Monday, December 30, 2019

The Joy of Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ

“I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete” (John 15:11 HCSB).

Vision of Joyful spirit Gone Sour

In our message this week and for this New Year , we would like to draw your attention to JOY as a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Also, the Lord highlighted the importance of having joy as a Christian. While it is true Christians are faced with many challenges that are competing to destroy our faith and confidence in the Lord, we must remember that the Presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is equally real and He cannot be influenced by our moods (Romans 14:17; Galatians 5:22). It is true when a Christian displays a foul mood in the assembly of the brethren, they have allowed that mood of negative energy to possess them (1 Peter 1:6).

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Lord gave Charis a short but powerful vision as a rebuke to someone in our ministry. He also used it as a message to emphasize the importance of joy in a believer’s life. In the vision, Charis saw me (Glenn) standing in our bedroom, and the Lord spoke to me (she could not see Him) saying, My daughter Grace (not real name) used to be jolly and full of energy when she came to the home church worship services but lately, she has lost her joy and her coming serves no purpose.

Brethren, this is a very serious message from the Lord. As you may recall, just last week, we were warned that the condition of our hearts must always be right before the Lord and at any given moment of time (Acts 8:21; Jeremiah 17:10). Indeed, the message the Lord gave above is true, because the negative energy of silence and withdrawal from the sister affects others in the assembly. When we give praise and worship to the Lord, it must flow from a spirit of great joy and jubilation, just like the Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:8-10; Psalm 149:1-2). As it is, such an attitude contradicts the purpose of our gathering, which is to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 4:4).

As an experience and in addition to the above vision, we had a sister who would also come to our meetings in a very sad mood. Her facial gestures and mannerisms displayed her dislike of the brethren, and that coming to our worship session was a burden to her. This was evident in her moods. She was thus always uptight. This was a disturbing trend and the Lord rebuked her for having such a spirit. The Bible tells us that there is freedom, joy and peace in the Presence of the Lord, and that we must consider how we ought to encourage one another. We must not come to our gatherings to destroy the joy and faith of others (2 Corinthians 3:17; Psalm 16:11; Hebrews 10:24-25; Galatians 5:13-15).

Joy is a Manifestation of the Holy Spirit

In a rebuke to me some time ago, the Lord told me that whatever things we do in His name enjoys  equal importance, and our humility must be evident in reverence to Him. In my observation of Christians in general, the spirit of joy is evident mostly when we hear or receive something good, but generally, our moods are affected and controlled by worries for other things more than our whole-being in Christ. We cannot ignore the importance of joy in a Christian’s life, for this is showing our hope of salvation to others who don't have a relationship with the Lord (Romans 15:13). Since joy flows from the Holy Spirit, it would be safe to say that a joyless Christian either ignores or stifles the Holy Spirit from expressing Himself through them. The Lord has given all born-again believers the gift of the Holy Spirit, and we are urged to walk in the Spirit–not in the flesh (2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 5:16). According to the Bible, we are identified as children of God through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Romans 8:9-11). He is a serious Partner that we shouldn't lose sight of (Ephesians 4:30). Therefore, His manifestation is seen in our lives through the fruits of holiness which we exude (John 15:8).

Often, people are naturally attracted by powerful revelations from the Holy Spirit and these are considered manifestations and rightfully so. However, when Christ came, He repeatedly emphasized the love He had for us, and the Father expressing this in great joy through His actions (John 15:9; Hebrews 12:2). Like today, many people are attracted to others by the ‘powers’ they have, either through some position or worldly wealth. Christ’ command to us, however, is to give love, thus allowing His joy to flow from that love (John 15:11-12). As it is, joy is closely linked to hope and good-will and biblically God is that JOY our souls must yearn for.

Hindrances to Our Joy

Prior to Job’s trials, the Bible tells us that he led a prosperous and peaceful life (Job 1:1-3) and his devotion to God was unquestionable (Job 1:4-5). However, seemingly out of nowhere, his troubles suddenly started and he cursed the day of his birth (Job 3:1-8). This preceding Scripture highlights the sadness in Job’s heart, and with that his joy was gone, making room for more complaining (Job 21:4). Now, we know Job was a man greatly loved and approved by our Heavenly Father, and his patience and faith in God was unshaken (Job 1:22). He certainly lost his joy because his soul was bitter within him (Job 7:11), and through his discourses he came to terms with his situation, acknowledging and charging that only God was his joy (Job 19:25-27).

Having said this, the Lord is teaching us that we will have His joy to help and carry us through our moments of hardship. We should therefore not allow life’s trying situations to harden our hearts, neither should we permit sadness and the worries of life to trouble us (Mark 4:19; Colossians 1:24; Matthew 6:25-34). I’m sure many of you have experienced that the competing worries of life (school, career, parenting, etc.) serve as the greatest thief of our joy. Sadly there are many wounded Christian who are falling prey to this device of Satan. In this ministry, we have witnessed the joy of many brethren who rejoiced in the Lord for the blessings He imparted upon them, and the power of God they experienced in their lives. Even though with all good things from God comes a test (Genesis 22:1-2; Acts 9:16), it is the joy fuelled by love that must remain, not a bitter heart. In other words, the Joy of the Lord must counteract sadness, for our sadness often concerns worldly things. We must not substitute our joy in Christ for the benefit of things that bring suffering (Matthew 19:21-23). When we worry and focus on the object of our suffering, instead of focusing on Christ, our peace will be disturbed (Psalm 42:5).

Presently, as a ministry and family, we are facing some trying situations. The Lord showed us that Satan is using these trials as weapons to steal, control and manipulate our feelings. By encouraging us, He told us just to pray and hope in Him and use His joy as our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). No doubt, the devil attempts to use the cares and concern of things to steal our joy and embitter us against the Lord, leading us to complaining. We are resolute in our commitment, and through it all, we have His joy as a real combatant against worrisome feelings, and with that we retain peace.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine who was unemployed had financial challenges, but his joy and worryless attitude in Christ gave me great courage. Despite his challenges, God provided for him and helped him; he lacked neither food nor money to pay for his rent. I can truthfully testify that even to this day, that brother is still enjoying the fruits of his faith in the Lord, having received everything he owns by faith, and sharing it freely because he refused to abandon the joy of the Lord. Brethren, we must remember that we have a choice to either exercise joy or be handicapped by feelings of worry. Choosing the latter shows that we are weak and walking in the flesh, as opposed to being strong and choosing life in the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16).

Restoring Our Joy

As children of God, we have not been called to complain, grumble, or argue (Philippians 2:14-15). Rather, since the Lord has been pleased to call us His children, we are called to be thankful (Ephesians 5:20; Hebrews 12:28).  If we at least have the basics of food, shelter, and clothing, let us give thanks and serve the Lord joyfully(1 Timothy 6:8; Philippians 4:11; Deuteronomy 28:47). Although it is not always easy, we are called to rejoice in our trials and consider it pure joy (James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6). The Lord blesses and shows Himself to be full of love and faithfulness when we fast and pray by faith during our trials (Philippians 4:6-7). As the Jews in the time of Esther, we can only have joy when we see the Lord's deliverance after having obeyed, sought, and trusted Him (Esther 8:15-17). Also, when we wrong others in any way, it creates a lack of peace and division which hinders our joy. With humility and having a repentant heart towards those we have wronged and forgiving those who have wronged us, our joy is restored (James 4:6).

If you would like the joy of the Lord restored in your heart, pray for it as King David did when he said “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me” (Psalm 51:12); and the Lord is faithful to give you this good gift (Matthew 7:11). To begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, please begin by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Peaceful love and joy to in Christ Jesus,

Brother Glenn

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Destructive Nature Of Self-Deception

Displaying An Inflated Ego Is Foolishness

NOTE: Brethren, as a Ministry we would like to apologize for not posting an article last week  Monday (02/12/2019). Our Country have been battling with rolling power outages and that affects almost every household. We therefore urge you dear brethren to continue to pray for our Land South Africa to speedily recover from the effects of corruption and every kind of wickedness in Jesus name!

Back to our message, the online dictionary defines self-deception as “the action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true”.

In this study, we would like to acknowledge at least three kinds of deception. We are being deceived by Satan (Genesis 3:1-4; Revelation 12:9); We are also being deceived by people we associate with ( 2 Timothy 3:13; 2 John 1:7), and our own feelings and ideas can lead us astray (1 Corinthians 3:18; Obadiah 1:3-4).

Self-deceit is undoubtedly connected to pride and our ego. The reality is, many of us fall into deception when we receive instructions for life from other sources other than the Bible (James 1:13-17, 22-26). In deceiving ourselves, we often base our beliefs on some Unbiblical way of life; this is largely due to two things: ignorance and outright disobedience to God’s instructions (Hosea 4:6; Galatians 6:3-4, 7-9). We have heard many people saying that because God is a God of love, He will not send anybody to hell. The truth is that people make their own choices and they will reap the consequences of these choices.

How to Discern Self-deception

We cannot help but overemphasize what the Lord said; that the fruit of every believer stems from Christ (John 15:5). This is the most basic self-evaluation. In the Bible, we read that it is the pride of our hearts that deceives us for the Scripture says: “You who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord” (Obadiah 1:3-4 NIV). Pride is one of the things that God hates (Proverbs 8:13; Amos 6:8).

Also, I once listened to a young evangelist preaching. He delivered a powerful message which I heartily accepted. During his preaching, he expressed a great deal of himself including what he has and who he's met. This is a conceited attitude; we are called to be humble and give glory to God. We are not serving the Lord for self-elevation, but we are called to serve one another in humility (2 Corinthians 4:5).

Furthermore, we fall into the trap of self-deception when we are always right and consider ourselves above rebuke (Proverbs 3:11; Hebrews 12:5). King David, when referring to Godly correction, said: “Let the righteous one strike me—it is an act of faithful love; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked” (Psalm 141:5 HCSB). This humility by King David to the Lord’s rebuke is also evidenced from the Prophet Nathan’s rebuke of him (2 Samuel 12:1-14). King David submitted himself to the word of God that came through the mouth of the prophet, and he repented.

However, when King Jehoiakim was warned and rebuked by the Lord through the prophet Jeremiah, he despised God’s correction and for his intransigence and disobedience, the Lord God Almighty issued a judgement against him (Jeremiah 36:27-32). In addition, King Zedekiah met an awful end because of his fear of man (his officials), lack of faith, and unwillingness to submit to God’s warnings (Jeremiah 39:1-7).

Kindly allow me to relate an incident involving a very dear member of our ministry. Like I have said in the past, we share our experiences with you as a warning, and not to emphasize the mistakes of the person the Lord used to convey the message. During the last year, a member of our ministry was repeatedly warned by concerned brethren about the wicked behaviour of one of her grandchildren. In her arrogance, she would just ignore the warnings, including some messages from the Lord (through Charis). This led her to confess that only the Lord is allowed to rebuke her and not us, even after we told her that Scripturally we are to correct one another (Luke 17:3; Leviticus 19:17). We also received a vision from the Lord encouraging us to rebuke one another because it saves us from Hell (refer to the vision given to Charis on July 4, 2013, titled "Warning: Do Not Use The Lord’s Name in Vain!" ).

In His rebuke of this member of our ministry, the Lord told her that she was deceiving herself and that she was being used by Satan. The Lord gave her a humiliating rebuke for her arrogant attitude, which had us all standing in awe of the Lord. She humbled herself acknowledging her mistakes before the assembly of the brethren and God; The Lord forgave her for her humility and turned His punishment away from her.

Vision of Christian Gone Astray Through Self-deception

Here’s once more testimony that I would like to share. There was a man who became saved as a result of our witnessing and he asked to join our fellowship. At first he showed great love for God and love for souls. However, after a few weeks he lost his spiritual lustre. He thought he could serve God by still lying and acting worldly. Against the advice of Scripture (2 Corinthians 6:14), he followed the wicked ways of some of his worldly friends. We guided him Scripturally but he continued doing wrong things secretly, until the Lord exposed his ways in a vision to Charis.

I will not relate the entire message of this vision, but in the vision, the Lord showed that he was standing on one side of a wired, spiky, corroded fence and he was unable to climb over it. Where he was standing the grass, trees and soil were dry and withered. He was himself poorly dressed. On the other side of the fence were green trees and beautiful flowers that gave a fragrance all around, with a man and two God-fearing children sitting on chairs under a thick blossoming tree with Bibles in their hands. They looked to the man on the other side and waved to him to come over and join them. Only then could he climb over.

In interpretation of this vision the Lord said that the man on the dry side of the fence was trapped by self-deception, thinking he was serving the Lord right, and when trying to get out of his situation (note his inability to climb over the fence to get to the other side) he could not. When he acknowledged his need for help and by being invited, only then could he climb over or receive deliverance. The beautiful green trees and grass with fragrant flowers represented Heaven. The moment he joined strength returned to him. He submitted his life to the Bible message.

Finally, brethren, if we are following our own counsel and ignoring basing our lives on the Word of God (Matthew 7:24-27; Jeremiah 17:5-7), we are on the wrong side and living in self-deception. We might hope that our going to church, tithing and doing good is enough to get us to Heaven. It might be noble to practice this. These, however, are the fruits which man looks at, but Godly fruit issues from a joyful heart and submissive obedience to the Word of God (1 Chronicles 28:9). Therefore, trim your attitude, submit to God and allow the fruit of the Spirit to grow from you. Shun worldly friends and their counsel, and study your Bible; therein is wisdom, knowledge and Godly counsel.

If you have not made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, or if you desire to renew your relationship with Him, simply pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started in a new life and mean it in your heart. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Gracious peace and love to you,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, November 11, 2019

How To Overcome The Flesh

Conquering the Flesh

For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3 NLT).

We have again asked our Brother Patrice to prepare a message for us for this week, and by the grace of the Lord he did so in submission to the Lord. Please be blessed as you read and share this message, there are some great messages from the Lord which will be coming your way soon!

Our Spiritual Victory Through The Holy Spirit

As we know, the Spirit of God is our victory, we thank God that without his Spirit and work in us it would be impossible to overcome the flesh and hoping to enter Heaven. Recently, I spoke to a young man who is in a relationship and it was very nice to hear from him that he has chosen the right path in the relationship. Both of them are Christians and both parents are aware of their relationship. It is lovely to see Young people together , but there is also lot of temptations also coming their way.God is our Strength and His Spirit will let us know and prevent us from a big disaster ahead. There is no 100% answers for all our situations and experience in life , everyone has to go through its own situations temptations and motion, we must as Christians learn to be led by God’s Spirit.

The Spirit of God allow us to change and to be transformed, through love. Love is the number one key to change character but a man without heart and full of pride will make his own fall. As it is, God has done something wonderful he has baptised his children with his Spirit, equipping them and transforming them in his likeness, we now need to learn how to tune in and allowing him to work in us through his living word. It is what we must learn to live by, because being born again is a work of the Spirit.

The Heart's Condition Of The Unsaved

The heart of man is the most important thing for entrance in Heaven it is actually our spirit who can be changed and transformed through the power of God Spirit. As the Bible says, flesh and blood cannot inherit Heaven the only way out is the life in the Spirit. In the old Testament, Prophets were anointed by almighty God and received wisdom to help His people. The Spirit helped them to understand God’s plan and directions at that proper time.

So it seems impossible to enter Heaven without any heart transformation and commitment to God, rebellion could threaten our entrance for eternity.

We know that only through faith in Jesus and His blood and without it, life would be very difficult for Christians, but having a High Priest for us and KING and Lord He knows best the Heart of Men. He knows exactly the beginning and end of people lives. He knows also our failures, strength, weaknesses.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Col. 3:2). The Apostle Paul said we should not only seek things above but also turn away from earthly things. In order to think heavenly thoughts, we must get rid of or keep away from things that would draw us away from God. We are called to get rid of anxieties. Scripture says, “Be anxious for nothing” (Phil. 4:6). We are called to get rid of lust, anger, envy, jealousy, and anything else that is not of God (Col. 3:5–9).

I have learned that Love as Jesus has commanded it to us, is a way to live for every day’s life and is the most important and basic duty as Christians.

Scripturally, Galatians 5:22-23 is the one scripture that can point us to the Spirit of Christ or Spirit of God. Our Lord Jesus is our greatest example, we should not only inspire others, but also being able to live by what the scriptures says. For some people there is a lot of works to do in themselves and for this they will have to rely completely on Jesus and being willing to submit by His Spirit 24h a day. Therefore, more we think of our flesh and the less we will be overcoming. The less we think of the flesh and the more His Spirit will allow us to learn how to surrender to Him completely. A willingness and a humble spirit will keep us on track for preparation and entrance in Heaven.

Sometimes people asked the wrong things to God, God being Holy and seeing his people asking the wrong things has his best interest in people, and will not give them necessary what they ask for. God is not necessary giving alternative answers to everything; He Decides and Might say No, to us Yes wait or He might even not want to give us any clue.

If we are his children are we focus on advancing His Kingdom, preparing, preaching, teaching, evangelising, shining his love all around us, praying? Yes, we certainly would fall very short of all He asked us to do, as to be among unbelievers, Saints, and even our own family as example.

Finally Faith is one of the most important thing on earth with Love, faith in Jesus Christ his Son means faith in what He taught us and to love our neighbours in truth and praying for our enemies.

We thank God that He has given eternal life through the living word of life, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Now the Lord has demonstrated his perfect love for each one of us, he is now waiting for many to come forward and commit to his transforming power and new life in Him. I would like to finish with a great hope for many who read this article. As you trust his Spirit He can also do it in you, no matter where you come from, does not matter if you are like these people in verse 10:

“Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people--none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.” (1 Corinthians 6:10-11).

As you see no one has condemned you neither our Lord Jesus Christ, He is welcoming you to a new life in Him through His Spirit ,the Holy Spirit. Therefore verse 10 invite us to a new way of life, and to enter a spiritual one with Jesus for eternity. He cares for you and showing you that many sinners made it to Heaven( no matter what they were before) they have been washed by His blood and sanctified by Him through Faith in Him, the Lord is seconds away from you to receive you as a Son or a daughter you only need to commit and give your life. He promises eternity and peace within , that peace comes from the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ himself, it is an encounter with Him that will last.

If you need more prayer, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance, read the Bible every day, continue to faithfully seek the Lord, and take refuge in Him. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Regards
Brother Patrice and Brother Glenn

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Pursuit Of Fame And Fortune Is Vanity

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV).

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV).

In previous articles (refer to The Love of Money and Prosperity Teachers), we wrote quite extensively on the deceitfulness of riches and worldliness. In this article however, we will be brief.

Word of Encouragement

As Christians, often the thought of giving up on our faith arrests us, and when this strikes us, we often hibernate into lukewarm mode. So when this happens, our mood becomes serious and we often says that we don’t ‘feel’ God. As it is, we often blame God for not answering our prayers and at times we avoid all contact with other Christians. If that is where you find yourself today, my brother or sister, jump out of that cycle of defeat. Your faith is dying, and soon wicked and carnal desires will prowl on you like a bandit to possess you and gradually lower  your faith consciousness from being a friend of God to an enemy of God (Romans 5:10). The Bible warns us to “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Therefore, faith in Christ operates by willpower and faith is consolidated by the Word of God and our active Christian life-style. When we feed on the Word of God daily, we will not lack the spirit to stay active in fruit-bearing and obedience to the Lord. The Word keeps our focus on Christ and the Word also serves as a critical guard against our own carnal thoughts, thus ensuring victory against internal struggles and other schemes of the enemy (Ephesians 6:11).

So then, the Word within conquers the seeds of doubt, discouragement and rebellion, and active faith triumphs over trials and worldly desires. Words of inspiration may seem encouraging when we are downcast and in need of uplifting; but Words of faith rooted in Christ have fruit-bearing seeds like hope, faith and love are more helpful (Galatians 5:22-23). I encourage you, the Lord is FAITHFUL and His love for us never diminishes despite our mistakes! (Lamentations 3:22). So, fight to win the war against faithless feelings: “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12), so that in the end you can boldly declare in agreement with the apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7).

Losing Your Soul to Please Man

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?” (Luke 9:25 NKJV).

When we grew up, we were taught that the sky was the limit, and we should dream big and follow our hearts. Our appetite for attention, adoration, and an oversupply of worldly possessions serves as an incentive to realize our goal. Egotistically, everybody loves good things and attention from others, no matter how humble our attitudes. In other words, our glory is displayed through the things we have and the attention we command from others. Brethren, please don't get me wrong; fame and fortune may be acquired legally, and we have no objection to that. What we warn you against is this:
  • Have you not been told that those who amass wealth and attention to themselves are in danger of Hell fire? (Acts 17:22-31; Isaiah 42:8).
  • Have you not heard that the world and everything in it belongs to God, and that your fame and wealth will testify against you? (Psalm 24:1; James 5:6).
  • Was it not told you that the pursuit of fame and fortune is vanity and the greed demon is your god? (Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 6:24).
  • Are you not aware that you should use your riches to serve God and not yourselves? (1 Timothy 6:17; Matthew 19:21).
  • Has your position in this world turned you into a "wonder" or are you being idolized by others? If so, you are in a race competing against truly abundant and everlasting life; only the humble and lowly, i.e. those of no reputation, will have a heritage in Christ (Psalm 37:11; Matthew 5:5; Philippians 2:5-11).
Strengthen your Heavenly position by pointing your followers to Christ. Pray and ask the Lord for wisdom, and use your wealth to bring glory to Him for the salvation of souls (Luke 16:9). Don't compete for attention from others, but serve God with an obedient heart and a humble attitude; this promises treasure in Heaven (Matthew 23:12).

Unfortunately, today’s society has created a very high demand for fame and fortune. Sadly, the enemy is winning the war against the human soul (Galatians 5:17) and giving people a false sense of self-importance and a desire to make a name for themselves – “self”, for example as in “selfie”, has become the new focus. Today’s Internet-driven technology guarantees almost overnight fame, attention and sometimes fortune. Many voices are going up the airwaves and telecommunication lines encouraging us to pursue our dreams and allow no one, including God, to stop us from reaching our potential.

I know this message is going to offend the brethren who have their eyes on the pursuit of fame and fortune in this world. Their motive is not just to work for a living, but to imitate other worldly and “successful” people before them. In Jesus name, our message is not to encourage you to become rich according to the standard of this world (1 Timothy 6:17); we are sent to you to warn you about the dangers associated with the pursuit of riches. The Lord Jesus Himself warned: "… Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matthew 19:23-24 NIV).

There are two kinds of rich and famous people: some are proud, controlling, arrogant and abusive, while others portray a down-to-earth attitude and act as friends or champions of the poor; however, they are both possessed by the same spirit of greed and self-importance. Furthermore, most famous and rich people use their status in society to negatively influence the actions of others.

Last year August the Lord showed Charis in a vision that a world-famous person would be dying and going to hell. This individual, like many other famous people who served their own honour and did not fear or reverence God, is being celebrated for his achievements outside Christ. When we draw attention to ourselves or some organisation we stand condemned (Luke 6:26), just like Herod (Acts 12:21-23). Furthermore, the Bible says: “For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things” (Philippians 3:18-19).

Finally, if we serve the Lord and use His name to make a name for ourselves and for self-enrichment, we stand to lose our souls. I once attended a service at my previous church and our pastor invited a young pastor over to minister the word of God to us. I liked his preaching, but he was in the habit of elevating himself by mentioning the things he had and who among worldly, world famous pastors and bishops he had met. This kind of pursuit of fame and fortune is VANITY! Our motive in service should never be to seek honour for ourselves, but for Christ. Indeed, “Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool” (Proverbs 19:1).

Warning Against Misplaced Trust in Wealth

As an encouragement, the Lord commanded that you read Psalm 49:1-20 (HCSB is quoted below):
1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit the world,2 both low and high, rich and poor together.3 My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart’s meditation brings understanding.4 I turn my ear to a proverb; I explain my riddle with a lyre.5 Why should I fear in times of trouble? The iniquity of my foes surrounds me.6 They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches.7 Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God—8 since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying—9 so that he may live forever and not see the Pit.10 For one can see that wise men die; foolish and stupid men also pass away. Then they leave their wealth to others.11 Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves. 
12 But despite his assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish.13 This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah. 14 Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will rule over them in the morning, and their form will waste away in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.15 But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol, for He will take me. Selah 
16 Do not be afraid when a man gets rich, when the wealth of his house increases.17 For when he dies, he will take nothing at all; his wealth will not follow him down.18 Though he praises himself during his lifetime— and people praise you when you do well for yourself—19 he will go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light.20 A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.
Have you been in pursuit of recognition, wealth, accolades, positions, and titles in the world? Have you neglected to seek and spend time with the only wise God who can save your soul? If so, please repent and begin seeking Him today. 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 to all in humble service,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Healing in Christ

I solemnly acknowledge the fine work many obedient men and women of God have written on this subject of healing. We have also been given a testimony to share. Therefore, in this article, I will refer to a few instances of healing and what The Lord said.

Our Lord Jesus Christ has not only paid the ultimate price for our sins by shedding His precious BLOOD (Revelation 1:5), but He also gave us His body that we might receive healing from all our sicknesses (1 Peter 2:24). When our Lord Jesus Christ came to the world, His mission was to preach the good news of salvation, heal the sick, give sight to the blind, deliver the spiritually oppressed (demonically possessed), raise the dead, and ultimately give His life for our salvation (Luke 4:18-20; Luke 7:22).

Faith to Receive Healing

Moreover, the Lord says that many Christians don’t have enough faith to receive healing in His name (Mark 5:34). Biblically, we know the principle to receive anything from God has to be by faith and nothing short of it (Hebrews 11:6; Mark 11:22-24). Throughout the New Testament, we read of countless accounts of healing; several Scriptures testify to this (Acts 10:38; Acts 5:16; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16; Matthew 4:24; Matthew 10:1-8; Matthew 14:14; Luke 4:18; Luke 9:11; Mark 6:13; Mark 16:15-18). There are some sects within Christianity that believe that divine healing is not for today and this practice ended with the apostles; this notion is a lie and it robs people of healing and deliverance. There is danger in following such a sect even with a well-formulated "statement of faith", since it limits countless believers from receiving gifts (including healing) from The Lord.

Not so long ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with an incurable sickness. We inquired of the Lord what we could do for him, and The Lord promised to heal him and told us that we must invite him to church. The Lord commanded me to preach about our title subject, ‘Healing in Christ’. As it was, the purpose of inviting that friend to church was for him to listen to the word of God, in order to receive faith for his healing (Acts 14:8-10; Romans 10:17). Although this brother promised to come to the service which was especially for him, he failed to come and consequently he never received his healing.  Admittedly, it is hard to exercise faith because it is associated with some unpleasant challenges but the rewards are refreshing bringing with it a great joy. Those who have exercised their faith and received healing and blessings from the Lord knows how rewarding it is.

Similarly, another sister approached us asking to we pray for her and ask the Lord to heal her of her many infirmities. The Lord again promised to heal her completely, but due to her lack of faith and dependence of the arm of flesh and complaining, she failed to receive healing (Luke 7:50; Mark 5:34). As it is, the Lord told this sister that she does not have enough faith in Him, and that she must read her Bible to build up her faith to receive whatever she needs.

On another occasion, my family and I heard about someone who was very sick and unable to speak or appreciate anything around her. We decided to pray for her. This we did for a full month everyday, praying three times or more daily. After sometime we asked the Lord if we should still pray for her and He said no. We contended with the Lord as to why she was not healed and why we should stop praying for her. Later on the Lord made me aware that because of her deteriorating health, she had no mental capacity to believe, and neither did her husband. Also, if He brought about a miracle healing through our prayers only, who would they have acknowledged for her healing? How would this have led them to salvation? Therefore, faith is an intended and conscious experience, giving the recipient confidence in God’s ability. The purpose of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is to sustain and encourage our faith, the goal being our eternal salvation (Ephesians 4:7-16). The spiritual gifts are not meant for showcasing and inviting people to idolize our own power or ability (Acts 8:19-20). The Lord Jesus Jesus Christ must be glorified through all the gifts of the Holy Spirit (John 16:14; Revelation 4:11).

Wrongful Practices of Healing

God is Sovereign and He never violates a person’s will; I am a witness to this fact and we must choose, believe and follow Him (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). The Lord Jesus Christ did not just go about and heal any sick person. He allowed people or their loved one to come to Him and ministered to their needs for healing and deliverance (Luke 7:1-10; 8: 40- 41; 18:41; Matthew 9:28).

In the case involving young children or those with weak faith, the Lord would always honor the faith of parents and grant the request for healing (Matthew 15:26). The Lord always engaged people’s wishes or faith; this is shown when He asked the paralyzed man, “…Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6 HCSB).

Brethren, this is not to discourage any well intentioned man or woman of God for exercising their faith through the gifts the Lord has given the church or individual believers. If we ignorantly just go out laying hands on the sick without ministering the Word of God to them, or inquiring from them if they believe in Christ Jesus, our efforts would prove fruitless and at best embarrassing, leading people to have doubts and skepticism about The Lord.

In my experience, I once felt sorry for a woman who was in great pains due to medical operations she underwent. I blindly offered to pray for her, ministering the word of God to her and without pointing her to relevant healing Scriptures to boost her faith. While I was praying for her, I felt a strong sense of unbelief and doubt that she had, and to my expectation she never received healing. Our pity for the sick is natural; however we must ascertain if they believe in the Lord Jesus and if they trust He can heal or deliver them (Matthew 9:28).

Also last year, when my children and I went to minister to Aunt Lily (please refer to the article on Salvation Received on Deathbed), I preached the gospel to her while she had the masks on, and after prayer she was able to breath without the masks as is evident on the pictures. However, The Lord decided otherwise and gave us an even greater testimony by allowing us to witness her entry into Heaven.

In addition, I prayed on numerous occasions for my own sickly mother and aunt who helped raised me up. After expressing their faith to me and wish for prayer, they would receive relief from pain and healing. Sadly, this only lasts for a few days and the moment they get well they go right back to their former ways, and so their sicknesses return to torment them again (John 5:14), with their last resort being medication. Let me clarify that as a ministry we do not disprove, discourage or come against the use of medication. We just want to reiterate that, above all, we should have faith and be faithful to God; He still remains Jehovah Rapha - The God our healer, who heals all diseases (Exodus 15:26; Psalm 103:3; Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17).

Furthermore, as a ministry we have been ministering to quite a number of people who have faith in The Lord and who needed prayer for healing; many of them did not receive healing because they poisoned themselves with cigarettes, liquor, and corrupt sexual practices. For some of these people on whose behalf we inquired of the Lord, He would tell us that they need to stop their wicked practices, but their choice would always be the wrong things they do above God’s gift to them. God will not allow us to use Him (Galatians 6:7). Like I alluded elsewhere in this article, faith must be accompanied by obedience because the goal is to sustain salvation.

In conclusion, recently a member of this ministry fell gravely ill. This precious sister suffered from an incurable disease. During her ordeal, she shed a lot of weight due to vomiting whatever she ate. She even announced to some of her closes relatives that her departure was imminent. As a ministry, we stood by her through prayer and encouragement in the Lord. In His mercy and to save us from sorrow, The Lord Himself added His voice by giving our sister a message saying, “My daughter Dorcas must not worry; she must have faith”. In my zeal and excitement, I took these words in person and in Jesus’ name it revived her spirit. She regained her appetite and could retain food in her stomach. As it is, the Lord has healed her using her faith and she is faithfully serving and following the Lord with us.

The Lord refuses no one healing, deliverance, salvation or anything else. His commands are very clear; faith (Hebrews 11:6), obedience to maintain our relationship with Him (John 5:14) and fruit bearing (Matthew 3:8). So then, the word of God gives us a healthy attitude and body (1 Timothy 4:8). Remember, the gifts of God are freely given to the church for the well-being of all who would accept them by faith and reverence to God and not as a measure to use and control God.

Finally, there are people who are in the habit of trusting in others' abilities, faith, or prayers in times of sickness (2 Chronicles 16:12). Although it is welcomed for others to pray for us, The Lord encourages us to call to Him ourselves that He may show us His great love. He is faithful to hear our prayers of faith and deliver us (Psalm 50:15; Psalm 91:15). The Lord is fully willing and able to heal you! (Matthew 8:3; Matthew 14:36; Mark 6:56). God also says: I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me (Jeremiah 32:27); “...With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Unfortunately, most people like the easy way out of their problems by depending on on man instead of fully placing their trust in God. Admittedly, it is hard to exercise faith because it is associated with some unpleasant challenges, but the rewards to the faithful believer are refreshing, bringing with it great joy. Indeed, God's promise is remains true: "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Do you lack faith in Christ Jesus for your healing? Have you been disobedient to the Lord, expressing doubt in His abilities, or only looking to others instead of Jesus Christ to heal you? Please repent and trust Him. If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord, Saviour, and Healer, here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Regards,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Being Submissive And Humble in God’s Presence

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed” (2 Corinthians 13:5-7 NIV).

IMPORTANT WARNING! Dear fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We are re-sharing this message and we would just like to add that Brother Glenn was shown in a vision 13/10/2019 a very BIG reddish snake which has its eyes on Christians. The Lord reminded me that this snake (Satan) was very angry and he is on the mission to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) and he is the reason why so many Christians are lukewarm, weak in their faith and prayers and their commitment to God. Furthermore, the Lord reminded that if we enter this stage of being ashamed to witness, having a lack of appetite to pray and being lukewarm in our walk with God, the devil is actually very close to us. In my personal experience, being in such a stage leads one to sin deliberately and the fruit of the Spirit is no where evident in one's life. We therefore encourage you dear brethren, if there is someone who finds him or herself in such a stage please go on a few day's fast to receive deliverance and strength from God to continue the race to life.

Brethren, the Lord has given us this message to serve as a reminder to us that if we examine ourselves in His Presence, He will help us receive deliverance and overcome spiritual bondage in our lives. Have you noticed that the messages we have been sharing recently almost all relates to the rapture? It is the Lord who provides us with messages relating to this awesome event (the rapture), and He desires for us not to lose sight of it. The message and visions below does not contradict earlier visions, the Lord who searches our hearts knows the spiritual condition of our hearts at every moment (Jeremiah 17:10).

As a ministry, we were warned by the Lord recently through two visions to two of my daughters (Charis and Claudia), and both were regarding the rapture and our readiness. The Lord also gave a rapture warning to a friend of this ministry. I am summarizing these visions below.
  1. On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Claudia had a vision of the Lord appearing by our living room window. The Lord declared that the rapture could happen at any time, and that we must be obedient, and always humbly ready as we do not know His timing, and that we, as a family, should get our spiritual houses in order (Mark 13:35).
  2. On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Lord gave Charis a message for our entire ministry team. The Lord warned that one of our members risked being left behind for having unforgiveness (Matthew 6:15), and all the other ministry members were warned against various other sins. In this vision, Charis felt as if the entire ministry team missed the rapture, including herself. Through this message, the Lord warned all of us against complacency, assuming that we will be raptured anyway. The Lord also cautioned us (and this is a warning to you too) that we must all be found in a humble and repentant mood (1 Peter 4:17-18; James 4:6).
  3. Similarly, a very good brother and friend to this ministry also shared a rapture warning vision from the Lord with us on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. He was also shown that many people were not raptured, including himself, and only one person was taken from the crowd around him (Luke 13:24 ESV).
After prayer, the Holy Spirit ministered to me, saying that all these three visions are a warning against complacency and the false thinking that we have already done everything and it is only a formality that we will be raptured. Brethren, if you are so self-confident that you are perfect and ready for the rapture, you are deceiving yourself! (1 John 1:8). In a spirit of humility, if that has been your thinking, I encourage you to repent from it (1 John 1:9). On that hour when the Lord comes, He will be looking at our spiritual state at that moment (Luke 12:37-40; 2 Peter 3:14). If we are not found ALERT but only banking on our works in the Lord, we will lament and say, “…‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’” (Matthew 7:22 HSCB).

Brethren, the Bible reminds us that such warnings must be accompanied by actions of true repentance (Jonah 3:6-10). As a ministry, therefore, we expressed humility and fasted for many days, in order to allow God to cleanse us and help us get our robes clean (1 John 1:9). As much as the Lord has given this ministry some great revelations, teachings and visions, we were solemnly warned not to be complacent and think we have an automatic entry, we cannot live on that false hope; we must be qualified and God knows how we cried out for His grace (1 Corinthians 9:27). We are sharing with you to show that God shows no favouritism (Romans 2:11), and neither is He a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). He is God alone and people must bow, be humble, and submit to Him in full reverence (Romans 14:11).

How Do We Examine Ourselves?

In the book of Jonah, we can learn how to examine ourselves from the humble attitude of the people of Nineveh after the Lord declared judgment on them (Jonah 3:4). After hearing the warning from the prophet of the Lord, the King of Nineveh declared a national fast, ordering both man and beast to humble themselves and submit to God in repentance and turning from all evil (Jonah 3:6-9). They examined themselves in the Presence of God, and being a merciful God, the Lord relented from His Judgment and spared the city. Likewise, after the prophet Elijah declared the Lord’s words of judgment to King Ahab, the king fasted in a gesture of self- examination while repenting, and his humility was accepted by the Lord (1 Kings 21:20-29).

Additionally, through the prophet Joel, the Lord commanded the children of Israel to seek His face in repentance through fasting, weeping and mourning as a gesture of true humility and godly sorrow (Joel 2:12-14). We may read our Bibles faithfully every day, pray faithfully and witness. However, we are saved through repentance of our sins and a having humble attitude, not by our works (Psalm 51:17; Isaiah 66:2; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 2:8). Nevertheless, our works serve as a witness to our faith (James 2:18) and the Lord requires us to have good works (1 Corinthians 3:13-15).

Similarly, some months ago the Lord rebuked a brother for not accepting and appreciating rebuke from Him. This brother's rejection of the Lord's messages to him grieved Him. In a vision to Charis, the Lord said that our brother Karl's (not real name) stubbornness is from the devil who has blinded him. As an expression of mercy, the Lord commanded that he fast for 3 days for deliverance and to repent to receive acceptance in His Presence.

How to be Ready for the Rapture

We have already shared on how to be ready for the Rapture in past articles like Be Watchful and Pray and Preparing for the Day of the Lord. In addition, just like it requires us to have faith to accept Christ as Lord we must also believe there is an event called 'rapture' and we must accept it, for that is hope (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Furthermore, the Lord has impressed upon my heart to mention that the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) is a reference to Christians. The five foolish virgins are some Christians who don't believe Jesus is coming soon and therefore have no urgency to repent of their sins and obey the Lord (2 Peter 3:3-4; John 14:24; Proverbs 13:19; 14:16). Distractions in the world are preoccupying them (Mark 4:18-19). Therefore, they are either hostile to the truth or complacent and not seeing any need to change (Proverbs 1:7; 1:32). They also value the work they have done in the Lord more than their relationship with Him. Our work in the Lord is commendable, but our love for Christ must be the burning force behind our motives (Mark 12:30-31; John 14:23). Now, this love we have for the Lord helps us to remain humble, ready to serve and being obedient in every aspect of the truth.

If you would like to repent of your sins, begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and prepare for His soon return, please begin by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Bless you in Christ love,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Accusing other Unjustly Is Displeasing To God

The Lord provided an excellent message of encouragement through a faithful brother and his dear wife who always put the things of God first and who share the joy of this work with us (Philippians 1:4-5). In addition to this week’s message, the Lord has provided a heart-warming and an encouraging vision (Vision of Disbelief) as an assurance of His love for you and His command to this ministry.

The Bible declares: “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:16). We are similarly warned elsewhere by the Lord: “You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness” (Exodus 23:1 HCSB).

Accusing Others for Self-Elevation

Since the beginning of time, people have always looked for someone to blame for poor decisions or when something [bad] happens to them (Genesis 3:1-13). In the above Scripture, we see Satan initiating the wrong act, the woman disobeying God’s command for selfish gain, accepting sin and leading her husband astray. When the Lord questions them, the man blames the woman, and the woman blames the serpent. In the Bible, Satan is the accuser of the brethren and truly born-again Christians should not be falsely accusing others like Satan does (Revelation 12:10; Zechariah 3:1); it is enough that he is using the world to conspire against the Lord! (Acts 4:24-28).

Naturally, people always act out of self-interest and at the expense of others. It is so easy to look back at the history of any given nation and to point a finger to some wrong decisions our predecessors made, and start blaming them for our current problems. We are all imperfect (Romans 3:10, 23) and the Lord is not pleased when we blame others for our own mistakes. No matter the influence, we have a responsibility to live obediently before God; He will judge those who sinned in the past (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV). Therefore, even though we may have objections, the Lord still holds us accountable for the poor decisions we make (1 Samuel 15:24); this is called personal accountability to God (Ezekiel 18:20).

Examples of False Accusations

The Bible highlights several examples of people falsely accusing others. In her lust for Joseph, Potiphar’s wife enticed him day after day to go to bed with her. However, Joseph feared God and respected his master. As we know, this lustful obsession led Potiphar’s wife to resort to lies and false accusations, resulting in Joseph being wrongfully imprisoned (Genesis 39:7-20). In accusing Joseph, Potiphar’s wife was keen to gratify her selfish craving, blaming others for her weakness instead of taking personal responsibility.

Moreover, we see with great consequence how Korah, Dathan and Abiram tried to lead a rebellion against Moses and Aaron by heaping false accusations upon them and stirring up the people, in their zeal for self-elevation. However, the God of justice rejected and publicly shamed Korah, Dathan, Abiram and their followers (Numbers 16:3-33). We should never desire to prescribe to God; instead we must be humble to accept His will without question (Luke 14:7-11).

In yet a further example, we see how Joab was motivated by anger, hatred and jealousy and falsely accused Abner, a man with good intentions, of spying to commit treason (2 Samuel 3:24-25). As we know, Joab’s motivation for killing Abner was based on hatred and grudge (2 Samuel 3:30). Often, we find people starting quarrels and fights using false reports because they are motivated by jealousy, selfish ambitions, and other wicked intentions (1 Kings 21:8-14). Brethren, next time you stand to accuse someone falsely, please examine your motives, and if they are malicious, please repent in Jesus' name, and withdraw those accusations against your fellow man. Remember, the Lord hates lying and people who stir up strife or conflict and suppress the truth (Proverbs 6:16-17;19).

Again, we betray the truth while denying others justice for money, power and self-interest. While many people were rightly believing in and following the Lord Jesus, the chief priests and Pharisees were worried about their status, power, and privileges so they plotted to kill Him (John 11:45-57; John 12:19). In the trial of our Lord Jesus Christ, his accusers used every vile motive like jealousy and hatred for the truth to silence Him so that they may continue in sin (Matthew 26: 57-68; 27:20-23).

As an observation, some lawyers do their best to conceal the wicked motives of some of their clients in a bid to give them unfair advantage during the trial, leading to miscarriage of justice. While those motives might be concealed from man in extortion of truth, God will bring to light all the hidden works of darkness (Luke 8:17; 12:2-3; 1 Corinthians 4:5).

From my own experience, I did not escape the Lord’s rebuke on this sin of falsely accusing others. In a fit of anger one evening, I uttered some strong words against a member of my family, and these words were very displeasing to the Lord. Shortly after the incident, I apologized with some reservations, blaming my past upbringing as the root cause of my unwarranted behavior. In His rebuke and judgment of my actions, the Lord gently, yet in STRONG terms called me to order by reminding me of my responsibility in regard to my commitment to Him. His words convicted me and I felt guilty for falsely accusing and blaming others for my willful sin. Brethren, the Lord said that purposeful and willful sinning is provoking Him to judgment against us (Deuteronomy 9:7-8).

God Judges Malicious Accusers Swiftly

As in the case of Korah and his followers when they falsely accused Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16:1-35), other jealous accusers were also punished. These include:

  • The accusers of Daniel (Daniel 6:24)
  • Miriam, Moses’ sister who instigated an accusation against him (Numbers 12:1-11)
  • Shimei, who cursed and accused David falsely of forcefully taking the Kingdom of Israel from Saul when it was the Lord who gave Him the Kingdom of Israel (2 Samuel 16:5-8; 1 Kings 2:36-46).
The Lord does not condone selfish human motives and judge in their favour; He judges impartially (1 Peter 1:17). This is what I found out a few months ago when I accused someone of wrong doing; the Lord acknowledged that person’s mistakes and showed me mine too. Brethren we are not mentioning this to induce fear in you, nor do we try to set ourselves apart as untouchable. Our message and teaching to you must stand the Scriptural test (Acts 17:11). If our message has genuine motives and brings glory to God, He will grant us favour.

In the light of the above examples, no one accusing others falsely will escape God’s wrath and judgment. His judgments are swift, sure and without delay. There are many people who think that God will only deal with the unjust on Judgment Day. While it is true that judgment day is coming, there are Scriptures that show that the Lord does issue immediate judgement as well (Revelation 3:19; Acts 5:1-11). Additionally, in our experiences with the Lord and as a ministry, we have witnessed the Lord issuing punishment on the guilty and those who oppose His will. There are many people -- Christians and non-Christians alike -- who are simply not discerning God’s judgments. As it is, when Herod opposed the gospel and failed to honor God he was struck dead (Acts 12:23) and Elymas the false prophet was stricken with blindness (Acts 13:6-12) for opposing the gospel.

As a ministry, we have also endured attacks against our messages and visions from the Lord. In preserving the integrity of our message, the Lord came to our defense, serving those who attacked and accused us falsely with judgments exposing their evil (See The Vision of Serllia in the Spirit of Witchcraft article). Still, the Lord rebuked others who tried to justify the status of their leaders, showing that no one is above His Word (See Lying in Jesus’ Name article). Closer to home, there were people who attended our home ministry and in their jealousy and malicious gossiping they spread falsehood about us. In messages and visions to us, the Lord exposed their hidden motives while correcting them to repent from such sins. The Lord has cautioned many of us in this ministry against accusing others falsely. Often the Lord finds such actions deliberate and maliciously motivated by hatred and grudges, causing hurt to others for self-gain. Let us therefore be silent like a lamb: “He was abused and punished, but he didn't open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. He was like a sheep that is silent when its wool is cut off. He didn't open his mouth” (Isaiah 53:7 GW).

If you are not yet born again, 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 grace,

Brother Glenn

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.

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 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