Monday, March 23, 2020

Testing Times, Believers Must Pray And Be Vigilant

Using This Time To Serve And Harvest Souls

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10 HCSB).

Brethren, as a ministry, we implore you not to disregard this message because there is no vision attached to it. I (Brother Glenn) did however receive a message from the Lord yesterday morning (22/03/2020) in a vision and the Lord said, “You must live each day as if the Lord is coming today”. By this, I understood the Lord to say, lead a repentant life, forgive, do not hate, etc. Please read this entire section (Romans 12:9-21).

The World around us has changed as we know it! The aim of this message is simply to encourage the brethren and strengthen the hearts of those who are living in fear because of the corona virus pandemic.

Last week, (16/03/2020) we shared with you that the Lord is faithful to all His promises and we know God’s promises are for those who serve and obey Him and seek His will daily (Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:23-25). As we know it, the world is gripped in a spirit of fear as a result of this virus. Countries around the world including ours (South Africa) have declared national emergencies to convey the impact of the virus and its widespread destructive effects. Biblically, this virus spreads fear and it is disruptive and it is pure evil due to its deadly effects (2 Timothy 1:7).

As it is, the result of this virus simply shows that humanity does not have all the answers to the problems we face. We need God’s intervention and that is made possible if Christians around the world pray and offer help and services to those who are affected, those weak in faith and those who do not believe yet. Thus our availability to help should not be based on any form of discrimination but to uphold the Lord’s command in Matthew 25 which reads, “For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me” (Matthew 25:42-43).


Do Christians need to Fear This Pandemic?

Not at all, the bible says that as Christians we need not fear “He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon” (Psalms 91:3-6).

While we as Christians can rely on God’s good promises we are not to be ignorant or arrogant. As children of God, we can claim the benefit of God’s promises and protection for times like these (2 Peter 2:9). We need to pray to the Lord for our protection, healing and for the healing of those who are sick (Mark 16:17-18).

Brethren, we hasten to add, we still need to operate in Godly fear and humility while obeying the authorities over us (Romans 13:1-2). We cannot simply go about ignoring the curfews that were imposed to stop the spread of the virus. We need to show support, breaking up into smaller fellowship groups and to continue in the fellowship of the brethren (Hebrews 10:25). 


666 Is It Time Yet?

Brethren, we cannot say at this stage if we are entering into the 666 times and neither do we want to speculate. As things stands now, this virus is threatening the world economy and widespread famine could follow and some of these things we warned and shared on this platform. We will write on this subject if and when the Lord allows and reveals. Remember, at this stage, the authorities are not against us, they are merely responding to the fears of the people and to prevent the spread of the virus. Therefore, we need to be sensitive and not add insult but to work and use this opportunity to win souls and glorify the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Having said this, we are equally mindful of the fact that the lengthy effect of this virus and if no cure is found in the immediate future chances are it could lead to the fears that many people has that governments and businesses could impose measures that could pose a threat to our faith. 

By this, we are referring to the 666 or mark of the beast system and there are some reports that some people and businesses view cash notes as a vector for the coronavirus and we know that the 666 is an economic system that requires the mark to buy or sell (Revelations 13:17). With this warning from the Word of God this system is classified as evil and Christians are to flatly reject it (Revelations 14:9-10). Anyway, this topic will require another article and we are not discussing it today but when the Lord leads us we will obey.

If you are unable to visit a Church to accept the Lord Jesus Christ due the impact of the Covid-19 virus, you can pray this  Prayer of Sincere Repentance, by faith to invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your hear. Once you have done so, read the Bible every day, continue to faithfully seek the Lord, and take refuge in Him. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.


Blessed Regards

Brother Glenn

Monday, March 16, 2020

God Is Faithful To His Promises

Holding Firmly Onto God’s Promises

Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful(Hebrews 10:23)

Short message from the Lord

Claudia (15 March 2020)

I (Claudia) always ask the Lord in prayer to give me visions and messages, this morning after my morning prayers I heard the Lord said, “I am standing on all My promises”.

Overcoming being weak-willed

Dear brethren, as an online ministry, we will continue to provide messages on this platform to encourage and warn those whose hearts are fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ. As a warning from the Lord in the light of the above scripture, no-one should even attempt to stray from the path of truth. The Word of the Lord warns us that the enemy is operating like an opportunist and he has an evil plan against those who disrupts his campaign of destruction (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8). Knowing the overwhelming strength of sin which the enemy exploits through our weakness, (Genesis 4:7) if we blink for a moment and lose focus he’ll be right there to capitalize and launch an attack to bring us down.

Patience

Often, our strength gives way in the midst of constant attacks and we succumb to the pressure of the situation (Luke 22:55-60). Brethren, it would be very easy for us to point a finger to the apostle Peter for denying the Lord and think that we would have handled the situation much better isn’t it? If so, have we ever considered the emotional impact this had on the apostle because he thought his decision to deny the Lord would result in him not losing his life? However, Peter did not fully realise at that moment that the Lord prayed for him not to lose his life and salvation (Luke 22:32).

A brother recently told me that his most constant and pressing attacks always come from within his house. According to Brother Will, (not real name) these frequent attacks are twofold verbal and silent (being ignored and sneered upon) abuse. In his explanation, the brother highlights the tangible presence of an evil hatefulness which leaves him emotionally traumatized that forces him to harbour suicidal thoughts as a way to escape this onslaught.

Now brethren, having been exposed to such an environment both in my adult and childhood life, situations such as this facing our brother Will are serious especially if it involves your parent(s) wife, children or husband. It often leaves us with no shoulder to cry on and when we are faced by this, we have the Lord to turn to in prayer (Proverbs 18:24).

Strength To Endure

Furthermore, while we await the Lord’s coming for our permanent redemption, as an interim relief, the Lord has also provided various ministries and gifts (Romans 12:4-8) of which this ministry is part of. Now as humans, we often run to people for help and sympathy while it is not wrong, not all of us have been endowed to carry the pain of others (Numbers 11:14) and for those of us who have been called to serve God has equipped us with a servant hood spirit dressed up in patience and humility (Numbers 11:16-17).

Finally, we therefore encourage you dear brethren, endure hardships (2 Timothy 2:3), drink from the Lord’s cup of suffering for being a follower of Christ (Matthew 20:22), be obedient and faithful as a servant (Hebrews 3:5), conquer the race (2 Timothy 4:7) to receive the crown of eternal life (James 1:12).

If you are unable to visit a Church to accept the Lord Jesus Christ due the impact of the Covid-19 virus, you can pray this  Prayer of Sincere Repentance, by faith to invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your hear. Once you have done so, read the Bible every day, continue to faithfully seek the Lord, and take refuge in Him. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.


Blessed Hope to our fellow God fearing brethren

Brother Glenn

Monday, March 9, 2020

Finding Strength in the Lord Through His Word

“I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word” (Psalm 119:28 HCSB).

“For the Lord will not reject us forever. Even if He causes suffering, He will show compassion according to His abundant, faithful love. For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind” (Lamentations 3:31-33 HCSB).


By Claudia Vision of end times (5/03/2020). This vision has also been updated on our visions section.

During the early hours of above date, I had a vision from the Lord. My father and I and Charis were in a public place with people all around us. I felt as if we were in the final days before the Rapture. We heard a very LOUD NOISE and people panicked running in all directions (1 Thessalonians 5:3). We were also running and we came across an old woman who offered us a hiding place, we refused because we knew it was the end and there was simply no safe hiding place (Psalm 27:5).

Brief interpretation

Brethren, the Lord has revealed to us that some of the visions He gave relating to the end times are symbolic and discernment is needed to understand. We prayed asking for clarity on this vision and the Lord said all should be ready as sudden destruction could strike anytime, without warning and that there will be no hiding place.


Additionally, brethren as we know it there is widespread fear and panic as a result of the Coronavirus, this ministry has no intention to add to such fears. Our commission is to encourage and get as many people ready for the coming of our Saviour. The Coming of the LORD will be a great event and a JOYFUL occasion for many Christians (2 Corinthians 1:14). We are in every way a prophetic voice who has been given this grace to prepare the bride. Therefore as a family, we are convinced that the LORD in His immeasurable Mercy is preparing people especially those who faithfully followed His messages on this website. As to how long whether a year or two or shorter period of time the LORD will prepare us before THAT DAY we have no idea. What we know is that our King is preparing, gathering and readying His flock.


Today's message, generally as people, we are always grief smitten, frustrations and discouragement, and as you well knows, no one has been immunised against feelings of sorrow, worry and hopelessness. As a family, we are experiencing our fair share of discouragements too! We are firmly tested and when the Lord is silent, we have learned to use our faith and trust the counsel of the Scriptures to conquer insults, inner conflicts and any other challenges. Naturally, when many of us are at the crossroads of despair, we often question if God really cares about us. As a result, we feel that our prayers and efforts are worthless and not seen and appreciated by the Lord. While we may be tempted to agree with such sentiments, these are lies! The truth is that the Lord watches our every move and strengthens us in our weaknesses (Psalm 139:1-12; Isaiah 40:29). The Lord, in His love and wisdom, knows that we are hindered in our walk with Him if He does not give us strength, and He takes no pleasure if we do not bear fruit (John 15:8). 

How the Lord Provides Encouragement to the Weary Soul

There is no other remedy available to encourage us Christians when we are down and feeling low, besides the Scriptures (Psalm 119:50; Romans 15:4). I have heard some Christians going to other sources to find comfort and encouragement instead of seeking the Lord. The Bible tells us of only One Comforter - the Spirit of Truth (John 14:16-17), and the comfort He provides does not contaminate our souls. Instead, He purifies us (2 Corinthians 7:1). While the help we might find elsewhere might bring some temporary relief, when we turn to the Lord He will both comfort and empower us to overcome the soul-straining discomfort (1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 46:1).

It is worth mentioning that if we have issues with our faith, we would find it very hard and discomforting to accept directives and encouragement from the Word of God. I am addressing those who are weak in the faith, and my purpose is not to undermine the Word of God as an adequate Source to deal with our moments of sadness and discouragement (Psalm 119:105). We should dispel the notion of treating the Bible as if it does not contain living words that are relevant in today’s world. The Bible declares: “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 NIV). The force and effect of the Word of God is fully evident in a heart of faith. What would surface for others to see are the invisible qualities of joy and peace. In other words, the Holy Spirit releases an energy of strong comfort in us with the outward manifestation of joy and peace in lives.

In various messages to us as a family and to members of our ministry including to some brethren around the world, the Lord gave us words of great comfort when we suffered insults, loss and frustrations due to internal conflicts that challenged our faith and confidence in Him. When I was obedient to the Lord in rebuking some brethren, I suffered some vitriolic insults which rendered me spiritually crippled with discouragement. However, in powerful messages through Charis and through the Bible as I faithfully read it, the Lord would give me comfort and strengthen my soul by cleansing me from the effects of those negative words. Therefore, not only did I receive comfort, but I also received soul strength, inner healing and empowerment to conquer people’s insults through love. For those who don’t hear from the Lord like we do, He has never lost sight of you, and the Lord still speaks through His Word and through the Holy Spirit as you faithfully seek Him! (Hebrews 11:6; John 2:26-27). In trying times and soul-straining situations, we need faith to stand on, and His comfort and encouragement will sustain us.

Here are a few ways we can find strength in the Word of God. This list is by no means exhaustive since the Holy Spirit will use the Word to personally minister to you based on your unique situation and circumstances.
  • Through the Word, we learn that Jesus empathizes with His children and understands our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15).
  • We get encouragement that our tests and trials are not unique, and we can cry out to the Lord for help as David (Psalm 18:6), Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:1-17), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:1-22) and others did.
  • We receive hope through any distress – financial, emotional, physical, etc. (1 Kings 17:7-16; 2 Kings 4:1-7; Isaiah 41:10).
  • We learn that our failures are not final and the Lord is merciful (Deuteronomy 4:31; Psalm 86:15; Micah 7:18). God can give you a second chance as He did with Peter, Jonah, Samson, David, and others.
  • We get encouragement and warning not to lose our faith (Romans 6:23; Revelation 2:10).
  • We gain courage to stay strong through every kind of adversity (Psalm 23:4; 116:15; Hebrews 11:32-40).
  • We learn that God’s ways are always the best, no matter how difficult they may seem (2 Chronicles 25:7-9; Jeremiah 6:16; Matthew 7:13-14)
  • We overcome rejection, betrayal, and aloneness knowing God is always with us (Deuteronomy 31:6; Proverbs 18:24).
  • We are convicted of our sin (Hebrews 4:12).
  • We receive encouragement not to give up – the lord is coming soon! (2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1-2; Revelation 22:12).

Ill Feelings Increase Discomfort

In December 2014, two sisters in our ministry had a sharp disagreement which resulted in one of the sisters leaving the assembly of the brethren due to anger. The Lord, in is His great love and mercy, facilitated reconciliation between the sisters. In a vision to Charis, He reminded them that their anger and hateful feelings for each other would result in both of them being left behind if He was to come at a time when they still harboured these ill feelings. Subsequently,despite the Lord’s encouragement not to quit but to pursue peace, one of the sisters still disobeyed and quit, returning to her old life in the world.

Through the above incident, we learned that when a Christian has lost love and tolerance for the weaker brother or sister, they would rather leave the Church and hold onto ill-feelings instead of humbling themselves and seeking forgiveness. They fear being hurt again and lack the courage and love to face and deal with differences in a godly manner. Avoiding others when we disagree is displeasing to the Lord. The Lord revealed to us sometime in February 2016 (through a vision to Jaydeen) that hateful feelings and not forgiving others will result in our lives being cut short. In the Bible, we see the example of King Saul who was consumed with hatred for David, and he had no peace and died a broken man (1 Samuel 18:8-11; 1 Chronicles 10:13).

In conclusion, remember that while we were yet sinners, God showed His love towards us by Jesus Christ dying for us (Romans 5:8). Now that we have been born again and following Him, nothing can separate us from His love and He is always willing and able to lift us up (Romans 8:35-39; James 4:10). Therefore, we encourage you brethren to guard against frustrations that can lead you away from the Lord. The Lord has provided us with remedies of peace through His Word. The Word of God truly is a living testimony that can change our lives, when it is activated by our faith and His Holy Spirit who releases the joy of His comfort.

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

Blessed comfort in Christ,

Brother Glenn .

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Lord Forgives So We Must Also Forgive

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Note: Brethren, please don’t take offense when I use some of my own or other people’s experiences when presenting the Lord’s messages. The Lord taught us that the best way of getting the message across is to demonstrate, through our experiences, our wrong conduct and how through our failures we applied His Word and received correction. I honestly don’t seek to promote myself or any other person, but to make our message simple, personal and applicable. Our aim is therefore not to be "theological" in our message, but to identify ourselves as sinners who apply the Word of God by faith to experience His truth, love and forgiveness.

Forgiveness Involves Confessing Our Sins to God

When I was about 10 years old or younger, I heard from my elder sisters and other children that walking in the rain would wash my sins away, and that if I died I would go to Heaven. Being at that tender age, I also heard from elderly people that swearing, stealing, lying and fighting, which are common sins in this age group, were sinful. As a boy, I was always conscious about the wrong things I did and how to overcome feelings of guilt.

Now with respect, I saw how some Catholic people made the "sign of the cross" and I thought this was a way of prayer and asking for God’s protection and favor. After observing that and having gone to some Catholic church services, I started doing the same, hoping that by so doing it might grant me protection and favor with others. You may laugh! But I had my successes in this practice, and I also had my misfortunes. My participating in that religious practice as a boy was based on ignorance and lack of true faith, thinking that I could earn God’s favor and forgiveness simply by making the sign of the cross sign and saying a three-sentence prayer line.

Furthermore, since this was really all I knew about "being right with God", I grew up doing this and believing that was the way of salvation. I honestly and ignorantly thought I was right and that I was not going to share my "secret" with anyone, despite the many challenges I experienced, including a suicide attempt to get my Aunt Lily’s (see Salvation Received on Deathbed article) attention; this resulted in me getting a very good spanking for my egocentric efforts.

As it is, I parted ways with my practice in February 1990, when I started reading the Bible for myself and thereafter made a commitment to Christ. Without repeating my testimony, I read in Romans 10:9-10 on how to make a confession of faith and forgiveness, accepting Christ as Savior (1 John 1:9). This experience was very real as peace from the Lord Jesus Christ filled my conscience, leaving me guilt-free. This is when I really knew I was saved. Like we said previously, the born again experience is by faith and the accompanied joy from the Lord is only known by the person being saved. The unbelieving, doubters, skeptics, agnostics and atheists must first experience by faith this joy before slandering our Christian experiences as illusions and wild imaginations.

How Do We Ensure God’s Eternal Forgiveness?

In the Old Testament, the Lord required animals to be offered for the people’s sins, and once a year God commanded Aaron to take two (2) goats from the people to atone for their sins; one (1) to be killed as a sin offering and the other one (1) for Aaron to lay his hands on and confess all the sins of the people of Israel to God. The goat (or "scapegoat") carried all their sins on itself to a place where there were no people (Leviticus 16:15, 20-22). But under the new covenant, Christ took all our sins upon Himself through His death, resurrection and shedding of blood (Isaiah 53:5-6, 12). As the Bible says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Since Christ died and rose again for our sins, we are required to humbly confess and repent of our sins. There is no blessing for those who hide sin, but there is mercy for those who confess and renounce their sins (Proverbs 28:13; Psalm 103:12).

After experiencing God’s forgiveness of our sins, we have a duty as Christians to obey and walk in the new life (Colossians 3:5-10; Ephesians 4:17-32). Our acceptance of the Lord was an acknowledgment that we are guilty before Him through the condemnation of our conscience accusing us of sin (Romans 2:15). Therefore having confessed, we promised or vowed to God that we will no longer do the wrongs we did before with an attitude of willful disobedience (Psalm 19:13). If we confess, the Lord does grant us forgiveness; if we ask, He forgives without reservations. I am going to share some experiences some of us had in this ministry as a way of demonstrating that our willful sinning hurts the Lord and arouses His wrath (Isaiah 63:10). The Lord God of Israel has not changed; He has only changed the requirements of receiving salvation (Romans 11:28-32; Hebrews 8:13; 9:11-12).

I therefore share some of my moments of disobedience and the Lord’s reaction. One evening I had an incident involving one of my daughters, and this led me to say things that I was not permitted to, and what I said clearly hurt everybody in the family. This particular incident also hurt the Lord and for my effort I received a stunning rebuke from Him that left me licking my emotional pains for weeks, feeling ashamed of my conduct. As it is, what the Lord told me was embarrassing, and I felt that He was angry with me for what I had done. That night was the most unfortunate in my life as a Christian and I felt the anger of the Lord with great fear and trembling. Even though the Lord had been speaking to us more than 2 years then, I felt that I was all alone and that God was against me. The moment following my outbursts I was conscious-stricken like David when he had the Israelite army counted (2 Samuel 24); I felt ashamed even to the point of not knowing how to ask the Lord for forgiveness. Through a strong conviction by the Holy Spirit I summoned courage and I went to bed that night praying and asking the Lord to forgive me. I knew that He might bring me a message, and He did. Being a gracious and forgiving God (Psalm 86:5), He accepted my repentance prayer and forgave me. This was evident in the subsequent message of rebuke that He gave me. Although the rebuke itself was strong and filled me with fear for God, I could also sense His love for me. He removed the guilt that tormented me (1 Chronicles 21:8) and what remained was just the embarrassment and a great lesson learnt. This was good for me as it served as a warning and humbling experience.

In another incident, we have a very dear sister in this ministry who is in the habit of covering up her children’s mistakes, giving other children the blame and not acknowledging the mistakes of her own children. I can tell you, the Lord is very displeased with parents who "seal up" or "cover up" their children’s wrongs and do not correct them on how to treat and live with others. That is a very dangerous position of parenting, including overlooking our children’s mistakes and siding with them when they’re wrong. This is like saying to them when they are wrong: "what you are doing is right and I am at your side to defend and protect you." The Lord handed this sister a strong rebuke which led her to tears of humility as she confessed her wrongs to the Lord. Although the rebuke came with a promise of punishment, after seeing how she humbled herself the Lord relented His anger and forgave her (1 Kings 21:29) saying that the vision was only a warning.

These above two examples are not they only ones we have experienced in this ministry. Other brethren elsewhere had their moments of sharp rebukes from the Lord.  However, when they would show a humble and obedient attitude, the Lord would graciously wipe the tears of the rebuke away and give some heart-warming encouragement to express His approval and forgiveness.

There are also many instances throughout the Bible where God displays His forgiveness and compassion. For example, God had intended to destroy the city of Nineveh within 40 days. After giving them a warning through Jonah, they believed Him and humbly repented of their sins (Jonah 3:3-9). When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened (Jonah 3:10). God's mercy is indeed great and beyond our understanding. Manasseh was one of the most wicked kings that Israel ever had and the Bible details his many sins:
From  twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord... rebuilt the high places... raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them... he caused his sons to pass through the fire...; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God. Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel" (2 Chronicles 33:1-9).
Furthermore, the Bible says that "The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen, "therefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon." (2 Chronicles 33:10-11).  In this deplorable and helpless state, deeply afflicted, Manasseh sought God's grace and forgiveness: "... he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty (prayer request), heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God" (2 Chronicles 33:12-13). After Manasseh repented, he (Manasseh) forsook his wicked ways and began reversing all the wicked and detestable things he had done before (2 Chronicles 33:14-17). If the Lord God loved, forgave and restored this king who had committed such gross wickedness, how much more is He willing to forgive you for your sins if you likewise confess and repent? "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32). 

In concluding, the Lord is not pleased when we take advantage of His forgiving nature and keep sinning willful. Also, willful sin results in habitual sin, and such behavior becomes addictive and sadly this drives the Lord away from us. As I have come to know Him, when we turn back to Him in submission and obedience, He will forgive us and keep us from falling from His grace (1 John 1:9; Ezekiel 18:21-24). Before closing, I would like to confess and testify that while the Lord is a forgiving and loving God, He cannot be fooled by people who try to manipulate Him into action to deliver a blessing. Instead such provocative behavior earns punishment. We must confess our wrongs and remain faithfully obedient; only then do we secure salvation (Matthew 24:13; 25:1-10). Let us honor the Lord and value His forgiveness.
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:1-3).
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy (Micah 7:18).
Are you missing out on God's favor and forgiveness by hardening your heart and failing to humbly confess and repent of your sins (James 4:6; Proverbs 3:34; Psalm 51:17)? Are you weighed down and imprisoned with the guilt of unconfessed sin? If you would like to receive in God's forgiveness and be set free from the guilt of sin, please begin by with a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed regards in peace in Christ,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Worldly Behaviour Displeases God

“Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy” (James 4:4 HCSB).


Rapture Vision (Brother Glenn) This can also be found in our visions page.

I received a vision from the Lord during the very early morning hours of Saturday (22/02/2020). In the vision, my family and I were together at home sleeping, it appeared to be very late at night (Matthew 25:6). I heard a loud voice and I just knew it was the LORD speaking and He called each one of us using the same words just using our names saying, "Cailin, My good and faithful (Matthew 25:23) servant come forth" (John 11:43). And immediately, I saw Cailin (our seven year old daughter) being transformed into a body of light flying through the roof and the sky and standing at the Lord's right hand side and the rest of us were called too and standing in the sequence we were called (Matthew 25:34). as I looked around I saw multitudes of other people also on the Lord's right hand side. end of vision!

Brief explanation

Brethren, the Lord is again warning us and exciting us to be ready and prepared for this great event the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Let us keep up the good work and continue doing the will of God. After this vision, I asked the Lord why Cailin (our 7 year old daughter) was being good and faithful since she never labored the Lord said, her obedience to us as her parents, her praying, bible reading and her participating in our ministry worship services and family devotional times makes her faithful in His eyes. Therefore, no brother or sister young or old should consider any contribution in terms of doing God's will as trivial. The Lord rewards every act of obedience that is done in His name and that brings Glory and honor to Him (1 Corinthians 10:31; Hebrews 6:10).

Brethren, this message is from God and it is serious. Don’t take it lightly; it is a warning! In previous articles (specifically Worldly Dressing, Appreciating the Way You Look, and Women in Pants and External Adornments), we have shared with you from the Lord that makeup and worldly dressing is worldly and goes against the Christian way of life, which is holiness and non-conformation to worldliness (Romans 12:1-2). Our message is a word of correction from the Lord.

This article on worldliness is a reminder from the Lord to Christians to stop embracing worldly principles and practices and to live as ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).This article is being presented to show that some things that Christians consider as normal are indeed worldly. We will therefore use Scriptural evidence to lead our convictions as well as some warnings we received from the Lord regarding worldly behaviour.

Satan, the god of this World

In order for us to understand Satan’s role in this world, we must acknowledge what the Bible says regarding him. Unfortunately, some people don’t believe in Satan’s existence and as the god of this sinful world (1 Corinthians 1:28). This rests entirely upon their faith as it requires faith to accept the Bible’s evidence and testimony about the devil. In this brief study, we will examine a few scriptures to satisfy ourselves with truth relating to Satan’s being and behaviour. The Bible says: “Regarding them: the god of this age (World) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4; John 12:31).

From the above Scriptures, Satan is seen to be blinding people spiritually, so that they ignore the gospel of salvation. He is also the one using the various resource of the world to tempt and make us submissive to him (Matthew 4:8-9; Job 1:7). He is always at work in this world to destroy both the believing and unbelieving (1 Peter 5:8-9), again only faith and obedience in Christ alone gives us victory against his war for our souls (James 4:7). He is in the world not to make life easy for the human race, but to kill and destroy us (John 10:10), which reflects the current situation in the world today (Romans 1:20-32) He is a master deceiver and skillful in spreading lies and divisions between God and man (Genesis 3:1-5; Revelation 12:9).

Furthermore, Satan claims victory over those he controls and the end result is death (John 8:44-45; Ephesians 2:2; Romans 6:23). The ways of this world are sinfulness and the gratification of our carnal nature (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 8:6-7). As it is, victory over Satan and sin is only through Christ Jesus, by faith in His redemptive work (Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 4:4; Revelation 12:11). We can only be more than conquerors if we don’t follow the ways of the world, which the above Scriptures declare as chasing after fleshly desires (Romans 8:37). Brethren, though some of our labour here is for the flesh, are we using the things here to control us or are we also working for The Lord and giving Him the glory (Luke 19:13-26)?

Remember, Satan operates through the spirit of lust, greed, selfishness and hatred, leading people in opposition to one another. To prove this, just read today’s sports headlines and business ads, "We are the best! We have more". Frankly, this is worldliness at best and this same spirit has made its way into the church. Christians and churches are now divided and are at war with one another for money and souls in order to attract more people and attention to themselves (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). This is not Christ’s way and command to the Church. His will is to unify and build the body up in perfect love and fruitful labour for the glory of God (Ephesians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 2:14-18).

Are You Friends With the World?

Broadly speaking, friendship with the world involves following the ways of the world through a continuous appetite for more and more worldly things (1 John 2:15-16). In addition, Christians have become very comfortable with many worldly activities and some of these activities are being celebrated in the Church today. In these celebrations, the Church practices being seen as ‘seasonal’, using relevant Scriptures to highlight such events. The point is: do such events promote obedience to Christ Jesus, or do they make the Church conform to the world and become relevant to the overall goal of the world leaders?

Like we shared in a previous article, the Lord considers every wrong thing we do as worldliness. Biblically, wrong things involves all things that goes against the Scriptures (James 4:17). Therefore, worldliness is anything that encourages us away from the Lord and leads us into some form of idolatry and habitual sinful desires (Colossians 3:5; 1 Peter 4:3).

We will consider some corrections on worldly behaviour from the Lord to us as a ministry and to others. Some few years ago, I was due to attend a meeting with my former pastor, so we asked the Lord what message I should take with me to the pastor. The Lord said that I should tell the pastor what things are permitted in the church and what should not be permitted. The Lord was referring to some incidents of worldly dancing and worldly music that were being performed in the church. There were also some plays that highlighted violence, drugs, and sexual lust. These scenes are all worldly and increase the appetite of the flesh.

While we understand that this message is intended to warn us against such behaviour, involving the perceptive senses to hear and visualize such events also brings desire. As it is, we make our message acceptable to the youth by depicting real life situations, when they already see all that on television and movies. Furthermore, worldly events like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Spring Day, Halloween, etc. are all designed to take attention from Christ and the cross, but bring focus to the celebration and idolizing of nature and persons. This also applies to worldly excursions, vacations to worldly places and beaches, or cruises which promote lust. Oftentimes, Christians who go on these journeys or vacations have little to no time for Bible reading and prayers. It ends up being a vacation from the Lord, while the Bible says that we should meditate on the Word day and night (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:97) and “Pray without Ceasing” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17). I challenge every Christian: how do these events bring glory to Christ? And how do they benefit you spiritually to stop sinning? You might say that it draws attention to our church or message; yes it does, but was Jesus Christ really seen and glorified in this? (Matthew 5:14-16).

Worldliness in the Church

Moreover, there are many pastors who don’t find it worldly to sing worldly songs from the pulpit, or worldly songs masked as Christian songs. Not only are they doing that to become popular especially with the younger generation, but they also encourage their church members that it is not wrong and that such music does not interfere with our salvation. In truth, it does interfere with our salvation; anything that gives pleasure to the sinful nature is not from faith, and it is therefore sin (Romans 14:23). The God of the Bible, the One speaking to us, has warned several Christians against listening to worldly music, watching secular television and movies, and attending ungodly parties, indicating that doing these activities is being worldly. Surely, you know these appeal to the senses, leading to desire; this is an indulgence to the gratification of the flesh, isn't it? In this, does it show the nature of Christ in us or does it encouragement us to sin, for desire leads to fulfillment?

Finally, leading a worldly lifestyle is not acceptable to God. I have heard many pastors sharing dreams of luxury cars, magnificent buildings, and other worldly things this they believe will draw people to God because people will see how God has blessed them and "prospered" them, so they can desire the same things. Their sermons often manipulate Scripture to only focus on what "itching" ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3), such as God's "blessings" and "grace" for us to just live happy here on earth and have the best life here (John 16:33); they rarely mention living holy (1 Peter 1:13-16), Christ's soon return (Revelation 22:12), or God's judgment (2 Corinthians 5:10). This clearly portrays God wrongly! God's message of holy living and obedience is being exchanged for worldly things to show off; we cannot serve both God and material wealth (Matthew 6:24). While it is good to show how God blessed us with things, it should never be the motive to draw us to Him. This is exactly the ‘bait’ that the prosperity teachers are using (1 Timothy 6:10). They are pulling the masses to gain fame and enrich themselves through the tithes and offerings, all these being done at the expense of their member's salvation!

In conclusion, being friends with the world is accepting Satan as your ruler and father. If we make friends with people to just socialize with them on worldly terms, and not to fellowship in Christ, our union with them is benefiting our (and their) sensual needs for the "feeling good" of our nature like lust or desire. In Christ, however, we feed on what builds us up in Him (Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:1-2; John 14:15) in our daily quest to crucify the sinful nature. Choose your friends for the good of the gospel and their salvation.

So, have you been focusing on being friends with the world, or would you like to be a true friend of Jesus Christ? If you desire to be friends with The Lord, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started in this beautiful journey. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Love,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Why Christians Should Fear The Lord


Fearing God Almighty

Visions you can found it here

I (Brother Glenn) received a vision from the Lord early Thursday morning (13/02/2020). In the vision, I was standing in our back yard when my attention was drawn to thick dark clouds which were gathering and breaking up into sizable chunks covering the entire sky. As I looked at the phenomena right in front of me I felt a deep fear as it turned day light into total darkness (Joel 2:2; Zephaniah 1:15). 

I then immediately ran into the house to tell my family and just before I could speak, I heard a man as if announcing on television to the whole world, "This is the end of the world as we all know it". Soon after this announcement, I went outside again and I saw many people going about their lives as if nothing is going to happen (Revelation 22:11) And the vision ended!

Brief interpretation

We believe the dark clouds that are gathering and the announcement is a warning to the world that we are in the beginning  stages of the end times. As a ministry and family, we have been attacked by some brothers for sharing visions from the Lord especially related to the end times (Jeremiah 26:8-24) but we will continue to obey the Lord. 

Vision to Claudia 14/02/2020

During the early hours of Friday, I received a vision from the Lord. A warm, pure white bright light appeared to me and took me to a city with very tall buildings in the USA. While being in this white warm cloud, I looked down a very large and big hole opened up and I saw countless people and their cars falling into this hole (Numbers 16:32), then the vision ended! 

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28 NLT). And 

"Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment" (Proverbs 9:10).


We pray that the will of the Lord God be made clearer to you all, and that you be found perfect in His will. We pray that you celebrate life through Christ this new year. 

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:18-21 NKJV).

A simple search of the online Bible reveals that the word “fear” is used well over 100 times in reference to God. The Bible admonishes us not only to honor all people (including our leaders) and love our brothers and sisters in Christ,but to fear and honor the Lord as well (1 Peter 2:17 NKJV). Furthermore, the Word of God also teaches us that fearing God is required for one to gain wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; 15:33; Psalm 111:10).

Initially, when we fear God, we spontaneously and submissively yield to His will in humble reverence and awe to His authority. The single best freedom humanity can enjoy for all time is Truth! Why? Because Truth sets us free (John 8:32)—no guilt, worry, fear, possessions, or fleshly desires are attached to truth. That Truth is Jesus Christ, and it is only through Him that we can have true freedom and eternal life (John 8:36; 14:6).

Naturally, when we correct our children (who have been taught in the ways of the Lord) after they have misbehaved, their response to our rebuke is often with reverence and with a sense of fear for God. As our Lord said, children are humble and more responsive to the fear of God than adults (Matthew 18:3-4). The Lord’s promise to us, as parents, is that if we bring up our children in the ways of the Lord, we would reap the benefit of them walking in the fear of God all the days of their lives (1 Samuel 1:21-28; Proverbs 22:6).

How We Lose our Fear of God

From the Bible, we learn that the fear of God is the foundation to attaining wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; 15:33; Psalm 111:10). Alluding to this fact, the Word of God warns us to guard against and avoid “godless chatter” or “profane and idle babblings and contradictions” or “irreverent empty speeches” that the world considers to be “knowledge” or “staying informed”; these types of talks and arguments will surely dilute and deviate our faith (1 Timothy 6:20-21). In my experience, and from what I have observed, we indeed start losing our fear for God when we are drawn to other interests which direct us away from God. Some of these distractions are well explained in the Bible; for example worldliness, love of money, and addictions (1 John 2:15; James 4:4; 2 Corinthians 6:14). In addition to these, I have identified a few other influences that also contribute negatively to our relationship with God.

Desires: To us Christians, the Bible is God’s infallible Word which carries a life-changing and life-giving instruction to mankind. We read in the Bible how several people, who knew God and had a relationship with Him initially, defied His will and chose to walk contrary to His ways (2 Chronicles 24:17-19; 2 Timothy 4:10). Exercising God’s will is a choice, and defying sin brings us two victories: God’s acceptance of our obedience and freedom from guilt. Our weakness as humans is that our choices are often influenced by our desires, which come either through someone or something that our senses capture. For example, Adam and Eve gave into the devil’s temptation when Eve "saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom...."(Genesis 3:1-6). Likewise, David gave in to lust and committed adultery when he saw that “…the woman was very beautiful…” (2 Samuel 11:1-4).

Influence from others: Bad influence from others can also detract our choice for obedience (1 Corinthians 15:33). For example, two arrogant men, Azariah and Johanan, falsely accused the Prophet Jeremiah of lying, and they influenced the people to flee to Egypt, contrary to God’s warning (Jeremiah 43:1-7). Also, in the Garden of Eden, the serpent influenced Eve to sin, and in turn Eve influenced Adam (Genesis 3:6). Rehoboam, who succeeded his father Solomon as king over Israel, was influenced by the young men he had grown up with to impose greater burdens on the people. He rejected the wise counsel of the elders who had urged him to be a servant leader and serve his people with equity and kindness (1 Kings 12:1–15).

Fear of man: Many people often fall into the trap of rejecting Godly counsel in exchange for human counsel and sympathy; this is giving victory to the devil. In the Scriptures, such an attitude is best described by these words from King Saul: “I have sinned. I violated the LORD's command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gavein to them” (1 Samuel 15:24)During the time of Exodus, of the twelve men sent by Moses to spy the land of Canaan, only two (Caleb and Joshua) expressed confidence that God would help Israel conquer the land, and they urged the people not to have confidence in God and not rebel against Him, because the Lord was with them (Numbers 13:30; 14:6-9).The remaining ten spies were afraid and scared of “the giants”, so they discouraged the people and influenced them to rebel against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 13:31-33; 14:1-4, 10). The Hebrew midwives (Shiphrah and Puah) stood faithfully; they “… feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live” (Exodus 1:17). The prophet Daniel also, when he learned of the plot against him, was not afraid. Instead of giving in to fear, “he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days”(Daniel 6:10 NKJV)The Bible warns us that “fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe”(Proverbs 29:25). We should not fear man or seek to please others, but God alone (Isaiah 2:22; Isaiah 51:12; Galatians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; Colossians 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:9; 2 Timothy 1:7).Moreover, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself reiterated that we should“not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

Possessions and power: Today’s economic environment is quite enticing to many. The explosion of goods, services, and flashy new technologies in the market makes it very easy for the devil to tempt us. Consequently, material things and thirst for power can separate us from God’s will (Matthew 19:16-23; Luke 8:14). There are some wealthy and influential people in this world whose power is their possessions and they have no fear of God. In their lust and greed for more material things, they reject eternal life—the most precious of all gifts—for worldly gain and the short-lived pleasure of sin (Luke 12:13-21; Hebrews 11:25). Sadly, many people are following them.

As a fact, today’s booming worldly entertainment media, such as television, movies, the Internet, videos and social media, promote the breakdown of family relationships and have become great stumbling blocks to godly living. In personal messages to many of us, the Lord admonished and encouraged us not to fear men. Although we are commanded to respect all men (1 Peter 2:17), we must not be afraid of their opinions of us, nor should we be ashamed of our convictions and our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 5:26-32).


Are You Living for God or for Your Own Pleasures?

Not too long ago, the Lord spoke to us in a vision, saying that we are hated by many Christians because of sharing His strong messages of rebuke against sin and wicked practices in the Church (John 17:14). We love doing the Lord’s work and our fear is for the Lord God alone. The Lord’s message is a strong warning against worldliness among Christians (Matthew 13:18-22; Romans 8:7).

As a ministry, the value we attach to truthful living and holiness far exceeds the luxuries of this life. While some may boast about their [temporary] power and earthly possessions, we know they are also driven by guilt and a strong fear of death. We should not value useless things above God and allow others to sway us from the path of truth; even in caring for others we must seek to please God (Matthew 7:13-14; 13:18-23). In the Book of Acts, we read about how Ananias and his wife Sapphira lost their lives as a result of greed for money and love of worldly possessions (Acts 5:1-11); what they treasured controlled them (Matthew 6:21). Using their example as a warning, we should not exchange the fear of God for anything; be it riches, power, or fame (Matthew 16:26). Instead, we should strive to faithfully and obediently serve God and allow nothing to separate us from Him (Romans 8:38-39). Like Job, we are encouraged to be wise by fearing the Lord and shunning evil (Job 1:1; 2:3; Proverbs 14:16; Ecclesiastes 12:13).

There are many Christian leaders who encourage us to “follow your heart” and “pursue your dreams.” The question we should ask ourselves is this: how do those dreams and plans in our hearts measure up to God’s will? Are those dreams only in pursuit of worldly happiness, comfort, and “success”, without the Cross of Jesus? If so, as the Lord Jesus explained in the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21), your dreams are self-serving and for your own glory, and they will only inspire those who seek praise from man! In contrast, pursuing godly dreams through the cross of Jesus, despite persecution and hatred from the world, will lead to the salvation of others, resulting in glory to Christ. The Bible teaches us that Truth through the cross comes at the cost of insults, hatred and blood (Luke 6:22; John 15:18; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 3:16; 4:12-14; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12). Do you think any of Christ’ followers conquered the world being applauded by the masses, without insults and hatred from the world which hates the truth? (Matthew 5:11; John 15:18).

Are you struggling with sins or temptations, be they thoughts, habits, addictions, or behaviors that drive you from the fear of God? Repent and conquer them in Jesus’ name, for the power is in your possession—choice (Genesis 4:6-7) and the Lord is willing to set you free (Acts 2:38; 3:19; 8:22; 1 John 1:9; Romans 6:6-7). Is the fear of man and of persecution holding you back from fearing God, serving Him, and doing His will? The Lord Jesus can set you free if you receive Him into your heart and follow Him as your Master, Lord, and Savior (John 8:32; 36). I, therefore, urge you to “...fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods… Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14-15 NKJV).

If you are not yet born again, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Have a blessed New Year in God’s fear.

Brother Glenn and Preparing for the Kingdom Ministry.

Monday, February 10, 2020

How God's Angels Serves Us



Visions By Claudia (These are available also in our visions section)


Vision Of a Bright Cloud

On the February 5, 2020 I had a vision just before my early morning prayers. I saw a brilliant white cloud and a very Bright Light that illuminated the entire sky. As I looked, I felt a deep penetrating peace entering me...END! (See Matthew 17:5)

Vision Of Angels Singing

Again on February 7, 2020. I had another vision, I could see  countless Angels who were dressed in dazzling white robes standing on a pure white cloud. I immediately started singing praises to the Lord and the angelic host joined in singing praises to the Lord. End! (Job 38:7; Luke 2:13-14).


Angels and Their Origin

The Bible says that God created everything in Heaven and on the earth (Genesis1:1; 2:1; John 1:1-3). In the book of Colossians 1:16, we read, “For by Him all things were created: things in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him” (NIV). These angelic beings are eternal and they shouted with joy when God laid the foundation of the world (Luke 20:36; Job 38:1-7). Furthermore, we are told in Scripture that angels do not reproduce or given in marriage (Matthew 22:30).

Upon further study, we read that angels are wise and intelligent beings who have a keen interest in human affairs (Daniel 9:21-22; Daniel 10:14; Luke 15:10). We also read that angels are spirits (Psalm 104:4; Ephesians 3:10).


Angels and Their Dealings With Mankind

Comparatively, Angels were created before man and they are countless and of a higher order (Psalm 103:20; Isaiah 6:2-3; Luke 12:8-9; Psalm 8:5). Because of the high position that angels have as God’s servants, they are said to be, “holy ones”, “stars”, and even as “sons of God” (Job 1:6; 2:1; 5:1; Psalm 89:5,7; Revelation 9:1). In Scripture, we are warned not to worship Angels (Revelation 19:10; Colossians 2:18). As it is, we further learn that angels are serving mankind as guides, protectors, and deliverers (Genesis 24:7, 40; Exodus 14:19; Psalm 34:7; 91:11; Isaiah 63:9; Daniel 3:28).

There are various categories of angels (Genesis 3:24; Isaiah 6:2; Ezekiel 10:3; 2 Kings 6:16-17) and when God revealed angelic beings to people they have various forms. When God sends Angels as messengers to humans, they are given a form similar to that of mankind, though they are usually different; this creates a feeling of awe (Judges 13:15-20; Matthew 28:2-3; Luke 2:9; Acts 1:10).

This is very important: when people claim to have received a message from an angel, it should never proclaim a gospel other than the message of the cross, resurrection and the final judgement of God (Galatians 1:8; Revelation 14:6-7). In the New Testament, we find the angels of the Lord supporting and encouraging the disciples in the work of the gospel:
  • Two angels who looked like men and dressed in white told the disciples that Jesus would come back in the same manner that He ascended (Acts 1:11).
  • An angel directed Philip to preach to the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26)
  • An angels appeared in a vision to give instructions to Cornelius (Acts 10:3-7,22).
  • Angels were sent to offer protection and rescue God’s servants from prison (Acts 12:7-11).
  • An angel came to Paul to strengthen him and to assure him that he would preach to Caesar and spare the lives of his fellow sailors (Acts 27:23-24).
Can People Order Angels Around?

The Lord has given us authority over Satan and demonic spirits, but He has not given us authority to order His holy angels around (Luke 10:18-20). In addition, angels report to the Father and they are His Heavenly witnesses (Job1:6; Luke 12:8-9; Revelation 4:8-11). Also, as I will explain later, Angels do submit to the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. They do so out of reverence to the Lord, and as much as bad angels or demons hate to acknowledge their defeat at the cross, the angels of the Lord submit to Him (Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:7-11).

Can Angels Heal?

I heard a testimony of someone seeing angels healing people; this testimony contradicts Scripture, however well-intentioned it may be (1 Corinthians 12:9). In the New Covenant, it’s us – the Church, and not angels, who have been commissioned to bring healing in the name of Jesus (Matthew 10:1,8). In the New Testament, Jesus alone is the focus for anyone who was healed miraculously (Acts 3:1-8, 16; Acts 4:9-10; Acts 9:32-35; Acts 28:7-9). Healing and forgiveness of sins is granted when we pray in faith in the name of the Lord and repent of our sins (James 5:14-16). The story of the Pool of Siloam falls under the Old Covenant system, and when Jesus came to that pool He provided a better solution to those who waited for the stirring of the waters (John 5:6-8). Jesus healed everyone who came to Him in faith seeking healing and deliverance (Matthew 4:23-24; Matthew 9:35-36; Matthew 14:14).

In the New Testament, we do not see any evidence of angels performing healing, and as a matter of fact, we are warned about a wrong emphasis on angels:
  • False angels can bring deception via a different gospel other than what is written in the Bible (Galatians 1:8).
  • Satan and his demons can masquerade as "angels of light", and his servants also masquerade as “servants of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
  • Deceived and misguided people worship angels and deceive people with their emphasis on supernatural experiences that are rooted in their fleshly pride, and not in the Holy Spirit or Scriptures (Colossians 2:18).
Encounters With Angels

I will relate two short experiences we had with angels. In 2009, I was shown a vision of angels in human form who were clothed in white guarding my two daughters. In this vision, I saw my daughters Charis and Claudia playing, and I saw two white figures standing close by watching them. I immediately reacted and shouted, “I rebuke you in Jesus name” and as I did that I saw the angels fleeing and they stood a short distance from us (Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:7-11). I continued rebuking them while they just looked at me, and a thought come to my mind that “those are your daughters” guardian angels”. When this thought appeared I wanted to inquire of them but they disappeared.

Furthermore, and I have never reported on this, Charis had numerous visits from different angels who declared upon their appearances that they were sent by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I will only relate on one experience here since it may appeal to everyone. The other angelic visions were personal messages to some of us from the Lord. The vision and the message I am about to share should not be construed as a possible rapture date setting. The female angel who brought the message did not give us the meaning of this message. This particular angel has been sent twice to Charis as a messenger of the Lord (Acts 10:3-8). The vision is described below.

The Vision of the Number 3

This is the vision the Lord gave me (Charis) in the morning of February 28, 2013. I saw an angel appearing in the form of a woman. Although, she did not give me her name, I knew her name was Celeste and that she was an angel sent by the Lord. She spoke and said, “Did you notice that the Lord used the number 3 various times, like your family had to go on a fast for 3 days, and the Lord used the number 3 in the vision you had about your mother? The Lord also used the number 3 in David’s punishment and the Lord rose from the dead in 3 days’ time? I asked her, why are you telling me all these? She replied, “I am sent to tell you this and don’t forget my words; please remember my words”. I replied saying “Yes, I will not forget”, and she disappeared.

Kindly allow me to add some background to this vision. In the beginning of the Lord Jesus Christ’s visits to us, He commanded us to fast for 3 days to receive a blessing, breakthrough and to establish this ministry. Soon after our fasting, He announced what we fasted for. This was predicted and it all came true. Also, the Lord showed Charis a vision of something my wife was going to do; this prediction came true and the rest we know it from the Scriptures. We have no direct interpretation to this revelation but we share it with you as a warning and encouragement.

In conclusion, the Lord also told us that angels do not dispense the gifts of the Holy Spirit, nor do they administer the gifts of the Holy Spirit on His behalf; it is the Lord Himself who works through the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). There is order in the work of God and each individual angel has been assigned task by God (Jude 6; Revelation 5:1; 2 Kings 19:35; Revelation 20:1-3).

Let us therefore remember that Scripturally, we are warned against worshiping angels, praying to them or expecting them to do things for us; they are only ministering spirits sent by God and they are commanded by Him and our Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:14).

Blessed Grace and Mercy be multiplied to you in Jesus name,

Brother Glenn.

PS: We are sharing a new warning vision the Lord has given on November 9, 2013.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Is rapture imminent?

Is rapture imminent?

Important Notice: This week's article has been written by our beloved Brother Thomas John who is doing a good job in the mission field for the Lord in Bangladesh and some other areas. This precious brother and his team are fearless and selfless warriors of the Cross who preach the gospel in areas where their lives are in constant danger. We therefore urge you brethren to pray for them in Jesus name. As a ministry, we have been warned by the Lord not to set dates relating to His coming. Therefore the dates suggested below may or may not be accurate and these are not endorsed by this ministry.

Vision of a selfish Christian (02/02/2020). 

I (Brother Glenn) had a vision from the Lord on above date. I had a conversation with a known pastor in our area and the Lord showed me that this man had sin in his life which he did not even hide from others. While this and I were conversing, i heard the Lord saying, "This man will do nothing for others unless he stands to benefits from it". End! (Colossians 3:23-24).

We therefore encourage you brethren, let us not do good to others for self-gain, or self-glorification but as humble servants doing it to please our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 17:10; Matthew 25:40).

I have no doubt that we are living in the last days foretold in the scriptures thousands of years ago. I am very excited to be living at this crucial period in history. I believe the next great event in human history is going to be the rapture of the church. The vast majority of the unbelieving world will be caught unawares when this event will finally occur. However for the small band of true believers in Christ, it is going to be a day like no other.

At no time in history have we seen prophetic puzzles falling into place at such a speed. It is all happening right in front of our eyes. This is the most significant period in world history as the prophetic time clock is ticking faster than ever before. So many things are falling into place. So much is converging so fast! And yet many don’t pay attention. The sad truth is there are so many Christians today who have no idea how close they are to this great event. Unfortunately many of them aren’t studying the word and are not interested in the Lord’s return. A good number of Christians don’t even believe the rapture is ever going to occur. It has become just like the days of Noah. There is so much of unbelief and belligerence. In most churches there is no serious preaching on the Lord’s return. Sadly so many in our churches are not rapture ready!

Is it possible to know?

Jesus had clearly stated in Matthew 24:36 that no one knows the day or hour of his coming. Does it mean that we will be totally in the dark regarding Christ’s return for his church? What Christ said was that no one knows the ‘exact time’. That doesn’t mean we cannot know the ‘general time’ of rapture. The overall timing might remain a mystery. However we may be able to observe some general indicators when key prophecies are fulfilled.

The same Jesus who said that no man knows the day or the hour of his coming, however, was very angry with the Pharisees and Scribes for not discerning “the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3) and not knowing the "time of their visitation" (Luke 19:44).

Jesus did go into detail about the end times in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. When the disciples

asked what would be the signs of the end of the age, he explained in-depth. The whole chapter is devoted to us knowing what the times would be like and what are the things to come. If He did not want us to know what to look for, He would have told the disciples that they

do not need to know. It is in fact the complete opposite. We can know the general time of his coming by discerning the signs of the end time. The Bible talks about signs that point to the rapture. It is our ignorance of these signs that deter us from knowing the truth and becoming rapture ready.

Major signs

In Matthew 24 we find the disciples asking Jesus a very profound question, “When this will happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” and this is what Jesus told them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:7-14).

Nations today are armed with nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Many are at war with each other. The situation is chaotic in many places around the world. The Middle East is more combustible than ever. We are almost on the verge of a third world war. It has never been like this. Our world is at a tipping point.

Persecution of Christians is on the rise around the world. Today Christians in many nations are targeted, hunted down and ruthlessly murdered. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. The unprecedented rise in persecution of Christians across the world is a sure sign that we are drawing closer to tribulation and subsequent events.

We are seeing an increase in the frequency and intensity of earthquakes all over the world. Jesus in his Olivet discourse predicted that this would be a major sign just prior to his return to earth.

It must also be borne in mind that our Lord Jesus knew that the global media would cover most of the events He mentioned in Matthew 24:7 and the new diseases being reported around the world are signs we need to take note of.

The increase of sin is another major sign. The moral degeneration that we witness today in the world is unprecedented. Morality is overwhelmed by shameless behavior. It was Ruth Graham, the late wife of Billy Graham who once said, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” It isn’t just America but the entire world is witnessing a rapid degradation of morality. Evil is rising around the world.

Today there may be only few people in the world who haven’t heard the name Jesus. It is true that many Islamic nations do not allow religious freedom. In some countries people risk the death penalty for changing religion. But the Internet and some social media platforms is changing everything. It is much harder for governments to control. The gospel message is going out to the world. Unreached people group doesn’t necessarily mean that a particular group hasn’t heard about Jesus or Christianity at all. Gospel has reached almost every place in the world.

Written by Brother Thomas John and reviewed by Brother Glenn



Monday, January 27, 2020

The Coming Of The LORD

Will The Lord Come Anytime Soon? 

“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14 NKJV). Also, “Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20 NKJV). Naturally, the hardest thing for people to overcome is our inability to be patient and wait (Exodus 32:1; 1 Samuel 13:11-12).

Vision From Claudia: I received a Vision from the Lord on the 24/01/2020. I saw myself being at school with many other learners around me enjoying lunch break. Suddenly, I heard a very LOUD ear deafening Thunder as if it was a warning. I saw all the unsaved people everywhere  screaming and running and as they were running the earth opened underneath them and they would fall while screaming and being terrified into the deep dark holes (Numbers 26:10). While the vision was being shown to me the Lord urged me to record what I saw saying "this is a message for all to be ready". End!

Brethren, let us rejoice in patience as we are waiting for our redemption. As a family, we believe the Lord Jesus Christ is Coming in our life-time! Again, as the Lord provides these visions and messages we will share in love in Jesus name with the hope to encourage and get many ready for the Lord's soon coming.

Important Observation! It is a fact, some Christians are just tired of waiting for the coming of the Lord so they imagine rapture dates and sadly some brethren are led into believing these false rapture dates. We are repeating the Lord is coming like a thief (Revelations 16:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:2) and we HEARD FIRST HAND FROM THE LORD JESUS HIMSELF THAT HE WILL PUNISH THOSE WHO SET DATES BECAUSE IT DESTROYS THE FAITH OF MANY. Please read this WARNING

The Consequences of Bad Choices 

From the latter Scriptures above, we read how the people involved acted impulsively, fearfully and out of uncertainty which led them to sin and suffer terrible consequences in the process for their impetuous efforts. If they waited humbly and with patience they would have inherited great blessings which would have change the course of their destiny and for the greater benefit of their descendants (1 Samuel 13:13-14; Exodus 32:33-35).

Humanly, it is often tempting to disregard the Lord’s warnings and commands and substitute it with what we think is best and from the experience of Saul and the children of Israel the end result did not favour their well-being. The point we are making here is, if we overstep God’s authority and follow our own counsel, we will reap the consequences of our impatient choices. We must bear in mind though, that the consequences of disobedience are irreversible (Numbers 20:12; 2 Samuel 12:11-12).

Many would argue and say, “but I asked the Lord to forgive me”, good! So did David (Psalm 51) but he suffered the consequences (see 2 Samuel 15 to 20). We may also put it this way, the Lord will willingly forgive us but we will have accept the consequences of our wrong actions. As an example, the apostle Paul repented of his sins but the consequences of his previous convictions followed him (Acts 9:15-25).

Too often, some Christians are blinded by their own mistakes and by avoiding to accept the consequences, they start complaining bitterly and are just about ready to give up on their faith. My work in the ministry has helped me observe why some people complain, suffer and backslide. Upon a closer examination of their past habits and some of their choices, we have been able to see exactly why they are in the mess they found themselves in. When we engage with them, we ask questions and our exercise of asking relevant questions is simply to determine how the person arrived at the problem they are facing, and to help them identify the mistake that led to the problem, which should lead them to repent, and apply the Word of correction leading them receive deliverance with peace of mind (James 4:1-3).

Finding Peace through Christ and Nowhere Else

Apart from material possessions, no Christian or non-Christian can claim to have a perfect and trouble free life, never in this world! We are all somewhat ever engaged in finding some kind of solution(s) for the problems we face. As we scout for solutions we see that some people from all walks of life choose either of the following:
  • Being a Christian will naturally lead us in prayer to God for whatever help we need, and like I indicated above, did we identify our own mistakes that led us to the problem and are we genuinely repentant? (2 Samuel 12:13; Luke 15:18-20) and if so, are we willing to accept the consequences of our actions (1 Chronicles 21:17) and allow God to carve out a new journey based on a humble and an improved relationship with Him (Luke 15:20-24).
  • Sadly but true, non-Christians often overlook the consequences of sin being the cause of their problems and they consequently live with the problem. Being without peace as a reward for knowing Christ (John 14:27), they substitute it by employing other sins of pleasure like alcohol, drugs, and engaging in lustful entertainment. This ends in a vicious and repetitive cycle until the person realises his or her conscience state and seeks and finds rest in the Saviour from sin and destruction (Matthew 11:28).
  • With the advent of many technological advancements, people look for solutions in science, while this provides possible solutions it is limited and over dependence on science leads us away from God thus contradicting the nature and order of things in creation (Romans 1:25; Psalm 104:27; 145:15).
  • Others, in a desperate attempt to eradicate the afflictions of the day, skilfully examines the past for possible answers and if they can’t find remedy they long for the past (Numbers 14:4; Isaiah 43:18). Brethren, our past footsteps have been erased and despite the good we enjoyed then, we have a future in Christ to look to “…which was established upon better promises” (Hebrews 8:7 KJV). As a reminder, God has set our journey through life to happen once (Hebrews 9:27), and we come across the various intersections (life’s experiences) once and these should better equip us to make the right decisions every time. If we fail, God is willing to pick us up (1 John 1:9) and put us on a new path (2 Corinthians 5:17) warning us never to take the journey back (Deuteronomy 17:16).
Before concluding, brethren we should ask ourselves a question; has our uncertainties and doubts driven us to examine various opinions and so-called prophecies which affected our walk with the Lord? Are you tired of waiting on the Lord’s coming so you took matters in your hands risking your salvation and engaged in worldly pleasures? (Matthew 24:46-50). Has the problems in life defeated you that you see no solution? Repent, work on your new life in Christ and waiting on the Lord will produce a fruitful service (Philippians 1:22).

Finally, we should remember for our Heaven journey, we are encouraged to endure (Matthew 24:13) while we patiently awaits for our redemption. The word of God says, “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:36-38).

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and escape the snares of death, please get started by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, you may please contact us.

Blessed regards in patient endurance,

Brother Glenn