Monday, February 22, 2021

Expecting God’s Move-In Your Life

 Church Rituals Are Useless

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

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

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

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

The God Of The Broken-Hearted And Weary

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

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

 

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, February 15, 2021

Blessing Someone In The Name Of The Lord Is Priceless

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God Always Remembers You

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

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

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

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


Monday, February 8, 2021

Comfort Is Promised On Time With God

 Some  Unsaved Friends Lacks Sincerity

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

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

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

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

You Need God To Heal Your Broken Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Love

Charis and reviewed by Brother Glenn

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Mark Of The Beast III

 

The End Of All Things Is At Hand

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

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

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

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

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

What must happen first before the beast comes to power?

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

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

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

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, February 1, 2021

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

 The Present World Order

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

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

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

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

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

What Is Holding Him (Anti-Christ) Back?

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

Vaccines Not Mark of Beast

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

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn