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The two births

In book of Peter is speaks of having a former life, this is a life before accepting Christ Jesus and being born again. The word says let go of sin having enjoyed it in your past life, now being born in Christ we are called to a new life in Him one of righteousness. Paul writes says that being new born believer lay aside malice, working of evil, adultery and everything the Bible classifies as sin. Seek relationship with God than the pleasures of the body for a while. The earth will soon fade away but eternity being God will never fade

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Unlimited Grace part 2

Biblical Characters vs the present generation

 

Acts 9 speak much of the life of Saul more famously known as Paul. The man who has written majority of the New Testament and by his testimony we can see the grace of the Lord work in him. The bible states that Saul was the type of ma who would threaten Christians and would act on his treats. Saul was a Jew and hated the Lord and his disciples his occupation was to persecute believers. Saul’s name was well known and feared among believers. Where everything changes for Saul was when He was on his way Damascus, sent there by the order of the priest to arrest and imprison believers whether man or female.

 

He had an encounter with the Lord Jesus, the man’s people he was persecuting. The conversation between him and Lord went as follow…

 

Acts 9:5

“Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go to the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

 

This was when the Lord blinded Saul. Eventually Saul got healed after following the Lords instructions, there are a few things that I like about this passage of scriptures.

 

  1. The Lord at that moment could have strike down Saul for all the crimes he has committed against Jesus followers.
  2. Saul was healed while the Lord could have left him to be blind for the rest of his life.
  3. Ananias obeyed the Lord while knowing he might very well lose his life in Saul’s hand.
  4. Saul received the Lord Jesus as his personal saviour and began to grow in the Lords teachings
  5. Saul started preaching and teaching the gospel to people in the temple and also to the Jews and proving that Jesus is the Messiah

 

The Lord is just and fair as we been through at the start, but here we see the Lords mercy that he has towards people. I see that Jesus also died at the cross for Saul as bad of a person he is, He had probably 1000 of deaths that he was responsible for, God showed him grace. The second point his when God spoke to Saul with an audio voice, we can see that Jesus wants to have a intermit moment with the Lord, establishing a relationship between himself and Saul, while at the same time conveying the importance of the message he wanted to deliver to Saul.

 

As you would read on, on how the story continues we read of Gods faithful servant Ananias. God showed him a vision and went, even though he feared for his life. I believe as he went and stepped out, the Lord strengthened him.

 

The amazing part of the story of Saul is that he gave his life to the Jesus shortly after he was healed. The Lord turned a man who had hardened his hearts against the Lord, that just amazing. Saul after that the Lord had graces him with knowledge and understanding and in a short time preaching and proclaiming the word of God and It says that he baffled the Jews. No one could have ever predicted this man, Saul life changing this drastically and picture him as a believer.

 

I want you to imagine in your minds, the kind of person Saul would have been like if he lived in today’s world? I see someone like Hitler, a man who has authority and has prosecuted Christians and has committed many atrocities in his life. Would you imagine God saving that person or that person life changing for good and becoming a follower of Jesus? For me Hitler would be my modern day Saul.

 

Bringing it back to us, many of us have nowhere near done some of the things this two man described have done in over lives. If the was a scale that would weigh our sins compared to them we would be the skinny boy on the scale and they would be the strong muscular guy on the football or rugby team. Yet we still feel think to ourselves that the Lord won’t forgive us for what we done in the past. Or we may have a misconception who God is. I use to be ashamed for my sin that put Jesus die for me on the cross but as time went by I realised that there is no shame in Christ Jesus. What had happened my understanding changed on how I saw things.

 

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Ministry Partnership Development [ENC]

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My name is Kindness Shikwambana and I am in full time ministry in the University of Venda for Every Nation Campus. I believe in changing lives through the word of God and empowering young leaders to be equipped to share the gospel to others through love, because as ambassadors of Christ, we are all God representative of the faith in with we are believe to Christ. Every believer should feel free to live out their faith and believes without fear.

If we can reach out to young leaders we get the opportunity to have influence in many sphere of society and reaching the next generation as well, by establishing strong biblical foundation, to the people on campus. How do we do that? trough activities that we have in the local church like events socials for examples like color first, which is an event that we have to welcome first years into the family other activates include Engage Friday where we do evangelism.

You may be asking yourself where I fit in this whole picture. In the church I run engage department which is evangelism in the church. We have achieved much in this department as Venda campus. A brief overview is that we were previously not as strong in evangelism we only went out frequently in a year. But From last year around August I was equipped by the church to train other students on campus in our church to go out.

  • Here are some pictures we took through the year. Each picture tells each own story.

This is my small group

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We empower young leader through this to be strong leaders. By instilling Godly principals in young man. So they can be better leaders

Engage Friday

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Equipping others to share their faith and who Jesus to others and to grow spiritual in relationship of who Jesus is. there has been many testimonies and salvation through this activity of actively sharing the gospel.

Color First

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welcome first years to our campus by hosting a yearly social, to make them feel at home. And also getting to connect with them and get them into family. First year as a student are the hardest and loneliest at times. This is how we reach out to students. we host the event on campus hall.

Venda mission outreach

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In late August a mission team came to help us equip and train young leaders in the church, and during their stay it was recorded that there was around 72 re-commitment and first time commitments to Christ in only two weeks. It only goes to show that the harvest is ready, we only need laborers.

If you would like to partner with me financial, by sowing into my life and to the ministry so I can do what God has called me for. This is what’s called Ministry Partnership, where you pledge to send a certain amount of your choice to me every month. It not just that but a relationship that is formed. If you would like to partner with me and God on what he is doing on Venda campus contact me at my email kindnesslshikwambana@gmail.com, or kindnesslshikwambana65@gmail.com .

Our vision as a movement is

We exist to honor God by establishing Christ centred, spirit empowered and socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.

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10%

The following story is about a married husband and his wife, and three business men. This story talks about principles and assumptions that we as people have, build in to us when it comes to finances. And how finances is such a big part of our life’s. It can be a window which determines how  the dreams and desires we want for ourselves turn out.

                                                                                                                                                              

There once was a wealthy man named Ted, you can say he was so wealthy he did not know what he could do with all his wealth. Ted owned the worlds leading communication and technology company. He worked hard and enjoyed his work. He had a wife he had to take care off. Because of his work, he was seldomly be around, and he had to take ways to take care of his wife.

So Ted had an amazing idea he called for Three of his employees who worked in varies locations, and there names where Joseph, Marry and Sepho. Ted trusted his employees so much so that he gave them and monthly salary that showed that he valued them. Ted said to this three employees that ” out of the total salary I give you, you can do anything with this salary that your heart desires but just send my wife 10% of that income to my wife at home”.

Now at hearing Teds statement they where all happy and full of joy. Each of the employees earned a different salary. Joseph earned a large sum of $60 000, He had a great life with family and kids at home and everything was okay, he was a happy guy he loved his boss, he was also a very ambitious guy, he had great dreams he wants to still fulfill. Marry was a young women who got her dream job and she was still new to the company. She really admired her boss and honored him, despite being new too to work her boss paid here $40 000. Sepho was  a young men he has been working for Ted for a while. He knew the ins and ours of the company he earned $10 000. He was very happy and set in his job he enjoyed it and found his work to be fulfilling.

Marry, Joseph and Sepho had there own bills the had to pay for every month. The mortgage, water and utility bill. And some of them had kids who where in university. And the list goes on. life is always demanding no matter how wealthy you are there is always something you have to pay for. Now as they all began to apply what the boss had said, not all of them followed his instruction.

Joseph earned $60 000 as the months went forward he only sent about 2 or sometimes 5% to his boss wife. He thought to himself why do I have to send money to my Boss wife she is obviously well off knowing how rich my boss is a cent from me wont make much of a difference. Joseph enjoyed the treasures he received and continued living life.

Marry earned $40 000 and she would send $4000 to her bosses wife, that was the whole 10 % and sometimes she would even send more because she was overjoy, that out of all that she got the boss said she have the remaining amount and do whatever she liked with it.

Sepho earned $10 000 and he had to send $1000 a month to the wife, Sepho thought I have so much I need to do with my salary that he told himself that he would pay the remaining money he did not send the following month, a month later the same thing happened and again and again the cycle continued. He would give 6% and other times 8% . It was still not 10% . Sepho felt bad about that.

Now one day months later there Boss Ted was having dinner with his wife(Christina) just enjoying one another’s company. The husband asked his wife “Have you been receiving the gifts I’ve been sending you”. Christina looked at her husband and reluctantly said ” yes I have”. The husband pushed the matter farther and he found out that not all the money he instructed his employees made it to his wife. Ted was devastated and was hurt by his employees whom he had great confidence and trust in.

Ted had to deal with this matter he called in this three employees,Joseph Marry and Sepho. The first thing he did was fire Joseph the reason he gave Joseph”out of all the money I have given you to leave a great life all that I asked was for 10% and you could not do that, you became prideful and to ambitious for your own good, Your assumption and your prejudice led to this, your fired!” Joseph left the office and was saddened with what happened.

Now next Ted called in little Marry, Ted gave her a big smile despite what had happened with Joseph. Ted was so pleased with Marry, because she had been so faithful with what she was given,and even gave more than what she was suppose to have given. Ted gave her a salary increase of $60 000 on that day.  She would now earn $100 000. Marry was over joyed and would continue to give all the more from that day on.

The last meeting Ted had was with Sepho. He called Sepho into the office, Sepho was nervous at this time as he was the last to be called in. Ted said to Sepho that he knows that you have not been obedient to my instructions. Ted told him from today on you will earn $5000 a month. That was Teds way of punishing Sepho and teaching him that if you can’t be trusted with the small you won’t be trusted with much.

 

 

The True Identity of the story for the story to make sense:

The Business man is Jesus Christ.

The wife is the church

and Sepho, Marry and Joseph is ME & YOU

 

PART II will explain the story for those who may have missed it, For those of you who got it please share tour thoughts on the comments below?

 

Inspired by Pastor B Rams

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Malachi 3:10-11

10Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the LORD of Hosts. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure. 11I will rebuke the devourera for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your land, and the vine in your field will not fail to produce fruit,” says the LORD of Hosts.

 

Kindness S

 

                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

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The King & Carpenters

In a country far far away lived two young carpenters, they were the best throughout the country side well known for their flawless craft of making the best furniture throughout the kingdom.

But one day the king Pandelani happened to be in the small little town of Kando where there would be celebrating a 100 years of peace in a years’ time. And the king was planning to do something great for his people, he was looking for something so great to symbolize that day, something that would be in-grave in the hearts of his people forever.

Just before the great celebration the king dressed up as a civilian in disguise and went job haunting in searching for a carpenter who had the skill he was looking for in order to build something for his people. So he happened to find two carpenters, their names was Joseph and Nick.

The king then requested the services of this two gentlemen to build him a chair, he planned on testing them, having heard of the great reputation they had around the village from the people. It happens to be that Joseph and Nick had many work to do that week.

Joseph decided to quickly rush through the work and only did things half its quality, all his work was not as great. When the king received his chair was not as happy to see the chair he had, had made.

The king than went to the second carpenter Nick he too was busy with lots of work from the orders his other clients placed. But Nick was elegant and never rushed when he was carpeting. He saw it as more than a job but an art which brought his joy. He told the king that he would have to wait he would be done in three weeks.

So carpenter Nick went to work, when he was done with all his client work got to the King’s request. He spent the whole five days working on the chair day in and day out. To the carpenter it was not just a chair that was just made to sit on, but to also be the most beautiful chair in the room, strong and able to carry heavy weight on it.

After the carpenter was done he called the civilian who was the kind to come collect the chair. When the king arrived he looked at the chair and there came a smile on his face, never had he seen a chair like the carpenter chair.

The king said to Nick `How was it you were able to create such a good chair’ then the carpenter answered and told him that he loves what he does and with each job he gets he takes his time to build the best quality work and enjoying it at same time.

The king than revealed his identity after hearing this and said to young carpenter Nick. I have come here looking for a men who will build me the most beautiful palace in all known kingdom all that you would need is in your hands, but for now you will build my people for the celebration a church in honor of the fallen and so they may rejoice for the living.

                                                                                                                                                                   

The carpenter, Nick was known all over the kingdoms. He was well known for his great carpeting skills and work, some say he was greatest carpenters of the century. Joseph the other carpenter was just as talented and passionate as Nick but great opportunity passed him because he did not put in all his best afford to what he was doing, what is your gift or talent that you good at or your dream your striving to achieve, are you Joseph or Nick? Do we have to change our mind-set and work and sharpen your skills so we can be like Nick one day who through hard work and dedication became the best carpenter. ​

 

Kindness S

[parable of the talents Matthew 25:14-30. No matter how small of a gift r talent you may thing you have multiply it and grow it.]