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It is a wonderful initiative to call one million people together to pray for the country. It is a serious error to exclude the majority of christians in the country to join.
So, my message to you, Uncle Angus is this, “you have left the majority of christians outside this call to prayer”. As long as we do not accommodate each other and as long as we do not talk about forgiveness and restitution, God will not heal our land.
There are many prominent christian leaders in South Africa who are black. Some of them need to be involved in a call to all christians in South Africa to stand together and in fact to not only get together for a meeting, but to stand together. A meeting as such has a little value, the real value comes when christians will put a line in the sand and say – “no more” when they are back in the communities after attending a spiritual gathering. We cannot make a call like this without involving the black christian leaders. We need to think carefully why this was not done in the first place. We may doubt their “christian” faith or their practices, we may doubt their love of the Lord, we may not respect them enough to involve them, we may still be totally racist at heart, believing that as whites we are the chosen ones in South Africa.
One could argue that they are invited to this meeting, that they are not excluded. The mere practicality of having the meeting far away from a major city like Johannesburg does make it not easily accessible. Let’s assume that our black brothers could travel there by bus or taxi. This brings an extra expense to them with many of them not able to afford the amount to come. Many white people will not think twice to say I am going to go. They have the financial means to go. They are fortunate that they are able to go.
The further major stumbling block in this process is our “un-converted” capitalistic outlook. “They did not work so hard, therefore they don’t have money”. To put it differently, “our wallets still have to go for confession and conversion”. My wallet does not belong to me, it belongs to Jesus. This is what we still need to learn in South Africa.
It would be a different thing if each white person planning to come to the meeting would say, “I am going to get four black christians and sponsor them to come. I am not only going to sponsor them to come, but I am going to do my best in the next three to five years to see that they get the best possible chance to grow as a believer, a leader and to grow economically.” Now this will put a totally different slant on the meeting and the proceedings. It will show some of the love in action that we so easily talk about.
The challenge is that many white christians do not know their black brothers and sisters. They do not know any and they think that the majority of black people are not christian. So what does this say about separation? We will pay thousands of rands to go on a missions trip far away from South Africa, but we will not drive 40 minutes to a place where a church is suffering to exist. We have R60 000 to put a fence around one of our church buildings, but we do not have R60 000 to assist people to get land for their church building in a community not too far from us. The roos of separation or apartheid has been deeply embedded in our psyche and we need to get rid of that.
It is quite possible that our belief is expressed by Senior Pastor Andre Olivier of Rivers Church (Sandton in June of 2016) who said from the pulpit – “We [white people] took nothing from no one. Maybe the law favoured us, but we worked … And when you tell me I need to share my wealth, what are you suggesting? Are you suggesting I give away some of it? Are you giving any of yours away?”
The pastor later apologised for his words, but let us be quiet for a minute or two and reflect about this. Is this not what many white people believe? Is his words not a reflection of the thoughts of the average white christian? You could see that this pastor knows virtually nothing of the struggle of the pastor in the so-called townships. I want to see him building a big church in Soweto amidst the challenges there – poverty, unemployment, drugs, crime, lawlessness.
We cannot make one of a series of excuses, like … “it was my church leaders, it was the political party, it was the politics of the day”, or a good one I have heard recently, “our church only started quite a few years after 1994, so we are innocent”. You may have been less guilty than some other parties, but you are nonetheless guilty if you do not make a concerted effort to assist other pastors in building their churches. I am not talking here of monetary assistance in the first instance although I will not exclude that. We have to be careful how we approach the money and the gifting aspect, though. So we have sinned as whites and we keep on sinning as whites. The church should be at the forefront of getting to forgiveness and reconciliation, but it is possible that the church is not church anymore. It is possible that the church never was church in the first instance. We do not demonstrate the love of Jesus for our enemies, not to say anything about our brothers in the faith. We think along cultural lines only and not according to Kingdom principles.
So Uncle Angus, we have excluded our friends. It is not too late to start talking to them and to hear collectively what God is saying to us, but we cannot go the road alone. That, Sir, is your responsibility. You could lead the rest of the white christians to change their thinking, to change our thinking. All our thoughts must be taken captive by the Father who we claim to serve. I know that you belief that. I trust that you will continue to share that widely and practically.
I wish you well in your great efforts while I pray for huge results in the New South Africa (that is not here yet).
27 February 2017
How should a christian respond to Mr Zuma? Is it his job to just quietly pray for the leaders of South Africa? Should he resist the leadership and call everyone to the battle? Is Mr Zuma the Antichrist? If he is, what should the response be? So how should the christian respond?
Let us take a minute to define “christian” as the term is used loosely to include a variety of people. A christian is a person adhering to or following the teachings of Jesus Christ, an Abrahamic Monotheistic religion. A survey in 2006 indicate five types of christians ranging from Active to Cultural. The estimate was that Active group then represented about 19% of the christians surveyd. If the figure of christianity in the world is about 33%, then the Active group would be about 6% of all people. In South Africa this figure could be as high as 15% of the population if we take a figure of christians according to
the 2001 census. That census indicated that almost 80% of South Africans thought of themselves as christian. A cultural christian by definition of the survey thinks there are many ways to God and is God aware, but has little personal involvement with God. The figures may be different now as it is almost 16 years since the 2001 census, but if I talk about christians in the context of this question, I am talking about or to the 10 – 15% of people living in South Africa who believe that salvation comes through Jesus and who are committed to sharing their faith with others.
A further definition is that of Antichrist. There is so much wild speculation about who the Antichrist is or will be ranging from Mr Obama to Pope Francis. In general the antichrist is the person who denies the Father and the Son. So this definition could apply to between 70% and 94% of all people in the world in the widest sense. The term is also used is also used to indicate one particular person that will be responsible for a fierce persecution of christians in the end times. So is Mr Zuma the antichrist? In the wider sense of the word, I would say yes. In particular as the one person, I would say no.
I do not want to go into the detail of all the statements of Mr Zuma about the ANC and christianity. What is important to note though is the comment that the “ANC would rule till Jesus comes”. So after the last round of local elections where the ANC lost control in Port Elizabeth (PE) and Pretoria the picture of Jesus in a South African taxi was circulated widely.
It is also important to note that Mr Zuma told church leaders to pray for the ANC and the government and to stay out of politics. Of course this advice is correct in part. The christians should pray and there should be forgiveness for wrongs committed by everybody, including Mr Zuma. As active christian, I will pray for that and ask fellow christians to pray for forgiveness and reconciliation in the land. I will also ask the Presidency to seek justice everywhere for everyone and to focus on good governance in all aspects, to live morally (if not “christian”) clean lives. It seems to me that Mr Zuma, like many other South Africans, has divided his life in different compartments. These compartments are watertight and do not influence one another. So there is his personal life, then there is his political life, then there is his religion. He uses whatever he can get from religion to advance his political life. There is no proof in his life that he belongs to the group of christianity in the Active definition. He may be a cultural christian without Jesus in his life, but that we do not know. What we in South Africa should also keep in mind to understand better and pray more focused is that the African culture plays a huge role in certain church groupings to such an extent that people cannot find true freedom in Jesus and that their vision is distorted of what christianity is. So a person may be cultural christian and then deeply influenced by his understanding of God.
So what should the christian response be? We should pray for him. He is correct there. The prayer is not a prayer of “let’s sweep everything under the carpet” and forget that it ever happened. The prayer should be that the Father who knows everything should reveal to Mr Zuma what should be done for South Africa and in South Africa. The prayer should be that there will be a new revelation of what to do to create prosperity for all in South Africa. We do not have the answers, but God does have it. We should also pray that God would protect him. Though we do not agree that other politicians (even ANC members themselves) who disagree from him is of the devil, we do agree that protection is needed in the ANC as well. Pray that God will guide the ANC active christians to speak out against abuses in any form. We also want to pray that people will understand, accept and implement the fact that christianity is not religion that can be boxed in one compartment of your life. This prayer applies to everybody.
As christians we should also work and campaign for change. It may be the last parliamentary term under an ANC president. We should then also pray for the new leaders of the country. We should pray for a peaceful transfer of power. Above all we should pray for repentance for the whole of the country, for everybody living here. Yes, Mr Zuma need to repent of certain things that he has done and said. He and the other parliamentarians are a reflection of the South African community. When we are ashamed of proceedings at our parliament we should remember that it is a reflection of where we are, a reflection of our society.
Lastly as christians we need to be outspoken on matters that need to be addressed. The Dutch Reformed Church is still quiet about many important social issues in the country and so are quite a number of big denominations. Tony Ehrenreich of Cosatu says more about the working and travelling and living conditions of the poor than most of the christian denominations combined. Christianity seems irrelevant with the church quiet in most instances.
To summarise: we need to pray, work and address issues in word and deed whether we have a christian or muslim president.
Jy is fiks, kragtig, vol selfvertroue en mense respekteer jou. Jy is vry geestelik en emosioneel. Jou liggaam dien jou en jy is nie sy slaaf nie. Jy herstel die verhoudinge wat jy wil hernu. Jou finansies is daar waar jy dit wil hê.
By die eerste oogopslag kan jy dalk dink dat so iets nie maklik moontlik is nie. Daar is soveel redes wat ek en jy aan kan dink wat ons sal verhoed om daarby uit te kom. Een van die eerstes is waarskynlik: “my omstandighede verhoed dit”. Hierdie is een van die baie leuens wat ons terughou om uit te kom by ons drome. Daar is nog heelwat ander ook, maar die een is krities en ons glo dit so maklik.
So wat ek en jy die meeste nodig het is nie ‘n nuwe motivering of nuwe aansporingslied of nuwe vriend wat ons kan help nie. Ons het in die eerste plek iemand nodig wat ons mentor, amper iemand soos Jesus en sy volgelinge. Uit die aard van die saak het Jesus baie tyd spandeer by die kern van sy groep van dissipels en hy het gelukkig mense gehad wat gehelp het om hom van fondse te voorsien dat hy die werk kon doen wat hy wel gedoen het. Hulle het ure bymekaar spandeer en hulle kon leer uit wat hy gedoen het en hoe hulle gesels het. Jy het iemand nodig wat jou vrae kan vra soos wat Jesus gevra het, vrae sonder om jou te oordeel? Vrae om jouself te ontdek en ‘n nuwe rigting te gee.
Om ‘n geskikte mentor re kry is nie altyd maklik nie, maar dis een van die kritiese goed wat ons aandag aan moet gee. Dit help tewens nie om op 31 Desember te besluit dat jy gesond gaan eet in die nuwe jaar nie en dan om op 5 Januarie weer daardie droom prys te gee nie.
Jy het iemand nodig wat op 2 Januarie saam na jou koskas te gaan kyk. Jy moet goed in die kas weggee of weggooi. Dis nie maklik nie, want die meeste van ons het geleer dat ek nie goed (veral nie kos nie!) moet weggooi nie. As jy egter iemand het wat jou koskas saam deurgaan, maak dit die proses makliker.
Dis natuurlik ideaal as daardie selfde persoon jou sou help om na jou inkopielys te kyk vir voedsel. Wat gaan jy nou eet? Gaan jy weer dieselfde goed koop en eet wat jou ongesond laat eet het? Dikwels is dit ‘n gebrek aan kennis en ‘n vrees vir verandering. As jou mentor vir jou leiding kan gee, maak dit die proses baie makliker.
Dan moet die kos natuurlik lekker smaak wanneer jy dit eet. Dit help net mooi niks dat ek die gesondste kos op aarde het, maar dat dit so sleg smaak dat ek dit nie in my lyf kan kry nie. Dit beteken dat my resepte goed moet wees en dat ek moet eksperimenteer totdat ek die regte resep gekry het wat vir my werk nie. Ek weet, ek het onlangs drie dae lank gewoel om ‘n nuwe “smoothie”-resep so te kry dat dit vir my heerlik was. Ek gaan mos nie ‘n ding wat sleg smaak aanhou eet of drink nie.
Sommige mense wil ook graag in Januarie gewig verloor. Dis wonderlik, veral na ‘n lekker vakansie. Baie van hulle gooi egter gou tou op, hoofsaaklik oor drie redes – hulle het nie genoeg energie met hulle nuwe eetplan nie of hulle raak siek of hulle het niemand wat hul motiveer of ondersteun nie.
‘n_Mentor kan hier ook weer help. Energie en goeie gewoontes is van kritiese belang.
Oefening is een van die kernaspekte om ‘n mens anders te laat voel en te laat dink. As jy heelwat oorgewig (of ondergewig) is, kan ‘n skielike oefenprogram jou heelwat skade berokken. Sekere persone sal meer nut daaruit kry om meer geleidelik te begin oefen.
Stap, strek en dan later vinniger stap en draf. In die geval van ander sal gewigsverlies eers moet plaasvind aangesien die huidige gewig te swaar sal wees vir stap of draf en dit sal beserings aanbring. Dan is stap in die water ‘n beter opsie om te volg aanvanklik.
Hier het jy dan ook ‘n ervare mentor nodig wat jou die beste advies kan gee.
Dikwels het mens ‘n geestelike of emosionele blok wanneer dit by oefening kom. So was ek ‘n klompie jaar terug vies vir die liefde in my lewe en besluit toe, “ek gaan nou dik word om jou terug te kry”. Watter onsinnigheid, maar ek het ‘n hele paar kilogram opgetel voordat ek besef het dat ek besig is om myself te benadeel. Ek het gelukkig daardie gewig weer afgegooi. ‘n Goeie mentor help jou om hierdie moontlike blokke raak te sien en te verwyder.
Van gewig verloor gepraat … iemand anders wat nooit in nog met gewig gesukkel het in die verlede nie, verstaan dikwels moeilik hoe ‘n inspanning dit is om gewig te verloor, veral as jy al ‘n paar pogings agter die rug het. Ek weet aangesien ek self 26 kg oor ‘n periode van 9 maande verloor het. Daar was moeilike dae, maar dit was die moeite werd. Jy het egter ‘n mentor nodig wat jou gaan bystaan in die proses. Dis natuurlik makliker as die mentor ook deur so ‘n proses gegaan het in die verlede.
Jy kan al klaar gesonder begin lewe deur net jou ontbyt in die oggende aan te pas. Energie is natuurlik hier weer krities belangrik.
Om jou by te staan het ons drie verskillende programme waaraan jy kan deelneem en die belegging in elk van die programme hang af van die periode wat jy betrokke is van 4 weke tot 16 weke.
As jy in die program is, kry jy
Die verwagting aan die einde van jou program is dat jy
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Hierdie video sal jou dalk laat dink en droom oor wat moontlik is…. (of kopie hierdie vir jou webwerf as die video nie outomaties speel nie – https://youtu.be/6Yrq1h2NYa0 )
Phase 1: Critical next steps after conversion – first discipleship steps
This phase could take anything from 7 weeks to 14 months to complete. A mentor will work this through with his disciple to such an extent that the disciple would be able to disciple a new Christian through phase 1.
This is a summary of the different steps that a mentor (disciple maker) should work through with his disciple.
Hansie Louw, November 2016
In South Africa there are more than 60 venues where you could run a parkrun in the beginning of 2016. If you belong to the medical aid Discovery you will earn 300 vitality points for this effort. It does not matter if you take 20 minutes or 59 minutes, you will earn the 300 points.
The fact of the matter is that you could stretch this 300 points and convert it to 600 points. You have to know the rules though to be able to do this. With parkrun it is easy. Provided that you have linked your parkrun profile to your Discovery membership this will be automatic. This means that you do not have to do anything after you have completed your parkrun to get the points.
To get to 600 points, this is what you have to do. You need a device like a running app that is linked to a smart phone or to a runner’s watch. This tool would need to be able to give the distance and you average pace for your workout and then of course also the length of your workout. Ideally if you could add heart rate to it you would easily be able to claim 1500 or 3000 points if you do a really long run at a good pace.
If you are a fast runner (well faster than 8 km per hour, so this is pretty average – a fast walk and a bit of a run), you need to exercise for at least 60 minutes. This means that you could run your parkrun in say 30 minutes (or 20 minutes if you are that fast) and you could then go for a slow walk or jog to complete your hour. What you should not do is to stop your watch or timing device after the parkrun. Do not switch it off or stop it – then it does not count. You could then walk another 3 km in 30 minutes or so to get to 8 km at least and 60 minutes at least. When you upload this time to Discovery Vitalitym you will be credited with 600 points for your whole effort and your 300 of parkrun will not reflect.
If you take 50 minutes or so to complete your parkrun you need to continue until you have covered 90 minutes. You also need to maintain a speed of at least 5 km per hour so that means that you need to cover at least 7,5 km in the 90 minutes. When you have completed 90 minutes at this rate you will also get your 600 points.
This is the way to stretch your parkrun points.
If you have certain apps like Strava you could get this uploaded directly to Discovery Vitality, but if you use an app like Endomondo (very usefull free app) you will need to do a workaround by exporting your workout from Endomondo and then importing it with e.g. Strava or mapmyfitness. It will then be reflected. It is a bit more work, but certainly worth your while.
Please share your success stories with us. Who would not like to get 600 or 1500 points in stead of 300?
Africa Continental Worship & Prayer Assignment
Friday, 11 Dec 2015.
The purpose of this information:
Prayer Strategy for South Africa given this assignment on the 11th of December 2015.
1. Prophetic Act of Intercession at Cape Point, Cape Town.
Based on this vision (below) and other revelations, a group of leaders and intercessors will perform a prophetic act in Cape Town at Cape Point on the 11th of December 2015 from 12h00 to 14h00 South African time zone (UTC+02:00) led by Baruch Maayan, a South African Born Messianic leader now based in Israel.
Kindly let us know if you would be able to join us on the 11th at Cape Point.
After consultation with some of the leaders, we believe that it will be ideal to organise prophetic intersession in all 9 provinces of South Africa. (Strategy and prayer guidelines below)
Please let us know if you would are able to or would like to mobilise any prayer teams in the following strategic areas/alters or any other place not mentioned below:
Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you.
Maditshaba Kelebogile Moloko
Vision of a Wave Across Africa Shaking Witchcraft and Idolatry and Bringing Increased Harvest
Received by Rick Ridings 10 November, 2015, Jerusalem, Succat Hallel (24/7 House of Prayer overlooking the Temple Mt.)
During a time of worship in Succat Hallel, I saw in a vision a spotlight on Africa. The borders of Africa were enclosed by a very high wall of witchcraft and idolatry.
Then I saw the Lord strike a staff into the waters of the ocean off of Cape Town, South Africa. This produced a great wave of light that swept the whole continent from South Africa to Egypt.
As the wave progressed, there were earthquakes and shakings, and the enclosure wall of witchcraft started to crumble. Witch doctors fell on their knees to repent and to worship Jesus. Then idols began to fall down.
I then saw highways of dominoes going from various points of revival and harvest in other parts of Africa moving in the direction of Egypt. From the South, the dominoes were falling northward from countries such as South Africa and Mozambique. From West Africa, the dominoes were falling eastward from places like Ghana, Burkino Faso, and Nigeria. As these dominoes began to fall, there was a momentum of revival and harvest that moved through Uganda and Kenya northward up into Ethiopia, and then into Egypt.
When the wave of light, and the “dominoes” of harvest reached Egypt, huge, ancient idols of Egypt started to fall. I saw the Lord, as described in Isaiah 19 “riding on a swift cloud” into Egypt. Idols trembled and fell. Then a red beam of occult light coming from the Great Pyramid (that the Lord had first shown me in a vision in 1991) was extinguished, and no longer exerted such influence over Egypt and the nations.
My sense was that this new level of breakthrough concerning witchcraft in Africa would travel from the African part of the “Isaiah 19 Highway” on into the Middle East, helping bring breakthrough against the witchcraft in the Middle East, thus furthering that harvest as well.
We encourage you to pray as led by Holy Spirit. We also recommend that the following scriptures or prayer points be covered during your session of worship and prayer.
Rick Ridings, Succat Hallel, Jerusalem,Israel http://www.succathallel.com
Baruch Maayan, South Africa/Israel, Cape to Jerusalem Highway, email@example.com
Ashley Cloete, South Africa, Friends from Abroad/All Nations International, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Tom Hess, Israel, Jerusalem House of Prayer for all Nations (JHOFAN), email@example.com
Pastor Langton Gatsi, Zimbabwe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor John Mulinde, Uganda, email@example.com
Paul Jonathan, Nigeria, Mobilising the Church in All Nations to Pray 24/7,firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayman Mikhail, Egypt, Elijah Generation Ministry, email@example.com
Refaat Benyamen, Egypt, Egypt prayer ministry,firstname.lastname@example.org
Prophet Laurette Mkati, South Africa, SA Prayer Movement for Change, email@example.com
Bennie Mostert, South Africa, Jericho Walls International Prayer Network, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Barry Isaacs, South Africa, Transformation Africa, email@example.com
This is Durbanville route for September 12, 2015