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Die Vreemdeling


Is jy ‘n Christen?

Weet jy wat die Bybel ons leer oor die vreemdeling?

God leer Sy mense om nooit vreemdelinge te mishandel of te onderdruk nie, maar om hulle lief te hê (Deuteronomium 10:19).

Jy mag ook die vreemdeling nie kwel of hom verdruk nie, want julle was vreemdelinge in Egipte (Eksodus 22:21).

The Foreigner

Hy maak dit ook baie duidelik dat ons ook vreemdelinge kon gewees het wat dit ook sou verkies het om goed behandel te word, of vreemdelinge is wat goed behandel wil word.

Dit is dus baie hartseer om te sien hoe ons Suid-Afrikaanse broers en susters die vreemdelinge haat, dis-respek en ook woede en frustrasie teenoor hulle ontwikkel het. Ek wou nie Jesus wat gesê het dat ons selfs ons vyande moet liefhê hier aanhaa nie, omdat hierdie vreemdelinge nie veronderstel is om as ons vyande gesien te word nie. Suid-Afrika het die grootste geleentheid ooit om gedurende hierdie tyd die lig te wees soos voorspel deur baie.

God het ‘n hart vir die vreemdeling (Deuteronomium 10:18) en Sy opdrag vir Sy mense is om hulle lief te hê, te ondersteun en vir hulle te sorg (Levitikus 19:10; 23:22). Hy het dit duidelik gemaak dat die vreemdelinge en die mense van ons eie nasionaliteit op dieselfde manier behandel moet word en dieselfde verwagtinge kan hê van die mense wat hulle hul lewens mee deel (Levitikus 24:22; Númeri 9:14; 15:15).

Dit is eintlik ons plig om te sorg vir die vreemdeling en om seker te maak dat hulle nie ly terwyl hulle tussen ons woon nie (Levitikus 25:6; Deuteronomium 24:21). As Suid-Afrikaners moet ons bely omdat ons hierdie mense so hard, negatief en openlik onbeskof behandel het. Hulle is hier om by ons te leer en die seëninge van God te geniet, terwyl ons hulle leer van die God van liefde.

Want Ek was honger, en julle het My iets gegee om te eet; Ek was dors, en julle het My iets gegee om te drink; Ek was ‘n vreemdeling, en julle het My gehuisves; (Matthéüs 25:35).

Ek bid dat ons van hierdie geleentheid gebruik sal maak en dit sal aangryp sodat ons die God van liefde met elkeen van hulle sal deel!

Gebed:
God van genade en barmhartigheid ons het berou omdat ons toegelaat het dat die leuens van die wêreld ons verblind het in so ‘n mate dat ons die vreemdeling met haat en minagting behandel het. Vergewe hierdie dwaasheid van ons en help ons om te herstel wat ons vernietig het. In Jesus Naam, Amen!

The Foreigner


Are you a Christian?

Do you know what the Bible teaches regarding the foreigner?

God taught His people to never mistreat or oppress foreigners, but to love them  (Deuteronomy 10:19).

You shall neither mistreat a foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt (Exodus 22:21).

The Foreigner

He also makes it clear that we might have been, or are, foreigners who also would have wanted, or wants, to be treated well.

It is therefore very sad to see how our South African brothers and sisters have developed hate, disrespect, anger and frustration towards the foreigners. Jesus said that we should love even our enemies, but these foreigners are not even  supposed to be viewed as our enemies at all. South Africa has the greatest opportunity during these times to be the light, as prophesied by many.

God has a heart for the foreigner (Deuteronomy 10:18) and instructed His people to love, support and care for them (Leviticus 19:10; 23:22). He made it clear that the foreigners and the people of your own nationality should be treated in the same way and have the same expectations from those they are sharing their lives with (Leviticus 24:22; Numbers 9:14;15:15).

It is actually our duty to care for the foreigner and to make sure they do not suffer while they are living amongst us (Leviticus 25:6; Deuteronomy 24:21). As South Africans we need to repent from being harsh, negative and outright rude to these people. They are here to learn from us and to enjoy the blessings of God, while we teach them about the God of Love.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35).

I pray that we will grab this opportunity and share the God of Love with each and every one of them!

Prayer:
God of mercy and grace we repent from being blinded by the lies of the world which caused us to treat the foreigner with hate and disrespect. Forgive our foolishness and help us to restore what we have destroyed. In Jesus Name, Amen!

If Revival Is Witheld


If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that, “It is not by might, but by My Spirit.”

Jonathan Goforth (February 10, 1859 – October 8, 1936, Canadian Missionary to China)

GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER 27 May 2012


‘Why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer? Shouldn’t we be praying every day?’

The primary purpose we gather is for the Glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations.

Following the example of the first believers who “joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14) until the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Global Day of Prayer is calling Christians from all nations to unite in prayer.

Indeed, the Bible commands us to ‘pray continually’ (1 Thes 5.17 NIV). As a Christian, prayer should be a constant discipline. Consistent, daily, prayer can be likened to food – it sustains us by keeping us, and our lives, connected to God. In this sense we need to pray daily just like we need to eat daily. However, even though we eat regularly there are some special occasions on which we gather for special meals. For example a special family celebration like a birthday, or perhaps a special time of the year, like Christmas. Those meals are more special because we intentionally gather to ‘eat together’.

The Global Day of Prayer is similar to a ‘special family meal’. On this day God calls His family to pray together, in small and large gatherings, all across the globe. The Global Day of Prayer is that one special day in the year where Christians from every tribe and tongue can pray together, humbling themselves and seeking God’s face (2 Chron 7.14).

So if we are praying every day then why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer?
We should do so because it is a special day, unlike any other, where we can pray with sisters and brothers all over the globe.

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)

Remember to plan the 10 days of continued prayer and fasting before and 120 days of generosity after this day.

Ten days of constant prayer: 17 – 26 May 2012. Starting on the 17th, millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to the Global Day of Prayer, following the pattern of Christ’s followers before the first Pentecost.

The Global Day of Prayer: 27 May 2012. Christians in many countries will assemble to pray. Many will gather in small groups such as prayer groups, homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places, television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers even more.

Ninety days of blessing: 13 June – 10 September 2012. As in the first Pentecost, transformed Christians transform their communities as they offer themselves to God as instruments through which their prayers can be answered. The Global Day of Prayer anticipates the forming or furthering of local alliances among pastors, churches, missions and business leaders, to bring practical, transformational blessing to their communities. This is where prayer becomes a lifestyle.

More info http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/

http://www.transformationafrica.com/

Bid vir Suid Afrika vir 1 min.


Iemand êrens het eenkeer genoem dat as Christene werklik die volle omvang van die krag wat beskikbaar was deur gebed kon besef, ons sprakeloos sou staan.

Gedurende die tweede wêreldoorlog was daar ‘n adviseur van Churchill wat ‘n groep mense bymekaargekry het om op ‘n vasgestelde tyd elke dag dit wat hulle gedoen het net so gelos het en vir ‘n volle minuut lank gebid het vir die veiligheid van Engeland, haar mense en vir vrede.

Daar is nou so ‘n beweging aan die groei in Suid Afrika. As jy dalk wil deelneem: Elke aand om 9 uur, stop dit waarmee jy besig is vir ‘n minuut en bid vir die veiligheid van Suid Afrika, ons mense en vir ‘n terugkeer na Jesus en na Goddelike waardes.

Pray for South Africa for 1 min.


Someone once said that if Christians really want to experience the power that is available through prayer, they will be speechless.

During the 2nd world war an advisor from Churchill got a group of people together to pray at a specific time every day to pray for 1 full min. They will then leave everything they do that very moment and pray for 1 full min for the safety of England, their people and for peace…

There is now such a group in SA who is praying every night at 09h00 pm for 1 min – would you like to be part of this group? STOP everything you doing at 09h00 pm every night and pray for the safety of our people in SA – for people to return to God and for Christian values.

BID VIR SUID-AFRIKA!!!


Ons moet nooit ophou om vir ons land te bid nie. Bid sommer daar waar jy nou sit.
Voeg ook onderaan by ‘komentaar’ enige gebede vir ons land wat jy op jou hart het.
Nadat jy gebid het, kan jy sommer hierdie gebed aan iemand anders stuur.

BID SAAM :

Hemelse Vader ons bid vir al ons kerk leiers dat U hulle ook sal vergewe en hulle weer ‘n kanaal vir U Woord sal maak. Gee hulle weer ‘n Woord van U vir die mense van Suid-Afrika. Gee hulle weer ‘n hart vir die mense van Suid-Afrika.

Vader ons bid vir vergifnis van ons sonde. Ons glo dat U Seun Jesus Christus vir ons volkome betaal het. Vergewe ons dat ons U Gees bedroef het. Kom neem weer U regmatige plek in, in ons lewens.

Ons bid dat U die mense se geestelike oë en ore sal oopmaak. Gee U kinders ‘n passie vir verlore mense. Ons vra vergifnis vir die onreg wat ons as ouers teen ons kinders gepleeg het deur dat ons hulle teleur gestel het. Ons vra ook vergifnis as kinders vir die kere waar ons ons ouers swak en sleg behandel het.

Ons bid dat U die mense in Suid-Afrika genadig sal wees en sal seën. Ons bid vir al die besighede in Suid-Afrika, dat U hulle voorspoedig sal maak en dat U hulle ontvanklik sal maak om te gee vir U werk in Suid-Afrika en die res van die wêreld. Vergewe ons dat ons so self gesentreerd en gemaksugtig is.

Ons DANK U vir reën wat reeds geval het en bid dat U genoeg reën sal stuur na plekke wat smag daarna. Ons bid vir ons boere dat U ook vir hulle sal onderneem.

Ook dat U alle Suid-Afrikaners sal beskerm teen al die geweld. Ons bid ook vir die wat geweld pleeg en vir die wat in die gevangenis is, dat U genade sal betoon. Help ons om te vergewe en te vergeet soos U ons vergewe.

Ons bid vir herlewing en dat U NAAM weer geëer word. Dat U koninkryk sal kom in Suid-Afrika.

Ons bid vir ons politieke leiers, en ons bid vir ‘n Godvresende regering en leier, wat op God vertrou. Ons bid ook vir ‘n Godvresende Suid-Afrika. En ons bid dat ons regering weer op U sal vertrou. Ons erken dat ons afhanklik is van U en dat ons nie sonder U kan bestaan nie.

Ons bid dit in die Naam van JESUS CHRISTUS, ons Here en verlosser.

Amen

A National Week of prayer against crime, violence and corruption: 23-29 November 2009


Dear Friends

We are calling the nation to a week of intense prayer about the issue of violence, crime and corruption in our nation. All of us are effected by violence. Many suffer. People from all walks of life and in all suburbs and townships suffer. Women and children suffer through increasing domestic violence, caused by alcohol abuse and other forces that cause violence. Cape Town has been identified as the 5th most violent city in the world and Johannesburg is number 20. Corruption, crime, violence, violent crime, murder, rape, abortion, domestic violence, etc is rampant in our nation.

We want to encourage Christians to take 23-29 November to pray for one week with all seriousness, repentance and commitment about this.

We encourage all churches and 24/7 prayer watches nationwide to take this week to pray against crime, violence and corruption:

  1. Consider a week of night-and-day prayer – as church members to raise a night and day watch to cry out to God for mercy. We can provide material to churches that want to know how to establish a prayer room for one week.
  2. Organize as many prayer groups as possible during that week to gather for prayer to pray about these issues.
  3. You are welcome to use the prayer guidelines below as prayer pointers.
  4. Use the prayer pointers as a special edition in your prayer bulletin for the week of 23-29 November.
  5. Take time during the church services on 22nd and 29th of November to pray about this issue.
  6. Consider mass prayer meetings on the 28th, involving all churches in your community

Bennie Mostert (Jericho Walls Prayer Network)
Supported by Global Day of Prayer and NIRSA (National Initiative for Reformation in South Africa)

Prayer Pointers on Crime, Violence and Corruption

During the time of Noah, mankind had filled the earth with violence (Gen 6:5-13). The corrupted ways of mankind grieved the heart of God and He decided to intervene through the flood. Jesus prophesied that before His return to earth, it will be again “…as in the days of Noah…” (Luke 17:26). He also warned that when lawlessness increase, the love of many will grow cold (Matt 24:12). However, Jesus gave Himself for us, to redeem us from all lawlessness (Tit 2:14). Let us humble ourselves and ask again for a Divine Intervention in our times.

Draw near to the Throne of Grace with confidence…

  • Present yourself before the Throne as an instrument of righteousness (Rom 6:13)
  • Appeal to the Judge of all the earth to intervene and break the cycle of violence, hatred and revenge (Gen 18:25)
  • Allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart and confess also on behalf of all South Africans the following:
    • Abortion (abortion is murder of the innocent and it opens a spiritual door for violence and bloodshed in a society)
    • Violent crime causing bloodshed (armed robberies, murder)
    • Murder of families, children and elderly
    • Divorce (an act of violence – Mal 2:16)
    • Sexual violence against women and children (rape, assault, sexual harassment, prostitution) and incest in families
    • Domestic violence (verbal, physical and emotional abuse)
    • Corruption of moral values which causes violence (Gen 6:12-13)
  • Confess on behalf of all South Africans the following factors contributing to crime, violence and corruption:
  • Greed, anger, sexual lust, lust for power, alcoholism, drug-abuse, gambling (lottery, etc.), stealing, fraud. (Gambling is idolatry and it opens a spiritual door for corruption and crime in society – Isa.65:11-12)
  • Pray for the Blood of Jesus to cleanse the sins of the people of South Africa and to speak forgiveness (Heb.12:24). Pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to deliver South Africa from criminals, violent and corrupt people and for their salvation (2 Sam.22:3,49; Isa.59:1-16; Prov.29:26; Mic.7:2-7).
  • Pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem the lives of victims of violence, crime and corruption and to comfort them (Ps.72:14; Hab.1:2; Ezek.34:16). Pray that believers will separate themselves from anything and anyone that contribute to violence, crime and corruption and walk in holiness (Ps.17:4; Jer.22:3,13-17; Ezek 22:26; Mal.1:13).
  • Pray for righteous punishment for those who practice crime, violence and corruption (Zeph.1:9; Prov.21:15; Jer.10:24). Pray for the spirit of fear to be broken and to be replaced with the fear of the Lord (Jer.51:47; 2 Chron.19:7).
  • Pray for the human and demonic networks of violence, crime and corruption to be broken and to be exposed (Prov.3:31;16:29; Jam.3:15-16). Pray for a spirit of prayer and repentance to be poured out on us so that South Africa will turn back to the Living God (Jonah 3:8).
  • Pray for faithfulness in marriages and families (Mal.2:16). Pray for justice to be restored in South Africa (Ex 23:2; Ps 10:17,18 [18,19]).
  • Pray for the voice of God to be heard from the Church concerning violence and justice (Ps.72:2; Prov 2:6-9; Matt.5:16). Pray for every believer in every sphere of society to walk in righteousness and justice (Ezek.18:5-9; Mic.6:8; Col.3:5-7).
  • Pray for the Church to faithfully wait on the Lord Jesus and to pray until He restores justice (Hos.12:6; Luke 18:3-7). Pray for the Church to do everything to ensure that justice is enforced in this nation (Heb.11:33; Jam.1:17).
  • Pray for the favour of the Most High God in South Africa (Deut 32:4; Jer 7:5-8; Prov.14:34). Pray for God’s Kingdom to be established and His Will to be done in our nation.

Oproep tot ‘n tyd van vas en gebed vir die Verkiesing!


Die Oproep is vir almal wat deel wil wees (nie verpligtend nie).

Waarvoor vas en bid ons?

DIE 22ste APRIL 2009 STEM SUID AFRIKA
National Day of Prayer for elections
Tydens hierdie paar dae voor die verkiesing bid ons vir ons land, volk en nasie en spesifiek vir die verkiesing. Ons spreek God se wysheid, genesing, versoening en liefde uit oor ons land Suid Afrika.

NB! Die Here se vraag aan ons is:

KAN ‘n NASIE NA DIE HERE TERUGKEER?

Elkeen van ons moet bereid wees om ‘n verskil te maak in alles waarby ons betrokke is. Bid vir jou omgewing – werk, huis, woonbuurt, vriende, familie ens.

Gebed is een van die belangrikste elemente in die proses van transformasie.

Voorgestelde gebedstye:

  • Oggende (al is dit net vir 5 min.; indien moontlik 1 uur) Hand. 3:1
  • Middae (etenstye; 5 – 25 min.).
  • Aande (5 min. – 1 uur) Alleen of saam met jou familie.

Hou ‘n daaglikse dagboek van wat jy van die Here hoor en ervaar en leef dan in die seën daarvan.

Kom deel gerus met ons dit wat jy van die Here ontvang het.

GEBEDS AKSIE VIR SUID AFRIKA!!!


Bid sommer daar waar jy nou sit. Nadat jy gebid het, dan stuur jy hierdie gebed aan iemand anders.

BID SAAM :
Hemelse Vader ons bid vir berou en bekering. Vader ons bid vir vergifnis van ons sonde. Ons bid dat U die mense se geestelike oë en ore sal oopmaak.

Ons bid dat U die mense in Suid-Afrika genadig sal wees en sal seën. Ons DANK U vir reën wat reeds geval het en bid dat U genoeg reën sal stuur na plekke wat smag daarna.

Ook dat U alle Suid-Afrikaners sal beskerm teen al die geweld. En dat daar ‘n positiewe verandering in Suid- Afrika sal plaasvind.

Ons bid Vader dat U suid-afrikaners sal leer deur U Heilige Gees om ‘lewe’ te spreek en nie ‘dood’ nie Dat hulle sal besef in die mag van die tong is ‘lewe’ of ‘dood’ En suid-afrika kies lewe.

Ons bid dit in die Naam van JESUS.

Amen