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