Admonishing the congregation at the February 25 Sunday services from Deuteronomy 1:8, which is the promise for the week, Pastor Nomthi said that believers need to see clearly through God’s eyes in order to possess their possession. According to her, many children of God get distracted from seeing what God has given them and this often hinders them from having full grip of their blessings. “God has given you the land but you need to see it so as to possess it,” she said.
She noted that the enemy does not want believers to enter their Promise Land, so he always tries to stand in their way. She therefore urged them not to be afraid of the enemy but to go ahead and take full possession of what rightfully belong to them. “When you go forward, you will discover that the enemy is afraid of you and cannot stop you from possessing your possession,” she stated.
PASTOR NOMTHI’S WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT @ THURSDAY SHOWERS
Anger and bitterness in an individual are usually the result of ugly experiences ranging from all sorts of violence, bullying or even child sexual abuse, and if this negative emotion is not taken care for on time, it could lead to a vicious cycle of aggression. This was the crux of Pastor Nomthi’s exhortation at the February 22 Thursday Showers service which coincided with the church’s annual Pastors and Leaders Conference. “Hurting people hurts others. So if you are not aware of what the abuse has done to you and so quickly overcome it, you are likely to do it to others,” she said.
Speaking from Ephesians 4:31-32 and 6:1-4, she said that it is only the blood of Jesus that can make whole anyone who has been hurt or violated as a child. She stated that protecting them, teaching them how to protect themselves and feeding them with the truth, which includes the word of God, are some ways to protect children from being sexually abused.
She then urged parents to protect every child around them as this would go a long way in preventing anger from welling up in them when they grow up. “Parents have a mandate to protect their children. Be your child’s friend so they can trust you and tell you everything; be a good example to them,” she said.