|(Mrs Mdlalose and Kjell Olsen shared how the
ceremony in Potchefstroom went at North West University.
dean said something significant, "a person who has achieved much is usually only
honoured when they are gone or right at the end of their lives." It reminds one of
the word that a prophet is not recognised at home.
They started with uncle Erlo and then read a summary of his
achievements. We don't know what we have!
And they awarded him the highest non academic award possible from
North West University, the Chancellors Medal.)
Summary of sermon:
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be
justified by faith.
Many are confused about this matter of the law and the grace of
God. It's sad when many speak about the law. It's as if they don't know what they talk
about. Their minds are dark.
Can I as a child of God dress in any manner, live in any manner,
talk in any manner, simply because I'm not under the law, but under grace?
Jesus said often, "I did not come to take away the law but to
There are the ten commandments, Jesus did not come to remove any
of them. I don't know if you shall enter heaven if you disregard that and simply claim to
be under grace and break them.
The first commandment, "you shall love the Lord your God with
all your heart and have no other gods before Him". Now if you do not love Him with
all your heart and set up idols in your heart - shall you enter heaven?
Paul said such people who claim to be under grace and live as they
like are "silly women".
The law is there to lead us to Christ. In other words the law is
our teacher. It even says it's like one who chastises us. We know what that means. It was
put in place that we might be justified by faith.
There are those who say we can do what we like because we are not
under the law but under grace. They know not what they talk about and must still be
converted like the heathen.
It also says that the law of the spirit has set us free from the
law of sin.
Those that are lawless show it through their lives and their life
is a mess filled with contradiction and sin.
God said of king Saul that he was cursed because of his
disobedience since obedience was better than sacrifice. In Acts it says that God gives His
spirit to those who obey Him.
The law says you shall not be an adulterer, a slanderer, a
murderer; then if you do those things you are guilty before God even though you are under
The Bible also says how the Holy Spirit will teach us concerning
sin, and righteousness and judgement. That is what the Holy Spirit does. He shows us when
we are guilty before God.
In Acts 2 we read the believers were of one mind and kept the
teaching of the apostles. We read how they devoted themselves to study the teaching of the
apostles and the fellowship of the believers.
Some say we're too strict and should give more freedom. No the
Bible says the parent who doesn't teach his child, and corrects his child and uses the rod
of correction doesn't love his child. If you just leave your child to all his passions and
desires that will destroy him or her, you don't love that child.
If the Holy Spirit is in you no one needs to teach you, since the
Holy Spirit will teach you the way to go every day of your life.
Migratory patterns of swallows are accurate to the day. Who tells
them? It's in them. If that bird does not obey that law inside of it then the law from
outside, the law of nature, the snow and cold, will kill that bird.
If the spirit of God is in you, He teaches you what is right and
wrong and what to do. Do you obey Him?
If you as a believing women go to the shop to buy clothes you will
pray, "Lord I am your temple, guide me how to clothe your temple."
But if you just go there and choose what you like then it will
also be clothes that doesn't fit a child of God. So too as a child if you buy a dress that
sweeps the floor, you do not bring glory to God. People turn things upside down, children
buy old people's clothes and vice versa.
Before you as a girl go to buy clothes, pray, "Lord will
these clothes show forth your glory."
A girl who came here and continued to put makeup one day felt God
say to her, "why do you change that which I had made". She then stopped with her
makeup and threw all her makeup away. She also coloured her hair and then felt God speak
to her about it too. Nobody preached to her about it but she had the Holy Spirit in her
and He taught her. She stopped with it too.
What the law couldn't do the grace of God did in her life.
Tennis was my idol as a young man. But when Jesus came into my
life I left that and went into the black's huts and told them about Jesus. The idol was
Do you want to say that Jesus is in you but you don't tell the
lost about Jesus? Yet you have time for sport and leisure and your own pursuits, spending
a fortune on it? How is it possible when Jesus is in you?
The Bible told us of these days that in the last days people will
be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, and have no time for the things of God.
How can you pay to watch rugby or watch it on the TV, the devils
box, and watch those half naked girls dance, and yet you call yourself a Christian?
As a child I asked my dad for two acres of land and to plow it for
me. I planted tobacco there and made a lot of money. But when Jesus came into my life that
all stopped and the tobacco fields went to ruins. God showed me that I cannot defile the
bodies of others.
When you are lead by the Spirit of God, nobody has to check on you
since His spirit leads you into all truth and you know what is right and wrong, and to
choose the right.