Monday, June 25, 2018

Blaming Others For Your Mistakes

Being Courages In Your Faith

“So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”(Philippians 2:12-16 HCSB).

From the preceding scripture reference, we cannot be kept responsible for the salvation of others especially after we ministered the word of God to them (Matthew 10:14; Acts 13:51). There are some people who simply don’t want to be reminded that they need to be saved from God’s coming Judgement (Isaiah 2:12; Matthew 10:15). In our experience during witnessing, when we reminded and warned people who sin without regard for God that they will be judged by the Lord if they do not make their lives right with the Lord they become angry and accusing us being judgmental (John 3:16-18).

Amongst Christians, when things are not going well with some Christians they are quick to blame the Lord and saying that life isn’t fair especially when they see how well others are coping with difficult situations (Proverbs 14:10). Additionally, and sadly though, some Christians depend on their pastor’s or ministers to pray for them. It is as if they are saying ‘fight my battles for me and I will be content to attend Church and make my contributions.' Wake up brethren! The Lord is warning such Christians, your walk in Christ would be fruitless and tainted with spiritual thorns which will ultimately result in a faith shipwreck if you do not personally take responsibility for your faith (1 Timothy 1:19).

A few years ago, my wife and I led our children to the Lord, and we showed and taught them how to walk with the Lord through constant reminders and encouragement. However today they know who to turn to when challenges manifest. Subsequently, our role as parents is restricted to prayer and encouragement while our daughters work out their own salvation.


From what we know is that the spirit of self-pity has driven countless Christians from the Lord. You may ask exactly how? That is easy because they want the Lord to carry their cross (Luke 14:27). Scripturally, the Bible declares that the Lord will carry our burden of sin and worries (Matthew 11:28-29; 1 Peter 5:7). However, the pain of the cross is for us to bear and that is to keep us humble and dependent on the Lord (Mark 10:38; 1 Peter 4:12-13). Furthermore, exactly how do we know that we have a spirit of self-pity? Well, here it is right here! Do you have a complaining spirit? Do you like to make excuses and are you defensive? If you honestly answered yes then you would have identified the enemy to your spiritual progress.

Again, you may ask ‘how do I overcome self-pity,' simply take faith and courage with you and fear, worry, and hopelessness will be conquered and the Lord’s promise of keeping you will find meaning in you (Hebrews 13:5). In the account of the 12 spies that Moses sent out, just consider how the spirit of self-pity possessed the Israelite community after hearing the negative report of the ten spies (Numbers 13:31-33). The people’s faith in God faded, fear and despair set in and hope was abandoned, but Caleb and Joshua being faced by a sea of anger took up the shield of faith, courage, and hope and God’s promises were realized for them (Numbers 14:30). Thus, from this account, we learned that Caleb and Joshua stood out amongst the rest, took responsibility for their faith and subsequently inherited the Lord’s promises. In our lifetime, however, situations might be different, but God’s purpose remains the same, to save us and to provide for us a better place (John 14:3; Luke 19:10).

In conclusion, blame no one for your sins. Some might cause you to stumble, but you makes and implement decisions, are they faith-based and Christ-centered? Take ownership of your salvation by carrying your cross. A few years ago, a brother in the Lord committed an offense in which he blamed someone else for his actions. Consequently, the Lord was deeply displeased by the brother, and he was sharply rebuked, and the Lord told him never to blame others for the sins he commits. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad(2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV).

If you have a desire to start trusting the Lord today, here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments about this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace
Brother Glenn, Sister Desiree and Charis

Monday, June 4, 2018

Craving the Purity of God’s Word

“Desire God's pure Word [emphasis added] as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation (1 Peter 2:2 GWT)”. Also, “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood” (Isaiah 54:4 NIV).

Be Always Ready and Happy to Serve others

Notice: We are Sharing one of the Visions the Lord gave Brother Glenn in 2009, which is relevant for our times. Please take caution and read this vision here

This morning (08 January 2017) I got up with a message from the Lord and that is the reason for this message. In a vision this morning, the Lord showed me a woman, dressed in an apron and ready to serve and she was carrying a few loaves of freshly baked bread.

When I spoke to the woman in the vision, she told me, as the Church; she is responsible for feeding and caring for those she is assigned to serve (Matthew 24:45). She explained to me that her tasks was a command from God and despite the challenges of her work, she showed committed to her tasks. As she was serving them, I could sense that some people craved for more food while some of those she served did not appreciate and value her service to them but that did not discourage her (Luke 17:10).

Our Godly Attitudes, Evidence of God’s Spirit in Us

Similarly, the Lord have also revealed to me that He have seen the attitudes some Christians and their approach towards His Word. The Lord further revealed that some Christian’s enthusiasm and excitement is dead when it is time for them to read from the Bible. In other words, their attitudes express no real interest in the value and transforming work of the Word of God. Undoubtedly, this kind of attitude works against them with the result being that doubt, bad attitudes and the display of foul moods towards others. I tell you, some Christians who have been serving for some years have the tendency to fall into the backsliding mode, and they are prone to use excuses and justifications for their questionable behaviour. We must be careful; the Lord once warned a brother in our ministry that he was edging closer to hell because of his dishonest motives.

Furthermore, Christians should be made aware that the Lord is constantly watching the love they have for Him and this is they express through their commitment to Him. How we display our love to Him is through our constant praying (Daniel 6:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) and seeking God’s will through Bible reading and turning away from worldly desires and addictions (1 John 2:15). The appeal we are making here is to save you from the spirit of confusion, restlessness, and inconsistency. From experience, a worldly Christian does not show forth a spirit of tranquillity and peace. In their restlessness, the worldly Christian is driven to the unwanted company (1 Corinthians 15:33) which deepens their broken relationship with the Lord and all they care about is to give fulfillment to their sensual needs.

In contrast, a truly God-fearing Christian is one who would be driven by a faithful commitment and a constant appetite to please God (John 4:34). In other words, all the good fruits of godliness would be embodied and evident like love, joy, peace, kindness, and gentleness. These fruits would be sensed and felt by others, and I can assure you, people will know who is ALIVE within you (John 13:35). Additionally, not forgetting that the truly God loving Christian is endowed and richly decorated with the spirit of faithfulness, which is being driven by a caring love. I can tell you, such a servant of God has allowed God’s Spirit to both own and direct his or her heart (Galatians 2:20). On the other hand, however, we cannot say we love the Lord when bitterness and unforgiveness have eaten away love for our brethren (1 John 4:20-21) and those whose love has grown cold will always avoid the company of those they perceived wronged them.

How to Deal and Conquer Doubts

Often as born again Christians, we find ourselves being avoided by colleagues, family, and friends because of our commitment and union with Christ (Matthew 10:22). As a result, the enemy of our souls knows how to sow seeds of doubt, worry, and a spirit of inadequacy in our minds (Matthew 4:3-4). From the preceding scripture, the devil tried to create doubt and worry in the Lord’s mind, but the Lord stood firm on His faith and conviction by standing on the promises of God’s word.

As we know, the spirit of doubt increase fear and anxiety (Matthew 14:30), however, faith restores the strength of our Peace (Isaiah 43:1). Let me share a short experience, earlier in my walk with the Lord during 1991; I was confronted by a man who threatened me with violence for speaking the truth when I had to answer a direct question. For speaking the truth, the man humiliated me in public. I was tempted to retaliate but I stood firm looking him in his eyes and that very moment I prayed asking the Lord for grace to overcome the threat, and the Lord faithfully protected me by not allowing the man to lay a hand on me. After his courage to attack me failed, he issued threats of violence and hardship for me at my place of work. Almost immediately, the devil started influencing me to resign from my work and flee, believe me, I did entertain and contemplate the idea of resigning. However, later on, when I returned to my workstation, I cried before the Lord in prayer. Soon after praying, I received this encouragement from the Lord in an almost audible voice “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you, But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV).

Now, the Lord knows I am speaking the truth, after this message, I was encouraged, my faith revived, doubt fled, and I was willing to face the consequences of my truthful confession. Glory to God! A few weeks after that the man had a discussion with some of his friends, and I heard him telling them, ‘this man is a true Christian.' If I had panicked in fear and resigned my testimony would not have inspired the man and his friends. From this experience, the Lord opened a door of witnessing for me, and they were all eager to listen to me when I witnessed to them. If we have the courage to stand up for our personal faith, doubt will not conquer us, in fact, our courage will be spoken and heard of, and people will be encouraged (1 Samuel 30:6; Psalm 27:14).

In conclusion, brethren if doubts and worldly indulgences have driven you courage less and restless. Repent and resume your journey on the narrow road (Matthew 7:14). If you have become lukewarm towards the Lord and it has led you to make empty promises, being unfaithful, bitter and angry it’s time to repent, put on the apron of service (Luke 12:37) for the Lord is near!

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

Blessed Regards
Brother Glenn.