Monday, December 27, 2021

Imitating Christ's Compassion

The Fruit of Our Faith is Obedience to God in Service to Others

Greetings Dear Brethren, as a Ministry we would like to wish all our loyal and prayer partners here a BLESSED CHRISTMAS and a Christ invited NEW YEAR! 

As we celebrate this season of giving, let's not forget those in need around us including some people in our fellowship groups. And as for those brethren who daily leads a giving lifestyle we encourage you, do not neglect the gift of God in your life knowing that the JOY (that you use in giving) is from the LORD which is operating in you and upon you (2 Corinthians 9:7; Psalm 28:7; Nehemiah 8:10). May our God Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ BLESS you all as we also extend our true love to you!

Caring can be defined as “showing kindness to others who are unable to care for themselves.” In this article, we would look at the practical application of caring and from a Scriptural perspective. There are many fine theories out there about caring. Sadly, most of the approaches are academic and they lack in many respects the emotional appeal. There is a vast difference between helping someone who comes to us for help and truly being caring proactively. In my understanding, caring conveys the emotional connection and we care for the well-being of others.

Personally the year 2009 was the most trying time for me and my family. As a father and breadwinner, I was unemployed for a full year. Our bond or mortgage repayments ran high and we lived on hand-outs and the care of others. During this time, we learned that human care is selective and always wants something back in return. I had God in my life, but things were going tough. We were members of a local church, but the help of the church was invisible even though they knew about our situation. Please note, I am not mentioning this to discredit any ministry; instead, I am using this to provoke you to action as an individual member of the body.

As it is, things became so bad that I even thought this was going to adversely affect my marriage and my children. I pondered many options including selling our house. I praise the Lord those sleepless nights made me pray continuously. Some people avoided us because of our problem and this made us determined not to go bother them for help. My father, my sisters and brethren in the Lord turned their backs on us. The Lord was showing us that reliance on the arm of flesh instead of Him was a curse: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25); “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:5-8).This led me to turn to God. My wife and I committed to fast for seven (7) days for a job for me. By the third day into our fasting, the Lord Jesus Christ not only blessed me with a job, but He blessed us with the best and greatest gift: His message through my daughter Charis. He opened her spiritual eyes so that she may see His form and then He took care of all our problems (1 Peter 5:7). I briefly mentioned our full testimony in an article, Prayer: The Key to All Problems”. After our physical needs were met, He established this ministry as evidence of our testimony. In my experience with the Lord, if we show care to others, the Lord Himself will show care to us. As a Kingdom principle, God provides as we sow (Matthew 5:7).

In our recent article of helpfulness we pointed out that believers should practice open-handedness (Deuteronomy 15:7-11). This is a different Christian experience altogether; we sometimes help with little care, and sometimes to ease our guilt. This is not entirely wrong; remember helping is a Christian ministry to support the body and the needy around us (1 Corinthians 12:28). Caring mainly involves our emotional connection through some physical contact (Matthew 25:35-36; Luke 10:25-37). This is the Lord’s message of love to the person being cared for, if a believer acted from the heart. The recipient will feel it and give back love through appreciation, thanksgiving and praise to our Heavenly Father (2 Corinthians 9:11).

Caring: A Gift of God Through The Holy Spirit

The Lord once gave me a word through Charis to preach about the Holy Spirit. As I was preaching, I felt the fire on my tongue. I became totally controlled by the Holy Spirit as He spoke through me. During this sermon, the Lord revealed to me that His work is authenticated or proven truthful through the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ was identified as the Son of God with Power through the Holy Spirit (John 1:33; John 10:37). Therefore, if a gift is performed and it is from God, it has to be through the Holy Spirit and Christ must be glorified as God’s salvation to mankind (John 15:26). In addition, before the believers were sent out to preach, they were instructed to wait for the promised Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).

While this is not a complete teaching on the Holy Spirit, it is necessary to point to the Source of our ministry. The gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit is identified by those who have the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14-15). Thus, caring being an outward manifestation of the fruit of kindness gives meaning to the Christian message. The receiver of our care would in return like to acknowledge the Giver through thanksgiving and praise (2 Corinthians 9:10-15). Our Lord Jesus Christ, pointed to God’s glory and character by saying: “If I am not doing My Father’s works, don’t believe Me. But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in me and I in the Father” (John 10:37-38).

Having said so, our Lord was referring to the outward manifestation of God’s care for mankind. The evidence of God’s love was demonstrated through various miracles, caring and healing of people (Acts 10:38). It was easy for people to identify love and the Source of it. The disobedient believer does not care about others; he is blinded by his own selfishness and what he can get. The Lord Jesus pointed to the evidence of His message, His works coming from Someone – God. Does your work reflect the fruit of obedience or are you just a talker? Is there evidence of God’s message in you through your fruit [works?] (Galatians 5:22). Does your care originate from self-praise or are we able to identify the Source who sends you so that we may honour Him? (John 9:36-38).

Experiences of Caring

In the Bible, we read the account of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Great parable! It is often good to hear some heart-warming stories and experiences about others; but can others tell a story about us? Also, when our Lord considered His future return with rewards for the obedient and punishment for the wicked (Matthew 25:31-46), He pointed to our works as individuals. The Lord is being referred to as having compassion on the needy, sick and the forgotten outcast of society (Matthew 9:36, 14:14, 15:32; Luke 15:20, 7:13). He did not just have compassion, but He actually addressed their plight. Christ, being the Creator of man, (Colossians 1:15-19) knew that people need an emotional experience, which is evidence of love and care. When a message has long been preached, the emotional touch remains. This is what people hold on to, something that appealed to an inner need. This gives people great peace and comfort and life is being celebrated in thanksgiving to God.

I always become emotional when I read this account, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them. BUT when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he SAW the WAGONS that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. Then Israel said, “ENOUGH! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die.” (Genesis 45:26-28 Holman CSB).

Evidently, Jacob was moved emotionally when he said ‘Enough!’ He accepted the testimony of his sons concerning Joseph as truthful when he ‘SAW the WAGONS’ (witness to experience). In other words, Jacobs’s sons’ witness to their father that Joseph was alive and in testimony they produce evidence (works as witness). A question for you: when you bring your Christian message to people, do you bring something they can relate to emotionally?

Brethren, while I am aware that our message is filled with emotion to evoke guilt, compassion and care, I am referring to us giving ourselves over in service to others through our emotions in response to their situation. Similarly, we are aware that some people fake care through false emotions to fool and deceive. This can be easily recognised when we perceive that someone suddenly acts caring. They help because they have some personal interest and not the well-being of the cared person. When we care we give without expecting anything back in return, instead we carry the cost (Luke 10:35; Philemon 1:18). In a magnified way, Christ carried all our guilt at the cost of His life (John 10:15).

Does your work reflect the fruit of obedience or are you just a talker? Is there evidence of God’s message in you through your fruit [works?]. Does your care originate from self-praise or are we able to identify the Source? Who sends you so that we may honour Him? Here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace in His Care
Brother Glenn.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Leaning On God For Everything

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:5-8 ESV).

Again, we read words of faith from King Asa saying: “Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, "LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You" (2 Chronicles 14:11 NASB).

Brethren, this teaching that the Lord gave us to share with you this week has been well proclaimed by distinguished men and women of God. We will not take a different approach; we will, however, share with you how God delivered us from dependence on man. The Lord revealed to us that here are truly God-fearing and obedient people following His teachings on this website. He further said, many are impatient concerning His coming and that we should just pray, study His word for fruit bearing and witness. In addition, the Lord said many people despise these basic teachings which are aimed to build and foster a relationship with Him. When I asked the Lord in prayer why some people only focus on the visions He gives us on this website, He said it’s because they think they have nothing to learn from the teachings, but there is always room in each person to learn about Him. Furthermore, we shared with you in the past what the Lord said: that any message from Him, whether through us or others, should be appreciated and it is given for the benefit of mankind in obedience to Him. Let me hasten to clarify that I am not preaching dependence on man’s teaching; like the Lord, I strongly encourage Bible reading.

Anyhow, today’s message is intended to put your focus on God. The man of God Nehemiah acted on his faith in God when he decided to approach King Artaxerxes to grant him permission to go rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1; 2). He prayed, knowing that the God of his fathers is forever faithful, and after prayer God granted his request. Without going into much detail, every request Nehemiah asked of the King was given. He went to Judah and work began and even against strong opposition they completed their work (Nehemiah 2; 6).

Likewise, the apostle Paul, when he was attacked and challenged by the Jewish authorities (Acts 21:27-40), did not forsake his faith and run to the brethren for help. He trusted in God and defended the message God gave him to deliver. The Lord promised to be with him (Acts 18:9-10). These examples and many others are proof to show that God is faithful and trustable in ALL circumstances.

Faith and Obedience Are Key to God’s Deliverance

I am going to turn to some personal experiences I and others had with the Lord. The years 2007 and 2009 were the most challenging times of my life. In a nutshell, I was unemployed in both these years and naturally, when we are unemployed, our dependence shifts to men. I praise the Lord that I went through this unpleasant experience. It was bitter in every respect and frustration briefly separated me from my family. During this time, all doors seemed to have been locked for me. I tried everything including the Lord. As I briefly allude in a previous article, Prayer is the Key to Solving All Problems – Part I, we stood on the verge of losing our house, I attended a Bible school course and because I could not pay, the pastor had me work at his church painting and cleaning, and my compensation was used to pay my tuition. Brethren, I don’t mean this with evil motives; I simply want to highlight how serious my problem was. Before the pastor decided to give me chores at his church, I came to Bible school as usual and just before the evening’s lecture, the pastor handed out text books to the rest of the class and I was skipped. Almost immediately, everybody looked at me. They knew I was not employed and had no income to pay for my tuition. I sat motionless not knowing where to hide myself. I felt rejected and I quipped under my breath, “Lord, is this really happening?” During all this time the pastor avoided eye contact with me. After sitting through the lecture for a few minutes, I could not contain myself, so I took my bag and left.

When I got home my wife asked why I was early, so I related my experience to her. She was stunned and added this experience to our existing sorrows. Later that night, my wife advised that we pray and ask the Lord for help because she knew I really wanted to complete my Bible school training. The following day I contacted the pastor asking him if I could at least take the semester exams, which were due in a week’s time. I praise the Lord; this midnight prayer worked on the pastor and he called me and suggested I do some work to compensate for my studies. If we did not pray and trust in the Lord, the humiliating experience I had would have kept me back, but God sent me right back, and I humbled myself and went.

In a separate situation, my pastor who knew I was unemployed, promised to speak to someone she knew and who could arrange for me to get a job. I took her word and I started trusting God for a job through the promise she gave me. I am still waiting; this promise never materialised until I realized I trusted in the pastor’s promise, and not on God. When we don’t have faith, it is easy to trust in people more than God. In the Bible school incident, and prior to us praying, I trusted on the pastor’s compassion of which he didn’t have, until we prayed and the Lord moved him (Proverbs 29:25). Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ!

In yet another situation, we turned to many other people for help including our parents; they all deserted us. Not only did we struggle to put food before our children, but we lived in fear of losing our house at any time. The greatest fear that tormented me was not just losing our house, but losing my family. Brethren, if we trust in people God cannot help us; these experiences resulted in some bitter feuds with my wife. As it is, since I had nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help. I went into my room and I called upon my God in bitterness of spirit. I cried, “Lord, if You are there, then only you can help me!” I sought the Lord earnestly in prayer and this even led me to take Charis, who was only nine (9) years old at the time, as a prayer partner. This experience is very sacred to us and it makes me emotional; for many nights we prayed and read the scriptures, making God our only hope for survival until the Lord’s surprise visit to us on January 25, 2010. Although, this did not mean now our problems disappeared; we still lived in want. The Lord wanted us to trust in Him and as our focus turned from trusting in human compassion, He taught us to trust in Him. Gradually, we learned and prayed trusting Him personally for all our needs. We don’t have earthly riches, nor do we desire it. We are rich in Christ and He supplies all our daily basic needs; this is our simple trust in God.

In conclusion, do you trust in people using your faith in men? Or do you only have faith in a religion, but not in God? If you trust in religion, then you are trusting in man and are dependent on man. If this is the case, you will be controlled by man. This is disobedience folks; the above scriptures warn us not to trust in the arm of flesh, but in the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5-8). I am not suggesting we should not ask for help when there is a need; habitual help is dependence on man. I need to clarify another point here; the Lord told us that He assigned people in the body to provide for the needs of His children as a right from Him. These He assigned to the work of the “altar”, so they must live from the fruit of their ministry and service to Him and man (1 Corinthians 9:11-14). This is by no means dependence on man; it is God’s command.

Finally, our salvation should not depend on people, a ministry or some priest; if we have surrendered to all these in disobedience to the written word of God and the Holy Spirit, then we becomes slaves of man. The truly God-trusting person will first listen and follow God’s counsel more than what man says (Acts 5:29).

Holy Regards,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, December 13, 2021

How To Overcome The Flesh

Ministering To The Body Of Believers

“For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:36 HCSB).

This week’s article is an encouragement to the brethren to persevere in this race of faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). The Lord led me to write this message and use a brother’s testimony to encourage the brethren who are overwhelmed by sin, falsehood, and weaknesses to cleanse through the Blood of the Lord their filth garments and persevere to inherit God’s Kingdom. As a ministry, we often received some emails from folk around the world who details their struggles against sin and various stumbling blocks. While listening with a sympathetic ear, we would offer prayers and encouragement, and being encouraged too by our fellow brethren’s struggles we shared the unity in faith and spirit (2 Corinthians 1:4). It is true; the body of believers is strengthened by the struggles others endure in the name of the Lord Jesus as the above scripture declares.

Sin Hinders Perseverance

In all God’s dealings with humans, He laid down two paths (Deuteronomy 30:19; Matthew 7:13-14; 24-27; Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:46) and to obey or disobey (Genesis 3:2). Similarly, we could choose to follow the Lord and endure or we could choose to abandon our walk with God. I would also like to add when we all first came to the Lord, and like the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, we each received a unique load of troubles that we should either persevere and endure or live the wrong and solve our problems through worldly means (Acts 9:16; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 4:4).

We are going to share an experience a God-fearing man shared with us recently and we could all learn from some of his experiences. The brother explained how the sinful desires he had after giving his life to the Lord started leading him away from the Lord. He further explained how a burning desire to sin became addictive and uncontrollable and this particular sin opened the door for many other serious sins that left the brother completely powerless.

In other words, the dominion of sin in his life (Brother Fred, not real name) made him a slave to the dictates of sin (Genesis 4:7). By baring his soul, Brother Fred explained how he lost his appetite for prayer, witnessing, and Church services. While he still has a fear for God, his heart like King Solomon was driven to the pleasures of sin (1 Kings 11:3-8). In his distress, our Brother Fred has turned to the Church of God and he is appealing to all of us for prayer. As he explained his faith has been rocked and he lost all his spiritual weaponry that is why he said that he has been operating between sinning and repenting without any commitment and back again to sinning. In his own words, he explains that he is basically backslidden with a thin layer of faith remaining.

Fight The Good Fight Of Faith

Brethren, our intent is not to ridicule but to encourage others who reached this level of spiritual weakness in their faith, to turn to a trusted brother or sister in Christ for encouragement and counseling like our dear brother Fred has done. It could be easy for him to simply just give up and be lost (Hebrews 10:39) but he is concerned about his soul and eternal destiny. Being determined not to give up but to persevere, our brother Fred feels that he still have a fighting chance to reclaim his honor in Christ, not by his strength which failed him but by the grace he will receive from the Lord like Joshua and the prodigal son (Zechariah 3:2-7; Luke 15:11-32). In a confident statement, our brother Fred vowed to ask the Lord to help him endure one day at a time (Matthew 6:34).

In conclusion and given to brother Fred’s experience, we prayerfully hope to encourage our fellow brethren to pray, endure the pressure of our share of sufferings, minimize complaining as it displeases the Lord and leads us into sinning and to speak to a trusted, Spirit-led child of God to encourage and pray with you and share the pain of your burden (Numbers 11:17; Galatians 6:2). So then, if we preserve in our faith and the pain of our load we will emerge as more than conquerors (Romans 8:31-39).

If you would like to receive Jesus Christ 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

Brother Glenn

Monday, November 29, 2021

Being Foolish

Briefly, the Lord has commanded that we write an article about foolishness and we know if a person acts foolishly such a person acts against Godly wisdom. We should realise that foolishness is being worldly. The Lord recently told us that, "Everything a human being does wrong is worldliness", and undoubtedly that is an act of foolishness (1 Samuel 13:13). As you may have noticed through all our articles, we don’t write on things that promote sectarianism or church denominations, which are often the things that divide the Body of Christ. Instead, we concentrate on things that build up and unite the Body under the umbrella of truth. As members of the Body of Christ, we are appointed by the Lord to point out error in the Church and in love share correction to STOP the spread of the spirit of folly, which is out to divide and ultimately destroy.

In this article, we will be brief and to the point. Biblically, folly is simply plain silliness, carelessness, hastiness in speech (answering before listening), wickedness or easily being led astray (Proverbs 10:14; 14:15; 18:13; 1 Samuel 25:25; Matthew 25:2; 2 Corinthians 11:16-20). Folly begins early in life, and if not addressed through discipline, correction and repentance, it can continue to grow (Proverbs 22:15) and eventually lead to death (Proverbs 5:23). The Bible authors mainly refer to the use of foolishness as man’s accountability to God (Psalm 69:5). This is applied to those who rely entirely on their own understanding and ability instead of relying on God. In addition, a person’s folly may sometimes lie in his inability to perceive truth or things (Luke 11:40; 1 Corinthians 15:36). Through foolishness, we can make unworthy choices that can result in eternal and irreversible consequences (Luke 12:20; Romans 1:21; Matthew 25:10-13).

In being foolish, a fool decides that there is no God (Psalm 14:1), while the order of things in creation points to a Wise mind behind it (Romans 1:20-21). We look at things made by man, and upon deeper understanding into the facts, we realise that the thing makes perfect sense.

Furthermore, the Bible says that the greatest fools are those whom we consider as wise in this world. They despise and mock God’s way of salvation through Christ’s death on the cross to be foolish (1 Corinthians 1:18-24). By considering God’s work of salvation as foolish, we are displaying ignorance. The salvation we enjoy is based on a wisdom that is simply beyond human capacity to understand fully (1 Corinthians 1:25).

A foolish person is someone who fails to recognise their own mistakes and accept God’s correction (2 Peter 2:15-16). The good news is that that the Word of God has been given as an antidote to immoral living and foolishness (Psalm 19:7-11). Knowing that sin of various kinds is the power behind foolishness, but when we adjust to the Word of God we add wisdom that results in peace for us (Romans 2:5-11). Finally, friends please refrain from directly calling someone “foolish” or “fool” because the Lord considers it as an abusive term; I received a similar rebuke last week for calling someone a “fool” (Matthew 5:22). The Scriptures clearly advise us that if we fail to cling on to the Lord Jesus Christ by obeying Him, we are acting foolish: “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!” (Matthew 7:24-27).

Paradoxes and Admonitions

It is foolish to conclude a matter before considering all available options (Proverbs 18:17).

It is foolish and to a person’s disadvantage to reject the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ when you have never accepted Him as Saviour (Galatians 2:21).

It is foolish to deny the existence of God if you are not sure about His existence, your choice of denying His existence is based on ignorance, than actual proof; this is folly! Try faith and wise up to see Him both within and outside of you (1 Corinthians 2:14). Like Job, don’t speak before you have God's Wisdom to understand His Judgements (Job 42: 1-6).

It is foolish to brand the Bible as uninspired and untrue when you were not there to verify its authenticity. Can you verify that the Bible is not God’s Word when you were not present when He revealed Himself to the witnesses? (Job 38:1-41) Can the testimony of 40 plus witnesses over a period of more than 1600 years be untruthful? Yet most judicial systems may convict on the evidence of only one witness? The point we make is attestation! It is a folly to ignore the truth of the Bible if it is intended to give us a message of hope and eternal life.

It is foolish to make Christ out to be a liar regarding all He stands for in truth if you have not experienced Him (John 8:46).

It is foolish to say there is no life after death when God says there is (John 3:16). Were you there and came back to say there is no life? This is to your disadvantage to believe likewise, for you will never have another opportunity to correct your ways. Believe now and enter into eternal life, rather than eternal condemnation and shame (Hebrews 9:27, 2 Timothy 4:1, Revelation 20:12-15).

It is foolish to question or argue against God when you do not have the ability to stand up against Him (Job 38:1-41, 42:1-16).

It is foolish to insist you acted right when God the Judge and Creator of mankind condemns your actions (John 8:16).

It is foolish to say Jesus Christ did not rise from death when those who were eyewitnesses to the event say so. People would rather believe any historical account, but despise the historical evidence provided in the Bible (1 Corinthians 15:5-8). Does this not give evidence of a future life? Denying Christ through doubt and unbelief is rejection of eternal life (John 3:16-18; John 3:36).

It is foolish and rebellious to misrepresent the Scriptures to justify wrong behaviour; are you not acting as Judge over God’s word and using it as a tool to cause your own fall (2 Peter 3:14-18; John 5:39-40). Agree with the Scriptures to reform your ways for in obedience is God’s reward, but rebelliousness bring His wrath (Hebrews 10:38-39).

Obey God, act wisely, shun foolish talk and bad choices, avoid dishonest behaviour; God is not pleased with it. Make a humble choice like the man who build his house on solid ground (Matthew 7:24-27). Faith, obedience and holy living secure Heaven entry!

While the Bible verses mentioned above pertaining to foolishness are by no means exhaustive on this subject, you can gain further understanding on this subject by studying the Bible verses on wisdom.

To accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please pray this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments about this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed hope and peace to you in this season of reflection upon Christ,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Lord Does Answer Our Prayers

How The Lord Confirmed His Promise

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV).

On December 12, 2016, we originally shared this article and we noticed not many Christians read this testimony which we believe could help countless brethren receiving breakthroughs. Since we focused on prayer in our last article, it is pleasing to the Lord to share this message again as commanded by the Lord for your edification. Now in order to receive a breakthrough, we only need to take faith with us which would help us develop patience, persistence, perseverance and humility. Generally, Christians are struggling with issues of faith and confidence in the Presence of God.

Briefly, this might be a slightly lengthy article, but we have attempted to be to the point. As you know, the Lord commanded us to share this testimony to encourage the brethren that He is still answering prayers and those who ask must believe (Matthew 21:22). Sometime ago, the Lord revealed to us repeatedly that we must be persistent and consistent in our prayers and pray until our requests are granted (Colossians 4:2-6; Luke 18:1-8).

Briefly, over the years that we received messages and visions from the Lord, certain revelations and things about the future would not have made sense had we shared it immediately. In fact, neither did some of it make sense to us then but we believed it, and like John the Baptist’s father, we only understood the reality of the prophecy when it reached its fulfillment (Luke 1:20; 62-66). You may also have noticed recently that we only shared some major prophecies the Lord gave us some months or even years after they were given. Why? With some revelations, the Lord forbid that we share it immediately until He commands us to, and other revelations that we don't understand, we would pray for understanding before sharing it to avoid people being confused and blaming us as false. Sadly, though, there were, unfortunately, some people who gave their own interpretation to some things we shared, and they subsequently accused us of being false. It is foolhardy to suggest something is false if you simply don’t believe it, and also declaring a Word from the Lord as false when it still needs fulfillment is equally foolish (Jeremiah 28:9; Deuteronomy 18:21-22).

Ministry Need for a Prayer House

We have already shared how this ministry started, and we did mention that we operated from our living room for our home church services and our prayer meetings. Furthermore, we also mentioned that the Lord did not allow children in our intercessory prayer meetings so that we may not be disturb during prayers. Briefly, there was one occasion when it rained heavily, and after we had returned from witnessing, we decided to pray without taking the children to my mother in law’s house which is quite a distance from where we live. That evening, we heard the Lord thundering and our children were all awaken by that sound, and some of them came running in where we were praying. This act was very displeasing to the Lord, after rebuking us saying that our prayers for that evening did not make it to Heaven, He commanded that we redo the prayers the following day. When the Lord commanded us not to allow children in our prayer meetings, He specifically said, “The prayers are holy and must be kept safe.” In a later revelation to us, the Lord revealed that angels come with baskets and usher our prayers into the Presence of God (Revelations 5:8). Therefore, the problem with our children (including some ministry member’s children) and our lack of a proper dedicated prayer house led us to earnestly plead with the Lord to bless us with a prayer house.

Thus, during April 2012 as a ministry we deliberated on the problems we had, and after our discussions, we all agreed that we needed to trust the Lord to bless us with a prayer house (Matthew 18:19). Our need was genuine it was not based on some ambitious plan but on a true concern to obey the Lord in keeping our prayers private and without disturbance (Matthew 6:6).

How Satan Opposed us

We can assure you brethren; the devil has his people everywhere and they work tirelessly to oppose the work of God (2 Corinthians 12:7; Matthew 16:23). We will share further below how the devil opposed us and how we had to overcome him to receive God’s promise (1 Thessalonians 2:18). After failing to have our prayer house plan approved by the local authorities during July 2012, and after having spent a lot of money on the building project, we gave up (but not on prayer) on ever getting our prayer house plan approved with red-tape, excuses, and unnecessary delays. As we continued praying, our neighbor's next door reported to us during August 2013 that they were moving out and I immediately prayed asking the Lord to bless us with the house and a few evenings I had a dream that the Lord was going to bless us with that house. This dream was a great faith motivator, with our following prayer meeting, I encouraged the brethren to trust the Lord with my family and me for the house next door, and we decided to go on a one-day fast. Glory to the Lord in the highest Heaven, He answered giving both Charis, Jaydeen visions that He has granted our request. The reception of these visions, which we have voice recorded filled our hearts with unspeakable joy which lifted our spirits with faith to continue praying and trusting the Lord.

Enduring Test Before God’s Promises Realise

Let me confidently state, no blessing from God has ever come without a test. Although God promised Abraham a future blessing of being a father of many nations while he was childless (Genesis 17:1-6), his faith was tested when he suddenly had to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22:1-2) through whom the promise of God was linked. Abrahams' faith was unshaken, and this did not deter him from trusting God (Hebrews 11:19).

Likewise, the Bible says Jacob was promised with greatness with the same blessings Abraham received (Genesis 27:27-29). However, before he inherited God’s blessings, he had to endure 20 years of hard labor (Genesis 31:38-41) and living as a pilgrim in the promised land, but he considered God faithful to deliver on His promises (Genesis 48:3-4). Additionally, young Joseph, who was favored by God and promised to be master and ruler of his father’s children (Genesis 37:7-8), had to endure every kind of test and hardship before he was appointed ruler of Egypt (See Genesis 37, 39, 40 and 41). Similarly, God tested the children of Israel to measure their obedience towards Him before they could enter the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 8:1-2). We know that through war, death and rebelliousness some received the promise while others did not, but God’s promises were fulfilled through those who believed, endured and obeyed Him (Joshua 23:14-15).

Our Struggle Against Satan and Discouragement

Accordingly, as a ministry, we had to endure test as well. This experience and some other experiences have taught us that God’s promises do not always have an obvious occurrence. As we demonstrated on the above scriptural references, God allowed the devil room to sow doubt, confusion, and emotional pain to test our faith and as we obey and endure we overcome and receive what God promised (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). As I alluded above, the people who moved out of the property we intended purchasing refused to sell it to us after numerous requests.

Instead, things seemed to turn against us; two different families moved into the property God promised us with the option of buying it. Now this could have turned any believer into doubting God’s promise since one of the occupants planned in buying the house. What was worse, we did not have the financial means to make an offer, we simply just had faith and our prayers. However, knowing what was going to happen, and how timely He is, the Lord worked in the heart of a very dear and humble sister whom the Lord described as being a faithful servant who has a heart of love for Him and His work to help us financially.

Furthermore, after one of the occupants could not raise the money to buy the property, it was sold on auction during July 24, 2014. After asking the Lord in prayer through Charis, He did not answer if we could approach the new ‘owner’ to buy it from him, but we thought we should use our faith and negotiate with the person who bought the property from the auction. The decision to enter into a contract with the new ‘owner’ seemed to be a deal from hell. He was a conman Satan used to defraud us of our money (John 10:10) and the prayer house. The joy of finally acquiring the prayer house after the previous hurdles like our building plans that were disapproved and the potential buyers and occupation of the promised property all just disappeared in great sadness, regret and unbelieve. After numerous prayers and requests through Charis, He just said, “how to know that God is testing you”. Honestly, this served as little comfort and encouragement to us, with some people even doubting and ridiculing our decision.

Brethren, as bad as this turned out, the Lord was using this bad experience to humble and make us dependent on Him. We fully turned to the Lord to in prayer to deliver us from the mess we found ourselves in, with our money gone and so the dream of our prayer house. (There will be a follow-up article as we are still involved in a civil matter with the fraudster, the outcome of which the Lord already showed to be in our favor) However, we rallied in prayer and fasting, and the Lord took the property of the hands of the fraudster giving us another opportunity to buy it. As a ministry, we decided to go on one-day fast and Monday 23 May I received a visit from an Angel of the Lord in a vision, and he said that the Lord had given us the property (Acts 27:23-25). Praise the Lord; I encouraged the brethren with this message knowing the Lord was encouraging us to be focused on Him and believe. After accepting an invitation, on May 26, 2016, we (My wife and I) attended the auction of the property not knowing Satan has arranged for the entrances to and out of the area to be closed through violent protest; please read the full story on the links provided below. ( and .

After unsuccessful attempts to get out of the area, and by then our desperation had turned into worry that we would not be able to make it on time. My wife and I together with our children prayed, pleading with the Lord to open a way out for us and after we had made a telephone call to someone, he informed us that there was a direction out of the area. The alternative route was all rocky and difficult to drive on but glory to the Lord we ‘escaped’ and entered through this difficult road after securing the property at the auction. Without being exaggerative, we were met with stiff competition at the auction for this was not an easy experience. We were opposed and intimidated by some experienced people who threatened to reverse the decision if we could not come up with all the money needed (1% of the total auctioned value of the property) and we did not have all the cash. They allowed no exceptions and with potential buyers still waiting outside for the decision to be reversed against us, the Lord granted us a favor and I were allowed to transfer the difference right there into the account of the sheriff. After having survived a scare with a daring, desperate faith, my wife and I could only exclaim, ‘THANK YOU LORD, what a victory after all our struggles!’

Having secured the property, we were given two weeks to come up with the balance of the full auction price. Knowing that we did not have the full balance, we again turned to the Lord, and He provided assistance and on December 2, 2016, we received the property title deed closing a painful experience and struggle against the devil in the acquisition of our prayer house.

In conclusion, we know that many Christians fail to receive an answer to prayer, in fact, many quits after being intimidated by circumstances the devil presents. Through this article, the Lord is encouraging you never to give up and persevere even when things seem against you. Don’t allow the disguise of the situation to intimidate you, the enemy fashions it that way to create fear, doubt, and discouragement in you and once he succeeds in doing that, you lose out on the promise (Numbers 13:31-33). Therefore, work with God on your problem, be on His case by being persistent for this is pleasing to the Lord and He will grant your request.

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, or of 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.

Great peace and love to you all,

Blessed regards

Brother Glenn

Monday, November 1, 2021

Why Do People Sin In Secret?

Being Weak Requires Us To Resist Sin

“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion” (Proverbs 28:13 NIV). "...for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known".

Brethren, this week's article essentially appeals to born-again Christians and being the minister on this platform, it was revealed to us by the Lord that there are some Christian folk in general who sins shamelessly in secret. In a vision, I heard the Lord saying about those who sin in secret, "For that is when sinful behaviour is utterly expressed and when human desire is being fulfilled".  Did you ever hear somebody say, “I am just human and I am weak, so I sinned”? This is a very common excuse that most of us we make after we opted to disobey the Lord and commit a sinful offence, isn’t it? Well, it is true, we are weak and just human, but the word of the Lord says, “Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?" (Isaiah 29:15). Brethren, by writing these articles does not mean that we are not human or have struggled against the deceitfulness of sin, instead of being in this sinful body (Romans 7:24) requires us to be on our guard against the deceitfulness and addictions of sinful habits. As Christians, we have been called to wage war against sinful desires by not giving in to its passions of lusts (Galatians 5:16-17).

Our Daily Struggle Against Sin

Scripturally, we are not guaranteed a smooth path without any hindrance from sin (Genesis 4:7), we are however commanded to master it (1 Corinthians 9:27) and such mastery over sin comes through a consciousness of sin's presence and tempting advances. You may ask, how do I recognize that I am about to sin? Sin is driven by our desires and urges and it appeals to what may benefit our physical nature (James 1:14-15), also our urges defies all logic and authority, and being opportunistic, sin often creates inflated feelings with strong urges to gratify the passions we experience at the opportunity. To present a point with a strong argument, urges and passions to sin are always present in us, however, the Holy Spirit who convicts us, helps us overcome sin (Ephesians 5:18-21). Furthermore, we need to add, sin operates much more powerful when there is no restraint, in other words, sin is laid bare and operates unashamedly when it happens in secret (Ephesians 5:12) and every Christian who loves sinning operates in the dark (secretly) (John 3:20). Below, we share a short testimony of a brother who sinned secretly, take heed and be warned!

Additionally, with permission, a very close brother whom I greatly admire in the Lord recently shared with me how the Lord gave him a strong rebuke for sinning secretly. In his experience, brother J recalled how he opened his soul to shameful and appalling sin in secret and the more he realized that nobody was seeing him the more he engaged in this sickening habit. He further described that the more he indulged, the more his soul yearned for more and more, and after the defilement of his righteous soul, he felt guilty and the urge to repent like Adam and Eve in the Lord’s garden (Genesis 3:8) and after repenting, he did not escape the Lord’s rebuke.

Now, without giving too much detail he said that the Lord appeared in a vision to him and told him that he acted flippantly and that he did not take his salvation serious and the Lord further told him that he may have deleted those offensive files from his notebook, but the guilt of his conscience cannot be erased or deleted. Brethren, we can tell that this brother is living very close to the Lord and the rebuke he received from the Lord is proof that his actions greatly displeased and hurt the Lord.

In closing, are you operating in the dark (secretly) and flippant at the expense of your salvation? We urge you not to allow the secret addiction(s) of sin to drive you underground and away from the love of the Lord. Like our brother J, repent and join the light to receive favor and forgiveness (2 Corinthians 4:6; John 8:12). Therefore, let us not allow the weakness of our disobedient attitude as an excuse to sin.

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

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 25, 2021

Rebellious Children

 The Peril Of Our Times

"...disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy"(2 Timothy 3:2 NIV).

Brethren, our times have witnessed an uprising of the rebelliousness of children even in the godliest homes. As a friendly reminder, this is an end-time peril don't fall prey to it, flee from it! A few years ago, we (and some members of our ministry) experienced how some of the children raised their voices to their parents and questioned their parent's authority and we took this matter in prayer to the Lord and this displeased Him greatly. As a result, the Lord gave Charis a vision in which He showed her on a television screen the content of this Scripture, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right, Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise" (Ephesians 6:1-2 NIV). With this scripture, the Lord reminded our children that despite the revelations He gave them, the authority and the supremacy of the scriptures must be submitted to if they want to enjoy God's blessings. As a further reminder, it is displeasing to the Lord if a child rebukes his or her parent(s), children are encouraged to appeal in humility to their parents or those who are older than them (1 Timothy 5:1).

The Price Of Disobedience And Rudeness

As a ministry, who has experienced both the Presence and guidance of the Lord personally, we have a duty to share the truth of God with you. We have witnessed how disobedient children fell from God's grace, they lost the gifts God gave them, and it was given to others who were obedient. In addition, some of the benefits the Lord afforded them were also taken from them as a punishment. Scripturally, God rewards obedience, not disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:1-6) Does this not remind you of our recent article in which we refuted the 'God allow' doctrine? How can we speak the Word of God when we fail to obey Him? 

Now, some parents have reported to us that as the result of their children's disobedience and being backslidden, their situation has become worse, some of them have become involved in drugs and some have developed mental problems it is as if a curse has fallen on them (Deuteronomy 27:16). The reward for their wickedness has brought about many struggles for them it is as if their progress has a backward result for them and their double-mindedness made them dependent on others, with a spirit of fear ruling over them (James 1:8).

Take Heed My Child

We thus encourage every God-fearing child to obey the prescribes of the Bible, by obeying it, it safe-guards your life and it serves for your good. I'm addressing you, dear children, you will thus have to follow the voice of your parents as they nurture your growth in life from the scriptures (Proverbs 22:6). My dear precious child, do not allow your friends or peers to persuade or force you to go against your parents' counsel. Shun evil and rebellious behaviour for God will bring all your secrets into judgement (Ecclesiastes 12:14) for eternal punishment!

In conclusion, if you have sinned and have a desire to reconcile to God and your parents, repent of your ways, ask your parents for forgiveness and focus on building your new life (1 John 1:9; Luke 15:18). Also, the Lord is near and we will soon be lifted from this world, be prepared, and be counted amongst the faithful and receive the most COVETED PRECIOUS CROWN OF LIFE (John 10:28).

With love

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Church Being The Pillar Of Truth

 Truth Endures Always

"if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15).

There can be no doubt that the Church, being the Bride of Christ should stand for the truth (John 14:6) and we know when the Lord gave Peter the keys of the Kingdom, which pillars and foundations are found on truth, it was the same key the Lord gave to all who would believe (Matthew 16:19). Similarly, the Lord declared that we shall know the truth and that the truth shall set us free (John 8:32) and such truth is that we know the Lord and that He is that Truth. 

Now, over the years that the Lord spoke to us, He repeatedly warned many of us to speak the truth and that liars will not inherit His kingdom which has truth as its foundation. Furthermore, this ministry through the Lord's guidance has exposed many false witnesses and ministers of the gospel for preaching lies in the name of the Lord. This is a true gospel fact, the Lord does not need any thread or shade of lie to promote the truthfulness of the gospel, however, some of us mix the truth of God's word with lies to convince people to act or believe, when we do so, are we not laying a false foundation which will be exposed by the fire of truth? (1 Corinthians 3:13). 

Being Pretentious Promotes Falsehood

Therefore, as disciples of Christ, we ought to strive to witness faithfully and in truth bearing in mind that falsehood would not stand up under the mighty weight of truth. The Lord thus forbid that we use lies or any form of falsehood to advance the gospel and some do so to promote themselves for popularity and money and those who practice such are trapped by the enemy (Luke 6:26). Also, if we imitate a man or woman of God by being impostors we would be acting out of falsehood for each man will receive a reward for the things he or she did in the body (Romans 2:6).

 We have had a very zealous brother (let's call him Jones) who fellowshipped with us for a short while and he asked us to inquire for him from the Lord if he could start a ministry and go house to house to preach 'repentance and holiness'. 

Upon His reply, the Lord is not weak in His reply nor does He holds back when He teaches us His truth. He told the brother that He did not call him (Brother Jones) to preach holiness and repentance and the brother thought that the Lord was restricting him and preventing him from doing what he wanted to do. Yes, the Lord did restrict him because when we serve Christ, He is the One mandating, calling, and baptizing us not any human being or ourselves (Acts 13:2; Matthew 3:11). As a result, we thus encourage you to stop your pretense and walk in truth, being honest in all you do in Jesus' name. 

It is a fact that some Christians easily abandon the truth when they are being tested or put under pressure (Luke 22:57), are we not acting falsely and denying the Lord by betraying Him and our values of truth? We say this because when the one world religion would be introduced to the world it would be based on falsehood and human philosophies where the scriptures would be used only when it does not contradicts its 'founding statement'. As Christians, we know all of the Scriptures are inspired by God and it is useful in training us into all godliness and godly living (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

In conclusion, as a ministry, we repeat that the things we wrote and testified about on this platform have NOT been fabricated nor did we ever promote lies here but only the truth as the Lord revealed for therein is our reward(s) secure. Let us thus live the truth and act in accordance with the truth that sets us free, it is what God expects of us anyway (John 8:32). 

Blessed Truth

Brother Glenn

Monday, October 4, 2021

Accepting Rebuke From God

Important: We are sharing a short but powerful vision from the Lord at the end of this article, and also under our Visions Section.

Brethren, it is a great honour and privilege to hear from the Lord Jesus Christ the way we do. I am not mentioning this grudgingly, but with much appreciation and humility. This privilege has its own cross and from the articles you will learn that in all the love the Lord has for us; He expresses His Holiness to us through the rebukes we receive from Him.

There are people who wish that we are wrong on our testimony and witness so that they may be free to return to wicked living. The Lord told us that many people consciously follow deceptive teachings and doctrines because they think that is a way out for them to indulge in wickedness. In other words, when a church or denomination overlooks certain sins (which sometimes are simply sugarcoated as "issues") and does not preach against them, people become more comfortable with that message while they continue to live in their sins. This leads to a fruitless life in Christ and He has no use for them in His service (Matthew 3:10). The Lord Jesus Christ says they are selective in their obedience to Him, and such selective obedience will only earn such people His wrath (Romans 1:18; Romans 2:5-11).

Our Confession and Testimony

Therefore, for your edification, our testimony is from the Lord and nothing the Lord ever has told us or others proved to be false. So then, we say to the whole world our testimony and message is directly from the Lord Jesus Christ, Messiah of the world who died on Calvary, rose from death and ascended to the highest Heaven, and is now seated at the Right Hand of God the Father. This confession and testimony is true, reliable and from God. We are appointed to testify to what we hear and see the Lord do in our lives. He Himself proves to you that it is Him, Christ Jesus speaking by the mighty visions we share with you as He makes them available.

The Lord Rebukes the Heaven Bound

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son” (Proverbs 3:11-12).

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as His children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of Spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in His holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:6-11 HCSB).

Anyone, who claims to hear from the Lord and lives a double life and being purposely disobedient to the Lord is a liar. With this, I am not saying we are perfect; surely we are not! The Lord does not encourage disobedience, neither does He reward us for being disobedient. We have made this point clear in the Blessings From The Lord article. Briefly, I mentioned that the Lord does not bless the disobedient, nor does He continue speaking to those who despise His Word (1 Samuel 28:15; Psalm 18:26; Deuteronomy 28:15).

We also mentioned that the Lord knows a heart that has an appetite for sin and He knows when our motive is deliberate or if we sin in ignorance or by mistake.

Back in 2010 when the Lord started speaking to us, at first He used to allow us to live our lives the way we used to. Admittedly, we led a pretty religious lifestyle, worldly, lukewarm, and sinning deliberately as the opportunity presented itself. Are you familiar with this? Of course! We all do take advantage of God’s forgiving nature, so we sin and bank on asking the Lord to forgive us later, only to repeat sinning again. After the Lord established this ministry, He commanded a sister who used to fellowship with us and attend our services to pray and fast for two (2) weeks. Without divulging the nature of her problem, she had some grave struggles with faith and personal sinful issues. After her fasting, the Lord revealed the problems to her condition. From a human point of view, the message the Lord gave her sounded very embarrassing. This led her to question the Lord and to have an endless pity party. Brethren, let me caution you frankly: The Lord is not happy with Christians who are pitying themselves, for self-pity results in rebelliousness against the Lord (see Self-Pity and Our Relationship with God article). He has rebuked countless people who pitied themselves.

Furthermore, after this sister’s rebuke and so that we might not feel proud looking down on her as if judging her, the Lord started to give each one of us in this family and ministry a message of rebuke to humble us before Him. He did so to prove to us that no one is righteous and innocent before Him (Romans 3:10-12; 2 Chronicles 6:36). In this way, we are taught not to look down on others but that we have weaknesses ourselves. Therefore, the many brothers and sisters who got Word of rebuke from the Lord through Charis can rest assure we are even more humbled than you, because that serves as a warning to us not to boast (2 Corinthians 10:17).

Rejecting God’s Rebuke Means No Heaven

The Lord showed us in Scripture that no matter how mighty and powerfully He might use a person, no one is above His correction (Mark 8:33; Luke 9:37-56; Numbers 12, 20:12). I have had people writing to me disputing a vision or message the Lord gave concerning some pastor or prophet. These people believed our testimony and even got word for themselves from the Lord proving their works, but the moment the person they favour is being exposed for some error, they blame me and say that word is not from God. They would offer no evidence to prove God wrong nor Charis because she does not even know the people God is rebuking. She, like all God’s prophets, just obeys by saying what she has heard and seen (Acts 4:20).

My wife and I are often at the receiving end of rebukes from the Lord. When the Lord announces through Charis that He would bring me or anyone else a message, with it He lays a heavy burden of fear for Him in our hearts and that in itself is a torment more than the actual rebuke. Those who can identify with the rebukes from the Lord can testify that it stings… Ouch! But once you humble yourself, repent and obey, the Lord changes you, you bear fruit, and are filled with joy. Humbling accepting rebukes has eternal benefits, as the Scriptures declare: “Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1 NKJV). “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty" (Job 5:17 NKJV).

I must mention this: there were some brethren who welcomed and whole-heartedly accepted good messages of encouragement from the Lord, but some of them became silent after receiving a word of correction from the Lord. This is childish and self-righteous; we must be humble and childlike in taking a scold from the MOST HIGH. He does not criticise us like people do; HE CORRECTS US. THE JUDGE SET US RIGHT WITH HIM WHEN HE ISSUES A LOVING REBUKE (Proverbs 3:11-12). The Lord recently rebuked a pastor who demanded an answer from Him. The Lord was not pleased with Him and He earned himself a stinging rebuke. He did not take it well and that was very dishonourable against the Lord. While this pastor was not the only one who ever scorned the Lord’s rebuke, we do expect servants of God who serve the Word to others to be humble and submissive to the Lord. As it is, the Lord has established this ministry as a global messenger of His word and rebukes; the pastors, prophets and all those whom the Lord has warned elsewhere on this website should heed the voice of the Lord and repent. He is rebuking them out of love and concern for the flock not to be led astray.

Finally, I was myself rebuked severely by the Lord for not appreciating His messages. To my delight, He told Charis not to be afraid but to continue to take His message to me so that He can get me into Heaven. Brethren, as hard as this message hit my ego, I submitted to the Lord knowing my entry into Heaven depended on my obedience to Him and not my knowledge (Hebrews 12:14). Honestly, there was a time when I felt “persecuted” by the Lord due to the many rebukes I received. There were even times when I felt like leaving the ministry, but like Jonah I discovered where can I hide from the Lord and my sins (Jonah 1:17). Through it all, I have learned to appreciate the Lord’s rebukes no matter how I feel; it is meant for my salvation. While I am alive to preach the gospel and to testify about Christ Jesus, for no credit to myself, I will use the Lord’s discipline of me to save everyone who aspires to make it to Heaven (Proverbs 24:11).

Apart from me there are many brethren both here in South Africa and abroad who took some serious rebukes from the Lord with remarkable humility, and in one of my own rebukes the Lord commended these brethren. Therefore, consider the Lord’s rebuke of kings and prophets (2 Samuel 12:13; Jeremiah 28:15-17)some yielded and got deliverance, but those who rejected God’s rebuke missed His glory.

In conclusion, I pray that you will take the Lord’s rebukes seriously through these teachings. The Lord's love should be our motivation to humbly and gracefully accept correction from the Him, just as Peter kept loving Jesus in spite of the harsh rebukes that He received from the Lord (Mark 8:33; John 21:17). As Jesus Himself said: "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne (Revelation 3:19-21 NIV).

Vision about Jehovah Witnesses

“On the 25th of June 2014 after our 06:30 a.m. prayer time, I (Charis) had a vision from the Lord. I saw myself standing outside in our yard on a fine and sunny day. I was playing with our dog outside when I noticed two men (Jehovah’s witnesses) standing by our gate. In their appearance, these men looked very old, tired and used.

As I approached the gate, they left in a hurry. Suddenly the Lord put words in my mouth and I heard myself saying to them in a loud voice: “I am a born-again Christian and I believe in the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ!” The Lord made me hear what was in their hearts as they simultaneously replied: “We are tired of hearing that story over and over again; the ‘Jehovah’s’ [Watchtower Movement] are wearing us out”. End of vision!

Interpretation of Vision

The Lord is calling people who are caught up in the Jehovah’s Witness religion to repent and come to Him. The Lord says their appearance shows their lack of life and the Holy Spirit. The Lord says they must STOP rejecting the Scriptures and following the deceptive teachings of their leaders. The Lord says even though some of them are tired of having their message rejected and hearing the truth being confessed to them, they still just continue in their false beliefs.

Blessed Grace,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, September 20, 2021


 How Satan Uses Fear To Manipulate Us

New article coming tomorrow, 28/09/2021

Notice: Our Brother Andrew: It is with humility that our Brother Andrew Tyler-Whiteman is from the beautiful Country of Australia and like we said previously, this brother is a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been enjoying a great fellowship with him over the years of the existence of this ministry and the Lord is pleased with his contribution to this ministry. We thus appeal please pray for him and his family and appreciate his humble contribution to the body of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Brothers and Sisters, we know this topic has been covered before in this blog but I feel the need to talk about this again highlighting this that we did not discuss. The definition of the word 'fear' according to the online webster dictionary means, 'an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger, or a profound reverence and awe especially toward God or anxious concern or some reason for alarm'.

2.       Now as you can see that three of the definitions of fear cited here are being easily used by the Devil to cause us to worry and panic about our own lives or the lives of our family or being concerned about other things (Mark 4:19). As it is, fear also causes us to make rash decisions that could affect our eternal souls which is why the Devil uses fear. We know from the scriptures that when Job was tested the element of fear was all around and he did not panic and threw the confidence he has in the Lord away, instead, he accepted his situation and stayed the cause and he overcame (Job 1:21).

However, the definition we need to be most familiar with is that which leads us to salvation in the Lord., and we would further refine this definition to include “Reverence and awe only toward God because of His Power and Authority”.

From the scriptures, we read that the Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10; 19:23; Psalm 111:10). Therefore, by learning to fear the Lord by being submissive to His will we are building our faith in GOD and faith is the antidote to fear (1 John 4:18). It's a fact, fear of death brings about fear but knowing the Lord Jesus Christ we no longer need to fear death and the devil has nothing to threaten or intimidate us with anymore (Hebrews 2:9; 14,15).

Furthermore, the Lord Jesus declared, 'For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it' (Matthew 16:25 NIV). Knowing that we are in the end-times will we be truly ready, willing, and able to lay down our lives for the Lord when that choice will be presented to us? Well, the DAY of testing will separate the faithful from the fearful (John 16:32). 

In conclusion, let us learn and study The Fear of the Lord, as believers in Christ Jesus this is the only Fear that should be occupying our thoughts, minds, and souls

Eternity is a very long time and only the Lord can help get us there, do not let fear of man or the fear of losing your life in this world keep you from eternity.

Prepare yourselves to walk away from all worldly possessions and at times we may need to leave our family as well. This is hard for many people and the more you have the harder it will be to walk away but Jesus did say (Matthew 6:19-20) not to lay up treasures for yourself on earth but lay up for yourself treasure in Heaven for where your treasure is there is your heart also. Let our Hearts be heavenward.

It will eventually come to the point (If we are still here on earth and not raptured out of here) where we will not be able to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast (Rev 13:16-18 ), As we have been warned previously we must refuse this, so I ask what is the point of building any sort of wealth here on earth when the antichrist is just going to come and take it away? Are we not better to lay up for ourselves treasure in Heaven, where no one can take away our rewards (Matthew 6:19-20). 

Presented with humility

Brother Andrew and reviewed by Brother Glenn



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Does God Punish His Children?

Godly Discipline Results In Godly Fear 


Notice: Our articles will still be available on a Monday, we apologize for any inconvenience and kindly continue to pray for Claudia since the Lord started speaking to her she has been experiencing attacks from the devil and that is something the Lord said she would have to endure.

VISION OF HELL by Claudia (12/09/2021).

I had a vision from the Lord this morning, I saw myself with four other ladies standing on some balcony of a huge building with a stairway going down. The Lord appeared in a cloud in the air and said to us, "I want you to experience a full day in Hell". Almost immediately after the Lord's words, I found myself walking down these stairways, and as I descended further down I noticed a very dark place, and as we entered it a sulfuric or atomic mixed with rotten eggs or rotten flesh smell came from there. 

This smell was so toxic I struggled breathing and sobs to breathe and it seems there was no fresh air to breathe. I Lord still in the cloud provided a shade of light just enough for us to see. I saw all kinds of animal kind of creatures, which by their appearance looked evil. These beings could talk, but I was unable to hear what they were saying, they were laughing and tried coming towards us but could not reach us. 

After just a few minutes, I prayed and pleaded with the Lord to take me out as I could not endure being in that place, and that's when I woke up and the vision ended!

A few months ago, I had a conversation with a pastor friend and one of the things we discussed was the issue of punishment. The 'feel good' gospel that we have been fed totally overlooks the authority of the scriptures on the issue of punishment. As it was, my pastor friend argued that God does not punish His children but He 'allows' things to happen as opposed to punishing his children. This assertion was based on his interpretation of Job's experience that God allowed the devil to destroy Job's possessions (Job 1:1-22; 2:1-10). 

Contextually, when we read the first two chapters of the book of Job we can clearly see that Job was being tested and we know his test was based on his faith in God and that would he be able to endure the test (Job 2:9-10). In this context, the Lord gave Satan permission to test Job by destroying his earthly possessions and this is the premise from which the 'allow doctrine' emanates! Let us thus not be confused regarding the Lord allowing something to happen to test us, the Lord uses the rod of discipline or punishment when we have committed an act of disobedience (2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 23:4). The Lord's discipline is always gracious and it is meant to humble us.

Now, our lead verse above clearly articulates that the Lord does punish a son or daughter He loves and such punishment will bring disruptions and discomfort to our lives which would not be welcoming at the time but it eases God's wrath and provides favor for us with the Lord (Numbers 16:46). 

As a family, we have also experienced God's punishment on us for acts of disobedience however as we confessed our sins and repented the Lord heard our prayers and granted us the relief we asked for (Judges 10:15-16). What a merciful God we serve, He holds no grudges as He is always ready to forgive us. 

Having said this, we have had a woman in our ministry who was in the habit of always taking her children's part and overlooking the wrongs they did. Consequently, this angered the Lord as it was not the first time she was warned by the Lord not to cover up her children's wrongs but to correct them on their sinful behavior. The Lord then issued a stern warning to her saying that God's curse was upon her. Yes, you read it right! The Lord did say to her that God's curse was upon her and this caused the woman to humble herself in God's Presence after receiving this warning and the next morning the Lord gave word that He accepted her act of humility in His Presence and forgave her (1 Kings 21:29). 

Additionally, we need to remind you that the Lord of the Old Testament is still the same God, He has never changed (Hebrews 13:8). Let us thus not think the punishment was just meant for David and the Israelites, the Lord punishes His children according to our lead scripture above and given to our experiences with the Lord. Also, with people who acted outside God's will and became false witnesses, the Lord promised to punish them and we believe He did punish them. As it is, the Lord rewards obedience and not disobedience as we wrote in our 'blessings for obedience' article. finally, the Lord's punishment is not meant to cause us to stumble but that we rather walk closer with Him.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Are Curses Still Relevant?

 Why Christian's Should Not Curse Others

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them" (Romans 12:14 ESV).

in our , "Blaming God When Bad Things Happen" articles we articulated how bad were bound to happen due to the original sin that brought about a curse ,misfortune and hardships to both humans, animals and plants (Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 8:19-23). Briefly, we also highlighted that this curse will continue until the final consummation of this age (Revelation 22:3) and only in the new order of creation would born-again Christians enjoy a pain free, stress-free and blissful live (Revelation 21:3-5). Praise God Almighty! what precious promises we have and this would be ours if we only persevere and endure!

Brethren, this is a very important teaching, curses are real and may have serious consequences on people whether Christian or non-Christian and we are warned NOT curse others as per above scripture. We will not be covering the curses listed in Deuteronomy 28 as these are from God based on disobedience, we will simply consider curses by people who felt hurt or betrayed by the actions of others or those who hatefully and maliciously curse others in a vengeful way. Meanwhile, we will consider some scriptural examples first to show that this is a very relevant teaching and we need to be aware of this.

The Effects Of A Curse

Furthermore, a curse is meant to increase hardship on an individual or a nation (Genesis 3:16; Numbers 22:4-6). Again, in Genesis we read how Noah cursed his son Ham for dishonoring him and we know that this curse came to pass (Genesis 9:24). 

Additionally, Joshua also cursed the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:23; 6:26-27) and the man who undertakes to rebuild the city of Jericho and this was fulfilled in 1 Kings 16:34. Someone might say, a curse pronounced in the name of the Lord is effective, true as per preceding scriptures, however, any other person is able to curse according to our lead scripture.  Similarly, Balaam son of Beor was reputable for putting a curse(s) on people and it would have an effect so God intervened and would not allow it (Numbers 1-25). 

Jesus Breaks Curses

In conclusion, a few years ago, a sister in the Lord experienced some very painful menstruation over a period of many years and this caused her to skip both work and Church services. The Lord revealed to Charis that her condition was as a result of a curse that an older woman placed on her and the Lord answered her prayers and healed her immediately after revealing that a curse was the cause of her painful menstruation. Also, we are witnesses of a brother in the Lord who cursed his marriage and this is their fate he and his spouse are suffering the bitter battle of strive and divisions in the family. 

Again, we have also witnessed how some children were cursed by their parents for being disobedient, rude or vile and this causes the victim(s) of a curse bitter suffering. As a matter of truth, I myself (Brother Glenn) was cursed which caused me suffering and misfortune and after accepting the Lord and pleading with Him to remove these curses I was given grace and my burden became lighter (Matthew 11:28). Therefore, if we repent from the wrong we did to others and make right with them according to the Matthew 5:24, we will receive grace and deliverance from a curse. Let us bless and not curse and let us live in peace towards all our neighbors and we will enjoy God's gracious blessings (Romans 12:18; 1 Peter 3:11).

Blessed Peace

Brother Glenn