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November 29, 2016

Rise with me for a Godly Influence.(Invite me to speak)



We have reached a dangerous age where poverty and desperation are opening doors for political extremists and religious charlatans.

In the country where I live, some so-called pastors are currently allowing themselves to use cleaning chemicals such as insecticide or washing powders as tools of healing and blessing transmitters. Only desperate people in serious needs would allow themselves to follow such pastors.

What about politics?
We have now reached an age where poverty,unemployment, inequalities are giving birth to enraged people threatening to bring hope through chaos and exclusion.

I think one of the reasons why such times are growing is simply because the church of Jesus has taken a back step for a while. Church members are no longer interested in being grounded by the teachings of the Bible, but they rather focus on signs and miracles.
Do not get me wrong...I believe in signs and wonders done in the name of Jesus.
But Jesus also taught the word of God while doing miracles. If we extract the teachings of Jesus from performances, then we open the doors for charlatans who will try their best to perform evil miracles on untaught Christians.

This message is a call to RISE with me for a Godly Influence on our society.

How can you rise with me?

It's been now 4 years and counting since I started seriously blogging...You can rise with me by sharing the emails you receive with friends and family.

You can also send me emails of people you know would be interested in reading my messages which are free of charge. Don't just keep everything to yourself, RISE AND SHARE!

And finally, my ministry is entering a new phase and I am planning tours throughout various churches to teach the true and Biblical principles of God. You can rise with me by inviting me in your church to share the good news and teach the word of God.
You don't have to be a pastor to invite me. You can share your blog to your church leaders and discuss the possibility to invite me in your congregation, school, association or organization.

Why am I doing this?

Darkness, fascism, racism, charlatans....rise because good people keep quiet. During this dangerous season, it is of utmost imperative that the Body of Christ be strengthened at full force.
I am doing this to reinforce the apologetic validity of the Teachings included in the Bible. If you know of a place, a church, a conference, a school or an organization which needs to hear the teachings of God shared on this blog ,then let's work together and invite me on site.

Let's rise together.

November 21, 2016

Jesus secret formula for greatness

One day, a woman came to Jesus with a very bold request, and said:

'Master, grant that one of my two sons may sit at your right and the other at your left in your Kingdom' (Matthew 20:21)

The woman's desire was to see her sons rule besides Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven. In my personal opinion, the request seemed very bold and was coming straight out of a mother's love for her kids.

But Jesus made a bold statement in response to the woman's request. The response He gave, would become the number one key secret to 'greatness'.

Do you want to know what it is?


After a while, Jesus called the two sons in private and told them His secret formula to greatness:

'If anyone wants to be great among you, let him be your servant. He whom wants to be first, must be the last. Because the Son of Man, never came to be served but to be a servant.'
(Matthew 20:25-28)

That's it. The secret to be great is to be a great servant useful to the multitude. The more you are useful to people, the greater you will be. A title does not make you great. There are people in history who held the biggest honor their nations could bestow them. But they were mediocre. Think of people like Hitler, dictators like Mobutu Sese Seko and others...Those people held the highest title in their Nations but because they failed to serve the people they were leading, History has classified them as 'Villains'.

A title, a position or even a gift won't make you great. Real greatness comes from serving people. If you are so obsessed with the desire to be served,to be  fed by flatters, you will probably be famous, but History will not classify as a great character.

Unfortunately, these days, even in churches, there are leaders who are consumed with the desire to be served. They don't serve anymore, they want spiritual slaves around them. It's no longer about the lost souls, but rather about building a name for themselves. A church top priority should be the lost souls. When fame becomes the priority, then church growth will slow down.

Even in business, the most useful product, will be the greatest. The reason why 'Microsoft' corporation or 'Google' are great companies, is simply because they focus on products usefulness that will serve customers.
Under Steve Jobs, 'Apple' used to upgrade its products all the time. Do you know why?
Because they were obsessed with the desire to increase their products usefulness  for their customers.

If anyone wants to be a mayor, he/she must be willing to SERVE  the City. If anyone wishes to be a President, he/she must be willing to serve a nation. That's why the President is often called :' The first public servant.'

It's all about service.

A great minister will keep serving the community,like Billy Graham did.
A great President will serve his Nations and its interests, like Nelson Mandela did.
A great hero will carry the weights of the weak, like Mother Theresa did.
A great CEO will boost a company and its employees, like Steve Jobs did.
A great blogger will  produce contents that serve its readers,
A great manager will serve all the members of  his/her team through his leadership.
A great writer will publish moving books that serves its readers.
A great 'book character' always serves by saving the world like Superman and Batman. (laugh)

Do you wanna be great?

If yes, then stop talking about yourself all the time ,unless if it's useful to others,and start serving as many as you can. Ensure that your product is useful  and you will surely see greatness.

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Donation drive

I want first to thank the people who have responded positively to my donation call so far. I am requesting just one thing: 'If you decide on giving via e-wallet, would you please as well send me your name and contacts so that I can easily contact you back and thank you. I will also send you specific emails sharing our active testimonies. I believe in accountability.

I am running a donation campaign for a series of activities for the ministry I lead:'The City of David'

We need financial help today.

If you wanna help us financially so we may touch more people in need ,please read the following instructions and I pray that God gives you the reward of a prophet and of a disciple in Jesus name. This is how you can offer your help:


1. If you wish to send a financial gift via e-wallet ( for those living in South Africa), please send it to this number:
062 566 9727

2. If you wish to use another method, you may send your financial gift via ShopRite money market and inform me of your act by sending a message on my number 062 566 9727

3. If you wish to make a (wire) bank transfer or deposit, here are my details;

Maurice Kande,
Bidvest Bank,
Acc. 327 671 6001
Branch code 462005
South Africa

Or

Maurice Kande,
Nedbank ,
Account 1138242055
Branch 190605

4. For any convenience, you may as well send your gift via Western Union or MoneyGram on my name: Maurice Kande. But if you do so, please contact me in advance.

5. Via Paypal to maurekan@gmail.com

For the past 4 years, this blog has worked at changing people through counseling,messages and much more.And I still wanna do more.

And if you do not have anything,we plea that you do not get upset.

Finally,there is no gift too small to give. Don't feel ashamed to give what you have. This ministry needs every available amount of money to evangelize , teach and reach.

In the hope to receive your help,we pray that God abundantly bless you and give you the reward of a prophet.

Thank you in advance for choosing to live bigger.


Regards

Maurice Kande

November 13, 2016

The link between family and dominion

We sometimes fail to experience our blessings simply because we fail to respect the order of God.

In Genesis 1: 28, God says to Adam and Eve:

'God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Most people overexcited about God's promises, only focus on the 'dominate part' without the order which creates an environment facilitating domination.

In the order leading up to domination, God said:

1. Be fruitful,increase in number,fill the earth...
2. Then subdue it and rule over the living creatures

The fruitfulness God refers to,is about procreation or family creation. Adam and Eve were told to start a family first, then they would subdue the earth. In other words, if they had decided to remain the way they were, they would not have been able to dominate. 

Domination originates from the cohesion within a group or family unit. Anyone who ventures into doing things on his/her own, will have a very hard time to exercise dominion in his/her life.

Every year, we hear people stating things like: 'I will dominate this year,
                                                                      This is my year of ruling as Queen...'

It is great what they say, but if they don't work on maintaining their family relationships (and I mean spiritual and biological family) then they will have a hard time to rule in their lives.

Family is so important to God that He commanded us to be in a group (family) and replicate ourselves before ruling. Fighting with the backing of a group is better than fighting alone.

Family is so important to God that the first commandment following the four commandments related to His persona and worship, is a family commandment: 'Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.' (Exodus 20:12) .The fact that God attached a promise to the above commandment proves the utmost importance that God gives to family. By the way, the fifth commandment is the only commandment holding a promise. By studying closer the same command,one can only conclude that failing to honor our parents would definitely make life very hard for us...

Family is so important to God that He is actually willing to withhold His blessings upon unfaithful and violent husbands towards their wives as the book of Malachi 2:13-16 cites: 


 'Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.
 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
“The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty.
So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.'

God is actually willing to disregard an offering or even a Tithe if the carrier is a violent,unfaithful man who fails to treats his wife correctly. It is worthy to quote that some men are experiencing blockades at work,business or in their lives in general simply because of  the way they treat their wives. 
If we do the spiritual math right, it would go as follow: 
'Make your wife happy, and the Heavens will pour blessings in your life'

Family is so important that Jesus said in Matthew 5:22-24:

'But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be subject to the fire of hell. Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.'

Reconciling and living in peace with your brother, matters more to God than your offering. It's crazy how sometimes we act carelessly, thinking that our giving will wipe out all misfortunes in our lives...This explains why some people keep offering and tithing but don't see any fruits.
If your family relationships are characterized by strife,anger, hate...you will hardly dominate in life.

Family is so important to Jesus that even though He could have ministered without an aide, He chose to have apostles and disciples. By the way, Jesus decision to create a spiritual family also called 'church' made it (somehow) possible for Him to go back to His Father at age 33. Jesus did not need to remain for centuries on Earth since He had a family on Earth to back His message. Jesus Teachings have dominated through centuries because of the the fact that He multiplied Himself through people also called Christians and as a result we find His Teachings everywhere: on google, on the internet,on Facebook, in free Bibles, in books,in museums....

Jesus followed the simple principle:

1. Be fruitful , multiply yourself (He did it by having followers)
2. Dominate (His family has decided to back his message through centuries)

Family is so important that the wisest man who ever lived once said: 'Two are better than one." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
Family is so important to Jesus that He actually said: 'Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.' (Matthew 18:19)
Surprisingly, Jesus mentions the number '2' with a reason. Multiplication starts from '2'.

Family is so important that Joshua actually said: 'Me and my house ,we shall serve the Lord' (Joshua 24:15). Unfortunately some of us, servants of God, serve the Lord without our family involvement. I remember meeting preachers who neglected their families in favor of the pulpit. But the Bible says: 'Me and my house', the Bible does not say 'I shall serve alone'.

How can we serve while failing to involve our families in our ministry?
Our service and ministry starts at home first. As servants of God we should stop saying that God will take care of our spouse and kids while we spend our entire days trying to save the world and other people's kids. God will take care of our kids and spouse through us. Let's make sure that we have time to tell stories to our kids before they sleep, time to make breakfast for family, time to maintain our daily family duties...

Family is so important to God that the Bible says:

'Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.' (1 Timothy 5:8)

Worse than an unbeliever? Really? That sounds harsh...
A man who runs away from his children, and who does not provide for them, is worse than unbeliever. In such instance, there are countless people who attend church,praise and do all sort of things but fail to provide for their families...as a result they fall under God's category: 'Worst than unbeliever....'

I am sharing this, not to get you angry or upset but to wake us all up!
Have you ever wondered why everything is just stuck and blocked in your life in spite of offering,tithing and serving in church...Start looking at your relationships.

Before building a great ministry, do like Jesus did: 'Build a family'
You wanna be great? Maintain your family relationships in order....

I hold two university degrees, but it was only possible through my father's backing. There has been countless times where I escaped terrible tragic events because of my siblings backing. What would have happenned if I was in strife with my family?
There has been times where my life was unlocked because of the connection I held with a spiritual brother or sister. What would have happened if I was a loner?

Again I say to you:

1. Multiply, be fruitful, belong to a family in unity.
2. Dominate.

God Bless you.

November 4, 2016

Live a life bigger than yourself. You are bigger than your needs.

There was a time in my life where I constantly awakened in the morning with this question:

'Can my life become bigger than what it is right now?'

During those days, I was a man filled with gifts and and busy in places where my talents were not being used. So I would wake up and direct myself towards locations and places where I would meet a sense of absenteeism and where I would really feel as if my life was passing me by.

When my life revolved around my primary needs, there was no space for influencing humanity. My 8 am to 10 pm day would focus one thing: 'How can I provide for myself?'

Imagine living entire years of an existence only trying to respond the question: 'How can I provide for myself?'

November 3, 2016

Wisdom part 4:' How do I practice the Fear of the Lord?' (Teachings inspired from Proverbs 8)

Continuing from the teaching series inspired from Proverbs 8, today I will shortly discuss  the beginning of wisdom, which is the 'Fear of the Lord' (Proverbs 9:10).

As I stated in my previous message; it is not about knowing but rather about practicing what we know. It is useless to know the beginning of wisdom without practicing it.

The good question is: 'How do I practice the Fear of the Lord?'

The word 'Fear' is translated from the Hebrew 'Yirat' which refers to 'awe,respect, devotion.'

Keeping in mind those three words above, I will simply and briefly guide our study to understand the 'Fear of the Lord'.

1. Having awe for God:

Having 'awe' for God is about showing Him respect mixed with amazement. Showing  awe for the Lord can be done in many ways: in worship,in the way we talk about Him, in the way we describe Him, in the way we talk to Him.... Amazement is always included in awe.

2. Having respect for God:

The Wikipedia offers a great definition for the word 'respect' as a feeling of admiration for someone elicited by their abilities,qualities and achievements.
If we follow the above definition, we will show a special respect for God elicited by His abilities,qualities and achievements. In the same way that we feel inclined to honor and remain with people who respect us, God as well honors those who honor Him. There are several passages where the presence of the Lord departed from certain people simply because they did not respect Him. Anyone feeling disrespected in a certain environment would try his/her best to depart from that place. The same applies to God.
We can not expect to enjoy God's presence while disrespecting Him.
Therefore if you believe that God is present with you all the time, you will also do your best to live in a way that shows respect for His presence. Now that's wisdom.

3. Having reverence for God:

Reverence refers to a state of devotion for a person. The Wikipedia defines 'devotion' as a state of love,loyalty,enthusiasm for a person or activity. Having reverence for God transcends the Fear of the Lord' from lip service to devoted acts. In devotion, we do as He instructs  us to do.
Doing according to His instructions reflects wisdom from our side.
Though the 'Fear of the Lord' is the beginning of wisdom, the same wisdom also contains a set of instructions to follow if we wish to walk on the path of life as Proverbs 8:32-34 states:


Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
Listen to my instruction and be wise;
do not disregard it.
Blessed are those who listen to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway.'

When we show devotion (reverence), we also seek  the instructions of Wisdom at her doorsteps on a daily basis and obey them, like Proverbs 8:34 mentions.
Wisdom is not some sort of poetry or an emotional song. Wisdom serves as guidance when we listen to her instructions.

Now that we have explained key concepts included in the 'Fear of the Lord', let's respond to the following question:

'How do I practice the 'Fear of the Lord' in my Life?'


You practice the Fear of the Lord by showing your amazement towards His person and by showing a deep admiration towards Him caused by his qualities,character, accomplishments and by showing enthusiastic active devotion /or submission for His instructions. If we live that way, we are well on our way to experience the beginning of wisdom.


Have you noticed that the Bible says: 'Fear of the Lord' and not 'Fear for the Lord'?

I will discuss the implication caused by that difference in my next installment of this series.

November 1, 2016

Justina*, a story of hope for abused women (Hope and inspiration).

About three years ago, I launched my online counseling ministry. The intent was to use technology in its full force to spread healing into the heart of many who would come across my way.

One of the people I was fortunate to counsel was Justina* (not a real name since I choose to keep her identity secret).
She is a young woman originally from Zimbabwe who emigrated in Johannesburg and who was struggling to heal her troubled past and her relationship with her mother. These are a few lessons learned from the interaction I had with her:

Lesson 1: She approached me online to share her pain and I made myself available. 

In life, when people approach you for help, take it as a compliment. Even if you are not in a position to help them. I have learned that when people approach me, it is is because of a certain spiritual embodiment on me  convincing  people that they will find hope and solution from God through me. Don't feel annoyed when people come to you for help but take it as a compliment.

Wisdom part 3: 'How do I know I have received wisdom?' (Teachings from Proverbs 8)

So after asking God for wisdom, one might really be curious to know if he/she really has received it.

Jesus said:

'Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.'
(Mark 11:24)

After asking for wisdom in prayer, believe that you have received it. 

The valid question that someone may ask is: 'How do I know that I have received Wisdom from God?'

October 27, 2016

A plea for help: ' would you support my ministry?'

Hi dear friend and reader,

The post you are currently reading will sound all but commonly unusual. You have probably known me through a live experience or via social media. Either way,you are surely following my posts via email.

I first want to thank God and you for remaining loyal to my letters. Secondly,the good news is that I have started evangelization on the street for my new ministry: the city of David. The new project presents itself as challenging since we meet people with needs and horrible problems.

This message is sent to you with one purpose: help and reaching out.

The ministry I am running requires financial support and donations to over perform in many levels.
And please don't get upset with this message,like some have done before...

I am reaching out to you for help in order to maintain this ministry which helps thousands of people on a monthly basis for free.

This message is a plea for financial help. If you believe that you can send a donation to help spread the good news ,please read the following instructions:

October 25, 2016

Wisdom part 2:' How to get Wisdom?' (Teachings from Proverbs 8)

Whenever you are faced with a serious Biblical or spiritual and even natural question, I encourage you to get the response from the Bible.

Why am I saying this?

Simply because the world is now full of teachers and philosophers who believe their own thing and relay in their own reasoning. But the Bible serves as a final authority for all the questions of life.

To the question that says: 'How do we get wisdom?', this is the answer from the Bible:

' If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.' (James 1:5)

If you need wisdom in your life, simply ask and God won't even rebuke you for that because it is a very pleasing request to God.

Let's get some Wisdom part 1 (Teachings from Proverbs 8)

We all need sound judgment and knowledge for our day to day lives. I believe that many of the wrong decisions we take are caused by a lack of wisdom and understanding when faced with choices.

I have recently decided to embark you, my friend and reader into a series of messages inspired from the book of Proverbs chapter 8. Hopefully, while grasped into our soul, mind and spirit, those teachings will guide us into better decision making for the remaining days of lives.

The chapter 8 in the book of Proverbs present a very distinct and mysterious facet of Wisdom to such an extent that the writer actually 'personifies' Wisdom into a living character with expressive abilities. The same chapter describes Wisdom beyond a simple thing but more like a person. Such mystery should trigger curiosity in the mind of each one of us if we aim to gain Wisdom accompanied with all the good fruits contained in Her.

Proverbs chapter 8:1-4 reads:

'Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?

At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

beside the gate leading into the city,
at the entrance, she cries aloud:

“To you, O people, I call out;
I raise my voice to all mankind.