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The Living Word

The simple answer for this world is not law and politics, because it has been proven to fail us. The only answer is Christ Jesus. He is the One interceding for us and we are to live Him out toward the world around us. More laws only creates more law offenders. The only way to overcome the power of law and sin is to have the laws engraved on our hearts (Jeremiah 31:31-34) and to put our trust in Jesus Christ. It is then that we are enabled through the Holy Spirit to live Christ.

The word Christians was actually used as a mockery to lable the idiots trying to be like Jesus and the meaning of this word is little Christs. It caught on because that is what we are actually called to be.

Judaism makes it clear that this world will be saved and allow the Messiah to come when most people on this planet read, study and live the Torah. Torah is the sum total of God’s will and God’s law in Judaism. Torah is the first five books of the Bible also known as the books of Moses and some Rabbi’s also called it the word of God. 1 John 1 explains that Jesus is the word of God whom became flesh and lived among us. So it is the same idea of living the word. We as Christians need to live Jesus, the Word of God.

Living the Word of God is the only way to bring actual change in this world. When everyone, claiming to be Christian, will stop all their nonsense and start living as little Christs this world will not be able to resist the power and change that follows.


1 KORINTIËRS 6:9-20)

Of weet julle nie dat die onregverdiges die koninkryk van God nie sal beërwe nie? Moenie dwaal nie!

Paulus verduidelik aan die Korintiërs wat dit beteken om aan God te behoort. Hy maak dit duidelik dat mense wat ’n sondige lewe lei, nie die koningkryk van God kan beërwe nie. Sulke mense sal dus nie kan wees waar God Koning is nie.

Ons moet onsself nie mislei nie, en ook nie toelaat dat ander mense ons mislei nie. Sonde bring skeiding tussen God en mens en so ook bring sonde skeiding tussen mense. Dus is sonde ‘n vernietigende krag wat eerstens verhoudings vernietig en dan ook ander dinge in die lewe vernietig.

Wanneer ons by mense kuier en daar is iets wat ons ongemaklik maak, dan wil ons sommer die kuier kort knip sodat ons nie die ongemak verder hoef te verduur nie. Soms praat mense oor dinge wat ons nie van hou of mee saam stem nie. Dit kan ook mense se gedrag, kleredrag, musiek of huislike omstandighede wees wat die ongemak veroorsaak. Ons kan en wil nie aanhoudend daaraan blootgestel word nie. So ook is dit met die Gees van God wat binne in ons woon.

Maar wie die Here aanhang, is een gees met Hom.

As ons aanhou sondig en nie toelaat dat die Woord en die Gees van God ons skoon was nie, dan kan die Gees van God nie by ons bly nie. God is heilig en kan nie in eenheid wees met onheiligheid nie.

Of weet julle nie dat julle liggaam ‘n tempel is van die Heilige Gees wat in julle is, wat julle van God het, en dat julle nie aan julself behoort nie?

Ek hoop dat jy nou beter verstaan hoe sonde skeiding bring en verhoudings vernietig.

Ons moet dus streef daarna om alle sonde te vermy. Ons kan dit nie alleen doen nie. Ons het mekaar nodig, en die woord en Gees van God (Efésiërs 5:26).

‘Of weet julle nie dat die onregverdiges die koninkryk van God nie sal beërwe nie? Moenie dwaal nie! Geen hoereerders of afgodedienaars of egbrekers of wellustelinge of sodomiete of diewe of gierigaards of dronkaards of kwaadsprekers of rowers sal die koninkryk van God beërwe nie. En dit was sommige van julle; maar julle het jul laat afwas, maar julle is geheilig, maar julle is geregverdig in die Naam van die Here Jesus en deur die Gees van onse God. ALLES is my geoorloof, maar nie alles is nuttig nie; alles is my geoorloof, maar ek sal my nie deur iets laat oorheers nie. Die voedsel is vir die maag, en die maag is vir die voedsel, maar God sal die een sowel as die ander tot niet maak. En die liggaam is nie vir hoerery nie, maar vir die Here; en die Here vir die liggaam. En God het ook die Here opgewek en sal ons opwek deur sy krag. Weet julle nie dat julle liggame lede van Christus is nie? Sal ek dan die lede van Christus neem en dit lede van ‘n hoer maak? Nee, stellig nie! Of weet julle nie dat hy wat ‘n hoer aanhang, met haar een liggaam is nie? Want die twee, sê Hy, sal een vlees wees. Maar wie die Here aanhang, is een gees met Hom. Vlug vir die hoerery. Enige sonde wat ‘n mens doen, is buite die liggaam; maar wie hoerery bedryf, sondig teen sy eie liggaam. Of weet julle nie dat julle liggaam ‘n tempel is van die Heilige Gees wat in julle is, wat julle van God het, en dat julle nie aan julself behoort nie? Want julle is duur gekoop. Verheerlik God dan in julle liggaam en in julle gees wat aan God behoort.’


As gevolg van Sonde…

Sjoe, ja… Ons wêreld is maar lekker deurmekaar, nie agv ‘n spesifiek groep mense nie, maar agv sonde. GOD is die voorsiening wat ons nodig het en die bron van ewige waarheid en lewe…

As ons moet afdaal na sonde en onheilige optredes vir finansiële vooruitgang of om ons autoriteit of menswaardigheid te bewys, is dit werklik nie die moeite werd nie!

Dit het meer te doen met hardkoppigheid en selfsug. God het die mense slegs toegelaat om te skei weens hierdie rede, maar dit was nooit deel van Sy plan nie (Matteus 19:5 – 9). Dus is daar seker dinge wat ons mense sien as iets wat toelaatbaar is, maar dit is en was nooit deel van God se plan vir ons nie.

Dit is slegs die Gees van God wat hardkoppigheid kan oorwin. Dit is ons verantwoordelikheid om ander bewus te maak daarvan en dan vir God kans te gee om te werk… (Esegiël 36:25 – 27).

Die gevolg is dat mense dink dat God se reëls van situasie tot situasie verander. Die een kom 5min laat vir werk en die ander een ure, maar albei is steeds laat vir werk. Die een persoon vat ‘n pen se doppie en ‘n ander een ‘n hele pennesakkie, albei het gesteel.

Dit is waarom Romeine kan sê dat almal gesondig het…

God is heilig en het nie verander nie. Hy kan nie met onheiligheid wees nie, daarom moes Jesus kom en sterf as volmaakte offer.

Daar is natuurlik genade, berou en vergiffenis, maar ons kan nie op dit staan en as verskoning gebruik om steeds te sondig nie (1 Petrus 2:16). Die hele wêreld val uitmekaar agv hierdie denkwyse.

Almal moet dus streef na volmaaktheid om so doende minder en minder te sondig.

Blessed New Year


There are only two things that the enemy needs to destroy, faith and love. Without these the people of God become powerless and incapable of fulfilling their purpose. They were all called to live out Christ Jesus and His sacrifice.

We as the sons and daughters of the living God need faith and love more than anything else and I therefore pray like Paul “… that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God“.
Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV

The importance of prayer and God’s word.

It is so sad to see and hear about all the things happening around us. It is also important to talk about it and to share our grieves and fears. This is good, but we have to pray about it and pray for those who are suffering. We need to talk and share our lives with God and build our relationship with Him and encourage those around us.

To be able to do this correctly we need to know God’s word as it is the foundation of life. We also need to remember that prayer is more important than discussions and talks.

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:3-11 ESV

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:4-9 ESV

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Ephesians 1:15-21 ESV

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:9-14 ESV

Turn your busyness into faithfulness.

The subtle plan of the enemy is busyness. Being occupied with that which is keeping you from the real, true and purposeful activities.

We need to focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He knows what we are and what we need and will therefore be able to lead us to success. With our eyes on Him we will turn our busyness into faithfulness.

Fear and rejection

Fear and rejection have become the norm of society and the tools of the fear creators. The more it grows the greater the panic becomes, robbing your logical thinking. Selfishness is the result of it all based on the false belief of survival of the fittest. This will then become the power ruling the earth…

There is only one way to overcome fear, rejection, panic and confusion. It is called love. Without God there is no true love, for He is called Love. It is for this reason that Jesus have said that living a life of love is the fulfilment of the law. Love God with all your being and your neighbours as yourself.

Who Are You?

Guilt ridden, full of fear, anxiety, hatred and selfish ambition. Death and destruction will become overwhelming in every single thing you think, do and desire. It is time to let go of all of these things and focus on God and His plan for your life.

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

(Isaiah 1:16-20)

It has become too easy to focus only on revenge and survival and forgetting your calling. Our call as sons and daughters of the Living God has always been to do good, live out justice, to love and respect people and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).

With this message I want to remind you who you are and what is and should be important…

Die ware weg tot die lewe

Jesus het ons die weg, die waarheid en die lewe gegee. Tog het Hy gekom na ‘n wêreld wat deur godsdienstige onderdrukking geteister is. Hy het in ‘n donker wêreld gekom. Die Bybel sê dat in die dal van die doodskaduwee die lig soos dagbreek aangebreek het. Die Lig van die wêreld het gekom. Die Een wat daar was nog voor die son se skepping, het na hierdie donker wêreld gekom en die lig gebring. Elkeen wat Hom gevolg het, kon daardie lig sien. En elkeen wat die boodskap gesien, verstaan ​​en ontvang het, was aangetrokke tot Hom, in so ‘n mate dat hulle Hom van daardie punt af gevolg het  (Johannes 1:1-13). Maar, tragies genoeg, het die oorgrote meerderheid van die inwoners van die stad Kapernaum, selfs al het hulle baie wonderwerke gesien, net nie geglo nie. Hulle is so erg geteister deur ‘n godsdienstige gees dat hulle nie regtig omgegee het of hulle gelowig is of nie, solank dit voorgekom het of hulle goed is en goed doen.

Is ons dus bloot godsdienstige mense? Leef ons in ons eie Kapernaums? Omdat ons na die vernietiging van daardie stad kyk, kan ons sien waarheen goeie werke, goeie wil, goeie hart en ‘n goeie uitsig lei. Jy sien, niemand doen goed nie (Lukas 18:19). Die mens se hart is vol kwaad (Jeremia 17:9). En hoewel ons kan lyk soos mense wat instaat is om wonderlike dinge te kan doen en as vredemakers kan optree, is dit nie wat werklik saak maak nie. Ons moet glo in die uiterste finale offer wat namens ons gemaak is, sodat God ons nie meer as sondaars sal sien nie, maar as die geregtigheid van God in Christus Jesus (2 Korintiërs 5:19).

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Jesus roep ons nie tot godsdiens nie

Die probleem met godsdiens is dat die mens die sentrale figuur van die godsdiens word. Godsdiens plaas toewyding en rituele as die uitdrukkings wat die mens aanvaarbaar maak vir God as die voorwerp van aanbidding. Dit is dan juis hier waar die mensdom (Christene ook) verlore raak in godsdiens en Jesus nie meer is wie Hy moet wees nie.

Laat julle hart nie ontsteld word nie; glo in God, glo ook in My. In die huis van my Vader is daar baie wonings; as dit nie so was nie, sou Ek dit vir julle gesê het. Ek gaan om vir julle plek te berei. En as Ek gegaan en vir julle plek berei het, kom Ek weer en sal julle na My toe neem, sodat julle ook kan wees waar Ek is. En waar Ek heengaan, weet julle en die weg ken julle. Thomas sê vir Hom: Here, ons weet nie waar U gaan nie, en hoe kan ons die weg ken? Jesus antwoord hom: Ek is die weg en die waarheid en die lewe; niemand kom na die Vader behalwe deur My nie (Johannes 14:1-6).

Daar is baie wat gesê kan word oor godsdiens, duisende denominasies en oor hoe deurmekaar hierdie wêreld van ons is, maar Jesus het nie vir Thomas gesê om ‘n klomp rituele te volg en die weg sal slegs bekend word aan die wat daardie rituele volg nie, nee Jesus is die weg na die lewe. Ons word geroep na lewe, die ware lewe. Jesus is die enigste ware weg tot hierdie lewe wat Hy van praat. Sonder Hom sal ons nooit daar uit kom nie. In die wêreld van vandag moet ons steeds streef na Jesus sodat ons elkeen die weg, die waarheid en die lewe kan vind en sodoende ons pad na die Vader. Hy is die weg, die waarheid en die lewe, en niemand kom na die Vader behalwe deur Hom nie. Hy het vir ons genoeg bewyse gegee om te kan glo, naamlik dat Hy na die wêreld gekom het om sondaars te red.

Mag ek en jy vandag en ook elke dag wat kom Jesus soek, vind en lewe.