Monday, December 18, 2017

Unity In The Holy Spirit



Self-Will Is Not An Expression Of God’s Will

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3 NIV).

Notice: We are sharing an IMPORTANT Vision and Warning from the Lord here. Also, the vision regarding Mr Cyril Ramaphosa which we shared on 20 August 2017 has now been partially fulfilled. Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ His Words never fails!

The above scripture is the original intention of the Lord that there be unity in the administration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. While the Lord ensures the unity of the Spirit by directing the activities of the Holy Spirit (John 16:14), it is some members of the Body who wants to control how the Spirit of God should operate as is it evident today. Having being exposed to ministry life for more than 15 years, we have observed how certain man and women of God acts up to make the Spirit of God acts according their expectations.

What we mean is this, some ministers motivated by their own desires are in the habit of ‘prophesying’ or saying things and expects the Lord to ‘perform’ through the Holy Spirit. In other words, in a self-inflated authority without humility they ‘obliges’ God to perform whether His will allows or disallows it (1 Corinthians 12:11). Let me briefly share an experience we had a few years ago, my wife and I heard about a certain person who was drugged against his will and this rendered the person in a permanent vegetative state.

As it were, we fasted and prayed for the person for a full month expecting the Lord to answer prayer and heal the person. After all our prayers and petitions we asked the Lord should we continue praying for the person, He responded by saying no. It was our desire to see the person healed but none of the person’s immediate family members had faith to trust the Lord to heal their loved one. Consequently, for reason only known by the Lord Almighty, He did not answer prayer and the person never received healing. As for us, we expressed faith and genuine expectations but in the end, it is the Will of God that must be satisfied.

However, biblically, the Spirit of God is not under any human control and the Spirit hears from the Lord to act as the Bible states, “For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).

Competitiveness In The Body

Now brethren, kindly allow me to state this, it is sad to see how certain Churches are ‘selling’ the gifts of the Holy Spirit to attract more members and what is a fact is that the members are often blamed for a lack of faith when they are unable to receive what they hoped for. It is true that our lack of faith denies us blessings from the Lord, but we also need to discern if the faith of the person did not rest on the messenger rather than on God (Acts 14:9).

Additionally, there is also a general competitiveness amongst Christians as to the kind of Church they attend, the kind of attire culture and the availability of some entertainment value to appease the flesh (2 Timothy 3:4). In the Lord, a Christian is not defined by how loud we are, or how good we sound, or how best we portrays ourselves, the true hallmark of a servant is expressed in humility, obedience with a consistent attitude of being faithful (Philippians 2:7).

In conclusion, the Lord revealed to me in a vision on the 14 December 2017, that many Christians envy the gifts that others have while they overlook and fails to work on their gift(s) (1 Timothy 4:14). In the vision the Lord also revealed to me that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are important and these gifts serves His purpose and nobody should disregard the value and importance of any gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:21-31; Romans 12:8).

If you desire to accept Christ as Saviour and Lord we have a suggested Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started on a new way of life leading to Eternal life and for any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, you may please contact us.

Blessed Love

Brother Glenn


Monday, December 4, 2017

Our Ever Faithful Redeemer

Have you ever been lied to, let down, abandoned, or left disappointed by someone who did not keep their promises? Have you lost confidence in people, concluding that no one can be trusted and that no man or woman is faithful? You are probably not alone.  In this increasingly morally decrepit world, where deceit, divorce and duping are rampant, even within the walls of the Church, it's easy to come to that conclusion. But, I have a word of encouragement for you: there still remains One who is just, Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11), always!

The Bible boldly declares that "...it is impossible for God to lie..." (Hebrews 6:18); God loves us and does not break His promises; He fulfills what He says (Deuteronomy 7:8: Jeremiah 40:3). Whether we are faithful or not, God always "...remains faithful..."! (2 Timothy 2:13; Romans 3:3-4). Furthermore, The Word of God affirms and declares God's faithfulness:
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9). 
“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
In life, we are always looking for someone to trust. We also know that trust serves as a safeguard against risk and uncertainty. Since no human being truly knows the future, we can only “predict” the future based on past experiences, with a dose of uncertainties and inaccuracies. The ability to know the future is obviously one ability God withheld from mankind, angels and satanic hosts. As it is, knowing the future is a God-kind of ability for He declares:
“Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors! Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one is like Me. I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will. I call a bird of prey] from the east, a man for My purpose from a far country. Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it” (Isaiah 46:9-11 HCSB).
We have all received a fair share of broken promises from our parents, friends, outsiders, spouses and colleagues. This most likely led us to view what they say with caution, suspicion, and perhaps even distrust. We often suffer broken faith, humiliation, and hardheartedness as a result of those who disappointed us. We are even warned Scripturally not put our trust in man (Jeremiah 17:5-6; ) Why? Because people are selfish and always consider their own interests first. It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in people (Psalm 118:8).

God’s Faithfulness

We can always be comforted by the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and that He is faithful (1 John 1:9), and that He will be with us always – even to the end (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5). These are very precious promises and only those who put their trust in God have experienced how true He is to His promises (Hebrews 11:11).  Here are just a few instances of God's faithfulness:
  • After Adam fell and throughout the exodus, God promised deliverance (Genesis 3:15; Deuteronomy 18:15). He fulfilled this by sending His Son Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:21-23), through whom you and I have the promise of eternal life (John 3:16).
  • God promised to save Noah and his family from the flood (Genesis 6:17-18) and duly fulfilled this promise, establishing a new covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:9-17).
  • God was faithful in fulfilling His promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3, 15:4-5; 17:4-8; 18:14; 22:18).
  • In spite of Job's many trials (Job 1:8-22), God was faithful to him (Job 42:12-16).
  • God was faithful to Ishmael and did not abandon him; he blessed him and his descendants (Genesis 17:18-20)
  • God kept His promise to protect and bless the children of Israel when they obeyed (Exodus 19:5-6), and He was faithful in keeping His covenant with them (Psalm 105:9-10)
  • God was faithful to Joshua and Caleb and fulfilled His promise to them (Joshua 1:1-4; Joshua 14:6-14; Numbers 14:24; Deuteronomy 1:36).
  • God kept His promise to David to establish his throne forever (2 Samuel 7:16); this is fulfilled through Jesus's eternal reign (Daniel 7:13-14; Luke 1:30-33; Acts 2:29–33; 2 Peter 1:11).
However, if we disobey the Lord, and treat Him with distrust, or charge Him with unfaithfulness in our hearts, we will not receive any of the good promises He made; instead the fear of failure will meet us (Numbers 14:28-30). Furthermore, what leads people to failure in their faith is fear, impatience and pressure from others (1 Samuel 13:11-12).

In our experience with the Lord, and this I will share from a strong conviction, I learnt one lesson. When I waited for prophesied promises from the Lord to come to pass, I was driven by impatience, thinking that the Lord has now abandoned His promises. This led me to inquire frequently from Him and He gently reassured me that His plans concerning me have never changed, and that I must just consider Him faithful (Jeremiah 29:11; Hebrews 10:23).

Brethren, not many of us may have had the opportunity of receiving a direct prophetic message from the Lord. However, this should not discourage our faith, and nor should it (in our view) diminish His faithfulness. His promises will always be in accordance with His word, and as we grow in obedience, He lays out His plans for us in His vast Kingdom (Ephesians 4:7). We are only required to have faith, obey the teachings of the Lord, and live obediently, and His faithfulness will manifest (Luke 6:47-48).

Equally, the Lord reminded the Israelites that He was not doing things because they have done anything pleasing; He acted to display the glory of His faithfulness. This He did in accordance with His faithful promises to the patriarchs (Exodus 6:7-8; Ezekiel 36:22). The Lord declared to me that every Word He utters or has uttered is a statement of intent and it must prove faithful (Jeremiah 1:12).

Testimony of God’s Faithfulness

In this ministry, the Lord told us that all things are possible if we just believe (Mark 9:23). We have no appetite for worldly things, and when we started out in this work, we had nothing except our faith and our Bibles.When the Lord assigned us to pray and witness (Please see Witnessing Part I, Witnessing Part II, and How This Ministry Started articles), we were aware that the Lord requires us to obey and use what we have to do His work. Although we needed tracts and means of transport (and we had neither of these), the work still had to be done even without these tools.

I don’t want to sound repetitive, but I would like to reiterate that The Lord only requires our availability, not what materials, money or skills we have or don’t have. I have many friends in the Lord who have big plans for ministry work. Sadly these men are still “waiting” on the Lord; their dependence is on worldly things to do the work of God, yet all they need is faith and obedience.

Moreover, as a witness of Jesus Christ, I can truthfully testify how the Lord fulfilled promises to me personally, many of which I have shared on this website. He has not even overlooked promises He made to our children, but brought about many of the things He gave in this vision (see the Blessings from The Lord article). The Lord said the lessons He gave through this vision was to display His faithfulness and His rewards for obedience.

In conclusion, when we as a ministry and family were faced by severe tests including physical and verbal abuse from people as a result of the work we do in Christ, The Lord stepped in and saved us from our attackers. Whatever evil they plotted against us or threats they made never materialized. Therefore, my brethren, be encouraged; The Lord will take vengeance upon those who trouble you (2 Thessalonians 1:8). Hold on to Jesus Christ; He is faithfully committed to you, and your well-being. The well-being of the whole mankind is His concern (see the promise He made through the recent vision to Muslims).

The Lord is faithful and has promised us numerous blessings for obeying Him and His Word (Deuteronomy 28:1-14), and likewise numerous dire consequences for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). Our choice being between life and death (Romans 6:23; Deuteronomy 30:19-20); what choice do you make today? If you would like to trust in God's faithfulness, and be anchored on the Solid Rock - The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ - 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 grace in Christ’s faithfulness,

Brother Glenn .