2008 is year of restoration
The year 2008 is the year of renewal and restoration that should change seasons for Christians, Apostle Isaac Sithole told members of the Oasis of Life Family Church in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, yesterday.
However, Sithole was quick to caution Christians against what he termed the "spirits of familiarity, that spirit when you - the Christians - are too familiar with your church, surroundings, husbands or wives and even your children to such an extent that you take them granted.
"Children also tend to get too familiar with their parents and forget to see the blessings in them," Sithole stressed.
He said the spirit of familiarity was often more pronounced among members of any church with a long standing.
"When these worshippers first become members, they are seated in the front but as they get used to the familiar, they move to the back," he said.
Referring to 2008 as the year of renewal and restoration, Sithole urged all Christians not to dwell in the things of the past, but to focus on the good things God was about to do for them.