The Royal Agricultural Show, the Ukhozi FM Concert and the Comrades Marathon

This report is written, not to bring any attention to ourselves as mere “fools for Christ”, but to give and bring all honour and glory to our One True God Almighty – YHVH, Adonai – our Lord Jesus Christ! May our Lord God receive the glory which He is due for we are told in Scripture that the whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments, as we read:

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

The Royal Agricultural Show 2013

During the last days of the Royal Show – leading on from our initial report earlier – we have much to bring glory to God and also show the depravity of man and his sinning ways. Whilst preaching outside the showground and giving distribution of Gospel literature to the hordes of people coming and going, we were unsurprisingly, as was the case in 2012, approached by security guards bearing a message from the Royal Show CEO Mr Terry Strachan informing us that we are not permitted to be evangelising outside on the public walkway, as can be heard on this audio. Whilst we preached the Word of God and was told to leave by Mr Strachan, incidentally on his watch in the showground the following events unfolded, which were termed in The Witness newspaper under a heading: “Week of mishaps at Royal Show.

There were three major mishaps that were reported on, which we bring to your attention –

  • On Saturday May 25, a motorcycle biker Mike Oyston (19) suffered a broken leg while performing a stunt when he crashed during a freestyle demonstration, shattering a leg after miscalculating a jump.
  • On Sunday May 26, two visitors to the show were injured when a rogue cow escaped from its enclosure. Waterfall resident Terrance Galloway sprained a hand when he was knocked over by the cow, which was eventually caught.
  • The third was the tragic death of a five year old boy Simphiwe Mbense who was killed on Thursday May 30, 2013, on one of the “funfair” rides known as the “Music Box.” Whilst we preached and handed out literature before and after this calamity to young school children, the death of this young boy was unknowingly happening right there. We recall also how a teacher escorting some school children actually said to me that the pupils are too young to understand the booklets, but we implored the children to at least give it to their parents or someone older to read it to them. The Gospel needs to be given, look what took place! Life is fleeting!

Whilst we stood at the traffic light pedestrian crossing, we had observed on more than three occasions that the ER24 medical response ambulances either arrived or departed the show grounds with lights flashing! To Mr Strachan shame on you for trying to “shut down” the preaching of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the Only One Who can give life. To anyone who is accountable before God and who dies without the Lord Jesus Christ, they will go to Hell! Jesus said you must be born-again to see the Kingdom of God (see John 3:3).

Whilst we did move from our initial position of standing on the public sidewalk to the opposite side of the road, it was by God’s providence and grace that many more people would receive the Gospel through the spoken Word whilst waiting to cross the busy road and much more Gospel literature was distributed. Praise be to God alone!

The preaching is offensive to unbelievers! What we encountered were mockers and scoffers of God, men and women who reviled the preached Word. But there were also Christians who vocally praised God for His Word being preached in the open-air giving Him glory!

On Saturday June 1, we saw what religion really is all about. There was a manifestation of demonic activity that took place upon the streets of Pietermaritzburg. Brother Lungisa Zondi had been preaching salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ alone, exclusivity through the Son of God, when we were standing together afterward talking when a young twentyish Hindu man approached Lungisa sticking his finger in Lungisa’s face cussing him out with the most devilish and churlish profanity telling him that he cannot speak out against Hinduism! It was then that I confronted him and told him that he cannot speak to us with such filth and asked whether he “prays to his god with that mouth?” He then started making accusations against us for preaching in Christ’s name and against Hinduism and he was threatening towards us. We realised then why our Christian brethren are persecuted and martyred to death in countries of the Islamic and Hindu religions. He continued to threaten us with violence as he left in a tirade of anger and aggression showing us obscene signs as much more profane filth poured out of his heart through his mouth in the presence of anyone who was present, including women and children, saying he was going to fetch his Hindu friends and come back and show us what Hindus can do! That is what religion is all about. It is not speaking and discussing the convictions of your faith and trying to prove that what you believe in is true, but that the way to deal with Truth is to get rid of it by force. Demons do not fight alone, they come in force – there has to be a group of them! It is cowardice, it is the way the Devil, Satan the serpent operates. By the grace of God, we were not confronted or assaulted by them later for they never returned. God revealed the true condition of sinful man!

The Ukhozi FM Concert

The same debauchery that took place last year, unfolded again on the closing day of the Royal Show. Here is an audio preaching against the drunkenness of this generation.

communityaudioPreached outside Gate 7 at the Royal Agricultural Show on the closing day which has the Ukhozi FM Concert. Much drunkenness and sinful behaviour is prevalent. All are called to repentance!

Here is a short report by Lungisa Zondi.

The Comrades Marathon 2013

Later we left the precinct of preaching outside gate 7 of the Showground, we headed to The Oval in Alexandra Park where the up-run Durban to Pietermaritzburg 87,2kms Comrades Marathon would end. With all our Gospel tracts / booklets given out prior to arriving there Christ’s name was still raised in and amongst the rowdy environment we found ourselves. Our Scripture reference is taken from the Apostle Paul’s call to the Corinth church to run the race of life for a crown that is incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

In all of this, there is much, much more that has not been recorded here.

SOLI DEO GLORIA

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