Role: Senior Pastor
Bishop Tshalo is a Leadership Coach, Advisor, Conference Speaker, Teacher, devoted husband and father.
He travels extensively across the world inspiring society with his message of courageous leadership, pursuit of excellence and repudiation of ineffectiveness.
He currently oversees the Gospel Ramah Family of Churches and is Founder and President of the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALAC), an organisation with the primary objective of training drivers from key sectors of life (arts & entertainment, business, education, family, government, media and religion) for improved and increased relevance in their communities and society.
Trusting God doesn't start with prayer it begins with how you perceive Him. Prayer means God, help me. Every time you pray, you are seeking God's help. The power of an individual is in his prayer life. Only God is able to help us. The reason why breakthroughs don't come to pass is because God is all knowing. He knows the state of our hearts and its motives behind the desire for the blessings
You need to prepare your mind for action: Somewhere between focusing on just blessings & no responsibilities and serving God to get His attention there is a middle ground that realizes that privileges come with responsibilities. Every time God touches you, there must be proof that God touched you – Faith without works is dead! To become a city church, we need to clean our hearts first. 3 Attitudes seen in the church: I. An attitude of hostility towards genuine Christianity II. An attitude of neutrality III. An attitude of cooperation
God walked with Abraham and Isaac. He then walked with Jacob. Are you going to be willing to give all in order for God's will to be fulfilled? A life of total surrender can only be made once you a) have an encounter with God. b) You don't have high expectations. 3 commitments that Jacob made: 1) You will be my God. God expects you to commit to accepting Him as your God. 2) I will build You a house. We have to devote all we are to His glory. The place to start is not building a house for God but making our bodies His temple. 3) I will give you my tithes. Stuff do not glorify God, they facilitate that God be glorified. If you want your children and children’s children to be blessed, be serious with God and stay committed to Him.
Creation purpose is for dominion before worship. In “Psalms 8” God has ordained praise on the lips of infants and tongues of babes (imperfect, immature, prone to weakness). Praise is a billboard to proclaim God's power. The way we beat the devil is by being billboards; our lifestyle proclaims and publicizes God's reality. When pressure is put on us by the devil we must not be pushed into crying, complaining, and murmuring. For the sake of the One who saved you, stand tall and shake off anything which is and ENGAGE IN PRAYER
A life of conviction is stronger than a life of faith. 4 Convictions of the church in Acts 2: 1) They were convinced that they were called by God. 2) They were convinced that they were called out of the world. 3) They were called above the world into fellowship with God. 4) They were called for the world.
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you do the things you never did before. Consider it a favour when God asks you to do something. It is grace when God choses you among many He could have went to. The only thing that can happen to the will of God is delay, it can never fail. God takes care of His plans and He is focused to see His will come to pass. The church exists to bring people to Christ, if there are no new people coming in, then the church has lost its meaning. When last did you bring the new person in the kingdom of God? Do not lose a meaning to win souls. Wonder why church is not moving, it has lost appetite to move out. The Holy Spirit gives the appetite to win souls. A united front is a blessed front; unity is where the power is. Sometimes we are united without plan. Never underestimate the power of planning. Moving forward with the Holy Spirit!
The only power that changes lives is the Holy Spirit. The Source of life is the only power that can change lives. A church without the Holy Spirit can not impact the city. Church is a place of people who are valuable to God. Reasons for the existence of church:
to be a life-giving center, to bring understanding and to bring love where there is hatred.
The two huge mountains in Christianity are the Great commandment and the Great commission.
A) Great commandment: Love God with all your mind (intellect), soul (feelings/emotions ) , heart (will) & strength and love your neighbour as yourself.
Show love, live in love and demonstrate love.
B) Great commission: Don't evangelise but disciple. To evangelise is to proclaim, to disciple is to make into the image and likeness of Christ.
The bridge between the two mountains is the Church. Jesus started and the Body will continue with the work.
Freedom is so important such that over the years millions of people have died in pursuit of freedom. Real freedom is outside the ability of man. We are all prisoners and we can therefore not save each other. Without God's help there's no freedom
Though God is not looking for us to vote for Him...there is a manifesto for our freedom.
Moses celebrated the Passover by faith (v28). Paul and Silas were in prison but they knew they were not prisoners. Moses celebrated his freedom though they were still in Egypt. We are in the world but we are not of the world, we are in prison but we're not prisoners.
Essence of the courage of conviction: Behave what God says you are though your reality says something different. Highest form of faith- celebrate the promises and live as if you already are there.
The only way to get out of prison is not to complain but to praise. Paul & Silas were in shackles. Praise= worship God on credit. He becomes your debtor and He will pay back with interest.
The one who was keeping them prisoner washed their wounds. Whatever was keeping you prisoner will work for your good