door Anti-christ father of anti-christs, denying … Continue reading ABODE OF ABADDON by Adigun Temitope Idealism

ALANTERE by Amore David Olamide

ALANTERE (IN SEARCH OF BLISS) In search of bliss.  Unexpected scenes are seen.  Some scenes that had us pleased, And some that our memories doesn’t want to fixed.  In search of bliss,  Ajirebi avoid evil,  And his hair went bald.  The dog saw mystery,  And could only bark.  In search of bliss.  The goat meet Iya Oshogbo,  And had it mirth unfold.  The cow meet knife.  And had it life deprived.  In search of bliss.  Insects meet insecticide.  The ants stumbled under feet of sizes.  Cockroach crumbled in premises,  Where the mouse got it nemesis.  In search of bliss,  The … Continue reading ALANTERE by Amore David Olamide

5 Things To Consider In 2016 by Ikechukwu Amadi 

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to start doing things right and saying good bye to old and destructive habits of the past. I have put up a list of things you may want to consider for this year. 1. Pray more. Prayer is the pipeline through which we connect heaven. What that basically means is that God will transfer things into your spirit man through the channel of prayer. If therefore you fail to pray, you shortchange yourself and put yourself at risk of insufficient supply of insight and power for the new year. … Continue reading 5 Things To Consider In 2016 by Ikechukwu Amadi 

SULPHUR IS YELLOW by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

1. SULPHUR IS YELLOW Sulphur is yellow Brimstone is blue The lips of liars And the body of dogs Shall burn with fire And every evil god. . The earth you fallow The soul you made dark Shall glow with fire The wheels you clog Shall all conspire With you in the fiery mud. . Sulphur is yellow Brimstone is blue The lips of liars And the body of dogs Shall burn with fire With every evil god. . 2. DELILAH’S TESTAMENT Tell Samson, I will live from the dawn Till the setting of the day; I will watch till … Continue reading SULPHUR IS YELLOW by Samuel Amazing Ayoade