Monday, March 28, 2022

Being Patient For The DAY Of The Lord

Why Turning On Your Brethen When The Lord Tarries?

“We are proud of you and tell the other churches about you. We tell them how your faith stays so strong even when people make it hard for you and make you suffer” (2 Thessalonians 1:4 NLV).

It is a well-known fact that many well-meaning men and women of God have written several articles and books on the topic of the Lord Jesus’ Second coming. As a ministry, we have also been given several revelations (visions) regarding the Lord’s Second coming just like the saints who preceded us (James 5:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-7; Acts 1:9-11) which served as a confirmation to us that the Lord is coming indeed.

As it is then, as soon as some Christians hear a revelation or vision about the Lord’s coming they ‘sober up’ spiritually and walk faithfully some even become generous to the needy they formally cared little about, and after a few months or years once they start seeing the Lord is not coming they slowly go back to their sinful ways (2 Peter 2:22). Now, not only have they returned to their shameful ways, they become opponents, mockers bitterly criticizing those Godsend to alert and prepare them for works of service (Ephesians 4:12-16; Matthew 24:42-46).

Now, brethren as you all know, there is no greater feeling of excitement than hearing about the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and as a ministry and family, the moment we receive revelation from the Lord we share it with the JOY that accompanies the revelation. Some time ago, I was confronted by some brethren who after seeing that the Lord was not coming as soon as they thought He would come as false. How could we be false when we did not give a date or even know when that DAY would be?

Surely, a discerning Christian ought to know that the Lord’s coming will come as a surprise without any prior warning or anticipation (Revelations 16:15; Matthew 24:43). While some of us are wisely looking at world events as described in the bible (Matthew 24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-11; 2 Timothy 3:1-9), we are unable to designate a specific sign as the tip of an iceberg that would precipitate the Lord’s immediate coming since ONLY the ALMIGHTY GOD has the authority to set times and events (Acts 1:7; Mark 13:32).

Encouragement To Endure While Serving

Therefore, our encouragement to you our dear brethren is to faithfully continue to run this race with the joy, patience, and devotion you had when your relationship started with the Lord (Revelations 2:4) or have you lost your first love for the Lord due to discouragement, sin or disobedience? Like many of us, we all consciously decided to accept Christ as Lord and Savior by acknowledging our sin by putting our faith in His rich promises (1 John 2:25) of salvation and a sinless eternity. In addition, it is truly worrisome and very displeasing to the Lord that Christians walks in hatred and unforgiveness towards one another and the Lord recently told me that when we do so, we give up our salvation in exchange for hate and evil desires which only harbors His punishment (Romans 2:9-11).

Finally, let us serve patiently and faithfully not giving up on the work of service God called us to, whether it be giving to help needy members of the body, preaching, encouraging, and evangelizing (1 Peter 4:10) the trumpet has not sounded yet so our journey continues in JESUS NAME as we remember that God’s calling is for the duration of this lifetime (2 Corinthians 8:10-12; 2 Timothy 4:7; John 9:4). Thus, we have a lifetime calling of service to the BODY of believers and the unsaved so let us not neglect the gift(s) or talents of our calling which we know we have by faith as we practiced it but USE IT and KEEP BUSY so we may not be ashamed when He appears (1 Timothy 4:14; Matthew 25:14-30). Being human and weak, I myself was recently warned by the Lord when I wanted to discontinue my ministry work and activities and the vision I shared in our visions section in the last part (Vision Of Christ's Judgment Seat (27/05/2018). Please take warning!

If you are not saved yet, you may start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Love and Peace

Brother Glenn

Monday, March 21, 2022

Encouraging Each Other

“But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today so that none of you is hardened by sin's deception” (Hebrews 3:13 HCSB).

Prophecy Update: The World is NOT GOING to be the same with this war in Ukraine, many nations will be drawn into this Conflict and we will all be affected emotionally and economically. The Lord says Christians need to pray and be READY!

Brethren, we would like to share a word of encouragement with you to revive your faith and confidence in the Lord (Romans 1:11). It is true, as Christians, we are not always happy people, and oftentimes we are faced with conflicting feelings and emotions, which hinder our faith and walk with the Lord. Therefore, temperaments and negative attitudes form part of our daily experiences, and these emotions may lead us to shameful conduct if we follow its dictates. However, if we fully recognize and acknowledge these emotions as a hindrance to a sound relationship with others and God we would then have an opportunity to seek His help and overcome so that we can genuinely express ourselves with the marks of a true Christian (Romans 12:9-12). Let us not lose heart brethren our faithfulness and persistence will be duly rewarded.

God Uses Encouragement To Lift Burden Of Pain  

This message is a reminder that we are living in a broken world where hardship, suffering, pain, and oppression are a reality (John 16:33). Knowing that our journey through this life would not be easy, the Lord guaranteed us His peace to serve as our consolation (John 14:27). It is this peace from the Lord that should calm the storm of our ever rampant feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. This peace should also give us security (Psalm 112:7). I can recall, often if anyone of us had suffered some attack or experienced an unpleasant situation the Lord, the Lord would always offer some comforting words and it would be like a huge pain that has been lifted which was being replaced with a pleasant feeling of happiness (Revelations 21:4). If we are in the Word, nothing should discourage us to the point of losing our faith and confidence in God, thus encouragement from the Lord, His Word or from fellow brethren is a fresh breath of the Spirit to the burden of pain and to get us refocused on our journey.

Our Confidence

In the book of Hebrews, Paul states, “So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36 HCSB). This is a very serious virtue to have; we should never be without confidence in this race of faith in Christ. Some time ago, I issued a rebuke to someone who did not take it well but allowed the rebuke to weaken her faith. The Lord, in a strong message of encouragement to the person, said that she should not allow the rebuke to conquer her faith and confidence, but to emerge stronger with a humble attitude.

We have another sister whom the Lord had rebuked for being an unfaithful witness. She was discouraged for a while by this, and whenever she was running some errands she would be tempted not to witness, which led to her being unfaithful in witnessing. However, after these rebukes, she took this in prayer to the Lord to teach her, help her, and give her the boldness to share. As she continued to pray and obey the Lord by witnessing (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 14:21), she grew in her confidence and the Lord later commended her for being a faithful witness.

Oftentimes people hide in their shame after committing mistakes, and the fear of facing themselves and the world leads them to go “underground”. After enduring a humbling rebuke from the Lord, a sister resorted to self-hatred (self-loathing), thinking that her mistake had usurped her salvation. However, in loving-kindness the Lord restored her confidence by encouraging her to receive His forgiveness and forgive herself as well, and stop hating herself. This was a timely and life-changing encouragement that lifted her from self-rejection because she’d thought that the Lord had rejected her. I personally also received some strong rebukes from the Lord which could have left me paralyzed with resentment for the Lord, but instead He taught me to be humble and have a heart full of appreciation for His loving guidance. Brethren, from my experience, I have found that people often try avoiding those who have rebuked them, and this has led many Christians into the sin of harboring hateful feelings towards their brothers.

Admittedly, in this ministry, we have made some mistakes and some brethren that we work with made mistakes too. However, the spirit of humility and showing of our love and submission to Christ has resulted in a strong bond of true Christian love and respect for one another. When we serve to please the Lord, we must never be ashamed when we earn rebukes from our brothers or sisters in Christ (Ephesians 5:10).

Lifting Up Your Broken Brother

As Christians, we are encouraged to faithfully serve God and our fellow brethren, to “… be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25 HCSB). As we mentioned in Be Passionate for Christ article, not showing up to fellowship meetings or leaving hinders others' passion and may cause love to grow cold which makes room for the sin holding grudges and hateful feelings. In messages to us, the Lord recognized the presence of some weak brethren amongst us, and He often reminded us not to look down on them but to encourage them in patience as they grow in their faith and understanding in the Lord. It is true that our good confidence in the Lord can sometimes blind us, and in our display of superior faith, we expect some weak brethren in our midst to be like us. This shows our intolerance towards our fellow man; we are expected to act maturely by patiently guiding the misguided and weak brothers and sisters (1 Thessalonians 5:14).

As we shared in our recent article on the Joy of Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ when a Christian starts losing their first love, their joy fades and the excitement which gripped them at the beginning of their conversion turns into a faithless motion, where he or she pretends that all is well, masking the reality that they have become a sinking ship. This kind of attitude renders one a spent force, defeated, and with depleted energy marking the end of their confidence in Christ.

The Courage of the Oppressed

Great men of God have often found courage in the Lord, and their faith and confidence gave hope to those around them (1 Samuel 30:6). We may recall that the life of the young boy, Joseph, who was alone in a foreign country, separated from the support of his family. However, he found the courage and a trusted friend in the God of his fathers, and his faith led to the preservation of nations (Genesis 50:20). Likewise, when Daniel was being persecuted and oppressed by the jealousies of his colleagues, he found no one to comfort him, so he turned to God. Daniel did not lose his confidence and trust in God, but his steadfast demeanor inspired not only the kings he served under but future generations as well (Daniel 6:10-27). What these men of God had in common is that they had no one but God to trust. Will our generation stop complaining and having a “want more” attitude and serve the Lord in a humble and submissive attitude?

Brother and sisters, in this day and age where Christians are increasingly experiencing persecution for their beliefs in the Lord Jesus Christ and the unchanging truth of the Word of God, we should encourage one another to faithfully keep serving the Lord and endure to the very end till Christ returns to take us Home (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; 5:11).

To begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Redemption Drawing Near

 Prepare For The Reign Of Evil

“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near(Luke 21:28 NIV).

Brethren, the Lord is still giving us an opportunity to repent and to do our works of service (Matthew 3:2; Ephesians 4:12). As a family, the Lord has also warned us that we need to work faithfully on our salvation as that day will happen without warning (1 Corinthians 15:52). If there are those Christians who are still doubting or wanting to 'see first' before believing, there will be no prior warnings, but sudden destruction (1 Thessalonians 5:3). 

As it is, the time of evil is already upon us where 'truth is being thrown to the ground'(Daniel 8:12). The Lord has placed a great burden of fear upon me for the fearful things that are coming (which are so very close) and many countries will fall economically and lose their sovereignty and independence. By the Spirit of the Lord, I can see evil nations (Nations who have no fear for God Almighty) conspiring together to bring the fall of many unsuspecting nations. Over the years, the Lord has given various prophecies and warnings through His servants to various Nations who simply ignored such warnings. Unlike the City of Nineve when they received the Lord's warning they repented and God saved their city from destruction (Jonah 3:4-10). 

New World Order

Of course, in our day, Christianity has been reduced to being just another religion and our government systems simply separated God from the state. While it is the duty of Christians to pray for their respective countries for the benefit of the population (1 Timothy 2:2), God who sets up kings and brings them down has appointed a day of reckoning for all nations (Daniel 2:21; Isaiah 34:8). 

Furthermore, as we get closer to the rapture, so would evil intensify, and the wealth of many nations will corrode. Now, the current war between Russia and Ukraine has started to cripple the economy of many nations and by the word of the Lord, the world economy pre-covid-19 will NOT be returning to normal. I thus encourage Christians everywhere to work towards the reduction of debts and to avoid credit. We are entering very trying times. However, those who fear the Lord and are faithful will have nothing to fear but to humbly continue in the will of the Lord. 

In conclusion, the bible says, 'The Prudent see danger and take cover' (Proverbs 22:3), let us take heed, pray and warn those around us. The Lord said that the same economic conditions facing many poorer nations currently will fall on the rich nations too (James 5:3).

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn