Monday, September 16, 2019

Allowing God To Revenge for Us

“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).

Important update: We did not make this up this is straight from the LORD! The Lord spoke to me in (Brother Glenn) in a vision last Friday (13/09/2019) during morning hours and he said the account of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31 should be taken LITERALLY and NOT as a parable. The Lord brought verse 23 to mind and said, "If a person died without salvation he or she will open their eyes in Hell like the rich man". To confirm the above the Lord "Whoever believes in Me is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already..." (John 3:18). 
Why this revelation? The Lord knows that there are some Christians and non-Christians who don't believe in Hell as a literal place of torment.

Revenge is Motivated by a spirit of hatred

Naturally, the spirit of revenge is well embedded in all of us. This is driven by our desire for retributive justice. 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 party. For example, as part of the due process of law, most courts carefully examine all available evidence in a bid to establish truth before making a conclusion and awarding a decision for or against the accused or 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.

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). 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 hatred is what motivates us, which is evil. At best, revenge is an expression of hatred and when we express it through revenge, we leave no room for forgiveness.

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. When we pursue a matter legally, our motive should be to seek justice and not revenge. We allow an independent person to decide a matter between us and an offender in the interest of peaceful co-habitation. There are various teachings in the Bible on social justice (Exodus 18:24-26; 1 Kings 3:16-28; 2 Samuel 15:2; Isaiah 1:17). Additionally, we should point out that the justice system is often rife with corruption, and in many cases there is perversion of justice (Habakkuk 1:4); this practice is displeasing to the Lord and is an abomination (Deuteronomy 16:19; 19:15; Exodus 23:8; Proverbs 17:18).

Please note that the apostle Paul instructed the believers in Corinth believers not to sue one another or file lawsuits in courts, because it was an indication of being completely defeated spiritually (1 Corinthians 6:1-8). Indeed, Christian believers should be a light in the world, and this includes forgiving one another and being reconciled. However, there are situations where taking someone to court might be the right action to take. In addition to the reason(s) mentioned in the previous paragraph, pursuing legal recourse might be prudent when the offending party stubbornly refuses to listen even after he/she has been approached by both the offended party and the body of believers (Christian church) to which the person belongs (Matthew 18:15-17).

Truthfully, most movies use revenge as an angle to convey a message of serving the innocent with justice. They subtly provoke an evil anger in their audience using revenge as a motive in their message. Brethren and 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). The Lord Jesus, taught and clarified that we should extend love and forgiveness even to our enemies (Matthew 5:38-48). While the death of His saints (the righteous) is precious in the sight of the Lord as they are reunited with Him in everlasting life (Psalm 116:15), He also takes no pleasure (or delights) even 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 for You

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, and was permanently crippled. This incident would provoke any person to hatred and unforgiveness, but this sister opted to obey the Lord and forgive her offenders without reservations. She recalled 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. As you may imagine, the wounds, pain, and experience were still fresh in her mind, yet God asked her to forgive. Forgiving immediately is not something many of us can do. I personally know many people who need weeks, months and even years to work through forgiveness. Their mind is on revenge through hateful feelings. Beloved, like we shared in our “Being Humble” article, if the Lord would have come or you die while still struggling to forgive, you 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 your 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, aged between 10 and 12 years at the time, to witness and share the gospel. As they were obediently sharing and handing out tracts, they were assaulted by a man. The Lord appeared to Charis later after this incident, saying that they must forgive that man who had attacked them. Also, I had to forgive and share my house with a young man who almost cost me four fingers on my right hand. Admittedly, this was a very uncomfortable situation, but the Lord taught me how to love our offenders if we are willing to obey Him. Like I alluded elsewhere, I overcame strong feelings of hatred and revenge through prayer, obedience and fear of God. The revenge I harboured was turned into compassion.

Please don’t be deceived by Satan! The devil is good at creating a spirit of self-pity and making us think that others are taking advantage of us if we choose to love and forgive. We might be looked at as fools, but we are preciously living out the values the Lord stood for.

In conclusion, let us leave room for God’s wrath (Romans 12:19) and allow him to sanctify us in His truth and will. Remember not to allow revenge to steal your salvation! This is not worthwhile since your years of faithful service in the Lord are about to be rewarded soon!

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

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

Have you been harbouring 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? If so, please repent. If you have not yet accepted Jesus’ forgiveness and Lordship over you life, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed grace and love,
Brother Glenn.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Breakthroughs Are Hindered By Sin And Doubting

Word Teaching from the Lord Jesus

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.’ (1 John 5:14-15 NIV).

Given to some experiences and teachings we received from the Lord, I would like to highlight some important things, why some Christians fail to receive a breakthrough in their lives. The points we consider below might not be an exhaustive list, but it will open your spiritual senses so that you may  concentrate on the most frequent things the Lord emphasized and taught us. Having said that, the Lord said that every word of encouragement marks a change in a Christians walk with Him, and it is our every intention to contribute Christ-like in your life. Also we would like to keep the articles concise and to the point to allow for maximum digestion. We have also noticed that there is much activity on this website, and this is very pleasing to the Lord! Some people here have a true hunger for God’s Word, and we are equally encouraged to serve you with the Word of God, and so we pray that the well or fountain of grace refreshes you so that we provide you with a well-watered Word experience.

For your interest, the Lord’s many messages to us are and were short, the longest being about a five to six sentence message. We can assure you, He used no unnecessary words. But He always expressed His messages with excellent phrasing. By drawing importance to something, the Lord will pronounce a word loudly and in a Thunderous voice. The effect thereof, Charis would feel the Lord’s mood. Whether, the Lord sounded sad, angry, disappointed, compassionate, encouraging or excited (Ephesians 4:30; Jeremiah 32:41; Matthew 9:36).

Seeking a Quiet Time with God

We cannot emphasize enough that every Word of the Lord was uttered with creative force and intend to accomplish God’s will (Isaiah 55:11; Hebrews 4:12). Therefore, no teaching in the Word of God was or will ever be wasteful. The intent of the scriptures is to give an understanding of the will of God, the Supreme Ruler of the universe, and man as His subject has an obligation to fear and obey Him. Therefore, self-will must be made subject to God’s will Christian or non-Christian (Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10).

Now, our Lord Jesus said, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:6 NIV). This particular verse points to a separation and a quiet time with our Heavenly Father. We may recall that our Lord Jesus Christ often separated Himself from the crowd and went praying in some private and quiet places away from any disturbances (Luke 5:16). In like manner, Daniel and David knew the value of quiet time with the Lord (Daniel 6:10; Psalm 23:1-3). I would like to emphasize, that the conception of the beautiful prayer, Psalm 23 was prayed and composed in a quiet and stress-free atmosphere. In a place where God’s love and peace were present. This is clearly evident from David’s appreciation. By the tone of the prayer, we do not notice any pressure or the demand of man nor the confusions of his mind, but the touch of God’s Holy Spirit lifted his soul.

Equally, Paul and Silas decided to forget about their wounds and sufferings, so with hearts of worship and adoration during the quiet moments of the night they cried out to God in prayer and worship (Acts 16:25). Guess what? God heard them, for they forgave their attackers and God displayed an acceptance of their prayers in power (Acts 16:26). From this experience of Paul and Silas, we learn that complaining is fruitless in trying times. The secret is, we should quietly and confidently accept the cup of suffering, for the power of God is displayed therein, and the breakthrough was given (Luke 22:42; Daniel 3:16-26).

Anxiety Affects Our Prayers

Briefly, anxiety is the thief of peace and often many Christians, and non-Christians fall prey to this spirit. If it were not so, the scriptures would not have warned us against the dangers and existence of this spirit (Philippians 4:6-7; Luke 12:24-34; Matthew 11:28-30). When we pray asking the Lord for something and yet have the slightest doubt, (anxiety drives doubt), we would have prayed having no peace and God would not answer our prayer(s). In other words, the condition of an anxious person’s heart is not right before God (James 1:6). Doubt yields no conviction but only confusion!

Let me share a short experience, one evening we met as a family to pray and read the bible before going off to bed. We discussed and agreed on something that Charis should ask the Lord on behalf of the family. That evening when the Lord appeared to her, she lacked conviction and did not in faith present our request to Him. The Lord knew what worried her and He said, Your discouragement (anxiety) affected your faith” and we did not receive an answer.

For clarity, I am not trying to say that God is answering our prayers through the mediation of others. The Bible says we must have faith and confidence to approach the throne of grace ourselves (Hebrews 4:16). However, because Charis received the gift (1 Corinthians 12:10) of hearing and seeing the form of the Lord (discerning of spirits), He allowed us and others this grace as an encouragement. God has often spoken to the people through His prophets (Jeremiah 21:2; 2 Chronicles 34:21) and the revelations we received from the Lord is a testimony to the gift the Lord gave her.

Being Sinful and Not Praying Enough

In some of our previous articles, especially our Prayer I  and Prayer II we stressed the point that the Lord taught us to receive certain things and breakthroughs we would need to pray very hard and persistently until we receive our request (Luke 18:1-8). It is true, the Lord do provide an answer on certain things immediately for immediate needs (Matthew 6:11), however for some things, we are going to require a committed faith and we will have to remain in the pocket prayerfully (1 Samuel 1:7-12). Hannah, Samuel’s mother, prayed year after year, and her patient persistence was duly rewarded (1 Samuel 1:20).

Let me share a short testimony for the benefit of this heading. During 2012, we earnestly needed a prayer house since we had to leave our children in the care of others while we were busy praying. The late evening services was not working out well for our children. Since we had this need, in August of 2013, one of our neighbours moved out leaving her house vacant. I shared with my wife and our ministry people to trust the Lord with me to bless us with the house next door (our neighbours) since our local authorities put a moratorium on all land in our area. We prayed and trusted the Lord to bless us with this house and as a ministry, we went on a three day fast. After our fast, the Lord gave Charis, Jaydeen, my wife and myself individual messages through visions that He has heard our prayer and that He was going to bless us with the house next door. This was the Lord's promise to us, and as humans we thought it was going to be immediately, however the Lord had other plans. He took us through a three year test filled with every kind of delay and attacks from the devil. With our focus being on His promise, we considered Him Faithful and so we rallied and made the prayer house a daily prayer for more than three years. After a financial loss the devil inflicted on us and with some ministry members giving up and going back to their former ways, my family and I persisted until the Lord came through for us and in May 2016, an Angel of the Lord appeared to me during a one day fast we undertook and he told me in a vison while standing in the yard of the prayer house, "Glenn, the Lord has given you this place" (Acts 27:22). The next morning, I encouraged my family on the strength of this vision. On the day of acquiring the property, Satan blocked off all entrances out of our area through violent protest (We took pictures of these events on that day, which we hope to share when I expand in detail on this testimony in a future article). Anyway, every word and promise of the Lord was fulfilled on May 26, 2016 when we managed to find favour in His side and we received answer to our prayers. Glory to the Lord! The experience was not pleasant, but the Victory through Christ was humbling.

Now, since the launch of our online ministry some four years ago, we have received many emails from people around the world with the various request. In some instances, the Lord would give an answer to some brethren especially when He have seen their walk of obedience and purity before Him (Psalm 15:2; 119:1). And on some occasions, He would provide a rebuke and an encouragement saying that the person ‘does not pray hard (meaning persistently without ceasing) enough’. As a ministry, we have learned to employ the biblical tools of faith, prayer, submission and obedience to receive an answer to prayer and personal breakthroughs.

In conclusion, we would like to emphasize to you dear brethren, that the Lord will not give breakthrough if we have personal ambitions aimed at gratifying the desire of self (1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 2:8). Instead, our breakthrough lies in us seeking His will (Matthew 6:10; 26:39; 1 John 5:14-15). Thus, human will always strife to represent needs of self, but God’s will in us will represents the good of others, and others will see God in our actions and give Him Glory!

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus yet or is not born again, to pray our suggested prayer in 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 love in fear of Christ

Brother Glenn

Monday, September 2, 2019

Caring, A Christian Value Of Being Kind To The Needy

The Fruit of Our Faith is Obedience to God in Service to Others

Important Notice: Due to power outages in our area since last week Friday, we could not work on an article for this week. By God's grace we'll see what happen later this week! Meanwhile please pray for our country as things really needs the Lord's intervention. Peace to all our fellow Brethren in Jesus name!


Caring can be defined as “showing kindness to others who are unable to care for themselves.” In this article, we would look at the practical application of caring and from a Scriptural perspective. There are many fine theories out there about caring. Sadly, most of the approaches are academic and they lack in many respects the emotional appeal. There is a vast difference between helping someone who comes to us for help and truly being caring proactively. In my understanding, caring conveys the emotional connection and we care for the well-being of others.

Personally the year 2009 was the most trying time for me and my family. As a father and breadwinner, I was unemployed for a full year. Our bond or mortgage repayments ran high and we lived on hand-outs and the care of others. During this time, we learned that human care is selective and always wants something back in return. I had God in my life, but things were going tough. We were members of a local church, but the help of the church was invisible even though they knew about our situation. Please note, I am not mentioning this to discredit any ministry; instead, I am using this to provoke you to action as an individual member of the body.

As it is, things became so bad that I even thought this was going to adversely affect my marriage and my children. I pondered many options including selling our house. I praise the Lord those sleepless nights made me pray continuously. Some people avoided us because of our problem and this made us determined not to go bother them for help. My father, my sisters and brethren in the Lord turned their backs on us. The Lord was showing us that reliance on the arm of flesh instead of Him was a curse: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25); “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:5-8).This led me to turn to God. My wife and I committed to fast for seven (7) days for a job for me. By the third day into our fasting, the Lord Jesus Christ not only blessed me with a job, but He blessed us with the best and greatest gift: His message through my daughter Charis. He opened her spiritual eyes so that she may see His form and then He took care of all our problems (1 Peter 5:7). I briefly mentioned our full testimony in an article, Prayer: The Key to All Problems”. After our physical needs were met, He established this ministry as evidence of our testimony. In my experience with the Lord, if we show care to others, the Lord Himself will show care to us. As a Kingdom principle, God provides as we sow (Matthew 5:7).

In our recent article of helpfulness we pointed out that believers should practice open-handedness (Deuteronomy 15:7-11). This is a different Christian experience altogether; we sometimes help with little care, and sometimes to ease our guilt. This is not entirely wrong; remember helping is a Christian ministry to support the body and the needy around us (1 Corinthians 12:28). Caring mainly involves our emotional connection through some physical contact (Matthew 25:35-36; Luke 10:25-37). This is the Lord’s message of love to the person being cared for, if a believer acted from the heart. The recipient will feel it and give back love through appreciation, thanksgiving and praise to our Heavenly Father (2 Corinthians 9:11).

Caring: A Gift of God Through The Holy Spirit

The Lord once gave me a word through Charis to preach about the Holy Spirit. As I was preaching, I felt the fire on my tongue. I became totally controlled by the Holy Spirit as He spoke through me. During this sermon, the Lord revealed to me that His work is authenticated or proven truthful through the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ was identified as the Son of God with Power through the Holy Spirit (John 1:33; John 10:37). Therefore, if a gift is performed and it is from God, it has to be through the Holy Spirit and Christ must be glorified as God’s salvation to mankind (John 15:26). In addition, before the believers were sent out to preach, they were instructed to wait for the promised Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).

While this is not a complete teaching on the Holy Spirit, it is necessary to point to the Source of our ministry. The gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit is identified by those who have the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14-15). Thus, caring being an outward manifestation of the fruit of kindness gives meaning to the Christian message. The receiver of our care would in return like to acknowledge the Giver through thanksgiving and praise (2 Corinthians 9:10-15). Our Lord Jesus Christ, pointed to God’s glory and character by saying: “If I am not doing My Father’s works, don’t believe Me. But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in me and I in the Father” (John 10:37-38).

Having said so, our Lord was referring to the outward manifestation of God’s care for mankind. The evidence of God’s love was demonstrated through various miracles, caring and healing of people (Acts 10:38). It was easy for people to identify love and the Source of it. The disobedient believer does not care about others; he is blinded by his own selfishness and what he can get. The Lord Jesus pointed to the evidence of His message, His works coming from Someone – God. Does your work reflect the fruit of obedience or are you just a talker? Is there evidence of God’s message in you through your fruit [works?] (Galatians 5:22). Does your care originate from self-praise or are we able to identify the Source who sends you so that we may honour Him? (John 9:36-38).

Experiences of Caring

In the Bible, we read the account of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Great parable! It is often good to hear some heart-warming stories and experiences about others; but can others tell a story about us? Also, when our Lord considered His future return with rewards for the obedient and punishment for the wicked (Matthew 25:31-46), He pointed to our works as individuals. The Lord is being referred to as having compassion on the needy, sick and the forgotten outcast of society (Matthew 9:36, 14:14, 15:32; Luke 15:20, 7:13). He did not just have compassion, but He actually addressed their plight. Christ, being the Creator of man, (Colossians 1:15-19) knew that people need an emotional experience, which is evidence of love and care. When a message has long been preached, the emotional touch remains. This is what people hold on to, something that appealed to an inner need. This gives people great peace and comfort and life is being celebrated in thanksgiving to God.

I always become emotional when I read this account, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them. BUT when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he SAW the WAGONS that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. Then Israel said, “ENOUGH! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die.” (Genesis 45:26-28 Holman CSB).

Evidently, Jacob was moved emotionally when he said ‘Enough!’ He accepted the testimony of his sons concerning Joseph as truthful when he ‘SAW the WAGONS’ (witness to experience). In other words, Jacobs’s sons’ witness to their father that Joseph was alive and in testimony they produce evidence (works as witness). A question for you: when you bring your Christian message to people, do you bring something they can relate to emotionally?

Brethren, while I am aware that our message is filled with emotion to evoke guilt, compassion and care, I am referring to us giving ourselves over in service to others through our emotions in response to their situation. Similarly, we are aware that some people fake care through false emotions to fool and deceive. This can be easily recognised when we perceive that someone suddenly acts caring. They help because they have some personal interest and not the well-being of the cared person. When we care we give without expecting anything back in return, instead we carry the cost (Luke 10:35; Philemon 1:18). In a magnified way, Christ carried all our guilt at the cost of His life (John 10:15).

Does your work reflect the fruit of obedience or are you just a talker? Is there evidence of God’s message in you through your fruit [works?]. Does your care originate from self-praise or are we able to identify the Source? Who sends you so that we may honour Him? Here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace in His Care
Brother Glenn.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Having The Courage To Endure This Race

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). 


IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We are sharing a short message from the Lord that He gave Charis either last week Tuesday (20/08/2019) or Wednesday (21/08/2019). She said the Lord appeared to her in a dream and He said that some people might classify others as failures in life but in His eyes nobody is a failure and no-one should be discouraged by the words of those who inflicts insults.

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, August 19, 2019

How Grace Saved Us

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:9-10).

Important Note: Brethren, we are re-sharing this message because the Lord recently reminded us that even if a person received Him as Lord and Saviour on his or her death-bed that person would be saved because salvation issues from His Grace. Now since grace is a gift which has been bestowed upon all people our only effort is to come forward and to readily receive it by faith (Luke 15:18). Furthermore, the Lord also revealed to us recently that we should never undermined the strength of His grace by looking down on those we perceive to be 'sinners' both inside or outside the Church because only He saves and knows people's hearts. in that same revelation the Lord said He will punish those Christians who slander and condemn those who are weak. Instead, the Lord said the weak should be encouraged and corrected in a spirit of love and kindness to lead them back to His grace (Galatians 6:1; 1 Peter 4:8; John 15:12). 

Additionally, the Lord is warning those who do good to substitute for salvation, surely such goodness does not glorify the Lord (Luke 17:10). However, goodness being a characteristic of God is a Christian virtue and when we do good as saved Christians we honor the Lord and serve as servants (Matthew 23:11) who will themselves be honored and served in God's kingdom.

According to Charis, when the Lord gave her this message for this article He sounded very pleased, and rightfully so; His coming was great joy to the world and peace to mankind (Luke 2:10-14). This week’s message is at the heart of the gospel and our salvation. As it is, without grace we would all be under God’s Righteous Judgment. In the Bible we read, “For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 HCSB). Nowadays, many people have falsely presented this message to show that since we are saved by grace, we don’t have to do anything. The general consensus today is that we should just be content with going to church and participating in the Lord’s Supper and other routine rituals in order to complete our salvation. This notion is dangerously false, as the Bible declares: “For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 HCSB).

In other words, we were NOT saved on the merit of good works, but we are saved to do good works and to demonstrate our faith and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ (James 2:26). A living faith bears testimony to the transforming work of Christ in us. In like manner, a father expects his son to obey him and the son’s obedience is interpreted as respect and submission to his father’s authority.

God’s Grace in Our Lives

Furthermore, although salvation is a gift of God’s grace and not a reward for our good works, that is not a reason for us to ignore good works. We are not free to live and sin as we'd like. God’s grace is not only “unmerited favor” we receive, but it also WORKS IN OUR LIVES, giving us the inner strength and power to discipline ourselves and overcome the enemy’s schemes. That is to do good, to endure suffering and to triumph over temptations (Romans 6:14-15; 2 Corinthians 12:9; 2 Timothy 2:1). God exercised His grace towards us before we were born; that same grace continues to be active in our lives and the age to come (Galatians 1:15; Romans 5:2, 21; Ephesians 2:7; 1 Timothy 1:12-16).

Grace Brought Forgiveness

Any wrong doing spoils a relationship, and forgiveness is absolutely necessary if a relationship is to be restored. While this is not an article on forgiveness, God granted us His forgiveness to show us His grace and to recognize our wrongdoing. Forgiveness was not a pretense that nothing happened. It meant God recognizing our wrongdoing for what it is, and then in love forgiving us, forgetting it, and restoring our relationship with Him (Hebrews 10:17-18; Psalm 103:12).

Man, being a sinner, has spoiled his relationship with God; we have fallen under God’s judgment. Therefore, man is in need of God’s forgiveness if we are to escape that judgment (Exodus 32:32; Romans 3:23-24). Only God alone can grant this forgiveness (Mark 2:7, 10; Acts 5:31), and sinful man is in no position to demand it of Him! This statement might sound strange, but no person who is a sinner has a right to forgiveness without repentance and faith (Nehemiah 9:17; Micah 7:18; Psalm 32:5; 51:17; Luke 7:36-50; 1 John 1:9). I must stress this: there is no mechanical way of gaining forgiveness, such as offering a sacrifice or reciting a formula. We are dependent entirely upon God’s mercy (Psalm 51:1-4; Colossians 2:13). In the provision of sacrifices in the Old Testament, God provided a way whereby a person could demonstrate his repentance, faith and obedience. Without such attitudes, a person benefited nothing from his sacrifices (Psalm 50:9; 13:14; 51:16-17; Isaiah 1:11, 16-20).

Therefore, the death of the animal in the place of the sinner also showed the sinner clearly that forgiveness of sin was possible only when the penalty of sin had justly been carried out. Forgiveness was costly, and without the shedding of blood there was no forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 9:22; Leviticus 4:2-7). Christ’s death is the basis on which God forgives all sins, past – present and future (Matthew 26:28; Acts 13:38, Romans 3:24-26; Ephesians 1:7). Through the cross, God has forgiven our sins and removed it forever (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 43:25; Colossians 2:13-14; Hebrews 8:12).

Reconciliation

Through our sin, we became God’s enemies. We were separated from God, came under the wrath of God and were unable to enjoy fellowship with God (Romans 1:18; 8:7-8; Ephesians 2:3; Colossians 1:21). Therefore, man needs to be reconciled to God; that is, he needs to be brought back to God from a state of hostility, to a state of peace. As we know, the only way that reconciliation can occur is through the removal of the cause of hostility.

Christ Jesus our Lord brought this reconciliation when He died on the CROSS; He bore man’s sins. God’s holy wrath against sin was satisfied, but only at a great cost to Himself. God was in Christ, reconciling sinners to Himself. In His love He accepts repentant sinners back to Himself (Romans 5:6-9; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, 21). Reconciliation is God’s work, not man's. The fault is on man’s side, but the removal of hostility is the work of God (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

In conclusion, having been saved by grace means sin no longer has power over us and we must show this to be true by the way we live (Romans 8:2; Galatians 3:13-14; Titus 2:14). We should not mistake the grace of God as an encouragement to sin willfully, or assume that once we've been saved we remain forever saved so we can keep on sinning; for sin results in death (Romans 6:1-2; Romans 6:23). We were bought at a price and we are now God’s servants in obedience and righteous living (Romans 6:16-18; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

WARNING

In a vision we received recently from the Lord involving a very prominent woman of God, this sister's work for the Lord was recognized, but she was also held accountable for the false things she proclaimed in the name of the LORD. The LORD is Holy and no amount of lies no matter how well intended should be used to speak in Jesus's name (see Lying in Jesus' Name article). When Charis asked if the person involved was in HELL, the Angel lifted up her shoulders and replied: "You may not know." This implied that the Angel was not allowed to speak on the person's fate.  

In our experience with the Lord, when we have sinned, He shows His displeasure with our sins by giving serious messages, meaning if He was to come or we died on that moment of us sinning it would result in us facing His wrath. This was revealed by the Lord Himself in the recent Rapture Vision - Saved by One Minute. Don't despise your salvation and take the work of the CROSS as cheap; it is our life and the gift of GOD to all who embrace His redemptive plan.

If you are not yet reconciled to God through being 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.

Grace, mercy and love to you all,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Narrow Path To Eternal Purification

Our Race To Purify The Soul

“In fact, anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others” (2 Timothy 3:12 CEV).

Promise: We heard the LORD recently said, that JOY is coming and we will be sharing Precious and True Words from the LORD with you soon! The LORD loves you and He wants to keep you in His company.

Brethren, I have a confession to make; being a Christian is not an easy experience. Why do I say so? Now briefly, we have temptations to deal with, and the weaknesses of our natural nature with its appetites (Luke 17:1; Matthew 26:41). What else makes the Christian experience not an easy walk? Well, there is our self-will (1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 2:8), which gives expression to what we want as opposed to what God called us to (Romans 12:2). Additionally, we also have to contend with our faith and thoughts which often experiences some fluctuates with elements of doubt, fear and the weakness of giving up.

Strength Of The Soul Against Enticing Interest

What more? Well, let’s not forget our imperfect speech which is being influenced by our emotions and the things that affect us (James 3:8-14). How about the love we are supposed to have and to share with others? (Mark 12:31). As humans, we don’t have a naturally flowing love for others; instead we often attach some conditions like trust and certain behaviour to give love isn’t it? However, God’s love is unconditional, pure and non-discriminatory it is also always readily available to all (Psalm 86:15; 136:1-2; Lamentations 3:22-23; 1 Peter 4:8; Romans 5:8).

Additionally, are we not a product of society? With people around us, the scriptures obligate us to have unconditional forgiveness and are we able to just forgive without an apology or some form of retributive action? The answer is NO! We are very sparingly in our supply of love to our offenders or strangers while we are in adequate supply of dislike and unforgiveness to our fellow brethren.

Also, how about the impact of outside influences on our choices and the behaviour of others and their expectations of us? (Amos 3:3; Exodus 23:2), and are we not being influenced either positively or negatively by what others say or do to us? Now, these are just but a few things amongst others that we encounter in the expression of our Christian faith.

The Courage To Seek Light

Given to the above considerations, would you still say it is easy to be a Christian and live a sinless life? Of course not! By turning from our past life, the troubles we will be facing will come as result of our acceptance of Christ as saviour and deliverer (Psalm 69:5; Jeremiah 3:13; Numbers 5:7). Furthermore, a person who accepted Christ has taken on a courageous challenge to secure his or her future in Christ (John 5:24). As it is, embarking on a noble path like this and enduring the emotional and at times physical pain and stress Christians have become accustomed guarantees a hope of a far better life than the current (Hebrews 11:10). The Bible says the Lord has called everyone (Luke 14:23) to salvation but only the few obedient and enduring will be saved (Matthew 22:14). In conclusion, by rising with faith and conviction to follow Christ and endure in this race, we may say like the apostle Paul “...Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword” (Romans 8:35 NIV). In addition to this, when we want to please God, we should STOP complaining about our troubles it testifies of the failure of our characters to accept hardship and this is displeasing to the Lord. As a person who have been exposed to all kinds of troubles in all my years including our experiences with the Lord Jesus Christ, He taught us not to complain when troubles hit, we should endure and pray for such troubles draws us closer to Him.

Again, 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.

Grace to you all
Brother Glenn 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Warnings From God Almighty


Appeal For Prayer Support

Brethren, for this week we would like to share some of these warnings from the Lord with the prayer that those who holds views contrary to the Word of God will be convicted to live in accordance with God’s Word. Additionally, please continue to pray for this ministry as we will continue to share articles and messages from the Lord right here.

Vision given to Charis (27 July 2019)

I had a vision this morning in which I saw myself laying on my bed with my eyes closed. I could actually feel and see that someone (a human body) was laying next to me. When I turned towards my right I could see through my spiritual eyes the faces of countless people that I know and care about inside this human body. The Lord gave me words and I heard myself saying “God is watching us; we need to get our act together” (Proverbs 15:3; Hebrews 4:13). The vision changed and I found myself standing in a coffee shop when I noticed how people all around me running rampantly from something into all directions. I tried stopping them but to no avail! End of vision.

Vision given to Charis (29 July 2019)

This morning, I had another vision and this time I saw someone I know who is very close to us laying in a coffin who’s funeral it was. While everyone was crying and grieving my attention was drawn to coffin and I could see the deceased person’s eye-balls moving rapidly and her lips twitching. I moved closer to the coffin when I heard the Lord’s voice saying to me, “There is life after death and this person is alive elsewhere” (Hebrews 9:27).

Vision given to Charis (2 August 2019)

Again, on the morning of above date I saw myself with members of my family in a car on our way somewhere. We heard a song (worldly song) playing on the radio and my brother remarked saying “This is it; this is the song I was talking about”. Soon thereafter the vision changed and I was standing in a pub where people were drinking, partying and dancing. Again the scene changed and I saw a man and woman watching something on the television which is forbidden by God. Similarly, the vision changed and I saw a pastor standing alone thinking but I could see in the spirit that he was sinning against the Lord in his mind.

After this vision, the Lord revealed to me that sin is sin and no-one can really categorize or class sin and that God sees sin the same way. As it is, no sin weighs lesser or heaver than other sin. It does not depend whether one being a drunkard, or sinning through one’s mind or being an idle television addict or listening to worldly music. “For the wages of sin is death …” (Romans 6:23), applies to all sin, whether in thought, word, or deed.

Blessed Peace

Brother Glenn and Charis

Monday, July 29, 2019

Conquerors Persevere And Overcome The World


Ministering The Body Of Believers

“For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:36 HCSB).

This week’s article is an encouragement to the brethren to persevere in this race of faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). The Lord led me to write this message and use a brother’s testimony to encourage the brethren who are overwhelmed by sin, falsehood and weaknesses to cleanse through the Blood of the Lord their filth garments and persevere to inherit God’s Kingdom. As a ministry, we often received some emails from folk around the world who details their struggles against sin and various stumbling blocks. While listening with a sympathetic ear, we would offer prayers and encouragement, and being encouraged too by our fellow brethren’s struggles we shared the unity in faith and spirit (2 Corinthians 1:4). It is true; the body of believers are strengthened by the struggles others endure in the name of the Lord Jesus as the above scripture declares.

Sin Hinders Perseverance

In all God’s dealings with humans, He laid down two paths (Deuteronomy 30:19; Matthew 7:13-14; 24-27; Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:46) and to obey or disobey (Genesis 3:2). Similarly, we could choose to follow the Lord and endure or we could choose to abandon our walk with God. I would also like to add, when we all first came to the Lord, and like the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, we each received a unique load of troubles that we should either persevere and endure or to live the wrong and solve our problems through worldly means (Acts 9:16; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 4:4).

We are going to share an experience a God-fearing man shared with us recently and we could all learn from some of his experiences. The brother explained how the sinful desires he had after giving his life to the Lord started leading him away from the Lord. He further explained how a burning desire to sin became addictive and uncontrollable and this particular sin opened the door for many other serious sins that left the brother completely powerless.

In other words, the dominion of sin in his life (Brother Fred, not real name) made him a slave to the dictates of sin (Genesis 4:7). By baring his soul, Brother Fred explained how he lost his appetite for prayer, witnessing and Church services. While he still has a fear for God, his heart like King Solomon was driven to the pleasures of sin (1 Kings 11:3-8). In his distress, our Brother Fred has turn to the Church of God and he is appealing to all of us for prayer. As he explained his faith has been rocked and he lost all his spiritual weaponry that is why he said that he have been operating between sinning and repenting without any commitment and back again to sinning. In his own words, he explains that he is basically backslidden with a thin layer of faith.

Fight The Good Fight Of Faith

Brethren, our intent is not to ridicule but to encourage others who reached this level of spiritual weakness in their faith, to turn to a trusted brother or sister in Christ for encouragement and counselling like our dear brother Fred has done. It could be easy for him to simply just give up and be lost (Hebrews 10:39) but he is concerned about his soul and eternal destiny. Being determined not to give up but to persevere, our brother Fred feels that he still have a fighting chance to reclaim his honour in Christ, not by his strength which failed him but by the grace he will receive from the Lord like Joshua and the prodigal son (Zechariah 3:2-7; Luke 15:11-32). In a confident statement, our brother Fred vowed to ask the Lord to help him endure one day at a time (Matthew 6:34).

In conclusion and given to brother Fred’s experience, we prayerfully hope to encourage our fellow brethren to pray, endure the pressure of our share of sufferings, minimize complaining as it displeases the Lord and leads us into sinning and to speak to a trusted, Spirit-led child of God to encourage and pray with you and share the pain of your burden (Numbers 11:17; Galatians 6:2). So then, if we preserve in our faith and the pain of our load we will emerge as more than conquerors (Romans 8:31-39).

If you would like to receive Jesus Christ 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 Regards

Brother Glenn

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Eternal Benefit of Godly Correction

“So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul” (Ezekiel 33:7-9 NKJV).

Human lives are fundamentally shaped by trials, errors, and corrections. For these reasons, the Lord God has commanded believers to rebuke sin and expose error through the Scriptures, in order to prepare us for perfection and conformity to His righteous ways (Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; 4:2; Titus 1:9-14). Before we proceed with this message, we wanted to share with you a warning the Lord gave us on the dangers of swearing.

Warning from the Lord against the Spirit of Swearing

Vision Given to Claudia on April 1, 2015

The Lord Jesus Christ appeared in a vision to my eight-year-old daughter, Claudia, on April 1, 2015, and warned her on the dangers of swearing. Dressed in a pure white robe and covered in light, the Lord warned Claudia not to swear. In this vision, she pleaded for forgiveness from the Lord for swearing. He went on to tell her that if she and Jaydeen (our other daughter) continue in this sin of swearing, they would go to hell forever and that they would never get to see Charis (our eldest daughter) and the rest of the family. While this was a direct warning to Claudia, the Lord commanded us to share this message with everyone and to take heed of this warning.

In today’s society, swearing, cursing, cussing, and using profane and filthy language have become acceptable practices, and many people find it natural to use offensive words as a way to express themselves. The Bible clearly says that we must consider how to encourage and build up one another in the Lord; we are clearly warned not to allow corrupt talk to come out of our mouths (Ephesians 4:29). Before I came to the Lord, I was likewise corrupted by swearing. I am not ashamed to share with you that I was seriously warned by the Lord not to swear to people or animals. We should keep our tongues free from profanity, insulting, or using abusive language to others (Ephesians 5:4-6). As a watchman to your spiritual wellbeing, please be warned and repent from this wickedness that has become prevalent in our society. We are expected to treat others with respect and dignity, not allowing ourselves to be deceived by pride or corrupted by worldly influences and positions of power. Remember that you reap what you sow (Job 4:8; Galatians 6:7), and that "for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matthew 12:36-37 NKJV). Since we are all created in God's image (Genesis 1:27), we should not harbor hate or resentment, but love people and pray for those who curse us and mistreat us! (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28).

Rebuking Christians for Error

In my experience as a minister of the Gospel, I have had the opportunity to be sent by the Lord to Christian brethren, including pastors, who are walking in disobedience. Sadly, many of them did not respond humbly to the Lord’s rebuke, yet these are the same believers who expect their flock and unbelievers to submit to rebukes and corrections from them. The Bible tells us: “The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise. He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding” (Proverbs 15:31-32 NKJV). God uses those on the inside, and not outsiders, to express His way (Galatians 2:11; 1 Peter 4:17; Titus 1:9-14). This explanation comes in response to letters from members of the body who questioned our work. As we explain below, the work of this ministry and others is a God-ordained function within the body. Our motive is not to police others or to be elevated as being “super special”—we fear God (Philippians 2:3). Our motivation is to encourage those who spread error to repent and the lost sheep to return so that both may be saved (Ezekiel 3:18-21). Christians who continue to live in their sin gain a fruitless life in Christ and He has no use for them in His service (Matthew 3:10; 5:13). The Lord Jesus Christ says that such people are selective in their obedience to Him, and this will only earn them His wrath (Romans 1:18; 2:5-11). Therefore, do not hate those who speak corrective truth to you in the name of the Lord (Amos 5:10).

Confronting and Challenging Error in the Body

As a responsible Ministry under submission to Jesus Christ, we would like to briefly explain why we are warning members of the Body of Christ against teachings that are destroying our relationship with the Lord. Earlier in 2015, we wrote, by instruction from the Lord, about “Prosperity Prophets”, and in prior messages, the Lord had instructed us to write about “Prosperity Teachers”, “Pastors Repent”, “False Witness” and many other subjects which are available for reading on our website. Through these messages, the Lord also gave important warnings. Whether you believe us or not remains a matter of your faith and conviction, but we were directly commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ to write and warn the church against the teachings of certain prominent individuals in the Church.

As it is, many non-discerning Christians dislike us for warning the Church against false teachings. Even though the Lord God of Truth has mandated us to expose false teachers and their teachings, some people accuse us of “judging”. Brethren, please discern for yourselves from what we have written—are we judging people or their message? The truth of the matter is that we are not driven by any malice or jealousy, and we don’t judge people (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:22). What we do is Biblically judge their message and offer you the opportunity to do likewise (1 Corinthians 14:29). We present to you the choice to humble yourself, pray and follow your conscience in discerning Biblical truth.

While these teachers might be doing a wonderful job in some of their ministry commitments, and doing good deeds for God is commendable, it is sinful and dangerous to accept human opinions and erroneous doctrines which deviate from the Scriptures. Therefore, if we allow their work to go unchallenged we would not be operating from the Holy Spirit’s conviction. We would be literally dead in our faith if we dare not challenge the Scriptural position of their teachings. The Bible clearly warns us on the dangers of false teachings or “yeast” (Matthew 16:6; Galatians 5:9). We should further realize that it is equally sinful and dangerous to blindly jump to the defense of some Bible teachers you love, especially when their teachings are contrary to Scripture. It is worth reading how Korah, Dathan, Abiram and all their followers were destroyed by the Lord when they rebelled in error! (Numbers 16:1-40). We are instructed to Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins (Numbers 16:26 NKJV).

When we stand up in defense of someone who spreads error, we are foolishly blinding that person and also encouraging rebellion against God. The Lord warns us not to take human sides but to side with the Truth (John 18:37). Two of our ministry members learned first-hand not to defend men who are spreading error in the body of Christ. The Lord, through a serious rebuke, promised them punishment. However, through prayer, humility, and sincere repentance, they were forgiven and delivered from those demons associated with such false teachings. Are you willing to die eternally for a “man of God” whose wickedness you know nothing about because you “love” them? Or are you willing to surrender to God’s great love in correcting you, so that you may be saved (Hebrews 12:6; Proverbs 3:12)?

God judges the facts of our truthful conduct and not how we feel about something or someone. It is true that we sometimes can become emotionally involved with people, but that should not make us overlook truth and entertain error. Today, the practice in the body is unification or ecumenism, with smaller ministries being annexed to promote a single ministry’s influence nationally and internationally. Such acquisitions are often achieved by selling the credibility of the founding member and his ministry’s achievements. I have seen some pastors giving up their calling and churches so as to become part of a bigger network of churches. This shift is undoubtedly meant to gain more popularity and power, members and of course, money. This move is most likely benefiting the leaders, not the flock. What the flock needs is the Holy Spirit and more of God in their lives in order to bear godly fruits. On some social media platforms, some Christians are so blinded by the ‘superstar syndrome’ of some pastors, that they rudely slander other believers in order to receive approval and acceptance from these pastors. This kind of behavior does not earn God’s approval. God never intended for Christians to play the game of being better than others (Matthew 20:26) just because of having better resources. No! God forbid, no amount of status, riches or influence saves souls. We are saved by Jesus and His humble experience of the cross. I choose that above all.

Loyalty to Christ, Not Man

The practice of apologetics to boldly challenge error and falsehood in the body of Christ, and to rebuke those who spread confusion in the body, has been practiced in the church since the earlier times (2 Timothy 2:16-18; 3 John 1: 9-10). From Scripture, we see Paul rebuking Peter for sowing confusion; he did so to uphold the truth while correcting Peter. He was not simply considering Peter’s reputation (Galatians 2:11-14). As believers in Christ, there should be no master-servant relationship among us, but Christ is the Master and we are all humble servants who are enslaved to the truth (1 Corinthians 7:22). Therefore, as mere mortals, we are all imperfect and God is using His word to perfect our ways. We who preach and teach the Word are not above it. We too must submit in humility and obedience to corrections and warnings from the Word of God (James 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:27).

Therefore, in our humble work, we don’t take it upon ourselves to ‘police’ the church. It is the Lord who calls, commands and reveals the disturbing trends in the body prophetically. As a result of our work and calling, we have become very unpopular, but the Lord in an encouraging message to us said that not everybody in the world will reject our message. We are not seeking a name for ourselves, neither are we canvassing for loyalty. As it is, we have no appetite for power games. In our work, we humbly preach Christ and His truth, allowing His Word to judge and discern our motives in our message to you.

About five years ago soon after we launched this ministry, I worked happily together with some wonderful and God-fearing men and women of God. In their love for us, these precious brethren unselfishly shared many material things with us, helping us with much-needed resources for our ministry work. In the Lord’s great love, He issued some strong messages of corrections and rebukes to some of these brethren. Until today, many of them regretted saying that this was my thank you to them; but in actual fact, correction from error is more precious than gold for the reward thereof is eternal life (Psalm 19:9-11). The trend most people follow today is to simply ignore someone’s mistakes and supposedly pray for them. What effect would my prayer have if I don’t show my love to my brother by correcting them? Let me put it this way, what we may benefit materially from members of the body is not as important as their obedience to the Lord (1 Samuel 15:22) and their salvation.

The truth is priceless, immeasurable and incomparable! What the Lord did, is He gave them messages to save and deliver them from their sin (Lamentations 2:14). Admittedly, at first I ignored some bad yeast in their teachings not wishing to upset them, but when some concerned and discerning brethren emailed me inquiring about some questionable teachings from some of those brethren, I could not ignore and compromise on the value of truth. We carefully compared their teachings in the light of the Scriptures and I wrote to some of them with the aim of calling attention to the questionable teachings. After being rejected, I set out praying and the Lord reminded me not to be afraid to rebuke people when I see them corrupting His word (Leviticus 19:17). I obeyed the Lord and challenged these brethren privately on some of the things they were teaching, and as would be expected, their pride stood in the way and their natural choice was to avoid contact or association with me. However, in contrast, there have been equally humble brothers and sisters who have continued with us despite sharp rebukes from the Lord, and they have been supporting this ministry and our message in every way. These precious brethren looked beyond their own feelings, but acknowledged their shortcomings and allowed truth from Jesus Christ to convict and correct them. In truth, our humility is tested by our submission to a word of correction (Psalm 139:23-25; 141:5).

Finally dear brethren, do not be like mockers who hate, reject, abuse, and insult those who give them godly correction intended to bless and ward them away from enslavement to the enemy (Proverbs 9:7; Matthew 21:33-46; Luke 20:9-19, Mark 12:1-12). Rather, choose to be wise men and women of God who are receptive to godly correction which is able to lead you away from error and paves the way to eternal life (Proverbs 9:8; 17:10).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and become His beloved child who receives godly correction, please get started by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. As always, for any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed truth to you,

Brother Glenn

Monday, July 15, 2019

Authority and Controlling Others

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”(Proverbs 29:2 NKJV).

Let’s face it: there are many weak-willed people around us who need continuous guidance and correction (2 Timothy 3:6-7). In my observation, such people always need the approval of others in order to be more comfortable with their decisions and choices. This has unfortunately led to mistreatment of such people financially, emotionally and spiritually.

Brethren, we must also remember that life have been so design to allow for the measure of control and authority (Genesis 1:28; 3:16). The Lord told me that how we exercise this duty is largely dependent on how we would like to be treated if we place ourselves in the other's position (Matthew 7:12) and we must also remember that what we dish out to others that same will be returned to us (Matthew 7:2; Luke 6:38). The solution is, exercise control and authority fairly, with love, respect and kindness and not out of feelings of hatred and malice (James 2:1-4) considering that our Judge, Christ will give us the same measure we used in our dealings with people created in His image, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS!

Short Vision of Undue Coercion

In a very short vision this morning (July 20, 2015), I was shown a young lady speaking on her cell phone with a man. I could not hear their conversation, but the Lord made me understand that she was blackmailing him. What I further understood is that she was angrily demanding of him to do something for her and if he would not, she would take some action against him.  The Lord said we should include this type of power play in our article, and that many Christians are guilty of this kind of sin. This is the power game people play over others, and it leads to people doing things under duress, pressure and distress.

Brethren, the Lord has shown us that when He ministered to people, He never demanded their respect or gratitude; instead He allowed people to respond spontaneously (Luke 17:11-18). This kind of action has nothing to do with a contractual obligation; the Lord is referring to things we do for others freely without expecting something in return (Luke 6:35; Matthew 5:25).

In this article, we are going look at authority and controlling others from a Biblical perspective. I will also share how the Lord responded to brethren who demanded submission while trying to control others. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18). He is the good shepherd and by His authority, He died and rose again that we may have eternal life (John 10:14-18).

God’s Teaching on Family Authority

In an address to the Corinthians Church, the apostle Paul rebuked and discouraged the brethren against those who were going about using their influence of Scriptural knowledge to control how people should live in relation to their commitment to the Lord (1 Corinthians 9:12). Likewise, there are some marriage relationships where a spouse deems themselves stronger spiritually; they may try to control how the other spouse should pray, read the Bible, and witness for example. Although these are good things to encourage one another in, it can become toilsome to the person being “forced” to do it (2 Corinthians 9:7). In other words, the conviction from the Holy Spirit as a result of the gospel should govern us to discern the way of truth instead of someone else burdening it upon us (John 16:13).

Briefly, to every truly born again Christian, the truth of the Bible holds authority over our lives and conscience. What I mean by this is that we simply submit our will to the Lord and consciously follow and allow His Word to control our actions and attitudes, while strongly believing by faith that such a submission leads to God’s approval and ultimately His blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-2; Psalm 119:133). Since God is Supreme and superior to us, He educates our conscience through His Word and teaches us to submit to Him and others whom He placed over us for our well-being (Isaiah 48:18). In terms of authority, God has given parents authority over their children (Ephesians 6:1-4; Deuteronomy 5:16) not to abuse them but to respectfully teach them in godly living. Here we see God giving parents authority with a limitation to exercise Godly values of love and respect (Titus 2:4).

Furthermore, the authority of the husband in the family relationship should be one of love and respect to both children and wife (Ephesians 5:25). Brethren, sadly we as fathers abuse this right of authority from God by being too controlling and demanding unjustified submission. On this matter, judge for yourself where you unjustly demand things to be done for you when you could possibly have done it yourself and still demand the right of authority; are you not abusing both your wife and God’s Word? Similarly, there are wives who are outright rebellious by disregarding God’s teaching on the family's unity (Ephesians 5:22-23). From experience, this kind of attitude destroys the family’s unity, love and respect. This is what the Lord says makes for a divided home which will not stand (Mark 3:25; Proverbs 14:1); if we were to examine the relationship of every kind of problem in the house, wouldn’t the marriage hold together when we apply Scripture (Colossians 1:17)? I know that this kind of teaching is unacceptable to a wife who is influenced by the modern worldly view; but for those who enjoy a happy family unit, it is a crown of God’s blessing which overflows in peace in that house (Haggai 2:9). Although human quarrels start as a result of an individual’s self-interest (James 4:1), family feuds are avoided and destroyed by submission to God’s authority and in this case, Scriptural instruction (2 Timothy 3:16).

Controlling Others is Sinful

The apostle Paul had been given authority, but it was for building up the body of Christ, not for tearing it down (1 Corinthians 13:10). As we know, it is easy to exercise control over those under our authority. This might be our congregation, family or work subordinates with authority given by our position. God is interested in exactly how fairly and honestly we exercise our authority and our attitude in guiding others. The apostle Paul warned employers not to mistreat their workers, but to treat them with respect considering that the Lord exercises an authority of love and respect over us (Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 4:1). In emphasis, Christian employers are even admonished to treat their fellow brethren who work for them with Godly love as brothers in Christ (Philemon 1:16-17).

In addressing a problem of controlling others in our ministry, some time ago the Lord Jesus Christ showed Charis in a vision how someone in our ministry was busy controlling the finances and the way the other person should live. This message and teaching from the Lord was very sobering as He taught us not to take advantage of those who live under our authority by using their ignorance to benefit us. In other words, this sister was guilty of making the other person believe and do only what she said, and this was gross abuse which displeased the Lord. It is very unjust and humanly wicked to use the fear or respect others have for us to exploit them for our benefit. In a separate message to someone else, the Lord both warned and encouraged a brother not to fear people, as this would open the door for controlling others, or others to control you. For the Lord's sake, we are called to submit to every human authority and respect those over us (1 Peter 2:13; 1 Timothy 6:1-2). Therefore, I am not encouraging rebellion here, but people will often take advantage when we are too submissive due to our fear of them. When we allow such people to rule over us, we create a burden that may restrict and limit us, as well as blind us to truth.

God Gives Us Free Will

We have had quite a few people requesting us to ask the Lord how they should help our ministry or others; in a gentle message to them, the Lord admonished them to listen to the Holy Spirit for He would guide them in making a decision that is void of pressure and demand (Exodus 25:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). Scripturally, while our Lord Jesus Christ is Lord over all the human race (John 17:2), He never exercises undue authority over us unless we were wrong and intent on harming others (Romans 14:9; Daniel 3:16). The enemy often uses deception to mislead people, but he also uses coercion, manipulation, and force (Job 1:13-19; 2:7; Matthew 27:40; Matthew 16:22-23). The Lord, however, has given us free will, and He operates with us on the principle of choices and consequences (Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Joshua 24:15; Galatians 6:7-8). The Lord Jesus Himself, as we mentioned previously, never demanded of people to follow Him; He simply shared with us Truth and the choice to either obey Him and enter everlasting life, or follow Satan's deceptions and suffer the consequences (Matthew 5:20; 7:13-14; 10:32-33; Matthew 18:8-9; John 3:3; Revelation 21:6-8).

In conclusion, I am a product of Bible school teaching and I warmly appreciate the culture of Biblical learning which well-intentioned men and women of God teach. However, the problem with some Bible institutions is that they teach formulas that promote financial gain and the pursuit of prestige through the pastoral qualification. The end result of such a student is only Biblical knowledge and demand for submission to them with NO fruit of the Spirit. Submission to our spiritual leaders is good, but we are equally warned to discern truth and motives and apply what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:12, 21). In this regard, our submission is to the Word  of God that our leaders proclaim; we must give them respect but NOT submission to their will for our lives (Matthew 23:3). Our total submission in word, will and deed should only be to Christ.

Have you been wrongly using your authority to control others? Have you been neglecting to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in making decisions and allow the Word of God to control your actions and attitudes? If so, please repent. To accept Jesus Christ, who has authority to give you eternal life (John 17:2; John 5:21; John 3:16), as your Lord and Saviour, please begin 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, July 8, 2019

Divisions To Separate Brethren Issues From An Evil Heart

Sowing Divisions Amongst Brethren

“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive” (Romans 16:17-18 ESV). Also, “With perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord” (Proverbs 16:14 ESV).

We will be brief in this message that the Lord gave me to write. Also, this is a very serious message for the body and in the Words of the Lord Jesus He said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand” (Matthew 12:25 KJV). It is true, if a message that is contrary to sound doctrine is being presented we are scripturally obligated to object to such a message if there is scriptural authority (Acts 17:11).

Keeping A Pure Heart Before The Lord

Last week Friday morning (June 15, 2018), the Lord spoke to me in a vision saying, “A Christian should always keep a clean heart before Me and be blameless”. As a minister of the gospel, and being in Church services for more than 20 years, I have witnessed how some Christian brethren left the ministry God called them to serve without informing the pastor or minister under whom they served and soon after they left the spirit of malicious gossip would follow with venomous criticisms. And what we noticed, these brethren want to appear being better than the ministers under whom they served. We are telling you the truth here, a few years ago, the Lord revealed to us that a brother or sister who leaves a ministry where God called him or her to serve under, unless God calls him or her into ministry work, such a brethren should never leave under a spirit of strive and conceit like Satan (Ezekiel 28:15) but love should govern all our relationships with the brethren hood (1 Corinthians 13:5-7).

Do You Keep A Record Of Wrongs Against Your Brethren?

Additionally, the Lord further explained that if a brother or sister left under the spirit of strive, he or she did so because the love the brethren was supposed to have for his or her fellow brethren has gone cold and that is evident through the flood of false accusations and gossip sessions against God’s anointed leader(s) (Romans 16:17-18).

Furthermore, the Bible says, “...Love does not count up wrongs that have been done” (1 Corinthians 13:5 NCV), how noble such conduct which could help us walk in unity! Brethren as a Church, we need to highlight such evils in the body and discourage people from practising such because such behaviour sows divisions in the Church and it strains relationships between brethren. As a ministry, we fell prey to such malicious behaviour and that such conduct deeply displeased the Lord who said that strive breathes divisions and a brother who gossiped about his fellow brethren did not act from the Holy Spirit but out of hateful feelings. Being God, the Lord encouraged us to forgive and to pray for the brethren.

Finally, being an encourager lifts the brethren and it greatly pleases the Lord, but “A useless person causes trouble, and a gossip ruins friendships” (Proverbs 16:28 NCV). Let us seek the Lord Brethren, and pray for all the members of the body including those who allow evil talk to separate them from sincere members of the body of Christ. Do you keep a record of wrongs against your brother or Sister in Christ? IF so REPENT! The Lord wants us to remain blameless (Philippians 2:15).

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 love in Christ’s Peace

Brother Glenn