Monday, March 1, 2021

Bitterness Has It's Roots In [D]Evil

Reconcile And Meet The Other Halfway

“Pursue peace with all men, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and defile many” (Hebrews 12:14-15 NIV).

Before we share today’s message kindly allow us to share an interesting vision my wife had on the 23rd of September 2017, (which was on the birthday of one of the women in her vision) she saw two women boarding a train together. Now in real life, these two women had a bitter feud a few months ago and there still exists some strong feelings of hurt and unforgiveness between them with neither of them willing to submit and ask for forgiveness. They were meant to get off at the same train station but they chose to get off at different stations. As it were one of the women got off first and saw the other women coming towards her from a long distance and she decided to walk towards her in an effort meet her halfway.

Thus and after prayer, the Lord revealed to my wife that people (especially Christians) who were involved in a dispute should be willing to forgive one another and be prepared to meet each other halfway and reconcile to pursue peaceful relations (Luke 15: 20; Hebrews 12:14).


Bitterness, The Cause Of Divisions

Being a Christian or a follower of Christ we are commanded amongst other things to “rid [y]ourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind” (1 Peter 2:1 NIV; Ephesians 4:31). However, and on the contrary for some Christians, these reprimands from the Word of God does not exist for them, they give full vent and without regard for the Lord to their ill-feelings towards others (Proverbs 29:11).

Earlier this year, and as a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, I was invited to a discussion that involved the proposed enactment of laws by our government that could potentially impact on the work and activities of the local Church here in South Africa. As a collective body of leaders, we were supposed to organize ourselves into a unified force but sadly, some pastors are not good listeners and neither are they willing to learn in humility, instead they are the ones who want to be heard (James 1:19). From that gathering, there was no unity or unity of purpose, despite the guidelines that were provided in fact each one had his or her own way of dealing with the situation.

Now from what I observed, I could tell that some people were driven by their own agendas. Consequently, after just one meeting almost all the pastors abandoned the discussion and the main reason being bitterness! Some pastors could not stand each other, there was bitter envy, rivalry, and recognition for attention. What I heard from them, these pastors are well-versed in the scriptures and flawless in speech but they had no love and respect for each other. In my observation, they have learned how to rightly divide the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15), while unity in love was not pursued.

Love For God With A spirit Of Bitterness Equals Hypocrisy

Additionally, we could be consumed with love for the Lord and His Word and being eloquent speakers but harboring bitterness and hateful feelings towards your brother in Christ renders you just a ‘talker’ who is inflamed with evil (1 John 4:20). Let me give it to you, this kind of a state of heart dishonors the Lord and renders our salvation useless (Matthew 6:15). Why are some Christians finding it hard to make room for love in their hearts if they disagreed with others? Why don’t they just forgive? Because they equally have no room for the Word of God in their hearts that is why they don’t have love, instead they hate and walk in unforgiveness and as we rejected the Word of God, He rejected us (1 Samuel 15:26).

Brethren, let me put it this way if we cannot stand the presence and existence of our fellow brother or sister in the Lord, we are in DARKNESS which is driven by a bitter and grudging spirit (1 John 2:9-11).

Being found in such a state of heart drives us away from the Presence of the Lord, we would either have to repent or live away from the Lord with feelings of bitterness. Furthermore, we can recall how the Lord strongly corrected a few brethren who openly showed hostility towards those who offended them and sadly such bitterness has driven some of them away from the Lord. And disturbingly, when they were being corrected they grew bitter roots and not only were they bitter but they teamed up with Mr malice in an expression of the condition of their hearts.

It is true, none of us are immune to the sharp arrows of bitterness which come through the operation of Satan (1 John 3:8; 2 Corinthians 2:11). In other words, if we accept the evil of bitterness we essentially reject the command to love and forgive and the Bible says, we must guard our hearts against the influence of evil thoughts and desires which will eventually affect our behaviour (Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 15:19).

Furthermore, I recently listened attentively how a God-fearing father corrected two of his daughters who were involved in a quarrel that created bitter feelings between them. In his address to them, he gently encouraged them to resist harboring feelings of bitterness, despite the contentment of ‘getting even’ by being malicious. Instead, he warned them to resist the temptation of accepting malicious thoughts and he further explained to them that opening their hearts to evil intent is an invitation to the devil and demonic influences as he firmly rooted his correction on the value of the Scriptures (Ephesians 2:1-2; 5:8-11).

Having said this, we would also like to add that a person who is full of bitterness is in hiding regarding his or her true feelings. Let's face it, the heart of a person in such a condition is far from God because he or she would be acting deceitfully, irrational and in self-justification (Jeremiah 17:9). Being in a state of bitterness unsettles us emotionally and being judge of our own hurts makes us blind. When this happens we chose to give effect to our hurt by repaying back hurtfully while we subconsciously reject scriptural guidance and adopts anger over peace (1 Peter 3:9; Romans 12:17).

Finally, as Christians are we willing to humble ourselves and meet each other halfway in a bid to uphold our Christian values? Or are we content to reject peace and the loving ways of the Lord while avoiding each other and carrying around the hurt and the unforgiveness? Brethren, while we position ourselves daily to yield to the Lord and His Holy Spirit we encourage you to do likewise and repent from any bitterness, unforgiveness, and grudges because in the eyes of the Lord the one carrying this bondage is guilty of being disobedient to Him.

For those who are not saved yet, we encourage you to give your life to our Lord Jesus Christ to receive eternal life when you pass from this life by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments about this article or our ministry, you may please contact us.

Blessed Grace
Brother Glenn

Monday, February 22, 2021

Expecting God’s Move-In Your Life

 Church Rituals Are Useless

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Brethren, we need to add that there is no set formula to follow when one expects a breakthrough or God’s move in our lives. Before the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself called us (my family and I) into the ministry (see our article ‘How this ministry started’) we were also, ordinary Church going members.

 Generally, the way we do things in Church limits the work of God. We have observed how often our pastor (s) would ask us to repeat certain statements of faith or repeat certain portions of scripture as a way of releasing God’s protection and blessings over us. May the Lord bless these men and women of God they mean well! The Almighty God does not operate through human commands, He acts and moves by His own free will (1 Corinthians 12:11). In other words, there are no set rules that we are to follow in order to see the hand of the Lord moving in our lives. In our experience, the Lord only requires a sincere and simple faith, obedience, and humility (Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 10:13; Matthew 16:24).

Let us consider how Samuel's mother received God's favor now when Hannah the mother of the prophet Samuel humbled herself in the bitterness of her soul, she sought the Lord in prayer and He moved in her life honoring her faith and petition to Him and she received what she asked for (1 Samuel 1:10-20). It is not our faithfulness to the Church or a leader in the Church that guarantees us God’s move, but our faithfulness to Him.

The God Of The Broken-Hearted And Weary

Furthermore, let me relate a testimony of a dear brother in the Lord. A few years ago, I (Brother Glenn) visited a brother who lost his way in the Lord and he ended up living in the streets. As it was, the precious brother lost his job and his faith in the Lord. After we ministered to his needs, the brother humbled himself and accepted the Lord and within a week the Lord blessed him with a job and he has since grown from strength to strength. This is a demonstration that when we act by faith upon the conviction of the Holy Spirit and humble ourselves the Lord hears and answers our prayers and knowing God our lives should never be the same, God’s move and touch never render our lives the same (John 6:35).

In conclusion, what we are saying is this, no elaborate formula or ritual ‘activates’ God into action for our cause, like Samuel’s mother the content of our hearts at the moment of our pain is enough to lift us out of the situation (1 Samuel 30:6; 1:10-11; Psalm 51:17). Thus as Christians, we need to persevere and shun wilful sinning in order for us to bring glory to the name of the Lord. Therefore not our education, riches, or position in the Church wins God’s favor, however, what we have learned is that God works through the things or people we consider simple or ordinary (1 Corinthians 1:27). We encourage you, brethren, to continue to show a heart for the poor, ordinary, or those of low standing in society that is where the riches of God’s love and grace is being displayed (Romans 12:16).

 

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, February 15, 2021

Blessing Someone In The Name Of The Lord Is Priceless

Accept By Faith Words Spoken In The Name Of The Lord From Others

“He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you. He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you” (Psalm 118:26 HCSB).

We may also add the following Scriptural reference, "And he blessed Abram saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High., Creator of Heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand (Genesis 14:19-20 NIV). Clearly, after these blessed words were pronounced upon Abraham he inherited this blessing because the Almighty God was pleased with him. 

Often, we despise the little words of appreciation from others who express thank you's and 'God bless you' to us for something we did for them. Similarly, this is something that operates by faith if we accept that God will bless us we will receive it Jesus name and what God has predetermined. Again, when a person speaks from the joy of his or her heart and invokes the name of the Almighty God despite his or her standing in God, the Lord will bless (1 Samuel 26:25) and indeed King David was blessed because the Lord predetermined it (1 Samuel 13:14). Thus as people express appreciation for our good efforts and deeds to them the Almighty God is being praised and adorned for our obedience.

A few weeks ago the Lord gave me this message to present it hereafter He showed a dear brother how he has personally benefited from being blessed in the name of the Lord.

Let me put it this way, a brother who is known to us shared that while still unsaved, he was approached by a servant of the Lord who told him that the Lord Jesus blesses him and that God wants to use him. As he recalled, about ten (10) years or more after he received this message he received the promise of being used by God and he was blessed with every good thing (Numbers 6:24-26). We hasten to add that all blessings from the Lord require prayer and faith as we emphasised in our ‘Prayer is the Key to all Problems’ article (Matthew 21:22).

Being a minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have met and ministered to countless people all around and I can attest to this fact that the Lord does fulfil the word of His servants and grants various blessings which are pronounced in His name (Isaiah 44:26). Therefore, let us not undermine the value of blessings people pronounce upon our lives in the name of the Lord and often those who deliver the blessings expresses gratitude to God and a cheerful heart speaks from JOY (Luke 6:45; Proverbs 4:23).

God Always Remembers You

Furthermore, we should also not forget how God showed kindness to Cornelius who was a generous man who showed a heart of caring to the needy (Acts 10:2-4). As it is, surely those who knew him and who received from him expressed their love and well wishes for him (Acts 10:22). Similarly, the Lord also remembered Dorcas, who was a generous, hard working and non-complaining servant of the Lord who lived out her passion and love for others by serving them so God intervened supernaturally and extended her days on the earth (Acts 9:36-41). Additionally, the centurion’s servant who was sick was not healed based on the strength of his own faith but his master’s faith was honoured in addition to the good the centurion did for the needy in Israel (Luke 7:2-10).

Kindly allow me to add another short testimony, a friend I knew personally and whom I truly admired for his bold and committed generosity even if he gets affected, he just wanted to make others happy. From my experience with the brother, he always had a heart for the needy even though he wasn’t saved at the time. However, after he got saved some years later did he confide in me that during that time he longed to be saved to give meaning to the love God placed in his heart for others (Romans 5:5). Rewardingly, he was equally showered with some good words from others who blessed him in the name of the Lord and that greatly comforted him and God saved him and blessed him with the precious gift of salvation.

Finally, now who says that it is not God who works in the heart of those who come to bless us in His name (Hebrews 14:18-20).

 If you desire to accept Christ as Saviour and Lord we have a suggested Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started on a new way of life leading to Eternal life and for any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, you may please contact us.


Monday, February 8, 2021

Comfort Is Promised On Time With God

 Some  Unsaved Friends Lacks Sincerity

“In my distress, I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears” (Psalm 18:6 NIV).

Foreword: Dear Brethren, we will be taking up the discussion on the mark of the Beast in the coming weeks. The Lord laid it on Charis’ heart to share some of her experiences and we pray this will serve as an encouragement to those who are afflicted.

During my struggle that plagued most of my week, I realized that human comfort is temporal and it is not enduring, like David I turn to God Almighty (1 Samuel 30:6; Lamentations 3:19-66). These are the scriptures God gave me after I experienced one tough week. Probably the hardest I’ve faced in the work environment to date.

During this tough week, I was faced with false accusations, I faced being betrayed by people with whom I thought I shared one understanding (Psalm 41:9) and being humiliated in public. All these things, accompanied by unwanted feelings of rejection and failure it slowly broke me into pieces, but the Lord kept telling me to read Lamentations 3:57, which reads ‘’You answered me and told me not to be afraid.’’

You Need God To Heal Your Broken Heart

Furthermore, being at home and in the presence of my loving and supporting family, I smiled and kept my composure, but behind closed doors when I go into my room, I was suffering from unwanted feelings following me. So penetrating was the humiliation I faced, nightmares had me screaming in my sleep! In the midst of this, I heard the Lord said, “You are human and so are those who are hurting you and you need not fear man”.

In conclusion, was I scared? Absolutely so! During this ordeal I kept everything to myself until I couldn’t bear it any longer (Genesis 45:1). I opened up my soul to Our Father in Heaven and by His penetrating Presence, His Peace and reassurance like a refreshing wind the pain in my soul was healed and I felt much better and renewed inside.

In addition, as an encouragement, Brothers and sisters, give vent to God. I cried before Him and he gave me an everlasting peace, such a peace that I prayed so hard for, and those who mocked me I felt like I could hug them!

Thus, as my prayer, I would want everyone to feel this kind of peace. In my own limited vocabulary, all I can say is that it’s simply indescribable it felt like a hug from God and he automatically instilled that peace and joy in me. Thus we ought to fear God only and not objects, man or even the devil but God alone (Romans 8:38-39).

By considering such soul-healing love this fresh reminder had me dancing last night around 19:00 pm, rejoicing and praising His name and as a result I am praying that the Lord be protecting  this joy He deposited in my heart and that He be protecting this peace surely the Almighty God is my defender.

Finally, I repeat fear nothing, for there is comfort in Him, on time, every time.  

With Love

Charis and reviewed by Brother Glenn

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Mark Of The Beast III

 

The End Of All Things Is At Hand

“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.

 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully” (Daniel 7:7-8 NIV).

Brethren, this is a continuation of last week's article. Given the confusion and false predictions, we too are saved and the Lord has confirmed after last week’s article that we should continue with this discussion. Therefore, our aim is not to prove others wrong or elevate ourselves or our ministry, but to share what the Lord has revealed to us. Furthermore, we need to point out that this is not an article about the Rapture which the Lord confirmed could take place anytime and in a twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52).

Clearly, from the above scripture in Daniel which is also being repeated in the book of Revelation 13:1-8 we understand that the ‘beast’ will become part of ten (10) nations which will emerge to form a union of ten nations (Daniel 7:7-8) but this union of ten (10) nations will not last as the ‘little horn’ or anti-Christ will remove three (3) nations from the union for opposing him. In terms of the scriptures, this ‘little horn’ will enjoy sweeping powers (Revelation 13:2; 17:13) around the world with no diplomacy or international treaties hindering him. As it is, during the reign of the beast, it will be a completely new world order where after this present order has been abolished a revived Roman empire under the leadership of the ‘little horn’ will rise to power.

Furthermore, brethren as we alluded in last week’s article that in the many prophecies of Daniel, the Lord Almighty referred to Kings and leaders who heads various and different political systems to govern (Daniel 7:2-8) As for the ‘Beast’ he will operate from different rules of government unlike our present political systems where democracy is being embraced and promoted. Briefly, this form of government prevents leaders to enjoy absolute powers which often leads to oppressive laws. As we all know, those who do not implement democratic rule are sanctioned through various trade restrictions and direct investments. These then including (but not limited to) some of the things we mentioned last week are the current political climate and structures that prevent the ‘beast’ from taking control. Additionally, the ‘mark of the beast’ will only be administered during his reign (Revelation 13:13-17) as a form of religious allegiance or loyalty to him and his system of government.

What must happen first before the beast comes to power?

The current world economic system, political system, and monetary system will be taken out of the way (Revelation 13:5-6; Daniel 8:23-25; Revelation 13:16-17). Presently, he will not succeed under the current divided systems of government around the world; he would not be able to set up his one-world government system with its own ‘new’ currency. Neither would he be able to stand up now under the forces of democracy such orderly rules are a threat to his deceitful schemes (Daniel 8:23).

Brethren, we cannot see such a person right now, and like we mentioned in previous articles and visions the Lord gave us, is that there will be a third world war and with the kind of weaponry available today it could literally destroy nations. As it is, this will undoubtedly destroy economies and livelihoods. Thus, the current world powers will fall economically and through military might and thereafter ten (10) Kings will form a union and give their military and economic power to the ‘beast’ (Revelation 17:12-13). Additionally, we believe and through numerous messages to us that there will be a first Rapture which will almost precipitate the coming of the ‘beast’ and life-changing events will follow (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Genesis 19:15-25; Revelation 6, 7, 8, 9).

In conclusion, we encourage true born again Christians to be watchful in prayer, be prepared to meet the Lord soon. Furthermore, the Lord is warning those who prophesy lies in His name those who say that the covid-19 vaccine is linked to the mark of the beast. The beast will demand to be worshipped (2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:15). We need to stress that there are brethren out there who are self-styled ‘prophets and prophetess’ please be on the outlook for them and do not be misled by their lofty titles. Such folk are egoist who wants to draw attention to themselves using the name of the Lord Jesus to gain popularity for themselves. It must be noted from scripture that no true prophet of God alleviates him or herself but they humbly serve the body (Matthew 23:12). Thus, praying Christians who read and meditate on the WORD OF GOD will not be easily misled or cling to any wind of false doctrine (Joshua 1:8). Finally, we sincerely hope and pray by God’s grace that this gives some explanation regarding the end-times. We should not think that the revelation of the man of sin will be secret, the scriptures have already laid bare his fruits (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12). Instead, what a Christian should concern him or herself is the Rapture since that event will surprise many because it will happen unannounced.  Finally, the Lord willing there will be a follow up on this article as the Lord guides.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, February 1, 2021

How To Really Identify The Mark Of The Beast (II)

 The Present World Order

“He also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name” (Revelation 13:16-17 NIV).

Important notice: Due to heavy rains which we experienced since the tropical storm Eliose we are experiencing frustratingly slow internet repsonses and as a result today's article will only be available tomorrow (02/02/2021). 

Briefly, as a ministry who received revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ and under whose Lordship we submit, we DO NOT take instructions from anyone but from the Lord only, and nor is our message being influence by anyone. Thus, whatever we share with you comes from the Lord and it is driven by countless prayers and our convictions. Therefore, whatever we write was not copied elsewhere or written by anyone else except by our Brother Glenn or someone he acknowledges. We surely don’t want any confusion about this and knowing that we have a salvation ourselves to look after and the Lord will judge us according to the teaching we deliver here and we thus cannot allow outside influence on our testimony and our message (Galatians 2:6).

Brethren, we have had some very worried people who wrote to us inquiring about the vaccines and if it has any relation to the mark of the beast. Well after prayerful discussions with our ministry team the Lord led us to write you this concise article. In our previous article, ‘The Mark of the Beast’ which we published on the 9th of June 2020, we alluded to some things that would lead up to the revelation of the man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3). While we may not have been clear on some of the things in here we will attempt to explain briefly.

It must be understood that God’s end-time message is directly related to the types of world governments that rule on the earth and each one of the ‘four beasts’ the prophet Daniel saw had some kind of world dominance with the last beasts being the most terrifying (Daniel 7:19). As it is, the man of sin will be revealed during the last world government which has not been formed yet. This might sound speculative to you at this stage but the Lord revealed to me that the current world system that most of the western countries encourage ‘democracy’ and the rule of law which makes it impossible for any cruel and authoritarian leader to rule.

What Is Holding Him (Anti-Christ) Back?

Now in our mark of the beast article, we identified amongst other things the economic principle of being unable to buy or sell based on Revelations 13:16-17. Furthermore, the Lord revealed to us that we need to add that the Mark of the Beast will be ‘forced’ onto people and that people will receive it either on their foreheads or right hands. Additionally, the mark of the beast will be a universal system that will not just affect Christians, the poor, the working class but the rich and business owners, the elite, and those who now enjoy the freedoms of democracy. Therefore, we reiterate the present world order with countries enjoying their sovereignty, their own currency under the ‘watchful eye’ of the United Nations and its various Charters, Statutes, and Articles serving as ‘security’. Thus, these present political structures and the divided economic policies which are employed by the nations need to fall first before the ‘Mark of the Beast’ will be revealed.

Vaccines Not Mark of Beast

, In conclusion, Christians need not fear taking the vaccines available as being something connected to the mark of the beast. These vaccines are not the mark of the beast if we consider that the Apostle Paul said ‘the falling away’ is to occur first and that would be the dismantling of the current world order which promotes diversity, freedom of speech, and religion and we know the anti-Christ will demand worship and he will operate from an authoritarian position and the whole world will be subjected to his rule (Revelation 13:3) when he comes to power. God willing we will continue with this topic in a future article there is much to add.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, January 18, 2021

Being An Effective Individual Christian

The Life Of A Fruit Bearing Christian

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another” (Romans 5:12 NKJV).

Some years ago, I closely followed the life and ministry of a man in Christ. For the sake of this article, we would call him Brother Jones (not real name). When Brother Jones committed his life to the Lord in the early 1990’s through his zeal and love for Christ, he moved the hearts of many brethren who lost their joy in the Lord by demonstrating to them the basic value of having faith and having a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Having been only a few months in the Lord, I remembered Brother Jones receiving answers to his prayers regarding some of his most critical and trying problems. The closer and faithful a person walks with the Lord, the harder the trials becomes (2 Timothy 3:12), and the greater the JOY of the Lord.

Without the ‘permission’ of his pastor, Brother Jones took to the streets as a sole witness after having received a strong conviction through his reading of the Bible obeying the Lord in fruit-bearing (John 15:16). Generally, the Church denominational spirit limits the effectiveness of individual Christians. I can recall a good few years ago, how a pastor rebuked me for going out witnessing without his permission. It must be mentioned an individual Christian represents Christ and the will of God (Matthew 7:21-23) and we should not be a stumbling block to those who exercise their faith through the Will of the Holy Spirit (Mark 9:38-41) that is why the bible says that each one will receive from the Lord the things he or she did in the body (Ephesians 6:8; 1 Corinthians 4:5). In other words, we will be judged as individuals for our works which will follow us (Revelation 14:13).

Using Talents To Garner Heavenly Rewards

Furthermore, as we have encouraged before in some previous articles, the Lord will not be pleased with any Christian who hides his or her talents behind the Church system (Matthew 25:14-27) which administers funds in a collective way to sponsor mission work or feeding the hungry, we are individually called to bear fruit and bring glory to our Heavenly Father (Ephesians 1:11-14; John 15:16). We are still being challenged even in this late eleventh (11) hour (Matthew 20:6) to witness and be soul winners (Mark 16:15), to feed the hungry and clothe the naked (Matthew 25:35-40).

In conclusion, it is natural  that when things get murky around us and out of desperation, we resort to complaining and when that happens fear appears and it chokes our faith and our joy in the Lord (Deuteronomy 8:2; Matthew 14:28-31). Consequently, this opens us up to sinning resulting in us disobeying the Lord (Romans 6:23). Now we cannot allow discouragement and the pressures of our times to ‘disconnect’ spiritually from Christ we need our faith and perseverance to outlast the challenges of our times. Let us, therefore, press on our redemption is most definitely at hand than when we first believed (Romans 13:11-12).

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn


Monday, January 11, 2021

Discerning The Times

 Do You Have The Spirit Of Christ?

“You are no longer ruled by your desires, but by God’s Spirit, who lives in you. People who don’t have the Spirit of Christ in them don’t belong to him” (Romans 8:9 CEV).

Important Notice: some folk asked us if the vaccines are safe and if it has any relation to the mark of the beast. The answer, back in March 2020, and again a few months ago the Lord gave us prophetic messages that a vaccine is coming and many people would be vaccinated there was no warning that this was related to the mark of the beast. Like we said in our ‘Mark of the Beast’ article how we will identify the ‘Mark of the Beast’ is when they force us and use it as an economic instrument which would allow us to either buy or sell (Revelation 13:17). Thus praying, discerning and watchful Christians have nothing to fear as the Lord will always expose the plans of the devil (Jeremiah 11:18).

Vision by Claudia January 6,2021 (Covid-19 variant)

I got up this morning with a vision in which I saw that people were getting infected with the coronavirus by sitting on infected people's warm seats. In my vision, I saw an 11-year-old boy being the first person to die after sitting on someone's warm seat, end of vision! 

Vision by Claudia January 8, 2021 (Introduction of Mark of the Beast)

I had a vision from the Lord this morning where I saw many, many guards in uniform who were guarding people who was ready to be killed for refusing the mark of the beast. When the guards approached us, we just prayed and the Lord hides us from them, end of vision!

Vision by Claudia January 11, 2021

I had a vision this morning, I saw many people standing in very long lines ready to enter a grocery stores to buy not with money but with some coupons. Brief interpretation: There is a worldwide ‘new’ money system coming which will end with the introduction of the mark of the beast monetary system and this signifies the end times (Revelations 13:17)

Anxiety Drives Fear

Brethren, as we all know many of us are looking forward to hearing from the Lord what the future of the world in which we live will be and it is true that we have been confronted with countless false predictions. Additionally, thanks to the World Wide Web everyone has been given a voice and a platform to express their faith, fears and stories followed by the spirit(s) which control their lives (Ephesians 2:2).

Now, what we hear today from the various media requires us to accept what’s being said with a measure of faith and discernment. Indeed our times are best described by the prophet Daniel when he said that the ‘truth was thrown to the ground’ (Daniel 8:12) and our Lord forewarned us when He said that false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and their aim is to deceive (Matthew 24:23-26).

Now, do we see false Christ’s today? Yes sadly many Christians have been duped to believe that some political leader is God’s chosen to ‘lead us’, are we not desiring to walk like the Israelites of old who wanted a King to lead them so they may have faith in their leader’s ability instead of in the power of God (1 Samuel 8:6) Brethren, as dearly called children of God, we are called to pray for our leaders so that the Lord can guide them for our good (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

As it is, we have noted with much sadness how great man of God went to lengths to promote certain leaders and most notably before the U.S elections thus giving a great deal of emotionally charged ‘prophecies’ which has proven untrue. This is indeed reminiscent of the scripture that says, For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear’ (2 Timothy 4:3 NIV).

Political Preferences Does Not Equal God's Choice

Brethren, the Lord is warning it is both dangerous and unscriptural for an anointed preacher of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to promote and encourage others to follow a certain leader other than Christ the Lord (Matthew 16:24-26; John 10:27), that is leading the flock astray it is the promotion of a worldly spirit which is anti-Christ in nature (1 John 2:15). The Bible says, Christians are pilgrims in this world (1 Peter 2:11-12) and we have been called priests to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Spirit we must follow (John 16:14).

Finally, we would like to re-emphasize a truth which we have been preaching for the last eight (8) years that every born-again brother and sister in the Lord Jesus is to follow the Lord and not their leaders (Matthew 4:18-20) we are encouraged to imitate our leaders more especially if they live and act in accordance with the truth (1 Corinthians 11:1; Galatians 2:14) in terms of what the Bible teaches. We therefore encourage you, dear friends, let’s keep safe from deception by discerning the spirit of our times.

 

Blessed Regards

Brother Glenn

Monday, January 4, 2021

How To Make Godly Decisions

Decisions That Pleases God

Voice Message From The Lord To Claudia (30 December 2020)

We thought of sharing with you this since every Word of the Lord is precious and true! 
I heard the Lord's Voice this morning when I was just about to woke-up, the Lord said: "When you read Corinthians, it is not just talking to you it is teaching you". 

Brethren, as Christians we all aspire to be recognized for the good decisions we make. Let us endeavor to please the Lord by aligning our choices to His will. In this article which we are sharing again, the Lord led us to re-emphasize the importance of some of the choices we make as Christians. Also, as a ministry, we are constantly called upon to counsel some brethren who made some decisions they thought were in line with the will of the Lord. But sadly though, some only realized their bad choices when the consequences manifest and as a reward, they sit with regret. Without going into much detail, there are Christians who are unable to discern the Holy Spirit's guidance when they are faced with some tough choices. Basically, the Lord expects us to measure our choices against His will and not how our choices would always benefit us. What we should ask ourselves is, do our choices please the Lord more than ourselves? Below we share a vision highlighting choices and how the Holy Spirit is at work to help us in our choices.

Vision on Making Choices and Decisions

Vision Given to Brother Glenn on January 6, 2015

I had a vision from the Lord this morning just before I woke up. In this vision, I heard no words, but I was made to understand and feel what the conversation was about. I saw the LORD Jesus in pure white dress entering what looked like a fast-food store. I saw the Lord standing as if He was ready to talk to a young lady who was standing in a queue or line to place an order. I was made to feel that this lady was indecisive on her choice of food. Just then, the Lord approached her without saying any words. It was impressed upon me that He ‘imparted’(or placed) a solution in her conscience to help her make a decision. However, she resisted the Lord’s will, and I felt His sadness. This young lady seemed to have an attitude and was arguing with the Lord. She also had a big ego and was wise in her own eyes. When she was considering the Lord’s solution, I felt His joy, but when she resisted I felt His sadness. Despite her resistance, the Lord kept on offering help. However, she kept on ignoring the Lord’s help and eventually followed her own counsel, ending up with a regrettable decision.

Thereafter the vision changed, and I saw the Lord talking to a young man through his conscience. Again, I heard no actual words but I somehow understood the conversation through what I felt. I sensed the Lord was commanding this young man to do something for Him. He replied spontaneously with a great sense of joy and enthusiasm, and I sensed the Lord sharing this joy with him.

The vision changed again and I saw the Lord standing a few meters from another young woman. I sensed that she was clueless and doubtful in her choices; she kept on changing her mind, not knowing the best option to choose. Meanwhile, in the background, I saw the Lord ‘imparting’ in her conscience a gentle “NO” if the choice was wrong, and “YES” with a joyful smile of encouragement. This was the end of the vision.

Interpretation:

The Lord revealed to me through the same method of ‘imparting’ in my conscience. I just knew the answer to this vision parable. The vision of the young lady represents Christians who continuously rejects the Lord’s word and the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Now, these are Christians who choose to follow their own ways, which may appear rewarding to them, however,  for one's own choices we must bear the consequences thereof (Proverbs 3:5-7; 14:12).

As for the young man in the other part of the vision, the Lord revealed that there are people like this young man who are open to the Lord’s Word and who do His will by faith and without doubt or question. The Lord further indicated to me that the reward of such obedience is accompanied by an intense feeling of joy, which makes Him very happy and He shares such joy with us (Matthew 7:24-25; Luke 11:28).

For the last part of our vision, the Lord said that He is always at work helping those who strive to make the right decisions based on the truth of His Word (Philippians 2:13). If Christians slip in their choices, He corrects them and shares their joy to encourage them in obeying Him. The Lord says His help is always available for those who are willing to submit to His guidance in obedience to Him, even if they have little faith they must persevere (Romans 14:1; John 6:37; 1 Thessalonians 5:14).

Finally, we encourage you, brethren, to be truly God-fearing Christians, and to always base your choices in the light of God’s Word and your relationship with Him. When we first accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, we pledged our faithfulness to Him and our decisions must both be pleasing to Him and bring honor to Him (Colossians 3:17). Undoubtedly, when we deliberately keep committing the same mistakes, we dishonor the Lord and we show Him that we cannot be trusted (Luke 16:10). Consequently, we would fail to receive answers to our prayers, which may lead us to make our own bad choices. After seeing the consequences of our ungodly choices, only then do we invite the Lord to help us out of our messy situation. Therefore, the fruit of our own decisions are less Godly and often worldly-focused, and such plans are directed to please us and others rather than God.

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 Truth in Christ,
Brother Glenn.