Amahoro – Transfiguration to Take Over Africa and Then the World
Opening Address at The Gathering: South Africa
Gathering from (8-15 June, 2009) – Posted by Claude Nikondeha on June 08, 2009 at 2:59 PM
[Bold Emphasis and notes in green added by DTW]
We are, many of us, on a trajectory of transformation in our communities and countries. [Edited 20/6: A trajectory is the path a moving object follows through space. Example a rockets trajectory, or bullet for that matter. However, what goes up, must come down] We are working for something more than the salvation of the soul, [Really????] we are investing in the restoration of all things. [Creating the ‘Kingdom of the False Christ on earth’, sorry I mean ‘Kingdom of God on earth’]. All things creation in its entirety, all things created in Heaven and on Earth are being restored, reconciled, transformed into Gods dream for His world. [God is in all, all is in God – through Christ consciousness we, the entire world will become gods]
Desmond Tutu, a son of South Africa and a fitting mentor for us gathered here today, speaks of the Principle of Transfiguration. [Is that part of The Golden Rule?] Nothing, no one, and no situation is untransfigurable, [No one? So we don’t have a choice in the matter, so much for freedom] that the whole of Creation, nature, waits expectantly for its transfiguration [We do? I don’t. I wait for Jesus Christ the Son of God our Saviour, the one who died for our SIN – who is coming to save us from the horrors that lay ahead brought on by a False Christ who appears good and great in the beginning and then turns into the most evil man the world has ever witnessed SINCE the beginning of time – NOTHING will compare to the horror that will befall the ENTIRE word, all creation, every human on this earth] when it will be translucent with divine glory. We are collaborating with Christ as He works to bring the ultimate transfiguration of the world. [Collaborating with Christ? How is this possible when Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of our Heavenly Father and has NOT YET RETURNED to JUDGE the world. And I have no doubt your False Christ is here and you have met personally met him]. This image [The bible tells us to not make images, oh but wait your Christ will soon make an Image of Himself] of transfiguration has really captured my imagination, [Yes, this is what the anti-Christ is going to do, CAPTURE ever person in this entire world into taking the Mark of the Best, that no one may buy or sell without it] so I submit it to [Pass the message on… that The Christ is here] you tonight for some corporate reflection.
Transform a familiar word among us means to change something in its composition, structure, character or condition. This is our work as community organizers, right, to bring about such change on the ground. But transfiguration brings another set of connotations, it adds luminosity, enrichment, some sort of exaltation. [It supposedly moves us onto a higher level – a god level] Indeed, it means to give a new and exalted appearance, to bring about a change for the better. [Again, exalted to a Christ consciousness level, a god level – but this is only in appearance and NOT in reality].
To transfigure seems to elevate the endeavor or to deepen it, maybe. [Elevate everything to a higher level] Let me share a story [Yes, please do, it’s very telling ]
This past summer I traveled, for the first time, to a Batwa community just outside Bujumbura. I reached the village of Bubanza and saw people living in unbelievable conditions. People consigned to arid, sterile land far from a school or a local market. They were living in feeble grass huts that could not withstand the rains of Burundi. [Not sure why you had to go all the way there when there are plenty of places here in South Africa with the same problems…anyhow…] I sought out the leader of the village. I asked his name. I wanted to know who he was. He told me Nazina, no name. [How interesting!] In a culture where a name tells who you are or who you are to become, his parents named him No Name. There was nothing to hope for. His name communicated the depth of despondency that the Batwa people experience.
In a moment I recognized their sense of frailty, their invisibility seeing how precarious their life was. [It took you to meet the leader called ”NO NAME’ to recognise the problems in the village? Oh please… it’s got nothing to do with their frailty and suffering. You are trying to tell us something else here! A hidden message within this story] I also saw how my life is tied up with theirs. I am less human because of their condition. My own humanity and even faith is bound to their well-being. In that moment I knew my existence was bound to Nazina, No Name. My heart was pierced. It was a moment of transfiguration. [Um…ok…] It was a moment when God allowed me to see something more truly and deeply. [Ok, here we go, which God? The one who stood before you?] The encounter with No Name changed my plans. [An encounter? What a strange word to use. Was ‘No Name’, The Christ by any chance? I bet he was.]
There was a clarity about what I was to be doing and it was in partnership with the Batwa people. Moments of transfiguration set us on a trajectory of transformation toward the ultimate transfiguration of Gods beloved world. [Ultimate? When the False Christ declares himself God and you find yourself groveling at gun point at his feet instead of your own feet?] Moments of transfiguration, if we are open to them recognize them and lean into them, recruit us to be agents of transformation on the ground. [Yip, you have to be open to it, you have to be open to accepting The Christ, for now at least...until you are forced. Also the word AGENTS sent a chill down my spine. See definition of Agent at end of article]. That ground can be in Burundi among the Batwa people, in Pokot among warring tribes, in Gugulethu township among those still suffering injustice. [So this whole story is actually a metaphor for the ‘suffering of this entire earth’].
Those moments of seeing truly ignite something in us and inform the reality on the ground. [Yes, there is some seriously hot fire being ignited here] I believe that those moments of transfiguration set us on a God-ordained coarse [It is actually an ordained course if you want to put it that way. The Bible prophecies that all this will happen; that the world will eagerly accept a False Christ instead of Jesus Christ the Son of God because the human race so wants to be like God, they want power. Satan is making the human race do the exact same thing he did. He tried to be God], but also whet [sic] our appetite for consummation, [Just call it a pact with Satan and get it over and done with why don’t you! You are so sneaky with your words, lies, deceptive forked tongue…] for the ultimate transfiguration of the world.
I propose that we gathered here live between God-given moments of transfiguration and the ultimate transfiguration of all things. Between the bookends of transfiguration we live out the work of transformation. Changing the conditions on the ground is our day to day charge. ~ fostering healthy conversation amid election season ~ searching out parcels of land for a community development project for the landless ~ comforting the HIV/AIDS victims in the nearby slum ~ facilitating reconciliation among those in the grip of long-standing ethnic hostilities ~ fighting the ignorance and fear that gives rise to xenophobia ~ digging wells in arid communities ~ extending compassion to the widows of war ~ nurturing and housing the orphans ~ dismantling injust [sic] systems that keep people impoverished.
The first time we gathered in Uganda we spoke of the Gospel of Transformation [Gospel of Transformation?? I only know of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word of God, the Bible] that eclipses the old Gospel of Evacuation. [Ohhh, how silly of me, this NEW gospel wipes out/blocks out the Gospel of Jesus Christ] We are not merely about saving souls for Heaven so that we can escape this world, but we are engaged in the work of transformation here on earth in our communities. [Not about saving souls for Heaven . You already said that, but thanks for the reminder. I hope this reminder instills the URGENCY in people out there to WAKE UP to what is happening around them and accept Jesus Christ the Son of God into their lives and that their SOUL IS SAVED BEFORE IT’S TO LATE. As per this NEW gospel, the earth now becomes Heaven. The Kingdom of their god is to be created on earth, hence Jesus Christ of the Bible as per them does NOT come to take His Children home (those who are born again) but instead gives us power here on earth to rule WITH him (the False Christ that is)].
The Gospel of Jesus [You mean the Gospel of Transformation] propels us into our communities to bring the liberating and transforming message of Jesus [remember this is not the REAL Gospel of Jesus Christ, but a NEW gospel that has WIPED OUT/COMPLETELY BLOCKED OUT the OLD gospel, i.e., the Word of God, the Bible] to those living on ground zero. Last year we explored the ramifications of the Gospel of Reconciliation while in Rwanda. The work of reconciling, peace-making, forgiveness in places like Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa .
This is part of the gospel imperative entrusted to us by Jesus. [No, this is NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you said so yourself above yourself] Our work on the ground is spiritual. Our spirituality is expressed in these concrete actions comforting, facilitating, nurturing, digging, fostering, housing and feeding. Our spiritual lives are lived out as agents of transformation. But our good works and good efforts need roots and nourishment to sustain us from moments of transfiguration to the ultimate transfiguration. [That’s it, the Man of Lawlessness is ALL about good works – you see if it appears good then it must be good…ah the human race are such fools and satan knows it too.] To do the work of transformation without the accompanying spirituality is to run on empty. [In other words, to be an agent of the anti -Christ you need to have the same spirit in you – otherwise you wont be able to show people that the False Christ is actually one great guy, who loves everyone, promises nothing but peace and prosperity and helps us understand that we are all connected, a global community, one brotherhood.]
As Africans we have been at this for a long time, havent we? [Yip, we have, the spirit of Mandela is legendary] We have been working to change the conditions on the ground. And it would seem we have such a long way to go. We cannot afford to let our wells run dry. What is the spirituality of transformation (to borrow from Desmond Tutu yet again) that sustains us from beginning to glorious end? I think the African Reformation has to do with this very question. How have we been sustained thus far and how will we find nourishment in the season to come? Because the work is not done yet, we are still awaiting transfiguration, right? [And it’s not that far away I can tell you, but then you know that too. What 2 to 4 years?] What are the spiritual resources that will fund our transforming endeavors? [Spiritual resources = accepting a false spirit that does nothing but good works]
This is what I hope we will explore together in the next set of days. I hope our sessions will be centered [Just have to sneak that word in, to wet those contemplative appetites] on this question, I hope our dinner conversations will be about how we each experience sustenance while tilling transformation on the ground in our home communities.
Brian McLaren writes that spirituality is a word that somehow captures the idea of a viable, sustainable, meaningful way of life. I have heard people speak about spirituality as an ethereal quality of life or as a set of religious activities. But I love how Brian describes spirituality as a way of life. Viable: practical, workable, doable. Sustainable: nourishing for the long haul. Meaningful: rich with significance. Cultivating a viable, sustainable and meaningful way of life as agents of transformation in Gods world.
How do we do that? How do African voices illumine [Be a Christ light, illuminate the way] this inquiry? Desmond Tutu sketches out his own understanding of spirituality that is a good foundation for our discussions, I believe.
(1) The spirituality of transformation has a redemptive understanding of suffering. It does not surprise me that an African elder would make this connection between suffering and spirituality. [So this NEW gospel of Transformation is what redeems us, not repentance of SIN through Jesus Christ the Son of God who DIED for our SIN. This false Christ has done nothing, he did NOT die for you, he is NOT God, he CANT redeem, he CANT forgive, all he can do is DESTROY your soul and send you to the same place the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob created FOR Satan – everlasting fire.] In Africa we have plenty of suffering, it is an unavoidable part of our landscape. We, as a continent, suffer ethnic injustice, food shortages, multiple health pandemics, lack of medical supplies, unfair trade agreements, land disputes, extreme poverty, and the sheer loss of life across Africa is a deep & perpetual suffering. [Who’s fault is that? Wickedness is a direct result of being disconnected from God, through not wanting to accepting His Son Jesus Christ! The people on the ground are just as wicked as the men in the governments. Now I am going to use some logic based on the Gospel of Inter-connectivenes (of course there is not such gospel, but seeing as though you guys can make stuff up as you go along then so can I). So, seeing that we are all inter-conntected – that means that if the government is wicked then the majority of the people who voted them in are wicked too!]
According to Tutu, this suffering can either embitter us or ennoble [sic] us. We have seen both results across the continent bitterness that spawns genocide and the nobility of Mandela when he walked out of 27 years of prison with a spirit of forgiveness. [*whispers very softly* did Maitreya meet with Mandela when he was in prison? Will that make Mandela an Ascended Master when his time on earth is up? hmmm] But we have a choice to make when we encounter / endure suffering. [Sure do, you have A CHOICE to accept the anti-Christ over Jesus Christ, you have free will. You will NEVER be able to tell God on judgment day that you didn’t have choice] Will we nurse the seeds of bitterness or die to those urges and resentments and instead cultivate nobility? [Nobility = Christ consciousness = god level]
Part of our spiritual tenor depends on how we choose to respond to the sufferings. Tutu points out that the reason we can allow suffering to ennoble us is a matter of context. When we are able to see the larger purpose of our suffering, it is transformed, transmuted. It becomes redemptive suffering.
When we realize that we are working toward the ultimate transfiguration of the world, todays suffering is put in its place, in its rightful perspective. [What a load of manipulative rubbish] And we can suffer it, knowing it does not have the final word. The pain is transformed, redeemed and now somehow serviceable. It is part mystery, isnt it? [That’s why everyone is returning to ancient knowledge, ancient paths, secret places, MYSTICISM]
Richard Rohr, a Catholic contemplative, adds that pain, if not transformed, will be transmitted. [TaDaaa, here we start with an explanation of how to hear The Christ’s voice, which they call Gods voice] Think about that. If we do not allow our pain, our suffering to be transformed, it will be spread out to others or, in the very least, other parts of our own life. Think of all the untransformed pain and how it has spread in genocide, xenophobia, rape, greed that deprives the poor. But when our pain is transformed it contributes to the healing of the world. [Roman Catholics obviously didn’t contemplate this too well over the last few hundred years for if they had they would not have gone around murdering and torturing Christians and Jews under the name of ‘God’. ] So then how we decide to respond to the pain & suffering in our life is a very spiritual matter. It seems that in this universe redemption of any kind happens only through some form of suffering. [They are alluding to the suffering of Jesus Christ (note this is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible). Through his suffering he was transformed and transfigured, resurrected, rose to cosmic Christ level, ascended to a master; an ascended master called Jesus of Nazereth].
Tutu concludes. Redemption: Suffering, Transfiguration: Pain, Resurrection: Cross.
[Those who love the TRUTH and Jesus Christ with all their hearts will see what is happening because the Holy Spirit is warning you, and you need to listen to Him right now! Don’t be caught sleeping when the thief enters your home and robs you of everything you have with no way of getting it back – your soul.]
I think a lot of us look to the west as a mentor in many ways. We look at their prosperity, democracy, innovations and educational institutions. Maybe we even look to their churches for an example, for some equipping or even funding. But I think we need to consider how our western friends manage their suffering. I dont think I am misrepresenting the truth when I say that most westerners work hard to avoid suffering at all costs and they have the resources to do it pretty well. A slight headache and they reach for an aspirin; a hard choice to be made and they distract themselves in front of the tv; a deep personal loss and they open the liquor cabinet or the refrigerator. Is this how we, in Africa, want to respond to suffering? Will this bring about a spiritual maturing that will contribute to the healing of the world? [Spiritual maturing = reaching god level] African and Western, we need to agree that facing our sufferings together might be the more wise choice, though it be a harder one.
Jesus told us to carry our cross, to follow in His footsteps into the inevitable suffering. And when I see the connection between suffering and redemption, it starts to make some strange sense. We follow in suffering, because we follow Him in redemption. They are connected. No cross, then no crown, it would seem. As we suffer, and allow that pain to be redeemed we contribute to the transfiguration of the world in some mystical way. [Occult = Mystical] We are partnering with Christ in the restoration of all things. [Wonder how much your shares cost to partner with the anti-Christ’s company]
(2) The spirituality of transformation has ubuntu as the foundational understanding of persons. We are set in a delicate network of interdependence with our fellow human beings and all of creation Tutu states. This is a foundational understanding for our humanity, as one connected to others. In Africa we call this ubuntu, We are persons through other persons. Our humanity is all bundled up together yours, mine, those outside this camp, even those across the world. We are interconnected, [See above where I speak about being connected, global community, brotherhood etc.] and we are affected by the well-being of one another.
When someone is humiliated, I am humiliated. When another is going to bed on an empty stomach, I am not satiated. When you are broken-hearted, my joy cannot be complete. I am diminished when you are not well. We are connected. When I first visited the Batwa village of Bubanza, I was so stunned by the abject poverty of these people. Impermanent housing, so flimsy and unfit to endure the rains. A few potatoes in the pot, when there was a village of over 70 families to be fed. No access to schools, clean water or a local marketplace. I remember the deep, piercing awareness that I was less because Nazinas family was living in such dire conditions. [I find it amazing that a simple man can cause a deep, piercing awareness, in other words, ‘Christ consciousness’. When we see suffering it affects us, it’s shocks us, it saddens us, and we go out of our way to help, but what you are speaking about is something far more than just human emotion. Ah I keep forgetting that NO NAME was not just a man, but The Christ, this is why he could pierce your heart so deeply]. I felt personally diminished by their circumstances, because I knew our shared humanity connected us in an unavoidable way.
I remember telling my wife I realized that my faith would mean nothing if I do not do something to change the situation on the ground in Bubanza. [And what would happen if you did not manage to change the situation in Bubanza? What would happen to you? But I am sure you just might get it right, but not by your own strength, but by the Good Works Spirit in you] My very spirituality depended on the living conditions of the Batwa, on my connection to Nazina. That is ubuntu. [No your very soul depends on you not choosing Satan over Jesus Christ.]
I recall Marius coming to the States and addressing a group of Americans. He told them that partnering with Africa, caring for the situation on the ground in Africa was vital to their well-being. Why? Because if Africans were not well, then Americans were not well either. [In other words, if the entire world is not well then you are not well] The well-being of my American friends was dependant on and connected with the well-being of my brothers and sisters in Africa. Marius reminded us of our connection, ubuntu.
Now take this a step further think about victims of genocide and the perpetrators of that same genocide. Even they are connected to one another, even they are diminished by the others suffering, ignorance and anger of the other. [So evil and good is one and the same? Evil and good is connected together? WoW! That would make God and Satan one and the same!] They are not only connected by the violent act, they are connected in their very humanity, in their vulnerability. All must be healed victim, perpetrator, survivor, beneficiary. This is why Jesus insists on forgiveness, to restore all parties. [Absolutely disgusting! You twist the Word of God. God who sent His Son Jesus Christ INSISTS on YOU asking HIM for forgiveness for YOUR SIN through HIS ONLY SON, so that you can be RESTORED to GOD. We are washed clean and spotless by the Blood of Jesus, so that Jesus can present us before a Holy Holy God. Until such time as you accept Jesus Christ into your life and are re-born of Gods Holy Spirit, God does NOT KNOW YOU for your sin separates you from God. Asking each other for forgiveness is pretty stupid, but then again I suppose as per this NEW gospel it’s not that stupid considering we are gods and gods have the power to forgive. But then, if we are gods and supreme surly we should not be forgiving one another because we can’t do wrong…umm…anyhow. Lastly on this topic, NO I am not saying that we are not allowed to forgive each other for the things we do to one another, but the forgiveness needs to come from a genuine Christian heart, which can only come when we are truly born again and this forgiveness does NOT redeem us or save our souls!] To recognize the humanity in each one and call it out, to offer wholeness to each fractured soul.
Another stunning word from Desmond Tutu: But if you are to be true partners with God in the transfiguration of His world and help bring this triumph of love over hatred you must begin by understanding that as much as God loves you, God equally loves your enemies. [If you dont accept Jesus Christ, Gods only begotten Son as your Saviour and repent of your sin, come to have Gods Holy Spirit abide in you, be re-born, a new person in Jesus Christ and CHANGE your wicked ways then God does NOT KNOW YOU.] When we accept the truth of ubuntu we realize that we are all connected, even we and our enemies [Speak for yourself, I am in no way connected spiritually or in any other way to people like Mugabe and every other evil person in this world. But hang on a thought just occurred to me; are they saying that everyone, good and evil are actually connected to The Christ and dont even know it? That when we contemplate, go into our inner self through silence we will fully connect with this god of the world. No matter who you are, good and evil can come together and merge into one]. And God loves them as passionately as He loves us [Nope, He only loves those who love Him and accept His Son and repent of their sin] we have this in common with those we hate, those who have hurt us, those who we think deserve our scorn. [Not our scorn BUT Gods scorn for those who are wicked and love evil over the World of God] Even then, we are connected. So our futures are intertwined. [Ahhh here we go, and I promise I did not even read this part when I wrote the above about good and evil finally coming together, merging into one]
So Jesus tells us to love our enemies, pray for them because He knows that our healing is connected to theirs. [I was going to say, What the? but I changed my mind] Ubuntu.
(3) The spirituality of transformation has a contemplative posture toward God. [There are techniques like Yoga and other rituals, lighting candles, breathing, clearing your mind of any thoughts, so you can hear god and not yourself and your busy mind] By this, Tutu means that everyone is meant to have that space inside where they can hear Gods voice. This requires regular stillness, quiet, time alone. This is a large part of how we cultivate the contemplative space where we can hear. [Ok, finally, the how to get connected to Christ instructions. I always wondered how everyone would just go nuts and worship the anti-Christ when he completely revealed himself to the world. The answer: everyone would have unknowingly connected to him already. The programs on TV telling you how to become spiritually aware, the books, right down to the pastors in your church who welcome this NEW transformation gospel with open arms and are telling their congregation and the youth to try it too. I mean, if your pastor (the man of God) tells you its ok, then it must be!! Practically everyone would have already heard the voice of God while trying to reach that silence place, reaching what they believed was God, when in fact it was Satan. And then we also have that ‘fire’ being thrown around all over the place at church…sigh!]
So first there is the quiet. Next we lean in and listen to the silence and then to the voice of God. [Re-read what I just said above] We also pray we converse with God. Tending our unique and individual relationship with God provides nourishment for us as we engage in the community work to which weve been called. This constant conversation keeps our spirit supple before God, spiritually hydrated for the work. Finding such stillness might be the most challenging thing for us as we go about our daily business in our communities. We are constantly fielding calls, making visits, running errands, keeping up with all the social obligations. We are in constant motion it seems an occupational hazard for agents of transformation. [So, it is in our best interest to de-stress. Not because its a good thing in general, but because if you go about de-stressing using the right technique then you allow yourself to get in touch with your inner self, your god-self. And once this has happened you will be a successful agent to spread the technique to others and you will then everyone will be able work harder, even harder than before].
It would be easy to convince ourselves that our action is more important than our stillness. We have to get the food and blankets to the refugee camp in Nakuru, we need to provide shelter-meals-safety for the foreigners at the Warehouse, I have to become a make-shift ambulance and get this mother and child to the clinic It is important that we do these things. No doubt, no question. No time for stillness today.
I have often heard it said that there is no hurry in Africa but some days there seems to be no rest in Africa, either! We are busy on the ground doing important things that matter to our communities. And yet, stillness is a resource we cannot forgo. I think this is a challenge for all community organizers making space to be still and quiet. Leaning into the practice of listening to God. [Its all in the technique, the ritual, the spell] It might even seem counter-intuitive that stillness can fund motion, but it is true.
Richard Rohr observes that so much is happening in the world, in our communities, that cannot be fixed or explained. No amount or rushing, hurrying, driving, running will address all the challenges. However, they can be felt and suffered. And a contemplative person [An agent for The Christ] makes space for this, the contemplative agrees [An agent will always agree] to feel and to suffer the pain of the world with Christ. [I wonder if this includes being tortured and beheaded when you refuse to accept The Christ] The time in stillness may find us alone with God, but often His concerns are corporate. So we feel as He does, which keeps our hearts tender and compassionate. And we stay close to the suffering coming back to where we began, it would seem.
The spirituality of transformation is a way of life that embraces suffering, knows it to be ultimately redemptive, and in stillness finds the resources to hold it until it is transfigured. Matt 16 says, From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. Never, Lord! This shall never happen to you! Peter, just moments earlier had been dubbed The Rock. Now he rebukes Jesus when it comes to the looming suffering. Never, Lord! [LIAR!!! This is not what this passage in the Bible means.]
Now remember, disciples were literally followers of their rabbi. [Jesus was not a Rabbi!!!] They would follow their rabbi so closely that it wasnt uncommon for the dust from his feet to be all over them by the end of the day. They did what he did. So imagine your rabbi telling you he was about to suffer, to die. Guess where you are headed? Now you understand part of Peters passionate rebuke! He did not want to suffer or die, either. He and Jesus exchange some words. And we recall what Jesus tells the disciples at this point If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. [Yes, repent of their sin, change their ways, hate the wickedness of this world, be born again and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, the TRUTH so that they may be saved, their souls saved! Jesus was not talking about his disciples becoming just like Him (God) if they suffered!!] He tells them point blank that if they want to continue to follow him, they are headed into suffering. And six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James and John high up on a mountain. There he was transfigured before them. They saw Jesus truly, deeply. Peter wanted to build a tent, to [sic] tabernacle there, to rest there in the glory of that luminous mountain with Jesus and the others. Sounds nice, actually. But after a brief moment, Jesus sends them back down the mountain. Back to the previous trajectory of suffering. He sends them back into the world. But this moment of transfiguration, where they see Jesus truly, fortifies them for what is to come.
They will walk the suffering, witness the Cross and endure the perils of church planting, sustained by that moment of transfiguration. The moment of transfiguration reframed the coming suffering as redemptive. Years later, as a seasoned pastor, Peter will refer to that moment saying, we were eye witnesses to His majesty we were with Him on the holy mountain. All those years, that moment sustained him. You get the sense that many times, amid much hardship, he has held on to that moment. It sustained him as a transformer of the early church.
[Oh my word, this is just too much for me to actually take right now; the LIES, MANIPULATION and TWISTING of the Word of God is unbelievable! I will write a bit more on the above a bit later, in the mean time I want to get this article out]
Amahoro Africa is working to see the Gospel of Jesus bringing transformation to communities across Africa. We facilitate holistic transformation by encouraging, resourcing and connecting emerging African leaders who are committed to the tangible manifestation of justice, mercy and goodness in their local context.
Amahoro Africa works with those, African or not, who desire to engage in respectful partnerships that intend to further transformation in African communities in the name and spirit of Jesus. We are excited to work alongside those who are willing to themselves be changed in the process of these friendships with African leaders.
Amahoro Africas vision is to partner with emerging leaders, encouraging them in the way of Jesus to love, serve and transform their countries.
Amahoro Africa identifies and connects African leaders by creating theological, relational and transformational space.
A full list of conversation partners will be sent out in due course, but invited speakers include Desmond Tutu (emeritus Archbishop, RSA), John de Gruchy (theologian, RSA), Brian McLaren (author, USA), Glenda Wildschut (TRC comissioner, RSA), Edward Antonio (theologian, Zimbabwe), Sam Kareithi (developmental economist, Kenya), Pam Wilhelms (sustainability consultant, USA) and Vishal Mangalwadi (author, India). We are expecting about 300 participants from Africa and a 100 from the rest of the world.
Definition of AGENT from www.thefreedictionary.com/agenta·gent ( j nt) n. 1. One that acts or has the power or authority to act. 2. One empowered to act for or represent another 3. A means by which something is done or caused; instrument. 4. A force or substance that causes a change: 5. A representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government 6. A spy. 7. Linguistics The noun or noun phrase that specifies the person through whom or the means by which an action is effected. v. a·gent·ed, a·gent·ing, a·gents v.tr. To act as an agent or representative for: v.intr. To act as an agent or representative.
[Edited 20/6] It would appear as per the Emergent One World Religion-ers that my views expressed above is the “very worst of modernity“. This is because my views which are Bible based views and do not align with Post-Modernism. Post-Modernism has some very serious undertones of socialism, everyone needs to think the same, and if you do not want to connect with them, build a relationship with them, it’s considered negative.
Post-Modernity opposes the Word of God in that:
- There is no such thing as right or wrong
- There is no such thing as good or evil
- No good or bad
- There is no truth.
Now please go read this article.
Mandela, Maitreya and a Rainbow Nation: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2009/06/11/nelson-mandela-and-maitreya-the-christ-meet/
** Please take note: I wrote the above article on Mandela, Maitreya and a Rainbow Nation last year April 2008 this was over a year ago. I re-published it again on the 11th June 09 because it is very very important that people see the truth.
See article here which proves Nelson Mandela, Mbeki and Tutu are all Freemasons:
Resources: Source of main article: About Amahoro: