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Learning to Buck the System


I get so frustrated when I see men think or act like sheep. Blindly & aimlessly following the norms of society or giving in to the pressure of society to think or behave in a certain way. When we go against the current of popular beliefs or established thought & doctrine all the sheep get nervous & unsettled & make us want to conform to the philosophy & traditions that imprisons them.

The system is able to suppress, oppress, & manipulate countless people because of their fear, shame, & guilt. But unless you learn how to buck the system you’ll never know the freedom of thinking or acting for yourself. Till you stop thinking or acting like a sheep the wolves will just wolf you down.

To buck the system is to do something different than what is expected; to resist authority or to fight against the usual way of doing something. People blindly follow the system or do what they are told to do without ever thinking for themselves. Just because you grew up being told this is how we do things around here does not mean that ought to do them. We need more free thinking people in the world to question the system & challenge the status quo.

Rules are many times just traditions handed down by men to control & manipulate the behaviour of others. I am not preaching anarchy here since there are obvious things we should never do…especially when they will mean pain or suffering to others. ALL THAT I’M SAYING IS THAT WHEN YOU SWIM WITH THE SHARKS YOU BETTER NOT THINK OR ACT LIKE A FISH…WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING WITH THE WOLVES YOU BETTER NOT THINK OR ACT LIKE A SHEEP!

Some of the most successful individuals in business, arts, or science were those who had learnt to buck the system & think & do for themselves. Just think how mankind could’ve suffered if freethinkers like Galileo had given in to the pressure of the Church to give up on his scientific discoveries. The world would have been in the dark ages for still a couple of more centuries.

I am not a wolf or a shark & I am neither a fish nor a sheep. But I have learned to buck the system & by Jove I will not relent or give in so that I can conform & make my sheep buddies less nervous. I am a dissident, a maverick, a non-conformist; not because I wanted it so but only because my eyes had opened up. Like Neo from the Matrix there came a day where I was unplugged & had suffered the disillusionment of that disconnection; that very same disillusionment had become the greatest moment of my development & life.

Many times I’m frowned upon, ridiculed or rejected because I buck the system. But I take solace with the fact that like so many great men & women before me I have learned to think for myself & refuse to be conformed to the patterns of this world. The religious would have you believe that to be such a man or woman is to risk the eternal damnation of your soul. Yet I find it fascinating that both Jesus & the apostle Paul went against the current of popular belief & established thought & doctrine of their time. For me they serve as a great inspiration to be a freethinking non-conformist just like them.

by Marcus Visser

Hy is Jesus


Daar’s ‘n kind vir ons gebore
Hy’s die Redder, Ons Verlosser
Halleluja, sing Halleluja
Hy is Liefde, Hy is Lewe
Hy het ons sondes kom vergewe
Halleluja, sing Halleluja

KOOR:
Elke knie sal voor Hom buig
Elke mond sal oor Hom juig
Hy is Jesus,
Hy’t gekom en ons vergewe
Hy is Jesus,
Hy’t gesterf dat ons kan lewe
Deur Sy bloed is ons vergewe
Hy’s die Weg die Waarheid d’ Lewe
Hy’t die prys betaal
Hy is Jesus
Hy’t gekom en ons vergewe
Hy is Jesus,
Hy’t gesterf dat ons kan lewe
Deur Sy bloed is ons vergewe
Hy’s die Weg die Waarheid d’ Lewe
Hy’t die prys betaal
Hy is Jesus

In ‘n stal is Hy gebore
En die wysemanne sing toe
Halleluja, sing Halleluja
Hierdie Kind bring nuwe Lewe
Hy bring Hoop Hy bring Vrede
Halleluja, sing Halleluja

KOOR X 3

© Juanita du Plessis EN Romanz

Remember!!!


You know what, I need help to remember! Maybe you need to be reminded also.

I tend to forget that we are invited into God’s rest daily. He wants us to come to Him, find rest in Him and be secure in Him. I need to be reminded of that like David wrote in Psalm 27:

One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.
(Psalms 27:4-5)

The invitation goes like this:

Today, if you hear His voice, enter into His rest.

The only thing that disqualify you from entering into His rest is disobedience and unbelief. This means that we must trust and believe that God invited us, and then enter in. We cannot enter into His rest as long as any of these negative sinful things rule our lives. BUT God invites us to come to Him. When we are willing to let go of these lies and trust completely in His unfailing love for us, we enter into His rest…

Jesus said:

If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will also be. And if anyone serves Me, the Father will honour him.
(John 12:26)

All to often we come to the Lord with a wish-list or a list of requirements. We “claim in Jesus name” and “demand his promises” over us. When will we realize that God’s will is done in our lives when we move into his presence? When will we realize that God wants us to be in Him so that He can have His way, His will be done in us?
C.A.M.

…In him we live and move and have our being…
(Acts 17:28)

The best place to be is with Jesus Christ. We need to be conscious of His Presence every minute of every day. Let us make an effort to start each day with Jesus and ask Him to help us to follow Him this day…!

Blessings
Thomas Dreyer

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Do you know the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?


Do we truly know God, does "The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" have any meaning for us?

The Israelites knew Him as "The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob", and they remembered who He is:

  • The Creator of all things,
  • The Saviour of the world,
  • The God who gave Abraham a son at the age of a 100,
  • The God who saved Isaac and Jacob’s families from famine,
  • The God who saved His people from Egypt,
  • The God who took His people through the Red sea,
  • The God who took His people through the wilderness and the desert,
  • The God who took His people through the Jordan river,
  • The God who took His people into His blessings and promises…

All of this displayed God’s greatness and magnificences and is carried in His name, "The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob"!

His name brought His people in awe, wonder and admiration, and they worshiped Him for who He is.

Each one of us needs to find this name of God, the NAME that makes you breathless just hearing or thinking it. The name that displays His awesomeness and magnificences, His love and compassion, His mercy and truth, a name that makes Him real to you…

We should have a look how this was done in the Bible

…hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to You for, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to fear You, as Your people Israel do , and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
(1 Kings 8:43).

…O Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens! Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings You have ordained strength, because of ones vexing You, to cause the enemy and the avenger to cease. When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have established; what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man, that You visit him? For You have made him lack a little from God, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet: all sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field; the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, and all that pass through the paths of the seas. O Jehovah, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
(Psalms 8:1-9).

I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
(Psalms 9:2).

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Jehovah, have not forsaken those who seek You.
(Psalms 9:10).

Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Jehovah, among the nations, and sing praises to Your name,
(Psalms 18:49).

I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.
(Psalms 45:17).

I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and I will wait on Your name; for it is good before Your saints.
(Psalms 52:9).

So I will sing praise to Your name forever, so that I may daily pay my vows.
(Psalms 61:8).

…To You, O God, we have given thanks, to You we have given thanks; for Your name is near, Your wonderful works declared.
(Psalms 75:1).

May you find God in your daily living, allowing Him to be come part of your life more and more…

Holy and magnificent Father,
Glorious and awesome is Your Name!
God, I need You
Open my eyes, my ears, my mind, my heart
That I may know, understand and comprehend
That I may see and hear more and more of You
Come and display Yourself to me daily
Become a God of reality
A God that is real to me…
Be my God and Saviour today
I pray in Jesus Name
Amen

Come To Him!


He is the author of eternal life! Those who have tasted of His goodness do not have a choice but to draw closer to Him. In Him alone dwells all the fullness.

..because all the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him…
(Colossians 1:19).

AND

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
(Colossians 2:9).

He is the God of the whole earth!

For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
(Colossians 1:16).

He is the One who decided that you and I should be born. It is His goodness that even today, right now, draws men and women all over the world into His Love. His heart still long to have fellowship with His creation as it was in Eden. Imagine that we know the very Creator of all, He is reaching out to you and me, calling out our names in the cool of the day, because He wants to be with us. Who could resist such a persistent and ardent lover? Continuously drawing us to come into deeper intimacy with Him! Never growing tired of sharing moments of love, joy and ecstasy with us. He wants us to TRULY KNOW HIM! Yes, he longs for us to LIVE HIM in this cold and dying world. Wanting to heal and empower us with His love so that we can ultimately point others to Him to experience Who He is.

If you find yourself on the outside looking in because you are dry, hurting, angry or not trusting Him enough – what ever your reason, the fact still remains He loves you and is waiting and longing to be kind to you. His arms are wide open, longing to embrace you and love you the way you are supposed to be loved. To be loved unconditionally, no matter what your past or current state looks like. We have EVERYTHING to gain if we do come to Him – The Lord Jesus!

Jehovah has appeared to me from afar, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you.
(Jeremiah 31:3).

AND

Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28).

With such a glorious invitation an invitation to live closer to THE GOD OF ALL THE EARTH WHO LONGS TO BE GRACIOUS TO ALL – I cannot help but ask: How can we not BUT come to Him?! No! Not just with the conditional bits we want to give but, with our all as He gave His UNCONDITIONAL ALL!

Hunkering na die volheid van lewe


Ons almal het al ‘n hunkering na iets groter gehad in ons lewens. Thomas á Kempis het in sy hunkering na die volheid van God gebid:

O EWIGE LIG, wat alle geskape helderheid oortref, flits voort U weerlig en verlig die binneste dieptes van my hart. Reinig, bemoedig, verlig, en vinkel my gees, sodat dit sal vasklou aan U in ekstase. Daardie gelukkig en hunkerende uur sal kom wanneer U my vervul met U teenwoordigheid en word alles in almal vir my (A Pattern for Life. Copyright © 1998:52).

Die Bybel leer ons:

God is lig en het geen duisternis in Hom nie (1 Johannes 1:5).

‘n Wetenskaplike tydskrif het die volgende van lig gesê:

Lig openbaar die wêreld aan ons, en ons smag daarna. Lig stel ons biologiese klokke en aktiveer in ons brein die sensasie van kleur. Lig voed ons deur die verskaffing van energie aan plante en inspireer ons deur reënboë en sonsondergange. Lig gee ons lewensveranderende toestelle, soos gloeilampe, lasers en optiese vesel. Wetenskaplikes verstaan nog nie ten volle wat lig is nie en weet nie tot wat dit in staat is nie, maar besef dit sal ons toekoms verlig.
o_magtige_lig
Ons menslike bestaan is deurdring met lig as ‘n hulpmiddel, ‘n draer van skoonheid, ‘n gewer van lewe. Lig was daar gewees vanaf die begin en sal daar wees tot aan die einde. Lig is onpeilbaar. Moderne fisika kan lig nie in kleiner deeltjies opgebreek nie. Lig is lig, suiwer, tog nie eenvoudig nie … (Joel Achenbach en Joe McNally).

God het gesê:

Laat daar lig wees! En daar was lig (Génesis 1:3).

Die lewe wat ons in Jesus het is hierdie lig (Johannes 1:4) en al verstaan ons nie alles van Jesus af nie deel ons in Sy lig, solank ons in Sy lig glo en wandel (Johannes 12:35-36).

Gebed:
O Magtige Lig, openbaar U aan my, Amen.