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Emotional Healing – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: January 23, 2022

Speaker: Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Emotional Healing

Time: 8am-11am

Scripture References

Isaiah 61:1-2

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.

Isaiah 66:9

I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.

Jeremiah 3:15 – King James Version

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. 

Jeremiah 23:1-2 NKJV

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed my people: “You have scattered my flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD.

James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Philippians Paul said 3:13-14

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 43:18-19

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? “The most important commandment is this . . . ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’”

Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)

“Anger gives a foothold to the devil.”

Ephesians 4:27 (NLT)

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Sermon Notes

I am humbly urge you to give me your undivided attention today. Undivided attention means complete attention or concentration on what someone is doing or saying.

Today, I want to teach you about emotional healing from my own experiences. This isn’t something I just picked in the book and thought I’m going to teach.

I want you to know what God has done in my life and I’m believing it’s going to help you to know that all of us have been through hurtful moments which have left us wounded the in our hearts.

I am going to talk about all those hurts and those pains from the past which keeps us from moving into the future that God has set for us. A lot of times we try to make everything look fine outside and yet inside we would be wounded like what happened to me even since my school days onwards.

I was just trying to cover up all the pain of my past with a wealth of activities like being a cheerleader and winning awards in soccer and being an overachiever. I covered everything up with this big smile and nobody knew the pain that I was hiding on the inside the relationship with my father who rejected me.

Because of that rejection, I ended up with a deep-seated or a compulsive fear of rejection.

I was hiding all that pain behind a big smile and everybody would describe me as the men that smiles all the time. Some people would make bets when I came out of the grocery stores saying I would be smiling but they had no idea I was crying on the inside.

It was like I was dying at times. The Lord showed me this real example of what I looked like coming inside.

When I was young, I was an active soccer player and I was good in the game but there are some junior clubs in Soweto where I was undermined. The coaches did not believe in me. They greatly discouraged me and this affected me greatly.

However, when I moved to another camp in Lenasia, I was welcomed and they embraced and celebrated my talent and I started to shine again. Later on I ended up coaching my own junior team that did very well and even became curtain raisers for some big clubs.

The most important words that you need to hear today is that: You need to be healed from the inside out. You may have been abused, violated or you may have committed an abortion which is now haunting you.

Whatever the situation that has made you to be emotionally wounded, whether it was your fault or not, you must forgive yourself and start the healing process from the inside.

Sometimes it might be that things did not work out as planned, for example, you might have failed to pursue your ‘perfect’ career or to marry the ‘perfect’ person or even to lose weight or get that dream car or get that beautiful house that you have always imagined.

Your greatest ministry may not come out of your strengths and successes. Your greatest ministry is more likely to come out of your deepest pain. Your emotional healing is an inside job.

God cannot rule your life if emotions rule your life. If you make your decisions based on how you feel, then you’ve made your feelings the God of your life.

Joyce Meyers said that sometimes you can open up your refrigerator and get a horrible smell. She said that in dealing with that smell, you can’t just spray an air freshener and think that the smell will go away. You literally need take the old and rotten stuff out and replace it with something fresh.

The same applies in your life concerning whatsoever is emotionally troubling you. You need to remove every burden that is weighing you down inside and start on a fresh page.

I am going to give you two steps to help in that regard.

1. Get some time to be alone with God.

Yes, I know that counselling is good for you but at this moment, I am encouraging you to have some time alone with God without the pressure of everyone around you. Jesus is the healer of the brokenhearted. I want you to learn to get comfortable being alone with God. Always remember that some public victories come from winning private battles.

God is saying to you, I want to heal you from all these hurts but I just need some alone time with you. He wants you to take the first step.

Bible says in James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Just tell him that ‘Lord I don’t even know what to say, I feel awkward and vulnerable but Lord, I am just asking you to heal me from all this junk. Just get it out of me Lord.

2. Fill up with the Word of God.

Start filling yourself up with faith teaching like you are doing here in the church building listening to this sermon or reading these nuggets of wisdom from around the world. In all this you are building your faith. Now, imagine doing that every day.

I also recommend you to get my book: Your Journey With God.

As for me, concerning my own emotional healing, I bought books that would help me get free from the past. You need to start educating yourself in the area of emotional healing so that you can truly experience the freedom that God wants you to have.

Philippians 3:13-14 This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Well, think about it. He couldn’t press toward his dreams and his future until first forgetting those things which are behind and reaching those which are ahead. I want to challenge you to get committed to that two-step process which is 1) forget the past reach for what’s ahead 2) fill up with the word of God like never before.

God gave you your emotions for a reason

Your Emotions Serve a Purpose

Jesus says God doesn’t want you to just kind of love him. He wants you to love him passionately “with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30).

Do you hear the emotion in the words of Jesus? He wants more than your head knowledge. He wants an emotional relationship with you.

Here are some things you need to understand about emotions:

God has emotions. Yes, God is emotional. He feels joy, grief, anger, and pain. He even feels hatred toward sin. You have emotions, too, because you’re made in God’s image. If God wasn’t an emotional God, you wouldn’t have any emotions.

Your ability to feel is a gift from God. Emotions make you human. Your emotional ability allows you to love and to create. Your emotions help you to be faithful, loyal, kind, and generous. Your emotions help you to experience all the feelings that are attached to the good things in life. Your emotions may not always seem like a gift, but even negative emotions have a purpose.

There are two emotional extremes to avoid. One extreme is emotionalism.

Emotionalism says the only thing that matters in life is how you feel not what you think or what’s right or wrong. With emotionalism, everything in life is based on your emotions; emotions control your life. The other extreme is stoicism. Stoicism says feelings aren’t important at all, and the only things that matter are your intellect and your will.

Christians who follow this approach downplay their emotions.

The truth is, God gave you your emotions for a reason. And he wants you to worship him with all your heart as well as with your mind, soul, and strength.

When you wake up each morning, before your feet hit the floor, you have to say, “God, before I even start this day, I surrender my emotions to you. I want you to be Lord of my feelings. I want you to control my mind and my emotions. I surrender my heart to you. I want you to fill me with your love.”

Ask yourself these questions?

How do you sometimes worship God more with your head than with your heart? Are you more of a “gusher” or a “stuffer” with your emotions? How can you see the results of that in your life?

Do you find it easy or difficult to bring your emotions into your relationship with God? Why?

Don’t Let Your Emotions Give Satan a Foothold

“What’s the real reason I’m feeling this?” Maybe the answer is fear or worry. Maybe it relates to something a parent said to you years ago.

And then when someone else says something similar, that person becomes the target of all your pent-up anger.

“Is it true?” Is what you’re feeling at that moment true? There’s a point in the Bible where Elijah gets so discouraged that he goes to God and complains, “God, I’m the only one in the entire nation of Israel left serving you.” And God told him that there were still other people serving him.

“Is what I’m feeling helping me or hurting me?” Will you get what you want by continuing to feel this way? Many feelings seem beneficial, but they’re actually self-defeating.

For example, let’s say you go to a restaurant, and the service is extremely slow. You wait a long time to be served. Then a couple comes in 15 minutes after you and gets their meals before you do. You become increasingly irritated until you feel something welling up inside you. You can ask yourself today’s three questions:

What’s the real reason you’re feeling this? You’re hungry! Is it true? Yes, you’re frustrated because the service is slow. Is what you’re feeling helping you or hurting you? It’s hurting you. Getting angry with the server won’t get you better service.

Does nagging ever work? When somebody tells you all the things you’re doing wrong, does it make you want to change? No, all it does is make you defensive. So you can conclude that managing your emotions choosing calm over anger is the best path to follow.

When you stop to ask yourself these three questions, you’ll get a better grip on why you feel the way you do and what you need to do to help the situation.

Say these words after me I forgive quickly and quietly.

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

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Sermon Script Writer: Senior Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

 Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

Address: Chiawelo Extension 3

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Commit to Jesus and His Family – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: April 03, 2022

Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Commit to Jesus and His family.

Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

Luke 23:46 (English Standard Version)

“Jesus said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.”

John 17-4-5 (English Standard Version)

“Now I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

Numbers 30:2 (KJV)

“If a man vows a vow unto the Lord or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.”

1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIT)

“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So, it is with the body of Christ.

Proverbs 18:24 (ESV)

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

2 Peter 3:11 (TLB)

“Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!”

 

Sermon Notes:

God never meant for you to go through life on your own. He wants you to be part of his family the church. In fact, the church has been God’s plan from the very beginning.

Some people think of the church as a building, an institution, or an event you attend. The church isn’t any of those things. It’s a family you belong to. Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.

When you’re part of the church, two things are true of you: You’re committed to Jesus, and you’re committed to the people in your church family. The Bible says in 2 Corinthian 8:5, “First they gave themselves to the Lord; and then, by God’s will they gave themselves to us as well” (GNT).

You give yourself to the Lord, and then you give yourself to a group of people in God’s family. The first choice makes you a Christian. The second choice connects you with other believers. I’m not the church. You’re not the church. But together, we are the church the body of Christ.

What does it mean to be part of the body of Christ? The Bible says, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT).

To understand how the church operates, look at the way God designed your body. Your hand, nose, spleen, and liver are all parts of your body. They all have separate functions, but together they make up one physical body just like God’s church makes up one spiritual body.

That’s why you are such a necessary part of your church family. You can’t say, “My part my talents and abilities isn’t needed.”  There are no unnecessary parts. We are all dependent on each other, and each of us has a different role to play.

God’s intention “from the very beginning of time” is that we live our lives together in his family. “Blood is thicker than water” ” That’s true! But Grace is thicker than genetics. 

Make a Commitment

Success in ministry is not about the size of the achievement but the level of your commitment to the talent you were given, and the increase that the Master has allowed. So no matter  how small your Achievement is present it to God with a big Heart By Rev MVK Kotu 

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24 ESV).

Biblical fellowship is being as committed to each other as we are to Jesus Christ. This is the kind of sacrificial love God expects you to show other believers — a willingness to love them in the same way Jesus loves you.

God expects us to be people of commitment. God is a God of commitment, is faithful to His word, and always delivers what He promises. In our culture, we have become used to making promises and not keeping them. We have learned to treat our word casually and lack of follow-through has become normal. If we, as Christians, are to imitate Jesus in all we do, fulfilling our commitments and promises is essential to our success.

Fulfill your promises—every one of them—and follow through in all your commitments. Be a woman of your word. This is a serious matter to God, and you must make the necessary changes to follow His example. Being a person of your word may be the only witness of Jesus some people will ever see.

Good relationships don’t happen by accident. They take cultivation, work, and a lot of time. That requires commitment!

I cannot count the number of times that my calling and I have felt like walking out of my calling, particularly in the early years. There were so many times I  thought, “This is not worth it. Maybe it is your marriage. We’re so different.  Maybe you are saying,  this marriage will never work.”

Don’t  walk out. Why? Because you both made a commitment. You both took a vow—“Till death do us part”—not just to each other but also to God. You are going to keep this commitment even if it kills us.There have been times in  my life that the only thing keeping me going is  commitment

My unsolicited advice  to married couples is  love or interest but simply the commitment you  made to God. I am so glad that I  did not give up my calling.  Your  wife  must be your best friend, and  imagine your  life without her.

The Bible says in Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (ESV).

Did you know that socializing can keep you from having deep relationships? You can be so busy networking, contacting, and making acquaintances that you never invest the time and energy and effort it takes to cultivate the deep, satisfying intimacy of a good friend or a good spouse.

It’s not wrong to have a lot of acquaintances, but they can keep you so busy that you don’t develop any vital, close relationships. You don’t need a lot of friends to make it in this world, but you do need a few good ones. Focus on quality, not quantity. Your acquaintances—your hundreds of Facebook “friends” and Instagram followers—aren’t necessarily going to be there when you need them. But the friends you are truly connected and committed to will be there.

Every important, close connection begins with a commitment. If you want to get beyond shallow, superficial relationships, you’ve got to be willing to stick with it.

Your Commitments Shape Your Life

“Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!”

2 Peter 3:11 (TLB)

Your commitments shape your life more than anything else. Your commitments can develop you—or they can destroy you. But either way,they will define you. Three enemies that will weaken your ministry over time: Self-indulgence, bitterness, and carelessness. Strong people discipline their desires, restrain their reactions, and keep their commitments.

A great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church.

The Bible says, “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!” (Ephesians 1:5 TLB)

Tell me what you’re committed to, and I’ll tell you what your life will look like in 20 years. You become whatever you’re committed to.

It’s around the idea of commitment where most people miss God’s purpose for their lives. Many people are afraid to commit to anything, so they just drift through life. Others make half-hearted commitments to competing values, which leads to frustration and mediocrity. Others make a full commitment to worldly goals, such as becoming wealthy or famous, and they end up disappointed and bitter.

Every choice has eternal consequences, so you need to choose wisely:“Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!”(2 Peter 3:11 TLB).  

The first wise decision you need to make is to follow Jesus. You don’t have to understand all the implications of that decision when you make it. You simply need to respond to his invitation and make a commitment to follow him.

Then, as you follow Jesus, commit to the things that build a holy, godly life. Christlikeness will come from making Christlike commitments.

 Ask Yourself these questions?

  • In what ways have you approached the church as a place you go instead of a place you belong?
  • How can you use your talents and abilities to love and care for other believers?
  • How does not using your unique talents and abilities have a negative effect on other believers?
  • Based on your commitments, what might people assume about you?
  • What keeps you from committing to things that will help you develop Christlikeness?
  • How can the urgency of 2 Peter 3:11 affect the way you make your commitments?

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

CREDITS

Sermon Script Writer: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

Address :Chiawelo Ext3, Soweto

© 2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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What Happens When You Run from God – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: 27 March 2022

Today’s Message: What Happens When You Run from God

Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Time: 9am till 11am

Scripture reference

Jonah immediately tried to run away from the LORD by going to Tarshish – Jonah 1:3 (GW) 

“Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings: Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything

The Bible says, “The LORD spoke his word to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Get up, go to the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it, because I see the evil things they do’” (Jonah 1:1-2 NCV).

Joshua 1:8 (NCV) says, “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything” (NCV).

Sermon Notes:

God gives every one of us a unique mission and he gives us a choice as to whether or not we fulfil that mission.

God gave Jonah a mission: to warn the people of Nineveh that judgment was coming. But “Jonah immediately tried to run away from the Lord by going to Tarshish” (Jonah 1:3 GW).

Jonah faced consequences for his decision, the same kind of consequences you may encounter if you run away from God’s mission for your life.

The Bible says that when Jonah boarded a ship to get away from his mission, God sent a powerful wind to push the boat back (Jonah 1:4).

Why did God do that? Because he loved Jonah and wanted him to make a good decision that would give him a life of purpose and fulfillment. God sends opposition our way to encourage us to make better decisions.

Jonah’s disobedience also threatened the lives of everyone on the boat to Tarshish. When you run away from God, innocent people, including those you care about, can get hurt.

Maybe it’s your spouse, your kids, your grandkids, or your friends. Sometimes it’s people you don’t even know. People can get hurt because of your disobedience.

Jonah shows that when you run from God, your life starts a downward trajectory. Your disobedience will cost you financially, physically, and relationally.

Nineveh was more than 550 miles away, but Jonah tried running to Tarshish, which was 2,500 miles away in the opposite direction.

The truth is that you can’t run away from God for the rest of your life. He’s everywhere and he knows everything but he gives you choices because he wants you to love him and follow him voluntarily.

Where to Find Your Life Mission

“Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.” – Joshua 1:8 (NCV)

Everyone wants something to live for but many of us look for it in the wrong places.

You can’t find your mission in a magazine, on social media, or by watching TV with friends. You can’t just guess what it is either. You can only find God’s mission for your life in one place: God’s Word.

Studies show that each of us has 600 to 700 talents, but we never use most of them. When you embrace God’s mission for your life, though, you’ll find that he can use all the gifts and talents he’s given you.

Jonah, one of God’s prophets in the Bible, received his life mission from God. The Bible says, “The LORD spoke his word to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Get up, go to the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it, because I see the evil things they do’” (Jonah 1:1-2 NCV).

God gave Jonah his mission. He will give you one too as you read his Word. The more you dig into the Bible, the more you will understand your mission for life.

God uses many different ways to get his Word into your life. Sometimes you sit down to read it.

Other times, you may hear someone preach it. And on other days you’ll read sermon notes like this one.

If the only time you open your Bible is when you are in church, you likely will never discover God’s mission for your life. Instead, make the Bible a regular part of your life.

Spend time with God every day, even if it’s just a few minutes. Put it in your schedule, write it on your calendar, or set a daily alert on your phone.

Joshua 1:8 says, “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything” (NCV).

If you want to be successful in God’s mission for your life, stop looking for a vision and start looking for a verse. God won’t write your mission in the sky. He has already written it in his Word.

Ask yourselves these questions

  • Why would God want us to have the choice to love and follow him?
  • Are you running away from something God has told you to do? Why do you think you’re resisting?
  • What kind of consequences have you experienced when you’ve put yourself in opposition to God?
  • How might knowing God is for you and not against you change your willingness to obey God?
  • What are some ways you have tried and failed to find your life purpose?
  • What can you do to become more consistent in your Bible reading?
  • What are the most effective ways for you to engage with God’s Word? Reading it from a physical Bible? Reading it online? Listening to an audio version? Listening to a sermon? Reading a devotional? Why do you believe these are most effective for you?’

©️2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

CREDITS

Sermon Script Writer: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

Address: Chiawelo Ext3, Soweto

© 2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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The Bible Exhorts Us Not To Be Ignorant – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: 20 March 2022

Today’s Message: The Bible Exhorts Us Not To Be Ignorant 

Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Time:8am till 11am

Scripture Reference:

Hosea 4:69 – My people are destroyed for lack knowledge.

Ephesians 4:27-30 Neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption – King James Version

1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. 

Romans 6:13 (TLB)“Give yourselves completely to God—every part of you—for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus envelope our minds as your church in the name of Jesus. I pray that envelope me with the power of the living God in the name of Jesus. I declare our victory right now. 

Sermon Notes

Suicide is norm in South Africa 2022.  The world wants us as born-again Christian to take suicide as something that is usual.

The Bible is clear on the issue of Saul’s death: he committed suicide: “So Saul took his own sword and fell upon it . . . So Saul died” (1 Samuel 31:3, 6).

When anything bad happens in your life, you have a choice to either run to God or run away from God.

You’re not alone. God is with you and God loves you, and that’s why we can have peace even when life doesn’t make sense.

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you pass through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned up. It will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2, NLT).

What is Suicide and what does it mean?

Suicide is defined as the intentional taking of one’s own life. It could be a technique for people to escape sadness or misery. Each suicide, on the other hand, is a tragic event that affects entire families, communities, towns and nations, as well as those who are left behind. 

Suicide can be motivated by various factors such as.

1.Bullying – bullying is a form of human abuse.

2.A breakup in a partnership – it is very hard.

3.Separation from your spouse.

4.Unemployment, early retirement, age, or homelessness are that might lead to homelessness.

What is the Suicide Rate based on suicides this year 2022 Live? – Approximately 700 000 persons commit suicide each year, which is anticipated to grow by 2022.

According to the World Population Review website, countries with high suicide rates are Lesotho, Eswatini, Guyana, South Korea and South Africa which is on number 10 under the World Total Suicide Rate. 

The highest rate is 72.2 per 1000 people with the male suicide rates being higher than that of females.

Suicide Rate by Country 2022

* Rates are per 100,000 people

CountryTotal Suicide Rate Male RateFemale Rate2022 Population
Lesotho72.411630.12,175,699
Guyana40.36317.4794,045
Eswatini29.455.14.71,184,817
South Korea28.640.216.951,329,899
Kiribati28.348.68.7123,419
Micronesia28.243.212.7117,489
Lithuania26.145.49.62,661,708
Suriname25.438.811.8596,831
Russia25.143.69.1145,805,947
South Africa23.537.69.860,756,135
Ukraine21.639.26.543,192,122

Two versions of suicide deaths in the Bible: Saul and Judas Iscariot. Saul’s self-stabbing is suicide. Judas’ hanging is suicide 

Matthew 27:6-7 – NIV 6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.

Acts 1:18 NIV 18 (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.

Daily Maverick Article

Satanism has a history in South Africa. In the 1980s and 90s, towards the end of Apartheid, white South Africa was gripped by paranoia and Satanism fell into the racially based fears characterised the era. Satanism was racialised.

Kirsty Theologo October 2011 – Drugged, Bound, Doused with Petrol and Set Alight – Participator turned state witness Lester Moody who admitted to using drugs heavily, said the group decided Theologo was Johannesburg ”great prostitute during a game where one ask questions and burns tissue paper with matches to see the answer.

Common Denominators

  • Youth  
  • Use of alcohol and drugs 
  • Involvement in the occult
  • Noticeable change of behavior.
  • Don’t allow   children to drink alcohol in the house.

Let us not allow the devil (Satan) to takes his chances on us by always being vigilant. The Bible Exhorts us not to be Ignorant – 2 Cor 2:11 “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 

We are not ignorant of his schemes – New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Satan uses these entry points – Sins of the flesh- anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, sexual immorality, Occult, drugs, and alcohol. Galatians 5:19 

Afterward Jesus found him in temple and said to him, See, you are well. Sin no more that nothing worse may happen to you – John 5:14

Galatians 5:19 NASB

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions factions.

Galatians 5:21 – Envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Carousing – the activity of drinking alcohol, enjoying oneself with others in a noisy wildly party. They start sleeping around with everybody without boundaries. 

Ladies, if you don’t want a husband and you only interested in having a child, you won’t know that you are creating a monster. You must always remember that a child needs both parents. There are certain levels and freedoms you will never receive without them.  

How to close the Door

1. Let Jesus Christ be Lord – God must not only be relevant to you when you are in trouble 2. Ask for God’s forgiveness Psalm 103:12 – He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. 3. Renounce all practices and contact with the occult. 4. Close the door of the flesh 5. Get established in the Word of God.

Conclusion – Do not be ignorant 

2 Corinthians 2:11. 

Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil – King James Version

All to Jesus I surrender, all to him I freely give; I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily I live.

©️2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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