"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."Acts 1:8

Daily Prayer

6 Sep 2020

Day 7

Strength, Joy and Peace I live with you
I guess all of you will agree that we currently living in a world that seems to be experiencing more and more unrest. The events of the last few months have seen health unrest (Covid-19), economic unrest and social unrest (Black lives matter). Yet in the midst of all this unrest is a promise Jesus made to his disciples, which is much needed today. Here is the promise from John 14:21


- “Peace is what I live you with; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”
It is one of the most amazing, wonderful and sweetest things to realise that just hours before Jesus was crucified he was concerned for the peace, joy and faith of his followers. Think of it, he is about to be crucified to death and his burden was to solidify in the souls of his followers peace joy and happiness
 This brings us to today’s key verse (Isaiah 26:3). If you and I spend sometime digging into the book of Isaiah together we would see that Isaiah focuses on the strength God gives his people so they can accomplish his purposes.

 

But where does this strength come from?

To understand, first we ought to realise that  prophet Isaiah is in this chapter looking forward to the “end of all things“( Revelations 21:1-22:5) Isaiah knows  that while things may not look good right now, God promises us His plans are good. He is moving us toward that day when death will be swallowed up and He  will wipe every tear from our eyes( Isaiah 25:8) He has ordained our peace (26:12)


But we aren’t just promised peace on the other side of eternity. Isaiah tells us how we can experience and walk in strength and peace, in this current situation;
- “ you keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever for the Lord God is an everlasting rock (Isaiah 26:3 -4)
The Hebrew word for the phrase “stayed on” that’s used in verse is Samak, which means to “ to brace, uphold, support.  In other words, those with minds that are fully braced, upheld and supported by truth and trust in God will be kept in peace.


This does not mean that our circumstances will feel peaceful. It doesn’t mean all our situations will suddenly get better. Nor does it mean the prayers we pray will suddenly get answered. But what it does mean is that our minds can be steadied with truth instead of overrun with thoughts of fear.


There is no power in the universe that can stop God from fulfilling His totally good plans for you (Job 42:2) hallelujah!!!!!
One of my favourite songs by Zack Williams   Sings about Joy, it goes like this
?“ there ain’t nothing gonna steal my Joy” ?
I guess this song is true because the world didn’t give the peace, joy and the world can’t take it away


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever(Heb 13:8) The same God who rescued David from Saul,  is the same God who split the Red Sea so the children of Israel could safely pass through, and the one who promises strength to his people through Isaiah- he is the same God you can trust with your life forever .
Be blessed.
Amen

5 Sep 2020

Day 6

Trust God’s Plan
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) 
They key to understanding this scripture is found in the phrase “ for I know the plans I have for you” God has a plan for every life, however, often his plans are far different than ours.

Let me zone into my own life....each time When I am facing a difficult challenge, I find myself crying out to God “ ..what should I do?” Which way to go..?.
“Please show me your will and your way” I have prayed. However, It’s like this prayer of mine does  not work because things get even murkier. Then I ask myself  how can this be possibly gods will and how can a loving God allow this?. Why is he not answering my prayer.

 

The point here is; There is no such thing as unanswered prayer. God’s answer maybe “no” and we may not like that but that does not mean the Lord has not answered our prayer. What we do know is that when God does say “no” it is because the prayer we have offered is not a prayer that matches his eternal will. But we also ought to know that when the Lord answers “no”it is ultimately because an answer of “ yes” would not be good for us or his glory.The key is to believe. Discovering Gods will is tied in with being still. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.

 

Brethren, “stand firm on your faith. Fear not; be of courage; seek God; give thanks in every situation and allow his will to manifest.


 You see: God not only knows what, He also knows when, and how he plans to do it. He does not want us to force him to change his plans, nor does he want us to be fearful that He has no plans. What he wants is our faith to trust his plans. 


Therefore,  when we face difficult situations let’s reach in to that little faith in there, never to ask God to change  the situation around us ( his plan) but rather to change us so we can handle the situation better because God has a plan. Our duty is not to alter God’s plan but to allow him to use us even in the midst of it. 


So can I encourage someone  today,that when you don’t understand, when you don’t see his plan, when you can’t trace his hand, just trust his heart and his plan
Amen.
#VeeMabuya

4 Sep 2020

Day 5

Seek after God:
Seeking after God should be our most priority.No matter what pressures come into our life, we will be able to handle them properly if we maintain this one priority above all else : “
“ ...Earnestly seek after God... “(Psalm 63:1)
What does it mean to seek after God?
Psalm 63:1 allows us to zone into the life of the man after Gods heart, David. David had everything, the highest position, unlimited possessions, and great power, yet none of it was enough. He describes himself as parched and thirsty for God (Psalm 63:1)

 

To seek after God means:
1. to have an intimate personal relationship with Him
2. To always  desire more of Him 
3. To pursue Him alone to fill the vacuum in our lives
David said I shall seek you earnestly, my soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you..” but didn’t David have the lord? Yes he did, but he wanted more, he wanted to go deeper. He was satisfied (63:5) but he wasn’t satisfied. He knew that there was more and his whole being craved it as a thirsty man in desert craves for water.


Let us be like David, let us crave more of Jesus.
Let us seeking more and more of his love
Let us seek his mark
Let us be thirsty for Him
He is the way the truth and the life. His word satisfies the soul


It doesn’t end there; David went on to describe what he experienced when he drank deeply of his love (Verse 2-4) and the same thing happened to the women Jesus met at the well that day. “She drank deeply of his love and was filled to overflowing “, We can too.”
Let us pray: Lord we thank you that you are our God and that you are the living water of life that satisfies the longing of our hearts. We pray that out passion and love for you will multiply morning by morning , for you alone can satisfy our inner longing. 
Amen

#Veemabuya
#Let us continue to seek him.

3 Sep 2020

Day 4

Be Still and Let God Move:

Brethren,I wonder if you have ever noticed that the entirety of Psalms 46 is written in the third person ,However, when we reach verse 10, something happens, the point of view shifts from third person to second. Like all great poetry, when  form/pattern is broken you know something important is about to be communicated and it is the case here in Verse 10. Instead of writing about the Lord, here the Lord himself addresses the reader directly. He says:

“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among nations, I will be exalted in the Earth” Psalm 46:10.


As God addresses the Israel, he is not  just telling them to be still or rest. Instead, God was commanding them to stop fighting and open their eyes to who he is. In that light,God is commanding the children of Israel to stop trying to do things by themselves. He is asking them to stop stressing about the battle ahead and trust him.Technically what he is saying to them/us is  “Wake up! I am the Lord. I am your refuge and your strength. You have nothing to fear or worry about when I am with you. I will fight your battles, so get out of my way, step back and open your eyes and acknowledge who I am and what I can do. Let me be God. Don’t try to do my job for me. Be patient, be still and let me go to work”.


Let this verse be an encouragement to all of us today ,especially our dad Mr Sibanda  as he recovers, may you be reminded that regardless of the pain you are going through right now; ..trust that He is God, trust that He has already fought your battle. Remain still and allow Him to move.
When He moves,miracles happen. 


When He moves strongholds become looser and healing becomes our portion.
Prayer: Father we pray that you teach us to be still. We also pray for a move in Mr Sibanda’s life, our church, our lives and in everything that we do because we know that when you move miracles happen. Amen
#Veemabuya
#Be blessed

2 Sep 2020

Day 3

Stand Firm and Be of Courage
“Be strong and courageous.. ..”Joshua 1:9
We all know that as Christians we will be challenged in our faith. Sometimes the challenge comes in the form of temptation. The enemy knows exactly when to target us- when we are at our weakest. And he knows precisely what tempts us mostly. And of course we are challenged when we face trials that cut us to the bone-grief or loss, sickness and disappointment can all lead us to waiver in our belief. 


Isaiah 7:9b NIV reads “if you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all”
So when faced with challenges to our faith how does the bible encourage us to stand firm? It tells us that;
1. We have to know upon what or whom we are standing (Psalm 40:1-2, John14:6, John 17:17

2.  We will have to resist the devil and his lies ( 2 Corinthians 10:5, 1 Peter 5:8-9)
3. We can’t waiver between faith and doubt(1 Kings 18:21) Romans 4:20, Consider Abraham and his faith. He was a man just like you and me. God gave him a great promise with little evidence that he could actually see.  

 

!!!Mmmh I Love that verse!! Abraham made mistakes. He wasn’t perfect. But he was fully persuaded”  My question to you brethren is “Are you fully persuaded today that God is able to do what he has promised”?


If you are still struggling to believe God because of trials , tribulations or temptations that you are going through, let me encourage you  today; that the Lord of all can set you free. He can lead you out of that miry place of doubt , confusion and give you a firm place to stand on. He will hold you.


I urge you to open you arms wide to the love of Jesus and let him lift you up. Trust that he is God. He will keep you in his love and in his truth
So stand firm Brethren , press on - be courageous and free- never be held back by fear or defeat.
Let us pray : Lord help us to stand firm in faith. Thank you that in Jesus nothing can separate us from your love. 
Amen
#VeeMabuya
#Stand firm and be of courage.

1 Sep 2020

Day 2

Fear Not:
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 we all  have been living in fear. The physical effects of fear can be serious and devastating. Fear can lead to instability, unhappiness and a lack of contentment but it is far more serious to realise what fear can do to our spiritual condition. Fear is the enermy of faith. It saps spiritual vitality and it can paralyse the soul.
1 Peter 2:17 Teaches us of the Godly Reverential fear. Yet 1 John 4:18

Reads “perfect love casteth our fear”. Fear in this verse, is used in the bad sense because perfect love does not cast out all fear-not constitutional fears, nor Reverential fear but unwholesome and Carnal kind of fear are dispelled by true love for the Lord.
It is this carnal type of fear that has been instilled in us by the pandemic


-Carnal fear is the kind of fear expressed by Adam when he had sinned (Genesis 3 :10)
-It is the kind of fear expressed by the children of Israel when Joshua and Caleb tried to convince the rebellious people to Leave Kadesh-Barnes and go up into Canaan. In (Numbers 14-9)
-It is the kind of fear expressed by Felix after he heard the Apostle Paul preach about righteousness and temperance and judgement to come (Acts 24:25)
-Carnal fear is the kind that makes us live in bondage ( Hebrews 2:15 )Brethren,we should not be kept in bondage by Carnal fear but delight in reverential fear because we are not alone (Psalm 23:4) 


So what is the remedy of fear?
-We can conquer fear by looking to the face of the Lord ( Psalm 34.4)
Fear departs in the presence of the Lord. Time and time again Jesus  introduced himself with the words “it is I, be not afraid...”
-When Abraham feared his enemies(Genesis 15:1)God said Fear not...
-When Hagar feared  famine (Genesis 21:17-19)God said fear not...
-When Moses faced the natural forces of the Red sea (Exodus 14-13) God Said Fear not.....
- When Jacob was stunned  because of disbelief(Genesis 46:3-4) God said Fear not...
- When Israel feared the future, ( Isaiah 43:1-2)God said (.. FEAR NOT..) 
Infact;the admonition “fear not” is mentioned 365 times in the bible; One for each day of the year. So fear not brethren for God did not promise that he will be with us some of the days but till the end of age.


Prayer: Lord I pray that we do not be anxious, that we trust and obey because you commanded us to Fear Not. Amen 
#VeeMabuya
#Fear Not
#2Timothy 1:7

31 Aug 2020

Day 1

Give Thanks In Everything  

Luke 17 v 11 -19.    
Jesus said  “...... were  there not ten men who were healed, where are the other nine?Ten were healed but only one man came back to offer gratitude.  What do you think of people who never appreciate your kindness,  those who show up when they have a problem? 
This is the same way we treat our God. We show up when we have problems. We think of God when life presses us down. We go to God only when we need satisfaction and we never return to appreciate his kindness. In the scripture we have read Jesus healed ten but only one returned to say Thank you. May we become that one today. It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord. Let's count our blessings  one by one this week. We must not just praise and offer thanks giving when only there is a reason to do so; how about when you are in that valley? How about when you are gracefully broken? How about in times when things are not going your way? How about in those times when it’s hard to see the forest in the midst of the trees? 


Rev 21:5  “ Behold, I am making all things new” 
2 Cor 5:17 “.... the old one has passed away; behold,the new has come” so let’s thank him without ceasing because as children of God  we know that it is in our darkest times that we are made new.


Even the bible teaches us to give thanks in all circumstances. So brethren let’s learn to thank him even in the midst of the storm. We should offer praise and thanksgiving at all times. Let’s be mindful to thank God for all the blessings in our lives and for showing us favour. Thank God for the small things. Thank God even for the storms in your life. The flesh look for things to complain about but the spirit searches for reasons to to give glory even in the midst of everything

 

Brethren,”It is one thing to know God and it is one thing to acknowledge Him”.    

  

PRAYER :God we thank you for your goodness and faithfulness.  We thank you for your divine presence. We thank you for sparing our lives  and that of our families during this pandemic. We thank you  for making us bold and stronger than we were yesterday. We thank you for your everlasting love towards us.
Lord give each and every one of us a thankful heart. May we offer thanks giving in all circumstances. Amen.
#1Thessalonians 5 v16-27.
#Thanksgiving
#VeeMabuya.

30 Aug 2020

Day 7

God’s Protection 
The light of God surrounds me.
The Love of God enfolds me.
The presence of God watches of me.
The mind of God guides me.
The Laws of God protect me.
The power of God abides within me.
The joy of God uplifts me.
The strength of God renews me.
 The beauty of God inspires me
Wherever I am, God is.
James Freeman

 

‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.”

Dear Heavenly Father


 We pray for Your protection as we begin this day. You are our hiding place, and under Your wings we can always find refuge. Protect us from trouble wherever we go, and keep evil far from us. No matter where are, we will look to you as our Protector, the one who fights for us every day.


Your love and faithfulness, along with Your goodness and mercy, surround us daily, so we will not fear whatever might come against us as children of God. Our trust is in You, God, and we give you thanks and honour for Your love and protection.
In the mighty name of Jesus
Amen.
N Bhebhe

29 Aug 2020

Day 6

Grief

Lamentations‬ ‭3:31-33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.”

 

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that it's a phase and it will pass. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you work through them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.”

 

‭‭ Dear Heavenly Father
I surrender every single individual on this platform going through the different stages of grief. May you be their comforter in this difficult time. May you show them and fill their hearts with unconditional love. May you send healing upon their lives right now. Also, God may you take away the thoughts of them doubting you, in this painful season in their life's. I pray that they continue to serve you and that they don't backslide. We silence any voices from the enemy, as they are vulnerable in this time.
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray
Amen.

N Bhebhe

28 Aug 2020

Day 5 
Strength 
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
That’s why I chose this way”
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble –
needing God to be my guide
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek God’s name
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved
Carol Wimmer

 

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-12‬ ‭NLT

“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
‬‬
Dear heavenly Father 
Our prayer today is for strength to weather any storm that comes our way in this Christian walk. We all have our imperfections, but you still love us. We struggle with our Christian walk but you have a way to help us conquer that. Heavenly Father help us to put on your full armour so that we can remain standing against the strategies of the enemy. With your help anything is possible. 
In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray 
Amen
N Bhebhe

27 Aug 2020

Day 4

Do you seriously think God can't use you? 
Noah  was a drunk.
Abraham  was too old.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jawho was a liar.
Joseph was abused.
Moses had a stuttering problem.
Gideon was afraid.
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were young.
Davidwho affair and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
Peter denied Christ.
The disciples fell asleep while praying.
Martha worried about everything.
The Samaritan woman was divorced.
Zaccheus was too small.
Paul was too religious.
Timothy had an ulcer.
Lazarus was dead.
And yet all these people had big roles to play in the Bible.

 

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:26-29‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.”

 

Dear heavenly Father 
I know we are quick to judge each other. For judging someone is easier than understanding. Understanding requires compassion, patience and willingness to believe that we as the children of God make mistakes. Heavenly Father help us accept each other for who we are, instead of judging each other help us pray for each others problems and downfalls. Help us to not think of other people as inferior or not fit to do your work, Lord. Please remove that way of thinking, from us.
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray
Amen.
N Bhebhe

26 Aug 2020

Day 3 

God knows best

I asked God for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me stronger.
I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brains to work.
I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.
I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favour and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.


Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”

 

Dear Heavenly Father
I know that it is you and only you who posses the power to direct my steps. I pray that my plans would align with your plans for my life . I know and trust that the plans you have for me are good. I pray that you direct each and every one of my steps, allowing me to be influenced by the spirit and your grace. May all my steps glorify your name and may I never doubt the plans You have for me.

In the might name of Jesus 
Amen.
N. Bhebhe

25 Aug 2020

Day 2 

Discernment

Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
‭‭
”Discernment is not simply telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right”
Charles H Spurgeon

 

Dear Heavenly Father 
We adore you, we seek your counsel, we call upon the holy spirit. To help us discern, as nothing escapes your sight. Guide us, Lord, let us be knowledgeable of your ways. We ask for a sound mind and your wisdom oh Lord. Help us identify any presence of the enemy trying to tempt us or trap us into the sin of pride and vanity. Set us free from our flesh, so our spiritual eyes can be opened. May your holy spirit fill us up and take control so we can walk in obedience. Without your guidance Lord, it's easy to go astray. God help us to always seek you in truth and in spirit.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray 
Amen.

24 Aug 2020

Day 1
Trust

Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Reflection: We as Christians tend to want to hold on to our problems and try and fix them ourselves by our own strength and might. By doing that we are holding onto burdens we are not supposed to carry. If you surrender your burden to the Lord and TRUST that the good Lord will show you your path. Doing this will make you feel lighter because God is in control.

 

Dear Heavenly Father 
Thank you for your unfailing grace. Please help us to let go of things that we need to leave in the past and to start moving forward with faith. May we always see your hand at work in our future and trust you with every tomorrow. We don't know what the future holds, but we do know that you will be beside us whatever may come. Please remove the pain of whatever burden we carry. Replace it with hope. Give us the wisdom we need to see the light on our path and grant us the courage to follow your voice.
In the name of Jesus, we pray 
Amen.
‭‭N BHEBHE

21 Aug 2020

Standing on the promises of God

Joshua 1: 5

"No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.”

 

This is the promise that God gave to Joshua when he led the children of Israel out of captivity in Egypt and into the Promised Land. This same vow still rings true for us today. Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” God is always with us, and his promise are Yes & Amen 2 Corinthians 1:20. It all comes down to a matter of our faith in God’s word, trusting in him and believing the truth of his scripture.

 

As humans we all at times we moan and complain at the circumstances we may find ourselves in, or try and fulfil Gods plan and purpose for our lives But we must understand that only God can fulfil these promises and his word is true and His faithfulness is everlasting.  For he has promised, no one will be able to stand against us for as long as we live Romans 8:31. God will always be with us, just as he was with Abraham and Israel; with Moses and David  and with Peter and Paul.

 

The battles that Israel faced when they entered the Promised Land were physical battles, fought with spears and swords, but we must remind ourselves that the weapons we fight with, are not the weapons of this world. Rather, they are spiritual weapons, which will defeat all our enemies, and these weapons are all forged in Christ, Ephesians 6:11.

 

Prayer Point
Father we believe in your word and say that indeed no evil will befall us.

20 Aug 2020

Day 4

The Dry Bones Live

Ezekiel 37:1-3, “The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones . . . and He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ So I answered, ‘O Lord God, you know’ ”. 

We are reminded that God must never be underestimated. Genesis 18:14 God proclaimed to Abraham “is there anything too hard for the Lord?” God also poses the same question to Jeremiah (32:27) “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”

 

The situations we encounter and the hardships we endure can leave us feeling hopeless or even empty and we may at times believe and behave like ‘dry bones’. The word of God holds power to bring back what is ‘dead’ back to life. We must prophesy over our situations and speak life over our lives, in Jesus name.  

 

There is life in the prophetic word, we speak life through Faith, Prayer and Fasting. As long as we believe that God CAN,… He WILL. Mathew 17:20, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can move mountains…. nothing will be impossible for you. God wants us to dig deeper into our faith, the kind of faith that surpasses all understanding.

We must hold on to our faith through any season we find ourselves in, we must lay down our burdens and speak life over our situations. Only God has the power to revive our ‘Dry Bone;

 

Prayer Point
 
Farther God, I pray that in times of hardship we don’t lose sight of our faith in you. You are our Jehovah our provide, and our healer. God I pray that we speak life over our lives and have faith that surpasses all understanding, in Jesus name, Amen.

19 Aug 2020

Day 3

God Plans For Us

We should always trust 
God all the time, and having faith in the Lord is to get assurance, even when thing go wrong. Gods’ plans will always prevail in our lives and these plans are for our best interest. Jeremiah 29:11 says For i know the plans I have for you “declares the LORD,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans  to give hope and a future.

 

God always wishes the best for us. Our future is unknown to us but God knows our future. He leads us, guide, and paves and straightens our life’s journey if we have faith in Him. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways submit to Him , and he will make path straight.

 

We make plans, but God continuously watches and scrutinise these plans to ensure that they are fullfiled. We should therefore trust in the Lord He has unfailing love for us. Psalm 62: v 8 Trust in Him at all times, oh people ; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge. 

Prayer Point
Lord we thank you that the plans you have are better than our plans.

We thank you for your promises of peace, hope and better future.

18 Aug 2020

Over coming suffering 

Day 2

Peter: 5:10  
But May the God of all Grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after we have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. 
God is always there in our lives. Having “called us” through the Grace of his son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. 


We are forgetful at times that we are, where we are in life through Grace, we may tend to, then use our Gods given strengths, whether intellectually, financially or capabilities to control or subdue others. Let us never forget that we were called, and a great price was paid for answering the call. 1 Corinthians 6: 20 For you are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are Gods. 


We should remain faithful to him in our way of being, giving back to those we recognise to be less fortunate than our selves in an sphere where we may be gifted by God. 
Life’s journey maybe an undulating terrain, it is only a truly faithful being who cling to God’s direction without fear and with an open heart takes all his or her stride. This gift of accepting God’s will in everything seems a daunting feat but true deep Faith, all life’s deliverance are graceful accepted and the power to cope and react appropriately lies with heeding God’s call to us. Romans 8: 28, And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good even to them that are called according to the will of God.


He does know our strengths and limitations. Any life without any challenges is a fully existence, not even worthy to be called ‘living’ it is though the worst of our troubles that our strength as Gods children is truly tested. We triumph and overcome though a deep Faith and trust in His guidance. 


Prayer point
Pray that God  strengthen and establish us even as we pass through all these trials and tribulations both now and in the future.

17 Aug 2020

Day  1. Gods Direction 

 

Isaiah 30:21- Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you,saying, “This is the way; walk in it. We are all going through a process with the hope of accomplishing the journey. God always promises to point us in the right direction, he would never lead his children, those of us who choose to heed his voice, in the wrong direction. So it is for us to listen to the Voice which speaks or whispers behind us and and we will be assured of desired accomplishment. 

 

Isaiah 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight, I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in the bars of iron.


How blessed are we , when we heed His direction as his Promises are not in vain when he says “ I will make the crooked places straight “ what  we’re being promised is an even, smooth path on which we can travel. And he continues “I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron...” Here God is promising us true freedom, freedom from the shackles of life. At times we can be so entranced on our self-made iron gates and imprisoning bars, life can become an uphill struggle as we focus on material accomplishments and gains. While it is a good thing to be blessed with these earthly possessions they bring temporary comforts, they can not and should not usurp the place our spiritual path and growth. We should always remember that the spirit in us is the greater being, deserves a rightful place within the Kingdom... hence God promises to free us from the things which may bind our Spirits. The mortal body eventually dies but, the spirit lives on...


God promises us that our path is safe if we heed his voice and trust in his Guidance. 
Prayer point:


Pray for spiritual ears to hear God as he is always speaking to us. 
Pray to be obedient to His word.

15 Aug 2020

The theme of this week will be ‘God does not forget as people do’

Day 6 ;Spiritual

 

Reflection:
God has not forgotten that our spiritual beings need nourishing and we may fall short from time to time.

 

John 15: 1-17 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches.

 

Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. “ God will take care of us in the times that we fall short, as long as we put our faith and trust in him. We can not bear fruit with out his spiritual nourishment , so I encourage you to stay faithful and strong because God has not forgotten you.

James1:2 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” with the knowledge that we are blessed we should count all our trials as joy because we have been gifted eternal life and the love of a generous God.

 

Lastly 
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  We can be encouraged that we simply have an advantage as Christians, that the Father that loves us unconditionally and promises us the strength needed to get through our spiritual battles.

 


Prayer points:
1. May we pray for spiritual nourishment and that when we are fortunate enough to be offered it we may accept with willingness.


2. May we be spiritual warriors for those who need a helping hand.


3. May we be reminded that others are going spiritual battles that we may not see, and keep them in our prayers.

14 Aug 2020

The theme of this week will be ‘God does not forget as people do’
Day 5


Family
Reflection:
God has not forgotten that we all need family, and family can be genetic, spiritual. We are adopted into Gods family when we receive Gods spirit at salvation. May we pray for God to protect the sacred family form of relationships and that it may be a haven for us to turn to and keep us grounded.


Ephesians 1:5
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” God made us His sons and daughters by adopting us into his spiritual family. We were given the same rights as children born into that family through Jesus Christ.


1 Timothy 3: 2-5
“2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)” The bible emphasises the importance of family, and how living by example, faithfully serving God, can be demonstrated in your family.

 

1 Timothy 5: 8
“ Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” The bible suggests that those who bring trouble on their own family or don't take care of their family members will inherit nothing but disgrace. So, let us be reminded this week about our responsibilities towards our family.

 

Prayer points:
1.    God may you give us the grace to lead by example in our family.


2.    God may you grant us peace within our families.


3.    God may you protect and keep our families in your light.

13 Aug 2020

The theme of this week will be ‘God does not forget as people do’

Day 4; Friendships   

 

Reflection:
God has not forgotten as people we need companionships. A good friend can be the greatest gift from God.

 

John‬ ‭15:12-14‬ ‭‬‬ “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” We are compelled to love one another as we love ourselves.

Job 42:10 "When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before." When we follow Gods command to love, this pleases Him and the rewards are greater.

 

1 Peter 4:8-10 "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."  Be the friend that gets people through hard times and treats others with compassion as this as Christians is what our God calls us to do.

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Prayer points:
1.    God may we understand the definition of friendship and help us to be good friends to others.

 

2.    God may you open our hearts to be generous kind to those who we may not consider friends and to remember that you asked us to ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’

12 Aug 2020

The theme of this week is ‘God does not forget as people do’

Day 3;Physical ailments 

 

Reflection:
God has not forgotten that some of us has a form of physical ailment, may it a broken limb, an achey ankle etc. God has not forgotten about physical sufferings

 

James 5:14-15 "Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven."  The Bible speaks often of miraculous healing through faith in God. Our Lord is able to provide healing for us and our loved ones.

 

Jeremiah 17:14 "Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." Many know what it is like to live with a disorder, illness, or chronic pain we all need healing in some way or another, the faith that by seeking Gods healing you have received it can heal you. 

 

Exodus 23:25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you…" The Word of God can be your source of divine healing.


Prayer points:
1. May we pray for healing of our own ailments.
2. May we pray for other peoples healing, may it be physical or otherwise.

11 Aug 2020

 

The theme of this week will be ‘God does not forget as people do’

Day 2; Financial
 
Reflection:
God has not forgotten about our financial needs. I encourage you to trust that the lord will always provide just enough of what you need.

 

Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." God is faithful he will supply your needs, just like He promised.

 

Acts 20:35  "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"  With finance we also have to give, whether it is charity or during tithes. Giving sets us free, and can change the lives of others. Sometimes we have to give so the 
 blessings are brought back to us (Luke 6:38).

 

Prayer points:
1. May God continue provide as he has done in the past, present, and may He continue to the future also.
2. May God open up our hearts to give, like the saying charity begins at home.

10 Aug 2020

The theme of this week will be ‘God does not forget as people do’

Day 1; Work/school 

 

Reflection:
God has not forgotten that most of us attend educational institutions or have to work to provide for ourselves and family.

 

Colossians 3:23    “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” Our work is not ultimately done for the people around us, but for the glory of our God.


2 Corinthians 10:13–16  “We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ. Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand, so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory.”


 God places us in an area where we can have influence. Maybe the reason you may be in an office/ classroom with non-believers and is so that you can be the one inspire the ones around you. God is at work/school in you as much on Monday morning as he is at work/school in you on Sunday morning.


Prayer points:
1. God grant us patience to deal with our co-workers, teachers, classmates etc.
2. God grant us motivation and vision for our futures in the workplace and places of study.
3. God help us inspire those around us in these environments.

8 Aug 2020

Day 6. 


My Bible and I

The relationship that God seeks for us  is clearly spelt in the Bible . 

Individually we are at different levels  of this understanding as we revive, review , renew. I am grateful for this treasure that ‘God gave without measure’ John 3:34
Therefore as I read , talk , meditate on it all the time am  assured of its success for others see. 

 

John 1:7
Math5:16

7 Aug 2020

 

Day 5-WAYS OF STUDYING THE BIBLE
John 5v39-40. Jesus said to the Bible experts. "You study the Scriptures dilligently because you think that in them, you have eternal life... yet you refuse to come to me to have (eternal)life." That is precisely what we should avoid doing. Some people study, quote and  interpret the Bible to justify their evil deeds. You hear them say Moses killed an Egyptian beating an Israelite (Exod 2v11-12) or king David stole Uriah's wife, so it may not be acceptable but God understands when l do the same.


Also, we RANDOMLY pick verses and inevitably come to wrong conclusions like the deeply troubled man who, in attempts to seeking solutions from the Bible for his troubles, vowed to randomly open the Bible 3 times and implement whatever the first verse he read said. His 1st random verse was Mat 27v5-'then Judas went away and hanged himself.' His 2nd random verse was Luke 10v37- 'Go and do likewise.' His 3rd random verse was John 13v27 -'What you are about to do, do it quickly.' His random Bible study verses guiding him were- Judas went away and hanged himself, go and do likewise and do it quickly!
The moral of the story is, avoid random Bible studies lest you come to the wrong conclusions.

 

So what are the best ways of studying the Bible? 2ndTimothy 2v15 says 'Carefully study to show yourself approved to God...rightly handling the word of God.'


As a Christian you should-
1.-Set aside time and plan for your study. It shows you are focused and organised.


2.-Pray to God for guidance and study with a strong desire to learn.


3.-Pick topics to study, being mindful that in the Old Testament, Christ is there but concealed and in the New Testament, Christ is revealed.


4.-OBSERVE/UNDERSTAND-who, what, where, when, how and why. This way you will find the Bible relevant to and answering your everyday life's questions from Genesis to Revelation.


5.-INTERPRET. lt is critical to -'Let scripture interpret scripture' to avoid misinterpretation. The Bible has answers elsewhere in the Bible to what you may not understand. Look for them.


6.-RESPONSE/APPLICATION- This is the ultimate purpose of a Bible study. What have you learnt about yourself and how are you going to change? Mathew 7v24-27
In conclusion, dont make Bible studies a theoretical academic exercise in futility.

6 Aug 2020

 

Day 4-The Bible covers all occasions of our lives. 

We are told God knew us before we were born. He made us in his own image and in a special way. Jeremiah 1v5. Gen 1v26-27.

He calls for children to  be allowed to come to Him, as the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Mathew19v4.


The Bible guides us on how children should be brought up and on how to discipline them should the need arise. Proverbs 13v24.
Psalms 127v3
Psalms 12v24

 

The Bible guides us on choosing the right friends, nurturing friendships and helping each other in difficult times.
Prov 27v17
Colossians 3v12
Prov 27v9

 

The Bible guides us in our family relationships. It instructs us to honour our parents and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. It cherishes family bonds and encourages looking out for each other at all times.
Prov 17v17


We look to the Bible for guidance in marriage life from the beginning 
Eph 4v12
When we despair, we turn to the Bible for solace and it tells us of His unwavering support if we turn to Him.
Psalms 71v5-6
Psalms 43v5

 

In death, God consoles the bereaved and heals broken hearts.  He gives hope to the dying by promising everlasting life.
Rev 21v4
Mat 10v28.

We thank the Lord for the Bible as it guides us  through life. 
May the Lord give us understanding and knowledge on what is expected of us. 
 
We have learnt of Gods’ love in the Bible. If only we can share this with our loved ones, friends and the world ....

5 Aug 2020

 

Day 3   Theory of everything.

Scientists and researchers are always trying to discover the meaning of existence and the origins of life.

 

Gen 2v7 Whilst the Bible is not a science book full of theories, calculations and formulas, it has long simplified and explained what scientists are trying to discover and theorise. Whereas the Bible gives a factual historical account of what happened, science gives theories, assumptions and guesswork of what COULD/MAY OR MAY NOT have happened. That is a fundamental difference.

Job 26v7-'He stretches out the earth over empty space and He hangs the earth over nothing.'


Science only discovered centuries later that the earth is round and hangs on nothing.

 

We are told in Genesis 2v1 that God rested after the heavens and earth had been created. He had finished His work. 


The First Law of Thermodynamics now proves that right and concurs that neither the earth/matter or energy can be created or destroyed. In othe

n other words, God rested because what He had created could not be changed.
The second law of dynamics says systems over time will become disordered. Psalms 102 vs 25-26, we are told that everything will wear out, but God will endure.


Jeremiah 33 v 22, tells us that the stars cannot be measured just like sand on the sea shore. Scientists now agree that stars cannot be counted and quantified.

 

Amos 9 v 6, tells us God calls for waters of the sea to pour on the face of the earth.  Scientists now name this as the hydrological cycle. 

 

Almost all form of complex life has a male and female.  The evolution theory is still to theorise what came first.


Psalms 8:8 tells of paths in the sea that fish pass through. A scientist who lived in the 18th century who discovered the paths of the seas was duped The Pathfinder of the Seas. 


Genesis 17v12  God ordered circumcision Of boy children  from eight days old.  Those in the medical profession know the clotting factor is only well established after day 8 from birth.


We can go on and on . 

We thank you Lord for our Bible. When we read in earnest we find the answers to EVERYTHING,

 

4 Aug 2020

 

*Day  2 
How unique is The BIBLE? .

It took hundreds of years to write
Written over 16 centuries in 3 continents by over forty writers  from all walks of life . From kings(Solomon) Farmers, fisherman  like Peter, and judges. Some were rich others poor , young and old. They lived at different times  and wrote a total of 66 books. 


The Bible tells stories of the lives of people good and bad , of battles fought, the early church and life of Jesus. 
These are done in different narratives, dialogues, proverbs, parables, allegories, history and prophecy. 


The Bible covers all subjects even science. 
It is the only book that gives proof of being inspired by God........... offers internal salvation Heb 4:12


Yet it continues to carry the same message century after century!   Initially wrote in 3 language. Hebrew, Greek and Aramic. The first book to be ino I translated from 1 language to the other. Currently available in over
all over the world in hundreds of languages . There are more bibles on earth then any other book. Billions have been sold and tens of billions 
printed.  It is also given free . You find it in schools hotels everywhere. A book for anytime reading, It surely is the best seller of all times !! 

 

Lessons learnt
The diverse authorship makes it identifiable with anybody and everybody that reads the Bible. One way or the other one find a story, situation, that identifies with them .

The stories in the bible are interesting , thought provoking not only do they teach , intertain but also change life for better.

3 Aug 2020

Day 1.                                     
This week we take a look at a very precious gift . 
The BIBLE, a gift from GOD. 


The Bible has different meanings and definitions to different people. 
In Greek it simple means a collection of books. However this is no ordinary book. In 2nd Tim 3:16  we learn that It is GOD inspired, written through different individuals. It gives us knowledge on relationship between GOD and us.  It tells us of God’s purpose with all the creation.  
In other  words  it is God talking   and telling us how it all started when God created Heaven and Earth.  Giving us principles and guidance on how to live our lives and Gods plan on making the Earth a better place in the end.

Supporting scriptures 
2nd Tim3:16
2Peter 1:21
1Thess 2:13

 

prayer points
Thank Our Heavenly Father for this precious gift, the Book of Books 

May we be wiser as we read  and endeavour to understand the meaning of the Bible to us  as Christians.

Seek  to understand the relationship the. Lord want s us to have   and live it.

 

31 July 2020

 

DAY  5
31/07/2020

GOD STRENGTHENS US DURING THE TIME WE WAIT UPON HIM.

        Isaiah 40 v 31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall run , and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Message:
While we wait upon the Lord there will be storms but in these storms the lord will raise a standard so that we are not caught up. 
We will be able to focus on Jesus Christ and Him alone and there shall be no fear. 

We will be lifted up above all the storms that may bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment into our lives.

       

Reflection 
1. If we wait upon the LORD  , He continues to strengthen us and to lift us up above the storms our lives .

2.God strengthens us through all the trials during the time of our waiting.

3.If we rely on our own strength we will be unable to rise above our circumstances. 

4.Only the power from above can be a sufficient shield in the storms of our lives.

5.Only God's protective  hand can shelter us from the storms of life not our own  limited , human abilities .

6.It is faith in His Word that is needed so that we can soar with wings as eagles.

7.It is trusting God to bring to pass all His promises.

     

PRAYER POINTS 
1.  Pray that God continues to lift us up so that we soar above the  storms which we are facing. 

2. Pray that God renews our strength in these storms.

M Ncube Sr

 

30 July

Day 3
29/07/2020

SHALL WE NOT GO BACK TO GOD OUR CREATOR. 

Isaiah chapter 1 verses 2 and 18.

2.Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

18. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

REFLECTION. 
verse 2 
God sees His own people, His children who have forsaken Him and have gone their own ways. 

Psalm 14 v 2  and 3 
says:

2.The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3.They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

We all have forsaken the ways of the Lord and have gone our own ways. 
God again says we all have sinned and come short of His glory.  
Romans 3:23
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Therefore:
In Isaiah chapter 1v18

God is pleading with us to go back to him even though our sins are red as scarlet . 
He promises us that our sins shall be white as snow . 
Let us remember that God's promises are Yes and Amen.

 

Also in Matthew 11v28
God invites us to come to Him with our burdens so that He may give us rest.

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Prayer Points:
1.Let us pray and confess our sins.

2.Let us pray for the forgiveness of our sins and short comings.
 
3.Let us pray for the restoration of our faith which we had when we started our walk with Christ.
 
4.Let us pray that the lord covers us with His own righteousness for He says our own righteousness is as filthy rags.  
Isaiah 64v6

M Ncube Sr

29 July

Day 3
29/07/2020

SHALL WE NOT GO BACK TO GOD OUR CREATOR. 

Isaiah chapter 1 verses 2 and 18.

2.Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

18. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

REFLECTION. 
verse 2 
God sees His own people, His children who have forsaken Him and have gone their own ways. 

Psalm 14 v 2  and 3 
says:

2.The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3.They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

We all have forsaken the ways of the Lord and have gone our own ways. 
God again says we all have sinned and come short of His glory.  
Romans 3:23
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Therefore:
In Isaiah chapter 1v18

God is pleading with us to go back to him even though our sins are red as scarlet . 
He promises us that our sins shall be white as snow . 
Let us remember that God's promises are Yes and Amen.

Also in Matthew 11v28
God invites us to come to Him with our burdens so that He may give us rest.

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Prayer Points:
1.Let us pray and confess our sins.

2.Let us pray for the forgiveness of our sins and short comings.
 
3.Let us pray for the restoration of our faith which we had when we started our walk with Christ.
 
4.Let us pray that the lord covers us with His own righteousness for He says our own righteousness is as filthy rags.  
Isaiah 64v6

M Ncube Sr

28 July

DAY 2  
28/07/2020
PUTTING GOD FIRST
EPHESIANS 4 22-24

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

 

Brethren, when you have said "Yes" to Christ who put His Father first in all that He did , you begin to imitate Him. Your life begins to reflect the life of Christ .
You will seek to  submit to the will of God , spend time with Him in prayer , serving others etc. and you think of yourself less. " 


Not my will , but your will Lord ! Not for my glory , but for your glory , Lord.

For the advancement of your Christian  life , you begin to bear burdens for one another and also make sacrifices for one another.
 
The center of your life begins to change . 
You will imitate Christ who never had interest on earthly things except to fulfill the will of His Father, which He did up to the day He was led to the cross.

MESSAGE

 

The secret of a happy life as a Christian is starting your  day with God by prayer and also to every decision we must put God first.


Also let us try as much as possible to give God  priority in everything we do. 

As God is exalted to the right place in our lives many problems are solved.

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness  , and all these things shall be added unto you.(Matt . 6 : 33 )

 

PRAYER POINTS

Pray that God helps us put aside the old man who  is being corrupted in accordance with our deceitful desires.

We pray that we be renewed  in the spirit of our minds  and put on the new self , which after God is created in  righteousness  and true holiness.
Ephesians 4 v 24

M Ncube Sr

27 July

 

DAY 1
27/07/2020

How we can evaluate our Spiritual lives.

Psalm 139 v 23 and 24
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

As Christians self assessment becomes an increasingly important part of our faith as we grow and mature spiritually.  
Regular reflection of how we are performing in accordance with our faith and what steps we need to take to remedy any areas of weakness helps us become stronger spiritually.  


It also enables us to tackle problems before they get out of control. 
God encourages us  in His word to look inward in order to identify our areas of weakness so that we can address these through Him.

 

2 Corrinthians 13 v 5
5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified.

 

Lamentations 3 v 40 
40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

 

Prayer Points.

Let us pray that:
1. God reveals to us all our sins, weaknesses and limitations. 
2. GOD restores our faith and trust in Him.
3. God continues to lead us in a life of obedience to His commands. 
4. God may renew our minds and cleanse our hearts from all unrighteousness. 
5. God grants us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in His word.

M Ncube Sr

26 July

 

*Day 6: ETERNAL LIFE *

Galatians 6:8 - “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life”.

 

Reflection: At the beginning of the week I spoke about membership within the body of Christ. Towards the end of the week I spoke about being a Child of God and living according to the Fathers Will. One may ask- 
_“Why do you need to do all this ?”_This verse would be the answer. 

Brethren, by honouring the Body of Christ through loving one another as members , by honouring our status as Children of God, we fulfil Gods will of turning away from the things of the word and focusing on him . 

 

Paul explains how these actions lead to eternal life. If we have eternal life we can continue having fellowship with one another , it doesn’t have to stop here. We can continue to have a relationship with the father , it doesn’t have to stop here. 


The Father has already prepared that city for us (Hebrews 11: 16) , so may we find ourselves in that city when the time comes. 

 

*Prayer/Devotional *

I Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift of eternal life that you have freely given us. I proclaim Lord that I will be found in that city along with my fellow members. In Jesus name , Amen. 

 

Brethren I pray that we never forget why we do what we do as Christians . I pray that we don’t dwell much in the things of this temporary world, life and body but we focus on the permanent - eternal life , our relationship with God and the Body of Christ. 

C N MASUKU

25 July

 

*Day 5: THE FATHERS WILL *

1 John 2 : 15-17 - Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

 

Reflection: Love for our Heavenly Father cannot only be portrayed through words we must also put it to action (James 1:22-27). 


Here John talks about how our love for the father can be shown , through leaving behind the things of the world and focusing our Christian walk. 

Just as an earthly father God wants the best for us. His will is what is best for us and we can only fully live by his will if we turn away from the things of the world. 

 

When we turn our lives to Christ we become a new creation , the old is past away and we are born again . The Fathers Will is clear in regards to what he expects from us as his children . 

 

Prayer/Devotional 

I Thank you Lord for being my Heavenly Father and giving me the tools to be able to live according to your will . I Thank you Lord for guiding me on this righteous path that allows me to have a relationship with you and that guarantees me eternal life- in Jesus name , Amen. 

 

May God help us as we strive to live according to the will of our Heavenly Father. I pray that we we overcome the temptation that comes with his world and instead have our full focus on the Lord . 

C N MASUKU

24 July

 

Day 4: GOD IS MY FATHER

Matthew 6:9 - “ Pray then in this way, Our Father in heaven , hallowed be thy name..”

 

*Reflection: *
Firstly when we say we are Children of God we need to believe it by the way we see God. The most important words in this verse are “Our Father” - I believe God uses these words because we wants us to grasp the love and care he has for us and how deeply he wants us to have a relationship with him.

 

Nothing with God is a mistake, he created this world, put us in it and made us in his likeness all because he wants us to be here as his children. This should make us see everything about our lives in a different way . There is no need for you to feel alone , unwanted , worried and fearful because we have a Father that is in control . A Father that knows the reason behind putting us on this earth . Let us trust our Father and leave everything in his capable hands.

 

Lastly, God has many children so let us be mindful of that when interacting with one another ( going back to the topic of Day1), hence why the prayer is “Our Father” not “My Father”.

 

*Prayer/Devotional: * 

Thank you Lord for being my Heavenly Father , who loves and cares for me. I proclaim that I am yours and you are mine. I proclaim that I will trust you as my Father in all aspects of my life. In Jesus name, Amen. 

 

I pray that as we journey through this Christian walk we always acknowledge that the Lord is our Father, in the good and in the bad. He wants us to have a relationship with him so much, let us not forget that Brethren. 

C N MASUKU

23 July

 

*Day 4: I AM A CHILD OF GOD *

1 John 5:1-* “ Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."*

 

Reflection : 
Identity is a real issue within society today.   Men, women , boys and girls all over the world want to know who they are. People searching for this information usually run to the world to get their answer when in fact the answer for their query is found in (1 John 5:1), and many other verses within the bible. 

 

Question : Who Am I ? 
Answer : A Child of God , you have been given an identity through Christ Jesus. You were created by God your Heavenly Father who loves and cares for you and wants a relationship with you. 

 

This may seem like common sense for many of us, but we often forget who we are in the midst of struggle and turmoil. Forgetting your identity can be very dangerous Brethren, let us not be caught off guard in this area. Know what God says about you, believe it and affirm it. 

 

*Prayer/Devotional: *

“ Thank you Jesus that you have redeemed me. I proclaim that because of my relationship  with God the Father I know who I am. I proclaim that I am a child of Child of God- in Jesus name, Amen. 

 

I pray that we believe that we are Children of God and that we understand the privileges , blessings and honour that comes with this. 

C N MASUKU

22 July

 

*Day 3: We Need One Another *

*(1 Corinthians 12:27) *
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it”.

Reflection:


The other factor that does arise when we look at this passage is that as Christians, we are all interdependent and we all need one another . In both Corinthians and Ephesians Paul speaks about Christians in Plural . 

We cannot cohesively work together if we don’t see the ‘need’ for one another. Neither can we bring glory to the Kingdom of God if feel like I can do without my fellow member. 


Ephesians 6:10-18 - Paul talks about spiritual warfare . Spiritual Warfare is not a battle amongst individuals but instead a war between opposing armies. There is no room for “lone rangers” pursuing their individual goals. We can only attain victory if we see the need for one another as crucial members in the body of Christ 

 

*Prayer points/ Devotional *

“Thank you Jesus for making me a member of your body. I proclaim that I am not alone. 


I proclaim that I will the need for my fellow members - as this is the only way we will be able to bring glory to Gods Kingdom and be victorious against the enemy - In Jesus name, Amen”.

C N MASUKU

21 July

 

*Day 2 :WORKING TOGETHER *

(Romans 12 : 3 - 8)

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

*Reflection : *
When we synchronise our minds to the spirit of God our place and purpose within the Church becomes clear . As members of the church we all have a role to play , there is no role too small or big for the Lord. Whatever role you have been placed in by God honour it . As a church we must welcome diversity when it comes to roles and gifts within the Body of Christ , as long as they’re operating using a renewed mind. 

 

When differences in roles/gifts come about within the church let us welcome them with open arms as that is what the Lord wants for his kingdom. We must work together as a church to nurture and honour, all gifts of the spirit given to us by Christ , as members of his Body. 

 

*Prayer points/Devotionals *

“ Thank You, Jesus, for making me a part of Your body. I proclaim I will use my renewed mind to work with my fellow members in the church . I proclaim I will honour the gift you have given me . I will welcome the gifts you have blessed my fellow members with -In Jesus name Amen”

Let us pray that as members of the body of Christ, that we will work together to bring about Glory and Honour to the Kingdom of God.

C N MASUKU

20 July 2020

 

TOGETHERNESS

 

*1 Corinthians 12 vs 12-14: *

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with *Christ. 13 For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to *form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free —and we **were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not *made up of one part but of many. *

 

Reflection: In this chapter Paul talks of the diversity and unity that is within the church. How we all play an important role within the church. He uses the human body as an example e.g ‘the foot cannot function without the head’. This principle is  true for the members of Christ’s body . 

 

We need one another . We depend on one another . When one suffers I also suffer. When one rejoices I also rejoice. 

 

I thank God that as Leeds BICC we are a family church and we have great love for one another. But , we know that Satan hates unity and will use many tools to divide us . Therefore we must be alert and remain knit together in the body of Christ . 

 

*Prayer points/Devotionals : *

“ I thank you Lord for making me part of your body. I proclaim that I will remain united with my fellow brethren - I will honour them and uplift them - for I am a member of the Body of Christ”. 

 

Brethren let us pray that we continue to pray for one another , check up on each other , rebuke each other (if the need be) and most importantly LOVE one another. As when we are unified we can do great things for the kingdom of God. 

In the might name of Jesus . Amen 

C N Masuku .

18 July 2020

Rejoice in everything 
Day 6

1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Psalms 91:7‭, ‬9‭-‬10 "A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge, and you make the Most High your dwelling,  no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent."

 

We all have recently witnessed the hand of God on us one way or the other.  Many have fallen through this Pandemic, we have survived not because of our wisdom nor following health directives but because of the blood that was shed at Calvary. We now have a choice to glorify His goodness or to exalt ourselves. Philippians 4:4‭-‬5 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Mark 5:19 "Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 

 
Scriptures 

Philippians 4v6-7
Chronicles 16v34
Psalm 28v7
Galatians 6v9

 

Paryer points. 

Pray that we lift His name higher rather than ours.

Pray that we acknowledge His goodness in everything.

Pray that we testify His mercy to the multitudes for His promises are yes and Amen ? 

#Mabuya ???

17 July 2020

Reminding God!!! 
Day 5

Isaiah 38:1‭-‬5
"In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”  Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord , “ Remember , Lord , how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.  Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord , the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life."

 

Very much inspired by this chapter,  Hezekiah REMINDED God of the good things he had done,  and God immediately answered his prayer and extended his life span. In reflection, the biggest question of them all when we find ourselves in a similar situation is what are we going to remind God in order for Him to have mercy on us? It's not too late if there is nothing pleasing before the eyes of the Lord to remind Him, Isaiah 55:6 "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near." 

 

 Scriptures 
Psalm 34v8
Nahum 1v7
Isaiah 40v29
Psalm 23v4
John 8v12

 

 Prayer Points 
Pray that God hears our prayers. 

Pray that we may find Him while He is near. 

Pray that whatever we remind Him will be worthy for His mercy.

#Mabuya ???

16 July 2020

All in God's time .
Day 4

Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." Saul's army was once tormented by the giant Goliath for forty days before David(then a shepherd) finally defeated him. David kept his composure, focus and  trust in God when facing Goliath. It was only at God's time that David only needed one opportunity and one stone to struck dead Goliath on the forehead. Isaiah 60v22 "when time is right, l the Lord will make it happen" God's time may seem a long desperate wait that many end up giving up, by so doing, a window of opportunity maybe missed. Therefore prayer without ceasing will  help us not to miss God's opportunity. 1Thessalonians 5:18 "Never give up In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

 

Scriptures 
Ecclesiastes 3v1
Proverbs 27v1
Jeremiah  29v11-12
Lamentations 3v25-26


Prayer Points 

Pray that we maybe patient for God's time in everything we do. 

Pray for us to acknowledge God's perfect timing.

Pray for the present  times that we may not fall short of the glory of the Lord.

#Mabuya ???

15 July 2020

You are not alone!!! 

Jesus never promised us life without trials and tribulations we experiencing today which is why He left us with the Comforter(Holy Spirit). The Israelites were guided by the cloud ☁️ from the Egyptians,  it led them to the dead end at the red sea, some with little faith doubted the power of God at that time. Many of us are facing dead ends today, l don't know what your dead end is but He says in Deuteronomy 31v6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." We  were also promised a Comforter by Jesus in John 16v7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." The same God that parted the red sea for the Israelites is still the same God who can meet your needs at your dead end. He says "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." John 14:14 

 

Scriptures 
John 14v26
Joshua 1v9
Isaiah 30v21
Proverbs 3v5-6

 

Prayer 
Heavenly Father,  thank you for not leaving us alone, even at our dead end you are there to move  our mountains ⛰. Help us to keep our hearts clean and pure for your sake, in Jesus name, Amen ? 

#Mabuya ???

14 July 2020

Humility 

What does Jesus say about humility? 


 Humility is the quality of being humble, putting the needs of another person before your own, and thinking of others before yourself. It also means not drawing attention to yourself, but acknowledging that you are not always right.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4v10) This makes it clear, God will never lift you up if not humble before Him. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 "and My people who are called by My name HUMBLE themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land". Sometimes we tend to think God is silent to our prayers but here He makes it clear one of the conditions for Him to respond is to humble ourselves first. He humbled Himself on the Cross for me and you to be saved. 

 

Scriptures 
Psalm 25v9
Proverbs 15v33
Ephesians 4v2
Luke 14v11
1  Peter 5v6
Proverbs 11v2

 

Father God,  help us to decree and you increase in every aspect of our life. Help us not to exalt ourselves in order for you to speak to us. Help us to shred away pride which limits our direct communication with you in Jesus name Amen.

#Mabuya ???

13 July 2020

Power of your tongue!!! 
Day 1

As lockdown is nearly over, many people are going back to work,  students are looking forward for the beginning of the next academic year, sadly, not everyone will be resuming their work due to the effects of pandemic. Many will be made redundant and their plans and financial commitments remains in limbo. It is at this point where we have to safeguard our interactions with our friends, colleagues and class mates. Proverbs 18v 21 "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it's fruit". Many souls are crushed by our tongues. Let's be mindful and speak life to one onother especially now that a sudden change in lifestyle is experienced by many. Proverbs 21:23 says “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity" Words said can not be retracted therefore, let everything that proceeds through our mouth be of value to someone's spirit. How can we be Chrst like if our  tongue is deceitful, swears, gossips and crushes souls? Let's reflect and acknowledge our ignorance in things we have said that are not pleasing or glorifying  God.  

 

Scriptures 
James 3v8-12
Ephesians 4v29
Proverbs 26v20
Proverbs 11v17

 

 Prayer Points

Pray that we be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.

Pray for words of wisdom to proceed through our tongues. 

Pray that we safeguard our tongues from destroying our beloved ones, our children and neighbours.

And finally pray for God to tame our tongues. We pray that God help us to enjoy the fruits of our tongues. Amen ? 

#Mabuya?

11 July 2020

Day 6


Joshua 21:45 ‘Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.’

 

Key lyrics: And all that is left is highest praises, sing hallelujah to the Rock of Ages

 

Reflection: We can trust God before and even during trials to bring forth a testimony that bring glory to His Kingdom. We can, in the midst of troubles, know that we will look back on those moments and see God’s hand on it. He is our portion when there isn’t enough, because our God did not fail. That is the story we will tell. 

 

Prayer: My God, you have never failed me. Even in uncertain circumstances, I know it is well. I will trust you in the process, and your provision and help is the story I will tell.

10 July 2020

Day 5
Luke 19:38-40 38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

 

Key lyrics: If the stars were made to worship so will I, if the mountains bow in reverence so will I.

 

Reflection: This is a song of total surrender. You see, God does not need our praise, without us His creation still roars in honour of Him! We worship and praise because we see, we realise who He is. He is unfathomable, He is everything. Every fibre of our being praises, because how else could we possibly respond to such love, such majesty, such glory? 

 

Prayer: Lord, if everything exists to lift You high, so will I. Father, I give all of myself in praise of Your mighty Name. 

9 July 2020

Day 4
Daniel 3:25 ‘He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”’

Key lyrics: There is no other name than the name that is Jesus and I know I will never be alone.

 

Reflection: Imagine King Nebuchadnezzar’s shock! Well, the enemy is just as shocked, everyday as Jesus stands beside us in the trials of this life. We are not alone in the fire, the enemy can see the Son of God with us, as we walk unrestrained and unharmed. Jesus is with us, as in right here! How amazing is that? 

 

Prayer: Lord, I can see the light in the darkness as it bows to You. Thank you that I am never alone.

8 July 2020

Day 3
1 John 3:1 ‘The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children.’

 

Key lyrics: You rescued me so I could stand and sing that I am a child of God.

Reflection: We all need to be reminded of our identity in Christ sometimes. How amazing that, God, the Author of the universe, chose us before we were even a thought to be His children. To have relationship with Him and to know Him as our Father. When life overwhelms, we can forget that ultimately, we have the greatest father in the universe. 

 

Prayer: Let us sit in the lyrics of this song and be reminded that we are surrounded by the arms of our Father. Thank the Lord for the gift of adoption into His family, thank you for the freedom from slavery to fear, just thank you!

7 July 2020

Day 2
2 Corinthians 1:20 ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.’

Key lyrics: Faithful you are, faithful forever you will be, all your promises are Yes and Amen

Reflection: Regardless of situation or circumstance that God will keep all the promises He has made. For so long as we rest in His promises and follow His Word, we can have absolute confidence in God’s redemption, salvation and faithfulness. 

Prayer: Let us thank the Lord for His faithfulness, that His promises are yes and amen. That the entire story of history, is God drawing us to Himself, what a faithful God we serve!

6 July 2020

Day 1
Luke 10:38-39 ‘As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.’

 

Reflection: Sung worship brings about profound encounter with God for me. So, this week I will share some songs that speak God’s truth and affirm His majesty! Today, we reflect that when God walks into the room, EVERYTHING changes. He is joy, He is love, He is perfect – and upon encountering Him we can do nothing but sit at His feet and worship. 

 

Prayer: Take some time to sit quietly at God’s feet, listen to the truth of this song and marvel at our awesome God. Pray that God speaks to you as you sit quietly, and that you may receive new revelation! 

 

Key lyrics: We love You, we'll never stop, we can't live without You, Jesus!

4 July 2020

Day 6
Lead Us not into temptation but Deliver us from evil(Matt 6v13,Luke 11v4)
 
This World we are living in is full of temptations,trials and tribulation and we need to be on our guard and consistently pray for protection .Luke 22 vs 40 Jesus told his Disciples to “pray that ye enter not into temptation ” We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to shield us and protect us from the Devil who is the instrument of temptation as we on our own can not manage(Rom 8 v26-27)(Gal 5v16) .Jesus  used the WORD and fervent Prayer  to resist temptation .Let us stay in the WORD(read the Bible and meditate on it)if we are to overcome(Eph 6 v17).Knowing and having Faith in GOD will help us shy away from temptation .As we draw towards the end of the Lord’s Prayer the devil is on the prowl to make light of our prayers ,remember  he seeks to steal ,kill and destroy(John 10v10)

 

Prayer Points
Let us pray,
1, to our FATHER  not to lead us into temptation and ARM us with the holy Spirit  to deliver us from All Evil
2,for our Children and the Young to have strength and willpower to resist the Devil in these trying times
3,for the Spirit of discernment to enable us to differentiate between   Right and wrong ,pray for wisdom to know the schemes of the devil
4,for ourselves as individuals ,pray for the families and  the Church to be delivered from Evil ,the devil  is not amused to see Happy families and Brethren living in Harmony
Just as it was at the beginning so  shall it be at the end,Let us Worship and give GLORY to GOD and Shout Loud and Say ”FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY” for there is no other God like him ,his mercy  endureth  forever
 
Grace unto  us all,peace from GOD our FATHER and from the Lord Jesus Christ
AMEN

3 July 2020

Day 5
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that  trespass  against us(Matt 6v12;Luke11v4 )
Our GOD is a graceful  and merciful Father  who forgives our Sins .Even the Son after being abused ,tortured and humiliated prayed to the FATHER asking him to forgive his tormentors(Luke23v 34).GOD is promising to forgive our Sins IF we forgive those who sin against us. ’’Judge not and you will not be judged ,forgive and you’ll be forgiven’’Luke6v37,   ”If you forgive men their trespasses ,your Heavenly FATHER will also forgive you ,but if you forgive not men their trespasses neither will your FATHER forgive your trespasses .”Matt 6 vs14-15.Read also 2 Corint 2 v10, 1John 1v9.Let  us be careful Brethren not to miss GOD’s Kingdom by holding on to Grudges over things past
Prayer Points
 
LET US Pray
1,and ask GOD ,to forgive us of our  sins of omission and commission ,sins that we know  of and those we do not know
 
2, for the Lord to grant us willpower to exercise humility and forgive those who have wronged us whether they apologise or not, so that our Father who knows the inside of our hearts will also forgive us ours Sins as non is free from sin (ecclesiastes 7 v20)(Rom  3 v23)
 
3,that as individuals ,as groups and as Christians we  strive to Act  like Jesus who set an example of forgiving even to those who threatened and eventually crucified him.
 
 
3, that God finds Our Prayers  acceptable to Him and forgives us for our shortcomings
 
Have a Peaceful day

2 July

Day 4
Give us this day our daily bread(Matt 6v11)(Luke11vs2-4)
We all need nourishment in the form of food, air and water for our physical nourishment More importantly we also need spiritual nourishment .Men shall not live by bread alone---(Matt 4v4)(Luke 4v4)(Deut 8v3)but by the word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.(Deut 8v3)Remember  that  ‘’---your FATHER knows what you need before you ask him’’Matt6 v8. During these difficult  times we need spiritual strength which we get from the word of GOD in order to overcome.In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with GOD,and the Word was GOD(John 1v1)

 

Prayer Points
Let us pray
1,that GOD provides our physical needs  i.e food ,clothes ,shelter ,protection from harm
2,for spiritual nourishment even during this pandemic as GOD promised to prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies(psalms 23v5)
3,for spiritual guidance and encouragement to read the word frequently so that we are not starved spiritually and we are prepared for battle
Amen
Have a blessed day

1 July 2020

Day3
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven(Matt 6 v 10)
What is GOD’s will and purpose for us on Earth ?GOD’s will is for us to worship him and obey his commandments .Knowing GOD’s will demands that we know Him first and once you know and experience him all other things will be added(Matt 6v 33). Teach me your ways Lord ,lead me in a straight path (psalms 27v 11)(prov 3 vs5-6)GOD’s will is that all people be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth(1Tim2vs3-4)(1Thess 4v3)If you love me keep my commandments(john14v15)

 

Prayer Points
Let Us
1, pray and ask God to reveal himself  to us ,so that we know who GOD  the FATHER is and what extra ordinary powers he has
2, ask for the revelation of GOD’s Will and his purpose for each one of us
3,ask GOD to teach us his ways and to help us follow his Commandments
Amen
Have a pleasant day

30 June 2020

Day 2
Thy KINGDOM Come (Matt 6 vs 10,Luke11v 2)
In GOD’s Kingdom there is No Death, No Pain ,No Sorrow ,No suffering ,No Social Injustice,No worries ,No Hatred ,No Malice ,No Favouritism(Rev 21vs4-5).We would all love to live in such a world .For us to live in such a world ,the kingdom of God must come into our hearts as  GOD’s kingdom is a spiritual world where God rules .GOD’s Kingdom is not of this world (John18v36) Seek  first  His Kingdom   and His righteousness ,and all these things will be given to you as well.(Matt 6 vs 33)

 

Prayer points

LET US

1, pray to GOD to have mercy on us ,send us the Holy Spirit so that we experience GOD,s Kingdom within ourselves ,in order to have peace that comes from above that surpasses all understanding(phillipians4v 7)
2, Today as we go about doing our business let’s  become a reflection of GOD’s Kingdom ,by the way we Act, Talk ,Behave ,React to difficult situations and our general outlook let the world see in us the image of GOD’s Kingdom
3,In our relationships especially among the Brethren , show the true reflection of what the Kingdom is about(John 13v35) by loving one another
4, pray that the Kingdom Comes soon so that we are protected from the evil one ,iniquity ,challenges e.g pandemics ,illnesses .WE pray that when all this happens we are in Good standing with the Lord through the intervention of the Holy Spirit and the intersession on our behalf by GOD’s Son Jesus Christ
Amen
Stay blessed

29 June 2020

The Lord’s Prayer
Day 1
Our FATHER who art in HEAVEN hallowed be thy name  (Matthew 6 vs9;Luke 11v 2)
Today before we present our petitions ,Let us  acknowledge who our GOD is .In the beginning GOD created the Heavens and the Earth (Gen 1v1)The first Commandment says ‘’ I am the Lord your God---you shall have no other gods before me---’’Exodus 20 vs 1-4.GOD is Omnipresent and knows us all even the number of our hairs(Matt 10v30,Luke12vs7)He knew us before we were born(Jeremiah1v5)GOD knows your needs even before you ask(Matt6v8)

 

Prayer Points
1,Let us pray to God our FATHER the creator of all things ,to open our hearts and minds to appreciate his GREATNESS ,his SPLENDOR ,his LOVE and GRACE remembering that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom(prov 9v 10).
2,Let us give God all the Praise and adoration ,worshipping HIM  ALONE as we pray
3,Let us give thanks to GOD for All he has done for you and me ,Let us pray and say Ebenezar  you have taken us this far(1 Samuel 7vs12)
4,As we go out today let us pray to the FATHER that our names be found in the book of Life and be those who shall be called his own and who will have eternal life with him in HEAVEN
Amen
Have a blessed day

26 June 2020

Day 6

Exodus 20:17 "Do not desire another man's house, do not desire his wife, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys or anything else that he owns". 

* Let us not be lead to a destructive sin, let us be satisfied with what God gave us in different measure. 

#Satisfaction #Respect #LoveGOD #LoveOneAnother #ConstantlyPray

 

Prayer Points
1. God help us to guard our hearts against committing sin.
2. Always thank God for who we are and what we have. 
3. Ask God to be with us in every step we take in everything we do.
4. Thank God for guarding our footsteps and being with us from the beginning of our journey and forever amen. 

》 Deuteronomy 5:3

Obey them all, so that everything will go well with you and so that you will continue to live in the land that you are to occupy. 

Amen

Mrs.Z.Limon

25 June 2020

Day 4: As we continue walking the Christian path our steps being guided by the 10 commandments. 

Exodus 20:8
- Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day. The sabbath day is the day set aside to honour God and to acknowledge our relationship with God. 
- The time to draw closer to him through study of his word (Sunday School), prayer time, praise and worship, sharing his word – preaching fellowship. Hebrews 10:25

 

Prayer Points
- God help us to observe his day of worship and keep it holy. 
- Study your word with understanding and not only reading but be doers of your word. 
- Commit ourselves and time to please the Lord.
- Above all thank God for providing Zoom platform services during lockdown. 

Amen 

Mrs.Z.Limon

24 June 2020

Day 3

Matthew 22:39
* The second most important commandment is like it “Love your neighbour as you love yourself”.
- When we love God it does not end there we have to love others. “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”
* Then God’s love is brought to full expression.

 

Prayer Points
1. God help us to embrace each other, not only from our faith but everyone.
- Ask God to give us his eye to see his beloved creation as he does. 
- Ask God for his forgiveness in doing wrong to others
- Pray for each other’s circumstances
- God help us to be of good heart, generous and non judgemental

John 15:12 “My commandment is this, love one another, just as I love you”.

Amen 

Mrs.Z.Limon

23 June 2020

Day 2

Whilst we strive to walk in the right path and stay focussed, we need to observe the commandments as our guidelines.
▪︎> Matthew 22:37-38 (Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the most important commandment.)

 

Prayer Points
1. Pray that nothing will separate us from the love of God even if we are faced with difficulties, we stay focussed.
2. In good times lets appreciate God. Give thanks to the almighty for the gift of life and overcoming diseases. 
3. God help us to guide our hearts, for everything we do flows from it. 

Amen

Mrs.Z.Limon

22 June 2020

Day 1 : Romans 8 vs 1-2

1)    There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus. 
2)    For the law of the spirit which brings us life in union with Christ Jesus, has set me free from the law of sin and death. 
* When walking the Christian path, where Christ leads us, we will follow. 

Prayer Points
1. Pray that we are not mislead and take the wrong path to sin.
2. Pray that all things we do Jesus may be seen in us

Jeremiah 33:3 Brethren let us call upon the Lord to show us the right path. 

Amen

Mrs.Z.Limon

Sunday 21 June

*Day 7*

 

Church in  Laodicea.

There are no positive things said about this church.
The church was lukewarm. It was neither hot nor cold. There is no room for neutrality. If religion is worthy anything it is worthy everything. As lukewarm water turns the stomach and provokes to a vomit lukewarm Christians turn the heart of Christ against them. That's why He says   He will eject them out of His mouth.

 

Prayer points 

We pray against lukewarm state and  we pray against self conceitness or self delusion caused by indifference.
Indifference causes poor people to think they are rich, it causes souls to starve in the midst of gospel abundance. People become blind and cannot see Christ and are naked and thus need a garment of justification and sanctification.

We pray that we heed the counsel given by Christ. He counsels sinners to buy gold tried in the fire that they maybe rich. (1:Peter 1 vs 7 ).

 

We pray for God's chastening. For as many as I love I rebuke and chasten.(Rev 3 Vs 19 ). King David was chastened when he plotted to kill Uriah.(2 Samuel 11 Vs 15 ) . He repented and said- -against Thee have I sinned,  create in me a new heart.(Psalm 51 ). We thus pray for the spirit of acknowledging our sins and repenting from them.

 

We pray against the spirit of self sufficiency so that we may come to Christ with poverty and emptiness and He fills us with the hidden treasure. This is the greatest value in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 13 Vs 44 ).

May the Lord remove our filthy rags and clothe us with His white garment of righteousness. ( Isaiah 64 vs 6 ).

 

Christ is standing at the door and knocking we pray the Holy Spirit to let our hearts open so He may dine with us.
May we like Mephibosheth who dined at king David's table dine at the Lord's table forever more.(2: Samuel 9 Vs 7 ).


When Christ finds a closed heart He does not withdraw immediately but He waits to be let in. Those who open to Him shall enjoy His presence as He sups with them.
May we sup with Him forever more as we journey in this world and in the world to come, of which He says in my father's house are many mansions. (John 14 Vs 1 to 2 ).

 

We pray to be more than conquerors in the spiritual warfare. In  time these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.( Romans 8 vs 37 ).

#End of the seven churches.
#Be blessed.
#Amen
#B. Dube.

Saturday 20 June

*Day 6*

 

The church in Philadelphia.

Jesus has the key of David. The key gives control of David's domain which is Jerusalem and Jesus is the ruler of new Jerusalem.  He opens and no man shuts and He shuts and no man opens. He opens a door of opportunity for His churches. He opens the heart of believers. When He pleases He shuts the door of opportunity against workers of iniquity. The door is still open for us brethren as we still have the means of grace presented to us. After lockdown technology and brethren brought the means of grace to our living rooms.


The church of Philadelphia had little strength and grace. True grace though weak has divine approval but as believers we should not be satisfied by little but we should aim to grow.


Christ was to make enemies of the church subject to the church and worship at their feet.(the church).


Because of their patience they were to be kept from temptations. Those who keep the gospel shall be kept by Christ in the hour of temptation.
The church was encouraged to hold fast to the treasure they had. Our saviour promises a glorious reward to the victorious believer.

 

Prayer points .

 

We pray that we fully utilise the door of opportunity opened to us so that we are not lost in the end. May the doors of our hearts be opened so that we seek the face of God rather than earthly treasures which perish.


We also pray for doors of opportunity to be opened for us as we journey in this world so that we are the head and never the tail in our daily lives and endeavours. May we be blessed for the work of our hands so that we are comfortable in this world as we journey to ertenity.

 

We pray for patience and understanding bestowed on the old church of Philadelphia to be our inheritance so that it keeps us from temptation , just like it did for the old church.

 

We pray for favour that our enemies can see that we are favoured by God, and we serve a living God, so that like the psalmist we can boldly say .. You prepare a table before my enemies .  You annoint my head with oil and my  cup overflows . (Psalm 23 vs 5)

 

We pray to overcome because of the promise made. Him that overcometh  l  will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. This is a pillar not to support the temple but it's a monument of grace of God which will never be defeated nor removed. (Rev 3: 12 ). Jesus shall write on the overcomer the name of His God and the name of the city of His God which is new Jerusalem.
(Isaiah 56:5 )- -   I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. In John 14 Vs 1 we are promised many mansions . If we
 overcome these mansions will be our dwelling place.
When the trumpet blows and the new Jerusalem comes down may it be our dwelling place.

# Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B. Dube.

Friday 19 June

Day 5

 

The church in Sardis.

The message was sent by Christ having the Holy Spirit without measure and in perfection. Christ had the seven stars and 7 angels of the churches.
The church was flourishing.  It didn't have divisions.
The church was reprooved for hypocrisy and a lamentable decay in religion.
Everything about the church appeared well in the eyes of men.The church was degenerate.


The Lord advised the church to watch against sin and satan. The Lord was to come like a thief, without warning. The church's works were hollow and empty. The church was to hold fast to what they heard when they first knew Christ.

 Prayer points .

 

When Christ leaves people he comes to them in judgement. We are a chosen people, may we wisely use the Christ office of salvation not of judgement, because when He becomes a judge all avenues of mercy will have been removed.

 

Those who walk with Christ walk with Him in robes of honour and glory. A purity of grace will be rewarded with a purity of glory. Christ will confess the names of the faithful before God and angels and their names will not be blot out of the book of life. 


We pray brethren that this be our portion to see God in His glory.

We pray for the guidance and receiving of the Holy Spirit and we pray for Christ not to depart from us as a church.

 

We pray against the spirit oh being hollow. We pray to be kernels and not just the shell.

We pray for the ultimate goal to be preserved until the last honour, until we sit with Christ in ertenity. He said He is going to prepare a place for us.( John 14 Vs 3).

 

The church of Sardis was united we pray for unification in our church. Christ is the true vine and we are the branches. May the Holy Spirit enable us to feed from the vine.(John15 v1).

 

#Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B.Dube.

Thursday 18 June 

*Day 4*

The church in Thytira.

The words to the church were sent by the son of God having eyes like a flame of fire and feet like fine brass. His eyes signify the piercing insight into all persons and all things. His feet are like fine brass as He judges with perfect wisdom, so He acts with perfect strength and steadiness.
The church was commended for its charity, service, faith, patience and growing fruitfulness.


Their last works were better than the first. Shouldn't this be the earnest desire and ambition of all Christians (us included ) that last works are better than the first works.
The church was reprooved because of sexual impurity. They tried to seduce the children of God into fornication and into offering sacrifices to idols.


They were given space to repent but they repented not. The seducers were to be cast into a bed of pain and their children killed with death.(the second death).

 *Prayer* *points* .

 

There was a promise of reward to the persevering victorious believer.They were to be given the morning star. Christ is the morning star. He brings day light into the soul of a believer. He also brings light of grace and glory.
(2 Peter1 Vs 19).- - as alight that shines in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.


Can we pray for this promise as well brethren. Hallelujah.

We pray for our last works to be remembered and for them to be better than the first works.

 

We pray against the spirit of Jezebel in our church. This is the spirit of seducing servants of God. Samson was destroyed by Delilah after he fell for her physical beauty and he failed to read her mind. (Judges 13-16). We pray against such temptations as a church.

 

We pray for God to notice our works. We know salvation is by grace and not by works but God noticed the works of this church. We pray that God notices our good works in the church and community.

 

We pray against generational curses caused by our forefathers because in Exodus 20 vs 5 God says I am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the 3rd and 4th generation of them that hate me.


We notice in Rev 3 Vs 23 Jezebel's children were killed with the second death We pray against falling into such a predicament.

#Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B. Dube.

Wednesday 17 June

Day 3

Church in Pergamos.

The church was infested with men of corrupt minds and was planted where satan's seat was. Christ was to fight them by sword of His word which is two edged. It has favourable consequences for those who obey and unfavourable consequences for those who disobey. Brethren may we be slashed by the right side of the sword and His word has effect in our lives.


The church was commended for its steadfastness and it was not ashamed of it's relation with Jesus. It was reproved for its sin full failures.
There was a call for the church to repent. Those who sin together should repent together. When God punishes corrupt members of a church He rebukes the whole church for allowing such to continue in its communion.

 

 Prayer points 

There was a promise of great favour for those who overcome. Can this favour be promised to us as well. They were promised the hidden manna. This is  the influences and comforts of the spirit of Christ coming down from heaven into the souls of His people from time to time just like manna came down from heaven to feed the children of Israel.Brethren may this be our portion in the mighty name of Jesus.(the manner is hidden from the rest of the world except God's, people).

 

There was a promise of a white stone with a new name engraved on it. May our names be written on the white stone. The white stone represents the absolution from the guilty of sin. This probably alluded from the ancient custom of giving a white stone to those acquitted on a trial and a black one to those found guilty. If the son sets us free, we are free indeed. (John 8 v 36). The blood of Jesus has purged our conscience from dead works to serve a living God. (Hebrews 9vs14.) If God be for us who can be against us. (Romans 8 vs 31.)

 

We pray for the word of God to pierce our hearts. (Proverbs 5 v 4.) For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder  of soul and spirit and of the joints and the marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

We pray for steadfastness as a church. May we be as stead fast as Abraham, the father of faith and a friend of God. He was called from his land of birth to a land of promise and when God asked him to sacrifice his only son he obeyed. God gave us His only begotten son to die for our sins. 
May the faith and steadfastness of the early Apostles dwell in us. They were steadfast in what they believed in even if faced with persecution and death.

#Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B. Dube.

Tuesday 16 June

 

Day 2

Church in Smyrna

 

Jesus is the first and the last. The alpha and omega. He was dead and is alive, and He forever makes intercession for His people. (Romans 8 vs 27 and 34.)
The church had a rich spiritual state. They were rich in faith and good works. They were physically poor but spiritually rich. Brethren shouldn't we strive for that state to be spiritually rich.


Jesus was aware of their tribulation and porvety. He takes a particular notice of their troubles. He was aware of the wickedness and falsehood of their enemies.
They were to have tribulation for ten days. This was to try them and not to destroy them. If they were faithful to death they were to be crowned with a crown of life, to reward their poverty, fidelity and conflict. Thus they will only suffer the first death and not the second and this is true to all God's children.

 

Prayer points 

We pray for spiritual richness in our church. To worship God in truth and in spirit.(John 4 vs 24).

 

We pray for God Almighty to be aware of our particular tribulation, each one of us by name. We thus pray for God to hear our cry against this pandemic and heal the earth of the virus. May the blood of Jesus wash away the tribulation caused by this pandemic. 


We also pray for a time frame to be given to this pandemic so that it doesn't last forever, just like the old church was given 10 days of tribulation.

We pray for God to protect us against future trials and tribulations. Can tribulations and sufferings be a purification for us so that we are tried and purified like gold. Can our faith be like gold that has been tested in the fire. ,(1 Peter ,1 vs 7.)


Job was an up right man. His faith was tried and tested and in the end he triumphed. (Job  23 V10.) But He knoweth the way that I take, when He has tried me I shall come forth as gold.

 

We pray to be branches that are pruned to bear more fruit. Some branches are pruned and discarded because of lack of productivity. Some branches are pruned so that they bring more fruit. We pray to be the latter branches because the former ones are thrown in hell fire.(John 15 Vs 1 to 2).


#Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B. Dube.

 

 

Monday 15 Jun

 

Day 1
The church in Ephesus.

The 7 stars are the angels of the 7 churches. The  golden candlesticks  symbolise the precious ness of the church as God"s most valued possession. The church must be holy. (1st Peter1 Vs 15 to 16. )
The Ephesus church was commended for its diligence and patience. They had a zeal against what was evil. As a christians we should show meekness to men but show a zeal against sin.
The church was rebuked for loss of first love. The first affections of men towards Christ are usually lively and warm , this dies down with time. They were to repent and return to the first state of love. If the advice was neglected the candle sticks were to be removed from the church. This meant that the church was to loose an opportunity to testify for Christ in it's community 

 Prayer points 

We pray for first love to be restored in us and we must compare the love we had when we proclaimed to be  the visible church of Christ and the love we have now.

We pray for candle sticks never to be removed from our church, so that we can boldly testify of Christ and win souls to the kingdom of God.

We pray for the promise of great mercy for those who overcome to be a portion of our church. The mercy being the pardoning of our sins and the purification by the blood of Christ. We also pray never to yield to our spiritual enemies but to fight the good flight till we gain victory, which will be the glorious triumph and entrance into the holy city so that like the apostle Paul we may say I have fought a good flight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness for me.( 2 Timothy 4 vs 7-8.)

We pray to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God. This is to reign with Christ amongst God and angels in paradise. But as many as received Him to them He gave the power to become the sons of God even to them that believe in His name. (John1 Vs 12.)

We pray to become joint heirs with Christ when we depart from this world. And if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. (Romans 8 vs 17)

#Amen.
#The seven churches.
#B.Dube.

Saturday 13 June 

*DAY SIX*


*DO NOT FEAR*

*Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.* - Deuteronony 31:6 

 

Let us pray that in this season where gross darkness has covered the earth, let us declare God"s Word to the nations as commanded. *Matthew 28:19*

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

Friday 12 June 

 

*DAY FIVE*
 *DO NOT BE AFRAID*

*Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.* - John14:27 

 

Let us pray that we receive Gods peace that surpasses all understanding in Jesus name. 

 

It is the peace of God within us that takes away fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. 

 

Let us pray that our trust be embedded in the Lord, and may our faith not be shaken during this Covid-19 period.

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

Thursday 11 June

*DAY FOUR* 
*DO NOT BE ANXIOUS*

*Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.* - Phillipians 4:6-7

 

When we are anxious, we are worried, we are  not settled in our minds. Being anxious triggers fear within us. 

Let us pray that when  we do  get anxious, we cast our burdens unto the Lord for he cares for us. 

God says in Jeremiah 33:3 *Call unto me I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.* 

 

Let us pray to God to show us great things beyond this pandemic period of Covid-19.

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

 

Wednesday 10 June 

*DAY THREE* 
*FEAR NOT*

 

*Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”*  Isaiah 35:4 

 

God says we should not get overwhelmed when we get into difficult situations because He is our helper. He will avenge and deliver us from the strong enemy. 

Pray that the Lord delivers us from all fearful situations.

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

Tuesday 9 June 

https://youtu.be/PqFk4J-qJfE
Song Translation:
He will do as He said,
Trust Him always,
His Word is mighty,
It never changes.
Trust Him always.
His promises remain true.

*DAY TWO*
*PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH*

*So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.* Isaiah 55:11

 

Pray in this season for the church. We are the church of GOD. Pray that in this season the Lord will keep the church.

Let us pray that GOD will use us as His mouthpiece, anoint our lips to declare His Word so that many would come to him, and be able to know him.

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

Monday 8 June 

*DAY ONE*
*DO NOT FEAR*

*Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.*

 

God is faithful. He will do what He says He will do. His Word concerning us is Yes and Amen *2 Corinthians 1:20* 

 

In this season let us pray to take comfort in God's Word. He says He will hide us in His pavilion *(Psalm27:5)* 

 

We are hidden in Him. Let us  pray renouncing the spirit of fear over our lives in Jesus name  and pray for a spirit of sound mind

Mrs Sandisiwe Seremani

Saturday 6 Jun

 

End of Family Month(conclusion)

As we have touched on different parts of the family, let us look at the purpose of the family >> it  is to look after one another. 

Now brethren, what can help us  not to lose each other? Individually, we have our own strengths & weaknesses. It is vital to learn to forgive & to be patient with each other. Sometimes we fall, sometimes we even withdraw ourselves from our families. I strongly encourage you today, that it is every family member's responsibility to support one another, so that we may all receive  His crown.

 

Families are divided because of hurt, jealousy, conflicts etc. It could be any reasons these things happen, however, we are God's favoured family, let us be wise on our approach, watch our tounges. Let us be humble. Beside, let us know to say sorry when we wrong others. Let us love one another as God has commanded us in(Jhn13:34). 

Bretheren where there is love there is unity & happiness. Let us be a strong family that support each other regardless of disagreements. 

Finally, let us seek Him first, Him who created us in everything we do(Matt 6:33).

 

Prayer: Father we pray that your light may shine into the lives of our families, so that together we can draw close to you as well as to each other. Together Lord we work to fight difficulties & challenges in our daily lives. Teach us to be strong in communication & even in conflict resolutions. We are grateful to have each other Lord. Please may you bless our families with good health.        
All this I ask in Jesus's name. AMEN.

 

#Beblessed 
#FamilyMnth 
#S.D-Page.

Friday 5 June 

 

Family as a Community.

 

Families expands, they grow from immediate to extended families. However in our communities we form friends &  we have neighbours who also become part of our families. One of the greatest commandment is to 'love your neighbour as yourself'(Mark 12vs30-31). The role of the community is to work together, help one another in improving themselves as well as the society. 


It is our duty to serve and win souls in our communities.   Let us not forget the devil has his own plans about our families. It is vital that we set a structure. A structure that will help us to  introduce & involve our children in the community lifestyle. Also , a structure that will set discipline and help us to learn to repay evil with blessings as written in-1Peter3:9.

 

Prayer: Lord we are grateful that our families are fruitful & multiplying as you have commanded. Our passion is to live in peace with one another. Partner with us Oh Lord, so that we can live in unity as a community. Root us with your word to be able to build each other with your principles. We are your children Oh Lord, we may fail & fall but we trust that you will help us to rise up on our feet. Please watch over us every day & night. We thank you for your endless love. AMEN.

 

#Beblessed 
#FamilyMnth
#S.D-Page.

Thursday 4 June

 

When we accept Jesus in our lives and become Christians,  God declares us righteous. We become adopted into God's family as children of God. Therefore we become sisters/brothers to our fellow believers,  meet regularly to teach each other scriptures.


However in the church there are some duties/roles that need to be carried out voluntary or by being elected for the church to function well. It is important that we know our boundaries within our roles. In  everything we do, let us have good approach, love,respect & support  is vital for our church to grow peacefully as a family(Jhn13:33-35). We are not only fruitful by bearing children, but also by serving God. Yes He said 'Multiply'(Gen1:28). Conversely, H said, ' Go  out to the highways .......,that my house may be  filled'(Luke14vs23'. We have a duty to save others as we were saved. May we do everything for His glory.

 

Prayer:  Father who art in heaven, we thank you for directing us to our church family.  We thank you for the leadership we have. We lift them up unto you Lord so that they don't lose direction. May You watch over us & keep us safe, so that we progress on what you want us to progress as a church. You have said in 2Chronicles 7: 14-15, that you hear our prayers. May our church be known as a house of prayer. AMEN. 

 

#Beblessed
#FamilyMnth
#S.D-Page.

Wednesday 3 June 


We see the earth was not  created to be empty(Isaiah45:18),'Multiply & fill the earth'- Gen1:28. 
Children are seen as a blessing from  God, therefore  they should be treated with love and guided with good teachings as they grow up. Bring them to church so that they increase their relationship with God through teachings  and fellowship with others


 But what is it that is expected from them? Eph6:1 clarifies that  children obey your parents in the Lord:for this is right. Children are to obey and be good listeners to their parents. By doing so, it may go well for them & they may be blessed & live longer on earth(Eph6:3). This also well pleasing to the Lord(Col 3:20).

 

Children, it is a good practice and honour to appreciate your parents. Love them, spend time with them. It's ok to ask questions, check if they are alright, check if they need help and be free to ask for help & advice.

 

Prayer: our heavenly Father, teach our children to listen to the instructions & advise of their parents. Make them good listeners of the word and protect them from evil. Let them live according to your word and their parent's guidance so that they will be able  to lead their own children in the future.


Bless them Lord with wisdom. Fill them with love and care for one another. Father we pray for your word to be the lamp of our children, so that they may not fall into darkness. AMEN.

 

#Beblessed 
#FamilyMnth
#S.D-Page.

Tuesday 2 June


Wife/Mother.
Wives are to save and love God. However in Ephesians 5:22-24, wives are reminded to submit to their husbands. By doing so it helps in teaching their children to respect & to submit to the authority above them.

 

It is a blessing for a family to have a mother who is a woman of prayer, God fearing & caring. Be cause her prayers will carry her household through difficult times. Titus 2vs 4-5- the Scripture illustrates that the woman's work is at home & it is a blessing to them if it carried a accordingly.  Therefore mother's works should be valued & appreciated within their families. Let us pray that we have mothers  in our families who are submissive


(Ephesians 5:22-24) & always caring for the family. Early risers & hardworking as well as being trustworthy.As the bible being the light in our path, may mothers use it in guiding & advising their families. 

 

Prayer: Father we pray for the mothers in our families to have the ability to create a home as a primary place of worship for their husbands & children. A place filled with love, respect,  kindness & humility. Lord give them the ability to create a homely atmosphere so that the hurt can find comfort and healing. Lord give them the ability of being  good helpers to their husbands,  in good times & in difficulties. I pray for all mothers to maintain the love within the family as you have said Oh Lord, that love is patient(1Cor13 vs 4-5)>AMEN.

#Beblessed 
#FamilyMth #S.D-Page

Monday 1 June 

 

As we come to the end of family month, I will base our weekly prayers on family. Firstly what does the bible teach us about family? His ambition for the family is that it reproduce and multiply. 
 

First we see in Gen1:27, how unique God created man and woman, uniting them as one flesh and urging them to multiply. Let us pray that the devil doesn't steal what God has made unique. Man's helper(Gen2:18. God brought Adam and Eve together to & established the foundation of a family. Family start with marriage which is Gods convinent. It also comes with roles and responsibilities. Therefore through out this week we will pray for the roles family mebers as they differ. Let us pray that we learn to obey each other's roles as a family. 1st- HUSBANDS/FATHERS- Col3:19 God expects man to love their wives, by doing so they are fulfilling His plan.


Prayer: Lord we thank you that you created man in your image. We pray for the fathers to seek you first in everything they do. May they stand firm in faith, courageous and strong to look after their families.  Lord give them the divine strngth to withstand the attacks of the  enemy with the help of your scriptures. Because you are faithfull my Lord, I pray that you will be the source that all fathers turn to in times of council and guidance. In their roles as fathers, teach them to love their families and to love you. Give them great patience & grace towards their children,that they might not upset or provoke them to anger. Give them opportunities to point to your truth & grace in ways they their kids can understand. Above all let them commit their work to you Oh Lord, for their plans to be established(Proverbs 16:3) AMEN.

#Beblessed
#FamilyMnth
#S.D-Page.

Sartuday 30 May 

Young people


Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

 

Young people are the future leaders to move the church forward. They face a lot of challenges out there,within their families and even in church. 


Today may we pray that:

• That they follow and live by His word
• What ever challenges they face they should trust in God that He will always guide them.
• We all seek guidance from God,by following his word. 
 

Adults: young people look up to you, they learn from you so if you are guided by the word means those who look up to you too will be guided by the word.

Jeremiah 1vs 4-8

 

Amen??

Star⭐

Friday 29 May

 

*Fighting to win*

Jeremiah 51:20
Everyone has a battle they have to fight and conquer now and then. It’s either you are fighting a battle right now or you are about to get into one! So be ready!!! 
 

God says YOU are his fighting weapon that he brings down strongholds and Kingdom with.

- Today pray and thank God being rest assured that wherever,whenever or who ever fights against you is fighting God himself 

 

- Thank the Lord for every old or any soon to come battles being rest assured that His name is Ebenezer and he took you this far, because He is able to go further with you (1st Samuel 7:12).

 

-Though it may look like you are loosing right now, know that victory is yours because No one can fight against God (nor his children) and win (ISaiah 41:10-15) - declare verse 15 now in your life and God will affirm you in all your battles. 

 

- If ever the enemy laughs at you or when you are the talk of the community. Pray Micah 7:8 and remind the devil you will rise again. 
 

- Read and Pray on Romans 8:37 and sit back and relax knowing God has done it all for you. 

Finally let Zechariah 10:5 be your final blow to the enemy. Put the enemy into shame and trample him under your feet because you are fighting a battle thats already won. 

 

Remember it’s not that you can but it’s because God can and has already done it for you. So just align your mindset with his promises and pray like a winner. Amen ??

Star⭐

Thursday 28 May

 

*Exhibiting Christ love*

1st John 4:19. 
= we love him because he first modelled love to us in the first instance 

= The Bible says let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1


- We pray that we will demonstrate the love of God not by words alone but by every form of action (1st Jonh 3:18).
Your Challenge; As you have prayed- choose 1 act of love you feel comfortable to do (before end of the week) for someone who is not a church member, friend, colleague or relative. 
 

- Let us Pray that God will help us to see to it that the love we have for one another will not be that of the  loose surface face value type but that our love roots will go deeper than claim to be. Love is the only obligation we have to each other and Only God can make us mature to such agape love (Rom 13:8).

 

Remember, the only way the world would know who you father is, won’t be by your DNA neither will it be by your surname. But the identity we must pride ourselves on is Truly loving one another and examplifying such acts of love, that the world will see that belong to one family ((John 13:35)

Apart from modelling Christ love, then our discipleship is questionable. Thefore! 


- Pray that your discipleship will be witness by love in its true sense as per the greatest commandment (Jonh 16:12)

 

- Did you know, your fruitfulness is also tide up to your loving God and loving others too. Pray using John 15:16 and 17.

 

One love, one people, one family, one God 

Pray that Christ love will rule over Leeds BICC members and their families. 

Amen ??

Star⭐

Wednesday 27 May

 

*A great relationship with God*


The Bible says in Joshua 1:8. This book of the law should not depart from your mouth but meditate on it day and night.

 

The Lord’s Prayer says ‘Give us this day our Daily bread’. This  means we are to meditate on God’s word daily (Math 6:11)


- Today, May you commit yourself to not let a day pass by without you meditating on one or more verses in the scriptures. And, I know you can!


- Ask God that just as your daily hunger for the physical food, so shall you hunger for the spiritual bread of life too (Jonh 6:35)


- Let us pray that we remain in Him as He remains in us. Thanking Him for the gift of his Word, the joy He gives us and the  grace of fruitfulness in all we do (John 15:4-10)

 

- Finally; Pray for the Spirit discernment that as you meditate upon the word. Ask God to reveal himself to you, give you spiritual orientation and speak to you in a language that you will able to understand (1st John 2:27)

Remember, if you don’t eat your physical body cells begin to die, so it is with our relationship with God. Our spiritual cells begin to die when we don’t feed them of the word.

 

Amen??

Star⭐

Tuesday 26 May

*Family Salvation*

Romans 10 : 9, Ephesians 1:13-14, Revelations 3:20

The first backbone of humanity that God created was the foundation of family. So it’s not so surprising that the first and most thing- the enemy attacks, is family. 

 

- Today, families are under attack, so let us Pray for firstly the Salvation of our families 


- Pray for that sister or brother or any of you relatives who aren’t saved yet, for God to knock at their door.
- Some of our marriages and relationships need Jesus’s salvation; so Pray and ask God’s mercy and restoration for that struggling marriage(yours/your relative) or that struggling parental and children’s relationship.
- Finally, let us pray that our family members will depend on God's word and embrace the salvation which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brought to us.

 

As you lift up a prayer, Don’t forget our church family, For God has placed you in this family for a purpose: pray that your salvation will be blessing to me and I to you.


Remember! You are the Priest of your family. So allow God’s redemptive plan to be accomplished through you. Amen ??.

Monday 25 May

 

*Family protection :*

The Bible says no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17

 

1) we are all facing some type of a weapon that is fighting against us: it could be a spiritual, physical or financially weapons. 


- Pray that whatever weapon the enemy has raised against you, God will raise a greater shield to cover you.
-Let's pray that God will continue protecting our family members even during this challenging season.
- Pray that you will be the solid rock of the church (not the building) the world can see; and because God is building his Rock solid church in you; No gates of hell shall prevail against you (Math 16:18).
? Amen

Sartuday 23 May


(James 1:12) (Revelation 3:20) (James 1:4) 
 Salvation is promised when we show Christ like endurance. We are blessed when we endure and when we stand the test, we will receive the crown of life.

 

God promises to protect us by keeping us from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

 

 Endurance breeds spiritual  maturity, we become complete therefore not lacking anything. We become who God created us to be by enduring trials and tribulations before us.

 

*Prayer point:* As the week comes to an end let us pray for individual salvation, Spiritual growth and God’s protection from the pandemic 
Above all let us pray for the ability to endure all the trials and tribulations  associated with the Covid 19 pandemic.


​Thank you for allowing me into your prayer closets this week, may the good Lord protect you and keep you safe.

*#EnduranceIsaChristianVirtue*
*#EnduranceDuringThePandemic*
*Madawu*

Friday 22 May


Enduring originates from God  (2 Corinthians 1:8-9) (Colossians 1:10-11)

 

God is the One who gives endurance and encouragement so that we are enabled to glorify Him. When we endure trials and tribulations, we should rely on God the Father rather than relying on ourselves. He is also with us every step of the way for He promised He will never leave nor forsake us.

With God on our side we continue to live lives that are worthy of the Lord and pleasing in every way as well as bearing fruit in every good work.

 

Since we strive to be Christ-like may the Lord God direct our hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

*Prayer point:* Let us pray for great endurance and patience and joyfully give thanks to God.
Also seek to have Christ-like endurance
 
*# EnduranceIsaChristianVirtue*
*# EnduranceDuringThePandemic*
*#Madawu*

Thursday 21 May

 

 (Mark 13:13) (Hebrews 10:36)
God is trustworthy, and so is His Word. He is faithful.  .
If we endure trials and tribulations on earth, we will reign with Him. By enduring, we renounce worldly things we feel are worthy and we have exalted above Christ.


God is faithful to keep His promises and His Word.  We endure with Him in faith, counting on Him worthy of living with and reigning with Him.

 
God is faithful to keep His promises that if we endure, we will live and reign with Him.

 

Let us not forget that Endurance is a Christian virtue

*Prayer point:* Let us give thanks to the Lord whose promises are yes and amen thus boldly standing on the promise that we will live and reign with Him eternally.
 
*#EnduranceIsaChristianVirtue*
 *#enduranceDuringThePandemic*
*#Madawu*

Wednesday 20 May

 

Endurance in spiritual warfare* (Ephesians 6:10-18) (1 Peter 5:8)

The devil is like a roaring lion looking for whom he may devour. He will not stop pursuing us and we are not to give up on fighting him. There are occasions where it seems he is winning but as children of God, we must remember that we are fighting from the winning side. The enemy will throw infirmity, poverty, lack, discouragement, hatred and all evil on us. We must put on the full armour of God as we are at war. God is with us in this battle and He has given us all we need for this battle that we all experience. At the end we will remain standing- only if we endure and not give up.

 

We are to endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. just like a good soldier we must have discernment and be aware and be not ignorant of the devil’s devices. Know who and what you are fighting, put on the correct armour and fight till the end. Spiritual victory is yours when you endure till the end.

*Prayer point:* Let us pray for the full armour of Christ to enable us to fight against the devil’s schemes.
*# Enduranceduring thePandemic* *#EnduranceisaChristianvirtue* 
*#Madawu*

Tuesday 19 May 

 

*Endurance of faith*  (James 1:2-4) (John 16:33) (Romans 8:37-39)

 

Our faith is at its highest when all is well and good; but life is not always good. Even Jesus warned us that in this world we will face trials and tribulations, but we are to be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world. When faced with difficulties; most of us lose our faith in God, we become discouraged and even think that God has left us and has stopped loving us.

This is the time to build on our faith and remind those around us that Jesus will never leave nor forsake them. The Bible says “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We will pull through and come out victorious at the end of this pandemic because we are loved, and nothing will separate us from his love. Just endure in your faith.

 

*#Prayer point:* As children of God we are encouraged to pray for each other to  endure  all trials and tribulations with faith regardless of what is going on around us.
*# EnduranceIsaChristianVirtue*
*# EnduranceDuringThePandemic*
*#Madawu*

Monday 18 May 2020

*Theme for the week:* Endurance during the Pandemic
*Day 1*  


Endurance as a Christian virtue    (Galatians 6:9- 10) (Hebrews 10:36)

 

As children of God we are called to endure in the face of trials and tribulations and those who endure are promised a reward. In all we do for the Lord we are to carry on until we have accomplished our goals or what the Lord has purposed us to do.

 

What is endurance?
It is the ability to withstand hardships or adversity especially the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity.

 

Not only do we need endurance in hardships rather in doing good as well. During this pandemic, every one of us has been affected one way or the other i.e. health, finances, relationships and even our coming together as Christians to worship and fellowship.

 

Let us continue to look after one another in this difficult time
 
*#Prayer Point:* Let us pray for endurance not to grow weary.
  *#EnduranceIsaChristianVirtue*

Saturday 16/5/2020

Hallelujah praise God.

 

Thank You Father for the Precious Blood of Jesus.

 

The Blood of Jesus that was shed once for all as the Blood of bulls and goats could not take away sins. Because Jesus was sinless, only He could provide atonement for us by becoming a curse for us on the Cross. He went to the Cross willingly. God's great love for us.

 

We can now approach the Throne of Grace with confidence as the veil (flesh) has been split in the middle, from top to bottom.

 

The Precious Blood of Jesus set us FREE from the curse of sin and death.


We are declared Righteous because of the Blood. Through the Blood of Jesus, we have forgiveness of sins. We have Justification, sanctification, Cleansing, Peace, nearness to God

 

Eternal Life, we are overcomers by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony and we have Everlasting Life. 

His Blood reconciled us back back to God.8
Gal 3:13, Rms 3: 25 - 26,  Heb 12: 1 - 2,  Matt 27: 51, Heb 10: 20,  Heb 4: 15 - 16, Heb 9 : 26, Eph 1: 7,  1 Cor 15: 54,  Rms 8:37, 1 Cor 15: 57, Mtt 26: 28,
Rms 5: 5 - 9, Heb 10: 14,  Eph 2 : 13, Col 1: 20

Worthy are You Lord, our Lord, to receive glory and honour and dominion, for You created all things, by Your will they were brought into being and were created. Amen. Rev 4: 11

Friday 15/5/2020
Hallelujah praise God.

 

In Exodus 12: 23 each household was instructed to kill a young lamb without blemish and smear the Blood on the top beam and both sides of the door frame. 

 

When God 'Passed Over' the house and saw the Blood, the destroyer was not allowed to destroy them, they were protected by the Blood.

In Leviticus, the book of the "do's and don'ts" Aaron and his sons were chosen by God to perform the atonement rites. These sacrifices were done year after year. 

 

Blood sacrifices was God's love for Israel. It did not take away Israel's sins but made it possible for them to have fellowship with A Mighty God. It was a foreshadow of Jesus the Sinless Lamb of God,Who became  our Perfect Sacrifice. Hallelujah, glory to God.


John 1: 29,  Rev 5: 6- 14, 1 pet 2:24,  Heb 9: 22,  Heb 10: 14.


We thank God for the power of the Blood of Jesus and what It has done for us. Made us joint heirs with Christ Jesus, seated us in heavenly places. And we stand righteous before God.
What a lot we've got to thank the Lord for.
 Hallelujah.

Have a blessed and joyful day.

Thursday 14/5/2020  

Hallelujah praise the Lord
Worthy are You Oh Lord our God.
God asked Abram to bring a three year old heifer, a three year old she goat, a three year old ram, a turtled dove and a young pigeon, which Abram cut in the middle and placed the halved pieces opposite each other, but the birds were not cut. The creatures had to have no blemish on them at all.

Abram falls into a deep sleep after he does what the Lord told him to do..God Himself passed between the halved animals sealing the Covenant which was irreversible as they were bound together in Blood.

Through this Blood oath,  God said to Abram,  He would multiply him exceedingly and make him a "Father of many nations" and also changed his name from Abram to Abraham -  

 

This Covenant brings us so many blessings when we recognize and understand how powerful the Blood is.
We are part of the Many Nations that were promised to Abraham.

 

Jehovah God commanded Abraham to circumcised every male which was the outward sign of the Blood Covenant. 
The Covenant was established with Isaac even before Isaac was born.

Abraham believed God and received his promise. So strong and powerfully binding is the Blood.
Gen 15: 9 - 10,  12: 5, Lev 1: 3,
Gen 28: 11,  15: 12 - 16,  2: 21,
Jer 34: 18 - 19,  Gen 17: 5 - 9à, Gen 17: 9b - 14,  21: 4,  John 7 - 22,  Acts 7: 8, Rms 4: 11  
Gen 17: 21,  Gen 26: 2 - 5.
We thank God for the Blood, there is power in the Blood.
Hallelujah.
Have a very, very blessed day.

 

The Blood sacrifice Covenant

Wednesday, 13/5/2020

Hallelujah praise God.

 

As Noah went into the ark  which God told him to build, he took with him two of each kind of clean male and female animals and birds .  He was also instructed to take seven of each  clean and unclean male and female animals, birds, and creeping creatures. The clean animals and birds would be used for burnt offerings unto God after the flood  which God brought upon the earth  to destroy every living thing because humanity had become so wicked, they had lost their true direction.

 

Noah walked with God was in constant fellowship with God. Noah believed in God, he had faith in God.
After the flood Noah built an altar to offer up a Blood sacrifice to God for saving him and his family. He showed his gratitude.

The Blood is precious , so precious that God told Noah not to eat flesh with Blood in it as life is in the Blood. Life is in the Blood.
 hallelujah.  
Gen 6:9  Gen 6: 13 - 22  
Gen 8: 20  Heb 11: 7  Heb 9: 10

We thank God that in all we do, let us have a right attitude, of thankfulness and gratitude and joy. May God be glorified in us today.
Have a very blessed day.

Tuesday 12 May 2020
Hallelujah praise God.

 

Cain and Abel offered sacrifices to God. Cain's was rejected but Abel's was accepted. 
Cain's vegetable offering was the fruit of his own effort, a rebellious  offering of not wanting to be under God's covenant. Just as Adam's attempt to use fig leaves to cover himself was rejected so was Cain's. Abel's sacrifice was received as it was a Blood  sacrifice which was pleasing unto God. It was a sacrifice made out of humility because he acknowledged his guilt, whereas Cain was self righteous. When God accepted Abel's sacrifice, He also accepted Abel. 
God Himself established the Blood sacrifice.
Abel by faith accepted God, but Cain rejected God's ways and became a fugitive.
Scriptures: Gen 4: 4, 5 ,  
Lev 3: 16,  Heb 11: 4,  Heb 11: 6

 Let us continue to pray for understanding of the Blood covenant.

Have a blessed day.

Monday 11 May 2020

Hallelujah praise God.

 

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. And let us thank God for the Blood of Jesus.
The theme this week is the Blood Sacrifice.

 

In Genesis 3: 21 God made garments of skin for Adam and Eve. Innocent animals were sacrificed to cover their nakedness  and atone for their sin, when they rebelled against God by listening to the lie of the serpent  in the Garden of Eden. Gen 3:21,   3: 27

Nothing else could cover them. Their own efforts of using leaves to cover themselves was a very poor substitute. The skin covering was a foreshadow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice. Gal 3: 27.  We must be clothed with Christ.
Our own efforts avail nothing.

 

Innocent blood had to be shed.
This points to Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb of God. John 1: 29 Hallelujah.
Let our prayer be for a deeper understanding of the Blood Sacrifice. 
Have a blessed day all.

SATURDAY-09.05.2020

GOD HAS SPOKEN.
 HALLELUJAH  !

Bazalwane thank you for all the prayers said during this week. God has heard us and He has delivered His message to us through our Evangelist.

Thank you Mr Mlilo for
 such powerful word yesterday and thank you very much for your encouragement . 
We will listen to that small voice - the voice of God. 

I wouldn't want to say much today.  I just want us to absorb what we heard yesterday.
 
Bazalwane it is now up to us to put into practice the word that we have heard so far.

Also we are blessed that we still have access to the preaching of the word even in these harsh times. 
Hallelujah.  
Praise the Lord. 

Let us continue to pray that even today and tomorrow God uses him in a mighty way and also that God continues to reveal Heavenly secrets to him.
Amen.

Bazalwane this is the last day of our devotionals with me .
May the grace of God be with you all. 
Amen ?
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
Amen ??

8 May 2020 - FRIDAY. 

 

DRAWING CLOSER TO GOD AS WE APROACH OUR REVIVAL.

WAITING IN PRAYER AND PRAISES. HALLELUJAH !

My dear brethren we thank God for feeding us with His word again  this week and we thank Him for all the instructions that He has given us so far.

We thank God for all the prayers that have been said in every household.  
If there is one prayer that you think God heard , it means that all the prayers which you said God has heard them. Then rejoice in the lord and be exceedingly glad . 

We thank God for keeping us alive until the time of our REVIVAL . 
We thank God that He was in control  of everything that happened this week and that He directed our steps.

Brothers and sisters i don't want to bombard you with the word today. 
I would like us this time to prepare ourselves for the Service which takes place this evening. 

You know how you prepare yourself for God's Throne of Grace. Some people sing praises to draw themselves closer to God. Others pray.

 From now until the start of the service please let us do everything we can that draws us  closer to God so that the Devil does not divert our thoughts and our minds from our spiritual thinking. 

Let's not forget  that singing praises to God is the same as praying to God too. 

I will post some of the songs that when i start singing them it's hard to stop.

Bazalwane let's not forget to ask God to elevate us to a higher  level of faith . 

As Christians we grow . We don't remain in the same grade or place if i may say. Asiyisebenzeleni iNkosi.( let's work for the Lord) Let's all be busy in His vineyard. The harvest  is plentiful but the labourers  are few.
Hallelujah ? 

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hallelujah ??

#MrsSNcubeSr

THURSDAY.
7 May 2020
THANKS GIVING DAY.

Good morning brethren.  I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Bazalwane it brings great joy to know that we dedicated our time to our Father in Heaven and He has heard our requests. 

Today we are not requesting we are giving thanks to our Father in Heaven because He has heard our prayers.

We have called on Him and He has heard us. 
   Psalm 116 v1
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice he heard my cry for mercy.

We thank God for His wonderful promises: He says , ask you will be given . Seek , you will find . Knock it shall be opened to you. 

Today we have crossed the red sea and we are rejoicing singing hymns like the children of Israel when they came to dry land after crossing the Red Sea 

Today we thank God that He is truly with us in every and in any storm. Hallelujah. And he fights our battles. 

We thak God that He does not sleep or slumber.  He keeps watching over us. Psalm 121 
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 
5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand.

We thank the Lion of the tribe of Judah that He came here on earth and took the body of a human being so as to die for our sins. Hallelujah. 

Bazalwane let us thank God for His unconditional love because while we were yet sinners Christ died for us .
Hallelujah. 

From the filthy rags he has clothed us with His own righteousness . Hallelujah. 

With His oil  He has anointed us and our cup overflows. 
Psalm 133.

Thank you father that even during this revival you will lay for us a table in the presence of our enemies. Hallelujah.
 Psalm 23
 
We thank God in Jesus name,that He has restored back the glory that the devil stole from us  In the garden of Eden. Hallelujah.

Let us thank God that he knows us one by one and he satisfies our needs. Our names are written on the palm of His hand and they are continually before Him. Hallelujah. 

Bazalwane tomorrow is our great day.  
Are we ready ? 
Have we filled our lamps with oil ? 
Are we ready to be changed by this REVIVAL  ? 

If myself and  yourself harden our hearts it is entirely our choice whether we do the Lord's will or we follow our deceitful heart's. Don't forget that God says the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things, who can know it.

Can we say like Joshua that  Me and my house we will serve the living God.  

Bazalwane once again let us not fear the devil or anything that comes by him because trying as he may, the devil will never be able to form a weapon that will prosper against our unstoppable God. Hallelujah .

Lastly let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is our reward in heaven if we truly receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

Jesus says; you are my friends if you do whatsoever i command you.

Will you be Jesus's friend? 

From now on , are you going to do whatsoever He commands you ?

 Hallelujah ???

6 May 2020-WEDNESDAY
FAST AND PRAY- GOD IS LISTENING . PRAY WITHOUT CEASING ??????

Father we come to you in Jesus's Christ name , thanking you for everything that you continue to do for us . Thank you for the lives that you give us everyday. Amen.

Once again,good morning Church. May the Lord hear us as we cry to Him today. 

Bazalwane let us pray that the Lord reveals himself to us.
Let us pray that the Lord shows us His ways. In Psalm 25 David says: show me your ways Oh Lord.

Let us pray that God shows us how unworthy we are and that we are nothing but unclean people who have been defiled by sin. Paul says : Oh wretched man that i am, who can deliver me from this body of sin ? Thanks be to God who deliveres me through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Anything that tells you and me that we are righteous is deceiving us. For God says: our righteousness is as filthy rags.

Let us today plead with God for His grace and for as long as we live. Like Jacob of old when he wrestled with the Angel: He said to the Angel, I will not let you go unless you bless me.

We cannot say that we are good when God says that we all have sinned and come short of His glory. Hallelujah. 

Today bazalwane let us ask God to revive us and we shall be revived. In Psalm 85v6 David says; Will you not revive us again Oh Lord that we may rejoice in you.

Bretheren after this revival we should be found rejoicing in the Lord. Hallelujah. 

Let us ask God to make us how He wants us before His eyes. He is able.

Bazalwane let us be kind to our God breathed souls by allowing the word of God to work in us ,we should not harden our hearts.

Also if we die in our sins it means that there is no eternal life for our souls. Luke in his Gospel says : I tell you unless you repent you will all perish.

Let us call on the Lord Jesus Christ today : Oh Jesus thou son of David have mercy on me. That is the cry of a poor sinner like you and me. The bible says everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 

Let us pray that by Sunday everyone will know their God given purpose . Everyone has a purpose.

Let us pray that the Spirit of God speaks to us during this REVIVAL - and Samuel answered; speak Oh lord for your servant heareth. Let us pray that we hear God speaking to us as Samuel did.
 
Let us continue to pray for the power of God to be manifested in our Evangelist and his crew 
(the Moderators)
Let us pray that the lord prepares them for this revival. Let us pray for inward peace , peace that transcends all understanding .Let us pray that the Lord uses them mightily these 3 days and always.

Let us pray that the Lord shows us our God given purposes. There are many many God given purposes in the house of God. You can be a cleaner , leader, preacher, encourager, prayer warrior ( praying for other people and the church ) , setting up the house of God ( chairs ) , providing teas and coffees, your love , your attendance. We dont automatically get into these but it must be God given. Is my purpose , your purpose God given ? 

Don't mind about the storm . You are not alone Jesus is with you all the time . Hallelujah !  

Lastly let us pray for the salvation of our souls.

Master, we are perishing , save us.
Hallelujah ?

TUESDAY 5 MAY 2020
FIGHT ON. NEVER GIVE UP. 

Bazalwane we thank God that we are alive and that we are still able to glorify His name. Hallelujah ??
Let us march on soldiers. Let us march on prayers warriors.  Dont leave your armour ( the word of God )behind as you have to destroy the strongholds of the devil as you go along in Jesus name. Fight the devil with the word as you march towards the throne of grace on Friday.  We are winners in Christ our Lord bazalwane. We are conquerors in Jesus name. As we pray let us pray for our Evangelist Nkosi Mlilo that nothing evil stands on His way . The devil knows that many souls will be won to the truth during this time. He knows that we are winning the battle in Jesus name .Let us pray that the Lord speaks to us through our Evangelist.  Bazalwane God has a great message for us . Let us be ready to receive it and practice it. After all the devil knows that he was defeated at the cross but bazalwane he doesn't stop trying let us pray that all the alters of Satan are destroyed, meaning all the demonic alters . Let us march on children of God let us not be afraid of a dead kingdom, the kingdom of the devil. Uyasethusela nje. Bazalwane am sure we can't wait for this big day when we will be encouraged to find our God given purposes in the storm or really in the storms because these storms don't just come they pour. Bazalwane this is not a bread and butter kingdom.  We have to fight for it . Let us pray heavily for the young man . The devil is shaking already because we are a big army. Hand in hand let us march together peacefully and in Spirit towards our victory. The lord will receive us and he will have mercy on us if we humbly and wholeheartedly confess our sins to Him. He will abundantly pardon us and show us our purpose. Hallelujah.
Lastly God willing as we were told that tomorrow is Fasting and Praying day. Please read the word so that we are able to defeat the enemy with the word. Remember when Jesus was tempted by the devil. He fought him back with the word and the devil was defeated.

Scriptures:
Ephesians 6v12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Psalm 51v17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit , a broken and a contrite heart .These, O God, You will not despise.
Luke 11v28
Blessed are those that hear the word and practice it.
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Monday 4 May 2020
     CLEARING OUR CONSCIENCES AS WE APPROACH OUR REVIVAL.
 
Are our consciences clear ? Are we not having feelings of being guilty ? Bretheren it is only us who can deal with our consciences as did the Prodigal  son when his conscience was quickened. He straightaway went back to His father for forgiveness. 
Bretheren ,God has quickened the consciences of all those who believe in Christ. Ours is to listen and act.  Are we not approaching the Throne Of Grace at our REVIVAL burdened with guilty consciences?  Are we going to stand before God with guilty  consciences ? For how long shall we have a feeling of guilt playing up at the back of our minds ?  If you and myself have sleepless  nights because of a guilty conscience  let us act now. We are blessed to hear that small voice from our inner man which stands to encourage us to do what is right . Hallelujah. 
2 Timothy 1v3
Paul says , I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my ancestors.  
Brethren there is great need to serve the Lord with a clear conscience.  And as we approach this very important time in our church calendar- OUR REVIVAL , for us to benefit from God's word that will be preached we should get rid of anything that hinders our concentration . It's hard to concentrate when we have unpleasant things playing up in our minds. Let us use our REVIVAL time wisely by humbling ourselves and doing the right thing which is God's Will. 
John 8v9 says , And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last. Here are the men who listened to their consciences they left one by one when they realised that they were as bad as the woman who had committed adultery.
Also 1 Timothy 3v9 says , They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.  Bretheren with a clear conscience we will always be truthful and honest in what we do and say. 
One writer says , if your conscience troubles you, rejoice for God is speaking to you. Don't let your heart be heardened- keep your conscience clear and be blessed ?

 



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