Thursday, 22 March 2018

Today Reminder (Heritage Day) – 22 March 2018

A reminder for today
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. (Psalm 91:5-6)

Yesterday was a Heritage Day here in South Africa and it is a national public holiday. It is ironic in a way that we celebrate heritage yet there is so much racial tension in our country. My personal view is that if everyone actually starts to read their Bibles and turn back to God we will not have any tension anymore. In fact, we will have forgiveness and we will forget the past and we will build tomorrow. Why can’t we just get along and accept each person for the uniqueness they have. 

My son wanted to watch the new black panther movie, so I took him yesterday. I must say that the movie in itself is quite good, but the racism that comes with it was a little unnecessary. There were few comments on white colonialism and they made it sound like no black person can be successful in this world. The movie altered historical facts to adhere to the plot of hatred that the nephew had. We are Christians, so I make a point of teaching my children that all people are made by God and in His image. It is man’s choice to be bad and man’s choice to be a racist, but to be a Christian in the full sense of the word is to love all as you love yourself.

My verse for today is for all of us. No matter where you find yourself in this world there is evil around us. I think about the shootings in schools in the USA and the persecution of Christians in the Islamic states and now even Europe and off course the hatred towards farmers in South Africa and the terror of crime that sweeps through our whole nation.

God said that we should not be afraid of the terror in the night. The evil that lurks around the corner and the darkness of man’s heart. God will send His angels (verse 11) to keep us safe and watch over us. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name (verse 14).

My dear friend, we will face many challenges, and some will be harder than other, but when we go through difficult times I always think of Paul that rejoices in his sufferings. Paul also said and not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5)

Lord, we face danger and tribulation each and we live in terrible uncertainty of what awaits us, but our worries and fears we place in your hands and we pray that you will save your people and change the hearts of men to stop looking at the past and start working together for tomorrow. We take all of this and we place it in your hands. Let your will be done and let your kingdom come. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Today Reminder (The DNA Message) – 20 March 2018

A reminder for today
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (Exodus 20:2)

Today I am going to share something interesting with you and I am not sure what to make of this, but it is interesting plus in my point of view it is fact even if not confirmed. I have always said that God’s existence echoes out of our DNA. In 2004 scientists discovered a message in our DNA code that is referred to as the “God code”.

They found that the numbers in the ancient alphabet represent the numbers in the periodic table that is precisely the elements that make up our DNA in our body. This gave them the ability to take the sequencing in the DNA and through those numbers link them to the letters in the ancient alphabet. These letters make up words and these words have meaning. The message in our DNA is something that our pastors have been trying to convey to us over a long period of time. 

In the top layer of our genetic code it literally translates to “God eternal within the body”. Gregg Braden says that we do not know why this is there. We know why this is there, because God has said it in His word that He is within us. God made us so that people will discover these messages later. 

Harvard announced that they found a message encoded in our DNA also. In a little explored section of DNA, a team of top geneticists discovered a 22 bit of ancient Aramaic in our DNA where God confirms His existence and that He created all life on earth. This finding presents a nearly irrefutable argument in the existence of God. The code was discovered when researchers discovered strange mathematical patterns within a certain section of the genome. They started to cross reference the pattern with language databases. They were shocked to discover that the pattern corresponded with ancient Aramaic. They contacted experts familiar with the language to help them decipher the code. The entire decoded message says: “Hello my children. This is Yahweh, the one true Lord. You have found creation’s secret. Now share it peacefully with the world.”

If you think about this, it is mind blowing but, in a way, expected. God exists, and there is no way all of this just happened. Off course there will be sceptics and there will be those who still won’t believe. The fact is that our God is the one true Lord and the creator of everything. He is God and there is none like Him. Today, I am simply saying this – God exists, what could possibly be to hard for Him. Do not fear, do not worry and do not concern yourself with the things that you have no control over. God will intervene, and God will be with us all the way. Be the light that shows Him to the world around you. Keep telling the good news and keep praying. 

Lord, you are our God. You are our only God. Let your name be glorified and let your kingdom come. Let your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Monday, 19 March 2018

Today Reminder (Writings in the sand) – 19 March 2018

A reminder for today
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. (John 8:6)

Why did Jesus write in the sand? Let me give you a little context on where we are. Jesus was a Rabi travelling the land teaching the people. Now Joe Amaral wrote in his book about Jesus teaching in the ways that Rabi’s taught in those days and one of those ways is something called remez which means to hint. Rabi’s did not like to give the full answer, they wanted the learner to understand for himself or rather discover for himself. 

Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand (John 7:2). Now in John we see that it is the last and great day of the feast on which Jesus goes to the temple. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37-38). 

Now to give a little more context. On that day (the great day of the feast) the priest will walk down to the pool of Siloam. Now living water is very important in the Jewish culture. It came from rain, springs or rivers. Now the pool of Siloam was spring filled which means it was filled with living water. The priest will take a jug and fill it with this water and take it back up to the temple where he then pours this living water over the tabernacle asking God to bless them with living water. Now as this was happening Jesus walked into the temple saying that He is the living water. He says that he that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Now we know that some accepted Him but many also rejected that He is the messiah. He was then kicked out of the temple and as He got there He was confronted with this woman that was convicted of adultery. They wanted to see what Jesus would do. Was He going to condemn her or is He going to have her excommunicated. Instead of responding Jesus stooped down and wrote in the sand. 

Now, this will open the whole passage for you. In Jeremiah 17:13 it says: O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Now this is the remez where Jesus is calling them back to time where God would send His living water to the temple and whoever rejected him, their names will be written in the dust. 

Lord, thank you once again for opening your word to and confirming your love for us. Let us flow with living water as we carry your gospel and open our hearts and minds so that we can hear your voice and do your will. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.