Better, “mampara of the week” than “mampara of eternity”. In the recent clash between the titans of culture, secular media vs Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng —a fiercely committed Christian, it is becoming clear our nation is progressing towards a total godless state.   

People cannot handle the light of God’s Truth

  Those lobbying from the dark corridors of hell through agendas dressed up in movements such as tolerance, liberty, progress, modernity, enlightenment, political-correctness, relativism, pluralism misleading society into a ditch. The point? If… you stand for Truth against these agendas, expect to be called a ‘mampara.”   



Speaking out or blending in? 

  The Bible informs about the impossibility to discern anti-christ agendas unless the Spirit of Truth is leading. So there is a tremendous amount of patience required when dealing with the populace.  But the question remains, are you speaking out or blending in? For the child of light, lust, greed, profits and self-glorification drives every agenda of postmodernism. 


When a cure gets discovered, celebration followers

  Why is this not the case with COVID-19 vaccine? The Bible is not against safe and effective vaccines or medication. Mandatory vaccination is nothing new, and it is true we should not become conspiratorially lost in the woods, far removed from the root of Truth. Yet, the Bible is very vocal about the antichrist’s agenda, specifically unfolding in our time. So don’t be offended when a Christian speaks up unless you sold your sole to the devil.  

 But here’s are a few thoughts;  

  • Why should I be forced to take the vaccines if I don’t have the virus? 
  • Why should I be forced to take the vaccines and still wear a mask? 
  • Why are vaccine companies legally protected by against any side effects, damages or deaths caused by the vaccine? 
  • Why were Bollywood celebrities in India incentivized by Gates foundation to take a vaccine on a mass scale, that killed people never heald responsible to date? 
  • If basic health is a fundamental human right since when does vaccine become the best business investment, according to Bill Gates? 
  • What about vaccines that allegedly are reported to alter DNA? 
  • Why are doctors not allowed to speak out against the Covid virus? 
  • How are doctors forced to vaccinate people when the manufacturer of the virus are not willing to take responsibility for the side effects? 
  • Why must Africa and India be guinea pigs, if the vaccinee is fail-proof, should the Gates family, investors and lab scientists not lead the way?
  • Are these questions from a moral standpoint unreasonable to ask?   

See links on reputable sources against the vaccine:


The Church is not a donkey chasing after your carrot 

  To all my Kantian friends (E. Kant professed human wisdom, superior to God), I subpoena History, as a witness, to testify, to the fatality of rejecting God’s sceptre of Wisdom, as a governing standard for our nation. Which is another good reason I am not in favour of your relativistic, anti-God society. To all the seed of Nimrod (the man who intends to build a civilization without God), the Church is not a donkey chasing after your carrot. When the sons of Babel assume the Sons of God will shrink back and submissively swallow up their New World Order agenda (individualism, toleration, syncretism, confusion, uncertainty, fear, autonomy). They need to cautiously reflect over the past, to see the Church of Jesus Christ remains undefeated. 

A wise man once said

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” CJ, did not say he was against the vaccine. He cannot be Chief Justice and be that stupid at the same time. He said, “If there is any vaccine that is deliberately intended to do harm to people, that vaccine must never see the light of day. I cry unto God to stop it.”

I cry to God for the same. 



In an interview with an anchor News channel, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng blades back into the popular flawed notion —Faith and Politics are incompatible.

“Where do you get this thing of separating my Judicial responsibilities from my Christian believes?” “The last time I checked the constitution, it lists among the freedom of the fundamental right of religion… and talks about God, to protect us… our national Anthem also alludes to the need for God…” WOW!


Here are four things the Five-Fold could learn from our Chief Justice;  

 1. STOP believing in the fairytale that Politics and Faith are incompatible 

  • The emergence of a liberal democracy poses the biggest threat to objective morality, which anchors our nation in values, which subscribes to a code of consequences for actions good or bad. 

2. A KINGDOM theology relates to biblical ethics in relationship to public affairs or social matters.

  •  Pastors (5 Fold) who continue to fear standing on their biblical grounds, empowers things such as; racial inequality, abortion, same-sex marriage, farm killing, political leadership catastrophe, corrupt agendas, all the antecedent of state failure and moral decay.  

3. “Your Best Life Now” Theology, is incomplete if we fail to show how a thousand other philosophical, and ethical issues are connected to Christ and Him crucified. 

  • It has come to a point in Church history, were praying and prophesying over the same people, and for the same problems can no longer be a priority on the agenda that marks what our Sunday services or social media platforms are all about only.    
  • The Kingdom (King —ruler, Dom —rule or domain) of God ontologically is political. Israel was governed by civil laws not only ceremonial laws. If we say, Church and state should be separate than we should also separate the Bible from the Church.  

4.Teaching good citizenship is a Christian value. 

  • Hence the first duty of the parent and CHURCH, not the state.
  • The 5 Fold authority must become fiercely politically relevant, as ministers, we must recognize and teach our flocks how to translate Biblical truth into arguments appropriate to temporal powers and social predicaments.

On a personal note, hearing the CJ, speak today, was extraordinary refreshing and reassuring. His Holy Spirit led boldness is praiseworthy, but what was more impressive was his ability to contextualise his faith into social predicaments with irrefutable wisdom.

May the LORD bless our Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, may the LORD cause His face to shine upon him and be gracious to him; may the LORD lift His countenance toward him and give him peace.

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Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness in them and God’s divine purpose for them, they cannot make a mark on the earth!  Self discovery is about, a God discovery; for making a permanent mark of meaning for heaven on earth. 




October Meditation Verse

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge,

its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.





Self-discovery (identity)


Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness and God’s divine purpose in them they cannot make a mark in the earth! Here are  several principles of self-discovery to consider on your journey to the top: 


1. The “God Factor”

The first 5 words at the beginning of the Scriptures are possibly the most power you will ever read; Genesis 1:1 declares “In the beginning God created…”. 

  • Life has no meaning without God.  Until God stepped in, there was neither a beginning nor was anything created.
  • To truly live, you need God to give you a beginning (life) and to give you form (purpose).    


[shareable]God gives Beginning and Form to life![/shareable]


Verse two gives us an idea of life outside of God,  “..and the earth was without form and void….”  There far too many people including church folks who live without a God Beginning and without a God formation.  The reason for this is simple, they have not discovered God and made Him the foundation (Psalm 40:5).   

Repeat after me, "until God is allowed to step into our lives and breathes his life into mine, every dead issue in our lives will continue to prevail." 


2. The greatest discovery in life is a God-discovery


God is the Foundation of Life. Psalm 127:1 declares “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”

  • Everything that is built by God is not in vain, it has a guaranteed future!  
  • Salvation is not a religious gimmick. Salvation is part of the spiritual architectural structure that secures your purpose on earth and the life hereafter (Ephesian 2:19-22). 


3. The second greatest discovery in life is “self-discovery”


One cannot truly discover self, unless they first discover their source. There many, many people who consider their money, position, status and connections as all the security they need for their future. Who has suddenly found themselves completely stripped naked, with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold on to the moment these things have been taken away from them. The reason is easy, they were connected to the wrong source.

  • (See the story of the rich young millennial  Matthew 19:16-22). 


                              Sow a seed for any amount. It helps me to keep writing.  God bless you!   



3.  God is not “a factor” God is “The Factor”


God is not “a factor" for your success, God is “the factor” for your success. 

  • Jesus said, “…Without me, you can do nothing “ (John 15:5).
  • Reverse that, “with Me you can do ALL THINGS!” (Phil 4:13)


[shareable]“I don’t care how much money you have, without Me you will not go far.” – God. [/shareable]


Remember, we cannot treat God as an equation. God is a non-equivalent, incomparable God (Psalms 40:5).  

Success does not begin with money,  success begins with God 


[shareable]Money is not your capital,  God is your Capital that does not depreciate[/shareable]



4. Marked by God


 You will make no mark in life until God has put His mark on you. The Bible declares, "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,' (Ephesian 1:3 NIV). 

  • You will have no effect until God has affected you.
  • Unless God affects you like cancer you will have no effect in life.
  • Unless God affects your life you will always remain dwarf in life!
  • But if you are connected to the Most God, you cannot remain a dwarf, you will go to the top like Abraham, Joseph, and Esther (Deuteronomy 28:13).  
  • When you are connected to the Most High God,  He will take you above the circumstances of life and make you rule and reign where others are suffering, failing and complaining!



5. Everything you seek to build without God will need to be rebuilt


We are told in Hebrews 3:4 that, “…He that built all things is God.” You can have great levels of peace in your marriage, house — if God is the foundation.  The reason many lives, businesses and marriages crumble over and over again is because God is not there.


[shareable]The absence of God is the reason for destruction.  The presence of God is the security of construction. [/shareable]


  • You cannot have God as your Alpha (beginning) and not have a glorious Omega (good end.)


I don’t know what is your lane— but I know with God your future is secure! 


In closing always remember:  

  1. Your connection with God is your connection with your true self  
  2. When you stay linked with God you become brighter than the best
  3. Your link with God is a discovery that will forever break every chain of stagnation in your life 
  4. Your link with God reveals your Spiritual Roots 


This link is vital because you were not made by your parents (you only came through them by genetics).  You are not made by the society either.

  • That means the disempowered conditions you may have been raised up under or the condition you society operates in have nothing to do with your destiny.


God said, “Let us make man in our image. That is your "link" your "connection" Praise God! 






To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, There are 3 bases in life that we must increase in. 





October Meditation Verse Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.


The First is our Knowledge Base


(Repeat) The capacity of your learning will determine the standard of your living. Learning is what builds the reservoir for continuity and the ability to maximise potentials. The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. The day you stop learning is the day become obsolete.  Proverbs 24:5 declares that "… a man of knowledge increases strength." 


The Second is our Understanding Base


(Repeat) Understanding is the ability to translate meaning from Knowledge.  Proverbs  9:10 declares, "  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 


The Third is our Wisdom Base


(Repeat) Wisdom is knowing what to do and doing it.   If you know what to do and you don’t do it, you are just an “Informed fool”  or an “Educated fool”. 




For Destiny Encounters

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars – Proverbs 9:1


Consider this, when one builds a house, the first thing that must be laid is a foundation. Regardless of how beautiful the structure may be, if the foundation is weak, the future of the structure is not secure.  Proverbs 9:1 tells us that "Wisdom has built her house…"   But what is the foundation the House of Wisdom? 


Fortunately, the scriptures give us the answer. The foundation of the House of Wisdom is the FEAR of the LORD!

The fear of LORD is the beginning | of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

– Proverbs 9:10.

We don’t reach divine wisdom through much study or the acquisition of much understanding, no! We reach Divine Wisdom, by the fear of the LORD. The fear of the LORD is a reverential trust and obedience that says, "I will do whatever You want me to do, I will say whatever You want me to say, and I will go wherever You want me to go without delay" (Genesis 22) For without this kind of faith it is impossible to please God  (Hebrews 11:6), and there can be no true wisdom.   Therefore the lack of obedience towards an instruction of God is the classification of a house (life) of foolishness!



Culled from the Pillars of Wisdom for Destiny Encounters. A Message by Dr Shan Thumbran, October 2019.    


To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, there are 7 Wisdom Pillars you must pursue to encounter destiny.  


Wisdom Pillar #1

1. Discover Your Kingdom Dream 


What is a Kingdom Dream?  A Kingdom Dream is a mental picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Word of God.  Hebrew 12:1 declares  "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us".  


Therefore, your Kingdom Dream is not a desire but a discovery.  You don't decide it, you discover it. God has already "set (it) before us". Incredible!  Ambition says "I will do this by myself for myself." Vision says, "I will do this with God for others" this is a Dream from Heaven! 


A Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures

Look at another important concept. We said a Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures. A Kingdom Dram is by Revelation of the scriptures (Visions, Dreams, Audible Voice of God). 



Sow a seed for any amount. It helps me to keep writing.  God bless you!  


This is why a KINGDOM DREAM always guarantees fulfillment and completions.  This discovery kept Abraham to be the head and not the tail and it kept him satisfied in life! Romans 4:20 declares,  "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, (keep him going!) giving glory to God (Satisfied!) 


You cannot see the future and not remain at the top of life!

You cannot see the future and not remain strong in Faith!

You cannot see the future and not celebrate!

You cannot see the future and remained depressed!

Jesus, hang on the cross, with a smile on His face  – Why? He saw the end (Heb 12:2) 

Joseph was the most excited slave, his flint remained strong – Why? He saw the end! 


Unless your Dream is flying on the wings of God’s Word your future is not guaranteed in life (Isaiah 55:11). 

When you align your aspirations with God, you have a guarantee that it will come to pass. His Word cannot return void!

[shareable]You are not playing poker with God when it comes to your Kingdom Dream! [/shareable]







God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body.   You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly.  You are designed for a specific purpose. But your placement in the grand master plan of God is located by vision.

Vision is the foundation of life!





Without wisdom, vision cannot stand. Vision cannot be fulfilled without wisdom.

            i.         Wisdom travels in the direction of vision

a) Vision is a wisdom magnet

b) The lack of Vision is the absence of the application of wisdom 

c) When God gives you a vision, He also equips you with the wisdom to fulfill the vision – see Exodus 31:3


            ii.         Where there is no vision, there is an obligation to mental paralysis – see 1                                                                                                 Chronicles 1:7-10   

a) It is not possible for your mind to work until your eyes are open to vision

b) When your vision is working, your mind is also working; you begin to identify things to do and how to get them done in order to get to where you are going 



i. What man sees determines what God gives – see Genesis 13: 14-15

a) God promised Abraham to give him the land not on the bases of passion but vision, not on the bases of desire but sight     

b) Seeing with the mind's eye is the bedrock of barrier-breaking faith  – see  Mark 9:25  


          ii. What does not occur in you cannot occur outside of you 






   I. When God reveals His plan, God commits to it. Vision makes you unbeatable 


God Commits Himself to You 3 Ways

1.   God goes before us – see Exo 23:20, Isa 45:2-3

  • To clear every obstacle for you  


 2. He works within us

  • Through divine vision, we walk in Blood Covenant Partnership with Almighty God – see Mark 16:20, John 14:10, Acts 10:38


3. He works through us

  • When God works through us, it means we enjoy the backing of heaven 

  • We prevail where others travail 

  • We accomplish the impossible with ease 

  •  We accomplish the unimaginable with ease

  • Whatever man deems as impossible God says it is easy for you  

Sow a seed or give a donation of any amount.

This helps me to continue to write. God bless you!



There were men in the Bible and in our contemporary world who as a consequence of vision they soured to greater heights in life. 


i. Father Abraham

God told Abraham that He would give the land He saw to his descendants. God fulfilled His promise and gave the land of Canaan to the children of Israel, the descendants of Abraham because he (Abraham) saw it.


ii. The Apostle Paul  

When He encountered the Resurrected Savior – he was transformed from spiritual terrorist to a spiritual revivalist!


iii. King David

David was not only a visionary, but he was also addicted to Divine Guidance one example of this is found in -see 1 Samuel 30:8 

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Championing your Organisations Vision, when you have not created it can be difficult. However, it is impossible to Succeed without overcoming this Vision Challenge first.


The Two options of Corporate Vision: 

1) Abandon it, 
2) Align it,


Either you will abandon it, and criticise it or you will Align to it by adapting your dream to it.

The more you invest in the Vision of the organization, the more it will invest in you.

The blending of the Organisations Vision and the follower's Contribution to it— is when it becomes most powerful and profitable!


This workshop will help your sales force discover the specifics of how to develop the traits that will make them successful and how to build positive, long-lasting relationships with their customers.   


For Sales Professionals who want to:

  1. Understand the guidelines for selling

  2. Close more sales in less time


Top 10 Sales Secrets

  1. Effective Traits : 

    • Assertiveness
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Solve Problems
  2. Know Clients 

    • Research
    • Customer Values
    • Customer Needs
    • Anticipate Needs
  3. Know Product

    • Know Your Product
    • Believe in the Company/Product
    • Be Enthusiastic
    • Link Product to Customer’s Values
  4. Leads 

    • Sift Leads
    • Time vs. Cost of Pursuing Leads
    • Let Go of Leads Going Nowhere
    • Focus on Positive Leads
  5. Authority 

    • Develop Expertise
    • Know Your Competition
    • Continue Education
    • Solve Customer Problems Using Authority
  6. Build Trust 

    • Testimonials
    • Be Transparent
    • Be Genuine
    • Take on Customers’ Point of View
  7. Relationships 

    • Listen Actively
    • Communicate Often
    • Rewards
    • Build New Relationships
  8. Communication 

    • Be Prepared, Not Scripted
    • Use Humor
    • Be Yourself
    • Thank and Reward
  9. Self-Motivation 

    • Value Your Work
    • Reward Achievements
    • Focus on Success
    • Do Not Procrastinate
  10. Goals 

    • SMART Goals
    • Long-Term Goals
    • Short-Term Goals
    • Track and Modify



  • 12 Workshop Hours (2 days)
  • John Maxwell Trainer
  • Certified Executive Coach (University of Cape Town)
  • High-Quality Powerpoints
  • Participating Workbooks


  • R15 000.00 per day (less than 9 delegates)
  • R1899.00 per delegate (10 or more delegates)

(This course can also be customized according to the organization’s schedule and preferences).



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This workshop is for teams (Inside the Company) that are focused on achieving the same goals. Individuals do not become a team simply by putting on the same uniforms. Nor do persons suddenly transform into a team merely because they show up to the same workplace. So who is a  true team—one whose members work together to achieve greatness—has a unified vision.  But this is no easy task for a leader.




Teams  who want to:

  1. Who desire to develop core set of high-performance skills while working as a family in an office locale

  2. Managers and supervisors who want to understand the dynamics of knowing and managing the way people interact in an office setting, to positions their high-performance teams to accomplish any task.



Aspects of High-Performance Teams

The Benefits of High-Performance Teams


Creating Loyalty

  • Helping team identify closely with the team vision, values, and culture
  • Hallmarks of successful team building


Optimum Productivity

  • What is the ideal team size for a working team?
  • Ways to manage your energy for optimum productivity


  • Discover ways to enhance cross-organizational collaboration and teamwork to enhance performance and customer satisfaction

Challenges of High-Performance Teams

  • Learn the art of effective: Task management

How to Build and Lead High-Performance Teams

  • Structure and conduct meetings to achieve objectives and avoid wasting time
  • What are the three  objectives meetings boil down to


Characteristics of High-Performance Teams

  • Strategies for big-picture thinking


Roles of an Effective Team Leader

  • Learn skills, and gain an understanding of what a team leaders responsibilities are, so they can successfully help their team accomplish what it was charged to do


Traits of Great Leaders Leading High-Performance Teams (I, II)

  • Discover traits of common strategic leadership
  • Learn how to draw out effective performance from a team of people who have a range of skills, attitudes and cognitive/behavior styles



Steps to Retaining High Performers

  •  Steps that will keep your high performers from looking elsewhere



  • 12 Workshop Hours (2 days)
  • John Maxwell Trainer
  • Certified Executive Coach (University of Cape Town)
  • High-Quality Powerpoints
  • Participating Workbooks


  • R15 000.00 per day (less than 9 delegates)
  • R1 899.00 per delegate (10 or more delegates)

(This course can also be customized according to the organization’s schedule and preferences).



(Email or call us for more information: / +27 65 981 3292) 

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Leadership development is the cornerstone of all business training and development. Our passion at Ukuphila Leadership Institute  (Ukuphila is the Zulu word, for "life") is the lifting of leadership capacity to unlock organizational potential!

All leaders have a "leadership lid."  The lower a person's lid, the lower his ability to lead, the lower his ability to lead, the lower his effectiveness.  The leader's lid ultimately determines the organization's impact.  To often people are placed in top positions with low leadership lids, or not being adequately prepared for such positions, resulting in employee disengagement, job dissatisfaction, and a decline in productivity.

Many sought-after and successful organizations are aware of the importance of leadership development and also creating a leadership pipeline which all are critical to the success of the organization. 

Since leadership has such a large impact on the entirety of an organization, preparing talent to hold this responsibility essential, this is exactly where Ukuphila, add value! 






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  • Social Intelligence 

  • Personal Productivity 

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Stress Management 

  • Anger Management 

  • Emotional Intelligence 

  • Culture Management 

  • Improving Self-Awareness 

  • Life Coaching Essentials 







  • Woman in Leadership 

  • How To Influence Beyond A Title

  • Conflict Resolution Skills 

  • Business Etiquette 

  • Delivering Constructive Criticism 





  • Become A Leader of Influence (John Maxwell)  

  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)    

  • Team Building Through Chemistry 

  • Manage Managers

  • Public Speaking  


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