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Hansie

 

 

 

 

Uncle Angus, you have not invited all the christians

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.

Angus Buchan

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.

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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.

Uncle Angus

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).

Hansie Louw

Boston, Bellville

27 February 2017

 

A christian’s response to Mr Zuma, Antichrist or not

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?

Mr Zuma

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.

 

Jesus in Taxi

ANC will rule till Jesus comes again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Zuma must go

Meshoe: “Zuma must go. He should resign”

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.

MEC for Co-operative Governance Nomusa Dube-Ncube and KZN Premier Willies Mchunu look on as President Jacob Zuma and TACC president and Chief Apostle, Professor Caesar Nongqunga, share a joke at the Twelve Apostle Church in Christ International thanksgiving day celebration.Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/The Mercury

MEC for Co-operative Governance Nomusa Dube-Ncube and KZN Premier Willies Mchunu look on as President Jacob Zuma and TACC president and Chief Apostle, Professor Caesar Nongqunga, share a joke at the Twelve Apostle Church in Christ International thanksgiving day celebration.Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/The Mercury

 

 

 

 

Droom ‘n bietjie oor wat moontlik is … vir 2017

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.

lady on the runBy 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.

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‘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. Runners

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.

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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

  • toegang tot ‘n oefengroep – draf of stap twee keer per week of meer
  • toegang tot ‘n gym saam met mentor vir onderleg in vier kritieke oefeninge
  • eetplanne
  • voorkeur aanvullings (preferred supplements)
  • aanspreeklikheidsvennoot (accountability partner)
  • whatsapp ondersteuningsgroep of facebook ondersteunersgroep
  • Aankooplys (produkte en aanvullings)
  • Kombuis/spens inspeksie

Die verwagting aan die einde van jou program is dat jy

  • goeie spiere sal hê om die regte plekke
  • beste vorm moontlik
  • sterk kern spiere (maag en rug)
  • selfvetroue
  • sterk
  • beter fiksheid
  • groterwordende vryheid geestelike en emosioneel

Vul die onderstaande kontakvorm in of kontak Hansie Louw 082 776 5462 of whatsap.

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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 )

 

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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.

  1. Make sure that you are saved
    1. Ef 2:8 – it is a a gift
    2. John 10:27-29 – you have eternal life
    3. Rom 3:23 – faith justifies you (but faith is also a gift)
    4. Dealing with emotion and doubt
  2. Tell someone that you are saved
    1. John 1:41 – Andrew tells Simon and brings him to Jesus
  3. Just rest with Jesus
    1. This could be listening to worship music
    2. It could be quiet time with Him
    3. It could be experiencing some of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  4. Learn to listen to the Holy Spirit
    1. Listen to prompting or the Holy Spirit
    2. Embrace any thought
    3. Speak to Jesus about it
    4. Take the thought to the Bible – all thoughts to be captured by the Bible
    5. Pray about that revelation/area (of weakness or strength)/person/opportunity/threat
    6. Write it down – also what you need to do
    7. Start again – wait , listen, respond (embrace, act, pray , write)
  5. Get baptized
    1. Baptism is necessary for obedience (not for salvation) – Acts 2:38
    2. Telling the world:. “I am an new person”, 2 Cor. 5:17
    3. Make sure that you are baptised with the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:4-5. This is different to water baptism – you receive the Holy Spirit in his fullness and get Power
  6. Start reading the Bible (have a quiet time)
    1. Find time after your initial period of resting with Jesus (no 3) to just read the Bible
    2. Read a few chapters every day and note a verse or two where God speaks to you
    3. If there are verses that you do not understand, write them down and ask your mentor.
    4. Have a note book or journal where you write down God’s message to you
  7. Start your prayer life (establish a war room)
    1. Prayer is talking to God.
    2. There could be fixed times like morning, noon and evening
    3. There should be conversations throughout the day
    4. Sometimes prayer and fasting go hand in hand – learn about fasting in theory and practise
  1. Evaluate friendships
    1. Ask the Father to give you some good and solid Christian friends
    2. Ask the Father which of your current friends you need to see less of or to end the friendship totally
  2. Find a small group of Christians and meet with them regularly
    1. Most small groups meet at least three times per month, sometimes more
    2. Make a commitment to attend the group
    3. Find the right group and stick with the group
    4. Find a church after you have settled in a strong group
  3. Learn to give
    1. God loves a cheerful giver
    2. Everything belongs to God
  4. Memorise God’s Word
    1. Be ready to give a word or a defence – 1 Peter 3:15
    2. Meditate on the word – Psalm 119:97
  5. Get your health in order
    1. Get prayer for this
    2. If you are overweight or underweight, take the necessary steps and get help to address this
    3. If you are unfit, start with an exercise routine
    4. If you have an addiction like substance abuse (drugs), smoking, drinking, pornography, abuse, (over)eating, lustful sex or thoughts, get prayer and help for this
    5. If you have any other challenges, address those
  6. Get your spiritual and psychological life in order
    1. Go for Inner healing session
    2. Go for prayer sessions
    3. Go for sessions with professionals to assist you
    4. Go to seminars or camps
  7. Get your relationship life in order
    1. People who wronged you
    2. Father, mother etc
    3. Brothers, sisters or other family
    4. Anyone else
    5. The Holy Spirit, The Father and the Son
  8. Find a mentor
    1. Some mature Christian that you will guide you to do the steps above (phase 1)
    2. Some mature Christian(s) that could guide you further along the road (phase 2-4)

 

This is a summary of the different steps that a mentor (disciple maker) should work through with his disciple.

Hansie Louw, November 2016

Call to prayer – Special Synod DRC Nov 2016

CALL TO PRAYER
Special Synod of the DRC: 7-10 November 2016

A special Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church will be held from 7-10 November to reconsider a decision taken by the General Synod on same-sex relationships and same-sex marriages in 2015. Since this decision, many experienced a great deal of confusion, unhappiness, disappointment and even anger. This extraordinary meeting of the General Synod will take place in Pretoria next week. It will have significant consequences for the broader Afrikaans church, but also the church in general in our country. We urge you to unite in prayer around this very important meeting.  The following are a few prayer guidelines to pray about for this highly sensitive issue.

1. Authority of the Word. Pray that the Synod will submit to the authority of the Word without compromise and that none of their decisions will contradict or exceed Scripture. 1 Peter 1:23-25 – …the word of God which lives and abides forever… and also;   “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” Thus, pray that all reasoning around this issue will flow from the Word and not from human arguments or opinions. Declare and pray from Psalm 119:160 – The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

2. Fear of the LORD. Pray for the fear of the LORD to guide hearts, emotions and thoughts. (Proverbs 8:13).

3. The work of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the mighty power of the Holy Spirit will lead this meeting, so that this issue may be considered with godly wisdom, and God-honouring decisions will be made.

4. Manipulation.  Pray for all influence of all pressure groups (including secular), that want to force and manipulate the church into compromise, to be destroyed. Pray for every thought, feeling, emotion and sincere intention (2 Corinthians 10:4-5), to be subject to the sovereignty of God’s will and Word; which is always higher than that of man. (Isaiah 55:8-9).  Ask that there will be no indoctrination, that no lies will be proclaimed, no emotionally loaded comments will be made, neither any form of hyping will prevail. Pray for the Spirit of the Lord to prohibit people attacking each other, and that no contribution by any individual will implicate or dishonour the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. Unity. There are considerable differences in the interpretation of the church laws and the legality of the decisions taken at the Synod in 2015, as well as how the Synod should handle this. Pray particularly that the Synod will not get stuck in technical discussions about interpretation of the church laws, and that uncertainties will be resolved in unity.

6. Breaking the work of demonic powers. Pray for every form of demonic influence that wants to prevent or hinder the Synod to do its work in truth, love and unity; or that wants to sow division, will be destroyed. Also, pray for the destruction of all misleading thoughts and false arguments that are not in line with the Word, or do not accept the authority of Scripture, or are not subjected to Christ.

7. Simplicity and clarity. Pray that the Synod will formulate its decisions in a simple and clear manner. That there will not be any room left for misunderstanding about the exact meaning of the decisions taken.

8. Great commission. Pray for this special Synod again to stress the importance of the greater responsibility of proclaiming the gospel and again to call the church to intense prayer for spiritual renewal and revival.

AFRIKAANS
GEBEDSOPROEP
Spesiale Sinode van die NGK: 7-10 November 2016

Die NG Kerk het ‘n spesiale Sinode 7-10 November 2016 om weer te besin oor ‘n besluit oor selfdegeslag verhoudinge en selfdegeslag huwelike wat die Algemene Sinode in 2015 geneem het. Daar was intussen groot verwarring, ongelukkigheid, teleurstelling en selfs woede oor die besluit by baie mense. Hierdie buitengewone byeenkoms van die Algemene Sinode vind volgende week in Pretoria plaas en het groot konsekwensies vir die Afrikaanse kerk in die breë, maar ook vir die kerk in die algemeen in ons land. Ons wil jou graag uitnooi om saam te verenig in gebed vir hierdie baie belangrike waterskeidingsvergadering. Die volgende kan dien as enkele gebedsriglyne om oor hierdie uiters sensitiewe saak te bid.

1. Gesag van die Woord. Bid vir die Sinode om sonder kompromis die gesag van die Woord te aanvaar en dat hulle besluite nie enige element van die Skrif sal weerspreek nie. 1 Petrus 1:23-25: …die lewende en ewige woord van God… en ook; Die mens is soos gras, en al sy prag soos ‘n veldblom; die gras verdor en die blom val af, maar die woord van die Here, dít bly vir ewig. Bid dus dat die beredenering van die saak vanuit die Woord sal voortvloei en nie deur menslike argumente en opinies nie. Verklaar en bid vanuit Psalm 119:160 – Op u woord kan ‘n mens hom geheel en al verlaat. Al u bepalings is regverdig. Hulle staan vas.

2. Vrees van die Here. Bid dat die vrees van God alleen, harte, emosies en gedagtes sal rig. (Spreuke 8:13).

3. Werk van die Heilige Gees. Bid vir die kragtige werking van die Heilige Gees om hierdie vergadering te lei, sodat daar met goddelike wysheid oor die saak besin kan word en besluite geneem sal word wat God sal eer.

4. Manipulasie. Bid vir die verbreking van die invloed van alle drukgroepe (ook sekulêr), wat die kerk in rigtings wil indwing en manipuleer om kompromieë aan te gaan. Bid dat elke gedagte, gevoel, emosie en opregte bedoeling (2 Korintiërs 10:4-5), steeds ondergeskik sal wees aan die soewereiniteit van God se wil en die Woord wat altyd ver bokant die insig van mense is. (Jesaja 55:8-9). Bid dat daar geen indoktrinasie sal wees nie, geen onwaarhede verkondig sal word nie, geen emosioneel belaaide aantygings gemaak sal word, of enige vorm van opsweping sal plaasvind nie. Bid dat die Gees van die Here sal verhinder dat mense mekaar beskuldig, en dat geen voorleggings gemaak sal word of redenasies gebruik sal word wat Jesus Christus oneer sal aandoen nie.

5. Eenheid. Daar is intense verskille oor die interpretasie van kerkwette en die regsgeldigheid van besluite van die 2015 Sinode, asook oor hoe die Sinode hierdie sake kerkregtelik moet hanteer. Bid veral dat die Sinode nie sal vasval in tegniese gesprekke oor interpretasie van kerkwette nie, en dat onduidelikhede maklik uit die weg geruim kan word in eenheid.

6. Verbreking van werking van bose magte. Bid vir die verbreking van elke vorm van demoniese invloed wat die Sinode wil verhinder om met waarheid, liefde en eensgesindheid sy werk te doen, en wat verdeeldheid wil saai. Bid ook vir die verbreking van alle misleidende gedagtes en drogredenasies wat nie in lyn met die Woord is nie, en nie die gesag van die Skrif aanvaar en aan Christus ondergeskik is nie.

7. Eenvoud en duidelikheid. Bid dat die Sinode sy besluite op ‘n eenvoudige en duidelike wyse sal formuleer. Dat daar nie formulerings sal wees wat ruimte sal skep vir misverstande oor presies wat die besluite behels nie.

8. Groot opdrag. Bid dat hierdie spesiale Sinode die belangrikheid van die groter verantwoordelikheid van die verkondiging van die evangelie sal beklemtoon, en die kerk opnuut sal oproep tot intense gebed vir geestelike vernuwing en herlewing.

Stretch your parkrun to get 600 Vitality Points in stead of 300

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.

coach Hansie


Coach Hansie

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.

two new runners with coach Hansie after their first 21 km relay race

two new runners with coach Hansie after their first 21 km relay race

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.

runners

don’t stop your watch or smart phone app if you want more points

 

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?

 

 

 

Cape Point Prayer and Prophetic Act 11 December 2015

Africa Continental Worship & Prayer Assignment

Friday, 11 Dec 2015.

The purpose of this information: 

  1. ​​​To inform the South African Prayer Ministries of the imminent Continental Worship and Prayer Assignment on the 11th of December 2015.
  2. To ask for your partnership in mobilising prayer in South Africa and in the Continent where you have relationships.
  3. To share our Prayer Strategy for South Africa given this assignment on the 11th of December 2015.

Prayer Strategy for South Africa given this assignment on the 11th of December 2015.

​​​1. Prophe​tic 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 Sou​th 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. 

  1. ​​​​M​obilising prayer in the 9 Provinces ​of South Africa and in key strategic places and alters around the Nation

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:

  1. ​Cape Agulhas
  2. Table Mountain
  3. Sea Point/waterfront ocean
  4. Bloemfontein
  5. Limpopo
  6. SA Parliament, Cape Town
  7. Freedom Park

Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Maditshaba Kelebogile Moloko 

Direct Tel +27 (0)21 565 0066 l Switchboard +27 (0)21 565 0065 l Fax +27 (0)86 614 7173 l Mobile +27 (0)83 524 4266 l Email:   maditshaba@prowessinvestments.com

 

THE VISION

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.

STRATEGY

  • Invite and gather key intercessors and/or leaders to join you for a 2 hour worship and prayer meeting in your Nation (area).  Please feel free to pray at any strategic places or alters as the Lord leads you or guides you.  You can host this meeting in your Church, Prayer Alter or Home. You can invite as many people as possible to join you in praying.
  • We recommend this worship and prayer meeting to take place from 12h00 to 14h00 South Africa time zone (UCT +2:00) to key into the prophetic act taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and so that we can be UNITED in prayer around the Continent and Israel as Intercessors/Leaders pray from different Countries (Matt.18:19-20). [The time of prayer (12h00 to 14h00) chosen is in line with the call to prayer by Paul Jonathan based in Nigeria who is leading a Continental Prayer Project themed: Spiritual highway of revival from Africa through the Middle East to Israel.Isaiah 19:23-25.
  • (www.prayermobilisation555.org, +234 802 323 4167)] 
  • We recommend spending a lot of time in praise and worship then followed by prayer, declarations and prophetic acts as the Lord leads.
  • Please feel free to send us any feedback, revelations and confirmations after your worship and prayer meeting.

PRAYER GUIDELINES

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.

  • Give unto the Lord Praise, honour, worship and glory that is due to His holy name: Psalm 29:1-2, 2 Chronicles 20: 22-27, Revelations 4 , Revelations 19:1-8 and Psalm 95
  • Psalm 29. Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
  • Preparation and establishment of the Highway of holiness: Isaiah 62:10 and Isaiah 19:19-25.  Isaiah 19:23-25 23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”]
  • Lord, let the people of Africa know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.  1 King 18: 36 to 39.
  • The time of harvest is at hand, the time is ripe! Revelations 14:15
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122.  Psalm 122: 6-9 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:    “May those who love you be secure. 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”8 For the sake of my family and friends,     I will say, “Peace be within you.” 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your prosperity.

 

Initiative supported by:​
Maditshaba Moloko, Cape Town, South Africa, Cape to Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations,  maditshaba@prowessinvestments.com+2783524 4266

Rick Ridings, Succat Hallel, Jerusalem,Israel http://www.succathallel.com

Baruch Maayan, South Africa/Israel, Cape to Jerusalem Highway, maayanbmidbar@gmail.com

Ashley Cloete, South Africa, Friends from Abroad/All Nations International, cloete.ashrose@gmail.com

Pastor Tom Hess, Israel, Jerusalem House of Prayer for all Nations (JHOFAN), administration@jhopfan.org

Pastor Langton Gatsi, Zimbabwelangtongatsi@gmail.com

Pastor John Mulinde, Ugandawtmuganda@gmail.com

Paul Jonathan, Nigeria, Mobilising the Church in All Nations to Pray 24/7,info@prayermobilization555.org

Ayman Mikhail, Egypt, Elijah Generation Ministry, aymanhala@gmail.com

Refaat Benyamen, Egypt, Egypt prayer ministry,refaat.gendy@gmail.com

Prophet Laurette Mkati, South Africa, SA Prayer Movement for Change, saprayer4change@gmail.com

Bennie Mostert, South Africa, Jericho Walls International Prayer Network, watch@jwipn.com

Pastor Barry Isaacs, South Africa, Transformation Africa,  cpt.transformationafrica@telkomsa.net