This week, we will share some short but powerful messages from the Lord regarding a Christian’s duty in our social interactions with others. We may have mentioned some points elsewhere on this website, but it is important that we remind you on what pleases the Lord. In Jesus name, please take these teachings from the Lord very seriously! I know truly humble and sincere Christians are always acting on conviction to God’s messages since they have the Holy Spirit, and such Christians also shares forth the purity of the truth in their hearts.
First, it is important to remember that the Lord sees everything we do, and He knows the very secrets of the hearts (Psalm 44:21; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 17:10). It is important to be a light to the world, and we should not engage in hypocrisy or pretense. Recently, the Lord gave me a message that I should warn Christians about secret sins. He said, referring to a young man we know, “My son John (not real name) is hiding sins and he is doing some unholy things. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither is anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” (Luke 8:17).
We therefore beseech you in love, my brethren, to refrain from secret sins. The Lord reminds us that sin hinders our relationship with Him; He does not accept our prayers when we offer them with sin in our hearts (John 9:31; 1 Peter 3:7). Let us be sober and heartily follow the Lord, embracing the Scriptures in complete obedience, and not following the lusts of our hearts (Numbers 15:39).
In a short vision and message to Jaydeen yesterday morning (November 22, 2015), the Lord transported her in the Spirit to some unknown location elsewhere in this world. The Presence of the Lord illuminated that entire area for her to see clearly and as far as she could see, a group of mostly white people were busy erecting white tents for homeless refugees. This is what the tent makers answered when she asked regarding the setup of all these tents (that it was for homeless refugees). She then suddenly saw a black man approaching the tent makers and he asked if he could offer them a hand. They refused and the Lord who knew their hearts spoke and said “People who are racist do not build in love and their work is being rejected”. Additionally, having been born and raised here in South Africa, a very unequal society in terms of social classes largely built on ethnicity (as is the case with some other countries around the world), we experience this kind behavior almost daily. This is even evident among people of the same race, tribe or ethnicity. If we discriminate against others based on the color or tone of their skin, or their physical appearance, we are guilty of great evil and this is despising God and the work of His hands (Galatians 3:28; Psalm 24:1; Genesis 1:26). For love has no divided interest, it is surely not divisive but inclusive in nature (1 Corinthians 13:6-7).
People’s Physical Appearance
Two days ago, on the morning of November 21, 2015, the Lord showed Charis a vision of a young man who belongs to a certain social grouping in South Africa. A young lady met him and asked him: “Why do you look so different from the [social] class of people you are supposed to belong to, and why are your lips like that?” The young man responded, “I did not create myself! Ask God; He made me like this”. Charis then heard the Lord speak and say, “It is wrong to ask people why they look the way they are! I created them so, and I am very pleased with them”. It is indeed wicked and insulting to God to criticize the physical appearance of others (Jeremiah 13:23a); their unique features are pleasing to the Lord. This variety displays the glory of God’s manifold and unmatched wisdom in creation (1 Corinthians 15:38-41; Genesis 1:26).
My encouragement to you, whether you are beautiful or not so handsome according to other people’s judgments and the world’s standards is this: don’t feel despondent, intimidated or inferior! Your unique looks should give you a humble attitude and a grateful heart for the precious gift of life. In the Word of God, this is what we are told about our Lord Jesus Christ, who now has unmatched beauty and glory in Heaven: “… He grew up before Him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He didn't have an impressive form or majesty that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2 HCSB). With this in mind, I am not saying the Lord was unattractive, but physical beauty was not a feature that He used to draw people to Himself. As we see and know today, the mainline media uses the ‘good looks’ or appearance of others in their marketing campaigns in order to lure us to their products, while subtly making a mockery of how we look. As it is, it’s not surprising that many people fall for these satanic deceptions and suffer so much personal self-rejection and end up following these worldly practices in order to feel accepted. This is non-sense! God has accepted you, and that is why He gifted you with life! Our Lord Jesus was incomparable in wisdom, knowledge, power, love and humility I can say, such beauty attracted me and countless others and this beauty is unfading!
Welcoming People Into Your House
This message is all about having the right attitude to welcome people into our homes and country when hardships forced them away (Leviticus 19:33-34). As an encouragement to Christians who will be host and welcome people into their land or homes, we must remember that our testimony about Christ is powerful and as we share Him and display the fruits of His love, we invite people to Him (2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 3:15-16). Some few days ago, on the morning of November 21, 2015, the Lord showed Jaydeen, one of my daughters, a vision of a man who was keen to receive his cousin and his family into his house for the Christmas holidays. While he heartily looked forward to receiving them, his heart was weighed down with sadness and this led him to exclaim, “my wife is very nasty with others!”
The Lord is revealing the heart of this man. We know the man’s wife, and the Lord revealed to us that this woman has an unwelcoming heart. She does not have a love for people outside her immediate family, and she is not willing to share her resources with others. This lady fails to realise what the Bible says: “Don't neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it” (Genesis 18:1-33; Hebrews 13:2 HCSB). When we practice hospitality, we will never fail to receive a blessing from God (Matthew 10:40-42; 25:40). Surely, by refusing to accept people whom God sent to them, a selfish and unkind person rejects God’s blessings. This is how we know if people or even visitors from God are sent by Him, they always come unexpectedly, and when we are discerning, courteous and caring we will know to care for them and send them away in love and peace.
Caring for Orphans and Abandoned Children
On November 13, 2015, I (Brother Glenn) was shown a vision by the Lord. In this vision I saw myself walking with a boy who was about ten years old, and I had my right hand over his right shoulder. I also saw his father and mother walking in front of us, but they seemed to show very little interest in the boy and me. In the vision, I saw the boy’s father going to a shop and buying cigarettes. He then lit one and started smoking it. The Lord revealed to me that the boy’s father neither dedicates time for his children nor cares about their upbringing in the will of God; all he cares about is the pleasures of his sinful habits. Similarly, the Lord made me understand that the desire of the boy’s mother was to protect her interest by spending more time with the boy’s father instead of her children. In the Lord’s eyes these parents did not care about their children in a godly family. I was further made to understand that God is calling upon men or fathers (as in my presence in the vision) to act as fathers to children who are orphaned or abandoned by their parents (Isaiah 1:17; James 1:7).
Brethren, this is a very serious teaching! In our experience, the Lord has given me children of my own, but he has also added children to my family so that I can guide them in God’s love after their fathers walked out on them. In my observation, and especially seeing this from my own family background, the sad story is that these children grow up with no love for others and only hateful feelings. We see the reality of this by the many heinous crimes occurring in our society. As soldiers of light, let us therefore reach out to orphaned and abandoned children. Even if you do not have children of your own, become a father by adopting children even away from their broken homes, just like I do, and become part of the joy of changing a life.
Adults Setting Bad Examples
This past Friday morning, on November 20, 2015, the Lord showed me a girl who was about thirteen years old. She was puffing away at a cigarette, and this led me to rebuke her. As she left the room we were in, I followed her and she handed the cigarette to an elderly woman who could have been her granny. When I saw the older woman taking the cigarette from her, I proceeded to rebuke her gently and firmly for setting a bad example for children. She did not receive my rebuke and angrily walked away. The message the Lord is giving us in this vision is that some elders and adults are setting very poor examples for their children. They basically lead children in wrongdoing and even approving of the wicked things they do. The Lord said that He will severely punish irresponsible adults who fail and mislead children without correcting them (Titus 2:2-5). Also, in this vision, the Lord is encouraging us as Christians not be silent when we observe such behavior. We should address this ill adjustments and sins in our society, with the aim of saving souls and changing lives.
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Blessed Grace in obedient submission to Christ,