Monday, October 19, 2020

The Spiritual Effects Of Social Networking

 The Sad Story Of Jackson

“Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be brought under the control of anything " (1 Corinthians 6:12 HCSB).

Brethren, a very dear brother in the Lord gave me permission to briefly write about an experience they had as a God-fearing family. With this experience, our dear brother wishes to warn and discourage Christians from the effects of social networking.

Now our brother Samuel (not real name) explained that a few years ago he and his wife decided to buy a cellular phone for their 12-year-old son Jackson (also not real name) because he had been obedient and faithful in everything including his relationship with God and buying this phone for Jackson greatly pleased them. Before giving him his new cellular phone, Jackson’s father being a pastor, warned him about the addiction to social networking and the kinds of friends he might come across.  Without hesitation, Jackson gave his father an assurance that he will be careful and prays before acquiring new friends who should anyway just be Christians.

However, a few months later Jackson’s behavior started changing the father observed that he would frequently be busy with the phone while busy reading the bible. Just on a particular day, the Holy Spirit prompted Jackson’s father to borrow him his cellular phone for a few minutes. As the father went through the phone’s content he came across pornographic material and after showing his wife, they called Jackson in and inquired from him why he had such content on his cellular phone. Being shocked that his parents discovered his secret, Jackson confessed that he had become addicted to social networking and the material he had on his phone and that he was relieved this came out since he needed a way out of this.

As it was, after disciplining Jackson his cellular phone was confiscated but would be given back if he promised that he would not do what he did. After prayer and a strong conviction, Jackson repented of this and promised to his parents never to venture into that direction again. Meanwhile, not being vigilant (1 Peter 5:8) enough Samuel confessed that he trusted Jackson’s word of promise (not to repeat the same folly) more than relying on the Lord. This made them (Samuel and his wife) spiritually blind and they did not even consider to pray daily asking the Lord to shield Jackson against that spirit of addiction (Psalm 3:3; 18:3-4) which made its return a few months later and Jackson was NEVER the same again!

The Grief Of A Parent

King Solomon said, "A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him" (Proverbs 17:25). As we continue, in great unhappiness of soul, our beloved brother Samuel recalled that Jackson’s spiritual life started deteriorating as he lost interest in the things of God. Being a fairly disciplined child who is well-versed in the Scriptures,  Jackson started despising and disrespecting his parents even after the Lord Himself appeared to him warning him not to disrespect his parents but to honor them (Ephesians 6:1-3) and this fell on deaf ears the brother heart-brokenly recalled. As it was, Jackson became reckless and rebellious, running away from home on several occasions to express his disdain for God and his parents (Luke 15:21) and currently, Jackson is still, a subject of prayer even after he re-committed his life to the Lord, while his parents admit that he is no longer the same person in his faith and commitment to God after having tasted the forbidden fruit of disobedience (Genesis 3:5-7).

In conclusion, as a ministry we do acknowledge that cellular phones are a source of great help to humanity and we do not regret the usefulness of this technology in our lives. As our lead Scripture declares, it is permissible but we also know that its connection to the internet with so much poisonous content readily available it contributes to various addictions like in chat rooms, porn sites, gossip content, bad company, deceitful lying, and the promotion of hate-speech amongst brethren. Being a minister of the gospel, I have counseled a number of young people who showed symptoms of psychological issues and who have been badly altered by the impact of social networking which is evident in the hollow and ‘actor’ kind of lifestyle they follow (1 John 2:15-17).

Therefore, if you are hooked to social media which brought about its own taste of pleasure for gossip, lustfulness, gaming, the conspiring of hateful and evil talk, porn, etc please repent and ask the Lord to deliver you and if you confess He will show His faithfulness (1 John 1:9). In addition, we cannot over-emphasize that the Lord is NEAR and that is what He repeated to me (Brother Glenn) this morning (19/10/2020) and may the Lord bless, save and deliver those who give heed to this teaching in Jesus' name.

 Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 12, 2020

Being A Good Samaritan

 Doing Good Works

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him” (Acts 10:38 NIV).

On Friday 9 October 2020, I received a message from the Lord Jesus through a dream that He has anointed and called all Christians to do good, but many ignores the direction of the Holy Spirit when the Lord opens an opportunity for them to do good. Furthermore, the Lord added that no selfless effort a Christian employs in doing good to others will go unnoticed (Mark 10:30).

Kindly allow us to share some of our experiences here. Since my wife’s mother and my father lives about 300KM away from us, as a family, we often set out to visit them and on about six or seven occasions we experienced problems with our car with some mechanical issues even after we had it fully serviced before we would embark on our journey. However, driving an older used car and acquiring the services of backyard mechanics (we are not being ungrateful here) there would always be some additional mechanical issues which would remain unresolved.

Like the Apostle Paul and Luke (Acts 21:5), we never go on our journey without praying and the Lord has preserved our lives on all our journeys Praise be to Him!  Now, of all those unfortunate situations only one ‘Good Samaritan’ (without us asking for help) came our way on a very cold, a windy, and rainy day may the Lord bless that man and his precious family for opening their hearts and their home for me and my wife and children. On that cold day, that man was in a hurry to go fetch his wife at work after that he suspended all his activities and got his wife involved and they invited us to their place while he arranged someone to get our Van fixed (Matthew 25:31-40).

Do Not Grow Tired Serving Others

Again, in August this year (2020) we had another incident with our Van and the same family ungrudgingly opened their hearts again and helped us with accommodation, however this time the Lord wanted them to hear the Precious and Priceless Gospel from me and that was God remembering the good they did to me and others (Acts 10:4-5). Therefore, if we help others or give grudgingly we forfeit our blessings and we hinder the Lord to save others (Matthew 16:23) and we deny God the glory  (Colossians 3:23).

In addition, we should remember that the bible says that if we ignore the cry of the poor for help, when it is our turn to ask for help from God Almighty, He will ignore our cries too (Proverbs 21:13). In 2009 when I attended a Bible School pastoral course, I was unemployed and as a result I was unable to pay my tuition fees so a brother in the Lord paid on my behalf about two instalments without letting me know and when I approached the dean to explain my situation to him he told me that someone paid for me. Now that was God!

In conclusion, we can recall how happy the Lord was with a dear sister in our ministry who showed kindness to a needy person and for her effort, the Lord promised to bless the sister for her selfless efforts and that her good works of ministry will serve as testimony on the day of the Lord and we know that day is very near (Revelation 14:13). Let us be eager and remember our poor brethren amongst us our giving serves as a thanks offering to the Lord (1 Chronicles 29:14).

Brethren as a final encouragement, we all still have an opportunity to change the lives of others around us. The Lord has not just called those in ministry but everyone to work for the good of others and you too will be rewarded even if you start today please consider this scripture (Matthew 20:6-14).

 Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 5, 2020

Including God In Everything

Seeking God's Glory In Our Work Output

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).

As a point of departure, we are being regarded as proclaiming a very strict message and how we wish (the flesh speaking) the Lord could have made it easy on us but we stand judged and convicted through the message the Lord gives us to share.

Now a few weeks ago, I (Charis) received a dream from the Lord that I was reading this article on our website and after prayer the Lord laid it on my heart to work on sharing this article with the brethren.

Now dear people, making it to Heaven will be real hard for many of us, because the Lord expects us to ‘simulate’ or live our lives down here as if we are in Heaven (Matthew 6:10). As it is, we do so by employing our faith, emotions, intentions and strength (Matthew 22:37), in other words we should be fully conscious-willed towards God as the Lord Jesus Christ was before us (1 Peter 2:21; Luke 22:42). 

Now, from the New testament Scriptures, it is evident from the many miracles the Lord did, He was able to do it on demand and whenever the need aroused because ‘God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Christ’ (Colossians 1:19). WHY? Let’s hear it from the Lord Himself, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work," Jesus told them (John 4:34 HCSB). Also, what is remarkedly humbling is the Lord Jesus Christ actually giving thanks to God the Father just for a piece of bread as He gave it to His disciples and we have so much ungrateful people towards God (Luke 22:19). in here we can see the Lord included the Father even as He broke bread and the cup to share with others.


How God Test Our Walk With Him?

Admittedly, surely this is not a simple test to ‘measure’ our output in Christ. As is apparent, only the Lord knows our hearts and He tests our intentions (Jeremiah 17:10). Thus, if we labour to impress others our labour would be fruitless irrespective of our following. We need to re-emphasis this important fact; our large following does not reflect we are walking with God and that He is included in our projects. It is therefore human to make ourselves likeable to others (by saying things they like to hear) so that we may enjoy being accepted and being showered with gifts and praises isn’t it?


Testing Allows God To Change Us

Now this is the real test, firstly if our message is being truthfully conveyed it will be aimed at pleasing God rather than what our hearers want to hear? (2 Timothy 4:3). Secondly, the quality of our message brings with it persecutions, insults and mavericks against the will of God (1 Thessalonians 2:14-15). In other words, it is a message that reminds us of sins and judgment and we know the world and disobedient Christians do not take kindly to such messages (John 16:8). Thirdly, viewing things from scripture, we often followers of the truth are few and these are those who have decided to include God in their walk and to be humble, obedient with child-like attitudes when it comes to being corrected (John 6:66; Matthew 18:1-5; Philippians 2:15).

Furthermore, as a family, we have learned that doing things excluding God bring us no joy but ill will and ill-feelings towards others and this is always evident through the complaints, confusions and lack of joy (Ephesians 6:6). By this I am referring to normal chores around the house, school work, real-time employment or any other project the joy in our work is in the Lord no matter how unpleasant it might be (Genesis 22:1-2; Exodus 5:20-21). Furthermore, what we can learn and derive from the preceding scriptures, the Lord test-grow us through unpleasant situations to strip of us our ever self-reliance and to engrave the mark of humility which means being a servant and, reliance on Him. This then reminds us of what Abraham aptly remarked ”…God Himself will provide…” (Genesis 22:8), meaning he has accepted that things be done according to God’s will.


Being Spurred Into Action And Avoid Being A Superficial Talker

In conclusion, as Christians not many of us come close to being servant-minded and including God in our lives. What we mean is this, a Christian is not just one by confession, but by the fruits of his or her service and is God visible to receive glory through our output (Matthew 7:16). Also, there is no falsehood in this, those who includes God in their every walk suffers insults and persecutions (materially and physically) from worldly Christians and those who show no committed faith but demands actions (Matthew 27:42; 2 Samuel 16:12). 

Finally, as we include God in our lives let us allow God to test-grow us through God-ordained stress-tests so that we will reflect the humility and servant hood of Joseph, Daniel, Job, Abraham, Moses, David and the apostle Paul. As believers, we can all attest to the unswerving attitudes of these pillars of our faith who continue to inspire our lives and God will not give us anything short of a soul-penetrating test to surrender and about this we wrote extensively in articles such as in our witnessing and prayer articles on how the Lord answered our prayers and those experiences are imprinted in our hearts to be always humble before God almighty as our preceding faith heroes. 

“Is God with you in everything you do”? (Genesis 21:22), then show it, not with loud words but through the riches of your humility and consistent faithful giving of yourself to soul-winning, works of service to the body (you need not be an ordained minister to serve the body or others) and leading a disciplined and dedicated live to Christ.

If you would like to repent and make that faithful commitment once and for all repent by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear and lukewarmness 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 Grace
Brother Glenn and Charis

Monday, September 28, 2020

Keeping Record Of Evil

Recording Of Offences Breaths Hatred

“…it keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13:1).

A few months ago, a mechanic and his assistant (they were both familiar with the gentleman) who worked on our vehicle (Van) shared with us an experience they had with someone who literally kept a record of evil. In other words, this particular person recorded in a book every kind of wrongs. Without exhausting his lists but such wrongs included if you failed to greet him you will be remembered for that and if you made a promise or owe him you will be remembered for that.

Additionally, the gentleman’s hatred continues even if the person who offended him has died. It is believed he was in the habit of telling those close to him that person died without making right with him. According to those close to him, it was even an offence to him if you greet being a stranger to him. Now, without elaborating further he was barely 50 years old when he died in great suffering and his death wish was that those who owed and offended him were not to attend his funeral. Accordingly, the pastor who presided over his funeral after reading some excerpts from his book threw it into his grave saying ‘may this book of evil follow its owner’.


Hopeless Salvation If Being Unforgiving

As it was, not even his friends escaped being recorded in his book, at first I thought this sounded unbelieverably evil and untrue but those familiar with the gentleman confirmed that was how everybody knew him.

It is true; there are Christians who simply cannot forgive others they often repeat the wrong they suffered. Indeed, evil as the offence was “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly. Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their. trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15 NIV).

How often did you ever hear someone professing to be a Christian saying, ‘I have forgiven you’ but they repeat the wrong one did. Why? Because the spirit of unforgiveness has expanded into hatefulness, therefore you cannot forgive a person if you harbour hatred towards that person (1 John 2:9-11). This is a fact, there are truly born-again men and women who struggle to forgive their current or ex-spouses and they expect to be forgiven by the Lord because the offender does not deserve to be forgiven. If that is you my brother or sister you may as well forfeit following the Lord because He alone has the authority to condemn, forgive and vindicate (Romans 12:19).

A few years ago, the Lord rebuked a member of our ministry who was in the habit of reminding people about the wrong they committed against her and the Lord said she should learn to forgive and not to repeat the offence. Being a former offender myself, I have experienced the true rehabilitating and transforming power of forgiveness (1 Timothy 1:15-16). That is, if we forgive we allow the person to make amends even if they are habitual offenders, the Lord through scripture have made provision for unconditional and repeated forgiveness (Mathew 18:22) by that we allow patience and love to manifest into amazing grace (Romans 5:20).


Not To Love Is A Choice

In conclusion, being a minster of the gospel, I have heard many people saying I can’t live with this or that person (either their spouses or some friend(s) or family members) and you know why? It is because their own hateful prejudices have blinded them and they simply have no patience or love to give. Let us therefore be reminded that “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres and love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV) and that is the gift Christians received when we received the Lord Jesus as Saviour (Romans 5:5). If we therefore fail to love we have allowed evil to master us which deny us the opportunity of what we ought to be.

If we have lost our love for others we still have an opportunity to repent and plead with the Lord to help us listen and obey His Spirit's guidance.

Blessed Love

Brother Glenn

Monday, September 21, 2020

Underminding The Value Of Testing Times


“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:7 NIV).

Do not Fail To Excel In God’s Will In These Times

 Brethren, while it is exciting to know that the coming of our Lord is imminent and curiously we all just eager to read or listen to news relating to such a great event that will usher in our redemption. A few weeks ago the Lord revealed to me that many people (including Christians) feel that their lives are being disrupted by the pandemic and they are eager to resume their lives and some have no desire to get closer to God.

This is what the Lord whispered to me: “They are desiring their former lives of sin and pleasures (Exodus 16:3), they should seek Me more in prayer and fasting during these times of testing so that I can purify them and get them ready for My Kingdom”.

Brethren, many of us have fallen into the trap of misjudging the times; we simply fail to acknowledge the Lord’s testing times and despise His saving grace and blame Him for disrupting our lives (Revelations 3:10; Deuteronomy 8:2).

As a ministry, we have been serving online since 2010 and 20 October 2012 we launched this website and by the Lord’s good grace we are still here serving you. As you know our message to you is original, we copied nobody’s visions or messages. We shared through our conviction as the Lord guided us. For your benefit dear brethren, some did try to label us as false and others tried to make us compromise on our visions which were attested by the Lord Himself to correspond with what they believe but we did not give in to them (Galatians 2:4-6) even after they stopped donating to our ministry. Therefore, money, anger, gossip, false accusations, threats, and insults did not stop us from sharing the truth about our Lord Jesus Christ as He revealed to us in line with the Bible and by His precious grace we are determined to complete our work (Acts 20:24; John 4:34).

Building Up Faith To Destroy spirit Of Doubt

Furthermore, let us cast aside the spirit of doubt and stop sitting in judgment over the faith of others. From our experience and this works all the time, if we pray hard and earnestly as the bible says (1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:17) stay in the Word daily (John 2:5; Psalm 1:1-3; Joshua 1:8) and be obedient (2 Corinthians 2:9) and being clothed in humility, you will be blessed with great faith, discernment and with the knowledge of knowing God’s will otherwise being doubtful brings confusion an unstable Christian life (James 1:8).

Be Prepared For Next Test

In conclusion, we should have discerned as we previously warned that an event that disrupts human will and activity should draw us to God and not lead us to rebel against Him (Numbers 14:1-4). In closing of this encouragement, I would like to boldly predict in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. This pandemic is the first of a few more worldwide disruptions before the Lord comes. As you know, we have already predicted that there will be a vaccine soon, and the world will return to ‘normal’ soon and suddenly something else will strike soon after this and about that the Lord will make it clear to us soon and to recap, it is the times of testing and purification…BE ALERT, WATCH, KEEP PRAYING and embrace God’s discipline as He purifies and readies us for the New Jerusalem. We know the worldly Christian don’t take kindly to such disruptiveness, but please consider it as God’s way of shaking the worldliness out of you so only He can remain (1 John 2:15).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, 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 Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, September 14, 2020

Interfering In Other’s Marital vows

God Will Punish Meddlers 

“Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9 NKJV).

Warning: We are encouraging the brethren to be watchful in repentance and pray daily as the DAY of the Lord approaches!

Very early this morning (14/09/2020), just after prayers I ask the Lord what I should write about for this week and the Lord reminded me of a vision He showed us last week Friday (11/09/2020) about a deceased woman who was closely related to us and whose funeral we attended recently. While this is a very sensitive matter to us and members of her family, the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to write an article to warn parents and others NOT to interfere in the marital relations of others in a way of causing the parties to separate.

A few days after her passing on, the Lord revealed to me that this precious woman went to Hell and He gave me some of the main reasons why she went there. Being a businesswoman with influence, the Lord revealed that amongst some of her sins she habitually interfered in the marital affairs of her children causing them to separate because of her strong dislike towards her children’s spouses. It was as if she was demanding her children to get married against their will and to separate from their spouses or she would disown them.

Being a minister of the holy gospel, I counseled her but she made up her mind on what she thought was best for her children. On the day of her passing, she died a humiliating death without peace which was marred by at least six (6) incidents and accidents to ensure she would not escape death on that day (Malachi 2:9). Being family, we have known her to be a generous and kind-hearted person, but the Lord was displeased with her for destroying the lives of her children even going against the sound advice of her husband who pleaded with her not to sow divisions.

Now, brethren, this is a very serious matter in the eyes of the Lord Almighty. It is true that we often interfere either ignorantly or purposely in the marital arrangement of others which may have caused deep divisions amongst the parties that stirred up feelings of bitterness, hatred, and unforgiveness (Romans 14:13). As we know, marriage brings together two families not to interfere but to provide support and godly guidance (Titus 2:4; 1 Corinthians 7:27).


Being A Stumbling Block Causing Family Feuds

Now dear brethren, it is very displeasing and disgraceful to the Lord when a parent(s) interfere in a biased way in the marital relationship of their children (Mark 10:9). We need to be very clear about this matter brethren, it does not matter who is right or wrong, the aim of settling a dispute in a marital relationship is to provide godly guidance to correct while acknowledging the mistake(s) of both parties and by so doing this will earn you the respect of the parties instead of their distrust and dislike(s). Scripturally, Laban who was Jacob’s father in law gave his daughters in marriage to Jacob while he still wanted to have some control over Jacob and his daughters that is why he (Jacob and his family) had to flee from Laban (Genesis 31:1-21). While Laban was in hot pursuit of Jacob, the God of Israel warned him. Naturally, as parents, we often act instinctively in defense of our children while overlooking how they may have contributed to the unfortunate situation. As it is, our aim of intervention should always be to help the couple deal with marital problems in line with the kind of conduct God expects from His children as scripturally provided (Ephesians 4:17-24).

Finally, the bible says we (Christians) must consider how we ought to encourage others in the will of the Lord (Hebrews 10:24-25) and NOT to cause others to stumble and sin against the Almighty Father, we will NOT escape His Judgments if we cause others to fall into sin and disobey the Lord (Luke 17:1; Matthew 18:6). In conclusion, we encourage you not to decide who should or should not marry your children if you do you will be guilty of controlling their God-given will which either gets the Lord’s approval or disapproval (Genesis 4:4-7).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, 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 Grace
Brother Glenn

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Rebellious Christian family

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it” (Proverbs 22:6 NLT). Also, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22 NIV).


Facing Hell For Fearing Children

APOLOGY! Dear Brethren please accept our humble apology for the late posting of this week's article. Our country have been experiencing some power outages which hindered internet connectivity and this has affected our work. Be blessed as you read today's message.

Recently, a mother was involved in a serious vehicle accident which almost robs her of her life. After hearing of the incident my wife and I visited the family to express our sympathy and love. Now, with the sensitivity respect, and love this precious family deserves, the mother explained to us her ordeal and a close encounter with death. In her experience, she explained to us that she lost consciousness and entered into some thick darkness and the Lord called her back to life to our and her family’s delight.

However, the Lord revealed to us although this particular sister in the Lord professed to be saved and born-again, she would have gone to HELL because instead of her encouraging her children in the Lord she helps them in their sin and disobedience towards the Lord and their father and this was displeasing to Him. Because of her fear of losing her children’s respect and love, she gives them money to indulge in cigarettes, liquor, and other things. Thus, if we show more fear of losing our children in obedience to God we are not worthy to enter into His Kingdom (Matthew 19:29; Luke 10:16). Therefore, God’s will be done over rejection and ostracization!


What Causes Family Disunity?

Brethren, this is a very important message from the Lord which many families have neglected and paid the consequences of a divided, rebellious, and broken family situation. From the onset, there was and never will there be a perfect Christian family, due to the complexities of the human personality and the presence and influence of demons and sin (Romans 7:15; Ephesians 2:2). However, this does not mean that we have to lean on such excuses; it has been proven that sin can be overcome and through perseverance and hardships many godly families have experienced the power of God’s Grace (Genesis 4:7; Job 42:12). It is worth mentioning, Job did face a family crisis and rebellion from his wife (Job 2:9-10), but he was resolute in his commitment to God accepting the challenge to face hardship with the joy of getting to explore God’s grace, power, and judgments (Job 19:25-27).

I recently had an intense discussion with a family man who had been experiencing a rebellion in his family home. In our discourse, he explained to me how his ‘God-fearing’ wife would swear and disrespect him in front of their children who led to his children disrespecting, disobeying, and undermining his authority as a father. He further explained how this caused him pain, embarassment and great discouragement and we can guarentee you dear brethren, the Lord see the pain we inflict onto others and He will be their defender (Luke 18:7; Exodus 22:22-23). In other words, his wife played the role of father as well since he was not allowed to rebuke or correct his children and if he does the children would report him to their mother who shows no restrain to her generous and abusive tongue.

Brethren, it is very displeasing to the Lord if a husband and wife swop leadership roles in the family set up or when the father or mother bad-mouth each other to their children seeking justification for inappropriate conduct is equally destructive to a godly family. We have witnessed that too many father have become house-keepers either by choice or through economic situations and that led to their wives being the family heads resulting in a dysfunctional and strife-torn family situation where the wife runs the family and often the father’s functions without that God-given fatherly authority (Ephesians 6:4) and this does not matter whether the father or mother is employed or unemployed, what counts is a united, God-fearing and God-serving family (Joshua 24:15).


Showing Care For Children’s Salvation

Furthermore, fathers and mothers could also learn from Job who showed himself of being a God-conscience man who had the salvation and spiritual well-being of his children at heart when he made intercession for them before God by offering prayers and sacrifices on their behalf (Job 1:4-5). Being a father myself, I have learned that we have to face and defeat many forces to help our children overcome their spiritual battles. Acknowledging though, that such battles are not just won through the rod of discipline (Proverbs 23:13) but through prayer, love, patience, and continuous reminders to our children what God requires of them (Ecclesiastic 12:14). We need to emphasize, not the classroom psychology or worldly ways but God’s way secures God’s grace to salvation (1 John 5:11-12).

Finally, If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, 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 Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, August 31, 2020

Do Not Idolize Servants Of The Lord

Rebuking A Brother For Idolizing


"So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty" (Luke 17:10 NIV). Furthermore, the apostle Paul strongly rebuked the Corinthian Church when he said, "For when one says, I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere human beings? What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task" (1 Corinthians 3:4-5).

I recently had a conversation with a brother and I was SHOCKED TO notice A BROTHER'S BEHAVIOUR After I rebuked him for idolizing a servant of God (1 Timothy 5:20). In his defense and zeal for the ‘mighty’ prophet of the Lord he used a derogatory term which is impermissible for a Christian to utter (Ephesians 4:29). As we know THERE ARE MANY fine PROPHETS of the Lord OUT THERE who hardly crave people’s attention. While we are to love our ministers, nowhere in the bible are we allowed to give them veneration but sadly this generation loves giving praise to men (Acts 14:9). As we know brethren we must worship the Lord only, the gifts a brother or sister has do not make them equal with the Lord and as Paul demonstrated we are servants only. In some of our experiences with the Lord, we had a someone in our ministry who always had a tendency of pastor worship and this grieved the Lord so much so that He gave us visions exposing the sins of that particular pastor to draw the person’s attention to Him as the sole Praise receiver (Isaiah 42:8) and by the Lord’s grace the person was freed from pastor idolization.


Idolizing Dr. Owour

As we all know, some ‘prophet’ is allowing himself to be called the mightiest prophet of the Lord, and still, he is not rebuking nor discouraging his followers regarding this. Furthermore, the show they display to ‘glorify’ their ministers is outright idolatry and blasphemous in the sight of God. Let’s continue with this warning below!

In a short vision previously, the Lord gave us a vision warning that Dr. Owour might also go to HELL and we shared with the readers that Dr. Owour loves the praise of men and this also displeased the Lord. How this happened, we had a visiting brother who greatly idolized Dr. Owour in fact the brother overlooked the Lord’s rebuke and considered Dr. Owour’s words to be the sole authority. In his zeal, the brother wanted to preach the same message of Dr. Owour by even visiting Churches and preaching about ‘holiness and repentance’. For his trouble, the Lord rebuked the brother saying, “I did not call My son Fred (not real name) to preach in Churches about holiness and repentance, but to be an ambassador and witness of the Gospel’. As a result, the brother and many other brethren did not take kindly to this rebuke from the Lord, he even said we are ‘blaspheming’ Dr. Owour and for such folly, the Lord punished such brethren. Lately, Dr. Owour claims that God Almighty addresses him as 'my lord' how blasphemous! 

In addition, the Bible forbids prophet worship and to discourage people not to make a shrine of Moses’ graveside God buried him (Deuteronomy 34:5-7). Also, let’s look at the prophet Elijah, he was a humble servant who never insisted on self-honor. Thus, a true prophet or servant of God should rebuke his or her followers if not, the servant could be serving for self-adulation.

In conclusion, we are sharing a few Bible verses, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1KJV).

Also, “So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love” (Proverbs 9:8 KJV).

Finally, If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, 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.


Brother Glenn and Brother Patrice

Monday, August 24, 2020

Beginning A New Life In Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Brethren, this message, like all the messages we have shared previously, is from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. During the past four years that the Lord has been speaking to us, He has taken a personal interest in our walk with Him through the various messages of encouragement and correction. Many brethren around the world who have heard the Lord for themselves can attest to this truth. Equally, there are many who have heard the Lord for themselves, but through a lack of faith and an appetite for wrong doing some have wandered from the Lord.

In utter disbelief, I have witnessed people ignoring the Lord’s warnings and doubting the very message that is Biblical in every way. Of the many who heard from the Lord, none can say they were led into wrongdoing. A truthful witness sides with the truth and disregards his own position or feelings on matters affecting his walk with God. If we love the truth, our reputation or integrity has no value; what matters is our fear for God.

Before our new life in Christ through conversion (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:3; Acts 16:31), we lived our lives without regard for God and His Word. In our old lives, we lived to only please others and ourselves, and we also approved the way others lived so that our way of life would also carry their approval. In Christ, however, and through the born-again experience, we are encouraged “like newborn babies, to crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2 NIV). The Lord told us that salvation through Him leading to eternal life is very important, and that we should, “make every effort to enter through the narrow door…” (Luke 13:24). In our obedience to Him, the Lord said we should consider our lives in this world less important, for His sake and the gospel’s sake (Mark 10:29-30). The gospel is not just the preaching of the Word, but the outward witness through holy living of a grateful heart.

Furthermore, we express our appreciation to God for the gift of salvation through our obedience to Him by leading our lives to please Him (Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 3:9) and bear good fruit (Matthew 13:23). When we live in obedience to the Lord, we are living our lives for His good pleasure; we are dead to sin and the pleasures of this world (Romans 6:1-2; 1 John 2:15). This is the new life in Christ!  I am testifying the truth in Christ Jesus; the Lord said many people after giving their lives to Him start faithfully and when tests come they live double lives (Matthew 13:18-22). This He said is like an athlete who competes in a race and does not complete the race (Galatians 5:7). He said He has no reward for Christians living double lives, but Judgment (James 1:6-8). Let us therefore live for God in such a way that when we near the end of our lives, we can confidently declare like Paul, that we have completed the race (2 Timothy 4:7-8). In Scripture we read how Paul lived and surely it is worth following his example and way of life (1 Corinthians 11:1).

In addition, in his zeal for Christ and not living a double life, Paul encouraged the Thessalonian Christians how he lived in Christ among them and that they do likewise (1 Thessalonians 1:5). Brethren, this is no new message but a reminder to us to live our lives worthy of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:20-25).

The Lord’s Way

I have already given testimonies on how the Lord corrected us in regard to disobedience. I can truthfully testify that the Lord is very displeased when we deliberately disobey Him. It is like a son who despises his father’s instructions. He commands us to obey Him even at the expense of our lives (Matthew 10:37-39). Furthermore, most of the things the Lord corrects us on concern our inner attitudes, which even when someone insists on living by the ten (10) commandments would still fall short on. There is hatred, swearing, gossip, slandering and gluttony, just to mention but a few, which makes us fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of holy living.

Therefore, as we confess our sins, we acknowledge our shortcomings and express our desire to live in obedience to the Lord. Our confession is an expression of faith when we apply our lives to the Scriptures (James 1:22).  In a vision recently, a man known to us who had faith in Christ but lived a double life died in a car accident. The Lord showed that his life of faith without works of obedience did not save him.

In the vision, Charis was made to understand what he was thinking. He was thinking about a message he heard me preach and he longed for that moment. I preached saying, "Don’t allow death to catch you by surprise!" His eyes were small and filled with regret, with sadness on his face as she heard the words by a witness saying, “I feel very sorry for that young man”. The message is clear; he did not make it to Heaven.

Once we accept the Lord Jesus as Savior, the Lord expects us to walk daily in the New Life.  Last month, a sister who accepted the Lord and joined our ministry about 9 months ago, was "suspended" by the Lord from ministering with us for six months because she did not walk faithfully after having been warned by the Lord to stop her wickedness. She was secretly smoking without us knowing until the Lord showed us in a vision. When we asked her, she admitted and gave glory to God. She is not allowed to minister in the Word like witnessing and praying in the corporate intercessory prayers. She is, however, attending regular weekly services and she must continue reading her bible and praying. The Lord said that those involved in sexual sins like adultery or fornication should not serve at the altar, that is why He made an example of this sister. Her suspension is a punishment and the purpose is to deter others while maintaining the purity of the ministry. We share this to tell you that the Lord wants us to walk purely before Him; He is coming back for a spotless bride (Ephesians 5:25-27).

In conclusion, I beseech you brothers and sisters: please take your salvation serious by living to obey the Lord daily. He expects us through this new life to read our Bibles daily and pray often (daily, about 3 times) (Daniel 6:10; Psalm 55:17; Thessalonians 5:17). Surely, Bible reading changes our attitudes and behavior. The conviction coming from the Holy Spirit through Bible reading leads us to obedience provided we submit to God. If there are some of us still living a double life and when we know we ought not to live our lives in Christ like that, there is a chance to make right with the Lord. Today is that chance, so please repent now (Hebrews 3:14-15; Hebrews 4:6-7)! Follow Christ Jesus daily and be about the Lord’s business every day. If not, the devil has the world and its pleasures to keep you occupied. Be therefore in the WORD business, the SOUL winning business and the OBEDIENT living business. By that we live a Christ-centered life.

Blessed Peace in New Life,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Appreciate And Value Your Physical Appearance


The Perfect Work of God in People’s Appearance

"For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well" (Psalm 139:13-14 HCSB).

The Scripture above is most definitely not what many people think about themselves. Instead, they think that God has made their appearance imperfect. In this Scripture, King David was expressing his appreciation for the way God made him. In addition, King David also knew God was interested in the condition of his heart (Psalm 51:17). 

Furthermore, when Moses the servant of the Lord complained to God about his physical disability, God told him to appreciate the way he was created (Exodus 4:10-12). God did not change his condition right there even though He could do so; instead, He charged Moses to appreciate and accept his condition, for God was pleased to have made him like that. If God was displeased, He surely would have changed Moses' condition!

Likewise, the Lord sent the prophet Jeremiah to the potter's house to observe him while he was busy molding his clay. Strikingly, Jeremiah observed that the potter 'made it as it seemed right for him to do' (Jeremiah 18:1-4 HCSB). This illustration of the clay in the potter's hand is indicative that the clay is powerless in the hands of the potter. It has no ability to transform itself; it thus relies on the discretion and intelligence of the potter. Is humanity not like clay in the hands of the Lord God Almighty? (Isaiah 64:8). He fashioned each one of us according to His Will and for His good pleasure (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13).

Meanwhile, this generation is more concerned about their image and their appearance than their walk with God; they are more aware of how they look in the eyes of others than in the sight of The Lord. They appreciate and value everybody's opinion about them instead of God’s opinion (John 5:44). Like we said in the article Women in Pants and External Adornments, people's motive is to feel attractive and acceptable to others. They want to be complimented and they use “image” to garner respect from others. In their insecurities, they have allowed others to be their judge and to determine the value of their conscience. The pressure of conformity has robbed many God-fearing Christians of their testimony (Romans 12:1-2).

Why Are You Ashamed of Your Appearance?

When the Lord called to Adam and Eve in the Fruitful Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:9-11), they were ashamed of their appearance because they had lost their innocence before God. Similarly, many of us are haunted by negative thoughts about ourselves. We are conscious that we are not looking good enough to receive acceptance from others. We feel intimidated and inferior to other people who have the physical attributes that we don't have. So what do we do? We deny and disown ourselves and we embark on the inevitable task of transforming ourselves into the image of man, animal, and even demons. We want to be somebody else, but ourselves.

Furthermore, who told you that you don't look good enough? The answer is twofold: firstly, it is the devil with his smooth-talking voice through the media, using a face to represent his desire for your appearance, and secondly, it is those never- satisfying worldly desires we all have (Ephesians 6:12; Galatians 5:16 ). Let me put it this way: if you allow worldly desires to control you, you are defeated by the flesh (Romans 13:14). The weakness of succumbing to the demands of worldly acceptance more than what is desirable to God is eating away at our salvation. Let us reject the devil's lies and accept the Lord's truth about ourselves; you look good enough. You are "...fearfully and wonderfully made.." (Psalm 139:14).

My fellow Christian brethren, the devil, through the world system, is making the world a desirable place for the flesh, and he is sucking you into his web of deceit. The Lord Jesus Christ told us that those who follow after the image of the world will perish! (1 John 2:15) Like King Saul, we fear the voice and opinion of man more than God's commands (1 Samuel 15:24). Recently, The Lord rebuked somebody for feeding onto worldly desires. When we asked the Lord what He meant by that, He replied and said: "Everything a human being does wrong is worldly" (1 John 2:16).

As followers of Christ Jesus, we should consider what is important to The Lord rather than what is important to us. The Lord told us that those Christians who are disobedient and transform their appearance are seeking acceptance from the world, contrary to what He commanded us not to conform to the standards set by the world (Romans 12:1-2). There was a girl in our midst who desired to be a boy in her heart. The Lord revealed this wickedness to us in power and she confessed to it. He told her to appreciate the way He made her, and that her appearance is not for her good but for His, and that He made her the way she is (Romans 14:7-8). How many times do we read the headings such as "A boy or girl trapped in a boy or girl's body"? In this world, people's hearts are rebellious against God and the counsel of His Word.

As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Messiah who died and rose again, I am not ashamed about how I look and the message He gave me to proclaim. We judge no one, but the message we received from God is a message of judgment against sin. If you, therefore, change your appearance or looks, you are sinning and show no appreciation to God for the way He made you. If we pursue our own image, we are rebelling, disobeying, and despising God's Word. If we are driven by an inferiority complex to conform to the dictates of worldliness we allow our inner weaknesses to overcome us. Those who are transforming their image are exposing their inner weakness and their shame is evident on the outside. Beware of the smooth talk of the so-called image experts; they are servants of Satan to destroy your soul. For the soul suffers when we give in to the flesh (Mark 8:36; Matthew 10:28). Therefore, wise up and trim your inner image according to the working of the Word of God (Ephesians 3:16-21).

Finally, as I conclude on this subject, beware of those "prophets" who encourage you into worldliness. They are the ones who want to boast on how they liberated you, while they take away your innocence and boast that they are sent to set you free. Only The Lord Jesus can set you free (Luke 4:18; John 8:32). These "prophets" enslave you to worldly appetites; they want you to feed onto fleshly desires which are eating your salvation away.

Heavenly Vision of the Lord Being Pleased with This Family

Background: As a God-fearing family, we are praying together every night while reading from the Scriptures. We also discuss the wrongs we did to one other and apologize. We use our evening devotional sessions to evaluate our mistakes and to learn from them. In our striving for complete obedience to the Lord, we allow the Word of God to settle our disputes and guide our conscience and decisions. Furthermore, we devote our days reading Bible while praying 3 times daily or more. This is not a religious ritual but a life of obedience and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Given to Charis on June 13, 2014

“After our morning prayers, I had a vision from the Lord regarding this family (Brother Glenn, his wife, 3 daughters and their Godly adopted daughter, Jaydeen) standing on plush green grass and each swinging around. While we were standing there smiling joyfully and playing with one another, I heard the THUNDEROUS yet audible VOICE of the Lord saying from Heaven, "I am very pleased with this family, because this family hasn’t done anything to hurt the Ministry, and even though this family makes little mistakes every day, it is not wicked things. It is only little mistakes, and I am pleased with this family, and I am going to bless this family for being so obedient to Me. This family’s example is obedience." The Lord paused momentarily, and I looked up and saw how we (the family) prayed the Lord’s Prayer together sincerely.  The Lord spoke up again and said, “This family has really shaped up since the time I spoke to them and I am well pleased with them!” END.

Blessed Grace in Christ,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Remain Faithful Unto Death

Prophetic Warnings are not News Updates

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off (Proverbs 23:17-18 ESV). And, You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you (Isaiah 26:3 ESV). Also, Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life (Revelation 2:10 ESV).

Brethren, be prepared the Lord did reveal that Christians will face the coming persecution(s) when the antichrist and the false prophet is being revealed. We must therefore ready ourselves to remain strong and fearless to withstand the time of the testing of our faith. Are we saying Christians will face tribulation...YES! Be Prepared!

We would like to confidently share this conviction in the name of the Lord that Christians who rely on certain events to happen first before they take their salvation seriously will be caught unawares like the five foolish virgins (Matthew 25:3). The Lord said, there will be ‘sudden destruction’ (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Some two weeks ago, the Lord reminded me that His coming is near and what saddens Him is that certain Christians are only looking to apocalyptic world events to live temporarily obedient. The danger is, some Christians treat the Lord’s teachings which are aimed to prepare them for fruit-bearing and Christian service disrespectfully (Ephesians 4:12). Sadly, but true, some are treating prophetic websites like ours as ‘news sites.' They are only interested in ‘news’ from the Lord, and if His coming is promising according to them, they will remain in the ‘pocket, ’ but if His coming appears distant, they continue as distant followers. Undoubtedly, this is a dangerous position of hypocrisy do we really think we are smarter than God? The Lord knows that such believers have no love for Him as their action shows. If we don’t allow the Lord’s teachings to purify us and rendering us blameless, then we may suffer the consequences of the prophecy which says, “Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile”… [But] those fearing God shall become “let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy" (Revelations 22:11 NIV).

There is currently a trend amongst Christians to ‘prophecy’ end-time related events when certain things happened around the world to the excitement of many, and sadly, the non-discerning are led into confusion and faith failure (1 Timothy 1:19). When the things ‘prophesied’ failed to materialize their faith goes into a ’dormant’ stage until the next event occurs and interpreted as relating to the Coming of the Lord and those who do not guard against the times ‘awakes’ resumes their faith until the next event (Matthew 25:1-13). I sincerely pray that this message is serving as a warning to those Christians who are not taking their salvation seriously. The Lord’s prediction in the preceding scripture will find fulfillment in them.

God Cannot Be Fooled

If as Christians we maintain a double standard of living having faith but living contrary to the faith we profess, our fruit will judge the quality of our obedience to the Lord (Romans 2:6; 2 Corinthians 5:10). From our experience with the Lord, we learned that no excuse we may try to offer can ever stand up against the Lord’s judgments (Romans 2:12-15). Indeed, we may succeed in being ‘clever’ and deceiving people, but God will reveal the deceitful intentions of our hearts (Jeremiah 17:10).

Being involved in ministry work, we have seen over the years how many people expressed passionate obedience and love to the Lord, and their works were in agreement with their intentions, however, when evil thoughts and ill-feelings entered them the spirit of excuses manifest. When this happens, the pleasure of sin consumes them, and the defense to appease the conscious is excused. Therefore, in the end, we have a ‘clever’ Christian who is well-trained in the ‘art’ of deceitfulness. Let me be direct, do you think your clever manipulations will escape God’s attention? (Galatians 6:7).

We thus confidently testify that some time ago the Lord revealed to us that He looks into people’s heart's intentions and the evil that entices them into disobedience. When we embrace what He despises and use excuses to justify our behavior we sin consciously (1 Peter 2:16; Romans 1:20). Thus, the ‘bulk’ of evidence against our motivation whatever drove us to be it greed, lust, or hatred comes from the heart (Luke 6:43-45; Matthew 15:19). Thus, whichever way we may try to turn for answers to conceal our heart's intentions, the Lord righteousness we simply cannot escape (Hebrews 4:13; Proverbs 5:21). At the end who is the fool!

Overcoming Uncertainty

As humans and since we cannot tell the future, our response to things that could adversely affect us would be met with uncertainty which would trigger every kind of survival technique. Thus, our natural instinct would lead us to some defense mechanism to survive the uncertain situation. This fear in uncertainty does not have faith as a shield (Ephesians 6:16), instead of melancholy sets in and people look to sources other than the Lord for solutions. If this happened then our faith, which holds our hope has soundly deserted us. Fear drives Christians who accept solutions outside the Lord's counsel, and they are driven to create temporary solutions (Numbers 14:4). We are not talking about a genuine belief a person has when expressing his or her faith. In fact, as the above scripture suggests, if we fail to obey the Lord’s command as in the incident in the preceding verse we create a solution in our uncertainty against the will of God.

Also, fear, anxiety, and curiosity are amongst the sensations we experience when times of uncertainty strikes. Now, whichever manifest it leaves the human soul without peace, and as long as the situation endures, the feeling to rid oneself of the unwanted sensation will continue. Depending on our relationship with the Lord, if we have entrusted our wellbeing to Him our faith would conquer the fear and anxiety that flows from uncertainty.

In our concluding remarks, are we curious about the future? Are certain world events filling you with fear and anxiety? If so, examine your relationship with the Lord and respond by faith to the convictions from the Holy Spirit and you need not fear. Be consistent as a Christian in your conduct, faithful in truthful and humble service and everybody will know the love of the Lord has been perfected in you.

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

Blessed Love

Brother Glenn

Monday, August 3, 2020

Being Uncompromising In Your Faith As a Christian

“But we did not give up and submit to these people for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would be preserved for you” (Galatians 2:5 HCSB).

The vision of Economic Hardship in South Africa

Given to Brother Glenn on May 19, 2016

Truly, this vision is now a reality!

On the 19 May 2016, I (Brother Glenn) was shown a vision in which I saw that some economic hardship was going to hit some poor South African consumers (I knew it was South African because people spoke one of our local languages). I was in a big room with people and I heard how two women were complaining about food and transport costs that have gone up saying that they can't afford it. After listening to the women, the vision changed and I saw a young man buying goods but he did not have enough money. I heard how he negotiated with the shop assistant for a discount but with no success. I also saw a letter been given to this young man by a young lady and I knew that it was a retrenchment letter. End!

Interpretation: The Lord is saying that some belt-tightening times are lying ahead and many households will be severely affected here in South Africa and elsewhere around the world. Now, exactly when this will happen and how long it will last I don’t know! We would like to encourage the brethren to pray and those who are not saved to come to the Lord for refuge, for He will provide for those who trust in Him in trying times (2 Peter 2:9; Psalm 91:1-2).

Have you seen lately how Christians are being pressured to conform to the wicked ways of the world? As Christians, we are often faced with an uncomfortable challenge of living up to the truth of the Gospel. I mean uncomfortable because telling lies, slander, gossip, complaining and insulting others are almost ever-present phenomena which seem to follow us around. Furthermore, the Lord has purposely allowed Christians to co-habit with unbelievers to test and grow our fellowship with Him (Matthew 13:30). We also read that Lot’s righteous soul was tormented by the ungodly and wicked living of the people around him (2 Peter 2:8). It is a common fact the world over that not everybody embraces our Christian values and way of life. With Christianity being continuously marginalized, this further leads some Christians into isolation for fear of being insulted and mocked (Matthew 5:11).

How to Confidently Overcome the World as a Committed Christian

In our lead Scripture above, the apostle Paul assertively expressed his confidence in the gospel and the truth it represents. As a matter of principle, the apostle Paul was not swayed by people’s opinions and nor could their opinions alter or influence the truthfulness of the gospel (2 Corinthians 10:5). Instead, he fearlessly and unashamedly challenged ideas, beliefs and values which offered no hope (Acts 17:22-34; Romans 1:16). For the gospel, the Apostle Paul’s boldness was evident amongst the peoples of the known world the Jews, Greeks and non-Greeks (Romans 1:14). We may confidently say that the preaching of the gospel by the Lord’s witnesses was a declaration of the gospel’s power and truth as a solemn victory over myths, Satan and false religions (Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 8:4). The power of truth in Jesus name not only unmasked demonic influence over people’s lives, but it also displays its dominance over the power of Satan and evil (Acts 8:9-24;13:9-11).

In addition, the apostle John said “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4 ESV). Therefore, from the actions and faith of the Lord’s witnesses, we observe how they demonstrated their faith by overcoming their own weaknesses and the various opposition from demons and unbelievers (Galatians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 2:4). Their faith was closely connected to their love for God and the joy of the Good News being discharged by the Holy Spirit. As it is, their discouragement and sufferings were absorbed by their love for the truth, their fear of the Lord, and their hope in the Lord and His promises (Romans 8:18; Colossians 3:4; 2 Corinthians 4:17).

Standing Firm in Defence of Your Faith

Younger and new Christians often find it difficult to overcome the temptation of lying and leading compromising lives to please their friends. If you often feel oppressed and obligated to please your friends, colleagues, and non-believers, you may be certain that your faith is cold and inactive. This shows a distant relationship with the Lord. Our love for Him must be everywhere and present in what we do and say. Our attitudes and active faith overcomes feelings of inadequacy and being ashamed (John 14:23). As freed Christians we must resist such demonically oppressive feelings, which are vices that cause enslavement.

When the Apostle Peter's love for the Lord was tested, he responded in fear and denied that he knew the Lord and, as a result, he compromised his faith in the Lord (John 18:13-27). Years later, Peter was rebuked by Paul for compromising the truth of the gospel, highlighting that the gospel message is one and applicable to all people (Galatians 2:11-21). Whenever we do not want to take responsibility for something or help somebody, we sacrifice the truth and lie. We learnt this from a rebuke the Lord gave to a brother whose assistance was requested by a sister. The brother was not willing to help, so he lied. The Lord told him that he should not have lied. He thus compromised the truth!

In a vision to Jaydeen in December 2015, the Lord showed her how a young man who served in our ministry led a compromising Christian life when he was among his friends. Although he initially denied the evidence of the vision, his works came to light and he was sadly exposed for leading a double life. The Lord added that it greatly displeases Him if His children live double lives because this is misleading to the unbelievers and those who are weak in faith. Remember, we Christians are the light of the world and the salt of the earth and should "let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV). As we shared in a previous message, we are the Bible that Unbelievers Read.

The Lord has often led me, against my expectations, to address groups of people locally who were not saved. Being hesitant at times, I would first boldly declare my faith in the Lord as authority to present my message. Now whether they agreed with my message or not, I wouldn’t know but the power of conviction hitting those present is evident from their expressions and uneasy behaviour. Additionally, in my experience, people have often responded positively to the gospel when, as a Christian, I present the truth uncompromisingly. Occasionally, we would have to endure mockings with people rejecting the gospel, but this should not discourage us and lead us to take a compromising position or even give into feelings of guilt or inferiority.

We have had brethren being insulted and attacked by some unbelievers and people of other faiths. Knowing how that experience affected their confidence and faith, the Lord would give a message of STRONG encouragement to lift the brethren’s spirit while acknowledging their love for Him and their faith in Him. This served as an endorsement from the Lord to us to remain uncompromising and steadfast in our faith.

In terms of our union with the Lord and our relation to the gospel, a Christian should never feel or be led to feel that we owe the ungodly worldly answers to explain the state of the world or the state of suffering in the world. Such depressive questions and arguments are baseless and motivated by anger against God (2 Timothy 2:24). After having being born again, we unconditionally accepted the gospel truth and this is how we should be identified by the world.

To receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed regards in uncompromising Christianity,

Brother Glenn.