Monday, May 29, 2023

Godly Love Gone Cold

  Innocent But Untested Love

“Because of the spread of wickedness, the love of most men will grow cold, though the man who holds out to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:12 Phillips). 

 A few good years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ assigned two young boys the tasks of witnessing and prophesying. As a ministry, we can attest to their faithfulness in prayer while we observed the manifestations of the true fruits of the Holy Spirit in their lives (Galatians 5:22-23) Like the apostles, it was a joy for them to suffer ridicule and persecutions for the Lord (Acts 5:41). As it was, their zeal and commitment to daily Bible reading and their spirited prayer live invited the Presence of God in their gatherings.  Furthermore, the boy’s innocence and appetite for God served as an inspiration for many people who had doubts and were afflicted with sin. We can further attest that many people turned to the Lord in great conviction because of the testimony of these lads. In fact, they outsmarted their peers with regard to their faith and love for God. 

Burdensome Love 

However, as the boys got exposed to friends via social media they started embracing and following worldly ways and they loved the attention of the opposite sex and this was the beginning of them spiralling towards a downward trajectory spiritually. Observingly, the lads lost their innocence (Genesis 3:7), and the early morning prayers became a burden to them and their conversation became salted with worldliness as their appetite for other things grew (Numbers 11:4).  Additionally, the spirit of rebelliousness towards their parents took a violent turn and the usual ‘clever’ reasoning to hide their wrongdoing became their defense (Numbers 16:1-4). As they are being rebuked in the name of the Lord in a spirit of love, their line of reasoning against their parents became, ‘as long as the Lord loves me’. By taking this dangerous turn, the Holy Spirit departed from them, their prophesying ceased (Judges 16:20) and the boy’s started growing bad fruits (Samuel 16:14-16; Matthew 7:16). 

Active Love

Now, to the Lord be the glory, praise and thanksgiving, belongs to Him only! For He alone is Holy and every high tree He will bring down (Isaiah 10:33) and God Almighty is NO respecter of persons (Acts 10:34).  Being Passionate Towards God Finally, beloved brethren in the Lord if we can identify with this, we still have grace this side of the grave to make right and seek the face of the Lord, keeping in mind that the Lord said, “only those who endure till the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13 NIV). As people, we grew weary, discouraged and we allow the things of this world to ‘choke’ the Word of God out of us and leaving us as prey to the devil and so causing us to re-crucify the Son of God (Hebrews 6:6). 

We thus encourage you to stem out the coldness from your heart and grow closer to God through fervent prayers driven by a passionate love for God (Daniel 6:10-28). It is not difficult to determine our love for the Lord, and we know words conceals our real actions (Matthew 15:8), instead, it is those whose spend most of their time in God’s Presence and the JOY will NOT FADE nor the fragrance of the fruits. “So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. A tree so planted will not fear when heat comes, it will not experience damage from the blazing heats of summer, its leaf remains green, and it will yield fruit in season” (Isaiah 61:3). Thus, our salvation starts by loving God, let us learn to love God and He will honor us, prune us and make us fruitful (Daniel 10:11; John 15:8). In conclusion, the love our Lord Jesus showed to the Father was so intense the Bible says our Lord spend nights out alone with God, what a Glories Presence to indwell (Luke 6:12). Equally, we also read how Moses spent 40 days with God and being filled with God’s glory (Exodus 24:18) while we struggle to spend a few minutes in God’s Presence in prayer. 

Blessed Grace 

Brother Glenn

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We apologize unreservedly for not posting new articles. Brother Glenn has been working on his legal studies and this is taking up most of his time. Kindly bear with us the moment he is done with his studies which after August this year he will commit to article writing. 

Furthermore, any urgent message from the Lord will be shared here. Brethren, we appeal to you to please pray for our Country, we are experiencing rolling power blackouts for about nine to 12 hours daily depending which area you reside in, and this is causing internet connection problems. As it is, South Africa needs your prayers during these dark days, crime is already a national problem and these power outages has given rise to various criminal activity, cable thefts, rapes, murders, robberies and house-breaking are some of the crimes which affects most of our communities. We need God Almighty to save this land and to replace our current leadership.

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 15, 2023

Being Steadfast In Christ

Stand Firm

“Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13 GWT).

From the onset, influencing another brother or sister with the aim of causing division is ungodly and amounts to gossip. Now this is not the influence we are referring to in this article; we refer to the misrepresentation by some who pretend to be Christian with the aim to deceive. Christians should guard against a veiled gospel the kind that promotes self, prosperity and the pursuit of worldliness. We further encourage the Brotherhood not to take the first flight away from their faith when fear strikes, for this is the first enemy to appear when our faith and courage is measured. STAND FIRM IN FAITH, FACE FEAR AND OVERCOME IT IN JESUS NAME!

As we already acknowledged in previous articles, (How to submit to test and trials and overcome it) living a life of faith in Christ was never meant to be an easy walk (2 Timothy 3:12). Historically, earlier societies used to be simple and largely homogenous. However, urbanization and technological advances have ushered in an exchange of cultures, ideas and influences which have forever changed the way we view things. We are certainly not lamenting or lobbying for the return of the ‘old gone days’ the present has been decreed to continue until the fulfillment of days (Matthew 24:12). Instead, what we are saying is stand firm in your faith because some of these influences have made its way to the Church.

How Fear Limits our Faith

The single greatest stumbling block to our faith is fear, and this is a powerful weapon in the hands of the enemy to both weaken and destroy the Christian faith. Let me qualify this, some Christian’s inability to effectively obey the Lord is restrained by fear (Matthew 14:30; 1 Samuel 15:24). If we are to be more than conquerors, which we so aptly sing and confess then we need to shake off the fears of hardships, persecutions, famine, fear of the sword, death, laziness and demons (Romans 8:35-39). These and many other fears conclude the plight of every person (Job 14:1) and what we need to survive these fears is courageousness and faith (Joshua 1:9; Acts 21:13). When we are clothed with these noble virtues, courage, and faith, we declare a cause of no return against our convictions (Matthew 26:39). This preceding verse is a classic example on how our Lord Jesus Christ bravely accepted the challenge of mockery, suffering, and death in obedience to His calling (John 3:16). By exercising His faith, and knowing the outcome beforehand, the Lord Jesus defied the spirit of fear and overcame its limitations (Revelations 1:18; 1 Corinthians 15:57).

How the World Influences Christians

When the Lord Jesus Christ started speaking to us back in January 2010, He confirmed the Bible message. We should remember that the Lord Jesus is the only faithfulness (Revelations 1:5) and "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth" (1 Peter 2:22 NIV). This then is our conviction and the voluminous evidence we have which chronicles our experiences with Him has no trace of any departure from the Bible.

Sadly, the Evangelic Church has been deeply influenced by the world system, and the flock needs to be warned against these subtle devices of Satan. The Church and the individual Christian is meant to safe guard the truth and defend the Word of God (1 Peter 3:15). Under no circumstances are we (Christians) to compromise and agree to unjust laws, the promotion of sinful acts or the degrading of people in general (2 John 1:9). It would be wrong to blame the Church entirely for the moral decay in the world today. Regarding the preaching of the Word of God, in any given society, if we failed to preach, and inform the offenders of God’s wrath against their ways we share their guilt (Ezekiel 33:8). However, if our message is being rejected, we are freed from our obligation (Ezekiel 33:9). Factually, it is impossible to force someone against his or her will, and the Lord acknowledges that. When some people walked away from their faith in our ministry after they received a personal message from the Lord, we asked Him we could win those people over, and the Lord simply said we should just encourage them and pray for them.

Outside Influences

About two years ago (2014), I was approached by a man who was selling an insurance policy. As he continued with his sales pitch, I blessed him with a gospel tract, and after receiving it and learning that I am a born again Christian, he changed his approach to persuade me he started saying ‘amen’ to almost everything I said. He started using other Christians as bait saying that many born again Christians are his clients and I should do so also. I politely heard him out, but I rejected his offers.

Furthermore, about ten years ago I was encouraged by a close family member to see a fortune-telling witchdoctor to help me with my problems. By promoting the services and popularity of the fortune-teller, I was given names of long-serving Christians and that in general many Christians are trusting this psychic and her reputation speaks for itself. According to the person who suggested the psychic, this was supposed to be my only escape out of my life of misfortune, which is a lie! Upon inquiry, those ‘Christians’ mentioned had long abandoned their faith; they simply kept the Christian title. Devotion to Christ means being in union with Him (1 Corinthians 16:15-17).

Standing firm in my faith, and knowing my relationship God, and being armed with scriptural knowledge, I rejected these advances with contempt, and I opted to pray myself out of my circumstances which have and is still working today (Philippians 4:6-7).

Often, the world and Satan uses other Christians as admirable ‘trophies’ to influence, deceive and destroy our faith. This is the most explicit form of deception, and it makes a mockery of our faith. Consequently, Christians should remember once they succumb to temptation and the voice of evil, it would not just take a mere confession of sins to make right with God. Instead, the guilt and the spirit that caused that desire needs a body to possess (Ephesians 2:1-3) to enforce that desire. This may usually take on a two-way effect; the instigator provides the ‘bait’ or benefit, and the devil secures the continual indulgence through possession (Romans 6:16). Remember our lead verse and God’s charge to Joshua ‘be strong’ (Joshua 1:9; 1 Corinthians 16:13).

In conclusion, as individual Christians, we are responsible for our faith since God will Judge each one of us according to our ways (Ezekiel 33:20). Let us be careful not to be influenced by the flood of worldliness into being tattooed, the wearing of makeup as promoted by some ‘Christian’ artists and ‘Christian celebrities’ who have the courage to change and influence us. We have a Bible to obey, and conviction to follow, and the world targets such influential Christian leaders to penetrate, confuse and ultimately to render our faith useless. We will, therefore, undoubtedly survive the flood of deception if we are firm in our faith, courage and stand strong in our convictions.

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, or of you are not born again, to pray our suggested prayer on this link Prayer of Sincere Repentance
by faith and follow the Lord (Matthew 4:19). You may also contact us for any questions or comments about this article or our ministry.

Blessed love in faithful obedience to Christ.

Brother Glenn

Monday, May 8, 2023

How To Know If You Are Troubled By Demons

Being Delivered From Demons

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-13 NIV).

Being in the ministry is a calling from God and a privilege and a minister of the gospel has to be equipped spiritually to deal with demons daily as the scripture above suggests. As it is, we are engaged continuously against demons on a daily struggle (1 Peter 5:8-9), but if we resist him firmly in the faith he will step aside for a moment but he will be back when a conducive opportunity arises again (Luke 4:13). As we can see from this preceding scripture, our enemy does not give up, in fact, he has an obsessive appetite like someone who has an addiction problem. In other words, the devil’s appetite to destroy is never quenched (John 10:10), that is why our Lord Jesus Christ came and died on the cross and descended to hell to disarm the enemy of our souls (1 John 3:8; Colossians 2:15) and He gave us authority to stand up against the devil and his demons (Luke 10:19).   

Can We Be Completely Free Of Demons?

As humans, we are born with a sinful nature or rebellious nature against God’s righteous law (Romans 7:18-20). Furthermore, and in other words, as the above scripture, suggest the evil living in us through demonic strength desires to control us (Ephesians 2:2) so that we live to please the flesh or sinful nature in all kinds of uncontrolled indulgences. Now, since we are born into sin and are sinners (Romans 3:10-12) by nature we are NOT completely free from demonic influences since the evil in us is being controlled by the evil one (1 John 3:8; Ephesians 2:2) as far as we allow it to be controlled by the evil in us.

What we mean is this, when we have a continuous desire or craving for something we are being controlled by some demon that causes us to have a lust for more (1 John 2:15-17) as opposed to being content with what we have (Philippians 4:11-13). The truth is, anything that we desire continuously beyond what we really need has its roots in demons and as such the spirit or fruit of self-control is not present (2 Peter 1:5-8). 

How Do We Overcome The Devil Daily?

Being sinful as we are, we have already added our testimony on this website in which we testified how the Lord Jesus Christ rebuked us for our wrongs when we sinned and after repenting the Lord would forgive us (1 John 1:9). Thus in this regard, the rebuke of the Lord discouraged us from being habitual in our wrong behavior and so we avoided being controlled by sin and the devil (Ephesians 2:2). Now! So how do we avoid being used and controlled by the devil? By being about our Father’s business [witnessing] (Luke 2:49). As it is, by this the Lord means we must exercise our faith, and that way we become the devil’s target. We thus need to walk in humility (not shyness) and not being conceited (Romans 12:16). Also, we need to be watchful and pray daily (Luke 21:36). We are to avoid the excesses of worldliness for being worldly makes us useful to the devil, a friend to the world, and that way we gain demons of lust and all kinds of evil desires and appetites (1 John 2:15; 1 Timothy 6:10).  In addition, being disobedient to God and parents branches from demonic rebelliousness. This reminds me of a stunning rebuke the Lord gave a brother in this ministry who refused to obey the Lord (1 Samuel 15:23).

In conclusion, if we have unconfessed sin in our lives, and if we are still living in sin and being disobedient the presence of demons will be there (Proverbs 6:12) and we will be troubled by them (1 Samuel 6:14-23).


Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, May 1, 2023

Christian Tithing

Giving Originated with God

I have decided to rewrite our article on Giving which is essentially a teaching about tithing. Over the years, we received email request from some believers who were confused regarding giving given to the conflicting message they heard. In this work however, we have attempted to answer some of those questions biblically while we incorporated some of the rebukes and teachings we received from the Lord. This work might not be exhaustive, but it touches the fundamental biblical teachings on Christian giving.

Now the Lord Jesus Christ says: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35 NIV). Giving is fundamentally a human experience and people everywhere practice giving as a way of life. This we do for self-sustenance and posterity. Generally, we learned that the entire ecosystem is arranged on an interdependent basis. In other words, the survival of some species are dependent on the survival of others. Thus, the act of giving and receiving is well entrenched in all of nature. God, being the Ultimate Cause has ordained this arrangement in all natural life. Humans, as rational beings has capacity to craft their own rules are not excluded from God's order of things. For Christians however, the rules to give and share are well versed in the Holy Bible. Let us therefore examine giving from a Biblical point of view. As we progress with our discussion we will discover that some people give for various reasons. Some give for self-honour, (Matthew 6:2-4) others give for gain, (Luke 6:35) while others give to meet a need, (2 Corinthians 8:14).

Biblically, God is portrayed as the Giver of all life and everything needed to give substance to it (Genesis 1:11). As Supreme Ruler and Creator, it was for His own Good pleasure that He ordained the cycle of giving for the perpetual sustenance of all earthly life (Genesis 8:22). Being God and above all things, He gives continuality to everything (Colossians 1:17). Therefore, there is absolutely nothing we as humans can give to God, except our lives as a praise and thanksgiving offering (Hebrews 13:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). He is the Sustainer and Giver of everything, “For in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28; Romans 11:35).” The command, “I GIVE you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-everything that has the breath of life in it- I GIVE every green plant for food” shows human and animal dependence on God for provision (Genesis 1:29-30). When God said “be fruitful and increase” He set forth procreation through the order of interdependent giving (Genesis 8:17b NIV). The preceding scriptures clearly indicates to us that God instituted giving through dependence on Him. And in His eternal Wisdom, God provided His Word to guide human society, and knowing that people are not like God who is all-sufficient, He instituted giving and different abilities for the overall benefit of the human race. Therefore, the principle of giving has been made painless and pleasantly through the various appetites and incentives God endowed in all life. What I mean is this, plants for example would only produce fruit or seeds (give) because of their appetite for soil, water and sunlight. Also, human appetite to eat is motivated hunger, smell and taste.

Giving to Others to Honour God

Let me stress from the onset, we do not oppose or disapprove giving to the Church, but often we hear sermons on giving, and sadly such giving is solely aimed at filling the coffers of the church. Like we alluded in the love of money article, some greedy ministers discourages some believers to give towards God's work outside their ministry. The New Testament model of giving was for the elevation of  poverty amongst believers (Acts 4:32-35; Luke 3:11). In other words, the money the brethren collected were for the needy.  The Old Testament believers were commanded to tithe and to give towards God’s work (Numbers 7-9) they were however also commanded to give to the poor in various ways (Deuteronomy 24:20) including when people come asking for help (James 2: 14- 16).

These commands were given to individual believers and God being the Judge of all, will ‘give to each person according to what he has done’ (Romans 2:6 NIV). “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done” (Proverbs 19:17). Without going into details that contributed to poverty in society, the poor in society serves to display God’s grace and caring love (John 9:3; Romans 9:22). The poor also serves as a test to believers (Matthew 26:11; Galatians 6:9-10). Selfless service to God and people is best presented by our Lord Jesus Christ when He said: “For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in. I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me. I was in prison and you came to visit Me” (Matthew 25:35-36 NIV). Therefore in terms of giving, the church and the individual Christian believer is God’s gift to the needy of the world

Giving to the Church to Keep the Lights On

Church Giving: The Bible teaches us to give for the needs of the ministry (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). This kind of giving helps the local church pay whatever bills it might have in their administration of Church work. Additionally, using Church money to maintain expensive buildings and infrastructure while there are needy people in the Church is anti-Christian and immoral (Matthew 25:35-36; James 2:14). This brings us to the question, is it wrong to give (rather then paying since giving should be from the heart 2 Corinthians 9:7) tithes and offerings according to Malachi 3:8-11? Answer No! I am not going to enter into a war of words over this form of giving. If it promotes the work of God to feed the poor and it serves to spread the gospel; please continue tithing it is a giving intended to honor the Lord.

Briefly, in the beginning of our ministry and before we started accepting contributions from any of our members, my wife and I paid for the ministry needs like transport costs, tracts for evangelism work out of our own measly income while we were still tithing at our previous church. We continued with this practice for several months until we asked the Lord, since we have a ministry could we use our tithes to fund our work instead of continue giving to our Church. The Lord gave us permission to use the tithes for His work.You will notice, we only discontinued giving after the Lord's word because our giving was to honor God. The Lord told us that giving in His name is a sacred act and no one should despise giving (Mark 12:44). We have had people writing to us inquiring how and where they should direct their giving and the Lord does not dictate to Christians how and where to give. In our situation, the Lord identified our needs and directed brethren accordingly. It is unbiblical to claim that a believer must only give to their Church of attendance while ignoring the needs of other ministries and the poor in society. The Bible addresses individuals when it speaks on giving hence the emphasise "EACH of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7). Therefore, what the Lord looks at is the motive or spirit in our giving, whether it is to help the needy, honor God, to control others or is it to bring attention to oneself.  In the beginning of this ministry, some of our members expressed interest to give towards our work and we again asked the Lord through Charis if we should collect tithes. The Lord answered and said that the members may give a contribution to the ministry. He did not emphasize on tithing, because the Lord knows what tithing is from an Old Testament perspective. Generally, tithing in the Old Testament was a command and often some of the tithes were consumed by the same people who gave (Deuteronomy 14:23). Some tithing was for the priest (Numbers 18: 20-21) and while other forms of tithing was reserved for the needy foreigners, orphans and widows amongst the Israelites (Deuteronomy 14:28-29). Therefore, if these three forms of tithing were combined it could be well over 10%. Now, am I saying tithing was instituted in the New Testament? No! The New Testament emphasizes a voluntary giving from the heart which might be more or less than an actual tithe which is 10% of total gross income (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7).

Furthermore, the Old Testament testifies how God opened the hearts of the Israelites and gave them a command through Moses to give towards the work of God (Exodus 35: 4-29). We would recall that the ministry of Moses and Aaron was limited to the Israelites; this was not a world-wide ministry. The covenant was given for the spiritual needs of the Israelites as God’s chosen people (Deuteronomy 7:6). As we know, their obedience to God's law was for their good (Deuteronomy 5:33; Joshua 1:8). Likewise, the Christian ministry is serving the spiritual interest of the body and not just the needs of the local body as some insists, Paul and the apostles encouraged gifts to be collected for the needy believers and ministries elsewhere so that ‘there should be no poor among you…..’(Deuteronomy 15:4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 16:1). Contextually, Old Testament tithing was conducted quite differently than today. Thus, this practice in my opinion was never intended for the church. (Deuteronomy 12:17-19;14:22-23; 14:24-26) and like I allude elsewhere the Lord confirmed with us that believers are to make contributions, meaning voluntary giving from the heart.

Testimonies and Teachings on Giving from the Lord Jesus

I am going to share a few testimonies and actual words the Lord gave many of us on giving. Let me be clear from the onset, some people might think just because they are tithing or contributing large amounts of monies to their Church this will make the Lord overlook their mistakes or disobedience, giving to God for ministry work, the needy or for the ministers of the word is one aspect or area of ministry. The people in the Old Testament gave not just to obey a command, but because the priest ministered before God for their good (Deuteronomy 17:12). Giving as seen through the life and walk of Christ Jesus is an attitude and a service to God from the heart (Ephesians 4:28).

A few years ago, a faithful Christian brother once told me how some Christian brethren ignored his hardships. Not only did they ignore the plight of their needy brother, some even increased their sins  gossiping about the want of their weaker brother in Christ. As long as a brother or sister is doing and continuing His calling in the work of God, there is no need to ignore his or her service in the body by discontinue giving. The question you should ask yourself, is your giving to God or is it driven by your own feelings? The gifts and callings of God has an eternal nature and while the work of the Lord is continuing not just for your benefit but for God's glory, why discontinuing giving so that the gospel message may save souls.

Is it a Good idea to Give to Those Who Have?

“The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same” (Luke 3: 11). This is an extremely hard truth and we all fail and fall short on this scripture. Let me share a brief testimony, one sister received repeatedly the same message from the Lord over many days as being ‘greedy and selfish’, and this made her feel very uncomfortable and worried because she was essentially a giving person; however after we carefully examined her giving pattern, we noticed that she was giving but to those who have with the view of being 'credited'. In other words, her giving was one of being seen. Since she received praise, her giving did not issue from a Godly motive but for self-elevation. Her giving was to please man instead of God. After prayer the Lord revealed to us that when we give, we should give to those who don’t have and are unable to return the favour and such giving is praise worthy and not a reciprocal giving (Luke 14:12). We should give with discretion and from the heart, cheerfully and the Apostle Paul encouraged. Thus, if you feel oppressed in giving, this is not from God, but guilt. Giving from the heart is peaceful and without compulsion. This giving would normally dominate reason and your reward is peace. I am going to share a testimony about a brother who sinned by envying the Lord’s money.

We had a brother whom we led to the Lord and subsequently he fellowshipped with us for more than a year. Currently, he is still running a very small business of his own, while his wife is working. He approached us and suggested to that we use some of our ministry’s contributions to buy food parcels for him because he wanted to save his own income for his business. I ignored his request at first and though to myself that this was not right, he became insistent and I told him that we would ask the Lord if we should do that. The reply we received from the Lord was shocking. He rebuked this brother saying that he was greedy and selfish and for that the Lord expelled him from our intercessory prayers and witnessing team. Why? Like we said above, contributions to the Lord are sacred and should not be used for selfish and greedy purposes, we can remember that not everybody were allowed to eat of the Lord's tithe to Aaron and his sons (Leviticus 22:1-3). 

Concluding Encouragement

Finally, Brethren do not be deceived by the prosperity teaching, it is demonic and driven by greedy and selfish ministers who promotes worldliness and self-enrichment. They use Scriptures of promises God made to the faithful and obedient believers to catch you. The Lord revealed to us that they feed the people the dessert (a usually sweet course or dish (as of pastry or ice cream) usually served at the end of a meal) of the Word, which are God's promises to enrich themselves and they fail to teach righteousness, purity, holiness and obedience.

In conclusion, the Bible lays the whole truth bare, so please read it and trust its message. Apply its message by faith and honesty, and in truthfulness you will see the results! In your study of God’s word, the Bible, do not just study the individual Scriptures quoted, read the entire Bible for it reveals the context of what is expected of you.

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, or of you are not born again, to pray our suggested prayer on this link Prayer of Sincere Repentance
by faith and follow the Lord (Matthew 4:19). You may also contact us for any questions or comments about this article or our ministry.

The Lord blesses you!
Brother Glenn.

Monday, April 17, 2023

How The Love of The Lord Jesus Changed Me

 Jesus Loves You! This is the most excellent revelation. Please read on!

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:4-9).

“This is what I tell you to do: Love each other just as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to give his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I tell you” (John 15:12-14 NLV).

NB: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST! Currently, in our Country, South Africa we are experiencing destructive power outages leaving us with just four (4) hours of electricity daily which leads to job losses, small businesses going out of business, and crime increasing. As Christians, we have a duty to pray for our Land (Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2) so that the Lord will break the spirit of racial divisions, corruption, and weak leadership. We should pray that the Lord Himself appoints strong, God-fearing, Wise, and humble leaders to work for the good of our country in Jesus' name.

As for our message this week, let us briefly focus on the scriptural references above, we see God's great love for us in The Lord Jesus Christ, who in turn calls us to love Him by being involved with Him in giving love!

This article will not seek to define love in general; we will look at how the love of Christ Jesus expresses itself towards the human race (John 3:16). Some people become offended saying we must not patronize them when we convey the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to them. However, the Lord had commanded us to love one another, just as He loves us (John 13:34).

Vision of  Love that has Gone Cold

In a vision given earlier last month (September 2014) to Charis, the Lord lowered what looked like an electronic reader board with words passing by saying, "The reason for all the quarrels and conflict between you and [Lucy] (not real name) is because your love for each other has grown cold, for loveless relationships breeds quarrels, fights and divisions". The Lord reminded her of this Scripture: "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12 NIV). Perfect Love from God expresses itself through forgiveness and mercy, and in its fullness it shoots forth all the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Quarrels and strife eat away at any good relationship and literally consume peace, dividing people up into factions. Surely, lack of love is the principal cause of all strife in the family, Church and the world as a whole. Let us be on our guard against evil; Satan aims to steal the Word of God from our hearts in order to dispel love.

When I was about 14 years old, I heard for the first time in my life that Jesus loved me. This message was very timely as it was an answer to a short prayer. A few days before I returned home, I prayed to the Lord saying, "Lord, why should I suffer so much and where will I end up in this life"? How precious His timing is! For on that same day, I returned home after I had ran away for about 4 months due to the abuse I suffered. As it is, I only realized later that it was the Lord who sent this sister to meet me and convey His love to me. This is how it happened: I was sent to the shop when a young born-again lady met with me on my way back from the shop. She came up to us (I was accompanied by two other children) and said in Afrikaans, "Seun Jesus is lief vir jou!", meaning: "Son, Jesus loves you!" I felt somewhat shy and embarrassed when she charged towards me to hug me, and I foolishly ran off, which I regretted later.

I tell you those words melted into my heart like sugar dissolving in hot water and sweetening it; those words remained with me. Back then, I did not know who the Lord Jesus was and how real His love was for me; I innocently knew He was God and that He died on the cross for me. Furthermore, while that statement did not lead to my immediate conversion, it left room for Christ later in my life. When faced with loveless situations, I can remember recalling those words and wished I could meet this Jesus. I did not know then that I did not have believing faith and lacked understanding of the Scriptures, otherwise I would have embraced His love.

The love of the Lord Jesus Christ transformed my heart and brought me into a closer relationship with Him and appreciation of what He did (and still does). Brethren, I do not undermined the love of Christ; it is powerful and His going to the cross laying down His life for the human race is REAL and without condition (John 15:13). I and many other servants of God were drawn to Him by His love; this unconditional love is still available and He is calling everyone saying: “Come to Me, all of you who work and have heavy loads. I will give you rest. Follow My teachings and learn from Me. I am gentle and do not have pride. You will have rest for your souls. For My way of carrying a load is easy and My load is not heavy” (Matthew 11:28-30; 22:9 NLV).

Jesus’ Love Rejects No Humans

Our own sins and lustful desires drive us away from the abundant love of the Lord; it is not the Lord who rejects us (James 1:14). As it is, having been a backslider myself, I was driven away from the Lord by worldly desires and through deep feelings of guilt that led me to self-condemnation. I felt unworthy and powerless; the way I looked at myself is the way I believed Christ was looking at me. Being in a prison of my own self-condemnation, the Lord again freed me by saying to me, “He will not break off a fractured reed, and the lamp that flickers he will not extinguish until he will bring the verdict of innocence” (Matthew 12:20 Gods Word Translation). Fellow believers, stop your self-pitying! Accept Christ’s forgiveness for your past mistakes and serve Him without sinning anymore (John 8:11).

In 2008, I witnessed to a young lady who knew about the Lord, but what was keeping her from serving the Lord was self-condemnation. She told me that she committed very wicked sins and she was thinking the Lord would never forgive her. After explaining to her that it is for such people Christ came, she expressed interest and accepted the Lord (Luke 5:32). There is NO HATRED in Christ Jesus towards any human being. He hates sin and calls us to repentance from sin (Matthew 4:17). When the Lord Jesus Christ started His ministry, He did not go out with a sword and hatred; He went out in God’s love (John 5:43; 1 John 4:8). When He was humiliated, insulted and assaulted, He threatened no violence or retribution; instead, His love compelled Him to forgive (1 Peter 2:23; Luke 23:34).

Therefore, the world has experienced no greater love than the ABSOLUTE ABIDING LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ expressed and gave to the human race (Romans 8:35-39). I declare: no Christian should feel ashamed of their faith in Christ Jesus our LORD, for His all-consuming love stands out and has conquered evil (John 16:33). As it is, the Lord Jesus Christ conquered the world of evil through His abiding love; to what or who can we compare Him? NOTHING and NO ONE! His LOVE is simply all-encompassing and inexhaustible forever! If we reject His love, it will still be there to invite us and to comfort us. All God’s creation is founded on His love for Christ Jesus who came to express and give it to us (John 1:3; Colossians 1:17).

Who is Christ’s Love Calling?

“For God so loved the world [YOU and I] that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever. For God did not send His Son into the world to say it is guilty. He sent His Son so the world might be saved from the punishment of sin by Him” (John 3:16-17 NLV). That is correct! The Lord has extended His love to you; accept and experience a changed life of peace with God and people. Without Christ fear, hopelessness and uncertainty will drive you to unhappiness and a destiny of no satisfaction but endless regret.

In conclusion, in the Lord’s countless visits to us during these past four and a half years, He used no power, miracles or words to attract us to Him. His love which we experienced served as our reassurance that we are dealing with a God of love. There was no need for us to separate Him from the Bible; we discerned His love. When Christ first came to minister to us, He said, I love My children and He showed His love to us by giving, teaching, guiding and correcting (Hebrews 12:6).

Follow the love way in Christ Jesus and make your home, workplace and world an attractive dwelling. Therefore, Christ’s love serves neither threats nor does it place any stumbling block to you,so embrace it! What is greater or more real than the love of God? (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) Why reject it when it works for your good? Stop hating what you can’t or will never be able to undo; the flame of Christ’s love has been ignited in this world; and it is alive in all His children! Remember without love for the Lord Jesus, it is impossible to live pleasing to Him.

If you would like to accept Jesus and His abundant unfailing love for you, 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 in Christ Jesus,
Brother Glenn.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Fulfilling Hope

Hope In God Does Not Fail

After our Lord ascended to Heaven He told us, "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you "...the world will not see Me, but you will see Me..." (John 14:18-19 NKJV). In this instance, the Lord gave us hope of His indwelling Holy Spirit and the Hope of such a promise.

Furthermore, in Romans we read "For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it patience" (Romans 8:24-25). In another Scripture, we are encouraged that "...according to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3).

Brethren, this kind of article is needed Christ our hope needs our attention daily! Let's hope in Him and not just in the advancement of our earthly careers. When our years wind down and our bodies become weary, when our careers start or end, and when the Lord comes or death catches up with us, hope will be there as security to our futures. Let us continue to hope in Christ His precious promises are unshakable. Now, the above Scriptures remind us of God's eternal promises. There is no good promise of God that ever failed. Throughout the history of Israel, the Lord gave them many promises which served as hope that carried them and their descendants well into the future (Isaiah 43:1-13). The Lord Almighty created hope through His promises, which are vested in His faithfulness and holiness. This is a hope based on genuine faith. It is not just a mere wish for something, but in essence, it is placing a strong confidence in God's abilities to fulfill our hopes and expectations (Psalm 42:5; 71:5; Romans 4:18; Hebrews 11:1). Eternal Glory be to Yahweh!

Given our ever-changing environment politically and otherwise, it is always so tempting for us as people to put our hope in other things than the Lord, and this results in us moving subtly away from the Lord. In addition, while we are writing about hope, there is a need to mention faith as a co-pillar of our Christian belief in this article. Faith and hope are inseparable (Romans 5: 1-5; Galatians 5:5; 1 Peter 1:21). Therefore, those without God have no faith nor any hope in the promises God has for "...those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:11-12 NKJV).

What is Our Greatest Hope as Christians?

Kindly allow me to share a personal testimony, some 22 years ago, I was living in an apartment in Johannesburg city center. Due to economic conditions, I lost my first job through retrenchment. I got my last pay cheque and paid my rent, and I used some of the money to buy myself a bed. I did not panic about losing my apartment; I hoped the Lord to bless me with a new job and after prayer and fasting, my hope was met and I got blessed with a new and better-paying job. Naturally, people with no faith run to man for help and not to the Lord; this is their greatest loss.  Unfavorable circumstances should require us to act by faith, hoping for God's flawless promises. I don't want to sound like a prosperity teacher; however, the Lord promised to supply our needs (Matthew 7:7; Philippians 4:19), to heal us (Isaiah 53:5-6), and He also promised us Heaven and eternal life (John 3:16; 14:2-4). The only condition is obedience (John 15:7).

Moreover, our greatest hope is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, when we will experience the fullness of our salvation and enter with the Lord into the glory of the new age (1 Corinthians 15:19-23; Ephesians 1:18; Colossians 1:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8). As it is, for the Christian to have the hope of the Lord's return means to eagerly look forward into the future, and the basis of such hope is our Lord's atoning death and His glorious resurrection. Therefore, our Lord's entrance into His glory guarantees our entrance and glory (Colossians 1:5; Hebrews 6:19; 1 Peter 1:18-21).

I would like to add this: "By its very nature, hope means that the thing hoped for has not yet arrived. Christ has not yet returned, so Christians must have patience as we wait for our final salvation. We have received God's promises and the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 11:1, 39-40; Romans 8:23-25). This patience, therefore, has no element of doubt, for our hope is the anticipation of something that is absolutely certain. As I alluded elsewhere, God confirms the hope of salvation by giving us His Holy Spirit. We have a living hope within us until the day our hope is fulfilled. The Holy Spirit is God's mark of permanent ownership upon our lives (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30).

Finally, the hope we have received from the Lord gives our lives purpose and stability (Romans 15:13; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:3). Having said that, we should work hard through prayer and obedience to keep ourselves free from sin because our day of salvation is also our day of reckoning (1 John 3:2-3; Matthew 24:45-46; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

In closing, may the word of the Lord through these short, weekly articles increase your faith and hope in Christ Jesus our Lord. Remember, He is the One who commands what we should write and He knows about you. Take heart, the Lord is near!

If you are not yet born again, here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance to get you started in this great journey of hope. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Hope,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, April 3, 2023

God Cares For Your Life

Why We Sharing This Testimony

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy,  and spread your protection over them,  that those who love your name may exult in you. 12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield" (Psalm 5:11-12 ESV).

Praise the Lord, this is another opportunity for us to share God’s love with you yet again. Therefore, this week our message aims to show you the richness of God's care for his children and this includes the saved and unsaved.

As the Scriptures declare, God's sun rises on the wicked and on the wise man (Matthew 5:45), and God has His plan for all of us. This past week I received a phone call from a brother who told me to watch a recent encounter with a precious sister from his Church in the Lord Jesus.

The testimony was in French and I had many confirmations for myself about what the sister was talking about. Her Testimony is very encouraging and well-received here and we trust that you will be lifted and strongly encouraged in the Lord. When she delivered her testimony before the congregation she said that the Lord Jesus is coming back soon, as she share things about Heaven and hell.

So please do not neglect this little writing I have taken the time to translate to my best from French into English for all our readers. Knowing that many will be tremendously blessed and will return to God-fearing Him and being bold as a Lion. The Sister who shares this testimony is a very great blessing to the Church and we should not neglect to heed her warnings as we humbly need to prepare for the Lord’s return.

I don’t especially speak about those subjects but all the insights are very sound and truthful. Being aware also that there are some people who want to imitate people like her and have seen NO HELL NO HEAVEN and they will have to give an account one day before God for issuing false testimonies and lying.

Testimony of Hell. There was a book opened and about to be written for some who would make it and some not. The sister was concerned about all those people who did not make it and all those who would and God said that they have the choice and decide their own destiny. She also saw one man with a stone bleeding in his hand pleading with God not to let his family come to this place called hell. So God did not answer the sister’s request about the family’s destiny, God said they already know what to do if they don’t want to come here-She hated to see the people suffering in Hell she saw people taking pills given by demons spirits to relieve the people who were already condemned but the demons in hell were lying and the people suffered horrendous death to the liking of these evil beings. She saw huge flames of fire. She saw women and men with helmets which was piercing their ears.

There was a 25 years old man who was very angry at God in hell and got to say when he was on earth that: “tomorrow I will stop enjoying myself in amusement “This man made an oath and finally lied, he finished in hell, even until today he reproached God for being there. God said do not put for tomorrow what you can do today!

She saw so many there and she was suffocating, she asked the Lord to take her away from the pit but the Lord did it on purpose for her to witness all she saw and that it was not God’s choice to see people condemned for eternity.

experiencing Heaven Jesus then took her and she found herself in the light of Heaven and she saw Angels surrounding her watching her. She was in a front of a door and saw wonderful pearls in beautiful colours and two Angels were on each side, she went to a garden and she saw flowers she was asked to watched them, beautiful they were, she saw the Doors with the name of Moses & Abraham on it but she could not access them, another door with the name called “resting place” it was not yet the time to enter-

Then she entered the prayer room and the floor was like clouds and she saw billions of Pots She realized how the Angels are busy and she was describing the Pots with names on them and some beautiful and some dirty but actually they were representing each one of us (his children), these bottles could be purified and some won’t.

Some pots (representing his children) some never pray and some never have time for me (God) but they are my children, God was sad to see this happen, some people don’t take time and some do not pray at all. One pot was full of light and God said this is my child, he prays always and takes time to pray to me, even when he prays and he has no answers from me he continues expecting he will receive from me so he says thank you in advance, God was very pleased with him. (that’s faith!)

God said that every prayer has great value to Him and that He hears the smallest to the greatest of prayers from your hearts that you don’t utter. Every thought God is aware of, He also knows when we are in distress or angry He knows it, even when we hate someone. God hears everyone’s prayers at the same time. All Saint's prayers are put in the pots, the sister said that when God was pouring some pots, oil would fall on earth, for some people because it was time to receive their blessings and God chose to pour them and fell between clouds, and she saw that it fell on young people in a camping-The people who received their answered prayers thanked God for it! and knelt down in prayer.

The room of victory. Now the sister was led to enter the room of Victory! God records in Heaven all our victories in life. And He is very pleased when someone overcomes him. There were Pots with alphabetic letters (by names) God took care of everyone’s needs and every second of his children was counted and registered. Furthermore, as the Sister saw, some Angels would be sent to earth to encourage and talk to his children to do good things and be inspired. So the Angels would come and visit the Saints on earth to write everything they were doing and to report it to God in Heaven.

During her visit to Heaven, this Sister asked a very disturbing question to God, saying and asking why people on earth would suffer sickness or die, she thought that God missed something, but then as she was asking the question she felt fear and presence so strong that she realized she was not God and she was very limited in judgment. God finally said to her I know what I must do ( meaning He is God and knows best about everyone’s needs)

God answered her that sometimes people would die and it was the way for them, and sometimes people who were sick would not find healing but it was not always God’s will for them because He wanted to heal them. She said also that sometimes as she has been revealed in Heaven that God would just touch people on earth and sickness would disappear immediately and be cured.

She also said that we do not understand God properly sometimes when we asked things to God and He may not give answers as we may expect. Anyway, God’s thoughts or judgment are different than ours.

She also said that we truly do not know how much He loves us and care for our every need, she also mentioned that God records our every thank you! when we get things on earth it does not matter if it was for something to eat or something we buy, also said that it touches very much God’s heart when he sees someone who has not much and says thank you! he will not forget this and it pleases him very much-He also likes when we talk to him and spend time with him-

About Tithing in the Church, she saw a safe deposit box He sees also those who give with a cheerful heart, He sees some people who give much before others but in reality, He is not pleased with them because of their attitude in giving not His way! they gave to show off their gifts. He said He rather liked the person who gave little that he had with all his heart! This was very pleasing to God. He said he did it with all his heart and God said that person actually gave Much!

Seeing the White Garments room She saw all the white Garments in line (tidy)and was told they are nearly finished and ready, she asked why? and God said because Jesus is coming very soon. An Angel was preparing them. There will be just the right amount of Garments that were destined for people- (no more no less) again. Jesus is coming!

Belt room All the Belts for our Garments are ready (no more no less)This is the belt we will be wearing around our garment.

Good actions or word count She saw Angels going up and down to earth recording the works of the Saints every hour, and the crowns and every jewel that were put on them (Crowns) were prepared according to the works of the saints on the earth. Angels are working non-stop and they go during the day to Heaven to report our every work before Heaven.

"If I (brother Patrice) may say this is a confirmation for me also because God gave me the gift to see the Glory sometimes at home, and the Angels come and go like a flash. So I am aware of what the sister is talking about. They truly visit us daily without knowing it.”

Filmed of our lives recorded The sister asked what was that room about and she was told that it was where we found billions of films of everyone’s lives so that no one can deny or lie about what they have done in their lives before the throne, no one will have any excuse because everything has been recorded. All lives of humankind were recorded and the Lord Jesus said some people will want to justify and won’t be able and everything will be counted, in other words, Every thought that was not spoken through words also were recorded as the Lord hears and see everything.

She saw herself in the garden and God described to her the sickness, cancer in a body to explain to her that there is nothing that he forget. The sister asked “but people are suffering”, God said for every matter there is a reason for it, saying that God has all answers also God show her that there were some cases where God touched people’s bodies and were cured immediately-God said that certain things must happen because it must happen and also God is not always the consequences of sicknesses-And God also reminded her that He was with us and sometime He would touch people and heal them. He said that people think sickness is bigger than their God but they forget “I am the creator” God is certainly saying we must have Faith in Him. Everything happens for a reason- He said again “ I know what I am doing”

The sight of a church on earth from Heaven She described that Jesus was present but people were not lifting up their hands because they were ashamed of him. He Saw how the Church has become lazy and is not working within. Some people had only appearances before others and think they were Christians they came but have no fruits. They think coming to Church nice and well dressed is a reflection of being a Christian, they are lying to themselves and they certainly do not have the White Garment of Salvation that will get them to Heaven, they have only the good-looking of being well dressed before others-This means that Some Christians are lying to themselves, lazy and are not working, they have only a Physical appearance but their spiritual life is declining or dead.

Finally, this sister saw millions of Angels protecting the Saints and also told how much God cared about his Children. Thank God for the Host of Heaven!

For a shorter version of her testimony, please find it here.

I hope this will strengthen your faith and heart; to cry out to God in fear, and for those who have seen a greater hope they will be very encouraged to do or continue with boldness in God's work, knowing that Jesus is about to come quickly! and He will reward everyone according to his Faith.

If you need more prayer, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance, reading the Bible every day, continuing to faithfully seek the Lord, and taking refuge in Him. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Brother Patrice and reviewed by Brother Glenn 

Monday, March 27, 2023


Forgive As An Expression Of Love

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:14-15 NIV).

Given to the above scripture, God demands us to completely forgive without repeating every time the nature of the offence to the person. Some time ago a brother shared with us what a brother in the Lord wrote to him.  He wrote, ‘I have forgiven you for the offence you committed against me’ while he was repeating the offence the brother committed against him and at the same time he was piling more offences onto the record. After reading the entire lamentation, I felt the spirit of unforgiveness and bitterness from the content of that letter. Now, not only did that brother not forgive, he showed his unforgiveness through his disengagement with the other brother. Additionally, this brother’s unforgiveness was further expressed through his repeating to others the offence, now isn’t that a grand unforgiving spirit?

Scripturally, God is Love or Love is God. Let us consider what we read in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ‘’Love is patient, love is kind. it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts always hopes, and always perseveres”.

Repeating The Offence To Others Equals Unforgiveness

Have you ever forgiven someone and when they commit another offence to you; you simply go back to the past reminding the person what he or she did some time ago, are we able to really say I forgave you in the first instance? (Luke 17:4). NO! Needless to say, many Christians are struggling to forgive but they sing very loud and preach well-prepared messages when they see the brother or sister who offended them they are being clothed with the spirit of Haman-hatred but he wanted an audience with the King (Esther 5:13). In contrast, how would a Christian be given an audience with King Jesus when they hate and harbour unforgiveness towards their brother whom they can see?

There is a huge difference between brushing something aside and really forgiving someone. With me (Charis), God really deals with me when I am struggling to forgive someone. I will literally dream about the person several times a week (imagine how uncomfortable that is) until I surrender to God and really allow God to take over and ‘flush’ me clean with His Holy Spirit. I literally give Him that load and once the Lord took the load (burden) I enjoy an unexplainable feeling of deep peace, joy and comfort.  

Going back to the previous two articles we shared with you: ‘’Including God’’ and ‘’Beauty in Christ’’ we emphasised that we need to include God in our journey of forgiving others and let that add to our beauty in Christ, not mention all the blessings we stand to inherit!

 Finally, we never ‘’have’’ to forgive just because we are ‘’Christians’’. We forgive because of who we are in Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

 Forgiveness leads to Love and we know who is Love, God Almighty! Now, remain blessed and encouraged, brothers and sisters.

 With the love of Christ

Charis and Brother Glenn

Monday, March 20, 2023

New World Order In The Making

 Behind The Scenes Formation Of World Order

“Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces (Daniel 7:23).

A vision of a flood by Brother Glenn (15 March 2023)

I received a Vision from the Lord during the early hours of the above date. I saw a devastating flood coming to South Africa. I saw roads being flooded, cars completely submerged, and the waters reaching almost two-meter heights. End!

In today's article, Brother Glenn (Who holds a law degree and studied International Law) has carefully looked at the formation of the New World Order from a legal perspective and how the current legal systems which govern trade treaties prevent the setting up of the New World Order. It is thus our belief that either a war or a complete financial collapse will make way for the introduction of the authoritarian New World Order according to the Bible.

Challenging The Entrenched Legal System(s)

Brethren, I have been wanting to write this article for a long time but due to other commitments and while waiting for an answer to prayer regarding this matter I was delayed. However, I am confident that this article will shed more light on this important new world order. As the Lord permits, we will add to this article.

Also, we need to emphasize that this article will focus only on the political and legal aspects of this so-called new world order. In addition, this article assumes that the reader will do self-research on the legal and political systems of the countries (Notably, Russia, China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Iran) that will form part of the new world order. I must mention that those are not the only countries that will embrace the New World Order, the Lord revealed to me that there will be some African Countries and some South American Countries. 

Russian/Ukraine War Changing Point

Let me emphasize a point here, the Russian/Ukraine war has brought about a complete paradigm shift and this serves as a catalyst and break-away from the Western-dominated worldview. I can safely predict that the nations which are the driving forces behind the formation of the coming New World Order have no respect for human lives and they will brutally clamp down on those who do not obey them (Revelation 13:15-17). The World has entered a realm of no return the Lord says and this will lead to the fulfillment of His Word.

Socialists Systems Defies Roman Statutes

Basically, the New World Order is nothing but the changing of legal rules within a new political dispensation. Historically, most of the Western World and some African countries (especially previous colonies) have incorporated Roman common law into their legal systems. It must also be mentioned that the International Criminal Court (ICC) derives some of its rules of procedures from Roman Law and this has shaped most of the treaties between various nations. 

In addition, international Law found its inspiration in Roman law. Having said this, we will not be going into the technicalities of legal systems, you may read it elsewhere. Our aim here was just to explain how our current governmental systems around the world have developed through the historical influences of Roman and English Law.

Now, having briefly explained the above, we may safely say that most governments of the world must comply with the norms of International law as reflected in the United Nations Articles, and non-compliance simply means sanctions and poverty. Furthermore, we will not be going into the historical development of the United Nations and its successes in influencing nations across the world. We will however mention that the culture of freedom and human rights is the order we are currently enjoying. Therefore, the legal system of a body or dominant country sets the rules for the type of government(s). 

Brethren, you may recall that I mentioned in our 'Mark of the Beast II' article that there are some nations that undermine the Authority of the United Nations (UN) especially some of those nations which hold permanent seats. As we know, permanent members of the UN have the power to veto (or render a resolution non-binding) decisions they don't agree with. This we have seen recently leads to the killing of innocent people and the violation of their human rights and dignity. While the formation of the United Nations was to prevent human suffering and wars, one can clearly see that this body is failing to prevent wars because of the unequal status of some Countries. It is a fact that permanent members of the UN Security Council wield more power over those who have no veto powers and this is oppressive! 

I have it from the Lord's authority that Russia, some African nations, Arab and some Asian countries are working behind the scenes to change the rules and usher in the New World Order as they see the current system as only benefiting the West. As it is, the Lord showed me that most of these nations are unaware that they are being lured into a trap of lucrative trade deals, and in the end, they will give up their sovereignty (Revelations 17:12-13). 

In conclusion, the aim of this article was to simplify how influential and resourceful world governments use law to control and influence other countries. As we know, before the emergence of the United Nations rule, dominion or taking over of another's country was achieved through wars, and under the watchful eye of the United Nations Russia, China, and North Korea are leading the world back into the dark ages of war and oppression. Christians need to pray because evil is awaiting the world. I repeat what the Lord revealed to me, the USA and Europe will be toppled financially, and then the birth of the NEW WORLD ORDER!

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Monday, March 13, 2023

The Christian Spirit

 Being Childish In Attitude

"He called a little child to him and placed the child among them.  And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:2-4).

We will be delivering a very brief but important article this week. Humility is not really an attitude that is innate to humans, the bible teaches us that it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22). A brother in the Lord once shared with me that when he drove his daughter to school one morning, he gently corrected or rebuked his born-again daughter about something she did. Now according to the brother, his rebuke was not well received. While she (his daughter) didn't say anything to him, he could sense that she became angry, at that moment the Lord revealed to him that when a person gets upset or becomes angry for being corrected their attitudinal response is demonic (Galatians 5:20), but when a person's verbal or attitudinal response appears gentle they would have responded from the full conviction of the Holy Spirit (Acts 23:5).

How To Discern The Holy Spirit In a Believer

Often, it is very easy to observe the presence of the Holy Spirit in a person's life, not merely by what they say or their work in the ministry, but a humble attitude is easy to discern and God knows, the attitude of Christ shine through such a person (Philippians 2:5-11). Kindly allow me to share another testimony from a dear brother in Christ. Now, brother Joe shared with me a few years ago, how the Lord humbled which costs him his job after he elevated himself. 

The Penalty For Self-Importance

As it was, about a 10-minute telephone conversation got our brother Joe hot under the collar, which resulted in a yelling and insulting match with neither party willing to back down. Our brother Joe recalled how that conversation transformed him into comparing his elevated job position to the one his 'foe' had, and when he realized later that their conversation was not private our brother Joe felt very ashamed and humiliated because of his behavior and attitude that he decided to resign with immediate effect. As a result of this folly, our brother Joe was unemployed for about two years before the Lord opened another door of employment for him. During that time of being unemployed, our brother Joe was saturated in debt and almost lost his family home. What a price he paid for being self-conceited!

Brethren, it is a serious matter, a Christian should never elevate him or herself, especially when working with non-Christians. Biblically, Haman the Agagite, who considered himself untouchable and who suffered from an obsessive self-love was not just humiliated, he was hanged on a gallows he built (Esther 5:11-15; 6:5-6; 7:9-10). In other words, he fell on his own sword. As a friendly warning, the Lord is not pleased with Christians who think they are better than others and a Christian who gets offended after being corrected shows no submission to the Holy Spirit who imparts conviction and humility in us (Romans 8:14). The Bible says we grieve the Holy Spirit and our disobedience to His convictions is only inviting wrath from God and ultimately as we disobey so do we receive evil spirits which alter our attitudes (1 Samuel 6:14).

In conclusion, let us thus be careful and humble ourselves by accepting the redemptive guidance of the Holy Spirit who is God's seal upon our lives (Ephesians 1:13).

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Trap To sin

Helping The Weak In Faith

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence” (Psalm 91:3 NASB). Also, “The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from Your precepts” (Psalm 119:110 HSCB).

Naturally, it is common practice among Christians to ostracise and ridicule somebody who fell into a sinful trap and what makes it worse the message the Lord gave that person is being sadly undermined, how hypocritical of those ‘judges’ who joins forces with Satan to destroy the faith and salvation of their fellow brother or sister in the Lord, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to cast a stone at her” (John 8:7 NIV). Does not the Bible remind us that the Lord Himself is not willing to lose any one of those who goes astray (Matthew 18:12). In our experience with our Lord Jesus Christ, the One and Only Judge of the World always welcomes back truly repented sinners (Luke 15:20).

Let us share a brief testimony and we have permission from the Lord to share it, a few years ago a certain sister Kate (Not real name) who joined our Saturday evening intercessory prayers fell into a trap and was seduced by a man who appeared like an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Now, Kate did inform us about her affair with the man and based on some things she told us about him we doubted his genuineness of faith while we cautioned her to be careful. After her affair with him, she confessed her wrongdoing and showed true humility and remorse so we asked the Lord if she could continue praying with us after what she did, and to our surprise the Lord said she could continue praying with us. As it was, upon further enquiry, the Lord revealed to us that we should not reject and push people aside who needs encouragement after they fell into sin, instead we should continue to love them and encourage them to do the right thing (1 Thessalonians 5:14). Briefly, the Scriptures do however have a strong warning for those who resist correction and continue sinning wilfully (1 Corinthians 5:9-11).

First The Benefits And Then The Trap

Being a master of intrigue, the devil is a skilful hunter of souls and he surely knows that in order to trap a Christian he would have to provide a benefit that is irresistible to our ever lustful eyes (Genesis 3:4-6; 1 John 2:16; Haggai 1:9; Proverbs 27:20). In other words, the devil appeals to our various desires and that blinds and weakens us into submission. What are some of those desires? If we have a particular dislike and harbour hateful feelings like Absalom in a brother or sister in the Lord we would fall into the trap and agree to hurt by sending out a spirit dislike and ill-feelings that is the benefit we gain to inflict physical or emotional pain (2 Samuel 13:21,28). Also, if the devil has afflicted us with a spirit of jealousy like King Saul against David we would respond to that desire to eliminate the threat and reap the benefit of our victory (1 Samuel 18:9). And if we are greedy to acquire more wealth and certain things like Gehazi, the enemy has set a trap that will cause us to stumble and sin (2 Kings 5:21-27). Additionally, if we hold a grudge against someone our benefit would be the joy of seeing that person 'suffer'. Equally, a glutton's benefit is his or her constant craving for food. Thus in all situations, the trap has bait which is the benefit, but the penalty is sin which has consequences (Romans 6:23).

How To Avoid The Trap Of Sin

For humans sin is unavoidable (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:10) and we are led into sin either deliberately [by choice] where desires and failure to obey the Lord (Romans 6:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:22) has the better of us or we are forced or cornered by circumstances to please people which the Bible recognised as sinning (Galatians 2:11-14). Either way a trap as we acknowledged above has benefits but it brings shame upon us, it also shows our lack of commitment to the Lord and our failure to exercise self-control (2 Peter 1:5).

Furthermore, there is more than just one way to avoid falling into the trap of sin. Some brethren are driven by anxiousness and the frustrations of challenges (Mark 4:19), discouragements and a cold love towards the Lord (Revelations 2:4). Through the Holy Spirit, we have been reviving our faith and commitment in the Lord through prayer, daily bible reading, discerning and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which requires faith and fellowship with the brethren (Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Therefore by doing this we will stand rock solid, and firmly rooted in Christ leaving no room for the trap of sin (Matthew 7:24-27).

As always, we would like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, or of you are not born again, to pray our suggested prayer on this link Prayer of Sincere Repentance by faith and follow the Lord (Matthew 4:19). You may also contact us for any questions or comments about this article or our ministry.

Blessed Love to you in Christ,
Brother Glenn