PUB RESTORED INTO A CHURCH - Salem Danville, Pretoria, South Africa


Salem Danville's first service was under a carport on the 1st of March 2009 with 6 people. We started because the people of Danville spoke a need of a Biblical, relevant and alive church.

In December of 2009 we took over an old pub in Danville and renovated it into our church - a miracle done by God! Today we minister to about 100 people, 30 teenagers and 60 children.
Danville is a poor area in Pretoria West, South Africa - unique in a sense that there is poor people of all cultures and races.

Our vision - to bring His Peace and restoration to the people of Danville. To show them that your circumstances do not dictate God's love for you. Jesus loves all, no matter who you are, what you've done, or how much money you have!

Share the joy of ministering to the poor with us in this blog!

Kobus & Anina Homan (Pastors Salem Danville)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In His presence through mercy

Yesterday we saw that inside the Ark of the Covenant there were the 10 commandments, Aaron’s rod and the golden bowl of manna. The mercy seat was the cover that came over these three items. Symbolically this means that inside God’s mercy there is forgiveness for breaking the law, there is new life and there is nourishment for your spirit. 

The Greek word for “mercy seat” in is hilasterion, which means “that which makes expiation” or “propitiation.” It carries the idea of the removal of sin. 

The original Hebrew word translated as “Mercy Seat” is kapporeth, and means as a noun to cover, a lid or a top. As a verb its meaning is to pardon, to atone for or to cover a debt. 

In essence the mercy seat is all about God’s forgiveness. But the above the mercy seat God’s presence would also be… 

For me it signifies something of God’s character. He chooses to let His presence hover over mercy. It is as if mercy is part of His presence… that you cannot go into His presence without mercy! 

If you long to dwell in His presence, mercy must be a part of your life! Receiving mercy from God and extending it to others! 

Matthew 5:7 (AMP)

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy!  



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