Monday, July 4, 2022

Christian Warfare

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

Greetings and Love

While it is the tradition around the world to extend New Year greetings, we would like to extend "Grace, love and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 1:2). While worldly people "wish" us a happy New Year which is not based on faith, the Christian gives love with a spirit of faith and a prayer of care.

Our prayer to you therefore is this: May the fear of The Lord and His inexhaustible caring love immerse you in His truth. May the strength of His salvation carry you, and may His peace be your security. May The Lord grant you a deeper discernment and conviction by His Holy Spirit, allowing you to walk wisely and truthfully with Him. Be renewed in your commitment to Him, holding on faithfully to your new life and not be shaken or moved in your faith. May the Lord humble you in the attitude of your heart so that you may bear testimony of His love in you as a light to the world in Jesus name. AMEN!

Warfare is Waged in Obedience to The Holy Spirit

This morning, the Lord said we should write an article about warfare as a reminder that this is an activity that we must engage in daily. This is not an ideology as the world perceives it, but an ultimate reality based on faith and the evidence provided by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14). When warfare is by faith it is unseen, for faith is the evidence of our confidence in the testimony of the Scriptures (Hebrews 11:1; 2 Corinthians 5:7).

Therefore, warfare is a spiritual activity waged by faith; as it is, we employ the evidence and promises of the Scriptures to strengthen us in obedience to God against spiritual forces. We wage warfare to subdue the appetites of the flesh in obedience to the conviction coming from the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-17). Like we mentioned in the Deliverance Through Jesus Christ - Part 1 and Deliverance Through Jesus Christ - Part II articles, demon spirits work the appetites of sinful and rebellious behaviour against God. So then as Peter put it, Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:11 AMP).

In the Bible, we are taught that our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness: For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12 NLT). If warfare is against evil forces in the unseen world, then one of our weapons must be faith, because faith operates on the principle of believing and trusting in God’s faithfulness, rather than trusting in what we see or have (2 Corinthians 5:7). Remember, the evidence of our faith is proven through God’s faithfulness to deliver on His promises. Also, the unseen work of the Holy Spirit in a believer is produced by faith, resulting in a conviction that brings about a God-pleasing behaviour, which is obedience.

King Saul, son of Kish, was given an evil spirit to torment him, due to his disobedience to God (1 Samuel 16:14).  Saul tried to overcome his evil spirit by listening to David's worship (1 Samuel 16:23). The evil spirit would leave but the Bible mentions twice that as David was playing the lyre, the evil spirit came on Saul and he disobeyed and displayed bad fruit by acting violently towards David (1 Samuel 18:10-11; 1 Samuel 19:9-10). King Saul submitted to the will of the enemy instead of the will of God.

Furthermore, in his warfare against Satan, the apostle Paul mentioned that he had a thorn in his flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7).  This was a spiritual war against the spirit of pride and self-worth; his thorn was not some physical ailment as we are taught.  Paul did not attempt to fight the demon or messenger of Satan himself; he used his faith and dependence in Christ through prayer to seek deliverance (2 Corinthians 12:8)Therefore, the messenger sent from Satan to attack Paul served to Paul's submission to God by inflicting a spiritual ailment so that he could walk humbly and in obedience to God; His dependence on God was evident through his human weakness  (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).

As it is, this experience allowed the Apostle Paul to submit himself to the grace and forgiving power of Christ. Likewise, as a family and ministry, we have been given a unique experience with God, and His rebukes expose our weaknesses so that we do not look down on others boastfully, but that we make Him our dependence.

Weapons of Our Warfare

Many ‘formulas’ on warfare have been suggested, both Scriptural and unscriptural. Let me add this point, it does not matter how well you apply any teaching on warfare; the evidence is seen through the fruits of our faith which is obedience (Galatians 5:22-23). Therefore, the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives is evidence of our obedience to Christ. This would mean that we have subdued the flesh, submitted ourselves completely to His control and gained victory against the flesh through the fruit of the spirit (Ephesians 5:8-14). When reading Galatians 5 and Ephesians 6, we can clearly see that the weapons point to the type of lifestyle we should strive to live. The key is obedience against the works of the flesh. 

Warfare is waged through prayer for the deliverance of someone through intense intercessory prayers (Colossians 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:1-4)Rebuking evil spirits is exercising our authority, which we were given by the Lord over the enemy (Luke 10:19).  The faithful believers have authority, while unfaithful and disobedient Christians are recognized by demons and lack authority.  The seven sons of Sceva serve as an example to the disobedient Christians: they were overpowered by an evil spirit (demon) and thoroughly beaten because of their lack of faith and authority, which can only be obtained by submisison and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 19:11-20).
Brethren, no revelation no matter how powerful, is more potent than obedience and humility that comes through the cross (Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 7:24-27). This portion of Scripture gives us the evidence of a life yielded to God’s control.

In many instances we are given well-defined and practiced formula on warfare to follow, like I said elsewhere, but did this formula produce the evidence of obedience seen through the fruit of holiness? (Galatians 5:22-23; John 15:5-6). The scars inflicted upon us as a result of our warfare is obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 4:8-12). Therefore, it does not matter how well-defined our teaching is on warfare; give us the evidence of the cross which is obedience, submission and fruit of the Holy Spirit. In addition, the Spirit of God gives us victory against the cravings of the flesh, resulting in obedience to God (Matthew 4:1-11).

Finally, the weapons of our warfare are well presented in Ephesians 6:10-18. These weapons are fruits of obedience and a surrendered life to Christ Jesus. This results in the destruction of our own thoughts and opinions. Knowing that the devil entices us to act disobediently against God (Genesis 3:4-7), we are acting in obedience to God by employing these weapons . An outside bodily experience of warfare is unscriptural, demonic and not based on faith. If God so ordained it then we would all have to engage spiritual warfare outside the body, without the shield of faith for this must be employed ‘in every situation’ (Ephesians 6: 16).

In closing, we build ourselves up through prayer in the Holy Spirit, fuelled by His conviction, resulting in faith being released through works of obedience in Christ Jesus (James 2:14-26; Jude 1:20; John 16:8). If we have conviction from the Holy Spirit, we move towards obedience in God resulting in the conflict or warfare we have against the cravings of the flesh (Galatians 5:17).  Warfare is therefore a spiritual war against the cravings of the flesh and the temptations of the devil (Genesis 3:4-7); this is exercised by faith.

Do you desire victory in Christian warfare?  Have you been disodient, lacking faith and not bearing good fruit?  Here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started in victory through a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Be blessed in Christ Jesus’ truth!
Brother Glenn.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Being Saved From Eternal Death

 How The Lord Saved My Stepmother's Soul

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die" (John 11:25 NIV).

NB: Vision confirmation is below! Please read the article to understand the vision

Brethren, we would like to thank you all for your prayers and support during our time of bereavement. During our various traveling, the enemy tried his best to intimidate us by causing others to drive into us leading to some minor accidents. However, the Lord has been gracious to us by protecting us all the way. It is thus very imperative for believers to always pray when driving for the enemy of our souls is after your life (1 Peter 5:8). Being a mature believer, don't let your spiritual guard down, Satan is waiting for every opportunity to strike and he does so with hateful intent (John 10:10).

Now, had he been successful in stopping us, he could have denied us the joy of winning a soul (Proverbs 11:30). As a ministry, we have a passion and constant appetite to win souls for the Lord's Kingdom, and the Lord fulfilled that desire during last week's Sunday (19 June 2022) evening. While we could not make it in time to lead my deceased sister to the Lord, He comforted us and allowed us to be there to win my stepmother's soul.

Briefly, our beloved stepmother, (Lorna) was not confined to a long sickbed. When we visited them during the March school holidays she appeared healthy and seemed to be in good spirit. It was earlier this month that her condition deteriorated rapidly. After learning from my father (Brother Glenn) how the fear of death was agonizing her through late-night screaming and the calling of some people's names in the house. This was a punishing fear to her and a great disturbance for others in the house. After learning from this, I prayed for her commanding that spirit to leave by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ this led to her becoming calmer which afforded her to get better sleep amidst her heavy breathing problem. 

As it was, her salvation did not come easy, being a smoker she was constantly led to smoke while her condition did not allow her to. After taking her to the hospital on Saturday (18 June 2022) and when we returned that evening she angrily demanded a cigarette and brethren we were walking a tight rope as her salvation was slipping away. Honestly, I actually lost hope in her stubborn behavior, but the Lord had other plans. We learned never to give up on souls, it is true the Lord Jesus Christ saves those who repent while dying (Luke 23:43), DON'T GIVE UP! BEING SAVED LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE!

Let me confess, that we have been praying for her salvation and deliverance since early 2019 and the faithful and merciful Lord Jesus Christ used those prayers to save her on her birthday (19 June 2022). During this same evening, I was witnessing someone and being full of the Holy Spirit, I summoned almost everyone in the house to join me in prayer for her. when I noticed how heavy she was breathing and her slow responses, I realized her time was limited. At that same moment, the Lord revealed to me that she did not have the WORD in her to receive healing. Brethren, Bible reading is critically important because He uses His Word to heal us (Psalm 107:20), since she had no WORD foundation, she did not have enough faith to receive her healing. Now, after briefly explaining to her that the Lord only needs faith as small as a mustard seed, she believed, and since she was breathing heavily and after praying for her, I led her to the Lord by encouraging her to pray with us the 'Our Father' prayer and the LORD heard and gave her salvation...Halleluyaaaah! Below follows the confirmation vision the Lord gave my wife after praying for such confirmation.

Vision Given to Desiree van Rooyen (25/06/2022).

I received a short vision during the early hours of Saturday morning. I saw aunty Lorna (not her real name) laying in bed smiling repeatedly. I could sense she was no longer sick. There was a wardrobe in the room where I saw her clothes bundled together in a card box. While I was sitting on the edge of the bed where she was laying I accidentally put my left leg in the box and when I lifted up my leg with the box in it, suddenly the card box turned into a maroon reddish booth (signifying the gospel {Ephesians 6:15}). When I turned around to Aunty Lorna, she was laughing happily and joyfully with her face literally lighting up. Her appearance was radiant and she looked healthy. As I was looking at her, a thought came into my mind, "but is Aunty Lorna not dead" at that moment, I heard the Voice of the Lord saying, "She is not amongst the dead, but amongst the living". END! 

Blessed regards

Brother Glenn and Sister Desiree

Monday, June 20, 2022

How To Stand Firm In Troubled Times

Facing Live's Storms With Christ

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV).

Vision Of God (Claudia 13 June 2020)

Notice: Brethren, we are again sharing sad news, my (Brother Glenn) beloved stepmother passed away this morning (20 June 2022) around 10 AM South African time. The Lord willing, we will be sharing a message regarding her possibly after her funeral or when the Lord directs. Please continue to pray for us as a family.

I had a vision of God the Father and the Lord Jesus. While I could not see their faces, I knew it was Jesus and the Father because I addressed them so in the vision. In the vision I approached the Father and asked him if I could go somewhere (a place known only in the vision) and He said yes. I then went to the Lord Jesus asking Him if I should go, He also said you may go, but first read a scripture from the bible to encourage your faith and pray to receive strength and then go. End!

Brief meaning: After prayer, the Lord revealed that for every kind of thing we need there is scriptural guidance for it and if we have faith, we will receive what we ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22).

Many people around the world might be thinking that the Lord seems to be far and not concerned about the things the world is experiencing right now. There are some people who are even blaming God for all things mankind is facing and this includes some Christians. As a ministry, we have been receiving some emails from some angry folk implicating God for their personal failures and why the Lord allowed them to sink deeper into sin and hardship. As a result, they allow bitter roots of anger to separate them from the love God has for them (Romans 8:38-39). As it is, lives pressures lead us to complaining and when we complain we are looking for someone to blame (Numbers 14:2-4) and since there is neither Moses nor Aaron today people will naturally blame the Lord.

However, what we need to remember brethren when the Lord Jesus Christ was (on the earth, He suffered more than us and for our sins (1 Peter 3:18-20) yet He did not blame God out of frustration but accepted His cup of suffering (Matthew 26:39). Being in human form, He felt the pain of rejection, humiliation and violence yet He felt compassionate towards those who abused Him while we are willing to offer retributive revenge and feelings of strong dislike if not hatred in return (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:8; Luke 9:56). Besides the authors of scripture, today’s best Christian would not offer kindness when being persecuted except to offer complaints.

Suffering Reveals God's Glory

Now surely, we all have to contend with some unpleasant situations that we have to face daily and indeed as Christians we are called to carry our crosses and share in the sufferings of Christ (Romans 8:17; Matthew 16:24). We ought to remember that no amount of complaining has ever worked against God, if fact those who complained were met with wrath (Lamentations 3:39; Numbers 14:11-12). Biblically, most of the New Testament authors and most notably the apostle Paul suffered both emotionally and violently but that could not intimidate and silence their faith (Acts 16:22-34), instead of complaining they found courage in the Lord their God (1 Samuel 30:6). Thus, when difficulty strikes, faith has an answer and courage rise allowing us to be steadfast in our convictions. God is moved by prayer of sincerity offered in deep humility and sorrow (2 Chronicles 33:13) and not prayers offered with complaining that lacks conviction.

In conclusion, in this brief work our aim is to encourage the brethren who together with us are saddled to face the uncertainty of our times. Instead of complaining with the world, we offer hope and prayer knowing the Lord our God hear us when we cry out to Him in prayer (Matthew 7:11). Let us share a short testimony, when our daughter Claudia was just about nine (9) years old we taught her how to pray and during our family devotional times she had her turn of praying for the family and her ‘monotonous’ prayer was somewhat boring but God heard her. We can remember her favourite prayer line was, ‘Lord bless us with dreams and visions’ this was never left out in all her prayers, boring to us but useful to the Lord, He left us ashamed and He answered her simple prayer offered by faith. As a result today the Lord Almighty is speaking to her through dreams and visions for your and our good. Therefore as a family we can attest to that and similarly encourage you to persevere in prayer, faith and godly works to secure our salvation in Jesus name (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 2:12).

If you would like to accept the Lord Jesus and His abundant and unfailing love for you, here is a suggested Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, June 13, 2022

Lying in Jesus’ Name

Do Not Say The Lord Says When He Did Not Send You To Talk In His Name

Attention: We are re-sharing this message as Brother Glenn will be attending to a close family funeral. 

The Word of God warns us: “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you” (Deuteronomy 4:2). Also, “Do not add to His words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar” (Proverbs 30:6).

Background to This Week’s Article

Recently, or rather this past week, The Lord rebuked a brother for taking the word of a person above His Word and commands. The message which was supposedly from the Lord does not sound correct Biblically. The message that this brother received from this well-known woman of God was that he had done enough already for the Lord in terms of sharing the Gospel (witnessing), and that he should slow down. How absurd!

The Apostle Paul who is considered to be the greatest missionary and witness of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ did not consider his work of witnessing as complete when he said, “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16). Regarding signs of the end, the Lord Jesus said "And the gospel must first be preached to all nations" (Mark 13:10). Preaching the gospel is something we do out of obedience to the Lord till the end.

Now, The Lord has commanded me not to share on this website the vision He gave us this past Wednesday (July 16, 2014), in which He rebuked this brother while referring to the lies that were told in His Name by this well-known witness or woman of God. When someone asserts that “Jesus says to you…” or “Jesus told me to tell you…”, when He really did not send the person to say that in His name, that person is a liar. Doing so also makes the person a false witness and associating Christ with a lie that grieves the Holy Spirit and The LORD; it is the devil and people who are liars (John 8:44), not God, for the Bible clearly states that God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2). The Lord warns us that purposely lying in His name is a serious sin that results in punishment (Proverbs 19:5, 9; Revelation 21:8).

Lying to Please and Attract People

Brethren, the Body of Christ is faced with a new problem: false witnesses. In our context, a false witness is someone who purposely lies in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Kindly allow me to personalize this to you: it is very dangerous for your own soul and salvation to lie in Jesus’ name, thinking that you could use His name to win converts and people’s approval. While I am not allowed to share the vision we recently received on this matter, I am permitted to say, with the seriousness of this message, the fate of this individual is in the Hands of God (Ecclesiastes 12:14; 1 Corinthians 3:13).

Furthermore, the Lord said that no matter how good, convincing and well-intentioned our message may be, lying in His name is a punishable sin (Colossians 3:9; Proverbs 13:5; 19:9). Among the things that The Lord hates is a lying tongue and false witnesses who pour out lies (Proverbs 6:16-19). Remember Paul said: “…so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize (1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV). In his testimony and witnessing, Paul spoke the truth faithfully (2 Corinthians 11:31; 1 Timothy 2:7). As followers of Christ Jesus, we must be faithful and truthful witnesses of the message of salvation. People fall for truth and believe in Him because TRUTH requires TRUST and it comes with loyalty and faithfulness to Him. Our testimony as Christ’ witnesses should be based and anchored on TRUTH. Let me also say this: if you tell lies, you draw loyalty to yourself, and not to Christ; He is TRUTH! (John 14:6) and He testified to the truth (John 18:37).

As it is, since it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18), if Christ Jesus was a liar as many in the Church and in the world still regard Him, God the Father would not have accepted His sacrifice. Therefore, our Lord’s sacrifice of Himself was accepted and God seated Him at His right Hand as testimony to His victory over sin and the death which came as a result of a lie from Satan (Psalm 110:1; Mark 12:36; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 12:1-2; Colossians 3:1).

Therefore, the new type of “ministry” attracting people today with lying testimonies and fabricated “visions” aimed at keeping people in awe and loyal to the gift is not from God (Matthew 24:24-25; 2 Peter 2:1-3). In our False Witness article and subsequent articles thereafter, we pointed out as the Lord revealed to us, that some people made up stories of Heaven, Hell and visits from Him. This has undoubtedly become the new way of attracting people and money.

Consequences of Lying in Jesus’ Name

Through the years, I have received countless emails from people who wrote voluminous words supposedly from the Lord. In some of these letters, people claimed that the Lord gave them certain signs that would occur before the rapture. Some in their tricky lies, claimed that the Lord has postponed or delayed His coming. This is not Biblical, and it goes against the Scripture that says: “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19 NIV). God is immutable and not like a shifting shadow figuring things out (James 1:17). He has predetermined everything to happen at the times He set out by His WISDOM and AUTHORITY (Acts 1:7).

Consequently, those who set dates and predicted certain events of violence have been exposed, for they lied in the name of the LORD and this has led to the destruction of many people’s faith in the Lord. The Bible warns that these false teachers/pastors will be punished for the lost souls who stumbled as a result of a false message or revelations (Jeremiah 23:2 KJV). The prophet Hananiah prophesied lies in the name of the Lord (Jeremiah 28:1-17); he met a bitter end, and so would this prophecy apply to all those who blurted out lies in the name of the Lord (Jeremiah 23:12-15).

Meanwhile in our ministry, as small as we are, there was once someone who succeeded but was exposed by the Lord in giving us some false and fabricated visions for attention. Some of those visions made some Scriptural sense, if you know what I mean; one could tie one up and make it Scripturally relevant. Admittedly, at first I was also deceived and led to believe those lying visions, but after questioning and the uneasy feeling I would experience, I would put such “revelations” aside while waiting to hear from the Lord. In a mighty rebuke, the Lord exposed this lie and the person involved confessed and admitted that he had made up the visions. The Lord indeed searches the hearts and examines the secret motives (Jeremiah 17:10).

We have had people sending us messages wanting to confirm some word they received from someone if it was from the Lord. Kindly allow me to say this: The LORD does not allow people to test Him. In some case, He will simply not answer and we will know the person is either trying to test the Lord or He did not pray or have enough faith to receive confirmation. Therefore, if the Lord is to confirm a word, He will confirm it through a powerful vision of the actual event.

As a further testimony, we have had some people and children lying to us using in the name of the Lord, and in visions He would actually show us (through Charis) what happened in order to authenticate His message while exposing the lie told in His name.

In Jesus’ name, beloved brethren in Christ, please refrain from lying in the name of the Lord saying He said certain things which He actually did not say, or false claiming He did certain things for you so that you can lure people over to you or try to make your testimony appealing. You are working against your salvation and the LORD will not welcome a false witness in His Kingdom! Therefore, kindly take this message as a serious warning. DO NOT LIE IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! I once heard somebody telling me that as long as people speak things in the name of the Lord, even lying about gifts and revelations, it is good “as long as it get people saved”. In Jesus’ name, you are being a false witness – your lies are not needed to uphold truth from Christ Jesus! Remember our works will be burned through fire to allow only truth to stand (1 Corinthians 3:13).

How to Guard Against False Teachings and Lies

Finally, here are some ways you can yourself against lies purported to be in the Lord’s name:

1. Develop intimacy with God through study the Word of God and earnestly praying for deliverance from deception (Joshua 1:8; 2 Timothy 2:15)

2. Build a deeper faith in God and a sensitive spirit to the Holy Spirit, seeking His help for understanding/discernment (Matthew 24:4-5; James 1:5).

3. Love the Truth and seek to obey God's Word (2 Thessalonians 2:10). Do not seek to hear only what is appealing to the ears or the flesh (Jeremiah 5:31; 2 Timothy 4:3).

4. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1 ESV; 2 Peter 2:1-22).

5. Check all teachings against God's Word (Acts 17:11). "For God is not a God of confusion but of peace..." (1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV)

6. Repent and seek to do only God's will in obedience (Matthew 7:21-23).

Have you been lying in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, or have you believed or shared lies that were presented to you in the name of the Lord? If so, please repent. 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.

Blessed Love,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Knowing Your Enemies Within And On The Outside

 The Struggle To Control

As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; (Romans 3:10).

Vision by Brother Glenn 04/06/2022

After my early morning prayers, I had a short vision from the Lord. In the vision, I saw a man with his daughter walking. As they were walking suddenly their spiritual eyes were opened and they could see what was happening all around them. There were snakes of different shapes and sizes on both sides of the road that they were traveling. Being aware of this, fear started to seize them as they were intimidated by the presence of the enormous snakes, they were deprived of peace, while the snakes were glittering with pride for managing to disturb their journey. Soon the man and daughter were joined by another person, who did not fear the snakes nor was she intimidated by their sizes and shapes and she accompanied them by helping them complete their journey., end of vision!

There Is No Good In Us

As it was, soon after the vision I woke up again and prayed, the Lord revealed to me the meaning of this. The Lord revealed that those very mechanisms Satan used on the outside to cause Christians to stumble are the very same things people have within them to force others to stumble (Romans 14:13). We are going to provide some detail here according to the Lord's explanation, we (humans) all have these evils in us, yes even Christians! Therefore, what breaks the power of these evils is our faith and the fruit of the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:5; Ephesians 5:22-23).

Naturally, we all have a spirit of fear and anger in us. As it is, we have a fear for people, and we also fear consequences for wrong behavior. Similarly, we ourselves use fear to intimidate our children or others resulting in deprivation of benefits and after this, we enjoy a false sense of superiority (pride) over those we managed to subdue. Now, does this not show us the power the devil has over us? The very evils he uses to inflict bondage on us we use to control others cruelly. Some might argue that fear and intimidation are necessary to deter potential harm, good! But the Bible says God has not given us a spirit of fear (that is after we gave our lives to Christ) it means we are literally to fear no one or nothing (2 Timothy 1:7; Matthew 10:28) except the Almighty God. Furthermore, as we grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, God forms the image of Christ in us through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:29).

In conclusion, as Christians, we have been given the Holy Spirit and our obedience to Him will lead to the manifestation of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5), while our flesh will produce alienation from the Presence of a Holy God. Remember God is coming for the fruit we bore (Matthew 7:17-18).

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, May 30, 2022

Are These The Times...

The Kingdom Of God Is Near

He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near (Luke 21:29-31 NIV).

 Since the Lord first told us back in 2010, that His coming was near, we took it literally as the Apostles did in their time (Revelation 22:12; 2 Timothy 3:1-4) and why would we doubt when the LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself said that to us. Thus, throughout the years, we endured ridicule and scorn from some believers who even labeled us as false. By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, we endured while we continue to warn, encourage and pray for the brotherhood to look at the times. For nothing is as fulfilling for any Christian as to be filled with the JOY of finally meeting and seeing our Lord and Saviour. Again, the Scripture warns 'that only those who endure until the end shall be saved' (Matthew 24:13).

In addition, if there is anybody both Christian and non-Christian who doubts that our present times are peculiar to what we were used to then they are operating without discernment and they need prayer! 

Now, the Lord has stirred the spirit of the aggressor, the King of the North (of Israel) Russia to move towards the fulfillment of the Scriptures (Jeremiah 50:41-42) and this already has had a global effect in terms of the energy crisis and food shortages. In addition, and as I predicted and mentioned some time ago, the current United Nations has failed to bring peace to the world and this body will be replaced by the ten kings (Revelation 17:12; Daniel 7:11-22), and they the ten kings will make the beast the super-ruler). Therefore, mark my words, the world will never return to the pre-covid-19 era nor normalcy with Russia and the Western countries. It will NOT HAPPEN! As a factual gospel truth, things will continue to deteriorate economically until the Rapture and beyond. You may consider me as a 'doom prophet', but we heard the Lord say, the coming months will not be easy...those who don't know Him must repent! and those who are still not taking their salvation seriously will not make it. 

In conclusion, we encourage you all dear brethren to continue praying and seeking the Lord, there is just NO more time to cling to worldly things and desires the KING is NEAR! We will continue to warn as the Lord provides guidance.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, May 23, 2022

Revealing The Secrets Of Your Heart

How God's Word Reveals Our Hearts Secrets

" ...As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you” (1 Corinthians 14:25).

Vision by Brother Glenn (21/05/2022)

I had a vision on the above date just after my morning prayers. I saw a man of God preaching the word. I could perceive the man was blind and physically disabled but the message that came from him came with convicting power. I could sense that the very things he preached about were meant for me at that moment, the message was prophetic in nature. I then heard the man of God explaining to me saying, "Did you know that every time you read the Bible or listen to a sermon, the message is intended for you because God knew beforehand that you would be there to hear the message. Therefore, don't ever doubt the accuracy of the message and think it's intended for others, it speaks to you and reveals the secrets of your heart"

Receive And Accept Correction

Now brethren, often when I read the Word of God and come across some scriptural passage that highlights some activity in my life that is displeasing to God or some fruit of the Spirit which I lack, the conviction through the Holy Spirit brings me to the point of acknowledging my shortcomings in a short prayer while I'm reading. I can therefore confidently share with you the Lord is always pleased when we show our humility to Him by acknowledging our shortcomings.

A few weeks ago, the Lord gave a prophetic word to one of my daughters and she did not take it well. She totally rejected that message of the Lord, when we all knew she needed that word since her very actions witnessed her wrongful conduct. After rebuking her for despising the Word of the Lord, and gently reminding her that the Lord's rebuke has good intent it is to save us and not to condemn us, I pointed out to her that "Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path, he who hates correction will die" (Proverbs 15:10 NIV). 

How often do we avoid or reject a Word intended for our good? Instead of acknowledging our guilt and accepting the conviction which could lead to our deliverance, we simply continue in our sins (Psalm 32:5). In conclusion, a prophetic message that speaks into the future is great and well accepted, how much more should we regard a personal prophetic message that speaks to into our lives to correct our ways? Thus, next time you hear a word, don't doubt it, it is intended for you right at that moment, the Lord knew you would be there to receive it.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Is Satan Listening To Our Prayers?


God Answers, But Satan Opposes

Then he said, “Daniel, don't be afraid. God has heard your prayers ever since the first day you decided to humble yourself in order to gain understanding. I have come in answer to your prayer. The angel prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief angels, came to help me, because I had been left there alone in Persia" (Daniel 10:12-13).

Prophecy Update: The Lord said, do not fear the things that are about to unfold regarding the current clouds of war, just continue to pray and purify yourself to escape most of the atrocities that are about to come about. The Lord has revealed to me that Russia and its allies are eyeing to overthrow the US dollar and replace it with another and this means will be achieved through the destructive force of war. My Western brethren, please pray and work hard to become debt-free. Brethren, I am pained by the evil we are about to witness, I don't know when but please join us in prayer.

Brethren, the Lord has revealed to us that when we pray without faith, or with unconfessed sin our prayers are wasted and it does not reach Heaven (Matthew 5:23-24). This brings to remembrance a message the Lord gave us when we disobeyed Him and He ordered us to redo those prayers, remember those prayers were for the deliverance, salvation, and blessings for others. It also brings to remembrance that the Lord revealed that if we show love and kindness to others, it greatly pleases our Heavenly Father.

Now given to the above scripture, the devil and his demons are listening to our prayers, why did they (demons) try to intercept Daniel's prayers if they were not listening? As a result, Daniel had to wait for 21 days for an answer to his prayers. During the time that the Lord was speaking to us as a family, we would ask the Lord almost anything but He would not always give us an answer because certain requests required fasting and prayer over a period of many days (Acts 13:2).

Just Keep On Praying

 As a pastor, I often heard people and Christians alike saying that 'God does not answer my prayers'. While no one has been given the authority to judge the prayers of others, we need to consider a few things when we pray. Are we praying by Faith? Do we believe that the things we are asking are realistic, (Mark 11:24), not offered to promote greed or desiring the things of others, or do we really have a need, and how urgently do we need it? I would often ask the Lord when I would receive something He promised but His answers would always be that "Your father must just have and continue to pray". We encourage you likewise dear brethren, don't give up praying and believing, you will receive your breakthrough.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, May 9, 2022

Being A Faithful 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 his real name). When Brother Jones committed his life to the Lord in the early 1990s 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 more faithful a person walks with the Lord, the harder the trials become (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 to obey the Lord in fruit-bearing (John 15:16). Generally, the Church's 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 feed 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, May 2, 2022

Be Steadfast In Prayer

Continue In Uncompromising Christian Lifestyle

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Voice of the Lord (20 April 2022)

Before I got up for my morning prayers, I received a Word from the Lord, there was no vision, but I felt the Lord's Awesome Presence and I heard Him say in a THUNDEROUS LOUD VOICE that vibrated throughout the universe, "BE STEADFAST". 

Brief Prophetic Word

Beloved brethren, the Lord has revealed to us that World War III is unavoidable and inevitable. Because the World is NOT looking to the Lord for solutions instead, they are focused on fighting for the resources of this world. The Lord commands all Christians to pray for the Ukraine and the war in that Country will affect the entire global community economically. The conflict there is not isolated it will soon involve and affect us all.

Brethren, we intended to write an article on things to come but we still waiting on the Lord to give us the go-ahead on that revelation. Meanwhile, we'd like to encourage you to be steadfast in your faith and conviction in the Lord, and to be consistent in your prayers. In our prayer I and prayer II articles we emphasized that the Lord is not pleased with prayers that are offered hurriedly and without the motivation of faith behind it (James 5:13-16; Colossians 4:2). 

Often, people pray for about five (5) minutes daily and expect answers from God. We have already shared that a Christian's prayer life takes on the model of a lifestyle (Luke 5:16; Ephesians 3:14; Colossians 4:2). Like we said elsewhere on this blog, a Christian's daily prayers are intercessory in nature just as our Lord and the apostle Paul showed us in the aforementioned verse above.

In other words, when we lead a prayerful lifestyle, we will always be 'wrestling' with something or 'wrestling' something from the devil for our own good or for the good and well-being of others (2 Timothy 1:3; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10). The Bible discourages idleness in every sphere of our Christian lives (1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12). It is a fact, that many Christians are engaged in worldliness through their addictive television watching and their cellular phone social networking habits. As it is, these worldly Christians care little about the salvation of souls and even that of their own close family members. their appetite is to feed their social and worldly needs.

In conclusion, when we Christians will get our turn to appear before the Lord, we will have to 'give account for the work we did', not our good works but our works of service in the body will be revealed (2 Corinthians 5:10). Let us thus keep up the pace of our Christian faith as we guard and execute our Lord's commands faithfully and ungrudgingly.

Blessed Faith

Brother Glenn 

Monday, April 25, 2022

The Lord Forgives So We Must Also Forgive

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Note: Brethren, please don’t take offense when I use some of my own or other people’s experiences when presenting the Lord’s messages. The Lord taught us that the best way of getting the message across is to demonstrate, through our experiences, our wrong conduct and how through our failures we applied His Word and received correction. I honestly don’t seek to promote myself or any other person, but to make our message simple, personal and applicable. Our aim is therefore not to be "theological" in our message, but to identify ourselves as sinners who apply the Word of God by faith to experience His truth, love and forgiveness.

Forgiveness Involves Confessing Our Sins to God

When I was about 10 years old or younger, I heard from my elder sisters and other children that walking in the rain would wash my sins away and that if I were to die I would go to Heaven. Being at that tender age, I also heard from elderly people that swearing, stealing, lying and fighting, which are common sins in this age group, were sinful. As a boy, I was always conscious about the wrong things I did and how to overcome feelings of guilt.

Furthermore, during my teenage years, I noticed how some Catholic folk made the "sign of the cross" and I thought this was a way of prayer and asking for God’s protection and favor. After observing that and having gone to some Catholic church services, I started doing the same, hoping that by so doing it might grant me protection and favor with others. You may laugh! But I had my successes in this practice, and I also had my misfortunes. My participating in that religious practice as a boy was based on ignorance and lack of true faith, thinking that I could earn God’s favor and forgiveness simply by making the sign of the cross sign and saying a three-sentence prayer line.

Furthermore, since this was really all I knew about "being right with God", I grew up doing this and believing that was the way of salvation. I honestly and ignorantly thought I was right and that I was not going to share my "secret" with anyone, despite the many challenges I experienced, including a suicide attempt to get my Aunt Lily’s (see Salvation Received on Deathbed article) attention; this resulted in me getting a very good spanking for my egocentric efforts.

As it is, I parted ways with my practice in February 1990, when I started reading the Bible for myself and thereafter made a commitment to Christ. Without repeating my testimony, I read in Romans 10:9-10 on how to make a confession of faith and forgiveness, accepting Christ as Savior (1 John 1:9). This experience was very real as peace from the Lord Jesus Christ filled my conscience, leaving me guilt-free. This is when I really knew I was saved. Like we said previously, the born again experience is by faith and the accompanied joy from the Lord is only known by the person being saved. The unbelieving, doubters, skeptics, agnostics and atheists must first experience by faith this joy before slandering our Christian experiences as illusions and wild imaginations.

How Do We Ensure God’s Eternal Forgiveness?

In the Old Testament, the Lord required animals to be offered for the people’s sins, and once a year God commanded Aaron to take two (2) goats from the people to atone for their sins; one (1) to be killed as a sin offering and the other one (1) for Aaron to lay his hands on and confess all the sins of the people of Israel to God. The goat (or "scapegoat") carried all their sins on itself to a place where there were no people (Leviticus 16:15, 20-22). But under the new covenant, Christ took all our sins upon Himself through His death, resurrection and shedding of blood (Isaiah 53:5-6, 12). As the Bible says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Since Christ died and rose again for our sins, we are required to humbly confess and repent of our sins. There is no blessing for those who hide sin, but there is mercy for those who confess and renounce their sins (Proverbs 28:13; Psalm 103:12).

After experiencing God’s forgiveness of our sins, we have a duty as Christians to obey and walk in the new life (Colossians 3:5-10; Ephesians 4:17-32). Our acceptance of the Lord was an acknowledgment that we are guilty before Him through the condemnation of our conscience accusing us of sin (Romans 2:15). Therefore having confessed, we promised or vowed to God that we will no longer do the wrongs we did before with an attitude of willful disobedience (Psalm 19:13). If we confess, the Lord does grant us forgiveness; if we ask, He forgives without reservations. I am going to share some experiences some of us had in this ministry as a way of demonstrating that our willful sinning hurts the Lord and arouses His wrath (Isaiah 63:10). The Lord God of Israel has not changed; He has only changed the requirements of receiving salvation (Romans 11:28-32; Hebrews 8:13; 9:11-12).

I therefore share some of my moments of disobedience and the Lord’s reaction. One evening I had an incident involving one of my daughters, and this led me to say things that I was not permitted to, and what I said clearly hurt everybody in the family. This particular incident also hurt the Lord and for my effort I received a stunning rebuke from Him that left me licking my emotional pains for weeks, feeling ashamed of my conduct. As it is, what the Lord told me was embarrassing, and I felt that He was angry with me for what I had done. That night was the most unfortunate in my life as a Christian and I felt the anger of the Lord with great fear and trembling. Even though the Lord had been speaking to us for more than 2 years then, I felt that I was all alone and that God was against me. The moment following my outbursts I was conscious-stricken like David when he had the Israelite army counted (2 Samuel 24); I felt ashamed even to the point of not knowing how to ask the Lord for forgiveness. Through a strong conviction by the Holy Spirit I summoned courage and I went to bed that night praying and asking the Lord to forgive me. I knew that He might bring me a message, and He did. Being a gracious and forgiving God (Psalm 86:5), He accepted my repentance prayer and forgave me. This was evident in the subsequent message of rebuke that He gave me. Although the rebuke itself was strong and filled me with fear for God, I could also sense His love for me. He removed the guilt that tormented me (1 Chronicles 21:8) and what remained was just the embarrassment and a great lesson learnt. This was good for me as it served as a warning and humbling experience.

In another incident, we have a very dear sister in this ministry who is in the habit of covering up her children’s mistakes, giving other children the blame and not acknowledging the mistakes of her own children. I can tell you, the Lord is very displeased with parents who "seal up" or "cover-up" their children’s wrongs and do not correct them on how to treat and live with others. That is a very dangerous position of parenting, including overlooking our children’s mistakes and siding with them when they’re wrong. This is like saying to them when they are wrong: "what you are doing is right and I am at your side to defend and protect you." The Lord handed this sister a strong rebuke which led her to tears of humility as she confessed her wrongs to the Lord. Although the rebuke came with a promise of punishment, after seeing how she humbled herself the Lord relented His anger and forgave her (1 Kings 21:29) saying that the vision was only a warning.

These above two examples are not they only ones we have experienced in this ministry. Other brethren elsewhere had their moments of sharp rebukes from the Lord.  However, when they would show a humble and obedient attitude, the Lord would graciously wipe the tears of the rebuke away and give some heart-warming encouragement to express His approval and forgiveness.

There are also many instances throughout the Bible where God displays His forgiveness and compassion. For example, God had intended to destroy the city of Nineveh within 40 days. After giving them a warning through Jonah, they believed Him and humbly repented of their sins (Jonah 3:3-9). When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened (Jonah 3:10). God's mercy is indeed great and beyond our understanding. Manasseh was one of the most wicked kings that Israel ever had and the Bible details his many sins:
From  twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord... rebuilt the high places... raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them... he caused his sons to pass through the fire...; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritisms. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God. Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel" (2 Chronicles 33:1-9).
Furthermore, the Bible says that "The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen, "therefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon." (2 Chronicles 33:10-11).  In this deplorable and helpless state, deeply afflicted, Manasseh sought God's grace and forgiveness: "... he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty (prayer request), heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God" (2 Chronicles 33:12-13). After Manasseh repented, he (Manasseh) forsook his wicked ways and began reversing all the wicked and detestable things he had done before (2 Chronicles 33:14-17). If the Lord God loved, forgave and restored this king who had committed such gross wickedness, how much more is He willing to forgive you for your sins if you likewise confess and repent? "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32). 

In conclusion, the Lord is not pleased when we take advantage of His forgiving nature and keep sinning willful. Also, willful sin results in habitual sin, and such behavior becomes addictive and sadly this drives the Lord away from us. As I have come to know Him, when we turn back to Him in submission and obedience, He will forgive us and keep us from falling from His grace (1 John 1:9; Ezekiel 18:21-24). Before closing, I would like to confess and testify that while the Lord is a forgiving and loving God, He cannot be fooled by people who try to manipulate Him into action to deliver a blessing. Instead, such provocative behavior earns punishment. We must confess our wrongs and remain faithfully obedient; only then do we secure salvation (Matthew 24:13; 25:1-10). Let us honor the Lord and value His forgiveness.
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:1-3).
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy (Micah 7:18).
Are you missing out on God's favor and forgiveness by hardening your heart and failing to humbly confess and repent of your sins (James 4:6; Proverbs 3:34; Psalm 51:17)? Are you weighed down and imprisoned with the guilt of unconfessed sin? If you would like to receive in God's forgiveness and be set free from the guilt of sin, please begin by with a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed regards in peace in Christ,
Brother Glenn.