READY AND WILLING

Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” —Acts 8:30

Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?

That was the question the Ethiopian dignitary had for Philip ( Acts 8:34). It’s a good thing Philip knew the Bible because if he didn’t, he would have had to say, “I don’t know. Can I get back to you?” But this was an opportunity that had to be seized.

That is why the Bible reminds us time and time again to prepare ourselves for such opportunities. Paul wrote to Timothy, “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Philip had prepared himself for the opportunity that was waiting for him. And you must prepare yourself for the opportunity that might be waiting for you today, tomorrow, or the next day.

I have found that when I am sharing the gospel—whether it’s preaching or one on one—the most powerful tool I have is the Word of God. In speaking of His Word, God said,

The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. (Isaiah 55:10-11,)

I know that Godfrey Gregg’s word can accomplish zero sometimes. But God’s Word “always produces fruit” (verse 11). Let’s hide it in our hearts and minds. Then, like Philip, we’ll be ready for the opportunities God sends our way.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” —Luke 15:7

How does God’s omniscience and omnipresence grab you? If it fills you with fear and shame, then perhaps that’s an indicator that your life is not right with Him. But on the other hand, if it brings comfort and strength to your life, then your life is probably right with Him. In other words, if realizing that God knows everything and is present everywhere encourages you in life, you are probably walking with Him. But if it frightens you, maybe you aren’t.

Perhaps you need to get right with God today. Maybe you have been a prodigal son or daughter, and you have been running from the Lord. You have been trying, like Jonah, to escape God’s presence and have found how silly that really is. The book of Jonah says that Jonah “fled from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:10). But nobody really flees from the presence of the Lord. Don’t try to run from Him.

Realize this. God is not hunting you down. He loves you. He is searching for you. Jesus told the story of a shepherd who had one hundred sheep and one went astray (Luke 15:4–7). He left the ninety-nine sheep and went searching for the lost sheep. Then when he found it, he wrapped it around his neck and brought it back rejoicing. That’s a picture of God’s attitude toward us. God is searching for you because He loves you and wants to help you. Don’t run from God, run to Him. This is the time to embrace Him and start a new journey.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

NAMES OF GOD

Just call these names, don’t Stop

1. Wonderful
2. Counsellor
3. Prince of Peace
4. Eternal Rock of Ages
5. King of Glory
6. Mighty God
7. King of kings
8. Lord of lords
9. Lord of hosts
10. Lilly of the valley
11. Healer
12. Deliverer
13. Provider
14. Creator
15. Potter
16. Day Star
17. Cornerstone
18. Prophet of prophets
19. Saviour
20. I AM THAT I AM
21. Wisdom of God
22. Head of the church
23. Governor
24. Righteous Judge
25. Protector
26. Rock of offence
27. Shield
28. Merciful God
29. Gracious God
30. Faithful God
31. Giver
32. Victorious in Holiness
33. Consuming Fire
34. El Elyon
35. Jehovah Raphael
36. Jehovah Rohi
37. Jehovah Jireh
38. Jehovah Elgibor
39. Jehovah Sham ah
40. Jehovah Shalom
41. El Olam
42. Defender
43. Redeemer
44. Comforter
45. Trinity in Council
46. Instructor
47. Teacher
48. Inspirer
49. Reminder
50. Invinsible God
51. Hope of Glory
52. Lion of Judah
53. Root of Jesse
54. Man of war
55. Lamb of God
56. Sustainer
57. Convincer
58. Light of the world
59. Restorer
60. Silencer
61. Stiller of storms
62. Proclaimer
63. Father of the fatherless
64. Husband of the widow
65. Smith of heaven
66. The Way
67. The Truth
68. The Life
69. Bread of life
70. Bread Winner
71. Champion of champions
72. Winner of winners
73. Composer
74. Author
75. Finisher
76. Glorious in Holiness
77. Fearful in praises
78. Sleepless God
79. Ancient of days
80. Ageless God
81. Eternal God
82. Excellent God
83. Powerful God
84. Leader of leaders
85. Chief Inventor
86. Convener
87. Compassionate God
88. Commander-in-Chief of heavenly host
89. Worthy King
90. Overseer
91. Moulder
92. Shaper
93. Breaker
94. Praiseworthy God
95. Helper
96. Richer than the richest
97. Older than the oldest
98. Trustworthy God
99. Arranger
100. Master Builder
101. Master Planner
102. Master Minder
103. Arrester
104. Relentless God
105. Voice of hope
106. Beautiful God
107. Alpha and Omega
108.Game Changer
109. Our Refuge
110. Our fortress
111. Our Buckler
112. Our Banner
113. Strong Tower
114. Unchanging changer
115. Rose of Sharon
116. All in All
117. Pillar of our lives
118. The First Born
119. Lamb that was slain
120. The Glory & lifter of our heads
121. The word of God
122. Our Advocate
123. Our High Priest
124. Bishop of our souls
125. High and Lofty one
126. Almighty
127. Our Best Friend
128. On time God
129 Lion of Judah
130 Omnipotent
131. Omnipresent
132 Omniscient
133. Consumming fire Adonai
134. The beginning & the end
135 Living water
136 Unquenchable fire
137. Awesome God
138 I salute your excellency Baba
139 Battle stopper
140 Unquestionable God.
141 Jehova shikenu,
142 Mighty one in battle.
143 Glorious in Holiness,
144 Fearful in praises.
145 Mighty man of valour.
146 Miracle worker.
147 Rock of ages.
148 Merciful God
149 Advocate.
150 Always doing wonders.
151 Amen and Hallelujah.
152 Answer to prayers.
153 Intercessor.
154 Interceptor.
155 Balm of Gilead
There is no one like him. To Him Be The Glory Forever Amen
May God bless all those who will read these wonderful Names of God.

FALLING INTO HEAVEN

He knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. —Acts 7:60

It’s a funny thing how we find sleep more and more appealing as we get older. When I was a kid, I hated to go to sleep. I still remember kindergarten, with the lukewarm milk in little cartons and having to lie down and take naps in the middle of the day. Sleep is usually the last thing kids want to do, but as we start getting older, the idea of sleep becomes more attractive.

Interestingly, the Bible describes death for a believer as sleep. You close your eyes to the only life you’ve ever known—life on earth—and in the next instant, you open your eyes and find yourself in the very presence of the Lord. Scripture teaches there is no delay at all between life here on earth and life in heaven.

Stephen’s statement in today’s Bible passage indicates that he expected to enter the Lord’s presence as soon as he died.

Again, in 2 Corinthians 5:8, we’re told that following death, a believer will enter immediately into the presence of God: “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”

John Bunyan said, “Death is but a passage out of a prison and into a palace.” You see, when death strikes a Christian down, he or she falls into heaven.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

GOD IS IN CONTROL

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. —Romans 13:1

Control does not ultimately rest in the hands of the Governor or the President. No matter who is Prime Minister, King, Queen, or who is in congress, God is ultimately in control. Nations come and nations go. Presidents come and Presidents go. It all cycles through, but the one thing that remains the same is that God is in control. How about the Caribbean and our own St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Who is in control man or God? Time will tell and it will be very soon.

The Apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that “the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1). Paul wrote Romans during the reign of Caesar Nero, who was the emperor of Rome. According to history, Nero was probably the most wicked emperor ever to rule Rome. Yet Paul said the authorities that exist are appointed by God. As the psalmist said, “Surely the wrath of man shall praise You” (Psalm 76:10). In other words, God can take seemingly terrible situations and turn them around for His glory.

Now as we look at our own nation today, there are many people who wonder where God is in all of this. They think justice will never come. But be sure of this. The Bible says “your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). Remember, God is in control.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

AN INVITATION

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.’ ” —Matthew 11:29-30

In Matthew 11, Jesus follows His invitation to rest with the invitation to take His yoke and learn from Him. He is telling us there is more; His invitation to rest is a package deal. If we are true followers of Jesus Christ, then we will take His yoke upon us. But what does that mean?

The concept of a yoke would have been readily understood by the people of Jesus’ day. It was a steering device that was placed on animals to guide the plows or carts they were pulling.

So Jesus, in essence, is saying, “Take my steering device upon you.” He is saying, “Let me be in control of your life. Let me guide your life. Let me direct your life.” Let me be the steering control of The Mystical Order. Surrender to me and I will lead you. Not the church but as individuals. As believers, children of God. Give me this opportunity to lead you.

You might be thinking, “Here Jesus says that He will give me rest. Now He is saying to put on His yoke and learn. That sounds like work.”

I want you to know that it will be as much of a weight to you as wings are to a bird. It will be a joy, because now, instead of wasting your life serving yourself or living for pleasure or success or whatever else one lives for, you will be channeling your energies into following and serving Jesus Christ.

You may give up some things to follow the Lord. But what you give up can’t begin to compare to what He has given you. It is not just a great thing to do with your life. It is the most satisfying to do with your life. Give it a try and ask Him genuinely to take control and watch Him work in your life. As I prepare to start work it is my prayer writing to you that God will take me over and work His will in me to His satisfaction.

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

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DON’T LOOK BACK

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.—Philippians 3:12-14

The end of a year is a time of reflecting and remembering what God has done. But there comes a point where I say, “That was then; this is now.” And I put the past behind me. Paul says he is forgetting the past, the things that are behind. The word forget doesn’t mean to fail to remember. What it means is that Paul no longer will be influenced or affected by what happened before. To forget, then, means that we break the power of the past by living for the future.

Now that’s wonderful when we think of sin. Because when we sin and then come to God and repent of it, and He forgives us, we can trust in God’s promise: “For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” (Jeremiah 31:34). God isn’t suggesting that He will experience a lapse in His memory concerning your sins. What He’s saying is that our sins no longer will affect our standing with Him or influence His attitude toward us. So if you have sinned, if you have failed this last year, you can put it behind you. You can forget the things that are behind.

Remember, to be His disciple, Jesus said we must take up the cross daily and follow Him (see Luke 9:23). Let’s not be satisfied with what has happened in the past. Forget about it and move forward.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

WORTH IT ALL

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. —2 Corinthians 12:10

Sometimes as believers we can be spiritual lightweights. At the first indication of a hardship or difficulty, we fold like stack of cards. We say, “I didn’t sign up for this. I don’t want difficulty; I just want to get along with everyone.”

But if you are a true follower of Christ, there will be suffering in your life. Here is a description of what it was like for the apostle Paul:

I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again. Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not. I have worked hard and long, enduring many sleepless nights. I have been hungry and thirsty and have often gone without food. I have shivered in the cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm. (2 Corinthians 11:23–27).

Like Paul, if you are going to be used of God, then you are going to be attacked. If you are a real Christian, it will cause some friction. If you are a real Christian, you will face opposition.

I am not trying to paint a portrait of Christianity that is undesirable; I am just being honest as I describe what it means to follow Christ. And it’s worth it all.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

www.mysticalcourt.com

www.mysticalbrotherhood.com

FEARING GOD

“They have no fear of God to restrain them.” —Romans 3:18

I think there was a time in history when God was misrepresented as a divine being who threw lightning bolts down from Heaven on people who displeased Him. We’ve heard derogatory references to fire-and-brimstone preaching.

But I don’t think this is the problem today. We don’t hear that much about preachers delivering fire-and-brimstone messages anymore.

What we do hear are messages about how we can be successful. We hear messages about how God will prosper us. But it is more rare to hear about a holy God who wants us to repent of our sins and walk with Him. That is not very popular anymore.

In a way, I think many people have come to develop a new God, an all-loving, benign being who is hovering up there in the universe.

If that is your God, then I’m sorry to tell you this is not the God of the Bible. That is a god of your own making.

Without question, the real God is a God of love who loves you deeply. But the real God is holy. Not only should we love God, but we should also fear Him.

What I mean by “fearing God” is not necessarily to be afraid of Him. It is to have a respect for God, a reverence for Him. One of the best translations of the term I have heard is, “A wholesome dread of displeasing Him.” I think this is lacking in lives of many people today, and sadly, even in the lives of people in the church.

While it is true we will stand before a God of love one day, it is also true that we will stand before a holy God. So we need the fear of God.

Your brother,

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

THE SOLDIER

“Whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” —Luke 14:33

The people were following Jesus in great numbers, but for the wrong reasons. So He made a series of statements intentionally designed to thin out the ranks. He wanted to be left with those who really wanted to follow Him, truly committed disciples and soldiers.

Let’s look at the qualities Jesus wants in the soldiers He is enlisting in His service. We can see just what He expects in the Gospel of Luke:

Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. . . . So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. (Luke 14:25–26, 33)

Jesus laid out plainly what is necessary to be His disciple, to be a soldier in His service. In essence, Jesus said, “If you want to follow Me, you must love Me more than anybody else.”

If someone is trying to hold you back, say to that person, “I’m sorry, but I am following Christ. If you want to walk with me, come on. You can be a spiritual soldier with me.” Stop following the church or a man, even your leader. You are commissioned to follow Jesus and there is where I am guiding you today.

A spiritual soldier must also forsake all he or she has for Jesus. That means you take everything in your life and say, “This belongs to you, Lord.”

That is what it means to be Jesus’ disciple. That is what it means to be His soldier: you love Him more than anyone, more than anything—just as He loves you!

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

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