Monday, July 31, 2017

Being Captured By Worldly Things

Love and Care For Others More Than Mere Things

"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but I will not be mastered by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV).

Now Brethren, from the Scriptures we learned that the Lord demands unquestionable obedience from us and worldly things should not blind or cause us to walk half-heartedly (Luke 12:19), if we do allow distractions we would have run this race in vain and lose the very purpose why we decided to follow the Lord in the first place, which is our salvation and the redemption of our souls (1 Corinthians 9:27; 1 Peter 1:9). Furthermore, as we warned previously in our Priority Judgement Vision that the Lord will be considering the things we were supposed to do as Christians in order to determine our rewards and our entry into His Kingdom (2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:12; Matthew 25:30).

As Christians, we should therefore strive not to be mastered by anything. In this article, we need to clearly distinguish between idolizing things and being captured by things. If we are captured by things our minds and efforts are channelled to enjoy and appreciate the things we have (Luke 12:19) and if we idolize things we would not want to be without the thing (s) we idolize and desire.

A few years ago, our children became colour conscious and each one of them chose his and her favourite colour and almost any item they bought has to resemble their favourite colour. In other words, they wanted to be identified by their colour of choice. As a matter of fact, this whole colour thing became so serious to some of our children that if anybody made any negative statement or any negative association to their favourite colour that would completely ruin one’s relationship with them. Additionally, does this not remind us of the rich young man, who was captured by his great wealth that he refused to sell his possessions and follow the Lord, instead the young man valued his things more than the Lord and His passion to save the lost (Matthew 19:21-22; Luke 19:10).

Furthermore, and being still just developing children, the Lord gently warned them not to make a big deal about colours and that such things should not be regarded more important than people. What the Lord meant is that worldly things should never substitute a Christian’s love for others. In other words, we should appreciate the value of the thing(s) to the extent of its enjoyment without harming our relationship with God and others (Galatians 6:4). Imperatively and as Christians, we should never regard things more important than people (1 Peter 2:13-25).The reality is, the unfortunate situation is that some Christians are in the habit of placing worldly things above humans and this is displeasing to the Lord (Matthew 22:39).

I can remember an incident involving a very dear brother in the Lord who refused to help a sister in need while offering a lie as an excuse. As a result of this, the Lord was greatly displeased and He rebuked the brother saying that he should not have lied and that we should always be willing and ready to help others (Proverbs 3:27).

In conclusion, let us pray and follow the voice of faith to determine how we ought to please the Lord.
If you would like to accept the Lord Jesus and His abundant and unfailing love for you, here is a suggested Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blesssings,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Love of Jesus

 Jesus Loves You! This is the most excellent revelation. Please read on!

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:4-9).

“This is what I tell you to do: Love each other just as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to give his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I tell you” (John 15:12-14 NLV).

In the verses above, we see God's great love for us in The Lord Jesus Christ, who in turn calls us to love Him by being involved with Him in giving love!

This article will not seek to define love in general; we will look at how the love of Christ Jesus expresses itself towards the human race (John 3:16). Some people become offended saying we must not patronize them when we convey the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to them. However, the Lord had commanded us to love one another, just as He loves us (John 13:34).

Vision of  Love that has Gone Cold

In a vision given earlier last month (September 2014) to Charis, the Lord lowered what looked like an electronic reader board with words passing by saying, "The reason for all the quarrels and conflict between you and [Lucy] (not real name) is because your love for each other has grown cold, for loveless relationships breeds quarrels, fights and divisions". The Lord reminded her of this Scripture: "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12 NIV). Perfect Love from God expresses itself through forgiveness and mercy, and in its fullness it shoots forth all the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Quarrels and strife eat away at any good relationship and literally consume peace, dividing people up into factions. Surely, lack of love is the principal cause of all strife in the family, Church and the world as a whole. Let us be on our guard against evil; Satan aims to steal the Word of God from our hearts in order to dispel love.

When I was about 14 years old, I heard for the first time in my life that Jesus loved me. This message was very timely as it was an answer to a short prayer. A few days before I returned home, I prayed to the Lord saying, "Lord, why should I suffer so much and where will I end up in this life"? How precious His timing is! For on that same day, I returned home after I had ran away for about 4 months due to the abuse I suffered. As it is, I only realized later that it was the Lord who sent this sister to meet me and convey His love to me. This is how it happened: I was sent to the shop when a young born-again lady met with me on my way back from the shop. She came up to us (I was accompanied by two other children) and said in Afrikaans, "Seun Jesus is lief vir jou!", meaning: "Son, Jesus loves you!" I felt somewhat shy and embarrassed when she charged towards me to hug me, and I foolishly ran off, which I regretted later.

I tell you those words melted into my heart like sugar dissolving in hot water and sweetening it; those words remained with me. Back then, I did not know who the Lord Jesus was and how real His love was for me; I innocently knew He was God and that He died on the cross for me. Furthermore, while that statement did not lead to my immediate conversion, it left room for Christ later in my life. When faced with loveless situations, I can remember recalling those words and wished I could meet this Jesus. I did not know then that I did not have believing faith and lacked understanding of the Scriptures, otherwise I would have embraced His love.

The love of the Lord Jesus Christ transformed my heart and brought me into a closer relationship with Him and appreciation of what He did (and still does). Brethren, I do not undermined the love of Christ; it is powerful and His going to the cross laying down His life for the human race is REAL and without condition (John 15:13). I and many other servants of God were drawn to Him by His love; this unconditional love is still available and He is calling everyone saying: “Come to Me, all of you who work and have heavy loads. I will give you rest. Follow My teachings and learn from Me. I am gentle and do not have pride. You will have rest for your souls. For My way of carrying a load is easy and My load is not heavy” (Matthew 11:28-30; 22:9 NLV).

Jesus’ Love Rejects No Humans

Our own sins and lustful desires drive us away from the abundant love of the Lord; it is not the Lord who rejects us (James 1:14). As it is, having been a backslider myself, I was driven away from the Lord by worldly desires and through deep feelings of guilt that led me to self-condemnation. I felt unworthy and powerless; the way I looked at myself is the way I believed Christ was looking at me. Being in a prison of my own self-condemnation, the Lord again freed me by saying to me, “He will not break off a fractured reed, and the lamp that flickers he will not extinguish until he will bring the verdict of innocence” (Matthew 12:20 Gods Word Translation). Fellow believers, stop your self-pitying! Accept Christ’s forgiveness for your past mistakes and serve Him without sinning anymore (John 8:11).

In 2008, I witnessed to a young lady who knew about the Lord, but what was keeping her from serving the Lord was self-condemnation. She told me that she committed very wicked sins and she was thinking the Lord would never forgive her. After explaining to her that it is for such people Christ came, she expressed interest and accepted the Lord (Luke 5:32). There is NO HATRED in Christ Jesus towards any human being. He hates sin and calls us to repentance from sin (Matthew 4:17). When the Lord Jesus Christ started His ministry, He did not go out with a sword and hatred; He went out in God’s love (John 5:43; 1 John 4:8). When He was humiliated, insulted and assaulted, He threatened no violence or retribution; instead, His love compelled Him to forgive (1 Peter 2:23; Luke 23:34).

Therefore, the world has experienced no greater love than the ABSOLUTE ABIDING LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ expressed and gave to the human race (Romans 8:35-39). I declare: no Christian should feel ashamed of their faith in Christ Jesus our LORD, for His all-consuming love stands out and has conquered evil (John 16:33). As it is, the Lord Jesus Christ conquered the world of evil through His abiding love; to what or who can we compare Him? NOTHING and NO ONE! His LOVE is simply all-encompassing and inexhaustible forever! If we reject His love, it will still be there to invite us and to comfort us. All God’s creation is founded on His love for Christ Jesus who came to express and give it to us (John 1:3; Colossians 1:17).

Who is Christ’s Love Calling?

“For God so loved the world [YOU and I] that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever. For God did not send His Son into the world to say it is guilty. He sent His Son so the world might be saved from the punishment of sin by Him” (John 3:16-17 NLV). That is correct! The Lord has extended His love to you; accept and experience a changed life of peace with God and people. Without Christ fear, hopelessness and uncertainty will drive you to unhappiness and a destiny of no satisfaction but endless regret.

In conclusion, in the Lord’s countless visits to us during these past four and a half years, He used no power, miracles or words to attract us to Him. His love which we experienced served as our reassurance that we are dealing with a God of love. There was no need for us to separate Him from the Bible; we discerned His love. When Christ first came to minister to us, He said, I love My children and He showed His love to us by giving, teaching, guiding and correcting (Hebrews 12:6).

Follow the love way in Christ Jesus and make your home, workplace and world an attractive dwelling. Therefore, Christ’s love serves neither threats nor does it place any stumbling block to you,so embrace it! What is greater or more real than the love of God? (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) Why reject it when it works for your good? Stop hating what you can’t or will never be able to undo; the flame of Christ’s love has been ignited in this world; and it is alive in all His children! Remember without love for the Lord Jesus, it is impossible to live pleasing to Him.

If you would like to accept Jesus and His abundant unfailing love for you, here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed love in Christ Jesus,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Overcoming The Strongman of Disobedience

The spirit Of Disobedience

…”in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 2:2).

Sometime ago, the Lord gave us a message and He said, “No children are allowed in tonight’s worship session and John (Not real name, and being 11 years at the time) must be present so that he can receive deliverance from his demons”.

Now, when John was about nine (9) years old, we led him to the Lord and at first, like all new babes in Christ (1 Peter 2:2) he walked obediently and the Lord rewarded him for that. As a family, we could sense the Lord’s Joy when people acted obediently and He always expressed such Joy through His messages to people and often His Joy would be accompanied by a blessing that brought the Lord great pleasure. We hasten to add, that little John was equally grateful to the Lord for his blessings and the Lord’s attention and love for him. As we knew, this was aimed at encouraging John to lead an obedient lifestyle (John 15:2).

Ungodly Interest, The Cause Of Our Fall

Being human, and since John enlarged his friendship circle, his interest in other things increased and subsequently his commitment to the Lord took a big knock. As it was, the ‘tools’ he needed to build his spiritual live became a burden to him. He despised bible reading, prayer and his Christian manners (Ephesians 6:1; 1 Peter 2:2; Jude 1:20) and the result of his dissociation with the Lord was manifestly evident and his tongue twisted from being heartily truthful (Psalm 15:2; Ephesians 4:15) to being deceitful in his speech. It must be added, not only was his speech crooked, but his behaviour and the very content of his heart (Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 15:19).

Furthermore, those of us reading here can bear witness that as we slowed down in our commitment to the Lord so does our spiritual fruit which withers. A brother in the Lord once confided in me that being a Christian and in ministry, he came across many Christian brethren who were heartedly backslidden, but orally armed with the usual Christian jargon, and they can talk up a good salvation message while their hearts and interest are elsewhere. By this, I am being reminded by a conversation I had with a young man a few years ago, he agreed with me on our need for salvation and he even expressed great admiration for his father’s faith in the Lord, while he had his eyes on worldly things. This was confirmed by the Lord when He gave the young man a message saying that his mind was in the world, like our lead scripture, this is where disobedience resides (Ephesians 2:2).

Work Status To Promote Self

Often, Christians finds it difficult to balance their lives between being a committed Christian and a career. Like we acknowledged in our Laziness article, work is necessary (2 Thessalonians 3:10) but our work must NOT be priority over our relationship with God (Daniel 6:3-4). From the preceding verse, the Prophet Daniel was a diligent and hardworking man, however, he did not allow the love for his job to compromise his relationship with God. Neither was he hungry for power and admiration since the King planned to promote him (Daniel 6:3), he exercised his duties faithful and in the fear of God (Colossians 3:23) and not to display his ‘glory’ as some are in the habit of showing off their power positions to control and draw others to their status. It is common knowledge today that people regard their high social standing due to their influential positions as their 'glory' and trademark to gain power over others, their work is not of being a servant, but to be adored. What we know scripturally, is that the spirit of service at work in the Prophet Daniel was humility, and that same spirit was found in Joseph as well (Genesis 39:8), even as epitomised by our Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11).

The Influence Of The Strong Man In Us

Let me frankly put it this way, there is a STRONGMAN in each one of us (Mark 3:27), and the Apostle Paul it the ‘spirit of disobedience. No doubt, this being does not fear God, neither does it want to submit to Him. It is only at the command and obedience to God’s Word that we overcome this being which controls and directs our will to disobey the Lord (Romans 7:15-20). In other words, our victory in leading a sinless life would be that we subject ourselves to unquestionable submission to the Lord which is essentially an expression of humility (Romans 6:13; 12:1-2). It can therefore be said, that if we are moved by such humility no STRONGMAN would have a hold in some area of our lives. You heard correctly! The STRONGMAN possesses certain areas of our lives which influences our relationship with the Lord and with others (1 John 3:10; Acts 10:13; John 8:44). Like we have learned from John, a lying tongue has a touch of Satan to it and so does anger, fighting, swearing, screaming, stealing, gossip and pride (John 10:10; Galatians 5:19-21). Thus, all these vices are indicative of the STRONGMAN’S influence if we manifest any of these or any other act that is contrary to God’s will. Also, you will probably remember that we shared in some previous articles that the Lord rebuked a brother in our ministry and attributing his spirit of anger to Satan’s influence and possession (Matthew 16:23). Therefore, words and status will NEVER be able to substitute humility, for the spirit of humility issues from the heart in obedience to the Lord (Matthew 12:35; Galatians 5:22-23).

In Conclusion, if you are serious in conquering the STRONGMAN and possessing the spirit of humility, you need to repent and train your spirit daily through submissive obedience to the Lord and practice love for others, this will undoubtedly rid you of ‘self-status’ and leads you to God consciousness (Psalm 139:17-18).

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, or of you are not born again yet, please pray our suggested prayer on this link Prayer of Sincere Repentance by faith and follow the Lord (Matthew 4:19). You may also contact us for any questions or comments about this article or our ministry.



Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, July 10, 2017

God Cares For Your Life



Why We Sharing This Testimony

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy,  and spread your protection over them,  that those who love your name may exult in you. 12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield" (Psalm 5:11-12 ESV).

Notice, we have allowed our Brother Patrice to share a testimony with us which we believe is from Lord and we pray that you will be blessed. This testimony is from Sister Mandy Guilloux.

Since this work was directly translated from French into English, I (Brother Glenn) made some minor editing work to allow the flow of the testimony. As we have already acknowledged, our Brother Patrice might not be eloquent in English, but he certainly has a very humble spirit and sharing about God is his passion. Therefore, such serving hearts are pleasing to the Lord and he will never be without peace! As a Ministry, we are allowing him to share with us so that we may learn in humility and be encouraged too, so please do accept his prayerful labour in the Lord.

Praise the Lord, this is another opportunity for us to share God’s love with you yet again. Therefore, this week our message aims to show you the richness of God's care for his children and this includes the saved and unsaved.

As the Scriptures declares, God's sun shines on the wicked and on the wise man, and God has His plan for all of us. This past week I received a phone call from a brother who told me to watch a recent encounter of a precious sister from his Church in the Lord Jesus.

The testimony was in French and I had many confirmations for myself about what the sister was talking about. Her Testimony is very encouraging and well received here and we trust that you will be lifted and strongly encouraged in the Lord. When she delivered her testimony before the congregation she said that the Lord Jesus is coming back soon, as she share things about Heaven and hell.

So please do not neglect this little writing I have taken the time to translate to my best from French into English for all our readers. Knowing that many will be tremendously blessed and will return to God fearing Him and being bold as a Lion. The Sister who shares this testimony is a very great blessing to the Church and we should not neglect to heed her warnings as we humbly need to prepare for the Lord’s return.

I don’t specially speak about those subject but all the insight are very sound and truthful. Being aware also that there is some people who wants to imitate people like her and have seen NO HELL NO HEAVEN and they will have to give account one day before God for issuing false testimonies and lying.

Testimony of Hell. There was a book opened and about to be written for some who would make it and some not. The sister was concerned about all those people who did not make it and all those who would and God said that they have the choice and decide for their own destiny. She also saw one man with a stone bleeding in his hand pleading with God not to let his family come to this place called hell. So God did not answers the sister’s request about the family’s destiny, God said they already know what to do if they don’t want to come here-She hated to see the people suffering in Hell she saw people taking pills given from demons spirit to relieve the people who were already condemned but the demons in hell were lying and the people suffered horrendous death to the liking of these evil beings.She saw huge flammes of fire.She saw women and men with helmets which was piercing their ears.

There was a 25 years old man who was very angry at God in hell and got to say when he was on earth that: “tomorrow I will stop enjoying myself in amusement “This man made an oath and finally lied ,he finished in hell, even until today he reproached God for being there.God said do not put for tomorrow what you can do today!

She saw so many there and she was suffocating, she asked the Lord to take her away from the pit but the Lord did it on purpose for her to witness all she was saw and that it was not God’s choice to see people condemned for eternity.

experiencing Heaven Jesus then took her and she found herself in the light of Heaven and she saw Angels surrounding her watching her.She was in a front of a door and saw wonderful pearls in beautiful colours and two Angels were on each side, she went to a garden and she saw flowers she was asked to watched them, beautiful they were, she saw the Doors with the name of Moses & Abraham on it but she could not access them, another door with the name called “resting place” it was not yet the time to enter-

Then she entered the prayer room and the floor was like clouds and she saw billions of Pots She realised how the Angels are busy and she was describing the Pots with names on it and some beautiful and some dirty but actually they were representing each one of us (his children), these bottles could be purified and some won’t.

Some pots (representing his children) some never pray and some never have time for me (God) but they are my children, God was sad to see this to happen, some people don’t take time and some do not pray at all.One pot was full of light and God said this is my child , he prays always and take time to pray to me, even when he prays and he has no answers from me he continues expecting he will receive from me so he say thank you in advance, God was very pleased with him.(that’s faith!)

God said that every prayers has a great value to Him and that He hear the smallest to the greatest of prayers from your hearts that you don’t utter.. Every thoughts God is aware, He also know when we are in distress or angry He knows it, even when we hate someone. God hear everyone’s prayers at the same time. All Saints prayers are put in the pots, the sister said that when God was pouring some pots, oil would fall on earth, for some people because it was time to receive their blessings and God chose to pour them and fell between clouds, and she saw that it fell on young people in a camping-The people who received their answered prayers thanked God for it! and knelt down in prayer.

The room of victory. Now the sister was led to enter the room of Victory! God records in Heaven all our victories in life.And He is very pleased when someone overcomes. There were Pots with alphabetic letters (by names) God took care of everyone’s need and every seconds of his children were counted and registered. Furthermore, as the Sister saw, some Angels would be sent to earth to encourage and talk to his children to do good things and being inspired. So the Angels would come and visit the Saints on earth to write everything they were doing and to report it to God in Heaven.

During her visit to Heaven, this Sister asked a very disturbing question to God , saying and asking why people on earth would suffer sickness or die, she thought that God missed something, but then as she was asking the question she felt the fear and presence so strong that she realised she was not God and she was very limited in judgment.God finally said to her I know what I must do ( meaning He is God and knows best about everyone’s need)

God answered her that sometime people would die and it was the way for them , and sometimes people who were sick would not find healing but it was not always God’s will for them because He wanted to heal them.She said also that sometimes as she has been revealed in Heaven that God would just touch people on earth and sickness would disappear immediately and cured.

She also said that we do not understand God properly sometimes when we asked things to God and He may not give answers as we may expect. Anyway, God’s thoughts or judgement are different than ours.

She also said that we truly do not know how much He loves us and care for our every need, she also mentioned that God record our every thank you! when we get things on earth it does not matter if it was for something to eat of something we buy, also she said that it touches very much God’s heart when he sees someone who has not much and say thank you! he will not forget this and it pleases him very much-He also likes when we talk to him and spend time with him-

About Tithing in the Church, she saw a safe deposit box He sees also those who gives with a cheerful heart, He sees some people who give much before others but in reality He is not pleased with them because their attitude in giving is not His ways! they gave to show off their gifts.He said He rather liked the person who gave little that he had with all his heart! This was very pleasing to God.He said he did it with all his heart and God said that person actually gave Much!

Seeing the White Garments ’s room She saw all the white Garments in line (tidy)and was told they are nearly finished and ready,she asked why? and God said because Jesus is coming very soon.An Angel was preparing them.There will be just the right amount of Garments that was destined to people- (no more no less) again.. Jesus is coming!

Belt room All the Belt for our Garment are ready (no more no less)This is the belt we will be wearing around our garment.

Good actions or word count She saw Angels going up and down to earth recording the works of the Saints every hours, and the crowns and every jewels that were put on them (Crowns) were prepared according to the works of the saints on the earth. Angels are working non-stop and they go during the day to Heaven to report our every works before Heaven.

"If I (brother Patrice) may say this is a confirmation for me also because God gave me the gift to see the Glory sometimes at home, and the Angels come and go like a flash ..so I am aware of what the sister is talking about.They truly visit us daily without knowing it.”

Filmed of our lives recorded The sister asked what was that room about and she was told that it was were we found billions of film of every one’s lives so that no one can deny or lie about what they have done in their lives before the throne, no one will have any excuse because everything has been recorded. All lives of the human kind was recorded and the Lord Jesus said some people will want to justify and won’t be able and everything will be counted, in other words, Every thought that was not spoken through words also were recorded as the Lord hears and see everything.

She saw herself in the garden and God described to her the sickness, cancer in a body to explain to her that there is nothing that he forget. The sister asked “but people are suffering” , God said for every matter there is a reason for it, saying that God has all answers but also God show her that there were some cases where God touched people’s body and were cured immediately-God said that certain things must happen because it must happen and also God is not always the consequences of sicknesses-And God also reminded her that He was with us and sometime He would touch people and heal them.He said that people think sickness is bigger than their God but they forget “I am the creator” God is certainly saying we must have Faith in Him.Everything happen for a reason- He said again “ I know what I am doing”

Sight of a church on earth from Heaven She described that Jesus was present but people were not lifting up hands because they were ashamed of him. He Saw how the Church has become lazy and are not working within.Some people had only appearance before others and think they were Christians they came but have no fruits. They think coming to Church nice and well dressed is a reflection of being a Christian, they are lying to themselves and they certainly not have the White Garment of Salvation that will get them to Heaven, they have only the good looking of being well dressed before others-This means that Some Christians are lying to themselves, lazy and are not working, they have only a Physical appearance but their spiritual life is declining or dead.

Finally this sister saw millions of Angels protecting the Saints and also were told how much God cared about his Children.. Thank God for the Host of Heaven!

For a shorter version of her testimony, please find it here.

I hope this will strengthen you faith and heart; to cry out to God in fear, and for those who have seen a greater hope they will be very encouraged to do or continue with boldness in God's work, knowing that Jesus is about to come quickly! and He will reward everyone according to his Faith.

If you need more prayer, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance, read the Bible every day, continue to faithfully seek the Lord, and take refuge in Him. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Brother Patrice and reviewed by Brother Glenn