For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). It is our strong desire for all residents of the Republic of South Africa to live a blessed and fruitful life in an environment where justice and righteousness reigns. Our aim in this beautiful “Rainbow Nation” is to see people in all its cultural diversity living in peace, having a happy family life and live in freedom to serve one another in love.
"umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu": a person is a person through other persons, or I am because we are. A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality - Ubuntu - you are known for your generosity (Archbishop Desmond Tutu). With Nelson Mandela we conclude: Ubuntu does not mean that people should not address themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?
We believe in the perfection of the finished work of Jesus, the Christ with His first coming.
Jesus is much more than your Saviour. He is also your Deliverer and your King. Experience the maturity and the benefits of God’s spiritual Kingdom, already here on earth!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
While knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that really builds up the Church. (1 Corinthians 8:1). The ultimate manifestation of God’s power through the work of the Holy Spirit in us, is His love. Therefore He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. (Romans 5:5). So, let love be your highest goal! (1 Corinthians 14:1). For you have been called to live in freedom, freedom to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).
We should be determined to abide in Jesus the true vine, and to bear and produce fruit. To get that job done, we can ask anything what we desire, and it will be granted! This brings great glory to the Father (John 15).
Suffering is a struggle. It’s going to be a battle all the way. That’s why they are called “trials” and “testings.” Even when we understand the purposes and principles of suffering, and we know the promises of God’s love and concern given in the Word of God for handling suffering, dealing with the trials of life is never easy because suffering hurts.
The kingdom of God has come upon us with Jesus first coming (Matthew 12:28). The Kingdom of God during the whole New Testament period is spiritual and not of this world (John 18:36). Jesus became King with His first coming as written: He would raise up the Christ to sit on the throne of David (Acts 2:29-34), to fulfill the prophesy of the prophet Zechariah: Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King is coming to you (Matthew 21:5). With Jesus second coming He will hand over the spiritual Kingdom to the Father, which implicates the start of the visible Kingdom in its full glory (1 Corinthians 15:24). We are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household (angels) of God (Ephesians 2:18-22). We are the People of God, already seated with Him in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Please note here: "has blessed us", which means it has been finished 2000 years ago at the mighty cross. Jesus is finished and sitting on His throne now, so unpack and release that what is already available in Christ! We don't have to move God, God already has moved in Christ Jesus and He is waiting for us! The Kingdom of God is living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). For the Kingdom of God is living by God's power (1 Corinthians 4:20). Heavenly places are real. They are glorious dwellings of infinite revelation. It is the will of God that we enter them, that we be established there, and that we govern with Him from the heavens, while we live here on earth (Ana Méndez Ferrell).
We are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world (Ephesians 6:12). The enemy has been defeated because of the blood of the Lamb and by our testimony (Revelation 12:11). Satan and his demon angels are securely chained in their own dominion since Jesus took the victory at the mighty cross: And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day (Jude 1:6). God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son (Colossians 1:13).
The world will not get darker and darker until the very end, but the world will get lighter as humanity comes to God as written 'The gentiles (nations) shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising (Isaiah 60:3)'. The Church will not only rise within a dark world, but the dark world will respond to the glorious Church, 'for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14)'.
We are spiritual beings, having a human experience,... on the journey of a lifetime. We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), and in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body (Colossians 2:9-10). Jesus says: anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works (John14:12). Gods light and power is working through us as written: This precious treasure – this light and power that now shine within us – is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own (2 Corinthians 4:7). Aware of our weak bodies, impressed with His light and glorious power that shines within us and working through us! The Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world (1 John 4:4).
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.
HOW WE WORK
We help you to hear His voice, to discern His will, encourage you to obey and to eventually fulfil His dream for South Africa by being relevant in your world today. We aim to help you to enter into the maturity of the spiritual Kingdom of God here on earth, to play your role and avoid entering God's part. We help you to know and recognise your enemy, lead you into the process of spiritual warfare and into the process of victory for 'The enemy has been defeated by the mighty cross of Christ and our testimony'. In this way you will live a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).
STAND UP, RISE AND SHINE
The future of the Church is in Gods hand. The future will be 'God all in all' (1 Corinthians 15:28). So, stand up, rise and shine Church of all denominations. We are the Church, you are the Church. Anyone who believes in Me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart' (John 7:38). For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10). And now you are united with the One who was raised from the dead. As a result, you can produce good fruit, that is, good deeds for God (Romans 7:4).
Aspire to inspire … before you expire! Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God. Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, failures keep you humble, success keeps you growing, but only God keeps you going.
Hallelujah, our Lord reigns! Believe in the perfection of His finished work!