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Face the Problem and Be a Doer of the Word, Not a Hearer Only – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: November 14, 2021

Speaker: Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Face the Problem and Be a Doer of the

Word, Not a Hearer Only, Deceiving Yourselves.  

Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

 

·         Psalm 55:5-6 NKJV)

“My heart is severely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. So, I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

·         Colossians 3:8 (NIV)

“Now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

·         Psalm 119:71-72 (Msg)

“My troubles turned out all for the best. They forced me to learn from your textbook. Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.”

·         James 1:22-25

 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”

 

·         John 8:31

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.”

Sermon Notes:

God has kept me, no matter what the situation looked like, He was there. Mercy said did you know that I slept in my car for two months? here’s what happened to me, I used to spend the night in garage parking lots, new show house’s. I would ask the security just to park the car because I didn’t have nowhere to stay, so I lived in the car. I’m still alive and well enough to speak about it today. I was homelessness for two months, I remembered to stretch my hips, shoulders, legs, arms, neck, face and spine every morning or over time, to avoid stiffness.

God is always on time, he’s never too late. The Lord said to me “If you get up, I am going take you places you have never been. I will open doors for you that no man can close. “Don’t quit”.  Tears just came down my face. See, in your life, everyone has a turn back moment. You have a moment where you could go forward or you can give up, but the thing you have to keep in mind, before you give up is that, if you give up, the guarantee is it will never happen. That’s the guarantee of quitting. That it will never happen, no way under the sun. The only way the possibility remains that it can happen is if you never give up no matter what. Because Jesus is always coming. He’s never too late, He’s never too early, He is always right on time. At your worst moments, look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God, Hebrews 12:2. That was my moment to face the problem of never giving up. That’s when I first learned that faith was everything and that you have to remain faithful. Lord, I thank you for how you brought me;

How you brought me through the night.

Lord, you kept me and you never left me,

You stood by my side.

God’s grace I’m still standing. 

How did I make it all these years?

How did I make it this far?

Through the valleys and over the hills,

I know it had to be God.

How did I make it through the storm?

How did I make it through the rain?

If you want to know, just how I got here, it’s so easy to explain.

It was God’s grace

I made it this far.

You must however remember that even in your breakthrough, the devil still wants to bring you down and so you must always be vigilant and faithful. During the time of my homelessness, a certain pastor and his wife took me in to live with them. I was treated very well. I ate well, I slept well and everything was just amazing. It was a great relief from the trouble that I was facing.

However, while I was still staying with this couple, my integrity was put to a test because of a temptation through their daughter. One night, she came naked into the room that I was given to sleep in. When I looked at her, I rebuked and ordered her out of the room. Later on, I spoke about the incident to her parents who were very understanding and they reprimanded her.

If I had succumbed to that temptation, I would not have become a pastor that I have come to be. God doesn’t want you to run away from any situation in defeat. Victory is always His plan for you.

Running away from problems and troubles is always society’s mentality: “Oh, if I could just leave this place. If I could just get in the car and go.” Looking for the easy way out of trouble and misery doesn’t work. Running from the problem that causes those feelings won’t do any good. If you avoid dealing with the issue now, it will be even more difficult to stand and face it later.

People often quit their job because of someone they work with, only to end up working with someone worse at their next place of employment. God wants you to learn to face your problems and overcome them by applying His Word. He wants you to learn to work with unpleasant coworkers by overcoming evil with good. When they blame you for something you didn’t do, bless them and help them.

 

Being a doer of the Word isn’t always easy, but it always works.

“Although David wanted to fly away and be at rest, he changed his speech and declared a few lines later “As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me” Psalm 55:16

God doesn’t want you to leave any situation in defeat. If it is God’s time to move you on, He won’t use negative circumstances to lead you. Instead of running from the problem, overcome it. And then move on.

Fix the Problem, Not the Blame

You only have a certain amount of emotional energy. When you’re trying to resolve conflict, you can use that energy either to fix the blame or to fix the problem. You don’t have enough energy to do both. So, you need to ask yourself what’s more important to blame the other person or to resolve the conflict.

Choose to fix the problem, not the blame.

When it comes to solving problems, you should decide ahead of time that you’re going to fight fair. Within your marriage or family, set ground rules for words you’ll never use words that serve as weapons of mass destruction.

Relationships often have weapons of mass destruction too. When you use those weapons, you fix blame—but you never fix problems. In marriages, for example, those weapons include things like threatening divorce or bringing up each other’s parents. You have to agree, no matter how upset you are, those words are off limits. Those are words of mutually assured destruction they destroy a relationship by tearing down trust.

The Bible is very specific about what’s out of bounds in a relationship. Colossians 3:8 says, “Now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips” (NIV).

Those are the weapons of mass destruction. They’re used to fix blame. And when you fix blame, you’re judging and only God has the right to judge. Instead, set aside destructive weapons and use your energy for what matters. Fix the problem.

God’s Purpose Behind Your Problems

Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.

 

Here are five ways God wants to use the problems in your life:

1. God uses problems to DIRECT you – Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.” Pr. 20:30

2. God uses problems to INSPECT you – People are like teabags if you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God ever tested your faith with a problem? What do problems reveal about you?

When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. James 1:2-3,

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you – Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something – health, money, a relationship – by losing it.

It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws. Ps. 119:71-72,

4. God uses problems to PROTECT you – A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend of mine was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem – but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when his boss actions were uncovered.

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good. Genesis 50:20

5. God uses problems to PERFECT you. – Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you’re going to take with you into eternity.

We can rejoice when we run into problems, they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Rom. 5:3-4,

Confession: I choose to face the problems before me today. I will apply the Word of God to them, and I will overcome them. I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.

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

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Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu
Ministry: IHPMI
Address :Chiawelo Ext3, Soweto
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Whenever You Have A Need, Plant A Seed – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Sunday Sermon
Date: November 28, 2021
Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe
Today’s Message: Whenever You Have a Need, Plant A Seed.
Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

•John 12:24 NIV

“Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds”

•Proverbs 3:28

Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you, when you already have it with you.

•Proverbs 15:10

“It’s a school of hard knocks for those who leave God’s path, a dead-end Steet for those who hate God’s rules.”

•Genesis 1:11

“Let the land produce vegetation seed-bearing plants and trees on the land bear in it, according to their various kinds.”

Sermon Notes:

God Is Waiting for You to Plant a Seed.

What does a farmer do when he has a barren field that is producing no income? He doesn’t complain about it. He doesn’t even have to pray about it! He just goes out and starts planting some seed, because nothing is going to happen until he plants the seed. He can pray all he wants, but it’s not going to produce any crop. He must plant some seed in the field.

Maybe you think you’re waiting on God. You think you’re waiting on God for that job. You think you’re waiting on God for a spouse. You think you’re waiting on God for the windfall. God says, “You think you’re waiting on me? I’m waiting on you! I’m waiting for you to plant a seed.”

Everything in life starts as a seed: a relationship, a marriage, a business, a career, a church. Nothing happens until the seed is planted.

Why does God require us to plant a seed? Because planting is an act of faith. You take what you’ve
got, and you give it away. That takes an act of faith! And it brings glory to God.

Jesus described this principle of sowing and reaping when he was trying to explain why he came to Earth to die on the cross. In John 12:24 Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (NIV). Jesus was saying, “People will be saved and go to heaven because of my death and Resurrection. I’m going to plant a seed, and the seed is going to be my life.”

Here’s the principle of sowing and reaping: Whenever you have a need, you plant a seed. Whatever the need may be, be it; more time, more energy, more money, more support, more relationships, more wisdom. All you need to do is just plant a seed. If you need more time, give more time to your kids. If you need more money, give it away to someone who needs it. If you need more wisdom, share the wisdom you have with others. Give yourself away!

It may not make sense to you to just give away something that you need more of it, but that is exactly the kind of attitude that God wants to bless and that will produce fruit in your life. When you have a need, don’t gripe about it, don’t wish about it, and you don’t even have to pray about it; just plant a seed!

Ask yourself these questions:

•What need have you been waiting on God to provide?
•What do you think God might be waiting on you to do about that need? What seed can you plant today?
•What kind of effects do you see in yourself and others when you plant a seed and give of yourself?

•How is God building your character through this?

Plant Your Seeds Wisely

“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed
in it, according to their various kinds.” (Genesis 1:11 NIV)

Everything starts as a seed. That’s the first law of a harvest.

Every achievement started as a dream seed. South Africa started as an idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness seed. In His Presence Ministry International [IHPMI] Church started as a seed. Your life started as a seed, from when your father’s seed was connected with your mother’s egg, your life began. Literally everything that’s living on planet Earth came from a seed.

In Genesis 1:11 God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the
land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds” (NIV).

A seed is anything valuable that you give away. When you give away praise, there’s value in that. When you give away good advice, there’s value in that. When you give away your time, there’s value in that. When you give away your money, there’s value in that. When you share your experience to help other people, there’s value in that. When you give your love away, there’s great value in that.

It all starts as a seed, whether it’s your time, money, appreciation, wisdom, or energy.

Your words can also be seeds that you plant in people’s minds. They grow, and they bear fruit. So, you need to choose your words wisely, especially when you’re talking with people that you love, like your children, your husband, your wife, and your friends.

Let me ask you this: What kind of seeds are you planting in your relationships? Are you planting seeds of trust, or are your planting seeds of distrust? Are you planting seeds of kindness, or are you planting seeds of crankiness? Are you planting seeds that build up, or are you planting seeds that tear down? Remember: You will reap whatever you sow.

•How have you seen the seeds that you’ve planted in your children or family or friends grow
and produce fruit?
•What kind of seeds do you want to plant in your relationships?
•Why do you think God wants us to learn to plant in small ways to reap larger benefits?

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 Extension 3,

© 2021 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Jesus, Why Is This Happening To Me? – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: November 21, 2021

Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Jesus, Why Is This Happening To Me? 

Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

  • 2 Corinthians 4: 7-8-9 

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken, cast down, but not destroy. Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that, the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” 

  • 1 Corinthians 13:9, 12  

“We don’t know everything, and our prophecies are not complete . . . Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us.” 

  • Job 3:20  

In his pain and despair, Job asked a lot of legitimate questions: “Why let people go on living in misery? Why give light to those in grief”

Sermon Notes:

 

This “why” question is human nature, and we all ask it. We have this misconception that if we understand the reason behind our pain, then it will make the pain easier. 

Here’s the truth. You don’t need an explanation, you need strength. You don’t need an explanation; you need a saviour. You don’t need an explanation; you need comfort and support. 

However, as people, we are always seeking for an explanation. We ask questions like:

Why did that person walk out of my life?

Why did he make a promise to me and then break it?

Why did he hurt me?

Why did I lose my job?

Why did she die?

Why did I get sick? 

There are things which happen to you which may prompt you to want to ask the question: Jesus, Why Is This Happening To Me? In all this, all I want to tell you is that, more than an explanation; you need a Saviour to give you the strength, comfort and support to pull you through.

For example, as I stand in front of you today preaching, my heart is wounded because we had a break-in at home. I am wounded as a Pastor because very early in the morning, at around 4am, I woke up to go to the Soweto Hotel to do a live broadcast of a sermon for the Soweto FM Radio station.

In the middle of that broadcast service, my mother called me. She was crying and devastated because there were thieves on the roof of the house trying to break-in. I had to stop the sermon and rush home to attend to my mother who was going through such a traumatic experience.

More-so, in a separate incident, not long ago, we had the wall on our premises vandalised, with some palisades having been stolen and I reported the matter to the police. Without any arrests made, after some time, I was told that the case has been closed.

Now, with all that and what happened today, I could have chosen to quickly go to the police station again and report this break-in but I decided to come and preach here first and as I am preaching to you, I am getting to feel better than I was in the first place.

This in itself shows that in this community of Chiawelo and Mapetla specifically and Soweto in general, more than an answer to the question Why is This Happening To Me, we need our Saviour, Jesus Christ to give us strength and comfort to sustain us in what we are going through.

As for me, in this church, In His Presence Ministry International, I’ve been studying the “why” question for years, and here’s my educated answer: I don’t know and I’m never going to know because I’m not God and neither are you! We’re just never going to understand some things until we get to heaven. Then it’s all going to become clear. 

Only Jesus knows the answer to your “why.” If you don’t get his answer right off the bat, you might as well stop asking because you’re simply prolonging the pain. 

Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is God’s privilege to conceal things” God is a God of revelation. He reveals himself through nature, circumstances, and scripture. The only reason you know anything about God is because he has chosen to reveal himself. 

But the Bible says, God doesn’t only reveal, God also conceals and sometimes God intentionally hides his face from you. Why? So, you’ll learn to trust him and to live by faith rather than by your feelings. 

God doesn’t owe you an explanation for anything. God doesn’t have to check in with you before he does something. God doesn’t have to get your permission before he allows things to happen in life. God is God, and you’re not always going to understand why some things happen. 

The Bible says, “We don’t know everything, and our prophecies are not complete. Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us” 1 Corinthians 13:9, 12  

One day, everything will be made clear and will make sense. You’ll be able to say, “So that’s why God allowed that in my life!” Until then, God wants you to trust him. 

These are some of the questions you need to put in;

  • What will I ask God when I get to heaven?
  • How does letting go of your “why” questions increase your faith? 
  • How can you encourage someone today who has been questioning God and wondering why God allowed something to happen in their life? 
  • The post God, Why Is This Happening to Me?  

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

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Sermon Script Writer: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Address :Chiawelo Ext3, Soweto

Ministry: IHPMI © 2021 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Did Jesus Author It? You must Finish It – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: November 07, 2021

Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Did Jesus Author It? You Must Finish It

Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

·         Hebrews 12-1-2

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

·         Hebrews 11:8

“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance obeyed and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”

·         John 8:31

“Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him. If you continue in my word then are you my disciples indeed.” 

·         Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

·         Hebrews 11:6

“Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

In John 4:34, Jesus said, “My food is to do what God wants! He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do”

·         Luke 14:28 New International Version

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

 

·         Job 42-7-17 Job 4-23 Job 8:22 stipulates that Job’s friends were just waiting for him to fail.

 

·         Genesis 2:15 New International Version

15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

 

·         1 John 2:19

“They went from us, but they were not of us, for they had been of us, for if they had of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out that it might become plain that they all are not of us.”

 

·         Ezekiel 33:11

“As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live.”

Sermon Notes: 📝

On the 20th of June 2015, I was ordered to officiate the funeral of my late friend, Mr Desmond Ngwenya. The funeral was on a Saturday morning, later on in the evening I flew to Holland (Netherlands) and the United States of America. On the 5th of July 2015 I returned back to South Africa from United States of America. No One knows what Jesus told me, but I followed the calling.  Jesus has authored me to preach the Gospel until today. It was not easy to leave a massive church building like The Freeway Tabernacle (TFT). To be honest with you under leadership of Reverend Kgositsile Montoedi Kotu and Pastor Joyce Kotu. Jesus has authored them and as we speak, they are still preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and right now they will finish well through the Holy Servant Jesus Christ.

 

In the Ministry TFT- The Freeway Tabernacle.

The reason why I preach faith so much is because of the thread on the fabric of God’s clothes.

You’re the pastor of the church, when God authors a sermon how do you finish it? The sermon sticks with you it starts in a seed form; it has to be first conceived so that by the time you receive what God is saying it becomes a concept that requires you have all the information together. While you are meditating, researching and thinking outside the box, the Holy Spirit is there and helping you every step of the way until there’s time to deliver a message.

 

Who authored your vision? 

Kgositsile Montoedi Kotu and Pastor Joyce Kotu have grown exponentially. Looking at my spiritual journey I realize that I’ve been preaching in our church, In His Presence Ministry International for a period of 6 years now. I’ve seen a lot of people start but didn’t finish. I have seen a lot of projects start and didn’t finish. I’ve always wondered why, because it seemed like these people in my way of thinking are anointed, talented etc, I mean it must be a success going somewhere to succeed. I want to talk about that today. I knew what the Lord told me to do. Before that we had always leased buildings as church like Mayors Hall Park Mzimhlophe, Emadwaleni High School, Phefini Hall, Mzimhlophe Hostel, Meadowlands East, Soweto’s Mzimhlophe Women’s Hostel, Nomzamo community Hall and Soweto Theatre. I believe in 2020 we move to Chiawelo Ext 3 because of the COVID 19 Pandemic, we have stayed here and the Lord told us that we are meant to grow exponentially. People have always asked me why does everything you touch prosper? Did God author your vision? Although Jesus is the Author and finisher of our faith, he is under no responsibility to finish something that he has not authored. The question for today is, Did Jesus author what you do currently?

Many people ask me why does everything you touch prosper. They think I have some kind of a formula. Let us open our Bible to the book of Hebrews 12-1-2, First you have got to figure out who is watching you, Not only are people on earth watching you but also people in heaven. Jesus pulls back the Curtain and He lets them see us right at times. I’m not talking about bad things because there’s no sorrow in Heaven, but I am going to prove that to you in just a minute. I am sure the people in heaven are aware of us the ones who’ve been here, well let me show you how to be successful. God began to answer my question through the word about these many people from Heaven who are watching us. How come your church building failed or your business failed?

I said did Jesus author your vision? You see God is the author and finisher of our faith but he’s under no responsibility to finish something He has not authored. Maybe you started Ministry or a Business, a Project that Jesus did not author. He’s under no responsibility to finish something he has not authored, it is true it seemed like a good idea but it wasn’t a God idea. We should always remember why church building exists. Church is a Jesus concept, not a man’s notion. Once we make church according to God’s instructions, we will begin to have God live in the church through the Holy Spirit. Everything we do is by faith.  Hebrews 11:6 says, “Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

Every God idea work good and function for eternity, but he’s under no responsibility to finish something he has not authored. Beloved saints I have seen people start out and not finish, some of them end up bankrupt. By the grace of God, we as a church have never had a financial deficit in any way shape or form why? I’ve had people say how come you could do that and we couldn’t do that and how come my church failed, I said Did Jesus author your vision? God is the finisher of our faith.   

Are you seeing a finished product between you and your spouse? As couple you need to bounce the ideas upon each other. Look at Abraham, he didn’t know where he was going but as far as he was concerned, he had promised land. When I started the ministry, I didn’t know how to build any but I knew where I was going.

I, Thank Heavenly Father in name of Jesus for Reverend Kgositsile Montoedi Kotu and Pastor Joyce Kotu. I honestly believe God was authoring a meeting between them. God saw this Ministry (IHPMI) through them. I believe he put this all together because he saw this ministry move to Chiawelo. Did God author your marriage or relationship with your partner? I came from a family that has divorced and I’ve prayed many times. I wanted my mom and dad to get back together. It is a blessing to finish strong with your life partner. Divorce is not an option. The truth is, you’re not compatible with anybody because no one agrees with anything you do. A great marriage is the union of two great forgivers. Remember that marriage is the greatest expression of God’s love for us. A tangible expression of Christ’s love for His Church. Let your marriage be a witness. Pay Attention to Your Spouse. Attention means love. Show Affection Your Spouse, Romans 12:10

1. Affirm each other’s value Proverbs 12:25, a word of encouragement does wonders.

2. You can also affirm each other’s strengths.

3. You can also affirm each other’s ministry, Romans 1:12 and James 5:16.

 

 

It Is Finished

The only person who finished everything he had on his plate before he died was Jesus Christ.

In John 4:34, Jesus said, “My food is to do what God wants! He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do”

You must make sure that you have covenant with Jesus Christ to finish what God has authored you to do before you depart the land of the living.

·         Luke 14:28     

    New International Version

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?”

The Bible says, count the cost before you build the tower, so I did all the business aspects of it. I have seen a lot of Pastors who have raised money in their churches to build a building, through halfway the process they have to lay off people that were working for them in the church so that they could finish the building. I don’t think God wanted that to happen or I’ve even heard where the church would put pressure on the people to go get a mortgage in their home or give things like they shouldn’t do that. I’m not critical here but I really believe I am being truthful by right.     

Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul. Don’t Quit. Our God positions us in places that may not be for ourselves but to help someone else. To be a Barnabas basically to someone else, Barnabas was salt to Paul Apostle.

I didn’t give up because God authored it. I finished it and Lord Jesus helped me finish it. Those who went before us were probably praying and cheering us. I believe that people in heaven were saying come on Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe you can do this, because they walked in Hebrews 11: 2-8.

Today right now in our church building we’re cheering you on. I want you to complete the vision that God has put in your heart. Jesus is the author and finisher of your faith and the plan that he has for your life must be fulfilled. There’s a lot of people that get born again they make that first step and they get weary on their journey and they get sidetracked, but Jesus has a plan to get them on track and position them where they might have to repent turn around realize that at some point, they’ve started living life on their own direction. God still has a plan and He’s doing this right now to help you to get back on track because he has a great plan that he wants you to finish and finish well.

It a process, you learn something when you go through trail and testing. Please decide to listen to the voice of God. You need to step out by faith. My unsolicited advice is, Don’t Quit. I knew the voice of God. The moment where God authored the vision. When I took that step, I felt Yes Lord I will do what you have called me to do. There are people who said to me you’re not going to make it and I just smiled and thought well the Lord has said to me you will finish well. I stepped out to full time ministry.

We need to finished our course and kept the faith. You can’t finish your course without the faith, you have to keep that faith that the author and finish of our faith has. If you want to build something, God is telling you to open up a church, God telling you to build a church yes, he did. Did Jesus author it because if he did, he is going to finish and pay it. But if he didn’t, you’re going to struggle. Only JESUS CAN AUTHOR AND FINISH IT. So, everything you do whether it’s spiritual, physical or financial it must be authored by God. Then remember he’s under no responsibility to finish something he hasn’t offered, so I believe in finishing things. For the witness’s sake, give not me the glory but give our Heavenly Father Glory. In every area. If you want to be debt free. So, finish it. You may not be able to buy something you want but one day you will buy everything you want, so if you’re standing on the word of God for a healing, he authored Healing now you finish it. How you finish that by saying in His stripes I am Healed.  I am not going with what I feel. I am not going with what I see. I am not going with the doctors say. I deny what the doctors say. I believe the report of the Lord Jesus. Amen.

Every dream and every vision has a beginning a middle and an ending. We have to begin a lot of times we always keep our eye on the ending. I walk through the valley of the shadow. Even Jesus coming was God’s planned vision for the earth. Jesus was the lamb stain before the foundation on cross He says it’s finished. The Heavenly Father said it’s finished now begin because before Jesus. Jesus didn’t die 2000 years ago that was his physical death, He was a lamb led to the slaughter before the foundation of the earth. God had business and said I am going to create a human race and I love them. I am going to put my name in them and but they’re going to fail and Jesus the Son of God said what shall I do for thee.

He said I will lay down my life so you can have what your heart’s desire. That’s exactly what happened so that was all done before. God knows what’s is coming but somebody has to finish His Name is Jesus. Jesus had to born of a baby of a virgin. He had to grow up. He was without sin. God is involved in everything. God made man out of piece of dust.

 

Adam was a dirty man he’s made out of dirt but he didn’t make Eve like he. He made her out of a rib. The rib was better looking than the mud.  Adam and Eve when they came together, and God said be fruitful replenish and subdue be fruitful always produce multiply. Always increase replenish in other words use it up then fill up again. He said subdue in other words finish your course. Apostle Paul saying I fought a good fight of faith I finished my course I kept the faith. I always like to come to funerals and to see and observe how great men finish….

Ezekiel 33:11 say, As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live.

 

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

Sermon Script Writer: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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