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.