THE MYSTICAL ORDER OF SPIRITUAL BAPTIST #S 1 & 2
FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
Sir Dr. Godfrey Gregg
Behold, your King comes to you”
This morning I want to talk to you about your King coming to you for worship. And I love to greet my Elders first before I minister. God our unseen Head and our dear beloved Patriarch and Presiding Prelate, Our Queen Abbess and Cardinal greetings. Our other ministers, Affiliate churches, brothers, sisters and well wishers. This is truly the day that the Lord has made and we are going to rejoice and be glad in it. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same let His Name be praised. Over all I want to thank the members of The Mystical Order # 2 in Trinidad and Tobago for keeping hope alive. Your King is coming to you soon. Fasten your seat belts as we prepare to take off with a delightful message.
Let us turn to the Book of Matthew chapter 21 and we will read from verse 1 to 9
This text is so rich in content that one can never expound it in only an email, it will take at least a week to unfold the richness of these words to you.
It is a pity when people are blunt towards the things of heaven. The natural man cannot fathom or understand the things of heaven. The things of the earth are very dear and close to them, but the things of heaven are dim. This should not be the case. The things of heaven should be close to us and the things of the earth should be strangely dim. Our Lord said in Matthew 6:33, “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”. The sad thing today is that some are trying to climb on the backs of others to get to see the things of God. We are reminded that Moses did not enter the Promised Land but the Lord showed it to him from a distance. A rebellious people saith the Lord, not me one that forget the way of the Lord.
Satan blinds the eyes of the people of this world (the church is also affected) so that they do not regard or seek the things of heaven. They are possessed with the lusts of this earth and have lost even their humanity. They have become like the beasts for they are ruled by the lusts of the flesh. Even their language and thoughts are perverted and bestial. Hallelujah to the blood of the Lamb. We do not have to look far to see how the devil is using people for their own selfish gains. They do not regard the things of God and the principles of the Church. Even though the King is coming to meet His subjects there is still a falling away from the grace and truth of God.
Every person should speak the heavenly language. But those who read the Bible without understanding, their minds quickly absorb the filth of the world, television, magazines and pictures. If you understand the heavenly language you will burst out into praise because your King says that He is coming unto you!
When an earthly ruler, like our president, Me Obama, (The Queen of the Commonwealth) comes to visit us, we will make all the necessary preparations to receive them as a king/Queen. But still they are only a human. How many of us make preparations for our Patriarch coming to our town? Should our joy and expectation not be incomparably more when our Heavenly Bridegroom and King is coming to us? The Bible says in Matthew 25:6, “behold the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet Him”.
Think of Abraham who sent his chief servant, Eliezer to fetch a bride for his son (Genesis 24). He loaded the camels with much treasure and many gifts to go and seek a bride for his son.
But with us, our Heavenly Bridegroom is coming to us, and He is offering us complete forgiveness from sin. His gifts cannot be bought with money. It cannot be compared. Our guilt is so great, yet He offers full forgiveness. Are we willing to accept the offers of our King and make our path straight and our hearts free and pure? Will we seek forgiveness from those we hurt, cheated on, lied to, destroy in word and thoughts? Those we have slaughtered with words and destroyed the very existence of the foundation we are standing on. It is time that we weep and mourn before God and seek His forgiveness and turn another page.
The Son of God comes to you today and woos you; may you not deny Him. May you with open arms and heart receive the Lord King today. Please do not turn him away.
He has conquered the the devil and destroyed the works of the devil which is sin. Jesus’ heel was bruised when He conquered and vanquished satan. Today He offers you complete forgiveness and deliverance from bestial cravings, evil thoughts, bitterness and hatred, if only you will allow Him to enter in and cleanse you. Lord this is my time and my moment. Here I am use me and prepare me for your service. Yes, Lord I done wrong, I done evil in your sight and the eyes of men. I am sinful and need you more than ever have mercy is my plea before you today as I seek to prepare my life and heart to receive you as my King.
Like the congregation arise when the bride enters out of respect and as she then stands in her beauty before her husband, so He wants to prepare you to stand before Him and the heavenly host in purity, beauty and holiness. My God look at the things we do in this earthly life. How we give respect to sinners in positions and yet we destroy the very pillars within the church and the the Christian journey. Where is the respect church? My Mystical Order brethren Where are you standing as you read these words this morning? Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. I do not come to you boasting, but as the Saviour leads I am prepared to follow and minister. I have made changes in this life so I can accomplish it the heavenly life.
We know that the church is the bride of Christ, but you must apply it personally that you are the bride of Christ (this is a personal affair). May it touch the very depths of your heart and may the world forever become strangely dim to you. It is terrible to become blunt to His voice, where your sins do not trouble you anymore; and you can go to bed at night with unconfessed sin in your life. There is no forgiveness without repentance from your sin.
Many call themselves children of God, but very few are true children of God. They have never felt true godly sorrow for their sin and they are still hell bound. You may claim to believe in Jesus, but without a holy life, your faith is worthless. The devils also believe but tremble (James 2:19). In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says to the believers that He is outside the door and knocks. You must open the door for Him that He may enter and dine with you.
There are those who reject Him outright. But then there are those who said yes in the past and got engaged to Him, but in the meanwhile they got involved with other men. It is a shameful thing. I say shame because of our lack of commitment to our Lord and the word. Yes even the principles of the church that Jesus gave to Peter and said that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. If someone repent from their sin, but then go back to the very same sins they confessed, then they are like a dog that go back to its vomit or like a sow after being washed to her wallowing in the mire (2 Peter 2:22).
I still remember the email, “where is the blood of Jesus? Is it in your heart, cleansing you; or is it under your feet, being trampled underfoot?” Today you must answer the same question. You don’t have to answer me or say it out loud. It is a matter between you and your God. One thing I know is that our lives tell the world who we are, and there is never a doubt in the minds of the world. I often wonder how much they know about us, that we do not know of ourselves? I must remind you that your life is always a mirror and the only reflection must be that of Jesus Christ.
The real life of faith is simply obedience to Christ; that you believe what He says to such an extent that you’re obedient to it. When Jesus told the two disciples to fetch the donkeys, they were faithful to do it as Jesus told them. They fetched the donkeys, told the owners that the Lord had need of them and brought them to Jesus. They believed Jesus and acted in faith that they will find everything as Jesus told them. They did as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “casting down all arguments … bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience to Christ”. Obedience to what Jesus commands is the highest form of wisdom. And those who are disobedient to Jesus are not wise but fools, even if they are the most clever people on this earth.
Those who haven’t repented yet, He invites today to receive full forgiveness from sin. Will you accept His invitation? Will you renew your vows today? He is waiting for your response. Almighty God and Father of all nations I Godfrey come before you today on behalf of my brothers and sisters, my Clergy, friends and well wishers. All the readers of this email, standing in the gap today with an open heart and arms stretched even as Moses for I have seen success on every side. God hear my prayer today and I ask on the behalf of my brethren their forgiveness of wrongs against one another, even myself before you. Firstly Lord I am not worthy and I am in need of prayer to. But I am pleading to you as I write this email to have mercy on us all and make a way where there is no way and restore to us your children and this Mystical Order the joy unspeakable and full of glory. Take us back to the place where hatred was destroyed with love, insecurity by faith, discontentment with peace and anger with respect, character and integrity. Have Thine own way and grant us the peace that passeth all understanding. AMEN
I trust you have a wonderful week in the Lord and God bless us all.