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The season you have been waiting for...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, December 6, 2018,
'To the Ecclesia in South Africa, My beloved, I have watched over you and I have seen the struggles you have had to endure. I have seen the hardships, the pain and the suffering and I have even seen how you have turned your back on Me. You ask, how have we done so?, By doing that which you felt fit to do instead of obeying My word. I would have destroyed you as a nation, but for the faithful ones, even in My anger, I have relented.

Because of the prayers of My people, I choose not to reveal My...

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A great time of trial and shaking

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 14, 2018,

To the Church Rev 3:6-12

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the One who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens, no one will shut; and what He shuts, no one will open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can shut. For you have only a little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name. Look at those who belo...


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A New People

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 10, 2018,
"Oh how I love you", declares the Lord. 

"My heart goes out towards you, for I have called you as a people. I have established you as a nation of My people and it is My heart that goes out towards you this day.

For too long, you have allowed your hearts to be torn apart by the deceptive work of the enemy and you have allowed yourselves to become divided and separated. You have stood up against one another and resisted My purpose in your midst. You have taken your eyes off of Me and have attempt...

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Politicians exposed

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, June 23, 2018,
This morning I sensed in my heart the Lord has been speaking to political leaders in our country, but they are not listening... As we pray for our nation's leaders we ask the Lord that humility would rise up and cause them to turn their hearts back to Him...

Shortly thereafter, the Lord gave me the following word.

You have sort your own agenda and thought it pleasing to do as you pleased. You have not consulted with me and you have yet to consider My word. You run with pride in your heart and ...

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In My presence

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, May 3, 2018,
There is a shaking on the horison, everything will be shaken, and a great fear will come upon the people. Many shall not know which way to turn or where to run to. Fear and panic will rise amongst the people of this land, but I AM God and I shall show Myself, even in this time to be a just and merciful God. The earth shall shake (A cold chill ran up my spine when I heard this), and its inhabitants shall be afraid, but I AM God.

There is an unprecendented (ground breaking, unknown, revolutionar...

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Let thy kingdom come!

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, April 9, 2018,
To the faithful in Christ Jesus in South Africa. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I write this word that I received by the Holy Spirit as part of my encouragement that we will continue to flourish in His mighty and glorious presence. 

My prayer for you is, "Father, let Your Kingdom come on these, your earthen vessels, a mirror of your heart, just as it is in heaven"...

I declare by the Spirit... There is a New Sound, a glorious sound which will reverberate t...

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Victory in the land of the South

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, March 13, 2018,
To the Church of Jesus Christ in South Africa...

I am the Commander of the great armies and the hosts of heaven and it is I who has called you My chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, My own special people to proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You who were once not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. Beloved I plead with you as sojourners and pilgrims to abstain from al...

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Into the new day of the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, December 27, 2017,
As you wait in My presence, you will soon find that I desire one thing and one thing only, that you my people will worship me is spirit and in truth. As I have redeemed you and declared you innocent, you are now privileged to come directly into my presence, the place of honor. You will find that it is in my presence that you belong and therefore I call you again, come closer, come sit at the table I have prepared, come into my inner chamber, the place of safety.

Many of you continue to follow ...

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The fast approaching glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, September 7, 2017,
As I waited on the Lord in the early hours of the morning, He began to speak to me about Africa and in particular my beloved birth country South Africa. I have always prophesied about a move of God across the nations that will touch hearts in such a profound way and today, now more than ever, I continue to believe that a visitation of heaven is imminent.

Last night was no different, in fact, the word the Lord gave me was backed up with a simultaneous vision and it just touched my heart to see ...

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My people want to hear My voice...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
"Your ministers, those you have appointed have disrupted the voice of the Lord with the foolish sound of their own hearts. Their religion has caused confusion and hindered their ability to hear My voice. My sheep have been lead astray because they have listened to the confusion of the mortal voice, but now and in this day, I am raising up My ministers, these whom I have called who not speak out of themselves, but these are the true ministers of the Good News, men and women who have surrendere...

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The walls of Babylon are coming down

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 13, 2017,
The Lord began to speak to me about the heart of those who are against Him in the land and began to speak to me about the hostility across the nation and how this its people continue to resist the plan and purpose of God. In particular, I believe the Lord spoke to me about the coming destruction in the State of California and how this state will crumble in the sight of God's majesty unless it would repent and turn from its wickedness. God has placed His church in this state to bring healing t...

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God's Love Revolution

Posted by Mark a Prophet of God on Saturday, January 28, 2017,
The Spirit of the Lord has been speaking to me for some time about a "day of revelation", a day where His love will be poured out upon the earth and revealed to mankind in a tangible way. As I was meditating on this word in the early hours of the morning, I felt a release in my spirit to share it with you. Church, we continue to be moved through an expansive period that I prophetically call, the "Grace movement", a movement which I believe is now opened the way for the Love Revolution, a revo...

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Oh great land, I have raised you up

Posted by Mark a Prophet of God on Thursday, January 26, 2017,
I am restoring the foundation of My church across the nation, the land of your forefathers, the land which I have given to you as an inheritance, and at this time I am bringing healing and deliverance to all those who are broken-hearted and hurting. I have raised My standard across the land for  the world to see that I remain on the throne and reside as ruler in the hearts of those  who are called by My name, My Church, the Body of Christ.

I am doing a new work in and across the nations and th...

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Voices of disillusion and truth

Posted by Mark a Prophet of God on Sunday, November 20, 2016,
Church, you have become so used to the voices that you have gathered around you, that you are no longer able to discern what it true and what is false. You have gathered for yourselves, false prophets, men and women who speak the language of man, but do not speak the language of heaven.

You say, "Who are these that we have gathered? See how these prophesy and how we listen to the things they say, surely they are of God", but I say to you, this is where you err. You have taken the popular route...

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The Truth will always offend the self-righteous

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 9, 2016,
"Church you point out the wrongs of one man, but you so easily forget where you came from. My grace turned your life around and has enabled you to walk away from your past. You did nothing to deserve My forgiveness, but and because of My love for mankind, your freedom is assured. Do not be critical of one another, but open your heart and allow My forgiving love to flow through you, for this is the fruit of your salvation. Forgive much, for you have been forgiven. Love without condition. Searc...

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A global awakening of heavenly proportions

Posted by Mark a Prophet of God on Friday, September 16, 2016,
As I continue to experience an almost inexpressible excitement in my spirit about the revelation I continue to receive from Holy Spirit about the "New Day" we, the Body of Christ, are moving into, I feel blessed to be able to share this with you reading this today.

I have been speaking about the "Awakening" coming to the USA for the past number of months and during this time, felt Holy Spirit speaking to me about an imminent move of God that is going to manifest on a global scale, the likes of...

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Oh land of slumber

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, September 15, 2016,
The great and mighty day of the Lord is at hand, wake up oh great land, for you have fallen into a deep slumber. Wake up oh great land, for the glory of the Lord is at hand.

It is the voice of the Lord you hear, but do not recognize, I am calling you and I have been stirring the heart of My people to arise  from their sleep so that they can see My goodness. The day has arrived and My glorious light has cast light upon you. It is yet early morning and so you must awaken, for the day is short an...

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I hear the sound

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, July 27, 2016,
Do not listen to the voices around you, the distractions that only serve to capture your mind and create confusion in your midst (The law-driven sound). But listen, harken to the sound of My voice, for it is here that you will hear and see and that you will taste and know that I am releasing a new sound amongst you, the unheard sound of heaven, and with it shall come great revelation and knowledge of the Kingdom of God demonstrated in the hearts of the redeemed.

The unheard heavenly sound will...

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God of War and of Peace

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, July 19, 2016,
Hold nothing against your neighbor, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Him who sits on the throne. Forgive as you have been forgiven.

Nothing takes Me by surprise,  for I know all things. Everything is known to Me. The intent of man's heart and all that he does, is known to Me. There is nothing hidden, even in the heart of man that I do not already know. Many things that is said, does not reveal the secret of man's heart, but I know the truth and all shall be revealed. There ar...

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Shifting

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, July 18, 2016,
I AM shifting, stirring and causing change even in the atmosphere and like a cloud, it shall encompass you and so as you continue to prepare your hearts, you will be re-positioned. Each one will have a new position. I am sending out the Centurion (The Angel of the Lord) and he will position you in this time.

Groups, congregations, ministries and individuals are been re-positioned. And so even in this city, re-positioning for realignment, causing your surrendered hearts to be finely tuned in to...

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The time of visitation is here

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
I was ministering at Glory Fire Church this past weekend and while we were ministering before the Lord, in the spirit I had the following vision, one I would like to share with you.



I was standing with thousands of believers within a fortified city where the church was ministering to the Lord and from my vantage point, I could see the walls of the city in front of me and I could see the huge wooden gate which was the entrance to the city. Beyond that was a grassy sloped hill leading up towards...

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My plan is secure

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, May 5, 2016,
 

"Seek My face, wait in My presence and your hearts will see My good and perfect handiwork complete that which I have begun in you." 



At this time, it is imperative that the American Church would pray, seek the heart of God  and wait, watch and see what the Lord is doing and as you do so, you will see His glory revealed.

I heard the Lord go on to say... "The rumbling sound of My holiness which sounds in and across the heavens will be the new sound of holiness rumbling across the face of the ear...

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I AM God

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, April 16, 2016,


To the Church in South Africa...

Do not be afraid of the rumors by day or the sounds by night, the voices of anarchy (
a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority), for the enemy seeks to destroy and cause hatred to rise in the hearts of those who in the futility of their minds, their understanding darkened and alienated from God because of ignorance (Ep 4:17-19). But as for you, I will cause My glory to manifest in you and declare, no weapon formed against you shall prosp...

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New Years Prophetic Word+

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, December 28, 2015,
The word of the Lord came to me and I believe that I must share it with those who wish to hear what the Spirit is saying at this time.
 
“It is my desire that you would continue to set your minds on the things that are above and not to be concerned about the future, for your future is secure in Me. Now more than ever, I want you to press in, to pursue My heart and to minister in My presence. Come worship the Lord of hosts, come gather in My presence with thanksgiving in your hearts and bless ...

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You took the gift

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, December 22, 2015,
You took the gift I gave you and made it work for yourself. You never took the gift I gave you and surrendered it to Me. Now you claim that your so called "success" was My doing, when all along, I had nothing to do with it.  Of course My gifts are irrevocable and will always produce results, however, when a gift is surrendered to Me (Dies to self), it reproduces and yields a crop, a fruit, resembling the Tree.

I consider your success as worthless deeds of flesh. Although your works (Effort) ha...

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You seek the prosperity of the flesh

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, December 18, 2015,
“Some of your prophets prophecy lies to you in My name and deceive you into believing what they say is from Me, that I have spoken these things, yet I declare, I have not spoken neither have I instructed them to say the things they collude amongst themselves.

You ask what things do they say? They prophesy falsely and promise financial prosperity, riches and wealth and you chase after their vain imaginations and you do not see the things they speak of happen, yet you believe their lies. You g...

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Open doors of exciting, new opportunities

Posted by Elsabe on Friday, October 9, 2015,
Earlier this month the Lord gave me the Word that amazing opportunities for the Kingdom are opening up for those who are positioned in Christ.  Together with that there will be full provision of everything needed to fulfill the mandates that accompany these opportunities.  This means finances, helpers, divine connections, ability that you didn’t think you had, strength, angelic assistance, wisdom and simply anything you might need.
 
God has prepared double open doors of opportunity into the ...

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A word for Zimbabwe

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, September 15, 2015,
A new day for Zimbabwe

I am causing a ripple across the nation of Zimbabwe, I have sent my ministering Angels to her people, I have heard the cry of their hearts and have never abandoned My royal priesthood. Now I will send My mouthpiece, My watchmen, My prophets and they shall speak as I give them utterance and they shall declare My word over this great nation and her people. Then I will send in the labourers, the sheperds and they shall tend and pastor the sheep. I am sending the teachers wh...

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The voices shall be still

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 9, 2015,
There will come a time when I shall shut the mouths of My prophets and this because you have not heeded the call, you have not responded to the word I have instructed, and you have said, "That is is good word", or "That is a great word", but you have never truly listened and you have not carried out My instructions, therefore a blanket of silence will come over you and for a season, you shall not hear Me speak. You shall call and cry out to Me, but I will be silent. You shall say, "The Lord h...

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Restoration is here.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 6, 2015,
I believe this is the time of restoration of the church, and that our Lord Himself, our great Savior and Omnipotent King,  Jesus Christ is calling the hearts of His people to return unashamedly back to His... As the Spirit of God continues to inspire change in us, we are encouraged to press in like never before, that we listen to His leading, that we would search our own hearts and surrender and yield to His...

You might say and ask, why should we return, are we not children of the King? Indee...

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I AM the way...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, May 11, 2015,
"My child, the more you depart from yourself, the more you will be able to enter into Me. As the giving up of exterior things brings interior peace, so the forsaking of self unites you to God. I will have you learn perfect surrender to My will, without contradiction or complaint.

Follow Me, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living. I am the Way which you must follow, the Truth which y...

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Beware of vain and worldy knowledge

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, May 8, 2015,
Do not let the fine-sounding and subtle words of men deceive you. For the kingdom of heaven consists not in talk but in virtue. Attend, rather, to My words which enkindle the heart and enlighten the mind, which excite contrition and abound in manifold consolations. Never read them for the purpose of appearing more learned or wise. Apply yourself to mortifying your vices, for this will benefit you more than your understanding of many difficult questions.

Though you have read and learned many th...

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My child

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, May 8, 2015,
Do not take it to heart if you see others honored and advanced, while you yourself are despised and humbled. Lift up your heart to Me in heaven and the contempt of men on earth will not grieve you.
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I am your strength...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, May 7, 2015,
I am the Lord who gives strength in the day of trouble. Come to Me even now when all things seem to work against you. Your tardiness in turning to prayer is the greatest obstacle to heavenly consolation, for before you pray earnestly to Me you first seek the comforts and take pleasure in outward things. Therefore, all things are of no value and will not profit you until you realize that I am the one who saves those who trust in Me, and that outside of Me there is no worth-while help, or any u...

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My peace I will give to you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
"My child, all men desire peace but all do not care about what goes into walking and living in the peace they speak about. My peace is with the humble and the meek of heart: your peace will be found through you learning to wait patiently on Me. If you hear Me and follow My voice, you will be able to enjoy the peace I give.

Watch yourself in all things, in what you do and what you say. Direct your every intention towards pleasing Me alone, and desire nothing outside of Me.

To think you will neve...

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Surrender your heart

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, May 2, 2015,
My child, I came down from heaven for your salvation and took upon Myself your miseries, not out of necessity but out of love, that you might learn to be patient and bear the sufferings of this life without repining.

From the moment of My birth to My death on the cross, suffering did not leave Me, it waited around every corner, like a hunter waiting to capture its prey.

I suffered great want and sacrificed all earthly goods. Often I heard many complaints against Me. I was criticize and disgrace...

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The time has come

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
As we remember the death of our Savior, His blood that was shed on Calvary, the words He spoke when He declared, "It is finished" and His resurrection this morning, it still makes me wonder why thousands of born-again believers around the world still struggle with all sorts of addictions and why sin is still so evident in the hearts of God's precious people?
 
I am talking about all sorts of sexual sin and immorality. I am talking about adultery, fornication and pornagraphy. I am talking about ...

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His glory shall cover the earth

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, March 3, 2015,
Many prophets, including myself have prophesied about the coming fires of revival, a revival that will start to burn in Cape Town and move throughout the African continent, right up to Egypt. As the current fires rage in the city, I cannot help but remind myself of these prophetic words and prophetic actions that have been uttered over the years about this coming revolutionary move of God, one that will change the spiritual climate in many of the nations that we see and know today.

God, withou...

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To the nation of Botswana

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, March 2, 2015,
I have been working behind the scenes, causing all things to line up with My will for this great nation, the nation of Botswana and now, the time has come, that I will no longer be working behind the scenes, but I will reveal Myself and cause My people to know and see the goodness of God, for I will demonstrate My power amongst you and many signs and wonders will manifest and people will be absolutely astounded at all that I will do. I am about to perform great things in your midst, and as yo...

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A time is coming and now is

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, February 4, 2015,
The Church in its present religious state, will never change the world's perception of the Christ we serve... but thanks be to God, He has a remnant sheltered in the palm of His hand. A people who were once not a people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a revolutionary people who have been adopted as heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Their status is uncompromising and their position is a surrendered heart in the presence of their Savior, the Lamb of God. I am talking about those whom H...

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The rain of My Spirit

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, January 29, 2015,
As the rain saturates the earth, so to, in the days that are ahead, shall the rain of My Spirit saturate the hearts of the remnant, My chosen people. Those whom I have set aside for My glory. 

The remnant are My Isaac as it were, with whom I have established an everlasting covenant for My name sake (Gen 17:21). A generation who I have called to be My people, a royal priesthood, a holy generation, an acceptable offering in My sight. In this time, I shall demonstrate My glory and shall cause men...

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South Africa, it is time...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, November 16, 2014,
Those who thought South Africa's transformation to democracy was a miracle are finally seeing it for what it really is and has been all along. The underlying evils of this society, continues to eat away at its potential and if ever there was a time in our nations history that we need to return to God, it is NOW! I want to urge and encourage the church, its God ordained leaders and the Body at large to rise up in the power of the name of Jesus Christ and take back the land which the enemy has ...

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The voice of the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, October 4, 2014,
"You have no shortage of great speakers, but the power of God is no where to be found... 

Their wise words are impressive to the passive ear and many follow the sounds they have created. Attention is drawn to them as a bee to pollen, however the sound they make is dull and misleading and draws men into the traps the enemy has set up for many to fall into... their words, sound correct to the untrained and undiscerning ear, and because my people lack knowledge and follow the sounds of the voices...

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A new generation

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, October 2, 2014,
I declare, "God is raising up a new generation of leaders from across the nations, these are those who desire nothing more than Jesus Christ. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, they will accomplish more in a shorter space of time than anyone would have imagined. Their hearts are filled with a sense of awe as they serve those they have been sent too... This is a new generation of selfless warriors, men and women whose only ambition is to see Jesus high and lifted up. With shouts of prai...

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Why do some people fall...

Posted by Rich Murphy on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
Sometimes, during prayer for people at the altar, they will fall down. Many charismatics refer to this as “being slain in the Spirit.” However, I don’t like that term. Ananias and Sapphira were “slain in (or by) the Spirit in Acts chapter 5. They didn’t get back up though, and the young men carried them out and buried them. Let’s just say that these people “fell out” in the power of the Spirit.

So, back to our original question, why does it happen? The Bible doesn’t exactly t...

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Go write is on the tablet...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, September 22, 2014,
As I lay in the early hours of the morning meditating on the goodness of God, I heard the Lord say, "write these words on the tablet". 



"Soon the glory of the Lord shall be written across the night sky. It shall be a demonstration of My power, might and dominion. Rest in Me, for I AM God. As surely as the earth shakes and the seas roar, so shall the sound of My voice be to those who fear My name. Gather together, sit in My presence and listen to the sound of heaven, the call of the Living God,...

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Your opposition has been dealt a blow

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, September 16, 2014,
My people have been facing opposition for a lengthy period of time, and have sort all sorts of solutions to rid themselves of the greatest onslaught many of them have experience over a period of five years. Over the last few weeks, the Lord has being speaking to me about His church and His people and I believe the release of this now word, to be exactly that...

"The onslaught and plan of the enemy to attempt to derail the purpose of God in the church, was deemed failed from the outset as there...

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His love conquered all

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 15, 2014,
Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Wh...

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Call to listen

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,

Micah 4:1-5  In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. 

2 Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways,   so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

3 He will judge between many peoples and will settle dispu...


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Jesus preached the Good News

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, July 5, 2014,
Matthew 4:23-25 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him....

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Breakthrough

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, May 25, 2014,
"l the Lord will breakthrough every wall of resistance for and on your behalf. l Shall do it. For too long the enemy of your soul has sort to destroy my purpose in you. But I have not granted such. Therefore as you gather on the hilltops and in the valleys you shall see the glorious hand of the Lord move on your behalf. Gather together from the north and the south for you shall witness the victory I have given you this day.

Do not be afraid for the Lord your God is with you and I shall defend ...

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You have time

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, April 18, 2014,
You have time to fix what you consider irreparable. There is time for healing, time for deliverance, time for restoration, time for forgiveness and time to declare victory. However, there is no time like the present to claim your victory and be set free to live your life in honor of Him who sits on the throne. We serve a glorious God and Savior, who made it possible for you and I to be reconciled with Him and with one another. Gods forgiveness is immeasurable and incomprehensible, but absolut...

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Where were you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, April 5, 2014,
I have watched the church progressively change over my 53 years. I have seen various groups come forward and everyone seemed to have another reason why people should believe their interpretation of scripture was indeed correct and did everything in their power to promote these ideologies.

When the Holy Spirit moved on Luther, there was resistance to change and many called him a heretic. The Protestant movement caused its own methodology and so to with the Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pent...

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An amazing God

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, March 22, 2014,
I have woken up with such great expectation in my heart and heard the Spirit say to the Church, declare the glory of God is here. Prepare your heart for the King of glory shall soon be revealed in His holy temple (The heart of the true believer, the Body of Christ)... A time of visitation, the grandeur and the majesty of the Lord will be revealed in those who have diligently worshiped in His presence. This is the day of readiness, those who have humbled themselves in the presence of the Lord,...

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A glorious Journey

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, February 23, 2014,


I saw a huge crowd of people walking along a rugged path. On either side of the path where high cliffs. They were walking from a vast plain into a narrow canon. The path continued to get narrower until everyone was walking single file. Those walking along the path, were the redeemed of the Lord. On top of the high places, the cliffs, which were amongst the clouds were many who have gone on before were cheering and encouraging the crowds below. Heb 12: 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by s...

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A Personal Prophecy

Posted by Chad Boswell on Saturday, February 1, 2014,
Mark, here is a word the Lord gave me for you.

"There has indeed been a shift in the atmosphere. America is ready now.. go for whatever the Lord reveals .. do not hesitate. Yes!! Declare His word. Let His heart flow and be made known. This portal, will advance the acceleration of the Great Awakening with signs and wonders.. so whatever you do whatever you say by His leading will be done. your dreams will become more informative as to how to move in his spirit. America is waking up to her posit...

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You have rejected

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, January 24, 2014,
Come, let us reason with one another, let me speak so that you can hear. You cry out to me, asking me to move amongst you, yet I have this against you, yet you have rejected, those My prophets, who I have sent and have abandon My words and say, 'We will have nothing to do with them', yet you wonder why your land has become so dry and barren? I have sent, what you have rejected, I have ordered their footsteps, yet you say, 'No good can come out of them'. You have scorned and mocked and turned ...

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Prepare yourselves for a move of God

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
Here is the original copy of a prophetic word spoken, in particular to the nation of South Africa.

"And I will cause My fire to burn in the hearts of My people and this nation shall once again turn back to Me. I am raising sons from the north and the south, from the east and the west and they shall gather together and My glory shall be revealed through them. The supernatural power of My Spirit shall be evident in them and you shall be amazed at what I shall do and accomplish in this time. Rise...

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Launching pad

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
This morning I got to prophecy and decree the Word of God over the area we are currently in (North West Arkansas). God said this will become a place, a launch pad as it were, where the fullness of God will be demonstrated to the nation. A strategic spiritual area, an area where the glory of God will be made known. 

There will be a bringing together of the sons and heirs of God and the Spirit of God will cause unity to rise up in their hearts. Many leaders will be raised up from this place and ...

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How easy you are swayed

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, December 26, 2013,
I have this one thing against you, how easily you are swayed. Even though I warned you against these things, yet you continue to follow the corruption of the flesh.

Why are you always looking to add something to your salvation when I paid the ransom for your freedom? Where were you when I hung on the Cross and died alone? Where were you when I was bruised, struck and abused at the hands of my enemies? Yet, I lay my life down willingly so that you might have eternal life.


Why do you turn back s...

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A prophetic Word for a New Season - South Africa

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, September 13, 2013,

As the seasons change, and we are about to see our summer months, South African’s will experience one of the most intense summers seen for a long time. There will be extreme heat waves especially over the Gauteng province and northern regions. During such extreme heat, even tarred roads begin to melt. There will also be heat waves and extreme temperatures in different and specific parts of the country.
 

The Lord began to speak to me in the early hours of this morning, and one of the things H...


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Holy is the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
In the spirit, I saw Billions upon Billions of words carried as instrumental sounds emanating from deep within the Billions upon Billions of Angels carrying the sounds of their worship on their voices as they bow in the presence of Him, the One who sits on the throne, the only True Living God! The immeasurable greatness of God Himself causing the sounds that are found within Him to come forth as the sound of heaven...

 



This God-like heavenly worship, will soon manifest on this earth through th...

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I hear the sound of heaven

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, September 5, 2013,
My people your ignorance is bordering on arrogance. You have become complacent and excepting, believing that which is taking place before you, the things you have become accustomed to bears the fruit of my lips. You consider your actions acceptable and even say that it is pleasing to me, yet, I will show you a different way.

You have built your towers and worked and labored hard at proving your abilities. You have worked hard at showing those around you that you have what it takes to succeed i...

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An invitation out of the blue

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 16, 2013,
Chapter 3

After what seemed like ages, a friend of mine, Sidney Mannie who was the leader of the National Ministers Fellowship at the time, called me from Cape Town and asked me what I was doing and I explained that I was currently waiting on the Lord for direction and staying in Margate.  He asked a few other questions and then asked me if I would be able to come to Cape Town and spend some time with him. He also said he knew of someone that he would like to introduce me to, someone that he j...

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Out of the house and nowhere to go

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 15, 2013,
Chapter 2

After the truck was loaded and everything that we owned was sold, we handed the keys over to the agent and standing with our suitcases and nothing more than we were wearing, we waited to see what the Lord would have us do. Not long after this, my brother arrived to take us to Margate, on the Kwazulu Natal (KZN) South Coast, an area that we previously stayed in and my immediate reaction was, Lord, not to Margate. I really never liked the place and I tried everything in the past to get...

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A life of faith - Twenty years in the making

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 12, 2013,
Chapter 1

An interesting start


Twenty years ago, after being in full-time ministry for five years, while pastoring our first congregation, Vaalpark Christian Center, in Sasolburg, Free State, I continued to asked the Lord why He had wanted me to pastor a congregation, and this because I knew that I had been called to the Office of Prophet and not that of Pastor. As I asked the Lord on many different occasions, it was my wife, Andi that the answer came through. The Lord had given her Eze 33:7 "N...

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Every step, promise fullfilled

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, August 6, 2013,
Each and every day in our lives and ministry is another in the right direction, every step is promise fulfilled, but coming to this understanding has taken some time, at least in our lives that is. God continues to work in us and even though we face many different challenges, we have learnt to listen to His voice and hang on every word that He speaks, believing that at the right time, all things He has promised, declared and spoken will manifest without delay.

A few months ago, we sensed the L...

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In the midst of a storm

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, August 4, 2013,
We all go through difficult times at some or other time in our lives, we can take courage in the fact that we are not on our own and that Jesus has overcome all things for and on our behalf (See John 16:33). Yes, some struggle with sickness and others with lack of finances, and some with family issues, but Jesus remains our victor.. 

When Jesus and His disciples crossed the lake, the word of God tells us the following story in Matt 8:23-27 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed h...

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What a year 2013 has been...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, July 30, 2013,
This year (2013) we at Mark Labuschagne Ministries have seen well over 200 people recommit and or give their lives to Jesus Christ. 

We have seen many miracles, signs and wonders taking place wherever we traveled and got to experienced God's healing power over and over again. We personally witnessed hearts being restored, marriages healed and families brought back together. We have seen children turn to Christ, the course of countless lives changed, including that of businessmen and women as t...

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You have become a needy people

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, July 17, 2013,
By the amount of encouragement meted out on a daily basis to the  so-called believers, is in my opinion, perplexing to say the least. It seems like the church has become so focused on "Self" that we entirely misrepresent the Truth. 

Of course, by now, we should all know that God wants His people to be blessed on this earth and desires that we walk in the wealth of His promises, but MORE than this, He is looking for a courageous people, a people who unconditionally BELIEVE in His word and earne...

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Songs of Praise

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,
Songs of Praise (Isaiah 12)

In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.

The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and...

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Act like a son

Posted by Steve Petzer on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,
There's times in life when God expects us to act like a son! Moses found himself and his people trapped between the sea and an army that was set on forcing them back into slavery... At another time He was threatened because of a lack in water... and so the story continues. Each time though God basically rebuked him... 'Moses, why are you crying out to me?'

"Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through on dry land." Exo 14:16

S...

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Timely word

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, June 7, 2013,
"You have moved ahead of Me by trying to solve your problems and have done so without consulting Me. You have thought that I do not care, you have allowed your circumstances to speak to you and from this point you have made your decisions, yet these things you do are not my heart or my plan for your life. Therefore, stop what you are doing, turn back to me and I will show you the way I have prepared for you. Trust in My word only and you shall see the glory of God manifest in you". Declares t...

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Heart of God

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, June 7, 2013,
I have for many years encouraged the Church to "Prepare the way of the Lord" and have on numerous occasions prophesied this word, but the intensity and seriousness has seemed to be overlooked, today,. God is calling everyone of us, to prepare our hearts for the coming glory and it is for this reason that I labor this point.

At this time, as part of the preparation, God is calling to to deal with issues that are to be address in every heart that is serious about the God they worship, this means...

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Imminent Invasion of Glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,
I want to make it quite clear, I believe there is an imminent invasion of God's Glory that will manifest on the earth and this before the return of Jesus Christ. I believe that we are going to see the fullness of the True God revealed in this dispensation and people both in and outside the Church will be astounded by the beauty of His holiness. 

God has called me as a voice to declare the praises of Him who sits on the throne, to equip the Body for the work of the ministry and specifically to ...

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Knowing is believing

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, May 24, 2013,
Twenty years ago the Lord told us that He was going to teach us to live by faith. At the time, Andi and I never knew or understood what this meant and to be honest, neither did a lot of people around us. But, over the time, we continued to see the Lord guide us into a dimension of faith, even in its simplest form that has brought us to a place of at least understanding what the true meaning of "living by faith" meant.

Most of us, if you are like me, tend to look at our circumstances and try an...

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A new day, a new beginning

Posted by Hennie Cronje on Sunday, April 21, 2013,
” Take this word to the church, tell them that I am about to release a move of My Spirit that has never ever been seen. I am about to raise up a new generation of anointed people to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth. I am about to place my mantel and my anointing on a new generation young and old, that has been overlooked by the church for generations. These people will come from nowhere and will run with great speed and efficiency to spread the gospel. The church as it is today is ...

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Turn to Me

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 17, 2013,
"You are quick to boast about your accomplishments and the things you do, yet I am not impressed. You are filled with self-satisfaction and with excessive pride. You say and do these things to gain the approval of men and think that I approve. Only those who do the will of My Father will share in my glory (Rev 3:12 All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in ...

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The power of love

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,
I am of the opinion that mankind has achieved so much, yet cannot truly comprehend the TRUE LOVE God has for His creation. We use the word love so easily, yet, we do not understand the true value of its meaning.

Love is the ultimate sacrifice: 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) There is no getting around it, God sacrificed His Son, the One who sits at His right hand so that you and I cou...

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A Pophetic word for the USA

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, February 15, 2013,
The High Ground has not been over run or over taken, declares the Lord, I remain God over all. I do however want my people to pray like never before, to seek me with all their heart, for I do not wish that you my people be destroyed, for the enemy desires to replace my authority over you. As you stand on my word, you shall see the glory of your God supporting the very structures I put in place. You must seek my face and trust in my ability, for I am able to perform all that I have promised. D...

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I have been...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, February 15, 2013,
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I am crucified with Christ - In the previous verse, Paul had said that he was dead. In this verse he states what he meant by it, and shows that he did not wish to be understood as saying that he was inactive, or that he was literally insensible to the appeals made to him by other beings and objects. In res...

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Funding the ministry

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, February 12, 2013,
I write this note today hoping to address what I consider an important question and one I hope you will be able to answer. Before I do so, I would like to share a little of my background with you. 
 
I have been in ministry for over 30 years, of which 25 years have been full-time. I knew that the Lord had called me at an early age to be in His service and 33 years ago, He spoke clearly to me about whom I was and the road I would have to follow and to be quite honest, I remember that day as if i...

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Keep your eyes on Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,
Friend, the very thing we focus on, we become. When our focus is on sin, it will overtake us, but when our eyes are fixed on Jesus, we see ourselves as liberated and free. I think too many remain sin conscious rather than focused on the Christ. We ought to keep our eyes on Jesus and do so until we see yourself as He sees us.

We are healed and delivered, free to worship Him. 
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Grace, the power to overcome

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,
I get to deal with many Christians who seem to have an endless struggle with the "desire's of the flesh" and find it hard to deal with these struggles once and for all. 

The word of God tells us in Gal 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Today. I would like to try and help you deal with the issues you struggle with. I truly believe, before we can experience the healing power of Christ in this and every area of our lives, we MUST earnest...

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Prophecy for South Africa

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
From Nigeria.

I spent my time praying one early morning while traveling in Nigeria.Suddenly I was in the spirit and I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit.

"Write down what you are about to hear."

Suddenly I saw the globe and the continent of Africa was in front of me. I saw myself walking from the South to the North. Everywhere my feet fell, I saw rings similar as when a stone is thrown into a pond. These rings went from South Africa all over the continent of Africa, the sea and to the other part...

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I hear the sound...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, August 22, 2012,
 I hear the sound of restless horses, a sound of riders preparing to mount. The sounds of swords sliding into their sheaths. I see the foot soldiers, shinning in the radiance of His glory. I see the trumpeters at the ready and great excitement building in the electric atmosphere as they await the command, the sound that will come from the very throne of God. I see the Rider in crimson walking towards a white horse, radiant in His splendor, clothed in His righteousness. The saints cry out, "Co...

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Oh the glorious heart

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,
The glory of the Lord shall rest in the heart of those who are turned to Him. Their worship shall be pure and they shall be the glory of the field. The fullness of His word, His life shall flow through them and they shall know His heart. They will walk in the knowledge of His word and their God shall comfort them and He shall be their defender. The river of water shall flow through the redeemed and they shall bring healing to a dry and barren land.

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A Call to Anguish: by David Wilkerson

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,
And I look at the whole religious scene today and all I see are the inventions and ministries of man and flesh. It’s mostly powerless. It has no impact on the world. And I see more of the world coming into the church and impacting the church, rather than the church impacting the world. I see the music taking over the house of God. I see entertainment taking over the house of God. An obsession with entertainment in God’s house; a hatred of correction and a hatred of reproof. Nobody wants t...

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Glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,
This is the time to prepare your hearts for the imminent manifestation of our heavenly Father's glory. This shall be a move of His Blessed Spirit the likes of which we have yet to see. It shall be an awesome move, one that will cause the Earth to tremor as His glorious presence erupts on the mountain tops and reaches into the deepest valley. A mighty eruption, which will take many in the Church by surprise. It is for this reason we are encouraged to prepare the way of the Lord (Prepare our he...
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Warning to the nations

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, July 20, 2012,


I believe there is a warning to those nations who would turn against the great state of Israel, one that would cause unprecedented disaster. It is important that we believe and understand, whether we agree or not, the Word of God has warned the nations over time not to touch the people of the Lord and as I look at the nations, including South Africa who arrogantly choose to stand against His people, have fallen into the trap the enemy has set in place. The USA has had a history of support, bu...

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His Name

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
His name is the sweetest name that I know and at the mention of His name, hearts are healed and turned towards our heavenly Father. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in the site of His glory and grace. This is a new day and in Christ we have our being and move into the fullness of His presence. Worship the King, honor His awesome, holy name and bless the Lord with all that you are...

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Speaking to your heart

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, June 30, 2012,
God has been speaking to us about the ministry He has called us to and we are so excited about the plans of God manifest in our hearts and lives in ways we could not have asked or imagined. Even though we might not understand the extend of these plans, we know that we are seeing, even as you read this, a complete and total turn around taking place in our lives and the ministry He has called us to. For so many years, we by faith, held on to the purpose of God, believing that somehow, somewhere...

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Transformation is here

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, June 17, 2012,
You are encouraged to find and get back into a LOCAL congregation, a place where you can be prepared for the coming transformation, renewal. A mighty move of God, a move of His Spirit that will lead to the greatest revolution the world has ever known. For in this time He will restore and bring all things back to HIS intended purpose. Find a place where Jesus is exalted and not man. A place where His grace is shared and a place where the Spirit of God freely directs the hearts of those who eag...

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Prepare your hearts

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, June 17, 2012,
Our God is about to do something mighty across the nations. An unprecedented move of the Spirit of God will cause REVOLUTION, one that is without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event. GET READY FRIEND, the SPIRIT of God is going to touch the hearts of those who wait (Worship) on Him the likes of which we have never seen or heard of before... PREPARE YOUR HEARTS for the coming glory is at hand...

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Its called life...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, June 15, 2012,
The experiences of this life can sometimes be quiet daunting and can also create all sorts of emotions, and this is a fact that we all have to deal with, but how we deal with the circumstances we face, will determine where our faith lies. Most often we tend to try and resolve issues ourselves and of course there is nothing wrong with this, but I believe as a child of God, we have the right to come into His presence and consult with our heavenly Father and ask Him for strength to overcome ever...

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Worship in His presence

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, June 8, 2012,
The only thing you have to do is turn your heart over to Jesus and He will take care of the rest... Friend, when you and I understand what it means to worship Him, we will find ourselves so immersed in the Truth that nothing else will matter. The indescribable, intimate relationship we have with our Master and Savior will be a direct result of our worship and in this process we will see our hearts are healed, delivered and set free from every burden we have ever carried, and all this because ...

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Yes Lord...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 29, 2012,
I desire one thing, that you would worship Me only. I am not looking for any other sacrifices, for the things you sacrifice, I do not require. I desire that those who I have called, My righteous ones, they would bow their hearts in My presence and worship Me only. Their hearts have been divided and I who am a jealous God desires the full attention of My people. Therefore, set aside those things that would distract you and separate yourselves unto me. Blessed are those who come before me and h...

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A new thing

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 22, 2012,
I am doing a new thing in your midst, as you continue to worship in My presence, you will see the fullness of My word manifest in your hearts. I am healing you and restoring you and bringing all things in line with My Word. Do not be afraid for the Lord your God is a strong tower, mighty in battle, victorious in all things and you are My precious possession and I will not allow harm to come upon you. Only believe, for it is here where your faith will cause you to see the glory that is Jesus m...

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Victory is ours

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, May 17, 2012,
Look around and see the great destruction. Many have fallen and pulled back; they are casualties of war. Rise up and stand your ground. Speak by My authority and charge the enemy, "This far and no more."Strengthen what remains and begin the process of restoration. Keep moving forward. There are great days ahead of you with victories to be won and songs to be sung. Nothing has been lost, but things have been rearranged.Even if you believe that you have lost time, momentum, or purpose, nothing ...

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Giant's are not obstacles, but opportunities

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
I want to leave you with a very short message today, facing a giant today need not be an obstacle. I have learnt that every obstacle is just another opportunity for God to be glorified.......... So when you next face trails and tribulations of various kinds, call on the name of the Lord, for He is and remains mighty in battle, enabling you and I to overcome all and every obstacle we are ever faced with.



Worship, you are encouraged this day to rise up in His name and walk in the victory that Je...

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Do we have two sets of rules?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, May 3, 2012,
I have noticed without trying to seem judgmental, many people who call themselves Christians, say they are followers of Christ but seem to have different sets of standards or rules by which they define themselves and this is determined by the situation they are faced with. We all want people around us to believe (Or see) that we are "doing" the right thing, yet, when no one is looking, we seem to be different in our actions. The Word of God is very clear about how we are to live our lives, ne...

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Captivated by the Master

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, April 14, 2012,
Sitting in His presence, the very first thing I noticed about Him, was the way in which He captured my attention by showing His true character and intention towards me. As a young man, I was amazed at the power that is Jesus, manifesting in and through the Blessed Holy Spirit. I was intrigued by His goodness and the patient way in which He waited for me to catch His heart. I was so astounded by His kindness, that I choose to pursue the pursuer of my heart. I mean, everything He did was to cap...

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Take up the challenge

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 4, 2012,
There is a passion in our hearts to see our nation touched and changed by the power of the Holy Spirit and we know that now more than ever, South Africa needs Jesus. We are therefore appealing to you to rise up to the challenge and help us accomplish the vision. 


Rodney Howard-Browne's tent meeting in Ocala Florida

We need to purchase a tent and put the necessary infrastructure together so that we can reach out to the lost as we share the gospel of grace to a nation in need of Jesus. Your finan...

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God wants worshipers

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, March 16, 2012,
www.elsabebriers.com
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The power of the glory of His name...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 13, 2012,
To the Church of Jesus Christ, the great and mighty day of the Lord is at hand. The way of the Lord (Found in the hearts of His people) the remnant of the Lord, are continually been prepared by the Spirit of the Living God for the greatest day the universe has ever known. The return of Jesus Christ is imminent. Sounds of trumpets will usher in the great day of our King...  Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of ...

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WORD FROM THE LORD

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, February 10, 2012,
This morning very early, I had a dream in which the Lord gave me a very clear Word. As I woke up, I was so aware of His presence and began to write down the word as I remembered it.  God was faithful and brought it all back to me and therefore I would like to share it with you.

“My children, THIS is the time that I have chosen to show forth my glory.  Have I not promised that My glory will fill the earth?

Everywhere across the world people are crying out for Me to pour out My Spirit.  This I ...

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The Parousia of the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, February 9, 2012,
THE PAROUSIA of the LORD
Parousia literally means "being Present" - implying the walking, talking, being in "oneness" with Him - IN HIS TANGIBLE PRESENCE - INTERTWINED WITH HIM - Hidden in Him!
 
The Holy Spirit is highlighting the importance and power of the Presence of the Lord.  Without His Presence, there is no power and as we grow hunger and thirst after Him, He will reveal Himself to us in ever-increasing "Presencing".
 
The time has come where the Lord is calling us to the “Parousia”, the...

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This is your day...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,
The world's perspective of the institutionalized church will never change as long as man is "running" the show... 

But God my friends has a remnant, a people, the redeemed of the Lord. These are those believers who have been saved by grace and now walk in the righteousness of the Lord. They are dedicated and committed to the purpose of their heavenly Father in them. Their vision remains focused on Jesus, the Son of the living God. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, they worship Him with...

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The prayer of the Revolutionist's heart

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 6, 2012,
As I mediate on Jesus and His word, I cannot help but feel that there is something new on the horizon. I believe the Lord is bringing everything as we know it in line with His precious plan and I must say that I have a great sense of expectancy in my heart for what we in the church are about to see and experience. God Himself my friends is about to visit Earth, He is about to touch the very hearts of those He calls His own and so with this in mind, I am confident that we can expect a mighty m...

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Ordinary, I think not!

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, January 31, 2012,
I have never been happy with ordinary. When one gets to live in the presence of the King, ordinary can no longer part of your make up. So, I constantly seek to align myself with those who walk in the authority that is Jesus, whose lives have become an example of the Christ they serve. It is my opinion that these are not afraid to let the light of Jesus shine through them. With unwavering faith their confidence in Jesus remains steadfast. These acknowledge they have been saved by grace, are tr...

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Prophetic word for the USA

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, January 25, 2012,
"My glory shall descend upon you My people like a mighty rushing wind and I shall fill your hearts with the goodness of My word and there shall be a fresh outpouring of My Spirit upon the land. The rain of heaven shall flood the hearts of those who have pursued me and I will do greater things than even you expected among you. Do not be afraid of the things that are taking place around you, but continue to call on My name, for I have indeed heard the cry of your hearts. Prepare the way of the ...

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2012 the Year of decision

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, December 27, 2011,

2012 is going to be a year of great chaos and the world as we know it is going to experience greater problems than ever seen before. This is going to be a year of greater upheaval and despair for many as world leaders will scramble to resolve leading issues. There will be more devastation than mankind has ever seen or experienced and the heartache will continue to mount up. Financial institutions will collapse and nations will be declared bankrupt as new solutions will be sorted to resolve th...


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Should we tithe?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, December 18, 2011,
I personally believe that we as the Church of Jesus Christ are no longer under any obligation to tithe a specific amount of money, but most definitely believe that we should give out of the abundance of our love for Christ and His Church. The amount we give is not as important as the way we now give for the emphasis is no longer bound by a specific law, but rather by the liberty we find in the Christ we serve. 

Giving remains an important and integral part of any spirit-filled believers walk a...

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You are what you say you are...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, December 16, 2011,
You have been striving so long to deal with issues in your life that it has actually brought you to a place of despair. You feel and ask yourself so many times, "What is the use of trying, when nothing seems to make a difference" and you continue to struggle with the same problems over and over again. You feel that your actions, your finances and everything else in the middle are not working out and so the frustration of it all just seems to get worse. Thousands struggle with similar issues a...

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Lets give with pure hearts...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, December 10, 2011,
If you believe you have to give something before God will bless you, I would suggest your re-evaluate your theology. Jesus said, "Seek first", never said give first. And Paul wrote and said, Phil 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus". He never said this before they gave anything. Their motive was not to receive anything either, these people gave out of their love for Paul, a love that only comes from knowing Jesus. The reward for their gen...

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There are greater times ahead

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, December 6, 2011,
No amount of tricks, gimmicks, jumping up and down, shouting louder or coming up with another plan is going to make any difference to the PLAN OUR GOD set in motion before the beginning of time as we know it! All you and I have to do this day my friends, is to BELIEVE, for the word of God tells us "The just shall live by faith. The years ahead are going to see the harvest come in and many new souls are going to come into the Kingdom. Many who have tried in vain to build their own kingdoms wil...

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The Infinite Glory of Jesus Christ

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, November 26, 2011,

Our greatest need is to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and dwell in his holy presence.

In the presence of the Son of God all the glories of the old covenant fade into utter insignificance. The superiority of Christianity over Judaism and all other religions is the super abounding excellency of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Hold before Him any person or object and they all fade away. Even the glories of Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration fades from view as Jesus was tra...


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Prophetic Declarartion

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, November 19, 2011,

We are the Body of Christ, we are increasing in the knowledge of God.  We are strengthened with all might According to his glorious power. We are delivered from the power of darkness and have being translated into the kingdom of his dear Son.We are born of God and we have world overcoming faith residing on the inside of me for greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. We will do all things through the anointed One and His anointing which strengthens us.

The joy of the lord i...


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Stand still

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Don't allow depression, discouragement and disillusionment to take hold of you this day, for the enemy will seek to bring these things over you, but I want you to know that I have given you the strength to rise up above your circumstances and all you need this day is to declare My will over yourself. Remember My promises for I will never leave you neither will I forsake you, I will remain with you and I want you to know that I have ordained your success.

Having done all else STAND!
 
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Prophetic word declared over Cape Town

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,
I will make of you a great city. Amongst the nations people will talk of you, for the goodness of God, which I have established in this place, shall go forth to the ends of the earth. My fire shall burn in your hearts and My glory shall be revealed in this nation. All I ask that you would do is to continue to seek Me with all your heart. That you would worship Me in spirit and in truth and as you do this you shall see all that I AM, the fullness that is your God will come upon you and you sha...

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This is the day...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,
The Revolution we proclaimed would come, has now begun to manifest and the process has started with the radical transformation of the hearts of God's people. The Spirit of God is causing a renewal of minds, a shifting of perceptions, a shaking of religious and traditional theology and is causing men to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord. We declare by the Spirit, the great and awesome day of the Lord is at hand!
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The power of prayer

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, September 8, 2011,

Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.  Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.  Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a right...


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There is a time coming and now is

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, September 6, 2011,
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Whose voice then shook the earth - When he spake at Mount Sinai. The meaning is, that the mountain and the region around quaked; Exodus 19:18. The "voice" here referred to is that of God speaking from the holy mount.

But now hath he promised, saying - The words here quoted are taken from Haggai 2:6, where they refer to the changes which would take place under the Messiah. The meaning is, that there would be great revolutions in his coming, "as if" the universe were sh...


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We worship Him only

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, September 2, 2011,

The amount of times I hear Christian's complaining about their circumstances, caused me to consider these situations and to make this comment here. Last night, I had the TV on and was watching a program on a local Christian TV channel and the pastor was talking about "Die laaste van die lewe", the "Burdens of this Life" and his deliverance was so dramatic, the sound of his voice carried the seriousness of the message and again I meditated on what he said and the very thing that I have in my h...


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Whose report do we believe?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 29, 2011,
Friend the enemy, Satan himself, the father of all lies, has attempted to infiltrate the hearts of God's people spreading lies amongst them in his quest to keep us from understand our true position in Christ. For years we have focused on our past sin and have managed to keep ourselves busy with that which has become irrelevant. You and I have to understand that we are no longer sinners, but a people SAVED BY GRACE, washed in the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, who have been reconciled with God through His...

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What a Friend we have in Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, August 23, 2011,
‎1 John 2:1 "My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper (Advocate) with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one" If you are reading this right now, I trust that the Holy Spirit would touch your understanding to the point that the revelation of Jesus would touch your heart in such a profound way that your life would never be the same again.                                                      ...

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He is faithful

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, August 21, 2011,
His Love endures forever it reaches to the heavens, though my flesh may fail me. You are the strength of my Life, & will always be. I know your loving kindness, the power of forgiveness. all that I hold dear is yours, my Jesus you are all that I long for. Rodney Howard Brown

My friend, I too have had my share of failings, and have seen God come and pick me up every time, heal and restore me in ways that I will be forever grateful. Our heart this day is that you will know that Jesus holds nothi...

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The glory of the new covenant

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, August 20, 2011,
The picture of Moses coming down from the mountain with the glory of God beaming from his face has always intrigued me. The awesomeness, of been able to come into the presence of God the way that he did, even if he was hidden in the cleft of the rock, continues to fill my mind with expectation. My friend, there is something about Jesus that I just cannot get enough of and the thought of God's glory manifesting in this way has always captivated my heart. Actually there was a time that I though...

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From glory to glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 19, 2011,

I was driving my car behind this guy today, when all of a sudden; he started blowing the hooter (Honking the horn), hand out of the window, cursing the guy who had just turned right without indicating (Putting his blinkers on). I just sat there and thought that his reaction was totally unnecessary. As we continued to drive, the same guy driving in front of me, drove through a stop sign, overtook on a solid white line twice and never indicated when he turned left at the traffic light in front ...


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There is no blessing in judgment

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 19, 2011,

I have this against you; you sit in judgment of one another, entertaining slanderous words in quiet and dark places and think that I do not see your hearts. You judge and curse by your very actions and you think that I do not hear what you are saying? You hypercritic, have I not told you to deal with your own heart first, have I not shown you a better way, yet you choose to speak out against those who I have laid My life down for. My grace is sufficient for you this day, My love is everlastin...


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To encourage you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, August 10, 2011,
Just want to encourage you to hold on to the promises God has given you because the intend of your heart is known to Jesus, the gift that He has placed in you will amaze even those who have scoffed at you. I know you are trying your best and by allowing the creativeness that you have to work towards a better future is commendable. So, I trust that every effort you make to accomplish your purpose in Christ, will produce results that will bring glory to Jesus.

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His eternal love

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 8, 2011,
Grace is never cheap. It is absolutely free to us, but infinitely expensive to God… Anyone who is prone to use grace as a license for irresponsible, sinful behavior, surely does not appreciate the infinite price God paid to give us His grace... (Cobus Siebrits)
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Jesus, the reason why I live...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, July 30, 2011,
My prayer is that your faith would increase, this way you will see yourself as Christ sees you, able to overcome all things through Him who made it possible. Stop asking the Lord to remove your current problems, because all this does is help you focus on them. Pray that your faith would increase so that the TRUTH can set you free. You must know that we will all face trials and tribulation in this world, so when they do happen, we should not be surprised, but we should take heart because Jesus...

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Make Jesus your focus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, July 30, 2011,
As a people we have the tendency to focus on the corruptible and live in the "now" instead of focusing on that which is incorruptible and eternal. True worship helps realign our focus, making Jesus the center of our very existence, which in turn enables us to walk by faith as we receive His grace, peace and love in our lives.
  
Friend, our true success is found in Jesus Christ and Him only, anything else is temporal and produces a corruptible seed. When we worship Jesus (Serve, honor, obey, wi...

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The power of His glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, July 27, 2011,
And the temple was filled with the Glory of the Lord. My friend, just the thought of such magnificence stirs my heart. For I am motivated by the grandeur of His awesome presence and find the magnitude of this scenario (even if just by reading the word of God), extremely awe inspiring. Eze 44:4 tells of such an occasion. "Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked and saw the glory of the LORD filling the temple of the LORD, and I feel face down". Whe...

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Look to Jesus now and live...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, July 14, 2011,
Rick Warren said, "When you expect anyone to meet needs in your life that only God can meet, you set yourself up for huge disappointment". 

Funny how easy it can be to take your eyes off Jesus and place it on the arm of flesh. I have truly made this mistake so many times in the past and probably made some enemies along the way because of it. Being open about it, is not something one would expect you to do, but it is absolutely important that we discuss it. My friend, I have learnt that when de...

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Is this you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, June 29, 2011,
"God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears & failures. Believers who have become discontent with 'surviving' and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life." -- Charles Stanley
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A word of encouragement

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, June 19, 2011,
I am calling you, My people to bow your hearts before My throne in worship. The time has come that you will put aside your plans, your desires and your ambition and be found in My presence, ministering to Me only. In deed I have greater plans for you, My church and it is for this reason that I call you to order.

Set aside the very thing you are doing right now, and open your heart and hear My words. I am doing a new thing across the face of the earth. For in this time, you shall see the glory ...

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Called to worship Him only

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, June 13, 2011,

The frustration I have witnessed in the lives of many aspiring minister’s who attempt to achieve "greatness" in ministry because this is what we are "taught" to do, never ceases to amaze me.

 

In the beginning, when the Lord called me to ministry, all I thought I had to work with was what I saw happening in front of me. The silent deceit behind success draws men into the web and only when it has you in its grip, do we realize this is not God’s plan.

 

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My obsession is with Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, June 12, 2011,
I cannot remember where I was at the time, but I can remember as a young 12 year old, telling my parents that it was my desire that people would see Jesus in me. This is not something we hear children saying every day, but I had a sincere desire to see Christ demonstrated through my life. In essence this has become the motivation, the drive and the foundation that the rest of my life would be molded on.

My hunger for righteousness mapped out a journey that would direct the course of my life. S...

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Success is in your hands

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, May 27, 2011,
We should not be surprised when trials and tribulation come our way. Jesus told us these things would happen. Sometimes the enemy sets traps in motion to destroy our faith and then there are times when we make decisions that cause us heartache, but in the end, I believe, if we continue to live and walk by faith, if we continue to live our lives as the living sacrifices we are (Worship in action) then, when these things do happen, we will call His word to mind... "But I have overcome the world...

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His peace dwells on the inside

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, May 15, 2011,
His peace is made known through our obedience (Worship) Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

 When we allow (Obey - Worship) the Word, which resides on the inside of us to reign in our hearts, the peace of God (Character), which goes beyond man's comprehension, will manifest Himself in us, which in turn will cause us to rise above and go beyond the limits man has set and cause us to triumph over the...

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When we worship

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, May 10, 2011,
Time to see yourself as Jesus sees you... Let the redeemed of the Lord say Yes!

Be strong and courageous, because the Lord we serve is on your side. From this vantage point, you see yourself as an overcomer. We never give up, we never give in, and we always worship Him.

Friend, you might be facing trails of various kinds this day and you are not sure which way to turn. STOP for a moment, stand still, do nothing but allow yourself an opportunity to bow your heart before the living God, not to as...

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Follow Me...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, May 2, 2011,

I have been waiting for you my people to set aside the things of this age and to pursue me with gladness of heart, to embrace my word and to worship me! For I have raised you up, chosen you, a royal priesthood, a people after my own heart and I require that you would no longer look around you, but look up and worship me in spirit and in truth for this is the desire of My Father's heart. My disciples must live to please me, to be willing to lay their lives down as I did so that God the Father ...


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WHEN ALL MEANS FAIL -David Wilkerson (Apr 27).

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, April 30, 2011,

To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, "You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen" (John 20:29).Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer-who trust beyond hope when all means have failed. Someone has come to the place of hopelessness-the end of hope-the end of all means. A loved one is facing death and Doctor’s give no hope. Death s...


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The misconception about the "Prophets" reward

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 27, 2011,

There is quiet a lot of misconception regarding what the "Prophets reward" is and I felt that I would post this teaching in the hope that it  will help you to understand a little more about this subject.       

 

An encouraging aspect of faithfully serving the Lord is knowing that we will be rewarded for all eternity. The loss of rewards, however, is also a possibility and even likely for many Christians living in these last days of apostasy. We hear a great deal about the former but not the la...


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Interesting times

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, April 26, 2011,
We are living in interesting times right now and our focus must be Jesus now, more than ever before. We hear and see the destruction all around us, the Tsunami in Japan, the Hurricanes, Cyclones and floods that come with it. The earth quakes and the season changes that seem to be taking place more frequently than we have ever seen before. The "End timers" are out there preaching and prophesying doom and gloom and many are saying the Lord is punishing these nations. All the voices saying so ma...

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Reconciliation through submission

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, April 14, 2011,
Barnes' Notes on the Bible 

 Job 22:21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.

Acquaint now thyself with him - Margin, that is, "with God." Eliphaz takes it for granted now, that Job was a sinner wholly unreconciled to God, and unacquainted with him. This fact, he supposes, was the source of all his calamities. As long as he remained thus unreconciled to God, he must be miserable. He proceeds, therefore, in a most beautiful manner, to exhort him to be a...


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The problem I see

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, April 14, 2011,
We say we are worshipers, but when trials come, we allow them to affect us to such a degree that we will even think that we have to do more to get our heavenly Fathers attention. All of a sudden, we will pray more, fast more and go to a Sunday gathering, all in the hope that our futile efforts will provoke God to come and meet our needs. 

 We think that if we do the "right" things, He will come and deliver us from our iniquities on demand. We do this even though our loving Father is more than ...

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Never follow the leading of men without following the leading of the Holy Spirit first

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 13, 2011,
 
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. Jesus encouraged us to be vigilant and to guard against just following anyone, and that includes their teachings. I personally have chosen to spend time reading the word of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to my heart rather being influenced by man... I felt it better to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me rather th...

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Jesus is calling you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, April 5, 2011,
My friend, today as you read this, the Spirit of the Living God is calling you... His love for you compelled our heavenly Father to offer His Son, Jesus Christ as  living sacrifice for all mankind. The call to repentance, to salvation continues to sound and there is a great emphasis in heaven on the importance of your life. It is for this reason that I have taken the time to write this down, and ask you with all humility, have you given your life to Christ?

John 3:16 For God so loved the world...

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The call has been sounded

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, March 18, 2011,
The time has come for the TRUE CHURCH to rise up, the REMNANT, those who worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth. We call them forth in Jesus name, the prophetic whistle (Zech 10:8 “I will whistle for them and gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and they shall be as many as they were before" has been sounded, "I AM gathering My people together in this time, and they shall bow their hearts in sweet surrender and honor the call to worship. These are those who I have set free and opene...

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Hear the word of the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, March 16, 2011,

I have this against you that you, My people, have placed your circumstances above Me. I desire that you would consecrate yourselves in true worship, for I am a jealous God. I will deliver you and establish you in My perfect peace if it is found that you place Me before and above all else.Isa 29:13 And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men.

Isa 6:9 And...

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Live my life for Him

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, March 16, 2011,
I cannot live my life for myself. I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to live my life in Him, for Him! 1 Cor 8:6 But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we live for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life.


Phil 1:27Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or on...

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Something I want to share with you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, March 13, 2011,

The Power of the Holy Spirit
 
Jesus promised the disciples that after he left, the Holy Spirit would bring them power. Little did they know just what kind of power! As they learned firsthand, the Holy Spirit and his power are real. When we compare Peter in the Gospels with Peter in the book of Acts, we see that his life was changed. When we look at Saul doing his utmost to destroy the early church and then see his dedicated missionary service, we can tell that he was radically transformed by G...

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Stop

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, March 13, 2011,
Stop trying to reason everything out. You see the signs are all around you and many try to analyze what they see, but I say to you, all that you should concern yourself with is Me. For it is my desire that you would worship Me only and that you would prepare your hearts for the glory that is mine. Do not worry about the things that you see happening around you, but look up, and see the fullness of My promise made manifest this day. I am the Lord God and I remind you to prepare your hearts for...

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That you would see my glory

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, March 10, 2011,

Oh, you might think that your life has no meaning, but I say to you, stop looking at what you have accomplished in this realm as if it matters. All I want you to do is to look to me for I have accomlished all things though the finsihed and completed work of the cross and therefore require that you measure your life by My standard. When you do this, you shall know my heart and see my goodness manifest in and through you and my fulness will be all that you will see.


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Oh to fear (Worship) the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, March 10, 2011,
But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24

 

Only fear the Lord - Know, respect, and reverence him.

Serve him - Consider him your Lord and Master; consider yourselves his servants.

In truth - Be ever honest, ever sincere; with all your heart - have every affection engaged in the work of obedience; act not merely from a principle of duty, but also from a pious, affectionat...


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To the youth

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, March 7, 2011,
I AM raising up a young generation that will be filled with a renewed hunger for My presence and a people who will seek Me with all their hearts and not be filled with the knowledge of man, but be filled with the power of My Spirit. They shall run and not grow weary, they shall rise up above the challenges they are faced with and follow hard after My word. I am raising up a young generation a people who shall worship Me and not commit themselves to foreign gods. They shall seek the Truth and ...

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Take a step of faith... Darren Smith

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, March 7, 2011,

Luke 22:37

Isaiah 53:12

 

Jesus, while walking on this earth, was considered an outlaw.  He was the ultimate outsider, the one that just didn't fit in and challenged the status quo just by being Jesus. I believe that if we are His, the same should reflect in our life.  We should challenge the nations and cultural mindsets in this world by simply being who we are in Christ. The problem is today that the church fits in just fine and as a matter of fact searches for ways to fit in bett...


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The SURRENDERED LIFE -by David Wilkerson.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, March 3, 2011,
"Surrender." What does this word tell you? In literal terms, surrender means "to give up something to another person." It also means to relinquish something granted to you. This could include your possessions, power, goals, even your life.

Christians today hear much about the surrendered life. But what does it mean, exactly? The surrendered life is the act of giving back to Jesus the life he granted you. It's relinquishing control, rights, power, direction, all the things you do and say. I...

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Now is the time

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, March 3, 2011,
I want you My people who are called by My name to bow your hearts and seek My face. For many have grown weary and have found the land has become barren. But, I say to you this day, if you will lift up My name, and worship Me, I shall come with great fire and set you, My people free. The hardships you have had to endure was brought about because of your stubbornness. But now, the time has come as you seek My face, and as you pursue My righteousness you would be found worshiping Me only. Those ...

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God's goodness is confirmed when we worship

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, February 25, 2011,
So the challenge today is not to look to man, but to be unconditionally surrendered to His will, believing that He is able! Lam 3:25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. You see the condition to this and other statements like it is the vital part we play. Two words stand out in this verse, "Depend" and "Search".

To depend in this context, means to: Rely on God, to place our trust in God!

To search, means to: Chase, pursue and to run after God - This is conti...

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The great and awesome day of the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, February 23, 2011,
You are living in great times, for you can take comfort in knowing that I will soon return. There continues to be great turmoil across the nations, the intensity shall continue to gather momentum for as water is poured into a funnel, much of what you see will be a confirmation that all things are coming together into one single stream as the prophets of old prophesied. Nations shall rise up against one another in greater intensity and many shall fall in these times. Hardship and disease shall...

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Prophetic warning

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 21, 2011,
"You sit in the midst of folly and think that your heart is pure before the Lord, but you have been deceived into and have adopted this position, but I say to you, there will come a time when My people, who have been called by My name will come forth in the power of My word and demonstrate the purity of My kingdom in all they do" declares the Lord.

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Rise up and worship the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 21, 2011,

Isaiah 54:11-17
 
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“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,

I will build you with stones of turquoise,a

your foundations with sapphires.b

12I will make your battlements of rubies,

your gates of sparkling jewels,

and all your walls of precious stones.

13All your sons will be taught by the LORD,

and great will be your children’s peace.

14In righteousness you will be established:

Tyranny will be far from you;

you will have nothing to fear.

Terror will be far removed;

it will not come near ...


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The rise and fall of opposition

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, February 21, 2011,

Beware of the things you involve yourselves with, for there are many of you who think that I will bless everything you do, but I cannot do so and if you rebel against my plan,  you cannot expect me to continue blessing you, for I am not a man that I should lie, my word is eternal and those who surrender to my plan and to my purpose will continue to honor me with their hearts and in so doing, will reap the rewards of their faithfulness. Even in the face of opposition I will guide and protect t...


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A SEASON of BREAKTHROUGH -by Andrew Strom.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, February 16, 2011,
A couple of weeks ago we put out a word entitled "First the Bad News". It looked at the huge "shaking" that is already underway around the globe this year, as well as the fragility of the economic system in the face of the long downturn. 2011 certainly looks to be a "shaking" year.

But now I want to look at the "good" news. You see, I believe all this shaking is exactly the environment in which God's true remnant is designed to THRIVE. A couple of years ago, speaking about this very thin...

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The Joseph Company - David Wilkerson

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, February 9, 2011,
Joseph had a vision that his life would be used mightily by God. But that vision seemed like a pipe dream after his jealous brothers  sold him into slavery. The following years of Joseph's life were filled  with hardship and injustice. Then, when Joseph seemed to get back on his feet, he was falsely accused of attempted rape and sent to prison.

Yet, all this time, God was watching over Joseph's life. And finally, after years of turmoil, Joseph ended up serving in Pharaoh's house. Pharaoh ...

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What fruit we bear?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, January 28, 2011,
It is not what we say that matters, rather, it is the fruit that we bear that is of real importance! If our lives do not reflect the things we speak, then what value can be attached to the life we live?



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The compassion of Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, January 27, 2011,
"I will touch your hearts because I love you. Stand still and allow My word to touch your heart for I have heard your cries for help. My heart is filled with compassion for My people and you are to rest in the knowledge that I AM will touch you and heal your heart this day. Do not be concerned about the things that take place around you, but wait on the Lord your God and see My compassion flow towards you this day".

We are encouraged to sit at His feet and to allow the fullness of God, in othe...

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In the midst of a battle

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, January 25, 2011,
Funny how we all, who know God, still quiver when we face trails and tribulations. I speak for myself, I do not enjoy going through hard times, there is no fun in it at all. Besides all the things that life throws at us, we tend to get caught up in the emotion of the moment and try to resolve or solve the problems on our own and sometime turning to the Lord at the last minute asking Him to help us.

Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking the Lord for help, in fact, we are encouraged ...

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Faithful heart of a worshiper

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, January 22, 2011,
If there is a word which speaks volumes to me and has so much meaning, then in my opinion it has to be the word "Faithfulness". Faithfulness is derived from the word faith and its definition is to: Trust in something. When we first heard the Word, it became life to those who believed and as we accepted this truth, we choose to give our allegiance to Christ and as a result our faith was strengthened and our confidence in His word grew and His word was established in the hearts of those who bel...

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Forever

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, January 13, 2011,
"I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you, for you are My royal priesthood, My holy nation and a chosen people, a chosen generation. You shall not be shaken, for My hand is upon all who seek Me and as you continue to wait on My name, you will see the faithfulness of your God manifest in your midst. May it be made known this day that My word remains true and therefore, you, My people cannot fail. Be still in My presence and allow My Spirit to speak and guide you into the fullness of ...

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Moving forward

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, January 10, 2011,
This morning I sensed the glorious presence of Jesus around me as I spent time reading the book of Acts. How awesome it must have been to witness the power of the the Holy Spirit in the way the disciples and Apostles did. When the Holy Spirit came on them, the Bible says, the council members were amazed, because these were "ordinary men". And it is these ordinary men and women that God is raising up in this day to be instrumental in telling the world about Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. As we ...

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Giving cheerfully

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, January 3, 2011,
Giving something to someone in need is part and parcel of the Christian walk. I have found it releases something in me when I give to someone in need. Every time I have given, it was out of love for the One I serve and not for any other reason. I know there are times when you just don't have, but, I my be honest, I have learnt to even give out of the little I do have and in so doing being a blessing where I can. I believe that we only have to look at other religious groups to see how far behi...

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The Christ-life is meaningful

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, December 29, 2010,
When we pursue the kingdom of God and His righteousness, life becomes meaningful. When I look at the comments and listen to what people have to say, especially this time of the year, then it concerns me that I hear everything that is meaningless confessed but that which is eternal seemingly overlooked. The challenge that lies ahead of us is not what the future has in store, but rather how secure our faith is. Those who place their trust in the Lord have nothing to fear. For the fact of the ma...

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Consider everything meaningless

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, December 23, 2010,
Spending some time in the Word of God is something that I enjoy and the other day I read the book of Ecclesiastes. The writer expresses himself in a unique way and definitely makes one sit up and take in the words penned in this book. The suggestion that we place too much effort into creating wealth and running after and or chasing something and then turning around and saying it is all meaningless, makes one sit up and think. The life we live today, is one fast pace and we are taught from an ...

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True Worship demonstrates love

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, December 15, 2010,
Sixteen years ago, Andi and I were based in a local congregation (Gratefully for a very short season) and during these nine months, it was required of every cell group leader to host the communion portion of the service and on this particular Sunday, it was my turn. Although I had my own ministry at the time, I was asked to form a cell in the area we lived in, which we faithfully carried out. Most of the aspiring preachers in the congregation were men and women who seemed bent on pleasing man...

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The confession of my mouth

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, December 9, 2010,
Many people speak things over themselves without thinking twice about it. I am sure that you have heard this said a few times before, but we still tend to do the same thing over and over again. We have become a society of "telling it like it is" and accept this as normal. I do not believe we must live in denial either and agree that if I am not feeling well for example, that I can be honest enough to say so, but we do not leave it at that either, we continue to share our faith despite our cir...

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Don't let anyone tell you anything different

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, December 7, 2010,
Jesus love for you, is the same yesterday, as it is today and will never cease to change, this is a fact. He is not angry with you, He does not disprove of you, in fact, He delights Himself in you. Zeph 3:17 "For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs".  What a powerful promise we have in this passage of scripture. Therefore we choose this da...

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Follow His example

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, December 2, 2010,
There was a time when everyone wore the band WWJD (What would Jesus do) and it was an aid to many who wore it, but today, we continue to align ourselves with fellow worshipers who follow the examples set by Christ in the Word of God. His lifestyle was one of constant worship of His Father. He not only desired, but walked in honor of the One True Living God and my friend, if there is any example we must be following, then it be the life of Christ. I want to encourage you to day to put aside yo...

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You heard it said...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
We have all heard it said so many times "Practice makes perfect", but I declare we ought to continue living that which was made perfect. You see the moment we try to live right, we miss the point altogether. By trying to live in this way , we still think it is about us when in fact it has nothing to do with what we can do as this is nothing short of works. Jesus accomplished everything on the cross of calvary over 2000 years ago and today we can walk in the perfection the cross brings. The ju...

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When Jesus is your focus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, November 30, 2010,
When Jesus is our focus, then everything we do will line up with who He is. This is an incredible statement and one I have found works for me. When we are conscious about pleasing Christ, then it becomes so much easier to live our lives as true worshipers. Mankind has become to busy with pleasing self that we have become a very self-centered, and selfish people. However, when worship is our primary objective, then, everything that Jesus is manifests through us and all this because we have mad...

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And I will gather them...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, November 26, 2010,
My friends, in this hour the Father is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. Men and women who bow unconditionally to His lordship (24/7). These are those who have surrendered to His authority and have placed His Word over all things. They have died to self and seek nothing more than to consciously please Him. They have not only received the gift of grace that was freely presented to them by the love of a Savior, whose name is Jesus Christ, but they choose to move forward as a...

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Daddy

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, November 24, 2010,
Daddy, out of all the words in the dictionary I could use...only two come to mind when I think of the incredible man that you are...Thank You. Thank you for being strong in the Lord so I can learn from that. Thank you for being a loving husband so that I know what to look for in the man I will marry. Thank you for being the best dad in the whole world so I can grow up to be the best that I can be. The world may see this time in my life where I leave the nest and become my own person...but I s...

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Fanning the flames of revival

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, November 21, 2010,

 "The time has come for my people to prepare their hearts for the coming fire. I will send rain upon those who desperately seek Me. For in this hour I declare pockets of fire will be released to those who run after me for I am causing an awakening in this city and beyond and all I desire is that you would come into My presence and seek My heart and as you worship I will pour out blessings on My people. Everything has been set in place, all you have to do is wait on Me and you shall see the gl...

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Who is he who guides you

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, November 18, 2010,
Who is he who guides you? Is it the Holy Spirit or man? I have found so many people come up to me and tell me this person gave them a word from the Lord saying one thing and another person would come and say another and so they live their lives. First off, let me make the following statement. If you have a relationship with our heavenly Father, then it is important to know that when you take the time to ask Him for guidance, then He will be kind enough to answer you directly. I have found the...

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His Son shines through

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,
When you find yourself in a difficult place, and you do not know which way to turn, God, in the most awesome way always comes through. If you are anything like me, I always tried to sort things out for myself and complained a lot when it did not work out. There were times I even got mad at God because I thought that He did not care. What was strange though, was the fact the only times I felt like that was when I went through a difficult patch. Sad, because I can really testify as to how He al...

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The glory of His majesty...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, November 16, 2010,
How awesome to be able to know the One True Living God. My heart is so aware of His glory as I write this. There is something about the presence of Jesus that stirs my heart into action. I have said it before, and I will say it over and over again. I cannot help but want to remain in His presence 24/7...



This is our declaration this hour oh Lord. Your majestic presence overwhelms us. As we sit in Your court and praise, our hearts are drawn towards Your beauty, and the grandeur of Your holiness...

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Dry and Barren place

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, November 16, 2010,
MANY HAVE ENTERED a time of SPIRITUAL DESERT and ISOLATION. I cannot tell you how many times I have prayed for believers who have lost everything (job, house, confidence in the future) and have gone through a very dry time of wondering what God is doing with them. The biblical concept that we sometimes have to lose most of our securities in order to find God has become very real to many American Christians. Many of you reading this blog are now going through a spiritual desert and isolat...

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His glory in me...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, November 13, 2010,
A man without substances is like leaves being blown around by the wind. I have found when Christ is my focus, something is released on the inside that makes this bond fruitful and the manifestation of all things good is displayed through my life because of Christ in me, the hope of glory.



It is the manifestation of His glory that stirs my heart to continue to worship in His presence. Oh, how I love the presence of the Lord.

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Are you locked into the system of mammon?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, November 12, 2010,

There are so many people around us that are going through difficulties today that I felt I needed to write a piece about money and its destruction of good people in our time.

One of the things I have noticed over the last five years is the amount of greed in the hearts of people and I am not even talking about Christains. The way in which people got themselves into more debt before the recession hit them, was absolutely amazing. In fact amazing is not the right word to use, it was more like d...


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Now more than ever

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, November 11, 2010,
Now more than ever before, as we come to the end of this age as we know it, we need to be careful of who we align ourselves to and must discern by the spirit, that which is of God.

Matt 7:15  Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. The sermon then suggests that their true nature will be revealed by their actions (by their fruits shall ye know them, verse 16).

And Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Tim 3:1-10

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Don't judge the sinner

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, November 10, 2010,
My friend, it really is time that we stop pointing fingers at the world and stop the rampant condemnation of those who have not yet given their lives to Christ. Jesus said, "I have not come to condemn the world, but to save it" (Jn 3:17). There seems to be a habit of condemnation that needs to be stopped. We are quick to point fingers, but forget what we were or looked like before Jesus came and set us free.

Paul said the world is excused from righteous living, and as they as yet have not come...

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I am redeemed

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, November 9, 2010,
So many people who have given their lives to Christ, still think that they have to do something to achieve acceptance, when all along, the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, has already accomplished its intended purpose. I can only put this attempt to seek recognition down to a "Lack of Faith". 

I can remember how I tried to seek the Fathers favor and would think that I was never good enough. But there came a day, thank God for His faithfulness, when my eyes were opened to His word and the truth...

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Ok, so what now?

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, November 8, 2010,
So you are going through some issues right now and you are not sure what to do about it? Have to make some decisions and nothing seems to be working out for you? Got to get some answers and even the Lord does not seem to be speaking right now? Does this sound like your situation? Well, welcome to the club. Actually, I not trying to be funny, but there are so many people who are going through pretty much the same as you might be right now that I have decided to write something about it as a me...

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How gracious You are

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, November 4, 2010,

I am so aware of His goodness that it actually overwhelms me when I think of all that Jesus has done and the freedom His word gives to those who love the Lord. There is something awesome about knowing Jesus, being able to serve the One true living God and all this because of what our Savior has done.

My friend, live your life to please Him only. I have come to the place of not doing anything without ensuring that it pleases the One I serve. You see, if you truly love Him, you will make sure t...


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GREAT QUOTES on "SURRENDER"

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, October 28, 2010,

 
"The Cause of the weakness of your Christian life is that you want to work it out partly, and then have God help you. That cannot be. You must come to be utterly helpless, to let God work. He will work gloriously." ~ Andrew Murray
 
"To DIE TO SELF, or to come from under its power, IS NOT AND CAN NOT BE DONE by any active resistance we can make against it OR by our own power of nature. The one true way of dying to self is the way of patience, meekness, humility, surrender and RESIGNATION t...

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Worship in spirit and in truth...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,

John 4:23 - 24. What do these verses teach about the nature of God and the kind of worship He desires?

  

John 4:23-2423 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

 

The context of this text is a discussion that Jesus has with the woman at the well. She correctly recognizes Jesus as a prophet and...


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You decide

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,

I have been following the trends within the church across the world very closely for some time and have my own opinion about the things I see. Maybe, now more than ever we have to ask the Holy Spirit to release the spirit of discernment in our midst in a far greater way. Whether you agree with the comments made in this video, posted on YouTube, by Andrew Strom, is up to each one of you, however, I decided to post this here with one motive in mind, that you would seek the Lord with pure hearts...


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It is finished

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, October 25, 2010,


 Jesus said, It is finished". My friend, He paid the ultimate price so that you and I could live our lives in the abundance that He has promised. As we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are hidden in Christ, His blood paid for our ransom and in an instant we become the righteousnesses of God in Christ. Today, we can truly say, "It is not I who lives, but Christ in me, the hope of glory". 

If you have given your life to Christ, you have become righteous and can declare it is finished. And t...

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Manna from above

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, October 18, 2010,
Trusting the Lord for daily provision is something many still struggle with. But Jesus taught us not to be concerned about these things, for our Father knows what we need and made the promise, "He will certainly care for you". Matt 6:30. At this point, all we need to do is have faith. Just place our trust in the Truth, the written Word! The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing and as we hear the word of God, as we hear the promises, it is cemented in our hearts when we add our faith to ...

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House back to normal

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 17, 2010,
Ryan got back home today, we were so grateful to see our son again. Funny how time flies, they were just little things running around the house the other day and now they are jetting off all over the place. Carey is preparing to fly off to Germany and Holland in a few weeks time and so the cycle of preparation continues.

In the meantime, we had a wonderful hot day here in the Cape and I can now confirm winter is officially over. I must say, I prefer the colder months, although the temperature ...

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Radical results

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
The more I look to Jesus the more I see and understand the effect the completed work of the cross has in my life. My friend, as you read this note, I want you to ask yourself whether you truly understand what God has done for you? If we could, just for a moment, allow the mustard seed of faith to be our guide, we will grasp the vastness of God's love in a way we never thought would be possible.

The challenge today is not to understand how God is going to do something that we are expecting, but...

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Look to Jesus now and live

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, October 11, 2010,
"Let not your heart be troubled"... What a powerful statement this is, yet we allow our hearts to be troubled. Many of us have allowed ourselves to get caught up in the things of this age and when it overtakes our capacity to function by our faith, we give in to its lies and deceit, but I speak to the mustard seed of faith on the inside of each one of us reading this passage today and declare we have been made righteous in Christ and therefore are able to over come all things for He has made ...

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Trusting the Lord

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, October 11, 2010,
Sometimes, when we have a need, we tend to focus on the need rather than on Jesus. I continue to learn to ask Him first and allow the Lord to bring the gift in His time. Please pray with us as we ask the Lord to release a new Venter trailer into our ministry. We need this to transport our equipment around.


If you feel led to sponsor this vehicle, please be so kind as to go to our contact page for our banking details.

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Prepared for worship

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 10, 2010,
John 4:23-24 But the time is coming-indeed it's here now-when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit , so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. 

There has been, and will be to the end, a remnant of such worshippers. When we hear the word of God say, He is seeking such worshippers, it implies the Father is making them such. God is in all ages gathering in to himself a g...

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10.10.10

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 10, 2010,
Today is a special day for some and others won't even consider it significant, what ever your position, 10.10.2010 is at the very least a unique day in that we will, like others, never see this ever again. What is important though is what you and I do with the time that God has given us. 

I am convinced that Christs return is imminent and that we use this day like any other to prepare our hearts for His returning. My heart is that His glory will be revealed throughout the earth and that man wi...

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You are what you say you are

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, October 9, 2010,
My faith compels me to believe that Christ lives His life through me. There is no other option and because this fact is Truth, I continue to confess it because I believe it. I have always said, "The very thing you focus on, you will become". When you focus on what Jesus has done and accomplished for and on your behalf, you cannot help but live your life in such an unselfish way, that everything you do, brings glory to the One True Living God!

And because my focus is Christ, even in the midst o...

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Where You Stand - David Wilkerson

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, October 8, 2010,

In Exodus 33, Moses didn’t know it but God was about to bring him into a greater revelation of his glory and nature. This revelation would go far beyond friendship, far beyond intimacy. It’s a revelation God wants all his hurting people to know.
 
The Lord told Moses he was going to show him his glory: “I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee” (Exodus 33:19). Then he said, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no ma...

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Why is the arm of flesh so prevalent in the Church today.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, October 7, 2010,

I am intrigued by the way in which the church continues to allow the flesh of man, which is of no value to and in the Kingdom of our God, to reign and rule over the Bride of Christ as if it was ordained to do so. I mean, I would love to know who authorized its agenda as I do not see it given authority to control and manipulate the church in the Word of God in the way that it does in the times we live in.

 

It was flesh that killed Abel, it was flesh that rejected Noah's call, it was flesh that ...


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WHY Are THEY LEAVING the CHURCHES?? -Andrew Strom.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, October 4, 2010,

Since we have been discussing the "Out-of-church" Christians, I think it is very important for us all - including church leaders - to look at the reasons why these people are leaving. Very often they are NOT "church-hoppers" or backsliders. A lot of them are leaving because they believe the CHURCH is backsliding!

 

So many people write to me from all over the world saying that they have tried and tried - but they cannot find any fellowship in their town that seems remotely biblical. They tell m...


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And so you say...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 29, 2010,
So many Christians are going through so many different trials at this time that it actually alarms me to hear about all the suffering, hardships and pain. As I write this, I can confirm that we to have had our fair share and can tell many different stories. However, when you listen to the person next to you, your problem does not seem that big a deal. We are praying for friends all over the world, people who are suffering from sickness and disease and others who are going through financially ...

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Restoration.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, September 26, 2010,
Precious metals are refined by the searing heat of the furnace. Cleansing of filthy fabric requires the use of caustic soap. God often uses the fire of difficult times to ready us for his restoring work. He uses suffering to lead us to the first step in recovery - a recognition that we are powerless. If we recognize this fact and turn to God for help, he will deliver us from destruction and encourage us as we walk the upward path of recovery.

I have often taught this fact and although it somet...

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Stop and listen.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, September 26, 2010,
Stop looking at your faults, your mistakes and errors and look to Jesus! I found in the past, every time I wanted an answer from the Lord for something that I needed, I would look at my faults and "repent" first, thinking that if I did this, it would qualify my request before the Lord. But my friend, I have learnt that it never worked because I was hoping that my effort would be the key that would release God's favor toward me. Thank God He would look beyond my faults and saw the finished wor...

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Do you have the answers

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, September 25, 2010,
I get many requests from people all over the world asking for help. It is stressful times for many of us right now and sometimes I feel so helpless because I do not have all the answers. People have so many things they are going through that it actually saddens me when I see the hurt, the pain and the suffering. In fact, just when I think I have heard it all, someone else comes along with another story that makes you wonder what is actually going on.

In my own life, I experience so many challe...

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Vision of THE DAMAGED SHEEP

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, September 24, 2010,
 
The Lord gave me a vision of His sheep fold (the church) over 25 years ago. Jesus and I were standing on a hill looking out over a multitude of sheep, as far my eyes could see were sheep. The sheep at first looked so white and sparkling clean and strong and healthy.
 
I looked back at Jesus and He was bidding me to look again on the sheep. This time the sheep were dirty, skinny, weak with insects in their eyes, ears, and nose. The Lord said, “the first is how many of my ministers see My ...

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Christ in me the hope of glory!

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,
What an awesome God we serve! 

"I want you to know that it is in deed my desire that you surrender to me unconditionally, for I desire to manifest My glory, not only to you, but also through you. I will draw men to Myself and if you will lay your life down, I will show Myself to be true and faithful to My word. I desire that you do not look at your circumstances, but that you would set aside every detail that is not of me and allow My Spirit to saturate you with My will.

Look I am doing a new t...

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Faith comes by hearing

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, September 18, 2010,
Today, Jesus is calling you to salvation! This gift of salvation is free to all mankind and as God is not a respecter of persons, anyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved. The Bible tells us that "God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life". (John 3:16)

I am so grateful that even when I was still a sinner, Jesus came and died for me, and he paid a ransom for my life and to...
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Do we truly understand worship

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, September 13, 2010,

I have posted a number of teachings on the subject of worship, because it is something very dear to my heart. I truly believe that as the church of Jesus Christ, we have to come back to the place of true worship if we want to see His glory manifest over all the Earth. The kind of worship I am talking about is the ultimate expression of our love and is directed towards the King, which causes us to surrender unconditionally to His authority in our lives.

 

Worship is an act of devotion directed t...


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In the presence of the King

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, September 11, 2010,
This morning, I stand before the King and am in awe of His glory. There is something about the presence of Jesus that captured my heart many years ago. And the best thing of all, the longer I remain, the stronger it becomes. The emotions one feels in His place, compels you to worship Him. I do not think that any one person can actually describe the feeling they enjoy when sitting at the Masters feet, but, this one thing I know, I do not want to leave this place.

I gave my life to the Lord at a...
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God's timeline

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 8, 2010,
A friend of mine made a statement, which I felt was so awesome and there and then we prayed this over our lives. "Lord elevate us so that we might see your timeline"... As I walk in the office of prophet it remains my desire to see God's plan unfold and to be doing exactly what He desires I be doing. God showed His servants many things in the past that has manifest in our time and even to this day, we continue to press in to the inner chamber of His holiness, so that we might know His heart b...
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Worship is all we do...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, September 5, 2010,

When we who have been called can understand that we have a High Priest who washed us with His Blood, who became a sacrifice, once and for all to redeem us from sin and death, we cannot help but bow our hearts in worship of Him. This is the least we can do. When we realize and understand that we are made righteous in His sight, we would be compelled by our inner conviction to surrender our hearts unconditionally and (worship) live our lives in such a way that everything we are honors Him (Life...


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Point people in the right direction

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, September 3, 2010,

As the church is locked into a time that we cannot control, many Christians, just like the world, is being subjected to all sorts of problems, and whether these are on a physical, mental or financial level, the stress in the home and or the workplace drives people to react in different ways. However, we need to know as long as we are part of this age, these things will happen simply because it is called "Life". I can testify to this fact in the same way as those of you who are reading this ri...


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In pursuit of the King

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, September 2, 2010,

Stop pursuing things and start to pursue Him. God sees your relationship with Him as the only thing that you need for every success in your life.


  Religion causes man to become focused on everything that does not matter, however a Relationship with Christ causes man to worship Him, because this is all that really matters!
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CONFIRMATION OF GOD’S CALLING ON MY LIFE by Cobus Sebrits

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 30, 2010,
THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE BELIEVER 

Isa 61:1 THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, 
61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favour] and the day of vengeance of our...

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Understanding grace

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, August 27, 2010,
Wow, I have just completed Joseph Prince's book, Unmerited Favor. What an awesome book and one I highly recommend, especially if you are not quiet sure what it truly means to be saved by grace. 

Over the years, the word of God has been misinterpreted in so many ways, that I am of the opinion, many in the church today remain bound up by the religious teachings of man. And yet, God came to set His people free through the Blood of the Lamb that was shed on Calvary. Today, we are able to access Hi...

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Courage

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 26, 2010,

Courage is defined as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, to withstand danger, fear, adversity. It is staunchness of mind, of will. It is strength to face opposition, not to allow it to stop you. It is strength to cope with hardship. It's maintaining your dignity when its difficult to do so. 
 
Courage gives you the empowe
rment of steely determination. It enables you to strive towards noble aspirations.Rabbi Pliskin


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Here's my story, by Kathy Walters

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 23, 2010,
Here's my story and my thoughts about it. I have only been to church a handful of times in the last little over a year, which is quite a departure from my previous 32 years of life, where church and ministry consumed much of my time. I have in the past, been part of many denominations, more "moves of God" than I can remember, and an ocean full of "waves of the Spirit". I considered myself a charismatic, unreligious, world changer and history maker. Everything from cutting edge rock wors...

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Vision

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 19, 2010,
Mark, again we're on the same page, I saw in the spirit the other day how people were being released from a bad dark and dangerous prison. They where put in a bus and transported with a letter of release from prison. Then I saw them being taken to another prison with nice carpets, shops and all the nice things they longed to have wile in the other bad prison. They did not even realize that they are still captive and not free at all. They have just been upgraded to a better prison. 
 
I see that...

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Let my people go...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 19, 2010,

After spending many years in the desert, Moses was sent back to Egypt with one purpose in mind, and this was to honor God. His instruction was to secure the release of the people of Israel and to lead them into the promise (Ex 3:7-10). The Lord had seen the misery that His people were experiencing and heard their cries for deliverance.

 

Ex 5:1 Moses, standing with Aaron in front of Pharaoh petitions the Egyptian leader, "This is what the Lord God of Israel, says: 'Let My people go'"... And as ...


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Beware of the opinions of man.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, August 19, 2010,
Man's interpretation of scripture is merely that, his interpretation, but those who are led by the Spirit of God, understand what Jesus Christ has accomplished for mankind, and all that we have to do is believe in Him. When we get to this place, the word of God is made real in us, for He places His laws in our minds and writes them on our hearts. You see this is a truth that no man can interpret in any other way, for it is this Truth that sets the standards for those who accept their salvatio...
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Religious rituals destroys faith

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, August 16, 2010,

Those of you who know me, will know that I am vehemently opposed to anything that is religious. For religion, in my opinion has caused many to fall away from the Gospel of Truth. The religious rituals of man has brought the church into bondage and continues to drive countless away from the true freedom that only Christ can give. It is for this reason that I believe the declaration I made at the turn of the millennium, "The Revolution Has Begun" to be just as relevant today as it was then! 

 

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There is something about Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, August 8, 2010,
I am so aware of His awesome presence that I cannot help but be overwhelmed by the very thought. I confess that He is my sovereign Lord and Savior and that I am nothing without Him. To some this might sound a little off, but it can only be understood when you have had encounter with the Most High God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the risen Lord and as we open our hearts to serving Him, something is released on the inside of man that draws you closer than one could ever begin to imagine. 

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A WARNING TO THOSE IN MINISTRY IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, July 29, 2010,
This evening the Lord began speaking to me about His authority. I began to sob as He placed the following word in me. Why have we built altars to the Lord when He has not told us to do so? We bring our praises and godly deeds and place them before Him on altars that we... built of our own accord. The altars are part of the construct we call ministry. We try and build His Kingdom using principles of commerce instead of relying only on the Holy Spirit. We boast in our hearts of the great ...
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"The PARADE" -Gary Bixler.

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, July 10, 2010,

 
We have been taught go gospel at all.  Those of us who sit in the
pews of our comfortable churches and live a life full of the fruits
of self-indulgence and selfish goals and dreams.  Those of us
who name the Name of Christ as if we are His people, yet who
bear none of the fruit of His Spirit, show none of His power,
exhibit little of His love and holiness.  We proclaim Christ and
yet don't live Christ.  We seek for Him and yet don't find Him.
He is a foreigner to us, and a great mystery th...

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So you think you have a good thing going...

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, June 28, 2010,
I was in another country ministering in a number of different venues and one of the pastors asked me if I would go through with him to meet another pastor, which I agreed to do. When we arrived in the hotel foyer where we were to meet, everything went down perfectly, until I began to share my heart with him.

Before I did, the pastor told me about his 500 strong congregation and how happy he was as the pastor of the congregation. He has been doing it this way for many years and it worke...
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Merciful Father

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, June 27, 2010,
The mercy of God is an eternal attribute and represents everything He is. Spending time in His presence has lead me to understand that even in our weakness, the Father's mercy raises the standard of holiness in our hearts. Today, there a mercy river flowing from heaven because of the grace that was extended to us, the unloved. The Blood of the Lamb that flowed from Calvary became the gate way to repentance, to receiving and obtaining mercy direct from the Throne of grace. An envelop of love a...
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Warning to the preacher

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, June 24, 2010,

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