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