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Facing the mob!
Facing the mob!
Did you ever face a mob that wanted to harm you?
Facing the Mob!
Did you ever face death in your lifetime. Well when you stare death in the eye you feel so helpless but God was for me and He is my protection.
At one time I was working at Langlaagte Station in Johannesburg and in those days we were in the process of reforming from the old apartheid regime. There were frequent strikes and people protesting against apartheid.
More than once people were murdered in these Protests. One day early in the morning some 300 or more workers came marching in and surrounded my office. They were dancing and shouting slogans. The sound was so overpowering that the people on the telephone could not hear me. The whole building was rattling so much some things rattled from the desk and fell to the floor.
My first reaction was to shout to God, not knowing what would happen. Because of prior violent marches, I did not know if they would kill me. In those moments I trusted heavily on God and had to use all the faith I could muster to believe for my safety.
They called me outside the building and I prayed that God would give me the strength to face them and that God would protect me from these people. A supernatural peace came over me and walked outside with God’s power and as I came outside, the rest of the office workers had already been dragged out by the mob. In faith I stood my ground drawing strength from the word of God. David faced Goliath. I faced an angry mob.
Psalm 28:7: The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiced; and with my song will I praise him.
The mob came forward and they danced closer and became increasingly more aggressive. Some were jabbing their "Pungas" and sticks between my legs to try and intimidate me. I stood there as brave as a lion full of faith in God and His Holy Spirit. They toy-toyed until most of the office workers were shivering with fear and were as white as death. I stood there unmoved, tapped into God’s Holy Spirit.
Then they died down and I asked God to put the right words in my mouth and that I would show the love of God, not fear. As it grew silent the first thing in my mind was to complement them on their efforts and singing. I told them that they sang beautifully.
They all dropped their heads in shame. I was amazed that this violent mob, ready to murder us without blinking an eye, now dropped their heads in shame. I grew bolder in those moments and I know that God had rewarded me for trusting Him for protection, His wisdom and knowledge.
The mob leader came forward to hand over a memorandum of all the demands and then they scattered, each going their way. The working people went straight back to work and the peace of God was on the place. At another depot the mob there had to be restrained with brutal force by the police. Buildings were burned, people lost their lives and property was destroyed.
In faith I had trusted in God and God made a way. No lives were lost, no property damaged and no buildings were burned. The mob left quietly and all was normal within the hour.
Let us stand together and fight the good fight.
My Testimony (God saved my life)
God provided protection when I needed it most but He also provides the small thing in my daily life.
The Lord lay on my heart to go to Bible school. We use to work one week dayshift and the following week nightshift. The nightshifts were a problem because the college started at 7pm, so every second week I would have a problem with time.
Working these shifts made it very difficult to attend the faculty so I prayed and trusted God in faith to make a way for me to attend college. I enrolled in faith. The company I worked for would not allow me to take leave for two nights each consecutive week.
God moved in a colleague’s heart to work for me. He made it possible for me to attend college by working from his shift through 9.30pm. Ten o’clock at night the security was instructed to close the gates to the basement-parking after which time I couldn’t enter the building. It was a 35km drive to work plus I had to drop my wife at home and also another student that we gave a lift and be at work before the building was locked down.
When we started the car to leave college we prayed and asked God to make the road shorter and God was ever faithful in getting me to work each night. There were some nights that I was a minute or two late but the guard would always be delayed for whatever reason. I was only locked out of the building once. That occasion in itself was a miracle.
As time went by we became stressed and tired from rushing to and fro. I started to feel the pressure of work, college, family and Church duties. I trusted God for a solution. In faith I told people that "God is going to change my work situation". Then our company restructured and they needed people to work on a new electronic tool.
I felt in my heart to apply for the option. I asked the manager in charge of the project and he said that I could work there. I had to start from scratch and had to build that tool day after day, being shunted around from table to table, until I felt I couldn’t take it any more. Then my wife showed me the opportunity God had given me to spread the Gospel at each new table I worked. I did exactly that, I spread the good news. People started to see the light and love of Christ in my life.
Then they decided to place me as a planner, permanently. One day management decided to place all the planners permanently on dayshift. I rejoiced and praised God because I believed in him and, him come through for me. Faith in God always works out for you, not by the route, manner or way we imagine, but as He wills.
God’s ways are always better than our ways! For the next 3 and half years I attended classes without trouble from the work. God restructured a company to accommodate me and to equip me for His work and His purpose. I believed God that He would make a way for me and I did not doubt Him for a second.
Faith is to believe for something that looks and is impossible but for God nothing is impossible.
How to develop faith:
- Faith comes through hearing the word of God. (Romans 10:8-17
- The word combined with faith brings results.
- Life’s lessons and trials will increase your faith when God comes through for you as you believe and ask Him to.
- Pray for faith, God will give it to you if you ask.
- Faith comes by believing the promises in the word of God and standing firm on these promises.
- Faith increases if you do not become negative or doubt God.
- Read and memorise the Word of God. Use it to stand against the devil and his hordes. Seeing the power and authority of God’s word in action will increase your faith.
- Believe in the blood covenant between you and God, and know who you are in Christ. (Chapter 10)
- Read books of faith.
- Watch video’s of faith: Saints like Benny Hinn and Katherine Khulman.
- Faith is a lifestyle and the more you practise it, the more it will grow. (Luke 5:24-25)
- Believe God unconditionally
- Trust in God.
- Pray and build relationship with Yeshua (Jesus).
- Start walking on the water, meaning start living your faith.
- Faith will only grow if you use it, as the saying goes "use it or lose it"!
- Remember! Faith without action to back it up is dead. Act upon God’s word and it will become your daily reality.
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