We don’t choose to come into the world, but we have the power to choose where we’ll spend eternity.


Some time ago I was speaking to the parents of a young man who were fed up and did not know what to do about their son. He refused to obey anyone. He said he was free to act whatever way he wanted and would not allow anyone to tell him what to do.

When they came to the UCKG, I prayed for the young man and he manifested a demon. The spirit said: “I don’t let him obey anyone. He’s proud of that, but he doesn’t know that he has to obey me.”

People make a big mistake when they equate freedom with not having to submit to anyone or anything. We will always have to submit to someone or something, and it’s up to us to decide who or what – who we are going to OBEY!

You can obey an evil spirit like that young man…

You can obey your own fleshly urges…

You can obey other people’s advice about your life…

Or you can obey God, like Gideon.

“So Gideon took ten men from his servants and did as the Lord had said to him …” Judges 6.27

Bishop Marcus Vinicius   

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  • Palesa Makepe

    I learn a very important point here,that there is always something behind our decision and what we obey.So it is very important that we obey the word of God that has life in itself.Parents must also see that it is very important to raise their children in the house of God.
    Thank you bishop for the message.

  • mthuthuzeli sobantu

    What distinguished the Heroes of Faith was the total obedience to the voice of God. They trusted that it was true and that gave them strength and courage to overcome the impossible. If we look into them as the word says we also will bare fruit.
    Isaiah 51:2 look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.

  • maria gabarda dagami

    Good morning Bishop,

    I am in the same spirit of faith of Gideon to obey his God! The God of the Bible,the God of Uckg church and SiLC and my God, cry out upon the Name of the Lord because i need a ‘CHANGES’ in my whole life and for my childrens life!
    May God accept my sincer sacrifice, in Jesus Name, Amen!

    Thank you and God bless you!

  • Henry Mapesa

    Praise God Bishop! Thank you for your powerful word! I choose to submit to Jesus Christ by His Grace. God bless you and continue to use to the children of God from the hands of Satan. Henry Mapesa in Rwanda. I have tried to trace UCKG in Kigali Rwanda but their website does not show the location of the place and phone numbers.

  • inathi Mtsewu

    Thank u bishop for this great masage. i choose to obey God, do whatever he tells me to do bcoz obedience is better than sacrifice!

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