Change


Afraid of Change

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

2 Corinthians 5:17

When God changes a life, it’s so dramatic, so significant, that you usually can’t even tell what the person was once like. That’s what God can do.

And that’s what the Savior did when He met two demon-possessed men after crossing the Sea of Galilee. There was a herd of pigs nearby, and the demons begged Him, If you cast us out, send us into that herd of pigs(Matthew 8:31 NLT).

So the demons went into the pigs, who then went over the side of a cliff and committed mass suicide. This shows us that the men’s demon possession was real. Otherwise, someone could have claimed they were just putting on a show, that it was all phony.

How did the people in the community react? Matthew tells us, “The herdsmen fled to the nearby town, telling everyone what happened to the demon-possessed men. Then the entire town came out to meet Jesus, but they begged him to go away and leave them alone (8:33–34 NLT).

The terrifying men who lived in a graveyard were transformed. The community couldn’t believe they were the same people as before. You would think the community would rejoice and want Jesus to stay and perform more miracles. But they were afraid. That’s because Jesus was bad for business. They were making good money off those pigs (which, by the way, were unkosher), and their livelihood had just gone over a cliff. In their minds, Jesus had ruined everything, so they begged Him to go away.

Jesus might have wanted to change their lives, but they didn’t want that change. Instead, they wanted Him to leave.

What would you have done if you had been living in that community at that time? Would you have said, Lord, come into my life or Away with You, Lord!? When it comes to Jesus, those are really the only two choices we have

Gossiping


Refuse To Gossip
Refuse to be a talebearer.

Leviticus 19:16 (KJV)
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.

Proverbs 11:13 (MSG)
A gadabout gossip can’t be trusted with a secret, but someone of integrity won’t violate a confidence.

Proverbs 11:13 (KJV)
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Proverbs 18:7-8 (MSG)
Fools are undone by their big mouths; their souls are crushed by their words. Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly?

Proverbs 20:19 (KJV)
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 20:19 (MSG)
Gossips can’t keep secrets, so never confide in blabbermouths.

Proverbs 26:20-28 (KJV)
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Proverbs 26:20-28 (MSG)
When you run out of wood, the fire goes out; when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down. A quarrelsome person in a dispute is like kerosene thrown on a fire. Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you want junk like that in your belly? Smooth talk from an evil heart is like glaze on cracked pottery. Your enemy shakes hands and greets you like an old friend, all the while conniving against you. When he speaks warmly to you, don’t believe him for a minute; he’s just waiting for the chance to rip you off. No matter how cunningly he conceals his malice, eventually his evil will be exposed in public. Malice backfires; spite boomerangs. Liars hate their victims; flatterers sabotage trust.

Ephesians 4:29-32 (KJV)
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Greatful heart

How Grateful Are You?
 
Psalm 95:2, Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

The Bible says a lot about gratefulness. Answer these six questions to rank how grateful you are.

Gratefulness Test:

Do you say thank you less than once a day or 2-3 times a day?Do you often spend time wishing/dreaming that things would be different or do you often thank God even in difficult circumstances?Do you often find fault with others or do you express a resilient, forgiving spirit, and grace-filled spirit?Are most of the words that come out of your mouth critical/negative or positive/affirming?Do you have a demanding spirit, more often looking to others to meet your needs, or do you look for ways to meet others’ needs?Do you blame others for your problems or do you easily take ownership of your problems?

The Psalmist often speaks about a thankful heart. We as leaders must do our best to model an attitude of gratitude for those we serve.

Psalm 69:30, I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2, Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 100:4, Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

His grace is sufficient

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
PSALM 46:1
The apostle Paul speaks of a thorn in his side that he pleaded with God three times to remove (2 Cor. 12:7–10). Biblical scholars aren’t sure exactly what Paul’s thorn was

Mental illness can still be a highly stigmatized topic in the church. For those who do not have such struggles, suicidal ideations and the extreme despair that come with clinical depression can be difficult to understand. Although many Christians know the trial of occasional anxiety or depressed feelings, people with a diagnosed mental illness face unique challenges.

Charles Spurgeon once said, The mind can descend far lower than the body, for in it there are bottomless pits. The flesh can bear only a certain number of wounds and no more, but the soul can bleed in ten thousand ways, and die over and over again each hour. Mental illness is not a new phenomenon.

And the same biblical truths that have encouraged Christians for centuries can encourage those who suffer with mental illness today:Become Contribution

1. You Are Not Alone
God’s people have suffered—mentally, emotionally, and physically—since the fall.

You are almost certainly not the only one in your congregation dealing with issues arising from mental illness. Speaking openly about your mental-health issues will allow others to share their own struggles and will enable you to care for one another.

2. It’s Not Your Fault
Though mental illness is a result of the fall, my affliction—like that of the man born blind (John 9:3)—isn’t punishment for my sins or the sins of my parents. Mental illness may not be my fault, but it can be my opportunity to speak truth about Christ’s love to others.

3. God Sees You and Is with You

We have a personal Savior who experiences emotions. As you suffer the effects of mental illness, you can remember the nearness of Christ. He weeps with you, as he wept with Lazarus’s family (John 11:35). He knew the resurrecting work he was about to do, but he sobbed with anger anyway. Likewise, he knows how he is going to work in and through your life, and he is with you in the midst of it.

Gift

One of the greatest blessings you can ever receive from Jesus is His gift of righteousness that comes by faith. Always remember: You are the righteousness of God in Christ!

Walking confidently in this truth is what I call right believing. This is what opens the door to every blessing to flow freely and allows you to boldly declare, I am greatly blessed!

When you believe right and accept Jesus’ gift of righteousness as your own, you qualify for every blessing and promise in the Bible: provision, health, favor, breakthroughs, protection!

God’s purpose in prospering you

God’s Purpose In Prospering You.
Theme: God’s will to heal and prosper us for His central purpose: the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

God blesses us so that we become a blessing to many. It is not for us to hoard greedily.

God is good. He will cause us to prosper in all things and be in health, even as our souls prosper.

Believers cannot be possessed. The Holy Spirit will not share the same temple as a demon. Demons can oppress believers from outside.

Fiery darts (demonic thoughts) come from outside. The devil fires an evil thought to you by using the personal pronoun such as I am worthless,I am cursed.

A person receives a thought by speaking it out and agreeing with it.

There is a purpose to God-given prosperity. It is for the furtherance of the Gospel.

There is no health and wealth gospel. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ produces health and wealth.

We are entering a global recession.

If you sow sparingly you will reap sparingly. If you sow bountiful you will reap bountiful. This is in the context of giving.

Jesus had no qualms about advertising the Gospel and attracting sinners by healing the sick.

When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, He brought them out with silver and gold to build the Tabernacle.

The devil instigated the children of Israel to build a golden calf while Moses was receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. The devil will still try to distract you in the way you use your finances.

There is going to be a wealth transfer in these last days, just as it was in the Exodus.

Jesus said He came to preach good news to the poor. There is only one good news to the poor: your poverty is over—supply is coming. You will not lack.

Jesus’ first coming was not for vengeance but to bring grace, forgiveness, and wholeness. We are still in the acceptable (razon) year of the Lord.

We will not be around to see the Mark of the Beast implemented. There is a restraining power exerted by the church because the Holy Spirit is in the church. This is why the Antichrist cannot be revealed yet. When the Rapture happens and all believers are taken to Heaven, then the Antichrist can be revealed.

Alien abductions are the cover up for the Rapture of the church that will happen. The world will try to explain it away with the explanation of aliens.


God’s will to heal and prosper us for His central purpose: the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


God’s will is to prosper you and keep you healthy


On the night where the children of Israel came out of Egypt, the wealth of the Egyptians was transferred to the Israelites. This was a compensation for all the years that the Israelites slaved away for no pay.

The wealth of the world will be transferred to the church in these end times for a purpose: the furtherance of the Gospel.

God is restoring the truth of Biblical prosperity.

Luke 4:24-30 – Elijah was sent to a widow in the region of Sidon. The people were offended at Jesus’ words because Jezebel (Ahab’s wife) was the daughter of the king of Sidon. Jezebel’s introduction of Baal worship in Israel caused the famine.
Naaman was the captain of the Syrian army who attacked Israel.
The people were offended at the grace of God. Grace is the unearned, unmerited, undeserved favor of God.
Grace still causes religious people to be filled with wrath.
In this passage, we see health and wealth blessings.
God was setting up the widow and the leper for miracles.
The manner of the miracles to be supplied did not make sense in the natural. It took faith and humility to obey and receive the blessings.

He said, Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land. Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian.They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue as they heard these things. They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff. But he, passing through the middle of them, went his way.(Luke‬ ‭4:24-30‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Psalm 23:1 – The Hebrew word for lack is haser The Hebrew letters that make up the word: Khet (life), Samekh (supply), Resh (head). Lack happens when you try to get your life supply by using your head. We must be led by our spirit-man, not by our reasoning.

Yahweh is my shepherd; I shall lack nothing.(Psalms‬ ‭23:1‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

John 10:9 – If you replace the last letter in the word haser with dalet (door—Jesus is the Door), or becomes the word hesed which is grace.

I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out and will find pasture.(John‬ ‭10:9‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Proverbs 28:22 – Having an evil eye is Hebraism for stinginess, miserliness, and greed.

A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him. (Proverbs‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

Luke 11:33-36 – A lit lamp represents revelation.
Don’t hide your light under commercialism.
The word cellar (or in other translations secret place), is kruptos in Greek (like cryptos).
Generosity has an life-giving effect on the body.

No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light.(Luke‬ ‭11:33-36‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Matthew 20:13-15 – In this parable of grace, evil eye is again used to describe stinginess.

But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a denarius? Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you. Isn’t it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?(Matthew‬ ‭20:13-15‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Deuteronomy 15:9 – Again, evil eye is about stinginess.


Beware that there not be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand, and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing; and he cry to Yahweh against you, and it be sin to you. (Deuteronomy‬ ‭15:9‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Proverbs 22:9 – Generous eye is contrasted to evil eye. The generous person will be blessed.

He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. (Proverbs‬ ‭22:9‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Luke 11:36-42 – When you give to the needy, your outside (body) and inside (soul) are both cleansed by God.

If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light. Now as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in and sat at the table. When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner. The Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. You foolish ones, didn’t he who made the outside make the inside also? But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you. But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and God’s love. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. (Luke‬ ‭11:36-42‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

In the Bible, foolishness is not about being dull-witted. It is about being evil and rebellious against God.

3 John 1:2 – This is God’s will for us. He will provide for us and heal us.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.(3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭WEBUS‬‬)

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla
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Eternal Realm

Did you know that you are living in an eternal realm now?

Through the redemption of Christ, your adoption into God’s family, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, you are living in the future Kingdom inheritance promised to those who believe in Jesus.

God has taken the initiative through Jesus; the Spirit is part of the promised future meeting us now in the present. The Spirit is a sign that one day we shall fully possess our inheritance—the already and not yet of the Kingdom.


You and I have been marked by God, sealed securely by Him in Christ who is always our yes! Further, the Holy Spirit has been given as a deposit, down payment money, a first installment—which guarantees full inheritance when the whole is paid later! The Holy Spirit is partial payment or pledge of our future joys and bliss in heaven! The Holy Spirit gives a foretaste—a guarantee—of things to come!

Minister Lebo Sekgobela Rebuilding walls Tour at Petoria State Theatre | Concert ReviewBy: Billy Sigudla Friday, 11/11/2022

Minister Lebo Sekgobela Rebuilding walls Tour at Petoria State Theatre | Concert Review

By: Billy Sigudla Friday, 11/11/2022

Tags: Gospel Concert review

From the moment minister Lebo Sekgobela walked on stage until after the exit of the last song , multiple award-winning South African singer-songwriter Lebo Sekgobela, captured the attention of the crowd at her last leg of Rebuilding walls Tour November 11 concert at the Pretoria State Theatre, Opera Theatre . Backed by a 5 piece band, Sekgobela’s anointed voice powerfully filled the room for almost five hours of one women show. It was easy to turn off the outside world with all its troubles and fall under Sekgobela’s captivating anointed voice into her praise and worship world with songs.

Performing a selection of songs from all her different albums, Sekgobela opened with the a praise song “ O Modimo wa Lesedi”, with the first note immediately demonstrating his rich, deep voice. This opening song, about the courage and strength that God offers us, by showing us the light from the darkness this song set the scene for the praise and worship of the evening.

Minister Sekgobela made an announcement that from the 1st April 2023
rebuilding walls in Kimberly will be free a the concert officialy start 

With her powerful, yet warm voice she delivered “Holy is the Lord”, a song about a leader wanting to visit the afflicted, lonely, lost souls – and to care for them – rather than be enthralled with gilded houses and shiny sidewalks. We can’t help but agree, isn’t that how we want leaders to be? His voice is authentic, with pure and clear tone, portraying an honest beauty as she holds on to notes.

Sekgobela owned the stage, comfortable as she stood in front of the microphone to deliver his message. By not holding the microphone, his hands and arms are free to express more feeling to his performance. She kept the in-between song banter to a minimum, except when setting up “Liquid Spirit”; then he spoke of liking Montreal, its mild-manneredd people, with a good vibe and good spirit. He then proceeded to bring the good vibe home to the audience, getting us to clap-along, energizing us, and including us in his gospel of song.

Porter as I call her due to the way Lebo molds her magical voice knows who she is and knows his voice. She is charismatic and confident. She masters rhythm and phrasing, with perfect pitch and control. Having sung for almost 5 hours, every moment, every song, every note was exquisite, as was the music and synergy from the band, all perfectly balanced for the crystal-clear acoustics of the Opera Theatre.

Sekgobela’s music is of truth, hope and love, and his storytelling is engaging the audience of the Love the Jesus Christ has for us While many, if not most, Gospel vocalist cover standards, or revamp gospel songs , Sekgobela wrote most the songs she performed tonight. These songs are personal, heartfelt stories; the lyrics are delivered with compassion. She sings from her soul, from her testimony of what the Lord has done in her life , especially her health complications. A she sang kabelo Yaka Entle  Minister Sekgobela giving more information of concerning her health testimony: She share to the crowd that she consultef a medical Dr & was supposed to do operation but she said by faith she will skip it and professed that she is healed and I will continue to minister the gospel by singing is her calling this was her response to her doctor when she advised her to stop dancing for God as she normaly does barefoot on the stage.

Sharing his message and his truth, in a gospel-like way, he sings, we listen, we clap, we hear, we hope. She sang Kabelo Yaka Entle

One Gospel made an special announcement that they are in partnership with Minister Lebo Sekgobela at the Pretoria State Theatre and encouraged the crowd to join the team in the foyer for interview in 15 years One Gospel birthday celebration of sharing the platform for Gospel artist to perform on their television channel and they hopped in the rebuilding walls tour wargon as it aligned with their vision.

Lebo sang Igama after she went for a break and she came refreshed and with changed outfit

Lebo called her husband and thanked her for always supporting her vision

Lebo sang Thato Ya Gao e phetege introducing a guest artist to sing in vhenda the same song

Lebo sang Moya wami

Lebo sang Nyakalla fatsheng lotlhe

Lebo Sang sefapanong ke boha. Wena lefika laka

Lebo sang Haleluyah Mdumiseni
Lebo sang Theko ya lona
Lebo Sang Kelela Moya

In the end, Lebo came back on stage for las hot number. One last song to sing, one last message, one last story to share: “Ke lela Moya”, his spiritual lesson for us. As she left the stage, the audience rose again with a standing ovation, the room full of love for Minister Lebo Sekgobela

The end
Lion of Judah hit song bonus

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla Executive Editor Christian Posts

Trust in Jehovah jireh , the Lord our provider

It is time to live in the supernatural and not in the natural.  I AM a supernatural God. My resources are without measure. Focus on me, not in your own strength and resources. I AM your resource. Fully rely, depend, and find your sustenance in me.

The city of Samaria (2 Kings 6-7), was under siege with a resulting famine. Some relied on their own resources and became cannibalistic and ate their own children. In an instant, the situation changed. I had my prophet prophesy plenty in the midst of what had been lack. The King’s assistant scoffed at the Word and was trampled to death when I, God, moved. Believe and watch my provision.

Do not trust in the natural but in my mighty name. There is no need to worry. It is time to worship me and to trust in me, the Covenant Keeping God, Yahweh.

Rest in my love and my covenant with you. Is anything too hard for me? Do not trust in the arm of flesh but in me. I will never fail you. 

I AM your provider. Look to me, as your source and do not fear the giants who mock and depend on their own strength.

Trust in the Lord, your God and lean not on your own understanding. Rest in my love and care. Let me be God, while you rest!  Seek me alone. I will NOT fail you. Nothing is too difficult for me. Worship me and put your trust in me alone!

Rest in who I AM, Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. Get ready and prepare yourself to receive because you will not have room to contain all I AM giving you. Have faith, trust and rely on me, God. Worship me alone and see me as your provision.

Look to me and live. Be still and know I AM God.

This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing—everything your body needs. Isn’t there more to your life than a meal? Isn’t your body more than clothing? “Consider the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they?  So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?  “And why would you worry about your clothing? Look at all the beautiful flowers of the field. They don’t work or toil,  and yet not even Solomon in all his splendor was robed in beauty like one of these!  So if God has clothed the meadow with hay, which is here for such a short time and then dried up and burned, won’t he provide for you the clothes you need—you of little faith? (Matthew 6:25-30 TPT)

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