SATAN’S TOOLS

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and, let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).

There are weights which are not sins in themselves, but which become distractions and stumbling blocks in our Christian progress. One of the worst of these is despondency. The heavy heart is indeed a weight that will surely drag us down in our holiness and usefulness.

The failure of Israel to enter the land of promise began in murmuring, or, as the text in Numbers literally puts it, “as it was murmured.” Just a faint desire to complain and be discontented. This led on until it blossomed and ripened into rebellion and ruin. Let us give ourselves no liberty ever to doubt God or His love and faithfulness to us in everything and forever.

We can set our will against doubt just as we do against any other sin; and as we stand firm and refuse to doubt, the Holy Spirit will come to our aid and give us the faith of God and crown us with a victory.

It is very easy to fall into the habit of doubting, fretting, and wondering if God has forsaken us and if after all, our hopes are to end in failure. Let us refuse to be discouraged. Let us refuse to be unhappy. Let us “count it all joy” when we cannot feel one emotion of happiness. Let us rejoice by faith, by resolution, by reckoning, and we shall surely find that God will make the reckoning real.

The devil has two master tricks. One is to get us discouraged; then for a time at least we can be of no service to others, and so are defeated. The other is to make us doubt, thus breaking the faith link by which we are bound to our Father. Lookout! Do not be tricked either way.

Gladness! I like to cultivate the spirit of gladness! It puts the soul so in tune again, and keeps it in tune so that Satan is shy of touching it–the chords of the soul become too warm, or too full of heavenly electricity, for his infernal fingers, and he goes off somewhere else! Satan is always very shy of meddling with me when my heart is full of gladness and joy in the Holy Ghost.

My plan is to shun the spirit of sadness as I would Satan; but, alas! I am not always successful. Like the devil himself it meets me on the highway of usefulness, looks me so fully in my face, till my poor soul changes color!

Sadness discolors everything; it leaves all objects charmless; it involves future prospects in darkness; it deprives the soul of all its aspirations, enchains all its powers, and produces a mental paralysis!

Patriarch Dr. Granville Williams remarked, that cheerfulness in religion makes all its services come off with delight; and that we are never carried forward so swiftly in the ways of duty as when borne on the wings of delight; adding, that Melancholy clips such wings; or, to alter the figure, takes off our chariot wheels in duty, and makes them, like those of the Egyptians, drag heavily. Where are you standing today? God bless you.

UNTOUCHED WISDOM

“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45

Blessed opening, when He that hath the key of David puts in his hand by the hole of the door and opens our heart to receive his own word. Then when we go to the Word of Truth, after it has come to us, our fingers drop with sweet-smelling myrrh upon the handles of the lock.

It is said that “the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live.” O, to hear the voice of the Son of God in our hearts! Surely it shall make our dead hearts, cold frames, withering hopes, dropping love, dying faith, languishing prayers, and fainting minds live; yea, revive as the corn and grow as the vine.

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What is all religion without a divine beginning, middle, and end, commencing, carried on, and accomplished with a heavenly power, supernatural life, and spiritual function? Well may we be ashamed and sick of, and sorry for all our thoughts, words, and works, all our knowledge and profession that have not stood, or do not stand, in the power, teaching, and wisdom of God. All our talk has been but vain babbling, our prayers lip-service, our preaching wind and vanity, our profession hypocrisy, our knowledge the worst kind of ignorance, and all our religion carnality or delusion, if they have not been divinely communicated. Sir Isaac Newton, the wisest philosopher, is said to have remarked to one who congratulated him on his knowledge, “I have been like a little child on the sea-shore taking up a little water in a shell when the vast ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.”

Much more may a spiritual man feel how little, how nothing he knows of the unsearchable riches of Christ, and the boundless stores of wisdom hid in them.

To my brethren that believe they have all the answers and truth about where the church stands and is going, think again because unless you freely give your spiritual insights are clogged and you cannot see afar. You are stuck in your self, believing that you the buck stops at you. I say to you this morning that you have not tapped into the canopy of God’s knowledge until you fully surrender to Him. Think on these words and the others that are living the myth.

MAKE JESUS KING OF YOUR LIFE

And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah. Judges 19:1

It will be sufficient to ponder these words, which occur four times in this book, without reading further in this terrible chapter, which shows the depths of depravity to which man may sink apart from the grace of God. Where Christ is not enthroned as King, drunkenness, impurity, cruelty, selfishness, are supreme, and pursue their ravages unchecked. How different where He reigns in righteousness, and where His will is done as it is done in heaven!

I have seen today the rise of organizations in the name of church practicing and manifesting themselves to be worshippers of The Most High when they are worshipping some other person. I will not use my forum to name names but I will on another platform.

The Book of Judges depicts the state of the heart which has not admitted the Kingship of our Saviour. Where there is no recognition of this, and a man does as he likes, then the heart breeds all manner of uncleanness, and sin when it is finished bringeth forth death.

In connection with the present marvellous movement afoot in our colleges, five hundred Japanese students met recently under the motto, “Make Jesus King.” Oh that this might be our life-motto! We must crown Him Lord of all.

Let young men and women, who may read these words, especially ponder this suggestion. Perpetual failure in life indicates a failure in consecration. If you are continually broken in upon by raids of evil, it is certain that you have never enthroned the Son of God. He is never Saviour in the fullness of His power till He is acknowledged, King. Directly the coronation has taken place, He assumes the responsibility of putting down all rule, authority, and power; overcoming the evils that had held sway; and bringing every ‘ thought into captivity. Such are the warnings and appeals of this chapter and the next. “Make Jesus King.”

MY ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU

Praise the Lord and to Him who woke us up this morning, I say thank You, Jesus. My brothers and sisters in the Lord keep trusting Him for He is good.

Let us turn to the book of Proverbs 29:3-4
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

Verse 3 – A man who habitually dallies with prostitutes is selfish and lustful: traits which adversely affect his entire life. Because he is without character or wisdom, he never becomes successful and squanders his father’s resources. As our societies grow in wickedness, many are tempted into sexual sin not only through prostitutes but also through pornography. Just take a look at the politicians that manage this great country of the United States, groping, grabbing, assaulting, raping the women that look up to them for leadership. It is such a great scandal that resignations are not enough. However, the women involved should have come to the light much earlier than 40 years after. This is very chronic as it is the norm with politicians in the Caribbean. The Pope covers up for the priests under the same cloud of sexual darkness.  The Bible tells us to flee from all fornication, for we are not our own: “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which is God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:15-20).

Verse 4 – A ruler either establishes the land by good judgment or overthrows it by the corruption his evil character promotes in others. Evil leaders are more interested in the fulfilling of their own personal desires than the good of the people. Their decisions can be swayed by bribes (gifts) from unscrupulous people. A wicked king or ruler lays heavy burdens on his people, such as high taxes, in order to live luxuriously and glorify himself. As it was in the days past, so it is repeating itself before our very eyes. Take a look in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, further south to Trinidad and we can take the whole Caribbean. There were religious rulers in Jesus’ day who did the same kind of things in spiritual matters. He likened them to poisonous snakes and warned them that they were on their way to hell: “For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers…Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matthew 23:4,33).

Let us pray

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for those good and righteous leaders in the world who are concerned about serving the people in a just manner. Lord, bless and protect these men and women. Give them Your wisdom in the decisions they make because they will affect many people. Father, have mercy on our land (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and deliver the people from the many sexual sins that are destroying our world. Lord, forgive this nation for lust, selfishness, perversion, adultery, fornication, pornography, nakedness, and all the other filthy sexual indulgences that go on daily. Cleanse us from unrighteousness and make us holy. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

OBSTINATE FAITH

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon a heap.” (Joshua 3:13).

Brave Levites! Who can help admiring them, to carry the Ark right into the stream; for the waters were not divided till their feet dipped in the water (ver. 15). God had not promised aught else. God honours faith. “Obstinate faith,” that the PROMISE sees and “looks to that alone.” You can fancy how the people would watch these holy men march on, and some of the bystanders would be saying, “You would not catch me running that risk! Why, man, the ark will be carried away!” Not so; “the priests stood firm on dry ground.” We must not overlook the fact that faith on our part helps God to carry out His plans. “Come up to the help of the Lord.”

The Ark had staves for the shoulders. Even the Ark did not move of itself; it was carried. When God is the architect, men are the masons and labourers. Faith assists God. It can stop the mouth of lions and quench the violence of fire. It yet honours God, and God honours it. Oh, for this faith that will go on, leaving God to fulfill His promise when He sees fit! Fellow Levites, let us shoulder our load, and do not let us look as if we were carrying God’s coffin. It is the Ark of the living God! Sing as you march towards the flood!

One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Mystical Church was the spirit of boldness. One of the essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great things for God, and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore.

Likewise, seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible unto him that believeth.

Let us, today, attempt great things for God; take His faith and believe in them and His strength to accomplish them.

PRAYER TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY

  1. Any stone or object witnessing against me because of any evil covenant, I command you to scatter in Jesus name.  Genesis 31: 48 – 49.
  2. Any pillar that has been erected and witnessing against me, I command you to scatter in Jesus name.  Genesis 31: 52.
  3. Any boundary that has been set in my father’s house and in my mother’s house which no one should cross, I command you to scatter in Jesus name. Genesis 31: 52.
  4. Anything that has been stolen by anyone in my father’s house, in my mother’s house, in my village or in anywhere I have visited that has brought a curse upon my life, I render that curse null and void with the power in the blood of Jesus. Genesis 31: 30 – 32, 34.
  5. Any wrong anyone has committed that brought a general punishment and pains to everyone in my family or anywhere I have visited, I render it null and void with the blood of Jesus and I disengage myself and my family away with the power of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name.          Genesis 34: 15 – 26.
  6. Any action or character that has been displayed to anyone in my family, in my street, in my village or anywhere I have visited that brought defilement to everyone in my family, I cancel it with the blood of Jesus.  Genesis 34: 13 – 14.
  7. Any household enemy that has been and will be against the manifestation of my dreams, I bind you in the name of Jesus.  Genesis 37: 6 – 11
  8. Father, let the angels of my destiny locate me and direct me to the right direction of my destiny in every area of my life that I am wandering about in Jesus name.   Genesis 37: 11 – 17.
  9. Any arrow fired against my garment of favor that the Lord has put on me, I return it back to the sender in the name of Jesus.  Genesis 37 : 3
  10. Every spirit that want to destroy the gift God has given to me, I command them to receive the fire of God in the mighty name of Jesus. Genesis 39 : 3.
  11. Every spirit that destroys people’s destiny in my family will never destroy my destiny in Jesus name.  Genesis 39: 7.
  12. Every spirit of false accusation, I command you to receive the fire of God in Jesus name.    Genesis 39: 14-15.
  13. Every spirit that will make my helpers forget me, I command you to crash land by the power in the blood of Jesus.  Genesis 40: 23.
  14. Father, let the light of greatness that You have put in me shine to Your own glory. Give me the wisdom and understanding to speak to anyone whom You want me to speak to no matter the level of that person so that my light can manifest in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ.    Genesis 41: 40.

PRAY AND PRAY

“Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2).

Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. “Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.”

We are asking God to touch the hearts of men every day by the Holy Ghost so that they shall be compelled to go abroad and preach the Gospel. We are asking Him to wake them up at night with the solemn conviction that the heathen is perishing, and that their blood will be upon their souls, and God is answering the prayer by sending persons to us every day who “feel that the King’s business requireth haste.” Are you one that has answered the call?

Beloved, pray, pray, pray; and as the incense rises to the heavens, “there will be silence in heaven” by the space of more than half an hour, and the coals of fire will be emptied out upon the earth, and the coming of the Lord will begin to draw nearer. Pray till the Lord of the harvest shall thrust forth labourers into His harvest.

 

GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” (I Peter 2:9).

We have been thinking lately very much of the strange way in which God is calling a people out of a people already called. The word ecclesia, or church, means called out, but God is calling out a still more select body from the church to be His bride–the specially prepared ones for His coming.

We see a fine type of this in the story of Gideon. When first he sounded the trumpet of Abiezer there resorted to him more than thirty thousand men; but these had to be picked, so a first test was applied, appealing to their courage, and all but ten thousand went back; but there must be an election out of the election, and so a second test was applied, appealing to their prudence, caution and singleness of purpose, and all but three hundred were refused; and, with this little-picked band, he raised the standard against the Midianites, and through the power of God won his glorious victory. So, again, in our days, the Master is choosing His three hundred, and by them, He will yet win the world for Himself. Let us be sure that we belong to the “out and out” people.

Brethren whatever is taking place now is for a reason to fulfill the will and plan of God. The buildings called churches are filled with people but where are they going is my question? What are the motivation and purpose? Why are you there? Who called you to the gathering? So many questions with so few answers from man or the mainstream. Make sure your election is sure and bless the Lord.

THE PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE

A summary of how Palestinians lost their lands when the state of Israel was established.

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A summary of how Palestinians lost their lands when the state of Israel was established.

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THE SPIRIT OF DELAY!

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 

Many of you have been facing unprecedented setbacks and delays in your life. It is almost as if, just when you’re about to cross the finish line with one exhausting situation, there is something or someone strategically positioned to cause you to not only not meet that finish point but simultaneously cause you to start all over again.

For example, there is a delay in your pay, a delay in your promotion, a delay with your schooling (scholarships, grants, student loans etc.). A delay with answered prayers, delays in your marriage, delays in your finances, delays with plans coming together and the list goes on.

I want to speak to those who have spiritual ears, to listen carefully and put into action IMMEDIATELY what the Holy Spirit has to say to you IF YOU DESIRE RELIEF AND VICTORY! The Lord is saying to you that you must, without delay begins to pray SPECIFICALLY against the SPIRIT OF DELAY THAT HAS INTENTIONALLY ATTACHED  ITSELF TO YOUR PROGRESS! You must launch an all-out attack against this spirit that has been specifically commissioned by the Enemy to DELAY AND FRUSTRATE everyone that’s positioned for blessings, miracles, breakthroughs, turn around and change in their lives.

The evidence of this wicked spirit is that absolutely nothing seems to be coming together for you; it appears as if every time you put one step forward something or someone is taking or pulling you two steps backward. The Lord said to tell you that the people, places, and things that you’ve concluded as the source of your delays and setbacks are smoke screens and agents of this wicked spirit who’s determined to accomplish his assignment by operating behind the scenes (incognito). 

The Lord said to remove your focus on what has been physically misleading you (people, places and things) and place your attention on what’s not visible and that is this evil spirit of delay. You must look for anything that remotely resembles the behavior or actions of delay in order to distinguish this conniving spirit. As a reminder, scripture says the following in regards to this matter: “While we look not at the things which are seen (people, places, and things), but at the things which are not seen (spirits operating behind those people, places and things): for the things which are seen are temporal (distraction); but the things which are not seen are eternal” 2 Corinthians 4:18.

My brothers and sisters hear what I am saying to you, Your friend is not delaying you, the place you’re at is not delaying you, that thing is not delaying you…… IT IS THE SPIRIT OF DELAY THAT IS USING THAT PERSON, PLACE OR THING as a point of contact SOLELY TO DELAY YOU FROM YOUR DIVINE APPOINTED BLESSINGS, BREAKTHROUGHS, MIRACLES AND WHATEVER IT IS THAT GOD HAS ASSIGNED FOR YOU BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, Ephesians 1:3-4. Many folks have entered their season of divine release but were unaware of this spirit of delay, which robbed them of all that their seasons had to offer. The enemy will not sit back and allow you to be blessed…. He will fight you tooth and nail; nevertheless, the Lord has provided us with the name of this invisible spiritual entity that has been successful and unhindered throughout the years in robbing his people; simply because they were unaware of who he is and his purpose for showing up in their lives. 

As a reminder, scripture did not say that the people of God were being destroyed because they’re fornicating, lying, stealing, cursing etc. Instead, the scripture specifically stated that the people of God were perishing or being destroyed because they LACKED KNOWLEDGE! Hosea 4:6. In other words, it was what they didn’t know that will continue to give power to their spiritual oppressors. That’s right my brothers and sisters, it is in your not knowing the root of your setbacks and delays in your life that has provided a format of allowing you to go so far but never ever arriving at the next level. You must become aggressive and determine the same way this spirit of delay is aggressive and determine against you. Curse and bind the spirit of delay from over every area of your life NOW!

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Heavenly Father, we come in agreement with your word according to Jeremiah 23:29 which says, “Is not my word like a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?. We speak this word with the authority you’ve given us and release your judgment fire against this spirit of delay like you did in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. Father, every plan, plot, scheme, distraction, manipulation, seen and unseen launched by this spirit we command its spiritual and physical counsel to fall to the ground in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! Father, we command this evil spirit by the power of your word and the blood of your son Jesus Christ to release and restore all that he has stolen from your people according to your word in Proverbs 6:30-31, which says, “Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house”. 

WE COMMAND THIS THIEF “THE SPIRIT OF DELAY” TO RESTORE SEVENFOLD ALL THAT HE HAS STOLEN INCLUDING THE SUBSTANCE OF HIS HOUSE ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!

“My people are being destroyed because they lack knowledge” Hosea 4:6 God has just provided you the necessary knowledge to avoid destruction!