This is the praise report-back to our attendance outside the Magistrate’s Court Pietermaritzburg this morning; being a voice for the unborn. There were about 20 persons in attendance and our Father Almighty God gave us opportunities to engage persons in conversation, and be a visible force with placards calling for Justice. Hundreds of Gospel booklets, tracts and abortion pamphlets were handed out…. I read Psalm 139 and then preached the Law and the Gospel of Grace unhindered to a gathering of persons waiting outside the courts’ building – praise God for His faithfulness to an answer to our prayers. Hallelujah!
God gave us favour and we were later notified when word got out to us on the frontlines that there is talk that the Magistrate presiding over the case of the backstreet abortionist is being subtituted by another, not sure why – God does – and this is a first (for me at least) – the attorney representing the accused is stepping down as he is “traumatised” by the “paid persons standing outside the courts.” We do this lovingly and for free, but the accused must now get someone else to take his case. We will see the press how they report on this, if any. However, this sounds like a case of conviction of the conscience. Praise God in the Highest.
Tomorrow morning, Lord willing, the court case proceeds … and we will be there again proclaiming the Name of our King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ the Righteous. Thank you for your prayers.
We left the court precinct rejoicing, and Lungisa Nhlakanipho Zondi and I continued preaching the Gospel, having conversations and handing out many more Scripture booklets and tracts in Church Street, Pietermaritzburg. All Glory to GOD!
Psalm 139 – To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. (1) O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. (2) Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. (3) Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. (4) For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. (5) Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. (6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. (7) Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? (8) If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. (9) If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; (10) Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. (11) If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. (12) Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. (13) For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. (14) I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (15) My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (16) Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (17) How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! (18) If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (19) Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. (20) For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. (21) Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? (22) I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. (23) Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: (24) And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.