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… satan can never love any human … he may pretend, but his goal is the death of that human …   2018-03-28

 

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

 

There are so many people pretending to love others. But they actually "keep" that person captive through emotions so that they can ultimately benefit from them.

 

Then if they get what they want, they just leave that person, causing him to be hurt a lot. Or they keep those people captive unto death.

 

Like the man who assaults his wife, and she stays with him. Like the one who exploits the other financially just so that they can survive themselves. Like the one who loves the other for love, but will not give love themselves.

 

satan is not your friend, can never be. You might think so, but he abuses you. The colours he shows you are false! Liar! People killer!

 

He will show you the world and how good things of this world are for you, but millions of others has caught him out in those lies.

 

Smoke is good for you, he says, it calms you, it makes you forget - his words, but where is he that day when you're on a sick bed? When the pain penetrates your body and you struggle to breathe? That's when My advice is asked! Then you call on me!

 

Drinking is good he says! Come drink, get drunk is his invitation! But where is he when you gets assaulted by robbers and left for dead? Where is he child when you are raped? Where is he when you kill someone because you were driving under the influence? Help me Lord this I hear every day!

 

His head was crushed by me! My children are mine! They hear my voice, they follow my advice! I am the God of Grace. I am the Lord of Power! Is there any chain that can hold Me back? Call and I'll answer! Ask and I'll give. I'm breaking chains! I bring salvation!

 

Wait, human child, think about it! Is there any good in him? No! Listen to the voice of your God. It is me!

 

 

... satan kan geen mens liefhê nie, hy kan voorgee, maar sy uitsluitlikke doel sal wees die dood van daardie mens ...   2018-03-28

 

Gen 3:15 En Ek sal vyandskap stel tussen jou en die vrou, en tussen jou saad en haar saad. Hy sal jou die kop vermorsel, en jy sal hom in die hakskeen byt.

 

Daar is so baie mense wat voorgee om ander lief te het. Maar hulle “hou eintlik” daardie persoon gevangene deur emosies sodat hulle voordeel uit hulle kan trek.

 

Dan as hulle gekry het wat hulle wou het, dan los hulle daardie persoon net so, en veroorsaak ‘n gebroke mens. Of hulle hou hulle gevangene tot die dood toe.

 

Soos die man wat sy vrou aanrand, en sy by hom bly. Soos die een wat die ander finansieel misbruik net sodat hulle self kan oorleef. Soos die een wat die ander vir liefde gevangene hou maar self nie liefde sal gee nie.

 

Satan is nie jou vriend nie, kan nooit wees nie. Jy mag dalk so dink, maar hy misbruik jou, gebruik jou, hy wat jou sy valse kleure wys! Leunaar! Mense moordenaar!

 

Hy sal jou wys die wêreld en sy dinge is goed vir jou maar miljoene ander lei onder dieselfde leun!

 

Rook is goed vir jou sê hy, dit kalmeer jou, dit laat jou vergeet, is sy woorde, maar waar is hy daardie dag wanneer jy van kanker op ‘n sterfbed lê? Wanneer die pyn jou deurboor en jy sukkel om asem te haal? Dis dan wanneer My raad gevra word! Dan roep jy mens na my!

 

Drank is goed sê hy! Kom drink, raak dronk is sy uitnodiging! Maar waar is hy wanneer jy aangerand word, deur rowers oorval word en vir die dood gelaat word? Waar is hy mensekind wanneer jy verkrag word? Wart is hy wanneer jy iemand vermoor omdat j yonder die invloed bestuur? Help my Here hoor ek elke dag!

 

Sy kop het Ek vermorsel! My kinders is Myne! Hulle hoor my stem, hulle volg my raad! Ek is die God van Genade. Ek is die Here van Krag! Is daar enige boei wat my kan terughou? Roep en ek sal antwoord! Vra en Ek sal gee. Ek ruk die boeie stukkend! Ek bring verlossing!

 

Hou terug mensekind, dink daaraan! Is daar enige goeie in hom? Nee! Luister na die stem van jou God. Dit is Ek!

 

 

Dealing with discouragement?   2018-03-26

 

Discouragement means … having lost confidence or enthusiasm; or to be disheartened.

 

Deut 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage. Do not fear nor be afraid of them. For Jehovah your God is He who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you.

 

THE OPPISITE IS:

 

Courage: is the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.

 

So how do I deal with discouragement? …

  1. I need to remind myself whatever I do, I do it for the Lord!

Col 3:23  And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men; 

 

  1. Trust the sovereign God to accomplish His will through you …

Philip 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

 

  1. Spent more time with the Son for then ...
  • you will see things as He saw them,
  • feel about things as He felt it,
  • you will experience hardship, but still you will rejoice because of the knowledge of an inheritance,
  • you know you will ultimately triumph for the Father is with you …

1Cor 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

– Sidney Sheldon (American writer and producer – Broadway) … Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.

 

 

… YOUR RELEASE FROM THE HANDS OF satan IS JESUS’ MINISTRY ...   2018-03-24

 

Luk 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." … … 21 And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears.

 

“to proclaim deliverance to the captives” … … I've heard people say ... I’ll go to prison, these days it is not so bad!

 

I do not believe that sush a person ever went to jail. Can you imagine? Leaving your family behind, and you cannot come and go as you please?

 

People say to you … go here and go there! No thanks, being a prisoner, does not really sound so nice to me!

 

As a previous prisoner of satan myself, I can testify that there is nothing like being freed through Christ. The problem is we do not even know we are prisoners!

 

People think they can gain their freedom through possessions, money, drugs, through alcohol, through relationships, but by doing so, the chains tighten their hands and legs. The result … you cannot reach your life goal.

 

Even children of the Lord sometimes try to obtain Chris like freedom through laws and traditions and rituals just to be bound even further! THIS FREEDOM ... IS ... NOT ... FOR SALE! It is available to the poor of spirit! You will be filled!

 

Has your heart been broken THROUGH the actions of satan? - JESUS ​​IS THE HEALING WORD!

Is your spirit sick, are you bound in the flesh? Jesus Is The Physician!

Are you a spiritual prisoner of satan unable to grow spiritually? JESUS ​​IS THE ONE SETTING FREE!

Are you blind to what He wants you to do? JESUS ​​CAUSES THE BLIND TO SEE!

Has your life been broken? JESUS MENDS!

 

COME HE COMMANDS! LOOK AND SEE, HUMANITY IS BOUND BY satan - COME TO THE LORD JESUS! THIS … YOUR RELEASE, THIS IS HIS MINISTRY!

 

"Today, this scripture is fulfilled in your ears".

... JOU VRYLATING, IS JESUS SE BEDIENNING! ...   2018-03-24

 

Luk 4:18 Die Gees van die Here is op My, omdat Hy My gesalf het om die evangelie aan die armes te bring. Hy het My gestuur om die wat verbryseld van hart is, te genees; 19 om aan gevangenes vrylating te verkondig en aan blindes herstel van gesig; om die wat gebroke is, in vryheid weg te stuur; om die aangename jaar van die Here aan te kondig … … 21 Toe begin Hy vir hulle te sê: Vandag is hierdie Skrif in julle ore vervul.

 

“aan gevangenes vrylating te verkondig” … … … Ek het al mense hoor sê … ag dit is mos lekker deesdae in die tronk!

 

Ek glo nie dat daardie persoon al ooit in ‘n tronk was nie. Kan jy jou dit voorstel? jy moet jou gesin agter laat, en jy kan nie meer kom en gaan soos jy wil nie?

 

Mense sê vir jou … gaan hier en gaan daar! … Nee … dankie, om ‘n gevangene te wees, klink regtig nie vir my so lekker nie!

 

As ‘n mens wat al self, ‘n gevangene van satan was, kan ek getuig, dat daar niks is, soos om vry te wees in Christus nie. Die probleem is ons weet nie eens ons is gevangenes nie!

 

Mense dink hulle kan hulle vryheid verkry deur besittings, deur geld, deur drugs, deur drank, deur verhoudings, maar daardeur word die kettings om hulle gewrigte en bene net stywer gespan. Sodat jy nie by jou lewensdoel kan uitkom nie.

 

Selfs kinders van die Here probeer somtyds die Christus Vryheid verkry deur wette en tradisies en rituele net om verder en verder gebind te word! … DIT … IS … NIE … TE KOOP … NIE! … Dis beskikbaar aan die armes van gees! Julle sal gevul word!

 

Is jou hart stukkend deur die satan stukkend geslaan? – JESUS IS DIE HELENDE WOORD!

 

Is jy siek van gees, gebind in die vlees? JESUS IS DIE GROOT GENEESHEER!

Is jy ‘n geestelikke gevangene van satan jy groei nie? JESUS IS DIE VRYLATER!

Is jy blind vir wat Hy wil hê jy moet doen? JESUS LAAT DIE BLINDES SIEN!

Is jou lewe stukkend? JESUS MAAK GESOND!

 

KOM GEVANGENE! KYK … DIE MENSDOM IS ‘N GEVANGENE VAN DIE satan – KOM NA DIE HERE JESUS! … JOU VRYLATING, DIT … IS SY BEDIENNING!

 

“Vandag is hierdie Skrif in julle ore vervul”.

… Bound by satan – freed by Christ ...   2018-03-23

 

Luk 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan has bound, lo these eighteen years, be loosened from this bond on the Sabbath day?

 

"Think about it!" She was a … daughter of Abraham … and … satan … bound her!

 

What was more important to Jesus? Her redemption or their traditions? Their religion?

 

The enemy binds people through diseases ... Jesus saves. Why does he bind the children of God? So they will keep silent … so that they will lose hope - there is nothing this world can offer us without Christ.

 

Jesus says ... let your light shine ... you are the salt of the earth! Do not let the enemy get his way ... stand up against him ... what does it matter anyway? Every breath we take is grace!

 

I cannot make my life one hour or a day or a second longer! But I can testify of a living God. Someone in charge ... One who loves me ... One who died and was raised from death… for my salvation He is here ... for you too! satan binds …Christ sets us free!

... Gebind deur satan – vrygemaak deur Christus ...   2018-03-23

 

Lukas 13:16 Maar hierdie vrou wat ‘n dogter van Abraham is, wat die Satan—dink daaraan! —agttien jaar lank gebind het, moes sy nie van hierdie band op die sabbatdag verlos word nie?

 

“Dink daaraan!” … waaraan? Dat sy ‘n dogter van Abraham was en dat die satan haar gebind het!

 

Wat was vir Jesus belangrikker? Haar verlossing of hulle tradisies? Hulle godsdienstigheid?

 

Die vyand bind mense deur siektetoestande … Jesus verlos. Hoekom bind hy die kinders van God?

 

Sodat hulle sal stilbly, sodat hulle hoop sal verloor – daar is niks wat hierdie wêreld ons kan bied sonder Christus nie.

 

Jesus sê … laat jou lig skyn … wees jy die sout van die aarde! Moenie toelaat dat die vyand sy sin kry nie … staan hom tee … wat maak dit in elk geval saak? Elke asemteug is genade!

 

Ek kan nie een uur of ‘n dag of ‘n sekonde by my lewe sit nie! Maar ek kan getuig van ‘n lewende God. Iemand in beheer … Een wat my liefhet … Een wat vir my redding hier is … so ook joune! Satan bind wel maar Christus maak vry!

... Jesus is die voorbeeld van ons onop-geeiste belofdes ...   2018-03-21

 

Handelinge 10:38 met betrekking tot Jesus van Násaret, hoe God Hom gesalf het met die Heilige Gees en met krag. Hy het die land deurgegaan, goed gedoen en almal genees wat onder die mag van die duiwel was, omdat God met Hom was.

 

Wat het die Vader vir Sy Seun gedoen sodat Hy mense kon verlos het? “hoe God Hom gesalf het met die Heilige Gees en met krag

 

Net so salf die Here sy kinders ook met die Heilige Gees en met krag … “want julle sal krag ontvang wanneer die Heilige Gees oor julle kom”!

 

almal genees wat onder die mag van die duiwel was

Volgens hierdie skrif, wie is verantwoordelik dat ons genesing nodig het? Die vyand, want dit is hy wat daardie mag oor ons uitvoer.

 

omdat God met Hom was

Waar is die Here God …die skrif leer ons dat Hy in ons is … daarom hoef ons nie bang te wees om uit te gaan nie, dit is nie ons wat die genesing gee nie, dis die Here, in ons, wat ons krag gee, dis God wat gee en dis God wat neem. Ons behoort aan die Here.

 

 

Dealing with hurt … sets me free to love again?   2018-03-20

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

 

So how do I deal with my hurt? …

 

  1. I must forgive those who has hurt me!
  • You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. – Colossians 3:13 …

 

  1. If I want people to stop judging my motives, or condemn me, I need to first do the same …
  • Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you. – Luke 6:37 …

 

  1. If I want mercy, I need to give mercy, If I want to experience life, I need to start obeying God …
  • But God's mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God's grace that you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5 …

 

– Simone Weil (was a French philosopher, and political activist)

A hurtful act is the transference … to others … of the degradation which we bear in ourselves. (Humiliation, shame, loss of dignity, loss of pride)

 

 

What do I do as a child of God is everybody around me does the wrong thing?   2018-03-19

 

They did not bow down! The story of Sadrack, Meshach and Abed-Nego …

 

Dan 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered, "Your Majesty, we will not try to defend ourselves.

17 If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will.

18 But even if he doesn't, Your Majesty may be sure that we will not worship your god, and we will not bow down to the gold statue that you have set up."

 

We all know this story, of how the jealousy of others drove them to try and get rid of these three men of God …

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are a huge example to us of how we should act when faced with a choice between acting as a child of God or not in the face of losing our lives …

 

Well I’d rather be judged by people and walk with God, than walk with people and be judged by God …

 

So what do I do when everybody around me does the wrong thing …

 

  1. I refuse to do as they do!
  • v17) the whole kingdom bowed down … yet they kept on standing, on their faith …

 

  1. They kept their faith in what God can do … not in what the king could do …
  • v17) He is able to do all things …

 

  1. they proclaimed that they would keep their faith … even if things does not go their way …
  • v18) even if God does not help us now … they will worship Him only …

 

– Wyclef Jean (a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.)

At the end of the day, just know that God made you, so you can be your own individual, and don't let people give you that peer pressure.

What do I do when people wrong me!   2018-03-18

 

Psa 37:1 Don't be worried on account of the wicked; don't be jealous of those who do wrong. 2 They will soon disappear like grass that dries up; they will die like plants that wither.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good; live in the land and be safe. 4 Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desire.

5 Give yourself to the LORD; trust in him, and he will help you; he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun.

7 Be patient and wait for the LORD to act; don't be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans. 8 Don't give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.

9 Those who trust in the LORD will possess the land, but the wicked will be driven out. 10 Soon the wicked will disappear; you may look for them, but you won't find them;

 

When someone wrongs me, I must start by asking myself this question … What do I want … to happen after the wrongdoing? I believe that the majority of us wants …

  • other people to know the person who wronged me was wrong, in whatever they did against me, or they were wrong threating me in this way …

 

I should take heed of the following …

  • That through my actions – after the wrongdoing against me – I do not wrong others!
  • Why? For then they would also have a case against me, for wronging them, before the Lord.

 

So how then do I need to approach this wrongdoing against me?

  1. I need to commit to the Lord in such times! I need to trust in Him that He would intervene for me.
  • This is His promise …
  • v1) … they will soon disappear!
  • Who? The people who is wronging me!

  1. In this battle, I myself needs to make sure. I myself does the right things!
  • Then Her will give me what I want
  • It is if the Lord is waiting to see how we ourselves are doing in this battle …
  • v3

  1. I need to seek His counsel and listen to what He says I need to do.
  • So, this is the question that I need to answer …
  • Is the way I am dealing with this problem … how God leads me, or is it what I think I need to do … v5

 

– Gilbert K. Chesterton (was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian)

The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

7 Steps in having my strength renewed!   2018-03-15

 

This time of the year many of us feel

  • physically / mentally and spiritually tired

  • We feel all our stamina is gone ...

 

  • But yet we have to face some more challenges!
  • And we say to ourselves …
  • How will I cope? I just do not have any more to give!

 

For God’s children there is hope!

  • The renewal of our strength … (mean?)
  • To get more … enough to cope …

 

Isa 40:31 

  • But those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed.
  • They will rise on wings like eagles;
  • they will run and not get weary;
  • they will walk and not grow weak.

 

So How do I renew my strength?

 

  1. Spent some alone time with God … He will change your perspective!
  2. Although you feel that no one else cares …Trust that Jesus cares!
  3. Quote scripture concerning His promises to His children …
  4. Listen to Godley music and allow His Spirit to minister unto you.
  5. Do something good for someone else … A serving spirit brings … joy
  6. Rest … your body … late nights / early mornings
  7. Spent time with people you know cares about you …

Muhammad Ali

  • It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out;
  • It’s the pebble in your shoe.

 

Following your dreams leads to a positive attitude!   2018-03-14

 

 

Jer 29:11 For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 

I need to ask myself these questions …

 

  • Who am I …
  • What motivates me …
  • Where am I going …
  • Hang a notice around my neck

 

How do become positive in life?

 

I change my attitude about life!

I become positive

I see a future for myself

 

How to reach my dreams?

 

Step 1: Every dream begins in the heart and mind of a person, so dream it ..

 

Step 2: Believe in yourself … to reach that dream …

 

Step 3: To achieve your dream you need to constantly see it happening …

 

Step 4: Do not keep your dream to yourself … proclaim it …

 

Step 5: Plan short term and long term goals … how you will get there …

 

Step 6: Go for it …

 

Step 7: Enjoy it …

 

 

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007)

You have

What is your mission in life!   2018-03-12

 

Luk 4:43 And He said to them, I must proclaim the gospel, the kingdom of God, to other cities, because I was sent on this mission …

 

Life of Christ = speaks of passion …

 

How do I find my mission (purpose) in life / a passion to live!

 

The answer lies in what you choose to believe … about your life …

 

I ... will choose to believe that …

  1. I was sent here for a reason … (BY?)

  1. I am blessed with unique gifts ... Because ...

The expression of our gifts contributes to a cause greater than ourselves.

 

I will stop …

 

  1. Overthinking things and start doing things …
  • Clarity comes through exploring

 

  1. Doing things from my head and doing them from my heart …
  • Your heart is the best tool to assess what you love to do
  • Doing what you love … brings you joy

 

  1. Thinking there is only one purpose for me in life …
  • Thinking this brings about the feeling of … something is missing
  • I am a Father, Husband, Teacher, Policeman, Sportsman = passions …

 

To conclude:

If I do all things I am passionate about I am leading a purposeful life … and if I do this … I live! … … So try new things!

 

Maya Angelou (American author poet and civil rights activist).

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.

My purpose here!   2018-03-11

 

Isa 43:7 Everyone who is called by My name …

 

I have created him for My glory,

 

I have formed him; yea,

 

I have made him …

 

 

How do I discover my purpose?

 

  1. Find out in what direction God wants to steer you

If things makes you uncomfortable … choose another direction …

 

2 Focus on the things you are good in

If things agrees with your passions, and convictions, and comes easy to you … take note … and most important … God will revealed such things to you …

 

3 Ask yourself what are those things you are better in than others… This could be an indication of your God-given purpose.

 

4 Listen to your passions

What are the things getting you fired up?

 

Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

This is life’s most important statement …   2018-03-10

 

A ruleunspoken of

 

Fill your heart with His Spirit!

 

Or

 

It will be filled by Another!

 

Luk 11:24 When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he walks through dry places seeking rest. And finding none, he says, I will return to my house from which I came out.

 

25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and decorated.

 

26 And he goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and entering in, they dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first.

 

 

Act 2:1 And in the fulfilling of the day of Pentecost, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

2 And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven as borne along by the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

 

3 And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed; and it sat upon each of them.

 

4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit …

 

Confucius (Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher)

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Taking away the fear of tomorrow!   2018-03-09

 

 

Mark Twain (famous American writer) …

 

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.

A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

 

Taking away the fear of tomorrow!

 

Mat 6:33 but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

 

34 therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.

 

Where does living start?

  1. Seeking:
  • the kingdom of God … and
  • His righteousness

 

  1. What takes my anxiety away?

  • Knowing my purpose here … and
  • Knowing my goal …

 

How then do I fight discouragement?   2018-03-08

What is the main causes of giving up!

 

  • Disappointment … it leads to discouragement … and …
  • It brings me to forsake something … even though I love it …

 

So … what is the vision I have for my future?

 

Then … I cannot allow … discouragement to cause me to fail my vision!

 

How then do I fight discouragement?

  • I need to be honest about the way I feel!
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  • I have to come to realise that ignoring my feelings does not help me in finding my way!
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  • I need to take care of my body!
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  • Rest and refresh, because discouragement will
  • drain me from the will to move forward!

  • I need to pay attention to my thoughts!
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  • Thinking there is no hope brings me to believe there is nothing to live for.
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  • I need to train my mind to see How God intervenes in my life!
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  • This will encourage me not to focus on the now, but on what could be!
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  • Gratitude is a powerful antidote! I need to do something meaningful for someone else
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  • I need to … Rise! … Battle! … Go on … with what I love!
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  • I need to realise that life is not always fair – but I need to keep on doing the right thing – then God will take me to where you need to go!

 

Vincent Van Gogh

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
 

Psa 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”.

 

 

Why did I choose to follow the Lord – why do I, in my free will, worship Him …   2018-03-07

 

Sigmund Freud:

(Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis)

 

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

 

Psa 91:14 Because He has set His love on Me, therefore I will deliver Him; I will set Him on high, because He has known My name.

 

15 He shall call on Me, and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver Him, and honour Him.

 

16 With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

 

Because He has set His love on Me - He has chosen the Lord

 

Because He has known My name - I have decided to follow Him

Dit moet jy sien … This is what you need to see …   2018-03-06

Mat 16:1 En die Fariseërs en Sadduseërs het nader gekom om Hom te versoek en het Hom gevra om hulle ‘n teken uit die hemel te laat sien.

2 Maar Hy antwoord en sê vir hulle: In die aand sê julle: Mooi weer, want die lug is rooi.

3 En in die môre: Stormweer vandag, want die lug is donkerrooi. Geveinsdes, julle weet wel om die voorkoms van die lug te onderskei, en kan julle nie die tekens van die tye onderskei nie?

 

Mat 16:1 Some Pharisees and Sadducees who came to Jesus wanted to trap him, so they asked him to perform a miracle for them, to show that God approved of him.

2 But Jesus answered, "When the sun is setting, you say, 'We are going to have fine weather, because the sky is red.'

3 And early in the morning you say, 'It is going to rain, because the sky is red and dark.' You can predict the weather by looking at the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs concerning these times!

 

Die son kom op oor die berg se top

The sunlight shines over a mountain top

 

Die lug is rooi, die weer lyk mooi, dit moet jy sien, dit moet jy sien

The air is red, the weather looks fine, this you must see, this you need to see

 

Die donker wolke kom aangerol

The darkest clouds comes rolling through

 

Jy sê, die reën maak die damme vol dit moet jy sien, dit moet jy sien

You say the rain causes the dams to be full, this you must see, this you need to see

 

Jy vra my elke keer met jou oë toe

You keep on asking me with your eyes closed

 

Jy vra my om jou te kom haal

You keep on asking me to come and get you

 

Jy is betaal … dit moet jy sien

You are paid for … that you need to see

 

Jy vra my wanneer kom ek na jou toe

You ask me when I am coming for you

 

Jy sê jy’s my kind … jy sê jy is vry … jy moet dit weet … dit moet jy sien

You say you’re my child, and you proclaim to be free … that you need to see … that’s what you need to see

 

Mat 24:3 En toe Hy op die Olyfberg gaan sit het, kom die dissipels alleen na Hom en sê: Vertel ons, wanneer sal hierdie dinge wees, en wat is die teken van u koms en van die voleinding van die wêreld?

Mat 24:4 En Jesus antwoord en sê vir hulle: Pas op dat niemand julle mislei nie.

Mat 24:5 Want baie sal onder my Naam kom en sê: Ek is die Christus! en hulle sal baie mense mislei.

Mat 24:6 En julle sal hoor van oorloë en gerugte van oorloë. Pas op, moenie verskrik word nie, want alles moet plaasvind, maar dit is nog nie die einde nie.

Mat 24:7 Want die een nasie sal teen die ander opstaan en die een koninkryk teen die ander; en daar sal hongersnode wees en pessiektes en aardbewings op verskillende plekke.

Mat 24:8 Maar al hierdie dinge is ‘n begin van die smarte.

 

Mat 24:4 Jesus answered, "Watch out, and do not let anyone fool you.

5 Many men, claiming to speak for me, will come and say, 'I am the Messiah!' and they will fool many people.

6 You are going to hear the noise of battles close by and the news of battles far away; but do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but they do not mean that the end has come.

7 Countries will fight each other; kingdoms will attack one another. There will be famines and earthquakes everywhere.

8 All these things are like the first pains of childbirth.

 

Daars oorloë, hongersnode, soos in Noag se tyd

There is wars, hunger, like in the day of Noah

 

Dis die tekens van die tye

This is the signs of the times

 

Jy moet besluit, jy kom saam, kom jy saam.

You need to decide, are you coming with … are you coming with?

 

Baie kom in My Naam om jou te verlei

Many will come in My Name to mislead you

 

Hulle sê dis by hulle waar die redding bly

They will tell you … with them there are redemption

 

Maar dis ‘n leeun, dit moet jy sien

But that is all a lie that you need to see

 

Mat 24:13 Maar wie volhard tot die einde toe, hy sal gered word.

Mat 24:14 En hierdie evangelie van die koninkryk sal verkondig word in die hele wêreld tot ‘n getuienis vir al die nasies; en dan sal die einde kom.

 

Mat 24:13 But whoever holds out to the end will be saved.

Mat 24:14 And this Good News about the Kingdom will be preached through all the world for a witness to all people; and then the end will come.

 

Maar die wie volhart tot die einde toe, moet weet ek kom weer na hulle toe

But those who will keep their faith, until the end, must know this, I am coming again to them,

 

Vader weet – dit moet jy sien

This the Father knows … this you need to see!

 

 

 

If I want people around me to change – I need to change first:   2018-03-05

 

You will never know who you could be … until …

you decide to leave the person behind … who you are …

 

Luk 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

 

26 He said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?

 

27 And answering, he said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.

 

28 And He said to him, You have answered right; do this and you shall live.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.

 

He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

 

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.

 

When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Die Here is my Helper Hy is aan my kant // The Lord is my Helper – He is on my side!   2018-03-03

 

2 Sa 22:15 - 51

 

Dit is die Here wat : die fondamente van die wêreld blootgelê het

It is the Lord who : laid the foundations of the world

 

Hy red Sy kinders uit verdrukking

He saves His children from persecution

 

Ons is Sy kinders – Hy het ons verlos en vrygekoop

We are His children – He redeemed us and freed us

 

Hy hanteer my soos Sy eie

He deals with me as His own

 

Hy ondersteun / gee raad / hou ons staande / laat ons op sy weg handel

He supports / gives guidance / keep us upright / cause us to walk in His statutes

 

Hy veg vir ons / is die een wat die donker laat verdwyn

He fights for us / he is the One causing the darkness to disappear

 

David sê: met U loop ek ‘n bende storm, met my God spring ek oor ‘n muur.

David says: with my Lord I “will tackle a gang”, with my Lord I will jump over a wall

 

Hy gee ons skuiling / en beskut ons / by Hom kan ons wegkruip

He gives us a place to hide / He protects us / with Him we are able to get away from it all

 

Ons toekoms is in Sy hande

Our future is in His hands

 

Hy leer ons om die wat teen ons opstaan te hanteer – Hy beveg ons saak

He teaches me to deal with those who rebells against me – He fights my fights for me

 

Hy maak ons sterk / gee ons krag / bring verlossing uit slawerny / bevry ons

He makes us strong / gives us strength / freed us from slavery / caused us to be truly free

 

Daarom … sal ek U loof, o HERE, onder die nasies, en tot eer van u Naam wil ek psalmsing …

For this reason … I shall praise you Lord my God … in the presence of the nations of the earth I want to exalt your name

 

Ons is die gesalfdes van die Here – Sy nageslag tot in ewigheid!

We are the blessed of the Lord – His inheritance for eternity.

 

 

Troue van mans met vroue: (Marrage between men and women)   2018-03-02

 

Waaroor het Jesus en die mense gepraat? ------ oor egskeiding

 

What was Jesus discussing here with the disciples? ------ about divorce

 

Mat 19:9 Maar Ek sê vir julle, elkeen wat van sy vrou skei, behalwe oor hoerery, en ‘n ander een trou, pleeg egbreuk; en die wat die geskeie vrou trou, pleeg egbreuk.

10 Sy dissipels sê vir Hom: As die saak van ‘n man met ‘n vrou so is, dan is dit nie wenslik om te trou nie.

11 Maar Hy sê vir hulle: Almal vat hierdie woord nie, maar net dié aan wie dit gegee is.

 

Mat 19:9 I tell you, then, that any man who divorces his wife for any cause other than her unfaithfulness, commits adultery if he marries some other woman."

10 His disciples said to him, "If this is how it is between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry."

11 Jesus answered, "This teaching does not apply to everyone, but only to those to whom God has given it.

 

Wat se Jesus vir hulle oor egskeiding?

What did Jesus tell them about divorce?

------ v9 … (Jy mag net jou vrou skei oor hoerery)

------ v9 … (You may only divorce your wife concerning adultery)

 

Wat se die dissiepel toe oor wat Jesus gese het?

What did the disciples then say about what Jesus just told them?

-----v10 … (“nee vrek” – dan is dit beter om nie te trou nie!)

(onthou hulle kon net vir die vroue ‘n skeibrief gegee het)

-----v10 … (“no way” – then it is better not to get married!)

(remember they could only give the wife a letter for divorce)

 

Jesus se toe vir hulle - omdat hulle so voel oor wat hy gesê het:

Jesus then told them this … because they felt this way about what He just said …

---- v11 … (ja, nie almal sal glo wat ek sê nie maar slegs hulle wat kies om te luister na my woord)

---- v11 … (yes, not all will believe what I say, only those whom choose to listen to my word)

 

Mat 19:12 Want daar is persone wat onbekwaam is om te trou,

         wat van die moederskoot af so gebore is, en

         daar is persone wat deur die mense onbekwaam         

         gemaak is, en

          daar is persone wat hulleself onbekwaam gemaak het

          ter wille van die koninkryk van die hemele.

          Wie dit kan vat, laat hom dit vat.

 

Mat 19:12 For there are different reasons why men cannot marry:

         some, because they were born that way;

others, because men made them that way; and

others do not marry for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.

Let him who can accept this teaching do so."

 

Waaroor gaan v 12?

What is v 12 then all about?

 

Barnes:

For there are some eunuchs ... - Jesus proceeds to state …

that there were some who were able to receive that saying and

to remain in an unmarried state.

 

Some were so born;

some were made such by the cruelty of men; and

there were some who voluntarily abstained from marriage for the kingdom of heaven’s sake - that is, that they might devote themselves entirely to the proper business of religion.

 

Perhaps he refers here to the Essenes,

a sect of the Jews (see the notes at Mat_3:7), who …

held that marriage was unsuitable to their condition;

who had no children of their own, but

perpetuated their sect by adopting the poor children of others.

 

Eunuchs were employed chiefly in attending on the females or in the harem.

 

They rose often to distinction, and held important offices in the state.

 

Hence, the word is sometimes used with reference to such an officer of state, Act_8:27.

 

Westly:

There are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake –

 

Happy are they, who have abstained from marriage

(though without condemning or despising it) that they might walk more closely with God!

 

He that is able to receive it, let him receive it –

This gracious command (for such it is unquestionably, since to say, such a man may live single, is saying nothing.

 

Who ever doubted this?)

Is not designed for all men: but only for those few who are able to receive it.

 

O let these receive it joyfully!

 

 

… Cause and effect ...   2018-03-01

 

 

Job 2:7 Then Satan left the LORD's presence and made sores break out all over Job's body.

 

Job 42:10 And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. Also Jehovah added to Job all that had been his, to double.

 

There is the story in the Word where Jesus healed a man. His disciples asked, was it that he had sinned that he was sick ... and Jesus answered ... it was so, so that I could be glorified ...

 

The word is clear in this scripture, Satan caused Job to become ill and the Lord saved him from those diseases. On the contrary, the Lord delivered Job from the hold that the enemy had over him.

 

Jesus' ministry was totally about this fact. Satan binds people, and Jesus saves them! The Lord calls Satan a murderer, one that only comes to steel and destroy!

 

But I came that you could have life - in abundance! Jesus is the salvation you’ve are looking for.

 

 

... Oorsaak en gevolg ...   2018-03-01

 

 

Job 2:7 En die Satan het weggegaan van die aangesig van die HERE, en hy het Job met bose swere getref, van sy voetsool tot sy skedel.

 

Job 42:10 En die HERE het die lot van Job verander toe hy vir sy vriende gebid het; en die HERE het Job se besittings vermeerder tot dubbel soveel as voorheen.

 

Daar is die verhaal in die Woord waar Jesus ‘n man genees het. Sy dissiepels het gevra, is dit dat hy gesondig het dat hy siek was … en Jesus het geantwoord … dit was sodat ek verheerlik kon word …

 

Die woord is duidelik in hierdie skrif, satan het veroorsaak dat Job siek geword het en die Here het hom van daardie siektes verlos. Inteendeel die Here het Job verlos van die houvas wat die vyand oor hom gehad het in geheel.

 

Jesus se bedienning het totaal hieroor gegaan. Satan het mense gebind, en Jesus het hulle verlos! Die Here noem satan ‘n mense moordenaar, een wat kom om tye slag te staal en te verwoes!

 

Maar ek het gekom dat julle lewe kan hê in oorvloed! Jesus is die verlossing waarna jy soek.