MY PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

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20151106_222938To our beloved Patriarch of The Mystical Order and Bishop of Starlight of Israel Healing School Sir Darrindel Hoyte-Johnson, Who also leads the church in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Clergy, brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings. This is a glorious time that we are living in and we have to make every effort of the opportunities we have while there is light. 

Let us turn to the Book of Hosea 4: 6 and I want to talk on these words  “My people perish from a lack of knowledge.” 

Its one thing to know your Bible, but its an other thing to KNOW the God of the Bible. The scripture is our inexhaustible textbook, the Lord Jesus our boundless subject and the Holy Spirit our divine infinite helper.

When Jesus had gone forty days in the desert fasting and praying. Jesus was hungry and at a weak point. One translation says, “he was faint with hunger “. The Devil, the tempter came to him. The question I put to you my dear brothers and sisters is this, when does the Devil tempts you the most ? Its at your weakest moment, its at your weakest point. How did Jesus handle this moment? He brought God into it. He quoted the Bible, God’s word. Each time the Devil tried to trap Jesus, Jesus would respond, ”It is written!”  Many people are also robbed of blessings that the Bible tells us are ours in Christ Jesus. But because we don’t know it, we never truly live in them?

The story is told of a man in the early 1900 who went on a cruise from England to America. He purchased the ticket. However every night when it was meal time he would stay in his cabin. Because he thought that his ticket only entitled to his travel on the ship, and the cost of the food was not included. So he brought his won food with him to last the whole journey, from England to America. On the last day before the ship reached America the Captain ask him why he had never seen him at meal time. The man explained his reason to the Captain. The Captain replied, ”Sir the ticket included every meal as well“. The man was robbed because of a lack of knowledge. You have to read the fine print and in many cases when you do not know is to seek guidance or simply ask questions.

I read this other story of a great preacher and this is how he puts it over. He tells the story so beautifully of the time he visited an old woman’s house. She was once a servant in the house of a very rich man. He had passed away, and as a gift gave her a piece of  paper. The old woman could not read, but thought the design was so pretty that she framed it. When he visited the old woman he looked at the framed piece of paper, it was a cheque. The old woman never knew that she would never have to ask for another penny off anyone, or that her grandchildren would never go hunger again. But she was robbed because of a lack of knowledge. 

My brothers and sisters of this Mystical Order, don’t let the Devil rob you out of the riches of the Lord because of a lack of knowledge. Because of you not knowing, what is yours in Christ Jesus, by the riches of his grace. When the devil  tries to attack you at your weakest point, your weakest moment. Do what Jesus did, bring God into it. Know your Bible, quote it to him, say, ”It is written!” Today you are so privilege to have and to hold offices that other people are longing for and they will never get them. Keep what you have and seek the knowledge to use the office for the benefits and glory of Almighty God. Freely I received and so freely I give. 

The Bible says in Acts 19: 20  ” So mighty grew that word of God that it prevailed.” God’s word is an over-coming word. When we get to know more of God’s words and His power we overcome, whatever is thrown at us. Because we know that God’s word will prevail, it will overcome. There are so many open doors before you and you have to understand you cannot walk into Jerusalem just like that. Are you lacking the knowledge Hosea is talking about? Then it is time you get off the couch and shake off the dust and seek God. Without knowing God and seeking thee knowledge you are going to perish. Simple knowing survival skills you will survive a night in the wilderness.

Do not only know your Bible, but spend time getting to know the God of the Bible. That you may grow in the knowledge of knowing Jesus, and all that he has made available to you by his blessings and his grace. In doing so let the word of God dwell in your richly that you may know what Jesus Christ has divinely and most graciously given you through the blessings of His divine exchange, at the cross of Calvary. Know and live in the power of being a child of the living God. As I close let me leave these words with you. On the “mourning Ground when you have visions, do not travel without asking questions. That way you will get the understanding and be in a better position to walk the road. I love you and God bless.

Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
Administrator and Apostolic Head

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