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.