Monday, February 21, 2022

The Basic Message Of Salvation

The Importance Of Witnessing

The vision was given to Claudia on 20/2/2022

In the Spirit, I saw myself being addressed by a female Angel (I just knew in the vision the person speaking was an Angel). She appeared as a newsreader behind the TV cameras reporting to the people all around the world saying, "THERE IS A WORLD STORM COMING, AND THIS WILL NOT BE A RAINSTORM". After she announced this, I saw news reporters around the world reporting the news from their homes and not from television studios that is how bad the times were. Let us be prepared Brethren and take heed, the Lord is warning us of the coming storm...Rapture is NEAR!  

Ukraine: We encourage all Brothers and Sisters around the world to please pray for the Ukrainian people. As you may recall a few years ago, the Lord did say that the Ukrainian Christians were not praying enough for their Country. However, as Christians, we are duty-bound to pray for peace and the well-being of all people everywhere (1 Timothy 2:1-3).

As it is, I am not writing this article to defend or promote our ministry, but rather our purpose is to share the Gospel truth. In a recent incident involving children physically attacking and verbally abusing two of the children in my family (Charis and Jaydeen), the Lord comforted us and said that we are not to turn a bad cheek when people insult or attack us unjustly. Despite their insults and actions, we must continue to love them. We should continue to love even those who hate us or persecute us because the Lord Jesus loves them too; He died for us that we may believe and hope in Him and be saved from hellfire (John 3:16).

Also, some time ago I read some disturbing remarks someone made against us, accusing us of being false while in all truthful conscience we obey the Lord by speaking the truth in love only. We do this whether in writing our articles or speaking to people when we witness to them. Brothers and sisters, I reiterate and I know that no matter how hard I try to convince you, some of you will not believe us. We are NOT LYING to you when we say that the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah, born of the Virgin Mary, sent us to share His visions and messages with you as a warning and for your edification.  We act in obedience to the Lord and are sharing this for your good.

Why Does Mankind Need Salvation?

Biblically, salvation means deliverance from sin and its consequences. This is attained through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; 2 Peter 3:9).  The Lord longs to save His children and gather them to Himself (Matthew 23:37) and His plan of salvation for humankind began at creation immediately when Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3:15).  God is merciful and gracious and longs for all His children to come to Him.  Contrary to what many people believe, God is a most loving and compassionate God:  The Lord is gracious and full of mercy towards us and does not delight in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). The Almighty God desires for us to repent and return to Him that we may be forgiven and redeemed (Isaiah 44:22; Zechariah 1:3-6; Joel 2:11-13).

In the New Testament, salvation deals with the substitutionary nature of our salvation (Hebrews 9:26; Ephesians 1:7). It came about as a result of God's grace (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:3-7). This grace must be understood against the background that no human effort, however noble, could bring about salvation (Acts 4:12).

Furthermore, this salvation if accepted means deliverance from two evils: sin and spiritual death which is Hell (Galatians 1:4; Romans 5:6; John 3:16-18). Some time ago I received an email from a brother in the Netherlands. He questioned me asking why I always emphasized hell punishment and why the Lord rebukes in my articles. I told him quite frankly, that correction from the Lord means salvation and escaping God's judgments (Proverbs 3:12; Hebrews 12:6).

When John the Baptist started his ministry, he said, "Repent, for the kingdom of God is near!" (Matthew 3:2).  From the Scriptures we know very well that John the Baptist was sent by God ahead of the Lord to introduce Him to the world (John 1:6-7). As a witness of God, John encouraged repentance and forgiveness of sins (Mark 1:4).  At the same time he warned his listeners that if their repentance is fruitless there would be consequences (Matthew 3:7-10).

While we find many religions in the world offering various ways of salvation, our salvation is rooted in the completed work of Christ on the cross (1 Timothy 1:15; John 3:17; 12:47). The Bible uses many different ways to explain and portray the salvation we received; this is to help us understand what God has done.

How We Received Salvation

In the first instance, God the Judge declares believers in Christ righteous and He finds them not guilty (Romans 3:26; 8:33).

Another instance is our deliverance from the slavery of sin. God has freed us from the bondage of sin (1 Peter 1:18-19). Through this salvation in Christ Jesus we received adoption as sons of God (Romans 8:15). Having been God's enemies through sin, through our salvation in Christ we are now His friends (Romans 5:10-11; John 15:15). We are awaiting the fulfillment of our salvation at either our physical death (2 Corinthians 5:8) or at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:24; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:5). For further understanding on this important teaching, kindly refer to our 'How To Be Saved from Hell’ article. In that article, we boldly point out that the reason we preach Christ is to prepare man for the hereafter judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

True Salvation

While it is good to attend church to fellowship with believers in the Presence of the Lord, church attendance should not be construed as salvation. Often times while witnessing, we meet people who say they are Christian and go to church but not born again. Salvation is not belonging to some church or body, neither is salvation merely our participation in church programs or taking of holy communion.  The Bible says we must be born again in order to enter heaven and escape God wrath (John 3:3; John 3:36). With true repentance from our sins and acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become children of God (John 1:12-13). We become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). In this we also receive a new heart and a new Spirit leading us to obey the Lord’s commands (Ezekiel 36:25-32). Salvation came through Christ and it is made secure only in relation to our obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:12-13; Matthew 7:21).

Allow me to share this with you: Recently, a brother in the Lord asked us to inquire for him from the Lord if he is going to make it to Heaven.  The Lord answered and said: "My son J will only enter Heaven if he is obedient". The Lord went on to tell us that obedience is the key to Heaven and that our salvation is made secure through us obeying Him (Matthew 7:24-27). Like we acknowledged in our last article titled Developing Self-Discipline, salvation is God's free gift, but obedience is the key to enter Heaven.

Vision of Judgment Against Disobedience

Finally, I will share a very short vision Charis received from the Lord recently. This is therefore worth sharing as it might help save you. In this vision, she saw the Lord sitting on His Throne as Judge and dressed in dazzling white attire. She was allowed to hear how the Lord was delivering judgment on my wife and our 7 year old daughter. She heard the Lord saying to my wife that she was repeatedly warned not to be partial in her treatment of her children, and her disobedience has resulted in a punishment for her. She was warned to obey the Lord in order to avoid further severe punishment. After addressing my wife, the Lord turned to my daughter and told her that in this year (2014) she would turn 8 and that it is time for her to follow the ways of Charis and Jaydeen, by reading the Bible and living obediently and disciplined (Titus 1:6; Joshua 1:8).  Partiality in this case is taking sides with or favoring one child, while ignoring the correction another child gave by reporting the wrong.

The Lord told me to share this vision with you so that you must educate and prepare your children (including those who have turned 8, thus attaining the age of accountability) to do His will (Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Deuteronomy 32:46; Genesis 18:19). I mention this as a reminder because in a separate message the Lord told us that children age 8 and above are hell ready. This might sound absurd to you, and again we are not here to convince you to believe the revelations the Lord gives us; we point you to the word of God. The Lord said that He gave parents the responsibility to teach their children His word (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4). I therefore encourage you to live your life in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ to complete your salvation.

Blessed Grace,
Brother Glenn

Monday, February 14, 2022

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).

Important Message from the Lord: I (Brother Glenn) received a message from the Lord on 3 February 2022. I was shown a vision of the future, in it, I saw some people receiving the Mark of the Beast voluntarily. I heard a voice saying, "The message that warned the people against the Mark of the Beast has been widely and repeatedly preached throughout many generations could not deter some people from taking the mark of the beast". After these words, while still in the vision, I was surprised and dumbstruck that some people even after knowing the consequences of taking the mark of the beast are still rejecting the Word of God. 

Brethren, this is a continuation of the previous 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 7, 2022

Keeping Secrets

Why We Keep Secrets?

We will examine Scripturally, why people are keeping secrets. In the Bible, we are taught that keeping secrets can be either good or bad (Proverbs 11:13). When King David fled from Absalom, he advised Hushai the Arkite to return and expose the military secrets of Absalom and his advisers (2 Samuel 15:32-37). Likewise, we also read how Samson revealed his Source of strength to Delilah which he later admitted as a terrible mistake (Judges 16:4-22). This was a secret he should have kept because it was validated by a command from God (Judges 13:5).

Additionally, Queen Esther kept her nationality a secret and this decision became part of God’s plan to save His people from destruction (Esther 4:13, 7:3-6). Had Esther or Mordecai revealed her identity she probably would not have been in the race of becoming Queen. In Proverbs, we learn “…But a man of understanding holds his tongue, a gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret” (Proverbs 11:12-13 NIV). In view of the above Scriptures, keeping a secret can be for noble purposes and that is to save lives, but secrets kept for wrong reasons are wicked (Proverbs 17:23). There is however one secret that will always be wrong in the sight of the Lord, “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Proverbs 28:13 NIV). God demands full disclosure of our sins and trying to hide sin from God is impossible. “For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open” (Mark 4:22 NIV).

The Force Behind Secrets

The Bible says that the Lord has secrets too (Deuteronomy 29:29). When our Lord Jesus Christ healed and performed some mighty miracles, He repeatedly warned the people not to disclose (Matthew 9:30).

Generally, there are certain things we may share with people and there are equally also certain things people shouldn’t know. The Lord’s concern is how secrets are kept, is it to protect or to hurt. How do we determine the motive of a secret? What we should consider is whether we are acting from malice to expose and hurt, or whether we are doing so to protect and help someone. Keeping wrongdoing a secret is sinful, and using a secret to slander is equally sinful.

Do Not Reveal Secrets to Slander

What increases discord amongst people is an unfaithful friend who reveals someone’s secret to slander and causes harm. This is often the case when friendship or relationships breaks up. People tear at one another’s weaknesses and vulnerability, the Lord will not forget the promises we made to each other to keep a friend's weakness secret (1 Samuel 20:17). Therefore, do not slander one another by revealing your friends' secrets unless it’s meant to hurt someone. The Lord says this is an act of betrayal and wickedness (John 18:2).

Personally, I am not ashamed to share that I made some bad choices in the past, and I know there are many people who might be in a similar situation as I were but they feel too ashamed to repent and come back to the Lord. Paul was not ashamed to declare himself chief of sinners, God loves people who act in humility (1 Timothy 1:15). I had an experience of such an act of betrayal of trust. In the early 1990s, about a few months after my conversion. Being still a babe in Christ, I got involved in some wrongdoing. Some weeks passed and I felt the need to confide in someone. In my guilt, I decided to confess my wrongdoing to some trustable brethren to support and counsel me. However, a few months later, these Christian friends went and gossiped telling another Christian brother what I confessed. In an act of malice, this brother went out to slander me. Some people were disappointed in me and consequently avoided me. I felt worthless as a Christian and this was marked the beginning of my journey down the road to backslidden land where I remained for more than 10 years. 

While there, I found all my old friends and habits until the Lord miraculously cleaned and brought me back to reunion with Him almost 15 years ago. From this experience I learned that my understanding of the Scripture that says: “Therefore confess your sins to each other…” (James 5:16 NIV) was not wrong it meant to only confess our sins to our fellow brethren if we have sinned against them (Matthew 5:23-24). If we use secrets to destroy the faith of others we will give account to God for the loss of that soul. We should therefore not use others’ weaknesses to drive them away from the Lord that is wickedness, instead, we should encourage and pray for them. The Church is commanded to forgive the guilty person and restore them in the Lord rather than slander through gossip (2 Corinthians 2:5-11). As we know, the Lord is merciful and forgiving and we should show the same kind of forgiveness and respect for people’s salvation. This is a serious matter and it would them turning from death (James 5:20). A few years ago, someone confided in us and confessed his sins and wrongdoing to us. We did not use that against him, we counseled and corrected the person and since the person was praying with us we asked the Lord if the person should still be part of our intercessory prayers. Little did we know the person asked the Lord for forgiveness and turned from his wicked ways so the Lord said the person may continue to pray with us. We, on the other hand, continued to show him our love and in Jesus' name, this led the person to regain his confidence in the Lord.

Let us, therefore, keep secrets we are entrusted with that protects the integrity and dignity of repentant people. As Christians, our aim is to reconcile people with God so we should kindly correct and encourage them (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15). Let us not reveal people’s deepest weaknesses to hurt for that drives away any chances of people making right with Christ who paid with His blood for their priceless salvation. However, after correcting a person with wicked motives and if he is bent on doing evil and unrepentant. It then becomes a duty that we expose wicked secrets that seek to destroy others unjustly like Mordecai did (Esther 2:19-23). As a father, I have taught my children not to keep someone’s wrongdoing a secret, especially of children their age group or some adults who meant to cause them to harm they are to confess to us. Equally, this is what Paul’s nephew did, the boy exposed a wicked plot to save Paul’s life (Acts 23:16). Finally, we should respect God’s secrets, especially what he entrusted to us regarding others, unless God reveals a secret of someone that is meant to lead others astray. In such cases, we must look at the bigger benefit. In conclusion to this message. Please, please DO NOT KEEP THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL A SECRET. YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO PROCLAIM IT ON THE ROOFTOPS - THIS IS A COMMAND! (Matthew 10:27). The Lord has also revealed a few secret things to us which we are forbidden to share on this website or with others (2 Corinthians 12:14). Please pursue peace, faith love, and purity in Jesus' name.