Nicholas Mogatusi is a retired school teacher, an author based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Born : 7March1951 (age 67years)
Church: His Glory Ministries (The Tabernacle of His Grace)
Children: Two Sons
Nationality: South African
What's the story behind your latest book?
I grew up in an environment of oppression and subjugation in South Africa.This led to many of us to shun Christianity because it was associated with the oppressor. I was one of those who believed Christianity was used as a tool to make Blacks docile. After receiving Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, my heart was illuminated with new light. What I discovered from the gospel propelled me to dig deeper. I realised that without proper understanding and application of Righteousness, all the promises of God will be like a pie in the sky, so, I developed a deeper hunger for understanding Righteousness. This hunger was increased when our Pastor preached a riveting message on Righteousness. This inspired me to read more about it. I also realised that many believers know that they have been made the righteousness of God, yet things don't seem to align. I was propelled to write the book on Righteousness that would awaken every person to the benefits of Righteousness and to make Righteousness work for them rather than being under the whip of the devil. It is my desire that through this book, the readers will be buoyed with new energy and put on the free gift of righteousness, living a life of victory, joy and peace. God's righteousness freely given to us is the very essence of life.
When did you first start writing?
I remember way back in Form1 (Grade8), after school, scribbling around on the chalkboard, oblivious of my friends who were gambling with coins. I think I just wanted to pass time while waiting for them to finish. What I was writing about was based on the Church Reformers: Calvin and John Knox, but the characters I chose to use in the story were two my friends. I did this not knowing that one day I would write a book. It didn't even feature in my wildest imagination. Since then there had been snippets of writing here and there including a newsletter for the Unisa students who were under the guidance of an organisation called Sached as well as the newsletter for the Soweto Teachers Action Committee. Last year 2017 I wrote a book: "The Word Immortality and Power," which is presently distributed privately.
The Bible says in Psalm 34:19: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” In this world we face numerous difficulties but the promise for the righteous is that they will be delivered from them all.