FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
Sir Dr. Godfrey Gregg
Praise the Lord for this another day to praise the Lord for all His goodness and love towards us. It is a great blessing for all of us God’s children to see another sunrise. I am indeed privelege to greet you again in Jesus Name. My Lord Patriarch, Queen Abbess, Cardinal and my other ministers, friends and well-wishers.
Let not your hearts be troubled
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid. KJV
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid NLT
Peacefulness grows out of peace—to be peaceful is to be calm, to be comfortable, to be composed, to be homelike, to be in accord with the Lord, and his will for your life, to be moderate in your use and selection of the things around you, to be well balanced in everything, to be unbelligerent (unwar-like), non combative, and peace loving in your thoughts and ways and actions. To know that you are safe and protected where the enemy will not touch you.
For sometime now the Lord has been gnawing at me to speak to you about being bored—I have heard this word expressed so many times, by both the young and the middle aged and the old—and the thing the Lord showed me is that most of those who say they are bored; are those who are in good health, they are full of energy, they are not hungry, they are not lacking in any particular material thing—they are just weary of the “calm” that is around them.
The thing that is spiritually dangerous here, is that they have the blessings of the Lord—they have health and strength, they have material gains at their fingertips, they are full of energy, they are not hungry, they are not sick, and they lack no particular thing—in other words they have the full range of the blessings of the Lord—but something is still gnawing at them—some thing is telling them that they are not complete even with the peace of the Lord abiding within them. There are some the more they want and will go to the extreme to get it. The Christian pathway is no different, since some are not willing to sit and just praise the Lord. They are not satisfied until they get higher office. They will even lie to get on the shoulders of other and in the process disturb the peace and tranquility.
What is gnawing at them and they do not know it, is the world—Jesus said to his disciples—at my parting from you I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. The peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. A lot of us are afraid the world is passing us by—and I say we ought to let the world pass us by—Jesus said don’t be afraid of that. In an earlier email I challenge you to choose who you will serve, since you cannot serve two masters.
Now many of us have that peace that the Lord alone gives, but there is also that urge, that drive, that desire, to see what is on the other side of this peace of the Lord.
Now the only way that you know that there is something on the other side of that peace that the Lord gives, is that that spirit that is not like God showed you mental pictures of it; and you allowed these mental pictures to trouble your hearts.
Thus, and so, is available unto me, and I would like to go and see what it is like—what has happened to you is that you have allowed yourself to become bored while you are surrounded with the peace of God in your life. The devil has enticed you with things that will set the adrenaline flowing in your breast.
This becomes a driving force—if not held in check it will drive out the peace of God that is covering your life, and it will send you out there into the world, where it is guaranteed that you will be hurt, and bruised, and you will lose your peace of mind.
Remember what peace is? “Calm;” your calm is now gone because you went out to see what was on the other side of the Lord’s peace, your comfortableness is gone now because you allowed yourself to be lured out of your comfort zone that the Lord had established for you—that homelike atmosphere that the Lord had surrounded you with is no longer there, because you exchanged it for a mess of porridge. Hallelujah my brothers and sisters of The Mystical Order. You are in a safe place and God wants to keep you there until it is time to transport you to that promised land. I am afraid that sometimes boredom steps in and we forgot the promise of peace. The hymn writer declares “when peace like a river attendeth our prayers, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot Thou has taught me know it is well, it is well with my soul.”
The accord of his spirit and your spirit is gone, along with your peace of mind—the moderation of selectivity is gone, you are now overboard in the things of the world, and the gift is gone. You missed the goal in other words you allow the things of the world to distract you and you loose the grip on the things of God.
Jesus said to his disciples, and through them to us: I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart—now you must look at the combination here, peace of mind and heart—the mind is a physical thing—it is more susceptible to the world than the heart. The mind is suppose to stand between our spirit and the world—the heart is symbolic of our spirit—God put our mind between us, and the world, to keep the world from rushing in and overwhelming our spirit.
The devil knows this, and he had to devise a way to get around our mind, which the Lord set as a watch for our spirit—so he overwhelmed the mind with a multitude of visions and mental pictures of what is on the other side of the Lord’s peace.
Most of us have given in to at lease one of these temptations; I know I have, and I found out what a difference there is on the other side of the Lord’s peace. It is not a pretty thing once you get into it—once you leave the comfort zone that the Lord has provided for you life is not really pretty any more once the devil has the preeminence in your life. We all have been there and experience it to the point that some people have decided to stay in the wallow for the rest of their lives. What a shame to walk away from the peace of mind that God has given to us. So the next time you are feeling bored, remember who it is that is knocking on your door, and do not go out to answer the knock—your peace is about to be broken if you let it.
You have to hold him in check or he will eat your lunch, he will tear down the wall between your mind and your spirit, and he will flood your spirit with images and desires that when they have been sampled will have taken you completely away from the peace of the Lord. He will destroy the relationship between you and your brothers and sisters. He will let replace your love with hate, his purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. Hear me now never exchange the peace of God for that which will bring you destruction of your life, family or even the church where you worship.
I have sat by the side of the road and watched people as they left the peace of the Lord and went out chasing the dreams that that spirit that is not like the God has conjured up in their minds, and when it did not come out like the dream, they turned to drug, and alcohol, and other mind numbing things, because they lost their peace that the Lord gave them. It is not always greener on the other side of the fence, it may just be a marage. The grass may look greener but it is fake. Say with me Lord lead me in pastures fresh and green.
I want to encourage you my brothers and sisters of this Worthy and Noble Mystical Order to stand firm and walk according to the precepts of God’s Word. A light to enlighten us in this pilgrim pathway. When the world cry for peace I want to remind you that Rahab is still behind the red cord. The peace of God was there, your protection is ever present and under the umbrella the code is P R. So let the battle begins. Hallelujah the peace of God has brought a great calm on the lives of this Mystical Order. I thank God for this opportunity to be on the land of the living.