My Cape Town recent trip for a #MarathonRunnersRetreat 10km at #campsbay #tablemountain #karbonkelberg #ReconciliationDay

Good bye Neyi Zimu, Different Newspaper articles attached

Goodnight Neyi Zimu

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I'm glad I went to bit farewell #NeyiZimu

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Germiston Art Theater officially named after the slain Rhythm City Star actor Dumi Masilela.

Today 10/12/19, it was the official renaming of the New Germiston Theatre. Executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni and ANC Ekurhuleni regional chairperson Mzwandile Masina and the speaker of Council Alderman Patricia Khumalo have laid wreaths at the tree of remembrance to commemorate the lives of councillors who passed away while serving the city. At the funeral of the late Dumi Masilela the Ekurhuleni Municipality had made a commitment a year and half to Name the new Germiston Theatre in honour of the late actor.

The Rhythm City Star, who was killed in August 2017,was born and raise in the East Rand Ekurhuleni.  

I had an opportunity to attend this event as I was representing Pastor Thembi Hlophe and made sure I pass my message of condolences to Dumi’s mom and family.

It felt like a memorial service the mood was very sad.

I also met his fellow actors buddies an actor that many identify as Suffocate from Rhythm City also met Clement Maosa actor Zamokuhle Seakamela in the SABC1 soap opera, Skeem Saam, who was with Dumi Masilela’s mom at the time,

Tribute to the Late Pastor Neyi Zimu

The popular gospel star and pastor succumbed to his illness last night  on Wednesday 04 December 2019 at Busamed Modderfontein  Private Hospital.

Pastor Neyi Zimu had previously undergone chemotherapy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to treat mycosis
Speaking to the Sowetan, his wife, Dr Nelisiwe Zimu, said the disease had progressed quickly and they had to move forward with more intense treatments.
Before he could live his dream as Gospel Super Star for 10 years, Zimu was a sound engineer at the SABC. He then left his full-time job to pursue his passion and never looked back as he became self-employed and dedicating his time to music.
As I continue to pen this tribute to the Late Prophet Neyi Zimu born as Moses Gcinumuzi. He was raised in a small farm located in Sebokeng which is in the south of Johannesburg in 1970 .
As a child, he aspired to be a lawyer and a professional football player. Nevertheless, he started singing at six years and his musical career started in high school when he was discovered by a late friend.
Sharing the word of God through singing gave him great joy. He enjoyed reading the Bible, praying, and engaging in fellowship with other gospel artists, which has inspired and guided him in his everyday life. In One of his interview with the SABC, the songwriter said as a young child he had a vision of himself performing gospel and realizing his achievements as gospel singer was truly a dream come true.
His break through into the gospel industry started with the founding of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration, two Christian acts which have been at the forefront of establishing gospel music in South Africa.
On-going solo, the father of three said Joyous Celebration and Family Factory were large ensembles which threatened to swallow what he wanted to achieve. 
Alongside esteemed pastor Benjamin Dube, Zimu collaborated and released projects with Joyous Celebration over a span of 23 years. He went solo in 2007 with his first album, Ena ke Nako.
This was followed up by several bestselling albums, including I Trust in youThe Waiting are Over, Friends in Praise and more recently, Friends in Praise Volume 2 and Best of Neyi Zimu which was released in 2019 but His Career highlights should not not be limited to the above but also his recognition for performing the powerful a hit songs namely Jehova retshepile wena, lamb of God and Nathela Ft. Neyi Zimu & Omega Khunou who towards the end of the late Zimu’s life was performing all the events that he was billed to perform.
While Zimu was fighting cancer.
In total, Zimu had nine albums which also featured legendary gospel artists, such as Rebecca Malope, Wendy Mseleku, Sibongile Khumalo, Vuyo Mokoena and Sipho Ngwenya last but not least Omega Khunou.
Devout pastor at All Nations Revival Ministries
In 2006, Zimu founded All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand. As the lead pastor, he held regular sermons and spearheaded revival church projects which included charity causes, counselling, leading the worship team and mentoring young people.
He said being a pastor gave him a sense of belonging and the ability to be level-headed as his popularity grew.  
Before his passing, fans in the Vaal were in the process of hosting a prayer session this coming Sunday
Open-ended questions are often just the thing to get family and friends talking, and we’ve seen first-hand how great conversations lead to deeper connection. We saw during the last moments of Pastor Neyi Zimu, all the concerts he was supposed to perform there was a time set ,dedicated for Pastor Neyi Zimu’s prayers that were lead by omega Khunou who would perform all Zimu’s hit songs as he was very sick in the Hospital. I saw how even the twitter family connected in prayer praying for his speedy healing. I want to believe Zimu is resting in heaven from all the pains he was in all this time.

Billy Sigudla

Author

Looking back at Soweto Marathon 42 km 2019

Allow me to open my Soweto Marathon 42 km Experience with an opening paragraph of Charles Dickinson novel tale of two cities, mind you I already shared my photos and a video above for the race: It was the best of time, It was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility.

Within a month after I participated in the Sanlam Cape town Marathon 42 Km, time was upon me to challenge the Soweto marathon, I have never two marathons which are this close  before in my entire life for obvious reasons being I take six months to prepare for a 42 km marathon now when its two consecutive months it was a bit stain for me.

I had taken a break for the whole month after the Cape Town Marathon. I even forgot about the people’s marathon as Soweto Marathon is affectionately known.  Primarily because the people from Soweto and whole over the country gather on this day and line up from the start at the FNB Stadium the whole 42 km passing through the historic Vilakazi street where South Africa Struggle heroes used to sat i.e. the late Former President Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu back to the Stadium as the finish line supporting the participants or contenders of the Race.

Only a week left I got a call from my brother Musa Sigudla who has also joined Eskom Athletics Club that in a weeks time we will be challenging Soweto Marathon,it downed to  I have to start training preparing for the race however I was not fazed since I was fit after my previous marathon.

I thereby started training right away there by formulating an emergency running plan that was obviously different form my normally three days 20 km per day run to five days straight 20 km per day run. I had never done it before but my fitness level was promising and I was very convenient and especially after the whole month rest.

I went on with scheduled training untilthe big day Sunday the 3rd November 2019 time 05:30 .

As I started the marathon by seeding platform met new faces contenders of the same race that came from different provinces and different clubs of the country even elite runners from Africa and the rest of the world where available most likely at seeding A .we eventually got time extension of 15 minutes due to technical reasons. It gave us time to socialize and sharing all different aspects pertaining our origin to the training programs we follow and other wise the mood was very high as the organizers played different hit song which one of the most played was the famous Club Controller until before the race officially started the national Anthem was sung.

The start after the gun was not so much exciting as it was over crowded and I ended up waking the first kilometer however as time went by I managed to start running with my average pace 5  until 21 km and I had an injury. As I rested I realized a differently able person supporting the runners having South African Flag. There and there I stopped further two members of the Eskom Athletics club we stopped for total of 14 minutes socializing with this young man and taking pictures and finding out how is his over all state of health that he shared with us and he had the feeling of importance as we appreciated his affords and we where his guests. The pictures can explain further as his face was filled with excitement and hope as he now feels like he was belonging to the Eskom guardians Family. We even went as much as hoe the late former President Mandela made it possible to open ways for even disabled people to now get grants to make the state of living affordable.

I continued with my race after I changed my running shoes it took me another 14 minutes to change my running timing chip from the shoes I was using of the brand Nike to another shoes which are lighter and the brand was Adidas I had conquered a lot of hills with the former pair of shoes hence I got and injury and I could only run an average pace of 11 as I was nursing the injury. And the other challenge was the sun was very hot but the water spots that are set up every 5km made the heat bearable. Again at the end of Vilakazi street I had to continue running on hill tops tha made my Average pace to increase to 11 km I even met one radio station the christian radio station radio pulpit and happen to know the presenter Pastor Jack Motswetla who I stopped to greet and even afforded me time to share words of encouragement with fellow runners and the radio air ways.i continued with a much renewed spirit as I got a chance to fellowship.

As I continued with my race I got encouragement from the crowd now shouting Eskom you can make it, you are almost there. I went back to the average pace of 9 until the end of my race.

However when I got to the last five km I met my brother who was also running at his practiced pace and joined me up to the finish line.As we entered the FNB Stadium to reach the finish line I started a video to record and capture the finishing moments as they are extremely fun as I anticipated the crowd to shout Eskom again of which they did. As I approach the finish line the crowd shouted Eskom well done and I appreciated them by shouting back thank you South Africa.as we continue to run towards the last steps into the finish line the SABC commentator also started cheering us up on the speaker and said we have backwards runners wow as we came to the cross still shouting thank you to the crowd and the feeling was exhilarating, I never had such fun as I was with my little brother who was equally excited.

To share few live tweets I participated in whist running the race,

This brings me to the end of my experience thanks for reading this my experience of the 2019 Soweto marathon 42 km.

Billy Sigudla

Author

26th edition of Soweto Marathon 42km that took place on Sunday 03 Nov 2019,review by Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

I really enjoyed it! First the race was flat followed by a down hill then and up hill then going through the historic Vilakazi street where the struggle icon former South African President Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu resided in the township. Lots of entertainment – brass bands/samba bands/metal even the people of Soweto where out in numbers to offer support to the runners !! Such a well organized event to Enjoy!

#Sowetomarathon2019 we ready

@SowetoMarathon

This race It was special before the race I got a good luck from athletics executive :

See: https://twitter.com/jjswest/status/1190841761788317696
Jakes Jacobs

@jjswest

·

Nov 3

Wishing all participants at the

@SowetoMarathon

a good race at the #PeoplesRace today

@CarolinePule

@billysigudla

and have #FunDay as

@runwithcuan

described this iconic event on

@SABC_2

#sowetomarathon2019

@SPORTATSABC

@alecriddle

@VaylenKirtley

@sportmansa

@gosharpshooter

The race started at 05:30 https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1190833340737294336/photo/1

As I was running my Soweto Marathon 42km, I saw a paralytic by the name Siphiwe xaba by the side of the road supporting the participants I stopped the Eskom Gijimas bus to appreciate him and we took pictures with him, he did appreciate even Eskom on twitter did appreciate our efforts see https://twitter.com/Eskom_SA/status/1190880781348089856

My #SowetoMarathon

@SowetoMarathon

#sowetomarathon2019 was a wonder , look how I enjoyed running with my brother this was our first marathon together and he has officially joined

@eskomgijimas

#Eskom

@Eskom_SA

is a brand to be reckoned with. I am happy to be a guardian. https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1190986565926957056

I just went back and thought how challenging

@SowetoMarathon

was,#sowetomarathon2019 was a real challenge to go through but mentally I was prepared, I just heard fans ask me go #eskom

@Eskom_SA

Coupons

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so at least there are some who have installed smart metres.

@eskomgijimas

#SOWETOMARATHON

I then posted the video of my finish on twitter and it is now trending it can be viewd on this link https://twitter.com/billysigudla1/status/1191191951082688512This is a finish in style,I recorded it live on twitter,what fun race we are

@eskomgijimas

#Eskom

@Eskom_SA

brand was in good hands during #SowetoMarathon

@SowetoMarathon

people kept on rooting for Eskom U even heard other clubs jealous,I enjoyed the people’s race

time for work

Thanks for taking time to read this post.

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

Author

The @SekgobelaLebo Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version Concert Report

I attended the Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version at the Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium, 10 Rhodes Avenue Oranjesig Bloemfontein, Free State. on Tuesday 24th of September 2019.

The anointed concert started at 15:00pm to the enjoyment of the huge audience that had been waiting for this amazing gospel music extravaganza. The Umusa National Tour concerts always offer magnificent praise and worship platform for everyone and the audience in this concert was expectant to derive such praise and or more to which this time around it included healing ministry by minister Lebo Sekgobela.

It was impressive to hear pieces composed by Lebo Sekgobela and the new gospel group worshippers unleashed which formed under her new artist search worshippers unleashed.

I cannot imagine combining something as complex as Hymns and worship same powerful hymns and current and praise songs, much less actually performing it, so this aspect of the concert was particularly awe-inspiring. The concert turned into a service as minister Lebo Sekgobelas was led by the holy spirit to deliver prophetic words to a few concert attendants which lead to a healing ministry after he requested those who were in need of prayers to come forward and she ministered to them as the holy spirit had covered the whole Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium at this point.

The main performance was by Minister Lebo Sekgobela and the worshippers unleashed which performed few songs that they are busy recording in studio for their much anticipated debut album.

Members of worshippers unleashed are Norma Ntatiso, Neo Tshabalala, Nompumelelo Mtsweni and Nonhlanhla Matlenga.

Minister Lebo Sekgobela opened the concert at 3:00 PM and gave the stage to worshippers unleashed who worshipped to later give way to Minister Lebo to continue to worshipping her combination of various songs from her current Album Hymns sand Worship and also from her previous albums and the hit song Lion Of Juda took centre stage as it is an anointed number until 10:00 PM. Minister Lebo performed songs from all of her records randomly.

Allow me to share a few posts from social media:

This was another of many tours dubbed Umusa National Tour since the project inception in 2016 which I managed to follow it closely documenting it’s progress in a form of reviews as part of the last show recently being: Umusa National Tour, was held on Friday, the 5th July 2019,  in Secunda at Graceland Secunda. I am waiting in great anticipation for Minister Lebo Sekgobela to announced the date of the concert. I know few dates of the shows that Minister Lebo will be part of the lineup that is a total different set up altogether as Umusa National Tour project it is all her event more like one womanshow. I remember last year 2018 one session of her ministry tours In Witbank dubbed Emalahleni Total praise Minister Lebo Sekgobela had included other artists which it was fine but that meant I did not get to receive all the time focusing on her anointed ministry as the time tends to be too short to focus to other artists.

Billy Sigudla

Editor

A Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race Review going along with Eskom Customer survey which I felt compelled to write after I felt proud after spectators rooted for Eskom as a brand when I passed by since I represented Eskom Athletics club

I normally summarize the experience of every race I attend from arriving at the location to pulling out of the lot. I have a good report regarding this particular race since I was running Under Eskom Athletics Club better known to fans as Eskom Gijimas,

I so wish this IAAF accredited Gold Marathon can achieve the Platinum status.

I was over whelmed by how highly the fans praised Eskom as I was wearing an Eskom Athletics club running kit. I am an employee of Eskom under National Operation Section and National Control Department which fall under System Operator business unit under Transmission division

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race was held at Cape Town Start: Beach Road, corner of Granger Bay and Beach Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Finish: Vlei Road, Cape Town Stadium precinct, Green Point

Cut off time – Duration is 6 hours 30 minutes

On date: Sunday, 15th Sep 2019
06:40:00

My Start line picture with fellow @eskomgijima Members Zola and Siviwe

Qualifying race for 2020 Old Mutual Two Oceans, Comrades Ultra-Marathons and several IAAF accredited marathons around the world

It was a good race I am glad I attended the race. I received a good feedback regarding Eskom as a brand as they kept on saying many good things about it from both fellow competitors and spectators who kept on shouting Eskom keep on moving especially after my 25 km run,I even forgot about the time ,reduced my pace & relaxed and greeted with a Sanlam hand shaker that I received from one elderly woman the well wishers. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I feel good to be an Eskomite ,I will include my race time then share all important or more exclusive tweets rather that shares the overall experience of the event

The marathon was well organised and I find it easy to fit in even the organizers are friendly let me share few of the social media presentation from the event:

My Time and thanks my review ends here the rest is Twitter experience from all the people in general.

Billy Sigudla

In conclusion let me share this :

Billy sigudla

Editor

Day 2 Victorious Conference @HopeRestoration Delegates of the #VC2019 welcomed by Ps Phindi Mathebula,Dr Nkhensani Chauke-Malinga talks to #VC2019 delegates on the the importance of taking good care of our health. Rev @mathebula_chris Ps @JadezweniJ and Ps Mutumba tackling ‘The mind of a man’ #Victorious2019 #Relentless

Day 1 Victorious Conference with Mme Busi Pefile ministering on ‘Stubborn Faith’ Rev @mathebula_chris #relentless To pray for the congregation #StubbornFaith #Victorious & guest artist Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo at @HopeRestoration #VictoriousWomenConference @YoungAtHRM a sure best way to kick start a Womens month. Theme : Relentless


Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4

Catch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo From Today Thursday 01 August 2019 until 04 August 2019 at #hoperestorationministries @HopeRestoration Chloorkop women’s month celebration. Theme: Relentless #womensconference.

Minister @sekgobelalebo’s discovered new voices in gospel going with the name Worshippers Unleashed for the new group: @WorshippersU In studio cooking something with anointing inside #WorshippersUnleashed

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Reminder to watch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo this coming Friday on @ONEGospel at 6PM. You get to see #UnthandoLukaBaba video for the very first time.

#Videoclip of Worshippers Unleashed @WorshippersU yesterday had their first official TV interview on @ONEGospel ‘s #Destiny with @mahaliabuchanan and @XolaniMdlalose_ . @sekgobelalebo #WorshippersUnleashed

Minister Lebo Sekgobela made a big announcement: Her babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU Worshippers Unleashed. She further gave more information:The new Group formed from Worshippers Unleashed search with Lebo Sekgobela did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel :@SekgobelaLebo · Family, my babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU . Thank you so much. They did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel .

Worshippers Unleashed during #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda Version @gracelandcasino on 05 July 2019 #WorshippersUnleashed @WorshippersU · #tbt last week when we were performing alongside our mom @SekgobelaLebo at the #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda. Please follow our page to find out where we’ll be performing next. #WorshippersU @WorshippersU

#LeboSekgobela comes to the East Rand yay my area finally #CarnivalCity plus Oratile who appeared on Lebo’s intagram page https://www.instagram.com/p/BzxAv7hB-cn/ will also be attending the show @verushcaI confirmed. @SekgobelaLebo On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami and @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone. @sacredfest

#LeboSekgobela heads to #CarnivalCity @SekgobelaLebo :On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami & @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone @sacredfest

Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour #Lebo Sekgobela @sekgobelalebo at Secunda Graceland Casino version review by Billy Sigudla

The Gospel Show that I attended last night on Friday 05 July 2019,The Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour Secunda version performance pieces by Lebo Sekgobela and the discovered group Worshipers unleashed which was discovered by Minister Lebo Sekgobela which performed the songs of the debut Album they are recording the songs are composed by the group members themselves. The performance was held in Graceland Casino Arena. Worshipers unleashed got officially Launched in this event . Worshipers unleashed performance via Lebo”s Instagram :Worshipers unleashed performance

The was activities at Secunda and Mbalenhle local kasi/location prior to the show Concert flyers were distributed for Minister Lebo Sekgobela’s fans to get further information and also interact with their star, also for the audience to pick up as they entered. The Graceland Arena, and all the lights except the stage lights were dimmed. One performer talked briefly to the audience before a piece, but it was only to give background information for that piece. Aside from this, the lights got placed on towards the end of the show.

The opening songs by Minister Lebo Sekgobela where sung for Umusa Album then later her latest Album Hymns and Worship. The Holy Spirit led Minister Lebo Sekgobela to donate her car to a fan who was raising her three sisters kids .

 

 

End of the show twitter narrative.
Direct videos follows

Further more

Follow @sekgobelalebo on her twitteraccount as all major performances are available

See you on next tour

Billy Sigudla

Billy Sigudla Site editor

 

#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo I hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLeboI hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo·Only a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLebo·1hOnly a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

#UmusaNationalTour Video Note from #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

@sekgobelalebo: Looking forward to such precious moments. Secunda, I hope you are ready. 05/07/2019 @sekgolalebo @graceland_hotel_casino Kuzobamnandi. Sanibonani bazalwane. ❤ #HymnsAndWorshipTour #UmusaNationalTour

#HymnsAndWorshipTour#UmusaNationalTour

5 Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

3. Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo ·Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Can you believe it. We are only 4 DAYS away until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. I hope you have your tickets ready.

Fans Engagement: #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Fans Engagement :#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

@sekgobelalebo: 05 DAYS and 14 Hours left until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour @gracelandcasino . If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can do that today especially if you are in Secunda Mall and we can take pictures together. See you in an hour.

@sekgobelalebo· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino

Via Twitter
Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLebo
· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

Official countdown. We kick off the Umusa National Tour at Grace land Casino @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

After I reached my goal, completing the @2OceansMarathon “Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon” #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship @caltexsa #letsgo


I am feeling fulfilled after preparing for four months and completed the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon “Africa’s biggest running event & the world’s most beautiful marathon”

Next Event: 10 & 11 April 2020. 56km Ultra, Half Marathon, Trail Runs & Fun Runs. #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship #caltexsa #letsgo

For the OMTOM 2019 PROVISIONAL RESULTS, go here: https://bit.ly/2GUFvSh

Ps Billy Sigudla

The Rhema Men’s Camp 2019 Nothing can separate us from Crazy Love of God

Ever since the days of camp meetings, Christians have thrived on intense periods of Bible teaching, worship, and prayer.Conferences aren’t just for pastors or church leaders, either. There are Christian conferences for moms, dads, women, men, Sunday School teachers, families, new Christians, old Christians, and medium Christians. Basically, there’s a Christian conference for anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship with Christ.
The Rhema Men’s Conference 2019

Nothing can separate us from Crazy Love of God

https://www.facebook.com/rhemamen/videos/341390876503841/?t=3

Look at the line up of the dynamic team that spoke at
The Rhema Mens Camp 2019 Pastor Lyndon Petersen
Pastor Molefe Tlhone
Pastor Gift Mululasi
Pastor Neville Van Wyk
Martin Kuskus
Pastor Benjamin Peter 
Our Host – Wayne Duval

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The Rhema Men’s Camp 2019 Highlights :

Hightlights :

Conference Details

More Videos:

Some great Praise on camp #crazyloveofGod https://www.facebook.com/rhehttps://www.facebook.com/rhemamen/videos/285384449030060/mamen/videos/285384449030060

Extract from one of our speakers @lynpetersen , #crazyloveofGod

https://www.facebook.com/rhemamen/videos/345110523017407/

The War Cry men having fun #crazyloveofGod

https://www.facebook.com/rhemamen/videos/396375317820202/

Men’s lives being touched by God #crazyloveofGod

https://www.facebook.com/rhemamen/videos/169620577268854/

The same grace that Rahab experienced is now available to you

Many first-time Bible readers are surprised to learn that the New Testament begins with a genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16), Jesus’ family tree. Those same readers are even more surprised when Rahab shows up on the list.

Most of us know about her. She is almost always mentioned by in the Bible as “Rahab the harlot.” But that’s not all. Rahab was also a Canaanite-who were the hated enemies of Israel. Her most exemplary deed was telling a lie. Think about that. A Harlot, a Canaanite and a liar. You wouldn’t think she would have much chance of making the list, but there she is.

You can read about Rahab in Joshua 2 and Joshua 6….

It’s a great story with many lessons, but we mustn’t miss the point that Rahab was a harlot. That was her “trade.” The men hid there because people would be accustomed to seeing strangers come and go at all hours of the night. We also can’t deny the fact that Rahab told a bald-faced lie. Is there anything good we can say about her? Yes! She was a woman of faith. You don’t have to take my word for it. Hebrews 11:31 says, “By faith Rahab …” She was a believer!

Many people are intimidated by Jesus Christ. They hook him up with a lot of religious paraphernalia-big sanctuaries, stained glass, beautiful choir, pipe organs, formal prayers, and all the rest. When they look at the trappings, it’s all very intimidating to them. To many in the world today, Jesus seems too good to be true.

This genealogy is in the Bible to let us know that he had a background a lot like yours and mine. He called himself “the friend of sinners,” and he said he didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. He said, “The Son of man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.” (Luke 19:10)

The same grace that Rahab experienced is now available to you. I invite you in Jesus’ name to come and be forgiven. He’s already made the first move. The next step is up to you.

A Godly Response to Criticism

Proverbs15:31-33

No one likes criticism, but since it’s inevitable, we should learn how to respond in a godly way. Our natural reaction to hurtful comments is anger or defensiveness, but there can be great benefits for those who calmly listen and carefully consider the critique. In fact, we might limit our spiritual growth if we aren’t open to reproof.

Some of life’s best lessons come through difficult words. If God allowed the situation, you can be sure He wants to use it to help transform you into His Son’s image. Whether the criticism is valid or not, whether it’s delivered with kindness or harshness, your goal should always be to respond in a way that glorifies the Lord. You are responsible only for how you handle yourself, not for how the other person acts.

Every rebuke is an opportunity from God. Ask Him if the accusation is valid. It may be time to humble yourself and accept the Lord’s correction. A moment of criticism could also be a chance to show love to your critic. If he or she is angrily attacking you, your respect and kindness become a powerful testimony. Whatever the circumstances, let the Lord search your heart and either affirm your innocence or convict you

Does Everything happen for a reason?

There was a reason for the blindness of the man in John 9, although the disciples misidentified the reason (John 9:1–3). There was a reason for Joseph’s mistreatment, although his brothers’ purpose in what they did to him was very different from God’s purpose in allowing it (Genesis 50:20). There was a reason for Jesus’ death—the authorities in Jerusalem had their reasons, based on evil intent, and God had His, based on righteousness. God’s sovereignty extends even to the lowliest of creatures: “Not one [sparrow] falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will” (Matthew 10:29, NET).

Several factors help us know that everything happens for a reason: the law of cause and effect, the doctrine of original sin, and the providence of God . All these demonstrate that everything does happen for a reason, not just by happenstance or by random chance.

First, there is the natural law of cause and effect, also known as the law of sowing and reaping  . Paul says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7–8). This means that in every action we take or word we utter, whether good or evil, there are certain inevitable results that follow (Colossians 3:23–25). Someone may ask, “Why am I in jail? Is there a reason for this?” and the answer may be, “Because you robbed your neighbor’s house and got caught.” That’s cause and effect.

All that we do is either an investment in the flesh or an investment in the Spirit. We shall reap whatever we have sown, and we shall reap in proportion to how we have sown. “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6). The believer who walks in the Spirit and “sows” in the Spirit is going to reap a spiritual harvest. If his sowing has been generous, the harvest will be bountiful, if not in this life, certainly in the life to come. Conversely, those who “sow” to the flesh are going to reap a life without the full blessings of God, both in this life and the life to come (Jeremiah 18:10; 2 Peter 2:10–12).

The reason some things happen can often be traced back to original sin in the Garden of Eden. The Bible is clear that the world is under a curse (Genesis 3:17), which has resulted in infirmities, diseases, natural disasters, and death. All these things, although under God’s ultimate control, are sometimes used by Satan to inflict misery upon people (see Job 1–2; Luke 9:37–42; 13:16). Someone may ask, “Why did I contract this illness? Is there a reason for it?” and the answer may be one or more of the following: 1) “Because you live in a fallen world, and we are all subject to illness”; 2) “Because God is testing you and strengthening your faith”; or 3) “Because, in love, God is disciplining you according to Hebrews 12:7–13 and 1 Corinthians 11:29–30.”

Then we have what is called the providence of God. The doctrine of providence holds that God quietly and invisibly works through the natural world to manage events. God, in His providence, works out His purposes through natural processes in the physical and social universe. Every effect can be traced back to a natural cause, and there is no hint of the miraculous. The best that man can do to explain the reason why things happen in the course of natural events is to point to “coincidence.”

Believers proclaim that God arranges the coincidences. The unbeliever derides such ideas because he believes natural causes can fully explain each event without reference to God. Yet followers of Christ are wholly assured of this profound truth: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

The book of Esther does shows divine providence at work. The banishment of Vashti, the selection of Esther, the plot of the assassins, the pride of Haman, the courage of Mordecai, the insomnia of the king, the bloodlust of Zeresh, and the reading of the scroll—everything in the book happens, like cogs in a well-oiled machine, to bring about the deliverance of God’s people., Although God is never mentioned in Esther, His providence, working through “coincidence,” is plain to see.

God is always at work in the lives of His people, and in His goodness will bring them to a good end (see Philippians 1:6). The events that define our lives are not simply products of natural causes or random chance. They are ordained by God and are intended for our good. We often fail to sense God’s hidden guidance or protection as events in our lives unfold. But, when we look back at past events, we are able to see His hand more clearly, even in times of tragedy

Are you living in the freedom of God’s grace, or are you constantly wondering what others are thinking about you or how you measure up in their eyes?

I invite you to consider these questions today: Do you feel overwhelmed by the stress of impossible goals? Burdened with guilt over falling short of others’ expectations? What about your own unreasonable demands? Answering yes to these questions could reveal a form of false thinking that leads to feeling trapped.

Whether we’re trying to satisfy a spouse, parent, child, sibling, friend, or boss, being a people pleaser can lead to a defeated and unhappy life. We’ll eventually fall short of someone’s standards and feel like a disappointment. To make matters worse, sometimes the one we’re trying to please is ourselves. When we fail to live up to our own expectations, we berate ourselves. Before long we settle into a pattern of renewed commitment to do better, followed by self-determined effort, then failure, self-condemnation, and feelings of worthlessness. This is not what God wants for us!

Whether we’re trying to satisfy a spouse, parent, child, sibling, friend, or boss, being a people pleaser can lead to a defeated and unhappy life. We’ll eventually fall short of someone’s standards and feel like a disappointment. To make matters worse, sometimes the one we’re trying to please is ourselves. When we fail to live up to our own expectations, we berate ourselves. Before long we settle into a pattern of renewed commitment to do better, followed by self-determined effort, then failure, self-condemnation, and feelings of worthlessness. This is not what God wants for us!

As Christians we have only one Master, and that’s the Lord Jesus Christ. He’s the one we are to please, not begrudgingly, but out of love and gratitude for our salvation (Col. 1:10). When we let others—including ourselves—dictate the course of our lives, we’re seeking to please two masters, and that never works (Matt. 6:24). In fact, double-mindedness leads to instablity in all our ways (James 1:8).

If we start trying to please people instead of God, we’ll lose our liberty. Stability and freedom only come when we rest our identity in Christ and seek to obey Him. That’s why, when the Galatian church was misled by Judaizers, Paul said, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1). Any yoke other than the Lord’s is burdensome, but Jesus’ yoke is easy and gives rest for our souls (Matt. 11:28-30).

Are you feeling defeated and weighed down by life? If so, you may be carrying a load that someone else put on you. Or maybe it’s your own standards that are weighing you down. There is a sense of freedom and rest that comes with walking in God’s grace. Each day you must choose to believe God and His Word instead of trusting in yourself or living under someone else’s yoke of expectations.

Secondly, if we try to please people, our success in the Christian life will be hindered. Paul compared the Galatians’ situation with a race, saying, “You were running well: who hin- dered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you” (Gal. 5:7-8). The word “hinder” means “to cut into.” This often occurred in the Greek Olympic Games when a runner cut into his opponent’s lane and knocked him off course.

And that’s what happens to us whenever we let others dictate how we should live the Christian life. Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t listen to and learn from fellow believers. Other Christians are often the best earthly help we have for spotting our mistakes and having the courage to fix them. But if they’re not guiding us according to God’s Word, they’ll lead us astray and knock us off God’s path. Christians can’t afford to be undiscerning about all the advice they’re given. That’s why it’s vital we know what God’s Word says. Then we’ll be able to recognize if someone is speaking truth or error.

Third, people-pleasing is harmful to the church. Paul warned, “A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough” (Gal. 5:9). When Christians count man-made church rules as more binding than scriptural truth, this faulty attitude soon infects others. Before long, believers start judging each other based on adherence to human standards rather than God’s. Respect for church leadership is important (Heb. 13:17). But it must be combined with the help of the Holy Spirit to discern whether rules are founded in true godliness.

Those who are truly spiritually mature will walk in the Spirit on the path of God’s grace. Their security in Christ gives them the confidence to face each day with joy, knowing that He is transforming, guiding, and protecting them. But those who try to live by man-made rules, self-imposed standards, or the expectations of others end up feeling tired and defeated.

Are you living in the freedom of God’s grace, or are you constantly wondering what others are thinking about you or how you measure up in their eyes? A walk of grace focuses on the Lord and all He has promised to do in and through you. Believe what He says in His Word and trust Him to meet your needs and guide you through life.

What more can Jesus do? Is there anything to be added to the work Jesus has already done? Did He fail? Is there more to be done? If so, who is going to do anything that someone might believe needs to be done? NO! It is finished. The Son of God completed the will of the Father. So successful was He in doing the will of the Father that God Himself said of Jesus in Matthew 3:17, “…This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Revelation 22:18-19 specifies the punishment for those who would add or take away from the perfect work of Jesus Christ. These verses read: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” That is the final and a settled fact.

Billy Sigudla prayer Executive Editor
Let it go sermon video by Bishop TD James

So, what did Jesus mean in Luke 13:24 when He said, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” If salvation is God’s free gift and Jesus has so fully paid the price, why must I strive? Because you have an enemy, the devil, who has come to rob, kill and destroy (John 10:10). The eternal all-sufficient price has been paid, and the enemy comes to take away God’s eternal gift. Therefore, we must strive to enter the strait gate. The Bible defines strive as ” to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard; applicable to exertions of body or mind.” The Bible definition for seek is “To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to endeavor to find or gain…”

Jesus is alerting His children that we have a deadly enemy in this life. Jesus included this assurance in 1 John 2:14, “…I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wickedone.” We have the devil to overcome in his deadly efforts against us. God has given us this strength and power through faith in Christ. The battle may continue in this life, but we, through Christ, are more than conquerors, found in Romans 8:37.

Continue to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). Never cease striving, exerting, and laboring hard against Satan. Do not be guilty of just asking and seeking to enter into everlasting life. That is not sufficient to overcome the temptations, lies, and destructive works of hell.

EVERYONE MUST STRIVE TO ENTER HEAVEN

Pray in the Spirit at all Times


Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18 

The final weapon mentioned in Apostle Paul’s discussion regarding the armor of God is Prayer. Prayer is the best weapon we can use to battle against sin and the temptations of Satan. The question is simple; can you sin while you sincerely pray to God? The answer is, of course not. That is why Jesus Christ teaches us to pray in private (Matthew 6:6). Paul says we are to pray at all times; these are not public prayers, these prayers are personal and unknown to others. We can pray while we are walking, cooking, working, waiting for the bus, or driving. We can incorporate prayer into everything that we do every day without necessarily kneeling and closing our eyes. So let us constantly incorporate prayer into our days, follow Paul’s teaching, and pray unceasingly

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Ask God for the Impossible

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.MARK 11:24

Most of us never experience outrageous things because we never dream of outrageous things. We are scared to hope or pray outrageous things because it feels unrealistic. Here, Jesus dares you to believe, act, and pray beyond all sensible limits. He invites you to engage in a tremendous adventure beyond what reasonable people would think possible. Really, a mountain being thrown into the sea?

Have faith in God,Jesus answered. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:22-24).

But the essential point is true: God’s power is limitless. Unfortunately, our faith tends to struggle to catch up. Whenever you notice your faith shrinking, when you find yourself lowering your expectations of what God can do around and through you, remember Jesus’ incredible invitation. Then boldly ask . Believe. Anticipate. And see what incredible, impossible, outrageous acts of God will follow.

Courageous Faith

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Psalm91:4

Fear is an overwhelming emotion that can take hold of us and cause irrationality to the point that we’re no longer dealing with reality. In fact, sometimes we can be more devastated by fear than the very thing we’re afraid of.

Psalm 91:4 tells us, “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler” (NKJV).

God will put His wings around us. He will protect us. And because of this, the psalmist is saying, we don’t have to be afraid. Why? Because He’s with us.

In addition, verses 9 and 10 include a promise: Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you (NKJV).

As we look at a frightening world, we can have courage—not because of who we are, but because God is with us.

Faith Is Action

Hebrews 11:7-16

Faith is often thought of as a thing we have—a belief in something or someone. But in the Scriptures, faith is more than a passive possession—it’s a firm confidence that results in action. In today’s passage, an action follows every mention of faith. Noah prepared an ark, Abraham obeyed without knowing where he was going, and Sarah confidently anticipated the son God promised.

Instead of sitting back, believers should count on God’s promises and act accordingly, as did the men and women listed in Hebrews 11. The Lord accomplished amazing feats through their lives when they believed Him and moved out in obedience. Like a muscle, faith grows the more we put it into action. In this way, believers strengthen their trust in God and His promises, even when they don’t live long enough to see the fulfillment in their lifetime.

Are you acting on your faith in God and His Word? When you see a command or warning in Scripture, do you obey it? Are you letting biblical truths about God’s character and power shape your thinking and responses? If so, your faith is growing strong.

Leadership, sweet and short

Gal5:22-23, Acts7:35

Leadership is indeed filled with risk

It is a great and high calling but without pitfalls

People have great opportunity to be leadership and do great for the kingdom of God but dololo.

Alas most leaders of today have inbarked on a detour, hurting not only their own lives but also lives of their followers the likes of Maponga,The TB Joshua, major1 and the rest they known themselves.

Leadership is people who ought to positively influence other resulting in change in behavior and attitudes.

Like secular history the Scriptures are filled with models of good and bad leadership, from great men like Abraham, Moses, King David, Peter and Apostle Paul to the wicked kings of Israel and traitors like herod and Judas. We find of all kinds.

If the Bible was a mere book of fairy tales, It would have excluded the failures of leadership but we find brutal reality.

In Acts7:35 We find a leader who can fill the shoes

This is the same Moses whom they had rejected with words, who made you ruler and Judge.

Let me rather concentrate on this positive aspects of Leadership.

Seven Leadership qualities:

1. Long term record of effectiveness

2. Egos surrendered to Christ

3. Approachable

4. Devotion to spouse and family

5. Excellence in work

6. Reflection of Christ likeness character

7. Sharing with others

And lastly I want to close with:

The 8 key functions of the leader and the rest will cover next month.

1. Cultivating the vision

2. Creating a clear organization

3. Choosing the right team

4. Changing the culture

5. Coaching the leadership team

6. Caring for the followers

7. Curing the problem- Coming up with solutions

8. Checking progress

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