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.