The annual Rhema Family Churches pastors and leaders conference.

Ps Ray and the RFC Leadership invite you to the annual Rhema Family Churches pastors and leaders conference. The theme this year is “Declaring A New Dawn” and you will be empowered to lead in your areas of influence. We are declaring a new dawn in our country.

 

The Rhema Family Churches Conference -“DECLARING A NEW DAWN” Free Registration online at www.rhemafamilychurches.co.za

Date: 27 – 28 September

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Rhema Bible Church North

For more info call the Church on 011 796 4000

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Service Times: MAIN CHURCH SERVICE 8:00am, 10:30am & 6:00pm • YOUTH SERVICE 8:00am & 10:30am • KIDS CHURCH 8:00am, 10:30am & 6:00pm

Extension sites: ALEXANDRA, TROYEVILLE, WESTGATE, SOWETO, EKHURULENI, RABIE RIDGE, COSMO CITY, TSHWANE – PRETORIA, ELDORADO PARK, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD @HOC LANSERIA

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The Rhema Women’s Conference “Forever Real 2018” will be taking place from Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September

The Rhema Women’s Conference “Forever Real 2018” will be taking place from Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September. We have a fantastic line up planned for you with great speakers and numerous top specialists in lifestyle, personal finance, business, medical, marriage and relationships. This will be a conference with a difference.

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Shiloh Baptist Church building

Beloved in the Lord.

17/08/2018

Greetings in Jesus name.

Your prayers are hereby being greatly appreciated. Until thus far we say Ebenezer. He has been so good to us. started the entire building without enough cash in our Fellowship Coffers, Shiloh Baptist Church. We had to sell winter water bottles that can be recharged to people as fund raising for the building. We bought these winter hot bottles that are rechargeable from Johannesburg and started selling them to our community. The miracle of the Father happened that these water skin bottles were sold like hot cakes and we so ourselves being able to carry the work of this building forward. We are still selling them as they are re-usable for next Winter season, they are also massaging people against RAMATIKI join problems because of having worked in cold areas and used cold water in the past.

 

Would you please continue to pray for us for the completion of this project. We are almost 80% near completion. You can contact the Treasurer for any financial assistance @ 0609888083 being Mrs. Thukgwi Lovedalia and she will be glad to assist you with the bank details of the Church for the building. We need at least R25,000.00 to complete the remaining work respectively.

 

Thanks for your help in anticipation.

 

Be forever blessed.

 

John Sigudla

Senior Pastor

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Originally published on Pastor John Sigudla’s site

Enter His Rest, the only labor to do when you are in Christ Jesus

Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.
11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

The rest these verses speak of is the sabbath rest, not the sabbath or seventh day of the week but the Day of the Lord. The Scriptures concerning the sabbath relate more to the Kingdom of God than they do to a day of the week. For example, when the Bible says that one should not labor on the sabbath, it means that when we come to the Kingdom Sabbath what we do should not be done by our own energies or intellect but by the Spirit. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6. The time comes when what we do must not be accomplished by our own energy or intelligence, but the Spirit of the Lord must accomplish it through us. Paul said, When I am weak, then am I strong (II Corinthians 12:10). God’s ability is manifested through a people who recognize their inability.

Entering His rest means that we have ceased from our own labors; we are no longer doing works for God. Instead, He is accomplishing His will through us. Paul spoke of the time when the Lord would come forth in His saints. When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe. II Thessalonians 1:10. This is not a rapture nor a literal personal return of the Lord. This is a spiritual coming of His presence within His saints. (The Scriptures refer to it as the Parousia.) He is glorified and admired in them because He is functioning through them in a way that the church has not experienced. They have entered His rest. They have ceased from their own works. They are not working for the Lord, but He is working through them.

A surface reading of II Thessalonians 1:10 may cause us to think that we only have to be here when the Lord makes this coming. His presence comes forth within us and we have entered His rest. Hebrews 4:11 seems to indicate that it isn’t quite that simple. Let us labour therefore to enter that rest. But neither do we work our way into the day of rest, for the thing most indicative concerning the day of rest is that we have ceased from our own works (Hebrews 4:10). So the labor mentioned must have to do with something other than works performed.

There is another kind of labor spoken of in the Scriptures and that is the labor of travail. So we do not work our way into His rest, but we are birthed into it, born into the Kingdom of God. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. John 3:3. It is obvious, since Hebrews 4:9 says that there remains therefore a rest to the people of God,that the birthing process into His rest is something more than conversion to Christianity. It would also seem that this is not an experience shared by all Christians. Christians that are really hungering after God and pressing on to know Him are few in number.

Following the thought of being birthed into His rest, let’s look at a few Scriptures concerning it.

I Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

We learn from I Corinthians 15:45-47 that Adam prefigures Jesus Christ, who is called the second Adam. God taking a rib from Adam and making Eve (Genesis 2:21-22) is prophetic of how the church is formed from the Lord Jesus Christ.

So Adam being first formed and then Eve speaks prophetically of Jesus Christ coming forth first. He was the Beginning, the first fruits (Revelation 1:8; I Corinthians 15:20). Then out of His ministry and sacrifice the church was created.

I Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Jesus was not deceived, for He knew no sin (Hebrews 4:15). It is those who make up the church (Eve) that were in transgression.

I Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she (the church) shall be saved in childbearing, if they (the church) continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

The church will bear a manchild, a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). This manchild will be a company of believers, not an individual. The church birthing this manchild is seen again in the Book of Revelation.

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

This is a picture of the church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Twelve is the apostolic number dealing with divine government. So this is the church Paul described as being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone (Ephesians 2:20).

Revelation 12:2,5 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.

The woman brings forth a manchild; that is, out of the church comes forth a manchild company. The manchild is a many-membered Body. Verse 6 refers to the manchild as “they.” The manchild company along with Jesus Christ will rule the nations with a rod of iron. In Revelation chapter three Jesus calls them overcomers. And he that overcomes, and keeps My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron… Revelation 3:26-27. Notice that Jesus uses the phrase “keepeth My works,” meaning they allow the Lord to work through them. Thus they have entered His rest.

The manchild is caught up to God, and to His throne, meaning they ascend to a place of authority in God. They do not leave the earth; it is a spiritual ascendancy. It is the same as saying that they have entered the Lord’s rest. They are now in a place where God can accomplish His works through them.

Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

The manchild company with its new authority turns and ministers to the church. The same principle is seen in the story of Joseph. He was of the house of Jacob, which represents the church. After being sold into slavery in Egypt, God lifts him up to a place of authority, second in command to Pharaoh over all Egypt. During the time of famine Joseph ministered to his brethren. Joseph, in this sense, was prophetic of a Joseph-company. Thus, the manchild ministers to the woman in the wilderness.

Romans 8:18-19 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature (creation) waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Notice that Paul speaks of the glory which shall be revealed in us. This is referring to what he said to the Thessalonians, When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (Thessalonians 1:10). Therefore the manifestation of the sons is actually a manifestation of the Son in the sons. The presence of the Lord comes forth in the sons. He is birthed within them. The sufferings of this present time that Paul spoke of in verse 18 is the travail, the labor to enter His rest.

Romans 8:20-22 For the creature (creation) was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature (creation) itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.

The glorious liberty of the sons is the rest that remains for the people of God (Hebrews 4:9). The Lord will deliver all of creation from futility, but it won’t be done until we break through into His rest. The deliverance of all creation is a ministry of the Lord through His saints. The Body of Christ is the channel or vehicle for everything that the Lord will do. The Head will not function without the Body.

Entering His rest means being under His control and direction. Can you imagine what it would be like trying to direct an obstinate mule in one direction when it wants to go in another? It’s a losing battle. What about directing a team of mules? That is the problem the Lord has with the church. It is divided into many different organizations, each one doing its own thing. Each denomination and non-denominational organization thinks it is the right one, has its heels dug in and will not change. Each one has its own creed, statement of faith, and form of worship. And each one has denied the Lordship of Jesus Christ by doing its own thing.

Out of this lukewarm and divisive church will come a manchild company that will follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth (Revelation 14:4). They will submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. They will enter His rest. The Lord will have full liberty to function through them in any way He desires. It will be at this time that the judgments of the Lord will be turned loose, first in the church and then in the whole earth (I Peter 4:17). Satan’s antichrist system will be destroyed.

Those who enter His rest will be the ones that the Lord uses to minister His judgments. Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? I Corinthians 6:2. Let the saints be joyful in glory…Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all His saints. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 149:5-9.

When the Lord is glorified in His saints (II Thessalonians 1:10), then they will have entered His rest because it will be the authority of the Lord working through them. They are not functioning by their own energies. And the judgments of the Lord are not turned loose in the earth until there is a people who can minister them. The Lord is revealed from heaven and ministers His judgments when He is glorified in His saints. And to you who are troubled rest with us (enter His rest with us), when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power; when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe. II Thessalonians 1:7-10.

THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THINK! By Pastor Vusimusi John Sigudla

THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THINK!

By Pastor Vusimusi John Sigudla

 

  1. My debt is paid, once and for all

“So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28)

 

  1. I am justified

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. “ (Romans 5:9)

 

  1. I am forgiven

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7)

 

  1. I am spared from God’s wrath

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. “ (Romans 5:9)

 

  1. I am being spiritually healed; one day even my flesh will be replaced with an incorruptible body

“…who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” (I Peter 2:24)

 

  1. I am spiritually alive

“Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” (John 6:53)

 

  1. My judgment has been satisfied and I am at peace with God

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

 

  1. The bloodstream of His people Israel will be purged

“For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwells in Zion” (Joel 3:21)

 

  1. I am cleansed

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)

 

  1. I have the power to overcome the enemy

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

 

  • I am no longer under the curse of the law

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).” (Galatians 3:13)

 

  1. I have been reclaimed from the enemy

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

 

  1. I am no longer a stranger to the covenant of promise

“…that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:12-13)

 

  1. The final act of public expiation has been made on my behalf

“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.” (Leviticus 17:11)

 

  1. I have been moved from the enemy’s kingdom into the kingdom of God

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15)

 

  1. I have gained the unmerited favor of God

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

 

  1. I have been declared righteous

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

  1. I have been justified (just as though I had never sinned)

“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed…” (Romans 3:24-25)

 

  1. I am able to come close to God

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)

 

  1. I can participate in the sweet communion of remembrance of His sacrifice

“Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.” (Luke 22:20)

 

  1. My redemption will never perish

“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19)

 

  1. Jesus testifies on my behalf that I am clean

“…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kingsand priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5)

 

  1. I am free

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

 

  1. I am protected from judgment

“that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.” (Exodus 12:27)

  1. I am freed from a conscience defiled by guilt

“let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:22)

 

  1. I am no longer condemned

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)

 

  1. I have been separated from the world and declared holy (wholly) to God

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

 

  1. I can proclaim total victory

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

 

  1. I can enter boldly into the holiest of holies…and live

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:19-22)

 

  1. I have further revelation of who God is

“Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…” (Hebrews 1:3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published on :

Pastor John Sigudla’s Site

MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN By Pastor John Sigudla

12/08/2018

MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN

By Pastor John Sigudla

    • The calling of god has been extended to all the people on earth. We are called from utter darkness to the marvelous light of the Almighty God.
  • We called to be obedient to our creator.
  • We are called to be the light of the world.
  • We are called to be the salt of the world.
  • We are called to represent God wherever we go and are working.
  • We are called to be the ambassadors of Christ in our communities.
  • We are called to take care of our neighbours through our God given lives.
    • BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.
  • This is an extra-mile of God’s choice in the life of a person.
  • Here we see people who leaves everything and serve God full time in their ministries that God has called them to do.
  • Here we find full time workers for God such as pastors, evangelist, prophets, apostles and Teachers of the Word.
  • This is the most difficult task to be in the hand of God full time. Not all are called and chosen in this category. Hence the lesson here below.
  • Others are calling themselves in this very difficult God’s work, and I called them SAP’s Self-Appointed Pastors, Self-Appointed Prophets, Self-Appointed Priests, while others are Self Appointed Bishops, SAB.

 

 

  1. TWO MESSENGERS WHO TOOK THE MESSAGE TO DAVID AFTER THE DEATH OF ABSALOM.

One was Chosen and the other called himself.

2 SAMUEL 18:19-35

 

19Then Zadok’s son Ahimaaz said, “Let me run to the king with the good news that the LORD has saved him from his enemy Absalom.” 20“No,” Joab told him, “It wouldn’t be good news to the king that his son is dead. You can be my messenger some other time, but not today.” Sam 18: 19-20

 

THE APPLICATION OF THIS STORY

  1. Ahimaaz self-appointed messenger
  • Ahimaaz was not called, he called himself. Verse 19.
  • Ahimaaz was stopped from his calling to take the so called Good news to David. Verse 2.
  • He was not thrown away that he cannot be a messenger, but he was told that not now. Verse 20.
  • He ignored the secret and power of waiting or patience. He wanted to serve during his own time and not the appointed time according to the divine appointment.
  • One man was called by God and he said to God “Not now, I am still busy working and later on I will respond. He indeed responded and bought a big tent and instruments and went out preaching and nothing happened. Then he asked God why nothing is happening and God said to him “You responded at your own time and not at God’s appointed time.”

 

  1. THE MAN FROM CUSH [ETHIOPIA] DIVINELY APPOINTED MESSENGER.

 

21Then Joab said to a man from Cush, “Go tell the king what you have seen.” The man bowed and ran off. 22But Ahimaaz continued to plead with Joab, “Whatever happens, please let me go, too.” “Why should you go, my son?” Joab replied. “There will be no reward for you.” 23“Yes, but let me go anyway,” he begged. Joab finally said, “All right, go ahead.” Then Ahimaaz took a shortcut across the plain of the Jordan and got to Mahanaim ahead of the man from Cush. 2 Samuel 20: 21-24

  • When the man from Cush was sent he responded immediately. Verse 21
  • This man had no name, he was called the man from Cush. Cush stands for Africa. He was a man from Africa, who took the message to David the King and not a man from Israel Ahimaaz.
  • God has his own way of doing things beyond our own understanding.
  • The man from Cush bowed down and ran off. Verse 21. We need to run when God calls us and sent us out to serve him. We don’t have to drag our legs when God sent us, but we need to run, criminals are running, bad people of all types are running in order to fulfil their bad intentions, witches are not even running, they are flying using any means of airplanes to fulfil their darkness assignment given to them.
  • The man from Cush ran with the clear message, that Absalom is dead.
  • Ahimaaz insisted that he wanted to go too, verse 22.
  • Ahimaaz was told that there was no reward for him to go there. Verse 22.
  • Ahimaaz admitted that there was no reward for him but still he wanted to go. Verse 23.
  • Ahimaaz was eventually allowed to go on his own accord and not as supposed to be. Verse 23.
  • Ahimaaz since he know that the man of Cush was almost half way, he took a short cut to the place where the message was supposed to be taken.
  • Let us by all means avoid serving God through short cuts.
  • Ministries started yesterday and they took short cuts and they seem to be flourishing and you go there.
  • The work of the Lord need patience and process.
  • God is interested in our character building rather than our eloquence, talent and gifting. They are all needed but the godly character is what is needed.
  • Because of the short cut he took, he arrived first and started giving the message that was not clear. Verse

29“What about young Absalom?” the king demanded. “Is he all right?” Ahimaaz replied, “When Joab told me to come, there was a lot of commotion. But I didn’t know what was   happening.” 30“Wait here,” the king told him.

  1. Conclusion

Ask God to call you to serve him by serving your pastor through prayer and many other ways that I cannot specify, only the Holy Spirit can specify those tasks for you.

  • The Holy Spirit has already given you the way you need to be supportive to the work of the Lord in your local church.
  • The Holy Spirit is not quite about what we are supposed to be doing for him in a local church.
  • Ministry amongst the elderly is a very serious ministry for the elderly to die in the Lord.
  • Ministry amongst the youth is a very important ministry and in big churches in South Africa and Europe, they have full time pastors in this position.
  • Ministry amongst our children is very important as I saw yesterday how the children ministry unfolded with great results, thus Boipelo keep up the good work and may others join you.
  • Music ministry that goes with praise and worship is a very important part of the church ministry that deals with spiritual war-fare. Thus worship team you are doing excellently very well.

 

 

 

Originally published on Rev John Sigudla’s Site

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