As we close out the old year or as the Old Year comes to an end we are to lift up our heads and look up for our redemption draweth nigh. 1. Let us remember those that have laboured with us and have been called home from works to reward. 2. Let us continue to lift up our clergy, brothers and sisters in the Lord and pray the Lord to continues to pour out His blessings on His children. 3. Remember the Homeland of St. Vincent and the Grenadines where the citizens are under the threat of the volcano.
FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
His Grace Sir Godfrey Gregg
Praise the Lord for His saving grace and love to us on this day. As believer we celebrated John 3:16 Day and every day of our life. To God be all the honour and the glory for keeping us alive. I bless the Lord for all of you my brothers and sisters in Christ. Let the Love of Christ reigns in our hearts and let the Lord continue to bless us in all our endeavours.
Jesus said I am the way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me. In the Book of Revelation chapter 11: 15 states “The Kingdom of this world have become the Kingdom of Our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” Paul declares in 2 Timothy 2: 12-13 “If we endure we shall also reign with Him, If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. Therefore Holiness and righteous living by the power of the Holy Spirit is required from us. Obedience to the word of God and love towards God and one another which is the greatest and second commandment in summary leads to good Health, Peace, Joy of the Lord (is our strength), Deliverance, Prosperity, good Marriage and Family. As we prepare for the second coming of Christ our Lord. Peter declares, “Be ye holy for I am Holy, says the Lord and Matthew 6:33 tells us ‘But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
King David was surrounded by people. He was married, with a large family, and had many companions at his side. Yet we hear the same cry even from David: “To whom shall I go?” It is in our very nature to want another human being, with a face, eyes and ears to listen to us and advise us. When Job became overwhelmed by his trials, he cried out with grief: “Oh that one would hear me!” (Job 31:35). He uttered this cry while sitting before his so-called friends. Yet those friends had no sympathy for Job’s troubles. Instead, they were messengers of despair. In his sorrow, Job turned only to the Lord: “Behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high… Mine eye poureth tears unto God” (Job 16:19-20). In the Psalms, David urged God’s people to do likewise: “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8).
David also wrote in Psalm 142: 1-5“I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living” I believe in my heart this email message is an invitation to you from the Holy Spirit to find a private place where you can frequently pour out your soul to the Lord. David “poured out his complaint,” and so can you. You can speak to Jesus about everything – your problems, your present trial, your finances, your health – and tell him how overwhelmed you are, even how discouraged you are. He will hear you with love and sympathy, and he will not despise your cry.
God answered David. He answered Job. And for centuries he has answered the heart-cry of everyone who has trusted his promises. Likewise, he has promised to hear you and guide you. Indeed, he has pledged by oath to be your strength. Go to him, and you will come out renewed. My Lord Patriarch the Mystical Order is on a mission to save souls and with prayer and encouragement to others the church will continue to grow in strength and power. The Lord has promised to add to the church daily such as would be saved and I am happy to say that our message is reaching out to the hearts of people. However, those in the fold have to live a life that is worthy of the office we hold and the Name of Christ our Lord. May God bless and keep us all in His service. I love you and God bless.