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JOY! Magazine February / March 2018

JOY! Magazine is one of the premier Christian Family Magazines in the world, covering a range of content including breaking Christian news, relevant current affairs, articles on marriage and family, devotional teachings and much more!

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god has spoken! we just need to obey

My staff and I have just come out of a prayer meeting to pray for rain in the Western Cape. Most are aware that we are going through a terrible drought. Only God can change the situation. Only God can make a way when there seems to be no way. It should come as no surprise that we are facing this catastrophe – Cape Town is the seat of Parliament, where all our laws and regulations are passed, most with no or little regard for Biblical values and God’s laws, as laid out in the Bible. Our current government has...

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are you satisfied with all that you have?

Charles Swindol tells the story of a woman in West Palm Beach, Florida, who died alone at the age of 71. The coroner’s report was tragic.“Cause of death: malnutrition.” The dear old lady wasted away to 23 kilograms. Investigators who found her said the place where she lived was a veritable pigpen, the biggest mess you can imagine. One seasoned inspector declared that he’d never seen a residence in greater disarray. The woman had begged for food at her neighbours’ back doors and gotten what clothes she had from the Salvation Army. From all outward appearances, she was a penniless...

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the mustard seed principle

“Then He said, ‘To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.’” – Mark 4:30-32. In this parable, the Lord Jesus is endeavouring to communicate spiritual truths of the Kingdom by using natural illustrations. He is comparing the Kingdom...

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bishop tsalo katshunga the christ of christianity

GOSPEL RAMAH FAMILY OF CHURCHES Email:  | Website: We are living in perilous times! One of the perils of these last days, as warned by Scripture in Matthew 24, is the proliferation of ‘christs’ (self-proclaimed divine enablers capable of providing human salvation). This prevalence of ‘christs’ promotes syncretism, which will in turn bring unintended devastating consequences on human society. Syncretism is an ongoing attempt, by sometimes well meaning but ill-informed people, to fuse differing systems of belief in order to come up with “a more plausible and palatable” one that will inform our practices. However, salvation...

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from deterioration to restoration

All people of this nation are significant to the Father, and we as Christ followers are to reflect this in our character and attitude. We cannot allow negativity to rule our words and actions. Albert Einstein was quoted saying: “Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.” I may be called radical or even crazy for having a heart of faith and believing that there is a bright future for our land, but I know and absolutely trust in the power of prayer and positive confession. It is prayer and prayer only that will...

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gracious love embraces from heaven

BASED ON PSALM 85 Psalm 85 is a confident assertion that God is true to His promises and will respond to the petitions of His faithful and obedient followers and will embrace them. Psalm 85 is a community lament, asking whether God is showing His displeasure on the community by withholding fruitfulness from the land (v 1,12). Those who pray the psalm identify with all people in society and call upon God to bless the land. The Psalmist has confidence that the prayers would be answered based on the evidence of God’s positive interventions in the past. Jesus, You poured out...