Gary’s 50th

Please join me in praising the One and Only True and Living God YHVH, our Lord Jesus Christ for giving me another year in HIS service! Thank You Majestic Father for giving me a 50th year upon the earth, but most of all Thank You for my re-birth by the Holy Spirit! You are worthy of all praise, honour and glory, O LORD of lords, KING of kings and GOD of gods WHO Reigns Eternal, Sovereign and Supreme. O bless Your Holy Name. Amen!

My beautiful family treated me by the grace of God to a wonderful 50th lunch at the Ocean Basket! An Awesome God, wonderful family, conversation and meal.

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To God alone be the glory!

Yehovah’s Holy Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. ~ John 17:17

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. ~ 2 Peter 1:20,21

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. ~ Psalm 12:6,7

89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. ~ Psalm 119:89

105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. ~ Psalm 119:140

160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 119:160

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. ~ Psalm 138:2

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ~ Romans 10:17

12 For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. ~ Isaiah 55:11

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflications, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5

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SOLI DEO GLORIA!

The Christmas Truce ~ 100 Years Ago

With regards to the article here-under titled "The Christmas Truce – 100 Years Ago" (1914-2014), although it was "Christmas" we do not have concrete evidence that the truce was conducted all by Christians, just as "Christmas" is celebrated by mostly the heathen world in 2014 in a carnal fashion so too the act on the Western Front in 1914 could have been an act of humanism and universalism. If it was truly a Christian movement across the whole Western Front that had Christians on both sides, why were there hundreds of thousands of deaths prior to Christmas of 1914 where men going to war had a measure of hatred for their enemies in their hearts? The ultimate result was that the truce of Christmas 1914 was a goodwill action by a small percentage of soldiers from both sides, but ultimately the wickedness of men’s hearts were manifest as the war continued for almost a further four years with a total of 38,880,500 military casualties – i.e. killed in action, wounded in action and missing in action – excluding civilian casualties, from 1914 to 1918. It is also reported that the total deaths amounted to between 9 million and 15 million! [http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I]

Yes, I guess I understand now – men remain wicked even after an act of goodwill –

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ~ Jeremiah 17:9,10

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE ~ 100 YEARS AGO

The Christmas Truce - 100 Years Ago On Christmas Eve 1914, a spontaneous cease-fire was observed across the whole of the Western Front. The Christmas Truce of the First World War, a singular event unprecedented in the history of warfare, initially received widespread media coverage in the New York Times of 31 December 1914, followed by British newspapers, such as the Mirror, The Illustrated London News and the Times, which printed front page photographs of British and German troops mingling and singing Christmas carols. – Read the entire article at: ReformationSA.org

Bethlehem ~ The Museum and the Metropolitan Sentrum

Visited the Bethlehem Museum today December 24, 2014, with my beloved family as I have grown to love HIStory and to find out more about our beautiful country South Africa. Always remember your true heritage for wicked men re-write history for their own evil and wicked gains. Were there wickedness in our past heritage? Sure there was, just as the Bible says:

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ~ Jeremiah 17:9,10

On leaving the museum we left some Gospel tracts and a message in the visitor’s book:

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. ~ Luke 13:3

Soli Deo Gloria!

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After the visit to the museum, we went to the Metropolitan Sentrum to evangelise and while there pick up some groceries. Much Gospel tract distribution and open-air preached from Isaiah 9:6,7 ~

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

They also heard of the True birth of our Lord Jesus Christ at Tishri 15.

Please pray for those who heard and that God has drawn men, women and children to Himself and they will respond in repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

All glory to God alone!

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Bethlehem ~ Morning Glory

YHVH’s Amazing Creation! The Morning glory flower, Ipomoea nil. Intelligent Design by a Glorious Creator!

First two photographs in the early morning. The last four photographs taken in the afternoon.

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Soli Deo Gloria!

Bethlehem ~ An Email, Standard Bank, the Town Hall and Dihlabeng Mall

I am humbled and share this as an encouragement to the Bride of Christ. Received an email from "Pulengmosia3" at 05:27 on December 21, 2014 that reads as follows:

I Thank God about you brother Gary Stephen, may God bless you in everything you do…don’t stop preaching and letting people know their God. It was for the first time seeing someone preaching in town…God bless you and you left the mark in Bethlehem Free State…love you brother

Mosia

This was in reference to the open-air preaching on December 20th.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Headed out again today December 22, 2014, to open-air preach and make Gospel tract distribution to all who would hear and receive the Word of God. Earlier spoke to a Sotho man named Philip in a queue in the Standard Bank who was very receptive to the Word of Truth. Others also overheard and our prayers are for them all that God will draw them and they will respond in repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Later outside the Town Hall I preached from John 17:3 ~

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Glory to God alone!

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Preached our Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified using Law and Grace outside the entrance of the Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem. Wasn’t surprised to hear an elderly white Christian say I must just preach the love of God for God loves everyone, when he heard me say For our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29) – whilst he was not present to hear the full Gospel of God. The text reading was:

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. ~ Luke 1:30,31

Then another elderly white Christian couple brought me cold water. What a gesture of love. Obviously there were hearers of the True Gospel and one who holds to a false gospel for half a gospel is no gospel at all! So sad!

Soli Deo Gloria!

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Bethlehem ~ Commissioner Street and PEP Stores

Doing Gospel tract distribution this morning December 20, 2014, walking into town with my wife and sons and sharing the Gospel with many people hitch-hiking along Commissioner Street going home for the holidays, some to Ficksburg and others to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Many, many more heard and received the Word of God.

21 … Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
~ Luke 14:21b-24

Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. ~ Psalm 3:8

Soli Deo Gloria!

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Earlier this morning/afternoon my wife accompanied me as we did Gospel literature distribution in the town centre and open-air preached outside Pep Stores from Isaiah 45:22 ~

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

To God be the glory alone!

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This is Brother Thabo Mokoena who listened to the preaching. Unbeknown to us we had met his wife Sister Nthabiseng on Thursday afternoon whilst visiting Brother Pierre and his wife Sister Irene at their home for coffee. I had been told that their help/children minder was married to an assistant pastor at a local location Church. Well, it so happens that Thabo finds himself about two blocks across from meeting his wife Nthabiseng on Saturday "not knowing why" but listens to the preaching. What are the chances of meeting two spouses on two different days when one has never met them before in an unfamiliar town, for me, being Bethlehem? The chances about 80,000 (2011 census 76,667) to 1. Only a Divine appointment by God could order these meetings! Prior to preaching my wife and I had asked where the LORD wanted me to preach! I truly believe our Father in Heaven was showing us that He orders our steps and is Sovereign in His doings "for I am God and there is none else"! Please pray for Thabo as he seeks the LORD wanting to know where/how he should go about to study theology!

HalleluYah!

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