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GO! OUR CALL TO MISSION

MISSION- SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS SALVATION AND GRACE.

As an organization we are committed to go and spread the good news among the poor and needy, especially in the rural areas of South Africa and in the nations where Christians are persecuted. Partner with us. We will go where others will not go.

Based on Luke 10:

*Jesus has appointed us to go as the harvest is plentiful.

*We are appointed to go in teams  – at least two people.

* We teach and demonstrate the good news of Jesus, His grace and His kingdom.

*We will be like lambs among wolves. This means we will confront evil men and demonic power. But our Shepherd Jesus is with us and will overcome. Demons will submit to us (v17) as Satan has fallen! Deliverance is a major part of the harvest stratery.

*We are to take very little with us as we are to rely on the hospitality if the community. This way they will come to own the message they have invested in.

*We are not there to give handouts but the message that will change lives. Help for the community can come later through the church plant, if they receive the good news.

* Initially the focus needs to be on the message of Jesus and power of the Spirit.

* We go to find the God anointed local person of peace within the community and work with them to extend the kingdom and lead a church plant once people come to faith.

* We stay in the local community, in one place, eating and drinking their food, without paying for it. This establishes ownership and investment into the message by the local community and avoids the “handout” missionary mentality.

* Holy Spirit ministry is crucial, the preaching of grace, the kingdom and healing of the sick and demonized must all be offered in faith:

  1. We establish the centrality of Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
  2. We build a clear foundation of the good news of grace and our identity as Gods children.
  3. We teach on the Spirit and demonstrate His power.
  4. People are saved and born again.
  5. We heal and cast out demons.
  6. We establish fellowship.

* If the community rejects the message, go door to door proclaiming the kingdom and then move on, maybe to come back at a later time once the seed of our message has taken root.

JOIN WITH US OR SUPPORT US

* Every mission needs workers to go and people to support it financially. Contact us if you are able to do either.

* A mission taking six people for a long weekend costs us about R1800-00 transport and food.

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There are people everywhere waiting for us to come and share: Zululand, Mozambique, Pakistan, Lesotho, India…. we need to go,go,go!

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NOVEMBER 2016 MINISTRY TRIP TO KENYA AND ISRAEL

To my friends in Kenya and Israel.
MINISTRY- I will be ministering the gospel of grace, reconciliation and the power of the Holy Spirit in Kenya and Israel in November. We have a heart especially for leadership training. Please contact me at garry@gracelovetruth.com if we can serve you in this way so we can see how things can fit together.
TEAM- we believe in networking and the unity of the body of Christ. Anyone with the heart and resources who would like to come as part of a team can contact me.

Please check out http://gracelovetruth.com/?page_id=6 to see our values and beliefs to ensure you are on board with our ministry values.

VALUES & BELIEFS OUR VALUES AND BELIEFS These are some of the values and beliefs that we hold dear. They are offered humbly, yet with strong conviction, in the hope that they will reveal our…
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BELIEF AND GRACE GO TOGETHER

THOSE WHO ARE SAVED BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD’S GRACE

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Eph 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

BELIEF IS OUR RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL OF GRACE

Believe: (Greek pisteuo) The word believe is found 140 times in the New Testament.  Thayer Definition: 1) to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in 1a) of the thing believed 1a1) to credit, have confidence 1b) in a moral or religious reference 1b1) used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul 1b2) to trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith

Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile…. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–a righteousness that is by faith

Belief is our response to God’s sovereign initiative of love and grace. Belief is evidence that the good news (gospel) has been received, accepted as true and effective in bringing about repentance and transformation.

 

BELIEF (FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD) IS THE PERSONAL CATALYST OF SALVATION

Act 16:30  He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Act 16:31  They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

Rom 10:9  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Luk 8:12  Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

Joh 8:24  I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

Heb 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Belief, and confession of what we believe, are products and part of the evidence of God’s loving and graceful outreach to us. Belief and confession are a product of the good news of salvation (It is God’s grace alone that is the root of salvation). In a sense  the grace that was released through Jesus’ finished work on the cross is the foundation stone on which belief, repentance and the wholeness and eternal life of salvation (Greek:sozo) rests. It is Jesus’ grace that is the carrier of salvation and it is the response of personal belief that activates personal salvation for each individual. We are saved by grace through faith (trust and belief in God) and not by our own effort or works (Eph.2:8-9).

 

JESUS DIED TO SAVE US (Greek: sozo) 

Joh 3:16  For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. Joh 3:17  For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

Jesus died to save us from  the wages of sin; a cursed life, destruction and eternal death. Having said that, there are actually two aspects of what it means to be saved (Greek: sozo);

1) the present “now” component which brings us spiritual life (Greek: zoe), wholeness, well being, healing, forgiveness and  deliverance from evil. etc.

2) the “future” component of being saved from eternal separation from God (eternal death / hell) and the receiving of eternal life with God.

Rom 6:22  But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God, you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life. Rom 6:23  For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE ARE CONDEMNED AND LOST

The scriptures are clear; no belief, no salvation. Those who do not believe do not belong to Jesus Christ.

Joh 10:26  but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. Joh 10:27  My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. Joh 10:28  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Joh 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Joh 3:18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Mar 16:16  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

2Th 2:12  and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Jud 1:5  Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

A loving and sovereign God takes the initiative of reaching out to people in love and grace. No one can come to know God unless the Spirit of God initiates. Those who reject the message of God’s grace and choose to continue in unrepentant in sin, unrighteousness and unbelief are sadly destined for eternal condemnation. They have rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ which is God’s cure for eternal death, they have chosen not to be rescued by God.

 

ETERNAL LIFE IS BELIEVING JESUS

Joh 20:31  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Joh 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; Joh 11:26  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Act 13:48  When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Joh 5:24  “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

Joh 6:40  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

Joh 6:47  Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.

1Ti 1:16  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

1Jn 5:13  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Again it can be seen from the above scriptures that the evidence that someone has eternal life is that they believe in Jesus Christ. Salvation is not just about being whole and blessed in this lifetime. The greatest gift of salvation is eternal life.

 

JESUS HAD ISSUE WITH THE SIN OF UNBELIEF.

Joh 16:8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: Joh 16:9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; Joh 16:10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; Joh 16:11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

Joh 6:29  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

Rom 10:11  As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Joh 6:36  But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.

Joh 8:45  Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

Act 13:40  Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you Act 13:41  “‘Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.’

In terms of John 16:8 the sin that the Holy Spirit convicts humankind of is the sin of unbelief. The original sin of the fall was rooted in unbelief in God’s goodness and goodwill.  The sin of unbelief is the root sin of all moral sin. The sin of unbelief is the sin that condemns people to eternal death. Many place a great emphasis on moral sin. Bad as it is moral sin is not the central sin issue. The central issue and root of all sin is the sin of unbelief; unbelief in a good, kind and loving God who is “Abba” Father to His children.

 

THOSE WHO BELIEVE ARE FORGIVEN

Act 10:43  All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Act 13:39  Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Act 13:39  Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

There is a direct link between belief and the forgiveness of sins.

 

RIGTHEOUNESS IS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE

Rom 3:22  This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

Rom 4:11  Abraham received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Rom 4:3  What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Rom 4:24  but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness–for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Rom 10:4  Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Righteousness; our right standing with God, cannot be obtained through our works or self effort. Right standing with God comes about though belief in the gospel in which the righteousness of God is revealed (Ro.1:17). God’s righteousness is by His grace and is received by faith and belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

 

THERE THOSE WHO ARE SAVED, AND, UNBELIEVERS WHO ARE PERISHING

2Co 4:3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 2Co 4:4  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2Co 6:14  Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 2Co 6:15  What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

Rev 21:8  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

New Testament scriptures clearly distinguishes between “believers” who are saved and who have received eternal life, and “unbelievers” who are lost and condemned to eternal death. The call on every believer is to reach out to unbelievers with the good news of God’s love, grace and the wonderful gift of salvation.

 

THERE ARE CHILDREN OF EVIL

Joh 10:26  you do not believe because you are not my sheep.

Mat 23:15  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you travel over sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes one [a proselyte], you make him doubly as much a child of hell (Gehenna) as you are.

Mat 23:33  You serpents! You spawn (offspring) of vipers! How can you escape the penalty to be suffered in hell (Gehenna)?

Joh 8:44  You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.

Mat 13:38  The field is the world, and the good seed means the children of the kingdom; the darnel is the children of the evil one,

Act 13:10  And said, You master in every form of deception and recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness, you son of the devil

All of humankind are created in God’s likeness (Gen.1:26) but not all are “children of God” (Joh.1:12). All people have prophetic potential through Jesus Christ to become children of God, as God’s desire is to adopt all those who respond to His grace into His eternal family (Rom 8:9 &15). A defining characteristic of the “children of God” is that they believe and trust in God. Those who do not believe are not God’s children and yet with repentance (a change of mind and heart). In a sense God is out to plunder the “family” (followers) of the evil one and his kingdom of darkness and adopt them into His family.

1Ti 2:3  For such is good and right, and pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, 1Ti 2:4  Who wishes all men to be saved and to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the Truth.

GRACE AND BELIEF GO TOGETHER

Act 18:27  When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER COMES ONLY TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE

Eph 1:13  And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

Joh 7:38  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

Joh 7:39  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Joh 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

Eph 1:19  his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength

Those who believe in the good news of the gospel of grace are sealed with the Holy Spirit who comes to live within them. The Holy Spirit can touch unbelievers but He only indwells those who believe and are “born again” (regenerated) by the Spirit of God (1Pet.1:23). It is through the indwelling presence of the Spirit that believers receive the power for ministry to reach out in love to the lost.

 

OUR MISSION IS TO PREACH TO GET PEOPLE TO BELIEVE AND RECEIVE LIFE NOW AND ETERNALLY

Rom 10:10  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved….Rom 10:14  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

1Co 1:21  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Act 18:8  Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

People cannot be saved unless they hear the good news and believe. We are all called to mission. We who are saved, are saved only by grace and it is a grace that needs to be shared. When we see someone lost and in sin our attitude needs to be one of love and compassion and  “there but for the grace of God goes me!”  Our mission is to preach the good news of “Abba Fathers” love and grace and call all people to be saved and “born again”. Any doctrine that opposes this call plays into the hands of the evil one who would keep humankind in blindness (2Co.4:4) and darkness.

Eph 5:8  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.

 

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International teams visiting

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS VISITS
As part of our missional interaction with teams from the USA,  EU, and  Australia a team from Ashland University Ohio, spent three weeks at our outreach Grace-Love-Truth: The Isaiah House in Molweni, KZN. They were an amazing blessing – well done everyone, thanks for coming!
Let us know if you have University or Church team wanting to link in with us or who want to visit. Contact one of our representatives on Face Book: Abby Mkhwanazi (SA),  Mallorie Miller (USA),  Rachel Mthembu (Australia), check out www.theisaiahhouse.co.za  and   www.orphanaid.co.za 

USA team visit

We have been hosing teams  for the past twelve years so as to bridge the culture gap and advance the kingdom. The teams live in the local community and get involved in cross cultural outreach through evangelism, discipleship and training, preaching, building, serving the poor, kids clubs etc. They will be stretched and will grow in faith and ability as we help them share the good news. At the same time enjoying local outdoor beauty of South Africa surfing, hiking/ trekking, rock climbing and other sports which we offer as either as an add on or use to empower local youth.

As a perk to the mission we can also arrange adventure trips such as game viewing, shark interaction, scuba diving, high mountain hike  as these are all fairly local.

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GRACE GIVES YOU A DOUBLE BLESSING

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John 1:16-17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

GRACE HAS A DOUBLE BLESSING FOR YOU
Jesus grace is good news and its a free gift to all who want it. Living in grace, is believing that God is good and then choosing to live daily by the Spirit, in His love, intimacy, favor, blessingforgiveness, provision, health, rest, joy, peace, empowering, abundant life…… etc, etc. It’s a complete salvation (Greek=sozo) gift package earned for us by Jesus on the cross.

Our part is to decide if we want to live in this beautiful gift that our loving Father has given us or if we want to continue trusting in ourselves, our works, our religious rules and regulations – by our own effort and sweat.

Holy Spirit says “Come my beloved and enter into my rest, let me lead you into a quite place today, let go and let me.” (Heb.4:10)(Ps.23:1). Thank you #Lord!
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WHICH SYSTEM ARE YOU UNDER?
Under the system of Law, Deut.30:19 state that you will receive Blessing + Curses. As its based on your imperfect performance and obedience.
Under the system of Grace, John.1:16 states that we received Blessing + Blessing. There is no longer any curse because grace is based on Jesus’ perfect performance and obedience.
Not much of a choice, huh?

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BLESSED TO BLESS
For too long we have been trying to minister to others out of our poverty and own resources. Lets face it, when you are sick, depressed, fearful, penniless and have family problems you are consumed with getting your own life right – it’s amazingly difficult to be intimate with God and to reach out to others in need. The good news is that God blesses us simply because we are His beloved children, but the wonderful spin off is that our blessings enable us and the Jesus’ Spirit within us compels us to share these blessings…. a wonderful ripple effect upon society.  God’s way is simply good news all round.

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EVANGELISM WITH A FACEBOOK CLICK

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS – JUST BY A FACEBOOK “CLICK”

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Many people wonder how they can share the good news of#Jesus‘ and His #Grace without forcing it on people or getting into unpleasant arguments. Well it’s easy, simple and unobtrusive. You can partner with us by using your Facebook……
1) First. All you have to do is LIKE our GRACE LOVE TRUTH page. You can do this by typing in Grace Love Truth into the search line at the top of your page and pressing search, this will take you to our Facebook page, you then click LIKE. At present 2500 people follow us through this page – and the numbers growing daily – because it’s good news.
2) Next. Whenever you see a post from Grace Love Truth on your time line please click like and better still click share.
By you doing this you will help spread the good news of Jesus, His love and His grace, just by a click, what could be easier?
The way it works is that every click and every share means that Facebook gives more prominence to our page – and therefore it’s great message of #Jesusgrace. The beauty of sharing the good news in this way is that people are absolutely free to choose if they want to read the message or not and if they want to receive more uplifting news in the future.
There’s sooo much bad news around and so many people who are lost, depressed and hopeless, so come on, let’s help people hear the good news of God’s love, kindness and #amazinggrace.
The Apostles used the technology of their day, the Roman Road, to spread the gospel far and wide. The #HolySpirit is calling us to use the technology of our day, the web, FB, Twitter, What’s App, etc. to get the goodnews out to a hurting and needy world.
You can check out our web site: www.gracelovetruth.com where you can also get more information on what we do, who we are, what our values are etc.

Thanks. Garry
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Sharing the Bible with a Muslim

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Muslims are taught that the Bible is from God but that it has been corrupted over the years. They have to believe this because the Quran contains many Bible stories but the details differ a lot . Muslims believe that the Quran is the final holy book given to God’s final prophet Mohammed, and that it is without error. This is partly why it doesn’t work having long theological debates with Muslims as they just don’t believe in our source of authority, the Bible.
However, many Muslims have never actually been able to read a Bible as it is considered wrong and in some communities even dangerous to own one.
We believe in the power of the Word and therefore it can help Muslims if you challenge them to read a Bible for themselves, on line, or down load a bible app in their own language. They can then read it privately and compare it to what they read in the Quran. We have faith that the true Word of God, Jesus Christ, will be made clear and will bear fruit in every life.

Here is a Arabic bible app connection you can give them:
الكتاب المقدس by Faith Comes by Hearing – Bible.is  :  https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/alktab-almqds/id437422112?mt=8

It is only the grace and love of Jesus Christ that will set people free, this is our testimony and when we share our personal testimony of God’s grace and salvation, this is something no other person can deny and it is something that will always touch the most hardened heart even if it is not evident at the time.
Be blessed.
Garry

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