HOW TO BE FORGIVEN

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him. —Revelation 3:20

How do you find the forgiveness of sin? First of all, you must recognize your dire need for it. Jesus Christ is not some wonderful additive you need to blend into your life so you can find happiness. He is much more than that. I am not denying that being a Christian will make you happier. I am saying happiness is essentially a fringe benefit. Happiness, peace, and joy are great things. But the bottom line is Jesus Christ, who can pardon you of your sin.

We are guilty people. Guilt is not a fun thing to experience. The only way to get rid of guilt is to get to the source of it. Guilt is the result of sin; and the only way to eliminate guilt and sin is by being forgiven—and only God can forgive you.

Maybe you could do something to earn God’s approval. No—there is nothing that you can do even on your best day to pay your debts. There is nothing you can do to settle the score. Forgiveness only comes through Jesus Christ, who went to the cross and died in your place.

Do you want to have your sin forgiven? Do you want to know that when you die you will go to heaven? Acknowledge your sin, repent of it, and then receive Christ into your life. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20). But only you can open that door to Jesus. Only you can ask Him to come inside. Only you can call upon the name of the Lord and be saved.

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
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THERE ARE NO OTHER OPTIONS

From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” —John 6:66-69

“Where else can we go?” Peter says. He had come to realize that no one else could save him from his sin. He understood what Jesus was saying. “We get it, Lord. We know what you are saying. You alone are the Saviour. There are no other options.”

For many it is repulsive, offensive, to think they are sinners in need of a Saviour. They can live with religion. They can even live with the idea of having Jesus as an example to follow in life. But He is more than that. He died on the cross because you have sinned and you need to cry out to Him. Some might say, “I don’t need to do that.” Oh, yes, you do.

You don’t realize how perilous your situation is. You don’t realize how much you need a Saviour. You might think you are a good person. But the fact of the matter is we have all sinned. We have all fallen short; we do not measure up to God’s standard, which is perfection.

You’re in need of Jesus Christ. He offers His forgiveness to you. What are you going to do? Come to Him.

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
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THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH

Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.—Matthew 13:58

Faith can make all the difference between something happening and not happening. The Bible tells us that Jesus could do no mighty work in His hometown because of unbelief (see Matthew 13:57–58). God is sovereign. He can do whatever He wants whenever He wants with whomever He wants. He doesn’t need our opinion. He doesn’t need us to vote on it. He just does it.

However, the sovereign God that we worship and follow has chosen to primarily accomplish His purposes through human instruments. Now if I were God, I would not have made that selection. If I were God, I would just do things myself. Why mess around with humanity? We will only make a mess of things. But God has primarily chosen to do His work through people.

When God wanted to part the Red Sea, He didn’t need Moses to hold up his rod. God was doing the work. But He commanded Moses to stretch out his rod over the sea, and the waters parted. God didn’t need Elijah to pray for fire to come down from heaven. God didn’t need Noah to build an ark. He could have created His own ocean craft for the animals, Noah, and his family. But God worked through human instruments to accomplish His purposes.

It is interesting to note that Jesus did not heal everyone. But He did heal the ones who called out to Him, like the blind man who heard that Jesus was coming his way. He cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Luke 18:38). Someone told him to be quiet, but that made him yell even more. So Jesus heard his cry, stopped, and that man was healed.

God responds to faith. Unbelief hinders the work of God, but faith unleashes it.

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

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TIMING TEMPTATION

Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry. —Luke 4:1-2

In a broad sense, we are faced with temptation all the time. But temptation often comes after times of great blessing. Temptation came for Jesus right after His baptism in the Jordan River, where the Father spoke and the Holy Spirit came upon Him in the form of a dove. But immediately after the dove came the devil (Luke 3:21–4:1).

In the same way, it is often after we have been blessed that the enemy strikes. What was waiting for Jesus after His time on the Mount of Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1–21)? A demon-possessed child. That is how it so often is. After the blessing comes the attack.

Temptation also will come when you think you are the strongest. You might think, I could fall potentially in area A, B, and C, but I would never fall in this area. Don’t think things like that, because you don’t really know what you would do. You don’t know your sinful nature. Jeremiah 17:9 reminds us, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”

It was Simon Peter’s boasting of his great devotion to the Lord that led to his fall. When Jesus predicted His betrayal, Peter used it as an opportunity to say, “Even if all are made to stumble, yet I will not be” (Mark 14:29). So Jesus effectively said, “Since you brought it up, Rock, before the rooster has crowed twice you will deny three times that you ever knew Me.” It was Peter’s arrogance that opened up the vulnerability that ultimately led to his fall.

Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” Are there areas in your life in which you are feeling prideful? Be careful……..

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

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HOW TO SAY YES

Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him. —Acts 10:23

Sometimes when we share the gospel, people don’t want to hear it. I have had many situations like that when I got up to speak somewhere. I could see it on the faces looking back at me, as if they were saying, “What are you going to tell me?”

But then there are times when people are receptive and responsive and drink in every word.

That is what we find in Acts 10, when Cornelius and his friends and family had gathered to hear Peter speak to them. Peter gave them a classic gospel presentation. He reviewed the life of Jesus (verse 38). He spoke of His death and His resurrection (verses 39–41), telling everyone that He will return as Judge (verse 42). Then Peter offered salvation through Christ. And notice that Peter got the memo about it being for both Jews and non-Jews: “To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins” (verse 43).

This single sermon of Peter’s changed church history. And I find it interesting that it all started in a place called Joppa. Remember Jonah? He was connected to Joppa too. When God told him to take the gospel to the people of Nineveh, Jonah boarded a ship in Joppa that was sailing in the opposite direction.

So Joppa was the place Jonah went to get away from God, but it is also the place where Peter answered God’s call to go to Caesarea and reach some Gentiles.

In contrast to Jonah, who didn’t really want to go to his enemies, we have Peter, who was willing to go. If Peter had said, “Never, Lord!” that could have been the end of it. But he responded to God’s call.

Where is God calling you to go today? Brethren of The Mystical Order, friends and readers, have you answered the call to go as you were sent? This can be your last chance to act on the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19  (http://mysticalorderinc.org/?p=3352)

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

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IT TAKES TWO

Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. —James 1:14-15

Where does temptation come from? In a broad sense, it clearly comes from the devil. But we play a key role in our own temptation. The devil needs our cooperation for us to give in, because where there is no desire on our part, there is effectively no temptation.

So the devil sizes us up. He tries to figure out what our vulnerabilities are. And then he brings a temptation that is attractive. It takes two to make a temptation successful, and you are one of the two.

The temptation itself comes in the form of an evil thought that knocks on the door of your imagination. It may be true that opportunity knocks once, but it is also true that temptation beats on the door every day.

So the temptation comes, and you are checking it out. You are contemplating it. You are trying it on for size, if you will, thinking, I would never do it, but just for the sake of research, I need to know a little bit more. What makes temptation so difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.

That brings us to the next step. You are almost hooked. It is appealing to you. You are almost there. Even so, there is still a way out, and you know what the way out is: the door. It is as simple as that. It is as simple as clicking the little red button on your remote control. It is as simple as hitting the “off” button on your computer or the “end” button on your telephone. It is as simple as walking though the doorway with the “exit” sign above it. Sometimes what we need to do is take practical, radical steps in the right direction—away from temptation.

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

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THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND

Behold, he cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him. – Isaiah 13:6

Behold, he cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen – Revelation 1:7

The 911 attack on America started the slide towards global chaos almost 2 decades ago. Now the growing wars in the Middle East, and rumors of war with Russia over Syria, and the never ending economic crisis which has created out of control federal deficits, and financial markets which are merely levitating on a bubble of printed money, assuring the US that a dollar crisis is waiting in the wings, as the real economy continues to sink into a global depression.

Everywhere you look, the world is beginning to spin out of control. Just look in the Pacific where the tensions are heating up  with North Korea. You are living in the most dangerous time in the history of this nation and the world at large; and if you are not prepared for what lies immediately ahead, you and your family will likely not survive. Ignorance is no longer bliss. Ignorance is now fatal. If you hope to survive and endure what is coming upon America and the whole world, then you must find the truth. You must learn everything you can about what is really happening in America, and what is coming next. I need to be specific and add St. Vincent and the Grenadines to this article. A country divided and there is no right direction. The lack of education of the people is causing chaos and only God is the Saviour of the small nation. However, no good deed will go unpunished by our God.

The events which are now coming to pass are described in detail in Bible Prophecy yet much of the Bible is in symbolic form and requires interpretation, for the “words were closed up and sealed until the time of the end”. (Daniel 12:9) It is little wonder that men who labored to read the sealed prophecies over the many centuries failed to discern the true meaning for the prophecies of the Bible have been kept secret until the time of the end. Only now has the book been opened and the true message revealed. My brothers and sisters in Christ, my little nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in my mind while writing.

The Day of the LORD is at Hand was written to reveal the clear message of Bible prophecy to the last days church in America, and to help you survive and endure to the end, that you and your household maybe saved from the hour which has finally come upon us.

“For as a snare it shall come upon all of them who dwell on the face of the whole earth, watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall soon come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man”. Jesus Christ – The Gospel of Luke 21:35-46

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
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THEY WERE WITH JESUS

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. —Acts 4:13

The number of people who claim to be Christians today has never been higher. Yet our moral and spiritual climate has never been lower. You see, most people don’t understand what it really means to be a Christian, to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Apostles Peter and John were men who were like Jesus. One day when they went to the temple to pray, they healed a man who had been lame since birth. Then they preached with such boldness that 5,000 people believed that day (Acts 3–4).

The apostles were arrested and questioned, but those who questioned them, even though they were nonbelievers, could hear the voice of Jesus speaking through Peter and John. They could see Him in their eyes. They could tell that these were followers of Jesus:

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)

It was unmistakable. Even their enemies could see that Jesus Christ had profoundly impacted these men. Could a statement like that be said of you? Could it be said of you and of me that we have been with Jesus?

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

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THE PLACE TO BE

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. —Psalm 1:1-2

Where is the best place to be when temptation comes? In God’s will. Luke 4:1 tells us that Jesus was “led by the Spirit into the wilderness.” Jesus always was in God’s will, but sometimes we aren’t. We put ourselves in places we don’t belong. We hang out with people we shouldn’t hang out with, and then we end up doing things we shouldn’t do.

Psalm 1:1–2 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.” Note the progression in these verses from walking to standing to sitting. That is how temptation works.

It is like being on a diet and deciding to walk by your favourite bakery. Predictably, you spot that fresh cinnamon roll on display in the window. So you go from walking to standing. Then you are looking. The next thing you know, you are sitting in the bakery’s, eating the same thing you were fighting against.

Or, you are with the wrong people, walking “in the counsel of the ungodly” or standing “in the path of sinners.” They say to you, “Oh, would you relax? You are so uptight with your Christianity. Come on. Have a drink. What is one drink?” Or, “Hey, come with us and do this. It’s just this one time. Oh, come on! Have a little fun!” And suddenly you find yourself in a place you shouldn’t be. You think, How did I get here? You were in the wrong place with the wrong people at the wrong time. Then your name is made headline. Brethren you cannot put fire in your bosom and don’t get burned. My Spiritual mother told me if you are not present your name will not be called. That advice is still with me to this day after come 34 years.

That is why the best place to be when temptation comes is in the will of God. And that is why we need to keep up our guard and fill our minds with God’s Word.

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

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THE REAL THING

“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” —Acts 20:24

Imagine that you have just come out of a wonderful restaurant and had a great meal. You are thinking, “That was great.” Then you happen to glance over at the gutter, where you notice a discarded burrito from a fast-food restaurant. Are you going to say, “All right! A burrito!” and pick it up? Of course not. You will not eat that thing, because you are satisfied. You have just experienced the real thing. You don’t want a cheap imitation.

In the same way, when you know the Lord and have been experiencing a real relationship with Him and then the devil comes along and offers you some cheap imitation, you will see it for what it is. When you see who Jesus is, then you see what the world is. But if you are only looking at this world and not spending enough time with the Lord, you will have a diminished view of God and an exalted view of this world—when it should be the other way around.

Everything you need in life is found in a relationship with God. You can discover that the easy way or the hard way. Are you finishing your race with joy? Or, are you going outside of your relationship with the Lord, trying to find some happiness that this world might offer? I can tell you right now that it will be a dead-end street. It will never satisfy you, because once you have had the real thing, cheap imitations will never suffice.

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

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