Monday, December 31, 2018

Celebrate Christ in Praise and Worship on New Year's Day

 Worldly New-Year Celebrations

As we know it,  the whole world is now celebrating (or about to celebrate) another New Year. Everybody has made the necessary arrangements to celebrate this annual event. Oftentimes, this is done without considering the Creator of this day (Psalm 118:24). What we do is we exclude God from our daily lives and celebrate a change of day, instead of celebrating and honoring Him who created us and the day. In short, the Lord desires our praise and worship for granting us life and days in this world (1 Thessalonians 5:16). Our rejoicing and celebration must therefore be unto the Lord for His honor (Philippians 4:4).

Before I share the vision, we want to set the record straight that New-year celebrations are worldly and ungodly (1 John 2:15). Additionally, the Lord detests false witnesses who predict lies (Proverbs 6:16-19). Below, we are sharing again a vision the Lord gave us a few years ago and it is worth sharing again!

Vision of Worldly New Year Partying and False Predictions

Given to Charis on December 31, 2012

"In the first part of the vision I saw an African woman with braided hair sitting in her living room looking at a clock and it was 13:13 p.m. After looking at the time, she took her Bible and opened it in the 13th book of the Bible, 1 Chronicles 13:13, and she started reading this verse.

Thereafter, the vision changed to the year 2014. She again looked at a clock and it was 14:14. She came out of her house and saw 14 boys passing by her house and she took note of it as confirmation to her 'prediction'. It suddenly became 2015, she again looked at the clock and this time it read 15:15 p.m. Just then, someone came into her house telling her: "You must STOP saying every year the Lord is coming, and you must STOP predicting falsely!" (Note: Although the Lord has shown the face of this person to Charis, He told us that she is not the only one making false predictions. The Lord is warning us against setting dates and making predictions about His coming).

Soon after this, the vision changed and I found myself high up in the sky lying on my stomach looking down onto the earth, which was in the shape of a circle. The whole world's population filled that circle. This was on a New Year's Day, because people below shouted "Happy New Year!" and I saw hundreds of balloons in various colours being hoisted with a “Happy New Year” message. I could see widespread drinking and partying everywhere.

The vision changed again and a few days after New Year I saw only a few thousand of the world's population worshipping the Lord. After they worshipped, I heard the voice of the Lord say: "They would rather go to worldly parties than to praise and worship Me". After the Lord said this, I saw a BIG white SAD FACE :( appear in the sky, then the vision ended".

In conclusion, as a ministry we do not claim to know the DAY OF THE LORD, and all we know is that He has given us certain promises which are yet to be fulfilled. Also, the Lord in His grace and Wisdom is using this ministry to warn the church and call God-fearing people to repentance.

Psalm 86:9 NIV:All the nations You have made will come and worship before You, O Lord; they will bring glory to Your name.”

Blessed and Holy New Year to all our brethren everywhere in the world, in Jesus name!

Brother Glenn van Rooyen.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Being Blessed In The Name Of The Lord

Accept By Faith Words Spoken In The Name Of The Lord From Others

“He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you. He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you” (Psalm 118:26 HCSB).

Season Greetings! This family and ministry is extending warm Christmas and New Year greetings to all our faithful brethren who gave us support in prayer while serving as an encouragement to us to continue the good work of our Lord Jesus Christ. We express our deepest love to you all and while it is still day we are looking forward to continue in our Lord’s service in Jesus name!

A few weeks ago the Lord gave me this message to present it here after He showed a dear brother how he have personally benefited from being blessed in the name of the Lord.

Let me put it this way, a brother who is known to us shared that while still unsaved, he was approached by a servant of the Lord who told him that the Lord Jesus blesses him and that God wants to use him. As he recalled, about ten (10) years or more after he received this message he received the promise of being used by God and he was blessed with every good thing (Numbers 6:24-26).We hasten to add that all blessings from the Lord requires prayer and faith as we emphasised in our ‘Prayer is the Key to all Problems’ article (Matthew 21:22).

Being a minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have met and ministered to countless people all around and I can attest to this fact that the Lord does fulfil the word of His servants and grants various blessings which are pronounced in His name (Isaiah 44:26). Therefore, let us not undermine the value of blessings people pronounce upon our lives in the name of the Lord and often those who delivers the blessings expresses gratitude to God and a cheerful heart speaks from JOY (Luke 6:45; Proverbs 4:23).

God Always Remembers You

Furthermore, we should also not forget how God showed kindness to Cornelius who was a generous man who showed a heart of caring to the needy (Acts 10:2-4). As it is, surely those who knew him and who received from him expressed their love and well wishes for him (Acts 10:22). Similarly, the Lord also remembered Dorcas, who was a generous, hard working and non-complaining servant of the Lord who lived out here passion and love for others by serving them so God intervened supernaturally and extended her days on the earth (Acts 9:36-41). Additionally, the centurion’s servant who was sick was not healed based on the strength of his own faith but his master’s faith was honoured in addition to the good the centurion did for the needy in Israel (Luke 7:2-10).

Kindly allow me to add another short testimony, a friend I knew personally and whom I truly admired for his bold and committed generosity even if he gets affected, he just wanted to make others happy. From my experience with the brother, he always had a heart for the needy even though he wasn’t saved at the time. However, after he got saved some years later did he confide in me that during that time he longed to be saved to give meaning to the love God placed in his heart for others (Romans 5:5). Rewardingly, he was equally showered with some good words from others who blessed him in the name of the Lord and that greatly comforted him and God saved him and blessed him with the precious gift of salvation.

Finally, now who says that it is not God who works in the heart of those who come to bless us in His name (Hebrews 14:18-20).

 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.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Doing Good In The Name Of The Lord Pleases Him

Doing Good The worldly Way Is For Self-elevation

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your GOOD WORKS and give Glory to your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16 HCSB).

The Lord said whatever things we do in His name is very important to Him, and it is evidence of our faith and He abiding in us, fulfilling His word, promises and His love in action for mankind (Colossians 3:17, 23-24).

Short vision: Brethren, in the early hours of this morning (17/12/2018) the Lord showed me a short vision in which I was shown a man whom I know in the Lord. In the vision, it appeared as if God was bestowing honor because of obedience upon this particular brother. Similarly, I also saw some witnesses nearby who testified about the grace and change God brought about in the life of this brother as they related one after another the Good of God in the life of this man. 

Now brethren, what the Lord revealed to me is that no effort or work a person does by faith and in the NAME OF THE LORD will ever go unnoticed. As it is, all our works will be duly recognised and rewarded (Acts 10:4) and some of these blessings are not just reserved for Heaven but are given here too where there is need (Mark 10:29-30). Considering also what the Lord said in the latter part of verse 30 in the preceding scripture, persecutions and what makes it so memorable is the stigma of pain that follows our efforts in the Lord. Having shared this we conclude, don't give up or grow weary of doing good our painful or stressful efforts will receive remedy from the Lord Almighty!


Throughout the world, there are non-Christian charitable organisations who are doing good. With love and respect, these organisations are doing good in their own names. They give out of their abundance and compassion for the needy, yet without a message of hope and faith. Moreover, some religious organisations give to the needy to advance the cause of their religion and message. Similarly, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ commands all Christians to have their light shine before men; why? So that God may be glorified through our good works (Matthew 5:14-15).


Therefore, whether we give from a religious or from human compassion, people benefiting want to be able to identify the source so that they may give ‘glory’ and build their trust base and dependence. This race of doing good is open to all including the devil, who is using this as a tool to trap people (Genesis 3:4-5). Also, individual people and organisations are doing so to receive some recognition or reward, or both. In contrast, the Scriptures counsel us not to expect anything in return (Luke 6:35), for God will reward us. As Christians, if we insist on being acknowledged and that our doing good comes from ourselves and not from the Lord than we would have received our reward (Luke 14:12-13). 

Unfortunately, in today’s business environment, no one gives without promoting their ‘brand’ in order to attract attention, and this practice is well entrenched in the church too. We do good to attract attention to our church and loyalty to our ‘brand’. When people respond to our ‘brand’ or message because of the good they received from us, we would have used God’s name but created followers for ourselves. The fruit of our good works must show through people’s faith and obedience to God. This is simple to spot, if we consider our inner attitude and our response to others in similar situations as we are or were.

Responding Out of Love for God

Our Lord Jesus Christ was at all times God-conscious. He did not mind about His own affairs and needs; He shared His life for the benefit of mankind, out of love for God the Father (Acts 10:38; Luke 9:58; John 4:31-34). Likewise, Nehemiah’s heart was bent on doing the will of God, and his love for God changed the lives of many of his contemporaries (Nehemiah 5:1-19).

King Josiah, who became king at only 8 years old, proved himself to be a righteous leader, with a zeal for acting out of great love for God: "He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left" (2 Kings 22:2). His heart was with God, doing good for The Lord. He began restoring the Kingdom of Judah to the Way of the LORD, and as the Bible says, "...neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength..." (2 Kings 23:1-25).

Furthermore, Moses and Joshua had no personal riches to share with others; they were doing good for God and shared their lives and families with the children of Israel (Hebrews 11:26; Joshua 10:12-15) out of their love for God. Aaron, his sons and the entire Levite tribe had no inheritance among the Israelites; they were doing good to God out of their love for Him (Deuteronomy 18:1-5) for He was their inheritance.

If we have God as our inheritance like the Levites, we live to do good in His name without a need to identify and declare to others our works. In fact, the best deeds of love are always hidden from the sight of others (Matthew 6:1-4). We must have an ‘eye’ spiritually to identify the needs of others and do good in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17; 1 John 3:17). In so doing, we secure temporary and eternal rewards (1 Timothy 4:8).

Briefly, for the sake of making this article brief, and in order to render it as practical as possible, I will share some personal experiences. This is by no means intended to draw attention to people or myself, but for the purity of our faith and obedience to God. After I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1990, I was eager to do everything the Bible says. The more I read the Bible, the more I wanted room to practice what it says. In my inexperience, I shared the gospel and opened my apartment to strangers, because the Bible says so. As a result of my efforts, I suffered abuse from my own immediate company who were Christians who criticized me saying that I am not Jesus and that I would not be able to save the world. These and many other similar statements were negative and meant to discourage me; even though the very same folk telling me making these statements were beneficiaries of my doing good. I preached the gospel in trains, public parks and on the streets. I shared whatever I could with those in need. My obedience was driven by my love for Christ Jesus. I have never publicly mentioned this except for the benefit of the work of God (2 Corinthians 12:10) to encourage you into action.

Similarly, to proof Scripture right, we have not failed to receive God’s due blessings for our efforts of love and obedience (Galatians 6:9). He raised up people, who love and fear Him, to minister to our needs and the needs of this ministry. May the faithfulness of the Lord remain upon these brethren and those who share their lives and belongings with those in need forever and ever in Jesus’ name!

To the Glory of God

In conclusion, doing good for God is not just tithing, offering, or fasting to sympathize with the needy; it requires personal involvement (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). Among other Scriptures in God’s Judgement and rewards of us, the Lord will measure our attitude or heart’s intention against His stipulated commands (Matthew 25:34-46; Jeremiah 17:10). Therefore, we need to ask ourselves: in our work, did God receive the glory and was He acknowledged? We or others may appeal for help from the body for the benefit of the gospel; we may also need to pray for discernment to determine if our doing good or helping is for the benefit or promoting of some culture, religion, ministry or individual. The broader reality should be to MAGNIFY CHRIST and point man to obedience in Him (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Finally, let us do good for Christ not loudly, but in silent obedience. You may not be noticed by others and it should not be your motive, but God is following your work to determine your rewards.

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do” (Hebrews 6:10 NLT).

Why are you doing good? Is it with the wrong motive of receiving rewards instead of love for God? Have you been doing good works to promote yourself or your “brand”, instead of glorifying God? Have you neglected the needy or avoided personal involvement in doing good for God? If so, please repent. If you are not yet born again, 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,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Importance Of Reading The Word of God

Living In The Word

Dear brothers and sisters it has been said many times in this ministry and in most articles on this website that Reading the Word of God is very important, and in this article we would like to try and explain some of the reasons for why it is so important. We say some of the reasons because God is eternal and His word is also eternal and immeasurable in its spiritual depth. The Lord Jesus Said “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Do we actually, really comprehend this statement? Heaven and earth actually will pass away but the Holy Bible continues on for eternity this is such an amazing statement when you really think about it.

The Holy Bible is like food for the soul and the soul needs good spiritual food in order for it to grow (Matthew 4:4), if we do not feed our soul with good nutritious spiritual food we will not grow very well in our Faith and with the Lord. As it is, some people spend a lot of time and money looking after the physical being which is temporary and neglect the spirit and the soul which will live for eternity. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with looking after your physical being but we also need to nourish and feed our spiritual being as well, even more so than the physical (Luke 12:23).

In the Gospel of John the Lord Jesus declared, “Jesus answered and said unto her, whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:13 KJV).


Now what is our Lord Jesus talking about here? Of course the Lord is referring to the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39). He has been and is still giving the Holy Spirit to all believers as God’s first ‘down payment’ for our guaranteed (should we endure) salvation (1 Corinthians 1:21-22). Furthermore, we know that the Precious Spirit of the Lord works on our knowledge of God’s Word (Romans 10:17) to produce faith and fruit in our lives (John 15:4) to reproduce works of obedience.

Reading The Word of God

Brethren, this fact cannot be over-emphasised that we spend time in the Word of God daily because our salvation depends on this act of obedience and by so doing; it keeps the Lord very close to us and our needs. In Malachi 3:16-17 we read, “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him”.

And again in Revelations 1:3 we read “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand”.

We believe that this preceding scripture is not just talking about reading the book of Revelations but also the reading of the entire Bible on a daily basis and by doing that we will be blessed with knowledge, wisdom, prophecy, healing, faith and so many more great blessings. As we know, everything we need to know to work out our salvation with the Lord is in His Word.

Finally, as humble servants of the Lord, let us follow the Bible instructions in our walk with the Lord and He being faithful will impart Wisdom, knowledge and His fear in our lives. By being exposed to the Scriptures daily, the Lord will reveal many things that are hidden in the scriptures which we can apply to our daily lives and which is profitable for in any situation we may face. The Bible has the layers of the past, present and future written in to it so there is prophecy that is yet to happen even in the old testament.

By being closer to God we will be able to “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7KJV).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Peace,
Written By Brother Andrew Tyler-Whiteman and reviewed by Brother Glenn

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christian's Should Not Be Vengeful

“Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).

Brief Note: Brethren as you know, we recently published a book and this is NOT to promote our Ministry nor an individual but to share with you in more detail some of the things our Lord Jesus Christ spoke to us as a family since we cannot put to print all the words the Lord spoke to us well over 4 years, He has commanded us to write weekly articles and to apply His teachings, rebukes and sayings in this way. For your encouragement, nothing the Lord ever said contradicted the Bible, in fact on many occasions the Lord refers us to the Bible for elaboration. The books are an extension of this work and we discuss in more detail with elaborate explaining. The Lord Almighty blesses every brother and sister who supports and prays for us in this ministry and those who spend their time reading our blog daily and weekly, bless you! For you have chosen to keep yourself busy with what builds up spiritually.

Being Vengeful Issues From A Hateful Spirit

Naturally, the spirit of revenge is well embedded in all of us. We are often driven by a desire to receive some remedy for some pain or loss we suffered. Biblically, it is not wrong to desire justice (Deuteronomy 16:18) since God established this principle. It is true, our response against someone who have acted wrongfully against us is often motivated by our own sense of how justice should be meted out, and often our own biasness will deny the offending person a fair opportunity to receive a just punishment. As it is, when we seek justice for ourselves against a cause or someone, our appreciation for justice is influenced by our feelings which may give rise to injustice against the other person. Now briefly, and for example, as part of the due process of law, most courts carefully examine all available evidence in a bid to establish the truth before drawing a conclusion and awarding a decision for or against an accused or an accuser. While our human courts are limited in establishing the truth fully in most matters of dispute, their decisions still play a crucial role in society in enforcing positive actions while discouraging self-motivating negative reactions. Therefore, the role the governing authorities play in discouraging arbitrary actions in society helps in maintaining some order and solving some disputes (Romans 13:1-5).

Biblically, God commands us not to pursue revenge against someone who has wronged us (Leviticus 19:18; Romans 12:17). Instead, He commands us to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). Meaning our response should not be to inflict harm which would render us guilty before God. Understandably, when we are wronged, we argue in our defense and often our motive is to mete out what we think or believe is due revenge. By commanding us not to seek revenge, the Lord knows that hateful feelings are what motivates us, which is evil. At best, revenge is an expression of intended hateful feelings to cause harm. If we act from revenge we leave no room for corrective action, mercy and forgiveness and these are some of the remedies God gave in human society (Matthew 18:32-35).

I need to point out that this is not a study in social justice, but as an observation and useful to help Christians use the authorities in society to seek remedy. As a fact, we are often told that Christians must not take people to court because the Bible says “If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord's people?” (1 Corinthians 6:1). Now brethren, we need to understand that the apostle Paul is referring to disputes in the church and among brethren and not matters relating to social issues in society (1 Corinthians 6:5-6). As a fact, when the Jewish religious authorities persecuted Paul he wisely used the governing authorities of the day to help him find justice and to defend his faith (see chapters in Acts 22 -26). Furthermore, kindly allow me to clarify a point: it is always good to forgive an offender unconditionally; however, we are not commanded by the Lord not to pursue justice through our courts and of course after first seeking peaceful solutions from our offenders and authorities in our communities. When we pursue a matter legally especially where we voluntarily and contractually went into an agreement, our motive should be to seek action or compliance to settle our dispute with the other person and not revenge. Legally, we allow an independent person with knowledge about certain laws governing our relations to play an arbitral role and decide a matter between us and an offender in the interest of peaceful co-habitation. There are various teachings in the Bible, which encourage social justice (Exodus 18:24-26; 1 Kings 3:16-28; 2 Samuel 15:2; Isaiah 1:17).

How Worldly Movies Encourage Revenge

In many action films and TV shows, the plot which some movie directors and producers use is revenge and often in brutal ways. They subtly provoke an evil anger in their audience by using revenge as a motive in their message. This has also contributed to desensitizing Christians on the seriousness of this sin. Now brethren, as God fearing Christians, the Lord expects us to judge our motives in the light of His Word, giving love and forgiveness to an offender and pointing them to correction (2 Timothy 3:16). For the Lord Himself taught and clarified that we should extend love and forgiveness even to our enemies (Matthew 5:38-48). While the death of saints (the righteous) is precious in the sight of the Lord as they are reunited with Him in everlasting peace (Psalm 116:15), He also takes no pleasure (or delights) in the death of the wicked; His desire is for them to repent and turn away from their wicked ways so that they may live (Ezekiel 18:23; 33:11). God loves all His children so much (John 3:16); He “causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45).

Allow God to Revenge and Fight Our Cause

Let me share a short testimony. A few years ago a very faithful member of our ministry was viciously assaulted and abused by evil men. This precious sister was left paralyzed with physical and emotional scars. The assault she endured left her permanently crippled in her left leg. From what we have witnessed, the abuse she suffered would provoke any person to hateful feelings and unforgiveness. However, this precious sister opted to obey the Lord and forgive her offenders without reservations. She shared with us that the night she was attacked and hospitalized, the Lord appeared to her on her bedside and commanded her to forgive the men who had abused and assaulted her and that He would punish them for what they did to her. As you may imagine she was still coming to terms with her ordeal with the wounds and pain still fresh in her mind, yet God asked her to forgive and she confessed that she was somewhat confused but not bitter and she forgave them.

It is a fact that some people find it very hard to forgive offenders immediately because some of us still need to work through it emotionally. I have personally counselled many people who found it very difficult to forgive others and some needed weeks, months and even years to work through their hateful feelings. Often, unforgiveness leads some people to curse and wish bad things on those who offended them. Some even revenge by withholding forgiveness. Their mind is focused on repaying evil and to their own loss. Beloved, like we shared in our Being Humble message, if the Lord would have come or we die while still struggling to forgive, we might be denied entry into Heaven! The Lord Jesus clearly warns us that if we do not forgive others their sins, our Father will not forgive our sins either (Matthew 6:15; Luke 11:26). Therefore, it is in our best interest to “bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13).

Similarly, about three years ago the Lord sent three of our daughters, between 10 and 12 years at the time to witness and share the gospel in a certain area. While they were busy handing out gospel tracts, an unknown man approached them and without warning took off his belt and started spanking them in public for no reason. Being humiliated they did not utter a word against the man; instead the Lord provided an elderly woman to rebuke their assailant. When the Lord visited Charis that evening, He said that they should forgive the man who attacked them and that He will repay the offender.

I also endured an attack and what made the situation uncomfortable is that I had to forgive and share my house with a young man who maliciously and violently attacked me. The attack left me disabled and fractured in my right hand with four (4) of my fingers badly bruised and nonfunctional. I repeatedly heard from the Lord in an audible voice, “But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them” (1 John 2:11). Admittedly, I did harbor strong feelings of hatred and I wanted to take revenge against the young man. However, as strong as these were, I persisted in prayer daily asking the Lord to forgive me and to deliver me from those hateful feelings. How I received my deliverance was I would go pray against and resist those hateful feelings every time they came over me until the Lord set me free and replaced those bitter feelings with a compassion and love for the young man.

Likewise, another sister in the ministry was recently emotionally hurt and offended by a relative. She found herself arguing and debating daily in her mind with this relative while harboring ill feelings towards her. The way she received deliverance was by acknowledging this as a sin before God each morning and asking for God’s help not to argue in her mind with her relative during the course of day (Psalm 50:15). Each time she would start debating in her mind, she would choose to repent, ask for forgiveness, forgive the relative, and pray blessings over her (Luke 6:27-28; 31). She did this for a few weeks until the Lord delivered her from this bondage. She no longer debates with her relative but feels peace towards her and is praying for her salvation.

As an encouragement to you our dear brothers and sisters, please don’t allow the devil to deceive you! Some of the skillful devices of the devil is to make us feel sorry for ourselves and have us think that others (offenders) are taking advantage of us especially if we choose to love and forgive them. We might be looked at as fools, but we are preciously living out the values the Lord taught and stood for.

We therefore encourage you brethren to leave room for God’s wrath (Romans 12:19) and allow him to sanctify us in His truth and will. Let us remember not to allow revenge to steal our salvation! This is not worthwhile since our years of faithful service in the Lord are about to be rewarded soon!

Whatever we do, let’s work at it with all our hearts, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since we know that we will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Jesus Christ we are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism (Colossians 3:23-25).

I encourage you with these words from the Lord to us recently: I am READY to come – SOON!

In Conclusion, have you been harboring grudges against anyone, and seeking to revenge or pay back in your own terms? Have you been trapped in anger and unforgiveness against someone who wronged you? Remember, vengeance belongs to God (Deuteronomy 32:35;43; Psalm 94:1-2 NKJV). Some great men of God like Paul and King David knew this and although they were wronged, they left vengeance up to God (2 Timothy 4:14; 1 Samuel 26:10-11). Our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ endured much hostility from sinners against Himself, yet He did not retaliate but forgave even while on the cross (1 Peter 2:23; Hebrews 12:3-4; Luke 23:34). The Bible admonishes us neither to say "I’ll pay you back for this wrong!"(Proverbs 20:22) nor to say "I'll do to them as they have done to me; I'll pay them back for what they did" (Proverbs 24:29). Therefore, please repent and pray for deliverance.

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Peace,

Brother Glenn and Preparing for the Kingdom Ministry Team.

Monday, November 26, 2018

God Forbids Christians Being Confrontational Which Yields Quarrels And Divisions

Frequent Quarrel Equals Hatred

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1-2 ESV).

Recently, two brethren in the Lord were involved in a heated argument and sharp exchange of words filled with anger and hatefulness. We say hateful because the words carried that spirit of hatred they had for each other. According to one of the brethren, this was not the first, second or third time they had such heated exchanges, this is indicative of a lack of love and respect. You may ask how this relates to our message isn’t it? Well, some of the reasons advanced that led to such quarrels were every time as a result of a confrontational spirit (Proverbs 3:30).

Why Some Of Us Are Confrontational?

What leads us to being confrontational? While we might not have all the answers however, what commonly drives the spirit of confrontation are our emotions and this is often based on our experience(s). In other words, what we felt would drive our response and instead of inflicting emotional scares leading to divisions, the Word of God commands us to add gentleness (Galatians 6:1) to retain and build our fellow brother or sister in Christ our Lord.

Based on some experiences we had, we learned that when a brother or sister in the Lord throws ‘jabs’ of blaming, false accusations and gossiping, we abandon love for our fellow brethren, and as custodians of the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, our actions are displeasing to Him as we are no longer bearing one another’s burdens, on the contrary, our aim is to condemn and destroy our brother or sister’s faith (Galatians 5:15) and this goes against the Word of the Lord (Matthew 12:30) to build and encourage each other in our faith (Hebrews 10:24-25). As we know, love balances our spiritual well-being against that of another and when love responds all the holy fruits of the Precious Spirit of God are present to execute His will (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Therefore, once love has been felt, peace is present and embraced, unity in Christ would make us one (John 17:22) and we all arise as one to Glorify the Lord (Psalm 34:3).

Conquering The Urge To Condemn

Like we acknowledged above, if there is some emotional attachment in the way we relate to our fellow brethren, there would be either some motivation to reject or accept a person in our lives. We also further acknowledge, while it would be impossible to forget an experience good or bad, scripturally, we are urged to show brotherly kindness in a spirit of corrective love (Colossians 3:14-15). If we accept a fellow brother or sister in Christ with a grudging spirit, how can we enjoy the fruit of peace and claim to obey the Lord Jesus (John 13:35). As often as we give others another chance in our lives to love, we grow them and give them the beauty of belonging and appreciation.

In our final encouragement to you, don’t allow anger, grudges, hateful feelings, ungodly perceptions with an evil motivation to drive you when God gives you the honor to dispense real love and Godly kindness when correcting YOUR BLOOD BROTHER OR SISTER IN CHRIST. In a humble and respectful attitude, don’t speak down but encouraging to win, win your fellow brother or sister over (Matthew 18:15). There is NO reason to be blatantly confrontational, we risks driving our brethren away from the Lord.

 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.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Who's Voice(s) Are We Following?

Who Are We Listening To?

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27).

NB: Brethren, the Lord has started to visit us again through Charis and as a Ministry we will obey and submit to His guidance and rebukes. The Lord did reveal certain things which we will share only after receiving clarity and permission from Him.

As Christians, we only have one Voice to listen to and that is the Voice of our Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit. As it is, God in His Wisdom has not hidden the message of His Word to be ‘unlocked’ by specially gifted people but so that it may be understood even by the simple minded (1 Corinthians 2:1; Psalm 119:130). However, today, many people wants to be associated with a pastor or preacher who delivers a certain message that appeals to them and what they believe even if it is false and this was evident by the countless false predictions we received in recent years (2 Timothy 4:3). Are some of these not voices we ought to be careful about? We should discern!

How To Recognise The Voice Of The Lord

Like I indirectly allude above, we don’t a special skill to hear and understand the Voice of the Lord. We do, however, need the Holy Spirit of the Lord to be able to recognise the Voice of the Lord (1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:9). Thus, if we need the Holy Spirit, we should just ask by a simple faith and the Lord who will see our desire for the Holy Spirit would give us (James 1:5; Luke 11:13) Therefore, the Voice of the Lord will always leads us to salvation and correction (2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Timothy 3:16). Based on the aforementioned Scriptures, this is then the perfect guidance from the Lord which if we obey could lead us to a sinless life in Christ. As we know, the Voice of the Lord would not lead us astray or cause us to stumble into sin, instead God is preparing us for His Kingdom and into sinless obedience (James 1:13). Additionally, we always have the option to listen to the Voice of the Lord or to disobey Him and such disobedience would have been as a result of some other voices.

Other Voices

A few weeks ago, a friend shared with me how he was led astray by voices of lusts and he ended up indulging in pornographic material and dating other women after joining a dating site. However, by the Lord’s grace the Brother confessed that He felt a strong urge and Hand restraining him not to get involved with any of the women met on the dating website. Having said this, the Lord revealed to us that there are countless unfaithful Christians who are flirting on dating websites and this is displeasing to the Lord. We encourage you brethren to resist the lustful voices of the flesh (Galatians 5:19).

Furthermore, voices other than the Lord’s finds its origin in sin and disobedience. In other words, these voices sets us up against the will of God which leads us being rebellious Christians (1 Samuel 15:23). As a Good Father, it greatly displeases the Lord if we act rebelliously, stubbornly and purposely against the teachings of His Word. From previous articles on this website, we have shared how a man who confessed to serve the Lord ended up in Hell for disobediently living in sin and when he died he was utterly surprised that he ended up in Hell after he was a Church regular, tither, fund raiser and serving on Church board meetings (Matthew 7:21-23).

In conclusion, which voice or voices are you listening to and remember the voice you listen to is the voice you will follow. Like the Bible says, the Voice of the Lord leads to life and eternal joy and the voices of rebellion leads to destruction (Romans 2:5-10). We should not forget, the Lord is near and our salvation is priceless, let us listen to His Voice!

To begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sharing Our Love With God

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40).

Our article for this week is a very brief encouragement. Brethren, before you say, "I have heard and read this before; I don't need not go through this again", let me assure you that you most definitely need this message! The Lord called us into humble obedience with a childlike attitude (Matthew 18:3). Also, the apostle Paul reiterated that a repetitive message is for our benefit, because the more exposure we have to the word of God, the better our chances of being fruitful and denying the devil an opportunity to influence us (Philippians 3:1). Therefore, constant reminder and exposure to the word of God increases God’s Presence upon us, resulting in peace and unity with Him (Galatians 5:16-17; John 6:63). The Lord Jesus Christ recently revealed to me that many Christians are doing their best to be accepted by others, but not by Him. Truth is, it is easy to make ourselves attractive to people because the benefits we reap are immediate, while the benefits of our faith are unseen; however, they are just as real (Hebrews 11:1).

How to Love God

It is fairly easy to say that we love the Lord with all our being. However, God Himself tests our love for Him (Genesis 22:1-19). Admittedly, tests from God are never easy because our whole being is involved -- mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically (Job 19:13-27) and such tests will result in either making us become more determined to trust God or causing us to give up all together (or relegating into lukewarm mode) (Matthew 10:22). Not too long ago, the Lord told me in a vision that a lukewarm Christian bears no fruit as they are not actively exercising their faith. Instead, He said, their focus is on avoiding trouble and building up their own solutions through worldly wealth and friendship with worldly people whom they are afraid to correct and witness to (John 15:18-19). As you may have experienced, having bad company corrupts good character and opens the door to deception (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Furthermore, Daniel the prophet was focused on his relationship and obedience to God more than having time to befriend people who had no interest or love for God. Therefore, as a result of his love towards God, he accepted unjust suffering and the God he loved expressed His own love for Daniel (Daniel 10:11, 19), and He rescued Daniel (Daniel 6:3-24). You may be assured that Daniel worked harder and with honesty. His dedication to his work exposed the laziness and dishonesty of the other supervisors, so they devised a plan to oust him (Daniel 6:3-6 NKJV) and their goal was to destroy his Source of joy and peace. They tried to put asunder Daniel’s love for God, and in their deadly attack, they found out that he was courageous to choose death and that his love for God was inseparable. His friends were also found to possess a similar spirit of commitment (Daniel 3:13-27), as were the seven thousand (7000) men who did not bow to Baal, but held onto their love for God (1 Kings 19:18).

While most of us live in cultures where human rights are widely protected and respected, it is unlikely that we would face similar circumstances and challenges like some folks in the Old Testament, unless we live in counties that hate Christ and where Christians are persecuted (John 15:18;Matthew 25:45). We must acknowledge though, that it is the same old devil who worked in people then that is at work even today. In our day, he simply applies new sophisticated weaponry -- the tongue accompanied by blatant insults, lies and slanderous accusations piercing the souls of believers with heavy blows of doubt and faith decay, resulting in backsliding and lukewarm Christians. Today, many Christians are afraid to witness because they would be accused of imposing their faith onto others and for trying to make people meet "our" expectations. This is not really true; we merely express our faith and love to God and for them by encouraging and warning them of pending judgement (John 14:23; Matthew 28:19). We must remember that the gospel message is essentially to save sinful man from God’s coming judgment (Romans 2:3-5).

God’s Encouraging Love

Brethren, as a saved sinner myself, when I accepted the love of God by faith through the born-again experience, I literally experienced His abiding and enduring love and every day I find it invigorating (Lamentations 3:23). When we become Christians, we are taught the basics of the gospel, like how we ought to live and to trust God for our needs; this is is good and acceptable. However, as tests and trials are set before Christians, not only will our faith, patience and endurance be tested, but our love for God too (Deuteronomy 13:3). As a believer who has been around and witnessed the Lord’s faithfulness through Him answering my prayers, I have learned that as we love and honour Him through our suffering because of our love for Him (1 Peter 4:16), He never abandons His faithfulness and love for us (2 Timothy 2:13). Instead, He suffers with us, feeling our pain (Hebrews 2:18; 4:15) while allowing us to display our full love for Him through our unwavering commitment.

In a beautiful and encouraging message to Charis recently (April 22, 2015), the Lord gave us an assurance that He has seen the heavy laden Satan placed on us and that He will lift it. We are undeserving of such great love and mercy from our Heavenly Father. He is returning in great abundance His true love to us by letting us know that NOTHING can separate us from His love (Romans 8:31-39).

In my final encouragement to you, dear brethren, it pleases the Lord more when we are showing love and honour to Him more than just what we need from Him and in return through His blessings He confirms His love (Matthew 6:33). This is surely not an article to discourage you from asking the Lord to help you through your struggles! He wants to display His love to us by giving what we need, but we should show our love to Him through our commitment, like Jeremiah, Daniel and many other great warriors of our faith did.

In conclusion, we say that besides the foundation of our faith being Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11) and the heavy weapons to sustain our faith and salvation (Ephesians 6:10-18), we are not complete if we have no love for God and others as our opening Scripture commands (Matthew 22:39). As a final encouragement, remember the Lord told us that His Word and teaching carries equal weighting. In other words, God does not favour certain people, churches and denominations above others, nor does He favour one portion of Scripture above the other Scriptures. God has no partiality (Romans 2:11; Deuteronomy 10:17); all His Word is final and complete for our salvation. Those who lay a short-sighted view and emphasis on some doctrinal position on certain matters of faith are guilty of dishonouring the Lord and His Word. This position shows no love to God, is only for our own interest.

Have you been failing to love and obey God through tests and trials (John 14:15)? Have you been neglecting to exercise your faith by loving others as yourself and therefore finding yourself slipping into lukewarmness? If so, please repent and choose to stay strong and steadfast in the Lord (Mark 13:13). To receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed grace,

Brother Glenn and Preparing for The Kingdom Ministry Team.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Courage To Endurance

Enduring the Race

"To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, He will give eternal life " (Romans 2:7 NIV). 

Prayer Request: Brethren, please pray for us as a family and ministry for comfort as we are deeply troubled by the passing of a loved one. Now, last week Monday (October 22, 2018) we lost a close family member who was part of this ministry in a tragic car accident, Bradwin Van Rooyen. The Young man age 30, accepted the Lord in late 2015 but could not endure. However, ONLY the Lord knows if he managed to make right and the Lord has not revealed anything to us yet. If He does, we will provide a full account as the Lord leads.

Briefly, when we started this ministry both online and at home, we had many people attending and showing great interest in what the Lord was doing. We can testify that many were attracted by the visions and the Lord’s promise of His soon coming. However, not long thereafter some fizzled out after the Lord exposed their sins and challenged them to start witnessing and to lead holy lives. Sadly, some expected to hear the Lord tell them about their ‘fortunes’. Their primary concern was not to obey the Lord, but to use Him to meet their selfish needs. In a display of grave human weakness, we have witnessed how some people and after hearing from the Lord walked away from Him in a show of disobedience and wickedness. To those brethren the Lord is only good to supply their needs.

As a ministry, we have faced many challenges over the past six years since the Lord commanded us to start this ministry. Being filled with hope in the Lord Jesus Christ, and counting on His grace which have enabled us to continue in endurance, passion and enthusiasm. By showing us His great love, our hearts were all the more encouraged to scorn trying situation and to focus on our relationship with Him. May the Lord grant you enduring grace to complete this race.

Enduring in the Race to Everlasting Life 

When a new Christian first accepted Christ as Lord, the excitement is so overwhelming and declaring our love to Him seemed natural. However, as we continue changes develop in our relationship with the Lord. As we get closer to the Lord through prayer and Bible reading our inner spiritual ‘man’ acquires new habits and this adversely affects the way we talk and behave.  However, by this transition, we know that our former way of living had been radically changed. In other words, the promises and expectations in which this new life is found gave us a refreshing approach to lives challenges. But as we progress we come across trying experiences, which gives us two options; to continue or to turn back. It is a natural fact that we will always be presented with these two options. And if we choose to endure, we will have to take the same attitude and commitment we gave ourselves to when we first believed. Additionally, from my own experiences as a Christian, it is easy for a believer to develop a lukewarm and discouraged attitude when the reality of suffering in the new experience manifest. We can tell, the faith is there but the ‘appetite’ and commitment becomes distant and this is when our love for the Lord grows cold (Revelations 2:4). We cannot say that we love the Lord when we have given up on our first commitment and reverted to being lukewarm. Also, we should remember that our faithfulness is measured through our endurance. In this race for immortality, the only losers are those who give up on the race and not those who end last (Matthew 20:1-16; 1 Peter 1:9; 1 John 2:25).

In the parable of the prodigal son, his vision of enjoying life away from the protective love of his father let him realise that things and possessions cannot replace the values of love, comfort and God’s protection against the ever-changing challenges of life (Luke 15:18-24). In this account, upon realising the pain of his choice the prodigal son returned to love. Brethren, we need to realise that after enduring whatever sufferings, turning back leaves with no reward and with nothing to show for what we suffered, we must endure to the end. Taking into account our Lord’s endurance, the Bible tells us that our Lord Jesus, being God (Philippians 2:6) endured many things including: the cross (Hebrews 12:2), the temptation of Satan (Matthew 4:3-11), trouble and sorrow (Matthew 26:37-39), being flogged, struck and mocked (John 19:1-3, Matthew 26:67-68), being dishonored and beaten (Matthew 27:30), being deserted (John 6:66), hatred (John 15:18; 24-25), betrayal (John 18:2-3), being disowned (Matthew 26: 69-75), insults (1 Peter 2:23), and public humiliation (Acts 8:33). Having endured all these in humility, our Lord Jesus Christ is now exalted at the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19). In like manner the Lord says to us, “To Him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My father on His throne” (Revelation 3:21 NIV).

Suffering: Strength for Christian Endurance

It is certainly not our intention to magnify sufferings, our intention is to prepare you to expect it.  As Christians, the Bible tells us that sufferings produces strength for endurance (Romans 5:3-5). We know that the Lord does not condone self-inflicted sufferings resulting from sinful conduct (1 Peter 3:17), but a suffering because of our association with Him brings eternal reward (2 Timothy 3:12). What is noteworthy, our experience in the ministry have helped us observe how some people are being attracted to the Lord through their sufferings. In their desperation, some of them needed the Lord to provide a quick-fix solution to their problems. With patience, the Lord would always rebuke them first to get their lives right with Him, and those who obeyed and endured received relief. And such relief would be two-fold, blessings to sustain their needs, and faith strength to endure and outlive the next bout of challenges. What a caring God we serve!  Also, there were another group of Christians who simply lack endurance. Some after hearing the promise of the Lord’s soon return (through a vision to us or others), they were inflamed with an evaporating excitement, but once they realized it was not as soon as they expected they reverted to ‘lukewarm mode’. These are the ones the Lord said who did not have oil in their lamps (Matthew 25:7-13). The Bible says that no lukewarm Christian will enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Revelation 3:16) and rightfully so! These are people who are born again, but they buried their talents (Matthew 25:18). In a warning to all of us, the Lord said His coming will surprise all Christians, and those who are living comfortably, thinking that He will give them a final warning, when they ignore the warnings in Scriptures will be particularly surprised (Matthew 24:37).
What hinders us from Enduring? 

In our experience, we have observed a few things that serve as a stumbling block to our endurance in the faith, and these are all summed up in the Bible.

1. Putting our mind and interest on worldly things other than the things of God (James 1:14; Colossians 3:2).

2. Doubting the promises of God (James 1:6; Hebrews 10:38).

3. Lacking in prayer and Bible reading (this shows a condition of a broken relationship with God) (Matthew 26:41).

4. Complaining - this does not issue from a thankful heart, but a grieving heart (Philippians 2:14). We may also recall that the complaining Israelites did not endure, but perished in the desert, leading them to forfeit the promise of entering the Promised Land - and of milk and honey (Numbers 14:26-30; 1 Corinthians 10:5-6).

5. Giving up on meeting with other believers, and rejecting encouragement from other true believers (Hebrews 10:25).

6. Sinning Deliberately (Hebrews 10:26-30).

7. Fear of others and their ‘valued’ opinions of us (Proverbs 29:25).

In conclusion, let us therefore not allow the pressure or strong opinions of others to determine our obedience to the Lord. We should also not strive to fit in or blend with the society to please them, the will of the Lord is what we should live for. Trying to please men leads to a divided commitment. Consider that your individual walk with Christ will be used to judge you and to determine your Heavenly reward (2 Corinthians 5:10).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and learn to persevere unto eternal life, please get started by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed endurance in Christ,
Brother Glenn

Monday, October 22, 2018

Are Christians Deceitful In Their Actions?

Our Deceitful Hearts

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it”? (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV). Also, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23 NIV).


Please just bear with me momentarily, the Bible says that the Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15) and biblically all humanity is guilty before God and we all need the Saving Grace of the Saviour (Romans 3:23; 3:10). So why do we need God’s Grace? Our hearts are deceitful and it leads us astray. How? Well, that deceitfulness in our hearts has a mixture of fear, doubt, confusion, selfishness, hatred and lusts for the things of others to mention but a few (Matthew 15:19).


Are we not struggling daily against the unwanted advances of our hearts and minds? What we mean is that our actions always warrants accountability whether we wronged others which will invoke God’s authority to treat others as we would like to be treated (Luke 6:31).



Resisting God’s Authority

The Lord will always test us to show us exactly the content of our hearts. A few years ago, the Lord without any prior announcement decided not to visit us as regularly as He did. Previously, the Lord would say when He was coming to deliver a message to us. Lately, He speaks to us often and unannounced or without saying when He was coming again to deliver a message to us. Why did He do that? Well, the week before He gave us a message to write as an article He said I should write about How to know that God is testing you’. With that the Lord opened up what the scripture means in (Matthew 25:14-30). It was to test all of us and to show us that we only stand firm in Him because of His amazing Grace (Romans 14:4) and that He is no respecter of persons. Predictably, after we shared how the Lord was now communicating with us to some ministry members and some close brethren, their attitudes changed towards us and their commitment towards the Lord. As it is, we experienced a mass exodus from our ministry with many brethren going back to their sinful ways with others losing their respect and love for us.

O’ merciful Lord save us all! What a time of testing and ostracization we had to endure. Honestly we felt alienated, fearful and rejected by those we fed with the Word of God and in return we were repaid with disrespect (Psalm 41:9). As it is, this has really given us an understanding exactly how the Lord felt when He was deserted (John 16:32) and also how Job felt even his friends misunderstood him and blames him for the condition he was in (Job 4:3-5). But High Praise and Glory be to the Lord for steadfast friends who endured till this hour with us in prayer, support and love.



Is Our Deceitfulness Leading Us To Betray And Abandon Our Brethren?

It was like as if they were freed from the ‘burden’ of serving the Lord as faithfully as they had been when He gave them messages. As a result, this ‘freedom’ from the Lord’s authority even led some brethren to say to us, ‘we are no longer afraid of you’. How foolish! The Lord revealed to us that He was just testing us all and that He wanted to show us what is in our hearts (Deuteronomy 8:2).

Using the Bible as authority, we read how many people rebelled against God even after they saw His miracles (Numbers 14:11), this was repeated in the New Testament when some of the Lord’s disciples rejected His teachings and stopped following the Lord (John 6:60-66). Similarly, as a ministry who received revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ, we have witnessed how people’s hearts became hardened against God even after they heard from Him personally. Is it not reminiscent of Peter after having seen Christ’s glory, He still denied knowing the Lord (Matthew 26:69-75) while we understand that Peter’s denial was based on fearing for his life. Today, some Christians has simply lost love and their fear for the Lord that is why when God’s love grows cold in them they start treating their brethren whom they ‘ate from the same spiritual table’ with disdain and as enemies of the truth.


In conclusion, what we need is the Strong Hand of the Lord upon our lives to drive away the deceitfulness in our hearts which turns us against God and the community of believers. Finally brethren, if we fall into the habit of allowing deceitfulness to control us, we need to consider our salvation and the vow of love and fear we pledged to the Lord (Psalm 32:5; Acts 3:19). Furthermore, we must remember that the Lord is displeased when we make a united effort to be a stumbling block to others and to consider a Christian brother or sister as an enemy (Romans 14:13-23) and being a Christian, we are required to be humble, faithful and truthful in all we do in keeping with our High and Lofty calling in Christ (Matthew 18:1-5).


Have you allowed your heart to deceive you and justified your ungodly character towards your brethren to influence your behaviour? Are you feeling that you are following your own ways or that of the world? If you desire true peace and you long to restore your relationship with God who is our refuge 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.


God’s peace and abundant grace be upon you in Jesus name!

Brother Glenn. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

How The Holy Spirit Confirms Our Adoption As Children Of God

No One Can Snatch You Out Of My Father’s Hand-

John 10:22-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.  I and the Father are one.”

Brethren, a great article is waiting for next week and you wouldn't want to miss is right here! Now, can anyone understand that once we have received his Spirit and He knows us, and truly we are His.The hearing of God’s voice is not as easy as it seems, but through his word we can know Him and do what pleases Him. As the Spirit enable us to memorise his teaching we then need to put into practice what Jesus preached.Practicality is important but without his Spirit it is impossible even to pray for our ennemies.

The Spirit of God mighty hover over us and visit us, we bless the Lord that most of the time we don’t even see Him for a surprise visit.Yes Jesus visit us when he decides it is never in our own will.We also know that His Spirit lives in us and through us. John 14:20

As we go through the motion in life it is interesting that as we grow and getting older we sense a yearning of knowing him more.Life is precious and everyday we should enjoy the life that God gives, so precious because today we are here and tomorrow gone. Matthew 6:34

This word allow us to think well for our friends ,family , to care even more, to visit them , to call them and to know how they are doing, this is very precious to God. John 13:34

Sometimes, the Spirit tell us about someone and we forget to call or to answer God’s Spirit, it is a shame, but the Spirit will never force on all of us but will try to guide us through our daily routine.

The lives of the Prophets and Men of God are quite interesting, they hear God speaking to them in a vision audibly and they are told about future events and warnings from God. (Joseph story, Jeremiah, David Ezekiel, John in Revelation, etc..)

We have been given the Awesome Spirit of God to be inspired by him.The Eternal Life is contained in the Spirit of God He prompt us and guide us, He is the fountain of life within, and also our peace care and love.

God has done a marvellous thing, He has redeemed us and regenerating us through his Spirit given, once Christ died for us and had to pay for our freedom from the penalty of sin.The Lord Jesus Christ is our conquerer, High Priest, He is also our councillor, our life for Eternity.He is the one who interact with us, and as God said in the scripture above : He will not allow anyone to snatch us from his hand.

Would this mean we could not die? yes of course as we see the Saints in the bible and prophets, they were people which belongs to him, even Job tells us how truthful he was, thou going through all he had to go through He loved God and Satan the enemy lost the battle on him.God said to him , he could not take Job’s soul but do as he wished his surroundings, family etc..

The disciples were his followers, this has never prevented them to die a glorious death in the face of their trials, and also they were all belonging to God; we are talking here of the physical realm, but their souls belongs to God their Spiritual body.

The fact that God has kept us is a sure assurance of his great love and protection, He is aware of us , even Jesus said that before we open our mouth God knows what we need. Matthew 6:8

I would like to do a parallel , There is an interesting part that Jesus mentioned in Matthew 13:18-19 “Hear then the parable of the sower:  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.

It is interesting to see that people who follow his teaching and understand it , are actually practicing no matter what their circumstances are, they dare continue following Jesus, because He is their first love- God knows them and they are known by their true devotion and love towards the brethren.So does christianity look like a robot system? I mean by this, doing to the letter what the bible says, as if we should fear our every move as a christian? no-Perfect love cast out fear Jesus said, 1 John 4:18So how can we successfully live our christian life? well we should be led by the Spirit of God and filled by him, it is him who led us instruct us in the word, encourage us and protect us.

A christian without the Spirit of God is dead. We then as Jesus said must be animated by his Spirit and also born of the water of repentance. John 3:5 If we love him then we should desire to please him and to follow his steps, his teaching.Can a Christian be perfect at all time? no , because we are sinning during the day even without knowing it, but thanks God that He observes us, and we are confessing our sins everyday and want to please him.

Finally we need to tune in, as if, when we want to listen to the radio we need to turn on the button to hear properly the station of the radio, so it is the same with the Spirit of God we need to learn how to hear from Him, as we are aware and keep our spirit open to Him daily.

If you were blessed by this message, kindly share it. We would also like to encourage those who are not Saved yet to consider repenting and accepting the Lord in their lives by praying this  Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Prophets were very open to the Spirit of God and could perceive when God was speaking.

Blessings to you.

Brother Patrice and Reviewed by Brother Glenn

Monday, October 8, 2018

Being Patient For The DAY Of The Lord

Why Turning On Your Brethen When The Lord Tarries?

“We are proud of you and tell the other churches about you. We tell them how your faith stays so strong even when people make it hard for you and make you suffer” (2 Thessalonians 1:4 NLV).

It is a well-known fact that many well meaning men and women of God have written several articles and books on the topic of the Lord Jesus’ Second coming. As a ministry, we have also been given several revelations (visions) regarding the Lord’s Second coming just like the saints who preceded us (James 5:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-7; Acts 1:9-11) which served as a confirmation to us that the Lord is coming indeed.

As it is then, as soon as some Christians here a revelation or vision about the Lord’s coming they ‘sober up’ spiritually and walk faithfully some even become generous to the needy they formally cared little about and after a few months or years once they start seeing the Lord is not coming they slowly go back to their sinful ways (2 Peter 2:22). Now, not only have they returned to their shameful ways, they become opponents, mockers bitterly criticizing those God send to alert and prepare them for works of service (Ephesians 4:12-16; Matthew 24:42-46).

Now brethren as you all know, there is no greater feeling of excitement than hearing about the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and as a ministry and family, the moment we receive revelation from the Lord we share it with the JOY that accompanies the revelation. Sometime ago, I was confronted by some brethren who after seeing that the Lord was not coming as soon as they thought He would come as false. How could we be false when we did not give a date or even know when that DAY would be?

Surely, a discerning Christian ought to know that the Lord’s coming will come as a surprise without any prior warning or anticipation (Revelations 16:15; Matthew 24:43). While some of us are wisely looking at world events as described in the bible (Matthew 24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-11; 2 Timothy 3:1-9), we are unable to designate a specific sign as the tip of an ice-berg that would precipitate the Lord’s immediate coming since ONLY the ALMIGHTY GOD has the authority to set times and events (Acts 1:7; Mark 13:32).

Encouragement To Endure While Serving

Therefore, our encouragement to you our dear brethren is to faithfully continue to run this race with the joy, patience and the devotion you had when your relationship started with the Lord (Revelations 2:4) or have you lost your first love for the Lord due to discouragement, sin or disobedience? Like many of us, we all consciously decided to accept Christ as Lord and Saviour because we acknowledged our sin by putting our faith in His rich promises (1 John 2:25) of salvation and a worriless eternity. In addition, it is truly worrisome and very displeasing to the Lord that Christians walks in hatred and unforgiveness towards one another and the Lord recently told me that when we do so, we give up our salvation in exchange for hate and evil desires which only harbours His punishment (Romans 2:9-11).

Finally, let us serve patiently and faithfully not giving up on the work of service God called us to, whether it be giving to help needy members of the body, preaching, encouraging and evangelizing (1 Peter 4:10) the trumpet has not sounded yet so our journey continuous in JESUS NAME as we remember that God’s calling is for the duration of this life time (2 Corinthians 8:10-12; 2 Timothy 4:7; John 9:4). Thus, we have a lifetime calling of service to the BODY of believers and the unsaved so let us not neglect the gift(s) or talents of our calling which we know we have by faith as we practiced it but USE IT and KEEP BUSY so we may not be ashamed when He appears (1 Timothy 4:14; Matthew 25:14-30). Being human and weak, I myself was recently warned by the Lord when I wanted to discontinue my ministry work and activities and the vision I shared on our visions section the last part (Vision Of Christ's Judgment Seat (27/05/2018). Please take warning!

If you are not saved yet, you may start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Love and Peace

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 1, 2018

Are You Too Discouraged to Continue in Christ Part II?

“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!” (Psalms 42:11 NLT)

Have you ever found yourself feeling alone, sad, let down, with little or no courage, strength, and desire to keep going? Do you sometimes look at your life and are in despair, feeling “there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life” (Psalms 142:4)? We acknowledge that discouragement and disappointments are realities that even faithful children of God have to contend with at one point or another in their lives. Some of you might even have hibernated into the depth of discouragement and taken “refuge” there. Also, we know that even Christians can cause us our biggest emotional pain. Brethren, don't despair God has called no one to be your judge, just continue to serve, repent and endure God will get you through.

In the Book of Ezra, we learn that God moved the heart of King Cyrus to make a proclamation granting the children of Israel permission to go back to Jerusalem and build a temple for the Lord (Ezra 1:1-4). The Lord also moved the hearts of the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites, and they prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem (Ezra 1:5). Work began and they were making progress, until their enemies heard the news of the temple built. At first, the enemies’ attempt to infiltrate the project in order to sabotage it from within was rebuffed (Ezra 4:1-3), but the people of the land continued to discourage the people of Judah. Using scare tactics and bribery, the people of the land eventually succeeded in discouraging the children of Judah from continuing with the project; the work on rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem stopped for about 16 years (Ezra 4:4; 24).

Feeling discouraged, dejected, despondent, and disappointed, the people shifted their focus from building God’s house to building their own houses (Ezra 5:1; Haggai 1:3-9). Just like Christians who get discouraged and distracted from their heavenly calling and start immersing themselves in the false comforts of the world, the people of Judah did not find peace, joy and bliss in their luxurious mansions, while God’s house remained unattended and in ruins (Haggai 1:4). Although they invested a lot on themselves and the land, but reaped very little in return (Haggai 1:5-9).

The Lord Does Care About Us

As Christians, the Bible reminds us that we are strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11). While on this journey, there will be many moments of despair and down-heartedness, as the enemy attempts to sidetrack and distract us from our heavenly hope. The enemy will employ a number of tactics to accomplish this, but whatever weapons he employs, we need not be afraid for the Bible says “No weapon formed against you shall prosper....” (Isaiah 54:17). The Lord protects us and never leaves us nor forsakes us (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; Isaiah 54:17). However, just like the people of Judah, if we get discouraged and lose sight of our heavenly focus, we end up losing everything we invest here on earth, “where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19-21).

Quite often, anxiety precedes discouragement and loss of hope. Knowing this, it is important for us Christians not to let anxiety and fear keep growing in our hearts. Instead, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6-7), we should commit and cast all our cares, problems and anxieties to the Lord, who cares for us “1 Peter 5:7”. It is also important to remember that God does not impart a spirit of discouragement or fear in His Children; He has given us a spirit of “power, love and self-discipline (sound judgement, self-control)” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Sometimes we hear people saying, “God doesn’t care about me!” or “He doesn’t understand what I am going through!” or “NO ONE loves me!” Satan uses these kinds of words and thoughts to discourage and isolate God’s children from God’s presence. The truth is that not only does God care so much about His children, that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save us (John 3:16), but the Lord Jesus Christ is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, as He also went through the struggles of this life (Hebrews 4:14-15), and “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Instead of withdrawing from the Lord, we should have confidence that He is an eternally caring and loving God and Father, a Friend who hears us and answers us if we ask according to His will (John 15:15; 1 John 5:13-14). Knowing this, “let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

Many times, we, as believers, may willfully or inadvertently discourage others, by our words or actions. This could be due to making wrong judgments on others as a result of our own personal experience, or through another person’s experience. Hasty or wrong judgments, without giving people grace, can lead us to say hurtful words or take actions that deject and discourage others. Before we pass judgement on others, we should consider that we ourselves are saved by God’s grace; we therefore need wisdom to judge correctly (Matthew 7:1-3; John 7:24).

Many a times we are drawn into family feuds and end up doing things that hurt or disappoint people who have personally not wronged us. The Bible reminds us that if someone sins against us, we first should go and point out his or her fault, just between the two of us, and if they listen to us then we have won them over (Matthew 18:15). We have experienced a number of times when we hear from a third party that we wronged someone, without that someone approaching us first. Many people choose to talk to someone else or share on social media but neglect to simply do what works and what would bring peace (Matthew 18:15; Psalm 34:14). This can be very hurtful and discouraging. As Christians, we should remember that we’ll bear individual responsibility for our sins (Ezekiel 18:20), and we are warned not to not let ourselves be dragged into other people’s quarrels (Proverbs 26:17). Instead, we should be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9), not fanning the flames of strife (Proverbs 10:12; 16:18; 20:3; 29:22), but speaking godly, gracious words that promote healing and reconciliation (Proverbs 16:24). Because the Lord hates false witnesses who pour out lies and stir up conflict (Proverbs 6:16-19), we should be careful not to be used by Satan to discourage others from doing what is pleasing to God.

The Apostle Paul warned Christians to “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels” (2 Timothy 2:23). Unfortunately, many Christians are still so focused on their “prized” denominational doctrines that are based on aspect (e.g. the Sabbath, speaking in tongues, healing, etc.) they look down upon and discourage other genuine Christians who are truly seeking the Lord. Brethren, this should not be so! As followers of Christ, we are all God’s fellow co-workers with one goal: to share the saving message and love of Christ and prepare for His soon return (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9). The world is getting more corrupt (2 Timothy 3:1-5), division and conflict are on the increase and, winning and gaining advantage at other people’s expense is celebrated, and the love of many is growing cold (Matthew 24:12). However, as the Lord’s servants, we still have an immense responsibility not to “engage in quarrels and strife, but [be] kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. [So that] God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 2:24-25 ESV).

Biblical Examples of Discouragement and Disappointment

In the Bible, we see some examples of people who went through much discouragement and disappointment and overcame.
  • Joseph received dreams from God that one day he would be in a position of leadership and influence (Genesis 37:5-10). However, he was despised, hated and rejected by his brethren (Genesis 37:8, 11), persecuted, sold into slavery (Genesis 37:23-28; 39:1) and wrongly accused and imprisoned (Genesis 39:6-20). However, instead of falling into the pit of discouragement and disappointment, he stayed faithful to God, and God was with him (Genesis 39:21-23). The Lord in turn fulfilled His promises to Joseph – he was delivered him from prison and established as a great leader whom the Lord used to save an entire nation (Egypt) and establish another (Israel) (Genesis 41:39-44).
  • Nehemiah was disappointed when he heard that the walls of Jerusalem had been destroyed, but he has had a desire to rebuild (Nehemiah 1:1-11). The people of the land strongly opposed, discouraged, taunted, and even threatened him with violence (Nehemiah 4:1-11). Through much difficulty, Nehemiah and his men persevered and kept working (Nehemiah 4:13-21) until the wall was completed (Nehemiah 6:15). His enemies were ashamed because this work had been accomplished with the help of our God (Nehemiah 6:16).
  • Naomi returned from the land of Moab discouraged and disappointed, having lost her husband and two sons in the ten years that she was there (Ruth 1:1-13). In her own words, she wanted her name changed from “Naomi” (“pleasant”) to “Mara” (“bitter”), because her life was “very bitter” (Ruth 1:20-21). In time, Naomi begun to recognize God’s kindness (Ruth 2:20), blessing and restoration of her family (Ruth 4:14-17).
  • When David and his men arrived at their home town of Ziklag, he was downhearted when he found the entire city destroyed and all the people taken captive, including his two wives (1 Samuel 30:1-3). David, along with his men “wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep” (1 Samuel 30:4), and to add to his dire distress, the men wanted to stone him, but he found strength in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6). Because he trusted the Lord, David inquired of Him, and the Lord promised and gave him victory over to recover all that the enemy had stolen (1 Samuel 30:8; 18-19).
  • After being threatened by Jezebel and running for his life into the wilderness, Elijah felt so discouraged and alone that he prayed for the Lord to take his life (1 Kings 19:1-4). The Lord fed him, encouraged him, strengthened him, appeared to him, and sent him on other assignments (1 Kings 19:5-18). You might think that the Lord is not with you when discouragement gets the better of you; the Lord never leaves you! Each one of us in this family has experienced various kinds of challenges leading to every kind of discouragements. During these off-moments in our lives, the Lord would encourage us to remain focused on Him. The Lord has always given us strength to face and overcome our moments of discouragement. He knows that we are easily hurt, but in every step of the way, He is there to lift us up (Hebrews 13:5). What we should remember is that we are allowed to be discouraged, but sinning and hurting others in the process is very displeasing to the Lord. We should therefore not allow our discouragement to infringe on others. Our duty is to build others.
Overcoming Discouragement and Disappointment

As long as we are still here on earth, it is inevitable that discouragements and disappointments will come. While we cannot control some of the circumstances that cause these, obeying God’s Word is the one strong weapon we can use to fight back.
  • Pray by faith, even when you are discouraged and don’t feel like praying or don’t know what to pray (Luke 18:13; Romans 8:26).
  • Submit to God’s authority and command; fight temptation and resist the devil (James 4:7).
  • Be a peacemaker and love your enemies while overcoming evil with good (Hebrews 12:14; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:21).
  • Confess your sins and pray for others, and take your complaints to the Lord (Psalm 55:2; James 5:16).
  • Remember that God has a plan for you, to give you a future and hope. As you trust Him, even what may seem to be the worst circumstance may end up working for your good (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28).
  • Continue in the fear of the Lord, praying and taking refuge in His Word, which is alive; don’t envy sinners or the things of the flesh. Set your mind on God (Proverbs 23:17-18; Romans 8:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • Be patient and merciful to others; remember that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, and we are in need of His grace (Romans 3:23-24).
  • Take refuge in the Lord and He will deliver you (Psalms 91:1-3; Proverbs 18:10).
  • Don’t give in to fear. Set your mind on God and the Lord will keep you in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 41:10-14; John 14:27).
  • Work to please the Lord, not to win the approval of men (Colossians 3:23-25; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Thessalonians 3:13).
  • Even when facing fierce opposition or persecution, keep obeying the Lord, persevere, be strong and don’t lose courage because the Lord is with you (Deuteronomy 31:8; 1 Chronicles 22:13; Joshua 1:9; John 16:33).
  • Trust in the Lord, instead of leaning on your own understanding, knowing that His grace is sufficient. Wait patiently on the Lord (Psalm 27:14; Psalm 31:24; Psalm 127:1; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 40:31; 2 Corinthians 12:9).
  • Have faith in God, keep your head up and look to Him as you run with endurance – this temporary life on earth cannot be compared to the everlasting life He has prepared for us (John 14:2; Hebrews 11:6; 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
  • Whatever trials or disappointments you go through, persevere and count it all joy (James 1:1-4).
  • Keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have (Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:10).
Hope in Christ

In conclusion, Jesus Christ is our only hope, our blessed hope, and He is able to give us true joy and peace in the midst of all the turmoil around us that may cause us to be discouraged and disappointed (Romans 15:13; Titus 2:13). We should be patient even through tribulation and pray constantly (Romans 12:12) as we await the day of the Lord’s coming or when He calls us home. Don’t waste time and risk losing eternal life by holding grudges, resentment and unforgiveness. Forgive and keep forgiving those that hurt you (Matthew 18:21-22); love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, curse you or mistreat you (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28).

If you would like to overcome discouragement and disappointment, you may start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Hope in Christ.
Brother Glenn and Preparing for the Ministry Team.