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TSD 9 – $65 Million Jet

TSD 9 – $65 Million Jet

By Lungisa Joctrey

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On the Show today we are looking at Creflo A Dollar and His $65 Million Dollar Jet project which is well known as Project G650. And then later we look at the earthquake in Nepal.

We kick off the Show by playing a song by Brother Tshepo of Elpeces Music. I met brother Tshepo in 2008 while I was the Pastor of the Fire Word Ministries International and our ministry team was invited to preach at the church in which he fellowshiped and was in charge of the worship ministry. Before we parted we exchanged contact details. From then until now I had kept his number on my sim card and despite the number of times I changed phones, his number was travelling with me from phone to phone. In March this year we connected again via WhatsApp and I sent him my song titled “Highest Mountain” and he appreciated it. He then gave me the link to his song on Soundcloud.
This is the link to the song Don’t Stay Out Side You can find other songs by him on his playlists on soundcloud.com.

Creflo Dollar

Creflo dollar has been the talk of the proverbial town lately. Thanks to his campaign to raise $65 Million dollars for his new private jet, he managed to attract thousands of critics. It is noted that he didn’t take the criticism kindly and He refused to humble himself, instead he went on to deceive his followers. He tells them that the “enemy” is out to discredit him. He refers to his critics as “the devil” or “the enemy.” To top it all off, he denies that he asked for money to be given towards his plane. We present audio version of the video that was posted on YouTube where Creflo Dollar Ministries was trying to ask for donations towards the plane and their campaign is called Project G650. They said that they believed God for 200 000 ministry partners who would each give $300 dollars in order to make this project a possibility.

Dollar claims that his critics are against the preaching of Jesus but the truth is his critics are opposing him because of the heretical prosperity message that he preaches. This gospel of his, contradicts the very word of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
(Matthew 6:19-21 KJV)

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
(Luke 12:15 KJV)

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
(1 Timothy 6:6-11 KJV)

Nepal

An unfortunate event took Nepal by surprise on the 25th of April 2015. A 7.9 earthquake hit Nepal and killed over 7 000 people and left over 14 000 injured. Some of the ignorant folks might mock the people of Nepal on that they were idol worshippers and for that reason this event came on them. There is a warning from our Lord Jesus Christ concerning comments like that.

“There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:1-5 KJV)

Nepal’s misfortune should serve as a warning for us, who are more idolatrous than the people of Nepal. Having come to the knowledge of God we still get to be entangled in all forms of lusts, covetousness and other forms of worldly enticements. Just because one has not made a golden calf does not mean they haven’t built one in their minds.

Repent from your Idols!!!

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TSD Episode 6 There Is No Crisis (Audio File)

 (There is no Crisis (16-03-2015)

By Lungisa Joctrey

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Maybe you’ve heard it on the news that 4 Eskom bosses have been suspend due to an investigation that will be conducted for an estimate of 3 three months. The spokespeople for Eskom or the government are saying “There is no crisis.” The question the Spokesdude is asking is, “If there is no crisis why the investigation is being done?” Load shedding to any tax payer and Eskom customer should be defined as “crisis”. The Spokesdude definition of crisis is “Eskom” and competition is need in the energy industry where the Eskom power monopoly will be done away with in the interest of provide quality service to the South Africans.
The Spokesdude is playing a new song that was written for the “The Spokesdude Show” and it is titled “He took my sins away.” This song is part of The Spokesdude Collection. After the song we discuss proper dress code for women, especially women who profess godliness or who say they are born again Christians as it discussed in the Bible. The scripture reference for this topic is 1 Timothy 2: 9-10 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”

The next topic on the table is “Judging” we are just looking at how hypocritical people can get to be. When one tell the truth, they are labelled being judgmental and that is view as wrong. Ignoring the fact that the very moment one decide that anything is wrong, judgment is be executed. If it is wrong to judge then we must refrain from calling people “rapists, “murderers,” “liars” and other judgmental terms. The Oscar Pistorius saga and now Flabba’s girl friend case are good examples of how people get to judge and condemn people without first hearing the whole matter. The very same people who are judging these celebrities, feel very offended when the tables are turned and they find themselves in the position where they are being judged without anyone wanting to hear their side of the story. The Spokesdude also debunks the myth that surrounds John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

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The Everlasting Gospel (Audio File)

The Everlasting Gospel (15-03-2015)

By Lungisa Joctrey

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Today’s Message is taken from Revelation 14:6-7 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” So pick up your bible, pen and paper, and listen to the preaching of the gospel. One of the scripture references given was Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 and it runs parallel with today’s text. Amen.

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Narrow is the way that leadeth to life (Audio File)

Narrow Is The Way That Leadeth To Life (08-03-2015)

By Lungisa Joctrey

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In this show we have a song titled “All Have Sinned” and we have a sermon that was preached on Sunday the 8th of March. We invite anyone in the world who would like to have their music promoted in the show (Terms and Conditions Apply) to contact us via email or call 27724182729. We also would appreciate sponsors and financial supporters to help keep the show going. Please give us critical feedback so that we can know where we should improve, what should add and what we must avoid.

Today’s message was preached on Sunday the 8th of March 2015 at International Christian Brethren Church in Sweetwaters under the leadership of Pastor ZH Mthethwa. The text was taken from Matthew 7:13-14

    “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

The message is in isiZulu language due to that it was delivered to isiZulu speaking audience. This sermon reminds the church that we are supposed to enter through the straight gate and walk on the narrow way, because the wide gate and the broad way will lead to destruction. These are few points that were covered in the sermon:

    – The Narrow way is not an easy way
    – The Narrow/Strait gate is Christ Himself and he is also the way behind it (John 10:7-9; 14:6)
    – The Narrow way requires one to be ready to lose his life as stated in Luke 9:23-24 and Luke 14:26-27.
    – The Narrow way is the way of God and it is informed by God’s word, not by human opinion.
    – The Narrow way has few people on it, as opposed to the broad way which has many people walking it. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
    – The Narrow way requires one to pray for his/her enemies and also to love them.
    – The Narrow way is marked with sufferings, tribulations and persecution. These are the things we need to endure if we wish to be glorified with Christ, seeing that Christ went through the same.
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Love the LORD thy GOD 2 (Audio File)

Love the LORD thy GOD 2 (22-02-2015)

By Lungisa Joctrey

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Today’s message is based on Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” It is a sequel to last week’s message. It focuses on the grace of God that has been shown to the people Israel because of the covenant which God had made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob their fathers.

The children of Israel did not merit their salvation out of the hand of the Egyptians but it was due to the grace of God and to the oath that God had made to Abraham in Genesis 15:1-21, saying:

      “1 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

 

      2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

 

      3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

 

      4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

 

      5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

 

      6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

 

      7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

 

      8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

 

      9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

 

      10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

 

      11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

 

      12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

 

      13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

 

      14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

 

      15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

 

      16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

 

      17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

 

      18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

 

      19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

 

      20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

 

    21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

“Moreover God had sworn by himself that He would bless Abraham in Genesis 22:16-18,

      “16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

 

      17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

 

    18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

God confirmed the oath with Isaac.
Genesis 26:2-5

“2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”

God again confirmed the oath to Jacob in Genesis 28:12-14

      “12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

 

      13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

 

    14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”

GOD ALMIGHTY kept His word and the oath which He had made to the fathers of the Israelites. The Israelites inherited the promise land despite their murmuring, stiffnecks and continued testing of God’s patience. Many fell in wilderness because of unbelief and many inherited the promise land because of the grace and the faithfulness of God in keeping the oath by which He swore to their fathers to give them and their seed that good land.

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Love the LORD thy GOD (Audio File)

Love the LORD thy GOD (15-02-2015)

by Lungisa Joctrey

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The greatest and the most important commandment is, “Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might”(Deuteronomy 6:5). This message is based on loving God. It also speaks strongly against astrology, Valentine’s Day and other kinds of idolatry. Follow us on twitter @lnjoctrey or @thespokes_dude

We must always bear in mind that God hates idolatry and that he promises that all idolaters will go to the lake that burns with fire and brimstone

    (Revelation 21:8).

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and IDOLATERS, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

He told the children of Israel not to make idols and that they should not worship them.

    (Exodus 20:3-6)
      “3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

 

      4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

 

      5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

 

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments”

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God doesn’t want his children to do what the heathens or the unbelievers do.

    (Leviticus 18:3)
      “3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.

 

      4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.

 

    5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.”

Christians are commanded in the New Testament:

    (Romans 12:1-2)

 

      “1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

There is no question that Valentine’s Day, Christmas day, Halloween, Easter and New Year’s day have strong pagan roots and the true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ must refrain from such. God teaches us, that is to say, those who belong to Him not adhere to the customs of the heathens.

    (Jeremiah 10:1-8)
      “1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

 

      2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

 

      3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

 

      4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

 

      5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

 

      6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.

 

      7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

 

    8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.”

The purpose of this message is to warn and try to convince those who are inclined in learning and practicing pagan worship to refrain from such and also to repent from all forms of idolatry.

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Deny Youself (Audio File)

Deny Yourself (08-02-2015)

by Lungisa Joctrey

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This message is taken from Luke 9:23-26, 14:26-33 which talk about thecost of following the Lord Jesus Christ. It challenges Christians to throw away all idols in their lives and commit themselves to the true Lord and Savior Yahshua haMashiach (Jesus Christ). Follow us on twitter @lnjoctrey or @thespokes_dude

Scripture Verses

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.(Luke 9:23-26 KJV)

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.(Luke 14:26-33 KJV)

The sure foundation

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:11-16 KJV)

Jesus Christ was highly exalted becasue He had first humbled himself and lived a life of obedience to the Father.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11 KJV)