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July Jubilee

July Jubilee

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Published by Francois du Toit
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JULY JUBILEEDear Friends We were back in Hermanus just 5 days following a fantastic time with the EFZleadership in Bulawayo, then ministry at Doxa deo Harties and a wonderful weekwith Every Home for Christ with leaders from 13 Africa Nations, then another 3weeks of touring many miles, including Botswana where we had a wonderful time withleaders and believers in Mahalape. We also made strategic contact with some of theleaders of a refugee camp where you literally have Africa in one community, morethat 4600 people! Then ministry with the AGS Alberton (lovely people!) and then,wait for the drum-roll! 5 fantastic nights in the Kruger Park with all 4 ourchildren in the Tamboti tented camp, saw the big 5 a few times plus plenty!!! Andwild dog! And last Sunday with Danie van Wyk in Phalaborwa, Gateway ChristianChurch, such a beautiful bunch of people. We left almost 400 God believes in You books in Bulawayo with the leadership therein June and distributed another 200 on this trip in Botswana. We continue to receive fantastic feedback of transformed lives because of thebooks. Just got an email from the NG kerkkantoor Jhb requesting the use of "Kanten Klaar" as study material for home cells. We gave one of their leaders a copy ofthe book 3 years ago at the Komati Poort Mozambique border post. Dont forget to save this link, http://mirror.scripturetext.com/ At the moment we are spending heavenly time with a missionary couple from Polandwhom we met 3 years ago, Jurek and Gosia, what amazing an anointed, giftedmusicians they are, passionate about God and people. Tonite we will have aglorious time of fellowship and worship at Gansbaai PPK. Then Sunday Wordschoolwith Alistair and Theresa in Brooklyn Cape Town.Please make every effort to join us the next weekend 1-3 August for our worshipcamp at Bettys Bay, all the detail is on the Inspired Thought Google Group,http://groups.google.com/group/inspired-thought?hl=en Brother Lawrence who is doing our translations in Blantyre is thrilled with thecomputer!We are constantly overwhelmed with the awesome strategy of God, we are trulyenriched in every way! Our greatest treasure is to know people exclusively in thelight of God's opinion and approval of them! This makes Him so tangible as wediscover that His image and likeness is no longer hiding in dusty old documentsand doctrines. We commend ourselves to every man's conscience as living epistleswe are known and read by all men!Treating even strangers as saints brings such rewards! Romans 12:13 Purpose withresolve to treat strangers as saints; pursue and embrace them with fondness asfriends, on equal terms of fellowship. Make yourself useful in the most practicalpossible way. 12:14 Continue to speak well even if someone wants to take advantageof you, bless and do not blame when you feel exploited. No wonder James says , "We can no longer say beautiful things about God the Fatherbut with the same mouth curse a man made in His mirror likeness" Now we can affordto say the most beautiful things about one another without exaggeration.How the world has been groaning and waiting, anticipating the revelation of thesons of God, Christ in you, the hope of glory! "It pleased the Father to revealHis Son in me in order that I may proclaim Him in the nations, Gal.1:15,16Multitudes of confused and lonely people are waiting for your uncluttered
 
testimony of who they really are; "It is the God who said, Let light shine out ofdarkness who has shone into our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of theglory of God in a human face, the face of Christ! 2 Cor.4:6Seeing Christ in every man, even the least, brings such glory to both!"If you have done it to the least, you have done it unto Me."In the lamp-light of the Lamb we can no longer call any man unclean or unholy!Acts 10:28.How else will the world believe and in what will they believe unless they hear theliberating truth about themselves in the good News of the outcome of the cross,Good News of great joy which shall be for all the earth!"In that day you will know that as much as I am in the Father, on equal terms, youare in Me, And I am in You!" John 14:20 I have completed and attached Ephesians, also the first chapter in Afrikaans Here is chapter 2 in the light of what we've just shared: "Eph 2:1 Picture where God found us, we were in a death trap of an inferiorlifestyle, constantly living below the blueprint measure of our lives. (sin,hamartia, ha + meros, without our allotted portion) 2:2 We were all part of a common pattern, swept along under a powerful invisibleinfluence, a spirit- energy that adopted us as sons to its dictate throughunbelief.2:3 Throughout that time everyone of us were warped and corrupted in our conductsnared in a jumble of forbidden lusts, driven by the desires of the senses,totally engaged in an expression of life ruled by mind games; it was as if atwisted passion parented a universal breed of people. 2:4 None of this could distract from the extravagant love of God, He continued tolove us with the exact same intensity. 2:5 This is how grace rescued us: sin left us dead towards God, like spiritualcorpses; then comes the resurrection of Christ, in that moment, He simultaneouslyco-quickened us. While sin proved how dead we then were, grace reveals how alivewe now are. 2:6 (As much as we were co-included in His death,) we are co-included in Hisresurrection. We are also elevated in His ascension to be equally welcome in thethrone room of the heavenly realm where we are now seated together with Him inabsolute authority. We are in Christ Jesus. 2:7 Timeless perpetuity (the eternal future) will continue to tell of thesurpassing excellence of His grace towards us. Grace exhibits excessive evidenceof the fact that we are embraced in God's kindness because we are associated(positioned) in Christ. 2:8 Your salvation was a grace thing from start to finish, you had no hand in it;because it is all God's gift to you, because He believes in you. 2:9 If this could be accomplished through any action of yours then there would beground for boasting, (but you did not even invent faith. It was His faith in youthat made you believe in Him.)2:10 We are engineered by His design, He manufactured us in Christ. ( Greek,poeima, we are His poem, God finds inspired expression of Christ in us.) We arefully fit to do good. God has prepared a highway for us to lead us like kings out
 
of death into life, (just like it was in Oriental custom, where people would gobefore a king to level the roads to make it possible for the king to journey withease and comfort.)2:11 Remember where you came from; (not only were you spiritually dead but) itwasn't long ago when you were still classified as non-Jewish, judging on thesurface you had nothing that linked you to them. They sneered at you because youdidn't share their distinguishing mark of circumcision; for them it was theirclaim to fame! 2:12 During that time you were distanced from the Messianic hope, you had nothingin common with Israel, you felt foreign to the covenants of prophetic promise,living a life with nothing to look forward to in a world where God seemed absent. 2:13 But now, wow! Everything has changed; you have discovered yourselves to belocated in Christ. What once seemed so distant is now so near; His blood revealsyour original value. 2:14 It is in Him that we are one and at peace with everyone; He melted down everydividing partition. 2:15 In His incarnation, He rendered the entire legal-system under Moses uselessas a measure to justify human life and conduct. In that He died humanity's deathall ground for tension and hostility was entirely removed. The peace He proclaimsreveals one new human race, created and defined in Christ, instead of two groupsof people separated by their ethnic identity and differences. 2:16 Both parties are fully represented and reconciled to God in one human bodythrough the cross; He reinstated the former harmony; all opposing elements wasthus utterly defeated.2:17 On that basis He made His public appearance, proclaiming the good news ofpeace to universal mankind, both those who felt left out in the cold, (as far asthe promises and covenants were concerned,) as well as to those who were near allalong, (because of their Jewish identity.) 2:18 Through His action (of sacrificial death) He restored an equal access foreveryone to the Father in one spirit. 2:19 The conclusion is clear, you are no longer standing outside as a stranger ora second grade citizen, you are where you belong; you are a joint indigenousinhabitant of your own country and part of an intimate family where no-one issuspicious, inferior or condemned. 2:20 Your lives now give visible definition to the structure, having been builtinto it by God upon the foundation that the prophets and apostles proclaimed. Thefirst evidence of this building was Jesus Christ Himself being the chiefcornerstone. (He is the first testimony to the restored image and likeness of Godin human form.) 2:21 In Him everyone of us are like living Lego blocks fitted together of the samefabric (conversation), giving ever increasing articulation to a mobile sanctuaryintertwined in the Lord. 1:22 In Him you are co-constructed together as God's visible spiritual residence.(You are God's address on planet earth!) How can we make such bold and positive statements about mankind when we do not yet

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