But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. Gen. 3:3 KJV
the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8
This verse is the rock upon which our faith can be firmly secured. Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God, the one who is co equal with the Father is the rock upon which our faith is securely based. Yet so many have moved away from this rock and their faith is no longer secure as they have exposed themselves to the destructive powers of Satan.
When we come to know Jesus as our Saviour it is in the sure and certain knowledge that God loves us. Saint John tells us:
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
St John chapter 17 verse 3
What certainty we find in this verse. When we know Jesus as our Saviour we have the witness that we have eternal life. Through Jesus we also know the Father as Jesus spoke about Himself and the Father being one. We know the true God because we come to know Him through Jesus Christ. Do you have the assurance that you know the true God? If you know the true Jesus then you will know the true God. In these days of deception there are many who only know the false god because they do not know the true Jesus. The counterfeit is prevalent today.
There is deception through the charismatic counterfeit and the Alpha course. If you have been ensnared by these then question whether you know the true Jesus. Both of these are from the pit of hell and there is no foundation in what they offer as they are not secured to the rock of Jesus Christ.
When versions of the Bible are used which do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as co equal with the Father then these should be treated as flames from the fires of hell seeking to ensnare those who will follow their lies that Jesus is only one amongst a number of gods. If you are drawn to these versions of the Bible which do not give Jesus Christ His rightful place you are on unstable ground which is on the slippery slope to hell. Likewise when feelings rather than faith are the foundation of your faith you are not secured to the rock of Jesus Christ. Faith has to be based on the word of God as found in the pure versions of the Bible. We walk by faith and not by feelings or by sight.
We need to be drawn to Jesus as sinners whose only desserts are to be cast into hell as our own righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of a holy God. Yet God is a merciful God and reaches out to show us that we need help in order to come to know Him. It is up to each individual to decide during their life on earth whether they will admit that they need help. If they decide otherwise then they shall reap the consequences as is shown in this verse of Saint John.
I said, therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
St John chapter 8 verse 24
In a world where so many voices clamour for attention we have to be attuned to hear the only voice which will matter. Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone is the only Saviour and only way unto God. All other religions, false sects, communism, humanism, secularism and atheism, that is everything outside the God given way through Jesus Christ lead to only one place. This is hell, that is a life cut off from knowing communication with God and an eternity spent in the flames of hell. We are all God deserving sinners with no hope unless we find the hope in Jesus Christ and through Jesus Christ the way to the Father. But O what grace we find in our God and a depth of love that reaches down from heaven in that whilst we were yet sinners Christ die for us. Have you the assurance that you have come the God given way and in finding that way the Holy Ghost witnesses with your spirit that you are a son of God?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father , but by me.
St John chapter 14 verse 6
Have you received Jesus as your own Saviour? This is a personal decision and cannot be made on your behalf. I have listened to Duncan Campbell speaking of the Hebridean Revival and how a mother had sought to bring her wayward son to Jesus over many years of prayer. To hear Duncan relating the mother knelt down besides her Willie crying Willie, Willie, you are coming at last shows that even a mother cannot make a decision for her children. Yet God came down and opened Willie’s heart and he believed that Jesus is the only Saviour. Through tear stained eyes Willie’s mother rejoiced that her son had been set free from drink and snatched as a brand for the burning flames of hell. The account of the Hebridean Revival can be found on the web site of:
The writer of this message, Brian Mason is to be the Principal of this college when it opens in September 2012. Should you be interested in becoming a student please look at the whole site then contact me as directed. You will know that you are on the right site because of its music in praise of our dear Saviour. Again Saint John is our guide to the Saviour.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
St John chapter 10 verse 28
When we know Jesus our lives should be on fire with a deep love and passion which wants Him all the time and through this love and passion wanting to share Him with others. No one is our enemy. The broken lives of this world become our concern. When we come to love one person through Jesus we can love many and then love all.
We will want to see hell deserving sinners rescued from the awful prospect before them if they fail to repent of their sin and accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Yet the love which Jesus implants within us through the Holy Ghost will want to reach out to all even those whose lives appear to be broken beyond repair. It is imperative that we become the vessels of the Holy Ghost through whom
He can reach out through us to transform sinful and broken lives as they are washed in the blood of Jesus and their sins which were many know the forgiveness from the healing stream of the blood of Jesus. Lives which then come to Jesus can be changed no matter how broken they appear or what has destroyed them. How gracious Jesus is in that He will reach down to all who call upon His name and bring in His own healing. My own body through which the Holy Ghost lives is used by the Holy Ghost in a ministry of compassion.
Of myself I am nothing and can do nothing but in the totally surrendered state the Holy Ghost reaches out to all He brings me into contact with and meets them in their need and loves them with a love just like Jesus had whilst on earth.
Lord Jesus Christ our hearts should always be on fire for you. You are the only way to the Father and when we have come your way our lives are transformed as we are filled with your own life and love. In days when there is so much counterfeit and many false Jesus’ may we only know the true Jesus. Yet our hearts will witness that we have found the true Jesus as we will have no thought of self or reliance upon feelings or sight.
Our faith will be firmly placed upon the rock which is yourself . We will base our daily walk with you solely upon the Holy Ghost living His life through us and take the Bible as our foundation stone for how to live a life like yours. Jesus take your rightful place in our lives as not only Saviour but Lord. There are so many who will not give you your rightful place in their lives which shows they do not follow the true Jesus or they are not prepared to make a full surrender to you.
Lord Jesus take us from the shallows to the depths as the Holy Ghost is given our bodies to work through and we know the continual baptism of the Holy Ghost. Take us Lord Jesus Christ to the place where you are everything to us and through us heal the broken lives with your own compassion. This prayer seeks only to bring honour and glory to your holy and blessed name. Amen.
2) In a background of a synchretised "Church" in Great Britain (very noticeable in Wales from where we minister) that uniting of paganism, secular humanism, & philosophical rationale
Intercessor Brian Mason gives this very important message
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Acts of the Apostles chapter 4 verse 2
The work of God is that we believe. In a world which in the main fails to believe, nothing glorifies God more than simple rest of faith in what God’s word says. Jesus said:
My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
St John chapter 5 verse 17
Jesus saw the way that the Father did the works. This was the work of knowledge, that is, faith based on knowledge, the knowledge as contained in the word of God, our own working manual, the Bible. When we know Jesus there is a vast ocean of promises which can be taken hold of, then there is no struggle.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
St Matthew chapter 7 verse 8
Faith should be so simple but in this day of sophistication and legalism life is made increasingly complicated. To those outside of the knowledge of God because they have not invited Jesus into their lives they will continue to be oppressed by the choking ways of modern day society. This is a society which looks increasingly to bring about a one world system which refuses to give God as known in Jesus Christ his rightful place.
Even in the days of Jesus there were those who would not believe and accept the word of God. During his earthly ministry Jesus had been continually challenged through the unbelief of the religious leaders. One such sect was that of the Sadducees. In the verse on which this message is based we read that the Sadducees were grieved. This was because they refused to accept the teaching and preaching of Peter. To the Sadducees there was no resurrection from the dead.
If we were like the Sadducees we would be the most miserable people in the world. Our faith would be bankrupt as the doctrine of the resurrection is fundament to the Christian faith. We would be the most miserable people for without the resurrection not only would we have no hope of eternal life but how could in this present life on earth could we know all the fullness of God as found in Christ Jesus. We can only be more than conquerors in this world and have been able to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost because Jesus rose from the dead and went to the Father. If Jesus had not gone to the Father why would he have said that he would pray for the Father to send another comforter. There would have been no comforter on earth today if Jesus had not triumphed over death and was not risen, ascended and glorified.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
St John chapter 14 verse 16
Glory to our risen, ascended and glorified Lord. Because we too like the Apostles on the day of Pentecost can also receive the Holy Ghost we also can expect to see similar results as the Holy Ghost fills us with all the fullness of God. When Peter preached it was in the power of the Holy Ghost. Many who heard the word of God preached were convicted of sin and cried out in repentance and accepted Jesus as their Saviour. Miracles were done for example the healing of the lame man who had been placed daily at the gate of the temple.
Lord Jesus in these days of spiritual dearth when the cisterns of the world are increasingly running dry and the lives of the majority become more afraid as they are crushed by the one world systems of the anti- Christ our hope is in you.
Your word says:
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to day and for ever.
Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8
As Jesus is unchangeable he alone has been able to meet the needs of the human heart throughout the every changing circumstances of life. The centuries have each brought their changes but to the Christian it is to be more than a conqueror through Jesus and in the knowledge that all the promises of God are yea and amen in him.
What is more I can stand in simple faith on the word of Jesus in these days when most people including those who call themselves Christian have no faith and I expect to see the greater works which Jesus spoke about. Nothing is impossible to those who believe as Jesus said to only believe.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
St John chapter 14 verse 12
Jesus lived to manifest God’s glory in the earth, that is to show forth what God was like. Jesus came in the power of the Holy Ghost and revealed faith. The living God has chosen us in the midst of His people. We who are filled with the resurrection power of Jesus and baptised in the Holy Ghost are to be a sweet smelling savour in a foul smelling world which is increasingly being taken over by the one world system of the anti-Christ. Simple faith which believes and acts upon the simple rest in what God’s Word says will know a power in their lives which is not of us, but of God. Yes, we can still receive the power of another within us because although the world changes our God does not change.
From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Hebrews chapter 10 verse 13
Lord Jesus Christ you are the resurrection and the life. Unlike the Sadducees we know who we have believed and can trust that as you live we shall also live. Through death you conquered death and opened heaven to all who believe in you as Lord and Saviour and have experienced the cleansing power of your blood. In these days when the word faith has almost been forgotten may there be a return to the work of God which is that we believe.
In a world which in the main fails to believe, nothing glorifies you more than simple rest of faith in what God’s word says. Lord I will not go the way of the world or that of current day Christian thinking, that is the way where faith has ceased to operate.
No Lord I will seek to prove that your word is there to be believed and acted upon and in doing so see the greater works done which you said I shall do. I will be more than a conqueror through you who loved me and gave your life for me. I hunger and thirst for all of you so as to be filled with all the fullness of God. Lord take all the glory unto yourself as it is due to you and you alone. This prayer seeks to bring honour to you my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
3) MESSAGE 09 10 12
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
2 Chronicles chapter 20 verse 12
In this message God would have us consider closely how He responded to His people when they turned to Him. Jehoshaphat was king of Judah and he had taken away the groves out of the land and prepared his heart to seek the Lord. There had been times when both kings and the people of God had turned away from God and worshipped other gods, hence the need to turn away from the groves. Jehoshaphat had joined king Ahab of Israel in battle against the king of Syria. Ahab had been killed and the Syrians had left Jehoshaphat in peace.
The period of peace had enabled Jehoshaphat to visit the people and he was able to turned them back to the Lord God of their fathers. Jehoshaphat brought conditions by which the people could live quietly and undisturbed. The cities of Judah were fenced and judges were set in place throughout the land. The judges were given a clear directive that they were to judge for God who would be with them in their judgement. There was a return to having a fear of the Lord as Jehoshaphat called the Levites and the priests to be faithful and act with a perfect heart in their service to God. Jehoshaphat called on the leaders, priests and Levites to act courageously and in doing so the Lord would be with them. All was going well. There had been a period of turning back to God and serving God in the way which pleased Him.
At this time of restoration and turning back to God there was a disturbance during this period of peace and serving God in a way which had not been known for many years. O how the enemy does not like God’s people to worship God and serve Him with all their hearts. Just as all seemed to be going well we are told that the children of Moab and the children of Ammon appeared on the scene with the intentions of disturbing this peace by wanting a battle against Jehoshaphat. Was God taken by surprise in all this? Never. Our God is never taken by surprise. The devil means his worst but even the devil’s worst can used by God to further His purposes.
News was brought to Jehoshaphat that a great multitude was coming against him. What was the reaction of Jehoshaphat? We are told that he set himself to seek the Lord. He did not try to come up with natural solutions but his heart was right with God and he knew that God would help him. There are lessons to be gleaned here. It is so easy for Christians when they are confronted with what appear to be impossible situations to be overwhelmed and think in the natural with thoughts which are centred on worldly solutions. As Christians we are men and women of the Spirit. Our thoughts even in the test should be in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Our first thought in any test should be to seek God and not look at what is before our natural eyes.
Out of all the cities of Judah came God’s people to gather together at Jerusalem in order to seek God. What a prayer Jehoshaphat utters. He gives God His rightful place. How pleasing to God to hear from Jehoshaphat that God is acknowledged as the Lord God of our fathers. God is acknowledged too as God in heaven and rules over all the kingdoms of the heathen. God is shown to be God as the prayer encourages the people to see that their God is in control and none can withstand Him.
O what a God we have shown through these words of Jehoshaphat. He reminds God of His past actions in driving out the inhabitants and giving the land to Abraham. Not only this but Jehoshaphat reminds God that a sanctuary had been built to God’s name. What heights of prayer Jehoshaphat reaches. He gives God His rightful place, acknowledges who He is to His people and what He has done and what He still is to His people and what He can still do for them in their present situation.
Jehoshaphat called upon God to bring His own judgement against this great company who were set upon attacking God’s people. Jehoshaphat acknowledged that the multitude before them was too great for them to overcome in the natural. He displays a thinking beyond the natural as although he acknowledges that he does not know what to do Jehoshaphat says words which should be written across the hearts of every Christian. These are, “ but our eyes are upon thee.” What happened next? O but the Lord acted as we are told “ came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation.”
O what a lovely thing to happen. Remember this is at a time before the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father. What a gracious and caring God we have and here in the time of extreme need God meets His people in a very special way. Both Jehoshaphat and the people are encouraged as God tells them “ the battle is not yours, but God’s. What a scene is presented before us. Jehoshaphat believed God as he was told that all that was needed was to “ stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you.”
No wonder “Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground ; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord. What the devil had looked to do was to destroy the faith of God’s people just when they had turned back to Him. God took the opportunity to deepen the faith of His people.
What a glorious work of God was done in the hearts of His people as the following day they saw their God work on their behalf on a scale none of them had seen. Jehoshaphat called upon the people “ Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” What a glorious time of praise and worship then followed. Singers were appointed unto the Lord who should praise the beauty of holiness. They began to sing and the Lord dealt with the enemy and he was smitten. What a full surrender to the Lord. What a praise and worship gathering. What a victory God had over His enemies.
Have things changed in our day? There is still an enemy as the devil will do his utmost to try and destroy the faith of God’s people. When his happens we too need to be men and women of the Spirit and not of the flesh. Our eyes are to be on the one who still reigns our Lord Jesus Christ. He has all power in heaven and upon earth. The devil is a defeated foe. He lost the battle at Calvary’s cross when Jesus brought him to nought as John in his epistle makes known this resounding victory.
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John chapter 3 verse 8
Brother, sister, let us not act as those who are bowed down when the devil comes along and tries to destroy our faith but stand firm in our blessed Lord Jesus Christ through whom we are more than conquerors. Yes like Jehoshaphat there are times when the impossible is presented before us but when this happens our God is the God of victory if only we will believe this to be true today as in Jehoshaphat’s day.
Lord Jesus Christ you are King of kings and Lord of lords. You have all authority in heaven and upon earth. There is none like unto yourself for you have conquered death and the devil. Through your shed blood there is life for all who will look to the crucified one. O the life is in the blood but so few will accept this as God’s way in our own day. Lord may the Holy Spirit bring a deep conviction of sin into the hearts of sinners.
Just as the people in Jehoshaphat’s day turned back to God how much more is there a need for the rebellion against God to be brought to an end. Jesus you are life and the only life which can meet our needs is your resurrection life. May people in every nation seek you Lord and repent of their sin and acknowledge you as their Lord and Saviour.
Through you Lord may the Father be given His rightful place as many come to worship Him in spirit and truth. May those who do love and serve you keep their eyes upon you whatever the opposition and like Jehoshaphat see that the enemy has been defeated. This prayer seeks only to bring honour and glory to the name of our God. Amen.
4) BRIAN MASON MESSAGE 09 05 13
Jesus or another Jesus. Genuine or counterfeit
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.
Philippians chapter 3 verse 10
These words of Paul reach the heart of Christianity for they reach the heart of Christ Himself. The very essence of who Jesus is and what He has done and will still do through those who know Him is there for those who will obey. Let us be clear here for the one thing which Jesus did not promise was an easy life which pampered to the flesh and was filled with comfort. Just the opposite.
Resurrection can only come through death. Power only comes through death. Life, that is the life which God seeks to give can only come through death. Suffering too is God’s way to life. Have you been turned off already? In these days it is only the remnant of God who are prepared to hear God speak through His Word.
The rest have closed their ears and are deaf for they are under the control of the god of this world. You may consider me extreme, even a fanatic except this is not what I say but what God still declares to those who will listen.
Revival is often mentioned in our own day. In what context, though, as this cannot be generated by copying what has taken place in the past. What took place in 1904 in Wales will not happen by looking to buildings where God once moved in the power of the Holy Spirit. God’s way to revival comes within the heart of the believer. I
t is to believers only who God will first move upon in His Sovereign grace. God places a longing within individuals or a group of believers to seek His face and for their own lives to be renewed in a deeper relationship with Himself. Any other claim to revival is generated through the flesh and will be seen to be counterfeit as it relies on feelings instead of a genuine brokenness before God as sin is shown in all its ugliness in the light of God’s holiness.
Let us move on and see how Paul helps us to be drawn into the fullness of Christ and through this to be in a right relationship with God whereby He can place within the believer the longing to see revival.
There is no resurrection prior to death. Today there are those who seek power for the sake of power. This brings into question whether they know Jesus as Saviour and Lord. They are no different to Elymas the sorcerer who it is said was a false prophet.
How many are like Elymas today and claim to be in the Christian ministry? Elymas is an example of false Christianity for it does not have Jesus at its centre. Self rather than Jesus Himself is the all in all. There is no life change which is the evidence of a Christ centred life. Jesus has to be at the centre for the glory has all to be given to Himwith nothing left to please the self life. We are broken at his feet. So let us consider what God’s Word says.
For he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
2 Corinthians chapter 11 verse 4
Another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel. Does this take hold of you and speak into the depths of your being, illuminated by the Holy Spirit. There needs to be light here to see the true Jesus, the true Holy Spirit, the true gospel for there is a counterfeit which is running rife under the name of Christianity.
Where is there growth today? It is none other than the counterfeit church; especially the church of the charismatic movement. Just like Elymas it seeks to hold those who it has ensnared in its grips and cause manifestations of the flesh and power. A playing with strange fire. The manifestation of witchcraft. Where is the purity which Paul calls for? Just the opposite.
Keep thyself pure.
1 Timothy chapter 5 verse 22
Nothing there of dying to self. All self glorification and self satisfaction. There are television programmes which can be seen to be of the counterfeit. There are ministries which manifest the counterfeit.
There are even deliverance ministries which instead of bringing deliverance once and for all seek further money by saying further deliverance is needed. Does this line up with Jesus? Definitely not for it has the smell of the pit of hell. Why do I say this? Because they bring before those whom they reach that which is the direct opposite the Word of Jesus during his earthly ministry and that contained throughout the New Testament.
These false prophets and teachers and false ministries have a clear distinction from the true Jesus, the true Spirit and the true gospel. How you may ask? This is that each ministry not only seeks to gratify the flesh but seeks money before it gives what is on offer.
Very different to the life of Jesus. He sets His standards which demand that those who are His will lay down their all and be counted as dung. There has to be loss in order to gain. Paul could not be more clear. Loss of all that stands in the way of gaining Christ. Just the opposite of the sheep in wolves clothing who seek to line their own pockets rather than laying their whole life on the altar for Christ. What does Paul have to say of the such like?
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.
Philippians chapter 3 verses 18 and 19
Enemies of the cross of Christ. Mind earthly things. Note here Paul had an insight in the early days of the Church about enemies of Christ and the way of His cross and that those who went this way minded earthly things not the things of Christ or the Kingdom of God.
To know Christ and to walk with Him in the heavenly places will cost everything for this goes against the natural man for this is in the spiritual and not the natural. It goes against everything we have valued in life and it costs us all. No place for self here and making money for a comfortable life at the expense of others. That is the counterfeit for these are the thoughts and ways of Satan who is the god of this world. The world follows its own and has its own standards. God’s standards are death to self and present your bodies and be crucified with Christ. We have to come out in order to come in and move on with God.
Are you conformable unto His death or does your old self life still have a hold of you? If it has then question your position in Christ. It is a life totally set apart from the world that Jesus demands of those who are His. A life where he alone is on the throne of our hearts. A life where the person of the Holy Spirit lives through our bodies as our bodies have become his body. A life where crucifixion with Christ is complete as there is not one thought of self interest. A life where Christ is manifested in purity and holiness and righteousness. A life because He lives within in us it is His compassion for the wellbeing of others rather than the exploitation of others which releases His own resurrection life through us because we are conformable unto His death and have continual fellowship of His sufferings. This is the life which manifests Christ to the world for those whom Christ indwells through the Holy Spirit are the only ones who can do this just as John informs us:
Because as he is, so are we in this world.
1 John chapter 4 verse 17
The college of which Christ leads through me has been taken the way of cross and knows the fellowship of His sufferings. Like our Lord we too know what it is to be despised and rejected by the enemies of Christ. The Lord calls us to follow His word as our standard and not be accredited to the University and Bible College system which is affiliated to the god of this world as this embraces the teaching of higher criticism. There is little conception of the destructive powers of higher criticism.
It denies the Word of God as was given by the Holy Spirit. This leads to disillusioned students who fall prey to the wiles of the devil and in effect will be left without a message. How can they speak of a Christ who can not only save from sin but deliver from all the effects of sin when Christ is no longer accepted as the only rock on which their faith and the Church as the body of Christ can stand.
Prospective students especially from Great Britain chose to follow the world system with its grants and ways which pamper the flesh. There is no way of the cross in the world system, no death to self and therefore no power for ministry. Neither will you find any prospect of a God sent revival.
At this college we have no self interests as everything apart from our basic needs goes to the Lord’s work. Tuition is provided free. Those who have the courage to go against the way of the world and dare answer the call to be residential students even though they will not receive a grant from the state will contribute what they can towards the residential costs as like in the early days of the Church we share all things in common and rely on the Lord to meet our needs.
Reject this message if you chose for the choice is yours whether you follow the true Jesus of the cross or another Jesus which is counterfeit. You will know which is counterfeit by what you see in the lives of those who claim to be Christian. The true Christian manifests Christ as he or she lives with one desire and that is to be like Him and will lay down their life for others as they are without any self motives.
The true Christian is born again of the Spirit of God and has the witness within that sins are forgiven and Christ is all in all to them. Revival too is not that man generated manifestation of the flesh but through those who see the holiness of God and their own sinfulness. These words of David will be written on the hearts of those who are genuinely seeking a God sent revival as this will only seek God’s glory when we call upon him to honour His covenant promises.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Psalm 24 verses 3 and 4
5) MESSAGE - 12 June 2013
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
St John chapter 3 verse 3
Jesus spoke some of his most vital truths to individuals. In the matter of being born again this was to Nicodemus. The absolute necessity of the need to be born again is a foundational truth of Christianity. However, this foundational truth has been eroded from most of current teaching, especially in western society where it is almost non- existent. It is as though a wall has been placed in front of all but the remnant Church in order to prevent souls coming to know Jesus as their own personal Saviour.
Let us consider how Jesus explained the necessity of the new birth to Nicodemus. As a ruler of the Jews, Nicodemus represented the Jews of his day. He had come to Jesus by night so as to not be seen as being openly associated with this teacher who had caused a stir amongst the religious people with his new teaching, his miracles and deliverance of the demon possessed.
Nicodemus could not deny that Jesus had been sent by God. The miracles alone confirmed that Jesus had been sent by God. Nicodemus was concerned to know why Jesus had the power to do what no one else was able to do. However, Jesus gave Nicodemus a shock which upset him when he told him something which challenged all his previous teaching in Judaism and rocked the foundations of his faith. This was when Jesus said, ‘Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ There had never been anything so profound uttered to anyone before. No wonder Nicodemus was shaken to the core and found difficulty in understanding what Jesus had said. Nicodemus could only think in the natural. Jesus had spoken a new truth which was spiritual and could not be understood unless this was revealed. Nicodemus was an highly intelligent man. However, reason and intelligence alone cannot take in spiritual truths.
It may be that you believe the Bible but the overriding truth according to Jesus is that you cannot see the kingdom of God unless you are born again. Compare yourself with Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, a man so knowledgeable in his own religion. He knew the law yet the keeping of the law does not get you into the kingdom. What Jesus came to do was to open a new dispensation and show what changes there would have to be from all that was held as the truths upon which Nicodemus and Judaism held their faith. This was to do something altogether different and was a radical change. This change was to do away with the sacrifices upon which their worship had been based for many generations. Nicodemus represented the synagogue: Jesus represented a new faith which went beyond the synagogue because it had to be able to reach the whole world.
The main principle of Jesus teaching is contained in the following verse:
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.
St John chapter 3 verse 14
Jesus showed Nicodemus that it was not religion that he needed but life, the life of Jesus himself. The sacrifices of the blood of bulls and goats could never, however many times they were sacrificed reconcile sinners with a holy and righteous God. It is only the one perfect sacrifice for sin, that of the shed blood of Jesus himself when he died on the cross which can cleanse forever the sin of sinners.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God.
Hebrews chapter 10 verse 12
Have you through revelation understood the foundational truth of Jesus that you must be born again in order to see the kingdom of God? Jesus died on the cross for you. It was your sin which caused him to die for you. Have you met the Saviour and seen that he came into the world to die on the cross at Calvary for you? This truth cannot come through mental assent but only through revelation. Dead religion will never bring you to this position for religion will neither teach you the necessity of the new birth or that the new birth is spiritual and cannot be understood through reason or intellect. Have you accepted that you are a sinner for whom Jesus died in order to reconcile repentant sinners to God. When you see Jesus on the cross for you then there will be nothing superficial in your repentance. You will loathe your sin and cry out for forgiveness, desperate to have the weight of your sin removed. When the weight of your sin is removed you know what it is to be born again for being born again is all about a dead man coming alive for you receive a new life. This is a life different from the previous sinful life for you have the true meaning of seeing what is the kingdom of God for the old life of selfish motives has gone as has the old life of relying on this world instead of living for God. In Jesus a new life has begun as everything becomes new. The barrier which prevented you from communicating with God and knowing him as your Father has been removed for there will be a presence which you never knew until you were born again. My own experience was that you could not put a doubt in me that I had not changed from this world into the other world. I was in the presence of God with Life Eternal. From then on the Spirit of God led and I obeyed so great became my love for Jesus my Saviour.
Do you have this personal Saviour which you can only receive through being born again or are you still clinging to an historical Christ or following the teachings of dead religion which state that it is by works done by yourself that you go to heaven. Works of self will only keep you from knowing God as a real person for they will never remove your sin. Through works of self you will never know Jesus as a personal Saviour and according to the teaching of Jesus you will never see the kingdom of God. At death all will be dark for you will be cut off from God forever. What say you? The decision of your eternal destiny rests with yourself.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter chapter 1 verse 4
The promises which Peter speaks of are not just glorious possibilities as they should be a living reality within each member of the body of Christ. To be a partaker of the divine nature should be the norm not the exception.
That a Christian is a partaker of the divine nature is little understood let alone an actual reality is due to a failure of those calling themselves leaders and teachers of the Christian faith to have a deep spiritual revelation of the word of God as given in the Bible. How are those, though, who are not born again of the Spirit of God going to grasp hold of spiritual truths when they can only think through the natural mind. The deep truths of the word of God are spoken by the Holy Spirit to those who have the Holy Spirit living within them a life like the Lord Jesus Christ. Flesh is flesh. The carnal mind is the carnal mind. Both the flesh and the carnal mind are of human nature in the unregenerate state, that is living without any consciousness of being able to communicate with God and know Him as Father through having been reconciled through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The following words were placed on Twitter. “We need to model our lives on the life of Jesus so as to share his sentiments and his thoughts.” These were put on in the name of Pope Francis. That these words are of the natural unregenerate human mind is clear to see to anyone who has the mind of Christ. There is nothing spiritual about these words for they human thinking and not received from the Holy Spirit. The tragedy about these words is that they are believed by those who belong to the Roman Catholic Church. There is a distinct lack of the deep spiritual truths based on God’s own word in the Bible in these words. We must not be taken in with what is being uttered from the Roman Catholic Church today and in no way compromise with their teaching. I well remember reading of the experience of Rees Howells when he was guided by the Holy Spirit to buy the first property for the original Bible College Of Wales. He went to see the property again and the gardener told him that the Catholics had bought it. The reaction of Rees was to say never. The Holy Spirit then told Rees that He had called him to buy the estate as a test case with the Church of Rome because this Church had been responsible for the deaths of six of the best missionaries in Portuguese East Africa. The Spirit of God came upon Rees Howells on other occasions too to fight the Church of Rome for keeping souls in darkness.
The enemy of God in Christianity in the days of Rees Howells was the Roman Catholic Church. This is still the case today. We must not be taken in with words which on the surface appear to speak about Jesus. There is nothing of the deep things of God either in speaking about Jesus as a model which is without Biblical foundation or anything else which does not speak about the self-nature and natural love being changed for the divine nature and love. For this to take place then Christ has to be at the centre of our lives as a living present day reality not simply someone we look up to as a role model.
The reality of Christian experience is that salvation is of God. Each and every one has been born as a sinner whether they accept this or not. They have no communication with God in the natural state for they are dead to God because of their sin. This has a Biblical foundation:
For the wages of sin is death
Romans chapter 6 verse 23
Sinners have to be faced with the fact that sin is specific. Examples are covetousness (the love of things) is idolatry (Colossians 3:5), hate is murder (1 john 3:15) and lust is adultery (Matthew 5:28).
A sinner has to be convinced from scripture by the Holy Spirit that he or she is lost, guilty and of themselves without hope. Only then will there be the cry of:
What must I do to be saved?
Acts of the Apostles chapter 16 verse 30
There can be no saving faith without repentance. Jesus’ first words in His public ministry were:
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
St Mark chapter 1 verse 15
Jesus throughout His ministry continued to warn that unless sinners repented they would perish. Now repentance means a complete change of mind which involves a turning from sin to God with a definite change of life. Only then will the forgiven sinner know the meaning of:
But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
Romans chapter 6 verse 23
God the Father provided a way by which sinners can be reconciled with Himself. This is through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ by which sinners who repent of their sin are cleansed through the blood of Jesus. This is the experience of which Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about being born again.
Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
St John chapter 3 verse 3
Whoever we are we need to be brought into communication with God by having our sin which is the barrier removed. The only Biblical foundation is the finished work of Jesus who alone can be the Saviour. It is nothing at all to do with works of self which would have meant that God was only part responsible for our salvation.
The complete work of God in salvation is to lead the new Christian on from their being born again as a supernatural being to having a supernatural experience. This experience is to ultimately know:
For me to live is Christ
Philippians chapter 1 verse 21
This is to have Christ at the centre of our lives. This destroys any human idea of the Lord Jesus Christ as a model to follow. Paul is saying here it is not to try and be like Christ or to imitate Christ. No, never this can never be. It is only the Holy Spirit who can reveal Christ and in doing so the glorious personality of Christ is incorporated into our beings. Then it is not our trying but the Lord Jesus Christ Himself expressing Himself through us.
Lord Jesus Christ in your mercy remove the blindness of the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church which is sweeping millions into an eternity where you do not dwell. Lord may your word alone be the basis of Christian teaching so that the words “For to me to live is Christ” can be seen as what should be the norm of Christian experience.
7) 10 07 13
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
St Luke chapter 16 verse 23
Tis message considers a place which in most peoples thinking including much of the Church does not exist. What a place though as described by the Savior who died so that repentant sinners would never have to go to its horrors. This place is hell. Should hell have never existed then why would Jesus have died. No hell, no need for salvation for all at death would go straight to heaven. What a liar the devil is who is called the father of lies by none other than Jesus.
Ye are of your father the devil….for he is a liar, and the father of it.
St John chapter 8 verse 44
What early Christianity together with many fire-brand preachers over more recent centuries saw was that hell was a foundational truth of Christianity. This was to be taught and preached as a place to be avoided at all costs. Look at the reaction of the demons when Jesus said :
Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
St Mark chapter 5 verse 8
The man called Legion was filled with demonic spirits. Once these spirits heard the voice of Jesus they said:
Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
St Mark chapter 5 verse 12
Now when we have demonic spirits asking to go into swine rather than back to hell we should be taking note. Hell is a place of torment which these demons sought to avoid until the time comes when they cannot avoid going there any longer.
That hell was accepted as a place to be avoided is supported in the Old Testament.
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 9 verse 17
I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit.
Ezekiel chapter 31 verse 16
Back to the New Testament:
There is absolute certainty in the words of Jesus when he spoke of the rich man and Lazarus both dying. Lazarus went to be with Abraham whilst the rich man ( let us read how Jesus describes what happened to the rich man) went to hell.
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
St Luke chapter 16 verses 22 and 23
There is a finality here. No escape; sealed forever. What a description of the place and the life still being lived. A place of torment in the flame. What a prospect for those who go there. Those who do go there go there through their own choice. This is because they have rejected the offer of escape when they have refused to repent of their sin and accept Jesus as their own personal Saviour. Will you escape even at this late hour. Turn to Jesus who was drained of every drop of his blood on Calvary’s cross in order that repentant sinners can be forgiven and reconciled with a holy and righteous God. Do not leave taking your opportunity until your death bed for the opportunity may never come. These are life and death issues which are not taken seriously by the Church let alone those who are walking on the broad road to hell.
The Church has turned away from its responsibilities when the doctrine of hell is removed from its teaching as though it never existed. God knows it exist. Even the devil and every demonic spirit know it exists. Those who have taken the teaching of hell out of the Church will have to answer to God for their decision. God will judge them on that decision.
8) Message: 05 March 2014
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
Ezekiel chapter 37 verse 3
As in the time of Ezekiel this question of “can these bones live?” is still a searching question which reaches out and penetrates into Christianity today.
In Ezekiel’s time the house of Israel was far away from following the LORD. “Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.” (Ezekiel 36:31) “Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.”(Ezekiel 36:32) Israel had gone away from the foundations God had set in place. God had punished Israel by “I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries.” (Ezekiel 36:19) There was a promise, though, that God would “Take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” (Ezekiel 36:24) What a promise is found too “A new heart also I will give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)
Like Israel nations greatly used by God in spreading the gospel message and denominations and organisations so used and blessed in the past have gone away from their foundations and in doing so have gone away from God. They too have come under the judgement of God. Great Britain and the United States of America have moved away from God by turning from their Christian constitutions. Many laws are no longer in line with God’s Word as often they are totally opposite to God’s Word. Many Christian denominations and organisations too have forsaken their foundations in the Word of God and in doing so their churches and ministries are filled with dead bones for they are like Ichabod “And she named the child Ichabod saying, the glory is departed from Israel.” (1 Samuel 4:21)
There is hope, however, for should those nations, denominations and organisations presently far away from their foundations based on the Word of God repent and come back to the God of the Bible then what are currently dry bones can come alive. “If my people …shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
The same can happen to the individual believer. They have become dry. Their life has become like a valley full of bones. They have lost their first love for Christ; they have moved away from the foundational truths of the Bible; their prayer life is as dry as a stream at the time of drought. You may see this is a description of yourself.
There is hope, in fact more than hope, for there is certainty through Christ who calls “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37) The call of Christ has come to you afresh, will you respond for when you do He will quench your thirst again and also quench your thirst as long as you keep coming.
The invitation is universal in its scope and world-wide in its call – “If any man thirst.” Are there any reading who are thirsty and do not yet know Christ as Savior and Lord? Then there is a message for you; it is only the self-righteous and the self-satisfied for whom Christ has no message. Should you not belong to Christ and accept that you are a sinner in need of a Savior then repent of your sin and ask Him into your life. Then as you take up your cross daily and follow Him you will never thirst again. The opposite shall be your portion for “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38) Overflowing satisfaction is ours when we realise all we need is in Christ as He dwells within us through His Spirit who is the Holy Spirit.
9) Message: 12 March 2014
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Obadiah verse 4
These words through Obadiah were spoken against the heathen people of Edom. These people were not the people of God and therefore not included in God’s covenant promises at that time. The people of Edom were said to be “greatly despised” (Obadiah 2) and that the “Pride of thine heart hath deceived thee” (Obadiah 3) How much does this remind us of the one who said “I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14) These words came from Lucifer the one who had fallen from heaven as he had tried to make himself like God. Lucifer is none other than Satan.
The Bible reveals that there are two trinities. Every human being is in one of these. Satan is head of a rebel kingdom which he set up against the Kingdom of God. He is also the enemy of Christ and the adversary of the Christian. The world is under the control of Satan. The world is human society without Christ for this is unregenerate mankind in captivity to and under the control of Satan. This is the body of Satan through which he works. “The whole world lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5:19) Flesh as the third part of Satan’s kingdom is a human being without Christ. This is unregenerate man with a sinful nature which had its origins in Satan.
Christ is the Head of the true Kingdom of God. He is Head over all things to the Church which is the body of believers. He is the Savior of men. Satan and Christ are the exact opposites in nature. Satan is the personification of evil and hate. Christ is the personification of holiness and love. The two kingdoms are opposites in destiny. Satan’s is condemnation with an eternity in hell. Christ’s is glorification which means eternal life and an eternity in Heaven.
Where are you? One thing only determines where you are. This is your relationship to Christ, the Savior. The Blood of Christ separates us from the kingdom of Satan. It puts everything aside but Christ. Christ comes into our lives as Savior and makes us Christ-centerd.
In these days the great need is a call to holiness of life. This doctrine has been forgotten by the self-centered and not Christ-centered Christianity of today. The Bible is clear as to what God’s standard for the Christian should be. “Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16) The way to holiness of life is Christ in us or another way of saying this is we in Christ. The Christian who seeks for the deep things of God will only find these through the knowledge of the precepts and example of our Blessed Lord. This then has to be supplemented by our knowing Him in His divine Person and perfect work.
We have to know Him as God’s own Son (nothing here of a son of the gods as shown in some Bible translations) for before Him in His deity every form of evil must quail. We have to know what His glorious work was which He undertook for us. This was not just to get pardon for us as the guilty ones for He also has brought deliverance and cleansing for us from the power of sin in our nature for us who were defiled. Our position in Christ when this is understood becomes complete union with Himself by the Spirit. All of this is a gift from God “that no flesh should glory in his presence” (1 Corinthians 1:29) There is no place for the deception of Satan in what goes under the name of much of Christianity today which plays to the flesh life and not that which is in Christ. Much of Christianity is spiritual bankruptcy. Who is teaching the treasures of God which are still to be found in the Word of God? These are the treasures spoken of as found only in Christ. These are not the passing promises of much of modern Christian ministry which gives at a price and then demands a further price to receive another temporal blessing.
No the blessings which are eternal and never fade are all in Christ. These are always there when we are in Him and He in us. Have you fully understood and taken hold of the true position of the Christian which Paul explains as “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30) Paul wanted nothing less than Christ as the self-life was an empty shell devoid of life. Paul’s life like that of all who only want Christ proved how Christ was his all “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)
10) Message: 28th. March 2014
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice
1 Kings chapter 19 verse 12
The Word of the LORD came to Elijah and He said “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD” (1 Kings 19:11) The Word of the LORD was definite. There was nothing which was unclear or uncertain.
The one requirement of Elijah was that he needed to obey. Elijah had had great experiences from the LORD prior to this latest call. He had had a threefold experience. He had prayed that it would not rain (1 Kings 17:1) On that momentous day he had stood before king Ahab and declared the Word of the LORD to the man who had been responsible for turning the LORD’S people away from the LORD on a scale greater than any that had been known.
There was an almost total rejection of the LORD and a turning to worship Baal. Baal is a name for Satan. Baal still has a great hold today even amongst that which is called Christianity. Look closely both inside and outside of cathedrals, churches and chapels and there you will normally find some symbol which represents Baal. Much of Christianity is not separated unto the LORD for there is a mixture with blatant paganism. Paganism is as abhorrent to the LORD today and as rejected as was Ahab and Israel when Elijah pronounced the drought. The prayer was answered and a drought had come and he had been miraculously fed from the widow’s cruse (1 Kings 17:14)
Secondly there was the incident at Mount Carmel when the prophets of Baal had been slain as Elijah had stood as God’s representative against the false prophets. (1 Kings 18:22) Elijah stood defiant against all the forces of Baal. He believed that he alone had not bowed the knee to Baal. God in His Sovereign way had preserved others who had remained fully committed unto Himself by being totally separated from the system of Baal worship. God heard the prayer of Elijah and “the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice.” (1 Kings 18:38)
In these days of great apostacy when the Church has sold itself to the world and the one world system of religion has worked its evil deception on a scale even greater than Elijah faced are there those who are still on the LORD’S side? This was the call of Elijah. “If the LORD be God, follow him.” (1 Kings 18:21) The time is now here for a decision to be made. Either Baal in the form of one world religion and one world church is God or the LORD is still God. The LORD is calling His people to be separated unto Himself. This is the remnant body who are totally abandoned to God. These are the individual believers who are in life-union with Jesus Christ. Their lives are one with His and He lives His life through them: a life where Christ is me.
Thirdly there was the prayer and the sound of abundance of rain. (1 Kings 18:41) There is authority with the man and woman of God. It is not any authority which comes through their own ability. God living within them is the authority. This is the life of the branch in the vine. The life of the vine which is Christ Himself has all the authority, all the power. There is no separate life here for God works as God yet in His Divine way chooses to do this through weak human vessels who know that they are totally dependent upon Him. “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)
Nothing of human thinking here as represented by the false church which is gripped in the hands of Satan and being taken on the broad road to destruction in hell. The remnant Church is holy, righteous and pure for Christ lives within the individual life which is His life. Holiness, righteousness and purity are only ours through Him and by God’s grace they are God’s gift to us when we come to Him and accept God’s own conditions alone by faith.
As those who are Christ’s we always have to be on our guard totally dependent upon Him and especially after a time of great spiritual experience. Elijah had seen great things done by the LORD yet then he fled and ran when Jezebel sent a messenger to him “he arose and went for his life” (1 Kings 19:3) Elijah who had been fearless had fear. There was self-pity and discouragement. He was in the depths of despair when the voice came and said “what doest thou here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9) This was a question to convince, reprove and humble him so as to get him to see that God still had a purpose for him. The question to Elijah held the secret of his future life. The answer came not in the wind, earthquake or fire but in the still small voice.
It is as we wait upon God with our Bible open so as to hear God speaking to us that we place ourselves in God’s hands for the day, to bring Him our all and to enter into fellowship with Him. All this is to give God His rightful place in our lives every day whether there are great events taking place or the steady walk with Him whom to know is more precious than gold. The Christian life is not an extremes of mountain and valley experiences, it is the growing day by day of our life in Christ for in him “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3) for in Him alone is found life and He is our life.
11) Message: 09 April 2014
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.
Genesis chapter 6 verse 3
God had been angered by the wickedness of man. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5) There was a condition of the heart which was not right with God. King David was to cry unto God centuries later seeking to have a clean heart. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Amongst all the wickedness God found a man whose heart was right for “Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9)
Noah was called upon by God to build an ark. The ark took one hundred and twenty years to build. Whist the ark was being built the people’s wickedness continued. The people saw Noah building. They had been told the reason for the ark as there was to be rain and the ark was to protect Noah and those who went into the ark, from the coming flood. Noah was mocked and seen as an old fool. The day came, however, when Noah and his family went into the ark. They were safe. The door was closed. The rains came. The waters were rising and the people cried to be let into the ark. It was too late and all outside the ark perished.
The warnings of the ark and its place of safety speak to the wickedness of today. Did not Jesus say “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37) The wickedness of man is every bit as great today as in the time when God told Noah to build the ark. God’s judgment will come and people are as unresponsive to God’s call to repentance as in Noah’s day.
In God’s sight there are only two classes of people, the saved and the unsaved. For the unsaved there is only one outcome unless action is taken when the warnings of the Holy Spirit are given to be obeyed. These are the warnings in the soul of the very pains of hell taking hold and the sorrows of the damned gripping in anguish and agony. Be warned sinner who thinks God is all love and no righteousness. Do you live to evil and reap everlasting glory? God does not condemn souls to join the doomed and the damned in that place of despair which is called hell. Every soul is given opportunity in life to come to God and it is the rejection of this offer which will pay the entrance fee into hell.
The Lord Jesus does not save any man to keep him out of hell. The Lord Jesus saves to take hell out of him so as to make him holy, that he might serve God in righteousness and holiness for the rest of his life. Although the Spirit of God strives with a man that man can resist the striving. When God made each one He gave each one the means of deciding their own destiny. Should you be damned then you cannot blame God for damning you for the anguish of doomed and damned spirits is their own self-destruction. God’s Spirit will not always strive with you to bring conviction of sin. The day of grace both individual and finally for all on the earth will cease. The trumpet will sound and Christ return for who? Only His own, those He bought with the price of His own blood. It is not a case of believing in Jesus Christ for so does every devil and demon in hell. It is belonging to Jesus Christ having been blood washed that is sin washed away by the blood of the Lord Jesus. There are vast numbers even as you read this who are being swept along the highway to hell as quickly as the clock goes round. Each moment souls go over the precipice and arrive in the place where the flames never cease or the torment end, the place where there is remorse for ever with no means of escape. If you reject Jesus Christ you will burn in hell. If you will take Him as your personal Savior He will deliver you.
In order to find a Savior then there needs to be an acceptance that you are not saved for you are a lost, guilty and already condemned sinner. As a sinner there is the need to acknowledge that you can never do anything to save yourself. There has to be a willingness to abandon yourself entirely to Jesus Christ and belong to Him, spirit, soul and body. This is saying I am a guilty, lost, hopeless, undone, condemned-already sinner who is ready to be belong to Jesus Christ alone. Whoever you are there is only one way to God and that is God’s way which is to ask Jesus Christ to save you. This is being humble enough to ask Him. In a world where pride rules the heart it takes courage to say O God as a dirty guilty sinner save me. Lord Jesus I accept Thee as my Savior, I trust Thee with my soul. God will save you for He cannot deny Himself. Jesus said, “Whatsover ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)
12) Message: 21 May 2014
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD
1 Samuel chapter 2 verse 12
There is a lesson to be found here in this account of Eli’s two sons. Both Hophni and Phinehas were said to be “sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD” (1 Samuel 2:12) Their father Eli knew that his sons were not serving the LORD for they were looking after their own interests.
They were not carrying out the office which they had inherited through their father Eli according to the instructions given by the LORD. “Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.” (1 Samuel 2:17) The clear lesson which sounds down the ages is that of the need for separation. That which is of God cannot under any circumstances be compromised. When there is compromise then God will abandon that person, church, denomination or ministry. Paul gave clear teaching to the church at Corinth when he said “wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Have you considered why there is little or no unction, power and presence of the Holy Spirit today as what goes under the name of Christianity is often a counterfeit of the Holy Spirit and is under the control of Satan and manifesting a power which can be likened unto Pharaoh’s magicians as they looked to copy the signs done by Moses. Much of that which goes under the name of Christianity is occult and is manifested through witchcraft. Many have been deceived and think they are Christians when what they are taking part in has nothing to do with the atoning blood and substitution on their behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. There was only one acceptable offering for sin and that was made by God Himself when God the Son’s blood drained from His body on the cross of Calvary. God Himself was made a curse so that repentant sinners could be reconciled with a holy God. “Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)
Nearly all which goes under the name of Christianity today is corrupt to the core for it is an abomination in the sight of a holy God. It is as corrupt as the offerings being offered by Eli’s sons. There cannot be an acceptable offering when God is being treated as less than God. Did not Jesus show what God expected? “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) It is those who are filled with the Holy Spirit whose lives are abandoned to God and are filled with His divine nature as they know what it is to be entirely sanctified who can worship in spirit and in truth. Lives which are filled with seeking to gratify the flesh are still living in the natural and not knowing the divine. Lives which are still letting Satan draw them to seek to please themselves and not God have not understood the blood of the atonement of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus Christ has not been understood as the means of not just bringing the forgiveness of sin but also breaking the power of sin. To be a worshipper of Satan through the occult under the name of Christianity is sin and will be judged as such by a righteous God who demands lives which are righteous. John the Baptist warned to “flee from the wrath to come.” (Matthew 3:7) His message still applies even to Christianity which rejects the blood of the atonement as the only means of justification through faith in Christ’s atonement to reconcile sinners with God. Works of self and worship which is mixed with devil worship is outside of God’s plan and can only bring His wrath upon those who spurn His plan as laid down in the Bible
13) Message 11 June 2014
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Philippians chapter 2 verse 5
What a challenging word Paul brings before the Christians at Philippi. This is not calling for something ordinary to take place for Jesus is not ordinary He is God the Son and those who are His live in the extra-ordinary, the supernatural not the natural. The natural mind of humanism knows nothing of the mind of God for the natural mind is closed to seeing as God sees and thinking as God thinks. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7) The natural mind or as Paul calls it here, the carnal mind lives in rebellion to God. This is because the natural mind belongs to the god of this world, Satan, and is under Satan’s control. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Should not these words of Paul about having the mind of Christ come as a joy in contrast to that of the sorrow and pain of living without God. Without God is the prospect of the torments of eternity spent in the company of Satan. There are the flames of hell and living in regret of having rejected the life of Jesus Christ which had been offered many times. There is none as blind to the offer of life as those who harden their hearts and refuse to accept that Jesus died for their sin. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) What a contrast we find here. God in the person of Jesus Christ died for each one of us. This is love. Contrast this with Satan who did not die for you yet whilst you remain in your sin Satan will take all you have and then leave you cut off from God for ever more. Now none of us can deny that we have not been sinners. Forgiven sinners have repented of their sin and accepted by faith that that they have been justified with God through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. The difference is in the blood of Jesus Christ. The mind of Christ accepted the death of the cross. As God Jesus took all the punishment that was due to each one of us which was to be cut off from God forever. Now Satan ruling the lives of sinners still keeps sinners who refuse to repent as they are cut off from God.
Jesus took your place at the cross for He took sin in His own body and accepted the penalty of death on your behalf. He was resurrected to show that He had taken away the penalty of death for all who will accept that He was their substitute for their sin. It is clear that all have sinned “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Even should you continue to deny that Jesus Christ died for your sin because you say I am not a sinner examine your life and decide whether you are satisfied with the ordinary or long for the extra-ordinary. This is life on the highest level whereby those who have been born again enter into a new life. This is not a natural life of the drudgery of humanism, for this is the life of God which all who have had their sins removed by the blood of Jesus Christ have received. The darkness of Satan’s death-life is replaced by the light of the presence of God. Let each one of us who belongs to Jesus Christ as He lives within us go on day by day living for Him. No selfishness anymore only living to serve our God who loved us enough to die for us so that we can live with Him forever. Let us continue to thirst and drink from the only source which will always satisfy and never run dry. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37)
Pagan Symbols of so called "Christianity" today
14) Message: 18 06 14
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah chapter 53 verse 5
Has there ever been a more comprehensive statement through all eternity? Isaiah was given to see that there was someone coming who would not only deal with the sin problem for this one would also deal with the age-old sickness problem. There was only one who could meet the credentials of these seemingly impossible situations confronting mankind and that was God Himself.
At what cost though could lost, guilty and already condemned mankind be redeemed from the judgement of sin and be plucked as brands from the burning flames of the hell which sin demanded. The first Adam had done his worst through his defiance of God and every one without exception since has been born in sin and equally as defiant towards God. Does not the I in sin speak of this defiance for this shouts out to God that it is I on my heart and this is my life instead of God Himself given access to each and every heart. Each and every person in their rejection of the claims of God on their life confirms the scripture “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Whether you are a king or a tramp or a jailbird makes no difference. Sin is all- inclusive and needs an all- inclusive remedy which can be individually applied.
What a glorious verse we have here “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” (Hebrews 10:12) Now this is finished work not needing any intermediaries of popes, priests or anyone else. God did His own work in the sacrificial death of His Son Jesus Christ. It is an abomination to God deserving of His wrath to devalue the only offering required to reconcile hell-deserving sinners to a holy God. To even suggest that a pope or priests who may not even be saved and therefore not know the living God can be intermediaries has a whiff of the pit of hell about it and comes from that scheming, lying monstrosity the devil himself.
Should you not be saved then come to God the only way He has given that of accepting His Son as the one who took your sin in His body and accepted its penalty of death so that repentant sinners can receive a free pardon, that is no indulgencies to be paid. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) He died for me and He died for you yet we all need to repent and accept Him as our Savior and Lord. This is an individual response. A transformation of life. A change of ownership from being walking Satan’s to becoming walking Christ’s. Have you made your decision for you may never receive another chance?
Jesus Christ not only died for sin His was a finished work for sickness too as He died to deal with sickness too. Sickness comes from the devil and has to be seen as such by having righteous indignation against whatever the condition may be. Every sufferer knowing that suffering disease and all these things are the work of the Devil then sickness takes on a whole different dimension. May the Lord Himself open our hearts and minds to see that He has defeated every last one of the Devil’s means of causing suffering and misery. We are to be so built in Christ that we are not afraid of evil. This world thrives on misery, bondage, suffering and legalism all of which are under the control of the Devil. Does this not stink of the new world order? Does this not have a taste of religion too which is to bind just the opposite of the life which God waits to give to those who ask Him. What a revolutionary cry came from Jesus Christ when He said “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) Seek the healer Himself and then you will be able to claim your healing from Him. As we take Him at His word He cannot fail. In the case of myself my healing from osteoarthritis when I had to use a walking stick was after an intercession made at Knock in Ireland. The Holy Spirit working through me challenged and tore down the stronghold of the idolatry of the Church of Rome. This intercession started to bring out into the open the works of Satan in the Church of Rome. May there be others who will join me in standing for the Protestant Reformation. Many once Protestant strongholds have been lured by Rome and in doing so no longer have the unction, power or presence of the Holy Spirit. They are places of the spiritually dead. Beware of the Church of Rome for it is a wolf in sheep clothing whether behind the Alpha course or like the money changers who Jesus drove out of the temple. The Church of Rome has always been the enemy of God and the instrument of the Devil. O God bring the Word of God and the Spirit of God together in Reformed Protestants. Then Reformed Protestants who are Biblically sound when they are baptised in the Holy Spirit will be the scourge of the fortresses of the Devil, especially the Jesuits.
Dear reader like the people of Israel who Elijah challenged you need to decide who is God. If Baal in the false Jesus under the Church of Rome then follow him. If God is still God in Jesus Christ then abandon your life to Him not in part but the whole. Most of which calls itself Christianity today is an apology of a damp squib with no Holy Spirit fire. We give our life to Jesus then He gives us His life. The pardon of sins forgiven. The claim upon His finished work for all healing from Him comes through the atonement of His blood offered once and once only. The perfect work of the only perfect God.
15) 25 June 2014
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation chapter 12 verse 11
There are wicked evil spirits working in Great Britain today which have defied every known Christian principle. The opposite is to be a born again Christian. This is to be living in the extra ordinary for this is to be a supernatural being. This is to have the life of Jesus Christ living His life through us and being totally surrendered to all the will of God. The daily walk is that of taking up the cross and following Jesus Christ at whatever cost.
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
St Luke chapter 9 verse 23
There is no greater privilege afforded to men and women than to have a living relationship with the living God. When someone has realised that they are a sinner because the word of God makes clear that there are no exceptions then God will work His miracle of taking away their sin and forgiving the sinner.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans chapter 3 verse 23
Sins are forgiven by the sinner accepting that they are a sinner and that Jesus Christ died in their place as He accepted God’s judgement for their sin when He died in their place. What a loving heart God has in accepting the penalty of our sin and providing the means of the weight of sin being lifted.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans chapter 5 verse 8
A sinner when he or she repents can only do so on the basis that there is a Savior who can forgive their sin. The Savior is God Himself for Jesus Christ is God the Son fully equal with God the Father. What a wonder we are presented in the Bible. Every last detail has been covered. Our minds find this simple truth hard to take in for this is an act of faith and brings a change of heart. The secular humanist society of today can only think with the mind and accept that which is in the natural. God works in the supernatural as to ask Jesus Christ to become Savior and Lord is a supernatural act as this cannot be explained in natural terms for this a gift of God and cannot be obtained by any self-effort.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans chapter 5 verse 1
What goes under the name of Christianity today is controlled by none other than the devil himself. There is an exception for a small remnant still holds to the Biblical truths of forgiveness of sins through justification by faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ alone. The overwhelming majority are in the grips of the devil’s agents the Church of Rome and the Jesuit’s. The rejection of justification of faith alone and even the slightest mention of works is another gospel message of which Paul warned. The Church of Rome and the Jesuit’s and all who have come under their influence through their unholy deceptions are the enemy of the cross of Jesus Christ.
There has been an unholy alliance of the Church of Rome, the Jesuit’s, secular humanists and atheists and everything which refuses to accept God’s only way of reconciling sinners to Himself. As a Christian brother from Germany has said to me “to show a blinded man that the gold he is holding in his hand is a wretched counterfeit, take him to the goldsmith and let him discover true treasures.” The only way of discovering true treasures is justification through faith and nothing of works of self which would devalue the finished work of Jesus Christ and try and take away from Him that which only deity could have obtained.
In Great Britain this unholy alliance of wicked evil spirits which has and continues to do so brought about a cloud covering of evil. The only way to remove this evil is a supernatural intervention of God. He uses those who are His own instruments, men and women filled with the person of the Holy Spirit who bring together the Spirit of God and the Word of God. This is through intercessory prayer from those who are totally surrendered to the will of God. That God has His intercessors available especially at times like these will now be seen as God has called them into action. These are those who identify themselves with the situation and will plead with God until God answers. No is not an option. The intercessors plea and victory is in the blood of Jesus Christ. Intercessors are already in place by divine appointment identifying, agonizing and finally receiving authority with God. This is by walking the corridors of power in the throne room of God and touching the throne because the throne cannot deny their prayers. These prayers will lift the cloud of evil over Great Britain and God will send a Holy Spirit revival which will cover all of Great Britain and sweep across all of Europe. This revival will be greater than any other and will defy those currently having all their own way in their ungodliness. Almighty God will have the last word for He is the eternal, unchangeable God. You powers of evil have been identified and brought before God for His judgement. Your leader the devil was defeated by Jesus Christ. One prominent intercessor in gaining a position of intercession could say to the devil now I know that you have been defeated. The Bible states:
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
2 Corinthians chapter 10 verse 4
The strongholds have been identified. God has His intercessors in action for God the Holy Spirit is living His life through them and not even the devil himself can match the power of the Holy Spirit.
16) 25 04 15 Message re The Emerging Church and Roman Catholicism
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ please may I call upon you to join with me in this prayer to agree together with Christ for the exposure and pulling down of the strongholds of the devil as revealed in this prayer.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
2 Timothy 3:9
Heavenly Father may those who are yours because their life is hid with Christ in God know with full assurance that Christ is their life. As Christ ever lives to pray His life then in us is an ever-praying life. May we trust Him as he teaches us to pray not only by example but because the ever-living intercessor is our life. Father as we abide in Him for our prayer-life we shall joyfully and triumphantly trust for our Lord to teach us to pray as He becomes the life and power of our prayer. Father open our eyes to see what a holy ministry intercession is to which we have been set apart.
May our hearts be strong and large to be heard by yourself to expose and destroy the works of the devil which have dared to interfere with the gospel going to every creature throughout every nation and every people group.
Heavenly Father cause your people, the royal priesthood of believers to unite in prayer against the works of the devil with the false teaching and heresies in the Roman Catholic church and also the many ministries of the emerging church which the devil has brought into being in defiance of your word by replacing your word with the ideas of men and women. Father you must intervene on the basis of the victory of Jesus at Calvary and the power of His blood and Almighty name to bring into your Light the false teaching and heresies and prevent them proceeding any further. Let the folly of heresy and paganism be manifested for all to see, even those who have been deceived by the great deceiver, the devil himself.
Just as you caused the Egyptians to be drowned in the Red Sea cause these false churches and ministries to be swept away by the fire of your mouth so that Bible-based teaching will once again be restored in all its fullness. Father it is with full confidence that as it is Christ who ever lives to pray His prayers in us then this prayer has already reached your Throne and moved the One who is on the Throne to act as God in all His fullness.
Father all the glory is yours when prayer is asked and answered through your Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.