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It is remarkable that such a major part of Genesis is devoted to a narrative of Abraham and his family. Why are they so important to us? This is a very special family which typologically alludes to the family of God, and for this reason believers from Israel and the Gentiles can identify with this family and learn much from their experiences. The five key persons in this extended family all represent a person, or groups of persons, who are part of God’s family: Abraham is a type of the Father, his wife Sarah typifies the people of Israel, his son Isaac is a type of Jesus as the Son of God, Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, represents the bride (or church) of Christ, while Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, refers to the Person and role of the Holy Spirit. God’s family, therefore, is composed of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, Israel and the church. Let us consider this typology in more detail:

Abraham is a type of the Father. He is not only the founding father of Israel but is also in a New Testament context described as the father of all believers. Paul says that “Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, In you all the nations shall be blessed” (Gal. 3:6-8). Jesus was a descendant of Abraham, and through Him the blessing of salvation by faith has come to all nations.

We are only children of Abraham in the sense that God made a promise to him that he would be a blessing to all nations because from among his descendants the Saviour would emerge who would, at the same time, be called the Son of Abraham and the Son of God. In the very first verse of the New Testament we read: “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” In view of this statement Paul says: “… that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus. … For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:14, 26).

Sarah is a type of the people of Israel. Her marriage with Abraham typifies the spiritual marriage between the heavenly Father and the people of Israel, and from this union Jesus, the incarnate Son of God, would be born. However, Sarah was barren, this reflecting Israel’s extended period of spiritual barrenness during Old Testament times. This was not a permanent state of affairs and the Lord prophesied better times for this barren woman:

“Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not laboured with child! … For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name. … For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a youthful wife when you were refused, says your God. For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you” (Isa. 54:1, 5-7). Jeremiah further elaborates on God’s future mercies upon His wife, Israel:

“At the same time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people. … Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! … For thus says the Lord: Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, O Lord, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!” (Jer. 31:1-7).

In Revelation 12 we also read about this woman, Israel, during the critical time just before the birth of her child who was destined to be Saviour and King of the world. She is depicted with a crown of 12 stars on her head, referring to the 12 tribes of Israel. Satan stood before her and wanted to destroy her child. In Herod he found a useful accomplice to execute his evil plan: “And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne” (Rev. 12:4-5). The catching up of the Child refers to the ascension of Christ. The descendants of the woman, Israel, will all be reconciled to the Messiah when He comes again (Rom. 11:26). That means that Israel’s severed relationship with the Father and the Son will be completely restored. During the coming millennial reign when Israel will be spiritually restored, she will live very close to God: “And it shall be in that day, says the Lord, that you will call Me, My husband” (Hos. 2:16).

Isaac is the son of promise, who was born through divine intervention when Sarah was long past child-bearing age. He was an early type of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus, who was born from a virgin through an intervention by God. The Lord tested Abraham’s faith and dedication when He asked him to sacrifice his only and beloved son on Mount Moriah: “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you” (Gen. 22:2). Abraham was faithful to God and embarked on the journey to Moriah: “So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together” (Gen. 22:6).

Isaac later asked his father: “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering. So the two of them went together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham! So he said, Here I am. And He said, Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me. Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided” (Gen. 22:7-14).

The Lord will provide – Yahweh Yireh. On the mountain of the Lord He provided a ram to be sacrificed instead of Isaac. But the ram was also merely a type of His own Son who would be provided in the fullness of time as a sacrifice for the sins of the entire human race. He was also innocently sacrificed as He did nothing that deserved death. He carried His cross on His own shoulders, just as Isaac carried the wood for his sacrificial alter on his shoulders. Through God’s intervention, Abraham received his son back from the altar where he was on the verge of being slayed: “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, In Isaac your seed shall be called, concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense” (Heb. 11:17-19).

God gave His only begotten Son, whom He loves, as a ransom for our sins. He was the final fulfilment of all the typological sacrifices that were previously brought on Mount Moriah. That includes the sacrifice of Isaac, the ram which the Lord provided in his place, as well as the thousands of animal sacrifices which were brought during Old Testament times in the temple on the Lord’s Mountain in Jerusalem. However, according to Hebrews 10, the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins, and that is why the Father prepared a body for His Son to serve as a once-for-all sacrifice for the sins of the world. He was slain to redeem us for God by His blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation (Rev. 5:9).

Jews who do not accept the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, still keep on relying on the sacrifice of Isaac on Mount Moriah, as well as all the typological sacrifices that were subsequently brought in the temple. However, these were only shadows of God’s future mercies that were bestowed through His Son, Jesus Christ. On The Mountain of the Lord He provided a Sacrificial Lamb for the sins of the whole world.

As Abraham received his son back from the sacrificial altar, so God also received His Son back after laying down His life on a cross which he bore Himself. The Father raised Him from the dead, caught Him up to heaven and gave Him a Name which is above every name.

Eliezer. The servant of Abraham was regarded to be a member of the family as he was the oldest male member after Abraham and in control of all the servants and the property. In Genesis 15:2 we read: “But Abraham said, Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Subsequently, Isaac was born, and after Abraham received him back from the sacrificial altar he sent his servant Eliezer to go and find a wife for Isaac – not among the heathen nations of Canaan but in Abraham’s country of origin in Mesopotamia.

When Eliezer proposed to a young woman to marry Isaac she was not to be coerced in any way but had to make a free choice: “And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be released from this oath” (Gen. 24:8). Should she agree to the marriage, Eliezer had to lead her to Isaac. It was his task to accompany and protect her, and also to care for her on the long way through the wilderness to where Isaac was waiting for them.

That is exactly what the Holy Spirit does today. After the Lord Jesus made His atoning sacrifice and returned to the house of His Father, the Holy Spirit was commissioned to go to all the world and invite people everywhere to become members of Christ’s bridal congregation. Should they agree, He stays with them and accompanies them on their earthly pilgrimage, teaching them more about the Father and His Son with whom they will conclude a spiritual marriage. He also endues them with the strength, boldness and spiritual gifts to participate in inviting other people to the marriage of the Lamb.

Rebekah. This girl received the invitation to become the wife of Isaac, and immediately accepted it. She fully introduced herself to the servant of Abraham, invited him to stay over in the house of her parents, and also accepted the betrothal gifts of a golden ring and golden bracelets. She gladly accepted Isaac as her future husband. After this important decision she immediately witnessed about this new relationship. Her testimony caused other members of her family to also open their house, hearts and lives to the welcome guest:

“So the young woman ran and told her mother’s household these things. Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban, and Laban ran out to the man by the well. So it came to pass, when he saw the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, Thus the man spoke to me, that he went to the man. And there he stood by the camels at the well. And he said, Come in, O blessed of the Lord! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels” (Gen. 24:28-31).

Rebekah’s family did not oppose her in any way, and fully honoured her decision to become Isaac’s wife. They said to Eliezer: “Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken. And it came to pass, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, that he worshiped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth. Then the servant brought out jewellery of silver, jewellery of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother” (Gen. 24:51-53). Abraham’s blessing rested upon all who received his servant and reacted positively to the invitation to the marriage of his son. Likewise, the blessing of the Lord rests upon all who react positively to the conviction of the Holy Spirit to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The next morning Rebekah’s faith was tested when she had to decide whether she wanted to stay a few days longer in her parents’ house (the old life) or whether she was prepared to immediately embark with Eliezer on the long journey to Isaac. Her family members initially asked that she would be allowed to stay with them for another few days, but they were cautious not to stand in Eliezer’s way and allowed Rebekah to decide for herself: “Then they arose in the morning, and he said, Send me away to my master. But her brother and her mother said, Let the young woman stay with us a few days, at least ten; after that she may go. And he said to them, Do not hinder me, since the Lord has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my master. So they said, We will call the young woman and ask her personally. Then they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go. So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men” (Gen. 24:54-59). She did not hesitate to fully commit herself.

Rebekah’s decision at the well to become the bride of Isaac was the first and very important one. Her second decision was in connection with a complete surrender in which she had to demonstrate that she does not regard the interests of her family to be above those of Isaac, and that she was prepared to start right away with the new life to which she committed herself. Her decision was short and sound: “Yes, I will go!” Eliezer accompanied her all the way, guarded over her safety and told her everything about Abraham and his son.

Isaac awaited her outside in the field before she reached her final destination: “Now Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel. … Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her” (Gen. 24:62-67).

In view of the fact that Isaac is such a clear type of the Lord Jesus, his bride Rebekah obviously typifies the bride of the Lamb. In the same way in which the servant of Abraham went out to look for her and invited her to become Isaac’s bride, the Lord also seeks us through His Word and His Holy Spirit to enter into a much more exalted betrothal and marriage with the Son of our heavenly Father. As preparation for this union we should, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, put on Jesus Christ’s robe of righteousness. Paul said to the church in Corinth: “I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (2 Cor. 11:2). We should fully cooperate in the process by dedicating ourselves to work on this garment: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Rev. 19:7-8).

Isaac went out in the evening to meet his bride in the field. As the heavenly Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus will meet His bride in the air (1 Thess. 4:16-17). That will be at the end of the church dispensation when the evening shadows are stretching out long. He will continue to love her, as always since their first meeting through the mediation of the Holy Spirit, and will then be united with her forever at the marriage of the Lamb.

Bound together by love

From the study of this typology it is evident that love was the most significant characteristic of relationships in Abraham’s family – love for God and also love for one another. The love for God was preeminent, and that explains why Abraham did not withhold his son whom he dearly loved, when God asked him to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham’s faith in God was firm and irrevocable, and he believed that the Lord was able to raise him from the dead. Isaac had the same faith and love in his heart, which explains why he did not complain or shy away when he was to be sacrificed but willingly submitted himself. When Isaac afterwards got a wife he loved her with this same love which the Lord had poured out in his heart. That is the secret why the blessing of the Lord so clearly rested upon their lives.

The question which we now have to answer is: How does divine love function as a basic principle of life in the New Testament family of God? As far as the Triune God is concerned, this principle has clearly not changed since God is love and will always remain unchanged. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the same, yesterday, today and forever. God loves lost humanity so much that He gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice so that the penalty for our sins could be paid and our souls be saved. His saving grace still operates unchanged where His Word is proclaimed. As far as Israel is concerned, we have read in Jeremiah 31 that God loves them with an everlasting love, and still desires that they will return to Him as a people. He remains the same, and keeps on calling them back to Him (Jer. 3:12).

But how is the situation with the two other members of this family, i.e. Israel and the church? As a people, Israel are still alienated from God and are therefore not examples of His love, except for a small group of Messianic Jews who follow Jesus as Messiah. However, this situation is going to change as the Lord expects it of His church to reach out to Israel in love and win them back for God by virtue of the atonement in the new covenant. Do they do that? A Messianic Jew once said that there is such a poor relationship between Israel and the church that he fears the modern Isaac (Jesus Christ) will one day have to introduce his wife and mother to one another.

The Lord Jesus wants His disciples (the church) to reach out spiritually to His mother (Israel), and even commanded that when He hung on the cross: “When Jesus therefore saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, Woman, behold your son! Then He said to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home” (John 19:26-27). With this arrangement Jesus had far more in mind than caring for His mother Mary. He also committed His mother, Israel, to the care of His disciples in the church, who are His bride.

The church certainly has an obligation to comfort and encourage Israel, and also to care for them. We are called upon to provoke them to jealousy by the way in which we serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through His Son, Jesus Christ (Rom. 11:11-12). The gospel was to be proclaimed first to Israel and then to the entire world (Rom. 1:16). We must comfort Israel by telling her that her iniquity is pardoned (Isa. 40:2). Although they have temporarily lapsed into unbelief as a nation they were nevertheless instrumental in bringing the Word of God to us (Rom. 3:1-3). We received a spiritual heritage which was initially offered to them, and for that reason we owe them much.

Paul confirms the fact that Israel’s spiritual hardening is not permanent but only partial and temporary: “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Deliverer will come out of Zion and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob” (Rom. 11:25-26). Here on the Mountain of the Lord, where Abraham was called to sacrifice his son four thousand years ago, and where Jesus was sacrificed two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus will appear at His second coming to save the entire remnant of Israel. On that day, Israel will look on Him whom they have pierced, and grieve for Him bitterly (Zech. 12:10).

However, the bride of Christ was not always faithful to her calling to support and care for Israel and to lead them to the Messiah. We have no excuse for this neglect as Paul says in Romans 5:5 that the love of God has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. If we can testify that we are reconciled to the Father by virtue of His Son’s sacrifice, and that the Holy Spirit has poured out His agape love into our hearts, then it should be evident to all that love is the basic characteristic of our lives. Jesus said to His disciples: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

If we can testify about sanctification, divine love should be the basic feature of our lives since love is the first fruit of the Spirit. Paul says to the church in Corinth that he could not speak to them as to spiritual people who are filled with the Spirit of God, but as to carnal people who are still characterised by envy, strife and divisions (1 Cor. 3:1-3). Israel paid a high price for backsliding from the God of love. Unfortunately, many New Testament Christians also lapsed into lovelessness and fleshliness, thereby failing to comply with their calling to demonstrate love towards God, towards one another, towards Israel, and also towards a perishing world in which millions of people have not yet been invited to become members of the bride of Christ.

Prof. Johan Malan

Confession of faith

We confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Mk. 12:29). We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (Jn. 20:28; Heb. 1:8-9; 1 Jn. 5:20). We believe in the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible in the original languages, the need for all people to be born again spiritually to enter the kingdom of God, justification by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 3:3-8; Rom. 3:22-24; Eph. 1:7) and also the doctrine of sanctification by being filled with the Holy Spirit to become bold witnesses and disciples of the Lord Jesus (Acts. 15:8-9; 1 Thes. 4:3,7-8; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16). We firmly believe that the whole counsel of God has been revealed to us in His Word. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Acts. 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:22-23, 51-52; 1 Thes. 4:15-18; Rev. 1:7).

Geloofsbelydenis

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Wie is die Vrye Baptiste?

1.   Ons is Protestante.
2.   Ons is Wesleyaans - Arminiaans.
3.   Ons is Baptiste.
4.   Ons is Fundamentaliste.
5.   Ons is Evangelies.
6.   Ons Naam:

“Vrye” Baptiste het te doen met die feit dat ons vry is van die Baptiste Unie is en dat ons dus ons eie Moderatuur het. Ons behoort ook nie aan die Wêreld Raad van Kerke nie.

Ons het ook nie afgestig van die Baptiste nie, maar het die Naam aanvaar omdat ons bekend gestaan het as die Zion Curch en dit later verwar is met die onbybelse Sioniste beweging.
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Wat behoort ‘n mens in die Kerk te vind?

1. Ondersoek die Fondament:
1.1 ‘n Behoorlike siening van die Woord
1.2 ‘n Beklemtoning van Bybelse lering en prediking
1.3 Leerstellige Gesondheid
1.4 Leerstellige Beoefening
2. Ondersoek die struktuur van die Kerk:
2.1 Kerklike bestuur
2.2 Bewyse van orde
2.3 Haalbare doelwitte
2.4 Die Grootte van die Kerk
3. Kyk hoe dit funksioneer:
4. Kyk na die atmosfeer:
4.1 ‘n Hoë beskouing van God
4.2 Die teenwoordigheid van opregte geloof
4.3 ‘n Gees van opoffering
4.4 Is daar ‘n regte gesindheid teenoor die predikant en die leiers?
4.5 Geestelike eenheid

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Christian Fundamentalism
Johan Malan

There are so many variations of Christianity with regard to its practices and creeds that the question is often asked: which is the correct one? Christians who strongly adhere to basic Scriptural pronouncements, principles and values are referred to as fundamental, conservative or evangelical believers. The characteristics of this disposition will be reviewed in terms of its relevancy to a sound faith.

Christian fundamentalism is associated with the following 32 basic principles:    {READ MORE}

Kenmerke van ‘n Gemeente
Johan Malan

Die basiese roeping, eienskappe en kenmerke van 'n ware gemeente van Christus.

Ons leef in ‘n tyd van ongekende misleiding, veral op godsdienstige gebied. Die duiwel span al sy misleidingskrag in om Jesus Christus se dissipels van die suiwer Bybelse leer afvallig te maak, hulle ywer te laat verflou, hulle met nietige dinge besig te hou wat geen ewigheidswaarde het nie, en hulle ook in morele sondes te laat verval. Sodoende verswak en ondermyn hy die kerk van Christus waarteen hy veg en behaal in die proses groot oorwinnings.
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Nuutste Preke (MP3)

Gebeds Reeks

Frikkie Osborne

1. Waar staan ek met God? [1:07:01]
2. Die Woord [59:44]
3. Gebed [1:00:55]
4. Die Heilige Gees [1:00:25]

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Heiligmaking &dove-hover

Wederkoms Dienste

 25 tot 27 Mei 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Die skrif is aan die muur [47:33]
Nuwe wereldorde [53:39]
Jerusalem [56:11]
Betekenis van Jesus as Verlosser, Advokaat & Regter [42:15]
Die smal en die bree weg [43:33]

Mannekamp Boodskappe

Oktober 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Josua: 'n Studie in Bybelse Tipologie
HANDLEIDING (PDF)

Deel 1 [52:36]
Deel 2 [44:46]
Deel 3 [54:06]
Deel 4 [41:22]
Deel 5 [45:16]

Josua: 'n Studie in
Bybelse Tipologie

Mannekamp Boodskappe
 Oktober 2011
Prof. Johan Malan

1. Die Verwoestende Gevolge van Slawerny [1:06:10]
2. Die Vereistes en Kenmerke van Dissipelskap  [1:12:50]
3. Die Belofte van die Wegraping in Thessalonicense  [1:04:12]
4. Hoedanighede waarin die Here Jesus Gaan Verskyn  [ 1:04:27]
5. Die Stryd Tussen Twee Koninkryke  [46:13]

        Geestelike Bevryding,
Dissipelskap en

Voorbereidings
vir die Toekoms

Prayer

gebedKort Boodskap (mp3)
Ds. Marius Wolfaardt
Skilpaaie wat
gebed verhinder
(7:15)

EM Bounds:

Begin the Day with Prayer
THE men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, he will be in the last place the remainder of the day.  {READ MORE}

Much Time Should Be Given to Prayer
Much time spent with God is the secret of all successful praying. Prayer which is felt as a mighty force is the mediate or immediate product of much time spent with God. Our short prayers owe their point and efficiency to the long ones that have preceded them.  {READ MORE}

Preachers Need the Prayers of the People
It is absolutely necessary for the preacher to pray. It is an absolute necessity that the preacher be prayed for. It will take all the praying he can do, and all the praying he can get done, to meet the fearful responsibilities and gain the largest, truest success in his great work.  {READ MORE}

Die Rol van Gebed
Johan Malan

Opsomming:
Enkele kenmerke van gebed, asook verskillende vorms van gebed.  {LEES MEER}

The Importance of Prayer
Johan Malan

Prayer is one of the most important Christian activities. Through prayer one maintains an intimate walk with the Lord and lays the foundation for success in other spiritual activities. It also ensures victory in the struggle against Satan as you commit yourself in faith to the protection and care of the Great Victor, Jesus Christ. Dr. Andrew Murray said: “I am convinced that we will never fully appreciate what the great significance of prayer is as long as we only regard it as a way to sustain our own spiritual life. But if we learn to view it as the most important work entrusted to us, the basis and strength of all our work, then we will realise that there is nothing we should study and practice as the art of praying correctly.”

The request of the disciples was: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). We can only learn the art of true prayer and intercession from the Great Intercessor, Jesus Christ. It is a school in which we must grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pet. 3:18). Although prayer, in its initial form, is so simple that even the smallest child can pray, it is at the same time the highest form of dedication to which believers are called.   {READ MORE}

Die Sonde van Biddeloosheid (mp3)
Luister na die preek (33:38)
Ds. Hannes Delport

The Power of Prayer
RA Torrey

Ye have not, because ye ask not (James 4:2).
"Why is it," many a Christian is asking, "that I make such poor progress in my Christian life? Why do I have so little victory over sin? Why do I win so few souls to Christ? Why do I grow so slowly into the likeness of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?" And God answers in the words of the text: "Neglect of prayer. You have not, because you ask not."  {READ MORE}

The Word of God

How To Study the Bible
George Muller
The Manner of Reading the Bible / Stick to the Word of God / Read Consecutively / Connecting the Scriptures / Read the Word Prayerfully / Also Meditate On the Word / Read With Faith / Be Doers of the Word... 

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The Word of God
Prof. Johan Malan

In this article, 14 characteristics of the Word of God are described. These statements are most significant in view of the fact that that a large body of modern theologians have, through their prejudice and destructive criticism, relegated the Bible to the level of highly contentious and disputed writings of human origin.

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Spiritual Backsliding

The Backslider in Heart
Charles G. Finney

I. What backsliding in heart is not.
II. What backsliding in heart is.
III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart.
IV. What are consequences of backsliding in heart.
V. How to recover from this state.

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Spiritual Backsliding
Prof. Johan Malan

It is important that one understands the phenomenon of apostatising, or backsliding, as every believer should be able to identify and counter this backward course in his or her spiritual life whenever it occurs. If you wish to determine the objective truth about spiritual backsliding you should consult the Bible and not biased or erroneous church dogma. Some churches, mostly in the Wesleyan tradition, agree to the possibility of backsliding while others, mostly Calvinistic and Lutheran churches, reject the possibility of apostatising and falling from grace. What does the Bible teach?

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Marginale, Teruggevalle en Valse Christene
Prof. Johan Malan

Die toestand van ‘n mens se hart beskryf die aard van jou geestelike lewe en morele beginsels. Die hart is die sentrum van jou gees en siel, en dus bepalend vir jou wil, emosies en denkwyse. Jou hart is óf ‘n woonplek vir God óf ‘n woonplek vir Satan.

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Mission

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Blanket Project

NadiaTKaren

 

The women of the Free State FBC started a blanket project in 2014 to crochet a double bed blanket for every minister and his wife. The first blankets were delivered with our last tour in January. The ladies that are part of this project asked for a photo of the families their blankets went to so that they can also pray for them.

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A wheelchair for Eliza

ElizaDawala

Above is Eliza Divala and her husband, she received a wheelchair in March 2014. She has never been able to walk in her life and this is her first wheelchair ever.

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PLANNING:

Next Tour – June 2016

The Biggest Needs of the Mission:
Material for 3 church buildings

Cement - most of the churches need to be completed
Repair work on the pastors’ houses
Chichewa & Portuguese Bibles (R80 per Bible)

Hymnals for all the churches (R26 each)

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Are you born again?

The Necessity of Rebirth
Prof. Johan Malan

Scripture reading: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him. Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again… Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?” (John 3:1-10).

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Slaves of Sin
Prof. Johan Malan

But there is another, more abstract form of slavery by an invisible enemy, to which most people are subjected for their entire life, and that is spiritual and moral slavery. This is a problem which faces all people as all of us are slaves of sin because of the fallen nature which we have inherited from Adam. Sin is the consequence of alienation from God, and that accounts for the spiritual and moral depravity of mankind. The Fall has rendered humanity despicable in the eyes of God (Gen. 6:5-6). Paul says: “... through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12).

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Is u weergebore?

Het jy in jou geestelike lewe op die plek gekom waar jy met sekerheid weet dat indien jy vandag te sterwe kom, jy hemel toe sal gaan? Veronderstel jy sou vandag te sterwe kom en voor God te staan kom en Hy sou jou vra, “Waarom moet Ek jou in my Hemel toelaat?” Wat sal jou antwoord wees?

As jy nie een van die vrae kan antwoord nie, wat dan??
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Preke (mp3)
Prof. Johan malan

Redding / Fondamente / Groei

The Second Coming

How Can We be Ready for the Second Coming of Christ?
Johan Malan

There are various prophecies in the Bible by which Christians are encouraged to be vigilant and ready for the sudden coming of the heavenly Bridegroom. These instructions and admonitions should be taken seriously, as there are so many things that can divert the attention of a believer from his calling as a servant of Christ, who should be able to boldly give an account of his life when his Master returns at an unexpected hour. On that day He will catch away His bride to her heavenly abode, and then it will be too late to prepare for His coming and to rearrange your priorities in life. The following is one of the many calls to be found alert, dedicated and faithful on the day of the second coming:

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:33-37).   {READ MORE}

Tekens van die Tye
Johan Malan
Hoewel daar beslis ‘n verrassingselement in die wegraping is, is daar aan ons verskeie tekens van die eindtyd gegee sodat ons ten minste sal weet wanneer dit naby is:
  “En as hierdie dinge begin gebeur, kyk dan na bo en hef julle hoofde op, omdat julle verlossing naby is” (Luk. 21:28).
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The Rapture Explained
By Golda Chimere-Dan

The rapture is the event in which the Lord Jesus Christ will appear in the cloud at the voice of the archangel and the last trumpet sound to take all Bible believing, born again Christians away from the surface of this earth before the Almighty God unleashes his anger on a sinful, unrepentant and Christ-rejecting world.

The rapture is an event that will take place very soon and very suddenly. It will be the most astonishing event in the history of the world which will turn the entire planet on its head. The Bible teaches this very clearly and it is the hope of every believer in the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be among those who experience the rapture.  {READ MORE}

Die Wegraping
Johan Malan
Die belofte oor die wegraping is van die allergrootste belang. Hierdie gebeurtenis sal die kerkbedeling afsluit  wanneer die ware Christene na die hemel weggevoer word om voor die regterstoel van Christus te verskyn. Verwag jy dit en is jy hierop voorbereid?
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Ons Gee Om!

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God het so vir u omgegee dat Hy die hoogste prys vir u betaal het, deur Sy Seun te laat sterf aan die kruis. Daardie liefde brand ook in ons harte, wanneer ons u nooi om deel van hierdie familie te word. Jesus sê: Kom na My toe, almal wat vermoeid en belas is en Ek sal vir julle rus gee. (Matt. 11:28)

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Christen Leiers

Karaktertrekke van ‘n Christen Leier
Titus 1:4-6a
Drie areas om onberispelik in te wees:

Familie Lewe (2:6)
Persoonlike Karakter (2:7,8)
Bekwaamheid om die Woord te kan gebruik. (2:9-16)

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Die Rol van die Ouderling

1 Tim 3:1-7 en Titus 1
Wat is die rol van die ouderling?
Wat is die Kwalifikasies van ‘n ouderling?

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Die Vrou in die Gemeente

Die rol van die vrou in die gemeente is in beginsel ooreenstemmend met haar sosiale posisie in die gesin: in beide gevalle het die Here die man as hoof oor haar aangestel. Hierdie reëling bevat geen element van diskriminasie teen die vrou nie, maar is getref om die godgegewe natuur, emosionele ingesteldheid en pligte van beide geslagte op die beste moontlike manier tot hulle reg en onbelemmerde ontplooiing te laat kom.

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Die Verband tussen die Wet en Genade
Johan Malan

Verskillende soorte wette
Die Nuwe Testamentiese wet van die liefde
Die beëindiging van die bedeling van die wet
Die grondslag van Israel se wettiese vormgodsdiens
Die genade van Christus is meer uitnemend as die wet

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The History of the Free Baptist Church

THE ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT

The history of the Church in South Africa begins with the coming of the History Dutch (1652) History French Huguenots (1668) Dutch (1652), the French Huguenots (1668) and the early German History German Lutheran Settlers a little later. With perhaps a few exceptions, these settlers were all Protestants. The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), controlled by hierarchy in Amsterdam, was the established church into which the Huguenots, with the exception of the German Lutheran, were assimilated. By l875 most of the non-state churches (those in the English group) in the Cape Colony became known as `free' churches. These churches became known as the 'English Free Churches English speaking Speaking Churches.’
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Bybels v Malawi LOGO

Bybel

Bybels vir Malawi Projeka1

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"Ek het julle in alles getoon dat ons deur so te arbei die swakkes moet help en die woorde van die Here Jesus moet onthou, dat Hy gesê het: Dit is saliger om te gee as om te ontvang."
Handelinge 20:35

Sanctification

How to Keep Sanctified
Booklet by J.O. Mc CLURKAN

The conflict is not over when you enter the sanctified life. The enemy within has been cast out, but sin in a thousand different forms lurks about you. To retain a pure heart requires the utmost vigilance. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
The Israelites did most of their fighting after entering Canaan; but few conquests were made in the wilderness. It takes the grace of entire sanctification to guarantee continuous victory in a land of walled cities, giants and thirty-one kings.

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Leef Heilig vir die Koms van die Bruidegom!
Johan Malan

Heiligmaking bepaal nie net die kwaliteit van ons verhouding met die Here hier op aarde nie, maar dit moet uitdruklik ook met die oog op die wederkoms van Jesus beoefen word. Die ware kerk is die bruid van die Here Jesus, wat by sy wederkoms met ‘n rein kleed voor Hom gestel moet word. Hiervoor het ons twee genadewerke in ons lewe nodig. Die eerste genadewerk staan in verband met die aanvanklike reiniging wat ons tydens wedergeboorte ontvang, terwyl die tweede genadewerk met volkome heiligmaking, of vervulling met die Heilige Gees, in verband staan. Jesus Christus het Homself vir altwee hierdie genadewerke aan ons oorgegee en verwag dat ons Hom vir beide daarvan sal vertrou:

"Christus [het] ook die gemeente liefgehad en Homself daarvoor oorgegee om dit te heilig, nadat Hy dit gereinig het met die waterbad deur die woord, sodat Hy die gemeente voor Hom kon stel, verheerlik, sonder vlek of rimpel of iets dergliks; maar dat dit heilig en sonder gebrek sou wees" (Ef. 5:25-27).
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Die Koringkorrel moet Sterf
Johan Malan

As ons nie bereid is om te sterf vir die wêreld, die vlees en die sonde nie, kan ons nie bruikbare dissipels van Jesus word nie. In só ‘n toestand sal ons “alleen” en “onvrugbaar” wees en nie aan ons doel as Christene beantwoord nie. Die Here Jesus het gesê: “Voorwaar, voorwaar Ek sê vir julle, as die koringkorrel nie in die grond val en sterf nie, bly dit alleen; maar as dit sterf, dra dit veel vrug” (Joh. 12:24).

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We Must Be Holy
JC Ryle

We must he holy on earth before we die, if we desire to go to heaven after death. If we hope to dwell with God for ever in the life to come, we must endeavour to be like Him in the life that now is. We must not only admire holiness, and wish for holiness: we must be holy.
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Die stryd teen vleeslikheid
Andrew Murray

Baie Christene leef in ‘n toestand van vleeslikheid voort deurdat hulle nie na ‘n lewe van oorwinning in die krag en onder die leiding van die Heilige Gees streef nie. Die gevolg hiervan is dat die eienskappe van die vlees oorheersend in hulle lewe bly en alle moontlikheid van geestelike groei uitskakel. Hulle bly klein kindertjies in die Here wat as gevolg van hulle beperkinge en tekortkominge onbevoeg is om geestelike werk te doen. Hulle vertoon nie die vrug van die Gees nie en word deur verdorwe emosies soos selfgesentreerdheid, twis, jaloersheid en tweedrag gekenmerk. Daar is egter ‘n oplossing vir hierdie ernstige probleem.
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Die Pad van die Here
Johan Malan

Die pad van die regverdiges is die pad van die lewe. Die Here Jesus het hierdie nuwe en lewende weg vir ons deur sy kruisdood geopen, en nooi ons daarheen. Hoe word ons op hierdie pad geplaas? Dit begin by ons wedergeboorte, en terwyl ons geestelik groei word die pad al hoe helderder tot die volle dag.
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Preke oor Heiligmaking (mp3):
Geesvervulling 1 (34:44)
Geesvervulling 2 (35:07)- Ds. Hannes Delport
Christelike Volmaaktheid Nou (51:33) - Ds. Marius Wolfaardt

Four messages

Four messages are presented on key issues which directly affect the nature of preparations which the church as the bride of Christ should make to be ready for the sudden coming of Jesus Christ as the heavenly Bridegroom
Johan Malan

Preface

Who is Jesus and how Well do we Know Him?

The Grey Area of Deception between Two Kingdoms

Typology of Abraham and his Family

The Necessity of Complete Sanctification

Epilogue

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From Darkness to the Light

 

God’s Plan of Salvation
Prof. Johan Malan

 

There is a definite way that the Lord Jesus deals with unbelievers to save them, equip them for service and prepare them for eternal life in heaven. The willingness and full co-operation of each one of us, according to fixed biblical guidelines, is necessary if we wish to avert the tragedy of a false repentance. We can all share in the wonderful experience to be called by the Lord out of the darkness of sin into His marvellous light. I invite you to explore with me the unsearchable riches of the Lord’s love and saving grace, and to accept it by faith.

1. Calling
2. Sorrow
3. Repentance or Conversion
4. Justification
5. Rebirth
6. Sanctification
7. Glorification
False Foundations
How to Grow in Grace

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Literature

Books Tracts
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There's a selection of books on various subjects such as
salvation / rebirth, spiritual growth, sanctification,
Christ's return, Bible study and more. These books can
be used for personal study and also Bible study groups.

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Ons het 'n verskeidenheid van boeke wat handel oor
redding / wedergeboorte, geestelike groei, heiligmaking,
die wederkoms, Bybelstudie en nog meer.  Daar is boeke
vir persoonlike studie, en ook vir Bybelstudie groepe.

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available in many different languages.

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contact us.
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