Archive for August, 2009

Many preachers have been critical of Laban’s treatment of Jacob during Jacob’s time with his uncle.

I am sure Laban has his side of the story to tell….his perspective.

Laban and Jacob were family. As leaders of congregations many of us have relatives sitting in our congregations. We know this about our relatives … they know all our secrets. They are fully knowledgeable about all the events of our life. They know our strengths and our weaknesses. They can recapture with great joy, as if it happened yesterday all your failings from 20 years ago.

Could this have possibly happened to Laban as he remembered the

events surrounding the birth of his sister’s child.

That he had an obligation to take in a member of his family.


Gen 29:14

14 And Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh.” And he stayed with him for a month.


With a name like Jacob, meaning a supplanter, deceiver or a rogue it must have been difficult for Laban to give this young man a free reign over his field. No wonder God changed the boy’s name.

The word “supplanter” simply means one who takes the place of someone else, often by trickery or by force.

Jacob was perfectly named by his parents. He immediately started “supplanting” during his birth (Gen 25:26). He continued to take the possession of others…his brother’s birthright; his father’s blessing (Gen 27: 1-29)


It would seem that Jacob’s reputation preceded him as he came into Laban’s field. Hence the 20 year relationship.

We can fast track everything, except a relationship. Relationships have to be built. In this season we desire marriage; not a casual affair. In fact there is one relationship that can be fast tracked…it is the one with the harlot whose sole focus is on concluding a financial transaction.



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You are invited to submit your view, however

controversial it may be on this week’s topic.


This is a statement by obstetrician Dr Douglas


One in three mothers in South Africa who delivers in the public sector gives birth via Caesarean section. In the private sector, two in three mothers or more deliver their babies via Caesarean section. It’s a trend that has been steadily increasing over the past decade. In 1985, the World Health Organisation recommended a target rate of 15 per cent, which was calculated by experts but no data was issued to support this figure.

There is no doubt that too many Caesareans are being performed. Both patients and doctors are responsible for this. All prospective parents, midwives and doctors have a common aim: a healthy mom and healthy baby. However, our views and perspectives differ.

What is your view on this new trend of “designer

childbirth”?  Start blogging.

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The ABC  (Accurate Building Concepts) is a strategic

alliance of like minded men of God who gather every

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 0830hrs at the Resurrection

Life Ministries which is situated at Gem City

in Phoenix which is just north of the city of

Durban. CCF International Church is a covenant

partner of this Forum which functions under the

spiritual authority of its founder and apostle

Dr Sagie Govender.

You are most welcome to attend.




Pastor Nilo Sergio Nogueira

Comunidade Cristã Internacional

Rua: Visconde de Ourem nº 44 – Bangu- Rio de Janeiro – Brazil



0827719340  Julian Govender

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Calling all covenant partners !

Ps Popo will be visiting us at

CCF International Church South Africa

6 Oak Avenue Wyebank Kloof.

Thursday 27 August 2009 @  1900hrs

Ps Popo is an anointed man of God who pastors

one of the largest congregations on the island of

Mauritius. He relates to Dr Fred Roberts of the

Durban Christian Centre. Dont miss out !

Tel 0828187105 or 0832542015 for enquiries

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Matt 13:24-30

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'”


Matt 13:36-43

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


We all realise that the world has now come into the Church. That the field is now your local Church where the truth and the false co exist. Where Church is attended by two types of believers:

  • Those who are influenced by the Word of the Lord
  • Those who are influenced by the demonic realm

I would like us to focus on the present day treatment of the weeds….those who have been planted in our side to be a constant source of irritation and frustration for Church leaders worldwide. These weeds have no apparent purpose in our field; they utilise all the natural resources. Our merciful God does not withhold the rain from these weeds. The whole field gets refreshed; yet the weed will continue in its own way serving its father the evil one whose mission has never changed: to rob, kill and destroy.

The servants represent us, Church leaders whose first reaction is to “sort them out”. We must be careful and not get caught up in doing the work of the Holy Spirit. All we do is keep on speaking the Word; in our homes, in the Church; to your associates.

The Lord Jesus has a “restraining order” in place to prevent His servants from harassing and uprooting “weeds” in His vineyard.


“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest.


The reason the Lord wants us to leave the weeds alone is because of His overwhelming love and concern for the wheat. He does not want us to do anything that would place us in danger ; anything that would interfere with our growth. To understand this clearly think about an armed robbery in a packed shopping mall. The police show up. They cannot open fire because of the innocent bystanders. They have to hold their fire. The taking of hostages is a common criminal practice. As long as the good seed is present the weed will be safe.


The false brethren (the weeds) find security by dwelling in the midst of a righteous company. They know that God would not place His precious family in harm’s way.


Gen 18:20-26

20 Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.   23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing–to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

26 The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”


The evil seed will be dealt with at the end of the age. Where Jesus our Lord will pronounce the judgement. At that time the reapers will do their job. Unfortunately the wicked think that God loves them so much that He has spared them; so they continue to wreak havoc in the midst of the righteous. We can conclude that God loves the righteous, and for their sake has spared the whole field.




Isa 60:1-5

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you,

And His glory will be seen upon you.

3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar,

And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.

5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.


The demand of this season is for the glory of the Lord to be seen upon the righteous. In the midst of darkness, in the midst of a deep darkness that covers the earth, the light of the righteous must shine; This is not a flame that is flickering out; it is a fire that is burning bright. The Lord must arise over you. Unless the Lord occupies an elevated position in your life…the crowd around you will only witness your light.

They will be exposed to the manifestations of your limited human intelligence. Your ways must be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit.

Our sons will come from afar. We are already experiencing this level of glory.

The angel Gabriel told Mary:

Luke 1:35

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.


Let us be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit ….. and allow the Light, which is the Lord Jesus Christ to shine through us.

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Our sincere congratulations to Ps Brenden and Lushy Naidoo upon the second anniversary of Praise Church South Africa. Ps Brenden and the congregation are covenant partners with us at the Highway Word Forum and are highly respected leaders in our local community. Well done!

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Ps Selvin and his wife Lolly Reddy of Wyebank Christian Fellowship and their congregation celebrate their first year in ministry this week end. Ps Selvin Reddy is a highly respected minister of the gospel in Wyebank just outside of the city of Durban in South Africa. He is also part of a coalition of like minded men of God that gather regularly under the banner of the Highway Word Forum. We wish his ministry good success as we build together in His Kingdom.

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Matt 13:24-30
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ‘ ”

Stay expectant and meditate on this word …. I will release the revelation over this week end.


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Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 or SWINE FLU

 1.1   What is pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus?

A new strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus that has never before circulated among humans has been found. This virus is unrelated to previous or current human seasonal influenza viruses. This is commonly known as “swine flu” and “novel flu”.

 1.2   Transmission

The virus spreads from person-to-person. It is transmitted as easily as the normal seasonal flu and can be passed to other people by exposure to infected droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing that can be inhaled, or that can contaminate hands or surfaces. To prevent spread, people who are ill should cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, stay home when they are unwell, clean their hands regularly, and keep some distance from healthy people, as much as possible.


1.3   Typical signs and symptoms of infection

Signs of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 are flu-like, including:  fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.


2. Case definitions for identification of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009

The symptoms of pandemic influenza are non-specific and may be similar to seasonal influenza infections. The case

definitions below will enable you to recognise a case that may be infected with pandemic influenza, and classify them into one of two categories:


2.1 ILI (Influenza Like Illness) – Mild Disease:

  • • An individual with recent onset of an influenza-like illness (ILI), which may include fever ≥380C PLUS ONE OR MORE of the following acute respiratory symptoms (sore throat, rhinorrhoea / nasal congestion, cough or other signs part of the respiratory complex, myalgia, diarrhoea ).


2.2 SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) – Moderate to Severe Disease:

  • Persons 2 days to < 3 months old:

o Any child with diagnosis of suspected sepsis or physician diagnosed lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)

irrespective of signs and symptoms. Patient presenting within 7 days of the onset of illness.

  • ≥ 3 months old to < 5 years old:

o Any child ≥ 3 months to < 5 years with physician-diagnosed acute lower respiratory infection (LRTI) including

bronchiolitis, pneumonia, bronchitis and pleural effusion. Patient presenting within 7 days of the onset of illness

  • ≥ 5 years old:

o Any person presenting with: sudden onset of fever (>38oC) AND cough or sore throat AND shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing with or without clinical or radiographic findings of pneumonia. Patient presenting within 7 days of the onset of illness.





2.3 Features of severe illness

The criteria for severe pneumonia according to the WHO integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines are below:

a.       Any child age 2 months up to 5 years with:

a.       Cough or difficult breathing, AND with

b.      Any general danger signs (unable to drink or breast-feed, vomits everything, convulsions, lethargy or

b.      Unconsciousness), OR

a.       Chest in drawing or stridor in a calm child.

c.       Severity criteria in adults of any age group include: respiratory distress, dyspnoea, hypotension and / or evidence of hypoxia.


3. Who should be tested?


As of 16 July 2009, the laboratory testing strategy has been modified to only conduct testing if a clinical decision warrants these investigations.

Therefore, testing is only recommended for the following patients:

  • • Patients who meet the SARI case definition (i.e. severe infections) where a laboratory diagnosis will assist in patient management or patients hospitalised due to a lower-respiratory infection, and where no other explanation for illness is indicated and influenza forms part of the differential diagnosis.
  • • Patients with co-morbid disease and at risk for serious complications and who are symptomatic with SARI or ILI should be considered for testing if it will guide clinical management.
  • • Clusters of cases where a diagnosis of the cause of the outbreak is needed.
  • • An individual who has died where pandemic influenza A (H1N1) is suspected as the cause of death.


4. Case Management & Infection Control


4.1 Mild cases

  • • Mild cases do NOT require confirmatory laboratory testing and should NOT be admitted to hospital. They should be advised to isolate themselves at home for 7 days after the onset of symptoms and managed symptomatically.
  • • Supportive care at home is adequate for recovery. Provide the patient with advice which should include: resting, drinking plenty of fluids and keeping warm and dry. Use a pain reliever for head and muscle aches. Non-aspirin pain relievers should be used by children and young adults due to the risk of Reye’s syndrome.
  • • Antiviral medication is NOT recommended for mild cases or contacts not at risk for development of severe disease unless these patients are at high risk for serious complications of influenza.
  • • Patients at high risk for serious complications of influenza should be offered antiviral therapy at the discretion of the attending physician.
  • • The patient and their contacts should be given infection control guidance as follows:

o Regular hand washing with soap and water

o Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing (or use the upper part of your sleeve).Dispose of used tissues in a dustbin, and then wash hands with soap and water.

  • • Contacts of cases should stay at home at the first sign of illness and follow guidelines as above. They should seek medical care only if required.




4.2 Moderate to severe cases

  • • Cases with moderate to severe illness (based on a clinical assessment) that require hospital admission should be managed as follows:

o Where possible these cases should be isolated in their own room with the door closed for the duration of hospital stay. If discharged prior to day 7 of onset of illness, they can complete home isolation as outlined above.

o Droplet and contact precautions should be instituted.

o Health workers should wear a properly fitting N95 mask on entry into the patient’s room (if available).

o The patient should wear a standard surgical mask whenever he/she is required to leave the isolation room.

o Where separate isolation rooms are not available, suspected cases should be cohorted in a designated ward and the above precautions instituted.

o Oseltamivir should be used for treatment of moderate to severe cases (see section 4.3)


4.3 Treatment

Use of antiviral agents should be limited to persons with the following indications:

  • • Individuals with moderate or severe influenza-related illness, OR
  • • Any individual at high risk for serious complications of influenza and in whom treatment can be commenced within 2 days of onset of illness.

Oseltamivir (TamifluR) and zanamivir (RelenzaR) are active against influenza A and B viruses. Oseltamivir (TamifluR) is orally administered and is registered for use in individuals aged ≥1 year of age. Zanamivir (RelenzaR) is administered through an inhaler and is registered for use in individuals aged ≥ 12 year of age. Antiviral treatment with zanamivir or oseltamivir , should be initiated as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms.


4.4 Pregnant Women :

No clinical studies have been conducted to assess the safety of these antiviral for pregnant women. Because of the unknown effects of these drugs on pregnant women and their fetuses, oseltamivir or zanamivir should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the embryo or fetus; the manufacturers’ package inserts should be consulted.


4.5 Adverse events and contraindications

Consult manufacturers’ package inserts for further information on adverse events and contraindications for these anti viral drugs.


5.  Further information:


Answers to most questions are available on the following websites:

(Information taken from Revised Health Workers Guide- Department of Health South Africa)

Dr Rosanna Moonsamy

Medical Doctor

CCF International Church South Africa

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 Rom 8:9-14

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. 12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation-but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 


 The question now arises as to what spirit is leading you.

Your true identity is revealed by the spirit that is leading us.

 The spirit world is a vast realm. All kinds of spirits roam in this realm.

We can all come into one house, we can all praise and worship together.

Yet we are driven by a variety of spirits.

For example.

If you constantly causing division, always turning the hearts of the people away from the set man, instead of helping to build the family of God, then you driven by the spirit of Absalom …. That would identify you as the son of Absalom because you are led by that particular spirit.

There are those who refuse to respect that spiritual authority can be vested in a human vessel. They have one standard response “I only listen to God”.

In the following scripture Jesus confronts the Pharisees with this truth.

The people are unable to discern that He is the One sent by His Father.

 John 8:41-47

“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”


If you are destined for greatness, but you are unable to exercise your spiritual authority as the head of your home, then you are driven by the spirit of Delilah, a Philistinian spirit, which is a symbol of the flesh;  which will ultimately cause you to lose your vision totally and eventually will cost you your life.

This spirit will turn you into a sentimental, weak, blubbering individual.

This person never learns a lesson quickly.

Three times Samson encountered Philistines hiding in his house.

He said nothing, because this spirit will shut off your voice.


You can be driven by the spirit of your father. The spirit of evil can be imparted from generation to generation.

 2 Kings 24:8-9

8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem. 9 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.

 You can be driven by the spirit of your mother.

 We all know about Jezebel. What we may not know is that she had a daughter by the name of Athaliah.


Athaliah married Jehoram (or Joram), son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. Jehoram reigned only eight years and was succeeded by his son Ahaziah, who died after reigning only one year. Desiring the throne for herself, Athaliah ruthlessly killed all her grandsons-except the infant Joash, who was hidden by his aunt (2 Kings 11:2).

Athaliah apparently inherited Jezebel’s ruthlessness. She was a tyrant whose every whim had to be obeyed. As her mother had done in Israel, Athaliah introduced Baal worship in Judah and in so doing destroyed part of the Temple.

Joash was hidden in the house of the Lord for six years (2 Kings 11:3), while Athaliah reigned over the land (841-835 B.C). In the seventh year, the high priest Jehoiada declared Joash the lawful king of Judah. Guards removed Athaliah from the Temple before killing her, to avoid defiling the Temple with her blood.

(from Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

 You could be led by the spirit of ambition. All you are interested is to make a name for yourself.

 Gen 11: 3-5

3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.


As we can see the spirit that leads you will determine your identity. It will determine whose son you are; or who your father is.


There is no flesh on view.

Sons of God are motivated by love for their Father’s Kingdom.

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