Monday, June 24, 2024

Beginning A New Life In Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Brethren, this message, like all the messages we have shared previously, is from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. During the past four years that the Lord has been speaking to us, He has taken a personal interest in our walk with Him through the various messages of encouragement and correction. Many brethren around the world who have heard the Lord for themselves can attest to this truth. Equally, there are many who have heard the Lord for themselves, but through a lack of faith and an appetite for wrong doing some have wandered from the Lord.

In utter disbelief, I have witnessed people ignoring the Lord’s warnings and doubting the very message that is Biblical in every way. Of the many who heard from the Lord, none can say they were led into wrongdoing. A truthful witness sides with the truth and disregards his own position or feelings on matters affecting his walk with God. If we love the truth, our reputation or integrity has no value; what matters is our fear for God.

Before our new life in Christ through conversion (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:3; Acts 16:31), we lived our lives without regard for God and His Word. In our old lives, we lived to only please others and ourselves, and we also approved the way others lived so that our way of life would also carry their approval. In Christ, however, and through the born-again experience, we are encouraged “like newborn babies, to crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2 NIV). The Lord told us that salvation through Him leading to eternal life is very important, and that we should, “make every effort to enter through the narrow door…” (Luke 13:24). In our obedience to Him, the Lord said we should consider our lives in this world less important, for His sake and the gospel’s sake (Mark 10:29-30). The gospel is not just the preaching of the Word, but the outward witness through holy living of a grateful heart.

Furthermore, we express our appreciation to God for the gift of salvation through our obedience to Him by leading our lives to please Him (Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 3:9) and bear good fruit (Matthew 13:23). When we live in obedience to the Lord, we are living our lives for His good pleasure; we are dead to sin and the pleasures of this world (Romans 6:1-2; 1 John 2:15). This is the new life in Christ!  I am testifying the truth in Christ Jesus; the Lord said many people after giving their lives to Him start faithfully and when tests come they live double lives (Matthew 13:18-22). This He said is like an athlete who competes in a race and does not complete the race (Galatians 5:7). He said He has no reward for Christians living double lives, but Judgment (James 1:6-8). Let us therefore live for God in such a way that when we near the end of our lives, we can confidently declare like Paul, that we have completed the race (2 Timothy 4:7-8). In Scripture we read how Paul lived and surely it is worth following his example and way of life (1 Corinthians 11:1).

In addition, in his zeal for Christ and not living a double life, Paul encouraged the Thessalonian Christians how he lived in Christ among them and that they do likewise (1 Thessalonians 1:5). Brethren, this is no new message but a reminder to us to live our lives worthy of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:20-25).

The Lord’s Way

I have already given testimonies on how the Lord corrected us in regard to disobedience. I can truthfully testify that the Lord is very displeased when we deliberately disobey Him. It is like a son who despises his father’s instructions. He commands us to obey Him even at the expense of our lives (Matthew 10:37-39). Furthermore, most of the things the Lord corrects us on concern our inner attitudes, which even when someone insists on living by the ten (10) commandments would still fall short on. There is hatred, swearing, gossip, slandering and gluttony, just to mention but a few, which makes us fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of holy living.

Therefore, as we confess our sins, we acknowledge our shortcomings and express our desire to live in obedience to the Lord. Our confession is an expression of faith when we apply our lives to the Scriptures (James 1:22).  In a vision recently, a man known to us who had faith in Christ but lived a double life died in a car accident. The Lord showed that his life of faith without works of obedience did not save him.

In the vision, Charis was made to understand what he was thinking. He was thinking about a message he heard me preach and he longed for that moment. I preached saying, "Don’t allow death to catch you by surprise!" His eyes were small and filled with regret, with sadness on his face as she heard the words by a witness saying, “I feel very sorry for that young man”. The message is clear; he did not make it to Heaven.

Once we accept the Lord Jesus as Savior, the Lord expects us to walk daily in the New Life.  Last month, a sister who accepted the Lord and joined our ministry about 9 months ago, was "suspended" by the Lord from ministering with us for six months because she did not walk faithfully after having been warned by the Lord to stop her wickedness. She was secretly smoking without us knowing until the Lord showed us in a vision. When we asked her, she admitted and gave glory to God. She is not allowed to minister in the Word like witnessing and praying in the corporate intercessory prayers. She is, however, attending regular weekly services and she must continue reading her bible and praying. The Lord said that those involved in sexual sins like adultery or fornication should not serve at the altar, that is why He made an example of this sister. Her suspension is a punishment and the purpose is to deter others while maintaining the purity of the ministry. We share this to tell you that the Lord wants us to walk purely before Him; He is coming back for a spotless bride (Ephesians 5:25-27).

In conclusion, I beseech you brothers and sisters: please take your salvation serious by living to obey the Lord daily. He expects us through this new life to read our Bibles daily and pray often (daily, about 3 times) (Daniel 6:10; Psalm 55:17; Thessalonians 5:17). Surely, Bible reading changes our attitudes and behavior. The conviction coming from the Holy Spirit through Bible reading leads us to obedience provided we submit to God. If there are some of us still living a double life and when we know we ought not to live our lives in Christ like that, there is a chance to make right with the Lord. Today is that chance, so please repent now (Hebrews 3:14-15; Hebrews 4:6-7)! Follow Christ Jesus daily and be about the Lord’s business every day. If not, the devil has the world and its pleasures to keep you occupied. Be therefore in the WORD business, the SOUL winning business and the OBEDIENT living business. By that we live a Christ-centered life.

Blessed Peace in New Life,
Brother Glenn.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Appreciate And Value Your Physical Appearance

The Perfect Work of God in People’s Appearance

"For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well" (Psalm 139:13-14 HCSB).

The Scripture above is most definitely not what many people think about themselves. Instead, they think that God has made their appearance imperfect. In this Scripture, King David was expressing his appreciation for the way God made him. In addition, King David also knew God was interested in the condition of his heart (Psalm 51:17). 

Furthermore, when Moses the servant of the Lord complained to God about his physical disability, God told him to appreciate the way he was created (Exodus 4:10-12). God did not change his condition right there even though He could do so; instead, He charged Moses to appreciate and accept his condition, for God was pleased to have made him like that. If God was displeased, He surely would have changed Moses' condition!

Likewise, the Lord sent the prophet Jeremiah to the potter's house to observe him while he was busy molding his clay. Strikingly, Jeremiah observed that the potter 'made it as it seemed right for him to do' (Jeremiah 18:1-4 HCSB). This illustration of the clay in the potter's hand is indicative that the clay is powerless in the hands of the potter. It has no ability to transform itself; it thus relies on the discretion and intelligence of the potter. Is humanity not like clay in the hands of the Lord God Almighty? (Isaiah 64:8). He fashioned each one of us according to His Will and for His good pleasure (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13).

Meanwhile, this generation is more concerned about their image and their appearance than their walk with God; they are more aware of how they look in the eyes of others than in the sight of The Lord. They appreciate and value everybody's opinion about them instead of God’s opinion (John 5:44). Like we said in the article Women in Pants and External Adornments, people's motive is to feel attractive and acceptable to others. They want to be complimented and they use “image” to garner respect from others. In their insecurities, they have allowed others to be their judge and to determine the value of their conscience. The pressure of conformity has robbed many God-fearing Christians of their testimony (Romans 12:1-2).

Why Are You Ashamed of Your Appearance?

When the Lord called to Adam and Eve in the Fruitful Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:9-11), they were ashamed of their appearance because they had lost their innocence before God. Similarly, many of us are haunted by negative thoughts about ourselves. We are conscious that we are not looking good enough to receive acceptance from others. We feel intimidated and inferior to other people who have the physical attributes that we don't have. So what do we do? We deny and disown ourselves and we embark on the inevitable task of transforming ourselves into the image of man, animal, and even demons. We want to be somebody else, but ourselves.

Furthermore, who told you that you don't look good enough? The answer is twofold: firstly, it is the devil with his smooth-talking voice through the media, using a face to represent his desire for your appearance, and secondly, it is those never- satisfying worldly desires we all have (Ephesians 6:12; Galatians 5:16 ). Let me put it this way: if you allow worldly desires to control you, you are defeated by the flesh (Romans 13:14). The weakness of succumbing to the demands of worldly acceptance more than what is desirable to God is eating away at our salvation. Let us reject the devil's lies and accept the Lord's truth about ourselves; you look good enough. You are "...fearfully and wonderfully made.." (Psalm 139:14).

My fellow Christian brethren, the devil, through the world system, is making the world a desirable place for the flesh, and he is sucking you into his web of deceit. The Lord Jesus Christ told us that those who follow after the image of the world will perish! (1 John 2:15) Like King Saul, we fear the voice and opinion of man more than God's commands (1 Samuel 15:24). Recently, The Lord rebuked somebody for feeding onto worldly desires. When we asked the Lord what He meant by that, He replied and said: "Everything a human being does wrong is worldly" (1 John 2:16).

As followers of Christ Jesus, we should consider what is important to The Lord rather than what is important to us. The Lord told us that those Christians who are disobedient and transform their appearance are seeking acceptance from the world, contrary to what He commanded us not to conform to the standards set by the world (Romans 12:1-2). There was a girl in our midst who desired to be a boy in her heart. The Lord revealed this wickedness to us in power and she confessed to it. He told her to appreciate the way He made her, and that her appearance is not for her good but for His, and that He made her the way she is (Romans 14:7-8). How many times do we read the headings such as "A boy or girl trapped in a boy or girl's body"? In this world, people's hearts are rebellious against God and the counsel of His Word.

As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Messiah who died and rose again, I am not ashamed about how I look and the message He gave me to proclaim. We judge no one, but the message we received from God is a message of judgment against sin. If you, therefore, change your appearance or looks, you are sinning and show no appreciation to God for the way He made you. If we pursue our own image, we are rebelling, disobeying, and despising God's Word. If we are driven by an inferiority complex to conform to the dictates of worldliness we allow our inner weaknesses to overcome us. Those who are transforming their image are exposing their inner weakness and their shame is evident on the outside. Beware of the smooth talk of the so-called image experts; they are servants of Satan to destroy your soul. For the soul suffers when we give in to the flesh (Mark 8:36; Matthew 10:28). Therefore, wise up and trim your inner image according to the working of the Word of God (Ephesians 3:16-21).

Finally, as I conclude on this subject, beware of those "prophets" who encourage you into worldliness. They are the ones who want to boast on how they liberated you, while they take away your innocence and boast that they are sent to set you free. Only The Lord Jesus can set you free (Luke 4:18; John 8:32). These "prophets" enslave you to worldly appetites; they want you to feed onto fleshly desires which are eating your salvation away.

Heavenly Vision of the Lord Being Pleased with This Family

Background: As a God-fearing family, we are praying together every night while reading from the Scriptures. We also discuss the wrongs we did to one other and apologize. We use our evening devotional sessions to evaluate our mistakes and to learn from them. In our striving for complete obedience to the Lord, we allow the Word of God to settle our disputes and guide our conscience and decisions. Furthermore, we devote our days reading Bible while praying 3 times daily or more. This is not a religious ritual but a life of obedience and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Given to Charis on June 13, 2014

“After our morning prayers, I had a vision from the Lord regarding this family (Brother Glenn, his wife, 3 daughters and their Godly adopted daughter, Jaydeen) standing on plush green grass and each swinging around. While we were standing there smiling joyfully and playing with one another, I heard the THUNDEROUS yet audible VOICE of the Lord saying from Heaven, "I am very pleased with this family, because this family hasn’t done anything to hurt the Ministry, and even though this family makes little mistakes every day, it is not wicked things. It is only little mistakes, and I am pleased with this family, and I am going to bless this family for being so obedient to Me. This family’s example is obedience." The Lord paused momentarily, and I looked up and saw how we (the family) prayed the Lord’s Prayer together sincerely.  The Lord spoke up again and said, “This family has really shaped up since the time I spoke to them and I am well pleased with them!” END.

Blessed Grace in Christ,

Brother Glenn.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Pray Without Ceasing

Continue In Uncompromising Christian Lifestyle

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Voice of the Lord (20 April 2022)

Before I got up for my morning prayers, I received a Word from the Lord, there was no vision, but I felt the Lord's Awesome Presence and I heard Him say in a THUNDEROUS LOUD VOICE that vibrated throughout the universe, "BE STEADFAST". 

Brief Prophetic Word

Beloved brethren, the Lord has revealed to us that World War III is unavoidable and inevitable. Because the World is NOT looking to the Lord for solutions instead, they are focused on fighting for the resources of this world. The Lord commands all Christians to pray for the Ukraine and the war in that Country will affect the entire global community economically. The conflict there is not isolated it will soon involve and affect us all.

Brethren, we intended to write an article on things to come but we still waiting on the Lord to give us the go-ahead on that revelation. Meanwhile, we'd like to encourage you to be steadfast in your faith and conviction in the Lord, and to be consistent in your prayers. In our prayer I and prayer II articles we emphasized that the Lord is not pleased with prayers that are offered hurriedly and without the motivation of faith behind it (James 5:13-16; Colossians 4:2). 

Often, people pray for about five (5) minutes daily and expect answers from God. We have already shared that a Christian's prayer life takes on the model of a lifestyle (Luke 5:16; Ephesians 3:14; Colossians 4:2). Like we said elsewhere on this blog, a Christian's daily prayers are intercessory in nature just as our Lord and the apostle Paul showed us in the aforementioned verse above.

In other words, when we lead a prayerful lifestyle, we will always be 'wrestling' with something or 'wrestling' something from the devil for our own good or for the good and well-being of others (2 Timothy 1:3; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10). The Bible discourages idleness in every sphere of our Christian lives (1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12). It is a fact, that many Christians are engaged in worldliness through their addictive television watching and their cellular phone social networking habits. As it is, these worldly Christians care little about the salvation of souls and even that of their own close family members. their appetite is to feed their social and worldly needs.

In conclusion, when we Christians will get our turn to appear before the Lord, we will have to 'give account for the work we did', not our good works but our works of service in the body will be revealed (2 Corinthians 5:10). Let us thus keep up the pace of our Christian faith as we guard and execute our Lord's commands faithfully and ungrudgingly.

Blessed Faith

Brother Glenn 

Monday, June 3, 2024

The Word Of The Lord Never Fails

So Be It Lord

 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my WORD will never pass away (Matthew 24:35 NIV).

Brethren, this is just a short message for this week. The Lord laid it upon my heart to emphasize that we should never doubt His Words. Being in the ministry for over 10 years, and having worked on this blog since 2012, all the Words we received from the Lord here has never failed. If you have been following our online work here you would notice that all prophetic messages we place here are posted way before they are due to happen and by faith knowing that God is a God of truth (Deuteronomy 32:4) He brings to fruition the things He entrusted to us (Isaiah 44:26).

Therefore, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ensure that pray and being moved by faith we deliver the Lord's Word to you unadulterated. Furthermore, it is not in our practice to analyze message by message to draw attention to ourselves, discerning Christians are able to verify if we speak by our own authority. 

Let me relate an experience I once had, my wife was once due to preach a certain message in our home-Church setup and I doubted the message she planned to preached about was from the Lord, so we decided to ask the Lord for a message. The Lord rebuked me for my lack of faith, while confirming that He gave my wife that message she planned to preach.  As it is, through humility we allow God to minister His message to His people. 

In addition, and with humility, and Praise to the Lord Jesus Christ, we have noticed that some governments around the world uses this website's prophetic messages to understand the impact of certain political developments and to prepare or formulate some responses. We therefore, appeal to you to continue praying for us and the work we doing here. 

In conclusion, the prophetic message below was given to us almost a year ago and it was fulfilled yesterday (02/06/2024) when the South African Electoral Commission announced the election results showing the the ruling ANC political party has lost their majority. It is an answer to the prayers of many of us and it is God's will for this Country to move in line with His will. We have reposted it here but you will still find it under our "Latest Prophecies and Visions" tab.

27 June 2023 Given to Brother Glenn

During the early hours of above date, I heard the Voice of the Lord saying, "The ANC (The AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS THE SOUTH AFRICAN RULING PARTY) is going to lose their majority" and this was confirmed twice to me. (Now, Brethren I cannot say if it will be during our next elections (2024) or beyond.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn