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