The Comrades and the Royal Show 2015 Report

The Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon 2015 On Sunday May 31, 2015, the world renowned ultra-marathon was being run for the 90th year between the coastal city Durban and the capital City of Choice of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. This year was an up-run which would finish at The Oval cricket ground in the picturesque surrounds of Alexandra Park.

Brothers Lungisa and Gary were out there to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua HaMashiach, the Lord Jesus Christ. Besides our cosmopolitan ‘Rainbow-Nation’ of many ethnic and diverse people groups, there would also be a greater mixture of foreigners at this event due to its international appeal! We always delight in proclaiming Christ Jesus to the nations, especially when the nations and ethnic groups come to our neck-of-the-woods!

Christ said that we are to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature – it truly is a blessing when our Creator has the nations coming to our doorstep. Brethren, use every opportunity to reach as many souls as you can, whenever you can. The theme Scripture portion would be:

24  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
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.
26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
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. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Gift Kelehe near our preaching spot, proceeding to the finish line at The OvalFor the record: There were two South African winners – in the Men’s race Gift Kelehe in a time of 05:38:36 – who did some push ups at the finish line for good measure in this just under 90km race – 14 years after his brother Andrew won in 2001. This is now the first time brothers have won this marathon!

Caroline Wostmann aproaching the stadium's finish Caroline Wostmann then became the first South African to win the women’s race since 1998, when she finished in a time of 06:12:20. This follows her victory in the Two Oceans Marathon held in Cape Town  earlier this year.

“I’ve had such an incredible year, such an incredible day – all glory to God . . . I’m in a huge amount of pain, I pushed myself to the limit,” she said in a television interview after the race.

Indeed, ALL GLORY TO GOD!

We also pray that many people heard the Good News of salvation by God’s grace through faith in the redeemer Jesus Christ!

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The Royal Agricultural Society Show

Royal Show 2015

Days 4, 7 and 9

On June 1, 4 and 6 we came out at various times to proclaim our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to this dark, dying world. Many Gospel tracts were distributed. Sadly we noticed that there were some people who received literature that crossed the street and disposed of our material in a trash can on the other side. We know God’s Word will never return void, and we do trust and believe the witness and testimonial accounts of many souls being saved through disposed Gospel tracts. Whilst one person judges them self unworthy of receiving the gift of everlasting life through repentance and faith and by their rebellious action of casting the Word of God from them, another person is miraculously given a life line where they pick up a Gospel tract and God uses it for the salvation of a hungry soul seeking His forgiveness of their sins.

The BoxA collection of Gospel literature distributed 

It never amazes me when arrogant lost souls voice their disdain for the public proclamation of the Gospel being heralded in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ – the very Saviour of the world – when they shout out: “Why don’t you go and preach in a Church!” Little do these misinformed individuals realise that the majority of lost souls, like them, are never attending Church buildings to hear the way to receive everlasting life and therefore the world’s open spaces is where the “church congregation” can hear the preaching by open-air street evangelists. The reason why lost souls do not want to hear the preaching of Jesus Christ in open public spaces is because they love their sin and they don’t want to be confronted in their “pig-sty.” They do not want their sinful worldview challenged while they are drinking in their iniquity like water.

If sinners do not accept that there are moral absolutes, for they know right from wrong, then these very individuals should stop complaining about all the crime, fraud, load shedding and inept governance in South Africa and just accept it as a given and be quiet! The Truth is, the Gospel of repentance and faith in and through the Lord Jesus Christ will bring about change and a better life for all when men, women and children surrender their wretched lives over to Almighty God. True peace and joy is only found in Christ! The reason we see so much crime, xenophobia, drug use, murder and abortions, prostitution and pornography, adultery and fornication, drunkenness and thieving, lying politicians is as a result of a reprobate godless society who thinks works-based religious practices can solve problems! That is the lie they believe. The Truth is, the only way to be set free is through Jesus Christ, who said:

6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~ John 8:32

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There was a lady who also stood by and listened to the preaching of the Gospel on day 7 (June 4) who said she needed to hear what was being preached. We know we do not labour in vain, as we read:

58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58

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It is also a troublesome situation when we pray for the Lord of the harvest to send more labourers into His harvest field, and we have professing “Brothers” who preach a soft, powerless: “Jesus loves you and is coming back” message to hardened sinners without even preaching / sharing the FULL counsel of God’s Justice and Grace! Jesus truly loves and He is coming back, no doubt, but how does that awaken a slumbering sinner headed for Hell? Uttering this statement does not show the sinner his true plight before a Sovereign and Holy Judge of the Universe! It seems that there is a “belief” that by just telling sinners that “Jesus loves them” is sufficient to get them into heaven, and that one must never confront or call out wickedness for that is “unloving”! I have previously been accused of preaching “no love” by those who “only preach love”! The greatest love is letting your light shine before all men warning wretched sinners of damnation in the lake of fire which is the second death to come and that there is a way, the only way to escape God’s wrath is by His mercy and grace – and it is through repentance and faith by trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ! This is when they will Glorify God our Father in Heaven!

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Soli Deo Gloria!

The Royal Agricultural Society 2015 Evangelism

Royal Show 2015

Day 1, May 29

Lungisa raising the Name of our Lord Jesus ChristBrothers Lungisa, Marius and Gary proceeded to our usual evangelism spot opposite the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)show grounds, at the pedestrian crossing where we conducted stoplight preaching, distributed Gospel tracts and engaged individuals with witnessing encounters.

We had prayed to our Father in Heaven for an open-door to labour for His Kingdom, and we were not approached by the security today, as at past shows.

Gary witnessing to José While Lungisa open-air preached, Marius handed out Gospel tracts, Gary handed out tracts and got into a conversation with José – a self confessing homosexual. Many Scriptures were opened to José and he was understanding his predicament before his Holy Creator. He also said he understands for he sees it all written in the Bible. Please pray for José to not rest until he comes to true repentance toward God and his faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (see Acts 20:21). Three particular portion of Scriptures which were opened to José, were:-

1. God created man and woman – Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve – for a man and woman, a husband and wife are to be married and they can bring forth children. José agreed that a man and man cannot bring forth a child neither a woman and a woman in lesbianism:

23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. ~ Genesis 2:23-25

2. That man is not to lay with man in homosexuality which is perverse sex and an abomination before a Holy God:

22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ~ Leviticus 18:22

3. No homosexual will enter into the Kingdom of God:

9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9,10

Preaching and Tracting Later, we did learn of a crippled African man in a wheelchair who was playing his acoustic guitar to the passing foot-traffic, attending and leaving the show, who was told by security to leave the area. Whilst he might have been inside the perimeter fencing of a walkway leading from the parking facilities being let from the Voortrekker High School by the RAS committee, it was a callous and heartless act telling this man to leave when they could have kindly asked him to come onto the public sidewalk. He certainly was not harming anyone. We are reminded many times by government to be entrepreneurs and self-sufficient. Well this man was using his God-given talent to glean a few coins here-and-Marius handing out Gospel tracts there to make a living. Is there a crime in that? It reflects poorly on the RAS and Superior Security that they are seen as uncompassionate. This man certainly was not going to put them out of business with his one-man performance. Their actions are nothing short of defining them as heartless greedy scrooges! In previous years we have had the same security company under the “watch” of the Show director Mr Terry Strachan come and harass the preaching of God’s Word whilst we have been on public property, of which we pay taxes to the municipality for the upkeep thereof which therefore makes us a stakeholder to coin a much used government term! It is about time these people find out what they can and cannot do! They are infringing on other citizens’ Constitutional Bill of Rights which are acts of lawlessness! All for the love of the things of this world!

Gary on the box BE WARNED, there is a Judgment Day that is approaching where all will give an accounting of their lives here on this earth – whether in thought, or in word, or in deed – to the Most High God Almighty YHVH and the events of this particular day will certainly be on the Court’s Role on that great and terrible Day of the LORD. As it is said vengeance belongeth to God:

18  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. ~ Romans 12:18,19

We do pray for every person to come to salvation and repent of their sin against a Good and Gracious GOD; and their fellow man! God does not wish that any should perish.

In closing, here are some previous reports from the past Royal Shows where we have proclaimed our Lord Jesus Christ to the masses –

Soli Deo Gloria!

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